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Variable message signs: Luton Borough Council


VolkerSmart Technologies completed a project with Luton Borough Council, installing a series of variable message signs (VMS) in and around Luton town centre.

  • Installed 15 VMS
  • Small, medium and large size specifications
  • Large screens on the approach to Luton Airport
  • Smaller screens in the town centre
  • Live updates such as upcoming motorway delays, safety notices and parking avaliability
  • Increased driver efficiency and optimised car park use

VolkerSmart Technologies supported the council through each stage of the project; liaising with the VMS manufacturers during the design phase, installing the signs and then delivering ongoing maintenance works.

"This is great for Luton drivers, who can now access timely updates during their journey, that relate directly to where they are and where they are going. We believe this will help decision making in what routes to take, optimise the use of parking spaces in the town centre and ease congestion."

Cllr Paul Castleman, porfolio holder for highways

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