A NEW way of digitally managing roadwork signs to provide real-time updates to road users is being introduced in Worcestershire.

The simple signage boards are fitted with GPS technology which means that messages can be sent out remotely to customers rather than requiring an onsite visit to set up.

Councillor Mike Rouse, cabinet member for highways and transport at Worcestershire County Council said: “Together with our partners Ringway, we are looking to rethink the way we manage highway services. 

“The exciting introduction of ‘Smart’ signage boards, whilst still in its infancy, has the potential to completely change the way signage is updated on site.

“I’m confident that these new signage boards will deliver real benefits going forward, offering real-time information about road works, road closures and diversion routes live from the site.”

There are currently 11 ‘Smart’ signage boards in operation across Worcestershire, but this is expected to increase over the next few years.