In an effort to improve safety standards on highways, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) in the US has unveiled two signage projects.

Firstly, MoDOT will install six electronic message boards and 12 CCTV cameras in south central and southeast Missouri using a $800,000 federal grant.

To inform motorists about road closures, accidents and road conditions, permanent signs along with cameras will also be installed along I-55 and I-57 and the US60.

The cameras will be handled by MoDOT staff enabling real-time traffic filming to monitor traffic flow.

The second MoDOT project has changed the sheeting type it uses on the diamond-shaped warning signs and changed it to a fluorescent yellow to make it brighter and more visible.

MoDOT system management director Don Hillis said that the department wanted motorists to be prepared for changing road conditions so that they can adjust their driving accordingly and stay safe.