New Mexico hopes new signs will help deter wrong-way drivers

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New Mexico is working to stop wrong-way drivers who have all too often caused deadly crashes. 

State lawmakers have appropriated $200,000 to replace “wrong way” road signs with a wrong way detection system at two interchanges: one at Old Pecos Trail and I-25, and one at I-25 and Highway 285 in Eldorado. 

The Department of Transportation says it has yet to choose a company to produce the signs, but the system will detect wrong-way drivers and alert them with flashing lights and a digital board. 

A spokeswoman says NMDOT is expecting to get some extra money this year and will use it to install the systems at other intersections as well. The goal is to have one at every interchange on I-25. 

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