Improving your morning commute

If you were unlucky enough to be one of the thousands of people stuck in the massive morning commute on Tuesday, state transportation leaders say help is on the way. Forty-two different message boards will be posted throughout the interstate system in and around Memphis to alert drivers of traffic tie-ups and offer suggestions of how to aviod the chaotic commute.

"The message boards will provide information about any kind of traffic ahead on that particular interstate and will also offer alternative routes," TDOT spokesperson Pamela Marshall said.

There are a couple of different message boards already up on I-55 near I-240 and on I-40 West near the Arkansas line.  The 42 messages boards are expected to be up and running on Memphis interstates by next summer.