In a nine-month program that will commence in a matter of weeks, the City’s Public Works Department will install new technology that will allow each of the 66 signals to gauge the flow of traffic at the intersection, and determine a timing program appropriate to the level of traffic.
According to the City’s website, the technology will connect with a master computer where technicians can monitor the city’s overall traffic patterns.
It will also include complex surge protectors and batteries to make sure the traffic lights remain operational during inclement weather. Installation is set to begin next month and be completed by the end of the year.
See here for more on the new technology that is part of the City’s Intelligent Traffic System.