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Traffic Signal Upgrades to Improve Reliability, Flexibility

Complex surge protectors and batteries to better ensure operation during inclement weather in Johns Creek.

According to the City of Johns Creek, surges currently damage four to six signal lights a week at a cost of $400 to $2,700 for each signal. Credit: Patch file
According to the City of Johns Creek, surges currently damage four to six signal lights a week at a cost of $400 to $2,700 for each signal. Credit: Patch file
Get ready Johns Creek, your traffic signals will soon be “smarter and more reliable.”

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.

Raghav Vaidya February 04, 2014 at 10:24 AM
I am not so thrilled with the recent traffic pattern changes that the city made at the intersection of Buice and Jones Bridge Road. They changed the signal timing and a turn from Buice to Jones Bridge that took 30 seconds, never had a backup, now takes 2.,5 minutes. First is at some times there is no green left arrow, just the yellow. And then the duration is like 5 seconds. With the left turn backing up, it takes about 2 red lights before the turn can be made. The duration of the light for Jones Bridge seems to be increased too. This new pattern/timing is ridiculous and needs to be looked into.
Michael February 04, 2014 at 03:57 PM
When I see articles like this, I cringe. For the life of me, I do not understand the workings of engineers on these lights. A primo example is the recent (to me, I NEVER go this way) additions of lights on State Bridge/Pleasant Hill going east from Peachtree Industrial. EVERY left turn signal was tripping when no one was there. Stoooopid. I will say, to balance things, a while back I sent an email to the Johns Creek council begging them to fix Jones Bridge at Fox road. 3 months later, it was fixed. Maybe a coincidence, but I would not know. (Lane added instead of the retarded road rage merge.) Michael
AG February 06, 2014 at 11:43 AM
No traffic circles please.

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