Traffic Light Projects To Improve Traffic Flow

Posted at 5:15 PM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 18:15:15-05

Officials with the Metro Public Works announced two new projects that hope improve the traffic flow throughout the county.

They said during Wednesday’s announcement, they will be implementing the projects simultaneously.

One was a new signal timing optimization project on 19 groups of traffic lights in Nashville's major traffic corridors. It will monitor the effectiveness of traffic light timing plans.

The other was the installation of a new traffic signal management software designed to provide more reliability with less maintenance costs. It will also be able to adjust in real time, if needed.

“With the growth we have had over the past few years, it’s time to take a step back and look at all our traffic signals and count cars,” said traffic engineer, Chip Knauf. “We count pedestrians. We look at bicycles, and then these traffic signal engineers - they'll put this into a computer model and they'll generate new signal times.”

The two projects together will cost around $4 million.