South Lamar Boulevard adaptive signal control pilot project underway

Lamar Blvd. adaptive signal control pilot project The project area is along South Lamar Boulevard in Austin.[/caption]

The city of Austin is working to complete an adaptive signal control pilot project in Southwest Austin before the end of fall 2016.

The project, which will test traffic signals on South Lamar Boulevard from Treadwell Street to the Brodie Oaks shopping center, is the first of four adaptive signal pilot projects to allow the city to evaluate adaptive signal control and to identify potential travel time savings, according to the city.

The project involves installing advanced detection equipment that monitors traffic and using software to change signal timing automatically in response to variations in traffic flow to reduce delays.

Timeline: spring 2015-fall 2016
Cost: approximately $80,000
Funding sources: Surface Transportation Metropolitan Mobility grant