An adaptive signal control system is a designated set of traffic signals that effectively communicate with each other to improve overall traffic flow along a respective corridor. The traffic signals adapt to the traffic flow, reducing the frequency of red lights when traffic volume is high.
The county installed video detection cameras and the program software for the adaptive signal control system at seven major intersections along Alameda Boulevard between Loretta Drive and 2nd Street. The signals at the intersections of 2nd Street, 4th Street, Guadalupe Trail northbound, Guadalupe Trail southbound, Thomas, Rio Grande South and Loretta are the ones included in this adaptive signal control system.
The video detection cameras will collect real-time traffic flow information. That information is used to optimize the signal timing based on real-time traffic conditions throughout the day. Peak hour traffic flow will be improved by adjusting the green times along Alameda Boulevard to improve overall traffic flow while not significantly increasing the wait times on the side streets.
The recent installation of thousands of feet of fiber-optic cable helped to establish the county’s own infrastructure for voice and data communications. This will allow the county to remotely operate and monitor the system from its traffic operations office located at the main Public Works Division building on Broadway Avenue SE.
After the installation, testing and inspection phases, the system has been fully activated and is operational.
This system is 100 percent funded by Bernalillo County.
This project will assist in moving the higher volume of Paseo del Norte/I-25 construction traffic through this corridor.
General Project Information:
Status | Construction complete
Project Engineer | Rodrigo Eichwald
Project Start Date | November 2011
Design Consultant | Vector Engineering
Design NTP | 02/10/2012
Contractor | MWI, Inc.
Construction Cost | $343,500
Construction NTP | June 2103
Construction to begin | September/October 2013
Completion Date | May 2013
Project Contact Information:
Rodrigo L. Eichwald, P.E.