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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Phase II of Intelligent Transportation System Construction to Begin

Beginning Monday, February 4th, crews will begin working along Broadway, Danforth, and Covell to install Phase II of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). Motorists may experience delays during temporary lane closures and are asked to be aware of road workers throughout the project. The new traffic signal cabinets will be installed on Sundays in order to minimize motorist delays.

The project consists of replacing 22 traffic signal cabinets and controllers along Broadway between Comfort Drive and 9th Street, Danforth Road between Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue, and Covell Road between Kelly Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue. The new equipment will bring more of Edmond’s traffic signals into compliance with the National Transportation Communication for Intelligent Transportation System Protocol (NTCIP) standards.

Work will include installation of ten miles of fiber optic cable to connect each intersection with the city’s existing Traffic Management Center. Also included are new Signal cabinets, controllers, infrared detection system, battery back-up system, audible pedestrian signal system, flashing yellow left turn arrow signals, CCTV cameras, and an upgraded emergency pre-emption system.

The contract for this project is administered by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) who has hired Freese and Nichols to oversee construction inspection. Edmond will also have staff available to ensure the project is built according to the construction plans. Work is scheduled for 375 calendar days and will be performed by Traffic Signal, Inc. of Edmond at a cost of $6,751,535.58 (80% funded by federal dollars and 20% funded by city funds).

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 ABOUT ITS: ITS includes the use of field devices, communications infrastructure, and computer systems to improve traffic safety and mobility during congested periods, construction activities, maintenance activities, and incidents such as traffic collisions and other emergencies. ITS assists traffic engineers in the overall monitoring of the roadway network for failures and provide tools for allowing the changing of traffic patterns.

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