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Charlottesville Council City Delays Traffic Synchronization

By: Jaclyn Piermarini Email
By: Jaclyn Piermarini Email

December 17, 2013

Most of us would love to spend less time sitting at traffic lights.
A proposal to sync the lights on Route 29 North could make a big difference for your daily drive

Lou Hatter of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) says the proposal centers around a new light synchronization project.

"We are pursuing the installation of a new technology to control the signals along 29. It’s called adaptive signal technology and what it does it varies the signal cycles in real time to respond to the traffic volumes."

So here is the snag.

Charlottesville City Council had appropriated $450,000 for the project.

They were only quoted by VDOT the equipment cost when they got the pricing for it.

The total cost, including installation, closer to $650,000.

After some discussion about the increased cost, City Council deferred the decision until the next fiscal year budget.

That means we'll have to sit and wait at those red lights, for now.


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