Dunwoody City Council approved a Feb. 22 resolution to enter a construction agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation to optimize and manage traffic signals in the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts as a way to “positively impact the quality of transportation.”
The resolution is for a project slated to begin June 1 and planned to finish in June 2017. Total estimate of the project is $1 million that will be funded through federal money.
The project breakdown:
• Confirm inventory of existing signals — $50,000
• Timing maintenance — $175,000
This includes performing periodic inventory to to determine if the correct timing plans are in place and if the intersection is communicating with a central server. The part of the project also includes investigating any complaints or comments on signal operation and identify and implement timing strategies.
• System monitoring — $250,000
This part of the project includes implement timing strategies during construction activities related to the installation of traffic adaptive signal control for the Glenridge-Hammond-Peachtree Dunwoody ATMS project.
• Equipment repair and upgrade — $450,000
Repair or replace traffic signal equipment, excluding signal poles, to maximize congestion relief.
• Operational strategies — $25,000
• Reporting — $50,000
In 2012, Dunwoody partnered with DOT, PCIDS, the city of Sandy Springs and DeKalb County in a pilot program to actively manage and monitor traffic signal timing.