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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.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.

One reply on “Dunwoody approves resolution with GDOT to optimize PCID traffic signals”

  1. A big step in the right direction with one caveat. In the affected area there are off duty police officers directing traffic for malls and shopping centers. They actually disrupt the flow of traffic because they ignore the lights. Any effort to manage flow within the PCID should include addressing this issue as well. Otherwise it won’t achieve its goals.

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