Adaptive traffic signal technology planned for 23rd St. and San Pablo Ave.

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Adaptive traffic signal technology planned for 23rd St. and San Pablo Ave.
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Smart traffic signal control technology may soon be installed at 10 intersections along San Pablo Avenue and 11 intersections along 23rd Street in Richmond.

The adaptive system can analyze and adjust traffic signals at multiple intersections so that lights are timed for optimal traffic flow. Such technology can decrease travel times, delays, numbers of stops, accidents and more along those congested streets, according to city staff.

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) aims to use four separate funding sources to upgrade traffic signals at over 300 intersections countywide with the Smart Signal System. The CCTA requests matching funds from jurisdictions that receives the technology.

The city is being asked to contribute $182,336 toward the project on 23rd Street and San Pablo Avenue, which is roughly 11.5 percent of the project’s total cost.

The funding agreement is set to be reviewed at the Richmond City Council’s next meeting on Tuedsay.

Read more about this project in the city’s agenda report here.