Railroad pre-emptions and older traffic signaling prevent traffic from recovering quickly at three intersections that converge in this project area. This project will update the existing traffic signal controllers at the following intersections:
• Waverly Street at the intersection of Bishop Street and Beaver Street • Howard Street at Bishop Street • Beaver Street at Blandin Avenue
The intersections will be equipped with a new state-of-the-art traffic controller that will “interconnect” the signals at each of the three intersections. Utilizing one signal controller for all three signals will alleviate the long vehicle delays experienced at these intersections and allow the signal to more rapidly recover from railroad pre-emptions.
The work includes replacement of traffic signal equipment, traffic signage, and traffic striping.