Wednesday, February 4, 2015

City of Knoxville improves traffic signal timing on North Broadway

You won't hear me complaining about this one.

According to a city release, the Knoxville Engineering Department recently completed a project to improve traffic signal operation on the North Broadway corridor from downtown to Fountain City.

The move provides reduced traffic delay and will be most noticeable to drivers during “rush hour” periods. Special timing plans were also designed for the weekends.

“This is one of our busiest corridors, and it has unique challenges from a signal-timing standpoint,” said Jeff Branham, the City’s Chief Traffic Engineer, in a released statement. “We can’t promise that nobody will ever hit a red light, but the new timing should reduce commuting time and frustration.”

Traffic technicians will closely monitor travel conditions along Broadway for the next eight weeks, and make adjustments as needed to ensure traffic moves along this section of Broadway with minimal delay.

This project was supported by RPM consultants and funded by a federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grant.

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