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Traffic light upgrade project aims to improve your Broad Street commute

Good news for anyone tired of the stop-start-stop routine through West Broad Street intersections

From the City of Richmond: “City to Begin Work on State-of-the-Art Traffic Signal System”:

The City’s Department of Public Works Transportation Engineering Division will begin work July 9 on upgrades to the first 100 traffic signals that will be linked to the City’s proposed Traffic Operations Center (TOC). This $21 million federally funded project will upgrade the City’s outdated traffic signal system and will install a new state-of-the-art system to the TOC, which is scheduled to open in City Hall next year. The upgrade of the signal system will involve installation of fiber optic and copper communication cables that will connect approximately 300 intersections to the (TOC). This is the start of the first of three phases that comprise the project.

The upgrade project is scheduled to last until November 2.

Near West End streets slated for the signal upgrade are Broad Street and Monument Avenue, both through Staples Mill Road..

A Why, Richmond, Why? Richmond.com column from March contains some additional information about the project.