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Citywide traffic signal project begins phase one

Citywide traffic signal project begins phase one

The Norman Transcript
By Katie Standlee | Transcript Staff Writer
Aug 5, 2019

Norman will see the start of a citywide upgrade Monday for the Traffic Signal Emergency Vehicle Detection System.

Midstate Traffic Control, Inc. is beginning the first phase of the upgrade with 39 of Norman’s 153 traffic signals, including signals on primary corridors such as Boyd, Lindsey and a few on Highway 9. Essentially, the project will upgrade the technology that preempts traffic signals when fire trucks or ambulances approach an intersection during emergency responses.

David Riesland, traffic engineer for Norman, was responsible for the planning development of the project and said the city’s vendor offered them GPS technology, which has several advanced features and the ability to track where emergency vehicles are going. The GPS technology is an alternative to the infrared technology that’s currently in use... FULL ARTICLE

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