Oct. 18, 2009 —
The City is also proposing to upgrade the signal controllers at seven key intersections.
The proposed signal controllers will be adaptive controllers that continuously monitor the intersection traffic and adapt the timing of the signals to the traffic that is at the intersection.
This signal controller system will be connected with a wireless network that will monitor all of the intersections and the adjacent train tracks. The adaptive traffic control system has been shown to improve intersection operations and reduce traffic delay. The grant was secured through a unique partnership between multiple organizations including CIEDA, City of Claremore, Congressman Boren, and Grand Gateway Economic Development Organization.
In addition to the $250,000 stimulus grant, $91,392 will also be contributed through local match funding from City of Claremore and Oklahoma Department of Transportation providing a project total of $341,392.