PennDOT Receives Grant For Adaptive Traffic Lights On McKnight Road

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There could soon be hope for traffic-plagued McKnight Road.

According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PennDOT is getting a $720,000 grant that will help pay for new, adaptive traffic signals at 11 of the busiest intersections.

The new lights will be able to monitor traffic flow and make adjustments based on the time of day and how many cars are traveling down the road.

The lights will also be connected to PennDOT’s Regional Transportation Management Center in Collier Township.

In addition to the new, high-tech lights, 10 traffic cameras will be installed, along with a sign that can display travel alerts and other messages.

Rhythm Engineering, a company based in Kansas, will help with the installation.

They’ve installed adaptive cameras and other equipment in 74 cities across the United States. The systems can help reduce traffic by more than 80 percent.

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