New Traffic Signal Timings Coming to Major Corridors
Goal: Improve Traffic Flow
Beginning Monday February 5, 2018, drivers may notice improved traffic flow along some of the City’s most traveled corridors. City Traffic Engineers along with project consultant, Kimley-Horn, will be implementing new signal timing patterns along Concord Road from Franklin Road to Sunset Road. Later in the month, new signal timings will be put in place on Moores Lane, Wilson Pike and Murray Lane.
These upcoming changes are part of The Tennessee Department of Transportation $216,000 grant awarded the City of Brentwood in 2016 for a traffic signal timing study. The funds are from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program (CMAQ) and are provided to improve traffic flow along our city’s major routes. Over the past several months, Kimley-Horn and the city have studied 31 signalized intersections and developed four timing plans for each. The goal of this project is to maximize traffic flow as efficiently as possible through these intersections, especially during peak-hour traffic.
Engineers will begin implementing traffic signal timings after the morning rush hour, adjust the plans throughout the day and including during evening rush hours. The city encourages drivers to continue using their regular driving routes to ensure signal timings are implemented accordingly.
Project Goals Include:
- Improved traffic flow at 31 signalized intersections
- Optimize signal timings = reduced traffic delays, reduced pollutants emitted while vehicles are idling, and improved fuel consumption for drivers.
- Roadway capacity optimized, resulting in an extended life for the existing roadway network
- ADA Crossing Improvements Identified
- Concord Road: Monday February 5—Wednesday February 7
- Moores Lane: Monday February 12—Wednesday February 14
- Wilson Pike: February 12 week or February 19 week
- Murray Lane: February 19-21
These improvements are just one of several transportation-related projects the City is implementing as a result from community input received during the Brentwood 2030 Comprehensive Plan. You can read more about this at www.brentwoodtn.gov