This project is the replacement of Traffic Control Devices (signals) as they reach the end of their service life. Replacements items include concrete bases, detection systems, signal poles, traffic controllers, and cabinets etc. Replacement may be entire signal or components of a signal depending on age and condition.
A regular inspection program will identify the maintenance requirements for traffic signals and determine the replacement requirements to maintain a consistent and acceptable level of service. There are currently 125 traffic signals and 20 pedestrian actuated flashers. A majority of our cabinets and controllers are older than 20 years and cannot support new technology upgrades any longer. Replacement is the only option. There are also new technology detection systems that require improved communication systems to operate properly. Inspections for the steel components of traffic signals was initiated in 2010 with the inspections for the street lights (Community Lighting program).