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Adaptive Signal Control Technology

Location McKnight Road corridor, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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Award Sub-recipient Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Innovation Adaptive Signal Control Technology
Award Fiscal Year 2014
Project Aspect Operations

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is introducing Adaptive Signal Control Technology to the McKnight Road (SR4003) corridor [from I-279 to Perrymont Road/Babcock Boulevard]. The project is a keystone to PennDOT's overall strategy for non-invasive (non-construction) means to alleviate traffic congestion. Through its various components, the success of this project will launch new processes and technologies to modernize traffic operations.

The project will focus on the following key objectives: 1) Evaluate and deploy an Adaptive Signal Control System using the Model Systems Engineering Process for Adaptive documentation; 2) Connect the Traffic Signal back to PennDOT's Regional Traffic Management Center; 3) Deploy and evaluate Real-Time Traffic Signal Performance Metrics along the corridor; 4) Deploy Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) technology along the corridor so that connected and automated vehicle research can occur.

Grant Award $720,000
Project Contact Matthew DePaoli
Senior Civil Engineer
Bureau of Maintenance and Operations
(717) 787-9787


Fawn Thompson
Program Coordinator
(404) 562-3917

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