Traffic Signal Retiming and Traffic Management Center Upgrade
This project involves improving the traffic signal timing at signalized intersections throughout Minneapolis and improving the City's Traffic Management Center. The goal is to cut commuter delays and reduce overall fuel consumption.
The project has the following components:
- Replacement of the existing central traffic signal computer system and associated communication hardware with new central traffic signal computer system and communication hardware.
- Replacement of 141 obsolete traffic signal controllers and cabinets (approximately 19 are located in the north and northeast areas, 50 are located in the downtown area, and 72 are located in south Minneapolis).
- Renovation of the existing Traffic Management Center at 300 Border Ave N
- Collection of vehicle, bike and pedestrian courts, mass transit data, and field data to establish new traffic signal timing plans.
When work is completed, the new traffic signal timing plans will be programmed into the traffic signal controller at each signalized intersection and integrated into the new central traffic signal computer system. Staff will then evaluate the new timing plans and make adjustments as necessary.
The project will retime nearly all of the traffic signals within the city limits. The exceptions will be traffic signals along Hiawatha Ave, which were improved as part of t a project to better time traffic signals affected by the light-rail transit line. (The Hiawatha Traffic Signal Timing Project was completed in December 2012).
Approximately 80 percent of the funding for the Traffic Signal Timing Project comes from a federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant. The remainder of the funding comes from various other sources.
This project has been divided into three phases:
Phase 1: 204 traffic signals located in and around the downtown area.
Phase 2: 351 traffic signals located in south Minneapolis
Phase 3: 232 traffic signals located in the north, northeast, and southeast areas of the city
Phase 1: March 2011 to summer of 2013
Phase 2: June of 2011 to end of 2013
Phase 3: March of 2013 to summer of 2014
Implementation Schedule 11-13-13
November 7, 2013: Phase 1: This portion of the project is still ongoing but nealry complete. It should be done by the end of November.
Contacts: Nickolas Van Gunst 612-673-2172
(Note: Project information may change due to scheduling, weather, or other factors outside of our control. Listings will be updated as new information becomes available.) Citizens concerned with pedestrian access during construction should contact the project manager directly.
Last updated Nov. 13, 2013