Columbus To Spend Nearly $40 Million To Overhaul Traffic Control System

UPDATED: Monday April 1, 2013 11:57 AM

The City of Columbus is spending $38.1 million to replace a traffic system that was built in the 1970s.

According to The Columbus Dispatch, the new system will give traffic managers control over every traffic signal to kelp keep drivers moving – even during rush hour.

The project will wrap all the signals into a single network. Currently, 400 signals remain on their own systems or are not connected to other signals, the paper reported.

The project is slated to be completed in 2018.

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