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Signal Technology

Purpose

Carver County uses traffic signals to support safe and efficient multi-modal transportation for county residents, businesses, employees, and visitors. The County is developing a master plan and requesting a federal grant to assist in planning and updating its traffic signals and other related traffic management technologies. The Traffic Signal Management Technologies Project Plan would:

  • Link and improve coordination and operation of county traffic signals
  • Reduce traffic-related crashes and minimize travel time
  • Improve traffic flow and air quality
  • Include innovative treatments, including flashing yellow arrows and vehicle detection at traffic signals

Background

Carver County is working to develop a master plan and grant application seeking funding for project components in order to improve the county's traffic signal systems and services. If funded, the project would reconstruct and modify traffic signals with several types of modern traffic signal technologies, including new traffic management system software and communications. For more information see the Regional Solicitation Traffic Management Technologies Grant Application

Current Traffic Impact

More specific impacts will be identified in future, in approximately 2024 or 2025

What to Expect

Upon grant or other funding approval, the County would develop more specific engineering plans and specifications. The project would include facilities updates and small-scale construction along County Highways within existing right-or-way and intermittent work on traffic signals and traffic signal cabinets. The County anticipates performing traffic signal work outside morning and evening rush hours.

Community Involvement

Your input is needed to help develop and finalize the Traffic Signal Management Technologies Project Plan. Please complete a short questionnaire at the below location to help us understand your traffic signal-related concerns. The questionnaire is available until May 1st, 2020.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YSNLD5H

Please also see the attached survey flyer - Carver County Traffic Signal Technologies Project Summary

Anticipated Project Schedule

Will be identified in future, in approximately 2024 or 2025

Reports & Documents

More info on Traffic Signal Technologies and the Metropolitan Council Regional Solicitation Transportation Funding and Grants can be found here:

https://metrocouncil.org/Transportation/Planning-2/Transportation-Funding/Regional-Solicitation-NEW.aspx

Regional Solicitation - Allocating federal funds to meet local and regional transportation needs

Every two years, the Regional Solicitation distributes federal transportation funds to locally initiated projects that meet regional transportation needs. The Met Council, as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization, works with the Transportation Advisory Board to review and allocate these funds, using an objective, data-driven, transparent process.

Other Supporting Work and Documents:

Communication Plan

Appendix A: Communication Plan Map

Appendix B: Fiber Optics Schematics

CarverLink Carver County Fiber Optic Plan/Infrastructure

Traffic Signal Lateral Fiber Network Route

 

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