Grand Traverse Road Commission Continues New Traffic System Installation

Grand Traverse Road Commission is continuing their project, installing a new traffic system.

“Takes the signals and takes them out of a set timing pattern and it allows a computer to collect data about what vehicle la are coming towards a signal and what vehicle are leaving a signal and then adjust the network to deal with that volume of traffic on the fly,” says GTRC Managing Director, Brad Kluczynski.

The road commission has been working on this project for over two years.

“We have another phase of it that is just now starting. We are going to be finishing out Hammond road from keystone all the way out to the three mile intersection and then it’ll tie in to the roundabout,” comments Kluczynski.

The success of this system can be seen in other cities in Michigan

“I worked for Ann Arbor myself and i saw it and it is a drastic improvement. It shaved a large portion of time off,” added Kluczynski.

And those who prefer to walk rather than drive can be assured that this system will accommodate them too

“The cycle has to be at least the minimum time of what it would take a pedestrian to cross at that light. So when we finish, allow all of our pedestrian push button installs have leave and be more effective,” Kluczynski said.

A highly anticipated system for drivers in the area.