DURHAM TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYSTEM UPGRADE

Durham, N.C.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

We played a large role in the modernization and expansion of the City of Durham computerized traffic signal system, which includes 387 signals. For 20 locations we prepared signal designs and electrical details for new controllers (2070 LX) that made it possible to increase the platform’s performance and accuracy. We also prepared traffic signal and CCTV camera cabinet inventories, and we designed the entire proposed CCTV digital camera system for 127 locations and the video wall required for the system. We also prepared the CCTV Site Study Report and performed QA/QC reviews on utility make-ready plans, construction plans and specifications.

We also developed emergency vehicle preemption wiring details for the City’s new GPS-based preemption system. This system allows emergency vehicles to pass through intersections more safely by communicating their GPS location to the traffic signals. This work helped emergency vehicles to move more effectively through high traffic areas while also preventing accidents or collisions with commuters. Additionally, the 2070LX controllers installed allow certain corridors within Durham to communicate traffic information to autonomous cars, which allows automobile manufacturers to use those corridors for tests and research.