According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Broward County is more than four years behind schedule on making traffic signal upgrades. Broward county was to upgrade traffic signals at over a thousand intersections by the end of last year. The new high-tech systems would ensure that the traffic signals could adjust to driving conditions and traffic situations as they occur.
Original plans called for the work occur in six phases starting with Fort Lauderdale in 2004 and concluding with southwest Broward last year. The new traffic lights would use closed-circuit cameras and fiber optic cables to adjust signal times for bad weather, congestion during rush hour, traffic jams or accidents.
The system is not operational anywhere in Broward county. Although new signal controllers have been installed at the majority of the intersections, they lack the software to activate them, and the project is now more than four years behind schedule. The commissioner is furious that this $85.6 million project is so far behind schedule and said top county administrators must be held accountable for the delay.
Broward’s traffic signal update years behind schedule, South Florida Sun Sentinel, May 15, 2009
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