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Texas Department of Transportation
6922 Katy Rd
Integration of Traffic Signals on SH 242
IH 45 North to FM 1485
This project will provide necessary interconnection to existing traffic signals as well as remote connection to Houston TranStar's network. This improvement project will expand TxDOT - Houston Districts current connectivity to traffic signals. These fiber connections will enhance reliability and redundancy to TranStar's regional network. These connections will provide remote communication to allow data collection, signal timing modifications, and signal monitoring making maintenance more efficient while promoting safety.
The project will involve the installation of fiber optic communications cable on SH 242 from IH 45 North to FM 1485. This project will provide real-time traffic monitoring and real-time signal adjustments during incidents. It will also allow for the collection of data to determine when adjustments should be made to address recurring and non-recurring congestion
This project will improve signal timing, responsiveness, notification, and data collection. It will contribute to identifying recurring and non-recurring congestion, creating reliable travel times to improve safety, efficiency, and improving the quality of life for road users experiencing delays.
Less than $100 million
(Manage) ITS Infrastructure
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Categorical Exclusion (CE)
(c)(21) Deployment of electronics, photonics, communications, or information processing
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0.11 - 0.20
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This Traffic Signal Integration project will provide remote management of signals along the corridor in the event of an incident or emergency on the corridor or adjacent corridors. This would facilitate immediate timing changes or other modifications to the signal system.
The proposed signal integration system would tie into Houston TranStar, the region's Transportation Management and Emergency Management center. Other than the four government agencies that comprise the consortium, numerous local government agencies have agreements for sharing resources at Houston TranStar.
Traffic signal integration will provide remote management of traffic signals during all emergency events, allowing access to modify timing, patterns, and data collection even when the signal may not be physically accessible.
Houston-Galveston Area Council