Miami-Dade Aims to Improve Traffic Congestion

trafficCongestionMiami-Dade County continues to spend millions of dollars in boosting its technology designed to keep its traffic moving while avoiding frequent bottlenecks. Last month, the county unveiled its newly upgraded Miami-Dade County Traffic Control Center, one of the largest centralized traffic signal control systems in the United States.

Traffic has come a long way from the large wall panel studded with thousands of lights representing signals that once served as the control system’s highlight during the late 1970s. Back then, a signal that needed to be changed required sending out a traffic engineer who would have to go and change the signal manually. Today, traffic-signal operations engineers have a large wall representing intersections across Miami-Dade and the more than 2,500 signals that control them. These engineers can change signals as necessary should a problem arise or if congestion needs to be reduced, a far cry from the days when someone needed to be sent out.

The county has worked with the Florida Department of Transportation to install more than 350 cameras that feed information to the upgraded control center, and there are 500 more of these cameras on the way. With the new cameras and upgraded software, the drive time between US 1 from Southwest 152nd Street to I-95 has been reduced by more than ten minutes.

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