of Goodyear, Arizona
Immediate Release: Aug. 13, 2009
Contact: Nora Fascenelli ? PIO and Media Relations, City of Goodyear
Direct 623-882-7061, Cell 623-695-0846
Timing traffic lights for smoother
traffic in Goodyear
GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (Aug. 13, 2009) Goodyear is coordinating traffic signals on several busy
streets throughout the city so can travel further at a steady speed without stopping
for red lights.
National studies suggest that coordinating adjacent
traffic signals or retiming signals to accommodate changes in traffic demands
is one of the most economical ways of improving fuel usage, reducing emissions,
and enhancing the safety and quality of life for drivers.
Goodyear is beginning to implement traffic signal
coordination on key roadways this week. New traffic signal timing will be
rolled out one corridor at a time and fine-tuning of the signal timing will
continue throughout the summer and early fall. Corridors to be coordinated as
part of this initial project include:
Road ? Van Buren Street to Test Drive
Road ? Wigwam Boulevard to Palm Valley Pavilions
Parkway ? McDowell Road to Harvard Street
McDowell Road ? 145th Avenue to Bullard Avenue
Parkway ? Van Buren Street to Roosevelt Street
McDowell Road ? Litchfield Road to Palm Valley Cornerstone
When complete, the new signal timing will allow the
majority of through-traffic to progress along the major street while traveling
steadily at the speed limit. Because priority will given to the heavier traffic
demand on the major street, side streets and driveways will have slightly
longer waits on their red lights.
Goodyear is also participating in a regional traffic
signal coordination program. Recognizing this opportunity to improve traffic
flow, the Maricopa County Region created TSOP, the Traffic Signal Optimization
Program. Goodyear has teamed up with Avondale and Maricopa County, to receive funding for two corridors:
- Indian School Road ? Loop 101 to Loop 303
- MC 85 ? 99th Avenue to Litchfield Road
Additional signal coordination projects are expected this fall.
Visit www.goodyearaz.gov for updates.