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Posted on 05.30.07
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  • Posted on 05.30.07

  • Modernized the controllers in dozens of traffic lights to make them more reliable and flexible.

  • Installed signal detection equipment on arterials that will absorb the overflow traffic. This equipment will allow signals to "read" the traffic flow from side streets and make adjustments for more green time on through streets.

  • Resurfaced Kingshighway, Vandeventer, and McCausland to avoid having to fill potholes that would block traffic.

  • Opened Wells at Skinker to westbound traffic.

  • Opened Clayton Ave. at Kingshighway to westbound traffic.

  • Removed parking meters to add lanes.

  • Created rapid response capability. Streets Department dispatch center will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Put tow truck operators in the field to quickly remove stalled or damaged vehicles.

  • Put traffic engineers in the field to monitor and immediately address backups, accidents and problem areas.

  • Coordinated response with major employers, Forest Park institutions, aldermen, and others.