City gets grant to improve signal timing on Highway 99

Traffic might soon move more smoothly on Highway 99 thanks to a new grant.

The city of Lynnwood is getting more than a million dollars in state money for a handful of road projects. The biggest share — $931,000 – will go toward improving signal timing on Highway 99.

“Highway 99 is a critical link for our community, yet with congestion and traffic increasing safety is a real concern these days. Improving these intersections will tackle known problem areas for drivers and pedestrians,” said Rep. Marko Liias.

Other smaller projects throughout the city include changing traffic signal phasing, making crosswalk improvements, upgrading signs and installing permanent radar speed signs.

  1. Instead of re-timing signals maybe they should look into adaptive traffic control. Timing can only handle the average conditions, it is hard to time for abnormalities in traffic conditions. Adaptive systems, like ‘s InSync can adjust real time to current conditions.

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