Iteris experts will develop traffic signal, hurricane evacuation and interstate highway diversion timing plans under an open-ended on-call contract that is renewable for up to four years.
The City of Suffolk in Virginia has chosen Iteris to provide traffic signal optimisation engineering services to support its goal of improving safety and mobility for all road users, while increasing sustainability.
The City’s Department of Public Works has awarded the smart mobility infrastructure specialist an open-ended annual services on-call contract.
Under the contract, which is renewable for an additional four years with an estimated potential value of up to $1m, Iteris will develop signal timing plans for key signalised intersections, provide vehicle turn movement counts and perform before-and-after corridor analysis. It will also develop hurricane evacuation timing plans and Interstate 664 diversion timing plans, and design intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment plans.
Suffolk encompasses 1,600 roadway miles for which Iteris’ ITS experts will support traffic management operations, emergency planning and operations, and the deployment of new technologies.
“This traffic signal timing programme will ultimately help to increase safety and mobility for the city’s travelling public, while also improving air quality and reducing fuel consumption”
The technologies will support Suffolk’s goals of delivering, operating and maintaining a transportation system that is safe, connected and environmentally sensitive. In a statement, Iteris said it will identify innovative approaches and cost-effective traffic signal retiming techniques to improve safety and mobility, reduce stops and traffic congestion, and increase sustainability.
By reducing delays and stops on key corridors for passenger vehicles and heavy vehicles, the City of Suffolk’s signal timing programme will help to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, which in turn will contribute to environmental and air quality improvements.
“We are proud to be selected by the City of Suffolk to support another important mobility infrastructure project in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Jeff Gerken, regional vice president, consulting solutions at Iteris.
“This traffic signal timing programme represents the continued expansion of Iteris’ specialised consulting services in the Mid-Atlantic, and will ultimately help to increase safety and mobility for the city’s travelling public, while also improving air quality and reducing fuel consumption.”
Iteris has designed, deployed or equipped over one third of all signalised intersections in the United States, supporting local and state transportation agencies with advanced detection sensors, and traffic signal design, timing and synchronisation services.