December 13, 2004
Valdosta - It will soon be safer to drive in one of south Georgia's biggest cities.
Valdosta received a $276,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation.
It will pay to to upgrade 37 traffic signals. The new controllers will allow traffic engineers to program and even control the traffic signals remotely from the traffic management center.
"We will be able to communicate and implement coordinated timing programs that will improve the ability of citizens to maneuver through the City of Valdosta and it will also continue to help improve traffic safety," said City Engineer Von Shipman.
The grant also paid for modems and fiber connections needed to operate the controllers.
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