ITS Traffic Signal Improvements
City of Troy, Rensselaer County, New York
Creighton Manning was responsible for the preparation of all preliminary and final design plans, coordination with all governing agencies, and construction inspection for this Locally Administered Federal Aid project, Phases I-VI (preliminary and final design), to replace 22 traffic signals within the historic Central Business District in the City of Troy. The new system is multi-modal, accommodating passenger, emergency and transit vehicles; pedestrians, transit stops and shelters; and on-street parking. The NTCIP compliant signal system is designed to provide multiple coordination plans all controlled by a central computer system. An ITS Systems Engineering Analysis was prepared to ensure compatibility with the Capital District, NY Regional ITS Architecture to facilitate future integration into the regional transportation management system. The project design incorporates items such as period-style signal poles, modern signal controllers, LED signal indications, pedestrian detection, and pedestrian countdown timers. This was accomplished through a cooperative public outreach process sensitive to being located within several National and Local Historic Districts. This project won the 2010 ITS-NY Project of the Year, ACEC Platinum Award for Engineering Excellence and the APWA Transportation Innovation Project of the Year.