Public Works, Engineering Division
Activity Contact Person:
Fred Schneider, Director
(352) 483-9045, email@example.com
Funding Allocation: $403,470.13
Project Status: Complete
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Lake County proposes to inventory the County-wide traffic signal and street light system and design short and long-term
implementation plans for retrofits and upgrades. Lake County currently maintains 182 traffic signals (75 County-owned, 107
through inter-local agreements with cities), 52 warning flashers, 19 overhead warning beacons, 84 school flashers, and 30
street lights. Traffic signals will be evaluated for corridor synchronization and updating of existing timing plans.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) will be evaluated for their usefulness to the County and implementation costs.
This EECBG activity has four (4) parts:
This program will have a number of long-term benefits. It will improve traffic flow and efficiency by reducing delays, which will, in turn, reduce carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbon (HC) emissions. The reduction in delays will lead to projected travel time improvements of up to 20%. This will help the overall local air quality. The program will also convert outdoor lighting from inefficient to efficient energy systems. Lamp energy use on retrofitted systems will improve by up to 80%. Replacing these lights results in a significant long-term reduction of County funds spent on outdated high-pressure sodium lighting. Use of more efficient fixtures also reduces GHG emissions originating from lighting energy consumption and maintenance. Financial support for this project promotes a greater market for the technology, reducing future initial costs and payback time.