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Intelligent Traffic Signals


Estimated Cost: $28.0 million*

Projected Timeline: 2019 – 2027

Funding Status: Project has received funding support from Government of Canada and Government of Ontario. 


Project Description:

This project is also known as the Transportation Intelligent Mobility Management System (TIMMS). The goals of this project are to reduce intersection delays, ensure shorter travel times for transit users and drivers and prepare London’s transportation network for the future by installing transit signal priority and other traffic signal improvements – such as sensors and video cameras – along major corridors.

Upgrades to existing technology would enable video streaming and enhanced sensors from intersections and build capacity for future systems (for example, connected and autonomous vehicles). The project would include a Transportation Management Centre (TMC) where staff could adjust signal timings to improve traffic flow, and when needed, co-ordinate with emergency operations, in real time. The TMC would share data with the transit management centre. 

Work Required to Complete this Project:

  • Upgrade to a high-bandwidth intersection communication network
  • Purchase all necessary equipment
  • Upgrade traffic signal management system for improved transit signal priority
  • Implement GPS-based transit signal priority to improve transit reliability
  • Install video camera and travel time monitoring equipment along key corridors
  • Build TMC

Additional Considerations:

  • In 2018, the planning process for this project began, and in 2019, the City of London procured a high-bandwidth communication system.
  • Detailed designs for the future systems are underway to support construction starting in 2019.
  • Initial operations would begin in 2020 with expansion in following years.

Funding Eligibility Criteria:

  • Improved transit capacity
  • Improved transit safety and quality
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