New traffic control technology could be coming for U.S. 15 in northern York County

U.S. Route 15 in northern York County could be getting some new technology that will help to reduce congestion and allow traffic to flow better on this busy highway.

It involves an optical reader that will read the traffic in real time and adjust the traffic signals accordingly.

“We don’t have that anywhere in the county,” said Beth Nidam, a senior transportation planner with the York County Planning Commission.

It’s called an adaptive control system, and it would be used along Route 15 in Dillsburg and Carroll Township.

The project is listed in the in the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program, which is available for public comment this month.

Numerous other projects are proposed for Route 15, including resurfacing nine miles of the road from Golf Course Road to the Adams County line, installing mile markers to help with emergency response and preserving a bridge on the highway over the Yellow Breeches Creek.

What do you think of these proposed ideas?


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One Response to New traffic control technology could be coming for U.S. 15 in northern York County

  1. Rogers says:

    Thanks for the article. Optical Reader’s usage in traffic control will be great. I think sensors will play a vital role if implemented well to control the congestion at roads. Although this will be quite costly,but at the end of the day we can come home early.

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