Adaptive Traffic Control Signal System
The construction of Graphite Mine Road was a wonderful success. The bypass has alleviated traffic delays on Route 100 through the Village of Eagle and allowed traffic to flow efficiently through the Township. Because of all that it has to offer, Chester County continues to grow. This growth means that municipalities must proactively prepare and actively manage traffic flow. The goals of traffic planning and management include the reduction of traffic delays, the reduction of fuel consumption, and the reduction of harmful emissions. With the assistance of $614,625 in ARLE grant funding, Upper Uwchlan Township is now focusing on the installation of technology in the form of an adaptive traffic control signal system to maximize capacity of the existing road network and allow traffic to flow as efficiently as possible.
Upper Uwchlan Township currently owns and maintains ten traffic signals, all located in or immediately adjacent to the Route 100 corridor. All signals noted below are included in the adaptive traffic control project.
Upper Uwchlan Township Traffic Signals
Other features, such as battery-back-up systems and generator hook-ups, will be added to several intersections to provide continuous operation during power outages. Also, at the intersection of Route 100 and Route 401, communications will be established to monitor the operation of the traffic signal.
With new development and redevelopment of land in and around Chester County, traffic patterns continue to change and traffic volume continues to increase. Active management of traffic, from a regional perspective, is critical to ensuring a healthy, vibrant economy, the reduction of traffic delays, fuel consumption and harmful emissions. Upper Uwchlan Township would like to thank all of our elected officials for their ongoing support in the area of funding and Uwchlan Township and West Vincent Township for participating in this project. Thinking regionally is critical to the successful management of traffic issues.
View the Township's press release.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the Township at 610-458-9400.