- Construction Year: 2020
- Community: Shakopee
- Corridor Served: CH 16, CH 17, CH 69, CH 101
- Project Lead: Scott County
- Contractor: Killmer Electric Company, Inc.
- Construction Start Date: July 13, 2020
- Completion Date: November 30, 2020
Phase 1 of Scott County's Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) project will connect 19 signals in total along CH 16, CH 17, CH 69 and CH 101 to the County's fiber network. Only short lateral lines will be required to connect most of these signals to the existing fiber network. Two additional phases on the remaining signalized corridors are being planned for in the future.
Purpose & Justification
An ATMS will allow County staff to manage and operate County signal assets remotely. A connected ATMS will also allow communication between signals and to a central traffic management center. The benefit of this communication is traffic staff will be provided notification of signal issues as they occur. As a result, knowledge of and response to signal issues will be improved. This communication will also allow for signals along a corridor to be coordinated to improve corridor efficiency and mobility. Additional benefits of an ATMS can include reduced fuel consumption and improved safety. For an ATMS to be implemented, traffic signals need to be interconnected via fiber infrastructure.