Year-round and seasonal residents alike know that traffic flow is an ever-increasing concern in Naples. The city of Naples is making strides towards addressing traffic jams on U.S. 41 with a plan to upgrade the traffic control systems along key intersections on U.S. 41, as a recent article in the Naples Daily News reports.
These new systems will let engineers control the flow of traffic remotely as changes in traffic occur, allowing drivers who drive at the speed limit to, “’move from one green light to the next, unless a pedestrian has activated a crossing signal,’” says Streets and Stormwater Director Gregg Strakaluse in the August 16 news article.
Twenty new traffic systems are expected to replace the current systems between Neapolitan Way/Granada Boulevard and Commercial Drive/Palm Street, with an additional twenty to be installed later in the year. The Naples City Council has approved $58,000 to be spent on the system software, training, and licensing required to operate the new system.