Monday, November 16, 2015

No More Early Morning Flashing Traffic Signals on Indian Trail

Starting today (Monday), the City of Spokane will terminate programmed flash – setting traffic signals to flash during early morning hours – at three intersections on Indian Trail Road.

Programmed flash will be eliminated at the following intersections:

·         Barnes Road and Indian Trail
·         Pacific Park Drive and Indian Trail
·         Shawnee Avenue and Indian Trail

Vehicle detection systems were recently installed at each intersection, so programmed flash is no longer needed to keep traffic moving. Vehicle detection allows the signals to respond promptly to vehicle demand. The system will allow for more efficient service during low volumes times when programmed flash was previously used (1 a.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays and 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. on weekends). 

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.