Location: City of San Diego – Mira Mesa Community
City or County Responsible for Project: City of San Diego
Award Category: Safety or Intelligent Transportation System Projects
Narrative Description Of Your Entry:
Mira Mesa Phase I adaptive traffic control system, activated in Summer 2016, is the City of San Diego’s most complex system deployment. Project goal is to improve traffic flow, reduce travel times, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance safety in one of the most traffic-congested communities in San Diego. To meet these goals, the City of San Diego selected the most advanced adaptive traffic control system currently on the market: InSync. Mira Mesa Phase I adaptive traffic control system deployment was designed to tie into initial InSync deployments on Lusk Boulevard, which involved nine intersections and public/private funding. Successful deployment of the Lusk Boulevard system, which reduced travel times by 24 percent, reduced stops by 61 percent, and reduced fuel consumption by 24 percent, caused the City to expand use of adaptive traffic control systems, including to other intersections in west Mira Mesa.