COLLEGE STATION - The Texas A&M University System is contributing $1 million to College Station's multimillion-dollar efforts to reduce traffic congestion on game days by upgrading traffic signals.
The $4.75 million in upgrades will allow traffic signals to "speak" to each other, helping direct the flow of traffic around accidents and adjust timing of the lights to prevent congestion.
The system will ease the flow of traffic and adapt to changes in roads and accidents during events such as A&M football games or graduation, said Dennis Christiansen, director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
By the fall, the city will be able to control signals at critical intersections before and after football games. Additional installations of signals and controls will stretch into next year.
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