Adaptive Computerized Signalization System
What are adaptive signals?
Conventional signal systems use pre-programmed, daily signal timing schedules. Adaptive signal control technology adjusts the timing of red, yellow, and green lights to accommodate changing traffic patterns and ease traffic congestion. It works by collecting current demand information, evaluating performance using system specific algorithms, and then implementing modifications based on the outcome of that evaluation in real time.
The Adaptive signals project started in 2015 and has been completed in multi phases.
- Phase 1 was completed in 2018
- Phase 3 was completed in 2020
- Phase 2 was completed in 2022
All these systems together total 47 adaptive signals reaching along the major corridors in Lexington and into parts of West Columbia. The more signals that are adaptive the better they can work together to create more efficient traffic flow.
What are the cameras I see on the signals? Are they to catch speeding? Are they tracking my personal information?
The cameras mounted on the signals are not a surveillance system. They do not have “night vision”. They are used for detecting and monitoring traffic flow for the Adaptive program. It is the system's way of “seeing” the cars to adapt accordingly and ensure the proper cycle is served to vehicles in the queue. They are not taking any still photos to catch speeders. State law prohibits using the data for such violations and it erases after 72 hours.
Benefits of Adaptive Signals:
- Eliminates constraints on current signal operations and timing
- Improves travel time
- Operates signal "intelligently"
- Reduces accidents
- Reduces fuel consumption and emissions
The Town of Lexington received a Municipal Achievement Award for its Adaptive Signalization System, which uses innovative technology to improve traffic flow and decrease travel time.
The award recognizes superior performance and innovative programs that lead to an improved quality of life for residents.
The system has successfully cut travel time nearly in half for portions of Highway 378. Soon, the system will be applied to all of the Town’s traffic signals, which will make Lexington the first municipality in the state to have this complete integration.
The project was in partnership with both public and private entities. To read more about how it works and more about the award visit the website: https://www.masc.sc/Pages/municipalities/achievement-awards/20-Lexington.aspx
|Phase 1 Intersections
||Phase 2 Intersections
|US-378 Sunset Boulevard at Lott Court
||US-378 Sunset Boulevard at Lexington Pavilion
|US-378 Sunset Boulevard at Leaphart Road
||US-378 Sunset Boulevard at S-28 Hope Ferry Road / Tom Corley Road
|US-378 Sunset Boulevard at Cromer Road / Davega Road
||US-378 Sunset Boulevard at S-106 Mineral Springs Road
|US-378 Sunset Boulevard at I-20 East Bound Ramp
||US-378 Sunset Boulevard at Palmetto Park Boulevard
|US-378 Sunset Boulevard at I-20 West Bound Ramp
||US-378 Sunset Boulevard at Whiteford Way / Lowes
|US-378 Sunset Boulevard at S-68 Corley Mill Road / Ginny Lane
||US-378 Sunset Boulevard at Scotland Drive / Kohl's
|US-378 Sunset Boulevard at Northside Boulevard
||US-378 Sunset Boulevard at S-485 Old Cherokee Road / Mallard Lakes Drive
|US-378 Sunset Boulevard at SC-6 North Lake Drive
||US-378 Sunset Boulevard at Wal-Mart
|US-378 Columbia Avenue at S-392 Northwood Drive
||US-378 Sunset Boulevard at Coventry Drive / Home Depot
|US-378 Columbia Avenue at Dreher Street / SC-6 North Lake Drive
||US-378 Sunset Boulevard at S-121 Berley Street
|US-378 Columbia Avenue at S-678 Reed Street / S-138 West Butler Road
||US-1/US-378 West Main Street at K-Mart / Lexington Medical Center
|US-378 Columbia Avenue at S-52 Old Chapin Road / US-1 Main Street
||US-1/US-378 West Main Street at S-1378 Gibson Road
|US-1/US378 West Main Street at S-127 Park Road
||US-1 West Main Street at S-77 Barr Road
|US-1 Main Street at SC-91 Church Street
||US-1 Main Street at S-61 Harmon Street
|US-1 Main Street at SC-6 South Lake Drive
||US-1 Augusta Highway at Library Hill Lane
|SC-6 North Lake Drive at S-485 Old Cherokee Road
||US-1 Augusta Highway at S-167 Cedarcrest Drive
|SC-6 North Lake Drive at S-32-408 Pilgrim Church Road
|SC-6 North Lake Drive at S-32-738 Andrew Corley Road
|SC-6 North Lake Drive at Corley Mill Road