Previously, the city said, it could only control a third of its traffic signals. The Perimeter Community Improvement Districts helped fund a project to upgrade signals in Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Brookhaven and connect more traffic signals in Dunwoody through a fiber network.
The new center will be especially helpful when major incidents affect traffic in or out of Dunwoody.
“We can’t make traffic go away entirely, but we’re doing the best we can to get people through traffic,” Dunwoody Traffic Signal Engineer Eli Veith said in a statement. “If there’s an incident on I-285, and we know a lot of people are going to be getting off and using the surface streets, we can change the plans we’re using for the traffic signals.”
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