Traffic-controlled traffic signal system at Sasol site
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's transportation department is trying traffic lights that respond to traffic demand along a southwest corridor where Sasol is building its $11 billion petrochemical complex.
The $1.2 million system in Westlake in Calcasieu Parish is aimed at helping to manage traffic from the construction site and other industrial sites in the area.
A news release says a half-dozen lights adjust timing based on traffic demand, using updated data and algorithms to determine the amount of green time needed at each intersection.
State Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson says the upgraded system will improve safety and shorten travel times for drivers. His department says it's the first time such technology is being used in Louisiana.
The South African company paid for its design, equipment and construction.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
No decision yet in case involving former student suing LSU
Upswing in COVID testing as holidays approach
More than 500 turkeys given away to local families in need
City-parish officials voice frustrations after slew of violence in Baton Rouge
Arsonist set Circle K gas pump on fire early Monday morning
Catholic freshman Daniel Beale has been thrown into super stardom thanks to...
Can Jameis Winston lead this Saints offense?; Fantasy Focus Week 11 with...
Fans' Choice Award Winner 2020: Week 7 - Baylor Langlois
Clay Polk is Central football's master of mystery
Late defensive stands and timely passing give Catholic 27-21 win over Acadiana