135 new traffic signals in store for Dothan

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Dothan Public Works has purchased new technology they hope will increase traffic efficiency in the Circle City.

It's a new adaptive traffic signal system that can better respond to traffic in real time.

This new system would replace the current system by regulating red lights.

Right now, they have about $1 million of the nearly $2 million project but they hope to get more funding from ALDOT and the state to be able to update the planned 135 intersections in Dothan.

Public Works Director Charles Metzger says this is a huge project, but the best part is that it's all going to be done in house.

Charles Metzger, Director Of Public Works, City Of Dothan
"The savings is gonna be not only helping the traveling public by reducing their delays, driver frustrations, road rage.. but also we are doing this in house.. we are not bringing in a contractor to redo this, we are redoing this ourselves."

Metzger says they have ordered the controllers but don't expect to have them for at least another 3 months.

This project is set to take 4 years.