New traffic lights will eliminate time stuck in traffic

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Drivers will soon have an easier commute around Richmond.

That's because the city will soon start installing new high-tech signals to allow traffic to flow more easily on its main streets.

The system is called Insync and allows drivers to hit as many green lights as possible.

Twenty-four intersections are under construction along Chamberlayne Avenue, Brook Road, Hermitage and Laburnum Avenue.

Installation was set to begin Monday, but was delayed because of the wet weather. The project is expected to be completed in February.

In addition to shortening time at red lights, the new technology will ease congestion and help drivers spend less time in traffic, which results in lower vehicle emissions and fuel consumption, which aligns with Mayor Dwight C. Jones initiatives to reduce the City’s carbon footprint.

This project was funded through a grant from the Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality (CMAQ) program. The estimated construction cost is approximately $1.4 million. The work is scheduled for completion in mid-February of 2014.