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College Station planning ahead to keep traffic under control

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POSTED: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 3:09pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:13pm

Traffic is an issue that affects everybody, and the city of College Station is keeping that in mind as they plan for the future.

As Texas A&M is projecting to have over 59,000 students enrolled this fall, traffic will only continue to get worse so to stay ahead of the curve in this year's proposed budget, the city has allotted funds for an Intelligent Traffic System master plan in place to begin replacing traffic equipment to better handle the larger numbers expected to travel to and from the city.

Assistant city manager Jeff Kersten said “again this will be a multi year implementation. It will be several years of adding some additional infrastructure and improvements to our traffic signal system to make it a more efficient system.”

The new system will help keep drivers from waiting long periods at empty intersections for a green light.

The council began a series of budget workshops reviewing the proposed budget today and will be conducting them until Wednesday. There are public hearings scheduled for September 3rd and 11th with the final adoption of the budget scheduled for September 22nd.

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