TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT: Douglas County, Ga., residents to vote on traffic control referendum

Measures would include additional cameras and fiber optics, new central traffic control center

July 24, 2012

Douglas County residents are preparing to vote on a transportation referendum next week that would help improve travel conditions and incident management on I-20.

The central focus of the referendum measures would allow for the creation of a county traffic control center in the administrative offices of the Douglas County Department of Transportation.  Other provisions would include:

  • Expansion of an underground fiber optics system from the I-285 and I-20 interchange west to Ga. Hwy. 5
  • Additional cameras for traffic monitoring purposes along the interstate
  • New signs notifying motorists of traffic problems

The ultimate goal is to create a full traffic communication network across the entire county. With these capabilities, officials would be able to manage traffic signals to reroute traffic around incidents and keep the flow moving.