GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA DOT CONTINUE DEPLOYMENT OF CONNECTED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY WITH SMART CORRIDOR PROGRAM
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 10, 2021) – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to partner with the Georgia Department of Transportation to fund and implement the Smart Corridor Deployment Program.
The program will deploy connected vehicle onboard units on Gwinnett County-owned vehicles, including emergency vehicles, transit buses and maintenance and construction vehicles. These efforts also will address connected vehicle applications at nearly 400 signalized intersections in the county.
Primary targets for the program include:
- Emergency vehicle pre-emption for Gwinnett County fire and emergency services vehicles based out of fire stations along and west of I-85 and along US 78 west of Snellville,
- Transit signal priority for Gwinnett County transit vehicles serving local routes, and
- Pedestrian presence alert following pushbutton activations at signalized intersections.
This agreement addresses connected vehicle technology in vehicles. The Board previously approved roadside units to be installed at 387 intersections as part of the state’s Regional Connected Vehicle Program starting in early 2022.
The Connected Vehicle Technology targets improved traffic safety by providing information on current road conditions and allowing for better traffic management. The goal is to improve mobility, and safety for all road users whether they are drivers, transit riders, first responders or pedestrians.
The Georgia Department of Transportation will fund 80% of the $2.6 million project that includes equipment and installation, and the County will provide a local match of 20%. Gwinnett County will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and operation of the infrastructure.
For more information on this and other projects by the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation, please visit the Transportation page of GwinnettCounty.com.