Montana Signal Synchronization


City of El Paso

Montana Signal Synchronization

El Paso

The Montana Signal Synchronization project consisted of re-timing 47 intersections along Montana Avenue, one of El Paso’s most heavily traveled and important corridors with cross coordination of six other corridors. The goal of the project was to develop and implement new signal timing parameters, phasing sequences with minor roadway improvements. The City’s priority on this project was to develop timing plans that optimized the demands of all roadway users including all types of motor vehicles with an emphasis on pedestrians.

The City provided turning movement counts and Synchro models. Walter P Moore collected and organized existing data, performed “before” travel runs, performed site surveys, identified signal groupings, updated the Synchro model, optimized cycle lengths, splits, and offsets for developing three different timing plans. Optimization included analysis of multiple cycle lengths, phasing sequence, and pedestrian timing. Engineer timing plans were used by Walter P Moore’s signal technician to develop 170 controller timing parameter tech sheets and bench testing. Fine tuning was performed prior to conducting the “after” travel run studies and finalizing the report.