The city of Conyers is working with the Georgia Department of Transportation to upgrade traffic signal controllers, software, cabinets and all internal components at seven busy city intersections.
GDOT District 7 Signal Engineer Keith Murphy and Conyers Director of Public Works and Transportation Brad Sutton have been coordinating over the last eight months on upgrades to the signals at the following intersections: Center Street and Travis Street at Green Street, West Avenue at Green Street, Rockbridge Road at Sigman Road, Johnson Road at Klondike Road, Irwin Bridge Road at Sigman Road, Main Street at Milstead Avenue and Centennial Olympic Parkway at Costley Mill Road.
The estimated cost for the upgrades is $12,000 per intersection for a total of $84,000 and work on the upgrades will begin in 30 to 60 days. The upgrades are funded through the Minor Signal Upgrades Program administered and completely funded for local governments by GDOT.
“Future upgrades to the signals will include changing the signal lights from incandescent bulbs to LED lighting which uses less energy,” said Sutton. “Once the upgrades are complete, we’ll work with the Georgia Power Company to reduce costs the city incurs associated with operating the signals.”