Intelligent Transportation Systems

ITS includes the use of field devices, communications infrastructure, and computer systems in an effort to improve traffic safety and mobility during congested periods, construction activities, maintenance activities, and incidents such as traffic collisions and other emergencies. ITS will assist staff in the overall monitoring of the roadway network for failures, and provide tools for allowing the changing of traffic patterns.

The Traffic Management Center (TMC) located in the Engineering Department is where traffic will be monitored for traffic incidents and other traffic congestion issues. If an incident or congestion issue is detected the situation will be evaluated and if an adjustment can be made to help move traffic away from or around that situation then the appropriate adjustment will be made.

The monitoring will be accomplished through a network of fiber optic cables that will allow information to flow from the traffic lights to the TMC and back to the traffic lights.

All signalized intersections and school zones are expected to be on line at a rate of approximately 20 intersections per year pending the availability of funding. 

Current ITS Progress

Phase 3, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) on 15th Street and on Kelly Ave

The current phase of ITS consists of installing 10.5 miles of fiber optic cable and replacing the traffic signal cabinets and controllers and associated signal equipment at 22 intersections on 15th Street from Santa Fe to I-35 and on Kelly from south City limits to Robin Hill. These intersections will connect to the Traffic Management Center via fiber optics and wireless communication network.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) opened bids on October 14, 2021. The low bid was $10,626,458.80. The City will receive $7,434,277 in Federal funds with the remaining funds coming from the 2000 Capital Improvement Sales Tax Fund. After completion of the phase 3 project, 64% of the traffic signals in Edmond will be following the latest standards while the remaining 36% continue to run off older technology.

July 2022 Update:

Phase 3 began in May 2022 and is anticipated to be complete by August 2023. The contractor is currently installing the conduit on the north side of 15th Street beginning at I-35 and working west, towards Santa Fe. There is a total of 54,831 feet (10.4 miles) of various size conduits to be installed on this project.