Mayfield Road Signalization Program
Modernizing the Traffic Signal Infrastructure
The City of Cleveland Heights is currently finalizing the design of the nearly $3.1 million traffic signalization project throughout the Mayfield Road corridor. This project will be the first phase of modernizing the aging traffic signal infrastructure within the city.
The project is tentatively scheduled to go to bid in early 2018, and constructed shortly thereafter.
Thirteen intersections will be reconstructed with new poles, mast arms, and signal heads. ADA compliant curb ramps will be constructed throughout the length of the project.
Enhanced & Modernized Technology
This will be the first traffic signal system in Cleveland Heights utilizing a fiber optic interconnection system where all of the signals are linked and communicate together to enhance traffic flow.
Emergency Services Interface
All thirteen intersections will connect back to a base control station at City Hall. Audible emergency vehicle preemption (to activate the red light in all directions when an emergency vehicle approaches), and video detection (to activate the signal when a car or bicycle is stopped at a red light) will be implemented throughout.
The project is being primarily funded with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds. CMAQ funds are used for transportation projects that contribute to the attainment or maintenance of National Ambient Air Quality Standards; part of which involves reducing traffic congestion.
Decreased Emissions & Travel Times
The interconnected traffic signals will reduce emissions caused by idling which is a direct result of stop and go traffic.
Large platoons of vehicles will move smoothly and quickly throughout the corridor improving travel times for motorists who rely on Mayfield Road for their daily commute.
This will be the first phase of a complete traffic signal upgrade throughout the city. Ultimately, the city plans to have all of the signals connected through fiber optics, and controlled through a single base station.