Gannett Fleming Project Development Corporation Awarded Second Major Signal Coordination Construction Project
Mar. 5, 2012
(Memphis, Tenn.) The City of Memphis, Tenn., awarded Gannett Fleming Project Development Corporation (GFPDC) a second Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Year 3 Traffic Signal Coordination Project. This is a one-year, $2.2 million initiative. GFPDC, an affiliate of Gannett Fleming, Inc., provides complete design-build and construction management (CM) services to owners in both the public and private sectors.
Through a 100 percent federally funded CMAQ grant, the city of Memphis will interconnect and coordinate 84 traffic signals along 16 key city corridors. This new contract is part of the third and final phase of the city’s multi-year traffic signal systems upgrade. Partnering with the city, GFPDC will connect 32 existing signals along two major corridors. Improvements will include signal controller interconnection, fiber optic communication cable and non-intrusive system detector installation, signal retiming, and signal control equipment and cabinet replacement.
In the summer of 2011, GFPDC was awarded its first CMAQ Year 3 Traffic Signal Coordination Project by the city, which entailed connecting 55 existing signals along seven major corridors. The ultimate benefits of both signal projects include reduced vehicular traffic delays for major streets and improved intersection operational efficiency, as well as improved air quality. The signal coordination improvements will decrease the number of stops for drivers on major routes and improve overall traffic operations, thereby reducing congestion.
As a complement to GFPDC’s complete construction-related services, Gannett Fleming provides the total solution for implementing intelligent transportation systems (ITS), including analysis, planning, design, equipment procurement, CM, systems integration, testing, troubleshooting, and operations, and is knowledgeable in the design of freeway management systems. Recognized as a national leader in transportation, the firm brings firsthand knowledge of all elements of ITS, such as detection and traffic control devices, closed-circuit television cameras, dynamic message signs, fiber optic cable, wireless equipment, and other communications media.
For more information, please contact Jason J. Ellerbee at 901.463.0790 or via email.