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  • Location: Prescott, Arizona

Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO) is a designated Metropolitan Planning Organization and works in partnership with the City of Prescott, Town of Chino Valley, Town of Dewey-Humboldt, Town of Prescott Valley, Yavapai County and Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). One of the highest priority projects from CYMPO’s 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Update was Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) along the three heavily congested corridors: State Route 69, Glassford Hill Road and Willow Creek Road. This study serves as a more granular analysis for this big picture recommendation, essentially answering the question: is ASCT the best solution for these corridors?

Modeling the Solution

B&N is leading the first study in Arizona to quantitatively evaluate the merits of an ASCT solution without ASCT vendor engagement. This provides an unbiased perspective of the effectiveness of ASCT versus other solutions. Our team is modeling the influence of “ASCT-LITE” to assess travel time improvements. ASCT will be compared to other typical strategies, such as time-of-the-day signal timing plans. The costs associated with each treatment are being developed, allowing a benefit-to-cost ratio to inform solution selection. Other factors considered include cost, ease of maintenance, staff training and interagency coordination.

After the analysis, an implementation plan will be developed to strategically advance recommended improvements. This plan will analyze, evaluate and implement improvements related to traffic signal timings, ASCT related technology, hardware, servers, communications equipment, switches, system software and system integration services, creating a cohesive plan that is actionable and implementable.