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Oct 17

Upgrades coming to signal coordination on El Camino Real

Posted on October 17, 2015 at 7:04 am by Nicole Acker

The California Department of Transportation is scheduled to deploy a new advanced traffic signal system on El Camino Real between Encinal Avenue and Quarry Road the week of Oct. 26, 2015. This will replace the existing traffic signal adaptive coordinated system software (SCATS), which was deployed in 2004. 

During this deployment, Caltrans will replace all existing traffic signal controllers to ensure compatibility with the new system software. This includes the signal controller at the intersection of El Camino Real and Roble Avenue, which Caltrans recently replaced with an incompatable device causing the intersection to operate out of sync with the other signals on El Camino Real. That current operation will remain until the deployment of the new system software. Additionally, the fine-tuning of the traffic signal timing may take up to two weeks or approximately the middle of November,  during which time drivers may experience delays and congestion on El Camino Real.