Million-dollar road project to begin in city's Northside - NBC12 - Richmond, VA News

Million-dollar road project to begin in city's Northside

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Rain postponed a Richmond construction project, aimed at speeding up traffic on Richmond's Northside.

The plan is to install sensors at traffic lights that will radio to the other lights down the street to turn green and stay green. Officials hope this will help to get rid of most of the stop-and-go traffic frustration as people drive into the city.

Click here to see a map of the 24 intersections involved: http://bit.ly/14vqE3x

The four main corridors that will be affected are Chamberlayne Avenue, Brook Road, Hermitage Road, and Laburnum Avenue.

The new system will be called InSync. The system counts the number of cars on the main streets and side streets, in order to give drivers a constant, real time traffic system in the Northside.

The price of this new system is estimated at $1.4 million. This construction should last for the next six months, into the month of February. 

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