Designing the first ATCS in New York’s Hudson Valley Region
NY Route 17 Exit 131 Interchange Adaptive Traffic Control System
The New York State Department of Transportation is in the process of upgrading the limited access portion of New York State Route 17 between Mina in Chautauqua County and Woodbury in Orange County to interstate standards. As part of this upgrade, the Exit 131 interchange of Route 17 at Route 32 has undergone a $150 million transformation: widening Route 17, reconstructing Route 32 and other local roadways, and converting the interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange.
AKRF is providing simulation modeling, signal design, controller programming, and a year-long post-implementation study in conjunction with the distributor for a new Adaptive Traffic Control System (ATCS) serving a half-mile, seven-intersection segment of the corridor. The system will manage seasonal traffic volume fluctuations resulting from the Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets as well as the local commuter and school traffic.