The City of Mobile is currently in the design phase for a new traffic signal system on Airport Blvd. aimed at reducing commute times on the main Mobile road.
The upgrade will extend from Bel Air Blvd. to McGregor Ave.
The controllers that service the Airport corridor are currently the most outdated models on the streets of Mobile according to a city press release.
The city will also be reconnecting all of the intersections that currently only have a partial connection.
Additionally, intersections that are experiencing failed detection will receive new ones.
City sources tell News 5 it should take a few months.
“During the Map for Mobile planning process, citizens made it known that addressing the Airport Boulevard traffic issues needed to be a priority,” said Mayor Stimpson. “We hope these upgrades will drastically improve everyone’s experience on one of Mobile’s busiest thoroughfares. Overall, these changes will significantly reduce drivers’ time on the road.”