The City's transportation system provides connections within and outside of our community and is essential for maintaining the quality of life and economic health of Chandler.
Planning, coordinating, controlling and organizing trafﬁc to achieve efﬁciency and effectiveness is the work of traffic engineering and transportation planning groups.
With its wall of video screens displaying images of intersections, Chandler's Traffic Management Center (TMC) enables the City to monitor situations at major intersections to better control the flow of traffic. Signal system analysts working in the center can modify signal timing to address construction issues, impacts caused by roadway maintenance projects, accidents and other incidents. The TMC receives video feeds from more than 800 cameras located at 200-plus intersections.
Dynamic Message Signs
Three Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) provide travel time information for commuters as they approach the freeway. They are located on westbound Chandler Blvd east of I-10 and on northbound Arizona Ave and Price Rd south of Loop 202. The signs were purchased with money received from a federal Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality grant that supports technologies and infrastructure improvements designed to reduce traffic congestion, which in turn improves air quality.
Chandler has joined other Valley communities in using photo enforcement to reduce the rate of red light running offenses and accidents as well as speeding on green. National studies and statistics collected in Chandler show that there is a significant reduction in accidents at intersections that are photo enforced. The program is designed to be as revenue neutral as possible. If any funds in excess of equipment and operational costs are generated, those monies are used solely on programs designed to improve traffic safety. That is why drivers will see speed reader boards as they approach an intersection that is monitored by cameras, giving them ample time to slow down, if necessary, before entering the intersection. There also are photo enforcement warning signs placed about a half mile in advance of the intersections.
Controlling traffic volumes or traffic speeds along residential streets is critical to maintaining a safe neighborhood and community. Neighborhood involvement is the key.
You can report traffic signal problems and learn more about the City's improvements with signal timing.
- Read more about Chandler's Yellow Flashing Left Turn Signals.
When it comes to traffic, timing is everything (video)
Chandler re-times it's traffic signals regularly to ensure efficient traffic flow.
The City's transportation system provides connections within and outside of our community, and is essential for maintaining the quality of life and economic health of Chandler.