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Reduced traffic delays on Cesar Chavez due to traffic signal retiming

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Noticed quicker travel times on Cesar Chavez Street recently? It’s not just a seasonal phenomenon. According to the Austin Transportation Department, the traffic signals on Cesar Chavez were retimed after the opening of the MoPac Express Lanes, and this appears to have resulted in reduced rush hour delays in the area. The news release mentions that the department has noticed reductions in both the morning and evening rush hours. Travel time reductions range from 25 to 30 percent, which means travelers are arriving at their destinations about 2 to 5 minutes faster than they were before the signal retiming. The department plans to continue monitoring travel times in the area to keep improving the experience for commuters.

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