Updated January 2020
ADOT travel-time information signs are in operation on the I-17 corridor. City projects are underway to study live displays of travel-time data and gather information on trip origins and destinations.
In west Sedona, ADOT is evaluating the need for a signal at Foothills / 89A, and studying the coordination of traffic signals.
Temporary message boards would provide travel time information. Permanent signage for the SR 260 / SR 89A route will not be considered by ADOT until the current project on SR 260 is completed. Staff is working with a vendor to identify locations for camera installations along the SR 179 corridor to allow residents and tourists to view current traffic conditions, and a contract is in progress with Verizon Traffic Data Solutions to procure ongoing travel time information to gauge congestion frequency/duration, and potential benefits of completed projects.
How it contributes to improved traffic flow. Advance information manages traffic flow by helping drivers find less busy routes. Electronic message signs on I-17 at Camp Verde and SR 89A south of Flagstaff could display travel time information to Sedona.
- Traffic cameras with feeds accessible online allow drivers to view real-time conditions on roadways.
- The city is exploring potential locations for interactive cameras on SR 179, and is continuing discussions with ADOT related to travel time signage on highways.
- Estimated cost is $908,000.
With no traffic, it takes 12 minutes to travel from Bell Rock Blvd to the Y. In severe congestion it takes 36 minutes. This level of severe congestion occurred on 6 days between February 1 and June 4, 2017. With this strategy, a severely congested trip would be reduced from 36 minutes to 26 minutes. Keeping drivers informed of real travel time information enables them to make informed decisions regarding alternative routes.