Traffic signal timing in construction zones

The City of Olathe reminds residents to call 913-971-5180 about signal timing issues in construction zones.

During normal traffic signal operation, signal timing is moved by traffic demand through vehicle detection sensors in the pavement or by video at intersections. When streets are under construction, traffic signal timing often changes because the traffic detection sensors are damaged. Without operating sensors, traffic signals are designed to move through an entire timing cycle. During construction, however, Olathe traffic operators can adjust the timing for day and night traffic volumes, reducing delays up to 70 percent.