Simplify Temporary Traffic Control During Roundabout Construction

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Roundabouts are becoming increasingly popular around the U.S., leading to a wave of roundabout construction projects across the country. But roundabout construction can be complicated – especially when it comes to traffic control.

Roundabout construction typically involves replacing multiple intersections – all of which need to be controlled temporarily during the phases of the project. Traffic is coming from all directions, lanes are being changed, etc. Because traffic patterns are constantly changing during construction, it isn’t practical to use span wire lights. These requiring installing and moving poles, underground utilities and a whole host of time-consuming tasks.

Modern temporary traffic signals like JTI’s PTS-2000 offer a complete range of accessories and advanced capabilities to address any traffic control challenge or need. For example, the PTS-2000 is available with options like vehicle detection, emergency vehicle preemption, pedestrian signals, wait time displays, extended signal arms, turn arrows, remote monitoring and programming, and more.

PTS 2000 Portable Traffic Signals

Contractors across the country have worked with JTI

Contractors across the country have worked with JTI to leverage the PTS-2000 portable traffic signal during roundabout construction. JTI’s expert engineering team can even work with contractors to refine traffic control plans and carefully time the traffic signals to keep traffic flowing safely through the work zone.

A great example of how roundabout construction can be simplified by using portable traffic signals is a project that JTI completed near Albany, New York. The contractor reduced the project phases and completed the project ahead of schedule and at a significant cost savings. Watch the video case study to learn more.