The average installation cost per intersection of an Adaptive Traffic Control System (ATCS) is $65,000.

Cost data obtained from a survey of ATCS users, published in 2010.

Made Public Date
01/17/2012

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United States

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Spokane
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Identifier
2012-00249
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Summary Information

A study published in 2010 reported that the installation cost per intersection of Adaptive Traffic Control Systems (ATCS) varied significantly among ATCS users, ranging from $20,000 to more than $70,000 per intersection, with a median and mode of approximately $45,000 and $40,000, respectively. The study obtained the cost data from a survey of domestic and international agencies using ATCS. Responses were obtained from 34 of 42 agencies in North America (an 81% response rate). On average, the costs of installing an ATCS are approximately $65,000 per intersection.

The report highlighted that reported costs often include more than simply the installation of the adaptive components of the system. For example, reported costs may include replacement of the local intersection hardware, software, or even new communication infrastructure. (Survey responders could only report on the total costs per intersection of their deployments.)

The table below shows the distribution of the ATCS installation costs per intersection as reported in the survey results.

Frequency
Costs per intersection
(US $)
2
$20,000
3
$30,000
6
$40,000
5
$50,000
2
$60,000
4
$70,000
2
more than $70,000

NCHRP Synthesis 403 Adaptive Traffic Control Systems: Domestic and Foreign State of Practice

NCHRP Synthesis 403 Adaptive Traffic Control Systems: Domestic and Foreign State of Practice
Publication Sort Date
12/01/2010
Author
Aleksandar Stevanovic, Advanced Transportation Concepts, LLC
Publisher
Transportation Research Board

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