Drivers could face fewer red lights in seven area corridors

Imagine driving from Downtown Pittsburgh for miles on West Liberty Avenue and Washington Road and never catching a red light.

That should be possible on that busy corridor and six others under special funding announced Wednesday by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission. The money will pay for adaptive signals that will monitor traffic and allow it to flow freely on the main roads. Even if motorists happen to catch a red light to allow traffic on side streets to proceed, once the light changes they should be able to travel unimpeded through the next series of lights…

The high-tech traffic signals are part of almost $35 million worth of road and transportation projects approved by the commission under the federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement Program.