Traffic-smoothing signals spread out across region

That may change. Space Coast transportation officials are synchronizing 100 traffic lights along 11 congested corridors — including SR 520 — using computers and fiber-optic cable. The goal: Reduce red-light delays and boost average vehicle speeds. Total cost is $8.4 million.“There’s a lot of eyes on this project nationally. This is one of the biggest projects of this type in the country,” said Doug Mihalich, Brevard County traffic operations manager.