U.S. 280 project receives $2 million federal grant for use of innovative technology

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Modifications along the U.S. 280 corridor are one of 14 projects nationwide chosen for an innovative infrastructure grant, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.
The U.S. 280 project has been awarded $2 million under the Federal Highway Administration’s Highways for LIFE program, U.S. Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood said.
The Highways for LIFE program rewards projects that use innovative technologies and practices to quickly improve highway safety and reduce congestion.
The grant award mentions the use of adaptive traffic signals — a network of traffic lights which use cameras to determine how long they should stay green — as an example of using technology to improve traffic flow.