Improving traffic with technology. Image Credit: Acces Stysons
Improving traffic with technology. Image Credit: Acces Stysons

Denver ranks 22nd worst in the country when it comes to traffic.

To deal with that in the future, the Colorado Department of Transportation has come up with a new program called RoadX.

CDOT is taking 20-million dollars out of its 1.4 billion dollar budget to improve traffic flow through technology.

Over for the next few months, some of that money to will go to “advanced metering” on I-25 between Ridgegate and 6th Avenue.

Red lights on arterial roads will start metering traffic away from the interstate before cars get close to avoid the big jams.

Another goal of RoadX is to entice companies with a “pay to play” approach. The state says it would pay companies to test or use new technologies in Colorado with the goal of possibly implementing those technologies to alleviate congestion and transform an aging transportation system.

[9news]