The Town of Lexington Vision Plan
Adaptive Computerized Signalization System
- Currently in the design phase. The project has been divided into two phases.
- Phase-1 will include 19 of the 35 signal locations and is planned to bid November 10, 2014.
- Phase-1 anticipated Notice to proceed will be approximately February 1, 2015.
- Phase-1 construction should last approximately 9-10 months.
- Phase-1 system is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2015.
Operations and Benefits
- Detects the approaching and standing vehicle using cameras
- Adapts to local traffic demand using digital technology
- Develops the most efficient way to move traffic using a "greedy" algorithm.
- Constantly measures the volume
- Focuses on minimizing the delay or wait time
- Serves minor streets during "gaps" in major streets
- Optimizes the traffic corridor to experience as few stops as possible
- Coordinates with signals downstream the volume of traffic in queue
- Considers the amount of travel time needed between signals
- Creates "green tunnels"
- Serves minor streets during gaps on major street traffic
- Serves left turns (only when needed) at beginning or end of the green tunnel
- Improves travel time
- Reduces accidents
- Reduces fuel consumption and emissions
- Eliminates constraints on current signal operations and timing
- Operates signal "intelligently"
Click here to view a map of Phase I and Phase II traffic signals
Table below lists intersections and phasing
The Commercial Façade Improvement Grant Program
The Town implemented the Commercial Façade Improvement Grant Program in 2012 and it has been a proven success. These grants have been used to improved businesses along Main St. in an effort to provide downtown revitalization.
Downtown Commercial Façade Program
2012 - $35,000 / 7 recipients
2013 - $30,000 / 6 recipients
Return on investment = $589,000
Fourteen Mile Creek Trail
The Town of Lexington is providing additional green amenities that will allow residents to enjoy the scenic nature that lies within our backyards.
Fourteen Mile Creek Trail is located off North Lake Dr. and Old Cherokee Rd. The trail is 3,500 feet long and will feature bridges, an educational kiosk and an outdoor learning center. This is a perfect way to take in the fresh air and enjoy the natural beauty of Lexington.
Project Icehouse. The property includes the former Shirey's on Main (101 W. Main St.), the adjacent building (103 and 105 W. Main St.), Palmetto Propane and Ice, Inc. (111 S. Church St.) and 113 S. Church St.
The land will be transformed into a destination retail center and public green space which will include boutique retail, eateries along with plans to construct an amphitheatre. This is the newest project under the Vision Plan, which Council passed in May 2012 and will help revitalize Lexington in addition to allowing for connectivity in the downtown area.