Crews are getting a head start on a project that is supposed to reduce the amount of time drivers spend in their cars.
On Monday, the parish began implementing traffic signal upgrades and laying fiber optic cable to synchronize the majority of the area's traffic signals as part of the MOVEBR program.
The project includes equipment upgrades, software improvements and fiber optic cable that will connect 470 traffic signals throughout East Baton Rouge Parish.
Officials say the signal upgrades can reduce travel time by 10-50% and accidents by 30-50% depending on circumstances.
The project is estimated to be fully implemented within two to three years.
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