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Video detection camera systems are being installed at 673 signalized intersections. These detection systems will allow for the most efficient operation of traffic signal systems based on specific needs for every lane at an intersection. In the future, these same systems will allow technicians to use remote troubleshooting to restore traffic operations quicker and more efficiently.
Traffic Engineering Division received a $600,000 Transportation Community and System Preservation (TCSP) grant which is being used to install safety enhancements for school speed zones and community walk and bike routes.
Several neighborhood improvement and roadway projects were completed: an outdated drainage system on Prospect Road in Oakland Park was replaced; construction was completed on the New River Greenway in Sunrise; a multi-use pathway along the New River Canal from Markham Park to Northwest 136 Avenue was built; approximately 1,200 trees were planted along the greenway between 136 Avenue and University Drive; and intersection improvements at Atlantic Boulevard and Rock Island Road, and Hillsboro Boulevard and Military Trail were completed.
The Bailey Road construction project from State Road 7 to Northwest 64 Avenue is well underway and construction of Palm Avenue from Griffin Road to Stirling Road began.
Water and Wastewater Services entered into a design - build construction contract for an electrical cogeneration project to convert methane into a sustainable energy supply. The project is expected to reduce energy costs at the North Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant by 30 percent and reduce greenhouse gases by 8,437 metric tons per year.
Solid Waste and Recycling Services negotiated new solid waste disposal agreements for Fiscal Year 2014 that can reduce costs for Broward County municipalities by 25 percent. Current data shows that Broward County municipalities are recycling 1.33 tons per capita per year, a rate of 53 percent. Broward County municipalities continue to show their commitment to producing significant improvements in recycling rates.