The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has provided a $10m grant to fund the installation of a new traffic signalling technology in northern New Jersey.

The sensor-based technology Meadowlands Adaptive Signal System for Traffic Reduction will be installed along Routes 1, 9, 46, 17 and 120.

The application integrates adaptive traffic signal control software, vehicle image detection, and wireless communication technology to adjust traffic signal timing based upon real-time traffic flow.

The project aims to ease traffic flow and to reduce travel timings in some of the state’s busiest travel corridors by 20%.

The first two phases of the four-phase project is expected to be completed by the end of the year, and the final project completion is scheduled for 2013.

The DOT grant will also fund a real-time traffic management and monitoring centre.