Springfield City in Missouri, US, and the local Department of Transportation, will install new traffic technology to ease road congestion in the area.

The advanced traffic management system (ATMS) will gather and distribute detailed, real-time traffic information, helping drivers make informed decisions about travel.

The equipment includes 16 electronic message signs, 27 traffic viewing cameras and 31 wireless traffic detectors embedded in roadways.

The ATMS data will help traffic engineers make temporary signal adjustments, put information on the message signs and better manage the gridlock-generating incidents.

The installation work will begin in late September this year and is set to be completed in six months.

The new system will be managed from the new transportation management centre currently under construction in the city.