The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission in the US has received $10m in federal grants to support an adaptive signal system project aimed at improving traffic flow on several corridors in the region.

The Commission received grants under transportation investment generating economic recovery (TIGER) II grant programme.

The project will provide algorithmic intelligence to 128 existing ageing signalised intersections in the area, including Route 1&9, which goes through the 13th Congressional district.

The signal system will use advanced technology including real-time image-based vehicle detection and broadband wireless communication to respond quickly to traffic conditions.

Its technology uses automated signal timing, which assists in improving traffic flows in busy corridors in the nation and allows for maximum roadway capacity.

The Federal Department of Transportation said the area was one of two in the state that received TIGER II grants, as part of nearly $600m allocated to more than 70 major infrastructure projects nationwide.