New traffic signal technology to be installed on two Sioux Falls streets in 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The City of Sioux Falls is bringing new technology to traffic lights in order to help keep drivers moving.

They are called "adaptive traffic signals," and they are changing the way traffic moves in Sioux Falls.

In 2014, 10 intersection on 26th Street were equipped with the technology.

After 1,000 days, city officials found that drivers saw an eight percent reduction in delay, and 20 percent fewer crashes in the area.

In 2017, the technology will expand onto South Minnesota Avenue and West 41st Street.

It will be added to eight signals on Minnesota Avenue from 18th Street to I-229 and to 13 signals on West 41st Street from Minnesota Avenue to Marion Road

The signals use artificial intelligence to move traffic in a safe and efficient way.