Lexington, SC (WLTX)- The town of Lexington plans to spend $4.5 million to ease traffic congestion throughout the town.
At a press conference Monday morning, Mayor Randy Halfacre spoke to prominent politicians and business leaders about what some would say is a major daily headache for drivers.
According to Halfacre, new sensors will be placed on traffic signals around Lexington. The equipment will determine the best times to turn the traffic signals green.
The equipment Lexington purchased is called InSync, which is in 26 different states.
"We've experienced tremendous growth leading to rather severe traffic congestion in and around town," Halfacre said.
Jason Johns Vice President of Sales and Marketing at JDM Building Group located on Main Street said it's difficult for his clients to get in the door.
"It's a parking lot," Johns said. "A lot of congestion."
Johns hopes implenting the new system will not only help the family business, but the developing city.
The mayor said the project will take approximetely 15-18 months and should be completed by early 2015.