DOVER, NH – Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter recently announced a grant of more than $649,000 to improve Dover’s transportation infrastructure through the use of innovative technologies. The City of Dover, with the help of Sebago Technics, will implement a number of Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs), which will help improve efficiency, safety, air quality, and mobility for residents of Dover by improving data collection at Dover traffics stops. The grant will also go toward improving highway efficiency by integrating the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s (NHDOT) Traffic Management Center (TMC) in Concord to Dover’s traffic control system. The goal is to improve traffic conditions by seamlessly diverting cars to Dover’s parallel street network in case of an incident on Spaulding Turnpike, thus decreasing the time commuters are stuck in traffic.
Sebago Technics, with the help of the City and NHDOT, wrote this AID Demonstration Grant to FHWA, in response to a national invitation to mainstream new technologies into the transportation industry through FHWA’s Every Day Counts initiative. New Hampshire was one of only 8 grants awarded nationally under this program. This project will commence in late 2018 and continue through the end of 2019. This effort is another example of Sebago’s Traffic Operations Practice being at the forefront in Northern New England.