Updated Oct 2018

ADOT is evaluating the need for a signal at Foothills / 89A, and studying coordination of traffic signals in West Sedona. The city continues to hold discussions with ADOT about the use of travel information technology on I-7, and is exploring interactive camera installations and options for travel-time data collection.

Temporary message boards would provide travel time information. Permanent signage for the SR 260 / SR 89A route will not be considered by ADOT until the current project on SR 260 is completed. Staff is working with a vendor to identify locations for camera installations along the SR 179 corridor to allow residents and tourists to view current traffic conditions, and a contract is in progress with Verizon Traffic Data Solutions to procure ongoing travel time information to gauge congestion frequency/duration,
and potential benefits of completed projects. 

How it contributes to improved traffic flow. Advance information manages traffic flow by helping drivers find less busy routes. Electronic message signs on I-17 at Camp Verde and SR 89A south of Flagstaff could display travel time information to Sedona.

  • Traffic cameras with feeds accessible online allow drivers to view real-time conditions on roadways.
  • The city is exploring potential locations for interactive cameras on SR 179, and is continuing discussions with ADOT related to travel time signage on highways.
  • Estimated cost is $908,000.

With no traffic, it takes 12 minutes to travel from Bell Rock Blvd to the Y. In severe congestion it takes 36 minutes. This level of severe congestion occurred on 6 days between February 1 and June 4, 2017. With this strategy, a severely congested trip would be reduced from 36 minutes to 26 minutes. Keeping drivers informed of real travel time information enables them to make informed decisions regarding alternative routes.