Wichita City Council looking to install sensors to monitor traffic

WICHITA, Kan. Next week, the Wichita City Council will move forward with a plan to install sensors on stop lights downtown. Its goal: to shorten the time it takes you to get to work or school.

Starting with the Central Business District, the city is looking to install sensors that monitor traffic. This will allow busier roads to have steady green lights until a sensor picks up a car wanting to cross that street or a pedestrian pushes a crosswalk button.

The city says the sensors require fiber optic cables.This means tearing up more concrete downtown, but what may be a construction headache eventually should lead to a positive outcome, the city says: shortening your morning commute.