Nearly 3,000 intersections and 500 flashers converted to LED

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has recently finished a statewide retrofit of intersections, school flashers, flashing beacons, and advance-warning flashers on state-maintained routes. The five-month project consisted of the installation of an estimated 77,000 RX11 high-visibility LED traffic signals from GELcore, LLC.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Finance and Administration Cabinet’s Division of Contracting and Engineering initiated the retrofit, hoping to reduce operational and energy consumption costs by as much as $3.2 million a year.