Evaluation of Signal Timing and Coordination Procedures: Volume 2

Report No: 86-R9

Published in 1985

About the report:

Based on a review of available literature, recommended procedures for timing the various types of signals are provided. Specifically, procedures are included for both pretimed and vehicle-actuated controllers located at isolated intersections and at intersections in a signal system. Simplicity and ease of use are emphasized as the targeted users are field technicians and those responsible for signals in small cities and towns. A separate Field Manual has been prepared which is intended to provide a concise and easily applied set of procedures. Detailed theory and logic behind the procedures are provided in the Technical Report, as are brief descriptions of current computer programs which provide timing information. The Technical Report also presents the results of a questionnaire survey which had the objective of determining the types of signal equipment used in Virginia.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • E. D. Arnold

Last updated: February 10, 2024

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