STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — The City of Stamford is set to undergo a huge project to upgrade its traffic synchronization.

As WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau reported, people who live and work in Stamford know all too well that it takes a lot longer to get around the city than it should. Stamford Mayor David Martin said it is due to so many traffic lights being out of sync.

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The city is undertaking a huge project to resynchronize its traffic lights, and when it is completed, the mayor said drivers will see a noticeable difference.

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“We believe that in some corridors at some times of day, we may get as much as a 20 percent improvement in timing to get from one place to another,” Martin said.

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Martin estimates the entire project may take a year and a half to complete. Work on traffic light resynchronization is set to begin just after the new year.