CMAQ Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality

The purpose of the CMAQ program is to fund transportation projects or programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone, carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (both PM10 and PM2.5).

The CMAQ program supports two important goals of the U.S. Department of Transportation (Department): improving air quality and relieving congestion. The CMAQ program provides funding for a broad array of tools to accomplish these goals. By choosing to fund or sponsor a CMAQ project, a State or local government, transit agency, or other eligible project sponsor can improve air quality and make progress toward achieving attainment status and ensuring compliance with the transportation conformity provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Current Projects:

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Project - PID 109412 - Lorain Traffic Signals

Broadway and Elyria Ave.

Project Description:

Improvement of 9 signals through the project area.

Project Map:


Project Location:

Various locations along Broadway and Elyria Ave.

Project Background:

Signal Studies were completed in the past to evaluate congestion and air pollution within the City of Lorain. Warranted signals were kept in place. Unwarranted signals were removed. The remaining signals are to be upgraded or fully replaced. This is the first signals project to occur after the initial signal studies.

The Signal Studies can be viewed here: 2013 and 2015 Signal Studies

Project Information:

Designer: GPD

Contractor: TBD

Project Manager: Dale Vandersommen

PID #: 109412

Estimated Cost: $791,938.00

Proposed Construction Start date:09/01/2022