The new lights will be able to detect real-time traffic patterns to ease congestion.

Crews from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will begin installing adaptive signal control technology at seven intersections on Route 37 in Braintree during the week of Monday, June 17.

The adaptive signals can detect changes in traffic patterns and other traffic events like emergency vehicles and respond accordingly, instead of following a preset schedule of light changes. This allows traffic to flow more smoothly, reducing long traffic jams at red lights.

In Braintree, the new lights will be installed where Route 37 intersects with Woods Road and North Street, at the ramps to I-93 north and southbound, the Five Corners intersection and at three intersections at the South Shore Mall.

Installing the new signals will mean lane closures and traffic shifts, including during daytime. Signs, traffic control devices and police officers will guide drivers through the work zones while work is being completed. All work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice. The work is expected to be finished by January of next year.

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