Good Question – Highway Cameras

By: Jeff Herndon Email
By: Jeff Herndon Email

Masters traffic can get pretty hairy, so the city of Augusta is keeping an eye on things with a new set of traffic cameras. (April 6, 2010 / WRDW-TV)

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Earlier this week, a local company was awarded the contract to build and install hi-tech cameras along Kansas highways. When will the cameras be up and running so local drivers can go online and see road conditions live? Good question.

Atlas Electric submitted the winning bid of nearly $4 million to install the state’s intelligent transportation system on I-35, I-235 and Highway 54.

Tom Hein and KDOT says there will be a pre-construction meeting held in October before work will begin. The work itself, however, will be more complex than just setting up a camera. Many of the sites will require traffic sensors, power supplies and lighting protection in addition to the camera. Also, each camera and sensor will be tied into the KDOT fiber optic line.

Once the groundwork is complete, a website will be built to allow the public to see live traffic conditions at the click of a mouse.

The setup is expected to take more than a year with a possible launch near the end of 2011.

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