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Killeen approves $119K traffic monitoring system

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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 4:17 pm, Wed Feb 19, 2014.

The Killeen City Council unanimously voted to authorize the city to enter into a contract for a nearly $119,000 traffic monitoring system at its regular meeting Tuesday.

The traffic monitoring system will go into the city’s near-complete $2.1 million facility.

The facility is expected to be complete by early next month and will house the transportation division’s offices, training classrooms, a sign shop and control room to monitor the city’s traffic signals.

“The traffic monitoring center is a component of that building that will enable the city to monitor real-time traffic conditions and remotely assist in making adjustments,” Scott Osburn, public works director, said. “(The system) will maximize efficiency in travel time through the heavily traveled corridors in the city.”

The bid for the system was awarded to Iteris Inc.

A breakdown of the cost includes $93,964 for video control software and the video wall, which will consist of eight 55-inch monitors, and $25,000 for installation and configuration.

George Lueck, director of transportation services, said cameras were already mounted at particular intersections.

Those cameras will allow the department to pull up the intersection in real-time and make adjustments such as tweaking the timing on traffic signals, to aid traffic in flowing more efficiently.

The cameras will have the ability to pan and rotate 360 degrees to capture footage.

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