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Killeen council to vote on traffic monitoring system

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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 4:17 pm, Wed Feb 19, 2014.

Killeen City Council members will decide tonight whether to grant the transportation division’s request to install a traffic monitoring system that allows remote adjustments.

The $118,964 system — with eight 55-inch monitors — will go in the city’s $2.1 million transportation facility, which is expected to be completed by early December. It will house the department’s offices, training classrooms, a sign shop and control room to monitor the city’s traffic signals.

George Lueck, director of transportation services, said cameras already are mounted at particular intersections and the system will allow the department to pull up the intersections in real-time and make adjustments to aid traffic flow.

“Having this type of capability is going to enhance the driving experience,” he said.

Lueck said once the department moves to its new facility, it will have the ability to connect to the cameras and begin monitoring traffic patterns. Cameras at the intersections can pan and rotate 360 degrees to capture data. That information is recorded for the department to evaluate traffic patterns.

The council meets at 5 p.m. today at City Hall, 101 N. College St.

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