Although they're not noticeable, new traffic cameras have been installed at two Grand Junction intersections with four more on the way. Traffic cameras are currently in operation at the intersections of First Street and Grand Avenue and 25 Road and Highway 6&50.
The cameras take a still photograph every 15 minutes and that picture is automatically posted on the City of Grand Junction web site. The city hopes citizens will utilize this technology to check weather and road conditions.
The cameras will not act as a "big brother" in that they are not recording anything. They will not be able to catch speeders or people running red lights. As of now they are solely for watching travel conditions and road hazards.
Installment of the next three at the intersections of Patterson Road and Seventh Street, Patterson and 29 Road, as well as 29 Road and North Avenue, will begin in the next few weeks.
The Colorado Department of Transportation paid for the city's server and the post the camera's are mounted on. The City of Grand Junction paid for the cameras.
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