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City of Quincy to replace intersection cameras on Broadway

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Cameras are an important tool helping to control traffic flow on Broadway in Quincy, but city engineers say a lot of them aren't even working anymore.

The Quincy City Council has approved the purchase of new cameras at the intersection of 8th and Broadway. 

Aging cameras are nothing new. City engineers say they've already replaced cameras along Broadway at 48th and 30th streets.

"They're there to detect the traffic to take the place of loops cutting the pavement, which is what we used to have," said Interim City Engineer Marty Wagner. "They can actually be adjusted to times of the day depending on the amount of traffic that's using the roadway at the time."

The total cost for the cameras is around $27,000. The state of Illinois will pay for half of that cost. Wagner hopes to have the cameras up and running by next month.

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