7 new red light cameras to be installed in Amarillo, 3 to be removed

(WMC Action News 5)
Updated: Feb. 7, 2019 at 9:13 AM CST
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AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The City of Amarillo is ramping up its red light camera program, with upgrades and new installations coming soon across the city, as part of the Red Light Camera Improvement Project.

New camera equipment will be installed on Feb. 18 at:

  • Taylor Street and 10th Avenue (westbound)
  • I-40 and Grand Street (one westbound and one southbound on North I-40 Frontage Road)
  • Buchanan Street and 3rd Avenue (westbound)
  • Pierce Street and Amarillo Boulevard (southbound)
  • Bell Street and Plains Boulevard (northbound)
  • Georgia Street and 26th Avenue (northbound)

Existing red light camera equipment will be updated at various intersections in the city, including:

  • Ross Street and I-40 (South I-40 Frontage Road and northbound)
  • Coulter Street and I-40 (North I-40 Frontage Road and westbound)
  • Tascosa/Gem Lake Road and Amarillo Boulevard (northbound)
  • North Pierce Street and Amarillo Boulevard (westbound)
  • South Taylor Street and Southeast 10th Avenue (southbound)

In addition to the improvements and additions, red light cameras will be removed from:

  • Coulter Street and Elmhurst Road (one northbound and one southbound)
  • Pierce Street and 11th Avenue (southbound)
  • Amarillo Boulevard and Fillmore Street (westbound)

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, these three intersections recorded a total of four traffic collisions from July of 2016 through the end of June 2017, with one resulting fatality.

The additions bring the total number of red light cameras active in Amarillo from nine to 12.

According to the city’s Public Works Department, a 2017 study showed that there had been an almost 30 percent decrease in intersection-related fatal crashes in Amarillo since the cameras were first installed in 2008.

Additional information on the new camera installations and the Red Light Camera Improvement Project can be found by calling the City of Amarillo’s Communications Manager Dave Henry at (806) 378-5219.

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