Gloucester County receives funding to replace traffic detection cameras

The project is set to being in the summer of 2019 following federal authorizations.

Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Heather Simmons announced the county has been approved for a $1.7 million grant by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission using the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP — STU) funds to replace aging video cameras at traffic signals throughout the county. STBGP — STU is the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program and Urban Allocated Surface Transportation Program federal funds.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “This is a significant grant that will enable the county to upgrade its traffic detection cameras at many intersections. These cameras help us to make intersections safer through a variety of functions, including detection for vehicles in thru lanes and turn lanes at intersections.”

Freeholder Heather Simmons said, “This upgrade will enable traffic signal controllers to function more efficiently. The cameras that are currently in use were installed in 2005 and can no longer be repaired. This project will replace all of the aging camera units.

Simmons, liaison to the Public Works Department, said that the funding would provide for traffic signal camera video detection upgrades at approximately 120 intersections throughout the county. The cameras do not record traffic.

The project will begin in summer of 2019 after all federal authorizations are granted.