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Funds approved for Lawrenceville traffic cameras

LAWRENCEVILLE - The county's advanced transportation management system is set to become slightly more advanced.

On Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners approved an almost $765,000 contract to be funded by 2001 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax dollars for the installation of additional fiber optic cables and cameras along Georgia Highway 120 in Lawrenceville. Working together, the cable and cameras will provide real-time traffic information to the recently opened traffic control center operators so that they can adjust signal timings based on actual conditions. The goal is to help traffic flow smoothly.

The system will be installed on Duluth Highway/Ga. Highway 120 from Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road to Langley Drive and on Ga. Highway 8/West Pike Street from Culver Street to Jackson Street.

In other transportation news, the Board also approved an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Evermore Community Improvement District. With the CID and federal grant funds picking up the $762,241 tab, the intersection at Old Highway 78 and Walton Court will be realigned.