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Traffic Signals Upgraded At Three Intersections




A worker from U.S. Utility, Perrysburg, installs a traffic-detecting video camera at the intersection of North Defiance and Holland streets, Friday, Jan. 4. The cameras replace old-style loop detectors.– photo by Mary Huber

A worker from U.S. Utility, Perrysburg, installs a traffic-detecting video camera at the intersection of North Defiance and Holland streets, Friday, Jan. 4. The cameras replace old-style loop detectors.– photo by Mary Huber

A contractor recently finished upgrading the traffic signals at three intersections.

Dennis Howell, village administrator, said Tuesday the video cameras installed on traffic signals at the intersectionsofNorthDefiance and Holland streets, North Defiance and Stryker streets, and Stryker and Franklin streets are operating.

Howell said there have been no complaints about the new video detectors.

They are similar to traffic-detecting cameras at the intersections of South Defiance Street-Lafayette Street-West Barre Road, and East Lutz Road-Clyde’s Way-Co. Rd. 22 last year.

The cameras, working with a computer, detect a waiting vehicle and change the signal lights.

The video detection system replaces loop-style detectors, which were wire embedded in the pavement. Loop detectors would fail on occasion, and whenever the street was repaved, they would need to be replaced.

Council approved a contract with U.S. Utility, Perrysburg, for $32,670.40 to install the new cameras.


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