They still need to finalize funding, but Hamilton is proceeding with a 10-million dollar plan to set up cameras at every intersection in the city to try an improve traffic flow.
Traffic Operations Manager Martin White says says the cameras can “detect” vehicles approaching an intersection and automatically adjust signal timings.
But if there’s an accident or road closure, White says city employees would be able to make signal changes “on the fly” to try and keep the traffic flowing.
Construction of a 350-thousand dollar command centre at Upper Ottawa and Stone Church is expected to begin soon.
But city council will need to approve funding for the installation of the cameras at intersections across the city.