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Cedar Rapids traffic cameras closer to reality

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Anyone driving in Cedar Rapids beware, the traffic enforcement cameras are another step closer to becoming reality.

The Cedar Rapids Police Department says that crews have begun installing poles and equipment for three of the eleven cameras.

Crews are currently installing the cameras at 1st Ave & 10th St. E EB/WB, 2nd Ave. & 10th St. SE NB and 2nd Ave. & 6th St. SW NB/WB.

The other cameras will be at the following locations:

- 1st Ave & L St. W EB/WB
- 2nd Ave. & 3rd St. SW NB
- Center Point Rd. NE & Collins Rd. Ramp (North) NB
- Williams Blvd.& 16th Ave. W EB/WB
- Edgewood Rd. & 42nd St. NE NB/SB
- I-380 Fixed Point NB
- I-380 Fixed Point SB

The eleventh camera will be a mobile photo radar vehicle.

Sergeant Cristy Hamblin says they hope to have all the cameras up in January and have them turned on by the middle or end of January.

There will then be a 30-day grace period, but they could start giving out tickets by mid to late February.

Hamblin does say that the timing of all this could change if the weather decides not to cooperate with crews installing the cameras.

All of the cameras will catch red light runners and speeders with the exception of the two on I-380.  Those two will only catch speeders.

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