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I-380 speed cameras in Cedar Rapids to be removed, moved

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An example of the I-380 speed camera and the photos it takes. An example of the I-380 speed camera and the photos it takes.
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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Out of four speed cameras and three red-light cameras within the Cedar Rapids city limits, two of them must be moved and three of them must be removed or disabled altogether, according to a report released Tuesday.

The Iowa Department of Transportation is mandating that the City of Cedar Rapids completely remove one northbound and one southbound I-380 speed cameras by April 17, according to a report released Tuesday morning.

The DOT said those two I-380 cameras, which are fixed speed cameras located in the northbound lanes near J Avenue and southbound lanes near the 1st Avenue ramp, should be removed because they are "beyond most of the area of concern."

The DOT said the area of concern for Cedar Rapids along I-380 was near the S curve.

In addition, the other two fixed speed cameras along I-380 -- northbound near Diagonal Drive and southbound near J Avenue -- should both be moved to be at least 1,000 feet away from a speed reduction sign.

One red light camera that also detected speed, located at 1st Avenue and 10th Street East, must also have its speed detection disabled in order to comply with the 1,000-foot rule.

The DOT's ruling only impacts cameras along roadways controlled by the DOT. Other speed and red-light cameras within the City of Cedar Rapids are not affected by this report.

The City of Cedar Rapids has the option to appeal the DOT's ruling within 30 days.

The full report can be found here: http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/kwwl/Documents/cameras.pdf

Cedar Rapids wasn't being picked on -- other cities in Iowa have also been ordered to remove their cameras:

- In Muscatine, they must remove 1 of 4 sets of speed/red light cameras

- In Council Bluffs, they must remove 1 of 8 sets of red light cameras

- In Des Moines, they must remove the only set of speed cameras on I-235

- In Davenport they must remove 1 of 4 sets of red light/speed cameras

- In Sioux City, they must remove 1 of 4 sets of red light cameras. They must also discontinue the use of the 2 mobile speed cameras they use on I-29

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