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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Improvements planned for Seventh Street intersections

'Vehicle image detection'?

Plainfield's West 7th Street corridor is slated for $785,000 in improvements at three intersections through a grant announced by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders at its meeting this past Thursday.

The grant, from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, is for improvements at the intersections of West 7th with Central, Plainfield and Grant Avenues.

Included will be new 12" LED traffic signals, poles and mast arms; controllers and cabinets with battery back-up power, as well as mounted street name signs, vehicle image detection, LED pedestrian countdown signals and push button crossing controls. The end result will appear much like the upgraded intersection of Park Avenue and Seventh Street, done in recent years.

The Central Avenue intersection may also expect to get ADA-compliant handicapped corner cuts with rubberized detectable warning mats and storm water grate upgrades. The mats are already in place at Plainfield and Grant Avenues.

Vehicle image detection? Sounds like a fancy way of saying red light cams, to me.

Get ready!

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

the cameras replace the vehicle detection loops that are put into the pavement... less wear and tear and less maintenance required to constantly replace the loops due to damage ( snow plows etc over time )

Anonymous said...

there will be no red light cameras
thay control three different timing plans

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