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Traffic cameras coming to downtown intersections

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Intersections around downtown Chattanooga are getting smarter.

City Transportation Director Blythe Bailey wants to make your commute easier by installing cameras at 80 intersections.

“These are closed circuit cameras that help us understand traffic at each of our intersections,” Bailey said.

The cameras won't monitor speed, but traffic instead.

“We can make tweaks to the timing of our green and red lights to get people through the signal quicker,” he added.

Bailey says his team can make those changes from their office which will also save your taxpayer dollars.

“In the past, if there was something that had to be dealt with, we would have to send an electrician out with a bucket truck to physically look at the situation,” he said.

It's all being paid for through federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funds.

Bailey says the system should be up and running this summer.

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