Cameras focus on roads

21:05, Sep 02 2010

North Shore City Council is switching on live cameras at key intersections for traffic management purposes.

Council group manager transport infrastructure Alan Wallace says closed circuit television cameras will be in use this week at four of the Shore's busiest intersections.

They are Lake Rd and Williamson Ave, Northcote and Sunnybrae roads, Onewa Rd and Birkenhead Ave, and Oteha Valley and East Coast roads.

Mr Wallace says the cameras will assist the new traffic operations centre at the Smales Farm Technology and Office Park in Takapuna.

The centre is a joint venture between the council, New Zealand Transport Agency and other Auckland local authorities.

He says information is relayed to the centre and used to manage traffic flows and inform motorists of major delays via electronic message boards.

The cost of installing each camera as provided for in the annual plan is $10,000 to $15,000, Mr Wallace says.

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