MEDFORD, Ore. — New cameras designed to improve traffic flow along Highway 62 have officially gone online this week.
Those cameras were placed at every intersection between Coker Butte Road and Highway 238. The devices can sense when traffic is starting to build up in one direction and can adjust signals to keep traffic moving.
The cameras have spent the past month gathering traffic data and will start affecting the timing of signals to cut down on wait times at red lights. Drivers said some of the worst areas are near the intersection at Delta Waters Road.
The cameras were installed by Medford Public Works, and were paid for through a $300,000 federal grant. The cameras will only be used for traffic purposes, and will not be used for photo enforcement.