Newest speed camera area is on I-70

Automated enforcement planned for Frederick work zone

April 26, 2011

The State Highway Administration will deploy work zone speed cameras along Interstate 70 around Frederick as part of a $40 million project of safety improvements in that corridor.

According to the agency, the cameras will be deployed Monday but will issue warnings only for 21 days. As of May 23, the cameras will issue citations for vehicles going 12 mph or more above the 55-mph speed limit.

The I-70 corridor project includes two new bridges over South Street, improved ramp access from that street and Monocacy Boulevard, new merge lanes and a new railroad crossing in the area.

The speed camera zone would be the sixth instituted under the SHA's Maryland SafeZones program, which uses cameras and laser technology to enforce speed limits in long-term work zones. Other zones where cameras have been deployed include bridge replacement projects on the Beltway at Charles Street and Liberty Road; the Intercounty Connector project along Interstate 95 near Beltsville; Maryland 295 south of Baltimore, and the Express Toll Lane project on I-95 northeast of Baltimore.

The Frederick project is expected to be completed in summer 2013.

Michael Dresser

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