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Lexington commuters now able to watch live traffic cameras online

This is what the new traffic camera system’s footage looks like online.
This is what the new traffic camera system’s footage looks like online.

A new traffic camera system in Lexington went live Thursday, allowing commuters to take a look at traffic conditions online.

The high-definition cameras are placed at 79 heavy-traffic intersections around the city, and anyone can see the live footage at lexingtonky.gov/traffic. More traffic cameras will be added to other intersections as the network connecting the cameras expands.

The project cost about $170,000 and used existing traffic camera infrastructure.

“This is a big step forward that will become more and more important to citizens as our city continues to grow,” Mayor Jim Gray said in a news release. “This system will put traffic information at your fingertips, available in the car and beyond. It will make traveling around town more convenient and safer.”

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