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Aurora traffic control system designed to coordinate signals, keep cars moving

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Crews install traffic signals with monitoring cameras at Lincoln and New York streets in Aurora. The cameras will feed into a new traffic control center in city hall.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

New traffic signals at Galena and Broadway feature monitoring cameras that will feed into a new traffic control center in city hall.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

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New traffic signals like this one being installed in Aurora include traffic monitoring cameras and control boxes that allow city staff to change the signal remotely from a traffic control center in city hall.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

City traffic engineer Eric Gallt is one of two main operators of the new traffic control center in Aurora.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

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It turns out traffic engineers hate red lights just as much as regular drivers do. In Aurora, those engineers now have a chance to do something about it. A new system that began going online in September allows crews to monitor congestion at certain intersections and change traffic signals to help keep cars moving.
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    • Crews install traffic signals with monitoring cameras at Lincoln and New York streets in Aurora. The cameras will feed into a new traffic control center in city hall.
    • New traffic signals at Galena and Broadway feature monitoring cameras that will feed into a new traffic control center in city hall.
    • New traffic signals like this one being installed in Aurora include traffic monitoring cameras and control boxes that allow city staff to change the signal remotely from a traffic control center in city hall.
    • City traffic engineer Eric Gallt is one of two main operators of the new traffic control center in Aurora.
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