The Oak Ridge City Council on Monday will consider extending a controversial traffic camera contract for two years, or ending it.
The Council postponed a vote earlier this month. It will now be considered during a special 7 p.m. meeting on Monday.
The current five-year contract with Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. of Arizona expires April 21. If it’s not extended, the city staff has asked Council to consider installing a traffic signal in front of the Oak Ridge High School on Oak Ridge Turnpike.
The high school stoplight would have to be approved by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. It could cost $150,000 to $200,000 and take nine months to install. [Read more…]