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Suffolk gov't: Red-light cameras stalled again

Suffolk Public works officials have revised the estimated arrival time for all of the county’s red light camera intersections — again.
Gilbert Anderson, public works commissioner, now says all 60 intersections may not be complete until February, 2011. Two weeks ago he forecast all the signs would be in place by July 1.
Last fall the department told county lawmakers that devices would begin going up as early as this past January, but the department did not even open bids for installation until April 1. The delay had caused budget officals to cut the revenue estimates by $2 million to only $4 million this year.
Anderson now says the department expects to have 10 red light cameras in place by Memorial Day, and five to 10 more each month thereafter. However, he said all the lights could be up as early as September because the contractor is “looking to make money” and believes the current revenue estimates will hold.

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