NAPERVILLE, Ill. (CBS) — Effective later Tuesday, the red light cameras in Naperville will be taken offline permanently.
As CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl reports, the City of Naperville will pull the plug on the cameras after three years in operation. They are located at the intersections of Route 59 with North Aurora and Diehl roads, and the junction of Ogden and Aurora avenues.
The Naperville City Council voted in November to end its red light camera contract early and do away with the cameras, the Chicago Tribune reported at the time
The council was deadlocked 4-4 on whether to renew the contract, and since there was no majority, the contract was left to expire, the newspaper reported.
The city already had planned to turn off the two red light cameras on Route 59 when a road construction and widening project begins later this year. But officials concluded that the third planned camera on Ogden Avenue would not have paid for itself through ticket revenues, the Tribune reported.
City Manager Doug Krieger says terminating the contract will cost the city $261,000 a year, the Tribune reported.
By the by, the absence of red light cameras does not mean motorists can expect lax enforcement at the intersections where they stood. Police officers will be enforcing speed and red light laws, and will be parked nearby.