ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Drivers in Round Rock will soon notice new cameras going up at some of the city’s busiest intersections. It’s all part of an effort to keep a close eye on traffic in the growing city.
If you’ve traveled near RR 620 and Interstate 35, you may have noticed a little white camera with a dome device attached to a utility pole along the frontage road. That’s a traffic camera, it’s takes pictures of the intersection. For now, it is the only camera in Round Rock; by the end of October, there will be a dozen more.
The ‘point-tilt-zoom’ cameras will be installed at different intersections along some of Round Rock’s busiest roadways, such as AW Grimes, Highway 79, University Blvd, Gattis School Rd, RR620 and Interstate 35. Each camera costs about $2,000 each.
The cameras will help the small team of technicians watch over a growing number of intersections in Round Rock. The city’s long term goal is to make this technology available to citizens and visitors to Round Rock through an iPhone app.