The city of Kissimmee recently concluded its pavement management plan with revenue generated by its red-light camera program.
While the red-light camera program was implemented to change driver behavior and reduce violations; any revenue generated was committed to repaving and resurfacing streets and making transportation improvements. By investing red-light camera revenue, the city was able to spend more than $2 million to accomplish its pavement management plan with little use of traditional funding dollars. This allowed the city to use its traditional funds for additional transportation improvements.
After receiving direction from the City Commission on Jan. 8, 2013, the Public Works and Engineering Department started working on the pavement management plan and used micro-surfacing and mill and overlay as some of the methods to maintain, repair and refinish roads in the city.
The red-light camera program started in 2012 with 16 approaches at eight intersections, and currently has a total of 19 approaches at 10 intersections.
All revenue from the red-light camera program remains dedicated to transportation improvements only, city officials said.
The Public Works and Engineering Department is currently evaluating roadways to be included in a new pavement management plan in attempts to make streets safer for drivers and pedestrians while maintaining and extending the life of the city’s road infrastructure network.
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