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Garden Grove opens new traffic center today

13 Mar

Article Tab: A new $3.5 million traffic center that monitors intersections and other spots in Garden Grove opened Tuesday. The Traffic Management Center features a new fiber-optic based system that controls 37 closed-circuit cameras located at major street intersections and points of interest in the city.GARDEN GROVE — A new $3.5 million traffic center that monitors intersections and other spots throughout the city using closed-circuit cameras debuts Tuesday, and the public is invited to check it out in an open house until 5:30 p.m.

The Traffic Management Center features a new fiber-optic based system that controls 37 closed-circuit cameras located at major street intersections and points of interest in the city.

“It employs cutting-edge software to monitor interconnected traffic signals in real time,” according to the city’s website.

The new traffic monitoring camera system replaces a 12-camera, analog system “that brought distinction and modern innovation to Garden Grove in the early 2000s,” officials wrote on the city’s website.

The center is the second of a two-phase project funded by a $6 million grant.

Located in the engineering section of the first-floor City Hall lobby, 11222 Acacia Parkway, the center is visible to the public through a wide glass opening.

It will be dedicated and named after the city’s former traffic engineer, George L. Allen, who was considered the driving force behind the original Traffic Management Center.

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