New red light camera intersections coming to Amarillo
Amarillo, Texas —
Drivers will soon see changes to red light camera intersections in Amarillo. The city council approved seven new locations for the cameras Tuesday. They include:
- Taylor & 10th (WB)
- Grand & I40 (NFR WB)
- Buchanan & 3rd (WB)
- Grand & I40 (NFR SB)
- Pierce & Amarillo Blvd (SB)
- Bell & Plains (NB)
- Georgia & 26th (NB)
Those cameras will be functional in June.
The city is still deciding if drivers will get a grace period for tickets at the new red light camera intersections.
"Originally back in 2009 there was a 30 day grace period, but I'm not sure if that will happen with these or not,” said Michael Padilla, the City of Amarillo’s transportation superintendent. “That will be a decision we'll have to discuss and see if we allow that or not."
Cameras will also be removed from four current intersections. Cameras will be taken down at:
- Coulter & Elmhurst (NB & SB)
- Pierce &11th (SB)
- Amarillo Blvd. & Fillmore (WB)
Five current red light camera intersections will remain at:
- S. Ross St. & E I40 (SFR)
- W I40 (NFR) & Coulter St.
- Amarillo Blvd & Tascosa Rd/Gem Lake
- Amarillo Blvd & N. Pierce St.
- S. Taylor St. & S.E. 10th Ave.
Amarillo will now have a total of 12 red light camera intersections.