DC-295 speed cameras are gone
The DC-295 work zone speed cameras are gone.
The mobile camera units, which had been stationed near the new Eastern Avenue Bridge in July to help protect workers from speeding vehicles, were taken away last week, D.C. Assistant Police Chief Patrick Burke said.
The District Department of Transportation said the cameras were removed either Thursday or Friday. The Washington Post ran an article about their usage on Friday.
Nearly 15,000 speeding tickets were generated by cameras in the work zone, near the Maryland border, between mid-August, when ticketing began after a monthlong grace period, and the end of October, according to police statistics. Most construction work on the bridge ended in October and construction reports that month showed work was expected to be wrapped up entirely by Oct. 19.
DDOT officials said they still had signage in the area and work left to perform in November. Several drivers are contesting their speeding tickets in court, arguing that the speed cameras were left up too long after the lion's share of construction ended, according to a spokesman for AAA Mid-Atlantic.
Graphic: D.C. speed cameras
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