Las Cruces traffic signals get backup power

April 8, 2013 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Battery backup units have been installed at 23 key traffic signals in Las Cruces, providing an alternate power source to keep the [auth] lights on during outages.

The Las Cruces Sun-News ( ) reports that the southern New Mexico city also is installing emergency pre-emption systems at 10 additional intersections in the city.

Those systems allow fire trucks to hold a green light signal while responding to fires or other emergencies.

The $218,000 to pay for the improvements came from a city traffic fund that gets its money from collections on citations generated by red-light enforcement cameras.

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