More than a dozen red light cameras will soon be operating in Waterloo.

The city is installing 13 automated devices at seven different locations, where high incidences of serious crashes are common due to drivers violating red light signals. The cameras will be turned on when once they've all been installed, city officials said. The target date for activation is Friday (Nov. 23, 2018).

The state-of-the-art system is designed to encourage safe driving habits. Each unit captures a high-resolution image and video of vehicles violating the signals.

The cameras are being placed at the following intersections in Waterloo:

  • Northbound Northbound Washington Street at West 6th Street
  • Southbound Washington Street at West 6th Street
  • Northbound Washington Street at West 11th Street
  • Southbound Washington Street at West 11th Street
  • Eastbound Williston Ave. at Baltimore Street
  • Northbound Broadway Street at Parker Street
  • Southbound Broadway Street at Parker Street
  • Eastbound San Marnan Drive at Shoppers Boulevard
  • Westbound San Marnan Drive at Shoppers Boulevard
  • Eastbound Ridgeway Avenue at U.S. Highway 63/Sergeant Road
  • Northbound U.S. Highway 63/Sergeant Road at Ridgeway Avenue
  • Southbound U.S. Highway 218/La Porte Road at Shaulis Road
  • Northbound U.S. Highway 218/La Porte Road at Shaulis Road

According to city officials, Waterloo police used crash statistics to determine where the location of each camera.

The Waterloo City Council approved the use of traffic cameras on Aug. 7, 2017, after three readings and public input.