PennDOT Video Coming to East High at Rupert Road

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Not too long from now, while you’re waiting for the traffic light to change at the intersection of East High Street and Rupert Road, look up through your windshield and smile. You’ll be on candid camera.

A “cooperative memorandum of agreement” between Lower Pottsgrove and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to install closed-circuit television cameras at the intersection of East High and Rupert was approved Thursday (Oct. 22, 2020) by the township Board of Commissioners during its second meeting of the month at Sunnybrook Ballroom.

The cameras will provide live, real-time video images to be monitored only by PennDOT at its District 6 offices in King of Prussia, township Manager Ed Wagner explained. They’re expected to be used primarily to monitor traffic patterns and other transportation-related information for use in determining future highway improvements, he added.

The agreement was reviewed in advance by township Solicitor Charles Garner Jr., who said he was satisfied with its content. He noted that PennDOT was paying for the equipment, its installation, and maintenance, and the township would bear no costs. An installation date was not mentioned. The agreement has a two-year duration, but can be extended for an optional third year with both parties’ assent.

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