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SFS, CE to evaluate environmental impact with traffic cameras

Alan Blackington, traffic data analyst for Accurate Counts of North Reading, Mass., checks a traffic monitoring camera transmission by his phone at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Sept. 15. The cameras will allow 66th Civil Engineering Division officials to perform an environmental impact assessment of traffic across the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Maki)

Alan Blackington, traffic data analyst for Accurate Counts of North Reading, Mass., checks a traffic monitoring camera transmission by his phone at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Sept. 15. The cameras will allow 66th Civil Engineering Division officials to perform an environmental impact assessment of traffic across the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Maki)

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Officials from the 66th Security Forces Squadron and 66th Civil Engineering Division are installing traffic cameras across the base from Sept. 15 to 18.

The temporary cameras will be installed at major intersections across Hanscom as part of an environmental assessment on traffic patterns. The cameras are non-live stream, and all footage will be for official purposes only.

“Our goal is to view things from an infrastructure perspective and ensure things are working the most efficient way possible,” said Taylor O’Brien, 66 CED environmental engineer.

The cameras will be mounted to poles near the intersection and secured by rubber tubes that will be placed across the lanes.

Officials said the installment process should have minimal impact to traffic patterns and routes.