Photo by Steve Fuller

New eyes in the sky to improve city’s traffic flow



Photo by Steve Fuller
It’s a bell! It’s a lamp! It’s a … traffic camera! Housed in the bell-shaped device suspended from the tall pole mounted to the traffic light mast arm is a camera that helps control the flow of traffic at two of the city’s busiest intersections. Here, a truck passes underneath the camera at the entrance to the Ellsworth Shopping Center on High Street.

ELLSWORTH — Tired, troublesome traffic sensor loops at two of the city’s busiest intersections have been replaced with unusual-looking cameras in an effort to improve the flow of traffic.

The cameras are located at the traffic light at the entrance to the Ellsworth Shopping Center on High Street (home to Shaw’s and Renys, among other stores) and at the intersection of Downeast Highway and Myrick Street.

The cameras are installed in a bell-shaped cover and are designed to have a 360-degree view of the intersection and be protected from the elements.

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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