Texas: Jersey Village to reinstall 11 red-light cameras as state leaders consider ban

Red-light cameras are coming back to Jersey Village.

The Jersey Village City Council unanimously voted at a Nov. 19 meeting to proceed with the reinstallation of red-light cameras at 11 locations along Hwy. 290. The cameras were installed between 2008 and 2011, but were removed in 2013 at the direction of the Texas Department of Transportation to facilitate work on a Hwy. 290 widening project.

The council’s vote took place after the city hired the engineering firm REDS LLC in August to evaluate the usefulness and placement of the cameras, Jersey Village Police Chief Eric Foerster said.

“We re-engineered all of the intersections,” Foerster said at the November meeting. “The sight lines have changed; the road surface has changed. At each and every intersection, [the engineers]came back and said it would be a benefit to have red-light cameras.”