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Two speed cameras in Derby are being moved to new locations.
The fixed cameras that are currently in Spondon and Chaddesden will be moved next week by contractors.
The work will be carried out between Tuesday, September 19 and Friday, September 22, as speed cameras across the city and county are being upgraded with the new technology.
Derby City Council says the technology “provides a more efficient camera management process by removing the need for film replacement and maintenance, allowing the police to reassign staff resource to other policing matters”.
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A review of the city sites has confirmed it is necessary to move the camera in Nottingham Road, Spondon, near Anglers’ Lane, by approximately 35 metres.
And the fixed camera currently outside 590 Nottingham Road, in Chaddesden, will be moved 250 metres along the road to a new site opposite Cleveland Avenue.
A spokesman said: “The moves are necessary due to the new technology being rear-facing, so need to be moved to avoid hills or corners so that check marks on the road can be properly aligned.
“Both camera sites have been surveyed and are the most feasible in terms of road layout, footway space, low resident impact and power availability, and will continue to provide an important road safety benefit by helping to manage speed along a busy route through Spondon and Chaddesden.
“The works will begin during the off peak period on Tuesday, September 19, and the cost of these upgrades is covered by the Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership.”