Stop lights gone at Lafayette intersection; cameras remain

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – An intersection in Lafayette no longer has stop lights, but the city is reinstalling surveillance cameras.

Earlier this summer, News18 reported about a traffic study in downtown Lafayette to determine if stop lights are necessary at the intersection of Main and Sixth Streets. The city made the intersection a four-way stop to study how traffic flows.

Thursday, the city removed the stop lights. But by the request of the Lafayette Police Department, the cameras will remain.

Lafayette Information Technology Director Andy Milam said the cameras are back up so police can monitor large downtown events.

“We have several great events happening downtown with lots of people. Lafayette police wanted the ability to — not so much actively monitor those, but more after the fact. If something were to happen, they can pull up the recording and see what took place,” said Milam.

Along with the video cameras, Wi-Fi transmitters were placed on the poles giving free internet access to anyone on Main Street.

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