Cameras to target work zone speeders

It’s taken several years, but state lawmakers have agreed to install speed cameras in highway work zones throughout Pennsylvania on an experimental basis.

The state Senate on Tuesday voted 47-1 to concur with the changes made to Senate Bill 172 by the state House of Representa­tives. The vote sends the bill to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk, where he has said he will sign it into law.

The measure authorizes the creation of a five-year pilot program to employ automated speed enforcement system cameras in highway work zones. The cameras to be installed will be operated by a vendor to be contracted by PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.