Construction zones are common here in Western New York and across the entire state of New York. Roadwork is often needed to repair weathering roadways, especially after harsh winters. The New York State Thruway often has construction at any point of the year.

Speeders have often been a problem for work zones and even when workers are doing maintenance, cars still drive by going to fast than the posted work zone speed limit.

New York State could soon be ticketing drivers through automated cameras.

The New York State Thruway Authority will be holding a public meeting on October 6th, per WKBW.

The meeting will be about the possible implementation of automated speed violation cameras at New York State Thruway construction zones. There's no timeline on when these cameras would be installed, if that decision is ultimately made.

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Most drivers in Western New York have recently driven through the construction taking place at the 90-219 split. I often see vehicles driving over the 45 mph speed limit. If it's 2 or 3 mph the speed limit, that's one thing, but living near that construction zone, I have often seen cars zooming by going 15-20 mph over the work zone speed limit in West Seneca.

Would these cameras be the same system as the Buffalo school zone cameras? Those didn't last long after a long list of complaints and lawsuits, but this would likely be used on a statewide level. If so, it would be impossible to escape a ticket if you're speeding through a work zone along the thruway.

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