Speed cameras coming to Beltway at Liberty
Drivers who take liberties with the speed limit on the Beltway at Liberty Road could soon find themselves on camera -- and on the hook for a $40 fine.
The State Highway Administration plans to make the work zone set up for the replacement of the Liberty Road bridge over the Beltway the fourth the be monitored with speed cameras under the law passed last year authorizing statewide video enforcement. Signs have already been posted warning drivers of the plan, but the speed cameras will not be activated until June 24, said State Highway Administration spokeswoman Lora Rakowski.
The three work zones where cameras are now being used are the Intercounty Connector interchange on Interstate 95, the Beltway at Charles Street and the I-95 section to the north and east of Baltimore where the state is building express toll lanes.
So far, the state's practice has been to use the cameras only at long-term projects. The Liberty Road bridge project is expected to continue until late 2012.