LODDs spur Va. town to get emergency traffic light controls
The Opticom Public Safety Traffic Pre-emption System will be installed on traffic signals at 22 intersections in the town
By Janelle Rucker
The Roanoke Times
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. — By June, the town's public safety employees will have a system to control traffic when they're on their way to an emergency, like the late fire chief and vice mayor Posey Dillon once envisioned.
The town council approved $270,000 in contracts Monday night to install the Opticom Public Safety Traffic Pre-emption System on traffic signals at 22 intersections in the town.