DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) - After more than a year, the City of Des Moines will soon turn on speed cameras along Interstate 235.
Back in March of 2017, the Iowa Department of Transportation ordered Des Moines and other cities to turn off the interstate cameras.
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled this April the DOT did not have the authority to do that.
"After much discussion, and data analysis, the City of Des Moines has made the decision to "turn on" the I-235 ATE speed radar camera at 12:01 a.m., 25 June 2018. At that time, vehicles traveling at 71 mph or greater, in the 60 mph speed zone, will be issued citations. The fines remain the same; $65.00 for speed violations 1-15 mph over the posted speed limit, $75.00 for speed violations 16-20 mph over the posted speed limit, $80.00, plus $2 for every mph 21 mph over the posted speed limit."
The City of Cedar Rapids says it is trying to coordinate with other cities that have speed cameras before turning the I-380 cameras back on. City officials say the hope is to self-regulate with standard policies in the wake of efforts from the Iowa DOT and Iowa legislature to heavily regulate or even ban the use of cameras.
The I-380 cameras in Cedar Rapids issue by far more than any other of the city's traffic cameras.