Killeen officials hope a new traffic monitoring system will help cut the time drivers spend waiting at some of the city’s busiest intersections.

The City Council recently voted in favor of purchasing a $119,000 monitoring system that could be operational by early February. With the assistance of the new system, officials with the transpiration department will be able to monitor traffic in real-time with cameras capable of panning and rotating at 360 degrees, allowing staff to make adjustments that will help traffic flow more smoothly.

The monitoring system will be housed in the city’s new transportation facility. Cameras are already located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and State Highway 195, U.S. Highway 190 and W.S. Young Drive and U.S. Highway 190 and Trimmier Road, and there are plans for installing additional cameras along State Highway 195, W.S. Young Drive, Trimmier Road and Bunny Trail.