O’Connell is a full service electrical contractor serving New York State and surrounding regions of the northeast. We maintain fully staffed offices in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse as well as a satellite office in Albany.
As the nation's 53rd largest electrical contractor, O'Connell covers every major service segment of the industry. We provide comprehensive design-build, construction, service, maintenance, and emergency response services. With more than 100 years of electrical construction experience under our belts, you can be assured we have the capability and know-how to complete your project at budget and on schedule.
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“Run a Red Light? Expect a Photo Finish.” That was the title of a campaign launched by the City of Rochester in advance of installing red light enforcement cameras across 50 intersections. The initiative was implemented to help decrease the number of red light running accidents as well as generate additional revenue for the City. The program required State Senate legislative approval along with the Governor’s signature to be adopted. Rochester was the first municipality in Upstate New York to implement such a program. The City partnered with Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., an industry leader with 20 years experience building, operating, and managing digital red light and speed enforcement systems. Redflex holds contracts with over 250 cities across the U.S. as well as numerous statewide programs.
O’Connell was hired to implement the red light enforcement system throughout the City of Rochester, contracting directly with Redflex for the work at each of the 50 intersections. Our in-depth familiarity with the city municipality and understanding of New York State DOT protocols helped us secure the project, along with our competitive price. Contributing factors also included our extensive roadway, traffic signal, and street lighting experience, knowledge of Intelligent Transportation Systems, and our Closed-circuit Television, audiovisual, and data expertise. Each installation involved mounting of the Redflex detection devices to existing structures or installing proprietary pole systems to carry them. Positioning of the equipment needed to be exact to ensure optimum functionality of each install. In addition to the cameras and strobes, pavement cuts were made for installing in-pavement vehicle sensors at each intersection as well as excavation and trenching to bring in power, lay conduit, and pour foundations for the dedicated support structures.
Initial data confirms that traffic related accidents across all intersections are down.