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Albuquerque eyes security cameras on Route 66 crime area

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The city of Albuquerque is considering adding security cameras and more lights to a section of the historic Route 66.

KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports ( Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said this week the plan would help police in a high crime area.

Officials say the security cameras to change direction and Albuquerque police can pull up a live feed of areas if needed.

Officials don’t know how many cameras would be needed nor do they know the cost yet.

City council could approve the final phase of the street light project at the beginning of next year.

Albuquerque is home to the largest urban stretch of Route 66.

Decommissioned as a U.S. highway in 1985, Route 66 goes through eight states.