Real-Time Traffic Cameras Now Available to Public
The NH Department of Transportation has partnered with a Virginia company to provide real-time viewing access to its highway cameras.
The NH Department of Transportation announces a new public-private partnership between the NHDOT’s Transportation Management Center and TrafficLand, a Virginia-based company, to provide real-time viewing access to the NHDOT’s highway cameras.
The public can now go to www.Trafficland.com to view traffic and road conditions using NHDOT cameras in 10 regions of the state, including Interstate 93 in Salem and Bow, Interstate 293 in Manchester and Interstate 95 in Portsmouth.
The camera locations are tied to interactive Google maps, which display travel speeds over the road corridors as color-coded lines, so the viewers can quickly determine where a traffic slow down may be occurring, and bring up real-time video from nearby cameras to confirm travel conditions. Green equals normal speeds, yellow indicates that there are slow downs occurring, and red can mean t there is slowed or stopped traffic. The ability to see several cameras along a corridor will now give traveler real-time views of what is happening on particular roadways, allowing them to plan their travel routes and times accordingly.
The TrafficLand collaborative partnership is part of the NHDOT’s ongoing efforts to bring real time traveler information to the public.
“We are very pleased to have this opportunity to work with NHDOT and to help the citizens of New Hampshire make more informed travel decisions” said TrafficLand Founder and President Lawrence Nelson. “Our DOT partners recognize the importance of reliable access to real time traffic video, particularly during extreme weather and other emergency events.”
Submitted by William Boynton, New Hampshire Department of Transportation.