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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: More Seattle Traffic Cameras are Now on Line

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5/24/2010  4:15:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


More Seattle Traffic Cameras are Now on Line

SEATTLE—This month the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has made “real time” views from 38 new traffic cameras around the city available on the Internet to detect congestion and collisions and to monitor traffic and road conditions (see the list of locations below). The public is using information from the cameras to help make travel decisions, and SDOT traffic engineers are using the information to identify locations where they can make changes to improve traffic flow.

There are also eight new electronic “Dynamic Message Signs” (“DMS”) (locations also listed below) now operating on major arterials, providing travel alerts to people already on the road.

By the end of August, SDOT will add a few more cameras and six DMS signs. In addition, by the end of the year WSDOT will add six traffic cameras and six DMS signs that SDOT will own and operate, on State Route 99.

The views from the SDOT traffic cameras, as well as WSDOT cameras located within the city of Seattle, are available on the Travelers Map on SDOT’s website, http://web5.seattle.gov/travelers/ The Travelers site also indicates the level of congestion on major arterial streets and Seattle area state highways, and provides information on special events and construction likely to have significant impacts on traffic.  A total of 19.7 million ‘hits” (visits) were made to the Travelers website in 2009, evidence of its importance as source of travel information.

New Traffic Cameras Available on Travelers Map

Northwest Seattle

  • 15th Avenue NW and NW 85th Street
  • 15th Avenue NW and NW 65th Street (east-west)
  • 15th Avenue NW and NW Leary Way
  • 15th Avenue NW and NW Market Street (east-west)
  • 15th Avenue NW and NW Market Street (north-south)
  • 16th Avenue NW and NW 65th Street (north-south)

Northeast

  • 15th Avenue NE and NE 75th Street
  • 25th Avenue NE and NE 65th Street
  • Roosevelt Way NE and NE 75th Street

Fremont

  • Evanston Avenue N and N 36th Street
  • Fremont Avenue N and N 36th Street

Queen Anne/Magnolia

  • Queen Anne Avenue N and N Mercer Street
  • 15th Avenue W and W Dravus Street
  • Western Avenue and Elliott Avenue W

Greater Downtown

  • First Avenue and Denny Way
  • Fifth Avenue and James Street
  • Boren Avenue and Howell Street
  • Boren Avenue and Seneca Street
  • Denny Way, Stewart and Yale
  • Dexter Avenue and Denny Way

Capitol Hill and Central Seattle

  • Broadway and E Pike Street (east-west)
  • East Madison and 16th Avenue
  • Eastlake Avenue E and Harvard Ave E
  • Broadway and E Roy Street ( end of August)
  • 23rd Avenue E and E Cherry Street (north-south)
  • 23rd Avenue E and E Cherry Street (east-west)
  • 23rd Avenue E and East Madison Street (north-south)
  • 23rd Avenue E and East Madison Street (east-west)

SODO and Georgetown

  • Fourth Avenue S and S Jackson Street
  • Airport Way S and S Lander Street
  • East Marginal Way S and S Hanford Street
  • East Marginal Way S and 16th Avenue S
  • East Marginal Way S and S Idaho Street
  • 14th Avenue S  and S Jackson Street ( end of August)

Southwest Seattle

  • SW Alaska Street and 42nd Avenue SW
  • SW Alaska Street and California Avenue SW
  • Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale Street

Southeast Seattle

  • 12th Avenue S and S  Boren Avenue
  • 23rd Avenue S and S Jackson Street (north and south)
  • 23rd Avenue S and S Jackson Street (east and west)

New Dynamic Message Signs Now Operating

  • First Avenue S and S Spokane Street
  • Fourth Avenue S and S Spokane Street
  • 15th Avenue NW and NW 61 st Street
  • 15th Avenue W and W Blaine Street
  • West Seattle Bridge
  • Terminal 5
  • 35th Avenue SW and SW Snoqualmie Street
  • First Avenue South and South Bennett St

Dynamic Message Signs that SDOT will install by end of August:

  • 14th Avenue NW and NW Holman Road
  • S Columbian Way and 14th Avenue S
  • SW Admiral Way and 34th Ave SW
  • Fauntleroy Way SW and 38th Ave SW
  • E Marginal Way S and S Idaho Street
  • Martin Luther King Way and S Juniper Street

 


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