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At a cost of $65,000, Washington State DOT added a traffic camera system to fight congestion at two of the busiest intersections in the Puget Sound area.


4 December 2002
Kenmore,Washington,United States; Lake Forest Park,Washington,United States


Summary Information

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) installed a system to improve traffic flow and reduce delay at two of the busiest intersections in the Puget Sound Region. The system was installed on State Route 522 at the intersections of SR104 in Lake Forest, and 68th Avenue in Kenmore. Traffic surveillance was achieved using traffic cameras to allow traffic engineers at the Washington State Traffic Systems Management Center (TSMC) to monitor traffic conditions and compensate for unnecessary signal delays by adjusting signal timing at each intersection. Full motion video feed is sent to the Washington State patrol, transit agencies, and local media, in addition to the TSMC. Since fiber-optic communication lines and advanced signal controllers were already available at each intersection, the WSDOT was able to add surveillance to both intersections for $65,000. The project cost included five traffic cameras (mounted on existing traffic signal support structures), telecommunication/video equipment, and labor.


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WSDOT Adds Traffic Cameras to Fight Congestion on State Route 522 through Lake Forest Park and Kenmore

Published By: Washington State DOT

Source Date: 4 December 2002


System Cost

Project Cost: $65,000 (2002).

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Keywords

CCTV, closed circuit television cameras, road monitoring, sensors, vehicle detector, traffic detection, traffic monitoring, congestion monitoring

Cost ID: 2003-00003