Real-time traffic information - Traffic condition cameras
Traffic condition cameras provide live video of traffic
conditions. This video pinpoints congestion areas and enables
emergency dispatchers to provide personnel with location and
incident information. In addition, the real-time data from the
traffic condition cameras is used to provide traveler information to
the media and motorists.
Traffic condition cameras on top of 45-foot poles are
strategically placed along the freeway system in the Milwaukee and
Madison areas. These cameras are remotely controlled to pan, tilt
and zoom. Video images are fed to the local traffic operations
center to assist operators in placing messages on variable message
When an incident occurs, the images can help operators determine
if a modification of ramp meter timing should be made to avoid
secondary crashes and to reduce congestion in that area. Camera images
are also supplied to other agencies involved in emergency response
and to the media.
Camera image locations
Images from the cameras at the following locations are posted to
Web site every three to five minutes.