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Maui Traffic Cameras to Provide Real-Time Road Conditions

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By Wendy Osher

Traffic monitoring cameras are being installed at 10 key intersections on Maui this month as part of the state Department of Transportation’s Advanced Traffic Management System.

The installation began on Monday, June 24, 2019 and is anticipated for completion within a month, according to HDOT spokesperson Tim Sakahara.

The cameras, which will be able to pan, tilt and zoom, “are to be used for monitoring traffic conditions, not for traffic violations,” said Sakahara in an email communication with Maui Now.

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In all, the HDOT is modernizing traffic signal systems at all 80 existing signals on Maui as part of a $250,000 modernization project that was awarded in 2018, and is funded by the State Capital Improvement Program.

The Traffic Signal Modernization project will allow for connectivity between signals and enable the HDOT to set up a cloud-based Advanced Traffic Management System.

According to Sakahara, the ATMS consists of controllers, a travel time system, cellular communications, conflict monitor units, and system monitors to enable HDOT to remotely optimize traffic signal timing on Maui.

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Oʻahu already has 200 traffic cameras located around the island that can be seen on the GoAkamai.org website. The site offers a series of real-time photos in specific areas on the island.  According to the website, the camera snapshots of traffic are updated at least once every five minutes.

Maui Traffic Camera Locations:

Cameras will be installed at the following 10 intersections.

  • Haleakalā Highway and Hāna Highway
  • Honoapiʻilani Highway and North Kīhei Road
  • Kuihelani Highway and Puʻunēnē Avenue (This intersection will get two cameras).
  • Airport Access Road and Hāna Highway
  • Piʻilani Highway and Piikea Street
  • Maui Veterans Highway and North Kīhei Road
  • Kaʻahumanu Avenue and Kahului Beach Road
  • Hāna Highway and Baldwin Avenue
  • Haleakalā Highway and Kula Highway
  • Honoapiʻilani Highway and Keawe Street

Hāna Highway / Baldwin Avenue intersection. PC: Wendy Osher (2019)

About Go Akamai:
(based on information at goakamai.org)

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Go Akamai is a free web service that consolidates the region’s transportation information into a one-stop resource.  The website provides up-to-date information on traffic conditions; schedule, route and fare information for public transportation services; carpool and vanpool referrals; roadway construction information and more.

GoAkamai is the theme for a broad program of solutions for Hawai’i travelers that is part of a nation-wide “Intelligent Transportation Systems” program.  The website is part of this program known as Advance Traveler Information Systems.

The GoAkamai initiative is a cooperative program made possible by the collaboration of the Hawai’i State Department of Transportation and the City & County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services.

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