New Maui Traffic Cameras Set to Go Online in Next Two Weeks

August 19, 2019, 12:46 PM HST · Updated August 19, 12:46 PM
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New traffic cameras recently installed at 10 key intersections on Maui, will be accessible for viewing via the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation’s GoAkamai.org website within the next two weeks, HDOT officials tell Maui Now.

The camera installation was completed this summer as part of a modernization project to monitor traffic conditions.  Transportation officials note that the cameras are not for traffic violations.

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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.

HDOT spokesperson Tim Sakahara tells Maui Now that the “up to the minute traffic mapping feature” for Maui roadways is anticipated to be online at the same website by the end of the year.

The modernization project will allow for connectivity between signals and allow for the set up of a cloud-based Advanced Traffic Management System or ATMS.  The system 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.”

The traffic cameras have been installed at the following 10 intersections, with the exception of the Kūihelani/Puʻunēnē intersection which will have two cameras and currently has an intersection improvement project in construction.

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    • Haleakalā Hwy and Hāna Hwy
    • Honoapiʻilani Hwy and North Kīhei Road
    • Kūihelani Hwy and Puʻunēnē Avenue
    • Airport Access Road and Hāna Hwy
    • Piʻilani Hwy and Piʻikea Street
    • Maui Veterans Hwy and North Kīhei Road
    • Kaʻahumanu Avenue and Kahului Beach Road
    • Hāna Hwy and Baldwin Avenue
    • Haleakalā Hwy and Kula Hwy
    • Honoapiʻilani Hwy and Keawe Street

    The GoAkamai.org website already features 200 traffic cameras located around Oʻahu.

    The HDOT recently added four new traffic cameras on Kūhiō Highway (Route 560) on Kauaʻi which are available for viewing on the same website.  The cameras show traffic conditions near a slope stabilization project underway near Mile 1 of the highway.

    Puʻunēnē Aveune / Kūihelani Highway intersection. Photo credit: Wendy Osher

    Puʻunēnē Aveune / Kūihelani Highway intersection. Photo credit: Wendy Osher

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

    Hāna Hwy coming from Pāʻia just before Haleakalā Hwy. Maui Now photo.

    Hāna Hwy and Kahului Airport Access Road, 10.5.16. PC: Jason Fabrao

    Piʻilani Hwy at Piʻikea Avenue. PC: file image by Wendy Osher.

    Maui Veterans Highway and North Kīhei Road

    Kaʻahumanu Avenue. Maui Now photo.

    Keawe St intersection with Honoapiʻilani Highway 3/1/18. Maui Now file photo.

    Wendy Osher
    Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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