New Maui Traffic Camera Images Now Available OnlineSeptember 5, 2019, 1:40 PM HST · Updated September 5, 1:54 PM 0 Comments
The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation is expanding the network of cameras available to the public to Maui by providing real-time images of traffic conditions at key intersections. Department officials say the images will also provide additional tools for the state and counties to manage the roadway system.
HDOT modernized traffic signal systems at all 82 existing signalized intersections on Maui to allow connectivity between signals and to set up a cloud-based Advanced Traffic Management System or ATMS. 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.
The camera installation was completed this summer and can pan, tilt and zoom. The DOT notes that the cameras are for “monitoring traffic conditions, not for traffic violations.”
The Maui cameras are now accessible on the GoAkamai.org website by clicking on the “Cameras” tab, then searching “Maui.” The images can also be seen by scrolling over the map of Maui and clicking on the camera icon at the specific intersection.
“The cameras are an additional resource for people to see live traffic conditions on Maui roadways to help plan their commute and avoid certain areas if necessary,” said Gov. David Y. Ige. “We are working to have more state roadways on neighbor islands connected soon.”
“The cameras allow the Highways Division and our county partners the ability to manage the roadway system in real time and adjust to traffic conditions as necessary,” said Deputy Director Ed Sniffen, Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation Highways Division. “We are working hard to get the remainder of the system connected to ensure we can maximize the efficiency of the system that we have throughout the day.”
The traffic cameras have been installed at the following 10 Maui intersections, with the exception of the Kuihelani/Puʻunēnē intersection which will have two cameras and currently has an intersection improvement project in construction that will be finished by the end of 2019.
- Haleakalā Highway and Hāna Highway
- Honoapiʻilani Highway and North Kīhei Road
- Kūihelani Highway and Puʻunēnē Avenue
- Airport Access Road and Hāna Highway
- Piʻilani Highway and Piʻikea Street
- Maui Veterans Hwy and North Kīhei Road
- Kaʻahumanu Avenue and Kahului Beach Road
- Hāna Hwy and Baldwin Avenue
- Haleakalā Highway and Kula Highway
- Honoapiʻilani Highway and Keawe Street
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.
The new cameras cameras are in addition to the 200 traffic cameras already located around Oʻahu that can be seen on the same website.
Four new traffic cameras on Kūhiō Highway Route 560 on Kauaʻi were also added earlier this summer. The cameras show Kuhio Highway to help inform motorists of traffic conditions in the vicinity of the slope stabilization work.
Cameras were available on Hawaiʻi County during the Kīlauea eruption and lava flow, however those cameras are no longer operable. HDOT is coordinating efforts to expand the traffic camera resources to roadways on Hawaiʻi Island.