MaineDOT

News Release for July 3, 2013

For more Information:
Paul Merrill, Public Information Officer - 207-624-3355 or 207-215-9297

 

More Interstate Cameras Ready to View

Augusta – MaineDOT recently updated the Full Feature (High Band-width) and Streamlined (Low Bandwidth) 511 Travel Information web pages to include video camera images for the Interstate system and a few other select highways.

There are now 43 cameras available for viewing statewide, including twenty-four cameras that are available for I-95 from the York toll plaza to Houlton. Access to twelve of the cameras has been provided by the Maine Turnpike Authority on the southern section of I-95. There are sixteen cameras available for viewing on I-295 from Portland to Augusta and three cameras in the Wiscasset area where summer traffic can cause traffic delays.

The Streamlined version of the 511 webpage has been improved to provide static Google maps and will work better for most low bandwidth users. Camera images can be most easily viewed by the use of the Streamlined (Low Bandwidth) webpage.

Both the Full Feature and Streamlined webpages can be accessed at the following URL: www.511Maine.gov

These cameras are installed primarily for winter road condition observation and are displayed on the web only for public interest. It should be noted that some of the MaineDOT cameras go offline occasionally because of communication system busy-ness. It should also be noted that the solar powered cameras are turned off on winter nights to conserve battery power. Currently, the cellular phone towers are being updated north of Bangor which may require re-configuration of the camera communication systems once the phone tower upgrades are completed later this year. MaineDOT expects to address communication system upgrades by this fall to be ready for the 2013-2014 winter season.

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