Monroe County recently completed upgrades to its real-time traffic camera system, used by the Regional Traffic Operations Center to monitor and manage local traffic flow.
The new system is a joint partnership between Monroe County and the New York State Department of Transportation. The public can visit monroecounty.gov and 511ny.org to access the cameras.
“Access to real-time traffic cameras has always been a popular resource used by our residents to plan the best routes to and from home, work or school,” said Cheryl Dinolfo, county executive. “Through a unique partnership with the state Department of Transportation, we now offer live feeds to over 100 cameras throughout our county. I encourage residents to take advantage of this free service, especially when local road conditions could be challenging.”
The camera feeds are connected via fiber-optic cabling to the RTOC, which is jointly operated by the Monroe County DOT and NYSDOT. The cameras refresh every five to 10 seconds, with over 100 cameras currently in place throughout the county. An additional 50 cameras will be installed over the next two years.
Monroe County previously provided online live feeds to its own traffic camera system, until it partnered with NYSDOT to expand this free public resource.