Burlington, NC-- Tuesday, the city of Burlington started streaming live video on the web from its 13 traffic cameras.
You can view these live traffic cameras 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on the city's website.
Most of the traffic cameras have been in use by the city since 2002. The feed from the cameras provides the City's Traffic Division with the capacity to monitor traffic congestion in order to manipulate traffic signals where necessary.
Providing public access to the camera feeds is now possible as a result of cooperation between the City of Burlington and the NCDOT. NCDOT provided 80% of the funds necessary to transmit the camera feeds digitally, over IP. This will allow NCDOT to eventually include feeds from Burlington's traffic cameras on the NCDOT online state traffic monitoring map.
City Traffic Engineer, Chris Clow, says that he is "very pleased with the system and we hope the public is too." He also adds that through the assistance of the City's Information Technology Department "the site is very secure and protected."
The Burlington intersections with available online traffic camera views are as follows:
Huffman Mill & I-85/40
S. Church St. & Huffman Mill
Alamance Rd. & I-85/40
Maple Ave. & I-85/40
NC 87 & I-85/40
NC 54 & I-85/40
Mebane & Webb
S. Church St. & ONeal
N. Church St. & Graham Hopedale
University Dr. & I85/40
S. Church St. & Williamson
Central Business District (Downtown)
University Dr. & Boone Station Dr.