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Posted on: November 15, 2016

[ARCHIVED] City traffic camera views available online

Traffic camera map and view

Get a real-time look at traffic and weather conditions across the city with a view of our traffic cameras online.

Only available before in our Department of Public Works traffic control center, views from a select number of intersections are available to view live through our host, Trafficland.

The city entered an agreement last year with Trafficland. The remote access has been a benefit to various city departments and staff now wants to gauge public interest in this information. As in the city’s traffic control center, the footage is live, and is not recorded or stored.

“This is very exciting, giving our Police Department and Department of Public Works personnel the ability to view the live camera feeds from anywhere,” said Public Works Director Chris Dopp.

The public can check out views from 18 cameras situated around the city. From north to south, those include North Avenue at Roosevelt Avenue, Michigan Avenue at Washington Avenue, Capital Avenue SW at Territorial Road, and Beckley Road at Helmer Road.

This isn’t all of the city’s traffic cameras, but those that have data connections between the Public Works building and the traffic signals; we hope to have more connections in the future.

The city’s traffic control center came online in 1998 and is unique for the size of Battle Creek. The 56 cameras help staff keep an eye on traffic patterns at key intersections, ensuring a quick staff response when necessary. The cameras help with signal operations and, in the event of a traffic accident, staff can more quickly determine if traffic should be rerouted or if signal equipment needs to be repaired.

The first year of the city’s agreement with Trafficland was paid for with a federal grant; the city paid to continue, and staff will evaluate continued use of the service.

To view the traffic cameras, visit our website, Navigate to Your Government, Public Works, Engineering, and scroll to the bottom of the page for the Trafficland link.

Trafficland site for Battle Creek
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