The Hawai`i Department of Transportation is expanding the network of cameras available to the public to Maui and Leeward Oahu providing real-time images of traffic conditions at key intersections and providing 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. 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. They 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, Hawaii 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/Puunene intersection which will have two cameras and currently has an intersection improvement project in construction that will be finished by the end of 2019.
- Haleakala Highway and Hana Highway
- Honoapiilani Highway and North Kihei Road
- Kuihelani Highway and Puunene Avenue
- Airport Access Road and Hana Highway
- Piilani Highway and Piikea Street
- Maui Veterans Hwy and North Kihei Road
- Kaahumanu Avenue and Kahului Beach Road
- Hana Hwy and Baldwin Avenue
- Haleakala Highway and Kula Highway
- Honoapiilani Highway and Keawe Street
New cameras will also go live on Farrington Highway in Nanakuli within a week.
Four new traffic cameras on Kuhio Highway Route 560 on Kauai were also added earlier this summer.
Cameras were available on Hawai`i County during the Kilauea eruption and lava flow, however, those cameras are no longer operable. HDOT is coordinating efforts to expand the traffic camera resources to roadways on Hawai`i Island.