Construction crews are working at the intersection of 15th Ave. and Emerson this week to install a traffic camera, and we’ve learned it’s one of many new cameras planned the 15th Ave. corridor.
Although the city has more than 50 cameras working right now — note these are traffic cameras, not red light cameras — none has been installed in the northwest Seattle area. Peg Neilsen with the Seattle Department of Transportation tells us that traffic cameras are coming soon to these intersections:
-Elliott Ave W & W Mercer St
-15th W & W Dravus
-15th Ave NW & NW Leary Way
-15th NW & NW Market St
-15th NW & NW 65th St
-15th NW & NW 85th St
Neilsen says that although several of the cameras may already be installed, the system isn’t scheduled to go online until March 2010. “At that time the entire system, in this federally funded Intelligent Transportation System project, is expected to be up and running throughout the city,” she says. As the city builds this system to help commuters on their way, SDOT welcomes any feedback you may have.