Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Real-time traffic information - Traffic condition cameras

Traffic condition camera image showing traffic congestion.

Traffic condition cameras provide live video of traffic conditions. This video pinpoints congestion areas and enables emergency dispatchers to provide personnel with location and incident information. In addition, the real-time data from the traffic condition cameras is used to provide traveler information to the media and motorists. 

Traffic condition cameras on top of 45-foot poles are strategically placed along the freeway system in the Milwaukee and Madison areas. These cameras are remotely controlled to pan, tilt and zoom. Video images are fed to the local traffic operations center to assist operators in placing messages on variable message signs.

When an incident occurs, the images can help operators determine if a modification of ramp meter timing should be made to avoid secondary crashes and to reduce congestion in that area. Camera images are also supplied to other agencies involved in emergency response and to the media.

Camera image locations

Images from the cameras at the following locations are posted to the web site every three to five minutes.

Questions about the content of this page:
Traffic Operations Center, statewide.toc@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: Mar. 4, 2014

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