New traffic cameras installed on state Route 14 will help keep drivers and Washington State Department of Transportation crews up-to-date about what is going on along the well-traveled roadway.
Cameras have been placed at Blanford Drive, Shorewood Drive, Cascade Park Drive and Southeast 164th Avenue. The cameras’ first day online was Thursday.
“When combined with the existing network, these cameras give our crews and drivers nearly complete coverage on SR-14 between I-5 and Southeast 164th Avenue,” said WSDOT Traffic Engineer Chad Hancock.
Also new to SR-14 are two electronic message boards on westbound SR-14 at Columbia House Boulevard and Southeast 164th Avenue.
The new equipment will allow drivers to prepare for potential traffic problems before hitting the road. It also helps WSDOT and the Washington State Patrol monitor the highway and respond to incidents more quickly and efficiently.