Three U.S. 2 traffic cameras installed in Sultan

  • Sun Jun 27th, 2010 7:48pm
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By Andy Rathbun Herald Writer

SULTAN — Drivers can get a sneak peak online of traffic jams on U.S. 2 now that the state Department of Transportation has activated three new cameras in Sultan.

The cameras are installed at the highway’s intersections with Old Owen Road, Fifth Street and Sultan Basin Road.

Each provides a real-time glimpse at driving conditions.

Officials said the cameras could improve traffic flow on the busy highway, which can get clogged with cars during peak travel times.

“We can help drivers make choices about their travel by providing them with accurate, timely information,” said Mike Swires, a traffic engineer with the state.

Along with the Sultan cameras, the state transportation department plans to install two more traffic flow cameras on U.S. 2 in Monroe.

Those may go live this fall at intersections with Fryelands Boulevard and 179th Avenue SE.

Andy Rathbun: 425-339-3455; arathbun@heraldnet.com

Take a look

Drivers can access live video streams from new traffic cameras along U.S. 2 in Sultan by going to www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/cameras.