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Interactive traffic cameras show conditions on I-93, I-293, Route 101

CONCORD – A new state Department of Transportation partnership with Virginia-based TrafficLand is allowing people to see traffic via highway cameras, DOT spokesman Bill Boynton announced Monday.

So far, cameras are on Interstates 293, 93 and 95, and parts of Route 101 near Manchester and on the Seacoast. None is in Greater Nashua. ...

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CONCORD – A new state Department of Transportation partnership with Virginia-based TrafficLand is allowing people to see traffic via highway cameras, DOT spokesman Bill Boynton announced Monday.

So far, cameras are on Interstates 293, 93 and 95, and parts of Route 101 near Manchester and on the Seacoast. None is in Greater Nashua.

Described as a “public-private partnership” between the DOT’s Transportation Management Center and TrafficLand, the initiative ties DOT cameras in 10 locations statewide to interactive Google maps that allow users to identify traffic slowdowns or road closure delays using color-coded lines.

Boynton said users also can bring up real-time video from nearby cameras to confirm travel conditions: Green lines indicate normal speeds, yellow indicate slowdowns are occurring, and red shows slowed or stopped traffic.

The ability to see several cameras along a corridor will give motorists real-time views of what is happening on particular roadways, allowing them to plan their travel routes and times accordingly, he said.

Boynton called the collaborative “part of the DOT’s ongoing efforts to bring real time traveler information to the public.”

Lawrence Nelson, TrafficLand founder and president, said he’s looking forward to the partnership. “We are very pleased to have this opportunity to work with New Hampshire DOT and to help (NH residents) make more informed travel decisions,” he said. “Our DOT partners recognize the importance of reliable access to real time traffic video, particularly during extreme weather and other emergency events.”

To view traffic via highway cameras, visit www.trafficland.com.