15 traffic cameras now available on Illinois Tollway system

Illinois Tollway customers can now access camera snapshots of traffic conditions from 15 locations along the toll road system, the agency announced today.

The tollway has installed three new cameras along the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90); eight cameras along the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294); two cameras along the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355); and two cameras along the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88).

Camera images are uploaded approximately every five minutes, and viewers must refresh the page to view updates. Image quality is dependent on weather conditions, the tollway said.

Customers can go online anytime and see what the travel conditions are like on their way to their destinations, Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur said.

“Our goal in posting these images online is to give our customers another valuable source of information to help them manage their travel decisions,” Lafleur said in a news release.

According to the agency, the camera feeds are accessible by selecting the “View Traffic Cameras” link on the tollway’s homepage, illinoistollway.com.

Customers should then click on “Illinois Tollway Virtual Map,” which allows users to zoom in on a section of the tollway system and select a camera icon to get a view from that location.

Customers can click on the “Traffic Cameras” tab located in the left navigation bar to identify camera locations.

Most cameras provide multiple roadway views.

By Richard Wronski, Tribune reporter

rwronski@tribune.com

Twitter: @richwronski

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