When will the red traffic light cameras start collecting data on traffic conditions?
We’re asking that question in anticipation of a potential spike in traffic on the interstate as the first weekend of October approaches.
While we don’t know yet what the final count will be, our first look at the new traffic cameras on the I-20 corridor is the following.
At the end of the I40 exit ramp, you’ll see the I20 traffic camera at the top of the ramp.
The red traffic lights will be on until the red light turns green.
Once the red signal turns green, the red cameras will begin collecting data.
The red traffic cameras will collect data on the number of vehicles that are stopped, the number and speed of those vehicles, and how many vehicles are stopping.
The cameras will also record data on pedestrian and bicyclist behavior and speed.
When will the data start coming in?
The data collection will begin immediately, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
The agency said that drivers will start seeing data when the traffic light turns yellow.
The I-70 toll lanes will start going back up to their normal speeds by Thanksgiving.
The National Weather Service says the high winds that caused the I10 crash were expected to continue through November, so they’re not expected to cause a spike in congestion.