According to Caltrans, the state has added additional closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and roadside weather information systems (RWIS) in eastern Kern county to provide improved service and communication in District 9. Mono county installations are scheduled for late Spring/Summer.
Recent additions to the statewide CCTV and RWIS system were installed in the following areas:
- Eastern Kern County
- On State Route 58
- Broome Road
- Summit (near Tehachapi Blvd.)
- Cameron Canyon Road
- Cache Creek Road
- On U. S. Highway 395
- Bradys/Inyokern- near the junction of State Route 14
- Additional locations to be installed late this Spring/early Summer include:
- Mono County
- On U.S. Highway 395
- North of Bishop, near the top of the Sherwin Grade
- Owens Gorge Road, near Tom’s Place
- McGee Creek Road
- Glass Creek Road at the Crestview Maintenance Station, north of SR 203/Mammoth Lakes
- Obsidian Road, south of the junction at State Route 158 S/June Lake
- Sonora Junction at State Route 108 at the Caltrans Sonora Maintenance Station
The CCTV and RWIS locations provide Caltrans, local agencies and the public access to current traffic information and weather. Each camera is monitored by the district’s dispatch team in the Traffic Management Center (TMC).
The weather stations are also monitored and report temperature, wind speed, and relative humidity. These technologies enable the TMC to issue high-wind alerts, high-profile prohibitions, and detect incoming storms to assist local crews in road preparations and incident response.
All CCTV and RWIS locations in California can be easily accessed on your mobile phone or desktop by viewing the Caltrans QuickMap site. On this site, users can choose the specific dropdowns inside the three options shown below as Facilities, Road Conditions and Waze Alerts to customize their selection. Inside these options you will find Cameras, Road Condition, CHP incidents, Rest Areas with Electric Vehicle Charger locations and more. Once your customized selections have been chosen, the map automatically inserts your chosen options. (http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/)
For more information about Caltrans District 9 projects, please visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/d9/projmgt/projects.html and follow us on Facebook Caltrans District 9 and Twitter (@Caltrans9).