FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2015
Contact Person: Ron Thiel, Traffic Division Chief, 961-8341
The County is pleased to announce the launch of punatraffic.com, a publicly available web based traffic monitoring service for the lower Puna to Kea`au area.
Traffic conditions along several transportation corridors that may be affected by the June 27th Lava Flow, including HWY 130, will be monitored with thirty cameras. The images are available for public viewing at punatraffic.com.
The camera images refresh every three to five minutes and are meant to assist the public in making their travel plans. The website also provides estimated drive times based on current traffic conditions.
The traffic monitoring system is a part of the County’s overall plan to monitor traffic flow that may have to be re-routed as a result of the June 27 Lava Flow. The cameras were installed by ICX Transportation Group. The service went live on March 25, 2015.
The cameras are government property and specifically programmed to only work with government equipment. Please kokua and respect this public benefit and service.
The website also provides social media links to Civil Defense and the County of Hawai`i and can be updated to inform the public about road incidents.