Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett drivers could see smoother rides with an upgrade to the county's traffic management system.
The county government is partnering with the Georgia NaviGAtor system, enhancing the Traffic Control Center and allowing seamless access to both county roads and interstates. It also helps engineers and even police dispatchers to more quickly monitor traffic during incidents.
"This contract will improve our ability to monitor and manage traffic conditions across the county," Transportation Director Kim Conroy said. "It also integrates our system with police, fire, the 911 Center and the Emergency Operations Center, enabling them to monitor the state's cameras along I-85, which is critical to their incident management operations."
The information will also be available to drivers who monitor traffic on GC Smart Commute, which provides live, streaming video of major intersections from Gwinnett County traffic cameras.
Once the $341,763 upgrade is complete, the system will allow commuters to select a specific intersection and receive a static image that will be updated every 1 to 2 minutes.
"I am excited that we are making progress with our goal to make full use of the traffic camera system," Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash said.
Commissioners approved the work through a contract with Delcan Corporation earlier this month. The funding comes from the 2009 sales tax program.
GC Smart Commute is available online at gcsmartcommute.com and on TVgwinnett weekdays between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.