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GC Smart Commute website upgraded

Gwinnett commuters can get a better view of traffic, through some updates to Gwinnett’s GC Smart Commute program.

In addition to new traffic cameras for the growing system, Gwinnett transportation officials have also given a new look to the website, which allows people to select individual camera views from a map display and view up-to-date snapshots of traffic conditions.

The county program covers major arterial roads and intersections with 188 closed-circuit cameras along 186 miles of fiber-optic comunication cable. Another 88 cameras from Georgia DOT’s majorr routes provide additional coverage, which is available online 24 hours a day at www.gcsmartcommute.com. TVGwinnett, the county’s cable television channel, broadcasts live video feeds during weekday rush hours, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.

“We’re glad to offer more information for residents through GC Smart Commute,” Gwinnett Transportation Director Kim Conroy said. “Thanks to these enhancements, Gwinnett motorists can use GC Smart Commute to customize what they see based on their intended travel routes and plan accordingly.”

Officials recently upgraded the website to allow next and previous buttons on website snapshots, allowing motorists to view conditions on specific routes. The change was requested by commuters hoping to plan their commutes before leaving home or the office, a press release said.

Crews are currently working to install 16 additional camera locations, and plans call for 34 more over the next two years, officials said.