PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Transportation is preparing to install cameras on a stretch of Interstate 295 around the Forest Avenue ramps during construction.
An agency spokesman says drivers will be able to view the cameras on the department’s website to determine whether there is traffic congestion and if they need to seek alternate routes.
The Portland Press Herald reports the cameras will also be used by the work crews to monitor traffic and determine when equipment can be moved around. They will also watch out for emergency vehicles so they can make it easier for them to pass through.
The work includes bridge and overpass repair and maintenance. The cameras will not go online until a couple of weeks before work gets under way, expected to be mid-April.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com