New Real-time Traffic Map Released

The City recently released a new, spatially accurate real-time traffic map to provide residents and visitors with another way to make informed travel decisions.  The map, based in Google Maps, overlays 75 traffic cameras through the City and capitalizes on the familiar color-coded traffic conditions (black/red-red-yellow-green) used in Google Maps to depict congestion levels.

The new real-time traffic map has a familiar Google Maps interface and combines current traffic conditions with more than 70 traffic cameras situated around the City.

The new real-time traffic map has a familiar Google Maps interface and combines current traffic conditions with more than 70 traffic cameras situated around the City.

The map features convenient views that focus on the entire City or some of the most traveled parts of town such as downtown, Factoria/Eastgate, and Crossroads.  Additionally, through the use of layers, users can quickly link to other adjacent Eastside and regional traffic maps including Issaquah, King County, Redmond, Seattle, and WSDOT. 

In addition to viewing Bellevue traffic and traffic cameras, you can quickly jump to other regional traffic maps.

In addition to viewing Bellevue traffic and traffic cameras, you can quickly jump to other regional traffic maps.

Releasing the map precedes the start of a busy construction season around Bellevue.  Many projects from Transportation, Utilities, and Parks are currently underway or will be shortly. For example:

  • Construction on West Lake Sammamish Parkway began earlier this year resulting in increased congestion during certain times of the day. 
  • In May, the Utilities Department will begin work on replacing the Coal Creek Culvert  which will reduce travel lanes down to one in each direction.

Checking the map before you leave home or work will help you to plan a more time-efficient trip, especially as projects transition from design to construction. 

Checking traffic before you leave will help you to avoid congested areas like this stretch of West Lake Sammamish Parkway which is currently under construction.

Checking traffic before you leave will help you to avoid congested areas like this stretch of West Lake Sammamish Parkway which is currently under construction.

To learn more about projects that are sprouting in Bellevue, come to the April 24 Spring Forward Expo where 60+ projects will be on-hand to share information and gather public feedback.  The event will be at Bellevue City Hall from 4-7 p.m.

In addition to checking the real-time traffic map, be sure to subscribe to traffic advisories and follow @BvueTrans on Twitter.

You can access the map from the front-page of the City of Bellevue website.

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