New view of the South Mountain Freeway

By Caroline Carpenter / ADOT Communications

Just before the new year, we opened the 22-mile long South Mountain Freeway. Now, we can show it off with our traffic cameras! AZ511.gov now displays 20 cameras along the South Mountain Freeway.South Mountain Freeway traffic camera

Most of the cameras are at major exits along the route. The freeway isn't completely done and a few more cameras will come online once it's completed. If you regularly travel the Loop 202, you'll want to set up a personalized account on az511.gov so you can see the cameras along your route. If you just want to check out all of our cameras, you can visit az511.gov and make sure "Cameras" is checked on the menu on the right. 

As you probably know, ADOT uses traffic cameras to help manage traffic. When the ADOT Traffic Operations Center is notified of a freeway incident, dispatchers use our camera system to search for the incident. Once it's spotted, appropriate personnel are dispatched. Often Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers will be dispatched for a crash, but you may see a sweeper sent out to clean debris from the freeway or an ADOT Incident Response Unit helping set up traffic control. 

Once you check the new cameras, let us know how you like them on Twitter at azdot.gov/ArizonaDOT. If you mostly access information using your mobile device, you can also see our cameras by downloading the AZ 511 app