11 traffic cameras to be installed as part of Stoney Trail construction

Jan 31 2020, 12:00 pm

Calgary’s currently-under-construction Stoney Trail is set to see Intelligent Transportation System equipment installed, including traffic cameras.

A release from the City of Calgary states that they have teamed up with Alberta Transportation for the installation along Stoney Trail’s southeast, northeast, and northwest quadrants.

The equipment will include 11 traffic cameras as well as 11 dynamic message signs.

The release states that the use of the cameras will be for “monitoring and incident management from Calgary’s Traffic Management Centre (TMC) to help keep roadways safe,” while the message signs will alert commuters to important information such as travel time, construction, safety information, and incident reports.

“The Government of Alberta supports using technology to improve everyday travel times for Albertans,” said Minister of Transportation Ric McIver in the release.

“Dynamic messaging signs give drivers real-time information to improve their commute and have saved Calgarians time on Deerfoot Trail since 2007. Installing new signs on Stoney Trail will help Calgarians get to work and back home to their families quicker and easier.”

The project is being funded by Alberta Transportation and is expected to be completed by December.