Transportation and Works
April 3, 2019

Two New Cameras Installed on Provincial Highways

Two new highway cameras installed by the Department of Transportation and Works on Route 74 (Hearts Content Barrens) and Route 460 (Hansen Memorial Highway) at Black Duck Siding will help motorists make informed decisions about road conditions before they travel.

The highway camera images, available on the department’s Driving Conditions website, www.roads.gov.nl.ca, are updated at 20 to 30 minute intervals, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Like other cameras in the province, the date and time are displayed at the top of the image.

The camera also has technology to provide clear images of the highway after dark.

These are the fourth and fifth new highway cameras added in the last year, with others recently added to Route 330 near Lumsden this winter, the Trans-Canada Highway near St. George’s last fall, and Route 210 near Terrenceville in early 2018.

Cameras will also be added to Route 430 (Viking Trail) and Route 100 (Argentia Access Road) in 2019.

Other tools available on the website that help motorists make better decisions before they travel include winter driving condition reports, the Provincial Plow Tracker, and construction slow down reports. Urgent highway driving advisories are also shared on the department’s Twitter account, @TW_GovNL, using the #nltraffic hashtag.

Quotes
“We continue to find and implement ways to improve highway safety. These new highway cameras, along with our highway construction reports and winter driving conditions reports, help everyone be better prepared for driving conditions and ultimately keep travellers safe.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

- 30 -

Learn more
Driving Conditions

Provincial Government Releases Report on Highway Construction Cameras Pilot Project

Follow us on Twitter: @GovNLexternal link icon and @TW_GovNLexternal link icon

Media contact
Brian Scott
Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 729-9201
brianscott@gov.nl.ca

2019 04 03                              11:20 a.m.