Real-Time Traffic Conditions & Cameras

NYC DOT Traffic Management Center

DOT's Traffic Management Center (TMC), located in Long Island City, Queens, receives feeds from closed circuit television cameras trained on major arteries. The TMC receives data from a coalition of transportation and public safety agencies in New York managed by Transcom - allowing operations staff to track live traffic conditions at key locations in the City.

Traffic & Transit Cameras

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View real-time traffic and transit events, as well as cameras in the New York City area, via 511NY, New York State's official traffic and travel information source. 511NY's Real-Time Traffic map contains data provided by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), the New York City Department of Transportation, and the New York State Thruway Authority. In addition, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates many NYC bridges and tunnels and has several camera feeds.

This map provides information including current construction projects, special events, collisions/incidents, and camera feeds in New York.

How to Use the 511NY Traffic/Transit Map

Select "Map Legend" on the upper right of the map to select which traffic conditions to view. Zoom in on roadways and click on the map's icons for information at a specific location. For example, check "Cameras" to view real-time camera feeds. Click on the camera icon on the map to view the image. The map may also be zoomed out to conditions in the areas surrounding NYC. From time to time, cameras may be out of service because of construction, weather conditions, or mechanical or electrical failure. These cameras will be restored to service as soon as possible.

Info about NYC Traffic Cameras

To view only NYC DOT cameras online, visit nyctmc.org or view a list of NYC DOT traffic cameras. Cameras provide frequently updated still images from locations in the five boroughs. The cameras are being used by DOT staff to monitor traffic conditions, and may be repositioned to view traffic from varying directions. You may see different views if you visit a camera location at different times.
NYC DOT traffic cameras only provide live feeds and do not record any footage.