Traffic Conditions

Traffic Conditions

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Construction Ahead – Exercise Caution

Several roadway projects are currently underway in Santa Cruz County. Please drive cautiously through construction zones and leave a safe distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you.

Photo of changeable message sign: Wet and windy weather, reduce speed

Live Traffic Map

Real-time traffic information from Caltrans layered on a Google Map. Includes traffic speeds, incident reports, traffic camera snapshots, Changeable Message Sign content, construction closures, and chain control requirements.  Layers are shown by icon images on the map. Clicking on an icon displays details in a pop-up window.

Indicated by color-coded lines overlaying the roadway, traffic speed data  is provided by using the Google Maps Traffic Layer. Google uses Caltrans data as well as other sources of data, such as Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) from private companies, as well as cellular phone data. Colored lines represent traffic speeds with the following definitions:

  • Green: more than 50 miles per hour
  • Yellow: 25 – 50 miles per hour
  • Red: less than 25 miles per hour
  • Red/Black: very slow, stop-and-go traffic
  • Gray: no data currently available

Live Traffic Cameras

View real-time traffic conditions via cameras streaming live images from these highway locations in Santa Cruz County:

Roadway Resources

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RTC Contact

Tegan Speiser
Senior Transportation Planner/Commute Solutions
(831) 460-3200

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