Live Traffic Cameras

Arlington County manages 200-plus traffic cameras located at critical intersections throughout the County. These cameras allow the Transportation Engineering & Operations bureau to monitor the roadways and provide orderly movement of traffic.

Using the map

Each blue icon represents a camera above that Arlington location. (FAQ below map.)

  • Click on any of the blue camera icons to view the live traffic camera feed from that area.
  • Only one camera can be viewed at a time.
  • Once clicked, cameras will show a live feed for one minute. You can refresh the camera to continue viewing that feed.
  • Please reference the map legend.
  • Feeds from traffic congestion can also be viewed on the mobile MyArlington app, available at App Store or Google Play.

 

Map Legend

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FAQ

What is the purpose of live traffic camera feeds?

Arlington County maintains these camera feeds for real time monitoring of traffic operations and incident management.

Are these cameras monitored 24/7 by Arlington Transportation staff or Police/Fire?

No. These cameras are not monitored 24/7 by any Arlington County department.

Is this available as an app?

Yes, in the My Arlington app.

How can I access the map?

The map is accessible via all major mobile and desktop devices, but you will need to use Internet Explorer to see the feeds. Other popular browsers may not work.

Why can I only view one camera at a time?

Viewing more than one camera at a time may stall the system, making it slower to use. Restricting viewers to one camera at a time ensures cameras are available to all and easy to use.

Why can I only view a camera for a one minute period of time?

Viewing the cameras uses bandwidth on the County website. To ensure that everyone will have quick access to the cameras, we put a restraint on the amount of time they can be viewed as to not slow down the experience for others.

Is the feed for each camera recorded?

No. These feeds are not continually monitored and the images shown are never recorded.

What should I do if I see a crime being committed on the cameras?

For emergencies, please dial 9-1-1 and provide details. For non-emergencies, call 703-558-2222. These cameras are not intended to be used as crime prevention or reporting tools.

Where is the information about traffic conditions coming from?

The cameras are shown on top of Google’s real-time traffic conditions map.

Why are the names on the camera shortened and different?

By scrolling over the name of the camera on the map, you will see the full name. But once you click it, the camera feed may show a shortened or abbreviated street name due to character constraint on the names.

How can I see other traffic cameras from around the region?

Camera feeds are available to view VDOT maintained roads.

I’m trying to access the map via a computer that has blocked it. What do I do?

If you’re viewing this page on a work or business device, your corporate security policy may have blocked the map or the camera feed. Try accessing it on a personal laptop or mobile device.

What is the difference between these cameras and red light cameras?

These traffic cameras are installed for monitoring real time traffic and maintained by Transportation Engineering & Operations (TE&O) bureau. Red light cameras are installed for red light violations and maintained by Arlington County Police Department (ACPD).

Can I move the cameras so they’re viewing a different part of the intersection?

No, users do not have the ability to move the cameras. The Transportation Engineering & Operations Bureau is responsible for the placement and views of each camera.

I see that a camera is not available. Why?

A camera may be unavailable due to regular maintenance, equipment and communication issues or during special events. The amount of time a camera is unavailable depends on the issue.

How can I report issues with Arlington traffic lights and streets?

Please visit our website or download the ArlingtonVA app to report a problem or make a request. This site does not accept reports of issues with the traffic cameras. See the next bullet for instructions on how to report issues with the traffic cameras.

Do I need to let Arlington County know if a traffic camera is unavailable?

The cameras are monitored and we are aware if a camera is unavailable for any reason, so there is no need to report it.