Why isn't the SCDOT traffic camera updating in Myrtle Beach?

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Labor Day weekend is days away. Holiday travel is expected to be full throttle along the Grand Strand.

SCDOT offers mobile users the ease of viewing heavy traffic areas across the state. But, five of the cameras are faulty in the Myrtle Beach area.

The camera on Highway 501 at Carolina Forest Boulevard was removed for the widening project, Billy Grider, Transportation Management Consultant said. The project was complete in May, however Grider said it is unknown whether the camera will be replaced.

The camera on Highway 501 and Burcale Road was damaged due to a vehicle crash on August 14.

The three cameras that show Highway 501 and Gardner Lacy, Glens Bay Road and Highway 17 South and Highway 17 and Highway 22 have updating issues. The cameras work in Grider's office, where the cameras are managed, but may take longer to update when viewing from a computer.

SCDOT engineers prioritize the replacement and repair of cameras based on the needs, Grider said.

In other words, a camera placed in an area of high volume is likely to get replaced before others.

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