Lane closure reports made easy
I'd like a report button that would indicate lane closures.
Could press to report the beginning of the lane closure, then press again to report the end.
Then you indicate whether it's the left, right, or center lane.
Great thinking! We’ll share with the team; they’re always interested in new feature ideas.
Ik kan de optie niet vinden om een afgesloten rijstrook te melden (qua veiligheid vaak belangrijker dan een stilstaand voertuig op de vluchtstrook).
Bert Wisenchecker commented
If you’re stuck in traffic jam due to lane closure, can’t see the sign showing which lane is closed, you could have the ability to indicate a left or right closure, let’s you get in the correct lane early.
Like with "paving" new road segment. Seem functionality is there already, this is long overdue. Currently I report construction at every highway entrance so those entering know construction is a head. This feature would prevent multiple reports, and improve routing!
Perhaps have more than one arrow to report road closures. There are several that point in various directions but only for a block or less. There isnt anyway to indicate the length of the closure for multiple blocks. And its tedious to submit a report multiple times. Maybe offer the option to drag the arrow to indicate the length of the closure or multiple arrows in the same direction to add additional blocks to the report or an optional comments section/text field to specify the length of the closure.
Steven Filisko commented
Add User-Specified "Lane Closure" to be reported similar to Traffic / Hazard Reports.
If Waze has data for how many lanes exist in the area, then allow a selection based on that or a general "Left, Middle, Right" should cover the majority of cases.
Knowing which lane closes far in advance of when it happens would help DRAMATICALLY cut down on traffic jams as the workers never seem to put the portable "Lane Closed" signs far enough ahead of the closure (and they certainly don't try to move them when traffic builds).
It would be great if they added arrows to all surrounding streets instead of just a couple as sometimes if your stuck in a road closure area and can’t get back out to the street you can’t put on a road closure in that area.
I think this would help immensely and be effective for road closures going on earlier and easier
Kristy Paynter commented
When there is an accident, letting others know what lane is closed ahead would be helpful for merging purposes to know which lane to get/stay in.
A tree fell across a major road in front of my building. I tried reporting the resulting closure both ways but could not because it’s not on a rout. When reporting closures, especially while not moving, there should be an option to report on any intersection.
James Hansen commented
This should be RTTR - like RTC but for TR, right?
Matt Bressler commented
Have the ability to mark which lane is closed in a construction zone, accident area, etc. so other drivers can prepare to merge before the last minute since most zones are so poorly marked
GGGss [BE] commented
@bedo2991 - exactly
I have 5 examples where this mechanism is necessary (or handy to have). Mostly due to restrictions while roadworks or works on the shoulder are performed, the driving restrictions are hard to implement, without workarounds and vandalism the base-map.
I tried to indicate a barred road section in the map, and the options Waze offered were just unusable. Lost of arrows to inducate which ways it is impossible to go... about 4 would have had to be used... nonsense. There should be a black line (bar) which the user could place ACROSS the road that is closed and the software could take care of the rest. The closure in question was a road broken up for about 3 days due to a pipe change. Please help.
You mean having Realtime Closures for turns, correct?
When will Waze show school road closures?
Lack of information about these seem to be causing problems in Croydon UK
GGGss [BE] commented
It may be difficult to implement, but a Time-Based-Turn-Closure would be really helpful during construction works. How many times are you obliged to UNKISS segments because crossing through the roadworks is not allowed? So like a closure mechanism but then on node TR.
It would be great if under on road hazards there was an option to indicate lane closures.
Many times, when I'm manning a Road Closure as part of my police duties, I have to stand in the road, launch Waze on my device and then manually try and 'drive' to somewhere just so I can then select Road Closure. Unfortunately because of the limitations of dragging the map farther away from where you are, I cannot insert a road closure from the other way (sometimes needed) to help divert traffic around. If you've ever manned a road closure or stumbled upon one as a civilian, it's so boring being asked whether the road is closed or whats the route to get to ABC or home etc. I usually just say, use Waze and it'll route you home. Any chance we can allow dragging the map farther afield for this?
Julie H commented
When identifying construction, categorize type (all lanes open, shoulder closed, right lane closed, left lane closed) also the length of construction zone ( some are miles long)
Polina G. commented
My husband and I travel a lot, and we have run into a problem a lot with Waze because it would tell us to go a certain way but when we get to certain streets or highway entrances as let Waze Navigation, they are closed.
There needs to be a feature added that if we see a street is closed, we can mark it as such on the map for other wazers.
Or highway entrances, let’s say we get to a highway entrance and it is closed, it has a sign that due to construction, this entrance will be closed as of 11pm until 5 am the next day. This will be for the months of June, July and August.
I think it’s very important to have this feature because it happened to ya several times and the next entrance was pretty far and no other way to get to where we were going!
Polina G. commented
Under construction, there should be a feature added that we could select to show that there is a lane closure.
We should also be able to select whether it is just one lane closed or two lanes and whether it is the lanes on the right or left of us.
And a feature to show that only one lane is currently opened.