Autodetect closures and closed roads
Waze should automatically detect closures and close roads without relying on Wazers to use the in-app closure function or on map editors to add them. Just as Waze can detect traffic and reroute, it could also detect when no one follows the directed guidance and there is zero traffic on a segment. Then when Wazer start driving on the segment again it could reopen.
Google Maps (part of Google Geo) gets closure info from Waze. And Waze (part of Google Geo) should also get closure info from Google Maps. It doesn't now, and instead will route Wazers into a closed road, even though Google Maps already shows the road closed and routes Google Maps users around the closure.
Sam Green commented
When it is in a construction area it may be hard to tell ow long the problem will exist. In this case if you were trying to turn right onto the road there was a detour sign but when coming from the other direction an wanting to turn left there was no sign except when you got to the intersection. So it would be good.
Siam Imam commented
100% agreed with this problem and solution. As an Uber driver, I’m slowly losing trust in Waze because of the unpredictable road closures.