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Notifying the public of county road and city street closures in common smart phone map apps

Most counties and cities are not well set up to distribute information about highway segments that are under construction or closed with a designated detour route. Carver County created their own Construction & Closures map online application, however most counties and cities don't have the staff or resources to generate the type of GIS database/mapping to support this application. In addition, this information ideally needs to be accessible through the map applications used on smart phones/etc. For the MnDOT 511 system, it appears that the main mapping companies consume the data to update their map applications in smart phones. However, the 511 system is only showing the status of state highways. Ideally, the desire is for a road closure map app for all local agencies to provide road construction/ closure and detour information.

 

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Most counties and cities are not well set up to distribute information about highway segments that are under construction or closed with a designated detour route. Carver County created their own Construction & Closures map app, however most counties and cities can't do this type of GIS Map easily since they don't have the staff or resources. In addition, this information ideally needs to get to the map apps that people use in their smart phones/etc. For the MnDOT 511 system, it appears that the main mapping companies consume the data to update their map apps in smart phones. However, the 511 system is only showing the status of state highways. Ideally, we are looking for a road closure map app for all local agencies to get the data to the public.

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Idea No. 371