Use Road Closures

The Road Closures solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you inventory road closures and related detours, communicate closures and detours with the public and share authoritative closure information with consumer apps, such as Waze.

In this topic, you’ll learn how to use the Road Closures solution by assuming the role of the user and performing these workflows.

Create road closures

You will assume the role of an employee in the public works department. Next month the community will be hosting a 5K run/walk and you have received the plans for the streets that will need to be closed. You will draw the closures on the map, place the road blocks and identify the detour routes.

  1. In a browser, go to the Road Closures app.
  2. In the Create New Closure pane, enable Use Preset Values (new features only).
  3. Enter your phone number, email and name as the contact for the closure in the appropriate text boxes.
  4. In the Identifier text box type EVENT-01-AA.
    Note:

    This information will be added to each closure, road block and detour you create to associate it with the same event.

  5. Click the Both Directions template.
  6. Click on the map, begin to draw a line at an intersection. Click to add a vertex and double-click to finish the closure line.
  7. Once you finish the closure on the map, you will be prompted with a Road Closures form. Fill out the form with the following closure information:
    • In the Street Name text box enter the name of the street
    • Click the Reason drop-down and choose Event
    • In the Description text box type 5K Run/Walk
    • Click Start Time and choose a start date
    • Click End Time and choose an end date
  8. Click Save.
  9. Click the Road Blocks template.
  10. On the map, click the intersection on one side of the closure.
    Note:

    The road block will automatically populate using the information from the closure it intersects so you don’t have to re-enter.

  11. Click Save.
  12. Click the Road Detours template.
  13. On the map, sketch the alternate route around the closure and double-click to finish drawing the line.
    Note:

    Similarly, if the detour intersects the closure at the start and end it will automatically pull the details from the closure.

  14. Click Save.

Update closure details

You will continue as an employee in the public works department. A road closure needs to be extended due to a delay in a repaving project. You will update the end date of the closure and associated road blocks and detour.

  1. In a browser, go to the Road Closures app.
  2. In the top right of the app, click the Update Existing Closures widget to open it.
  3. In the Update Existing Closures pane, click the Extent tool.
  4. On the map, click and drag a box around the road closure and associated road blocks and detour.
  5. In the Update Existing Closures pop-up, click the End Time drop-down arrow and choose a new date.
  6. Click Save.

    Closures that are no longer active, end date is before today, will continue to show in the map but will have a transparency applied. This is helpful when you have reoccurring events for example past closures can be selected and updated with new dates.