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Use your smartphone to avoid road construction delays

04/07/2017

By MIKE HUFFMAN
Managing Editor

 

“I love to sit in construction zones and traffic jams,” said no one ever. Which is why you should check out the Spokane Regional Transportation Council’s Spokane Regional Road Construction Map. The map helps drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users and people who just like to get to places to navigate the many road construction projects that will pop up around the region this road construction season. Each year, SRTC partners with jurisdictions in Spokane County to put all construction projects that impact traffic on one map.

This countywide map helps prevent delays caused by road construction, because being stuck in traffic costs us all time and money. And blood pressure increases.

The online, interactive map can be viewed on all devices- smartphones, tablets or good old fashioned computers. It lets users zoom in on their neighborhood or commute route to see what construction could slow them down. There are also project descriptions included and links to more project information.

The Regional Road Construction Map will be updated weekly to show when projects are completed or new ones start. Projects are removed from the map as they are wrapped up.

By reducing the number of vehicles delayed by road construction, the amount of pollution from emissions is also reduced, safety is increased through awareness of construction zones, and the impact on the economy caused by time wasted in traffic is lessened. Plus we each retain a bit more sanity by avoiding traffic jams.

ArcGIS Online maps provide more information than traditional maps by letting users access additional project information through links to other websites and embed maps in emails and social media posts.
View the 2017 Spokane Regional Road Construction Map and see what projects are scheduled for your neighborhood. Firefox, Safari, Chrome, the latest versions of Internet Explorer and mobile browsers work the best with ArcGIS Online.
You can also view and experiment with additional maps on the SRTC ArcGIS Online home page here.

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