After much prior discussion, I would like to propose changes linked below to the Junctions and Cross Traffic section of the Real Time Closures page. The goal of this page update is to provide guidance for editors relevant to lessons learned in handling real-time closures (RTC) and cross-traffic at junctions.
The specific challenge addressed by this revision is to overcome a limitation of real time closures (RTCs) which impacts routing to destinations on cross-streets of main roads which are closed and don’t physically allow cross traffic at their intersections, due to events or construction.
Current wiki guidance is to close only one segment of the two-way cross street (in both traffic directions) on one side of the main closed route. This effectively prevents routing across the closed road in either direction, except where the destination is on the single closed cross street segment and the user is on the opposite side of the main closed road. Waze will route the user to the nearer, incorrect, side of the closed route, leaving the Wazer unable to reach the destination.
This proposal is to close the cross street segment(s) on both sides of the closed intersections. Regardless of it is a 1-way or 2-way street, closing both sides of the intersection will prevent routes from crossing the closed road to reach a destination on the closed segment, or when starting a route on the closed segment
Also added is an examples subsection with two mock scenarios complete with guided images.
To see the proposed draft content for this section click here
To see a comparison between the proposed draft and the existing content click here