Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

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Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby DerekErb » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:21 pm

I'm driving home from somewhere I've never been before. That's one of the reasons I have a GPS app. I get to the autoroute (highway - motorway) and it's temporarily closed for construction.

I can't figure out any way to tell Waze that this road is closed. I drive off the obligatory exit. But Waze keeps trying to take me back to the autoroute which is closed. I drive a few kilometres heading in what I believe to be the direction home. But Waze still will only take me back to the closed autoroute.

After losing a half an hour I click over to the new Apple Maps on my iPhone 5 and they get me home. But, as everyone knows, the interface is awful and, due to numerous reports, I have difficulty fully trusting the directions. It's now 1 AM, black outside, and I'm lost. Apple Maps got me home (barely). My TomTom was in the glove compartment where I have kept it since using Waze for the past couple of months. I came very close to putting my iPhone and Waze away and putting my TomTom back on its holder...

Is there some way to tell Waze when a road is temporarily closed?

Is there some way to tell Waze to avoid a given road on the route it proposes?
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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:49 pm

DerekFrance wrote:Is there some way to tell Waze when a road is temporarily closed?

Is there some way to tell Waze to avoid a given road on the route it proposes?

Not from the app, no. Did all 3 alternate routes use the same closed route, too?
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Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby DerekErb » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:18 pm

Is there an easy way to get to the alternate routes when in the middle of one? I had to change the destination to somewhere else and then go back and change the destination back to Home to see the 3 routes. But all of the routes used the, temporarily closed, autoroute.

I come upon a closed road and the app becomes useless makes me unlikely to use and rely upon it.
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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:20 pm

I've experienced this where Waze didn't see any other route besides the one that was closed. In my case, the alternate route would be 10+ miles out of the way and Waze isn't ever going to offer that as an alternate.

There was a button in one of the recent beta for "Road Closed" but it wasn't functional, and it's since been removed. Hopefully they're still working on it, and it's functionality will allow you to take a specific road out of the routing options due to a closure.
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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:17 am

DerekFrance wrote:Is there an easy way to get to the alternate routes when in the middle of one?

Main menu->Routes.
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Re: Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby DG567 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:23 pm

DerekFrance wrote:I had to change the destination to somewhere else and then go back and change the destination back to Home to see the 3 routes. But all of the routes used the, temporarily closed, autoroute.

I also have found the alternative routes no use at times. I agree that a clever 'road closed' function would make the app more appealing to a lot of people.
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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby CBenson » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:32 pm

jasonh300 wrote:I've experienced this where Waze didn't see any other route besides the one that was closed. In my case, the alternate route would be 10+ miles out of the way and Waze isn't ever going to offer that as an alternate.

I've experienced this where the three alternative routes all used the closed road and a valid alternative route would be going around the block. (Of course in that situation I didn't have any problem finding my way home.)
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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby darkneon » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:24 am

Somewhere in the future there will be an option to report closed roads so Waze will avoid it.

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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby petervdveen » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:32 pm

Normaly there are deviation signs on the side of the road, right?
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Re: Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby darkneon » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:44 pm

petervdveen wrote:Normaly there are deviation signs on the side of the road, right?


You wanna try that theory out in Belgium? I dare you :twisted:

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