I see the problems. Thanks for pointing them out, I appreciate your time and work on Waze!
I'm obviously new to editing, and no, I didn't know the Utah sub-forums existed, I'll check them out in the future. I tried to follow the editing guidelines, which lead me to submit a request in the Unlock Request forum (that's where I understood all unlock requests should go). It seems that, in this case, that wasn't the correct way to go. Perhaps I should have contacted the locker directly instead? Or asked in the Utah forums why the segment was locked? The documentation didn't lead me to try those methods.
I'm asking these questions to spur any thoughts for improvements in the documentation. Is there some other path someone in the future could be led on that would lead in the correct direction? Or again, maybe the WME could get an option to leave a comment with a road lock, or a link to a page in the wiki where such a lock could be discussed?
Thanks again - I'm just trying to be helpful