Construction Zones (Road Naming (USA))

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Re: Construction Zones (Road Naming (USA))

Postby kentsmith9 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:10 am

sketch wrote:We have also been using "Street Dr CLOSED" for total closures; I would recommend "Street Dr (Closed)" for consistency.

When do we have streets closed for months when it is not for construction? Per guidelines we are only supposed to rename roads:

Wiki on Road closures wrote:Disconnect road segments - In general it is not recommended to disconnect road segments unless roads are permanently being disconnected. However, this method has been for longer term construction projects while waiting for the scheduled restrictions feature. This procedure also includes renaming the road to note the construction information that will appear on the client app helping local drivers see why they are not being routed through that area.
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Re: Construction Zones (Road Naming (USA))

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:21 pm

If the parentheses are not pronounced at all, I'm fine with this.
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Construction Zones (Road Naming (USA))

Postby sketch » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:25 am

It's the other way around—there are construction zones which are not closed. Most of the construction zones around here are not full closures, but rather lane shifts and closures and the like. We've been using "(Under Construction)" for those and "(Closed)" for closures.


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Construction Zones (Road Naming (USA))

Postby sketch » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:08 pm

Road Naming (USA)#Construction Zones

As far as I know, "Street Dr CONST ZN" is a relic from a pre-TTS day. It's pronounced "Const Z N".

@jasonh300 and I first addressed it by spelling out "CONSTRUCTION ZONE". A couple of these long-term construction projects are on my daily drive, so I've been playing around with it. I tried "S Claiborne Ave (Construction Zone)" and eventually settled on "S Claiborne Ave (Under Construction)". It's a lot easier on the eyes, but it still stands out. Plus, if it's going to be spelled out anyway, title case takes up much less space on the map. The parentheses create a pause, so instead of "Turn right, at South Claiborne Avenue Under Construction", it says "Turn right, at South Claiborne Avenue, Under Construction", which is a lot easier on the ears.

So essentially I'm proposing we change all instances of "CONST ZN" to "(Under Construction)".

We have also been using "Street Dr CLOSED" for total closures; I would recommend "Street Dr (Closed)" for consistency.
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