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A26 Unlock request

Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 1:23 am
by caolanxyz
Hi Editors,

I would like to be able to edit the following segment(s).
Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Permalink: https://waze.com/editor?env=row&lat=54. ... =210299780


Reason: Ongoing Lane Closure required to facilitate road resurfacing works

Source: https://trafficwatchni.com/twni/roadwor ... rk-1967029

This work is heavily impacting traffic, especially during peak times, despite not being recorded on the live map.

Thank you in advance,
 

Re: A26 Unlock request

Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:26 pm
by iainhouse
It is not possible in Waze to implement lane closures. Either the road is open or closed.

If there is no closure set up, the only thing that could relevantly appear on the Live Map is a roadworks pin. These serve purely as information to Waze users: they have no effect on routing whatsoever.

I can see from the segment auto-lock level of 4 that it's a well-used segment by Wazers. So those Waze users will be feeding live traffic speeds to the Waze routing servers. This means that the routing will not only be based on live speed data, but if the works go on for more than a week or two, the historical data will be there to allow Waze to start anticipating delays in advance.

Bear in mind that, even if Waze directs you into roadworks with slow traffic, this may well still be the best route overall, rather than a potentially longer, but traffic-free alternate route.