Monday, October 24, 2011
UK Roadworks on Google Maps
Today in the UK over 1,000 new roadworks began, causing traffic delays for commuters throughout the country. Roadworks Online is using Google Maps to help road users avoid those delays.
The map brings together live information on roadworks from local authorities and utility companies to show what work is currently being undertaken, why and by which organisation. Different types of map markers indicate the extent of the disruption to traffic (lane closed, contra flow, road closed, traffic lights, boards etc.).
It is also possible to click on a map marker to get more information about a particular street work disruption, including (where available) the proposed length of the road works.