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Drive - A new MDOT website

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I was on the michigan.gov website and noticed that MDOT has launched a new online interactive map service and let me tell you I absolutely love it.

http://www.michigan.gov/drive

You can look at lane closures, upcoming construction projects, and picture-perfect traffic cams around the state including GR.

The one disadvantage we have right now is that Detroit commuters can look at real-time accidents and incidents to avoid any necessary traffic backups and they can also look at current speed limits say if road conditions are hazardous (or perhaps for construction).

I think it is a neat website and I hope they will add a lot more features to it soon!

P.S. - I was hesitant on making a separate thread for this as it is transit related - so if the moderators want to move this where appropriate that's fine.

I noticed another neat feature with this map is that they have city borders and also all the rail lines in michigan - could be good use for people wanting to use the map for ideas :)

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I was on the michigan.gov website and noticed that MDOT has launched a new online interactive map service and let me tell you I absolutely love it.

http://www.michigan.gov/drive

You can look at lane closures, upcoming construction projects, and picture-perfect traffic cams around the state including GR.

The one disadvantage we have right now is that Detroit commuters can look at real-time accidents and incidents to avoid any necessary traffic backups and they can also look at current speed limits say if road conditions are hazardous (or perhaps for construction).

I think it is a neat website and I hope they will add a lot more features to it soon!

P.S. - I was hesitant on making a separate thread for this as it is transit related - so if the moderators want to move this where appropriate that's fine.

I noticed another neat feature with this map is that they have city borders and also all the rail lines in michigan - could be good use for people wanting to use the map for ideas :)

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If anything, I think this should go in the highways and roads thread.

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I think it is an improvement upon the rest of the site. When I worked at MDOT they always said "go find it on the website" Lets just say, I spent a lot of time searching for things they said existed. It is much better from what I have seen so far in the way of content layout. I wish they would upgrade the whole site.

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I wish the entire michigan.gov site got an overhaul as far as i'm concerned - city of GR website would also be a consideration.

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I was on the michigan.gov website and noticed that MDOT has launched a new online interactive map service and let me tell you I absolutely love it.

http://www.michigan.gov/drive

You can look at lane closures, upcoming construction projects, and picture-perfect traffic cams around the state including GR.

The one disadvantage we have right now is that Detroit commuters can look at real-time accidents and incidents to avoid any necessary traffic backups and they can also look at current speed limits say if road conditions are hazardous (or perhaps for construction).

I think it is a neat website and I hope they will add a lot more features to it soon!

P.S. - I was hesitant on making a separate thread for this as it is transit related - so if the moderators want to move this where appropriate that's fine.

I noticed another neat feature with this map is that they have city borders and also all the rail lines in michigan - could be good use for people wanting to use the map for ideas :)

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It is certainly an improvement over the previous version of the map, especially the addition of construction projects.

Technically, the map for Detroit shows current travel speeds, not speed limits. Eventually the same information will also be available on the Grand Rapids map.

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Yes, according to this Mlive article, they were to begin installing sensors along the major expressways this spring, and electronic signs along those expressways should begin displaying travel times by the end of this summer. :thumbsup:

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