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Old 11-10-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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Road construction - helpful websites to avoid?

Any suggestions for useful websites or mobile apps to check for current interstate road construction over a planned route? I use AAA but their construction information is outdated.
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I've found the most accurate info is usually on the individual state's department of transportation website. Google is your friend.

Example: http://nmroads.com/
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Google Maps uses gps data from phones using its app. It also integrates user posted data now.
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I've found the most accurate info is usually on the individual state's department of transportation website. Google is your friend.

Example: http://nmroads.com/
Agreed. e.g. DriveBC
An app is available.
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Beat The Traffic seems to be a popular app for this.

I also keep a bookmark for traffic.com on my iPhone and this has proven useful several times.
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I've found the most accurate info is usually on the individual state's department of transportation website. Google is your friend.

Example: http://nmroads.com/
+1

That and a we'll get there when we get there attitude helps us along. (I'm still working on the attitude.)

Our GPS has traffic notifications & routes around really bad jams. But that works only in big cities and doesn't do much for road construction in rural areas.
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All I know is that Arkansas is the native American term for "road construction"...
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My GPS gives some traffic info but is more for real time use and not helpful for route planning.

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I've found the most accurate info is usually on the individual state's department of transportation website. Google is your friend.

Example: http://nmroads.com/
This is what I'll need to do. I admit To being a bit lazy and hoping for a third party app or website that did most of the work for me. I will look into beat the traffic and traffic.com
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I've found the most accurate info is usually on the individual state's department of transportation website. Google is your friend.

Example: http://nmroads.com/
Same here. When we drive to my brother's place in MA for Thanksgiving, I check out the Connectict DOT website to make sure I-84 is okay.
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