Friday, May 22, 2015

Want to Avoid Traffic Snafus Over Memorial Day? Check QuickMap!

The Auto Club is estimating that 2.7 million Southland residents and 4.4 million motorists people will be traveling by car over the three-day Memorial Day weekend. That’s the highest Memorial Day traveler number since 2005. If you’ll be one of those 2.7 million drivers, use the Caltrans QuickMap to make smart decisions about your route. Check it before your leave to get real-time traffic conditions. QuickMap will show you:

         > Traffic speeds
         > Incident locations
         > Electronic message signs
         > Freeway camera feeds
         > Lane closures

QuickMap will even save your location and zoom level between sessions, so the next time you visit the page, you’ll be viewing the same location on the map.

By default, the traffic layers are displayed on the standard Google road map, but you can also view a satellite or terrain map by clicking on the buttons in the upper right corner.

QuickMap also has links to regional 511 sites (Los Angeles is here) and the planned lane closure page, if you’d like a text-based listing of closures by freeway.

There’s even a QuickMap mobile app (which, of course, you would never, ever use while driving).

So, before you head out the door this Memorial Day, click over to Caltrans QuickMap. And have a safe and sane holiday!