Long Weekend: Use Durham ‘Traffic Watch’ app

Whitby: Whether you’re packing up the car for a road trip this long weekend, or simply want to know what’s happening with the construction project on your daily commute—Durham Region has online, interactive tools to keep you informed about traffic issues that may affect your travel.

“Traffic Watch is a useful tool for residents who are looking to find better routes around Durham by avoiding traffic disruptions,” says Ramesh Jagannathan, Director of Transportation and Field Services. “Images from traffic cameras are updated every minute, giving users an almost real-time view of traffic flow. This is a great tool for planning your commute.”

Traffic Watch merges information from the region, province and local area municipalities within the Region using similar systems. It hosts information about planned construction, as well as unplanned work such as watermain breaks or emergency road closures. The map also details road closures for other reasons, such as street festivals, parades or filming. Improvements for 2019 include the ability for Traffic Watch to display messages shown on the roadside Portable Message Signs to provide important information that can affect traffic in the area.

Users may modify what information they view on Traffic Watch by simply selecting the legend options on or off. Explore the Traffic Watch map online at durham.ca/TrafficWatch.

If you’re looking for more specific information about a Regional construction project, check out durham.ca/WorksProjects. This tool allows you to quickly access information on the Region of Durham Works Department’s current projects—including construction, design and environmental assessments. You can search by road name or view all projects on an interactive map.

Durham Region’s Works Department wishes everyone hitting the road this long weekend safe travels.

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