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Roads may be partially or completely closed in one or both directions for multiple reasons:{{ReturnTo | Editing manual | the editing manual}}
*Road construction
*Natural disasters
*Local events
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= Overview =
{{/Overview list}}Roads on the map often need to be closed for a variety of reasons; ranging from planned construction or a large-scale event, to emergency closures for accidents or natural disasters. These are called Real-Time Closures, and will be discussed in detail on this page.
==Accessing the Temporary Closures tool==
This feature is restricted to rank 5 editors and above, unless otherwise decided by the local community.
With this tool, closures can be entered directly in WME, and is visible almost immediately in the client and Livemap. It is displayed prominently on the map as a closure alert, and with red and white candy stripe lines along the closed segments. This feature allows editors to temporarily prevent routing over specific segments, without having to make any changes to, or damage those segments and their junctions.== Controlling traffic flow ==
If you do not have There are several mechanisms to prevent Waze from routing traffic over specific roads. The method used depends on the required rank reason traffic flow needs to access be prevented. Here is a brief overview of the various mechanisms available for controlling traffic flow on specific roads. For specific details on any of these mechanisms, please see the Temporary corresponding wiki pages linked below.* [[File:Closure feature arrow in WME.png|right]][[File:Closure_report_button_in_client.png|right|60px]]'''{{#ifeq:{{SUBPAGENAME}}|Real time closures|[[#Real time closures|Real time closures]] (this page)|[[Real time closures]]}} —''' Should be used when a road is temporarily unusable, you can ask a higher ranking editor but does not need modification (including turn restrictions). These display in the client and Livemap with alerts and candy stripes on the segments to do it notify users of the closures in real-time (no wait for youtile updates), and prevent routing during the closure time on these segments. Your country may have '''Due to its safety (protecting the map), and its visibility (in the client and Livemap), this is the preferred method of closing a streamlined monitored process for this, or it road.''' <br />Real-Time Closures can be submitted like any other unlock/update request. ''In in a variety of methods, discussed in detail further on this page:** Add a [[#WME closure feature|closure in WME]]** Submit a [[#Major traffic events|Major Traffic Event]]** Enter a closure using a [[#Closure sheets|regional closure sheet]]** [[#Report closure feature in the USA Waze app|Report a closure in the client]] as you drive by them.* [[httpFile://docsRestriction_arrow_yellow_mouseover.googlegif|right]]'''[[Partial restrictions]] (AKA Scheduled or Time-Based Restrictions)''' - Used when turns or roadways are restricted at certain times of day, days of the week, vehicle types, etc.com/forms/d/1oGINt4UEkBV0Par5VCingXzTZpJq9KjG8GbZpGqbRow/viewform These have the ability to only restrict during a specific date range, but should NOT be used in place of Mega Traffic Events or Real-Time Road Closures Form .* '''[[Road types and names|Road types]] —''' Certain road types (USAPrivate, Parking Lot Road, Dirt Road/4X4 Trail)] is will automatically prevent routing and should be used when appropriate for examplepermanent situations.* '''Disconnect road segments — ''Road segments should only be physically disconnected if the road is no longer intended to connect or is being permanently removed.''''' When a road is disconnected it becomes ''absolutely unroutable'', and all stored speed data for the junctions are lost. This should be done with the support of a senior editor. In the past, this method was used for longer term construction projects, but now the Road Closure feature should be used.
For [[Road names/USA#Construction zones and closed roads|road construction]] situations, refer to that article for additional specific information.== Real time closures ==
{{Red|'''NOTE:'''}} If a segment This is closed using this feature, the segment will not be editable by any editors - regardless of rank - while the closure is in effect. This is by design, preferred method for closing roads due to prevent any changes its [[#Safety and visibility|safety and visibility to segment and junction IDs which will corrupt the closureWazers]].'''
==Local closure notifications for editors==
Editors who are level 5 and above will receive notices when a closure is being supported by Waze. This means the closure will have a designate hashtag and additional information on the closure is available from the Waze team.
The editing community can be informed about these closures by: * URs/MPs submitted through the app* Knowledge of local happenings* Notification from the local community / Waze Major Traffic Event Team* Long term closures All Real-Time Closures follow the same general principles below, regardless of which method is used to submit them. Depending on which method is used there are additional guidance and instructions in the corresponding unique subsections below. Real Time Closures can be added to Waze in four ways:*[[#Report a closure in the waze client app|Report a Closure in the Waze client app]]*[[#Major traffic events|Major Traffic Events (MTEs)]]*[[#WME_closure_feature|Temporary Closures in WME]]*[[#Closure sheets|Closure Sheets]] As mentioned above, if the closure is part of an event which will be impacting a large number of people in your area (i.e. - major highway closed, city-wide marathon, natural disaster) please be sure to [[#Major traffic events|submit the MTE form]] first.   === Connected Citizens Program ===  Through the [[Connected Citizens Program]] Waze shares and received information from [[Connected Citizens Program#Who can Join|select entities]] which partner with Waze. This information can include Road Closures which are submitted to WME directly by Waze staff. To ease the burden of teaching and submitting closures, Wazers are encouraged to [[Connected Citizens Program#How to Join|promote these relationships with their local governing entities]].  === Safety and visibility === This feature is safer than other methods of controlling traffic flow for a number of reasons.* It allows editors to temporarily prevent routing over specific segments, without having to make any changes to, or damage those segments, and their road types, junctions, or turn restrictions.* The history of the segment is preserved.* When the RTC is removed, proper routing can be restored immediately, without waiting for a [[tile update]].* A road closed with an RTC will be continually evaluated for through traffic. If enough traffic is detected driving through a closure, the closure is temporarily deactivated until the traffic is no longer detected. Therefore if an RTC is mistakenly placed on an open segment it will only affect drivers for a few minutes until the through traffic is detected, and the closure deactivated automatically.* Real Time Closures are visible in Livemap, and the Waze app with special alert icons, and segment highlighting. They are also visible in WME with special icons.  === General closure guidance === ==== Illustrated slideshow ==== This slideshow was prepared by Waze staff to show how to add a closure in WME. It contains information on which segments to select as part of a closure as well. The information in this slide show is also presented throughout this page in text.{{#widget:Iframe|url=https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1tBb3Cg8Ewu_rx7yuPxGMCTy4FIoAb-Z1CY33ukYFtM8/embed?start=false&loop=false&delayms=30000|border=0|width=700|height=415}}  ==== Real time closures vs. partial restrictions ==== Many major roads have ongoing restrictions, which are based on day of the week or time of day. Some examples include: *No Left Turn between 12:00pm-6:00pm*No passenger cars on weekdays For these types of restrictions, please see the [[Partial restrictions|Partial Restrictions page]] on the Wiki. '''If a road is closed with a Real Time Closure, there is no need to duplicate the Closure with an additional Partial Restriction ''(AKA Time-Based Restriction)'' for traveling across the segment, or change any turn restrictions.''' ''(This also helps preserve the map, as soon as the Temporary Closure expires, or is cancelled, the map will route as it's supposed to.)''  ==== Usernames and closures ==== [[File:Livemap closure alert.png|250px|thumbnail|right]] Adding a Temporary Closure does not put your name as the last editor for the segment (<small>Updated By: user (#)</small>), however you can see who added a closure by looking at the alert in livemap or the client.  ==== Junctions and cross traffic ==== When adding a Real-Time Closure consider whether any cross traffic will be blocked as well.* If traffic going across your Real-Time Closure at a junction must be blocked as well, you will need to close {{u|one}} of the cross street segments as well.** You should close the segment leading away from the main road with the Real-Time Closure.** If the cross street is a two way street, close only the shorter segment.*** When closing a two way cross street segment, only set the Real-Time Closure to the direction leading away from the Temporary Closure.<center>''Click on these illustrations to see them in full size.<br /><sup>''1.''</sup> [[File:Closure cross streets 1.png|150px]] <sup>''2.''</sup> [[File:Closure cross streets 2.png|150px]] <sup>''3.''</sup> [[File:Closure cross streets 3.png|150px]]</center>{{clear}}  ==== Lane closures and construction zones ==== For situations where only some lanes are closed but the road is still driveable, and general [[Road names/USA#Construction zones and closed roads|road construction]] situations, refer to that article for additional specific information. '''DO NOT use Real-Time Closures for roads which only have some lanes closed.'''  === Web based closure guidance === ==== Dates and times ==== '''All Real-Time Closures are set using the [http://wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601 ISO-8601 ''"extended format"''].''' Put simply this means whenever entering a '''date''', it should be in the format of '''YYYY-MM-DD'''. ''The YYYY is the four digit year, MM is the two digit month, and DD is the two digit day of the month. (For example March 15th, 2015 would be entered as 2015-03-15.)'' Whenever entering a '''time''', it should be using the 24 hour clock, in the format of '''HH:MM:SS'''. ''The HH is the two digit hour, MM is the two digit minute, and SS is the two digit seconds. The seconds may be optional depending on the feature you are using. (For example 2:53 pm will be entered as 14:53.)'' In the 24 hour clock, the first 12 hours of the day from midnight until 11:59 am, are represented as 00:00 - 11:59. The second twelve hours of the day from noon until 11:59 pm, are represented as 12:00 - 23:59. ''To make it easy to remember, any time in the AM hours, is just the same (with a leading zero for the first nine single digit hours). Any time in the PM hours, add 12 to the hour (so 2 pm becomes 14 by doing the following: 2+12=14). The minute of midnight can be represented both as 00:00, and as 24:00 depending on if it is connected to the previous day (24:00), or the new day just beginning (00:00). ''For example Monday 24:00 is the same minute as Tuesday 00:00.'' To prevent confusion you should avoid using 00:00, or 24:00 as a closure time, instead use 23:59, or 00:01.  ===== Start and end time settings ===== {{mbox|image=[[File:Clock.png|40px]]|text=Be careful choosing closure times. 00:00 is the first minute of a day, 23:59 is the last minute of a day. A closure ending on Jan 1st at 00:00 will leave the road open for the entire day of Jan 1st, while 23:59 would leave the road closed for that entire day. ''To prevent ambiguity try using 00:01 instead of 00:00 as a closure time.''}} *Real-time Closures are active for the full minute they are set for.** A Closure set for Start: 03:00 - End: 03:01, will actually be closed for 119 seconds, from 03:00:00 - 03:01:59.** A closure set for Start: 03:00, End: 04:00, will actually be closed for 60 minutes and 59 seconds, from 03:00:00 - 04:00:59.  ===== Time zone ===== All times entered are in the '''local time zone of the segment being closed'''. If you are in one time zone, and are submitting a closure for a segment in another time zone, use the start and end times in the time zone where the segment is.  ===== Setting long-term closures ===== {{red|'''NOTE:'''}} Temporary Closures must not be longer than 6 calendar months (183 days to be precise). To enter a Temporary Closure longer than 6 months, split it into multiple Temporary Closures. Each Temporary Closure entered should be less than 6 months. E.g. A one year Temporary Closure from 2014-12-01 through 2015-11-30 can be entered as two individual Temporary Closures.# 2014-12-01 - 2015-05-31 (182 days)# 2015-06-01 - 2015-11-30 (183 days)  ====== Maximum closure duration ====== The maximum length for a Real-Time-Closure is one year. The end date for a closure can not be set for more than one year from the current date. Even if the closure is less than 6 months long, it must end before a years from the current date. Otherwise you will get an error from the server. "'''{{red|(!) end time is too far in the future for road closure -103}}'''" {{anchor|Report closure feature in the waze app}} === Report closure feature in the Waze app ===---- Users in the client app can mark an unexpected road closure they see while driving. It is typically used for unexpected, short term closures of up to a few days. This feature requires multiple users to be at the location to enter the same road closure information on the map before it will be seen by other drivers. Instructions on how to use this feature in the Waze app is available in the [http://support.google.com/waze/answer/6081233 Waze Help Center].  ==== App reported closures in WME ==== Any closures reported from the Waze app are visible, and can be manipulated in the Waze Map Editor. Waze app reported closures {{u|do not}} have an effect on routing until enough users report the same segment closed. However if an editor sees it in WME and edits it, the RTCs then take effect immediately. ''For all the details on the display and handling of app-reported closures in WME please see the [[#Understanding closures with an end date circa 1970|section below that explains the WME aspect of these closures]].'' {{anchor|Major_traffic_events}}=== Major Traffic Events (MTEs) ===---- If a road closure is part of a larger event, it can be submitted to Waze as a Major Traffic Event (MTE). MTEs are generally determined by the scale of the event and how many people will be impacted. The closures should be submitted using the MTE sheets provided or the WME Closure tool (available to editors rank 4 and above in most communities). This way Waze is able to track the closures and help spread the word.  To receive further support from Waze (website and/or push + inbox message) for an MTE closure, the event must be submitted through the MTE submission form below.  To notify Waze of a coming event in your area, use the [http://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1R0XIsGkHQmk8Nc0U5DDID1PwMQWqLMwmindiLDFwcjo/viewform MTE Submission Form]. Helpful information to have for submissions are as follows: *Name of Event*Website for event*Roads which will be effected (not necessary)*Location*Start and End Date*Start and End Time (if available) All MTE submissions are posted to the [http://script.google.com/a/macros/google.com/s/AKfycbwegLpBUyCBB07OBDXHK8H5Js3ynsGkmn8YFI-NGxS_7--JDGud/exec Waze Mini Site] <small>''(if the mini site gives an error try refreshing the page)'' </small>so that other editors in your area can find the name for an event and mark the closure consistently. The closures for each MTE are submitted in a [[#Closure sheets|unique Google Sheets spreadsheet]]. If you need access to a particular event spreadsheet, request access in the spreadsheet and it will be granted by Waze HQ.  ==== Support for Major Traffic Events ==== Once the submitted event is reviewed, the submitter receives an MTE closure sheet and further instruction on how to provide all of the information needed to properly close the affected roads.  Once the closure sheet is fully completed, the closure will be live in the app.  Waze further supports some MTEs by providing local push notifications, inbox messages, social media announcements and/or website features on the [http://www.waze.com/events Major Events page] on Waze.com.  MTEs are likely to be announced on the Major Events website and/or via inbox + push message if the event effects a significant portion of the local population. For your event to be considered for inclusion in the following weeks push/inbox messaging, all closure information must be received by Wednesday prior. A closure may not appear in the app if Waze is unable to obtain the proper information, either through user-completed closure sheets or if other resources cannot be found. {{anchor|Closure feature in the waze map editor}} === WME closure feature ===---- '''This is the preferred method for closing roads due to its safety and visibility to Wazers.'''The feature allows editors to temporarily prevent routing over specific segments, without having to make any changes to, or damage those segments and their junctions. With this tool, closures can be entered directly in WME, and is visible almost immediately in the client and Livemap. It is displayed prominently on the map as a closure alert, and with red and white candy stripe lines along the closed segments.   ==== Closure feature permissions ==== This feature is restricted to rank 3 editors and above, unless otherwise decided by the local community. Global champs also have the ability to allow users of various levels access to the feature. If you would like to request access, contact a member of the community in the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=663 Waze Community Forums].  Alternatively, If you do not have the required rank to access the Closure feature in WME, you can ask a higher ranking editor to implement the Wazersclosures for you. Your country may have a streamlined monitored process for this, or it can be submitted like any other unlock/update request. You can also ask a higher ranked editor directly in a [[PM]], or [[WME Chat]].''In the USA the [http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oGINt4UEkBV0Par5VCingXzTZpJq9KjG8GbZpGqbRow/viewform Road Closures Form (USA)] is used for example.'' ==== Step by step instructions to add a closure ====
# Select the segments you want to close.
# Click the {{key press|Add Closure}} button in the left panel.
# Click to {{key press|+ Add Closure}} and fill out the fields shown:
::'''Location'''- This field will auto-populate to name of affected street. If multiple streets are selected, add a general description of the area (name of the road, the interchange, or the area if several roads in a known area are being closed). This Section section is NOT viewable view-able in the clientapp, it is only seen in the WME. ::'''Reason''' - This section will be view-able in both the client app and the LiveMap. Write a description of closure / event here. ''Once supported, #hashtags will go here.''::'''Direction''' - Closure direction should be noted carefully (using the A and B nodes for reference). Close one way direction on a two way road here. ::'''Event''' - This field is not currently active, please ignore.::'''Start/End Date & Time''' - Enter date/time the closure will remain active (the start date can be a date in the past). Enter local time for area of map you are editing. Format is 24-hour clock and YYYY-MM-DD. '''{{red|NOTE:}} End date can not be more than 183 days after the start date.''' (see [[#Start and end time settings|below]] for more information.)
[[File::'''Reason''' - This field is viewable in both the client and the LiveMap. Enter the name of the event, or general cause of the Add closuredetails. In the coming weeks, Waze will provide #hashtags for Major Traffic Events (MTE) which are submitted through the [https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1R0XIsGkHQmk8Nc0U5DDID1PwMQWqLMwmindiLDFwcjo/viewform MTE Formpng|center]].
::'''Direction''' - Closure direction should be noted carefully. Close one way direction on a two way road here.
::'''Event''' - Field is not currently active, please ignore. ::'''Start/End Date & Time''' - Enter date/time the closure will remain active (this can be a date in the past). Enter local time for area of map you are editing. Format is 24-hour clock and YYYY-MM-DD. {{Red|'''NOTE:'''}} End date can not be more than 183 days after the start date.==== Saving your work ====
::'''Save & Check''' in the live map. Active closures will appear with red closure iconicons in WME, inactive closures will appear and with closure alerts bubbles and red and white ''(candy stripe)'' road segment highlighting in greyLivemap immediately.
Inactive closures will appear with grey closure icons in WME only. They do not appear at all in Livemap or the Waze app. A closure can not be entered along with any other saves, similar to House Numbers. If you have any edits pending a save, and try to add a Temporary Closure you will get an error at the end. Be sure to save before trying to add a Temporary Closure.  ==== WME closure feature guidance ==== ===== Closing recently edited segments ===== Real-Time Closures entered using this feature {{u|are not subject to waiting for a [[Filetile update]]}}, they will go live almost immediately. However, since the Real-Time Closures are effected on the segments and nodes as they are now in the current live map, they don't work on segments and nodes which are not already included in the current tile build. If you enter a Real-Time Closure for a segment which has been modified enough (e.g. changed the segment ID, node ID, or junction location) since the last tile update, the Real-Time Closure would be corrupted and not functioning properly until after the next tile update.  To protect against this, if you try to close a new or modified segment before the tiles update, the closure will not save and WME will display an error '''{{red|(!) Element Segment with ID xxxxxxxx was not found (probably deleted).}}''' Wait till after the changes are included in a tile build, and then enter the closure again and it should save fine.  ===== Closing multiple segments ===== Real-Time Closures can be added to multiple segments simultaneously by selecting all the affected segments first. {{Red|Be careful}} to verify all the segments after you save that the Real-Time Closures were added properly. ''It's been reported before when multiple Real-Time Closures were added at once, that some of the segments either weren't closed, or had incorrect details in the closure (e.g. direction).''  ===== Segment direction for one-way closures ===== If only some of the segments are one-way, or some one-way segments are in opposing direction (B-A, A-B), you can set the Closure as two-way for all the segments. When you save you will see an error line for each direction of a closed segment which failed to save because the segment is one-way. You can ignore the error, and all your segments ''should'' be closed in all possible directions. (Be sure to double check them all.)  ===== Editing closed segments ===== {{Red|'''NOTE:'''}} If a segment is closed using this feature, the segment will not be editable by any editors - regardless of rank - while the closure is in effect. This is by design, to prevent any changes to segment and junction node IDs which will corrupt the closure. If you need to edit the segment, you will have to first remove the Temporary Closure ''(copy the details first)'', then modify the segment and save. Depending on the type of edit you can either replace now, otherwise you will need to wait for a tile update before being able to add a new Temporary Closure. Add a new Temporary Closure with the details you copied to the appropriate segments.  ===== Understanding closures with an end date circa 1970 =====Note: {{as of|2015|May}} Waze has recently changed the user interface, so you should not see these anymore. You will instead see the closure marked as end date "Not set" (see [[#Closure date NOT SET|next section]]). It is possible that there are some existing closures that use the old format described in this section, or that not all servers have been updated to use the new interface described in the next section. When a mobile user [[#Report closure feature in the Waze app|submits a Closure Report through the app report menu]], Waze puts it on the map as a closure, similar to a manually-entered closure. Unlike WME-entered reports, the app supports submitting closures without indicating an end date/time. These are recorded with a "null" date time, which in Unix, by convention (as described below), is midnight of 1 January 1970. Because Waze uses the [[UTC]] time zone, this may be ±1 up to 13 hours for you.  In the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix Unix operating systems] a time is encoded as the number of seconds passed since January 1st, 1970. A "null" date will be zero seconds passed and show a date time of 1970-01-01T00:00 UTC. Adjusted for time zones, and you could have a date-time anywhere from 1969-12-31T12:00, to 1970-01-01T12:00, or one hour more when adjusted for Daylight Saving (Summer) Time.  {{Anchor|Closure date NOT SET}} ===== Closures with end date "Not set" ===== You may occasionally see an RTC in WME with end date of "Not set" (or set in 1969-1970 in the older style [[#Understanding closures with an end date circa 1970|described above]]).*These may not be actively affecting routing in Livemap or the Waze app.*They may be submitted by any rank user, even if the user is below the rank to have [[#closure detailsfeature permissions|RTC permission]].*There may be more than one of this type of closure overlapping for the same segment and direction.png ''These are [[#Report closure feature in the Waze app|centerClosures reported from within the Waze app]]''. A Closure reported from the Waze app does not include an end date in it. These closures are therefore reported to WME with no assigned end date. This explains the anomalies listed above;* Because they are from the app, they don't immediately affect routing until there are multiple identical reports.* They can be reported by any rank user.* There needs to be multiple reports to activate them.* It is possible to have more than one report on the same segment.
These closures are editable by editors in WME who have permission to use the RTC feature. If you do edit and/or delete one of these app-reported RTCs the effects are seen immediately. If you change the end date, the RTC will start affecting traffic like any regular RTC immediately.
If there are multiple app-reported RTCs on a segment you may have to remove the duplicates before being able to save any changes to one of them, otherwise you may get an error for trying to create an overlapping closure.
==Temporary = Closure Guidancesheets ===----
The temporary There are generally two types of Closure Sheets;* Regional Closure Sheets supplied by Waze staff and shared with the community leadership of some countries.* Supported Major Traffic Events are also processed using a unique closure tool is new to the WMEsheet for each MTE. Here is some helpful guidance on the tool and how to use it best!
===When to use the Temporary These Closure tool======= HoursSheets have some unique advantages over submitting closures directly in WME, days, weeks====and also have some unique guidelines listed here below. They still also follow all the general guidance for [[#Real time closures|Real-Time Closures]] listed above.
If the road is affected for only a few hours or even a few weeks then use the [[How to Report#Closure|Report > Closure]] feature in the Waze client application. Note this requires a person be physically located at the point of the road closure to report it in the client application. Several people may need to report the closure for it to affect routing for all users. Alternately, the Temporary Closure can be added directly in WME (see below).
==== Days, weeks, months, yearsClosure sheets vs closure feature in the WME ===={{anchor|Weeks, months, years}}[[File:Road closure in client.JPG|thumbnail|right]]WME has the ability to restrict traffic flow through a segment in one or both directions using the Temporary Closure feature.
===Closing Multiple Segments===Temporary Real-Time Closures can which could just as easily be added to multiple segments simultaneously by selecting all submitted using the affected segments first. {{Red|Be careful}} to verify all Closure feature in the segments after you save that WME, shouldn't be submitted using the Temporary Regional Closure were added properlySheets. ''It's been reported before when multiple Temporary Closures were added at once, that If there is some feature of submitting them through the segments either weren't closedRegional Closure Sheet easier somehow, or had incorrect details then it is fine to use the Regional Closure Sheets for them. The Regional Closure Sheets may also have some features not yet available in WME, closures utilizing those features should be submitted through the closure (esheets.g. direction).''
===Segment direction for one-way closures===
If only some of the segments are one-way, or some one-way segments are in opposing direction (B-A, A-B), you can set the Temporary Closure as two-way for all the segments. When you save you will see an error line for each direction of a closed segment which failed to save because the segment is one-way. You can ignore the error, and all your segments ''should'' be closed in all possible directions. (Be sure to double check them all.)
===Closures not showing== Closure sheets upload schedule =====Temporary Closures entered using this feature {{u|are not subject to waiting for a [[tile update]]}}, they will go live almost immediately. However, if you enter a Temporary Closure for a segment which has been modified enough (e.g. changed the segment ID, node ID, or junction location) since the last tile update, the Temporary Closure will not save until the new segment changes go live.
If entered Real-time closures submitted through WME are processed and go live immediately. Closures submitted through a regional sheet are manually uploaded by Waze staff on a Google Sheet the alerts will likely show in the new location daily schedule. This is another benefit of the nodes, but the candy stripe and routing effects won't be implemented until the segment changes are livesubmitting RTCs through WME instead when applicable.
To protect against this, if you try to close a new or modified segment before the tiles update, the closure will not save and WME will display an error '''{{red|(!) Element Segment with ID xxxxxxxx was not found (probably deleted)}}'''. Wait till after the changes are included in a tile build, and then enter the closure again and it should save.
===Editing sections with closures===Waze staff receive a alerts of certain changes to the closure sheets three times daily at the following hours:*05:00 UTC*13:30 UTC''The Temporary Closure system is based in *17:00 UTCIf there have been no qualifying changes to the segment (and node) IDssheet, as a safety measure Waze staff do not receive the alert.Closures submitted to the spreadsheet 5 min after they upload them, will not be editable while there is a Temporary Closure added to seen by Waze staff until the segmentnext alert.'''
If you need The alert is generated when changes are made to edit the segmentcurrently active sheet (tab) in the workbook, you will have to first remove this is usually the Temporary Closure ''(copy sheet on the details first)''left, then modify for regional spreadsheets this is the sheet named for the current month. Changes that trigger the alert are setting the segment, then add a new Temporary Closure with cell in the details you copied status column to one of the appropriate segments.following:*'''"Ready for upload"'''*'''"Canceled event"'''*'''"Updated Details"'''
===Saving your work===
A Temporary Closure can not be entered along with any other saves, similar to House Numbers. If you have any edits pending a save, and try to add a Temporary Closure you will get an error at the end. Be sure to save before trying to add a Temporary Closure.
===Temporary Closures vs. Partial Restrictions===If a road is closed with For '''urgent closures''' which must be uploaded or changed immediately, ''and can not be submitted through WME'',&nbsp;you can "add a Temporary Closure, there is no need comment" to duplicate the Temporary Closure with an additional Partial Restriction for travelling across it in the segmentsheet and write "URGENT", or change any turn restrictions. ''(This also helps preserve the map, as soon as the Temporary Closure expires, the map will route as it's supposed other descriptive text so they know tohandle immediately.)''
===Junctions and Cross traffic===*When adding you add a Temporary Closure consider whether any cross traffic will be blocked as well.*# If traffic going across your Temporary Closure at comment by right-clicking on a junction must be blocked as well, you will need to close {{u|one}} of the cross street segments as well.*# You should close the segment leading away from the Temporary Closure. If cell in the cross street is a two way streetsheet, close only the shorter segment.*# When closing Waze staff get a two way cross street segment, only set separate alert with the Temporary Closure to text of the direction leading away from the Temporary Closure.<center><sup>''1.''</sup> [[File:Closure cross streets 1.png|150px]] <sup>''2.''</sup> [[File:Closure cross streets 2.png|150px]] <sup>''3.''</sup> [[File:Closure cross streets 3comment after a few minutes.png|150px]]</center>{{clear}}
===Setting long-term closures===
* Temporary Closures must not be longer than 6 calendar months (183 days to be precise).
** To enter a Temporary Closure longer than 6 months, split it into multiple Temporary Closures. Each Temporary Closure entered should be less than 6 months. E.g. A one year Temporary Closure from 2011-12-01 through 2015-11-30 can be entered as two individual Temporary Closures.
**# 2014-12-01 - 2015-05-31 (182 days)
**# 2015-06-01 - 2015-11-30 (183 days)
===Start and end time settings==={{mbox|image=[[File:Clock.png|40px]]|text=Be careful choosing closure times. 00:00 is Closures are not uploaded the first minute of a daythe alert is received by Waze staff, but they do try. There may be delays, 23:59 this is the last minute of a daymanual process. A closure ending on Jan 1st at 00:00 will leave If something is urgent be sure to add the road open for the entire day of Jan 1st, while 23:59 would leave the road closed comment as mentioned above for that entire day. ''To prevent ambiguity try using 00:01 instead of 00:00 as a closure timepriority handling.''}}
* Temporary Closures are active for the full minute they are set for.** A Closure set for Start: 03:00 - End: 03:01, will actually be closed for 119 seconds, from 03:00:00 - 03:01:59.** A ==== How to submit a closure set for Start: 03:00, End: 04:00, will actually be closed for 60 minutes and 59 seconds, from 03:00:00 - 04:00:59.using a sheet ====
==Many aspects of submitting a Real-Time Closure appearance=====Usernames and closures===* [[File:Livemap closure alert.png|250px|thumbnail|right]] Adding in a Temporary Closure does not put your name sheet are the same as other forms of submission. However because the last editor for sheets are not part of the segment (<small>Updated By: user (#)</small>)Waze ecosystem, however you can see who added a closure by looking at the alert in livemap or the clientthere are some important differences. ''(You may find Not all Closure Sheets are identical, but they all follow the [httpsame general principals://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=819&t=109508&p=904846 WME LiveMap Alerts Overlay script] useful for this, it will display the livemap alerts with the details in WME.)''
===LiveMap closures script===* The [http://www'''Username -''' You must enter your exact Waze Username as it appears in WME and the Forum.wazeThis allows Waze staff and the community leadership to contact you for any updates as necessary.com<br /forum/viewtopic>'''Permalink -''' You have to provide a permalink which shows all the segments you wish to close selected.php?f=819&t=109480 WME LiveMap Closures scriptSee the [[Waze Map Editor#Permalink|Permalink]] emphasizes closed article for details on how to create a Permalink which has the segments with a red and white dashed line in WME for editors of all ranksselected.
== Daily for certain times ==There may be other elements you are asked to provide to make use of some advance features of the Closure Sheets. '''There will usually be some instructions and guidelines included somewhere in the sheet'''.
If the road is closed every day or numerous days for a certain time of day, there The Closure Sheets are two possible solutions:* If your country has a closure sheet to submit closures through Waze staff, they can be entered using the sheet (processed by scripts and contain formulas which automatically perform functions and form). ''This functionality may be included in WME at a later time.''*If your country does not have access to a closure sheet, it will require [[Partial restrictions]], also known as Scheduled or Time based restrictions. You will have to wait for a tile update for calculations on the routing changes to take effect, so data you may want to add a Temporary Closure from WME for the first couple of dayssubmit. (Unless of course, To make sure you would like todon't break the sheets, and are able please be careful never to enter each days closure individually in WME, to take advantage type or paste anything columns of the visual benefits sheet labeled "DO NOT EDIT" in the client and livemapheader row.)
== NOTES for all durations == Closures not displayed on the map ====
The current time frame Real-Time Closures entered using this feature {{u|are not subject to waiting for a [[tile update|map tile generation]] is ''every day'' on all map infrastructures}}, they will go live as soon as they are uploaded by Waze. However, if you enter a Real-Time Closure for a segment which has been modified enough (e.g. Due to when changed the segment ID, node ID, or junction location) since the map last tile update cycle starts, changes to segments in Temporary Closures should be saved in the editor two days prior to Real-Time Closure will not work until the eventnew segment changes go live.
*Don't forget to edit the map back when the road partially or completely reopens.*If When entered through a road is closed, it should not be disconnected from the road network, unless it is never planned to be reopened. E.g. converted to pedestrian plaza, or demolished roads.*Changing Regional Closure Google Sheet the road direction to "Unknown" alert bubbles will '''not''' prevent routing on likely show in the road since this means to Waze that it should analyze drives along this segment and change the road direction automatically. This setting will allow Waze to create routes along the road as if it were a 2-way segment.*If one direction new location of a road is closed permanently, change the road direction to "One-Way" and also put a turn restriction as appropriate on junctions with the road.*There is no need to edit the map for lane closures.*If the road is slower than usualnodes, Waze will learn but the average road speed has fallen candy stripe and make automatic [[Road reports]]. Routing will automatically routing effects won't be adjusted to account for implemented until the speed.*If there is an official detour route, Waze will learn about it as you drive it.*You should check that all surrounding roads segment changes are mapped properly and have correct [[Glossary|directionality]] and [[Glossary|connectivity]] so that Waze can find the best detour.*Ensuring the surrounding area roads are set to the appropriate [[road types]] will also help Waze find live after the best detoursnext tile update.
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