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At-grade connectors

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When traffic moves between two roads that are at the same grade, these connecting segments are not technically ramps to Waze. How to handle these connectors depends on the exact situation.

Should the connector be mapped?

First and foremost, the need to have the connector mapped needs to be established. One of the following must be true:

  • There is a significant distance between the main intersection and the path of the connector segment
  • The location a driver must enter the lane for the connector segment is far away from the intersection resulting in navigation prompts being too late

How to label the connector type

Although sometimes referred to as ramps, to Waze these are not ramps. Ramps in Waze should only be used for situations where two roadways have a grade separated intersection.

The connector segment's type should be set based on the lowest of the types of roads it connects.

  • Ex: Street to Minor Highway should be Street type.
  • Ex: Minor Highway to Primary Street should be Primary Street type.
  • Ex: Primary Street to Primary Street should be Primary Street type.

How to name the connector

In most cases, leaving the segment unnamed will be sufficient. Navigation instructions will simply use the name of the segment to which the connector segment connects.

If there are specific signs at the intersection which are confusing or contrary to the destination road segment name, then a name can be applied to the connector.