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Rest Area closures
|As of this righting 02/2016 there are currently no guidelines in the wiki stating how to close a ramp. This was brought to the attention of our RC, discussion ensued and a final conclusion has been made. Listed below are the following state guidelines for Montana only and should not be considered accurate for any other state outside of Montana unless agreed upon RC and SM.|
The choice to implement a RTC (Real time closure) was based on multiple parts. First we want to Update the rest area to show that it has been closed. If we use a TBTR (time based turn restriction) Waze will still route to the rest area, TBTR merely suggests a suggestion/penalty.There's no other way to get there, so it will route that way. A closure or RTC (Real Time Closure) will make the segments invisible to the routing server and therefore will never direct the driver onto the ramp thus avoiding the closed rest area.
To begin closing the rest area we first edit the rest are fields. You can do this simply by clicking on the area it's self and pressing the E key on your keyboard. Within in the NAME field place CLOSED next to the MM (mile marker). Under the DESCRIPTION field, enter the closing description found on the MDT Construction and Maintenance website. When everything is entered in, click save.