Road Closures is a configuration of ArcGIS that can be used by engineers and operations staff to track roadblocks or closures set up to control or block traffic along a road. Road closures and related detours are typically defined by a public works department, and/or public safety agency during special events, public safety incidents, and construction activities.

Focused road closure maps can be embedded on your website and shared with the general public. This information can also be proactively shared with consumer navigation and traffic applications (for example, Waze) that are used daily by the general public in your community.


Road Closures require specific software.

Requirement Description
Map authoring
  • ArcMap 10.3 - 10.5
  • ArcGIS Online subscription
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS for Server 10.3 - 10.4 (Standard or Advanced), or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 (Standard or Advanced)

What you get

When you download Road Closures, you'll find the following files:

Directory Item Description
MapsandGeodatabase RoadClosures.mxd A map document used to publish the RoadClosures service.
LocalGovernment.gdb ArcGIS for Local Government geodatabase with content from the City of Naperville, Illinois.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Road Closures.

Date Description
March 2017
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb
January 2017
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.5
June 2016
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb
February 2016
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.4
December 2015
  • Updated map symbology
October 2015
  • A new set of workflows to help share road closure information with consumer navigation and traffic applications
  • Updated map symbology
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb
July 2015
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb
December 2014
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.3
  • Most recent LocalGovernment.gdb
October 2014
  • New workflow for Emergency Road Closure map
June 2014
  • First release of Road Closures

Get started with Road Closures

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