Road Closures is a configuration of ArcGIS Online 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 transportation department, and/or emergency management 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 (ex. Waze) that are used daily by citizens in your community.


Requirement Description
  • Publishing GIS services
  • Authoring maps
  • Administering ArcGIS Online groups and organizing content
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.
StateGovernment.gdb State Government geodatabase with sample data.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Road Closures.

Date Description
January 2017
  • Road Closures can now be deployed in your ArcGIS Organization with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.5.
September 2016
  • Sample data updated
February 2016
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.4
October 2015
  • A new set of workflows to help share road closure information with consumer navigation and traffic applications
  • Updated map symbology
December 2014
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.3
October 2014
  • First release of Road Closures

Get started with Road Closures

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ArcGIS for State Government includes several related maps and apps that also can be configured in your organization:

New deployment option

Follow a few simple steps to leverage ArcGIS Pro and the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool to quickly deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, configure it, and load your data if needed.