Tools and Resources
Download Waze App
The RTC has partnered with Waze and joined the Connected Citizens Program in an effort to share traffic incident and road closure information with commuters. Download Waze and join other drivers in Southern Nevada who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.
Project Media Releases
- Project Neon (Website)
MANAGE YOUR SPEED:
- Observe posted detour and/or warning signs and slow down. You’ll be in the work zone more quickly than you realize.
- Follow posted speed limits. Maintain a consistent speed with the traffic flow so you’re not caught off-guard if traffic suddenly comes to a standstill.
- Beware of flaggers and other construction workers. Slow down or stop when they indicate to do so. There is always a good reason – safety.
- Don’t resume the normal speed limit until you’re out of the construction zone and it’s safe to do so.
MANAGE YOUR SPACE:
- Avoid tailgating. If traffic suddenly stops, you won’t have room to maneuver to another lane – if another lane even exists.
- Minimize distractions. Using cell phones (which is illegal anyhow!) and eating are, in general, bad distractions when driving. They’re especially dangerous when you’re caught in an impacted work zone with many other cars and constructions workers.
- Follow the lane where cones are positioned to guide you through the work zone. By veering off-course, you run the risk of facing head-on traffic in another lane, endangering the safety of construction workers, or interrupt curing asphalt – furthering the amount of time that orange cones will be on the road.
MANAGE YOUR STRESS:
- Stay calm. Taking out your aggravation while in a construction zone helps no one and is only likely to cause harm. Remember, the temporary inconvenience now means improved transportation and/or utility infrastructure and services later.
- Plan for delays. By leaving a little earlier to get to your destination on time, you will feel less stressed and aggravated about traffic delays. Plan to use alternative routes with traffic-management apps like Waze.