Niagara Region is collaborating with Municipal 511 to launch a two-year pilot program to provide accurate and up-to-date information about road closures, construction activities on Regional roads and emergency information to the community.
Municipal 511 is a bilingual digital traveller information service used by more than 50 per cent of municipalities in Ontario and the Ministry of Transportation (Ontario 511).
For Municipal 511, Niagara Region staff are communicating planned road closures and emergency information as they are known. For all road closures, detours, construction, floods, traffic and other road details, this information can be found on the Region’s road closure webpage, which has a link to Municipal 511 map
Adopting Municipal 511 allows people to plan their routes to travel safely and efficiently across Ontario. It shares road information provided to it electronically with consumer and commercial navigation systems like Google Maps and Waze and other mapping systems.
Emergency Management can take advantage of Municipal 511’s “emergencies” layer to communicate the location of emergency facilities or orders (evacuation, shelter-in-place) to the public. For example, it can indicate a flooded area that affects public or critical infrastructure; an emergency boil water advisory or an emergency evacuation route.
Published By: Regional Municipality of Niagara
Publication Date: March 21, 2022
Click here to access more information: https://www.niagararegion.ca/news/article.aspx?news=1345
Municipal 511 Map is available at: https://www.municipal511.ca/
Niagara Region Road Closures Webpage: https://www.niagararegion.ca/living/roads/road-closures.aspx