Google Maps now shows when there's road work on your way home

29 June 2018

Google acquired Waze five years ago but the majority of features weren't implemented into Google Maps like interactions between drivers, incident reporting, traffic cams, speed cams, police patrols, etc. Today, however, Google Maps is introducing road status to a limited number of users.

Screenshot from Google Maps Screenshot from Google Maps
Screenshot from Google Maps

For now, Google Maps reports only road work but incident reporting such as crashes are bound to be implemented shortly after. The app prompts a message asking the user if the road work is still in place with "Yes," "No," "Not sure".

The new feature has been rolled out only to a limited user base and there's a good reason to believe that the rest of the features will go live soon enough for a wide range of the drivers.