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LauderStreet: City Road and Sidewalk Closures

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Know before you go with LauderStreet, a searchable, mobile-friendly map that provides location-specific information about current and upcoming road and sidewalk closures in the City. LauderStreet is a great tool to learn about road closures near your home, work, and other favorite places so you can avoid traffic congestion and reach your destination safer and sooner. You can help the City achieve its Vision Zero goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries on our streets by never using LauderStreet while operating a vehicle.

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LauderStreet is a searchable web geographic information system (GIS) map that allows users to search by clicking on the map or by address or intersection, MOT ID, reference number, closure type, or keyword. LauderStreet also incorporates Google’s Traffic and Satellite View layers. The majority of closures included in LauderStreet will be planned/permitted closures, and each closure will include information such as the reason for the closure, the duration of the closure, and detour information.

Get Started with LauderStreet

Below are some of the main functions and features available in LauderStreet. A step-by-step tutorial of the tool will also pop up when you open the LauderStreet map.  

  • Find road closures within a certain distance of an address by entering a Fort Lauderdale address or intersection into the "Address Search Bar," clicking the "Find My Location" button, or by clicking on the map within Fort Lauderdale's city limits. Only current closures will be shown on the map when you first open LauderStreet.
  • Use the "Search Radius" slider on the right side of the screen to set your search distance.
  • Use the "Find my Location" tool (fourth image to the left of the address search bar) to search from your location. Make sure your device's location setting is turned on. You may also need to clear your browser's cache in order for this to work.
  • Click the down arrow on the search bar to show more search options. You can search by Reference Number, MOT ID, Closure Type, or Keyword.
  • Click the "Legend" button for a description of the color-coded map symbols. The legend button also allows you to turn on Google's Traffic or Satellite View layers, locate state traffic cameras, and turn off the search radius graphic.
  • Search for future closures by clicking on the "Upcoming Closures" tab on the right side of the map. You can search for upcoming closures by date or a date range.
  • Click on a numbered circle on the map to get detailed information about the closure.
  • Click on a numbered circle in the search results to locate that closure on the map.
  • There may be active links to more information about a closure in the "More Information" field in the search results menu.

Why was LauderStreet developed?

Traffic management has been a top priority for the City's neighbors, as expressed in the City’s Annual Neighbor Survey over the past three years. LauderStreet was developed to address our neighbors' and the City Commission’s desire to improve overall traffic flow in Fort Lauderdale.

LauderStreet was also developed to offer a mobile-friendly, visual tool to highlight and coordinate road closures in the City, especially given the significant increase in the number of Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) permits the City has issued over the last three years.

What Can LauderStreet be Used For?

LauderStreet can be used for a variety of purposes, such as to:

  • Prevent traffic delays and make getting to/from a destination more efficient
  • Serve as an access and routing tool for personnel providing services on our streets (emergency, waste, public works, etc.)
  • Reduce potential gridlock in closure areas
  • Serve as a planning tool to assist City staff and contractors with projects that impact the ROW
  • Help City staff manage active closures and deter unapproved closures that could result in public safety or traffic issues
  • Contribute to making our streets safer, which supports our Vision Zero goal of achieving zero traffic-related deaths or serious injuries on our streets.

What LauderStreet is Not

LauderStreet is not a navigational tool or a real-time informational tool, meaning it may not include every incident/emergency that occurs on City streets, such as after-hours emergency road closures, crashes, closures by other entities, etc. LauderStreet will allow users to turn on Google's Traffic layer to see the impact a closure is having on traffic.

How was LauderStreet Developed?

LauderStreet was developed in-house by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Information Technology staff using technology from Esri, which is the worldwide market leader in GIS software. The map is specifically designed for web browsers of just about any device, including regular computers, mobile phones, and tablets. City personnel will continue to work with our neighbors and other organizations to update and improve LauderStreet to make it a valuable resource for everyone.