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    Have you ever run into unexpected traffic only to realize a road is closed to due to construction? Have you been confronted with a road closure because of a neighborhood street festival? You live in Louisville. Of course you have.

    Mayor Fischer announced today at Metro Hall that Louisville has partnered with Waze, an app that, according to its website, is all about contributing to the common good out there on the road. With Waze, Louisville citizens can know ahead of time about construction, road closures, accidents, and other issues on the road. Waze's mantra is "Outsmarting Traffic, Together."

    Louisville drivers can open the app and type in the address of their destination and see any hazards along the route. To see how it worked I had Waze take me from my home in St. Matthews to 123 East Main Street in downtown Louisville. As this article is being written, Waze informed me that there are police visible on I-64, a pothole on Mellwood Avenue, a construction zone on Story Avenue, bridge construction, and a construction zone on Jefferson Street. 

    Waze not only allows Louisville Metro to input problem areas into Waze's database, but also allow Louisville drives themselves to note other issues that may not immediately reach Louisville Metro's attention like potholes and problem areas. 

    The app, through all of its features strives to create a community of drivers that hope to make driving easier and safer. Drivers can also post gas prices thereby making it easier for others to find the cheapest gas. 

    Fischer tweeted that Louisville is the 5th city to incorporate Waze to help citizens get around their city. Find more information about Waze and their tools for drivers on their website

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    Covering Louisville music like it's the 6 o' clock news. I've covered Forecastle, Louder Than Life, Moontower, Starry Nights, and Louisville music news for 3 years. Follow me @parasiticnoise

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