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Carrollton Launches New Site with Real-Time Construction and Traffic Updates

Post Date:10/20/2016 6:52 AM

 

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The City of Carrollton now offers a new communication tool to keep residents aware of any traffic shifts or delays caused by both City-managed and TxDOT-managed construction projects. A new Facebook page, @CarrolltonRoads, delivers real-time updates posted directly from the streets of Carrollton.

Borne out of a desire to keep residents and visitors armed with the latest information before they travel to or within Carrollton, the posts are made in real time. Increased traffic congestion is inescapable in times of growth, and Carrollton is 127,000 strong and growing. Crews will report directly from the site through posts on Facebook which then automatically populate a scrolling feed on the City’s enhanced website that launched earlier this year.

The City of Carrollton is one of the first municipalities to deliver information 24/7, and work is still being done to provide e-notifications on post updates. For now, residents can receive notifications by following facebook.com/CarrolltonRoads.

“Please note that from time to time there may be typos or misspellings, but hopefully everyone can excuse those, and appreciate that we are working hard to deliver timely information from the field,” said Public Works Director John Crawford. “The City encourages drivers to be vigilant and to use caution in construction areas. Plan drive times accordingly and watch for workers on the roadway.”

Bringing residents the fastest, most accurate communication possible remains a major goal for City staff.

“This is a multi-department, first-of-its-kind pilot program,” Marketing Director Kelli Lewis said. “We’re excited for the opportunity to further develop engagement with our citizens on an issue that affects everyone.”

Visit cityofcarrollton.com/traffic for the updates or find @CarrolltonRoads on Facebook.

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