3 Ways to Beat Western Michigan Traffic with Technology
There’s nothing like getting stuck in traffic, especially when you have to be somewhere soon, and can’t be late. Fortunately for us, websites and mobile technology have advanced to connect us with more information at our fingertips. So we compiled a couple helpful resources for you to bookmark, or save to figure out traffic in Western Michigan. Just promise us that you’ll look up the traffic before you take your car out of park, or pull over before using your phone to check for traffic along your route.
Technology Hacks for Western Michigan Traffic
- Twitter: Michigan Department of Transportation has a Western Michigan specific Twitter feed, @MDOT_West to connect you with road and lane closures, forewarnings of construction and accidents.
- Website: The Michigan Department of Transportation website also has a traffic map that you can zoom into, to view traffic conditions, warnings, and webcams if available, in Western Michigan. It’s certainly bookmark worthy on your smartphone!
- Text Alerts: Want to be notified about traffic with a text? Sign up for traffic text alerts from our local WKZO Radio Station. They will text you about accidents, construction and more road interruption in 5 messages/week. Sign up for WKZO Text Alerts online, or text TRAFFIC to 80373.
Do you have a favorite hack to navigate traffic, construction, or around accidents in Western Michigan? Let us know your tips in the comments below!