I was thinking of something more like this, and for simple things like "this bridge/road will be closed for about six months. It's different than your more general "this area is under construction." When more specific limited closures are available, routing can still proceed and work properly though the area.
And once the road/bridge is opened again, users can edit to "remove" the blockage to routing.
Look at the picture. Imagine this is what it looks like EVEN with "show edits" turned off.
If users right-click one of the red Xs, it leads to information about:
1. The information that led to this closure "PennDOT announced that, starting January 15, the 10th Street Bypass would be closed for restructuring leading to the planned tunnel for the Northside subway extension."
2. How to Edit Roads to remove the road closure.
This would require a new type of road edit: one that shipped with the dataset, and that was visible even if "show edits" were turned off.
"Show edits" is turned off by default, and if the program refused to route over a road that LOOKED fine on the map, there would be complaints. Showing the road as blocked by default would be better.
An alternative is to ship the product with "Show Edits" checked by default.
But then people will turn it off and you'll get the same complaints as described above.
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