Road Closures are temporary restrictions for specific road segments that are created directly within ALK Content Tools. They act much like Avoids that are created in PC*MILER, causing CoPilot Truck to avoid using that road segment when generating routes. Some fleets leverage Road Closures to avoid short term construction projects or poorly maintained roads immediately after a heavy snowfall.
To create a ‘New Closure’ follow these steps:
- Select the Closures Set in the ‘Route Exceptions panel’. A Closures Set is created by default in the Route Exceptions panel.
- Click on ‘Add New Closure’ or select a road to start adding closures. Click or drag to select roads. Hold ‘Shift’ to unselect. Hold ‘Space’ to pan the map. Press ‘Escape’ to cancel selection box. The road closure(s) are represented by red color on the map (see figure 4).
Note: You cannot combine avoid/favors and closures in a set. You also cannot have more than one closure set, or change the name of the closure set.