Whole roads and whole states can be selected to be avoided or favored for a route using the States/Roads Manager. If PC*MILER|Worldwide or DTOD Data is installed and a region other than North America is selected, whole countries can be avoided or favored as well.


Avoid or Favor a Whole Road  

    1. Select the Tools tab > States/Roads > Roads Restrictions tab.

    2. Select a state (or country) from the State drop-down. 

    3. Type the road name* in the Road Name field (e.g. I95) without a state abbreviation. 

    4. Click Avoid or Favor under the road name


You won’t see any indication on the map that a whole road or whole state/country has been designated to be avoided or favored. To see the difference a designation makes on a route, first run the route with Use Avoid/Favors turned off and run the same route with this option enabled in the Routing Preferences tab of Route Options or Profile Options. 


To delete a road from one of the lists, place the cursor over it and click the “X” that appears to the right.  To clear either list, click Clear All.


*To see how the name of a particular road appears in the PC*MILER database, you can zoom to that road on the map and place your cursor over the road without clicking. Some highway labels may include a common name along with the road number; for example, “Pennsylvania Turnpike (I 276)”.  In these cases, use the road number from within the parentheses (“I 276” in this example).


TIP: You cannot designate a local street by name to be avoided or favored in the Roads Restrictions tab; a local road can only be avoided/favored by designating it as such on the map. (PC*MILER|Streets is required to route on local roads.)




Avoid or Favor Whole States/Countries


    1. Select the Tools tab > States/Roads to open the States/Roads Manager.   

    2. VERY IMPORTANT:  Make sure “Enable” is checked in the upper left corner of the State Restrictions tab.  

    3. Select a state (or country) from the States pick list.  

    4. Click either Avoid or Favor to add to the desired list.  


To delete a state (or country) from one of the lists, place the cursor over it and click the “X” that appears to the right. To clear either list, click Clear All at the bottom of the list.