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Google Maps is getting new traffic alerts just in time for Memorial Day

Google is rolling out a few handy features to Maps that will make traveling much easier this weekend.

Published onMay 21, 2015


Memorial Day is one of the most traffic-heavy days of the year in the United States, and odds are, many folks will be traveling from out of town to visit their friends and family. Just in time for everyone to hit the road this Monday, Google has pushed out an update to Google Maps that brings better traffic alerts and new route suggestions.

Once you input your destination, Maps will give you a quick explanation of upcoming traffic conditions that you might experience on your way. And if there happens to be some congestion on the road, Maps will also let you know how long you’ll be stuck in the jam. Just like in the previous version, Maps will still notify you if there’s an alternate route you should take. But now the app will tell you why the new route is recommended – whether it’s the fastest route available or avoids an accident.

The update is rolling out within the next few days, so you should have access to the new version before Monday rolls around.

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