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Henderson launches mapping website that details road projects

Two months after launching an iPhone application that lets residents report potholes and graffiti, the city of Henderson unveiled an interactive map that locates active road construction projects.

The web application is located on the city of Henderson’s website, and can be reached by going to the Geographic Information Services page under the Departments tab and clicking on the “Current Road Construction” link.

The application allows users to find information on construction work zones and projects within a one-, two- or five-mile radius of a specific address or intersection. More detailed information, including permit numbers, construction timetables and road closures, can be found by clicking on each project.

Henderson launched the application in conjunction with the 2011 National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 4 to 8. The event, held in April each year, brings attention to motorist and worker safety in highway work zones.

In 2009, there were 667 fatalities in construction and maintenance zones, with seven of those deaths in Nevada, according to a press release.

“Providing a safe community for those who live, work and play in Henderson is one of our priorities,” Mayor Andy Hafen said in a statement. “This new service will enable travelers to locate construction zones and plan a safe route to their destination. Everyone driving in our community is urged to remain cautious and adhere to posted speed limits, especially in work zones.

Henderson employees will be wearing orange ribbons this week to raise awareness of work zone safety. On Wednesday, city employees were encouraged to wear orange-color, work-appropriate clothing in observance of Work Zone Awareness Week.

For more information about the new web application, visit http://www.cityofhenderson.com/gis/index.php.

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