BRANSON, Mo – The City of Branson has created a Winter Weather Road Conditions Map that shows and updates the road conditions of Branson’s main arterial roads during winter weather events.
This tool was created to mimic the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) Traveler Information Map but is localized to give people in Branson a better idea of what the road conditions are on the City-maintained roads. During winter weather events, the City will update the application to inform the public about the progress the Public Works Department has made in clearing or treating the major snow routes that it maintains. Roads will be color coded to indicate if the roads are either closed, covered, partly covered, mostly clear or clear.
“When a winter weather event happens, one of the first things people ask is ‘how are the roads?’ We worked closely with our I.T. Department and our talented Graphic Information Systems (GIS) employees to create something that we hope our community will find helpful. This is just another way we are continually looking for ways to improve and to serve our residents,” said Public Works/Engineering Director, Keith Francis.
This application is not an indication of all the roads the City treats and clears. All city-maintained roads get treated and cleared. The Winter Weather Road Conditions Map only reflects the road conditions of the City’s main arterial roads. You can find the map by clicking on the blue bar titled “City of Branson Winter Weather Road Conditions Map” on the City’s website, BransonMo.Gov or by going to the Public Works/Engineering section.
When a Winter Weather event happens, the Public Works Department urges drivers to limit travel if possible. If you have to travel slow down and give city trucks extra room to operate. You can find more information on how the City prepares for winter weather events and how it clears and treats roads on the Winter Weather Preparedness section of the City’s website, BransonMo.Gov.