Inside South Carolina Department of Transportation

Road Conditions KML Access

The road conditions web service can return all the active road conditions in South Carolina or all active road conditions for a specified emergency event in a KML format. This web service is primarily for other state agencies and business who have GIS or IT staff. It may be invoked programmatically using a GET or POST request. The results will be updated every 10 minutes. Calls within 10 minutes will return the same data. The first call after a 10-minute interval may take longer to process.

All Active Road Conditions

Current List of Emergency Conditions

Hurricane Matthew Active Road Conditions
2015 Historic Rain Event

Below is an example of the data included with each event.

Fairfield S-43
Road Name: Bellfield Road (S-20-43)
From Blink Bonnie (S-20-258) (MP 5.31) to Kershaw County Line/Humphries Road (S-28-127) (MP 6.44)
Direction: Both
Start Date / End Date: 12/08/2015 - 11/30/2017
Description: All Lanes Blocked - The Bridge over Sawney's Creek at mile point 5.87 has been closed due to structural damage. A detour is in place.
GPS: 34.303, -80.829

The Description should always begin with one of the following. You can filter based on these conditions as desired:

NO LANES BLOCKED CENTER LANE CLOSED
1 LEFT LANE CLOSED LEFT AND RIGHT LANE CLOSED (CENTER OPEN)
2 LEFT LANES CLOSED TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES
1 RIGHT LANE CLOSED ALL LANES BLOCKED
2 RIGHT LANE CLOSED

Access from Browser

To access the KML from a web browser, simple type in the URL in either of the above formats as shown below.
Accessing KML via Brower, type in 206.74.144.42. All active road conditions in a browser. All active road conditions in a browser

Access from ArcGIS Online

To access from ArcGIS Online, use the Add Layer from Web button and select A KML File as shown below.
Add Layer from Web Interface in ArcGIS Online. Add Layer from Web Interface in ArcGIS Online. ArcGIS Online showing all active road conditions. ArcGIS Online showing all active road conditions.

Access from Google Earth

To access from Google Earth, select Add from the menu and then select Network Link as shown below.
Google Earth add network link interface. Google Earth add network link interface. Google Earth showing all active road conditions. Google Earth showing all active road conditions.

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