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About inRoads

inRoads is a digital service for managing and publishing road, sidewalk and parking status information. The information shared on the inRoads service includes closings, lane reductions, noise permits and parking reservations. It provides not only current information about road events, but future planned events as well. inRoads streamlines the process of creating and managing road, sidewalk, parking and other location-relevant municipal events (noise permits, etc.). inRoads publishes its data to the web, to email lists and through multiple open data formats. inRoads data can be automatically exported into navigation services such as Waze and Google Maps.

Open Source

inRoads is an open source PHP application developed by the City of Bloomington. The interface leverages the Open Layers library for rendering the map, and custom Javascript routines for interactive elements on the client side. The application also uses Google's Calendar service to assist with filtering and retrieving relevant events. The code is made available via GitHub at

Open Data

inRoads provides access to multiple formats of data for current and future road events from within the inRoads user interface.

Demo Version

If you are interested in trying out the inRoads application to see how administrators are able to add content to the system, we've set up a demo version:

Contact us for login credentials here.


Bloomington received a 2015 Code for America Technology Award for inRoads.

Media on inRoads

Short Overview on Prezi

Herald Times, 07/27/2015

GovTracker, 07/27/2015

Inside IUB, 08/06/2015

Code for America, 09/30/2015

Tools for Cities and Civic Coders

The City of Bloomington has created open source tools that may be of interest to cities and civic coders alike. We encourage you to explore and let us know what you think. We are always loking for friendly partners and collaborators.