Does anyone know if you can set a specific intersection as an avoidance? The reason I ask is that they just closed a major intesection in Houston at Beltway 8 and I10 and it will be closed until July, I want to avoid this intersection in my routes
Is there a way other than turning off somewhere else and letting my nuvi do the auto recalculate?
Would be to buy a traffic receiver and try the service - in theory, it would know of the closure, and give you the opportunity to re-route.
This is a big need. My 2720 would allow me to set avoidance but my Nuvi 680 does not. I sure hope Gamin adds this a feature in one of the updates.
Ball Ground, GA
Click on the little wrench on the main screen,Navigation,Avoidances
They're talking about marking a specific section of road to avoid due to construction. And the only way I know to do that would be through a traffic service subscription, provided the area in question is covered.
Just an idea. The general avoidances one can select include Traffic, U-Turns, Highways, Unpaved Roads, Toll Roads, Ferries, Carpool Lanes. Is there some way to load a custom POI with a name or category that includes a keyword corresponding to something the nuvi can recognise to avoid? For example, set a custom POI with category "Avoidance" and name "Traffic", then turn on the "Traffic" checkbox in Settings>Navigation>Avoidances.
Does someone know whether this is feasible, or just a wishlist item?
Then let us know if it worked.
I created two custom POIs in the nuvi 670, with (1) category = Avoidances , name = Traffic; (2) category = Traffic, name = [RdName]. Neither of these POIs activated the avoidance of that point in auto-routing. (I've already turned on the "Traffic" avoidances in Settings>Navigation>Avoidances.)
Any other way to create a "Traffic" point to avoid? Perhaps creating a "Ferry" or "Carpool Lane" map item to avoid?
Enhancement request for Garmin? The frustrating thing is that Garmin has already implemented specific road avoidances in other models (StreetPilots I think) and in MapSource, but seemingly not in the nuvi.
Can't be done currently. Even in MapSource where you can set avoidances manually on sections of roads that you want to avoid, you can't set them as a permanent avoidance.
Yes, some of the older SPs have/had this feature, but I don't think than many (if any) current models have it.
Setting avoidance in my Garmin iQue M5:
Beside avoidances such as U-turn, Toll-way, Free-way, etc, I can also set avoidance by AREA. You can draw a rectangle around the intersection and add that as an area to avoid. This may give you some clue as to how to setup for your unit since I don't have the same model. I hope it helps.
Unfortunately, my nuvi does not have this feature. Here's hoping that Garmin will enhance this in a future firmware upgrade.
Garmin Nuvi 800 series and 5000 series have an Avoidance capability that allows you to draw a box around the area and the system will route you around the situation
The "area avoidance" and "road avoidance" features were something that was even on the "lowly" Garmin Quest and Quest 2. Sadly, Garmin feels it's nuvi userbase does not need such an advanced and useful feature and chooses not to include it except on the highest-end nuvi models.
This is an example of Garmin's removing a useful feature from upgraded products. I hate it when I buy an upgraded product only to find that it has less features on it then an older model.
Have any one used the avoid car pool lane or HOV option in avoidance screens and successfully was detoured based on the hours of operation and regulation specifically in busy areas like DC..? Please share your experience, I am also interested to know if there was a way to modify the avoidance regulation table..
I would create custom POI, or a TourGuide, for the intersections where you would normally use for the detour. Then you will at least get an alert on the screen that can remind you to take the detour.
I tried creating construction alerts when I drove I-75 to Florida, but ultimately found them to be more of an annoyance than a benefit. I used Streets and Trips and downloaded the construction info and it was not overly accurate. as a result, I got alerts when there was no construction.
You can set avoidances in Mapsource then download a route to the nuvi. It will include those avoidances in the route until it does a recalculate. Going off route can be something as simple as pulling off into a rest area. So, this is not a reasonable solution.
Instead, when planning a route, I do it in Mapsource and include some waypoints along the way such that areas I don't want to go through would be out of the picture in any recalculation.
Sure, you should be able to do this...
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