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There is a road in my town that shows up on the map as a thru road from one intersection (intersection 1) to the next intersection (intersection 2). That is not the case.

In the midpoint between intersection 1 and intersection 2 is a permanent barrier (a guardrail) that prevents a person attempting to navigate thru.

The break or barrier on this road can be seen on the satellite image, but the road layer is drawn as a thru road.

What is the best way to illustrate or change this issue on the map using the tools available?

Please note, I am new to OpenStreetMap and attempting my first correction.

asked 01 Mar '14, 14:56

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edited 01 Mar '14, 23:28

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aseerel4c26 ♦

And if you don't want to fix yourself, add a note at the relevant location and describe what is there and from where you got this knowledge (it should be from being/looking at the location, not from other maps). Some days, weeks, months later someone will fix it or ask an additional question about.

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answered 02 Mar '14, 00:10

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edited 02 Mar '14, 13:18

Very simple: add a node to the road at the position and tag it as a barrier. To do this you can use the online editor on (you will need an account).

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answered 01 Mar '14, 18:04

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And don't forget to add the correct access tags to the barrier.

(01 Mar '14, 20:11) scai ♦

you also might want to go through the first steps of

(01 Mar '14, 23:30) aseerel4c26 ♦

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