Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: National traffic and road closure information.
Why you’d want it: To be on top of your summer road trip plans and limit any roadblocks — literally.
Where you get it: Go to www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/index.htm. You can click on any state and then click on links for more specific information.
How much the record will cost: The information is free.