|highway = construction|
|A highway (road, track or path) currently under construction|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
This tag is used together with construction=* for any type of highway, including roads, tracks and paths, currently under construction and impassable by the traffic it is intended for.
Major road and rail construction schemes typically several years to complete. Use this key to denote active construction sites (for projects being planned, where there is little or no evidence for them on the ground, avoid tagging them or use proposed=* instead).
Already existing features may be closed for a short time for a temporary construction (e.g. old, damaged roads getting rebuilt). Don't use construction=* to tag such short-term closures (e.g. a road closed over a weekend to replace a sewer pipe); consider using conditional restrictions instead. As OSM data is often used offline (and therefore may be several months old), only tag construction sites (particularly roads and railroads) if they are planned to be closed for at least six to nine months.
For minor road-works (where the road in question remains open), see construction=minor
How to map
The value of the construction=* key should be one of those defined below and indicates the type of road, track or path being built .
If you know the date at which a construction site is expected to be completed, you can tag it with opening_date=*. Additionally, you can use check_date=* to denote when you last checked/updated the values. This can be useful as large construction projects are often delayed and for some construction projects planned opening date may be unknown or complicated to obtain.
- bridge=yes - If the highway goes over a street or waterway.
- tunnel=yes - If the highway goes below a street or waterway.
|motorway||Motorway under construction|
|motorway_link||Motorway sliproad under construction|
|trunk||Important non-motorway road under construction|
|trunk_link||Sliproad to an important non-motorway road under construction|
|primary||Primary road under construction|
|primary_link||Sliproad to a primary road under construction|
|secondary||Secondary road under construction|
|secondary_link||Secondary road link under construction|
|tertiary||Tertiary road under construction|
|tertiary_link||Tertiary road link under construction|
|unclassified||Unclassified road under construction (alternatively tag construction=minor)|
|road||Road with unknown classification under construction|
|raceway||Raceway road under construction|
|residential||Residential road under construction|
|living_street||Living street under construction|
|pedestrian||Pedestrianised road under construction|
|service||Service road under construction|
|track||Track under construction|
|bridleway||Bridleway under construction|
|cycleway||Cycleway under construction|
|footway||Foot path under construction (alternative tag <construction=footpath>)|
|path||Path under construction|
|steps||Steps under construction|
Possible tagging mistakes