There used to be “layers” for places, traffic, etc, but in the most recent map app the layer for traffic is not noticed in Canvas 2 with Android 4.0.4
the traffic information is present in Navigation menu present in sidebar and will appear near to the route and not on them -
The new Google maps comprises not only traffic but also alerts of traffic jam as an independent feature with Google maps. Pl tell how to view the alerts
maybe next update via Waze?
This feature will be available via the Traffic tab on Google Maps for iOS and Android, and Google said it's rolling out to users in the UK, US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Switzerland.