511 mobile app provides motorists with another source of travel information
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Motorists will find another source of travel information available when the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s 511 free mobile application becomes available online today, July 12. The mobile app features all the construction, maintenance, crashes and road incidents currently available on MnDOT’s www.511mn.org website.
“A mobile 511 app is an important tool that the growing number of people who use smartphones can use to determine the best route to arrive at their destination on time,” said Brian Kary, freeway operations engineer. “The 511 mobile app is intended to be used before motorists hit the road and should never be used while driving.”
Before downloading the app, the user sees this message: Be safe. Do you agree not to use this application while driving?
The app features a zoomable map with clickable icons for information on traffic incidents, winter road conditions and images from MnDOT’s freeway cameras. Users also can access Google’s traffic data that helps drivers determine how much time a trip will take, based on current traffic conditions.