Georgia 511 Statewide Transportation and Traffic System Improvements

The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) launched its new enhanced program Georgia System 511, the state’s premier source of real-time traffic and travel information. System updates include a new mobile app, website and phone system aimed at improving the user experience across all platforms and simplifying the way Georgians receive real-time traffic and travel alerts.

First launched by Georgia DOT in 2007, Georgia 511 provides the latest 24/7 traffic and travel information on Georgia state roads and highways, including speeds of displacement, traffic incidents, construction events, lane closures and inclement weather to ensure all Georgian motorists arrive safe and sound at their destination. New system enhancements, including enhanced map features, navigation features and personalized notifications, make Georgia 511 a one-stop shop for travelers by providing key updates on current major communication channels, including the site. Web, mobile app, social media and travel alerts.

“We are delighted to unveil the latest enhancements to Georgia 511 to further develop the functionality and day-to-day use of the system based on changes in the way Georgians digest and seek information since the program was first launched in 2007″ said John Hibbard, director of permits and operations. Before hitting the road, we encourage all motorists in Georgia to check Georgia 511 through their preferred channels for the latest updates on current traffic conditions to ensure they are following the safest route and the most efficient.”

Major updates to the Georgia 511 website include:

  • Step by step navigation, which allows users to receive up to three route options with journey times and detailed navigation to the desired destination;
  • The ability to record individual traffic cameras for a real-time view of road conditions; and
  • Custom route preferences to allow users to save their preferred routes and receive alerts on traffic and construction incidents.

In addition to offering the same custom route and camera features as the website, the updated Georgia 511 mobile app offers users a driving mode to improve safety, battery usage and fuel consumption. data while driving. On the website and mobile app, Georgia DOT implemented a new system look and feel aimed at improving functionality and navigation for users, while the Georgia 511 phone system will now provide a more streamlined menu to provide get callers the information they need faster. .

Previous My511GA users will need to create a new account for My511 with the update as the old login information will not be recognized in the new system. Once a new My511 account is created, users will still have access to the same customizable features, but on a newly improved system.

To learn more about the newly upgraded Georgia 511, visit www.511ga.org, follow 511GA on Facebook and Twitter and make sure to update or download the latest version of the 511GA app for Apple and Android.

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