Georgia DOT Launches Improved 511 Traffic System

Getting real-time traffic and travel information in Georgia just got a little easier. The state’s Department of Transportation recently launched its new 511 mobile app, website, and phone system.

New system enhancements include improved map functionality, navigation features, and personalized notifications. Georgia DOT says the improvements are aimed at “improving the user experience on all platforms and simplifying the way Georgians receive real-time traffic and travel alerts.”

First launched in 2007, Georgia 511 provides continuous traffic updates on Georgia’s national roads and highways. It relays information on travel speeds, traffic incidents, construction zones, lane closures and bad weather.

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 most efficient, “said John Hibbard, Director of Licensing and Operations. .

Major updates to the Georgia 511 website include:

  • Step-by-step navigation, which allows users to receive up to three route options with travel times and step-by-step 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 511 Georgia mobile app offers users a driving mode to improve safety, battery usage and fuel consumption. data while driving.

511GA provides 24-hour traffic updates on Georgia state roads and highways.

Both the website and the mobile app have a new look to improve functionality and navigation. The 511 phone system now features a more streamlined menu to help callers get the information they need faster, according to GDOT.

“As technology continues to change and evolve, Georgia DOT remains committed to leveraging new innovations to make Georgians’ lives not only more efficient but also safer,” said Matt Glasser, assistant traffic engineer for the state.

Previous 511 Georgia users will need to create a new account. The GDOT indicates that the old login information will not be recognized in the new system.

To register for 511GA, visit www.511ga.org or download the latest version of the 511 Georgia app for Apple and Android.

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