ADOT&PF Launches 511 Traveler Information App
(JUNEAU, Alaska) — The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) today announced upgrades to the Alaska 511 Traveler Information System that includes a new free mobile application that is compatible with both Android and Apple devices and can be downloaded using Google Play or iTunes.
ADOT&PF’s 511 app provides Alaskans with information regarding road conditions, Alaska Marine Highway System schedules and construction activity, as well as weather advisories. The new service makes important travel information, already available via phone and web through Alaska 511, more accessible to people as they are traveling.
The Alaska 511 app offers the following features:
- A zoom and scroll enabled color-coded map that uses GPS technology to display traffic, construction, detours and weather events based on user location.
- Real-time images from statewide Road Weather Information cameras;
- The option for users to submit traffic reports or general comments via voice recording; and
- Location selection by map, highway or a specific community.
In addition to mobile options, Alaska 511 traveler information updates can be accessed by dialing 5-1-1 from any phone in Alaska, visiting 511.alaska.gov or by following Alaska 511 on Facebook and Twitter.
Motorists are reminded that it is illegal to use mobile hand-held devices while driving. To use Alaska 511 mobile services while en route, motorists should pull off the roadway to a safe location or have a passenger access the service.
The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities oversees 249 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.