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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2015
No.: 15-2505
Contact: Jeremy Woodrow, 907-465-8994, Jeremy.Woodrow@alaska,gov

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, travel alerts and construction activity. The new service makes important travel information already available via phone and web 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 construction, driving conditions, and Alerts based on user location.
  • Real-time images from statewide Road Weather Information cameras;
  • 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 Alaska phone, visiting 511.alaska.gov or by following Alaska 511 on Facebook and Twitter.

Motorists are reminded that it is illegal to use this mobile app 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 and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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