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You've probably used 411, you're definitely familiar with 911, but have you taken advantage of your state's 511 traffic system?

If you commute daily on our nation's highways, or you're planning an upcoming road trip, the 511 system can be an invaluable resource to you. Keep reading for information on what the 511 system provides, states that currently participate, and extra features you may be able to take advantage of in your state.

What Is the 511 Traffic System?

The 511 system is a national traveler's resource set up and run by the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The system allows drivers in participating states/cities to dial “511" on their phones and receive real-time traffic information, such as:

  • Road closures.
  • Accidents.
  • Route detours.
  • Weather alerts.
  • AMBER alerts.
  • Border crossing wait times.
  • Highway conditions.
  • Ride-sharing details.
  • Live camera feeds.

35 states currently participate in the 511 system; see below for a list of participating states and their options for accessibility.

How Do I Use the 511 System?

Depending on your participating state, you may have any or all of the following options to access the 511 traffic system available to you:

  • Dialing 511 on your phone (all participating states).
  • Accessing your state's online 511 homepage.
  • Utilizing a smartphone app.
  • Checking your state's social media accounts.

Below are the states currently participating in the Federal Highway Administration's 511 traffic system. You'll also find the various ways you're able to access the system while on the go.

If you DO NOT see your state below, don't worry—many states are currently in the process of funding a 511 system of their own. To stay up to date, keep checking the FHWA's 511 Deployment Map and stay informed on your state's status.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure you are familiar with your state's cell phone laws. If you are not allowed to use your phone while driving, pull over before accessing the 511 system—you don't want to get a traffic ticket!

511 Traffic Systems by State: A-H

Alaska

In Alaska, the 511 system is managed by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF).

Arizona

The Arizona Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees the state's 511 traffic system.

California

The CA 511 traffic system is broken down by region, with oversight by the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans).

Eastern Sierras District 9 – CalTrans9

Inland Empire – IE511

Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties – Go511

Sacramento – SacRegion 511

San Diego – 511 SD

San Francisco – 511 SF Bay

You can also utilize the My511 custom portal to manage your preferred routes and get real-time updates when you need them.

San Luis Obispo – SLO 511

Colorado

Colorado's 511 system is regulated and run by the CO Department of Transportation (DOT).

You can also subscribe for e-mail/text updates and alerts through the Colorado DOT.

Florida

In Florida, the 511 traveler system is operated by the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT).

You can also receive personalized updates sent to your phone or e-mail address through the My Florida 511 service.

Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is responsible for running the 511 traffic system in the state.

You can also sign up for text alerts through the My511GA service.

Hawaii—Honolulu & Oahu ONLY

Currently, the Hawaii dial-in 511 traffic system is only available for Honolulu.

However, the state provides the Go Akamai web service, which consolidates traffic information online for the entire island of Oahu.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Honolulu City and County Department of Transportation Services (DTS) administer the regulation of these traffic alerts.

For personalized updates, create a MyGoAkamai account.

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Idaho

The 511 traffic system in Idaho is managed by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD).

Iowa

In Iowa, the Department of Transportation is responsible for managing the 511 traffic system for commuters and travelers.

Kansas

The Kansas Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees the management of its state's 511 traffic system.

You can also set up a My Kansas 511 account to personalize your travel alert experience.

Kentucky

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) manages the 511 traffic system throughout the state.

You can also set up a Your 511 account with the KYTC in order to subscribe to alerts for your most-traveled routes.

Louisiana

Louisiana's 511 travel system is run by the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).

The DOTD also offers a Personalized 511 portal, where you can create routes and customize your alerts to fit your daily commute or an upcoming trip.

Maine

The ME Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) runs the 511 travel information system throughout the state.

From the home page of MaineDOT's 511 site, you can also personalize your 511 preferences by creating an account.

Maryland

Run by the Department of Transportation (MDOT), the MD 511 traffic information system helps commuters statewide plan routes and avoid delays.

You can also choose to sign up for My Maryland 511 to personalize your routes and alerts.

Massachusetts

The 511 system in MA is run by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

  • Phone access:
    • Dial 511
    • Metro Boston: (617) 986-5511
    • Central Massachusetts: (508) 499-5511
    • Western Massachusetts: (413) 754-5511
  • Online:

You can also sign up for an account through Mass511 to create a personalized portal and receive updates and alerts.

Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is responsible for the 511 system throughout the state.

Mississippi

Mississippi's Department of Transportation (MDOT) handles the traffic information that goes into the state's 511 traveler system.

MDOT encourages you to create an MDOTTraffic.com account to create default routes and set up alerts sent to your e-mail or phone.

Montana

The 511 system for Montana traffic is regulated by the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT).

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Nebraska

In Nebraska, the Department of Roads (NDOR) handles the traffic information that is fed into the state's 511 traffic system.

You can also take advantage of the NDOR's My Reports feature to set up alerts and manage/save routes.

Nevada

The Nevada Department of Transportation (DOT) handles the management of travel information for the state's 511 traffic system.

New Jersey

There are a number of agencies that work in partnership to run and contribute information to the New Jersey 511 system. These agencies include:

  • New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • New Jersey Turnpike Authority
  • South Jersey Transportation Authority
  • New Jersey State Police
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
  • Delaware River Port Authority

You can access the NJ 511 travel system in the following ways:

You can also sign up for an account with My 511NJ in order to set up common routes and alerts.

New Mexico

You can sign up for NMRoads' route subscription service to schedule alerts on routes you commonly travel.

New York

The New York Department of Transportation manages the state's 511 traffic information system.

  • Phone access:
    • Dial 511
    • (888) GO511NY (465-1169)
    • Out-of-state numbers:
      • Statewide 511 information: (877) 690-5110
      • Adirondack region: (877) 690-5111
      • Capital/Albany regions: (877) 690-5112
      • Niagara/Buffalo areas: (877) 690-5113
      • Hudson Valley/Catskill areas: (877) 690-5114
      • Long Island: (877) 690-5115
      • New York metro area: (877) 690-5116
      • Rochester region: (877) 690-5117
      • Southern Tier area: (877) 690-5118
      • Central/Syracuse areas: (877) 690-5119
  • 511NY smartphone app:
  • Online:

You can also register for My 511NY to personalize and manage your most-trafficked routes, and set up alerts to give you notice about road conditions.

North Carolina

North Carolina's Department of Transportation (NCDOT) runs the 511 traffic system in the state.

North Dakota

Travelers in North Dakota can access the state's 511 system managed by the ND Department of Transportation (NDDOT).

Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation manages the 511 traffic system for Oregon drivers.

  • Phone access:
    • Dial 511
    • Out-of-network number: (800) 977-ODOT (6368)
    • Out-of-state number: (503) 588-2941
    • Mobile site
  • Online:

Pennsylvania

For Pennsylvania drivers, the Department of Transportation (PennDOT) gathers the information necessary to run the 511 system in the state.

Additionally, you can sign up for a Personalized Travel Alerts account to make your daily commute even smoother.

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) gathers the traffic information that is used for its 511 traveler system throughout the state.

South Carolina

To help drivers across the state, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) gathers information for its 511 travelers system to include traffic, weather, construction, accidents, and more.

You can also customize your routes and sign up for text and e-mail alerts by creating a My511SC account.

South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) and the South Dakota Highway Patrol (SDHP) work in tandem to run the 511 traffic alerts in the state.

Tennessee

Travelers in Tennessee can thank the TN Department of Transportation for managing the information necessary to run the 511 system in the state.

Texas—Dallas area ONLY

In Texas, the 511 system is only available in the Dallas-Forth Worth metro area. A number of agencies contribute to the information available through the state's travel system.

  • Phone access:
    • Dial 511
    • (877) 511-DALL (3255)
  • Online:

You can also personalize your commute by signing up with My511DFW to set alerts and manage your common routes.

Utah

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) manages the 511 traffic system information throughout the state.

Vermont

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) helps drivers throughout the state stay up to date with local traffic through the 511 traveler system.

Virginia

Virginia has a variety of agencies working together to bring the 511 system to drivers across the state.

You can also create a My 511 account to set up personalized routes and alerts for your commute.

Washington

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) gives drives the information they need through the state's 511 travel system.

You can also subscribe for text and/or e-mail alerts regarding your preferred routes.

West Virginia

The West Virginia Department of Transportation handles the information required to feed the state's 511 traffic system.

Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, the Department of Transportation (WisDOT) handles the traffic information that is then fed into the state's 511 traveler system.

The MY 511WI service allows you to set up a personalized account to manage custom routes and set up e-mail and text alerts.

Wyoming

You can also subscribe to the 511 Notify service to receive text and/or e-mail updates on your personalized routes.

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