Avoid Labor Day traffic congestion with FDOT’s 511 Service

Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

TALLAHASSEE – Travelers can expect heavy traffic this Labor Day weekend with 34.7 million travelers projected to hit the road. This is an estimated 1.3 percent increase from Labor Day traffic last year, according to AAA. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages those traveling this holiday weekend to use the 511 Traveler Information System to stay up to date on crashes, congestion, construction and more on all of Florida’s interstates and toll roads. 

There are four convenient ways for motorists to receive traffic updates:

·         Call 511 toll free for updates in English and Spanish.

·         Visit FL511.comfor interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion and crashes, travel times and traffic camera views.

·         Download the free Florida 511 mobile app available on Google Playand iTunes.

·         Follow one of the 12 statewide, regional or roadway-specific feeds on Twitter

In addition to traffic information on Florida roadways, travelers also can transfer to public transit agencies, airports and 511 systems in Georgia and Louisiana.

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