First launched by Georgia DOT in 2007, Georgia 511 provides the latest traffic and travel information 24 hours a day, seven days a week across Georgia’s state routes and interstates, including travel speeds, traffic incidents, construction events, lane closures and severe weather to ensure all Georgia motorists arrive safely to their destination. New enhancements to the system including improved map features, navigation functionalities and customized notifications make Georgia 511 a one-stop-shop for travelers by providing key updates across today’s leading communication channels including website, mobile app, social media and travel alerts.
“We are excited to unveil the latest enhancements to Georgia 511 as a means to further grow the functionality and daily use of the system based on changes in how Georgians digest and seek out information since the program originally launched in 2007,” said John Hibbard, director of permits and operations. “Before heading out on the road, we encourage all Georgia motorists to check Georgia 511 via their preferred channels for the latest updates on current traffic conditions to ensure they follow the safest and most efficient route.”
Key updates to the Georgia 511 website include:
- Step-by-step navigation, which enables users to receive up to three route options with travel times and turn-by-turn navigation to their desired destination;
- The ability to save individual traffic cameras for a real-time view of road conditions; and
- Customized route preferences to allow users to save their favorite routes and receive alerts on traffic and construction incidents.
Previous users of My511GA will need to create a new account for My511 with the update as former login credentials will not be recognized in the new system. Once a new My511 account is created, users will still have access to the same great customizable features but on a newly enhanced system.
To learn more about the newly enhanced Georgia 511, visit www.511ga.org, follow 511GA on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to update or download the newest version of the 511GA app for Apple and Android.