TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – December and January are peak travel times on Florida’s roadways, as motorists travel to holiday celebrations and college football bowl games. Florida 511 (FL511) can help motorists get to and from these events as safely and as efficiently as possible.
FL511 provides camera snapshots on major Florida roads so motorists can see road conditions throughout the state before they leave home for holiday activities or a sporting event. Motorists can connect to the website and the Florida 511 Mobile App for current traffic information such as congestion, incidents, message signs, truck parking availability information and much more. The Florida 511 system can also display traffic speeds information to let motorists know the current flow of traffic on Florida’s highway system and other major metropolitan roadways.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages motorists to use the FL511 system for their upcoming travels.
There are two major holidays celebrated in December and early January as well as nine college football bowl games scheduled in Florida.
Florida 511 provides traffic information for these major highways below leading to the stadiums:
- December 21: Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl, FAU Stadium, Boca Raton (I-95, I-75, and Florida’s Turnpike).
- December 23: Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa (I-4 and I-75).
- December 28: Camping World Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando (I-4 and Florida’s Turnpike).
- December 30: Capital One Orange Bowl, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami (I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike).
- January 1: Citrus Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando (I-4 and Florida’s Turnpike).
- January 1: Outback Bowl, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa (I-4 and I-75).
- January 2: TaxSlayer Bowl, TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville (I-95 and I-10).
- January 18: East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg (I-4 and I-75).
The Florida 511 (FL511) Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) is the state’s official source for traffic and travel information. This public information service is accessible by mobile app, website in English and Spanish, Twitter messages, Facebook, Instagram, text alerts and more. The FL511 Mobile App, website, and Twitter feeds provide information on Florida’s interstates, toll roads, and other major metropolitan roadways, allowing drivers to avoid unnecessary delays, as well as receive updates on crashes, congestion, construction and more. The goal is to provide information about current road conditions to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently. To accomplish its goal, FL511 offers the latest traffic information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The FL511 Mobile App provides directions to any destination in Florida with travel times and alternate routes on most roadways throughout the state. The mobile app has destination-based routing and a voice interaction feature which allows users to speak their request to the app. For destination-based routing, users enter their destination and are provided multiple routes with travel time based on current traffic conditions. Another feature is drive mode. While in drive mode, users can see step-by-step directions to their destination. When requesting information using the voice interaction feature, users of the app can also request a city, county, or roadway and the app will playback all associated events within a specific radius.
Connect with FL511:
Before heading out, drivers should visit the FL511.com website for important traffic information and incident alerts. Once on the road, have a passenger check to avoid using a phone while behind the wheel. Travelers can follow FL511 on 13 Twitter handles, on Facebook @FL511, and Instagram @Florida_511. For more information, visit the website at FL511.com or download the Florida 511 Mobile App on Google Play or the Apple App Store.
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