Tackle Russell Athletic Bowl and Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Traffic With FDOT’s 511
Call 511, Visit FL511.com, Download the Florida 511 App, or Follow 511 on Twitter
TALLAHASSEE – As University of North Carolina and Baylor University fans make their way to Orlando Citrus Bowl for the Russell Athletic Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, and University of Florida and University of Michigan fans make their way for the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages drivers to use its 511 Traveler Information System before hitting the road to stay up-to-date on crashes, congestion, construction and more.
Florida 511 provides real-time traffic information on all of Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways. On days surrounding the game, drivers should expect increased congestion when traveling on parts of I-4 and I-75.
There are five convenient ways for all motorists to receive traffic updates:
- Call 511 toll free for updates in English and Spanish.
- Visit FL511.com for interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion and crashes, travel times and traffic camera views.
- Sign up for a “My Florida 511” account at FL511.com to create custom routes and register for email, text or phone alerts.
- Download the free Florida 511 mobile app available on Google Play or Apple App Store.
- Follow one of the 13 statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511), including
· Leave ample time to reach your destination, especially when traveling near areas expecting increased congestion.
· Customize your trip at FL511.com before leaving to minimize time spent on the phone.
· Always wear a safety belt.
· Don’t drink and drive.
· Check 511 prior to driving or when pulled off the roadway or have a passenger check to avoid distracted driving.
Florida 511 Features
· Traffic information on all interstate highways, toll roads and many other metropolitan roadways.
· Commuter travel times and reports on crashes, congestion and construction.
· Public transit, airport and seaport information.
· AMBER, Silver and LEO Alerts. America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alerts notify the public of the most serious child-abduction cases. Silver Alerts notify the public when law enforcement agencies are searching for missing adults or citizens with cognitive impairments, including Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Alerts notify the public when law enforcement officers are searching for an offender(s) who has seriously injured or killed a law enforcement officer.
· Travel information, traffic camera views and free personalized services, including customized travel routes and email, text and phone call alerts, available on FL511.com.
· Voice-activated and touch-tone navigation available when calling 511.
· The 511 phone call and FL511.com website are available in English and Spanish.