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  Jane O’Dowd

 

511 Public Information Officer

 

(407) 571-6768

 

Mobile: (321) 439-7647

 

Check FDOT’s 511 For July Fourth and Race Weekend Traffic Updates

Call 511, Visit FL511.com, Download the 511 Mobile App or Follow 511 on Twitter

 

TALLAHASSEE – Motorists can expect more than 1.8 million Florida residents to drive 50 miles or more during the Independence Day holiday weekend, with the majority of travelers planning to leave Wednesday, July 2, and return Sunday, July 6, according to AAA. The Daytona Beach area will be a popular destination during the holiday weekend as thousands of race fans travel to Daytona International Speedway for the Subway Firecracker 250 and Coke Zero 400. 

 

During the busy holiday weekend, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages travelers to use the 511 Traveler Information System to stay up to date on crashes, congestion, construction and more on all of Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways.

 

There are four convenient ways for 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.

·         Download the free Florida 511 mobile app available on Google Play and 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 receive public transit, airport and seaport information by calling 511, and users can be transferred to 511 systems in Georgia and Louisiana if they are traveling out of Florida for the holiday.

 

FDOT reminds all travelers to check 511 before traveling, have a passenger check 511 or pull over to avoid distracted driving.

 

Traffic Updates on Twitter

For traffic updates via Twitter, FDOT encourages travelers to follow the FL511 Twitter feeds:

 


 

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