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LADOTD announces upgrades to 511 traffic info system

6 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, September 08 2016 Sep 8, 2016 September 08, 2016 10:06 AM September 08, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials announced new upgrades to the state’s 511 travel information system on Thursday.

LADOTD’s 511la.org system now allows travelers to create customized routes and will incorporate traffic data from community-based traffic and navigation app Waze. A version of the web app in smartphone app form has also been released for iOS and Android.

Traffic officials say upgrades to the 511 phone system were also completed.

“During the recent historic flooding events of March and August, we saw how much more important it was for the public to have road closure and road condition information,” DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., said. “As DOTD continues to provide travelers with the most accurate and up-to-date information, through advancing technology, these tools will also prove beneficial for travelers who use this data on a day-to-day basis to plan their commutes and make travel-related decisions.”

New 2's Ashley Frugé provides updates throughout 2une In on weekday mornings with regular updates posted here on WBRZ.com.

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