NDOT Deploys New 511 Nevada Travel Information System | Carson City Nevada News

On Thursday, the Nevada Department of Transportation will launch an enhanced 511 NV Travel Information System providing enhanced information about Nevada’s highways.

First launched in 2007, the 511 Nevada Travel Info service will continue to allow motorists to dial 511 toll-free or log into nvroads.com anytime for real-time road conditions, traffic cameras Online traffic, road weather. information, scheduled road closures, highway construction updates and more.

The Nevada 511 app can also be downloaded through the Apple or Google store. Upgrades as part of the enhanced system include:

– Improved route planner allows users to easily enter a start and end location to see conditions and incidents on the upcoming trip

— Improved base map layer provides improved navigation

— New user-friendly mobile app, available as Nevada 511, includes a driving mode that, for safety reasons, limits app usage to audio alerts while driving

— Dedicated trucker mode highlighting truck-specific information, such as truck parking

— As a cloud-based platform, the new system will provide additional capacity to handle higher call and connection volumes, especially during weather conditions and other heavy usage.

— Improved “My 511” route planner allows users to create free, personalized routes and email or push notification alerts for their most frequently traveled routes, as well as set map and camera views preferred traffic. To register, users simply log on to nvroads.com, select the ‘Register’ link and sign up to receive personalized reports on the national roads of their choice. Alerts are free. Users currently receiving alerts through the existing 511 system will need to log into nvroads.com to sign up for alerts through the new system.

“There have been over 13 million visits for updated road information and conditions in the past nine years alone,” explained NDOT Director Kristina Swallow. “Now, the easier navigation and enhanced functionality of the upgraded system will help make trip planning even smoother for the many people who rely on the 511 system to plan their Nevada highway trip.”

With Nevada law prohibiting the use of handheld devices while driving, NDOT reminds motorists to dial or log on before driving.

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