Florida 511 Website – FL511.comNovember 14, 2016
» The homepage features an interactive traffic map, zoomed out to the whole state. To zoom in to your area, click “Statewide” on the top right of the page, and choose a region.
» Select what you want to see on the map using the map legend on the right.
• Cameras: traffic cameras showing updated images with time stamps
• Incidents: crashes, road closures, weather-related traffic alerts
• Construction: planned or emergency construction on covered roadways
• Congestion: locations at which drivers will encounter delays
• Message Signs: locations of highway dynamic message signs and the current message(s)
• Weather Alerts: NOAA weather alerts including watches/warnings
• Weather Forecasts: seven-day forecast with high/low temperatures and precipitation chances
» Click the “My Routes” tab on the left to create a route, and receive driving directions with travel times and incidents along that route.
»Creating a route is easier than ever. Enter the addresses for your starting point and destination. The website will provide the driving directions, projected travel times, and incidents on up to three routes.
» Creating a route is easier than ever. Enter the addresses for your starting point and destination. The website will provide the driving directions, projected travel times, and incidents on up to three routes.
Creating a My Florida 511 Account
» Register for a “My Florida 511” account to save your custom routes and sign up for personalized alerts.
» To register, click “Register” at the top right of the page. Then fill in your name and email address, and create a password.
» The new “My Florida 511” features several new alert options. Once a route is saved, hover over the “My Florida 511” button at the top of the page and select “Manage Routes and Alerts.” Then click “Create Alert” for the route of your choice.
» Alert Name
» Events (Incidents, Construction, Congestion)
» Notification Type (New Event, Event Update, Event Cleared)
» Days of the week you would like to receive notifications for this route
» Set time period to receive notifications
» Delivery options (By Email, By SMS/Text)
» Travel Time: receive an alert when travel time for your route increases
» Traffic Speed: receive an alert when the average speed along your route decreases
» Daily summary: receive a daily summary of the alerts on your selected routes
» You can also sign up for Emergency Alerts. An “Emergency Alert” provides you with information on severe weather, wildfires, weather-related road and bridge closures, as well as AMBER, Silver and Blue alerts. In the “Manage Routes & Alerts” section, click on “Create Emergency Alert”. Decide the delivery option and the county or counties about which you would like to receive Emergency Alerts.
Urgent Alerts and News
» The website homepage also features the new “Urgent Alerts” and “News” tabs next to “My Routes.” Under “Urgent Alerts” you will see information on major events including hurricanes, road closures and more. The “News” tab displays articles, information and updates related to 511, including information on high turnout events resulting in heavy traffic.
» Once you have registered, the new “My Cameras” feature allows you to add your favorite cameras to a slideshow on the homepage. To do so, select “Cameras” on the map legend, click the camera you would like to add from the map, then click “Add.”
» The red bar above the map is a running scroll of traffic alerts. These are priority messages about major traffic impacts, emergency situations, incidents on non-covered roadways and public safety messages.
» Click on “Construction Info” to visit the Project Information page on the Florida Department of Transportation website, and get information on active FDOT construction projects: project development, public outreach and long-term planning.
» The “Emergency Info” link provides detailed information on how you can use 511 during an emergency. There are also helpful links to state and national emergency partner agencies. FDOT updates this page during emergencies to provide current information.
» The “Transit/Airports” page provides links to all of the transit agencies and public airports throughout the state.
» Click on “Links” to access seaports, regional transportation organizations, parking organizations, major event venues, evacuation management agencies, rest areas/weigh stations, and other partners.
» For inquiries, compliments, or suggestions, click “Contact Us” under the “About” section at the bottom right of every page.
»The Newsroom link takes you to the Florida 511 newsroom, which provides a wealth of resources for the news media and Florida 511 outreach partners. You can download news releases, photos, logos, toolkits, videos, fact sheets and more.
Know before you go! Keep Florida moving with the new 511!