Baseball Fans Driving to the MLB All-Star Game Can Strikeout Traffic with Florida 511July 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages residents and visitors traveling to the 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game in Miami on Tuesday, July 11, to use the Florida 511 Traveler Information System to find the best route to Marlins Park.
Miami will be a first-time host when the 88th Midsummer Classic is played in front of a capacity crowd at Marlins Park. With thousands more participating in activities outside the retractable-roof stadium in Little Havana before, during and after the game, drivers should expect interstates and neighboring roads to be busier than normal.
Before leaving, baseball fans can check the statewide interactive road map on FL511.com for real-time traffic information in English or Spanish. Users can access up-to-the-minute information about current driving conditions, including traffic speeds, incident alerts, road closures and more. Drivers also can view traffic cameras showing current driving conditions near Marlins Park on Interstate 95 (I-95), I-395 and the Dolphin Expressway (State Road 836).
Fans can register on the website or via the free mobile app for a My Florida 511 personalized services account to create a custom door-to-door route to Marlins Park or other favorite destinations. Route-specific text and email alerts can include travel speeds, travel time estimates and traffic information.
Additional ways to receive information from Florida 511 include calling 511 toll-free from any phone in the state or following any of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511), such as @FL511_Southeast, @FL511_I95, @FL511_95Express, @FL511_Turnpike and @FL511_Estatal..
FDOT encourages all drivers to visit the Florida 511 website before leaving or have a passenger check the mobile app to avoid using a phone while driving.