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Find the Best Route to the USRowing Youth National Championships with Florida 511

TALLAHASSEE — Rowing fans can glide through traffic with Florida 511 while on their way to the 2017 USRowing Youth National Championships at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages residents and visitors attending the three-day event to use the Florida 511 Traveler Information System to arrive safely and with fewer delays.

Fans should check the interactive road map on FL511.com before leaving for real-time traffic information and incident alerts in English or Spanish. Drivers also can view roadway cameras and check travel speeds on roads near the competition venue, including I-75.

The free Florida 511 mobile app, available on the Apple App Store or Google Play, features an interactive map showing traffic speeds and incidents on roads around the user’s location.

Rowing fans can register on the website or mobile app for a My Florida 511 personalized services account to create a custom door-to-door route to Nathan Benderson 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_Southwest and @FL511_I75.

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.

www.FDOT.gov | @MyFDOT | facebook.com/FLDOT

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