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Find the Best Routes to Country Fest 500

TALLAHASSEE — Country roads might take you home, but for the best route to the Country Fest 500 at Daytona International Speedway, use Florida 511.

Organizers expect more than 75,000 fans to head to Daytona to see some of the top names in country music during the Memorial Day weekend celebration Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28. Many other motorists will be heading to the beach or other holiday activities. All drivers can rely on the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Florida 511 Traveler Information System to arrive safely with fewer delays.

Florida residents and visitors can check Florida 511 before hitting the road for up-to-date traffic information in English or Spanish. They also can also view roadway cameras showing nearby current driving conditions at several key intersections in Daytona and on nearby highways such as I-95, I-4 and U.S. 92.

The free Florida 511 mobile app, available on Google Play or the Apple App Store, features an interactive map showing traffic speeds and incidents on roadways around the user’s location. Anyone can register for a free My Florida 511 personalized services account and create custom door-to-door routes to favorite destinations. Each route includes travel-time estimates, traffic incident information, and the ability to schedule email or text alerts. The mobile app also can suggest alternate routes.

Additional ways to receive traffic information from the Florida 511 system include calling 511 toll-free from any phone within the state; and following one or more of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511), including @FL_511_I4, @FL511_I95 and @FL511_Central.

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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