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Include FL511 in your Labor Day travel plans

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For many, Labor Day is considered the unofficial end of summer. This year, Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 2.

During this time, if you plan to drive to the beach, a resort destination, a football game or to see family or friends, consider using the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Florida 511 (FL511) Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) for your travel plans. FL511 provides important information before leaving on the trip and once on the road if needed.

The FL511 Mobile App provides directions to any destination in Florida with travel times and alternate routes on most roadways throughout the state. It also has destination-based routing and the ability to speak your request to the app. For destination-based routing, users enter their destination and are provided multiple routes with travel times based on current traffic conditions. Another feature is the Drive Mode. While in Drive Mode, users receive detailed alerts for incidents occurring along their route. When requesting information using the voice interaction feature, users of the app can request a city, county, or roadway and the app will play back all associated events within a specific radius.

The Florida 511 (FL511) Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) is the state’s official source for traffic and travel information. This public service is accessible by mobile app, website in English and Spanish, Twitter messages, Facebook, Instagram, text alerts and more. The FL511 Mobile App, website, and Twitter feeds provide information on Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways, allowing drivers to avoid unnecessary delays, as well as receive updates on crashes, congestion, construction and more. FL511 provides camera snapshots on major Florida roads, so users can see current road conditions in FL511 covered areas. The goal is to provide information about current conditions to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently. To accomplish its goal, FL511 offers the latest traffic information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Before heading out, drivers should visit the FL511.com website for important traffic information and incident alerts. Once on the road, have a passenger check to avoid using a phone while behind the wheel.

Travelers can follow FL511 on 13 Twitter handles, on Facebook @FL511, and Instagram @Florida_511. For more information, visit the website at FL511.com or download the Florida 511 Mobile App on Google Play or the Apple App Store. Travel Smart with the updated Florida 511 Mobile App – Connect. Know. Go.

Ricardo ReyesInclude FL511 in your Labor Day travel plans