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SDDOT Launches 511 Traveler Information App
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For Immediate Release:  Monday, March 25, 2013

Contact:  Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265

 

SDDOT Launches 511 Traveler Information App

 

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation has released a traveler information app for smart phones using the Android operating system and plans to do the same later for iPhones.

 

The South Dakota 511 mobile application provides the same information as SDDOT’s popular SafeTravelUSA website, but in a compatible format with mobile phones. Current information on road conditions, highway closures, travel advisories, construction projects, and incidents affecting travel is available on all interstate, U.S., and state highways.

 

As users move through the highway network, the app displays their locations on the state map. The map also indicates the location of SDDOT’s roadside cameras and allows users to view the camera images.

 

The South Dakota Department of Transportation also maintains a Twitter feed that is accessible through the mobile application's main menu. In addition, the mobile app links surrounding states' mobile applications and websites.

 

The app is free. Users can download it from the Google Play app store by searching for “SDDOT 511”, directly accessing the app at https://play.google.com/store/search?q=SDDOT+511&c=apps  or by scanning the QR code above.

 

SDDOT will release the South Dakota 511 app for iPhone devices later this year, in advance of the next winter season.

 

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