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3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

FDOT’s 511 Traveler Information System provides Free Traffic Service for Spring Break travel

As millions of students pack up for spring break trips traveling home or to their favorite vacation spot, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) wants everyone to stay safe on the roads.

Students can hear updates on crashes, congestion, construction and avoid frustration on the road.  FDOT’s 511 system offers traffic updates 24/7 on all of Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways as well as free phone transfers to airports and seaports for those flying or cruising during Spring Break.

There are four convenient ways for students to receive traffic updates, including:

  • Calling 511 toll free for updates in English and Spanish.
  • Visiting FL511.com, with interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion, travel times and crashes.
  • Downloading the free Florida 511 app on iTunes.
  • Following one of the 12 statewide, regional or roadway-specific feeds on Twitter.

Florida 511 Features

  • Traffic information on all interstate highways, toll roads and many other metropolitan roadways.
  • Commuter travel times and reports on crashes, congestion and construction.
  • Public transit, airport and seaport information.
  • AMBER, Silver and LEO Alerts (Silver Alerts notify the public when law enforcement agencies are searching for missing adults or citizens with cognitive impairments, including Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Alerts notify the public when law enforcement officers are searching for an offender(s) who has seriously injured or killed a law enforcement officer.)
  • FL511.com provides travel information, traffic camera views and free personalized services, including customized travel routes and e-mail, text and phone call alerts.
  • Voice-activated and touch-tone navigation available when calling 511.
  • The 511 phone call and FL511.com website are available in English and Spanish.

For more information, visit www.dot.state.fl.us.