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Get the 411 by using 511

Whether dialing 511, using the new mobile app or logging onto, an upgraded 511 Wisconsin Traveler Information System is ready to serve motorists throughout the state.

“511 helps people driving in Wisconsin choose the safest and easiest routes to their destinations,” said WisDOT secretary- designee Craig Thompson. “…We are pleased to offer timely, detailed, custom information about weather issues, roadway emergencies or other alerts.”

The all-new 511 Wisconsin mobile app, available for Apple and Android devices, is the perfect companion to a preferred navigation app. With the 511 Wisconsin app running in the background, it can give audible alerts on incidents and closures as they occur on the route.

Calling 511 connect to an interactive state-of-the-art voice recognition system. Callers can say a roadway name, a county or a destination to get relevant information. Alternatively, if a caller has “My Routes” setup in their account, users can hear personalized information about their preferred routes as soon as they connect.

Enhancements to the website include user-selectable layers for information, including incidents, project closures, camera images, weather radar and the introduction of crowd-sourced data from Waze.

“All of the features previously available are still there,” said Jon Riemann, communication manager at the WisDOT Traffic Management Center. “We didn’t take anything away.”

The 511 Wisconsin Traveler Information System is the state’s official source for trusted roadway conditions and traffi c impacts across Wisconsin, providing travel times, traffic speeds, near real-time images of roads from traffic cameras, incident locations, maintenance and construction work, along with project information including schedules, closures, contacts and maps for large construction projects throughout the state. This information is provided so drivers can make informed decisions about their travel plans.

511 Wisconsin was first launched in 2009, with an automated phone system and website. In 2015, the first mobile app was released.

For more information, visit the website at