DOT: New mobile app helps summer festival goers avoid traffic congestion

MILWAUKEE -- People looking to visit one of Milwaukee’s summer festivals can avoid seasonal traffic congestion with a new mobile app just launched by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The free 511 Wisconsin smart phone application will provide travelers with information on traffic incidents, delays/backups, closures/detours, work zones and weather-related road conditions.

Available on both Apple and Android devices, the app provides up-to-date traffic related information through traffic alerts that can be programmed to align with the users favorite travel areas.

Other features of the application include:
• Nearly 400 traffic camera live-feeds to view road conditions;
• Travel times and speeds for highly traveled routes;
• Road work information, to include dates and times of full closures and lane restrictions; and
• Incident notifications.


As safety is WisDOT’s top priority; users of the app must acknowledge that use will not occur while operating a motor vehicle.