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New 511 WI Smart App helps drivers avoid congestion

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.

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