Prepare for FSU vs. UF Game Day Traffic with 511

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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013 10:20 pm | Updated: 6:48 pm, Fri Nov 29, 2013.

TALLAHASSEE - With approximately 90,000 fans expected to attend the University of Florida vs. Florida State University football game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville this Saturday, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages fans heading to the rivalry game to check FDOT's 511 Traveler Information System before hitting the road.

The 511 system provides up-to-date traffic information on crashes, congestion, construction and more on all of Florida's interstates, including I-10 and I-75, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways.  

There are four convenient ways for motorists to receive traffic updates:     

  • Call 511 toll free for updates in English and Spanish.
  • Visit FL511.com, with interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion and crashes, travel times and traffic camera views.
  • Download the free Florida 511 mobile app available on Google Play and iTunes.
  • Follow one of the 12 statewide, regional or roadway-specific feeds on Twitter.

FDOT reminds all travelers to check 511 before traveling, have a passenger check 511 or pull over to avoid distracted driving.

Traffic Updates on Twitter

For traffic updates via Twitter, FDOT encourages fans heading to the game to follow the FL511 Twitter feeds for roadways and regions along their route, such as:

  • FL511 Statewide
  • FL511 Panhandle
  • FL511 Northeast
  • FL511 I-10
  • FL511 I-75

Safety Tips

  • Call 511 before driving, at a rest area or have a passenger call to avoid talking while driving.
  • Customize your trip at FL511.com before leaving to minimize time spent on the phone.
  • Always wear a safety belt.
  • Don't drink and drive.

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 (America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alerts notify the public of the most serious child-abduction cases. 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.

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