511 upgrade

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (S.C. DOT) has launched an enhanced 511 Traveler Information System, providing traffic camera images, travel time estimates and other technological tools to help motorists navigate South Carolina’s roadways.

Other new features of South Carolina’s “Next Generation 511 System” include an interactive map showing locations of traffic incidents and construction projects; average speeds of traffic; weather information; and twitter accounts to provide users with real-time important travel information.

“We think the public will want to take advantage of this user-friendly, new technology to help make their travel as efficient and safe as possible,” S.C. DOT Director of Traffic Engineering Tony Sheppard said in a news release.

“We are especially glad to have the new system in place for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday." he said. "An informed motorist can avoid problem areas and not only make their trip better, but help lessen overall traffic congestion.”

The 511 system provides real-time traffic information on all South Carolina Interstate highways and major highways along the coast. The statewide system provides information on construction projects, lane closures, crashes, congestion and severe weather affecting traffic.

S.C. DOT's 511 system operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be accessed by computer, telephone, smartphone or tablet.

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