AZ 511 app a new habit worth picking up

By Laurie Merrill / ADOT Communications

AZ511 app graphicI don’t know about you, but it takes a mighty strong incentive for me to change my habits. But after getting stuck in one too many traffic jams, I’ve found one: the AZ511 mobile app.

For me, the benefits of the AZ511 app offer a strong argument for incorporating it as a daily ritual.

I no longer leap ignorantly behind the wheel of my car. When it comes to navigating roadways, ignorance is not bliss. Nowadays, I click on the AZ511 app and plot the best route to my destination.

Forewarned is forearmed, they say.

The AZ511 app informs me of crashes, serious weather, highway or lane closures, estimated route speeds and route alternatives. It also offers the use of highway cameras, which let me see real-time traffic conditions, and it saves and provides alerts to regularly used routes.

It saves me time. It saves me frustration. It gives me a sense of security that I know what, if anything, faces me during my commute or weekend trip. It adds to the enjoyment of Arizona travel.

The app is available for Android and iPhone devices. You can get it on AZ511.gov at this link. It works with another helpful ADOT travel tool, AZ511.gov, the Arizona Traveler Information website that aims to provide the most current information on highway conditions.

Get the AZ511 app. You won’t want to get on the road without it.