ADOT apps worth celebrating every day

ADOT apps worth celebrating every day

By Laurie Merrill / ADOT Communications
December 10, 2021

National App Day is Dec. 11, which gives us the perfect opportunity to remind you about ADOT’s apps and their roles in making our lives easier.

According to its description, National App Day “encourages us to explore all the possibilities that apps afford us.” ADOT's apps provide timely information so that motorists can navigate Arizona’s highways safely and efficiently, without worry of driving into an unplanned highway closure.

The ADOT Alerts, AZ511, Broadway Curve and Virgin River Bridge apps are highway travel apps. The fifth app is the Arizona Mobile ID app, which is a digital driver license or state ID card in your smartphone.  

All of these apps are free and can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store.

Here's a brief overview of each app:

ADOT Alerts app

This is the app to get to avoid a driivng into an unplanned traffic jam. ADOT Alerts provides real-time information about unplanned, major events so that you can make informed decisions. This helps motorists avoid lengthy delays or potentially dangerous situations. The app sends alerts directly to your smart phone concerning major crashes, serious weather incidents and other unplanned unexpected events occuring near your location.

Click here for more information.

AZ511 app

The AZ511 app works in conjunction with, the Arizona Traveler Information website, to provide the latest information on conditions along the state highway system. It provides information about crashes, severe weather, highway or lane closures, estimated route speeds, and route alternatives. It also offers views from highway cameras, which users to view real-time traffic conditions. Users can also save routes and receive alerts when conditions change.

Click here for more information.

Broadway Curve app

The app provides updates and information about the I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project. Users can learn about closures and restrictions, real-time traffic information, detour routes and more. You can also opt-in to receive push notifications about unplanned traffic issues that suddenly arise.

Click here for more information.

Virgin River Bridge app

The app helps drivers stay updated on traffic restrictions for the Virgin River Bridge #1 Replacement project in northwest Arizona. In addition to lane restrictions or closures, motorists will receive updates on width and weight restrictions. And drivers of oversize vehicles are informed about detours using US 93, Nevada State Route 319 and Utah State Route 56.

Click here for more information.

Arizona Mobile ID app

The Arizona Mobile ID (mID) is a voluntary, secure, digitized version of your MVD-issued driver license or ID card that you carry in an app on your smartphone. Everything else is in your phone -- credit cards, house keys, car keys, event tickets, etc. -- and now your ID can be, too. Because mID is a new technology, you should continue to carry your physical ID with you because not all entities are able to verify mobile ID yet. MVD urges people to always carry their physical ID when driving so it can be used in interactions with law enforcement during traffic stops or incidents.

MVD will continue to issue physical, plastic credentials and use of mID is voluntary.

Click here for details about this new feature.

For more ADOT reading about apps, check these out blogs and releases: 

Because ADOT apps can change our lives every day, we think it appropriate to celebrate them all year, not just National App Day.