Free Virginia 511 Tools
511 Traffic Info Wherever You Go
The Virginia 511 system is your key to knowing what is on the road before you go. There are three free tools to give you the latest traffic information from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT):
Dial 511 for interactive, voice-activated traffic information.
Please do not use a hand-held cell phone while driving. Call when you are stopped at one of VDOT’s safety rest areas. Hands-free accessories can also permit you to keep both hands on the wheel.
The site, at 511Virginia.org, is a map-driven website.
Click the icons for more information.
Register to customize your user experience.
NOTE: If you previously registered on the older version of 511Virgnia.org, you must recreate your account.
VDOT has introduced a 511 smartphone application to meet the growing trend of information on mobile devices.
The application works on phones and tablets that operate on the iPhone and Android platforms, the two most popular smartphone types.
These applications will tell you what incidents and construction will be on your predetermined route. You can also see traffic cameras on the apps.
Do not use these apps while you are driving. Distracted driving while using cell phones is a major cause of crashes.