About 511GA

Welcome to the newly enhanced Georgia 511!

The Georgia 511 system is the state’s #1 source for real-time traffic and travel information.

Courtesy of the Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia 511 provides the latest traffic and travel information 24 hours a day on Georgia's state routes and interstates including travel speeds, traffic incidents, construction events, lane closures as well as severe weather all to help motorist in Georgia arrive safely to their destination.

This information system is accessible by mobile app, website, Twitter, Facebook, My511 text alerts and more. Before heading out, Georgia motorists are encouraged to check Georgia 511 for current traffic conditions so they can ensure the safest and most efficient route.

Benefits and Features:

  • Statewide traffic information
  • Real-time speeds that allows the user to see current time flow of traffic
  • Ability to request roadside assistance from HERO or CHAMP
  • Customized text or email travel alerts after creating a My511 account
  • Access to 3,000+ traffic cameras to view major road conditions
  • Turn-by-turn navigation with ability to add multiple waypoints & view cameras
  • Incident information
  • Construction event information to see events ahead
  • Lane closure updates and information
  • Express Lanes schedule
  • Waze layer Integration
  • Weather alerts and weather forecasts
  • Rest area locations and status
  • My Cameras feature allows users to create a list of 511ga.com traffic cameras for a personalized snapshot look at conditions along their route
  • Dynamic message signs location

Georgia 511’s History:

  • In 1992, the Georgia Department of Transportation received federal assistance to create a Transportation Management Center (TMC) in Atlanta. The TMC is the hub for the state’s traveling information needs and houses Georgia’s award-winning Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), NaviGAtor.
  • In 2000, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established “511” as America’s travel information phone number, consolidating the 300+ travel information services nationwide into one easy-to-remember number.
  • In 2007, the Georgia DOT officially launched GA 511 at the TMC as a free service for real-time traffic and travel information in the state, replacing *DOT, their previous phone-based consumer travel service.
  • Today, this one-stop-shop number serves the travelers in Georgia via website, mobile app, social media and travel alerts.