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See the road ahead with 511 Alberta

Improved, up-to-date road information is a click or a phone call away with the new 511 Alberta traveller information service.

As Alberta’s official source for provincial highway conditions and up-to-date road information, travellers can now view highway cameras and get the latest information on road conditions, major collisions and even construction delays - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by:

• clicking www.511.alberta.ca
• following @511Alberta on Twitter,
• calling 5-1-1 toll-free within Alberta (or calling 1-855-391-9743 toll-free outside Alberta).

Web users can now view more than 100 Alberta Transportation cameras, which are updated every 20 minutes and include real-time temperature readings. They can select the interactive map or a text report to view information on computers or mobile devices. Callers have the choice of a touch tone system or voice commands which make it easy to use hands-free devices.

“Travellers have told us they want fast, simple access to the information they need, and that’s exactly what 511 Alberta provides,” said Ric McIver, Minister of Alberta Transportation. “511 Alberta will help you better plan your trips and make our highways safer for everyone.”

The service provides information about highway conditions, roadwork, major incidents like detours and closures, weather alerts, availability of ferry services, waiting times at border crossings, and national and provincial parks information. When conditions change, new information is added to the system by road maintenance contractors across Alberta.

Companies are welcome to use a web button to link directly to 511 Alberta on their websites – all your webmaster has to do is click here and scroll to the bottom left side of the page for the embedding code.

In today’s technology era, it’s easier than ever to arrive safely.

Alberta Transportation