Alley Oop March Madness Traffic in Orlando with Florida 511

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Motorists can download the free mobile app, visit or follow #FL511 on Twitter

College basketball fans can use the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Florida 511 Traveler Information System to arrive safely and on time for each tipoff, as March Madness comes to the Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday, March 16 and Saturday, March 18. 

First- and second-round games of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament will draw fans from eight universities to Orlando for the event that is cohosted by the University of Central Florida and Stetson University. 

To experience fewer delays, hoops fans can check the interactive road map on before leaving to see real-time traffic information and incident alerts in English or Spanish. They can also view roadway cameras showing nearby current driving conditions. 

The free Florida 511 mobile app, available on the Apple App Store or Google Play, also features an interactive map showing traffic speeds and incidents on roadways around the arena. Fans can use the app to select alternate routes. 

Fans also can register on the website or mobile app for a My Florida 511 personalized services account to create a custom door-to-door route to the Amway Center and other favorite destinations. Route-specific text and email alerts can include travel speeds, travel time estimates and information about congestion, construction and incidents. 

Additional ways to receive traffic information from the Florida 511 system include calling 511 toll-free from any phone in the state and following one or more of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511), such as @FL511_Central, @FL_511_I4 and FL511_Turnpike. 

Florida 511 is the state’s official source for traffic and travel information. Check Florida 511 before leaving or have a passenger check during a commute to avoid using a phone while driving.


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