Motorists can download the free mobile app, visit FL511.com or follow #FL511 on Twitter
Whether they come for the live music, food contests, livestock shows or endless baskets of strawberries, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages residents and visitors attending the 2017 Florida Strawberry Festival to use the Florida 511 Traveler Information System for a safe arrival and fewer traffic delays.
Florida 511 can help motorists find the best route to and from the 82nd festival, which runs from Thursday, March 2, through Sunday, March 12, at the Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds in Plant City.
The interactive road map on the user-friendly FL511.com website provides real-time information about congestion, crashes, construction, closures and more so attendees won’t be late for the live entertainment.
The free Florida 511 mobile app, available on the Apple App Store or Google Play, features an interactive map showing traffic speeds and incidents on roadways around the festival grounds.
Festivalgoers also can register on the website or mobile app for a My Florida 511 personalized services account and create custom door-to-door routes to the festival or other favorite destinations. Each route includes travel time estimates, traffic incident information and the ability to schedule email or text alerts.
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_TampaBay, @FL_511_I4 and @FL511_75.
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.