Province enhances 511 features and functionality

Published on Tuesday, 20 December 2022 07:30

The Manitoba government has relaunched the Manitoba 511 highway and traffic information service following enhancements to the Manitoba 511 website, mobile app and 511 phone system.

Enhancements include faster and more interactive map features, new customized notifications and hands-free audio alerts, as well as:

• up to three route options with corresponding travel times and hands-free audio alerts for selected routes when a destination is entered in the mobile app;
• notifications for traffic incidents and road closures with registered accounts; and
• interactive voice response on the 511 phone system to allow hands-free access to road conditions and traffic alerts on preferred routes.

Manitoba 511 is a free traveller information service operated by the Manitoba government. The service is available by phone, computer and mobile device. In 2021, there were approximately six million visits to the Manitoba 511 site and telephone line.

Manitoba 511 can be accessed on a computer or mobile device by visiting the Manitoba 511 website at www.manitoba511.ca or by downloading the app to a mobile device. It can also be accessed toll-free (within Manitoba) by calling 511.

Travellers should always check the Manitoba 511 website for current road conditions to ensure safety prior to making the decision to travel.

The website is updated regularly by road patrol, but conditions can change in a matter of minutes. Manitobans can also follow @ MBGovRoads on Twitter for closures or incidents.

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