4.3
777 reviews
100K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Iowa 511 is the Iowa Department of Transportation's (DOT) official traffic and traveler information app for general travelers and commercial vehicle operators. The Iowa 511 app provides statewide up-to-date traffic information for interstates, U.S. routes, and state highways in Iowa. It does not include information for county roads or city streets.

FEATURES:
• Hands-free, eyes-free audio announcements of upcoming traffic events as you travel along your route
• A zoom-enabled map with tappable traffic event icons and surrounding camera views
• Near real-time updates on winter road conditions (including surrounding states), traffic incidents, construction, truck restrictions, and road closures
• Trucker Mode with resources specific to commercial vehicle operators
• Create and manage Your 511 personalized account including saved routes, areas, favorite camera views, and alerts via email and/or text.
• Travel time delays associated with traffic reports (look for the orange glowing icons)
• Current traffic speeds
• Traffic camera images and streaming video throughout the state. Sign up for an account to save your favorite cameras for easy access later.
• Snow plow camera images and locations
• Towing prohibited (tow ban) events for winter storms
• Real-time weather radar
• Weather stations with alerting for inclement weather
• Rest area locations statewide including real-time truck parking availability at rest areas and select private truck stops along I-80, and portions of I-29, I-35, I-235, and I-380.
• Weigh Station Locations
• Citizen reports via Waze
• Electronic Message Signs

NOTE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease device battery life.

Distracted Driving
The primary responsibility of every driver is the safe operation of their vehicle. While traveling, mobile communication devices should be used only when the motor vehicle is at a complete stop off the traveled portion of the roadway. Do not text and drive (it's against the law) or use this app while driving.

We welcome your feedback on this app. Please email your suggestions, questions, or concerns to 511Feedback@iowadot.us.

The Iowa DOT's privacy policy can be found at https://iowadot.gov/policies_and_statements/privacy-policy
App developed by Castle Rock Associates https://www.castlerockits.com/
Updated on
Sep 29, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.3
777 reviews
Kirby Dague
March 11, 2021
So much information in this it's hard to find it all. A ton of little things you can turn on, like traffic and plough cams. You can see for yourself what the roads look like besides the assessment the app gives. Very handy for Iowa winters.
12 people found this review helpful
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Iowa Department of Transportation
March 24, 2021
Thank you very much for your 5-star review!!! And we're so glad you are finding the app helpful.
A Google user
December 3, 2018
Used this app on my old phone, but on my Pixel 3 the "toolbar" at the bottom is no longer showing. Loved the app before, but without being able to change options and layers the app is unusable.
9 people found this review helpful
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Iowa Department of Transportation
January 31, 2019
Thanks for the report. We're working on an update to fix this issue.
A Google user
January 19, 2019
Used to love this app but since the recent update the screen has been freezing and when it does work it is very jerky. Tried reinstalling but no improvement. Very frustrating.
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What's new

We're excited to announce the new Iowa 511 app!
Check out these new features:
• Updates to the look and feel of the Iowa 511 app
• Single app for both general travelers and commercial vehicle operators
• Click "Nearby events" to zoom the map to your current location and view a list of what's happening near you.
• Save your favorite cameras to Your511 account
• Access additional traveler information resources from the "More" menu