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The South Carolina Department of Transportation recently enhanced its 511 Traveler Information System to make it more user friendly and provide more information.

(Photo Credit: SCDOT)

The agency said in a statement that its 511 system is an app, website, and telephone system that provides real-time traffic information on all South Carolina interstate highways and several coastal highways – providing information on construction, lane closures, crashes, congestion, and severe weather that may affect traffic 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The SCDOT noted that the system’s new enhancements include a faster-loading map, the ability to get directions, enhanced emergency alerts, and an app feature that verbally notifies the driver of upcoming incidents such as a crash.

The agency added that its 511 website receives more than a million hits per year, while its 511 app engages in more than a million app sessions per year and its 511 phone number receives approximately 140,000 calls per year.

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