Iowa's 511 websites and apps
For mobile devices
The Iowa DOT has a 511 smartphone application to meet the growing trend of information on mobile devices – "Iowa 511." The application works on smartphones and tablets that operate on the iPhone and Android platforms.
The Iowa 511 app provides statewide, real-time traffic information including:
- A zoomable, scrollable map-based display.
- Current traffic speeds and closed-circuit television (CCTV) traffic camera images in six metro areas (Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities, Sioux City and Waterloo/Cedar Falls).
- Electronic roadway sign messages.
- Coming soon: Real-time updates on road work, construction, commercial vehicle restrictions and road closures.
Remember, the primary responsibility of every driver is the safe operation of his/her vehicle. Iowa law prohibits individuals from using a handheld electronic communication device to write, send or read a text message while driving a motor vehicle.
Get the iPhone app
Get the Android app
The mobile website can be viewed from any Web-enabled phone or smartphone by going to www.511ia.org. You will automatically be redirected to the mobile version of the website. This is a primarily text-based version with images for cameras and electronic signs.
For high bandwidth Internet connections
"My Reports" personalizes your 511 experience by letting you see traffic reports that are relevant to the highways you travel most often. With "My Reports, you can view current traffic reports that affect the routes you travel; get driving directions and estimated travel time; save up to 20 routes for easy future reference; receive traffic alerts for saved routes via text and/or email.
For low bandwidth Internet connections
Cookies must be enabled to view certain features.
For the telephone
Know before you go! Call 511 from home, work or other point of origin prior to departure. When used en route, motorists are urged to place their calls from a nearby rest area, fueling station or other appropriate stopping point along the way.
For social media
Twitter and Facebook.