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Iowa DOT 511 mobile app now available for iPhone

AMES, Iowa – July 20, 2012 –The Iowa Department of Transportation’s real-time 511 traveler information mobile app is now available for iPhone users through the Apple Store. The Iowa DOT released the Android version of the app earlier this month. To find the app for Android or iPhone, search for "Iowa 511" in the app stores.

The Iowa 511 app provides statewide, real-time traffic information. Features include:  

  • A zoomable, scrollable map-based display.
  • Current traffic speeds and closed-circuit television traffic camera images from six metro areas (Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities, Sioux City and Waterloo/Cedar Falls).
  • Electronic roadway sign messages.
  • Traffic events (COMING SOON).

The Iowa 511 app reports information for interstates, U.S. routes and state highways in Iowa. It does not include information for county roads or city streets.

Your feedback about the 511 app is valued. Email your suggestions, questions or information about any bugs to


Media contact: Sinclair Stolle at 515-239-1933 or

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. Teen drivers with restricted licenses are prohibited from using any electronic communication or entertainment device while driving.

When in your vehicle, mobile communication devices should only be used by a passenger; or as a driver, when your vehicle is at a complete stop off the traveled portion of the roadway. Don’t text and drive (it’s the law) or use this app while driving.



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