Thursday, June 26, 2014

Navigate summer construction with 511 Alberta

Government of Alberta

For up-to-date road information and traffic delays
Call: 511 toll-free
Follow: @511Alberta

Before heading out on the road this summer check 511 Alberta for the latest on road reports and construction updates to help make your trip easier.

“It is up to each one of us to keep highway safety in mind when we head out on the road this summer. With the number of construction projects underway on Alberta highways, it’s especially important for drivers to plan ahead. 511 Alberta is a great tool to keep you informed both on and off the road.” - Wayne Drysdale, Minister of Transportation
For road report and construction updates while you’re on the go, download the new 511 Alberta app. Up-to-the minute road conditions are just a single click away.

With close to 33,000 followers, the @511Alberta Twitter feed is a great way to tune in to the latest developments on Alberta highways. Active 24/7, it provides reliable, up-to-the-minute information. Users can also ask questions and post photos and videos via @511Alberta.

Albertans can also find detailed information on Alberta campgrounds at 511 Alberta. By clicking on the national/provincial parks icon on the map, you can access provincial campground information including amenities, maps and reservations.

Safety in Construction Zones
  • With summer’s increase in highway work, motorists should remember:
  • Slow down and obey all signs and signals.
  • Traffic patterns can shift suddenly in construction zones, so it is important to remain alert and pay close attention.
  • Before you leave home, check 511 Alberta to plan your route.
  • Leave extra time to accommodate any construction work.

From knowing where you’ll encounter construction work to making sure your trailer is hooked up properly, safe summer travel requires planning. 511 Alberta is a great tool to do just that. Whether you’re going on a two-week road trip, or camping for the weekend, travel wisely with 511 Alberta.

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