511 Wisconsin is a free 24/7 traveler information system that provides the motoring public with up-to-the-minute traffic information and access to over 400 traffic cameras statewide. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's (WisDOT) 24/7/365 Traffic Management Center (TMC) is constantly monitoring highways and providing information on:
- Travel times
- Road conditions
- Travel speeds
- Lane closures
Visit 511wi.gov, dial 511 or download the free 511 Wisconsin mobile app and receive customized notification alerts for highly traveled counties.
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View real time-traffic conditions on 511
On June 13, 511wi.gov
was upgraded to include real-time video from traffic cameras statewide.
The site upgrade leverages the state’s network of more than 400 traffic cameras to stream video. This replaces the former system of still camera images which updated every several minutes. The new traffic camera video feeds provide situational awareness for drivers traveling Wisconsin highways, and also deliver timely information for emergency responders during incident management.
Know before you go. How to use the system:
- Visit 511wi.gov online or download the 511 Wisconsin smartphone app.
- In the top right corner under the Map Legend and 511 layers box, click “cameras” checkbox.
- Look for the camera icons along your route.
- Click the camera icon.
- Press the "play video" button to view the live camera feed.
Improved Winter Road Conditions on 511
The expanded and improved winter condition reporting on
511wi.gov now provides more frequent updates over more miles of roadway.
The update unveiled on January 31 ties in the technology the department and county highway departments use to inform decisions on plowing and salting, called the Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS). The system generates automated models based on conditions measured at multiple areas throughout the state. The data sources are available around the clock, and include atmospheric and road weather sensors along the roadway and at airports, information from snowplows enabled with GIS, and information from the National Weather Service.