GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced the launch of its newly updated website and the upcoming release of its mobile app.
The CDOT website now offers a 511 map that allows drivers to safely navigate Colorado roads. The update also offers other new features that will help travelers plan their routes in advance and prepare for road or lane closures and other various road conditions.
“This is an exciting time for our agency,” said Bob Fifer, CDOT branch manager for intelligent transportation systems and network services. “We are evolving existing systems to better serve the traveling public. The new website brings more of our transportation technologies together under one goal, improving the customer experience. We have added several new features, while reducing system maintenance costs. Now travelers can customize routes from point A to point B to see if their trip may be affected by road or lane closures. Motorists will find it easier to identify road closures, road conditions and construction impacts, while replacing outdated technologies. “
New website features include:
“The updated website will be a great new tool for the public, but we also wanted to bring the same information to your mobile device. “said Fifer.” With that in mind, we are happy to announce that we are also launching a brand new mobile app on October 1st. Now travelers will be conveniently informed wherever they go. We are committed to continuously improving access to road information and technologies.
New Trip planner The mobile application was designed to respond to the growing trend of information on mobile devices and tablets for the traveling public. The COtrip app provides real-time traffic information statewide. The app will be available on Friday October 1.
The COtrip app also includes a feature called TellMe, which allows app users to have their hands free on their route. TellMe detects the user’s current location, speed and direction of travel to announce road conditions and upcoming traffic incidents as they move along their route.
“We want Coloradians and visitors to our great state to have all the information they need to plan a safe trip, no matter where they go on our highways and national highways,” said Fifer. “We hope all drivers take advantage of the website and mobile app before getting into their vehicle for a safer and more convenient trip, as both tools will help eliminate any ‘surprises’ on the road.”
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