Three little numbers are all you need to remember when you’re headed out on the road this summer.
The state’s 511 system has been a big success since it was put into place back in December.
“As a whole, the 511 system has provided some important information to the traveling public,” says Brent Walker, the spokesperson with the Division of Highways.
The system gives folks a chance to log on to the Internet at www.wv511.org and actually see what’s happening on the roadways by calling up cameras mounted all along West Virginia’s highways.
“Information is important and sometimes all [drivers] need to know is a reason why they’re in traffic,” stresses Walker.
The cameras were a big help to motorists during the winter months and during a major rock slide in the northbound lanes of I-77 at mile marker 3 back in March.
Walker says they’ll be an asset to motorist this summer who are hitting the roads for vacation or a long drive.
“It’s very likely on many of West Virginia’s roads you’ll see some type of work being done, either in the form of resurfacing or some bridge work or just some road repairs,” says Walker.
You can click on an orange cone on the left side of the 511 screen that says “Active Planned Events” to find out where the road work is taking place and what to look out for.
If you’re already in route and don’t have access to the Internet, you can always dial 511 to get the information you need.
Walker says they’re constantly looking at the site, updating and making changes when necessary to provide the most up to date information possible