JACKSON, Miss. – Football season is here, and that means hitting the road to support your favorite team. Travel does not always go smoothly, but some pitfalls can be avoided with proper preparation. That’s why the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has reminded Mississippians of their app.
MDOT’s travel resources can help avoid traffic congestion, and a little frustration with the most up-to-date, reliable and route-specific travel information.
Travelers can log on to www.MDOTtraffic.com before hitting the road to get information on road conditions, construction zones, weather and more. Accounts can be created which would send alerts based on the routes traveled most. These alerts can then be sent via email or text message.
MDOT also offers the MDOT Traffic mobile app as a companion to the MDOTtraffic.com website. With this mobile app, motorists can receive push notifications for traffic alerts and other valuable travel information.
A third resource offered by MDOT is Mississippi 511, which uses voice recognition software to give the caller the information they are looking for. Simply dial 511 from any telephone to get the most current traffic conditions.
Additionally, motorists are encouraged to exercise patience and use extreme caution when traveling to their destinations and drive buckled up and distraction free.