PHOTO:  Picture of the 511 logo on a smartphone.  (Photo Courtesy of FDOT)

PHOTO:  Picture of the 511 logo on a smartphone.  (Photo Courtesy of FDOT)


 Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 242-3341


Cape Coral Police Want to Give Holiday Travelers Some Tools for Safety

(November 5, 2013)-  The Cape Coral Police Department realizes that with the holidays fast approaching, many people are making travel plans to visit friends and family across the state and across the country.  This means that Florida's roads and highways will be even more congested and potentially pose hazards to drivers that could ruin their trips.
 The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) 511 Traveler Information System provides up-to-date traffic information on crashes, congestion, construction and more on all of Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways.

There are four convenient ways for motorists to receive traffic updates:

  • Call 511 toll free for updates in English and Spanish.
  • Visit, with interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion and crashes, travel times and traffic camera views.
  • Download the free Florida 511 mobile app.
  • Follow one of the 12 statewide, regional or roadway-specific feeds on Twitter.

My Florida 511 personalized services also allows drivers to register the routes they use frequently and the times of the day they use them and have updates sent directly to them via text, phone call or email when an incident occurs. Drivers can register at

FDOT reminds all travelers to check 511 before traveling, have a passenger check 511 or pull over to avoid distracted driving. 

"Good information is vital to planning a safe vacation or road trip.  Conditions change constantly on the road ahead of you.  FDOT's tools are easy, free, and give you up-to-date information in real-time."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer