Iowa 511

Iowa 511

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

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Iowa 511 is the Iowa Department of Transportation's (DOT) official traffic and traveler information resource. The Iowa 511 app provides statewide real-time traffic information. Other available information includes:

• A zoomable, scrollable map-based display.
• Current traffic speeds and closed-circuit television (CCTV) traffic camera images in six metro areas (Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities, Sioux City, and Waterloo/Cedar Falls).
• Electronic roadway sign messages.
• Commercial vehicle restriction information.
• Highway rest area locations on map.
• Real-time updates on road conditions, road work, construction, and road closures.
• List view of incidents, road work, road conditions, and rest areas.

The Iowa 511 app reports information for interstates, U.S. routes and state highways in Iowa. It does not include information for county roads or city streets.

Remember, the primary responsibility of every driver is the safe operation of his/her vehicle. Iowa law prohibits all persons from using a handheld electronic communication device to write, send or read a text message while driving a motor vehicle. Teen drivers with restricted licenses are prohibited from using any electronic communication or entertainment device while driving. While traveling, mobile communication devices should be used only when the motor vehicle is at a complete stop off the traveled portion of the roadway. Do not text and drive (it's the law) or use this app while driving.

We welcome your feedback on this app. Please send your suggestions, questions or bugs in an email to

The Iowa DOT's privacy policy can be found at

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Recently changed in this version

Version 2.0.1: bug fixes to version 2.0
•Fixed occasional "Loading..." messages that don't disappear
• Fixed problem with displaying rest area data on devices without GPS support

Version 2.0:
•Added highway rest areas
•Added truck restrictions
•Revised detailed displays for incidents, roadwork, and winter road conditions

Comments and ratings for Iowa 511
  • (64 stars)

    by Tony Rothrock on 02/03/2014

    Have this on phone and tablet. Updated quickly, access to cameras and signs. Very handy resource.

  • (64 stars)

    by Anthony Bohnsack on 28/02/2014

    I need the trucker page from the site because the roads near me dont show up on the main page or in this app. Would live an option to switch to that view.

  • (64 stars)

    by Jennifer Miller on 21/02/2014

    This is what I call a smart app!

  • (64 stars)

    by christy elkin on 17/02/2014

    I never leave comments for an app but I feel the need to say that this is amazing. I love how I can see the cameras and check the bridge conditions. :)

  • (64 stars)

    by Tja Taylor on 15/02/2014

    Very good app for needing to know how the weather is on the highways to where u are traveling

  • (64 stars)

    by Dana McCormick on 04/02/2014

    Since the update the map nor roads load. Think im removing it, I can get on news sites to see road conditions.

  • (64 stars)

    by Stephen Wison on 25/01/2014

    Hard to believe but this but this app does more than I thought it could..great app.