Iowa 511




    Iowa 511 is the Iowa Department of Transportation's (DOT) official traffic and traveler information app. The Iowa 511 app provides statewide up-to-date traffic information for interstates, U.S. routes and state highways in Iowa. It does not include information for county roads or city streets.

    • Hands-free, eyes-free audio notifications of traffic events while you drive
    • A zoom-enabled map with selectable traffic event icons and surrounding camera views
    • Near real-time updates on winter road conditions, traffic incidents, construction, and road closures
    • Access and create Your 511 personalized saved routes and alerts (e.g. Home to Work).
    • Travel time delays associated with traffic reports (look for the orange glowing icons)
    • Current traffic speeds
    • Traffic camera images and streaming video
    • Snow plow camera images and locations• Towing prohibited (tow ban) events for winter storms
    • Citizen reports via Waze
    • Electronic roadway sign messages
    • Highway rest area locations

    NOTE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease device battery life.
    The primary responsibility of every driver is the safe operation of their vehicle. 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 against the law) or use this app while driving.

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

    The Iowa DOT's privacy policy can be found at
    App developed by Castle Rock Associates

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    Users comments for Iowa 511

    Michael Holub

    by Michael Holub

    Jan 16, 2018  |  "OK"

    Is useful when necessary. Constantly runs eating 2 percent battery per hour until you force stop. Even closing it from the apps list won't shut it off. If you do that it actually gives an audible error message that it isn't getting the latest reports every 15 minutes.

    Aaron Sanders

    by Aaron Sanders

    Jan 11, 2018  |  "Poor"

    It sucks cock when you need the road conditions it doesn't show them

    Elizabeth Hoyt

    by Elizabeth Hoyt

    Jan 11, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    Very Useful to know the road conditions before heading out!

    Tim Adkisson

    by Tim Adkisson

    Dec 29, 2017  |  "Great"

    Overall very useful information. A few layers can take some time to load.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    May 30, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    It lets you see all the traffic cameras and it tells you traffic details

    Nathan Cobb

    by Nathan Cobb

    Mar 14, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Awesome I use everyday in the winter.