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Nov 25, 2013 5:10 PM by PRESS RELEASE

DOTD reminds drivers of Way to Geaux app for travel information

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development would like to remind drivers to download "Way to Geaux," a new hands-free, eyes-free smartphone application providing Louisiana citizens traveling through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend access to around-the-clock, real-time traffic and road condition updates.

The "Way to Geaux" application can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android device by visiting either the iTunes App Store, or Google Play. The application is a free service provided by DOTD and is updated by the DOTD Traffic Management Centers.

"The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the busiest travel time of the year," said DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas. "The Way to Geaux smartphone application will help drivers get to their destinations faster and safer by allowing them to make better decisions about their route."

The application sends alerts to your smartphone after an incident is entered into the system by TMC operators. Information is entered on any lane-blocking incident located on interstate, U.S. or state highways that affects normal traffic flow or could present a possible hazard to motorists. In addition, operators will enter unplanned road work.

The application is designed for TMC operators to provide detailed information alerting motorists of congested areas and in some cases providing alternative routes. For more information and links to download the application, visit http://bit.ly/WayToGeaux.

Over 10,800 drivers have downloaded the app since it was launched in March.

Motorists can also access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting www.511la.org. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

 

 

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