VTrans announces tri-state project to improve 'New England 511' website

Modernization of traveler information system provides better pre-planning options and real-time alerts

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT), along with its tri-state partners in New Hampshire and Maine, today announced the launch of a more user-friendly and greatly enhanced New England 511 website that will enable travelers to plan better for trips in the region.

“We are excited to offer substantial enhancements to the tristate area’s 511 traveler information system,” said Operations and Safety Bureau Director Josh Schultz. “This modernized system makes it possible for travelers in the region to enjoy pre-trip planning at a glance.”

The improved website works well on smart phones and features new functions such as customizable text and email alerts for specific roads and counties. In addition to searching the website’s map for areas with traffic congestion or active construction, users can now search for EV charging stations, view updated road conditions this winter during weather events, and more.

Due to recent federal programs that support transportation infrastructure improvements, states are receiving historic levels of funding for highway construction projects. Travelers will continue to experience more active work zones on highways and interstates. With the new features on the 511 website, planning for trips and learning what to expect in advance will be easier and more comprehensive.

View the new website at https://newengland511.org/.

10.18.2022. Barre, Vt. – Vermont Agency of Transportation vtrans.vermont.gov