KDOT KanDrive Website and 511 Phone Traveler Information System




The KanDrive Website provides real time travel information including weather–related road conditions and construction/maintenance work zones and detours as well as camera snapshots and active messages on electronic signs. The information covers each of the six KDOT districts and the Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita metropolitan areas. Road conditions, camera snapshots and sign messages for the Kansas Turnpike are also provided. Links to the Kansas AMBER Alert website and traveler information from surrounding states and other sources are also provided on the website.

The 511 phone system provides road condition and construction/maintenance work zones and detours via a touch tone menu. The 511 phone system can be accessed by calling 511 or 1–866–511–KDOT (5368).


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Transportation Information Center

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Functional ObjectDescriptionUser Defined
TIC Traveler Information Broadcast'TIC Traveler Information Broadcast' disseminates traveler information including traffic and road conditions, incident information, maintenance and construction information, event information, transit information, parking information, and weather information. The same information is broadcast to all equipped traveler interface systems and vehicles.False
TIC Traveler Telephone Information'TIC Traveler Telephone Information' services voice–based traveler requests for information that supports traveler telephone information systems like 511. It takes requests for traveler information, which could be voice–formatted traveler requests, dual–tone multi–frequency (DTMF)–based requests, or a simple traveler information request, and returns the requested traveler information in the proper format. In addition to servicing requests for traveler information, it also collects and forwards alerts and advisories to traveler telephone information systems.False

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KDOT KanRoad
KDOT RWIS Central Server
Media Outlets
Personal Computing Devices