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Shortcuts to the 511
Merging transportation and technology, 511 puts a wealth of free, travel-related information at the San Diego commuter’s fingertips — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Accessed via telephone (number and voice-activated) or Web (www.511sd.com), 511 consolidates valuable traffic information into a one-stop resource.
Use these tips for quick and easy access to the 511 phone system. You can interrupt the voice at any time with a command to go directly to that section of the 511 system. A printer-friendly version of these quick tips also is available.
Say “Main Menu” – recognizable anywhere in the system and will take you directly to the Main Menu.
You may interrupt the voice at any time with a command to go directly to that section.
** Transfers to live operator
Traffic Conditions Menu Options
From the Traffic Conditions Menu, say the name of a highway or city or a point of interest for information about traffic conditions in that area. You also may say “Help” or “What are my choices?” at any time to hear a complete list of options.
Your highway choices include Interstates 5, 8, 15, and 805, and highways 52, 54, 56, 67, 75, 76, 78, 79, 94, 125, 163, and 905.
Your city choices include Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, and Vista. Communities like Alpine, Cardiff by the Sea, Fallbrook, Julian, Lakeside, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, and San Ysidro also are included.
Your points of interest choices include areas around the region like Balboa Park, Camp Pendleton, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Fashion Valley, Old Town, QUALCOMM Stadium, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Downtown San Diego, SDSU, USD, and UCSD.
We are frequently adding more communities and points of interest. To recommend additional points of interest, please send an email to email@example.com.
Driving Times Menu Options
From the Driving Times Menu, state your starting point and ending point from the highways, cities, or points of interests above.
For quick and easy navigation use the following commands:
Say “Next Incident” - If you want to skip an incident during incident playback.