ADOT Alerts 4+

Arizona Dept of Transportation

    • 2.9 • 74 Ratings
    • Free



ADOT Alerts is a must-have app for anyone who travels on Arizona’s state highway system. The Arizona Department of Transportation will send real-time travel notifications to your mobile device about major traffic impacts happening around you, helping you save time by avoiding delays. This app isn’t for daily commuting and rush-hour traffic jams – those apps already exist. This app will provide travelers with information on unplanned major traffic impacts, severe weather impacts and public safety events, such as wrong-way vehicles. After receiving the information, drivers can choose to re-route or delay their travel plans, avoiding lengthy delays and potentially dangerous situations.

Here’s a sampling of events that would trigger an alert:
Unplanned highway closure because of a crash.
Severe weather, like a snowstorm, that will impact travel.
Lengthy travel delays on holiday weekends.
Report of a wrong-way vehicle.

You will not be spammed with irrelevant alerts and by turning on your mobile device’s Location Services you will receive only the alerts that are happening around you. We use geofencing to target the recipients of each alert. We can pinpoint and send alerts to mobile devices on a single stretch of highway or the entire state.

Customize your alert settings. You can choose what kind of notifications to receive. And you can set it up so different alerts have different sounds.

You do not have to sign up, register or provide any contact information. Alerts are sent based on the location of your mobile device. You remain 100% anonymous and your privacy is protected.

This app has no advertisements.

What’s New

Version 6.2.0

-support dark mode
-bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Prattlesnake ,

Scrolling issues

When scrolling down the alert text sometimes it’s pinned and bounces back to the top or bottom. You can’t scroll, like when you try to zoom in on an image beyond what iOS lets you and it just bounces back to the highest size.

J m phx ,

June, 2020: Still broken. Good if you’re looking to drain your battery; otherwise, look elsewhere.

My intention was to set alerts for a few watched areas so I could be notified of closures or road issues in those areas *in advance* (I.e. before I drive there and find out a road is closed and lose major time discovering it). After all, the app advertises this type of feature. Too bad it doesn’t work that way.

The app keeps nagging me to allow constant GPS tracking in the background, even when I’m not using the app. If I do not allow it that always-tracking permission, then it will not allow me to create any “watched” areas. What a stupid design!

If they need to track my location to provide an alert about a pre-defined “watched” area, then it’s either not giving me advance notice (& requiring me to approach the area before it pushes me an alert) or it’s just a very stupid limitation in the design that will waste considerable battery each day as it seeks GPS locations, particularly when I’m inside a building with no access to a GPS signal.

I was hopeful that in the couple years which have elapsed since other reviewers mentioned similar limitations, that those issues would now have been addressed. Nope! All those old issues are still there… Except I have not seen the advertisement for that coffee gift card (so I guess they have made 1 improvement in the last couple years).

Hwnnfnksj ,

Doesn’t Actually Give Traffic Updates

This app is terrible, and other 3rd party apps are much more reliable. All this app does is spam you with ads, like another user said. I was quite upset when I was traveling on the 10 and I was not informed that there was an accident up ahead that caused a delay for me when I was running out of gas. I thought that was the whole point of this app? I also don’t like how you can’t view road conditions before you leave. I completely agree that DPS and ADOT are purely profit seekers and don’t actually strive to keep roads safer. I will be uninstalling this app due to its lack of quality and thought. As it stands this app is just wasting space on my phone.

App Privacy

The developer, Arizona Dept of Transportation, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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