Get your California traffic information directly from the source. The Caltrans QuickMap app displays a map of your location along with real-time traffic information including:
- Freeway speed
- Traffic camera snapshots
- Lane closures
- CHP incidents
- Highway Information
- Changeable message signs
- Chain controls
- Snow Plows
- County Boundaries
- Border Wait Times
- Safety Roadside Rest Areas
- Waze data

Set which of these options to display and QuickMap will remember your preferences. Zoom to a view of other parts of California with the Location button. Click on traffic camera icons to see a camera image. Click on a CHP, lane closure, changeable message sign or chain control icon to view details for that marker.

Traffic data is updated every few minutes. Load the latest data on the map using the Refresh button.

Something not right with the data displayed on the map? Please send us an email rather that letting us know with a low-rated review.

What’s New

Version 2.5

Removed reference to fire layer on Help screen. Users are now directed to CAL FIRE.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Fogenbaugh ,

Good traffic app with room for improvement

I use this app almost daily for planning a variety of commutes off the mountain from Big Bear and find the information provided to be reasonably accurate. It's especially handy when you need to know if you will encounter chain control stations before you start out on your mountain journey through stormy weather. I really appreciate no ads! For improvements, the "Warning" users have to click when the app opens is an unnecessary annoyance and should be removed - put it in a terms of use agreement to make your lawyers and app users happy. I would also like the app to be able to store my customized map regions rather than make me use screen gestures to draw the map zoom level every time I load the app to see my entire commute through multiple counties - It's not really helpful to select a county and still have to resize the screen. Let me create the Zoom level in a particular map location and then save that view in a memory with a custom name as is common in weather map apps. Speaking of weather, probably asking way too much, but I've thought many times that a weather radar layer would be handy on this traffic map app. Maybe you could team up with the ACME team at "My Radar".

Jonathan M.C. ,

Very useful; need Terrain view

Easier to use than equivalent web page. Need to be able to change base Google Map view to “Terrain” (very helpful in mountainous areas). May as well also allow Satellite, though that’s less useful. The web version allow Terrain and Satellite already.

Huuanito ,

Ok but

Not as useful as the old San Diego real time traffic report which was excellent. This version actually manages to give less information than the RTTR which you could zoom into a single freeway and get a list of actual freeway speeds. This gives you 4 colors instead and doesn’t tell what they mean. You have to guess what red means and exactly where the threshold between red and orange might lie likewise or age to green. Wow! high resolution: 3 bands and some other 4th unknown one. Versus mph list, no contest.
However it is a pretty map, albeit lacking in info vs the old one, so if they add some definition of the colors without me having to google for them plus bring back the old speed list view as an overlay somehow then I’ll give it a five.


California Department of Transportation
19 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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