Caltrans QuickMap 4+

California Department of Transportation

    • 3.2 • 169 Ratings
    • Free



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
- Truck Weigh Stations
- Truck Escape Ramps
- STAA Truck TA/SA Ramps
- California Truck Networks

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.

If you choose to enable Geotargeted Notifications, this app will monitor your location in the background and alert you (via a Push Notification) to State Highway System road closures occurring near you. Continued use of background location may decrease battery life.

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

What’s New

Version 3.4.6

New commercial vehicle layers have been added including:
- Truck Escape Ramps
- STAA Truck TA/SA Ramps

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

Jonah Dinger ,

Helpful app, but seems to be lacking an important feature…

This is a great app for checking road conditions in your area or along rural routes when traveling on vacation. It even allows you to view traffic camera views along routes, which is very neat! However there seems to be a very important feature that this app could use and that is having customer service forms integrated into the app. This can already be accessed via web browser but can be difficult to use at a given moment on the road. With that being said, a more user-friendly hazard-reporting interface inside this app will help those traveling the vast road system quickly report maintenance problems etc. and help keep CAs roads clean and functional!

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".

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.

App Privacy

The developer, California Department of Transportation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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