Iowa 511 4+

Iowa Department of Transportation

Designed for iPad

    • 3.3 • 74 Ratings
    • Free



Iowa 511 is the Iowa Department of Transportation's (DOT) official traffic and traveler information app. The Iowa 511 app provides statewide up-to-date traffic information for interstates, U.S. routes and state highways in Iowa. It does not include information for county roads or city streets.

• Hands-free, eyes-free audio notifications of traffic events while you drive
• A zoom-enabled map with selectable traffic event icons and surrounding camera views
• Near real-time updates on winter road conditions, traffic incidents, construction, and road closures
• Access and create Your 511 personalized saved routes and alerts (e.g. Home to Work).
• Travel time delays associated with traffic reports (look for the orange glowing icons)
• Current traffic speeds
• Traffic camera images and streaming video
• Snow plow camera images and locations• Towing prohibited (tow ban) events for winter storms
• Citizen reports via Waze
• Electronic roadway sign messages
• Highway rest area locations

NOTE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease device battery life.
The primary responsibility of every driver is the safe operation of their vehicle. While traveling, mobile communication devices should be used only when the motor vehicle is at a complete stop off the traveled portion of the roadway. Do not text and drive (it's against the law) or use this app while driving.

We welcome your feedback on this app. Please send your suggestions, questions or concerns in an email to

The Iowa DOT's privacy policy can be found at
App developed by Castle Rock Associates

What’s New

Version 4.8.9

We removed the TestIowa COVID-19 testing site layer.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

MrJayITGuy ,

Needs updated for Xs Max

Great app but needs updated for X series iPhones and then for Xs Max screen size

The app doesn't know how to handle “the notch” and overlaps the top icons

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the report. The fix should be released in a couple of days.

jdblulu ,

Used to work great

I got this app for winter driving information. Ever since the last update that is the information I cannot get on the app. Some of the time the option is available in layers but if you click on any other option (like plow information) it disappears and you have to completely reload the app to get it back. The app is useless if you can’t get the information you need when you need it most.

Nena Dailey ,

Doesn’t work correctly

I have deleted and re added this app a few times and it still doesn’t work correctly. I chose plow location and I get the message that there are no active plows. Except there are because my husband has the same phone and app and his shows the winter driving and plows. Makes no sense.

App Privacy

The developer, Iowa 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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

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