Minnesota 511 4+

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Designed for iPad

    • 2.3 • 1.2K Ratings
    • Free



Minnesota 511 is the Minnesota Department of Transportation's traveler information resource. The 511MN app provides statewide, real-time traffic information for Minnesota highways and interstates, including:

- Hands-free, audio notifications of traffic events while you drive

- Zoom-enabled map with selectable event icons

- Near real-time updates on winter road conditions, traffic incidents, and road closures

- Roadwork and construction

- Travel time delays associated with traffic reports (look for the orange glowing icons)

- Current traffic speeds

- Roadside camera images and live video capabilities

- Road weather information

- Snow plow camera images

- Electric vehicle charging locations

- Rest area locations including real-time truck parking availability for select state-run rest areas

- Electronic roadway sign messages

Learn about Minnesota's Law on wireless communication devices in vehicles at https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/statutes/?id=169.475

The MnDOT privacy policy can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/information/disclaimer.html#privacy

Drive safely!

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 5.7.107

- We updated the info shown on the map by default to highlight what's most important during the summer months. Those layers are: Critical Disruptions & Traffic Speeds. As a reminder, you can tap the "Layers" button in the bottom right corner to customize the info shown on your map.
- We removed the Winter Driving button at the bottom of the app. It will be re-added before the next winter season.
- Misc. minor bug fixes & performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Writer Jim ,

Great if you can interpret unlabeled highway map

Highways are presented as unlabeled green lines. There doesn’t seem to be an easy way to see what road is depicted except perhaps to view a traffic camera output identifies the roadway shown. Of course, in metro areas, cameras are so densely located that the camera location view summarizes how many traffic are in a given area. Expanding the map to select a given camera shows the green lines without context, and you must know what highway whose cameras are depicted. This is not for through travelers, but for locals thoroughly familiar with the shape of their major highways.

Minneappler ,

Incomplete and NOT up to date

We use several routes quite often around the Twin Cities and collar counties. We have found the farther you are from Hennepin and 1st, the less current data there is and the less accurate the 511 data becomes. A prime, and truly frustrating, example is Hwy 65 north, a very, very busy artery. It is under construction and modifications and lane closures. Yet the 511 “system “ says it is just fine, just normal, no problem!! Then why are we sitting in crammed lanes, slow traffic and increasing road rage, fueled by huge pickups constantly cutting us off and aggressively pushing their privileged “status” “earned by” size. I just now looked again and 511 indicates “no problem.” I’m very disgusted with 511’s minimal and inaccurate coverage. You folks should be ashamed. As my son said yesterday as he traveled north from Cottage Grove, “well that drive from 694 up the 25 miles on 65 is another hour and a half I’ll never get to spend again.” And, he checked 511 for road slow downs and closures!! Not a good system when it actually leads us into problems. Dr. Wayne Samuelson and extended families.

Developer Response ,

Let me help you fix that issue. You can view active roadwork projects on the map by tapping the Layers button in the bottom of screen navigation bar and then checking the box next to Road Reports. Please let us know if you continue to have a problem.

LinZ1483 ,

Helpful for long commute in winter

I have to presume the poor rating for this app is based on previous versions. I’ve been using this app since the beginning of winter (2022). I work 45-60 minutes from home, with the flexibility to work from home if needed. I rely on this app regularly to look at the road conditions on my route, and I’ve always found it reliable and up-to-date (or minute in this case). I like that I have the option to chose the legend filters I’d like to see so I can specify what I want to know without the map map getting clogged with info that isn’t important to me.

App Privacy

The developer, Minnesota 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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