- User Information
Make Safe Travel Decisions
Nebraska Department of Roads provides numerous resources to
You, and you alone are responsible for making the
final decision to travel during inclement weather.
The Nebraska Department of
Roads is NOT responsible for the travel decisions YOU make,
or for situations that occur as
a result of your travel decisions.
What is 511 - ATIS?
Advanced Traveler Information
System (ATIS) is now the national acronym that is used in
conjunction with 511.
511 Full Featured
Navigating the site
The Nebraska Department of Roads
Traveler Information website is provided to help in decisions
about travel in Nebraska.
page allows access to a variety of reports and information. It has
been designed to work best on a
high-speed Internet connection. If
you do not have a high-speed Internet connection, you may want to
click on the "Streamlined Version" in the menu bar at the top of
the 511 page to speed your search for travel-related information.
show on the map by selecting the boxes in the menu on the left
sidebar. The menu allows the selection of "All Reports,"
“Cameras,” "Traffic Speeds," and "Weather Stations.”
Winter Travel Condition Definitions
The Nebraska Department of Roads reports winter road conditions on
Interstates, U.S., and state highways in Nebraska. These
definitions are intended to provide road condition status
information. Remember that road conditions may change rapidly, and
the status of current conditions may not always be readily
available. A roadway with no report available does not indicate
that normal winter driving is possible; adverse driving conditions
may be present. It is always important for the public to be
prepared to exercise caution while driving during the winter
Normal or Wet:
Normal winter driving conditions exist. This includes dry
and wet roadways, but any precipitation on the road is not
freezing. A wet condition could result in reduced traction.
Frost, ice, sleet/slush, snow or a mixture of precipitation
is causing the roadway to be partially covered (up to 50 percent).
Drivers may experience periods when roadway markings are difficult
to see. With continued precipitation, the roadway surface may
become slick, snow packed and rutted.
The roadway is completely covered with precipitation (i.e. frost,
ice, sleet/slush, snow or a mixture). Roadway markings are
obscured making it difficult to differentiate between the roadway
and its surroundings. These conditions can make travel difficult
Impassable or Closed:
A road that is impassable is blocked by snow or vehicles. A
road that is closed has travel restricted by barricades, fence,
gate, equipment/vehicles or other physical means.
Travel not advised: The roadway has
deteriorated to the point that it is very dangerous to travel.
Emergency vehicles and snow removal equipment may be called off of
the roadway due to the conditions. Some weather conditions can be
severe enough that roadway treatments, such as salt or sand, are
not effective. In the event of an emergency, it may be impossible
to get emergency vehicles to the scene.
mobile website can be viewed from
any Web-enabled phone or smartphone. This is a primarily text-based
version with images for cameras.
Android and iPhone Apps
The Nebraska Department of Roads has a 511 smartphone application
to meet the growing trend of information on mobile devices –
"Nebraska 511." The application works on smartphones and tablets
that operate on the iPhone and Android platforms.
511 app provides statewide, real-time traffic information. The
Nebraska 511 app reports information for interstates, U.S. routes
and state highways in Nebraska. It does not include information
for county roads or city streets.
Remember, the primary responsibility of every driver is the safe
operation of his/her vehicle. Nebraska has a law prohibiting
individuals from using a handheld electronic communication device
to write, send or read a text message while driving a motor
Click here to see details of the law and other
Get the Android App
Get the iPhone App
You can create a personal Your 511
account to save routes for easy future access.
If you do not have an account, click the
"sign in" link in the upper right corner of the screen next to
Your 511. Then click on the “Get Started” button. The New Account
page will ask for your first name, last name, email address, and
password. The email address you enter will be used to confirm your
account, and to log into your account in the future. Check the box
next to "Sign me in automatically on this computer" if you want
Your 511 to remember your account information the next time you
visit the site. Press the "Create my account" button to submit
your information. You will receive an email message at the email
address you provided, that says By clicking Accept to activate
your account. You must activate your account within 24 hours or it
will be deleted.
into your account
If you already have an account and are
not signed in to the web site automatically, click the "sign in"
link in the upper right corner of the screen next to Your 511.
Enter your email address and password into the boxes provided.
You can change your account settings at
any time. To open the My Account Settings page, click the gear
icon in the upper right corner of the page and click on “My
account settings.” Here you have options to retrieve your
password, change your password, or delete your account. The
Account Settings page will also let you change your first and last
name and email address.
You can change your name and/or email
address by typing into the appropriate text boxes, then entering
your current password and clicking the "Save changes" button. To
change your password, click the "Change my password" link. A new
window will open, asking you to enter your current and new
passwords. Click "Save" to finalize your changes.
If you forget your password, click the
"Forgot your password?" link on the Sign In window or Account
Settings window. We will email you a temporary password. After
logging in with this temporary password, you can change your
password to something easier for you to remember. See the
previous section, "Changing account settings," for more
information about changing your password.
You can delete your account from the
Account Settings window by clicking the "Delete my account"
link. Press "OK" in the confirmation window, and your account
will be deleted.
Nebraska direct messaging feature now
allows users with an account to sign up to receive text messages
and/or emails alerting them to incidents and delays along their
To sign up for alerts, log in to your
account. Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the
page and click on “My account settings” and then click on the "My
alerts" tab. Here it shows you what button to push next to a saved
route to receive an email notification. You can also sign up for
text alerts by selecting the “Yes” button and inputting your cell
phone number and your wireless provider. If your wireless provider
is not listed you will need to ask your carrier for your phone’s
SMS gateway email address. For example, if your carrier is U.S.
Cellular they are not in the list of carriers. You would need to
enter your 10 digit phone number without the email@example.com
in the box asking for this. Then, to verify your cell phone number
and start receiving alerts, click the blue "Verify Now" text.
You'll immediately get a text message with a 4 digit code, which
you should enter as directed in the verification box. As soon as
your phone number is verified, you're all set to start receiving
alerts - just select the types of alerts you'd like to receive,
“Critical, Urgent, Routine, or All.” You can also select to
receive Statewide Emergency messages (24/7). It will also ask you
to text while driving. Lastly, click the “Save changes” button to
make sure you have saved everything.
To schedule an alert, click the gray 3
bar menu button to the left of the name of the route you'd like to
set an alert for and click on “Schedule alerts.” Select the days
of the week and time of day you'd like to get alerts for, then
select either: email alerts, text alerts, or both, and hit "Save."
Once alerts are active for your saved route, a bell will appear to
the right of the route name, and you'll begin receiving your
reports automatically. You can disable alerts for a route at any
time by clicking the gray 3 bar menu button and selecting “Turn
Creating a route
Start creating your personalized route
by entering an origin and destination into the boxes labeled A and
B. These can be street addresses, cities, or landmark names. Or,
you can right-click the map at your starting and ending locations.
The quickest route between your two points will be calculated
automatically and drawn with a blue line on the map. Colored pins
labeled A and B will mark the origin and destination points.
To adjust the
origin or destination, type a new address, city, or landmark name
into the A or B box, or click and drag the colored pins on the
map. The route will change accordingly.
After you have created a route, if any
reports are available for that route, a list of reports will
appear below the A and B boxes. The list will include road reports
that are currently affecting state highways along your route
according to the latest information we have in our systems. Click
on any report in the list to view it on the map to the right.
Reports are available only for state and Interstate highways in
Nebraska. If you want to get directions from point B to point A,
select the gray 3 bar menu icon next to the estimated time it will
take you to get from point A to point B and you can select “Go the
other way” to get your route in the opposite direction.
After you have created a route, click
the gray 3 bar menu icon next to the estimated time it will take
you to get from point A to point B. In this menu you can select
"Show directions" to view step-by-step driving directions for that
route. Driving directions can be minimized at any time by clicking
the - (minus) symbol, and expanded again by clicking the + symbol.
You can also print this list.
To save a route, you will need to create
an account and log in. After you’re logged in to your account, a
link that says "Save this route" will appear beneath each new
route you create. Follow this link to give the route a name (e.g.
"Home to Airport") and save it for future reference. Up to 20
different routes can be saved to your account.
To view and modify saved routes, you
will need to create an account and log in. When you log in, the
first thing you will see is a list of your saved routes. When you
move your mouse over a route name, the origin and destination
points will appear on the map using blue dots connected by a blue
arrow. Click on any route name to view traffic reports and driving
directions for that route. To edit a route, click the gray 3 bar
menu icon to the left of the route name and click "Edit this
route." To delete a route, click "Delete this route." To return to
your list of routes at any time, click the “Home” icon and click
on Your Favorites.
You can print the current list of
reports and/or driving directions for any route by clicking the
gray 3 bar menu icon and selecting "Print reports." A
printer-friendly window will open up containing a list of current
traffic reports affecting that route. If you have opened the
driving directions for that route, they will also be included in
the print view. Press the "Print" button to print your selections.
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