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MDOT’s travel assistance resources are helpful, free

 New Albany, MS – Mississippi Department of Transportation has provided this information for those traveling MS highways. While this article is directed toward fall activities, this information is good to know in highway emergencies and at times when travel conditions are questionable due to weather, construction, etc.

Get Your Game On with MDOT Travel Resources

Jackson, MS-  Football season is quickly approaching, and that means hitting the road to support your favorite team. Before heading out, start your road trip off right with free travel resources provided by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

When it comes to getting to campus, most people don’t want to experience a delay of game. MDOT’s travel resources can help you avoid traffic congestion, and a little frustration with the most up-to-date, reliable and route-specific travel information.

Travelers can log on to before hitting the road to get information on road conditions, construction zones, weather and more. When you visit the website, be sure to create a free account and customize traffic alerts based on the routes you travel most. These alerts can then be sent to you via email or text message.

MDOT also offers the MDOT Traffic mobile app as a companion to the website. With this mobile app, motorists can receive push notifications for traffic alerts and other valuable travel information.

A third resource offered by MDOT is Mississippi 511, which uses voice recognition software to give the caller the information they are looking for. Simply dial 511 from any telephone to get the most current traffic conditions.

Additionally, motorists are encouraged to exercise patience and use extreme caution when traveling to their destinations and drive buckled up and distraction free.

Kick off your game day road trip right with MDOT’s free travel resources. For more information, visit


MDOT logoIn 2016, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) celebrates 100 years of service. Since 1916, MDOT has been responsible for providing a safe intermodal transportation network that is planned, designed, constructed and maintained in an effective, cost-efficient and environmentally-sensitive manner. Today, MDOT’s objective remains to maximize taxpayer’s dollars by providing a safe, efficient multimodal network which enhances economic stability and growth. For more information, visit


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