Transportation and Works
April 5, 2019

Provincial Government Awards Contract for New ‘511 NL’ Phone, Web and Smartphone Travel Information Service

The Department of Transportation and Works has awarded a contract to provide free telephone, smartphone app, and website access to key services used for travel planning.

The new 511 NL will be a single-point-of-contact service that provides information such as highway condition and construction reports, highway cameras, the Provincial Plow Tracker and ferry schedules.

Once fully implemented, users will be able to access these services in three ways:

  • By dialing 5-1-1 to get key non-visual information over the phone, such as highway conditions, construction slowdowns, ferry services reports and more;
  • Through a new smartphone app; and
  • A new website.

Users will also be able to take advantage of new interactive maps that will make it easier to view all of the information that is important for their travel plans.

The new service is expected to be available this summer.

This initiative delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at

“When it comes to highway safety, it’s important for us to provide relevant information to everyone who drives on our highways. Providing easier access to travel information by phone, website and smartphone will give travellers a variety of information suited to their personal travel plans as quickly as possible, regardless of the time of year.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

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Learn more
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Provincial Highway Driving Information

The Way Forward

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Media contact
Brian Scott
Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 725-9201 

2019 04 05                              11:35 a.m.