TALLAHASSEE – Make it to the courts on time for every serve at the 2017 Miami Open with the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Florida 511 Traveler Information System. More than 300,000 tennis fans from around the world will attend the 14-day tournament at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, beginning Monday, March 20 and ending Sunday, April 2.
With only a single causeway leading to and from the island, drivers may find the real-time traffic information provided by Florida 511 a grand slam during the event.
Fans can plan their trip to Crandon Park from their home or hotel by visiting the interactive statewide road map on the user-friendly FL511.com website for up-to-the-minute traffic information in English or Spanish or to view roadway cameras showing current driving conditions near the tournament site.
At the end of each tournament day, fans can check the free Florida 511 mobile app, available on Google Play or the Apple App Store, to find out if congestion or traffic incidents will delay their exit. They can use the app to select an alternate route.
Registering for a free My Florida 511 personalized services account on the website or mobile app allows fans to create a custom door-to-door route to Crandon Park and other favorite destinations. Route-specific text and email alerts can be set up to include travel speeds, travel time estimates and information about congestion, construction and incidents.
Additional ways to receive traffic information from the Florida 511 system include calling 511 toll-free from any phone in Florida and following one or more of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511), such as @FL511_Southeast, @FL511_I95, @FL511_95express and @FL511_TURNPIKE.
FDOT encourages all drivers to check Florida 511 to travel safely and experience fewer delays. Check Florida 511 before leaving or have a passenger check during your commute to avoid using a phone while driving.