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Province seeks public input on 511 system

The province wants your opinion on how to improve its 511 system, whichallows travellers to learn weather and road conditions before drivingon Nova Scotia highways.

The province wants your opinion on how to improve its 511 system, which allows travellers to learn weather and road conditions before driving on Nova Scotia highways.

The 511 system provides bilingual road information to anyone with a telephone, Internet or mobile device. By entering any highway number along a route, travellers receive up-to-date information on that stretch of road.

The province has put together an online survey about the system (511.gov.ns.ca/map) and is asking for the public to participate.

“Nova Scotia was the first province to set up a 511 system” Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Bill Estabrooks said in a release. “Now we’re asking drivers to let us know how the system works for them and if we need to make adjustments.”

The system has proven popular since its inception. Last January, it was used by 135,365 travellers.

During poor weather conditions, the 511 system is updated three times daily or as road conditions change.