Drivers in Texas now have access to an online map application which shows them real-time construction and roadway hazards; traffic and driving conditions for all Texas roads and highways. The new app was created by the Texas Department of Transportation and is being offered to drivers free of charge, although the TxDOT admonishes drivers to pull off the road and stop before accessing any electronic device.

Texas drivers who want to use the new app can simply download it, then enter their starting point and destination. The map will then access all available current data for the route and report on driving conditions, traffic delays, hazards; whatever the driver might expect to encounter along their trip. It is hoped the new app will help alleviate at least some traffic congestion problems and make commuting and travel around the state easier and less frustrating for everyone.

And for those on the go, a mobile-friendly version is available. To use Drive Texas™ while en route, motorists should pull off the highway to a safe location or have a passenger access the service.

Although highway condition information has been available to the public for years on, Drive Texas™ is a more robust, user-friendly interface that puts information right at the user’s fingertips in an easy-to-find format.

“People are mobile and want traffic and road conditions before and during their trip,” said Margo Richards, TxDOT’s Travel Information Division Director.

“Drive Texas™ will make it easier to plan trips, avoid problem areas, and reach destinations quickly and safely. The goal is to make travel as safe as possible.”

TxDOT is committed to working with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas. This new feature provides the traveling public with the information they need to plan their trips and arrive safely at destinations.