Last Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo announced the new 511ny.org, “one-stop travel information service intended to help drivers avoid traffic on roads and highways throughout the state.” The new site is part of the administration’s NY Works initiative, which includes hundreds of road projects in the state.

The web site includes mobile apps, Twitter and Facebook updates and real-time updates. The Governor said that the effort will include a public service announcement (PSA), which will remind driver to check the site before getting on the road.

The Governor said:

“With summer just beginning, it is important that drivers stay updated on these projects so they know of any traffic tie ups or backups before they get on the road. Upgrades to our 511 system and the new PSA will make it even easier for New Yorkers and our visitors to travel smarter and more efficiently, whether they are heading to work or on vacation. I encourage travelers to make use of this helpful service.”