WYDOT’s 511 map provides information on visitor centers

February 6, 2019

Travelers looking for visitor information centers within the state can now find them on the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s travel information website.

WYDOT officials recently added a new layer to its travel information map that provides information on the different visitor information centers. The map has an icon at each community where one is located.

When a person clicks on that icon, it provides the center’s name, hours of operation, address and website link.

“We’re always looking for ways to provide better information to the traveling public,” said WYDOT Director Bill Panos. “Our Wyoming travel information map is such a vital tool the public uses to get road and travel information. Providing visitor information centers on the map will ensure travelers can locate the necessary resources when they visit.”

The centers are displayed with an “I” icon on the map. When someone views that layer, they will see all the visitor information centers in the state and can then select the one they want.

“We wanted to make sure the people who are visiting our state have access to resources they need,” said Ali Ragan, project manager for WYDOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems program. “This information is another way for visitors to get information. This new layer on our map will hopefully help people enjoy their time in Wyoming.”

Besides the visitor information centers, WYDOT officials have added other new features to the map.

A streamlined map provides a static image of travel impacts and road conditions. The page updates every few minutes with the latest information.  For more detailed information about road conditions, a person can select a specific route, which will take them to a list that provides information for each section of the road.

“This is a quick-load map that provides people with the latest information,” Ragan said. “This map is designed for those who may have slower internet speeds and those who may be using older browsers on their desktops.”

WYDOT’s 511 website also has a new way for people to view the state’s web cameras. People can view the cameras by statewide, city and route. When people select those options, a thumbnail list of the web cameras appear along with their corresponding route.

Visit WYDOT’s 511 website to learn more about the map and to get the latest road and travel conditions.

For additional information about this news release, contact Aimee Inama, senior Public Affairs specialist, at (307) 777-4013.