Alaska transportation department announces traveler information app

JUNEAU -- The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has announced a new app to provide information on road conditions, ferry system schedules, construction activity and weather advisories.

The department, in a release, said the app will make travel information more accessible to people as they are traveling.

Besides the mobile options, the department says traveler information updates can be accessed by dialing 5-1-1 from any phone in Alaska, visiting or by following Alaska 511 on social media.