Kansas to start offering 5-1-1 service this month

| 1/8/2004

Sometime this month, the Kansas Department of Transportation will start offering 5-1-1 service, a statewide phone line that offers travel and road condition information, The Lawrence Journal-World reported recently.

The service will be available to users of either land line or wireless phones.

The line will offer details regarding road repairs, closings, weather conditions, detours and other factors that could affect drivers on Kansas highways. Kansas’ 5-1-1 system is also designed to direct callers to the information they need without having to listen to unrelated information, such as details about roads off their route, the newspaper reported.