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
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.