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Otter Tail County develops app to track area road construction and conditions

The Geographic Information Systems Department of Otter Tail County has just released a web map for the county's roads. It has similar features to MnDOT’s 511mn app.

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OTTER TAIL COUNTY — Many people are familiar with MnDOT’s 511mn app, used for updating drivers on winter road conditions, detours and closed roads. The Geographic Information Systems Department of Otter Tail County has just released a web map with similar features, for Otter Tail County roads.

Users can view the interactive OTC511 web map to view road and bridge closures and click on the detour routes to access the detour map. Maintenance work such as seal coating and resurfacing can also be seen on the map, with approximate start and end dates. This service will allow drivers to plan for alternate routes when road work is in progress.

The OTC511 info app can be found on the county webpage at ottertailcountymn.us .

“We work to keep the public informed of current and upcoming road work so drivers can be prepared,” said Matt Yavarow, assistant county engineer. “The OTC511 app is one more innovative tool the highway department uses to serve the public.”

The County Road and Construction Updates page is updated weekly to share information about highway construction projects and plans at ottertailcountymn.us/county-road-conditions/ .

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The web app is not currently available in a downloadable app form, so users will need to visit the webpage to access it. To receive updates via email, subscribe to the page at ottertailcountymn.us/subscribe-to-updates/

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