Highway Hotline Launches New Mobile Website

March 19, 2012

The Highway Hotline launched today its new mobile website for smart phones giving, motorists another convenient way to check road conditions.

"This launch is another step in our recent work to upgrade Saskatchewan's road information system to better inform all motorists before they travel on our highways to help them plan safer trips," Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter said. "The new mobile website is handy if you're out and about and need to know what's on the road before driving home."

Found online at http://hotline.gov.sk.ca/sk/map/mobile/, the Highway Hotline mobile website allows motorists to select interactive maps of Saskatchewan areas and click on specific highway segments for conditions, which are also indicated by a colour-coded legend. A text report feature also allows motorists to check road conditions or the status of ferries.

Web Feeds

The Highway Hotline also launched today its new web feeds. This service lets motorists pick the highways and ferries they want to know about and have information updates sent directly to their computers. The web feeds are at http://hotline.gov.sk.ca/atom/en.html.

"It's a good tool if you want to know about every condition on your specific morning and evening highway commuter route, if it changes throughout the day," Reiter said.

Links to the mobile website and web feeds can be found on the main Highway Hotline webpage at www.highways.gov.sk.ca/road-conditions/, along with other news access points introduced this winter, such as the upgraded map for high bandwidth users, highway cameras and Twitter account.

Ministry YouTube Channel

Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure officially debuted its YouTube channel today. Videos on the channel will be used to complement existing content on the Highway Hotline page on Facebook and the ministry's website to provide public education and safety information. The new channel can be found at http://www.youtube.com/SKGovHighways.

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