SCDOT: Technical difficulties shut down 511 information system

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the South Carolina Department of Transportation announced on Friday that the 511 Traveler Information System is not operating properly because of technical difficulties.

According to SCDOT officials, the agency's contractor in charge of the system is working to bring the system back online, however a timetable has not been given.

Officials say SCDOT will have other tools available to assist with traffic during the holiday weekend:

  • SCDOT SHEP trucks will be patrolling interstates and major highways in several areas of the state to assist disabled vehicles, help with traffic control and incident management. SHEP (State Highway Emergency Program) serves motorists traveling in the Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Grand Strand/Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill, and Greenville/Spartanburg urban areas.
  • To find out more information about SHEP including maps of service areas, go to
  • For SHEP assistance, motorists can dial *HP.
  • SCDOT has more than 350 traffic cameras in operation to assist in traffic management. To view SCDOT's traffic cameras, visit and click on "Traffic Cameras."
  • Construction updates county by county are available online at
  • Bridge load restrictions are available county by county at

Information provided by SCDOT.