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SACRAMENTO — For the first time, users of the iOS platform can now download the free QuickMap app for iPhone® and iPad®. In this Caltrans News Flash, you’ll see how easy the app is to get and how convenient it is to use.

“We want to make travel as safe and easy as possible for California motorists. The QuickMap app gives critical information on highway conditions, so drivers can make smart decisions before they travel.”

Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Caltrans

The QuickMap app displays the user’s location on a map along with real-time information including; traffic speed, road closures, California Highway Patrol incidents, chain controls, fire locations, electronic highway sign messages, and live traffic cameras. QuickMap was launched online in 2011, with an Android app released in August of last year. As a reminder, please do not use QuickMap while driving.

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Caltrans QuickMap AppThe app is available by searching “Caltrans” in Apple’s “App Store” and in Android’s “Google Play Store.”
It is also available online at Caltrans’ QuickMap page.

Google Play Apple Store

Here are some app reviews from the first release of the app in August-
“One of the best apps ever. Use the filters to get the most of it. I LOVE the highway signs.”
“Very useful, especially in winter. I frequently travel in the Sierra’s which makes this app indispensable for me.”
“Wow. Terrific access to the real information. Lots of display options for self-preferences. Updates constantly. Well done!”
This Caltrans News Flash is the 115th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans’ activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California’s economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit

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