- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say they have replaced the system that motorists use to get updated traffic and weather information.

A statement from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the nearly 20-year-old 511 phone system has been replaced with an online portal, Goky.ky.gov. It describes the website as an improved, user-friendly platform that provides up-to-date information on traffic conditions, construction activity and weather-related events that affect roadways.

Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas says usage of the phone system has declined in recent years, with motorists preferring visual, on-demand road and weather conditions.

In addition, Thomas says phasing out the phone system will save $750,000 annually.

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