Get your California traffic information directly from the source. The Caltrans QuickMap app displays a map of your location along with real-time traffic information including:
- Freeway speed
- Traffic camera snapshots
- Lane closures
- CHP incidents
- Highway Information
- Changeable message signs
- Chain controls
- Snow Plows
- County Boundaries
- Border Wait Times
- Safety Roadside Rest Areas
- Waze data
Set which of these options to display and QuickMap will remember your preferences. Zoom to a view of other parts of California with the Location button. Click on traffic camera icons to see a camera image. Click on a CHP, lane closure, changeable message sign or chain control icon to view details for that marker.
Traffic data is updated every few minutes. Load the latest data on the map using the Refresh button.
Something not right with the data displayed on the map? Please send us an email rather that letting us know with a low-rated review. ITSDApps.Trans@dot.ca.gov
Removed reference to fire layer on Help screen. Users are now directed to CAL FIRE.
Ratings and Reviews
Good traffic app with room for improvement
Not as useful as the old San Diego real time traffic report which was excellent. This version actually manages to give less information than the RTTR which you could zoom into a single freeway and get a list of actual freeway speeds. This gives you 4 colors instead and doesn’t tell what they mean. You have to guess what red means and exactly where the threshold between red and orange might lie likewise or age to green. Wow! high resolution: 3 bands and some other 4th unknown one. Versus mph list, no contest.
However it is a pretty map, albeit lacking in info vs the old one, so if they add some definition of the colors without me having to google for them plus bring back the old speed list view as an overlay somehow then I’ll give it a five.
Poor substitute for San Diego Real Time Traffic map!
The SDRTT map gives/gave you the colors, but also the real time data from the freeway sensors. Red is slow - so do you want the 10 mph slow route or the 2 mph slow route? You'll never know which is which with this app. This has many details, like each ramp and transition, but if it's backed up you don't have to zoom to the ramp to know it's clogged.
The SDRTT map had/has a link to the current CHP activity in chronological order, so you could easily see what events were affecting your drive now without having to click on all of the events.
Don't make the state maps like Google, make them like the SDRTT map! Give us more info, not less!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.