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.

What's New

Version 2.5

Removed reference to fire layer on Help screen. Users are now directed to CAL FIRE.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
17 Ratings
17 Ratings

Good traffic app with room for improvement


I use this app almost daily for planning a variety of commutes off the mountain from Big Bear and find the information provided to be reasonably accurate. It's especially handy when you need to know if you will encounter chain control stations before you start out on your mountain journey through stormy weather. I really appreciate no ads! For improvements, the "Warning" users have to click when the app opens is an unnecessary annoyance and should be removed - put it in a terms of use agreement to make your lawyers and app users happy. I would also like the app to be able to store my customized map regions rather than make me use screen gestures to draw the map zoom level every time I load the app to see my entire commute through multiple counties - It's not really helpful to select a county and still have to resize the screen. Let me create the Zoom level in a particular map location and then save that view in a memory with a custom name as is common in weather map apps. Speaking of weather, probably asking way too much, but I've thought many times that a weather radar layer would be handy on this traffic map app. Maybe you could team up with the ACME team at "My Radar".

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!

Used to be fast


This app is very informative. Unfortunately once they updated to add waze markers (pretty useless addition), the app is soooo slow to pan around. It is jerky and does this on all my devices. I tried deleting and reinstalling too. Not sure what happened

Edit: is there any update here? Almost two months of an unusable app. Still seems like all graphic acceleration is missing and I am now running an iPhone 8 with ios11

Developer Response

Hi Guod55, we are working on an update that will improve performance. We should have it ready in the next week or so. Thank you for reporting your experience.


California Department of Transportation
19 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 State of California


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