The Kansas Department of Transportation’s website,, has been relied on for years to provide current highway condition information across the state. Now, the number of people taking advantage of the new KanDrive App and the Kansas 511 phone system is soaring. From November through December 2022, KanDrive App sessions went from 6,919 to 44,118 – a 538% increase. During that same two-month timeframe, the number of 511 calls received expanded 368% – from 3,356 up to 15,723. Several factors contributed to the dramatic increase. In October 2022, the KanDrive App became available, and the 511 phone system was updated. Then the Christmas holiday storm that brought record low temperatures and wind chills encouraged people to give the new App and improved 511 a try.