I hear the state is going to change its hot line number to find out about road conditions. Is that true?
Yes. The Road Condition Hot Line maintained by the Kansas Department of Transportation currently is 1 (800) 585-ROAD.
But that will change next year when KDOT starts using an abbreviated dialing code for a new travel information system for Kansas, which will also be part of a national service. The number will be 511 and will replace the Road Condition Hot Line. KDOT plans to make the 511 system available in January and start promoting it publicly in the spring.