A new online map may be useful for travelers in Texas.

The Texas Department of Transportation has released an online map application that provides real-time traffic conditions, traffic and weather feeds, and other travel information to motorists.

Drive Texas shows statewide conditions that will affect travel, including closures, construction, accidents, and a live weather feed.

This information has been available for some time at TxDOT’s website at www.txdot.gov, but a press release states that the Drive Texas site is more robust and user-friendly.

A mobile-friendly version is available as well, though motorists are advised to pull off the highway while using the service, or have a passenger do the checking.

“People are mobile and want traffic and road conditions before and during their trip,” said Margo Richards, TxDOT’s travel information division director. “The goal is to make travel as safe as possible.”

The site is available at www.DriveTexas.org.