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INFORMATIONAL CIRCULAR LETTERS

The following Circular Letters (CL) have been issued by the Bureau of Local Roads and Streets (BLRS) and are informational in nature. These letters were issued to the appropriate Local Agency and/or Consultants who were on the BLRS's mailing list. To view the Informational Circular Letter list in a PDF file please select the following link: Informational Circular Letter List.

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1990-1999 | 2000-2004

Number

Date Issued

  Title

CL 2014-10 07/23/2014 FY 2016 Truck Access Route Program
CL 2014-09 06/19/2014 FY 2015 Local Rail / Highway Grade Crossing Safety Program
CL 2014-08 06/09/2014 Revision 1 of the Illinois Supplement to the 2009 MUTCD
CL 2014-07 06/04/2014 Roller Compacted Concrete Experimental Feature
CL 2014-06 06/02/2014 Signing and Pavement Marking at Railroad Crossings
CL 2014-05 04/25/2014 Local Government Component of Illinois Jobs Now!
CL 2014-04 04/14/2014 BDE Special Provision - "LRFD Pipe Culvert Burial Tables"
CL 2014-03 02/24/2014 Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index
CL 2014-02 02/03/2014 Interim Approval - Bicycle Signal Face
CL 2014-01 (revised) 03/14/2014 FY2015 Highway Safety Improvement Program
CL 2013-18 12/26/2013 FY2015 Allotments to the Counties: STP-Rural, SMA, STP-Bridge
CL 2013-17 09/24/2013 Snow and Ice Control Materials
CL 2013-16 08/13/2013 Major Bridge Program - FY2019
CL 2013-15 08/06/2013 Projects Requiring Curb Ramp Improvements
CL 2013-14 08/06/2013 MFT General Maintenance Program - Department Approval
CL 2013-13 08/06/2013 Township Bridge Program
CL 2013-12 07/15/2013 Preferred Truck Route Application
CL 2013-11 07/15/2013 FY2015 Truck Access Route Program
CL 2013-10 06/24/2013 Federal Lands Access Program
CL 2013-09 06/24/2013 2013 Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program
CL 2013-08 06/07/2013 Road, Bridge and Other Related Laws of Illinois - 2012 Edition
CL 2013-07 05/06/2013 FY 2014 Local Rail / Highway Grade Crossing Safety Program
CL 2013-06 05/01/2013 Surface Transportation Program (STP) - Bridge Program; STP - Off System Bridge Program
CL 2013-05 03/26/2013 Township Bridge Lapse Pool Program
CL 2013-04 03/11/2013 Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index
CL 2013-03 02/01/2013 FY 2014 Highway Safety Improvement Program
CL 2013-02 (revised) 01/24/2013 FY 2014 Allotments to the Counties: STP-Rural, SMA, STP-Bridge
CL 2013-02 01/16/2013 FY 2014 Revised Allotments to the Counties: STP-Rural, SMA, STP-Bridge
CL 2013-01 01/02/2013 IDOT Program Manager Assignments
CL 2012-22 12/21/2012 PA097-0964 Prevailing Wage Rate Revision Notification
CL 2012-21 12/20/2012 Control of Outdoor Advertising Signs Along State Highways
CL 2012-20 12/18/2012 Railroad Protective Liability Insurance
CL 2012-19 11/26/2012 Form for Resolution of Township Indebtedness
CL 2012-18 09/17/2012 Bridge Scour Monitoring System
CL 2012-17 08/20/2012 Updated NBIS Bridge Inspection Forms
CL 2012-16
(revised)
11/02/2012 Major Bridge Program
CL 2012-15 08/07/2012 Illinois Department of Transportation Retirements and Personnel Changes
CL 2012-14 07/27/2012 Township Bridge Program
CL 2012-13 07/05/2012 23 NBIS Metrics Update
CL 2012-12 06/25/2012 FY 2012 Rock Salt Material Contracts
CL 2012-11 08/21/2012 FY 2014 Truck Access Route Program
CL 2012-10 04/16/2012 Design Requirements for Simple Span Cast-In-Place Concrete Box Culverts on Non-Federal Aid Projects
CL 2012-09 04/16/2012 Name Signs
CL 2012-08 02/29/2012 23 NBIS Metrics
CL 2012-07 02/21/2012 Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index
CL 2012-06 02/21/2012 Illinois State Bikeway Plan – Request for Information
CL 2012-05 02/21/2012 LRFD Design Requirements for Precast and Cast-in-Place Concrete Box Culverts
CL 2012-04 01/27/2012 Interim Approval – Electric Vehicle Charging Symbol (Alternate) Sign
CL 2012-03 01/25/2012 Status of MUTCD Compliance Date Rulemaking
CL 2012-02 01/23/2012 FY 2013 Highway Safety Improvement Program and High Risk Rural Roads Program
CL 2012-01 (revised) 11/29/2012 FY 2013 Revised Allotments to the Counties: STP-Rural, SMA, STP-Bridge
CL 2011-19 12/19/2011 Local Rail/Highway Grade Crossing Safety Program
CL 2011-18 11/22/2011 Interim Approval - Optional Use of Colored Pavement for Bike Lanes in Illinois
CL 2011-17 10/31/2011 FHWA Technical Advisory 5140.32 – AASHTO M270 GR. 100 Steel
CL 2011-16 10/24/2011 Structure Information and Procedure (SIP) Manual Revisions
CL 2011-15 09/30/2011 FY2013 Truck Access Route Program (TARP)
CL 2011-14 09/13/2011 Notice of Proposed Amendment for MUTCD Compliance Dates
CL 2011-13 09/08/2011 Township Bridge Program
CL 2011-12 08/22/2011 Fraud Notice
CL 2011-11 08/08/2011 Precast Concrete Bridge Slabs
CL 2011-10 08/01/2011 Major Bridge Program
CL 2011-09 06/24/2011 Local Government Component of Illinois Jobs Now!
CL 2011-08 06/22/2011 Children Warning Signs
CL 2011-07 06/22/2011 Accessible Parking Space Striping
CL 2011-06 05/24/2011 Pile Design and Construction Changes - Revised
CL 2011-05 03/31/2011 Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil - Integrated Bridge System
CL 2011-04 03/28/2011 Illinois Supplement to the 2009 MUTCD
CL 2011-03 03/24/2011 Schedule of average annual equipment ownership expense index
CL 2011-02 01/20/2011 FY 2012 Highway Safety Improvement Program and High Risk Rural Roads Program
CL 2011-01
(revised)
01/21/2011 FY 2012 Allotments to the Counties:
 - Surface Transportation Program Rural (STR)
 - State Matching Assistance (SMA)
 - Highway Bridge Program (HBP)
CL 2010-15 12/16/2010 Road, Bridge and other Related Laws of Illinois - 2010 Edition
CL 2010-14 12/16/2010 Pile Design and Construction Changes
CL 2010-13 12/08/2010 2009 MUTCD Compliance Date Rulemaking
CL 2010-12 10/13/2010 FY 2012 Local Rail/Highway Grade Crossing Safety Program
CL 2010-11 10/01/2010 FY 2012 Truck Access Route Program (TARP) - Increased Project Participation Limits
CL 2010-10 09/27/2010 Local Government Component of Illinois Jobs Now!
CL 2010-09 09/07/2010 Bridges with Gusset Plates, Fracture Critical Members or Hoan Details
CL 2010-08 08/19/2010 Township Bridge Program
CL 2010-07 08/16/2010 Resident Engineer / Technician for Federal Aid Projects
CL 2010-06 07/27/2010 Major Bridge Program
CL 2010-05 07/16/2010 Employment of Illinois Workers During Periods of Excessive Unemployment
CL 2010-04 06/11/2010 Consultant Prequalification Requirements for Federal Work
CL 2010-03 05/26/2010 Sign Retroreflectivity Assessment / Management Method
CL 2010-02 02/26/2010 Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index
CL 2010-01 01/12/2010 Special Waste
CL 2009-20 12/29/2009 Freshwater Mussels
CL 2009-19 12/23/2009 FY 2011 Allotments to the Counties
     - Surface Transportation Program Rural (STR)
     - State Matching assistance (SMA)
     - Highway Bridge Program (HBP) 
CL 2009-18 12/22/2009 FY 2011 Highway Safety Improvement Program and High Risk Rural Roads Program
CL 2009-17 12/04/2009 Design of Roadway Approaches at Railroad/Highway Crossings
CL 2009-16 11/24/2009 FY 2011 Local Rail/Highway Grade Crossing Safety Program
CL2009-15 11/06/2009 High Visibility Apparel
CL2009-14 10/02/2009 FY 2011 Truck Access Route Program (TARP)
CL2009-13 09/24/2009 Bridge Posting with 80,000 Pound Legal Loads
CL2009-12 08/24/2009 Township Bridge Program
CL2009-11 07/09/2009 Major Bridge Program
CL2009-10 05/27/2009 Bridges with Timber Substructures
CL2009-09 05/21/2009 Warm Mix Asphalt Experimental Features
CL2009-08 03/31/2009 Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Forms
CL2009-07 03/31/2009 Bridge Scour Supplement
CL2009-06 03/16/2009 Beneficial Use of Bridge Demolition Debris
CL2009-05 03/09/2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009
CL2009-04 02/27/2009 Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index
CL2009-03 02/25/2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009
CL2009-02 01/15/2009 FY 2010 Allotments of Surface Transportation Program Rural (STR), State Matching Assistance and Highway Bridge Program (HBP) Funds to the Counties
CL2009-01 01/09/2009 Snow Removal Near Railroad Crossings
CL2008-17 12/22/2008 FY 2010 Highway Safety Improvement Program and High Risk Rural Roads Program
CL2008-16 12/15/2008 Inspection and Coring of Reinforced Concrete Structures
CL2008-15 12/04/2008 2008 Road, Bridge and Other Related Laws of Illinois
CL2008-14 11/12/2008 Pipe Culverts and Storm Sewers
CL2008-13 11/10/2008 Snow and Ice Removal on State Highways
CL2008-12 08/26/2008 Major Bridge Program
CL2008-11 08/18/2008 FY2010 Local Rail / Highway Grade Crossing Safety Program
CL2008-10 08/11/2008 Township Bridge Program
CL2008-09 07/11/2008 FY2010 Truck Access Route Program (TARP)
CL2008-08 06/02/2008 Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index
CL2008-07 05/27/2008 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Compliance
CL2008-06 05/20/2008 Manual for Fabrication of Precast Prestressed Concrete Products
CL2008-05 05/15/2008 2004 Regression Equations/Streamstats
CL2008-04 05/15/2008 Pile Load Conversions for New IDOT Driving Specifications
CL2008-03 04/23/2008 Standard Bridge Plan Retirement
CL2008-02 03/07/2008 FHWA 2008 Excellence in Highway Design Awards
CL2008-01 01/29/2008 Illinois State Transportation Plan 2007
CL2007-23 12/31/2007 Substance Abuse Prevention Program
CL2007-22 12/20/2007 FY09 Allotments of STR, State Matching Assistance and HBP Funds to the Counties
CL2007-21 12/03/2007 Scour Critical Bridges - Plan of Action Update
CL2007-20 12/03/2007 PPC Deck Beam - New Shape Implementation, Standard Bridge Plan Retirement, and PPC Deck Beam Inspection
CL2007-19 11/19/2007 NBIS Personnel Qualifications
CL2007-18 11/05/2007 2009 Highway Safety Improvements Program and High Risk Rural Roads Program
CL2007-17 10/23/2007 NPDES Permits for Local Projects on the Sate Letting
CL2007-16 09/19/2007 Major Bridge Program
CL2007-15 08/29/2007 Township Bridge Program
CL2007-14 08/30/2007 Immediate Inspection of Deck Truss Bridges Containing Fracture Critical Members (FCM)
(FHWA TECHNICAL ADVISORY 5140.27)
CL2007-13 08/14/2007 Construction Loads on Bridges (FHWA TECHNICAL ADVISORY 5140.28)
CL2007-12 08/14/2007 Eberle Design, Inc., Recall of Conflict Monitors / Malfunction Management Units
CL2007-11 08/10/2007 Electronic Environmental Survey Request Submittal
CL2007-10 08/06/2007 Structure Information and Procedure (SIP) Manual Revisions
CL2007-09 07/02/2007 Eligible Funds for Bridge Inspections and Bridge Inspection Training
CL2007-08 06/06/2007 Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS)
CL2007-07 06/05/2007 Force Account Billing for Local Projects on the State Letting
CL2007-06 04/27/2007 LRFD Design Implementation
CL2007-05 03/22/2007 Scour Critical Bridges and Plans of Action
CL2007-04 03/22/2007 Local Crash Data Collection Program
CL2007-03 03/19/2007 Local Agency Federal Flexible Match Program
CL2007-02 02/08/2007 2008 Highway Safety Improvement Program and High Risk Rural Roads Program
CL2007-01 01/18/2007 Township Bridge Lapse Pool Program
CL2006-15 12/20/2006 Allocation of Surface Transportation Program Rural (STR), state matching assistance and Highway Bridge Program (HBP) funds to the counties
CL2006-14 12/06/2006 2006 Road, Bridge and other related laws of Illinois
CL2006-13 12/06/2006 Certified Apprenticeship and Training Program
CL2006-12 11/15/2006 Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Database
CL2006-11 10/10/2006 2007 Special Provisions Usage Sheet, and Cross Reference Sheet
CL2006-10 08/29/2006 Circular Letter Electronic Distribution
CL2006-09 08/25/2006 Major Bridge Program
CL2006-08 08/21/2006 Local Agency Financial Statement Review
CL2006-07 08/02/2006 Township Bridge Program
CL2006-06 06/21/2006 Public Act 94-0763: Designated Truck Route System
CL2006-05 06/21/2006 2005 Joint Construction Progress Review Program
CL2006-04 06/21/2006 Federal Highway Earmarks Guidelines
CL2006-03 04/18/2006 Highway Jurisdiction Guidelines for Highway and Street Systems
CL2006-02 04/10/2006 Local Letting Procedures
CL2006-01 02/03/2006 Responsible Bidder Protests on Local Lettings
CL2005-12 12/22/2005 Allocation of Surface Transportation Program Rural (STR), State Matching Assistance and Highway Bridge Program (HBP) Funds to the Counties
CL2005-11 12/08/2005 FY2007 Highway Safety Improvement Program and High Risk Rural Roads Program
CL2005-10 11/09/2005 Major Bridge Program
CL2005-09 11/02/2005 2006 Special Provisions, Usage Sheet, and Cross Reference Sheet
CL2005-07 8/31/2005 Positive Protection for Workers CD-ROM
CL2005-06 8/08/2005 Township Bridge Program
CL2005-05 7/12/2005 Qualification Based Selection for Consultant Engineering Services
CL2005-04 7/12/2005 Renumbering of BLR Forms
CL2005-03 7/12/2005 Surplus Temporary New Jersey Concrete Barriers
CL2005-02 5/16/2005 2003 Illinois Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
CL2005-01

4/15/2005

Bureau of Local Road and Streets Manual
CL2004-19
12/20/2004
Allocation of Surface Transportation Program Rural (STR) Funds and State Matching Assistance Funds to the Counties
CL2004-16
12/08/2004
2004 Road, Bridge, and Other Laws of Illinois
CL2004-15
11/29/2004
Structure Information and Procedure (SIP) Manual Revisions
CL2004-14
11/18/2004
Major Bridge Program
CL2004-11
08/06/2004
Township Bridge Program
CL2004-07
04/26/2004
IRS W-9 Form
CL2004-06
04/26/2004
Slow-Moving Vehicle Emblem
CL2004-05
04/26/2004
Detectable Warnings for Curb Ramps, and Other Locations
CL2004-03
02/02/2004
Allocation of State Matching Assistance Funds to the Counties
CL2004-02
01/20/2004
Project Procedures Guide Revision
CL2003-19
12/31/2003
Allocation of Surface Transportation Program Rural (STR) Funds
CL2003-17
12/02/2003
Major Bridge Program
CL2003-16
11/23/2003
Highway Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation Program (HBRRP) Soft Match Credit Program
CL2003-11
08/25/2003
Public Act 0093-0032 - Permit Fees
CL2003-10
08/08/2003
Township Bridge Program
CL2003-09
06/27/2003
Erosion and Sediment Control Seminar
CL2003-08
06/27/2003
Structures Information Management System (SIMS) Survey
CL2003-07
04/14/2003
Safety Vest
CL2003-04
02/28/2003
Allocation of STR Funds & State Matching Assistance Funds to the Counties
CL2003-03
02/06/2003
Roadway Weather Info Web Site
CL2003-02
01/10/2003
Erosion & Sediment Control Seminar
CL2002-24
01/07/2003
Major Bridge Program
CL2002-23
12/06/2002
2002 Road, Bridge, and Other Related Laws of Illinois
CL2002-21
10/21/2002
Township Bridge Program Database

CL2002-17

08/09/2002

Township Bridge Program

CL2002-14

07/05/2002

Storm Water Phase II Guidance

CL2002-09

05/24/2002

Subscription Service

CL2002-04

03/06/2002

Allocation of STR Funds to the Counties

CL2001-13

11/28/2001

Major Bridge Program

CL2001-10

08/14/2001

Township Bridge Program

CL2001-04

02/08/2001

Allocation of STR and State Matching Assistance Funds to the Counties

CL2001-03

01/31/2001

Expense Rates for Publicly Owned Equipment

CL2000-08

08/09/2000

Township Bridge Program

CL2000-02

01/18/2000

Allocation of STR and State Matching Assistance Funds to the Counties

CL1999-08

08/09/1999

Township Bridge Program

CL1999-05

03/05/1999

Allocation of STR and State Matching Funds to the Counties

CL1998-08

08/10/1998

Township Bridge Program

CL1998-05

04/07/1998

Allocation of State Matching Funds

CL1997-04

08/11/1997

Township Bridge Program

CL1997-01

02/11/1997

Allocation of STR and State Matching Funds to Counties

CL1996-12

07/26/1996

Township Bridge Program

CL1996-03

02/08/1996

Allocations of STR and State Matching Funds to the Counties

CL1995-15

11/07/1995

Metric "3R" Policies

CL1995-03

03/16/1995

Metric Highway Design Update

CL1994-22

12/23/1994

Allocation of STR and State Matching Funds to the Counties

CL1994-12

05/18/1994

Metric Highway Design for Local Roads and Streets

CL1994-04

01/25/1994

Allocation of STR and State Matching Funds to the Counties

CL1994-02

01/11/1994

State Truck Route System

CL1993-21

10/08/1993

PA 88-79

CL1993-19

08/06/1993

Township Bridge Program

CL1993-13

06/08/1993

Corrosion of Traffic Signal Mast Arms

CL1992-17

12/02/1992

Allocation of STR and State Matching Funds to the Counties

CL1992-15

08/03/1992

Township Bridge Program

CL1992-08

03/30/1992

Allocation of STR and State Matching Funds to the Counties

CL1991-14

08/01/1991

Township Bridge Program

CL1990-36

12/31/1990

Allocation of FAS and State Matching Funds to the Counties

CL1990-34

12/21/1990

Cold-Recycled Bituminous Concrete Using Bituminous Materials

CL1990-31

10/12/1990

Underwater Inspection of Local Agency Bridges

CL1990-23

07/27/1990

Township Bridge Program

CL1990-09

02/27/1990

Allocation of FAS and State Matching Funds to the Counties

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