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VALID CIRCULAR LETTERS

The following Circular Letters (CL) were issued by the Bureau of Local Roads and Streets (BLRS) to update the BLRS Manual issued in 1989. These letters were issued to the appropriate Local Agency and/or Consultants who were on the BLRS's mailing list. To view the Valid Circular Letter list in PDF file please select the following link: Valid Circular Letter List.

These CLs contain policies that have been incorporated into the BLRS Manual Issued on April 4, 2005. Many of these CLs and attachments may have been revised. Therefore, you must go to the BLRS Manual to obtain the most recent information. Please contact the BLRS Policy Unit at IDOTLocalPolicy@illinois.gov to report possible errors.

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Number

Date Issued

Title

1986-27

09/29/1986

Bridge Posting - Privately Owned Structures

1990-01

01/05/1990

Jurisdictional Transfer Guidelines for Highway and Street Systems

1990-02

01/10/1990

Transportation Legislation - Public Act 86-616

04/30/1990
Prevailing Wage Rates

1990-25

08/17/1990

National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) Fracture Critical Member Inspection

1991-05

03/15/1991

Seismic Design for Local Agency Bridges

1991-17

10/31/1991

Seismic Design for Local Agency Bridges

1992-02

01/15/1992

Departmental Approval of Local Agency Bridge/ Box Culvert Plans

1992-09

05/15/1992

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

1992-10

05/12/1992

Posting & Closure of Local Agency Bridges

1992-11

06/26/1992

National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) Scour Critical Bridge Evaluation - Local Agency Bridge Design

1992-20

12/21/1992

Certified Appraisers

1993-04

01/15/1993

FHWA Review Exemption

1993-05

02/04/1993

Adopt-a-Highway

1993-08

03/31/1993

Utility Accomodation Policy - ISTEA

05/07/1993
The Illinois Grade Crossing Protection Fund Booklet

1993-12

05/19/1993

National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) Scour Critical Bridge Evaluation Local Agency Bridge Design

1993-15

06/30/1993

Federal-Aid Manual Revision - Maintenance Inspection

1993-22

11/03/1993

Bridge Status Reporting Changes

1993-25

12/30/1993

Local Agency Pavement Preservation Policy (LAPP)

1994-01

01/03/1994

Bridge Fabrication (Shop Plans and Inspection)

1994-05

02/09/1994

Bid Proposal Forms

1994-11

05/16/1994

Adopt-a-Highway Sign Standards

1994-14

06/10/1994

Pavement Marking Guidelines

1994-15

07/29/1994

Commercial Driver's License Drug Testing

1995-01

01/09/1995

Bridge Closure

1995-02

03/15/1995

Asphalt Acceptance Procedures

1995-05

07/10/1995

Bridge Inspection Responsibility of Privately Owned Structures

1995-07

08/15/1995

Joint Local Agency State Agreements

1995-08

08/15/1995

Temporary Sidewalks During Construction

1995-09

08/15/1995

Reduced Traffic Control for Roads Closed to Through Traffic

1995-11

08/31/1995

Pavement Design Procedures

1995-12

09/26/1995

ET 2000 Barrier Terminal

1995-13

11/06/1995

Waterway Permits and Hydraulics Certification

1995-17

12/18/1995

NBIS Bridge Inspection Interval

1996-04

03/15/1996

Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Paints

1996-07

04/22/1996

National Bridge Inspection Program Scour Critical Evaluation

1996-11

07/12/1996

Bridge Load Carrying Capacity Rerating Policy

1996-13

07/26/1996

Traffic Barrier Terminals

1996-14

07/26/1996

IDNR-IDOT Natural Resource Review And Coordination Agreement

1997-06

11/12/1997

Signing of Road District and Township Highway Booklet

1997-07

12/08/1997

Policies & Procedures for Local Bicycle Facilities

1998-02

02/25/1998

Federal-Aid Day Labor Procedures

1998-06

05/12/1998

Precast Prestressed Concrete Deck Beams

1998-07

05/12/1998

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Signing

1998-11

08/14/1998

Guardrail Standard Change

1998-13

09/22/1998

County Engineer Salary Program

1998-14

11/10/1998

Revised MFT

1999-02

02/19/1999

Statewide Permits No. 2 and No. 12

1999-03

02/19/1999

Construction of Bridges on Public Bodies of Water

1999-04

02/19/1999

Preliminary Bridge Design and Hydraulic Report Form (BLR 5901)

1999-06

03/09/1999

Metric Versus English

1999-07

06/24/1999

Local Benefits Increase from Illinois FIRST Program

1999-09

09/01/1999

Land Conveyance/Jurisdictional Transfer

1999-11

10/18/1999

Construction Debris Guidance

1999-12

11/19/1999

Material Certification for Maintenance

2000-06

12/22/2003

Wetland Procedures for Local Agencies

2000-07

07/17/2000

Designation of Truck Routes

2000-10

11/15/2000

Integrated Environmental Survey Process

2000-11

12/01/2000

Local Agency HMA QC/QA Procedures

2001-01

01/11/2001

Wet-Pavement Crash Reduction Program

2001-05

03/19/2001

Electronic Bid Bonds

2001-06

05/03/2001

Maintenance Overruns

2001-07

06/07/2001

Specifications & Special Provisions: Development and Usage for Local Agencies

2001-08

07/03/2001

MFT FUNDS - Source, Distribution and Uses

2001-09

07/11/2001

Township Roads - MFT Eligibility

2001-11

10/01/2001

Inserted Special Provisions (ISPs)

2001-12

10/02/2001

PA 92-268: Road Districts Contracts and Purchases

2001-14

11/30/2001

ISP 02-57: Quality Control/Quality Assurance of Bituminous Concrete Mixtures

2001-15

11/30/2001

LR 1004: Coarse Aggregate for Bituminous Surface Treatment

2002-01

02/21/2002

Current Bureau of Local Roads & Streets Circular Letters

2002-02

02/21/2002

Revised Proposal Forms

2002-03

03/07/2002

Project Procedures Guide (PPG)

2002-05

05/24/2002

Coordination Agreement

2002-06

05/07/2002

Bridge Inspection Report Forms

2002-07

05/07/2002

Engineering Agreements and Invoices

2002-08

05/24/2002

LR 109 & LR Special Provisions

2002-10

05/28/2002

Bridge Inspection Forms

2002-11

06/03/2002

Project Procedures Guide (PPG) - Certification of Local Agency Material Test Procedures

2002-12

05/31/2002

Compliance with Asbestos Requirements for Local Highway Bridges

2002-13

07/16/2002

Allocation of State Matching Assistance Program Funds to the Counties

2002-16

08/1/2002

Approval of Design Variances

2002-18

09/17/2002

Clean Construction or Demolition Debris (CCDD)

2002-19

09/17/2002

Structure Clearance Over Railroads

12/30/2002
2003 Inserted Special Provisions (ISPs)
10/31/2002
Revised 8/25/03
Erosion and Sediment Control Policy
Self-extracting zipped file (1.9mb) containing Attachment 9, Completed SWPP and Erosion Control Plan, of CL2002-22.
01/10/2003
Revised MFT Policies & Procedures for Maintenance
04/14/2003
Precast Concrete Box Culvert Shop Drawings
04/14/2003
Illinois Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (IMUTCD)
08/25/2003
General NPDES Permit No. ILR10, Issued May 30, 2003
08/25/2003
Project Commitment Policy for Local Agencies
08/25/2003
Consultant Services Compensation Formulas for Federally Funded Engineering Projects
10/17/2003
2004 Inserted Special Provisions
12/23/2003
Public Act 93-0157: County Competitive Bid Process
01/16/2004
Nationwide No. 14 Permit and Conditions LR-107
02/20/2004
Change in Direct Labor Multiplier
06/11/2004
Timber Pile Inspection & New ISIS Item - Substructure Material (60A/60B)
07/22/2004
Special Waste Procedures for Local Highway Improvements
08/09/2004
Slipform Bridge Parapet Construction
08/30/2004
Annual Permits for Overweight Vehicles and Posting of "Legal Load Only" Bridges
10/28/04
Inspection and Rating of PPC Deck Beam Bridges
12/08/2004
2005 Special Provisions, Usage Sheet, and Cross Reference Sheet
12/08/2004
Detectable Warnings for Curb Ramps, and Other Locations
4/15/2005
Bureau of Local Roads & Streets Manual

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12/17/2004

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