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2006 Press Releases

  • December 21, 2006
    IDOT Gives Motorists a Break During Christmas Holiday; Reminds Drivers about travel tips and Scott’s Law
  • November 20, 2006
    Governor Blagojevich announces I-74 reopens after major reconstruction
  • November 14, 2006
    IDOT, ISP make preparations for winter driving; motorists to prepare themselves and their vehicles
  • November 10, 2006
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will hold two public hearings for the Prairie Parkway Preliminary Engineering Study that is evaluating the need for future transportation improvements in northeastern Illinois.
  • October 12, 2006
    IDOT and IDNR urge motorists to be alert on roadways; Deer activity increases during the fall
  • October 11, 2006
    IDOT announces new, reflective signs to improve safety on Illinois roadways and save money
  • October 8, 2006
    Governor Rod R. Blagojevich announced today that beginning October 30th, Illinois’ partnership with Amtrak will include an additional train on the Quincy-St. Louis corridor.
  • October 5, 2006
    IDOT, League of Illinois Bicyclists Team Up To Create Bike Safety Video for Drivers’ Ed Schools
  • August 29, 2006
    SPRINGFIELD—Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Secretary Timothy W. Martin announced today the Department will be suspending construction and opening lanes where possible during the Labor Day holiday, to ease the flow of traffic and congestion during the long travel weekend.
  • August 17, 2006
    SPRINGFIELD- The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police (ISP) and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to launch the most aggressive campaign ever targeting impaired drivers throughout the state of Illinois.
  • July 13, 2006
    Governor Rod R. Blagojevich announced today Illinois drivers are buckling up more than ever across the state. The Illinois Department of Transportation reports that 88% of drivers observed are wearing their seatbelts, up five percent from two years ago. At the same time, the number of traffic fatalities continues to decrease. For the first-half of this year, IDOT reports 607 fatalities, down from last year.
  • July 5, 2006
    Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Secretary Timothy W. Martin has ordered the agency’s Highway Districts to reduce fuel consumption this summer by five percent.
  • July 1, 2006
    As the state released results of its second annual study of racial profiling in police stops, Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today signed legislation to extend Illinois’ landmark traffic stop study.
  • June 27, 2006
    Focus on Safety - Cool Tips for a Safe Summer Trip (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
  • June 26, 2006
    Recognizing Illinois as a major transportation center in the country, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) welcomed a national convoy of transportation officials to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Interstate System
  • June 8, 2006
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois State Police (ISP) are boosting their efforts to increase safety on the roadways during the busy summer-driving season by increasing enforcement and inspection activities aimed at semi-trucks and other commercial motor vehicles.
  • May 22, 2006
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Illinois State Police (ISP) are teaming up with more than 350 local police agencies to set up the largest safety belt enforcement effort ever conducted in Illinois.
  • April 4, 2006
    Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Secretary Timothy W. Martin joined Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Larry Trent urging motorists to use caution and slow down in work zones as highway construction season officially kicks off for this year.
  • March 02, 2006
    IDOT releases 2006 schedule for major work on the Dan Ryan
  • February 24, 2006
    Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Tim Martin today unveiled Governor Blagojevich’s proposed Highway Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2007 - 2012.
  • February 23, 2006
    Meeting of the Procurement Policy Board is scheduled.
  • February 15, 2006
    Gov. Blagojevich introduces IDOT budget that accelerates highway system expansion and maintains public transit service levels
  • February 9, 2006
    IDOT, ISP & Tollway Unveil Photo Speed Enforcement Van At Chicago Auto Show
  • January 21, 2006
    IDOT Participates in the National Celebration 50th Anniversary of the Interstate Highway System


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