IDOT LAUNCHES NEW WEB SITE FOR ONE-STOP TRAVEL
SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has
launched a new web site aimed at providing one-stop travel
information to the public.
The new site,
www.illinoisroads.info, will be a source for road
construction information, winter road conditions, traveler
safety information, maps, trucking permits, and other travel
"These are some of the most visited sites on the
Department's web site," Illinois Transportation Secretary Kirk
Brown said. "Instead of the public having to navigate through
our entire web site for travel information, we felt we could
better serve travelers by having all of that information in one
location, and at an internet address that is easier to
The Department's main web site (www.dot.il.gov)
will continue to offer the traveling public the same information
www.illinoisroads.info. The Department also plans to expand
web site in the future that will offer additional services
focusing on travelers of Illinois highways.
Road construction information that will be
provided includes a statewide map of construction sites on state
highways along with text information about the projects,
detailed information about construction projects in the greater
Chicago area, and information on major projects under way
throughout the state. It will also have information about
construction projects over major holiday periods, and a link for
weather forecasts throughout the state.
Winter road conditions will provide a map of the
conditions on interstate highways across Illinois along with
text information for the whole length of the routes. This
information will be updated approximately every two hours during
major winter storms.
Truckers will be able to file for special permits
or check restricted roadways, and the public will be able to
order a highway map, find rest area locations, find tourism
information, and get information about DUI and safety belt laws.