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For Immediate Release CONTACT: 217/782-6953
DECEMBER 3, 2002 TTY: 217-524-4875


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,, will be a source for road construction information, winter road conditions, traveler safety information, maps, trucking permits, and other travel information.

"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 remember."

The Department's main web site ( will continue to offer the traveling public the same information as The Department also plans to expand the 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.


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