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  • October 29, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has chosen the following consultant firms to provide services for the Department as advertised in the Professional Transportation Bulletin 129.

  • October 16 , 2003
    SCHAUMBURG – The Kennedy Expressway reversible lanes will be closed for overnight repairs between the Edens Expressway junction and Addison Street on Saturday October 18th, from 1:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

  • October 8 , 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on November 7, 2003 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included is one aeronautics project and two land reclamation projects.

  • September 4, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- A $1.5 million shoulder repair project starting on September 4 is the first small step being taken to prepare the Dan Ryan expressway (I-94/I-90) for a massive reconstruction effort over the next few years.

  • September 3, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking consultants for 18 highway projects across the state. Consultants will be selected on October 29.

  • Chicago, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation and its partner agencies will hold a Vendor Information Fair and Expo on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at the Hyatt McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL. The Fair is designed to promote outreach, develop working relationships, gain information, and establish contacts and resources to enhance future business opportunities within IDOT.

  • August 26, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on September 19, 2003 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included are 11 aeronautics projects and three land reclamation projects.

  • August 21, 2003
    Springfield, IL -- The Department's hotline has been operational for just over two months and so far 206 calls have been received from the public. The hotline was established for the public to report abuse of state work time and vehicles, as well as to report on the good things IDOT employees are doing.

  • August 14, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has selected consultants for 32 highway projects across the state.

  • August 11, 2003
    COLLINSVILLE, IL, August 5, 2003 - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that between Tuesday, August 12, 2003, and Thursday, August 14, 2003, Chain of Rocks Road in Mitchell, IL, will be closed to all vehicular traffic at the Alton and Southern Railroad crossing.

  • August 1, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation received bids on August 1 for various road and bridge improvement projects throughout the state. Also included were 19 aeronautics projects and one land reclamation project.

  • July 28, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The Ruby Street Bridge in downtown Joliet is scheduled to open by the morning of July 31, weather permitting.

  • July 22, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- Local residents, shoppers and area commuters who travel on the Edens Expressway will soon encounter road construction and travel delays as repair work gets underway on the southbound entrance and exit ramps at Old Orchard Road, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced today.

  • July 21, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The ongoing project to improve I-290 / IL 53 in the northwest suburbs reaches an important milestone on July 23 as a traffic switch signals the start of the reconstruction of the southbound lanes.

  • July 15, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- Weekend motorists traveling northbound on I-57 will face a traffic bottleneck and lengthy delays beginning July 18th-21st, and continuing again the following weekend, July 25th-28th as construction crews complete bridge repair work at the Dan Ryan ramp, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced today.

  • July 8, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking consultants for 30 highway projects across the state. The consultants will be selected on August 13.

  • July 8, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on August 1, 2003 for various road and bridge improvement projects throughout the state. included are 19 aeronautics projects and one land reclamation project.

  • June 25, 2003
    ELIZABETH, IL -- At the Apple River Fort, directly off Route 20, Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich today announced $20 million has been earmarked in the state’s next fiscal year budget to continue efforts to widen U.S. Route 20 – Glacier Shadow Pass -- in northwestern Illinois to four lanes from Freeport to Galena.

  • June 25, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that highway construction work will be suspended, where possible, on state highways to give motorists a break for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

  • June 17, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- On June 19, weather permitting, a project to replace the Wilmington / River Road bridge over I-55 will begin and will require a full closure of the bridge.

  • June 17, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- On the night of June 17, the ongoing project to resurface a 13-mile section of I-57 through Will County will begin Stage II construction-four months of night work.

  • June 13, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation received bids on June 13, 2003 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included were 21 aeronautics projects, two land reclamation projects and one water resource project.

  • June 2, 2003
    CHICAGO, IL -- Tim Martin, Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), today unveiled a new initiative to crackdown on employee abuse of state time and vehicles. The initiative calls for bumper stickers and placards to be placed on every IDOT vehicle.

  • May 27, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- Major improvements get underway Tuesday morning, May 27th on the 13.4 mile stretch of I-57 that runs through Will County, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced today.

  • May 27, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has selected consultants for 32 highway projects across the state.

  • May 21, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that highway construction work will be suspended, where possible, on state highways to give motorists a break for the Memorial Day weekend.

  • May 19, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on June 13, 2003 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included are 21 aeronautics projects, two land reclamation projects and one water resource project.

  • April 30, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- A project to resurface a section of I-55 in west suburban Cook County will get under way beginning Thursday night, May 1.

  • April 29, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation received bids on April 25, 2003 for various road and bridge improvement projects throughout the state. Also included were 28 aeronautics projects, two land reclamation projects and one water resource project.

  • April 14, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that highway construction work will be suspended where possible, on state highways to give motorists a break during the Easter holiday period.

  • April 14, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking consultants for 34 highway projects across the state. Consultants will be selected on May 21.

  • April 9, 2003
    CHICAGO, IL -- Construction season is about to be in full swing across Illinois, and orange construction cones and signs will soon be a familiar sight on city streets and state highways.

  • April 9, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- New highway maps for 2003-2004 are now available to the public, the Illinois Department of Transportation has announced.

  • April 9, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced the scheduled closure of two ramps on I-57 beginning Monday morning, April 14, as part of the ongoing rehabilitation work underway on the northbound lanes of the expressway.

  • April 3, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -– Motorists on I-57 soon will be changing lanes as major traffic reconfigurations are scheduled to be unveiled the weekend of April 5th-6th the Illinois Department of Transportation announced today.

  • April 3, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -– The fifth annual spring statewide highway litter pick-up day will be held Saturday, April 12, 2003, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Adopt-A-Highway groups from around the state will be out picking up trash from Illinois roadways.

  • March 27, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on April 25, 2003 for various road and bridge improvement projects throughout the state. Also included are 28 aeronautics projects, two land reclamation projects and one water resource project.

  • March 24, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- Orange traffic cones, lane closures, reduced speed zones and construction crews all will be familiar sights as construction gets underway on I-57 March 29th, the Illinois Department of Transportation warned today.

  • March 17, 2003
    VERMILION COUNTY, IL -- The Paris District Office of the Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work is scheduled for 9 miles of resurfacing on Interstate 74 from US 150 east to the Indiana state line in Vermilion County. The project includes milling and resurfacing of both lanes in each direction, and resurfacing the interchange ramps at "G" Street, Illinois 1, Bowman Avenue and Lynch Road at Danville. Other work includes upgrading the guardrail and safety related items.

  • March 7, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation received bids on March 7, 2003 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included were 24 aeronautics projects and one land reclamation project.

  • March 7, 2003
    PEORIA, IL -- Reconstruction of Illinois 8 in East Peoria will be under way this week and motorists are advised to be alert to lane closures and changing traffic patterns.

  • March 7, 2003
    PARIS, IL -- The Paris District announces that work is scheduled for 2.5 miles of U.S. 51 from Shafer Street in Forsyth to south Interstate 72 in Decatur.

  • March 6, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has selected consultants for 22 highway projects across the state. The firms were selected by a special committee on March 5.

  • March 4, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The estimated 121,300 motorists who utilize I-57 daily can expect lengthier commuting times as the Illinois Department of Transportation begins the second and final year of major rehabilitation work on this south side and south suburban expressway Monday morning, March 17.

  • February 27, 2003
    Dixon, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation, located in Dixon, announces an update to the public regarding the construction status for roadway improvements underway on I-74 from John Deere Road (IL 5) to Airport Road in Moline which began September 12, 2001.


  • February 26, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- A major project to improve a four mile section of I-290 / IL 53 in the northwest suburbs starts March 1. The $62.3 million project will reconstruct the heavily traveled expressway from Thorndale Ave to Higgins Road (IL 72) in Schaumburg, Elk Grove, and Itasca.


  • February 21, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL--The upcoming 2003 road construction season will feature a wide variety of projects designed to preserve and improve the state highway system in the six-county Chicago region.


  • February 21, 2003
    COLLINSVILLE, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the next study phase for a new transportation corridor in the southwestern Illinois metropolitan area is under way. Roughly 37 miles in length, the study area extends from the I-55/70 - US 40 interchange near Troy in Madison County, south and west through St. Clair County, to I-255 near Columbia in Monroe County.


  • February 11, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- On February 16, a $29.6 million road improvement project begins its second and final year of activity with ramp work at the interchange of I-80 at U.S. 45.


  • February 10, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL --With the goal of building a roadway that will last until near mid-century before major repairs are needed, the Illinois Department of Transportation will begin the reconstruction of I-290 / IL 53 March 1.


  • February 7, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on March 7, 2003 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included are 24 aeronautics projects and one land reclamation project.


  • February 5, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking consultants for 22 highway projects across the state. The firms will be selected by a special committee on March 5.


  • January 31, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is providing additional roadway information to motorists to help them during times of inclement weather.


  • January 21, 2003
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation received bids on January 17, 2003 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included were two land reclamation projects.
  • January 9, 2003
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The 2003 road construction season gets an early start when advance work begins in mid-January on the La Grange Road (US 12/20/45) reconstruction project located in the southwest suburbs.


  • December 20, 2002
    OTTAWA, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced that a Prairie Parkway study that will evaluate the need for future transportation improvements in northeastern Illinois will begin immediately.

  • December 20, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that highway construction work will be suspended, where possible, on state highways to give motorists a break for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

  • December 16, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on January 17, 2003 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included are two land reclamation projects.

  • December 12, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has selected consultants for 25 projects across the state. The consultants were selected by special committee on December 11.

  • December 3, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has launched a new web site aimed at providing one-stop travel information to the public.

  • November 27, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking consultants for 27 projects across the state. The consultants will be selected by special committee on December 11.

  • November 26, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Illinois Transportation Secretary Kirk Brown today announced the appointment of five district engineers to oversee highway operations in various areas around the state. The new engineers have more than 100 years of combined transportation experience.

  • November 25, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that construction work on state highways will be suspended, where possible, to give motorists a break for the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • November 12, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation opened bids on November 8, 2002 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included were two aeronautics projects.

  • October 11 , 2002
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- On October 14, more than two weeks ahead of schedule, motorists will be able to use all ramps at the new and improved interchange between the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294).

  • October 11 , 2002
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- On October 15, weather permitting, motorists in the northwest suburbs will have an easier commute during the morning rush period when all lanes on I-290 / IL 53 open two weeks ahead of schedule.

  • October 10 , 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on November 8, 2002 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included are two aeronautics projects.

  • October 2 , 2002
    SCHAUMBURG, IL — The year-long project to rehabilitate the Franklin Street Connector at the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) and the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) near Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood will come to an end almost four weeks ahead of schedule.

  • September 20, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation received bids on September 20, 2002 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included were two aeronautics projects and two land reclamation projects.

  • September 10, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking consultants for 31 highway projects across the state. Consultants will be selected by special committee on October 2.

  • September 9, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The National Road in Illinois' has been designated an All-American Road. Status as an All-American Road, is the highest honor for a roadway in the United States.

  • August 28, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that highway construction work will be suspended, where possible, on state highways to give motorists a break for the Labor Day weekend.

  • August 27, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Motorists will experience nighttime lane closures on northbound I-55 at South Grand Avenue in Springfield on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

  • August 22, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on September 20, 2002 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included are two aeronautics projects and two land reclamation projects.

  • August 19, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Travel through Illinois will become safer this summer as additional security equipment is installed in all of the state's interstate rest areas.

  • August 2, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation opened bids on August 2, 2002 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included were 18 aeronautics projects, one land reclamation project and one water resource project.

  • July 31 ,2002
    YORKVILLE , IL -- Illinois Secretary of Transportation Kirk Brown announced today the approval of a modified central corridor through Grundy, Kendall and Kane counties for a future transportation facility to serve regional traffic providing a link between Interstate 80 and Interstate 88.

  • July 24 ,2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has selected consultants for 26 highway projects across the state. The consultants were selected by special committee on July 24.

  • July 16 ,2002
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- During the early morning hours of Saturday, July 20, a six-week night resurfacing project is expected to begin on the Kingery Expressway (I-80/94) in the south suburban communities of South Holland and Lansing.

  • July 9 ,2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on August 2, 2002 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included are 18 aeronautics projects, one land reclamation project and one water resource project.

  • July 1 ,2002
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The ongoing $17.9 million interchange improvement project for the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) at the Franklin Connector in Chicago will next close a major ramp to the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94).

  • July 1, 2002
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- Beginning the morning of Monday, July 8, traffic congestion is expected to be heavy as lane closures will be in place for the start of the advance work being done for next year’s reconstruction of I-290 / IL 53 in northwest suburban Chicago.

  • July 2, 2002
    DIXON. IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation, located in Dixon, announces a PUBLIC MEETING to be held on July 2, 2002, at the CHURCH HALL adjacent to St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 104 Church Street in Arlington, IL, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to review the ongoing construction and imminent road closures in two (2) locations on IL 89 between LaMoille and Cherry.

  • June 24, 2002
    DIXON, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation, located in Dixon, announces an update to the public regarding construction activities for roadway improvements underway on I-74 from John Deere Road (IL 5) to Airport Road in Moline.

  • June 19, 2002
    SCHAUMBURG, IL --As the interchange improvement project for I-55 at the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) moves into its final stage of construction beginning this weekend, motorists will experience some major traffic impacts as three ramps will be closed for reconstruction.

  • June 17, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation opened bids on June 14, 2002 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included were 12 aeronautics projects and 5 land reclamation projects.

  • June12, 2002
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- On the evening of June 16, weather permitting, work will begin on the second half of the I-55 night resurfacing project in the Chicago area.

  • June11, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking consultants for 26 highway projects across the state. The consultants will be selected by special committee on July 24.

  • June 10, 2002
    PEORIA, IL -- Beginning Tuesday, June 11 and continuing through Thursday, June 13, the I-74 Murray Baker Bridge over the Illinois River at Peoria will be reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge inspections.

  • June 5, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is advising motorists that flooding continues to force the closing of some roadways in northwest Illinois.

  • June 3, 2002
    PEORIA, IL -- Traffic on Interstate 74 through Peoria will be stopped periodically during the night on Tuesday (June 4) and Wednesday (June 5) between University and Glendale to permit removal of steel beams for a bridge reconstruction project.

  • May 30, 2002
    LEE/WINNEBAGO COUNTIES, IL -- Resurfacing of nearly 21 miles of Interstate 39 from the Lee County line, just south of Rochelle, to Baxter Road in Winnebago County will begin Monday, June 3. Also included in this contract is the rehabilitation of 15 bridges on and over I-39 within the same section.


  • May 30, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The rehabilitation of Interstate 55 between Clear Lake Avenue and Sherman, and Sangamon Ave. east of I-55, is set to begin on Monday, June 3.

  • May 28, 2002
    PEORIA, IL -- I-74 in Peoria will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, and continuing the rest of the week.

  • May 24, 2002
    JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Illinois 15 at the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad crossing southwest of Woodlawn, and west of Mt. Vernon, will be closed to all traffic at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29th, for crossing repairs.

  • May 23, 2002
    The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that highway construction work will be suspended, where possible, on state highways to give motorists a break for the Memorial Day weekend.

  • May 23, 2002
    CLARK COUNTY, IL -- The newly reconstructed eastbound lanes of Interstate from US 40 to the Indiana state line will be reopened to traffic on Friday, May 24, as will the new eastbound ramps at the US 40 interchange.

  • May 22, 2002
    SCHAUMBURG, IL --Beginning the evening of Tuesday, May 28, weather permitting, an $11.5 million night resurfacing project will get underway for a 16-mile section of I-55 from Willow Springs Road in Countryside to IL 126 in Plainfield.

  • May 22, 2002
    The Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on June 14, 2002 for various road and bridge improvement projects located throughout the state. Also included are 12 aeronautics projects and 5 land reclamation projects.

  • May 17, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has selected consultants for 46 projects throughout the state. The consulting firms were selected on May 15.

  • May 17, 2002
    KNOX COUNTY, IL -- I-74 will be closed at exit 54, and traffic detoured, from approximately 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 19, for bridge beam replacement.

  • May 16, 2002
    Paris, IL-- Resurfacing the Interstate 74 interchange ramps at St .Joseph is scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 23, weather permitting.

  • May 16, 2002
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- On May 20, weather permitting, a major two-year $29.6 million project to improve US 45 at I-80 near Orland Park, Tinley Park and Mokena will begin.

  • May 10, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced the northbound bridge on Interstate 55 over Lake Springfield will open on Friday evening.

  • May 1, 2002
    BUREAU COUNTY, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold an informational meeting in Princeton on May 23 to discuss the proposed improvement of US 6.

  • April 29, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation received bids on April 26, 2002 for various road and bridge improvement projects throughout the state. Also included were 16 aeronautics projects and one water resource project.

  • April 23, 2002
    COOK COUNTY, IL -- On May 1, the $12.7 million project to reconstruct the interchange of I-55 at the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) enters Stage II with the six-week closure of the southbound I-55 ramp to northbound I-294.

  • April 16, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking consultants for 46 projects throughout the state. The consulting firms will be selected on May 15.

  • April 16, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Adopt-A-Highway for a day! The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today a statewide litter pick-up day will be held Saturday, April 20.

  • April 2, 2002
    PEORIA, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has unveiled its Web site and hotline for Upgrade 74, the rehabilitation of I-74 through Peoria and East Peoria.

  • March 28, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on April 26, 2002 for various road and bridge improvement projects throughout the state. Also included are 16 aeronautics projects and one water resource project.

  • March 13, 2002
    CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Work will begin on 10 miles of Interstate 74 in Champaign County on Monday, March 18, and motorists are advised there will be lane reductions and possible traffic slowdowns.

  • March 11, 2002
    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will hold a public informational meeting on April 4 to discuss adding lanes to Interstate 64 in St. Clair County.

  • March 11, 2002
    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will hold a public informational meeting on April 4 to discuss adding lanes to Interstate 64 in St. Clair County.

  • March 11, 2002
    ROCKFORD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold an informational meeting in Rockford on April 2 to discuss the improvement of Illinois 2.

  • March 8, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation received bids on March 8, 2002 for various road and bridge improvement projects throughout the state. Also included are 13 aeronautics projects and 3 land reclamation projects.

  • March 4, 2002
    COLLINSVILLE, IL -- Interstate 64 will be reduced to one lane in each direction for pavement patching, resurfacing.

  • March 4, 2002
    GRUNDY COUNTY, IL -- Eastbound Interstate 80 from east of Morris in Grundy County to the Will County line has been reduced to one lane of traffic in preparation of the reconstruction of the westbound lanes.

  • March 4, 2002
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- A year long reconstruction project beginning this month will eventually bring congestion relief to motorists who use the interchange between the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294).

  • March 1, 2002
    LAWRENCE COUNTY, IL -- Westbound US 50 in Lawrence County will be closed and traffic detoured while six bridges are rehabilitated this construction season.

  • March 1, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has selected consultants for 24 projects throughout the state. The consulting firms were selected by a special committee on February 28.

  • February 27, 2002
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- With funding from the Illinois FIRST program, the Illinois Department of Transportation is ready to begin yet another busy road construction season throughout the six-county Chicago region.

  • February 26, 2002
    CLARK COUNTY, IL -- A 10-mile section of Interstate 70 in Clark County, IL, at the Indiana border will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning Friday, March 1, when a $74 million reconstruction projects begins.

  • February 5, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on March 8, 2002 for various road and bridge improvement projects throughout the state. Also included are 13 aeronautics projects and 3 land reclamation projects.

  • January 29, 2002
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that while the mountain slopes and sporting arenas of Salt Lake City are playing host to Olympic athletes next month, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s own world-class team will be in Utah working to keep a major interstate highway free and clear of any disruptive traffic incidents.

  • January 23, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Illinois Transportation Secretary Kirk Brown announced today the selection of Corridor E as the preferred alignment for improvement of US 67 expressway between Jacksonville and Beardstown setting the final piece of alignment for the Alton to Rock Island expressway.


  • January 18, 2002
    COLLINSVILLE, IL -- Southbound I-55 between IL 43 and I-270 (mile post 19 to 22) will be closed to traffic periodically beginning Monday, January 21 in order to remove and replace two overhead sign structures.


  • January 17, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation recently selected Contractors of the Year for 2001.The awards are broken down between IDOT's District 1, which encompasses the six counties of Northeastern Illinois, and downstate districts.


  • January 16, 2002
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking consultants for 24 projects throughout the state. The consulting firms will be selected by a special committee on February 28.

  • January 14, 2002
    SCHAUMBURG, IL -- Commuters Tuesday morning (January 15) will feel the initial impact of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s first major expressway project of 2002: the $17.9 million reconstruction of the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) / Franklin Connector from Cermak Road to the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94).

  • January 3, 2002
    CHICAGO, IL --With the New Year hardly begun, the Illinois Department of Transportation today announced its first major project for 2002 -- a $17.9 million job to reconstruct the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) / Franklin Connector from Cermak Road to the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94).
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