More Articles for Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

Breaking the Mold

Better Roads Staff - Sep 09, 2013

Breaking the Mold

High-production paving on 4-inch overlay   By Daniel C. Brown, Contributing Editor     It took an Illinois contractor eight days of elapsed time to pave a 4-inch concrete overlay on 4 1/2 miles of Illinois 53, a four-lane divided roadway. D Construction, an American ...

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Want to know what Illinois drivers think about its state transportation? Check out this video

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 11, 2013

Want to know what Illinois drivers think about its state transportation? Check out this video

Want to know what Illinois drivers had to say about transportation in 2012? I am an Illinois driver, but I'll keep my opinion to myself (mostly) – except that the traffic is still a HUGE problem. (I know, I should really be ...

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Staying safe on Superbowl Sunday

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 01, 2013

Staying safe on Superbowl Sunday

It's the big game coming up on Sunday. Superbowl Sunday. It's the final matchup to find out who the best team in football is this year. It's also a time for much celebrating – and commiserating, which often includes enjoying adult ...

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Illinois DOT launches Career Day in Peoria, Ill. + VIDEO

Staff Report - Oct 03, 2012

Officials from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today welcomed hundreds of central Illinois students to the agency's first Career Day conference in Peoria. The event, which was developed to inform Illinois students of the many rewarding opportunities in the ...

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Illinois Tollway, Illinois DOT holding town hall meeting for Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 interchange project

Staff Report - Sep 10, 2012

Chicago Southland community members are invited to stop by a town hall meeting on Thursday, September 13, in Midlothian and learn more about construction underway on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange Project. Participants will also be able to register to receive ...

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Illinois DOT suspending non-emergency road construction this weekend

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 31, 2012

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is suspending non-emergency road construction where possible to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow because of the high volume of travel expected this Labor Day weekend. IDOT also provided advance notice of lane closures that ...

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48 percent drop in teen car deaths attributed to Operation Teen Safe Driving program

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 13, 2012

A statewide program, led by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), is being credited with a 48-percent decline in teen fatalities during the past five years. IDOT officials and representatives from representatives from the Ford Motor Company Fund, The Allstate Foundation, ...

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Illinois DOT holds public hearing on Elgin O’Hare West Bypass

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 18, 2012

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois Tollway are hosting a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Elgin O’Hare West Bypass (EOWB) Project tonight, April 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the ...

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LaHood: $177 million to Illinois to connect Chicago and Quad Cities

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 14, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Dec. 12 announced more than $177 million for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for a passenger rail project that will operate twice-daily round-trip service between Chicago and the Quad Cities and put nearly ...

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Illinois road crews begin pothole repair operations

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 28, 2011

Illinois Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig on Feb. 25 announced that Illinois road crews are out searching and repairing potholes on state highways to further improve highway safety. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) advises motorists to slow down and be ...

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Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association gives Contractor of the Year Awards

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 13, 2010

The Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA) hosted its 2010 Contractor of the Year Awards on December 9, the. state’s largest gathering of transportation design and construction professionals. The ceremony is an opportunity for those who have achieved ...

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Illinois to begin $98 million high-speed rail project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 21, 2010

Illinois will be the first state to begin high-speed rail construction, with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's (D) Sept. 17 announcement of a $98 million project to upgrade an initial 90 miles of Union Pacific railroad track between Alton and Lincoln ...

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