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IDOT revises highway improvement program

Brian Ethridge - Aug 05, 2014

IDOT revises highway improvement program

Earlier in the year the Illinois Department of Transportation's Fiscal Year 2015 Highway Improvement Program was going to provide $1.839 billion of its $8.609 billion for highways in the FY 2015-2020 Proposed Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Program. That has since changed. This spring ...

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Illinois DOT's new Human Capital Strategic Plan aims to address skills gap

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 05, 2014

Illinois DOT's new Human Capital Strategic Plan aims to address skills gap

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is aiming to address a projected skills gap with a new Human Capital Strategic Plan. Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider released the plan on Wednesday and, according to an IDOT press release, the plan ...

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pushes to prioritize Illiana Expressway

Amanda Bayhi - May 27, 2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pushes to prioritize Illiana Expressway

The Illiana Expressway -- a 47-mile tollway between Indiana and Illinois -- could be made a top priority in Illinois if Gov. Pat Quinn’s efforts are successful, NBC Chicago reports. Quinn wants the $1.5 billion project to be placed at the ...

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VIDEO: Illinois, Oregon DOTs aim to protect workers in highway construction zones

Amanda Bayhi - May 13, 2014

VIDEO: Illinois, Oregon DOTs aim to protect workers in highway construction zones

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) have each implemented new strategies to improve safety in highway construction zones. Related: Did you participate in National Work Zone Awareness Week? IDOT cracking down on work zone speeding ...

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Illiana Corridor deemed eligible to apply for TIFIA loan; Loan could finance one-third of project

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 18, 2014

Illiana Corridor deemed eligible to apply for TIFIA loan; Loan could finance one-third of project

Illiana Corridor officials yesterday announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has deemed the project eligible to apply for a federal loan that could finance up to one-third of the project. If the loan is approved, it would be ...

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VIDEO: Illinois launches ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign to educate drivers about new hand-held cell phone ban

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 11, 2014

VIDEO: Illinois launches ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign to educate drivers about new hand-held cell phone ban

Drivers in Illinois caught using using a cellphone without a hands-free device (except in an emergency) such as speakerphone or headsets that feature voice-activated or one-digit dialing are ticketed and fined from $75 up to $150 for repeat offenses, with ...

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Evolving Overlays

Better Roads Staff - Sep 09, 2013

Evolving Overlays

Thinner concrete for preserving pavements   By Gerald F. Voigt, P.E., president and CEO, American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Illinois   Concrete overlays are getting thin enough today that they are becoming an option for preserving pavements. Through advances in science and technology, concrete ...

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Robotic mowers trim embankments on Illinois Tollway

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 14, 2013

Robotic mowers trim embankments on Illinois Tollway

Illinois Tollway workers have begun using a robotic mower to trim embankments along the Illinois Tollway, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. The $42,000 Spider ILDO2 -- the same mower the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) began using earlier ...

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Pavement work on I-70 in Kansas City begins

Overdrive Staff - Mar 02, 2012

Pavement work will close lanes of I-70 in the Kansas City area beginning Friday, March 2. Starting at 8 p.m. Friday, workers will remove damaged concrete and replace it with asphalt in the center lane of westbound I-70 over Manchester Trafficway ...

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U.S. 60/62 bridge to reopen

Overdrive Staff - Mar 02, 2012

The U.S. 60/62 bridge over the Mississippi River at Cairo, Ill., will reopen Tuesday, March 6, after being closed since January 2011. The bridge connecting Missouri was closed to repair badly deteriorated deck beams, the Illinois Department of Transportation said. The ...

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Illinois speed limits increased

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 03, 2012

Truck speed limits on non-interstate highways in Illinois increased Jan. 1. Big rig speeds on various four-lane roads will rise to 65 mph from 55 mph on more rural roads outside of Chicago, matching the passenger car speed limit. Truckers ...

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Livable and Sustainable Transportation Rating System and Guide released

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 20, 2011

Three years in the making, the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA), the Illinois Department of Transportation, and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois on Jan. 20 released the I-LAST Manual, the Illinois-Livable and Sustainable Transportation Rating ...

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