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Next stakeholder workshop Nov. 29 on implementing Illinois Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

The Illinois Department of Transportation invites you to attend the next stakeholder meeting on implementing the state’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure plan.
 
This virtual stakeholder workshop will be Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 2 to 3 p.m. Based on feedback from previous stakeholder meetings, the upcoming workshop will be focused on providing information on how initial station locations were selected, as well as to collect feedback on key considerations for ensuring successful identification of sites, site hosts, and EV equipment providers along the state’s designated corridors.
 
Registration is required in advance to attend the meeting. Click here to register.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DOT.DriveElectric@illinois.gov.

11/22/2022 9:39 PM (Updated 11/23/2022 1:13 PM)
INDOT to host public meetings for US-30 and US-31 corridors

 INDIANAPOLIS – The ProPEL US 30 and US 31 study teams are asking for Hoosiers’ input as they begin Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) studies along approximately 180 miles of US 30 and US 31. The study teams will host six public information meetings to provide updates and gather input about the vision and scope for the planning studies, including local transportation needs and community priorities along the US 30 and US 31 corridors in northern Indiana.

Public information meetings will be held in each of the four study areas: 
 
US 30 West 
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 
US 30 East 
 
Monday, December 5, 2022
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 
 US 31 North 
 
Thursday, December 1, 2022 
US 31 South 
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 
Thursday, December 8, 2022 
To accommodate those unable to attend the in-person public meetings, recorded presentations and opportunities to comment will be available after each meeting at ProPELUS30.com and ProPELUS31.com.
 
In addition to public information meetings, ProPEL US 30 and US 31 study team members are visiting communities on a regular basis to hold office hours. Office hours are informal, in-person conversations where residents, businesses and others interested in the studies can ask questions, provide input, and receive regular updates. The goal of community office hours is to make it easier for community members to interact with the study teams – at a time and location that is convenient for them. Community office hours will be held twice per month in each area and locations will vary. Dates, times and locations can be found on each study website, as well as on ProPEL US 30 and ProPEL US 31 social media pages.
 
ProPEL US 30 and US 31 is an INDOT initiative to streamline transportation planning using collaborative PEL studies to consider environmental, community, and economic goals early in the planning process. Through the PEL studies, INDOT aspires to create smarter transportation systems that build stronger communities. The studies span 180 miles across 12 counties and includes US 30 from Valparaiso to the Indiana/Ohio state line (excluding I-69 and I-469 around Fort Wayne), as well as US 31 between Hamilton County and Plymouth (excluding the Kokomo bypass). Counties within the study area include Allen, Fulton, Hamilton, Howard, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Miami, Porter, Starke, Tipton and Whitley Counties.
 
Once the studies are completed in 2024, INDOT will evaluate results to identify and develop projects along these corridors.
 
More information about each study can be found on the websites and social media pages listed below.
 
ProPEL US 30:
 
ProPELUS30.com
 
Twitter: @ProPELUS30
 
Facebook: @PropelU.S.30
 
Instagram: @propelus30_31
 
 
ProPEL US 31:
 
ProPELUS31.com
 
Twitter: @ProPELUS31
 
Facebook: @PropelU.S.31
 
Instagram: @propelus30_31
 
Stay Informed
Get updates on INDOT projects and programs via: 
    Facebook: facebook.com/indianadepartmentoftransportation
    Twitter: @INDOT
    TrafficWise: 511in.org
    Mobile App: iTunes App Store and the Google Play store for Android
 
11/22/2022 1:10 PM (Updated 11/22/2022 1:12 PM)
Illinois Tollway Expects 8.7 Million Vehicles Throughout Thanksgiving Holiday and Weekend

Tollway reminds drivers to Move Over for any vehicle with flashing lights on the roadside  

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Illinois Tollway expects as many as 8.7 million vehicles with Thanksgiving travelers to drive the Tollway system during this year’s extended holiday and reminds drivers to follow the Move Over Law when traveling.
 
Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Wednesday, November 23, through Monday, November 28, the heaviest travel is expected on Wednesday when nearly 1.8 million vehicles are projected to use the 294-mile Tollway system. On an average day, 1.5 million vehicles use the Illinois Tollway.   
 
“As many of us head to see family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we’d remind travelers that slowing down and moving over for stopped vehicles, when possible, will help everyone get to their destination,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Cassaundra Rouse.  “As always, we’re dedicated to the safety of everyone on our roadways, and by giving a little distance our team will be able to ensure everyone gets home safely.”    
 
Illinois’ Move Over Law requires drivers to slow and, if possible, safely change lanes when approaching any vehicle stopped on or along a road with its hazard lights flashing. By slowing down and moving over when approaching any stopped vehicle that has its hazard lights flashing, drivers will avoid any legal penalties while also helping protect workers, emergency responders, other motorists and themselves. 
 
Drivers who fail to comply with the Move Over Law face serious legal penalties, including fines of up to $10,000, a two-year suspension of driving privileges and in some cases, a jail sentence. 
 
Call *999 for roadside assistance  
 
Drivers can call *999 to get help from Tollway roadway maintenance crews or from Illinois State Police District 15 who patrol the Tollway system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Motorist aid patrols stand ready to help stranded customers change tires, jump-start batteries, add coolant, dispense fuel, transport customers, move vehicles away from traffic and call for a tow truck.

Prepare for construction work zones
 
The Illinois Tollway will suspend most temporary maintenance and construction lane closures from noon on Wednesday, November 23, through 9 a.m. on Monday, November 28. However, construction may continue in existing work zones to keep work on schedule for ongoing Illinois Tollway construction projects
 
Tollway drivers can expect to see ongoing work:
 Get real-time road condition updates
 
 Whether the trip is short or long, sign up for Tollway Trip Tweets with real-time roadway incident information and weather conditions at Tollway Trip 90, Tollway Trip 88, Tollway Trip 355, Tollway Trip 94/294 and Tollway Trip 390. 

About the Illinois Tollway
 
The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 294 miles of roadways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) and the Illinois Route 390 Tollway.
11/22/2022 10:51 AM (Updated 11/22/2022 10:52 AM)
Make the right choices this Thanksgiving: Buckle up and drive sober

The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois are reminding motorists to buckle up and drive sober this Thanksgiving holiday. Unfortunately, some motorists and their passengers will travel without ever buckling their seat belts, which drastically increases the chance of injury or death if they’re involved in a crash. 

“Whether you’re traveling a few blocks or several hundred miles, remember to always wear your seat belt and plan for a sober ride home,” said Cynthia Watters, IDOT’s bureau chief of Safety Programs and Engineering. “Too frequently, law enforcement sees the tragic results of driving impaired and not wearing a seat belt, both of which are the leading causes of deaths on our roads and easily preventable.”
 
Proper seat belt use is the single most effective way to save your life in a crash, which is why ISP and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through Nov. 28 for the Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement campaign. During the 2021 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 12 people were killed in motor vehicle related crashes in Illinois, four of which were drug/alcohol related.
 
“The day before Thanksgiving, sometimes called Blackout Wednesday, we often see college students returning home for the holiday and going out to drink with friends,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly. “It is also an evening we see many drunk drivers. It’s simple: If you’re going to drink, don’t drive.”
 
This Thanksgiving, you can make all law enforcement officers jobs simpler and, more importantly, safer by driving sober and buckling up.
 
The Click it or Ticket campaign is administered by IDOT with federal traffic safety funds. The effort coincides with IDOT’s “It’s Not a Game” radio, digital and TV campaign that reminds motorists of the consequences of impaired driving as well as distracted driving, work zone safety, pedestrian safety, motorcycle awareness and occupant safety. Visit www.itsnotagameillinois.com for more information. 
11/21/2022 11:23 AM (Updated 11/21/2022 11:25 AM)
Overnight expressway graffiti removal next week

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that graffiti removal is scheduled to take place along the expressway system in Cook County over two consecutive nights, weather permitting, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, Nov. 21 and Tuesday, Nov. 22. 

 Motorists can expect shoulder closures with brief lane closures as required and should allow extra time for trips through areas where workers are present. At all times, drivers are urged to pay close attention for flaggers and signs in work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment. If you encounter maintenance vehicles and workers, slow down, move over and give them space – it’s the law.

 Throughout the year, IDOT works in conjunction with the City of Chicago on graffiti removal operations but looks for the public’s cooperation as well.

 Graffiti can be extremely dangerous for those involved, with removal efforts costing hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. If you see this kind of vandalism taking place, please call law enforcement immediately. 

 For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

11/18/2022 4:27 PM (Updated 11/21/2022 10:52 AM)
Snow and ice mean it's time for "Winter Weather Get it Together"

With snow and ice touching much of the state this week, the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and Illinois Tollway are reminding the public that it’s time for "Winter Weather – Get it Together." Because of the nationwide shortage of commercial vehicle drivers impacting staffing levels on winter operations teams throughout Illinois and the Midwest, planning and preparation, as well as patience and understanding, will be needed more than ever from motorists this winter. 

“Keeping roads clear and safe takes a great deal of work before, during and after major winter weather events. It’s something we prepare for the entire year,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “The dedicated men and women at IDOT who battle the wintry elements to keep Illinois moving are ready at all times. However, we can’t do it alone. It is imperative that you do your part as well. Be prepared to reduce speeds, stay patient and increase driving distance between vehicles at all times. And please share the roads – don’t crowd the plow.”
 
In the coming months, motorists should practice basic winter driving skills and build extra time into their schedules, even when roads appear to be clear. As part of the “Winter Weather – Get it Together” campaign, travelers are encouraged to follow these simple guidelines:
“Winter weather can change driving conditions quickly, especially when temperatures fall rapidly, turning even a dusting of snow into a sheet of ice,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly. “When you see snow, drive slow. Make sure to give yourself extra time to get where you’re going, slow down, and keep more distance between you and other drivers.”
 
The public is advised that snow-and-ice response times could be impacted due to an industry-wide shortage of workers with a commercial driver’s license, resulting in challenges in filling plow driver positions. While hiring at IDOT continues for both temporary and permanent positions, staffing levels for the winter response team are down approximately 10% to 15% from the same time a year ago. For information on job postings throughout the state, visit https://illinois.jobs2web.com.
 
For the upcoming winter, IDOT will have over 1,800 trucks available for deployment to plow more than 17,000 centerline miles of roads statewide, the equivalent of driving back and forth between New York City to Los Angeles three times. Last winter, IDOT crews spread more than 437,100 tons of salt statewide. This winter, salt domes throughout the state are close to capacity, with more than 460,350 tons on hand, a little more than twice the weight of the Willis Tower.
 
The Illinois Tollway deploys a fleet of 196 snowplows during winter storms to clear its 294 miles of roads and has stockpiled 89,000 tons of salt to help ensure its 1.5 million daily drivers can safely reach their destinations even during stormy winter weather.
 
“Keeping our customers safe and our roads clear is our top priority this winter, and we will accomplish this critically important job by quickly mobilizing our roadway workers and deploying our full fleet of snowplows whenever severe weather strikes,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Cassaundra Rouse. “We’re urging our customers to help us achieve this goal by slowing down during storms and increasing their distance from other vehicles, especially emergency vehicles and snowplows, which need extra room to safely clear the roads. We’re also reminding drivers that even during winter storms help is only a phone call away, so if their cars become disabled, they should dial *999 for assistance and remain with their vehicles instead of trying to go for help themselves.”
 
Illinois Tollway road condition information is available at www.illinoistollway.com
11/16/2022 12:40 PM (Updated 11/16/2022 12:42 PM)
ILLINOIS TOLLWAY AWARDS MORE THAN $95.4 million IN CONTRACTS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN OCTOBER
More than $10.5 billion invested since start of Move Illinois Program
 
DOWNERS GROVE, IL –The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors today approved seven construction and professional engineering services contracts totaling more than $95.4 million at its October Board meeting.
 
Nearly $1.1 billion in contracts has been approved by the Tollway Board in 2022, as part of the 11th year of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion Move Illinois capital program.
 
To date, more than $10.5 billion has been invested by the Illinois Tollway since the Move Illinois Program began in 2012, with more than $2.7 billion of that total committed to small, diverse and veteran-owned firms. In addition, the capital program has created or sustained an estimated 114,660 total jobs as of September.
 
“Approval of these items today ensures that contracts are in place to continue work into the next construction season on the Tollway’s projects to maintain and improve existing roadways and bridges and deliver new infrastructure,” said Executive Director Cassaundra Rouse. “These contracts allow the Tollway continue to support a variety of businesses and provide jobs for the region’s construction and engineering industry.”
 
The contracts approved in October include three contractors and consultants and 20 subcontractors and subconsultants that are certified as disadvantaged, minority-and women-owned business enterprise (D/M/WBE) firms and one consultant and seven subcontractors and subconsultant that are certified veteran-owned firms. Commitments for D/M/WBE participation range from 23.42 to 53.38 percent per contract and commitments for veteran participation range from 0.98 to 74 percent per contract.
 
October construction contracts awards include:
 
    An $81.2 million contract to Judlau Contracting, College Point, NY, for roadway reconstruction and widening between Flagg Creek and the Hinsdale Oasis as part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project.
    A $4 million contract to Foundation Mechanics, Chicago, IL, for earthwork and drainage improvements at Taft Avenue as part of the I-490 Tollway Project.
    A $2.5 million contract to Plote Construction, Hoffman Estates, IL, for improvements at the I-55 Ramp Toll Plaza as part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project.
    A $958,903 contract to Sheridan Plumbing & Sewer, Bedford Park, IL, for watermain and sanitary sewer installation at the new Hoffman Estates (M-5) maintenance facility on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90).
 
October professional engineering services contract awards include:
 
    A $4.4 million contract to RS&H Inc./Kaskaskia Engineering Group, St. Charles, IL, for design services for the I-490 Tollway Project.
    A $1.9 million contract to Civiltech Engineering, Itasca, IL, design services for reconstruction of the York Road Bridge on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88).
    A $482,353 contract to Orion Engineers, Chicago, IL for systemwide underwater inspection and scour analysis of bridge structures.
 
Illinois Tollway professional engineering services contracts are selected in accordance with the qualifications-based selection process (Illinois Public Act 87-673 (30 ILCS 535/1-535/80) Architectural, Engineering and Land Surveying Qualifications-Based Selection Act), which requires state agencies to select professional architects, engineers and surveyors based on demonstrated competence and professional qualifications. Construction contracts for Illinois Tollway projects are competitively bid under the rules of the Illinois Procurement Code. All contracts are presented to the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors for review and approval.
 
The Illinois Tollway broadcasts all public meetings on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com. This includes all board meetings and public bid openings. Also provided is detailed information about current Tollway construction and professional engineering services contracts through the Construction Contract Tracker. Contractors and consultants can also access resources online to help them learn about how to do business with the Tollway, including construction bid-letting schedules, professional service bulletins, manuals and construction bid calendars. These resources can be found in the “Doing Business” section of the Tollway’s website.
10/20/2022 3:35 PM (Updated 10/20/2022 3:35 PM)
Oh, Dear! Don't Veer for Deer
Fall is here and while it’s a beautiful time of year as the leaves change color, the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Natural Resources are reminding motorists that deer mating season has also arrived. That means deer become more active, mainly at dawn and dusk from October through December.
 
“Deer often travel in groups, so if a deer crosses the road ahead of you, there is a good possibility that another will follow. Always be prepared for the unexpected. A deer might stop in the middle of the road or double back,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “Don’t veer for deer – it could cause you to lose control of your vehicle and swerve into another lane or off the road.”
 
In 2021, 14,522 motor vehicle crashes involved deer in Illinois. Of these, 13,936 resulted in damage to property or vehicles, while 584 caused personal injuries. Two of the crashes resulted in fatalities.
 
Although a collision with a deer can happen any time, we are entering the peak season for crashes with them. Last year, more than 42% of crashes involving deer in Illinois occurred in October, November and December, with November being the highest-risk month. Rural environments were the site of more than 72% of all motor vehicle crashes involving deer, with more than 71% occurring at twilight or nighttime.
 
Safe driving tips for deer mating season:
Deer can appear suddenly in surprising environments, so be on alert, slow down and pay attention in areas where they are known to travel.
 
The top 10 Illinois counties for crashes involving deer in 2021: 
 
1 Cook  493
2 Madison   452
3 Will 326
4 Sangamon 321
5 Peoria 311
6 Kane 299
7 Effingham 294
8 Fulton 289
9 McHenry  264
10 Jefferson 256
 
“Whether in rural or urban areas, deer are part of the Illinois landscape, and we need to be alert to their presence,” said Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Colleen Callahan. “Please be cautious while on the road as deer are particularly active during the mating season in the fall and during busy driving times around dawn and dusk.”
 
If you hit a deer, pull off to the shoulder, turn on your hazard lights and call 911 to report the accident. Do not exit the vehicle to check on an injured deer or pull it from the road.
 
For information on how to claim a deer involved in a crash, or to report possession of a deer killed in a deer-vehicle crash, click here or visit the IDNR website.
10/19/2022 11:05 AM (Updated 10/19/2022 3:36 PM)
Building Blocks of Success: IDOT hosting series of workshops for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program

The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting free virtual workshops as part of its continuing Building Blocks of Success series for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise firms interested in strengthening their skills, growing their business and bidding on state projects. New and existing DBEs, as well as firms interested in becoming certified in the program, are invited.

November workshop dates and topics are:

Future topics covered will include estimating and bidding, insurance, bonding, risk management, steps needed to be certified as a DBE firm and more.

Building Blocks of Success will continue through April. Workshop information, including dates and times, is available through Eventbrite at bit.ly/DBEworkshops. Advance registration is required.

Questions can be directed to IDOT’s DBE Resource Center at (312) 939-1100.

As part of Gov. Pritzker’s historic and bipartisan Rebuild Illinois, IDOT is helping to deliver the largest capital program in state history. In implementing Rebuild Illinois, IDOT strives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, including contracting and workforce participation.

Administered by IDOT, the DBE program provides minorities, women and other eligible small businesses opportunities to participate in highway, transit and airport contracts that are federally and state funded. For more information on becoming a certified DBE and learning more about IDOT resources that are available, visit www.idot.illinois.gov/dbe.

10/18/2022 10:55 AM (Updated 10/18/2022 10:59 AM)
Website Launched to Keep Public Informed on I-80
The Illinois Department of Transportation has launched a new website, I80will.org, to provide the public with the latest information on the $1.2 billion reconstruction of Interstate 80 through Will County, one of the cornerstone projects of Gov. JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.
 
“Our commitment to fixing the I-80 corridor involves one of the most complex stretches of interstate in the entire country,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “The new website, I80will.org, will provide the public with a one-stop shop to find the latest information on how the project is progressing and what they can do to successfully navigate the next several years of construction.”
 
The website includes:
 
    Updates on ongoing coordination with communities to minimize construction impacts on the public.
    A project information center, featuring reports, newsletters and answers to frequently asked questions.
    Project news, maps and other information detailing the latest developments.
    Previous planning and stakeholder outreach information as well as project reports.
    Construction schedule information and timeline for each portion of the project.
    Meeting announcements and the opportunity to sign up for project news, traffic and detour alerts, and submit questions and comments.
    Photo and video galleries to view construction progress.
 
As one of the country’s three coast-to-coast interstates, I-80 through Joliet and Will County carries approximately 80,000 vehicles a day, about 25% of which are trucks. Advance work on I-80 started last year with a $41.7 million project to replace the eastbound bridges over Hickory Creek, Richards Street and Rowell Avenue/Canadian National Railroad, and westbound over Richards Street, in Joliet, Rockdale and New Lenox, while widening eastbound I-80 from Gardner Street to Rowell Avenue. Once the eastbound improvements are completed later this year, similar improvements will begin in the westbound direction. 
9/29/2022 3:49 PM (Updated 10/3/2022 11:53 AM)
Rebuilding Peoria: Major projects highlight Year Four of Rebuild Illinois

Entering Year Four of Rebuild Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that multiple projects in the Peoria area are underway or planned, highlighting an ongoing commitment made possible by Gov. JB Pritzker's historic, bipartisan capital program. Twelve major projects represent a total investment of $245.3 million, improving safety and mobility while sustaining and creating good-paying jobs throughout the region.

"With the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, we are restoring and transforming Illinois's aging infrastructure," said Gov. Pritzker. "Rebuild Illinois is not only about investing in infrastructure but about investing in people and communities as well. In the coming months, IDOT will undertake projects that will ultimately create safer roads and bridges and provide jobs in the Peoria area and across the entire state."

Of the 12 major projects in the Peoria area, 10 of them are scheduled to be completed in 2022, with the remaining two in 2023.

"Improving our roadway infrastructure throughout the Peoria region with these 12 projects reflects that it is a priority for all levels of Illinois government," said Peoria Mayor Rita Ali. "Road investments in our region not only employ people from our communities, but also helps to bolster our economy."

Projects and traffic impacts include:

Passed in 2019, Rebuild Illinois is investing a total of $33.2 billion over six years into the state's aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history, but also the first that touches all modes of transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

"These projects represent another year that IDOT will be making transformational investments in the Peoria area and all across the state," said Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. "Please, pardon our dust while we Rebuild Illinois. When approaching and driving through any work zone, expect the unexpected and give workers a brake. Stay patient, put down the devices and slow down."

Accomplishments through March include approximately $7.3 billion of improvements statewide on almost 3,800 miles of highway, more than 370 bridges and nearly 550 additional safety improvements. Visit https://idot.click/Rebuild-Illinois for information and highlights of other Rebuild Illinois projects happening throughout the state.

5/20/2022 3:12 PM (Updated 5/23/2022 6:14 PM)
Rebuilding the Quad Cities: Major projects highlight Year Four of Rebuild Illinois

Entering Year Four of Rebuild Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that multiple projects in the Quad City area are planned or underway, highlighting an ongoing commitment made possible by Gov. JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan capital program. Seven major projects represent a total investment of $55.78 million, improving safety and mobility while sustaining and creating good-paying jobs throughout the region.

“With the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, we are restoring and transforming Illinois’s aging infrastructure,” said Gov. Pritzker. “Rebuild Illinois is not only about investing in infrastructure but about investing in people and communities as well. In the coming months, IDOT will undertake projects that will ultimately create safer roads and bridges and provide jobs in the Quad Cities and across the entire state.”

Five of the seven projects in the Quad Cities are scheduled to be completed in 2022.
“We welcome all types of infrastructure investments in the Quad Cities by our state partners,” said Moline Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati. “I look forward to continued investments in the future.”

“Our residents that travel on these streets and highways on a daily basis will be appreciative of the-much needed resources to improve their daily commute and travelling experience,” said East Moline Mayor Reggie Freeman. “In particular, I thank Gov. Pritzker for listening to our requests, addressing our needs and facilitating a good partnership with our community.”

Projects and traffic impacts include (link to map):

“These projects represent another year that IDOT will be making transformational investments in the Quad Cities area,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “Please, pardon our dust while we Rebuild Illinois. When approaching and driving through any work zone, expect the unexpected and give workers a brake. Stay patient, put down the devices and slow down.”

Passed in 2019, Rebuild Illinois is investing a total of $33.2 billion over six years into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history, but also the first that touches all modes of transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

Accomplishments through March include approximately $7.3 billion of improvements statewide on almost 3,800 miles of highway, more than 370 bridges and nearly 550 additional safety improvements. Visit https://idot.click/Rebuild-Illinois for information and highlights of other Rebuild Illinois projects happening throughout the state.

5/20/2022 2:46 PM (Updated 5/20/2022 2:47 PM)
Keep Us Alive Drive 45

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 is our commitment to keep workers and motorists safe in work zones. Each year, many people are killed in construction zone accidents, both commuters and workers. Please abide the posted speed limit in work zones. When workers are present, it's 45 M.P.H. - It's The Law.

Join us in our pledge to increase awareness and promote safe driving in our work zones by displaying an orange ribbon. Together we can make our roadways a safer place to commute and work. With your help, we can see to it that a construction zone is not an end zone.

8/21/2006 12:00 AM (Updated 1/21/2015 10:29 AM)

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