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GLRTOC logo   The Travel Midwest Alerts System

As part of its effort to provide more valuable and concise real-time traveler information to the motoring public, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces the availability of the Travel Midwest Alerts System (TMAS). The TMAS is a free service which provides email notifications for up to date traffic information on user-selected trips along the expressways in the Travel Midwest coverage area.  The TMAS replaces the less comprehensive Illinois Traffic Alert System (ITAS) legacy product that was initially deployed in 2006.

The TMAS provides users the capability to select one or more trips using the Travel Midwest Trip Report and then create an account to receive traffic information along that trip. The email format, the days and times on which the user receives alerts, and the type of traffic information for each trip are customizable. The user can also give a period during which alerts will not be sent (e.g., for a vacation) and a speed threshold so that alerts are sent only when the speed is below that value. Once a user has created an Alerts System account, trips and their alert preferences can be added, modified, or deleted at any time. The customized trip option provides a valuable enhancement for both regular commuters and the discretionary traveler.

For more detail on defining trips and registering for email alerts, see the Travel Midwest Trips and Alerts Help page.

12/20/2016 4:28 PM (Updated 12/31/2016 8:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Public Hearing for McClugage Bridge Project
PEORIA - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will hold a public hearing to present the study for the removal and replacement of the eastbound McClugage Bridge (U.S. 150) over the Illinois River.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
5-7 p.m.
Washington Gifted School Gymnasium
3706 N. Grand Blvd
Peoria, Ill.
The meeting will be conducted on an informal basis. No formal presentation is planned. Representatives from IDOT will be available to answer questions and receive comments. Comments can be submitted in writing, orally to a court reporter or electronically. Comments received at this meeting or sent in by April 15, 2017, will be included in the official project record.

This meeting will address the need for the project, location of the new bridge, bridge type and potential impacts to the communities and cultural/environmental resources including wetlands and floodplains. A previous environmental assessment, as well as engineering reports, exhibits, drawings and aerial photos, will be available at the public hearing. The environmental assessment also will be available for review and inspection at IDOT's District 4 office, 401 Main St., in Peoria.
The proposed improvement includes the removal of the existing eastbound bridge, which is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The public hearing will provide an opportunity to provide comments about potential impacts to cultural resources, in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended and to assist in consultation with the Illinois State Historic Preservation Officer.
Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations should contact Mr. Michael Lewis by Friday, March 10, 2017, at 309-671-3333, by fax at 309-671-3498, by telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY), 309-671-3450, or in writing to IDOT District 4 re: Eastbound McClugage Bridge Project, 401 Main St., Peoria, IL 61602
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For updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas, visit
2/23/2017 4:13 PM (Updated 2/23/2017 4:13 PM)

Travel Midwest Mobile App Logo 114 x 114   Travel Midwest Mobile App

To complement the website, we also offer the free companion Travel Midwest mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The mobile app incorporates many of the aspects of the website, as well as additional features suited to mobile devices. The mobile app includes:

  • Map presets, a layers-based, movable - and now pinch-zoomable - map, notices, messages, and clickable travel times and incident icons that are available on the website
  • A Current Location selection that positions your map centered at your actual location, and a Follow Me feature that tracks your location in real-time as you travel, keeping you abreast of road conditions ahead

More features will be coming in future releases, such as reports and camera images. The mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices and can be found here:

iOS Android
3/25/2014 12:58 PM (Updated 3/25/2014 1:02 PM)

   Please take the Travel Midwest User Survey!

In an effort to improve services that we provide to our valued customers and users, the Gateway Traveler Information System has implemented a user survey. The survey asks about your preferences in using the TravelMidwest web site and the Illinois Traffic Alert System and seeks input from you on which new features that you would like to see on the site. The survey is completely anonymous and takes less than two minutes to complete. The results will help us to focus our ongoing efforts on the features that our users find most useful. Please take a moment to fill out our User Survey and help us to provide better service. In addition, feel free to send any other comments you have about the site to Webmaster.

6/3/2009 4:10 PM (Updated 12/21/2016 11:19 AM)
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