Division of Highways

Omer Osman
Director

"We have made great strides in seeking innovative solutions to tough transportation challenges in a manner that improves the livability of our communities and demonstrates respect for our environment. Most important, we have made great strides in making our roads safer for Illinois travelers. Safety remains our top priority in pursuit of the goal of zero fatalities and in keeping our co-workers safe as they work in the public’s interest every day. With strong leadership and a dedicated staff of engineering and technical professionals, we look forward to advancing Illinois’ and the nation’s transportation systems and making new and improved connections among all transportation modes."

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Highways is to plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain a safe highway system with a diverse and professional workforce, within available resources, and to the highest nationwide standards for all citizens of Illinois. The Division of Highways comprises eight central bureaus located in Springfield and nine district offices located throughout the state. The division is responsible for developing, maintaining, and operating the state highway system in a timely, efficient, and economical manner. The central bureaus are responsible for developing policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines to accomplish the department’s highway system improvement objectives. The central bureaus monitor district programs to ensure statewide uniformity of policy interpretation and compliance and to ensure program coordination with federal, state and local agencies.


 

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Aaron Weatherholt
Deputy Director
Asst. Chief Engineer
 Justan Mann
Acting Deputy Director
Engineer of
Program Implementation
 Vacant
Deputy Director
 John Fortmann
Deputy Director
Region 1 Engineer
 
 
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Paul Loete
Deputy Director
Region 2 Engineer
 
 Kensil Garnett
Deputy Director
Region 3 Engineer
 
 Roger L. Driskell
Deputy Director
Region 4 Engineer
 
 Jeffrey Keirn
Deputy Director
Region 5 Engineer
 
 

Structure

The Division of Highways (DOH) is structurally organized by nine districts strategically located across the state along with the central office based in Springfield. The nine districts can be seen on the IDOT Regions webpage. The division’s central office is supported by eight bureaus: (1) Bureau of Bridges and Structures, (2) Bureau of Construction, (3) Bureau of Design and Environment, (4) Bureau of Land Acquisition, (5) Bureau of Local Roads and Streets, (6) Bureau of Materials and Physical Research, (7) Bureau of Operations, and (8) Bureau of Safety Engineering.

The central bureaus are responsible for developing policies, procedures, standards and guidelines to accomplish IDOT’s highway system improvement objectives. The central bureaus also monitor district programs to ensure statewide uniformity of policy interpretation and compliance, and to ensure program coordination with federal, state, and local agencies.

From an operational and administrative standpoint, the state is divided into nine transportation districts. The districts are responsible for providing rapid, safe, efficient, comfortable, and economical movement of people and goods within their geographical areas.

The districts ensure that programs are compatible with the protection of the natural and socioeconomic resources of the surrounding environment.

DOH will continue to work with internal and external transportation stakeholders to identify innovative and creative engineering solutions that will keep the Illinois highway system safe, reliable, and efficient for all of the traveling public.

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Carl Puzey
Acting Bureau
Chief Bridges &
Structures
 Tim Kell
Acting Bureau
Chief
Construction
 Maureen Addis
Acting Bureau
Chief Design &
Environment
 Laura Mlacnik
Acting Bureau Chief
Land Acquisition
 
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Salmon Danmole
Acting Bureau
Chief Local
Roads & Streets
 Vacant
Acting Bureau
Chief Material &
Physical Research
 Amy Eller
Acting Bureau Chief
Operations
 Priscilla Tobias
Bureau Chief
Safety Engineering