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February 2018

Communities Invited to Submit Projects for New $225 million IDOT Freight Program

February 16, 2018

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking project proposals for a new competitive grant program that aims to improve the mobility of freight at the local level. Applications are due April 6 for up to $225 million in National Highway Freight Program funds to be distributed through 2022.

Winter Storm, Treacherous Driving Conditions Across Northern Illinois Tonight and Friday

February 8, 2018

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning the public that a major winter storm with the potential for 12 inches of snow in northern Illinois will create treacherous conditions tonight and Friday. Driving should be avoided, with snow- and ice-covered roads, limited visibility and extremely long travel times anticipated.

Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

February 1, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – As America’s football fans gear up for one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year, the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are taking a timeout to spread an important safety message: Fans don’t let fans drive drunk.

January 2018

IDOT Celebrates African-American History Month

January 30, 2018

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Transportation will host a month of special events celebrating African-American History Month in February. This year's theme, "Uncovering Our Rich History," will be reflected in activities focused on art, mathematics, politics, engineering and education.

"We are proud to recognize African-American History Month with a full schedule of fun, interesting and informative events," said Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. "The public is welcome and encouraged to attend."

Freezing Rain, Drizzle and Sleet Impacting Travel in Illinois

January 6, 2018

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Transportation is advising the public that a combination of freezing rain, drizzle and sleet is expected to impact travel throughout today and during the overnight hours. Icy conditions will make driving treacherous and motorists are advised to make preparations if they plan to be on the road.