This area is designed to provides IDOT’s target audiences with our story, past, current, and our vision for tomorrow, as well as provide information on employment and training opportunities and how to stay connected and get involved with transportation efforts near you.
This area is designed to provide a broad overview of the Illinois transportation system that our public partners and stakeholders can utilize to plan the transportation vision, develop sensible policies and make decisions that reflect and meet the needs of Illinois citizens and transportation users.
This area is designed to provide information for all transportation users from a multi-modal perspective, to include specialized resources such as interactive maps, safety-focused videos, and other traveler resources to enrich the Illinois travel experience.
Illinois is home to the nation’s third largest interstate system with motorists traveling more than 105 billion vehicle miles annually on the state's 146,000 roadway miles. As a result, the department recognizes the importance of maintaining and improving this vast transportation network to enhance safety, mobility, and economic competitiveness while meeting the emerging transportation needs of the 21st century.
Transportation is about people and its impact on day-to-day lives. It is about how we get to work, business meetings, and even vacation destinations with friends and families. It is about how we run errands and visit friends and family. Whatever the travel purpose, IDOT wants to continue to make the Illinois travel experience safe, smooth, and seamless. IDOT actively provides information on travel conditions, road closures, rest areas, scenic byways, and work zone safety. We even help motorists when stranded on interstate roads and highways by deploying our Emergency Patrol Vehicles. IDOT is here to make your travelling experience effortless for you and your family.