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.
A website overview and tutorial is available on the Help page.
Information on the claims process can be found online.
Information on IDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway and other community programs can be found on the Community Involvement page.
Visit Getting Around Illinois where you have the ability to search and display several sources of transportation data. You can find information on winter road conditions, annual average daily traffic, road construction, trucking routes, and planned road projects.
Information on employment opportunities throughout the state can be found on IDOT’s Employment page.
IDOT hires two types of temporary positions for its Winter Seasonal Program, which usually occurs from October 16th through April 15th of each year.
First, IDOT hires full-time, temporary highway maintainers – known as “Winter Salaried Highway Maintainers (Monthly Snowbirds).”
Winter Salaried Highway Maintainers (Monthly Snowbirds) perform all of same job duties as IDOT’s year-round highway maintainers, including performing a variety of tasks related to the maintenance, repair and upkeep of roads, bridges and other related structures and features. Winter Salaried Highway Maintainers (Monthly Snowbirds) must have a Class A or B CDL with an X or N endorsement.
Second, IDOT hires on-call, as-needed truck operators – known as “Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds).”
Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds) are paid hourly and respond to emergency weather situations to inspect roadways, operate snow plows/salt spreaders, and remove other hazardous materials/obstacles from the roadways. Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds) must also have a Class A or B CDL with an X or N endorsement.
You can apply for a Winter Salaried Highway Maintainer (Monthly Snowbird) position or a Snow Removal Operator (Hourly Snowbird) position at either:
The positions will be posted each year, typically in the month of September.
District 1 (Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, and Will County) only posts for and hires Winter Salaried Highway Maintainers (Monthly Snowbirds).
All other counties will post for and hire both Winter Salaried Highway Maintainers (Monthly Snowbirds) and Snow Removal Operators (Hourly Snowbirds).
The Illinois Official Highway Map is available at all Illinois rest areas. You can also request a map online or by contacting us.
The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is responsible for the tollway system in northeastern Illinois. More information can be obtained on the Illinois Toll Highway Authority website at www.illinoistollway.com.
The Secretary of State is responsible for motorist services. More information can be obtained on the Secretary of State website at www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
IDOT hosts or participates in hundreds of events each year. All types of IDOT-related events can be found on the IDOT events calendar. You can also sign up to receive emails based on your specific interests.
Emergency and planned road closures can be found online or by calling 1-800-452-4368 (IDOT).
Construction information can be found on the Construction Releases page. Information is broken down by IDOT District. To find out what IDOT Region and District you are in, click on the interactive map here.
The Transportation Bulletin is the official publication for construction bids by IDOT's Division of Highways and Division of Aeronautics, as well as for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Letting information can also be obtained by joining a subscription list.
IDOT streams each letting via audio and/or video. This can be found on the IDOT website under Transportation Bulletin: Letting Webcast.
Information on the policies and procedures for submitting a FOIA is available online.
Motorists may report potholes on state highways online or by calling 1-800-452-4368 (IDOT).
Illinois is one of two states to offer free motorcycle training. More information can be obtained online.
Your report may be submitted online at the Illinois Motorist Report website.
Information and data from the Illinois Traffic Stop studies is available online. Data is available from the date the study began (January 1, 2004).