IDOT has categorized all of the Circular Letters (CLs) issued, since the last manual revision in 1989, into three categories:
These letters provide advisories to local agencies. Electronic copies of these letters area available on the Informational tab below. Informational: Valid: These letters revised the previous Bureau of Local Roads and Streets Manual issued in 1989. All of these CLs should be incorporated into the new BLRS Manual issued April 4, 2005. Electronic copies of these letters are available on the Valid tab below. Obsolete: The requirements in these letters no longer apply. Obsolete letters will not be available electronically. Please contact your district BLRS office for hard copies of these letters. Navigate back to LPA Project Development and Implementation. Informational Circular Letters
The following Circular Letters (CL) have been issued by the Bureau of Local Roads and Streets (BLRS) and are informational in nature. These letters were issued to the appropriate Local Agency and/or Consultants who were on the BLRS's mailing list. Please view the Informational CL list PDF for more information.
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CL2017-05 Date Issued:02-17-2017 Title: Bridge Load Ratings - AASHTOWare Training CL2017-04 Date Issued:02-14-2017 Title: Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index CL2017-03 Date Issued:01-31-2017 Title: USDA Rural Business Development Grants CL2017-02 Date Issued:01-24-2017 Title: Special Provision for Pulverization CL2017-01 Date Issued:01-20-2017 Title: AASHTOWare Bridge Rating Software CL2016-25 Date Issued:12-23-2016 Title: Illinois Flexibility Index Test – Pilot Projects CL2016-24 Date Issued:12-22-2016 Title: Fiscal Year 2018 Federal Funding Allotments CL2016-23 Date Issued:10-24-2016 Title: Interim Approval - Intersection Bicycle Box CL2016-22 Date Issued:10-06-2016 Title: New Culvert Manual and Revised Structure Information and Procedure Manual CL2016-21 Date Issued:09-28-2016 Title: Requirements for Procurement, Management, and Administration of Engineering and Design Related Services Using Federal Funds CL2016-20 Date Issued:09-14-2016 Title: Federal Lands Access Program CL2016-19 Date Issued:09-13-2016 Title: Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration CL2016-18 Date Issued:08-25-2016 Title: Township Bridge Program CL2016-17 Date Issued:08-09-2016 Title: Indirect Cost Rate Negotiation for Illinois Grantees CL2016-16 Date Issued:07-28-2016 Title: FY 2018 Truck Access Route Program (TARP) CL2016-15 Date Issued:07-27-2016 Title: FY 2022 Major Bridge Program CL2016-14 Date Issued:07-08-2016 Title: Section 541 - Corrugated Structural Plate Drainage Structures - Deleted CL2016-13 Date Issued:06-30-2016 Title: FY 2017 and FY 2018 Local Rail/Highway Grade Crossing Safety Programs (Section 130 Funds) CL2016-12 Date Issued:06-20-2016 Title: Exposed Steel Pile Inspections CL2016-11 Date Issued:04-26-2016 Title: NBIS Metric 13 - Load Ratings - ASHTOWare Training CL2016-10 Date Issued:04-15-2016 Title: NBIS Metric 13 - Load Rating Procedures CL2016-09 Date Issued:04-12-2016 Title: Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program CL2016-08 Date Issued:04-01-2016 Title: FY 2017 Local Highway Safety Improvement Program CL2016-07 Date Issued:03-21-2016 Title: Pipe Culverts, Special (Non-Federal Aid Projects) CL2016-06 Date Issued:03-15-2016 Title: Federal Notice of Funding Availability - FASTLANE CL2016-05 Date Issued:03-10-2016 Title: Federal Notice of Funding Availability - TIGER CL2016-04 Date Issued:02-23-2016 Title: Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index CL2016-03 Date Issued:02-22-2016 Title: Mahomet Solo Source Aquifer - NEPA Statement CL2016-02 Date Issued:01-26-2016 Title: Consultation with Non-Metropolitan Local Officials Policy CL2016-01 Date Issued:01-13-2016 Title: Local Highway Safety Improvement Survey CL2015-20 Date Issued:12-29-2015 Title: Fiscal year 2017 Federal Funding Allotments CL2015-19 Date Issued:12-28-2015 Title: Illinois Flexibility Index Test - Pilot Projects CL2015-18 Date Issued:12-15-2015 Title: Bridge Inspection Date Tracking Website CL2015-17 Date Issued:10-19-2015 Title: Maintenance Programs CL2015-16 Date Issued:10-06-2015 Title: 2016 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction CL2015-15 Date Issued:09-23-2015 Title: LED Lighting on State Highways CL2015-14 Date Issued:09-21-2015 Title: Township Bridge Program CL2015-13 Date Issued:08-14-2015 Title: FY 2017 Truck Access Route Program CL2015-12 Date Issued:08-10-2015 Title: FY 2021 Major Bridge Program CL2015-11 Date Issued:06-19-2015 Title: FY 2016 Local Rail / Highway Grade Crossing Safety Program CL2015-10 Date Issued:06-11-2015 Title: Guardrail End Terminal Inventory CL2015-09 Date Issued:05-05-2015 Title: Americans With Disabilities Act - Alternate Pedestrian Access Route During Construction and Design Considerations CL2015-08 Date Issued:04-30-2015 Title: Safety Engineering Policy Memorandum 4-15 CL2015-07 Date Issued:04-29-2015 Title: Federal Flexible Match Program - Revised CL2015-06 Date Issued:04-02-2015 Title: PA 99-0002 - Motor Fuel Tax Account Fund Sweep CL2015-05 Date Issued:03-12-2015 Title: Special Waste Sampling CL2015-04 Date Issued:02-23-2015 Title: Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index CL2015-03 Date Issued:01-27-2015 Title: Accessibility Symbol for Traffic Control Device Applications CL2015-02 Date Issued:01-20-2015 Title: Low Water Crossing Research Survey CL2015-01 Date Issued:01-05-2015 Title: Road, Bridge and Other Related Laws of Illinois - 2014 Edition CL2014-26 Date Issued:12-31-2014 Title: Elimination of Select BLRS Special Provisions CL2014-25 Date Issued:12-24-2014 Title: FY 2016 Allotments to the Counties CL2014-24 Date Issued:12-02-2014 Title: Roundabout Pavement Marking and Signing CL2014-23 Date Issued:11-21-2014 Title: Waiver Valuation E-Learning Course CL2014-22 Date Issued:11-18-2014 Title: Federal Lands Access Program CL2014-21 Date Issued:11-13-2014 Title: Trinity Highway Products, LLC ET-Plus Guardrail End Treatment Active Construction Projects CL2014-20 Date Issued:10-24-2014 Title: Trinity Highway Products, LLC ET-Plus Guardrail End Treatment CL2014-19 Date Issued:10-08-2014 Title: Snow Removal Near Railroad Crossings CL2014-18 Date Issued:10-02-2014 Title: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self Evaluation and Transition Plan CL2014-17 Date Issued:09-30-2014 Title: Bureau of Local Roads Manual Comments CL2014-16 Date Issued:09-02-2014 Title: Illinois Drainage Law Related to Highways and Adjacent Landowners CL2014-15 Date Issued:08-28-2014 Title: Exposed Bridge Piling CL2014-14 Date Issued:08-25-2014 Title: MFT General Maintenance Program – Department Prior Approval CL2014-13 Date Issued:08-21-2014 Title: Township Bridge Program CL2014-12 Date Issued:08-14-2014 Title: Local Government Component of the 2014 Capital Bill CL2014-11 Date Issued:07-29-2014 Title: FY 2020 Major Bridge Program CL2014-10 Date Issued:07-23-2014 Title: FY 2016 Truck Access Route Program CL2014-09 Date Issued:06-19-2014 Title: FY 2015 Local Rail / Highway Grade Crossing Safety Program CL2014-08 Date Issued:06-09-2014 Title: Revision 1 of the Illinois Supplement to the 2009 MUTCD CL2014-07 Date Issued:06-04-2014 Title: Roller Compacted Concrete Experimental Feature CL2014-06 Date Issued:06-02-2014 Title: Signing and Pavement Marking at Railroad Crossings CL2014-05 Date Issued:04-25-2014 Title: Local Government Component of Illinois Jobs Now! CL2014-04 Date Issued:04-14-2014 Title: BDE Special Provision - "LRFD Pipe Culvert Burial Tables" CL2014-03 Date Issued:02-24-2014 Title: Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index CL2014-02 Date Issued:02-03-2014 Title: Interim Approval - Bicycle Signal Face CL2014-01 (revised) Date Issued:03-14-2014 Title: FY 2015 Highway Safety Improvement Program CL2013-18 Date Issued:12-26-2013 Title:FY 2015 Allotments to the Counties: STP-Rural, SMA, STP-Bridge CL2013-17 Date Issued:09-24-2013 Title:Snow and Ice Control Materials CL2013-16 Date Issued:08-13-2013 Title:Major Bridge Program - FY2019 CL2013-15 Date Issued:08-06-2013 Title:Projects Requiring Curb Ramp Improvements CL2013-14 Date Issued:08-06-2013 Title:MFT General Maintenance Program - Department Approval CL2013-13 Date Issued:08-06-2013 Title:Township Bridge Program CL2013-12 Date Issued:07-15-2013 Title:Preferred Truck Route Application CL2013-11 Date Issued:07-15-2013 Title:FY 2015 Truck Access Route Program CL2013-10 Date Issued:06-24-2013 Title:Federal Lands Access Program CL2013-09 Date Issued:06-24-2013 Title:2013 Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program CL2013-08 Date Issued:06-07-2013 Title:Road, Bridge and Other Related Laws of Illinois - 2012 Edition CL2013-07 Date Issued:05-06-2013 Title:FY 2014 Local Rail / Highway Grade Crossing Safety Program CL2013-06 Date Issued:05-01-2013 Title:Surface Transportation Program (STP) - Bridge Program; STP - Off System Bridge Program CL2013-05 Date Issued:03-26-2013 Title:Township Bridge Lapse Pool Program CL2013-04 Date Issued:03-11-2013 Title:Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index CL2013-03 Date Issued:02-01-2013 Title:FY 2014 Highway Safety Improvement Program CL2013-02 Date Issued:01-24-2013 Title:FY 2014 Allotments to the Counties: STP-Rural, SMA, STP-Bridge (revised) CL2013-02(1) Date Issued:01-16-2013 Title:FY 2014 Revised Allotments to the Counties: STP-Rural, SMA, STP-Bridge CL2013-01 Date Issued:01-02-2013 Title:IDOT Program Manager Assignments CL2012-22 Date Issued:12-21-2012 Title:PA097-0964 Prevailing Wage Rate Revision Notification CL2012-21 Date Issued:12-20-2012 Title:Control of Outdoor Advertising Signs Along State Highways CL2012-20 Date Issued:12-18-2012 Title:Railroad Protective Liability Insurance CL2012-19 Date Issued:11-26-2012 Title:Form for Resolution of Township Indebtedness CL2012-18 Date Issued:09-17-2012 Title:Bridge Scour Monitoring System CL2012-17 Date Issued:08-20-2012 Title:Updated NBIS Bridge Inspection Forms CL2012-16 Date Issued:11-02-2012 Title:Major Bridge Program (revised) CL2012-15 Date Issued:08-07-2012 Title:Illinois Department of Transportation Retirements and Personnel Changes CL2012-14 Date Issued:07-27-2012 Title:Township Bridge Program CL2012-13 Date Issued:07-05-2012 Title:23 NBIS Metrics Update CL2012-12 Date Issued:06-25-2012 Title:FY 2012 Rock Salt Material Contracts CL2012-11 Date Issued:08-21-2012 Title:FY 2014 Truck Access Route Program CL2012-10 Date Issued:04-16-2012 Title:Design Requirements for Simple Span Cast-In-Place Concrete Box Culverts on Non-Federal Aid Projects CL2012-09 Date Issued:04-16-2012 Title:Name Signs CL2012-08 Date Issued:02-29-2012 Title:23 NBIS Metrics CL2012-07 Date Issued:02-21-2012 Title:Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index CL2012-06 Date Issued:02-21-2012 Title:Illinois State Bikeway Plan – Request for Information CL2012-05 Date Issued:02-21-2012 Title:LRFD Design Requirements for Precast and Cast-in-Place Concrete Box Culverts CL2012-04 Date Issued:01-27-2012 Title:Interim Approval – Electric Vehicle Charging Symbol (Alternate) Sign CL2012-03 Date Issued:01-25-2012 Title:Status of MUTCD Compliance Date Rulemaking CL2012-02 Date Issued:01-23-2012 Title:FY 2013 Highway Safety Improvement Program and High Risk Rural Roads Program CL2012-01 Date Issued:11-29-2012 Title:FY 2013 Revised Allotments to the Counties: STP-Rural, SMA, STP-Bridge (revised) CL2011-19 Date Issued:12-19-2011 Title:Local Rail/Highway Grade Crossing Safety Program CL2011-18 Date Issued:11-22-2011 Title:Interim Approval - Optional Use of Colored Pavement for Bike Lanes in Illinois CL2011-17 Date Issued:10-31-2011 Title:FHWA Technical Advisory 5140.32 – AASHTO M270 GR. 100 Steel CL2011-16 Date Issued:10-24-2011 Title:Structure Information and Procedure (SIP) Manual Revisions CL2011-15 Date Issued:09-30-2011 Title:FY2013 Truck Access Route Program (TARP) CL2011-14 Date Issued:09-13-2011 Title:Notice of Proposed Amendment for MUTCD Compliance Dates CL2011-13 Date Issued:09-08-2011 Title:Township Bridge Program CL2011-12 Date Issued:08-22-2011 Title:Fraud Notice CL2011-11 Date Issued:08-08-2011 Title:Precast Concrete Bridge Slabs CL2011-10 Date Issued:08-01-2011 Title:Major Bridge Program CL2011-09 Date Issued:06-24-2011 Title:Local Government Component of Illinois Jobs Now! CL2011-08 Date Issued:06-22-2011 Title:Children Warning Signs CL2011-07 Date Issued:06-22-2011 Title:Accessible Parking Space Striping CL2011-06 Date Issued:05-24-2011 Title:Pile Design and Construction Changes - Revised CL2011-05 Date Issued:03-31-2011 Title:Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil - Integrated Bridge System CL2011-04 Date Issued:03-28-2011 Title:Illinois Supplement to the 2009 MUTCD CL2011-03 Date Issued:03-24-2011 Title:Schedule of average annual equipment ownership expense index CL2011-02 Date Issued:01-20-2011 Title:FY 2012 Highway Safety Improvement Program and High Risk Rural Roads Program CL2011-01 Date Issued:01-21-2011 Title:FY 2012 Allotments to the Counties: Surface Transportation Program Rural (STR), State Matching Assistance (SMA), Highway Bridge Program (HBP) CL2010-15 Date Issued:12-16-2010 Title:Road, Bridge and other Related Laws of Illinois - 2010 Edition CL2010-14 Date Issued:12-16-2010 Title:Pile Design and Construction Changes CL2010-13 Date Issued:12-08-2010 Title:2009 MUTCD Compliance Date Rulemaking CL2010-12 Date Issued:10-13-2010 Title:FY 2012 Local Rail/Highway Grade Crossing Safety Program CL2010-11 Date Issued:10-01-2010 Title:FY 2012 Truck Access Route Program (TARP) - Increased Project Participation Limits CL2010-10 Date Issued:09-27-2010 Title:Local Government Component of Illinois Jobs Now! CL2010-09 Date Issued:09-07-2010 Title:Bridges with Gusset Plates, Fracture Critical Members or Hoan Details CL2010-08 Date Issued:08-19-2010 Title:Township Bridge Program CL2010-07 Date Issued:08-16-2010 Title:Resident Engineer / Technician for Federal Aid Projects CL2010-06 Date Issued:07-27-2010 Title:Major Bridge Program CL2010-05 Date Issued:07-16-2010 Title:Employment of Illinois Workers During Periods of Excessive Unemployment CL2010-04 Date Issued:06-11-2010 Title:Consultant Prequalification Requirements for Federal Work CL2010-03 Date Issued:05-26-2010 Title:Sign Retroreflectivity Assessment / Management Method CL2010-02 Date Issued:02-26-2010 Title:Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index CL2010-01 Date Issued:01-12-2010 Title:Special Waste CL2009-20 Date Issued:12-29-2009 Title:Freshwater Mussels CL2009-19 Date Issued:12-23-2009 Title:FY 2011 Allotments to the Counties: Surface Transportation Program Rural (STR), State Matching assistance (SMA), Highway Bridge Program (HBP) CL2009-18 Date Issued:12-22-2009 Title:FY 2011 Highway Safety Improvement Program and High Risk Rural Roads Program CL2009-17 Date Issued:12-04-2009 Title:Design of Roadway Approaches at Railroad/Highway Crossings CL2009-16 Date Issued:11-24-2009 Title:FY 2011 Local Rail/Highway Grade Crossing Safety Program CL2009-15 Date Issued:11-06-2009 Title:High Visibility Apparel CL2009-14 Date Issued:10-02-2009 Title:FY 2011 Truck Access Route Program (TARP) CL2009-13 Date Issued:09-24-2009 Title:Bridge Posting with 80,000 Pound Legal Loads CL2009-12 Date Issued:08-24-2009 Title:Township Bridge Program CL2009-11 Date Issued:07-09-2009 Title:Major Bridge Program CL2009-10 Date Issued:05-27-2009 Title:Bridges with Timber Substructures CL2009-09 Date Issued:05-21-2009 Title:Warm Mix Asphalt Experimental Features CL2009-08 Date Issued:03-31-2009 Title:Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Forms CL2009-07 Date Issued:03-31-2009 Title:Bridge Scour Supplement CL2009-06 Date Issued:03-16-2009 Title:Beneficial Use of Bridge Demolition Debris CL2009-05 Date Issued:03-09-2009 Title:American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 CL2009-04 Date Issued:02-27-2009 Title:Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index CL2009-03 Date Issued:02-25-2009 Title:American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 CL2009-02 Date Issued:01-15-2009 Title:FY 2010 Allotments of Surface Transportation Program Rural (STR), State Matching Assistance and Highway Bridge Program (HBP) Funds to the Counties CL2009-01 Date Issued:01-09-2009 Title:Snow Removal Near Railroad Crossings CL2008-17 Date Issued:12-22-2008 Title:FY 2010 Highway Safety Improvement Program and High Risk Rural Roads Program CL2008-16 Date Issued:12-15-2008 Title:Inspection and Coring of Reinforced Concrete Structures CL2008-15 Date Issued:12-04-2008 Title:2008 Road, Bridge and Other Related Laws of Illinois CL2008-14 Date Issued:11-12-2008 Title:Pipe Culverts and Storm Sewers CL2008-13 Date Issued:11-10-2008 Title:Snow and Ice Removal on State Highways CL2008-12 Date Issued:08-26-2008 Title:Major Bridge Program CL2008-11 Date Issued:08-18-2008 Title:FY2010 Local Rail / Highway Grade Crossing Safety Program CL2008-10 Date Issued:08-11-2008 Title:Township Bridge Program CL2008-09 Date Issued:07-11-2008 Title:FY2010 Truck Access Route Program (TARP) CL2008-08 Date Issued:06-02-2008 Title:Schedule of Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Index CL2008-07 Date Issued:05-27-2008 Title:Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Compliance CL2008-06 Date Issued:05-20-2008 Title:Manual for Fabrication of Precast Prestressed Concrete Products CL2008-05 Date Issued:05-15-2008 Title:2004 Regression Equations/Streamstats CL2008-04 Date Issued:05-15-2008 Title:Pile Load Conversions for New IDOT Driving Specifications CL2008-03 Date Issued:04-23-2008 Title:Standard Bridge Plan Retirement CL2008-02 Date Issued:03-07-2008 Title:FHWA 2008 Excellence in Highway Design Awards CL2008-01 Date Issued:01-29-2008 Title:Illinois State Transportation Plan 2007 CL2007-23 Date Issued:12-31-2007 Title:Substance Abuse Prevention Program CL2007-22 Date Issued:12-20-2007 Title:FY09 Allotments of STR, State Matching Assistance and HBP Funds to the Counties CL2007-21 Date Issued:12-03-2007 Title:Scour Critical Bridges - Plan of Action Update CL2007-20 Date Issued:12-03-2007 Title:PPC Deck Beam - New Shape Implementation, Standard Bridge Plan Retirement, and PPC Deck Beam Inspection CL2007-19 Date Issued:11-19-2007 Title:NBIS Personnel Qualifications CL2007-18 Date Issued:11-05-2007 Title:2009 Highway Safety Improvements Program and High Risk Rural Roads Program CL2007-17 Date Issued:10-23-2007 Title:NPDES Permits for Local Projects on the Sate Letting CL2007-16 Date Issued:09-19-2007 Title:Major Bridge Program CL2007-15 Date Issued:08-29-2007 Title:Township Bridge Program CL2007-14 Date Issued:08-30-2007 Title:Immediate Inspection of Deck Truss Bridges Containing Fracture Critical Members (FCM) (FHWA TECHNICAL ADVISORY 5140.27) CL2007-13 Date Issued:08-14-2007 Title:Construction Loads on Bridges (FHWA TECHNICAL ADVISORY 5140.28) CL2007-12 Date Issued:08-14-2007 Title:Eberle Design, Inc., Recall of Conflict Monitors / Malfunction Management Units CL2007-11 Date Issued:08-10-2007 Title:Electronic Environmental Survey Request Submittal CL2007-10 Date Issued:08-06-2007 Title:Structure Information and Procedure (SIP) Manual Revisions CL2007-09 Date Issued:07-02-2007 Title:Eligible Funds for Bridge Inspections and Bridge Inspection Training CL2007-08 Date Issued:06-06-2007 Title:Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) CL2007-07 Date Issued:06-05-2007 Title:Force Account Billing for Local Projects on the State Letting CL2007-06 Date Issued:04-27-2007 Title:LRFD Design Implementation CL2007-05 Date Issued:03-22-2007 Title:Scour Critical Bridges and Plans of Action CL2007-04 Date Issued:03-22-2007 Title:Local Crash Data Collection Program CL2007-03 Date Issued:03-19-2007 Title:Local Agency Federal Flexible Match Program CL2007-02 Date Issued:02-08-2007 Title:2008 Highway Safety Improvement Program and High Risk Rural Roads Program CL2007-01 Date Issued:01-18-2007 Title:Township Bridge Lapse Pool Program CL2006-15 Date Issued:12-20-2006 Title:Allocation of Surface Transportation Program Rural (STR), state matching assistance and Highway Bridge Program (HBP) funds to the counties CL2006-14 Date Issued:12-06-2006 Title:2006 Road, Bridge and other related laws of Illinois CL2006-13 Date Issued:12-06-2006 Title:Certified Apprenticeship and Training Program CL2006-12 Date Issued:11-15-2006 Title:Average Annual Equipment Ownership Expense Database CL2006-11 Date Issued:10-10-2006 Title:2007 Special Provisions Usage Sheet, and Cross Reference Sheet CL2006-10 Date Issued:08-29-2006 Title:Circular Letter Electronic Distribution CL2006-09 Date Issued:08-25-2006 Title:Major Bridge Program CL2006-08 Date Issued:08-21-2006 Title:Local Agency Financial Statement Review CL2006-07 Date Issued:08-02-2006 Title:Township Bridge Program CL2006-06 Date Issued:06-21-2006 Title:Public Act 94-0763: Designated Truck Route System CL2006-05 Date Issued:06-21-2006 Title:2005 Joint Construction Progress Review Program CL2006-04 Date Issued:06-21-2006 Title:Federal Highway Earmarks Guidelines CL2006-03 Date Issued:04-18-2006 Title:Highway Jurisdiction Guidelines for Highway and Street Systems CL2006-02 Date Issued:04-10-2006 Title:Local Letting Procedures CL2006-01 Date Issued:02-03-2006 Title:Responsible Bidder Protests on Local Lettings CL2005-12 Date Issued:12-22-2005 Title:Allocation of Surface Transportation Program Rural (STR), State Matching Assistance and Highway Bridge Program (HBP) Funds to the Counties CL2005-11 Date Issued:12-08-2005 Title:FY2007 Highway Safety Improvement Program and High Risk Rural Roads Program CL2005-10 Date Issued:11-09-2005 Title:Major Bridge Program CL2005-09 Date Issued:11-02-2005 Title:2006 Special Provisions, Usage Sheet, and Cross Reference Sheet CL2005-07 Date Issued:08-31-2005 Title:Positive Protection for Workers CD-ROM CL2005-06 Date Issued:08-08-2005 Title:Township Bridge Program CL2005-05 Date Issued:07-12-2005 Title:Qualification Based Selection for Consultant Engineering Services CL2005-04 Date Issued:07-12-2005 Title:Renumbering of BLR Forms CL2005-03 Date Issued:07-12-2005 Title:Surplus Temporary New Jersey Concrete Barriers CL2005-02 Date Issued:05-16-2005 Title:2003 Illinois Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices CL2005-01 Date Issued:04-15-2005 Title:Bureau of Local Road and Streets Manual CL2004-19 Date Issued:12-20-2004 Title:Allocation of Surface Transportation Program Rural (STR) Funds and State Matching Assistance Funds to the Counties CL2004-16 Date Issued:12-08-2004 Title:2004 Road, Bridge, and Other Laws of Illinois CL2004-15 Date Issued:11-29-2004 Title:Structure Information and Procedure (SIP) Manual Revisions CL2004-14 Date Issued:11-18-2004 Title:Major Bridge Program CL2004-11 Date Issued:08-06-2004 Title:Township Bridge Program CL2004-07 Date Issued:04-26-2004 Title:IRS W-9 Form CL2004-06 Date Issued:04-26-2004 Title:Slow-Moving Vehicle Emblem CL2004-05 Date Issued:04-26-2004 Title:Detectable Warnings for Curb Ramps, and Other Locations CL2004-03 Date Issued:02-02-2004 Title:Allocation of State Matching Assistance Funds to the Counties CL2004-02 Date Issued:01-20-2004 Title:Project Procedures Guide Revision CL2003-19 Date Issued:12-31-2003 Title:Allocation of Surface Transportation Program Rural (STR) Funds CL2003-17 Date Issued:12-02-2003 Title:Major Bridge Program CL2003-16 Date Issued:11-23-2003 Title:Highway Bridge Replacement & Rehabilitation Program (HBRRP) Soft Match Credit Program CL2003-11 Date Issued:08-25-2003 Title:Public Act 0093-0032 - Permit Fees CL2003-10 Date Issued:08-08-2003 Title:Township Bridge Program CL2003-09 Date Issued:06-27-2003 Title:Erosion and Sediment Control Seminar CL2003-08 Date Issued:06-27-2003 Title:Structures Information Management System (SIMS) Survey CL2003-07 Date Issued:04-14-2003 Title:Safety Vest CL2003-04 Date Issued:02-28-2003 Title:Allocation of STR Funds & State Matching Assistance Funds to the Counties CL2003-03 Date Issued:02-06-2003 Title:Roadway Weather Info Web Site CL2003-02 Date Issued:01-10-2003 Title:Erosion & Sediment Control Seminar CL2002-24 Date Issued:01-07-2003 Title:Major Bridge Program CL2002-23 Date Issued:12-06-2002 Title:2002 Road, Bridge, and Other Related Laws of Illinois CL2002-21 Date Issued:10-21-2002 Title:Township Bridge Program Database CL2002-17 Date Issued:08-09-2002 Title:Township Bridge Program CL2002-14 Date Issued:07-05-2002 Title:Storm Water Phase II Guidance CL2002-09 Date Issued:05-24-2002 Title:Subscription Service CL2002-04 Date Issued:03-06-2002 Title:Allocation of STR Funds to the Counties CL2001-13 Date Issued:11-28-2001 Title:Major Bridge Program CL2001-10 Date Issued:08-14-2001 Title:Township Bridge Program CL2001-04 Date Issued:02-08-2001 Title:Allocation of STR and State Matching Assistance Funds to the Counties CL2001-03 Date Issued:01-31-2001 Title:Expense Rates for Publicly Owned Equipment CL2000-08 Date Issued:08-09-2000 Title:Township Bridge Program CL2000-02 Date Issued:01-18-2000 Title:Allocation of STR and State Matching Assistance Funds to the Counties CL1999-08 Date Issued:08-09-1999 Title:Township Bridge Program CL1999-05 Date Issued:03-05-1999 Title:Allocation of STR and State Matching Funds to the Counties CL1998-08 Date Issued:08-10-1998 Title:Township Bridge Program CL1998-05 Date Issued:04-07-1998 Title:Allocation of State Matching Funds CL1997-04 Date Issued:08-11-1997 Title:Township Bridge Program CL1997-01 Date Issued:02-11-1997 Title:Allocation of STR and State Matching Funds to Counties CL1996-12 Date Issued:07-26-1996 Title:Township Bridge Program CL1996-03 Date Issued:02-08-1996 Title:Allocations of STR and State Matching Funds to the Counties CL1995-15 Date Issued:11-07-1995 Title:Metric "3R" Policies CL1995-03 Date Issued:03-16-1995 Title:Metric Highway Design Update CL1994-22 Date Issued:12-23-1994 Title:Allocation of STR and State Matching Funds to the Counties CL1994-12 Date Issued:05-18-1994 Title:Metric Highway Design for Local Roads and Streets CL1994-04 Date Issued:01-25-1994 Title:Allocation of STR and State Matching Funds to the Counties CL1994-02 Date Issued:01-11-1994 Title:State Truck Route System CL1993-21 Date Issued:10-08-1993 Title:PA 88-79 CL1993-19 Date Issued:08-06-1993 Title:Township Bridge Program CL1993-13 Date Issued:06-08-1993 Title:Corrosion of Traffic Signal Mast Arms CL1992-17 Date Issued:12-02-1992 Title:Allocation of STR and State Matching Funds to the Counties CL1992-15 Date Issued:08-03-1992 Title:Township Bridge Program CL1992-08 Date Issued:03-30-1992 Title:Allocation of STR and State Matching Funds to the Counties CL1991-14 Date Issued:08-01-1991 Title:Township Bridge Program CL1990-36 Date Issued:12-31-1990 Title:Allocation of FAS and State Matching Funds to the Counties CL1990-34 Date Issued:12-21-1990 Title:Cold-Recycled Bituminous Concrete Using Bituminous Materials CL1990-31 Date Issued:10-12-1990 Title:Underwater Inspection of Local Agency Bridges CL1990-23 Date Issued:07-27-1990 Title:Township Bridge Program CL1990-09 Date Issued:02-27-1990 Title:Allocation of FAS and State Matching Funds to the Counties Valid Circular Letters
The following CLs were issued by the BLRS to update the BLRS Manual issued in 1989. These letters were issued to the appropriate local agency and/or consultants who were on the BLRS's mailing list. Please view the Valid CL list in (PDF) for more information.
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1986-27 Date Issued:09-29-1986 Title:Bridge Posting - Privately Owned Structures 1990-01 Date Issued:01-05-1990 Title:Jurisdictional Transfer Guidelines for Highway and Street Systems 1990-02 Date Issued:01-10-1990 Title:Transportation Legislation - Public Act 86-616 1990-14 Date Issued:04-30-1990 Title:Prevailing Wage Rates 1990-25 Date Issued:08-17-1990 Title:National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) Fracture Critical Member Inspection 1991-05 Date Issued:03-15-1991 Title:Seismic Design for Local Agency Bridges 1991-17 Date Issued:10-31-1991 Title:Seismic Design for Local Agency Bridges 1992-02 Date Issued:01-15-1992 Title:Departmental Approval of Local Agency Bridge/ Box Culvert Plans 1992-09 Date Issued:05-15-1992 Title:Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1992-10 Date Issued:05-12-1992 Title:Posting & Closure of Local Agency Bridges 1992-11 Date Issued:06-26-1992 Title:National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) Scour Critical Bridge Evaluation - Local Agency Bridge Design 1992-20 Date Issued:12-21-1992 Title:Certified Appraisers 1993-04 Date Issued:01-15-1993 Title:FHWA Review Exemption 1993-05 Date Issued:02-04-1993 Title:Adopt-a-Highway 1993-08 Date Issued:03-31-1993 Title:Utility Accomodation Policy - ISTEA 1993-11 Date Issued:05-07-1993 Title:The Illinois Grade Crossing Protection Fund Booklet 1993-12 Date Issued:05-19-1993 Title:National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) Scour Critical Bridge Evaluation Local Agency Bridge Design 1993-15 Date Issued:06-30-1993 Title:Federal-Aid Manual Revision - Maintenance Inspection 1993-22 Date Issued:11-03-1993 Title:Bridge Status Reporting Changes 1993-25 Date Issued:12-30-1993 Title:Local Agency Pavement Preservation Policy (LAPP) 1994-01 Date Issued:01-03-1994 Title:Bridge Fabrication (Shop Plans and Inspection) 1994-05 Date Issued:02-09-1994 Title:Bid Proposal Forms 1994-11 Date Issued:05-16-1994 Title:Adopt-a-Highway Sign Standards 1994-14 Date Issued:06-10-1994 Title:Pavement Marking Guidelines 1994-15 Date Issued:07-29-1994 Title:Commercial Driver's License Drug Testing 1995-01 Date Issued:01-09-1995 Title:Bridge Closure 1995-02 Date Issued:03-15-1995 Title:Asphalt Acceptance Procedures 1995-05 Date Issued:07-10-1995 Title:Bridge Inspection Responsibility of Privately Owned Structures 1995-07 Date Issued:08-15-1995 Title:Joint Local Agency State Agreements 1995-08 Date Issued:08-15-1995 Title:Temporary Sidewalks During Construction 1995-09 Date Issued:08-15-1995 Title:Reduced Traffic Control for Roads Closed to Through Traffic 1995-11 Date Issued:08-31-1995 Title:Pavement Design Procedures 1995-12 Date Issued:09-26-1995 Title:ET 2000 Barrier Terminal 1995-13 Date Issued:11-06-1995 Title:Waterway Permits and Hydraulics Certification 1995-17 Date Issued:12-18-1995 Title:NBIS Bridge Inspection Interval 1996-04 Date Issued:03-15-1996 Title:Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Paints 1996-07 Date Issued:04-22-1996 Title:National Bridge Inspection Program Scour Critical Evaluation 1996-11 Date Issued:07-12-1996 Title:Bridge Load Carrying Capacity Rerating Policy 1996-13 Date Issued:07-26-1996 Title:Traffic Barrier Terminals 1996-14 Date Issued:07-26-1996 Title:IDNR-IDOT Natural Resource Review And Coordination Agreement 1997-06 Date Issued:11-12-1997 Title:Signing of Road District and Township Highway Booklet 1997-07 Date Issued:12-08-1997 Title:Policies & Procedures for Local Bicycle Facilities 1998-02 Date Issued:02-25-1998 Title:Federal-Aid Day Labor Procedures 1998-06 Date Issued:05-12-1998 Title:Precast Prestressed Concrete Deck Beams 1998-07 Date Issued:05-12-1998 Title:All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Signing 1998-11 Date Issued:08-14-1998 Title:Guardrail Standard Change 1998-13 Date Issued:09-22-1998 Title:County Engineer Salary Program 1998-14 Date Issued:11-10-1998 Title:Revised MFT 1999-02 Date Issued:02-19-1999 Title:Statewide Permits No. 2 and No. 12 1999-03 Date Issued:02-19-1999 Title:Construction of Bridges on Public Bodies of Water 1999-04 Date Issued:02-19-1999 Title:Preliminary Bridge Design and Hydraulic Report Form (BLR 5901) 1999-06 Date Issued:03-09-1999 Title:Metric Versus English 1999-07 Date Issued:06-24-1999 Title:Local Benefits Increase from Illinois FIRST Program 1999-09 Date Issued:09-01-1999 Title:Land Conveyance/Jurisdictional Transfer 1999-11 Date Issued:10-18-1999 Title:Construction Debris Guidance 1999-12 Date Issued:11-19-1999 Title:Material Certification for Maintenance 2000-06 Date Issued:12-22-2003 Title:Wetland Procedures for Local Agencies 2000-07 Date Issued:07-17-2000 Title:Designation of Truck Routes 2000-10 Date Issued:11-15-2000 Title:Integrated Environmental Survey Process 2000-11 Date Issued:12-01-2000 Title:Local Agency HMA QC/QA Procedures 2001-01 Date Issued:01-11-2001 Title:Wet-Pavement Crash Reduction Program 2001-05 Date Issued:03-19-2001 Title:Electronic Bid Bonds 2001-06 Date Issued:05-03-2001 Title:Maintenance Overruns 2001-07 Date Issued:06-07-2001 Title:Specifications & Special Provisions: Development and Usage for Local Agencies 2001-08 Date Issued:07-03-2001 Title:MFT FUNDS - Source, Distribution and Uses 2001-09 Date Issued:07-11-2001 Title:Township Roads - MFT Eligibility 2001-11 Date Issued:10-01-2001 Title:Inserted Special Provisions (ISPs) 2001-12 Date Issued:10-02-2001 Title:PA 92-268: Road Districts Contracts and Purchases 2001-14 Date Issued:11-30-2001 Title:ISP 02-57: Quality Control/Quality Assurance of Bituminous Concrete Mixtures 2001-15 Date Issued:11-30-2001 Title:LR 1004: Coarse Aggregate for Bituminous Surface Treatment 2002-01 Date Issued:02-21-2002 Title:Current Bureau of Local Roads & Streets Circular Letters 2002-02 Date Issued:02-21-2002 Title:Revised Proposal Forms 2002-03 Date Issued:03-07-2002 Title:Project Procedures Guide (PPG) 2002-05 Date Issued:05-24-2002 Title:Coordination Agreement 2002-06 Date Issued:05-07-2002 Title:Bridge Inspection Report Forms 2002-07 Date Issued:05-07-2002 Title:Engineering Agreements and Invoices 2002-08 Date Issued:05-24-2002 Title:LR 109 & LR Special Provisions 2002-10 Date Issued:05-28-2002 Title:Bridge Inspection Forms 2002-11 Date Issued:06-03-2002 Title:Project Procedures Guide (PPG) - Certification of Local Agency Material Test Procedures 2002-12 Date Issued:05-31-2002 Title:Compliance with Asbestos Requirements for Local Highway Bridges 2002-13 Date Issued:07-16-2002 Title:Allocation of State Matching Assistance Program Funds to the Counties 2002-16 Date Issued:08-01-2002 Title:Approval of Design Variances 2002-18 Date Issued:09-17-2002 Title:Clean Construction or Demolition Debris (CCDD) 2002-19 Date Issued:09-17-2002 Title:Structure Clearance Over Railroads 2002-20 Date Issued:12-30-2002 Title:2003 Inserted Special Provisions (ISPs) 2002-22 Date Issued:10-31-2002 Title:Erosion and Sediment Control Policy 2003-01 Date Issued:01-10-2003 Title:Revised MFT Policies & Procedures for Maintenance 2003-05 Date Issued:04-14-2003 Title:Precast Concrete Box Culvert Shop Drawings 2003-06 Date Issued:04-14-2003 Title:Illinois Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (IMUTCD) 2003-12 Date Issued:08-25-2003 Title:General NPDES Permit No. ILR10, Issued May 30, 2003 2003-13 Date Issued:08-25-2003 Title:Project Commitment Policy for Local Agencies 2003-14 Date Issued:08-25-2003 Title:Consultant Services Compensation Formulas for Federally Funded Engineering Projects 2003-15 Date Issued:10-17-2003 Title:2004 Inserted Special Provisions 2003-18 Date Issued:12-23-2003 Title:Public Act 93-0157: County Competitive Bid Process 2004-01 Date Issued:01-16-2004 Title:Nationwide No. 14 Permit and Conditions LR-107 2004-04 Date Issued:02-20-2004 Title:Change in Direct Labor Multiplier 2004-08 Date Issued:06-11-2004 Title:Timber Pile Inspection & New ISIS Item - Substructure Material (60A/60B) 2004-09 Date Issued:07-22-2004 Title:Special Waste Procedures for Local Highway Improvements 2004-10 Date Issued:08-09-2004 Title:Slipform Bridge Parapet Construction 2004-12 Date Issued:08-30-2004 Title:Annual Permits for Overweight Vehicles and Posting of "Legal Load Only" Bridges 2004-13 Date Issued:10-28-2004 Title:Inspection and Rating of PPC Deck Beam Bridges 2004-17 Date Issued:12-08-2004 Title:2005 Special Provisions, Usage Sheet, and Cross Reference Sheet 2004-18 Date Issued:12-08-2004 Title:Detectable Warnings for Curb Ramps, and Other Locations 2005-01 Date Issued:04-15-2005 Title:Bureau of Local Roads & Streets Manual