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.
Ferries not maintained
Ferry services are offered to Illinois residents and visitors in order to improve access across inland waterways within or boardering Illinois. IDOT owns and operates two free ferries that travel across the Illinois River. These ferries are operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Kampsville ferry carries Illinois Route 108 across the Illinois River to connect with Illinois Route 100 (Great River Road south), near Kampsville.
The Brussels ferry is located one mile west of Grafton and crosses the Illinois River linking Illinois Route 100 to Calhoun County, near Brussels.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, by agreement with the IDOT, provides free ferry service across the Ohio River, seven days a week, from 6:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. The Cave-in-Rock ferry crosses the Ohio River between Illinois Route 1 and Kentucky Route 91, near Cave-in-Rock. Information on ferry closures can be accessed through the IDOT Closures page.
To view IDOT ferry locations, please access the map below.