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RRFBs: Helping pedestrians cross streets safely

New Learn more about Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons and how they increase pedestrian safety by raising awareness for motorists.

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IDOT on the path to extend the Kickapoo Rail Trail

Work includes construction of an 88-foot-tall bridge near Danville.

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Humble Heroes

Humble heroes aren't in it for the fame.

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Look Out Below!

I-290 pump station takes shape.

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Holly Bieneman: Director of Planning and Programming

Holly Bieneman has been appointed director of the Office of Planning and Programming.

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IDOT Delivers During Pandemic

IDOT went the extra mile(s) to deliver during pandemic.

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Bridge Network Upgrade

A historic bridge network in downtown Joliet gets an upgrade.

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IDOT Addresses Equality

A message from Secretary Osman concerning equality.

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Trucker Appreciation Events at Weigh Stations

IDOT is working with groups to show appreciation to truck drivers by providing free food to truckers.

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100 Days of Flooding in June

Illinois hit 100 consecutive days of severe flooding on June 18.


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Chicago Fire Department Training
ETP Hosts Chicago Fire Department for Specialized Training

Emergency Traffic Patrol staff recently hosted a three-day training in conjunction with the Chicago Fire Department.

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Diversity and Recruitment
District 8 Hosts Engineering Academies

With an assist from District 8, Diversity and Recruitment conducted engineering academies July 15 and 16 for 80 ninth- and 10th-grade Math Science Upward Bound students in East St. Louis.

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Rebuild Illinois
Governor Pritzker Signs $45 Billion Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan

Gov. JB Pritzker recently signed a historic, bipartisan bill that gives Illinois its first capital plan in nearly a decade – and the most robust in state history.

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