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Getting Around Illinois provides latest winter road conditions

IDOT site provides continually updated info during snow-and-ice season

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 31, 2019) – As the official start of winter approaches, the Illinois Department of Transportation reminds travelers to visit and bookmark for continually updated information on road conditions.

“ site is a great resource for getting you the latest information to keep you and your family safe in your travels,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “At this time of year, the weather can quickly change with little warning. Conditions at Point A can be much different than your destination at Point B. is an easy way to keep updated on winter road conditions throughout the state.”

Available on your computer and optimized for smartphones, the site includes the ability to identify and zoom in to a location, travel route or destination on a state map. Road conditions are recorded by plow drivers out in the field and relayed to through a cloud-based system to provide a general overview on IDOT-maintained highways.

The road conditions map averages more than 2 million visitors during snow-and-ice season, featuring a color scheme of pinks and blues to differentiate from the red, yellow and green of traffic congestion reporting as well as to increase accessibility for those who have difficulty distinguishing colors.

“The safest thing is to not be driving during winter weather, but if travel is a must visit before you go,” Osman said. “Planning ahead and using safe winter driving habits can help you get it together during winter weather.”

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) facilitates the inter-connectivity of all transportation modes for the efficient movement of people and goods. The roots of the agency can be traced back more than a century, for as long as cars, highways, and air traffic have moved people around the state. IDOT sends traffic-related news releases to The Lansing Journal, and we publish those that are relevant to readers in our community.