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Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
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https://idot.illinois.gov
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.

IDOT, ISP aim for safer roads to conclude the year

“All impairing substances will lead you to a DUI if you choose to drive under the influence,” said IDOT...

Chicago-to-St. Louis passenger trains reach 110 mph

“The IDOT/Amtrak/UP team has delivered travel times that will make a real difference to our customers: less than two hours from Chicago to Bloomington-Normal and shorter than three hours to Springfield,

IDOT: ‘This St. Patrick’s Day, don’t rely on luck. Be smart, be sober, and buckle up’

Law enforcement patrols planned for holiday weekend SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 16, 2023) – St. Patrick’s Day means celebrations across Illinois. It also means that the Illinois Department of Transportation is working with the Illinois State Police and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies to help prevent impaired driving. No...

Heavy snow to impact travel Tuesday night through Wednesday

Slick, slippery conditions, much longer travel times expected information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 24, 2023) — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is warning the public that winter weather will affect much of the state this evening through Wednesday, creating slick and slippery conditions. Some...

GettingAroundIllinois.com provides up-to-date winter road condition information

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 21, 2022) – With cold weather settling in and the first major winter storm of the season potentially on its way, the Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding the public to visit and bookmark GettingAroundIllinois.com for continually updated information...

Illinois seeking temporary help for snow removal in winter months

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 1, 2022) — The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking qualified individuals to step forward and apply for seasonal positions to help with snow-and-ice removal across the state. Through the department’s annual “snowbird” program, IDOT is hiring Snow Removal Operators and Winter Salaried Highway Maintainers to...

Thunderstorms, winds, snow, freezing rain to create hazardous travel across Illinois

Wintry mix to convert to snow and produce icing, slippery driving conditions information provided by the Illinois Department of TransportationSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 16, 2022) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is advising the public that a major storm with heavy rains, flooding, and double-digit snowfalls will create slick conditions, impacting...

Illinois urges safe, sober driving this holiday season

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 21, 2021) – The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies throughout the state are joining together to remind motorists that the most important gift they can give to friends and family...

High winds to challenge drivers overnight, Thursday morning

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 15, 2021) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is advising the public that high winds into Thursday will have the potential to impact travel, especially for truck drivers and other high-profile vehicles. The National Weather Service is forecasting strong...

Illinois updates online weather-related road map, encourages driving with care as winter approaches

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 18, 2021) – With winter bearing down and snow starting to appear in the forecast, the Illinois Department of Transportation is debuting an improved winter road conditions map on its Getting Around Illinois website. The department is also urging...