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Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
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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 seeks ‘Safe Routes to School’ project proposals

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 23, 2021) – With summer break coming to an end and students hitting the books, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that it is seeking proposals for projects that will help children walk and bike to school through...

IDOT to post job openings for seasonal snow and ice removal team

Temporary workers assist during winter; open door for full-time employment Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 16, 2021) – The calendar still says August, but the Illinois Department of Transportation is looking for qualified individuals to apply for seasonal positions to help with snow-and-ice removal across...

State-supported Amtrak trains to resume full service July 19

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation CHICAGO, Ill. (July 18, 2021) – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the Lincoln Service, Carl Sandburg/Illinois Zephyr, and Illini/Saluki state-supported Amtrak trains will resume full service effective July 19. Service levels had been reduced by half due to the...

IDOT urges ‘Keep your independence on the Fourth: Drive sober’

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 30, 2021) – This year’s Independence Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” safety campaign is underway and will run through the holiday weekend. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are joining with law enforcement statewide...

IL 394 and Glenwood Dyer Road among projects in southern Cook County this summer

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation CHICAGO, Ill. (June 28, 2021) – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that multiple improvement projects in southern Cook County are underway or starting soon and extending into 2022. The six projects represent a total investment of $27 million for the region,...

Heavy snow, bitter cold on Monday and Tuesday—travel hazardous

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 15, 2021) – The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are warning the public that a major winter storm will create hazardous conditions across the state, urging drivers to strongly consider postponing any unnecessary travel. Throughout Illinois, intense...

Heavy snowfall forecasted for Lansing starting Monday afternoon

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and Cook County LANSING, Ill. (January 25, 2021) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning the public that a major winter storm will impact travel across the state, with the potential to drop several inches of snow...

IL urges drivers to make wearing seat belts and driving sober holiday traditions

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 23, 2020) – With the winter holidays underway, the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are reminding travelers to buckle up and drive sober as law enforcement agencies statewide ramp up their Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober...

Don’t be haunted by a DUI this Halloween

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 27, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police, and local law enforcement agencies reminded motorists that driving impaired is a scary decision that causes needless fatalities. The message is simple this Halloween: “Drive Sober or...

October begins peak season for deer-car crashes

IDOT, IDNR remind motorists, "Don’t veer for deer" information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 3, 2020) – “We are starting to begin our peak season for deer-vehicle crashes,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “We ask all drivers...