Illinois Department of Transportation


IDOT Announces Additional $300,000 in Funding for SIMMS

The city of Carbondale has announced that the Illinois Department of Transportation, Office of Intermodal Project Implementation (IDOT-OIPI), will provide an additional $300,000 in state funding for the Southern Illinois Multi-Modal Station (SIMMS) project....


Earthwork, Demo Proceed on IDOT's $48M I-55 Project

Serious progress is occurring on the Illinois Department of Transportation's (IDOT) $48,038,549.23 north contract for the I-55 Interchange at Weber Road project as Judlau Construction Inc. crews have put in a solid effort since spring 2019....


Willard Airport Updates Entrance, Taxiway

Seventy-five years after its dedication, the University of Illinois — Willard Airport is undergoing several major updates adding up to just shy of $20 million. The airport is one of only two commercial airports in the country owned and operated by an educational institution....


I-57 Expansion Highlights Rebuild Illinois Investment

The Illinois Department of Transportation on Sept. 28 announced the ongoing and future expansion of Interstate 57 from Mount Vernon to Johnston City highlights a commitment to improve safety, reduce congestion and encourage economic growth throughout the region....


Crews Place Keystone on Iowa-Illinois Bridge

Crews are well into construction of the second arch of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge. Construction of the new bridge began in July 2017. The westbound bridge is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2020 and the eastbound bridge in 2021....


Illinois to 'Fast Track' $25M in Infrastructure Grants

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) launched the $25 million Fast-Track Public Infrastructure Grants initiative on May 12 to accelerate work on planned public infrastructure projects around the state this summer, as many local governments face lost revenues, impacting their ability to finance these projects....


I-74 Bridge Links Illinois-Iowa 'Quad Cities'

A $1.2 billion bridge replacement is currently under way in a cooperative effort between the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation. The I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project is part of an overall plan to improve the I-74 corridor from Moline, Ill., to Davenport, Iowa....


Illinois, Georgia Earn Top Awards in National Transportation Competition

An innovative fix for a congestion-plagued interchange connecting people to some of Chicago's most popular destinations and a bikeable and walkable greenway that connects neighborhoods in Atlanta's north side are being honored as the winners in the 2018 America's Transportation Awards competition....


Illinois Tollway Eyes Completion of Several Bridge Repairs

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to complete local crossroad bridge repair work on 47th Street in September and then begin work on the 55th Street over the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), as well as 55th Street bridges over Flagg Creek in Cook and DuPage Counties....


Gov. Rauner, IDOT Seeking Highway Lighting Solutions

The Illinois Department of Transportation on Aug. 22 issued a formal Request for Information (RFI) for private sector firms interested in partnering with the state to replace its aging highway lighting infrastructure with energy-efficient equipment that includes smart technology....






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