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The Illinois Department of Transportation is studying the reconstruction of Knoxville Avenue from Pennsylvania to just north of War Memorial Drive.

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Work on the Murray Baker bridge is proceeding on schedule. The Interstate 74 steel span over the Illinois River closed in late March for structural repairs. 

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Expect bridge construction to be a constant in the Peoria area over the next few years.

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The Pinecrest Drive overpass above Interstate 74 in East Peoria is set for replacement next year. 

Central Illinois will receive $1.52 billion under the five-year capital improvement plan released Monday by the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

The work funded by the Rebuild Illinois plan passed by the General Assembly earlier this year includes next year’s deck replacement on the Murray Baker Bridge, construction on U.S. Route 24 from Banner to Kingston Mines, a new bridge over the Illinois River at Henry, and work on Knoxville Avenue and Pioneer Parkway. 

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The intersection of River Road and Camp Street in East Peoria may soon become easier to navigate. 

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A hot and unusually wet summer has stretches of Illinois roads at the breaking point. Drivers are being warned to watch out for road buckling.

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In a sure sign of spring, the Illinois Department of Transportation is planning multiple road construction projects in greater Peoria beginning Monday, March 18.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A special counsel to former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says his administration reclassified thousands of state jobs that were once exempt from anti-patronage protections.

A report by the American Civil Liberties Union says African-American motorists in Illinois are more likely than others to be stopped and searched for routine traffic violations.

SPRINGFIELD - If you're hitting the road in Illinois over the holidays you'll have to deal with thousands of people doing the same thing but you won't have to contend with many construction crews.

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  Central Illinois motorists now have a new tool to assist with travel planning.

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Transportation has begun a statewide initiative among multiple government agencies to develop a testing program for connected and autonomous vehicles.

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CAVE-IN-ROCK - An Ohio River ferry between Illinois and Kentucky resumes full service Monday after operating on limited hours the past three months.

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Reconstruction of the Murray Baker Bridge deck means the heavily traveled Interstate 74 artery will be completely closed in 2020. That’s the proposal outlined by the Illinois Department of Transportation Wednesday.

Illinois officials are investing $240 million in two dozen projects designed to improve freight mobility throughout the state and relieve congestion.

The Illinois Department of Transportation says a worker was struck and critically injured while filling potholes along a central Illinois roadway.

A recent update to the Illinois Department of Transportation website aims to make winter road condition information more convenient and accessible for drivers.

A redesign of the “Getting Around Illinois” website features more detailed reports on snow coverage, as well as the ability to zoom in to a specific location or travel route.

The redesign also introduces a new color scheme to match seamlessly with those from surrounding states.

A nearly $2 billion high-speed Amtrak rail project in Illinois is in its final phase of construction.

Illinois transportation officials are asking for the public's input in its annual traveler opinion survey.

Move Over Law Gets New Campaign

Dec 6, 2017
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Gov. Bruce Rauner joined state officials to announce a new roadway safety campaign aimed at raising awareness of Scott’s Law. That’s the law requiring motorists to move over for stopped vehicles with flashing lights.

The state law was first enacted in 2002, requiring motorists to slow down, move over and change lanes if possible to make room for stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights. The law was expanded in January 2017 to include any vehicle with flashing hazard lights.

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Illinois officials are encouraging motorists to prepare for the onset of winter.

 

Officials with the Illinois State Police, Transportation Department and Tollway are pushing the theme "Winter Weather - Get it Together."

 

Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn says winter weather is unpredictable. The agency has posted a safe-driving video online.

 

The Executive Inspector General has found that an Illinois Department of Transportation administrator violated conflict-of-interest and merit-hiring rules in the hiring of her next-door neighbor as fleet manager in 2014. 

Police across Illinois are stepping up patrols this weekend in an effort to keep roadways safe as people celebrate Halloween.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has outlined more than $200 million in cuts it wants to make to Illinois' new budget, including to human services, agriculture programs and transportation.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is crediting a graduated driver's license law with a 51% drop in teenage-driver deaths in the past decade.

The state of Illinois is looking for residents' help to create a plan to determine how to best use the state's roadway rest areas.

Illinois transportation officials are warning motorists to beware of more active deer as mating season begins.

Illinois Department of Transportation officials will offer child safety-seat checks at dozens of locations around the state on "National Seat Check Saturday."

Illinois State Police say there was a steep drop in fatal traffic crashes over the Labor Day weekend this year compared with last year.

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