Illinois Department of Transportation

With the arrival of hot weather, the Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, urges motorists to be alert for the possibility of pavement buckling on roads during periods of extreme heat. Very high temperatures can lead to pavement expanding and ultimately buckling or blowing out, causing...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, is alerting motorists about lane closures on Interstates 57 and 24 in Williamson and Johnson counties. Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, northbound I-57 was scheduled to be reduced to one lane at the Johnson County line (milepost 43). In addition...
Illinois State Police (ISP) District 22 plans to conduct roadside safety checks during June in Alexander County. Plans for the detail were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the interim commander of the district. Alvey said the use of roadside safety checks combines a strong sense of public...
Volunteers worked last Saturday on a sand boil along the Mississippi River levee west of Wolf Lake. The sand boil was on the east side of the levee, between the river and the Union County community. The work done at the site was seen as a more permanent solution to a recurring problem.
A voluntary evacuation order for all of the areas of Union County which were affected by the recent threat of flooding conditions was lifted Monday afternoon, May 8. The order was lifted at 4 p.m. Monday in a statement issued by Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel and Union County Board of...
A State Emergency Operations Center, SEOC, in Springfield was activated May 1 to ensure that state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with flooding-related public safety issues in several areas of the state. “Several inches of rain...
The Illinois Department of Transportation alerted motorists to an upcoming road closure of Illinois Route 127 in Union County. Beginning Saturday, May 13, at 7 a.m., the route will be closed at a location 7.5 miles north of Illinois Route 146 near the Village of Alto Pass. The closure is necessary...
The National Weather Service has issued a forecast of heavy rain for the next several days. Illinois State Police District 22 Interim Commander Lieutenant Michael Alvey, would like to remind motorists to be safe when traveling through areas experiencing flooding. Motorists are urged to reduce their...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, is seeking to purchase land from willing sellers for wetland mitigation in Hamilton, White, Saline, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope, Johnson and Massac counties, as well as the eastern portion of Jefferson, Williamson and Union counties. IDOT noted that...
Illinois State Police District 22 personnel plan to conduct roadside safety checks in Alexander and Pulaski counties during April. Alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols also are planned in Alexander County during April. Plans for the details were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, the interim...
The Illinois Department of Transportation reported that the U.S. Route 60/62 Mississippi River bridge in Cairo was scheduled to be closed during working hours from Monday, March 27, through Friday, April 7. The bridge was scheduled to be closed for a required annual safety inspection. The bridge is...

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