Illinois Department of Transportation Tackling Illinois' Crumbling Roads & Bridges One Tour At A Time By Daisy Contreras • Sep 28, 2018 Illinois roads and bridges are in major disrepair. But after a two-year budget impasse and a backlog of bills that the state is struggling to cover, infrastructure continues to take a backseat. This year, advocates and lawmakers plan to change that. Drivers Beware: I-55 Projects To Cause Backups Near Pontiac By Ryan Denham • Aug 23, 2018 Seth Perlman / AP The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning drivers that trips on Interstate 55 between Bloomington-Normal and Chicago will take a bit longer for the next several weeks. Driving Through A Construction Zone? Think About Becky By Ryan Denham • Jul 10, 2018 Ryan Denham / WGLT Becky Slightom is the person you see at the start of a roadwork zone—the one directing traffic and keeping workers and drivers safe. She's a flagger, but there's another informal job title she's bestowed upon herself. Weekend High Temps Mean More Buckling Roads Ahead By Daisy Contreras • Jun 29, 2018 With temperatures expected to reach the mid-90s over the next few days -- and the heat index even higher, road buckling could become a problem for some Illinois motorists. Funks Grove Project Included In State's $240M Freight-Transport Upgrades By AP • Jun 6, 2018 Ken Lund / Flickr via Creative Commons Illinois officials are investing $240 million in two dozen projects designed to improve freight mobility throughout the state and relieve congestion. State Gives Planning Money To Connect Transit Downtown Transfer Center By Charlie Schlenker • Feb 23, 2018 Connect Transit The Illinois Department of Transportation is giving Bloomington-Normal's bus system $250,000. State Touts Redesigned Website For Winter Road Conditions By AP • Dec 21, 2017 Illinois Department of Transportation State officials say there's a newly-redesigned website for travelers that offers the most up-to-date information on road conditions. Renovated Amtrak Station Opens in Downtown Lincoln By Student Reporter Dania De La Hoya • Dec 6, 2017 Tim Butler / Facebook State and city officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the completion of renovations to the Amtrak station in downtown Lincoln, the latest along the Chicago-St. Louis route to see improvements.