Illinois Department of Transportation
Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter.
The Illinois Department of Transportation have closed down 100 and set up a detour involving Route 3, Highway 109, and Highway 16.
When questions arose about political hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration evaluated several jobs that already had been filled to ensure they were among the few positions where an applicant’s political loyalty and connections could be considered.
Chicago attorney says Pat Quinn played politics with IDOT jobs.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is taking a new direction by taking a sustainable approach to resurfacing projects.
Project Director Randy Hitt says everything from surface repairs to snow removal will be simplified.
Marie Elliott with the Missouri Department of Transportation says the department had drivers out all morning spreading brine to melt down any icy spots.
Traffic had been diverted away from the construction zone since early in the weekend.
“Although a bridge may be deemed or categorized as structurally deficient, it doesn’t necessarily mean that bridge is unsafe to travel on,” Jae Miller of IDOT said.
Knowing it will be a major disruption for commuters, I-DOT will penalize the contractor $2,500 for every 15 minutes the road remains closed past the deadline of 9:00 a.m. on September 23.