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Quinn Signs $1B Plan for Road Repair in Illinois

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.

20 hours ago

File photo of State Route 100, the Great River Road, shut down in Alton. (Photo via Grafton Facebook page)

Flooding Shuts Down Highway 100 in Grafton

The Illinois Department of Transportation have closed down 100 and set up a detour involving Route 3, Highway 109, and Highway 16.

07/09/2014

Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ill. Jobs Screened for Political Ties after Hiring

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.

04/25/2014

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Lawsuit Accuses Ill. Governor Of Patronage Hiring

Chicago attorney says Pat Quinn played politics with IDOT jobs.

04/22/2014

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IDOT Makes Resurfacing Projects Sustainable

The Illinois Department of Transportation is taking a new direction by taking a sustainable approach to resurfacing projects.

04/14/2014

Work continues on the Mississippi River Bridge that will connect Illinois and Missouri, from Brooklyn, Illinois on July 15, 2013. The bridge will be named the Stan Musial Veterans Bridge and has created 3,400 jobs. The bridge should be open by March 2014.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Project Director: New Bridge Will Offer Relief From Old Burdens

Project Director Randy Hitt says everything from surface repairs to snow removal will be simplified.

12/23/2013

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Bi-State Crews Mobilize As Temperatures Fall Below Freezing

Marie Elliott with the Missouri Department of Transportation says the department had drivers out all morning spreading brine to melt down any icy spots.

11/12/2013

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55/70 Westbound Work Done Early In Metro-East

Traffic had been diverted away from the construction zone since early in the weekend.

09/22/2013

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Ill. Official Defends ‘Structurally Deficient’ Bridges

“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.

09/17/2013

Workers raise a new conduit into position on the new I-70 bridge over the Mississippi River in December, 2012. (Photo via MoDOT)

Stretch of I-64 in Illinois to Close Friday

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.

09/12/2013

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