The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced this week the launch of a new and improved winter road conditions maps on its Getting Around Illinois website.
With winter weather approaching, the new tool will help travelers get more reliable information to help plan their commute when hazardous weather strikes.
Instead of continuing to display conditions by county, the revamped map will show how weather events are impacting roads under the jurisdictions of the more than 120 snow-and-ice team sections that work out of IDOT facilities throughout the state. Additionally, conditions on interstates and U.S. routes, which carry the most traffic in Illinois, will be given priority reporting status and appear more boldly on the map.
A short video on how to utilize the map and review conditions can be viewed here.