IDOT Communication Center

April 28, 2008 12:56:24 PM PDT
The Communications Center (District 1) for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is the 24-hour incident management and operations center for the Greater Chicagoland area.IDOT also has a traffic website where you can sign up for e-mail traffic alerts. The system currently includes 72 route segments. IDOT is working diligently to add other route segments in the near future.

With the alerts, you can choose the segments of roadways you want to be alerted about. You can select the days of the week and up to two times a day to receive the alerts. The site allows you to customize alerts so you will recieve them only if the average speed on the road is below what you select.

Customize the type of data you want to receive: incidents, construction, congestion and/or travel times. Log on to