IDOT Aims to Make Winter Road Conditions More Accessible to Drivers

Dec 26, 2017

A recent update to the Illinois Department of Transportation website aims to make winter road condition information more convenient and accessible for drivers.

A redesign of the “Getting Around Illinois” website features more detailed reports on snow coverage, as well as the ability to zoom in to a specific location or travel route.

The redesign also introduces a new color scheme to match seamlessly with those from surrounding states.

Gianna Urgo is a public information officer with the Illinois Department of Transportation. She says the site will be responsive to changing road conditions.

"It’s mobile-friendly and it’s updated 24/7 on a cloud-based system, so it makes for a more real-time experience."

IDOT’s road conditions map averages more than 2 million viewers during the winter season. Drivers can find information on icy roadways, as well as road and bridge closures.

“Getting Around Illinois” is available on any computer or mobile device.