Chicago Department of Transportation

Chicago Department of Transportation CDOT oversees the public way--streets, sidewalks, bridges, alleys and other places you walk on, drive on, or ride a bike on. We handle design, construction, maintenance and management of streets, sidewalks, alleys, bridges, bike and pedestrian facilities, transit stations, streetlights, traffic signals, signs and pavement markings, streetscapes and sustainable design.
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We work to make sure the public way functions safely and efficiently.

Mission: The Chicago Department of Transportation’s mission is to keep the city’s surface transportation networks and public way safe for users, environmentally sustainable, in a state of good repair and attractive, so that its diverse residents, businesses and guests all enjoy a variety of quality transportation options, regardless of ability or destination. CDOT’s vision is to ensure that Chicago continues to be a vibrant international city, successfully competing in the global economy with a transportation system that provides high-quality service to residents, businesses, and visitors – a system that offers a solid foundation for the city, regional and national economies, yet is sensitive to its communities and environment.

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This is a good story about the @MSMCorridor - a clean fuel supported by our partners at Chicago Area Clean Cities - that...
10/05/2020
National Alternative Fuel Corridor: Michigan to Montana | MotorWeek

This is a good story about the @MSMCorridor - a clean fuel supported by our partners at Chicago Area Clean Cities - that extends more than 1500 miles from Michigan to Montana along I-94:

https://www.motorweek.org/features/auto_world/national-alternative-fuel-corridor-michigan-to-montana

The freedom to hit the open road has always been at the center of our love affair with the automobile. But for some drivers and fleet operators, trying to choose a vehicle powered by a cleaner domestic fuel like natural gas or electricity has meant limiting that freedom due to gaps in the nationwide...

Looking for something to do this weekend? After you complete your census and request a mail-in ballot (the deadline is T...
10/02/2020

Looking for something to do this weekend? After you complete your census and request a mail-in ballot (the deadline is Tuesday and early voting has already begun!) how about trying out a Shared Street? Take a spin (or a walk) and let us know what you think at chicago.gov/sharedstreetsurvey. We’ve heard from over 1800 people so far – have we heard from you?

Now is a great time to get involved in the North Lake Shore Drive Planning Study - check out the five alternatives we ar...
09/30/2020

Now is a great time to get involved in the North Lake Shore Drive Planning Study - check out the five alternatives we are studying at https://www.nlsdinput.org/ - and let us know what you think.

Two chances to snag free helmets and bike lights - tomorrow night, 7-9 pm at Kedzie and Division & California and Divisi...
09/24/2020

Two chances to snag free helmets and bike lights - tomorrow night, 7-9 pm at Kedzie and Division & California and Division. Thanks to our SAFE Ambassadors and @ridespin #ridesafe

Free helmets and bike lights will be given out tomorrow 9/23 at Diversey and Long from 7-9 pm - from our SAFE Ambassador...
09/22/2020

Free helmets and bike lights will be given out tomorrow 9/23 at Diversey and Long from 7-9 pm - from our SAFE Ambassadors and @ridespin #bikesafety #scootersafety

We are pleased to announce that working with our partners at @CTA, pop-up bus only lanes will be launched in the coming ...
09/21/2020
Mayor Lightfoot Announces CDOT and CTA Launching Pop-Up Essential Bus Lanes Program

We are pleased to announce that working with our partners at @CTA, pop-up bus only lanes will be launched in the coming weeks on two long stretches of 79th St. and Chicago Ave. to prioritize bus service for essential workers & transit riders. For info:
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/transit_facilities/news/2020/september/mayor-lightfoot-announces-cdot-and-cta-launching-pop-up-essentia.html

The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19...

One month into the second scooter pilot, lock-to technology has reduced cases of scooters blocking sidewalks - but there...
09/16/2020
City Releases Update on First Month of 2020 Shared E-scooter Pilot Program

One month into the second scooter pilot, lock-to technology has reduced cases of scooters blocking sidewalks - but there are still too many reports of folks improperly and unsafely riding scooters on sidewalks. If u ride a scooter, be considerate + do it safely! https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/future_projects_andconcepts/news/2020/september/city-releases-update-on-first-month-of-2020-shared-e-scooter-pil.html

The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19...

Our CREATE Program partner Union Pacific has issued an RFQ to provide design services as lead Engineering Design firm fo...
09/16/2020
CREATE

Our CREATE Program partner Union Pacific has issued an RFQ to provide design services as lead Engineering Design firm for part of CREATE Project EW2 and professional right-of-way services for CREATE Project WA1. For more info visit:
http://createprogram.org/bid.htm #railfreight #RFQ

CSX Railroad is issuing an invitation to bid on the CREATE P3 – Stage I, B&OCT/CSXT Track, Earthwork, Grading, and Drainage construction project in Chicago, Illinois. (B&OCT/CSXT Milepost: DC 21.78 to DC 23.87)

We are starting our office move out of 30 N. LaSalle today - some of our staff will be at the new location down the bloc...
09/11/2020
CDOT Administrative Offices are Moving Starting September 11

We are starting our office move out of 30 N. LaSalle today - some of our staff will be at the new location down the block next week at 2 N. LaSalle. Click here for details:
https://www.chicago.gov/content/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/future_projects_andconcepts/news/2020/september/cdot-administrative-offices-are-moving-starting-september-11.html

The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19...

It’s official! The 75th Street Boardwalk is open for business - from Calumet to Indiana avenues. A Make Way for Dining p...
09/05/2020

It’s official! The 75th Street Boardwalk is open for business - from Calumet to Indiana avenues. A Make Way for Dining project, created in partnership with the Greater Chatham Initiative, Alderman Sawyer and a ton of other folks. Come on down and check it out and fill up your belly. 😁👍

We had a productive morning paving in North Park in the 39th Ward, with assistance from 8-year-old Ryan, a future road b...
08/28/2020

We had a productive morning paving in North Park in the 39th Ward, with assistance from 8-year-old Ryan, a future road builder. Ryan is working with CDOT Foreman Mike Jaski. Thanks to Alderman Nugent for arranging the visit.

Thanks @CityClubChicago for the chance to speak to your members yesterday. ICYMI, here is the full talk and Q&A below:"....
08/20/2020
Gia Biagi - City Club of Chicago

Thanks @CityClubChicago for the chance to speak to your members yesterday. ICYMI, here is the full talk and Q&A below:
"...this is our moment to redraw the map. To start where we are, with what we have, and imagine what’s possible. To take active steps, intentional ones, to make real that more equitable, prosperous, sustainable, and just city. And we will leverage our transportation infrastructure, programs, services, and policies to get there. This is the Road Ahead for Our Streets, for Our City."

https://www.cityclub-chicago.org/video/2478/gia-biagi

Gia Biagi is an urban planner and designer with experience in the private and public sectors who was appointed Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot in December 2019. The Mayor charged Biagi with implementing a vision for a transportation system t...

"I'm excited about the addition of ebikes to the Divvy system. This will be a game-changer for bike-share in Chicago, en...
07/27/2020
CDOT Introducing New Divvy Ebike Fleet on July 29

"I'm excited about the addition of ebikes to the Divvy system. This will be a game-changer for bike-share in Chicago, enabling residents to go further, faster with more flexibility,” said CDOT Commissioner Gia Biagi. "It is critical in these times that we provide as many convenient options for Chicagoans to get around, and I believe ebikes offer an entry into biking that will open up new opportunities in a healthy and fun way, putting more of Chicago within reach.”

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/bike/news/2020/july/cdot-introducing-new-divvy-ebike-fleet-on-july-29-.html

The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19...

07/16/2020
CDOT

CDOT: Launch of Divvy Expansion to the Far South Side

The Randolph Street Corridor Improvement Study team wants to hear from you! Tell us what you envision for this historic ...
07/15/2020
Randolph Street Corridor Improvement Study

The Randolph Street Corridor Improvement Study team wants to hear from you! Tell us what you envision for this historic corridor in the City of Chicago. Please visit the study’s webpage and click on the survey and mapping tool to provide input on existing issues and to share your vision for the future of Randolph Street. These tools are open through Friday, July 17!

https://chicagocompletestreets.org/portfolio/randolph-street-corridor-improvement-s

Thank you to those who attended the Virtual Community Meeting on June 25, 2020! A recording for those who could not attend is linked below. We invite you to share your thoughts on Randolph S…

Our friends at @PeoplesGasChi are kicking off their Doggone it! photo contest to promote call 811 before you dig. Send a...
07/08/2020

Our friends at @PeoplesGasChi are kicking off their Doggone it! photo contest to promote call 811 before you dig. Send a pic of your dog digging, and your dog can be safety ambassadog, plus you can win a $200 gift card! Deadline is 5 p.m. 7/20. To enter, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DoggoneItEmailEntry

Our newest #SharedStreet opened today on Dickens Ave. from Racine, thru Oz Park, and on to Clark Street. Drivers, please...
07/07/2020

Our newest #SharedStreet opened today on Dickens Ave. from Racine, thru Oz Park, and on to Clark Street. Drivers, please read the signs and Slow Down for people walking, biking and rolling. We ask all to continue sending feedback to chi.gov/streetsurvey

Drivers: #SharedStreets are popping up across Chicago. This is one of the newest on S Shore Drive - 53rd-56th. If u see ...
07/03/2020

Drivers: #SharedStreets are popping up across Chicago. This is one of the newest on S Shore Drive - 53rd-56th. If u see a chicane set up with barrels, slow down. At all times be on the lookout for kids and others walking and biking. Send feedback 2 chi.gov/streetsurvey

We opened up our newest Shared Street today on S. Shore Drive, from 53rd to 56th Streets -  Please keep the feedback com...
07/02/2020

We opened up our newest Shared Street today on S. Shore Drive, from 53rd to 56th Streets - Please keep the feedback coming to chi.gov/streetsurvey

Another #SharedStreet opened up today on Palmer Street from Cicero to N. Long Ave., ending at Hanson Park. Please keep t...
06/30/2020

Another #SharedStreet opened up today on Palmer Street from Cicero to N. Long Ave., ending at Hanson Park. Please keep the feedback coming to chi.gov/streetsurvey

We are excited to see Outdoor Dining on 75th Street!😀
06/30/2020

We are excited to see Outdoor Dining on 75th Street!😀

Expanded outdoor dining with COVID-19 safety precautions is up and running in Chatham on the South Side. Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection and Chicago Department of Transportation are continuing to work together to find creative ways we can support local restaurants while keeping employees and residents safe.

With a resurfacing project starting today on Dearborn from Monroe to Polk, the two-way bike lane will be maintained, but...
06/29/2020
CDOT Announces Road Resurfacing Project on Dearborn from Monroe to Polk

With a resurfacing project starting today on Dearborn from Monroe to Polk, the two-way bike lane will be maintained, but shifted into a temporary configuration in the coming days. Only 1 vehicle lane will be in place for the next 4 to 6 weeks. For more detail:

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/traffic_signals_andstreetlights/alerts/2020/june/cdot-announces-road-resurfacing-project-on-dearborn-from-monroe-.html

The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Three: "Cautiously Reopening." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/cov...

Our newest #SharedStreet was installed today on the South Side: it's a loop that runs on Dorchester and Kenwood Avenues ...
06/26/2020

Our newest #SharedStreet was installed today on the South Side: it's a loop that runs on Dorchester and Kenwood Avenues from 68th to 70th. Please keep the feedback coming to http://Chi.gov/streetsurvey

This is a reminder to join us this Thursday, June 25, from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. for the first Randolph Street Corridor Im...
06/24/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Randolph Street Corridor Improvement Study - Virtual Community Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

This is a reminder to join us this Thursday, June 25, from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. for the first Randolph Street Corridor Improvement Study Virtual Community Meeting! Your input will help establish this historic corridor as an active, safe, and comfortable environment for all users. Please register to join the webinar at TinyURL.com/RandolphStreetMeeting or view the live stream here on the Chicago Department of Transportation’s page. We look forward to meeting with you and receiving your feedback!

Help Re-Envision Randolph Street! The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is conducting a corridor improvement study of West Randolph Street from North Desplaines Street to North Ogden Avenue. This section of West Randolph Street is an important corridor in Chicago’s history of agriculture...

Now that the Lakefront Trail and 606 are back open, here are some tips on h ow to get around safely, whether you are wal...
06/22/2020

Now that the Lakefront Trail and 606 are back open, here are some tips on h ow to get around safely, whether you are walking, jogging or rolling?:

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