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Chicago Department of Transportation CDOT oversees the public way--streets, sidewalks, bridges, alleys and other places you walk on, driv

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. We work to make sure the public way functions safely and efficiently.

Operating as usual

12/22/2022

That’s a wrap on in 2022! This year CDOT distributed more than 500 free bikes to eligible residents in the inaugural year of the program.

Along with a new bike, we also provided a helmet and safety & maintenance equipment. And the Chicago's SAFE Ambassadors provided residents with resources to confidently travel the City’s bikeway network and keep their bikes working for years to come. Huge thanks to Working Bikes, West Town Bikes & Greencorps Chicago for their partnership in making this program a reality.

Along with improving & expanding the City’s bikeway network, CDOT is committed to making biking an affordable and accessible option for more people. With the support of Chicago Mayor's Office Chicago Recovery Plan, we look forward to growing this program to give more residents access to affordable & climate-friendly mobility options.

The application will reopen 2023. Stay tuned for more info early next year.

You can reach more about the first year of the program here: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/future_projects_andconcepts/news/2022/december/cdot-distributes-more-than-500-free-bikes-and-safety-equipment-i.html

Last year CDOT released our Strategic Plan for Transportation — a three-year framework to develop a safer, more equitabl...
12/16/2022

Last year CDOT released our Strategic Plan for Transportation — a three-year framework to develop a safer, more equitable and sustainable transportation system that delivers for Chicago. We recently published our Year 1 Update report, which outlines just a portion of the critical work CDOT employees and partners have been engaged in over the past year. You can read the Year 1 Update here:

https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/depts/cdot/CDOT%20Projects/Strategic_Plan/CDOT-Strategic-Plan-Year-1-Update.pdf

Working closely with our partners at the Chicago Transit Authority, CDOT recently installed new permanent bus-only lanes...
12/14/2022

Working closely with our partners at the Chicago Transit Authority, CDOT recently installed new permanent bus-only lanes on Chicago Avenue between Western and Ashland Avenues. 🚌

These new and improved lanes will help buses avoid getting stuck in traffic congestion and keep other vehicles clear of areas where buses need priority, like bus stops. This helps buses travel faster and stay on schedule, and allows for easier boarding – making riding the bus a more reliable and attractive travel option for Chicagoans. https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/transit_facilities/news/2022/december/CDOTCTAbuslanes.html

Photos from F.H. Paschen's post
12/13/2022

Photos from F.H. Paschen's post

Work is underway on the Lawrence Ave Streetscape! Today CDOT joined Alderman Andre Vasquez, 40th Ward Chicago & Lincoln ...
12/10/2022

Work is underway on the Lawrence Ave Streetscape! Today CDOT joined Alderman Andre Vasquez, 40th Ward Chicago & Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the start of the project that stretches from Western to the Chicago River and will create a more walkable, inviting street that supports economic development.

The project features a variety of infrastructure upgrades, including:
🚶Widened sidewalks, bump-outs, & pedestrian refuge island
🚲Contraflow bike lane on Francisco connecting to the North Shore Channel Trail
🌳Plaza space on the corner of Washtenaw & Lawrence

Hope to see you tomorrow at the first CMC in-person meeting. Join us at Garfield Park Fieldhouse at 6:00 pm. This will b...
12/08/2022

Hope to see you tomorrow at the first CMC in-person meeting. Join us at Garfield Park Fieldhouse at 6:00 pm. This will be an in-person meeting only, a recording of the meeting will be posted on CDOT’s website. To get a copy of tomorrow’s agenda and to RSVP for the event visit bit.ly/chicagomobilitycollaborative. ASL interpreters will be provided, for other accessibility requests please email [email protected]

🚨Greencorps Chicago is hiring for the 2023 season Greencorps is the City's green-industry employment program with on-the...
11/30/2022

🚨Greencorps Chicago is hiring for the 2023 season

Greencorps is the City's green-industry employment program with on-the-job training for individuals with barriers to employment.

Learn more and apply here: https://greencorpschicago.org/how-to-apply/

The next Chicago Mobility Collaborative meeting is Thursday, December 8 at the Garfield Park Field House.Join community ...
11/29/2022

The next Chicago Mobility Collaborative meeting is Thursday, December 8 at the Garfield Park Field House.

Join community members, stakeholders, & CDOT staff as we work together to create better streets and impactful initiatives for all. RSVP here: bit.ly/chicagomobilitycollaborative

ASL interpreters will be provided. To request any other accessibility needs, please email Romina Castillo at [email protected]

11/21/2022

This year CDOT and the Chicago Department of Aviation implemented the Midway Smart Corridor Project – an innovative new system that provides real-time traffic information to people traveling to and from Chicago Midway International Airport. This helps people plan their travel and balances traffic along arterial streets around the airport. New monitors installed inside Midway Airport display travel times to downtown and various suburban locations by car, bus, and train. And dynamic message boards on I-55 show travel times to Midway through Central Ave., Cicero Ave., & Pulaski Rd., with the goal of better balancing traffic from I-55 to the airport between the three approaches.

Today on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims we honor and remember those who have lost their lives in traf...
11/20/2022

Today on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims we honor and remember those who have lost their lives in traffic crashes. Last year 174 people were killed in traffic crashes in Chicago, while across the U.S. traffic fatalities reached a 16-year high.

Creating safer streets for everyone — whether you are walking, biking, taking transit, or driving — requires a comprehensive approach, including sustained infrastructure investments that deter speeding and enhance safety.

Thanks to ’s Chicago Works capital plan, over the next two years Chicago will invest $58 million towards Complete Streets improvements such as new and upgraded bike lanes, curb extensions, pedestrian refuge islands, high-visibility crosswalks & more. Working together, we can eliminate traffic deaths and life-altering injuries in Chicago.

11/17/2022

This year Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) implemented the Midway Smart Corridor Project – an innovative new system that provides real-time traffic information to people traveling to and from Midway International Airport. The project helps travelers to plan their trip and CDOT to balance traffic along arterial streets around the airport.

New monitors installed inside Midway display travel times to downtown and various suburban locations by car, bus, and train. Dynamic message boards on I-55 show travel times to Midway via Central Avenue, Cicero Avenue, and Pulaski Road, with the goal of better balancing traffic from the expressway to the airport across the three routes.

Big things are happening on the South and West sides…Today in the Austin neighborhood we celebrated the three year anniv...
11/16/2022

Big things are happening on the South and West sides…Today in the Austin neighborhood we celebrated the three year anniversary of and broke ground on a streetscape improvement project that will transform Chicago Avenue between Austin Blvd and Cicero Ave. Improvements include wider, more comfortable sidewalks, new street trees & community identifiers, new bike lanes, bus boarding islands, and more.

This is the first of a dozen streetscape improvement projects that CDOT is implementing along key South and West corridors - a $280 million investment thanks to ’s leadership.

11/15/2022
WATCH LIVE

Big day in the Austin neighborhood: CDOT is joining City and community leaders in celebrating 3 years of INVEST South/West and breaking ground on the first of a dozen upcoming streetscape improvement projects in South and West side communities.

11/11/2022
The Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection  campaign provides safety and consumer awareness information for pa...
11/09/2022

The Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection campaign provides safety and consumer awareness information for passengers of taxicabs, ride-hail, and other public passenger vehicles. Get around Chicago safely and visit http://Chicago.gov/RideSmart for tips, including how to spot licensed versus unlicensed taxicabs.

Construction crews continue to make great progress in Jackson Park. 🚧 Starting on or after November 7 and lasting throug...
11/03/2022

Construction crews continue to make great progress in Jackson Park. 🚧 Starting on or after November 7 and lasting through mid-December, crews will perform work on the medians within DL*D between 57th Drive and Hayes Drive. This will require the following traffic changes:

Temporary lane reduction on northbound DL*D (reduced from three lanes to two lanes between 57th Drive and Hayes Drive)

Temporary turn lane reduction for the eastbound 57th Drive to northbound DL*D movement (reduced from three left turn lanes to two left turn lanes)

Temporary lane shift on southbound DL*D just north of 57th Drive

Work will continue on Stony Island Avenue and Hayes Drive in their current configurations.

More info: https://jacksonparkimprovements.org

Open Boulevards continues this Sunday, October 30 at Kedzie and Logan Boulevards! Come out and enjoy car-free streets, m...
10/27/2022

Open Boulevards continues this Sunday, October 30 at Kedzie and Logan Boulevards! Come out and enjoy car-free streets, music, games, & the Logan Square Farmers Market, then stick around for the Halloween Parade at 5:30 🎃👻🦇🍂

Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Chicago Park District
Logan Square Chamber of Commerce
Scott Waguespack, City Council of Chicago

This great partnership between Divvy Bikes & Working Bikes is providing people with new skills and job opportunities whi...
10/26/2022
Divvy, Working Bikes Team Up To Train Bike Mechanics From South And West Sides

This great partnership between Divvy Bikes & Working Bikes is providing people with new skills and job opportunities while increasing access to bikes 🚲

Students get five weeks of instruction and a stipend and can interview for a Divvy field mechanic position or get connected to jobs at local bike shops.

Come on out to  this Sunday, October 16th in North Lawndale! Douglas Blvd will be closed to cars and open to people betw...
10/14/2022

Come on out to this Sunday, October 16th in North Lawndale! Douglas Blvd will be closed to cars and open to people between Central Park to Independence & 13th from 1-5pm.

Open Boulevards is a series of street activations that transform Chicago’s historic boulevards into open community spaces for residents to walk, bike, scooter, socialize, and enjoy food, & activities from local community partners.

10/06/2022

NOTIFYCHICAGO Columbus: Ida B Wells-Roosevelt closed Thurs 10/6 4am to Mon 10/10 6am for Chicago Marathon set up; closure on Balbo extended to Michigan Ave.

Photos from Chicago's SAFE Ambassadors's post
10/05/2022

Photos from Chicago's SAFE Ambassadors's post

Beautiful day to cut the ribbon on new installations at Manuel Perez Jr. Memorial Plaza with ,  & . A great space for co...
09/24/2022

Beautiful day to cut the ribbon on new installations at Manuel Perez Jr. Memorial Plaza with , & . A great space for community events and gatherings, enhanced with support from our Chicago Alfresco program.

The first of three new raised pedestrian crossings and curb extensions in Belmont Cragin on Long Avenue. The new crossin...
09/23/2022

The first of three new raised pedestrian crossings and curb extensions in Belmont Cragin on Long Avenue. The new crossings will make it safer and easier for students and parents to walk to Hanson Park, Prosser Academy, and Hanson Park Elementary.

As part of the Jackson Park mobility improvement work, CDOT is partnering with Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership & F.H....
09/15/2022

As part of the Jackson Park mobility improvement work, CDOT is partnering with Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership & F.H. Paschen to meet ambitious hiring goals for the project, which include 15% residents of neighborhoods adjacent to Jackson Park and 50% Chicago residents.

Residents can learn more and apply for construction jobs for the project at jacksonparkimprovements.org

09/13/2022

We’re so excited are back in 2022!
Join us this Sunday along Drexel Blvd between 43rd and 45th!
Chicago Department of Transportation Chicago Park District

09/11/2022

is experiencing high call volume due to this morning's heavy rain. Reminder that you can submit reports of Water in Basement and/or Water on Street either online at 311.Chicago.gov or via the CHI311 mobile app.

As part of Metra's project to rebuild the Grayland Station & replace the bridge over the roadway, Milwaukee Ave is close...
09/09/2022

As part of Metra's project to rebuild the Grayland Station & replace the bridge over the roadway, Milwaukee Ave is closed at Kilbourn for the remainder of the year. CDOT has constructed a two-way protected bike lane on Addison for cyclists to use for the duration of the closure.

This week CDOT was proud to distribute free bikes to residents who applied to our Bike Chicago program. Creating a more ...
09/03/2022

This week CDOT was proud to distribute free bikes to residents who applied to our Bike Chicago program. Creating a more equitable, sustainable transportation system one bike at a time! Distribution will continue throughout the year and the application will reopen in 2023.

Along with a new bike, residents receive a helmet, lock, light, bell, multi-tools, and chain lubricant. And Chicago's SAFE Ambassadors provide recipients with resources to confidently travel Chicago’s bikeway network and keep their bikes working for years to come.

Big thanks to Greencorps Chicago & Working Bikes for their invaluable partnership in making sure these bikes are ride ready.

A little rain couldn’t stop new pre-cast concrete curbs from being installed along the Logan Blvd bike lane! Work began ...
08/30/2022

A little rain couldn’t stop new pre-cast concrete curbs from being installed along the Logan Blvd bike lane! Work began yesterday between Rockwell and Diversey and will continue throughout the week.

This is part of Chicago’s efforts to upgrade all existing delineator-protected bike lanes to concrete, increasing safety for all road users.

Everyone should have access to the joys of riding a bike. This year  & CDOT are hosting free adaptive bike sessions for ...
08/26/2022

Everyone should have access to the joys of riding a bike. This year & CDOT are hosting free adaptive bike sessions for riders with disabilities, led by .
 
Thanks to all who joined us in Marquette Park yesterday!

VZSS and Arts + Public Life invite you to a Safety Workshop to discuss proposed projects, priorities, and challenges aro...
08/22/2022

VZSS and Arts + Public Life invite you to a Safety Workshop to discuss proposed projects, priorities, and challenges around traffic safety along Garfield Blvd between Cottage Grove and the Dan Ryan. Join this event!

Register at bit.ly/garfieldblvd_wpgb

Happy first day of school, Chicago! As students return to classrooms, it’s more important than ever that drivers slow do...
08/22/2022

Happy first day of school, Chicago! As students return to classrooms, it’s more important than ever that drivers slow down and be extra cautious around schools and bus stops. 📚🚶🏽‍♀️ 🚌

🚧 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE & 111TH STREET IMPROVEMENTS‼️⚠️S. Michigan Avenue from 110th Street to 116th Street and ⚠️111th ...
08/18/2022

🚧 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE & 111TH STREET IMPROVEMENTS‼️

⚠️S. Michigan Avenue from 110th Street to 116th Street and
⚠️111th Street from S. Stewart Avenue to S. MLK Drive

🗣TWO ✌🏾 OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK ON THESE IMPROVEMENTS!🚸

🗣We welcome you to submit questions in advance to the project team through the project website at:
👩🏾‍💻www.engageiswroseland.com

🗣Both virtual and call-in options are available to participate in the virtual meeting. Individuals in need of further assistance should contact 312-744-3599.

In-person feedback will be collected at the Shop Roseland Event. You can find us at a booth between 12:00-4:00pm.

🗣 BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENTCIVIL ENGINEER IIChicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)Division of InfrastructureOffice of Un...
08/17/2022

🗣 BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
CIVIL ENGINEER II
Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Division of Infrastructure
Office of Underground Construction and the Office of permitting.
Number of Positions: 3

👩🏾‍💻BID INSTRUCTIONS: Apply on the bid site: https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/103/jobsearch.ftl

Happy  Chicago - crews are installing new concrete curb protection along the Kinzie St. bike lane, with more to come!🚴Th...
08/15/2022

Happy Chicago - crews are installing new concrete curb protection along the Kinzie St. bike lane, with more to come!🚴

This concrete separation will improve safety for all road users and make riding a bike a safer, more comfortable transportation option.

Mark your calendars 🗓
08/15/2022

Mark your calendars 🗓

🚸Department of TransportationBID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT🦺 Field Service Specialist II 6137-CDOT-2022-2cityofchicago.org/CAREERS...
08/15/2022

🚸Department of Transportation
BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

🦺 Field Service Specialist II 6137-CDOT-2022-2

cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

Bid closes August 17th.

Beautiful day to cut the ribbon on a new shared community plaza in Woodlawn with  &  as part of the Chicago Alfresco pro...
08/13/2022

Beautiful day to cut the ribbon on a new shared community plaza in Woodlawn with & as part of the Chicago Alfresco program.

CDOT is working with neighborhood stakeholders citywide to help turn previously underused areas into shared outdoor community spaces.

08/12/2022

This new federal investment is great news for Chicago and the Englewood community. CDOT is excited to work with neighborhood stakesholders, City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development, and our federal partners to help make the Englewood Nature Trail a reality.

This project is part of a citywide vision of trails and corridors that will better connect people to transit, housing, and parks citywide & improve quality of life for Chicagoans. 🌳 🚶🏽‍♀️ 🚲 🍃

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Happy Holidays to all! Please enjoy a special holiday edition of SAFE tv with Ambassadors Ambrasia Warner & Caro Carillo offering a primer on proper preps & gear for safe, warm winter weather biking. Also catch it on starting 12/26 at noon on cable channel 27

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QUcxSAu2vw
Starting January 3rd, the City of Chicago will require patrons of certain indoor spaces to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
This decision is driven in part by the Omicron variant and is in line with requirements already in place in other big cities including New York City and Los Angeles.
Getting vaccinated and boosted is essential to protect the health of yourself, your friends, and your community. There is vaccine available all across the city. Find yours at chicago.gov/covid.
We are making steady progress on the 43rd Street ped and bike bridge over the RR tracks and DuSable L*D - due for completion by the end of 2022.
Happy & Safe Holidays to everyone from CDOT! Today employees are delivering gift baskets as part of the effort by for distribution to seniors in Chicago! Staff from across CDOT pitched in to make 20+ baskets for this worthy cause.
Make your voice heard! On December 14 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., The Chicago Department of Transportation is hosting the second virtual public meeting of the South Chicago Commercial Avenue Corridor Improvement Project.

Hear project updates and view the design review design alternatives based on previous input. There will be an opportunity for attendees to share their feedback during a live Q&A.

Part of Mayor Lightfoot's Invest South/West program, this project is working to provide a safe, walkable, and attractive street that will foster community and economic growth.

Register the meeting on December 14 here: https://bit.ly/CommAveMeeting
Check out this virtual resource fair on Monday, 12/6 at 5PM that will offer vital financial resources available to Chicagoans, including utility billing relief and emergency heating repairs and rental assistance, the equity lead service line replacement program and more! Register now: https://cityofchicago-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tEI-VlIPRvSnOrh5XgL1yA
The World Day of Remembrance is a day to remember the victims of traffic crashes. Please join us in the fight towards today @ 6 pm on CAN TV.
For more info, go to: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/future_projects_andconcepts/news/2021/november/chicago-marks-world-day-of-remembrance-for-road-traffic-victims-.html
Chicago's 811 damage prevention system was ranked as one of the top in Nation in a new national report by the Infrastructure Protection Coalition! Protect Chicago & call 811 Before u Dig!
To read the report: www.ipcweb.org
For 811 Chicago info: https://bit.ly/3oKjWIB
Great story about the impact of INVEST South/West!
The Pedway is open as wintry weather is arriving - and we are working with our partners
Environmental Law & Policy Center and
and others to install new signs as a first step toward longer-term wayfinding improvements.
For more info: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/future_projects_andconcepts/news/2021/november/city-is-upgrading-signs-in-downtown-pedway-as-first-step-toward-.html
THIS Sunday, Drexel Blvd will be closed to cars from 43rd to 45th from 10:30 am until 2 pm for an Open Boulevards event! Roll w/ the community bike ride starting at 11. There will be music, games, food and fun for the whole family and NO Cars on one of Bronzeville's historic Boulevards! With:
Alderman Sophia King
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
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