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.

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Great opportunity for businesses to learn about CREATE.
04/20/2021

Great opportunity for businesses to learn about CREATE.

04/20/2021

On Thursday, April 8, 2021, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Navy Pier Lakefront Trail Improvements project received the Lincoln’s Grand Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACEC-Illinois) T.Y. Lin International provided construction engineering services to CDOT for the project. The top award in ACEC Illinois’ annual Engineering Excellence Awards program recognizes the most outstanding engineering achievement of the year.

Designed by HNTB Corporation, the Chicago Lakefront Trail spans 18 miles along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. The project involved constructing an elevated multi-use path through a heavily congested lakefront and urban area over three phases, with the first two phases extending from the north end of Jane Addams Park to the north end of the Chicago River Bridge. The third phase, which will span the Chicago River, connects the existing trail on the south side to the new "flyover" path on the north side.

#cdot #chicago #navypier #navypierchicago #lakefronttrail #lakefronttrailchicago #constructionengineering

Learn more: https://www.acecileea.com/projects/c6.php

The first of the annual spring bridge lifts for sail boat runs is on for this Saturday, 4/17 - starting  at 8 AM Saturda...
04/16/2021

The first of the annual spring bridge lifts for sail boat runs is on for this Saturday, 4/17 - starting at 8 AM Saturdays/ 9:30 AM Wednesdays - bridges are raised sequentially for about ten minutes and then lowered from Ashland Bridge to L*D (L*D is under construction so it could take 30-45 minutes to raise and lower). For full schedule:

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/bridge/news/2021/april/cdot-announces-first-spring-boat-run--saturday--april-17.html

The first of the annual spring bridge lifts for sail boat runs is on for this Saturday, 4/17 - starting at 8 AM Saturdays/ 9:30 AM Wednesdays - bridges are raised sequentially for about ten minutes and then lowered from Ashland Bridge to L*D (L*D is under construction so it could take 30-45 minutes to raise and lower). For full schedule:

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/bridge/news/2021/april/cdot-announces-first-spring-boat-run--saturday--april-17.html

Perfect time for a rainstorm!
04/09/2021

Perfect time for a rainstorm!

We joined 45th Ward Alderman Jim Gardiner today to unveil a new Green Alley near Six Corners in Portage Park. It provide...
04/08/2021

We joined 45th Ward Alderman Jim Gardiner today to unveil a new Green Alley near Six Corners in Portage Park. It provides an attractive new pedestrian connection between Milwaukee Avenue and Cicero Avenue. Green Alleys are sustainable infrastructure that reduce stormwater runoff and standing water, and the urban heat island effect. They also promotes use of recycled materials in construction. This new Green Alley includes decorative LED lighting on bollards that enhance the space and improve nighttime safety.

For more info:

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/future_projects_andconcepts/news/2021/april/cdot-and-alderman-gardiner-cut-ribbon-for-new-green-alley-at-six.html

Thanks to Rep. Marie Newman for including us in this American Jobs Plan event. “After the unprecedented challenges of th...
04/05/2021

Thanks to Rep. Marie Newman for including us in this American Jobs Plan event.
“After the unprecedented challenges of the last year, it is extremely encouraging to see new leadership in Washington that prioritizes not only helping cities and states recover from the COVID-19 pandemic -- but is also committed to investing in infrastructure that will build our country back and build it smarter, better and fairer,” said Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gia Biagi. “These investments will push forward our work to prioritize walking and biking, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, and improve our public way to support neighborhood revitalization.”

It’s time we make transportation more accessible, affordable, and reliable to EVERYONE.

Today, I convened Illinois’ leaders, transit executives, and unions to talk about the investments we can make NOW thanks to President Biden’s #AmericanJobsPlan.

You can watch our discussion here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdtezZ12X3w

Heads up: lane closures through the weekend on the Kennedy at Montrose for bridge demo - reroute to avoid delays.
03/26/2021

Heads up: lane closures through the weekend on the Kennedy at Montrose for bridge demo - reroute to avoid delays.

Beginning tonight, lane closures are scheduled on the Kennedy Expressway as part of the Montrose Avenue Bridge rebuild project. The outbound exit ramp to Montrose Avenue will be closed through Tuesday afternoon. Please be alert for traffic pattern changes. http://ow.ly/H4Kp50E9NFH

Heads up for Kennedy drivers this weekend: lane closures and overnight full stops planned on the inbound Kennedy for dem...
03/23/2021

Heads up for Kennedy drivers this weekend: lane closures and overnight full stops planned on the inbound Kennedy for demolition of the Montrose bridge. Re-route to avoid delays.

Chicago: Removal of the final section of the Montrose Avenue bridge over the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) begins March 26 and will require lane closures, along with 15-minute full traffic stops, over three nights. Full details: http://ow.ly/EVsW50E6DNY

We are seeking proposals for the new “Chicago Alfresco” program from community organizations throughout Chicago interest...
03/19/2021

We are seeking proposals for the new “Chicago Alfresco” program from community organizations throughout Chicago interested in creating active community spaces that are anchored by outdoor dining and highlight community-focused placemaking, support community identity, and provide opportunities for public enjoyment. Chicago Alfresco is part of a broader City initiative to open streets and create places for dining, public life, community, arts, culture, walking and biking. Check out the details here:
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/supp_info/alfresco.html

We are out there patching potholes 7 days a week - if you see our crews, please slow down and give them a wide berth. Yo...
03/12/2021

We are out there patching potholes 7 days a week - if you see our crews, please slow down and give them a wide berth. You can report pothole locations through the City’s CHI311website https://311.chicago.gov or use the free CHI311 mobile apps on iOS Apple and Android. Both methods allow you to upload a photo.

This spring we are launching two new #VisionZero Chicago Community-engagement efforts on the South, West and Northwest S...
02/25/2021
CDOT Announces New Vision Zero Community-engagement Efforts on South, West and Northwest Sides to Help Reduce Dangerous Speeding and Crashes

This spring we are launching two new #VisionZero Chicago Community-engagement efforts on the South, West and Northwest Sides. And we are increasing investments in traffic safety projects all across Chicago. Find out more here:
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/future_projects_andconcepts/news/2021/february/cdot-announces-new-vision-zero-community-engagement-efforts-on-s.html
here:https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/future_projects_andconcepts/news/2021/february/cdot-announces-new-vision-zero-community-engagement-efforts-on-s.html

Getting vaccinated will help keep you from getting the COVID-19 illness and may also protect people around you. The vaccine will be offered to all Chicagoans who want it as soon as larger quantities become available. Learn more at Chicago.gov/COVIDVax.

Photos from Chicago Department of Transportation's post
02/02/2021

Photos from Chicago Department of Transportation's post

Greencorps Chicago - our green job training program for people with barriers to employment - is seeking trainees for the...
02/02/2021

Greencorps Chicago - our green job training program for people with barriers to employment - is seeking trainees for the 2021 class. Apply now for this PAID work-study opportunity! Apply before the end of February for the new class starting in March.
“Greencorps provides a tremendous opportunity for Chicagoans who face challenges breaking into the job market to both earn a wage and gain invaluable experience and skills that prepare them for a productive career in the growing green job sector,” said CDOT Commissioner Gia Biagi.
https://chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/conservation_outreachgreenprograms/news/2021/february/greencorp-chicago-job-training--program-is-now-recruiting-for-20.html

01/28/2021

All of us are deeply saddened about the loss of our dear friend and colleague, former 1st Dep. Comm. Pat Harney, who passed suddenly 1/23. We send our deepest condolences to his family & friends. He was a true public servant and a great friend to all who worked with him. He served Chicago in countless ways and across multiple departments; he was Exec VP at @CTA, 1st Deputy at Aviation, Commissioner at the former 2FM and 1st Deputy CoS in the Mayor’s Office, and on and on. He is truly missed.

Recruitment is now open for Greencorps Chicago, our green industry, PAID job training program for individuals with barri...
01/25/2021
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Recruitment is now open for Greencorps Chicago, our green industry, PAID job training program for individuals with barriers to employment. Greencorps is looking for potential candidates for the 2021 Training Program who want to learn how to build a career in the Green Economy. More info is at:https://greencorpschicago.org/apply/

Interested applicants should contact Greencorps Chicago at (312) 746-9777 to learn about the application process. See this flyer for additional information. If you reach our voicemail, please leav…

Speeding drivers beware: In response to a 77 percent increase in fatalities, starting today you will get a warning lette...
01/15/2021
City of Chicago to Start Issuing Warnings to Motorists Driving Six MPH and Above Over the Limit in Automated Speed Enforcement Zones

Speeding drivers beware: In response to a 77 percent increase in fatalities, starting today you will get a warning letter if caught speeding 6-10 MPH over the limit in ASE zones near schools and parks; ticketing at 6 MPH over the limit starts 3/1. The goal is not to issue tickets, but to encourage safer driving and discourage speeding that is correlated with more severe injuries and deaths: 40 more people died in fatal vehicle crashes in 2020 - a 77 percent increase from 2019, from 52 to 92 deaths.
#VisionZero
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/automated_enforcement/news/2021/january/city-of-chicago-to-start-issuing-warnings-to-motorists-driving-s.html

Getting vaccinated will help keep you from getting the COVID-19 illness and may also protect people around you. The vaccine will be offered to all Chicagoans who want it as soon as larger quantities become available. Learn more at Chicago.gov/COVIDVax.

We made good progress this week installing a steel beam for the new bridge for the Saint Charles Air Line RR crossing ov...
01/08/2021

We made good progress this week installing a steel beam for the new bridge for the Saint Charles Air Line RR crossing over the new section of Wells Street under construction in The 78 - the first of two new rail bridges being built for the Wells-Wentworth Connector

Please join us on January 27 in a virtual meeting as we kick off the process for re-imagining this vital corridor
12/30/2020

Please join us on January 27 in a virtual meeting as we kick off the process for re-imagining this vital corridor

How do you imagine the future of Western Avenue? The City is launching a study of the key North Side corridor, from Addison to Howard. Visit chicago.gov/western to join the planning process, take the survey, and register for the kick-off session at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Have you taken Chicago's e-scooter survey? We want to hear from everyone as we evaluate the 2nd e-scooter pilot - whethe...
12/29/2020
E-Scooter Share Pilot Program

Have you taken Chicago's e-scooter survey? We want to hear from everyone as we evaluate the 2nd e-scooter pilot - whether you are an e-scooter user or not. Take a few minutes and let us know your thoughts: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/supp_info/escooter-share-pilot-project.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...

Thanks to PeopleForBikes.org for including Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square on this list of Best New Bikeways ! “The Milwa...
12/19/2020
PeopleForBikes

Thanks to PeopleForBikes.org for including Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square on this list of Best New Bikeways !
“The Milwaukee Ave. protected bike lane, between Western and California in Logan Square, is one of Chicago’s busiest biking thoroughfares, connecting to a network of other existing bikeways and public transportation hubs.

Building this protected bike lane was no easy feat — creating the space needed to prioritize safe biking required city leaders to relocate 60% of the on-street automobile parking to nearby locations. Working closely with businesses along the 0.75-mile corridor, project managers were able to maintain critical business operations during and after construction, all while improving accessibility for the entire neighborhood regardless of how people choose to move around.

The new design prioritizes the safety of the most vulnerable users (two-thirds of all injury-producing crashes in the city involve people walking and biking) and better reflects how the community already uses the street (bike riding in Logan Square is growing much faster than the city average). Project features include “qwik kurb” delineators, pedestrian bump-outs, green pavement markings at intersections and bike boxes. To better accommodate the corridor’s transit riders, new boarding islands will be installed in 2021. “

https://peopleforbikes.org/blog/americas-best-new-bikeways-2020/

Every ride. Every rider. Join us.

INVEST South/West is making a real difference - check out  the viaduct that was rehabbed and now features bright new mur...
12/10/2020

INVEST South/West is making a real difference - check out the viaduct that was rehabbed and now features bright new murals created by The Englewood Arts Collective at 58th and Halsted:
www.ourenglewoodmural.com
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

We installed 18 new bike corrals around Chicago this year - along with almost 900 bike racks. Businesses and organizatio...
12/04/2020

We installed 18 new bike corrals around Chicago this year - along with almost 900 bike racks. Businesses and organizations can submit a bike corral request to [email protected]

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