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.
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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.

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.

05/31/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

MOMENT OF SILENCE: Let's join together as a city to mourn the killing of George Floyd and countless other Black Americans.

Chicago Mayor's Office
05/31/2020

Chicago Mayor's Office

We need to look out for one another and stand united. Thank you to our City employees and the many others working around the clock to help our city heal during this time.

📸 Patrick Pyszka

James McHugh Construction Co
05/19/2020
James McHugh Construction Co

James McHugh Construction Co

Get outside this week and take a (socially-distanced) stroll or ride across the Lincoln Village Bike & Pedestrian Bridge! The bridge officially opened last week and we are substantially complete with our work there. Be sure to click on the YouTube video in the article to see drone views of the North Shore Channel Trail and bridge. Chicago Department of Transportation

05/15/2020
McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

Thanks to Friends of the Chicago River and the McCormick Bridgehouse Museum for putting together this informative video celebration for the 100th Anniversary of the DuSable Bridge:
https://www.facebook.com/BridgehouseMuseum/videos/253571892518726/

Friends of the Chicago River presents a 100th anniversary celebration of the opening of DuSable Bridge featuring city officials, historians, and musicians. Hosted by our McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum.

Chicago Department of Transportation's cover photo
05/15/2020

Chicago Department of Transportation's cover photo

Chicago Department of Transportation
05/15/2020

Chicago Department of Transportation

05/13/2020
safety.fhwa.dot.gov

A nice report just out from FHWA about the Milwaukee Avenue Rapid Delivery Project:

https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/zerodeaths/docs/Chicago_RapidDelivery_Final_508.pdf

Heads up for drivers on southbound LSD: lane closures for pavement repairs will be in place for 2 weeks starting 5/11 at...
05/08/2020
Pavement Repairs on South Lake Shore Drive Start Monday, May 11

Heads up for drivers on southbound LSD: lane closures for pavement repairs will be in place for 2 weeks starting 5/11 at 39th Street/Oakwood Blvd. Re-route to avoid delays, especially for the PM rush. Details here:
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/construction_information/alerts/2020/may/pavement-repairs-on-south-lake-shore-drive-start-monday--may-11.html

In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the hea...

06/19/2018
41st Street Bridge and Arch Installation

See the arches for the 41st St. pedestrian and bike bridge taking shape in this time-lapse video - part of the Building on Burnham plan:
https://t.co/5mTdgziI0v

CDOT is building a new pedestrian and bike bridge at 41st Street over Lake Shore Drive and the railroad tracks. The new bridge is the second of five bridge p...

A big Thank You to the men and women of our sister agency who work so hard for the people of Chicago! https://t.co/onJ4C...
06/18/2018
StreetsandSan on Twitter

A big Thank You to the men and women of our sister agency who work so hard for the people of Chicago! https://t.co/onJ4CuXcPB

“All week long we'll be celebrating National @GarbageManDay and the great men and women who keep Chicago clean and safe for us all, no matter the weather.”

Chicago’s beaches and pools are open this weekend to provide relief from the heat! Check https://t.co/08IbwITKOQ for upd...
06/15/2018
Beaches | Chicago Park District

Chicago’s beaches and pools are open this weekend to provide relief from the heat! Check https://t.co/08IbwITKOQ for updates on water conditions. Wear a safety vest when boating and stay safe.

The Chicago Park District manages the city's 26 miles of open and free lakefront for the enjoyment of Chicago residents and visitors. Admission to Chicago's beaches is free. We invite you to walk, jog, swim, paddle, bike, rollerblade, sail, play volleyball, explore, or just relax along Chicago's lak...

The City of Chicago is proud to be hosting @SpecialOlympics 50th Anniversary this July. We’re officially 50 days away fr...
05/31/2018
Come Celebrate in Chicago!!!

The City of Chicago is proud to be hosting @SpecialOlympics 50th Anniversary this July. We’re officially 50 days away from #SpecialOlympics50! Learn more about @SpecialOlympics and their various events: https://t.co/L3gEy3fRcm

Celebrating 50 years; Chicago is hosting the Special Olympics movement’s 50th Anniversary global celebration events this 17-21 July. Learn about what's happening: Unified Cup, Torch Run and Eternal Flame of Hope, Global Day of Inclusions, and Music Concert. Sign up to Volunteer; Share your Story; ...

05/29/2018

Checking into this.

Check out this important new report, out today from the @NSCsafety and @RANDCorporation:  A Road to Zero: A vision for a...
04/19/2018
Road to Zero

Check out this important new report, out today from the @NSCsafety and @RANDCorporation: A Road to Zero: A vision for achieving zero roadway deaths by 2050
https://t.co/gTptMAMvCb

The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Donate to our cause.

Check out this great opportunity to help improve livability for ALL through the AARP Community Challenge - the goal is t...
04/12/2018
2018 AARP Community Challenge

Check out this great opportunity to help improve livability for ALL through the AARP Community Challenge - the goal is to increase connectivity, walkability, bikeability and access to public and private transit - applications due by May 16!
https://t.co/2CDarNd6y6

Apply by May 16! "Quick-action" grants to make communities livable for people of all ages.

Check out the latest updates from CREATE, the partnership that is improving the rail system in NE Illinois and reducing ...
03/19/2018
February 2018

Check out the latest updates from CREATE, the partnership that is improving the rail system in NE Illinois and reducing train and motor vehicle delays:
https://t.co/rzzUzgZMOB

Each year, the CREATE partners strive to keep you up-to-date on the progress we continue to make addressing passenger and freight congestion and efficiency in our region and nation. There are many accomplishments to be proud of and many opportunities to be excited about that lie ahead. We hope you ...

thanks to @ChicagoOEMC for leading the #Care4CrossingGuards effort @Visionzeronet  @activetrans https://t.co/LETmJNcnik
03/12/2018
Chicago OEMC on Twitter

thanks to @ChicagoOEMC for leading the #Care4CrossingGuards effort @Visionzeronet @activetrans https://t.co/LETmJNcnik

“Watch for pedestrians while driving in school zones, and slow down. 🚗🚦🚸#Care4CrossingGuards #SafeStudents”

02/19/2018

Repair work at the Kinzie bridge is wrapped up and it's now open to all users.

If you are curious about EV's, don't miss this test drive opportunity coming up at the Chicago Auto Show starting 2/10 t...
02/08/2018
Chicago Clean Cities on Twitter

If you are curious about EV's, don't miss this test drive opportunity coming up at the Chicago Auto Show starting 2/10 to 2/19! https://t.co/egYAYCPWdk

“Take the 2018 @Nissan #LEAF, @Chrysler #Pacifica #Hybrid and #Mitsubishi #Outlander #PHEV for test drives @ChiAutoShow Feb. 10-19 https://t.co/QbuODzyz4n #CAS18 #CAS18EVdrives #EVs #PHEVs”

02/06/2018
2018 Summit

You can register NOW for the #SUMC18 #SharedMobility Summit in Chicago on March 12-14. Learn more & register here: https://t.co/3DHP7ZWzMM

Join us at the 2018 National Shared Mobility Summit in Chicago on March 12-14 to discuss the latest developments in carsharing, shared autonomous and electric vehicles, bikesharing, e-hailing, microtransit and more.

Reminder: Logan Square planning meeting tomorrow night: https://t.co/n6V8Y15nq7
01/29/2018
CDOT on Twitter

Reminder: Logan Square planning meeting tomorrow night: https://t.co/n6V8Y15nq7

“Logan Square is Still Evolving -- be part of the planning! Tuesday, January 30, 2018 5:30pm – 8:00pm Logandale Middle School 3212 W. George St. The meeting invite can also be found on the project website: https://t.co/OfcQlNq3Q3 1922 2017”

01/09/2018
t.co

Contractors! Don't miss the City of Chicago's upcoming 2018 Construction Summit on 2/7/2018 - a great opportunity to learn about upcoming construction opportunities and grow your network! for info click here:
https://t.co/4X7EcFrs0b

12/21/2017
Drive Clean Chicago’s Truck Grant Program

Big thanks to our friends at @DriveCleanChi and @LauriKeagle for putting together this story about how we are working to Chicago greener and cleaner:

https://t.co/mNkVjGNfg0

Drive Clean Chicago is an innovative incentive program aimed at creating a roadmap for a greater alternative fuel transportation network for Chicago. Given t...

12/21/2017
NSC on Twitter

A timely reminder from @NSCsafety about the danger of crashes during the holidays - everyone should do all they can to #KeepEachOtherSafe all year long and specially during the holidays https://t.co/bQUHzQ1Op2

“NSC estimates 308 people may be killed & 35.4k may be seriously injured in car crashes during Christmas holiday period-As many as 356 fatalities and 40.9k injuries are expected during the New Year's holiday. Share to #KeepEachOtherSafe during the holidays: https://t.co/8Vw0DXaC92”

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30 N La Salle St
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Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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