Project Spotlight

The I-FIT Accurately Predicts In-Service Pavement Cracking

Published February 22, 2018

Committed to designing and building sustainable and flexible pavements that maintain their durability, safety, and smoothness, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has been using recycled asphalt materials in asphalt concrete (AC) mixes for the past three decades. Recycling these materials, in such a way that their inclusion does not diminish long-term performance, can help enhance sustainability and protect the environment by limiting the consumption of natural resources. Read More

Researchers Identify Ways to Decrease Road Closure Times in Illinois

Published January 23, 2018

Imagine you’re in your car sipping coffee and hoping for a smooth commute when you’re greeted by those big, orange signs. Construction. Still? This has been going on for weeks and the traffic is now the source of your daily headache. What is worse is it looks finished. Why can’t they just open the road? Read More

IDOT Uses Modern Technology in Construction Staking of Illinois Highway Projects

Published October 23, 2017

In a world that is increasingly shaped by improving digital technologies, the past few decades brought great advances in technology for highway construction and engineering. Such advances almost always aim to reduce costs and improve quality. For instance, incorporating technologies, such as the global positioning system (GPS) and civil information modeling (CIM), among others, in highway construction is believed to lead to improvements in construction quality while reducing construction time and cost.Read More