News

Improving the Effectiveness of Smart Work Zone Technologies

Published January 23, 2017

A recently completed project sponsored by IDOT and conducted by ICT investigated the effectiveness of sensor network systems for detecting traffic jams or stopped traffic, estimating travel times and delays for motorists, and estimating speed of vehicles in and approaching roadway work zones.Read More

103rd THE Conference Coming Soon

Published January 23, 2017

The 103rd Transportation and Highway Engineering (THE) Conference will take place February 28 and March 1, 2017, with preconference activities offered on February 27. The conference will be held at the Illini Union on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Read More

IDOT Develops Safety Project Webinar Series Based on Research Conducted by ICT

Published January 23, 2017

Findings from three safety-related research projects conducted by the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) on behalf of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) have been implemented as a technology deployment webinar series geared to IDOT and local agency staff, as well as consultants, designers, and contractors who are involved with roadway construction and maintenance in Illinois.

The webinars were recorded and are available for viewing online (links provided below).
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Guidelines Developed for Low-Water Crossings on Low-Volume Rural Roads in Illinois

Published January 23, 2017

Low-water crossings (LWCs) are roads over small creeks and streams and are designed to be overtopped by water during a high flow event. These LWCs are located on low-volume roads with fewer than 25 vehicles per day—typically access roads to farm fields. For these crossings, it is not necessary or feasible for the local highway department to install a bridge. Therefore, a LWC can be designed and constructed to provide a safe, economical, and environmentally friendly pathway to endure overtopping events.

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