Bureau of Local Roads and Streets Manual Comments

Thank you for taking time to provide comments as we update the Bureau of Local Roads and Streets Manual.

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You will be able to provide your comments in the body of the email, along with including attachments. You will also be able to copy (ctrl-c) a paragraph(s) from the BLRS Manual and be able to paste (ctrl-v) it in the body. If you wish to change the language of the paragraph(s), please follow these guidelines:

  • Strike thru text to be deleted. Do not just delete.
  • Underline new text to be added.
  • Existing words which should be italicized, italicize them and add <> at each end.
  • Existing words which should be bolded, bold them and add <> at each end.
  • Side comments to explain the reason for the suggested update, should be highlighted.


“All Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) policies and procedures for Bridge Inspection are located in the BBS Bureau of Bridges and Structures, <Structural Services Manual>. The manual can be found …”

The use of IDOT had not yet been defined. BBS had already been defined. The Structural Service Manual is a reference document and should be italicized.

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