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Community Involvement

IDOT believes in partnering with Illinois communities statewide to promote a safer, sustainable and effective transportation system for Illinoisans. Through effective partnerships and collaborations, we demonstrate our commitment to move the transportation vision, Transforming Transportation for Tomorrow forward.

Partnerships like this encourages and educates citizens of Illinois to create a positive impact in their community.

Love the Land of Lincoln

Our goal is to spread the word and remind people not to litter in Illinois. We need your help!

Adopt-A-Highway

The Illinois Adopt-A-Highway program brings citizen volunteers into partnerships with IDOT to pick up trash and keep our roadsides clean. The program also educates and encourages people to stop littering. Through the cleanup efforts of more than 10,000 Adopt-A-Highway volunteers throughout Illinois, visitors and tourists have a better first impression of our state and roadways are safer because of less roadside debris.

Please visit our Adopt-A-Highway page to learn more.

Help Keep our Waterways Clean

Over the past 25 years, the United States has made tremendous advances to clean up our nation's waterways by controlling pollution from industrial and sewage treatment plants.

Please visit our Help Keep Waterways Clean page to learn more.

Scenic Byways

Any Illinois community or local organization may submit a nomination for national designation of a specific section of roadway, but the nomination must meet stringent criteria and be submitted through IDOT. Information regarding nominations, grants, and federal contact information may be found at the Federal Highway Administration’s Scenic Byways webpage.

The National Scenic Byways Program and the Illinois Scenic Byways Program include only one restriction. The federal law which created the program prohibits new off-site advertising along nationally designed roadways.

Please visit our Scenic Byways page for more information.

Safe Routes to School

Success Stories

View our success stories on the SRTS website!

Do you have a success story about how Safe Routes to School has impacted your school or community? We are always looking for stories to share and to inspire the Safe Routes community. If you have a Safe Routes success story to share, please send us the information at DOT.SafeRoutes@illinois.gov.

How can I get involved?

Thank you for your interest in encouraging safe walking and biking to school. Here are some things you can do today!

Apply for a Grant

For more information on the Illinois Safe Routes to School program eligibility, guidelines and program information, please visit the Safe Routes to School webpage.

Zero Fatalities

Help us Drive Fatalities to Zero!

IDOT has a zero fatality goal and we need your help!

  • Buckle up!
  • Be a designated driver!
  • Don’t Drink and Drive
  • Drop it and Drive
  • Slow Down and See Orange
  • Talk to a Teen
  • Be an example
  • Start Seeing Motorcycles

Infrastructure Projects

Transportation and the community!

We want to hear from you! IDOT handles multiple infrastructure improvements on an annual basis. Some infrastructure improvements are best served with community input. The department holds several public outreach meetings as well as hearings and seeks your input. Check our events page for upcoming meetings in your area (or subscribe to IDOT in Motion)