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IDOT Region 1

Serving one of the most populous urban areas in the nation, IDOT‘s Region 1/District 1, located in northeastern Illinois, includes the state’s most recognizable city, Chicago. This region is home to six counties: Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, Dupage, and Will.

The nation’s second busiest airport (O’Hare), one of the country’s three main inland distribution centers (Chicago), and the port of Chicago itself all are located in this region. Annually, the region's 28,060 centerline miles of roads (2,775 state-maintained) feel the impact of more than

650 million passengers utilize the Regional Transportation Authority's (RTA) rail and bus
services. RTA is the largest transit system in the
state and third largest nationally. Chicago’s Union
Station, a hub for commuter and inter-city passenger rail connections, is the fourth busiest Amtrak station in the nation.

Add to this hundreds of miles of bike paths, bike lanes and sidewalks and pedestrian paths, and you can quickly see that Region 1 is a complex multi-modal transportation hub with a mode of transportation for everyone.

Construction Projects and Studies

Click here to view current construction projects and studies.

Construction Update Report

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.

To learn how you can partner with us please navigate to the ‘Community Involvement’ page.

Contact Information

Region 1 Contact Information
201 West Center Court
Schaumburg, Illinois 60196-1096
Claims: (847)705-4401

Region 1 Engineer
Jose Rios

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