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Welcome to the Illinois Department of Transportation Traffic Alert System.

Note: Current users of the Illinois Traffic Alert System are encouraged to transition to the Travel Midwest Alerts System, which provides much better customization of the expressway sections for which you will receive notifications. The Illinois Traffic Alert System will be retired on March 31, 2017.

Please Note: The information contained on the reports is dependent on weather and construction factors, as well as the stability of various electronic systems, and thus may not always be accurate or available. The staff of the Illinois Traffic Alert System are in no way responsible for any decisions or actions taken as a result of providing this website or its Email reports to the public. Use this information at your own risk.

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   New Users   

The Travel Midwest Alerts System

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces the availability of the Travel Midwest Alerts System, a free service that provides email notifications of up to date traffic information on user-selected trips along the expressways in the Travel Midwest coverage area. You can define one or more trips by going to the Travel Midwest Trip Report, and then pressing the "Email Alerts" button to create an account to receive traffic information along that trip. You can select the email format, the days and times on which you wish to receive alerts, and the type of traffic information you wish to receive for each of your trips. You can also give a period during which alerts will not be sent (e.g., for a vacation) and a speed threshold so that you only receive alerts when the speed is below that value. Once you have created an Alerts System account, you can add, modify, or delete trips and their alert preferences at any time.

For more detail on defining trips and registering for email alerts, see the Travel Midwest Trips and Alerts Help page.

   Current Users   

View or Update Your Account Information

To access your Illinois Traffic Alert System account, enter your Email address or your phone number and cellular provider (if you receive alerts on your telephone) and your password in the form below and click "Log In":

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Forgot Password

We cannot remind you of your current Illinois Traffic Alert System password because it is encrypted in our database for your privacy. If you have forgotten your password, enter your Email address in the form below and click "Send Password", and a new password for accessing your Illinois Traffic Alert System account will be sent to you.