Illinois Department of Transportation http://wkms.org en Mississippi River Bridge Will Close For Annual Safety Inspection http://wkms.org/post/mississippi-river-bridge-will-close-annual-safety-inspection <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The US 60/US 62 Mississippi River Bridge between Missouri and Illinois south of Cairo will be closed to traffic for one week for scheduled inspections.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:47:02 +0000 Rob Canning 39158 at http://wkms.org Mississippi River Bridge Will Close For Annual Safety Inspection IL DOT Pepares For Winter Roads http://wkms.org/post/il-dot-pepares-winter-roads <p></p><p>Illinois transportation and law enforcement officials are launching a winter safety campaign.</p><p>"Ice and Snow - Take it Slow" is being promoted by the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois Tollway and the Illinois State Police. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:28:57 +0000 The Associated Press 36520 at http://wkms.org IL DOT Pepares For Winter Roads KY, IL Plan Public Meetings for Cairo Bridge Input http://wkms.org/post/ky-il-plan-public-meetings-cairo-bridge-input <p></p><p>Highway department officials have set dates for two public meetings this month to discuss options for improving or replacing the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky. and Cairo, Ill.</p><p>The first meeting is Monday, May 20 from 4-7 p.m. at Cairo High School. The second meeting is Tuesday, May 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the Ballard Center Community Room in La Center.</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 18:05:17 +0000 John Null 31626 at http://wkms.org KY, IL Plan Public Meetings for Cairo Bridge Input Former Illinois Transportation Secretary Fires at 'Anonymous Allegations' in Report http://wkms.org/post/former-illinois-transportation-secretary-fires-anonymous-allegations-report <p></p><p>The former assistant secretary at the Illinois Department of Transportation says a report on improper hiring at the agency mischaracterizes what he told investigators.</p><p>Former congressman David Phelps disputed a report the Office of Executive Inspector General released Monday. The report says Phelps did "little work" and mostly engaged in "misconduct and abuse." Phelps says he told investigators he answered requests for information from job-seekers but did nothing improper. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:01:43 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30620 at http://wkms.org Former Illinois Transportation Secretary Fires at 'Anonymous Allegations' in Report IL Could Get $275 Million for Roads http://wkms.org/post/il-could-get-275-million-roads <p></p><p>Illinois could have $275 million more for road and bridge projects this year if lawmakers approve a Department of Transportation funding plan. DOT officials have found $400 million mostly in extra federal and free-up state money to pump into the transit improvement program over the next five years. One lawmaker says the DOT wants immediate legislative approval so work can begin when the weather warms up. If the legislation passes it would be a 15 percent increase from the almost $1.8 billion dollars the DOT said it would spend in the fiscal year ending June 30. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:20:14 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 26303 at http://wkms.org IL Could Get $275 Million for Roads Mississippi River Bridge to Close for Inspection http://wkms.org/post/mississippi-river-bridge-close-inspection <p>The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to close the U.S. 60/62 bridge over the Mississippi River three days next week for safety inspections. The bridge which connects Cairo, Ill., to Mississippi County Missouri&nbsp;will shut down between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:27:21 +0000 Angela Hatton 20757 at http://wkms.org Mississippi River Bridge to Close for Inspection