Iteris sends out right signals in Chicagoland

$1.2m contract with Illinois DoT will review and design pedestrian-accessible systems
UTC / March 6, 2023
By Adam Hill
Traffic signals pedestrian accessibility Illinois innovation © Marcus Jones |
The work supports IDoT's Long Range Transportation Plan (© Marcus Jones |

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT) has selected Iteris for projects dealing with traffic signal plan preparation and vulnerable road users.

The multi-year, $1.2 million contract sees Iteris providing design and review of accessible pedestrian systems on 'numerous' state-owned traffic signals in IDoT District One, which serves the Chicagoland area.

Located in northeastern Illinois, it includes 28,060 miles of roads (2,775 of which are state-maintained), serves over 650 million passengers, and comprises six counties: Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage and Will.

The project will support IDoT’s Long Range Transportation Plan and ADA Transition Plan, "which together seek to provide innovative, sustainable and multimodal transportation solutions while making Illinois’ transportation systems accessible to all".

Iteris' duties will include preparation of plans, estimates of cost, and review of APS plans by others. Going forward, there may be more ITS work on traffic signal design and operation review, agency coordination, signing design, traffic control and environmental impact map preparation.

Cliff Heise, regional vice president, Mobility Professional Services, at Iteris“, says: "This initiative expands Iteris’ presence in the Midwest, while enhancing the effectiveness and accessibility of the region’s traffic signal infrastructure."

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