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Travel Midwest Homepage

(Formerly Gary-Chicago-Milwaukee (GCM) Homepage)
Now renamed the Travel Midwest page, additional tools and information are available to assist with travel planning for the Chicago Metropolitan Area.  The goal is to provide up to date  construction and travel information.  The site features:
  • Real time travel maps of expressway system: Maps show construction zones, level of congestion, camera shots, message signs, etc.
  • Real time travel time charts: Historical & Real Time Traffic & Travel Time Reports For Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • The Travel Midwest web site is a cooperative effort among several agencies. The following are are the site sponsors:
        Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
        Illinois Tollway
        Chicago Skyway
        Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)
        Indiana Toll Road
        Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
        Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
        Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)


The Illinois Tollway has announced a new road patrol service during severe cold weather days. Effective Sunday, Dec. 12, the Illinois Tollway launched “Zero Weather Road Patrols” to assist drivers driving the 286-mile Tollway roadway system. These road patrols are implemented when temperatures and/or wind chills drop below zero. The 24-hour service dedicates hourly patrols in search of motorists stranded in disabled vehicles or in response to calls that come to *999 motorist assistance, Illinois Tollway dispatch, or Illinois State Police District 15.  Follow this link for more information.

NBC.COM Traffic Alerts

Sign-up for traffic alerts giving conditions on the Illinois Tollways.

My Traffic Edge

Allows you to sign up for road specific traffic updates.

Getting Around Illinois homepage

New IDOT website provides winter road conditions, road construction, and traffic counts.

Illinois Traffic Alert System Homepage

You can register to receive traffic report email alerts for specific highways of your choice.