Illinois Department of Transportation

About Illinois Department of Transportation

Every day, IDOT strives to design and maintain a world class transportation system that enhances safety and the quality of life of its citizens and visitors by reducing congestion and increasing mobility. This system also facilitates and improves the inter-connectivity of all transportation modes for the efficient movement of people and goods to support the state’s national and global competitiveness.

The challenges we face at times may seem insurmountable, but these challenges help us realize the potential that exists to transform communities and regions across the state through strategic infrastructure investments in all modes. IDOT's talented, professional, and diverse group of public servants understand the importance of innovation, diligence, hard work, and collaboration with all transportation stakeholders at all levels for the common good.

In this section of the website we provide information about IDOT, including a brief overview of the department, our history and governance, as well as our performance across our day-to-day operations and initiatives, employment opportunities, and our regional presence throughout the state. We also provide information that will help you stay connected to news, updates, and events happening in a community near you.

We welcome you to learn about us, but more importantly, partner with us as we Transform Transportation for Tomorrow!


Civil Engineering Technician Intern

June 2020 - August 2020 Ottawa, IL
“The internship allowed me to get hands-on experience with contractors and engineers and allowed me to see the process of construction for multiple transportation projects. I was always allowed to ask questions, which were always accompanied by thorough responses. ”

Civil Engineering Intern

June 2020 - August 2020 Peoria, IL
“The position was really secure even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Every engineer that I met knew what they were talking about because they oftentimes had decades of experience.”
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