(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 website is a cooperative effort among several agencies. The following are the site sponsors:
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)
Indiana Toll Road
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
In December 2016, the Illinois Tollway announced a new road patrol service known as “Zero Weather Road Patrols”. These road patrols are implemented to assist drivers driving the 286-mile Tollway roadway system 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.
NBC.COM Traffic Alerts
Sign-up for NBC.com traffic alerts giving conditions on the Illinois Tollways.
My Traffic.com Traffic Edge
Allows you to sign up for road specific traffic updates.
Getting Around Illinois
New IDOT website provides winter road conditions, road construction, and traffic counts.
Midwest Traffic Alert System
You can register to receive traffic report email alerts for specific highways of your choice.