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ROADS AND BRIDGES
(605 ILCS 5/) Illinois Highway Code.

605 ILCS 5/Art. 2 Div. 2

 
    (605 ILCS 5/Art. 2 Div. 2 heading)
DIVISION 2. DEFINITIONS

605 ILCS 5/2-201

    (605 ILCS 5/2-201) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-201)
    Sec. 2-201. The terms used in this Code shall, for the purposes of this Code have the meanings ascribed to them in this Division of this Article, except when the context otherwise requires.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-202

    (605 ILCS 5/2-202) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-202)
    Sec. 2-202. Highway-any public way for vehicular travel which has been laid out in pursuance of any law of this State, or of the Territory of Illinois, or which has been established by dedication, or used by the public as a highway for 15 years, or which has been or may be laid out and connect a subdivision or platted land with a public highway and which has been dedicated for the use of the owners of the land included in the subdivision or platted land where there has been an acceptance and use under such dedication by such owners, and which has not been vacated in pursuance of law. The term "highway" includes rights of way, bridges, drainage structures, signs, guard rails, protective structures and all other structures and appurtenances necessary or convenient for vehicular traffic. A highway in a rural area may be called a "road", while a highway in a municipal area may be called a "street".
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-203

    (605 ILCS 5/2-203) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-203)
    Sec. 2-203. State highway-any highway that is part of the State highway system described in Section 2-101.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-204

    (605 ILCS 5/2-204) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-204)
    Sec. 2-204. County highway-any highway that is part of the county highway system described in Section 2-102.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-205

    (605 ILCS 5/2-205) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-205)
    Sec. 2-205. Township road-any highway that is part of the township and district road system described in Section 2-103 and which, under the provisions of this Code, is under the immediate jurisdiction of a road district comprised of a single township in a county having township organization.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-206

    (605 ILCS 5/2-206) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-206)
    Sec. 2-206. District road-any highway that is part of the township and district road system described in Section 2-103 and which, under the provisions of this Code, is under the immediate jurisdiction of a road district other than a road district comprised of a single township in a county having township organization.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-207

    (605 ILCS 5/2-207) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-207)
    Sec. 2-207. Street-any highway that is part of the municipal street system described in Section 2-104.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-208

    (605 ILCS 5/2-208) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-208)
    Sec. 2-208. Federal aid highway-any highway heretofore or hereafter designated by the Department and approved by the appropriate authority of the federal government as such under the Federal Aid Road Act.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-209

    (605 ILCS 5/2-209) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-209)
    Sec. 2-209. Federal Aid Road Act-An Act of congress, approved July 11, 1916, entitled "An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes", as heretofore or hereafter amended by Congress and all Acts heretofore or hereafter enacted by Congress which are supplemental thereto.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-210

    (605 ILCS 5/2-210) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-210)
    Sec. 2-210. Construct-Construction-The performance of all things necessary to build, rebuild or improve a highway, or part thereof, on an existing location or on a new location established pursuant to this Code.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-211

    (605 ILCS 5/2-211) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-211)
    Sec. 2-211.
    Department-The Department of Transportation of this State and its predecessor.
(Source: P.A. 77-173.)

605 ILCS 5/2-212

    (605 ILCS 5/2-212) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-212)
    Sec. 2-212. Freeway-A highway or street especially designed for through traffic, and to, from, or over which owners of or persons having an interest in abutting land or other persons have no right or easement or only a limited right or easement of access, crossing, light, air, or view by reason of the fact that such property abuts upon such highway or street or for any other reason.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-213

    (605 ILCS 5/2-213) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-213)
    Sec. 2-213. Highway authority or highway authorities-The Department with respect to a State highway; the county board with respect to a county highway or a county unit district road if a discretionary function is involved and the county superintendent of highways if a ministerial function is involved; the highway commissioner with respect to a township or district road not in a county unit road district; or the corporate authorities of a municipality with respect to a municipal street.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-214

    (605 ILCS 5/2-214) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-214)
    Sec. 2-214. Maintain-Maintenance-The performance of all things necessary to keep a highway in serviceable condition for vehicular traffic.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-215

    (605 ILCS 5/2-215) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-215)
    Sec. 2-215. Municipality-Any city, village or incorporated town organized under the laws of this State, and does not include any other political subdivision or municipal corporation.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-216

    (605 ILCS 5/2-216) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-216)
    Sec. 2-216. Person-Any person, firm, partnership, association, public or private corporation, organization or business or charitable trust.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-217

    (605 ILCS 5/2-217) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-217)
    Sec. 2-217. Right-of-way-The land, or interest therein, acquired for or devoted to a highway.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-218

    (605 ILCS 5/2-218) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-218)
    Sec. 2-218. Rural highway or rural road-Any highway or road outside the corporate limits of any municipality.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-219

    (605 ILCS 5/2-219) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-219)
    Sec. 2-219. State funds-Any funds appropriated for highway purposes by the General Assembly.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/2-220

    (605 ILCS 5/2-220) (from Ch. 121, par. 2-220)
    Sec. 2-220. The Department, after consultation with the Department of Natural Resources, shall, where appropriate, maintain in forested lands, rather than grasslands, Department-controlled property adjacent to and between divided lanes of State highways. In determining where such forestation is appropriate, the Department shall consider whether such forestation would:
    (a) enhance the scenic quality of the highway;
    (b) provide additional habitat for wildlife;
    (c) result in a financial savings from reduced grassland maintenance;
    (d) enhance air quality;
    (e) serve as a deterrent to soil erosion;
    (f) not hinder drivers' visibility or otherwise create a traffic hazard; and
    (g) be fiscally prudent considering the availability of low cost or no cost nursery stock as provided by the Department of Natural Resources.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)