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(605 ILCS 5/) Illinois Highway Code.

605 ILCS 5/4-106

    (605 ILCS 5/4-106)
    Sec. 4-106. Preservation of bridge infrastructure.
    (a) The Department may adopt rules governing all corrosion prevention projects carried out on eligible bridges. Rules may include a process for ensuring that corrosion prevention and mitigation methods are carried out according to corrosion prevention industry standards adopted by the Department for eligible bridges that include:
        (1) a plan to prevent environmental degradation that
could occur as a result of carrying out corrosion prevention and mitigation methods including the careful handling and containment of hazardous materials; and
        (2) consulting and interacting directly with, for the
purpose of utilizing trained personnel specializing in the design and inspection of corrosion prevention and mitigation methods on bridges.
    (b) As used in this Section:
    "Corrosion" means a naturally occurring phenomenon commonly defined as the deterioration of a metal that results from a chemical or electrochemical reaction with its environment.
    "Corrosion prevention and mitigation methods" means:
        (1) the preparation, application, installation,
removal, or general maintenance as necessary of a protective coating system including the following:
            (A) surface preparation and coating application
on an eligible bridge, but does not include gunite or similar materials; or
            (B) shop painting of structural steel fabricated
for installation as part of an eligible bridge.
    "Corrosion prevention project" means carrying out corrosion prevention and mitigation methods during construction, alteration, maintenance, repair work on permanently exposed portions of an eligible bridge, or at any other time necessary on an eligible bridge. "Corrosion prevention project" does not include traffic control or clean-up related to surface preparation or the application of any curing compound or other substance onto or into any cement, cementitious substrate, or bituminous material.
    "Eligible bridge" means a bridge or overpass the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair work on which is funded directly by, or provided other assistance through, a municipality, a public-private partnership, the State, the federal government, or some combination thereof. "Eligible bridge" does not include a bridge or overpass that is being demolished, removed, or replaced.
    (c) The requirements of this Section do not apply to an individual licensed under the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989 or the Structural Engineering Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 101-226, eff. 6-1-20.)

605 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 2

    (605 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 2 heading)

605 ILCS 5/4-201

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201)
    Sec. 4-201. The Department, in addition to, and not in limitation of, its general powers has the powers stated in Sections 4-201.1 through 4-201.20.
(Source: P.A. 83-957.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.1

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.1) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.1)
    Sec. 4-201.1. To determine and adopt rules, regulations and specifications for State highways not inconsistent with this Code.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.2

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.2) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.2)
    Sec. 4-201.2. For serving through or State traffic, to designate as part of the State highway system and to locate, construct and maintain highways to connect highways in the State highway system.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.3

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.3) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.3)
    Sec. 4-201.3. To relocate any highway, or a part thereof, in the State highway system on a new location or on a different highway. For the purpose of relocating such State highway the Department is authorized to lay out, open, alter, widen, extend or locate a new highway.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.4

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.4) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.4)
    Sec. 4-201.4. To enter into contracts covering all matters and things incident to the location, relocation, construction, repair and maintenance of State highways; including, subject to approval by the Illinois Commerce Commission, agreements with a railroad or railway company or other public utility concerning a relocation of its line, tracks, wires, poles, pipes or other facilities, where the same are not then located in a public street or highway, and such relocation is necessary as an incident to the construction of a new State highway or to the relocation, reconstruction, extension, widening, straightening, alteration, repair, maintenance or improvement of an existing State highway (including extensions of a new or existing State highway through or into a municipality upon a new or existing street). Nothing contained in this Section shall be construed as requiring the Department to furnish site or right-of-way for railroad or railway lines or tracks or other public utility facilities required to be removed from a public street or highway.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.5

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.5) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.5)
    Sec. 4-201.5. To lay out, construct and maintain, as a part of the State highway system, highways and entrances which will connect any State highway, now existing or hereafter constructed, with any State park, State forest, State wildlife or fish refuge, the grounds of any State institution or any recreational, scenic or historic place owned or operated by the State; any national cemetery; and to any tax supported airport constructed in part by State and federal funds; and, with the consent of the Department of Natural Resources, to construct, maintain and repair that part of any road or bridge, not otherwise under the jurisdiction of the Department, which lies within any State park, State conservation area, State forest, State wildlife and fish refuge, or any other recreational scenic area owned and operated by the Department of Natural Resources. With the consent of the Department of Natural Resources, to construct, maintain and repair that part of any road or bridge, not otherwise under the jurisdiction of the Department, which lies within any State Historic Site owned and operated by the Department of Natural Resources.
(Source: P.A. 100-695, eff. 8-3-18.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.6

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.6) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.6)
    Sec. 4-201.6. To divide the State highway system into sections or districts for the purpose of repair and maintenance and to repair and maintain such sections or districts either by patrol repair system or by gang repair system.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.7

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.7) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.7)
    Sec. 4-201.7. To purchase, rent, acquire and maintain all equipment and material incident to or necessary in the location, relocation, construction, repair and maintenance of State highways.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.8

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.8) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.8)
    Sec. 4-201.8. To purchase and acquire quarries, gravel pits, sand pits, cement rock or other natural deposits of road material to be used in the construction and maintenance of State highways, and to quarry, dig, manufacture, prepare and use such material or deposits in such construction and maintenance or to sell, furnish and supply the same to contractors engaged in constructing, improving or maintaining highways within the State and to erect such buildings and to purchase such machinery, utensils, tools, and equipment as may be necessary or essential for the proper prosecution of such work.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.9

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.9) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.9)
    Sec. 4-201.9. To construct, purchase, lease or otherwise acquire and to operate without charge to the public, ferries over rivers and other waters upon any State highway, whether permanently or temporarily located, until such time as it is deemed feasible and desirable to construct bridges at such places.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.10

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.10) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.10)
    Sec. 4-201.10. To provide for the lighting of State highways or portions thereof, when in the Department's opinion it is necessary for the convenience or safety of the public.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.11

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.11) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.11)
    Sec. 4-201.11. To number or renumber all State highways; and each State highway shall always be designated by a number.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.12

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.12) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.12)
    Sec. 4-201.12. Except as provided in the Illinois Adopt-A-Highway Act, to place, erect and maintain on highways all traffic control devices and signs authorized by this Code or by Chapter 11, Article III of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
    To place, erect and maintain on highways signs or surface markings or both to indicate officially designated bicycle routes. Whenever the Department is going to permanently remove route markings from a State highway within a municipality, it shall notify that municipality at least 90 days before such removal.
    To acquire right-of-way, plan, locate, relocate, construct, reconstruct, maintain, alter, improve, vacate and regulate the use of officially designated bikeways, as defined in Section 2 of the Bikeway Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1118.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.13

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.13) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.13)
    Sec. 4-201.13. To construct, maintain, and operate bridges, on State highways a part of the Federal-aid highway network, across any stream between this State and any adjoining state where such bridge is necessary to connect the Federal-aid highway network in this and such adjoining state; and to enter into agreements with adjoining states, persons, and the United States government in conjunction therewith.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1569.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.14

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.14) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.14)
    Sec. 4-201.14. (a) To construct, maintain and operate rest areas on State highways.
    In the operation of rest areas, the Department is authorized to prescribe reasonable rules and regulations not inconsistent with law, limiting the duration of rest stops and promulgating instructions and restrictions for the use and enjoyment of the rest area.
    (b) To construct rest areas on highways not on the State highway system when such highways are constructed under Section 3-104.3 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 80-691.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.15

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.15) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.15)
    Sec. 4-201.15. (a) To provide for the preservation of the natural beauty of areas through which State highways are constructed, and to acquire the fee simple title, or such lesser interest as may be desired, including scenic easements, to any land, rights or other property necessary therefor and, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources, to provide for forestation or reforestation of any of these areas that are Department-controlled lands, where appropriate.
    (b) To acquire the fee simple title or such lesser interest as may be desired, including scenic easements, to any land, rights or other property and to make such improvements thereon as may be necessary to provide for the preservation of the natural beauty of areas through which highways not on the State highway system are constructed, reconstructed or improved under Section 3-104.3 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.16

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.16) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.16)
    Sec. 4-201.16. Land acquired for highway purposes, including buildings or improvements upon such property, may be rented between the time of acquisition and the time when the land is needed for highway purposes.
    The Department shall file an annual report with the General Assembly, by October 1 of each year, which details, by county, the number of rented parcels, the total amount of rent received from these parcels, and the number of parcels which include buildings or improvements.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-1148, eff. 12-10-18.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.17

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.17) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.17)
    Sec. 4-201.17. To lease as lessee from the Illinois Highway Trust Authority any project at any time constructed or made available for public use by the Authority, and any property, real, personal, or mixed, tangible or intangible, or any interest therein, at any time acquired by the Authority; and to pay rentals for such leases from appropriations to be made by the General Assembly from the Road Fund.
(Source: P.A. 76-375.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.18

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.18) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.18)
    Sec. 4-201.18. To acquire land adjacent to the right-of-way on a federal aid system outside the central business district in an urban area of 50,000 population or more as provided by the Federal Aid Road Act and to construct and operate a publicly owned parking facility thereon or within the right-of-way, including the use of air space above and below the established grade line of the highway pavement. Such parking facility shall be (1) based on a continuing comprehensive transportation planning process as defined in the Federal Aid Road Act, and (2) located and designed in conjunction with existing or planned public transportation facilities.
    Fees charged for the use of such facility shall not be in excess of that amount required for maintenance and operation, including compensation to any person for operating such facility, and shall be used for such purposes before any other funds may be used for maintenance and operation.
    Any federal aid project constructed under this Section may be constructed by agreement and jointly at the expense of the federal government and the State of Illinois or jointly at the expense of the federal government, the State of Illinois, a municipality or municipalities or a county or counties, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Aid Road Act.
    For the purposes of this Section, the term "parking facilities" shall include access roads, buildings, structures, equipment, improvements, and interests in the lands.
(Source: P.A. 77-1410.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.19

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.19) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.19)
    Sec. 4-201.19. To issue permits for the establishment of telephone service at rest areas on the State Highway System where proper access to and from the main traveled lanes has been established and where such service will enhance the safety and welfare of the highway users.
(Source: P.A. 78-377.)

605 ILCS 5/4-201.20

    (605 ILCS 5/4-201.20) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-201.20)
    Sec. 4-201.20. To conduct demonstration projects on public streets and highways designed to test and develop new technology for road and curb construction, reconstruction and maintenance.
(Source: P.A. 83-957.)

605 ILCS 5/4-202

    (605 ILCS 5/4-202) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-202)
    Sec. 4-202. Additional mileage may be added to the State highway system in the manner provided by this Code.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-203

    (605 ILCS 5/4-203) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-203)
    Sec. 4-203. The Department may, in its discretion and as funds become available for construction and maintenance, add additional highways to the State highway system by laying out new highways or taking over highways from the county highway system, the township and district road system or the municipal street system; but such highways so taken over into the State highway system shall be highways which form a logical part of the State highway system for traffic purposes. Before any such highway is taken over the Department shall notify the proper local officials in writing of its intention to do so and the date when it will assume the maintenance and care of such highway. Whenever any part or portion of any such highway which is situated within the corporate limits of any municipality is hereafter or has heretofore been taken over, the Department shall have exclusive jurisdiction and control over only that part of such highway which the Department has constructed, or which the local authority has constructed and which has been taken over by the Department, and for the maintenance of which the Department is responsible, including the hard-surfaced slab, shoulders and drainage ditches. Whenever any municipality shall construct with a durable hard surface the remaining portion of a street, a part of which has been improved with a durable hard surface by the Department, or taken over by it, then in that case the Department shall have jurisdiction and control over only that portion of the street over which it did construct the durable hard surface or that part which it took over from the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 89-683, eff. 6-1-97; 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

605 ILCS 5/4-204

    (605 ILCS 5/4-204) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-204)
    Sec. 4-204. Whenever any highway becomes a part of the State highway system, the Department shall file in its office a description of such State highway. All changes in and additions to the State highway system shall also be noted by so filing a description of such changes and/or additions. A copy of such description shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of each county in which the highway is located.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-205

    (605 ILCS 5/4-205) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-205)
    Sec. 4-205. In all cases where State or through traffic upon a State highway runs through a municipality, the Department shall locate a route upon existing streets or upon a new street to be laid out through such municipality as a part of such State highway, so as to form a continuous route to serve the needs of through or State traffic upon such State highway. If a municipality is the terminus of such a highway, the Department shall extend the State highway to such point in the municipality upon existing streets or upon a new street to be laid out in such municipality, as will in the discretion of the Department best serve the needs of State or through traffic. For the purpose of locating or extending such State highway through or into such municipality the Department is authorized to lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend or relocate necessary streets therein.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-206

    (605 ILCS 5/4-206) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-206)
    Sec. 4-206. When advisable to serve traffic needs, any State highway route in or through a municipality may be relocated upon other streets in the municipality and the jurisdiction, maintenance and control of the streets upon the abandoned route shall be assumed by the city, town, village, park district or other municipal corporation. If any municipal corporation notifies the Department that it is about to construct a subway for railway or motor vehicle transportation along and under any street upon which any State highway route is located and that its use as a State highway route will interfere with such construction, the Department shall relocate such route or such portion thereof as is necessary to prevent such interference. Except as allowed by Sections 4-407, 4-408 and this Section no State highway route shall be relocated except to better serve traffic demands and the route abandoned must be left in reasonable condition for traffic.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1189.)

605 ILCS 5/4-207

    (605 ILCS 5/4-207) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-207)
    Sec. 4-207. On all State highways the Department shall construct and maintain all-weather surfaces at boxes used for the receipt of United States mail.
    The Department shall adopt and publish specifications detailing the kind and type of all-weather surface to be constructed and maintained and shall adopt and publish reasonable rules, regulations, and specifications governing the place of erection and maintenance of boxes for the receipt of United States mail on State highways.
    No person shall erect or maintain a box for the receipt of the United States mail on any highway under the jurisdiction of the Department in violation of the rules, regulations, and specifications, adopted by the Department governing the erection and maintenance of such boxes. Violation of this provision is a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2238.)

605 ILCS 5/4-208

    (605 ILCS 5/4-208) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-208)
    Sec. 4-208. The Department may select streets in municipalities to form routes leading from business centers therein to State highways running through such municipalities and may erect and maintain suitable guide signs upon them. However, such streets shall not thereby become part of the State highway system but shall remain part of the municipal street system; but any such street may be made part of the State highway system as provided by Section 4-203.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-209

    (605 ILCS 5/4-209) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-209)
    Sec. 4-209. No person shall wilfully cut, excavate or otherwise damage that portion of any highway under the jurisdiction and control of the Department, including the hard-surfaced slab, shoulders and drainage ditches, either within or without the corporate limits of a municipality without a permit so to do from the Department. The Department shall issue its permit when such cutting, excavating or damaging is reasonably necessary, but it is the duty of the person securing a permit to make such repairs to the highway as will restore it to substantially the same condition as it was originally. Permits with regard to entrances to and exits from State highway rights-of-way and roadways shall also be subject to the provisions of Sections 4-210, 4-211 and 4-212. To insure the proper repair, the Department may, before issuing its permit, require the person applying for a permit, to enter into a bond payable to the People of the State of Illinois in a sum commensurate, in the opinion of the Department, with the injury to be done to the highway, conditioned for its proper restoration within such time as the Department may prescribe. The violation of this section is a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2238.)

605 ILCS 5/4-210

    (605 ILCS 5/4-210) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-210)
    Sec. 4-210. Except where the right of access has been limited by or pursuant to law every owner or occupant of property abutting upon any State highway shall have reasonable means of ingress from and egress to the State highway consistent with the use being made of such property and not inconsistent with public safety or with the proper construction and maintenance of the State highway for purposes of travel, drainage and other appropriate public use. The Department is authorized to adopt and to amend reasonable and necessary rules, regulations and specifications covering standard entrance or exit driveways to serve residential, farm, commercial, industrial, and roadside service establishments and other uses of property abutting upon State highways including specifications for drainage and other structures appurtenant to such driveways. No permit shall be issued by the Department for the construction of any such driveway which does not conform to the applicable standard prescribed by the Department unless the application therefor is accompanied by drawings of and specifications for the proposed construction and a showing of reasonable need for departure from the applicable standard type of driveway prescribed by the Department nor unless it is made to appear that the proposed construction and the use thereof will not be inconsistent with public safety and use nor with the proper construction and maintenance of the highway and its drainage and other facilities.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 196.)

605 ILCS 5/4-211

    (605 ILCS 5/4-211) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-211)
    Sec. 4-211. Any permit issued by the Department to construct an entrance or exit, or both, under the provisions of Section 4-209 shall designate the location and design of such construction. All such permits shall be subject to the right of the Department to relocate, at the Department's expense, any entrance or exit when reasonably required for public safety or because of highway reconstruction or changed traffic conditions. The Department shall make frequent inspections and take such action as is necessary to require compliance with such rules, regulations and specifications and the provisions of Sections 4-209, 4-210 and 4-211 of this Code.
    Any entrance or exit which was in place on July 10, 1953 which does not conform to the rules, regulations and specifications adopted by the Department may be made to conform to such rules, regulations and specifications by the Department at the expense of the Department.
    If any entrance or exit is constructed after July 10, 1953, for which no permit has been secured the adjoining landowner or occupant, or his authorized representative, whose property such entrance or exit serves shall within 30 days following notification by the Department apply for a permit. The permit issued as a result of such application shall specify that the existing entrance shall be made to conform to the provisions of the permit within 90 days from the date of issuance of the permit or, if no permit is granted, be removed at the expense of the landowner or occupant.
    Any entrance or exit constructed after July 10, 1953 for which a permit has been secured but which does not conform to the provisions of the permit issued for its construction shall within 90 days of notification by the Department to the adjoining property owner or occupant, or his authorized representative, whose property such exit or entrance serves be made to conform to the provisions of the permit.
    Any person adversely affected by any rule, regulation, specification or decision of the Department issued pursuant to Sections 4-209, 4-210 or 4-211 or by any failure of the Department to act upon an application for a permit thereunder shall be entitled to judicial review under the provisions of the Administrative Review Law.
(Source: P.A. 85-559.)

605 ILCS 5/4-212

    (605 ILCS 5/4-212) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-212)
    Sec. 4-212. Failure to comply with the provisions of Sections 4-210 and 4-211 and the permits issued thereunder is a petty offense for which an additional fine of $10 for each day such failure continues may be imposed. Where the violation is prosecuted by the State's Attorney 25% of the fine or penalty recovered shall be paid to the State's Attorney as a fee of his office. Such penalty shall be in addition to any penalty which may be assessed under Section 4-209.
(Source: P.A. 77-2238.)

605 ILCS 5/4-213

    (605 ILCS 5/4-213) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-213)
    Sec. 4-213. Any person or an agency of this State which operates a motor vehicle designed or used for the carriage of more than seven passengers may apply to the Department for a permit to construct an all weather surface adjacent to and connected with the traveled way of a State highway and located on the right-of-way of a State highway for the purpose of making temporary stops in order to receive or discharge passengers. Any permit issued under this Section shall designate the location and design of and type of material to be used in any such construction and the construction shall be in conformity with the requirements of the permit. No such construction shall be initiated without first securing a permit to do so from the Department.
    Whoever violates any provision of this Section shall be guilty of a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2238.)

605 ILCS 5/4-214

    (605 ILCS 5/4-214) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-214)
    Sec. 4-214. Whenever any highway is laid out, widened or altered in accordance with this Article, the Department shall cause a plat thereof to be made and recorded in the office of the recorder of the county (or in the office of the registrar of titles for the county if appropriate) in accordance with the provisions of Section 9 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to plats", approved March 21, 1874, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

605 ILCS 5/4-215

    (605 ILCS 5/4-215) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-215)
    Sec. 4-215. The Department may file with the governing body of any municipality or county a map of any territory within 1/2 mile on either or both sides of a State highway routing in which territory the Department believes subdivision development would have an effect upon an existing State highway or a future State highway the route of which has been adopted by the Department.
    The clerk of the governing body of the municipality or county shall issue a receipt for the territorial map, and within 3 days after receiving such map, shall transmit to the Department one copy of each tentative map of any subdivision located wholly or partly within the territory outlined by the territorial map.
    The Department, upon receiving a copy of the territorial map, may, within 15 days after receipt, make recommendations to the appropriate agency of the municipality or county in connection therewith regarding the effect of the proposed subdivision upon the State highway or State highway route.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 786.)

605 ILCS 5/4-216

    (605 ILCS 5/4-216) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-216)
    Sec. 4-216. If, as a result of the removal of snow from the travelway of any State highway, snow is deposited along the shoulder or edge of such highway where any public or private entrance or exit driveway connects with such State highway, the Department shall also remove the snow from the highway right-of-way so as to leave such driveways open for vehicular travel.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2720.)

605 ILCS 5/4-217

    (605 ILCS 5/4-217) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-217)
    Sec. 4-217. The Department may contract with persons growing row crops on land adjacent to State highways to buy standing strips of such crops to remain in place to act as snow breaks along such highways in those places where experience shows that drifting snow has been an obstruction to traffic. The contract price to be paid by the Department in any such case shall be the market price of such crop at the time of contracting or the September price of such crop on the Chicago Board of Trade, whichever is higher.
(Source: P.A. 81-1156.)

605 ILCS 5/4-218

    (605 ILCS 5/4-218) (from Ch. 121, par. 4-218)
    Sec. 4-218. The Department shall establish a pilot program to evaluate the use of calcium magnesium acetate made from corn for the purpose of clearing roadways of snow and ice. Such pilot program shall be implemented by the Department as suitable quantities of calcium magnesium acetate become available and shall include any one of the following counties: Champaign, Douglas, Grundy, Iroquois, Kankakee, LaSalle, Vermilion, or Will. If the pilot program is successful, the Department shall endeavor to expand its use of calcium magnesium acetate made from corn for road clearing throughout the State.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209.)

605 ILCS 5/4-219

    (605 ILCS 5/4-219)
    Sec. 4-219. Context sensitivity.
    (a) It is the intent of the General Assembly to ensure that Department of Transportation projects adequately meet the State's transportation needs, exist in harmony with their surroundings, and add lasting value to the communities they serve.
    (b) To support this objective, the Department of Transportation shall embrace principles of context sensitive design and context sensitive solutions in its policies and procedures for the planning, design, construction, and operation of its projects for new construction, reconstruction, or major expansion of existing transportation facilities.
    (c) A hallmark of context sensitive design and context sensitive solutions principles for the Department of Transportation shall be early and ongoing collaboration with affected citizens, elected officials, interest groups, and other stakeholders to ensure that the values and needs of the affected communities are identified and carefully considered in the development of transportation projects.
    (d) Context sensitive design and context sensitive solutions principles shall promote the exploration of innovative solutions, commensurate with the scope of each project, that can effectively balance safety, mobility, community, and environmental objectives in a manner that will enhance the relationship of the transportation facility with its setting.
    (e) The Department shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than April 1, 2004 on its efforts to implement context sensitive design criteria.
(Source: P.A. 93-545, eff. 1-1-04.)

605 ILCS 5/4-220

    (605 ILCS 5/4-220)
    Sec. 4-220. Bicycle and pedestrian ways.
    (a) Bicycle and pedestrian ways shall be given full consideration in the planning and development of transportation facilities, including the incorporation of such ways into State plans and programs.
    (b) In or within one mile of a municipality with a population of over 1,000 people, and subject to the Department's option in subsection (e), the Department shall establish and solely fund bicycle and pedestrian ways in conjunction with the construction, reconstruction, or other change of any State transportation facility except:
        (1) in pavement resurfacing projects that do not
widen the existing traveled way or do not provide stabilized shoulders;
        (2) where approved by the Secretary of Transportation
based upon documented safety issues, excessive cost, or absence of need; or
        (3) where the municipality passes a resolution
stating that a bicycle or pedestrian way does not fit within its development plan.
    (c) Bicycle and pedestrian ways may be included in pavement resurfacing projects when local support is evident or the bicycling and walking accommodations can be added within the overall scope of the original roadwork.
    (d) The Department shall establish design and construction standards for bicycle and pedestrian ways. Beginning July 1, 2007, this Section shall apply to planning and training purposes only. Beginning July 1, 2008, this Section shall apply to construction projects.
    (e) If programmed funds identified in Section 2705-615 of the Department of Transportation Law are not expended for 5 years, the Department has the option to use those funds to pay the cost of bicycle and pedestrian ways in roadway projects affected by this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-660, eff. 1-1-22.)

605 ILCS 5/4-221

    (605 ILCS 5/4-221)
    Sec. 4-221. Mix designs. To the extent allowed by federal law, the Department specifications shall allow the use of recycled asphalt roofing shingles received from facilities authorized to process asphalt roofing shingles for recycling into asphalt pavement in accordance with (i) permits issued pursuant to Section 39 of the Environmental Protection Act or (ii) beneficial use determinations issued pursuant to Section 22.54 of the Environmental Protection Act. In creating the mix designs used for construction and maintenance of State highways, it shall be the goal of the Department, through its specifications, to maximize the percentage of recycled asphalt roofing shingles and binder replacement and to maximize the use of recycled aggregates and other lowest-cost constituents in the mix so long as there is no detrimental impact on life-cycle costs.
(Source: P.A. 97-314, eff. 1-1-12.)