The Illinois Commerce Commission plans to fund local projects to improve highway safety


The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has the statutory responsibility to improve safety at public highway-rail crossings in the State of Illinois. As of Feb. 1, 2024, there were 7,542 public highway-rail grade crossings in Illinois, of which 746 are on state roads, and 6,796 are on local roads. There are 2,668 public highway-rail grade-separated crossings (bridges) in the state. Nationally, Illinois is second only to Texas in the total number of highway-rail crossings.

Railroad Crossing Safety, The Three E’s

Illinois is one of the key transportation hubs in the nation. With approximately 7,4...

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