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The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways was established in 1913 by the State of Illinois upon approval of the first officially recorded County highway system maps. The present day system has evolved to include jurisdictional authority over 557 center line miles of highways. The Department has maintenance responsibilities for 1,474 lane miles of pavement, 130 bridges, 332 traffic signals and 5 pumping stations from five maintenance garages.

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Problem Reporting

The 24 hour a day number to call to report problems is (708)485-7130.


Construction Zones

Problems within construction zones on County roadway projects can be handled by calling 312-603-1620 or fax 312-603-9955.

Future Improvements/ Traffic Problems

Inquiries about future highway improvement projects or traffic problems can be answered by calling 312-603-1660, or fax 312-603-9735.


DUI Memorial Program

This program is offered as a public service to provide families with the opportunity to raise awareness of the consequences of driving under the influence, and to safely commemorate the loss of a loved one(s).


 Click here to access DUI Memorial Program 


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The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Construction Schedule

An interactive map of current construction activity on the County's highways.  Hovering on a project provides detailed information for commuters to plan their trip.  Additionally, the official project flyer can be displayed.


Click here to access Cook County Highway Projects Map



Permits Online Payment

The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways now provides a new system  for customers to pay for Construction/Maintenance and Haul Permits online.


Click here to make an online payment





Agency Contact Information Portlet  
Contact Information
Contact Information

Bureau Name:

Administration, Bureau of

Main Office:

69 W. Washington
Rm # 2300
Chicago, Illinois 60602-1369

Telephone: (312)603-1601
Fax: (312) 603-9945

John Yonan P.E., Superintendent

M-F: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
closed weekends



District #1:
2325 Meacham Road At Algonquin Road 
Palatine, IL 60195

Telephone: (847)397-4145

Hours: M-F: 7AM-3:30PM; Sat-Sun: Closed

District #2:
2101 Ballard Road 
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Telephone: (847)827-1164

Hours: M-F: 7AM-3:30PM; Sat-Sun: Closed

District #3:
26Th Street & Beach Avenue 
La Grange Park, IL 60525

Telephone: (708)485-7130

Hours: M-F: 7AM-3:30PM; Sat-Sun: Closed

District #4:
135Th Street & 89Th Avenue 
Orland Park, IL 60462

Telephone: (708)448-8006

Hours: M-F: 7AM-3:30PM; Sat-Sun: Closed

District #5:
13600 South Ashland Avenue 
Riverdale, IL 60406

Telephone: (708)388-1893

Hours: M-F: 7AM-3:30PM; Sat-Sun: Closed