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Illinois Road Conditions
(800)452-IDOT (4368)
http://www.dot.il.gov/wrc/report.asp (Road condition report-text version)
http://wrc.gettingaroundillinois.com/winterroadconditions/ (Road conditions map)
http://www.gettingaroundillinois.com/default.aspx?ql=const (Construction map)

ILLINOIS PILOT CAR REGULATIONS
When Permit Is Needed
Over 8' wide
Over 13'6" high
Trailer over 53' long

Special Information Needed
ICC # if for hire;
Single or round trip;
Mobile serial #

Times Of Movement
1/2 hour before sunrise to a 1/2 hour after sunset Mon-Fri;
1/2 hour before sunrise until noon on Sat;
No movement on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.  Permit office closed  on those plus Martin Luther King Day, Lincoln;s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veteran’s Day & the day after Thanksgiving Day.

When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
1 escort required:           
For all moves that exceed 14'6" in width or 14'6" in height or 110’ in length
2 escorts required:
Moves that exceed 16’ in height or exceed both 14’6” in width & 14’6” in height
3 Escorts required:
Moves exceeding 16’ wide or 145’ long
All special haul rigs more than 150’ long
State Police escorts: call (217)786-7110 or (217)786-7107 24 hrs in advance
Moves exceeding 18’ wide, 175’ long, 18’high, 230,000 lbs.
For overweight moves where bridge restrictions require that all traffic be kept off of a structure while the permitted vehicle crosses
http://www.dot.state.il.us/road/subpartd.html; http://www.dot.state.il.us/road/oper993.pdf

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
Insurance minimum amount of $500,000 per occurrence combined bodily injury & property damage
General: passenger car or a second division vehicle not exceeding 8,000 lbs. GVW
Signs: 5’ x 12” w/ black letters 8” high (1.41” stroke) on yellow background --”OVERSIZE LOAD”
Lights: rotating or flashing light mounted on top
Flags: red flags at the extremeties
Additional equipment: 2-way radio; height pole

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator
18 years of age or older w/ valid driver’s license

Dept. of Transportation Permits Office-Hours: 7:00am-5:00pm CT; Super load hours: 8:00am-4:30pm
Dept. of Transportation    Cook County info:    312-443-5500
Permit Office     City of Chicago info:    312-744-4696
2300 S Dirksen Pkwy, Rm 117    State Police District 9: 217-786-7110
Springfield, IL 62764
217-785-1477; 800-252-8636 (Illinois only)
E-mail request for information  PermitOffice@dot.il.gov        
Super load fax: 217-782-3572
http://icc.state.il.us/hg/EOSSosow.aspx