We've all heard the joke. Illinois has two seasons, construction and not-construction season.

It has some merit to it, It seems like as soon as the snow starts to melt, construction barrels start to pop up all over town.

It's a common joke all around the Midwest.

Somewhat ironically, construction season usually lines right up with road trip season making driving across the country even more frustrating than usual.

Want to know where all the road construction, closures, and traffic jams are in Illinois? Head to this website.

GettingAroundIllinois.com.

This is a pretty amazing tool of a website that I haven't seen before.

Here's a list of all the information this website can give you.

  • Where every current Illinois road construction site is located
  • How long construction is scheduled to last
  • Expected delays because of said construction
  • Where traffic jams are located
  • Where every rest stop in Illinois is located and what amenities are on site
  • Up to the minute accident reports
  •  Live shots from traffic cameras at hundreds of Illinois intersections
  • Weather related issues (especially useful during the winter)

It won't solve all your problems, but it is a very handy tool if you're about to venture out for any kind of road trip.

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