The state is working on its own bespoke app to keep drivers on Illinois roads up to date.
Effective Jan. 1, the Illinois Department of Transportation will begin development of a mobile application updating traffic conditions for travelers, including accidents, road construction, lane closures and weather, among other things. Developing and implementing the app will cost an estimated $2.515 million, with an annual maintenance cost of about $775,000.
Senate Bill 1526, filed in February by Sen. Laura Ellman, D-Naperville, and signed into law in June, mandated the department start work on the app next year. The Senate voted 53-4 to pass the bill in March, while the House of Representatives voted 69-40 in May.