SPRINGFIELD – Acting Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider today announced new state highway maps are available, and are being released at the 2011 Illinois State Fair.
“IDOT understands the importance of providing the most up to date information to motorists and visitors who consistently utilize and rely upon Illinois roadways,” said Acting Secretary Schneider. “A state road map is a valuable resource we believe all drivers should have in their vehicle while traveling.”
The maps are free to the public. Maps will also be shared through the Illinois Office of Tourism as part of the Illinois Travel kit.
A total of 1,750,000 standard and 400,000 large print maps are printed. The Official Illinois Highway Map is updated and printed every two years.
Copies of the new map also are available at the 2011 Illinois State Fair in the Governor’s tent, the IDOT Traffic Safety exhibit located near the Dairy Building, and in the Safety Engineering exhibit within the State Police tent. The maps also will be available at the DuQuoin State Fair later this month.