District 2 Highway Permit Applications
A permit is required when working within the right of way of an Interstate, U.S., State highway, or State maintained route. A permit must be obtained prior to the start of any work and a copy of the approved permit must be at the worksite at all times. There are two types of permits for work within State right of way:
The permit information and forms available on this page are designed for use within Region 2, District 2, which includes the counties of Boone, Carroll, Henry, JoDaviess, Lee, Ogle, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago. (Boundaries Map)
- Highway Permit – All non-utility companies (municipalities, residential, commercial, agricultural, etc.)
- Utility Permit – Utility Companies
A letter of request for Highway Permit should be made to the District
2 office, and shall include a description of proposed work, location map, detailed drawings, traffic studies, traffic control plan, and any other pertinent information. Submit 2 copies of the Permit request along with required attachments to the District 2 office for approval and processing. The Department will supply the permittee with a Highway Permit for execution, and also if required, a bond and/or resolution.
For larger developments, subdivisions or permits with signals/turn lanes, allow
9-14 months from first submittal to permit issuance so please plan accordingly
Downloadable Highway Permits and Related Material
The files are available in Microsoft Word format. The Word documents are set up with form fields; you should be able to tab through the fields and fill in much of the required data via your PC before printing and signing.
Highway Permits and Related Reference Material:
District 2 Contact Information
Access Guideline For Developments Along State Highways
Instructions for developers and consultants on processing highway permits with District 2
Handbook for the Policy on Permits for Access Driveways to State Highways
Access to State Highway’s Policy; May 1, 1990
Accommodation of Utilities on Right-of-Way – Rule, Title 92
District 2 CADD Details
Inlets, Commercial and Non-Commercial Entrances
District 2 FTP Site
Instructions on accessing District 2 CADD details
Design Criteria Checklist (BDE 31-8)
BDE Chapter 36 (Intersections)
Urban Pavement Markings
District 2 Urban Pavement Marking Details
Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule
Safety Engineering Policy 3-07 complies with the updated Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) work zone regulations at 23 CFR 630 Subpart J. The policy intent is to address safety and mobility issues starting early in project development and continuing through project completion. The goals are focused both on reducing fatal and serious injury crashes in work zones, coupled with minimizing work zone delays for motorists. The policy was developed in coordination with FHWA, affected IDOT Bureaus and Districts, and local agency representatives.
District 2 Work Zone Mobility Policy
List of Significant Route Locations in District 2 along with permitted Lane Closures Map/List
Current IDOT Highway Standards
MUTCD (National Manual
on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) Guide
The Quality Standard for Work Zone Traffic Control Devices
Guide to what is allowable when the permit application is submitted to our
office. This guide is to help determine what is appropriate when it comes to
placing utilities on the right-of-way. The most common requests come from
private placement of utilities, municipalities, or utility company requests to
do work on state property..
Safety Engineering Policy 3-07 complies with the updated Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) work zone regulations at 23 CFR 630 Subpart J. The policy intent is to address safety and mobility issues starting early in project development and continuing through project completion. The goals are focused both on reducing fatal and serious injury crashes in work zones, coupled with minimizing work zone delays for motorists. This policy was developed in coordination with FHWA, affected IDOT Bureaus and Districts, and local agency representatives.
Illinois law requires all persons digging, regardless of the depth of the
project, to call JULIE at 1-800-892-0123 at least 48 hours (two working days)
prior to the start of excavation and to begin that excavation project within 14
calendar days from calling JULIE. (The 48 hour notice does not include
Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.) Failure to contact JULIE prior to excavation in
accordance with the law can carry penalties from $200 up to $5,000 for each
separate offense. The Illinois Commerce Commission is the enforcement body for
the law, not JULIE.
On July 27th, 2001, Governor Ryan signed House Bill 2138 (Public Act
92-0179) revising the Illinois Underground Utility Facilities Damage Prevention
Act. The Act outlines the responsibilities of underground of utility facility
operators and excavators with regard to notifying the State-Wide One-Call Notice
System (otherwise known as "JULIE"), marking the underground utility facilities,
and excavating near utility facilities. One of the revisions to the Act was to
make the Illinois Commerce Commission responsible for enforcement of violations
of the Act.