Kane and Northern Kendall Counties Bicycle Map
The Kane/Kendall Council of Mayors, the Kane County Division of Transportation, and the Forest Preserve District of Kane County would like to announce the 2013-14 Public Kane and Northern Kendall Counties Bicycle Map which also includes the Kane County Highway Map. This map is free to the public, to request a copy send an email to email@example.com or call 630-444-3142. The map is also available electronically at www.co.kane.il.us/dot/publications.aspx.
KDOT Bicycle Rack Program
Kane County Division of Transportation has secured CMAQ funding to offer bicycle racks at reduced cost to Kane County local agencies. Any taxing body within Kane County may purchase racks through this discounted program. The local agency will be responsible for installation of the racks using current IDOT specifications. More information can be found here.
KDOT Employees Earn Recognition
John Guddendorf, Senior Construction Manager of Kane County Division of Transportation was awarded with the 2013 Professional Manager of the Year Award, Public Right-of-Way, from the Chicago Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). John was presented an equivalent award at the local level in January at the annual awards ceremony for the Fox Valley Branch of the APWA. John was recognized as an individual with excellent relationships with construction, engineering and utility companies and a person who has had extraordinary success with resolving utility conflicts and completing construction projects in a timely fashion.
Kane County Engineer, Carl Schoedel, was awarded with the 2012 Illinois Association of County Engineers (IACE) Zone 1 County Engineer of the Year Award at the 99th Annual Transportation and Highway Engineering (T.H.E.) Conference on February 27, 2013. This award recognizes certain members who excel at being active in the Illinois Association of County Engineers, provide service in their community, and are exemplary in their work for county government.
KDOT's Platinum Jubilee
This year the Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT), and county highway departments throughout the state of Illinois, will be celebrating 100 years of service. Under the Tice Act of 1913, the state legislature created the County Superintendent of Highways position, shifting the responsibility for building the road system from the townships to the counties.
Today, KDOT is responsible for maintaining and improving a county highway system which totals 310 centerline miles. Over the last few years, significant highway improvements have been made towards maintenance, enhancing safety, and increasing the efficiency of county highways for the motoring public. A transportation system that started out as dirt roads is now an impressive network of safe and efficient roadways, intersections, bike paths and pedestrian and transit accommodations. Throughout the year, KDOT will be celebrating this milestone with pictures, videos, stories and special events. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!