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Upcoming Chapter Information

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Our next chapter meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 5, 2023 at the 

Illinois Department Department of Transportation

District 1

201 W. Center CT

Schaumburg, IL 60196


Registration for this meeting is required; please RSVP using this link.

Previous Meeting Materials

Jun 20, 2023

IL-ATSSA Chapter Meeting Summary

IL-ATSSA Chapter Meeting Pictorial


Dec 1, 2022

IL-ATSSA Chapter Meeting Summary

IL-ATSSA Chapter Meeting Pictorial


Sep 7, 2022

IL-ATSSA Chapter Meeting Summary.










Chapter News

Aug 25, 2023

As a follow-up from our June Chapter Meeting, the following committee Chairs have been identified:

  • Guardrail Committee Chair - Sam Ruppenthal, Valtir
  • Sign Committee Chair Mike Conoscenti, RoadSafe Traffic Systems
  • Temporary Traffic Control Chair Jim Smith, VER-MAC
  • Pavement Marking Chair John Bogues, 3M

Membership: Anyone interested in joining any of the above committees should contact our Chapter President as soon as possible.  The first of these meetings will be hosted in the next couple of weeks before our October meeting. 


Apr 14, 2023

From the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT): You are invited to this year's 2023 Illinois Work Zone Awawreness Week activities being hosted on Tuesday, April 18 at 10 a.m. CT.

The 2023 FHWA NWZAW factsheet is now available: National Work Zone Awareness Week - FHWA Work Zone (


Feb 2, 2023

The following messages require time-sensitive responses:


Jan 6, 2023

Final reminder for your review and comment on the proposed changes for the Illinois Tollway 2023 standard drawings, base sheets, manuals, and supplemental specifications. The link to the Bluebeam session and Bluebeam instructions are below. Please have your comments in by no later than Monday, January 9, 2023.


Dec 22, 2022

This link provides answers to questions posed by the membership to the Illinois DOT during the IL-ATSSA Chapter meeting of Dec 1, 2022.

From the Illinois DOT:

Proposed BDE Special Provision (80192 Automated Flagger Assistance Devices) - A Request for comments to be received not later than Thursday, January 5, 2023 for the April 28, 2023 letting, to John Bogues, IL-ATSSA Chapter President.


Also from the Illinois DOT:

From: Rensing, Lora S <>

Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 12:42 PM

Subject: Build America, Buy America (BABA) Requirements


Dear Industry Partners:


As part of the IIJA, signed into Public Law 117-58 on November 15, 2021, the Build America, Buy America (BABA) Act was expanded beyond what was previously required only for steel/iron products, to now include a list of construction materials also required to be manufactured in the United States.  Henceforth and commencing with the January 20, 2023 letting, all federal-aid contracts will be subject to the new BABA requirements as written in the “Source of Supply and Quality Requirements (BDE)” special provision, of which is attached for your information and use.


To help facilitate these new requirements, a “List of Construction Materials Subject to Build America, Buy America (BABA)” has been created (for information only), and is now available on the Department’s website at the following location: .  The list is subject to change as more information becomes available from the USDOT/FHWA, so please check back periodically for updates.


We thank you for your help in disseminating this information to your members and affiliates. 


Lora S. Rensing, P.E., Bureau Chief of Construction

Illinois Department of Transportation

2300 S. Dirksen Parkway

Springfield, IL  62764

(217) 782-6667


Aug 9, 2022

The University of Illinois, The Grainger College of Engineering is hosting its annual Illinois Traffic Engineering and Safety (TES) Conference on October 19 - 20, 2022.  Registration and lodging details are as follows:


Conference Registration:

Online Registration Fee:  $160.00

Onsite Registration Fee:  $200.00 (After October 14)


Hotel Registration:

I Hotel - $149.00 (Conference Venue)

Home2 Suites - $129.00













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