Chicago unveils online tool displaying construction, events

Dive Brief:
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has unveiled ChiStreetWork, an online portal to inform the public about current construction and road repair projects, newly resurfaced streets and special event permit information.

The tool uses the Google Maps platform to display infrastructure upgrades, construction projects, paving information and special event information. Users can search by neighborhood, intersection or street address and receive data from one month prior, the current day and up to one year in the future.

Clicking on an active project will display information including a CDOT permit, street name, work hours, lane closures and parking restrictions.
ChiStreetWork displays information from the city’s dotMaps system for tracking construction activity, which previously only was available internally for CDOT staff, utilities and aldermanic offices, but not to the public. The website complements the city’s publicly-facing Open Data Portal.