Sen. Rachel Ventura

Filed: 3/29/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1653, AS AMENDED,
3by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Illinois Highway Code is amended by adding
6Section 4-225 as follows:
7    (605 ILCS 5/4-225 new)
8    Sec. 4-225. Low-clearance early warning device pilot
9program. The Department shall establish a pilot program to
10erect early warning devices on or near bridges or viaducts in
11this State. Early warning devices may include LiDAR, radar,
12visual signals, or additional signage. The Department may work
13with interested stakeholders to identify bridges and viaducts
14for the erection of early warning devices on roads outside of
15the Department's jurisdiction. The Department may work with
16the University of Illinois on the pilot program. The pilot



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1program shall include, but shall not be limited to, evaluating
2the effectiveness of early warning devices, developing design
3specifications, and projecting estimated costs. The Department
4may adopt administrative rules regarding the pilot program.
5The Department or local authority responsible for maintaining
6an early warning device may impose a fine on a motorist who
7damages an early warning device. The fine shall not exceed