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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Highway Code is amended by adding
5Section 4-225 as follows:
6    (605 ILCS 5/4-225 new)
7    Sec. 4-225. Low-clearance early warning device pilot
8program. The Department shall establish a pilot program to
9erect early warning devices on or near bridges or viaducts in
10this State. Early warning devices may include LiDAR, radar,
11visual signals, or additional signage. The Department may work
12with interested stakeholders to identify bridges and viaducts
13for the erection of early warning devices on roads outside of
14the Department's jurisdiction. The Department may work with
15the University of Illinois on the pilot program. The pilot
16program shall include, but shall not be limited to, evaluating
17the effectiveness of early warning devices, developing design
18specifications, and projecting estimated costs. The Department
19may adopt administrative rules regarding the pilot program.
20The Department or local authority responsible for maintaining
21an early warning device may impose a fine on a motorist who
22damages an early warning device. The fine shall not exceed