Sen. Rachel Ventura

Filed: 3/23/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1653 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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, but are not
11limited to, LiDAR, radar, visual signals, or additional
12signage. The Department may work with interested stakeholders
13to identify bridges and viaducts for the erection of early
14warning devices on roads outside of the Department's
15jurisdiction. The pilot program shall include, but is not
16limited to, evaluating the effectiveness of an early warning



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1device, design specifications, and estimated costs. The
2Department may adopt administrative rules regarding the pilot
3program. The Department or local authority responsible for
4maintaining an early warning device may impose a fine on a
5motorist who damages an early warning device. The fine shall
6not exceed the cost to repair the device.".