Today, the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Transportation unveiled ChiStreetWork, a web-based tool that displays current construction and road repair projects, newly resurfaced streets and special event permit information. Developed by SADA Systems, a Google Cloud Premier Partner, in coordination with Collins Engineers, the CDOT tool uses the familiar Google Maps interface and allows Chicago residents and visitors to easily find out what projects could affect travel plans and view permits for water, sewer, gas or electrical projects impacting city streets.
In the City of Chicago press release, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel states, “ChiStreetWork enhances transparency, increases accountability and puts a host of data about ongoing infrastructure work and special events at the fingertips of Chicago’s residents.”
ChiStreetWork is an outgrowth of the groundbreaking internal dotMaps system developed by SADA back in 2014. Utilizing the power of Google Maps and Google Cloud Platform, the dotMaps application provides a platform for city infrastructure projects to be displayed visually in order to see and address conflicts at a glance. Today, the internal dotMaps program becomes a public-facing program at https://chistreetwork.chicago.gov.
“CDOT is excited to roll out the new ChiStreetWork website that creates an unprecedented level of transparency for information about work going on in the public way,” said CDOT Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld. “Our goal is to make ChiStreetWork the go-to site for City residents to find out what kind of construction work and special events are happening on their streets and in their neighborhoods.”