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What are some services offered by the Indiana Department of Transportation?

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Services provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation include Traffic Wise, which provides information on vehicle accidents and road conditions through a webpage, phone service and highway message boards; Hoosier Helpers, a freeway driver assistance service; and Indiana Map, interactive online maps that include free downloads of geographic information system data and metadata. Other department services include preventive maintenance of Indiana roads, public traffic safety education and highway improvements to reduce the number of severe vehicle accidents.

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The department's Office of Traffic Safety administers these and other safety programs to meet state and federal safety goals and ensure regulatory compliance with special emphasis on rail-highway crossings and high-risk rural roads. The Indiana Department of Transportation is also responsible for constructing and maintaining federal interstates, U.S. highways and Indiana state roads. This work includes traffic signal operations, filling potholes, snow removal, travel information signage, and installing and maintaining cable barrier systems in medians to prevent crossover crashes.

The Illiana Corridor project is one of the department's major projects in 2015. The project involves a collaborative effort with the State of Illinois to improve both highway connections both east and west between the two states. Another major effort is Operation Indy Commute, a new initiative to eliminate bottlenecks at key highway interchanges.

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