Travel Midwest Stats


Over 635 million historical traffic travel times collected since 2004 for Chicago, Milwaukee, and more

Travel Midwest Stats provides real time and historical travel / drive time statistics for area roadways primarily in Illinois and Wisconsin. This includes roads in Chicago and Milwaukee. Over 15 years of historical data is available dating back to 2004, which includes nearly 650 million individual travel times.

Data can be filtered by a variety of criteria including date range, time of day, day (or days) of the week, and weather conditions. Data consists of average, current, minimum, and maximum travel times for a given route. Other data elements include congestion benchmarks such as no congestion, medium congestion, and heavy congestion. In addition, travel time prediction ranges are provided at 65%, 80% and 95% confidence levels. Current weather conditions are provided for each route.

Over the years, the site has been mentioned in numerous academic and government research projects including MIT, Harvard University, The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Members of the motoring public have used the site millions of times to help them plan their trips. Data from the site has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, other media outlets, and numerous web sites.

Most services are provided for free to the general public, students, academic institutions, non-profits, and government agencies. Complex or custom solutions, and services targeting for-profit organizations, are available for a fee.

Navigating Around

There are a variety of ways to find a route

View All Routes

You can view all the routes we have on one page. The routes are grouped by state and road to make locating a particular route easier.

Guided Search

You can use our guided search to have a wizard walk you through picking a route step-by-step. Choose a state, road, direction, start point, and end point.

Keyword Search

You can use our keyword search to search using keywords. Enter a combination of state, road name, road numbers, direction, etc. If you are an advanced user you can enter one of our route identifiers. We also accept GTIS identifiers. Add multiple keywords, separated a space, to narrow your results. Prefix a keyword with the @ sign for an exact match on that keyword.

Menu Bar Navigation

The site's main navigation menu allows you to use a multi-level drop down menu to locate every route we have. Just start with one of the state menu items and go from there.

Classic Site

If you prefer a simpler user experience based on older, and highly compatible, web technologies please visit our classic site at