SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim announced Monday the agency will offer extended hours at all 12 centralized vehicle emissions testing locations.
Illinois Air Team locations resumed operations on June 1 with regular business hours. Those hours will be extended July 6 through Aug. 31 to offer added convenience to motorists.
The EPA is also reminding motorists to test according to the phased-in testing schedule to reduce lines and wait times.
“Motorists have been very responsive to the reopening of our vehicle emissions testing stations in June and have been following the safety guidelines we’ve established,” said Director Kim. “As more residents return to work, we are offering the extended testing hours in an effort to make vehicle emissions testing more convenient for our motorists during the busy summer months.”
Beginning July 6, the 12 centralized vehicle emissions testing locations will offer extended testing hours on Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays to accommodate motorists that did not have their vehicles tested during the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing hours for Wednesday through Friday will remain the same.
Testing locations, regular and expanded hours, additional information, and updates are available on the Illinois Air Team website. Motorists may also call the Air Team Call Center at 844-258-9071.