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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on I-57 in Williamson County
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of upcoming lane closures on I-57 in Williamson County.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, July 11, southbound I-57 will be reduced to one lane, from Marion to just north of IL-148 (MM 54-46). Lane closures are necessary to facilitate rehabilitation of the roadway.

Due to the high volume of traffic on this section of roadway, major delays can be expected daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Motorists should also be aware that incidents causing delays can occur at any time.
 
This work will consist of removing the existing surface, fracturing (rubblizing) the existing concrete pavement to create the new base and placing new hot mix asphalt pavement and shoulders. Work is expected to last through mid-November, with all lanes open for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

A smart traffic control system will convey real-time traffic delay information to message boards located in advance of the work zone along I-57 and approaches to the interstate. Motorists are urged to pay attention to these messages and seek alternate routes when directed. Local traffic is encouraged to utilize other state routes to avoid this section of roadway if possible. IL-37, paralleling I-57 to the east, has been marked as a detour route for through traffic.

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

7/7/2016 6:23 PM (Updated 8/25/2016 2:16 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions for the Week of September 26, 2016

BOND/MADISON COUNTIES

  • IL-140 from Olive Road east of Alhambra in Madison County to the north intersection of IL-127 in Bond County intermittently restricted to one lane daily between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM to place a bituminous surface on this route through the end of October 2016. (SEP)

CLINTON COUNTY

  • IL-127/US-50 intermittently restricted to one lane from 0.2 miles north of Williams Rd. to 11th St. in Carlyle daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:30 PM to perform pavement repair, asphalt resurfacing, and sidewalk ramp repair through October 2016. (SEP)

GREENE COUNTY

  • IL-106 between the Scott County Line and US-67 in White Hall will be intermittently restricted to one lane daily between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM to construct a new asphalt overlay through November 2016. (JA)

JERSEY COUNTY

  • IL-3 from Grafton Hills Rd. to IL-109 near Grafton one lane restricted to perform widening, box culvert extensions and resurfacing through December 2016. (JA)

MADISON COUNTY

  • IL-3/111 (Homer Adams Parkway) at Golf Road, lane restrictions to construct intersection and drainage improvements for the proposed Alton Multimodal Facility through June 15, 2017. (Ops)
  • IL-4, St. Jacob, structure over the East Fork of Silver Creek approximately 0.7 mile north of US 40, reduced to one-way traffic with width restrictions in place and temporary traffic signals for the remainder of construction through late Fall 2016. (SEP)
  • IL-143/IL-159 junction northwest of Edwardsville will have intermittent lane restrictions as shown:
    • IL-143 eastbound lanes will be restricted to one lane approaching the junction with IL-159.
    • IL-159 will be restricted to one lane just north of the IL-143 junction daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM to paint the structural steel on nearby bridges through mid-October. (JA)
  • IL-160 in Madison County between Herman Street and Silvery Lake Road near the Village of Grantfork intermittently restricted between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:30 PM to one lane to construct a new asphalt overlay through October 2016. (SEP)
  • SIU Northern Access Road over Cahokia Creek between IL-43 and New Poag Road will be reduced to one lane for approximately one month. At that time, the northbound and southbound lanes will both be reduced to one lane for the remainder of the project to repair the surfaces of both bridges through fall 2017. (JA)

MARION COUNTY

  • US-50 in Marion County between Metcalf Road and Beard Road intermittently restricted to one lane daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:30 PM to make pavement repairs and construct a new asphalt surface through November 2016. (SEP)
  • US-50, at the Brubaker Creek Bridge approximately two miles east of Salem, is reduced to one lane, and two-way traffic is being maintained through this area via the temporary traffic signals. This work is required to replace the existing structure and should be completed by the end of October 2016. (SEP)

RANDOLPH COUNTY

  • Roots Rd., between Oakview Rd. and Collins Rd., closed for the removal and replacement of the existing bridge deck carrying Roots Rd. over the Union Pacific Railroad through September 26, 2016. (JGG)

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

  • I-55/64 westbound, between 3rd St. and Tudor Ave., the right lane remains closed through November 2016, at which time the next sequence of work will require that the left lane be closed through Spring 2017. Throughout the duration of this work, one lane of traffic will be closed at all times leaving two lanes open for traffic to construct a new ramp that will connect eastbound traffic from the Martin Luther King Bridge to westbound I-55/64. (JGG)
  • I-64 between IL-158 and IL-4 approximately two miles east of O'Fallon nighttime lane restrictions eastbound and westbound with traffic being reduced to one lane in each direction and stopped periodically from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM to install the steel bridge beams for the new structure carrying Rieder Road over I-64 through the end of September 2016. (SEP)
  • I-64, from the Green Mount Rd. interchange to the IL-4 interchange, eastbound and westbound daily and nightly lane restrictions to add additional lanes to I-64 and construct a new interchange at Rieder Rd. through June 2017. All westbound lanes, west of IL-158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM and all westbound lanes, east of IL-158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. All eastbound lanes, west of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM and from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM and all eastbound lanes, east of IL-158, will remain open from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. (SEP)
  • IL-13 under IL-15, Belleville, closed to all traffic through summer 2016. (SEP)
  • IL-15 bridges over IL-13, Belleville, one lane closed in each direction of bridges through summer 2016. (SEP)
  • IL-157 at IL 161/St. Clair Ave., the bridge carrying IL-157 over IL-161/St. Clair Ave. closed for removal and replacement of the bridge through fall 2016. A marked detour and message boards utilizing routes IL -15 and I-64 will be in place to route traffic around this closure. (JGG)
  • IL-161 (Carlyle Ave.) west of Green Mount Road westbound lane restrictions for construction of a westbound right turn lane for a commercial development through October 15, 2016. (Ops)
  • IL-161 over Silver Creek Overflow reduced intermittently to one lane during daylight hours until temporary traffic signals are installed. Once the temporary traffic signals are installed, IL-161 will be reduced to one lane and two-way traffic will be maintained via the temporary traffic signals in order to repair the existing structure through mid-October 2016. (JGG)
  • Rieder Rd., from US-50 to Wherry Rd., closed except to local traffic to reconstruct Rieder Rd. and construct a new interstate interchange with I-64 through mid-May 2017. (SEP)
  • IL-157 and Main/State Street in East St. Louis will have intermittent lane closures as follows through mid-October:

o State Street eastbound lanes will be restricted to one lane approaching the intersection with IL-157.
o Main Street westbound lanes will be restricted to one lane approaching the intersection with IL-157.
o I- 157 will be restricted to one lane in both directions through the intersection. (JGG)

List of daily lane closures, weather permitting:
 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

  • MLK Bridge eastbound right lane closed from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The eastbound left lane and westbound lane will remain open during these times.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

  • MLK Bridge eastbound right lane closed from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The eastbound left lane and westbound lane will remain open during these times.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

  • MLK Bridge eastbound right lane closed from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The eastbound left lane and westbound lane will remain open during these times.
  • IL-140 eastbound left lane closed at the I-55 ramps between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM to make pavement repairs. Travelers will not be allowed to make the left turn from the I-55 southbound exit ramp to eastbound IL-140 nor will they be allowed to make the left turn from westbound IL-140 to I-55 southbound. Traffic control devices including detour signing and variable message signing will be utilized to assist motorists. (Ops/Poettker)

             THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

  • MLK Bridge eastbound right lane closed from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The eastbound left lane and westbound lane will remain open during these times.
  • IL-140 eastbound left lane closed at the I-55 ramps between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM to make pavement repairs. Travelers will not be allowed to make the left turn from the I-55 southbound exit ramp to eastbound IL-140 nor will they be allowed to make the left turn from westbound IL-140 to I-55 southbound. Traffic control devices including detour signing and variable message signing will be utilized to assist motorists. (Ops/Poettker)
9/23/2016 4:07 PM (Updated 9/26/2016 6:52 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Repairs on Brandon Road in Joliet

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a full closure is underway on Brandon Road bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, Thursday, September 22. The closure is necessary to perform bridge repairs.

In order to complete the repairs, the structure that carries Brandon Road over the Des Plaines River will be closed until Friday, September 30, weather permitting.

While Brandon Road is closed, motorists should use the McDonough Street bridge to cross the Des Plaines River. The suggested detour will direct southbound Brandon Road traffic to go north on U.S. 6, east on McDonough Street to cross the river, south on Illinois 53 and west on Laraway Road to meet back with Brandon Road. Northbound Brandon Road traffic should take the reverse route.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

9/22/2016 12:34 PM (Updated 9/24/2016 9:00 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction Work on IL-26 North Of The Lee/Bureau County Line
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on IL-26 north of the Lee/Bureau County line north of Ohio will begin on Monday, September 26, 2016. The project is working on several culverts on the four mile section of IL-26 from north of Union Road to south of Easy Road.
 
The  project involves replacing four culverts and removing three additional structures that are no longer needed. Traffic will be restricted to one lane and controlled by traffic signals as the structures are replaced one half at a time.
 
Drivers should be prepared to stop for the temporary traffic signals and should also be alert for flaggers who will be directing traffic in other areas where the contractor is working along the side of the roadway.
 
Work will continue into November and will then be suspended for the winter. Construction will resume in the spring and is expected to be completed by the end of June, 2017.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.
9/21/2016 10:24 AM (Updated 9/26/2016 3:47 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Closures On Park Boulevard In Itasca Scheduled To Begin Next Week

A portion of Park Boulevard in Itasca is scheduled to close next week through mid-October for roadway reconstruction and water main work as part of the Illinois Route 390 Tollway Project.
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to dates and times for the scheduled traffic shifts. The closure is necessary to provide a work zone that safely accommodates the reconstruction of the roadway. All work is weather dependent.

As part of the construction of the new Illinois Route 390 Tollway, Park Boulevard is being widened and realigned to accommodate a new bridge over Hamilton Lakes Drive. Work will also include and water main relocation along Park Boulevard and construction of a new raised median on Hamilton Lakes Drive.

Beginning Tuesday, September 27, a segment of Park Boulevard between Thorndale Avenue and Millers Crossing is scheduled to close through mid-October. Detours will be posted directing traffic to use Willow Street, Bryn Mawr Avenue and Arlington Heights Road to access eastbound Thorndale Avenue or the Hamilton Lakes Office via Arlington Heights Road and Ketter Drive. Traffic on Thorndale Avenue in this area has been shifted onto separate, one-way frontage roads and the detour will affect how drivers access these frontage roads.

The Illinois Tollway is coordinating construction with DuPage County, the village of Itasca and local police and fire districts.
Construction information about the Illinois Route 390 Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.
The public can follow the progress of the work on the EOWA Project via camera images offering bird’s-eye-views on the Illinois Tollway’s website www.illinoistollway.com. Views of ongoing work at the I-290 Interchange and Illinois Route 390 are updated every 15 minutes and available online.

Work Zone Safety

The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that the Illinois Route 390 Tollway and other area roadways remain safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of the agency’s overall commitment to roadway safety.

Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution, especially when workers are present. On Illinois Route 390 a 45 mph work zone speed limit is in effect throughout the construction season. Work zone speed limits are in place on other roads in the project area as well, including a 55 mph work zone speed limit on I-290.
Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for drivers speeding in work zones. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. Posted signs advise drivers of a $10,000 fine and a 14-year jail sentence for hitting a roadway worker.

Getting Tollway Construction Information

The Illinois Tollway has a variety of ways customers can get the latest travel information, including:

  • www.illinoistollway.com – Construction/Planning section, Tollway Trip Calculator, live roadway images and real-time roadway incident information
  • 1-800-TOLL-FYI – Daily lane closure information
  • www.travelmidwest.com – Real-time travel times
  • www.twitter.com – Real-time roadway incident information at Tollway Trip 90, Tollway Trip 88, Tollway Trip 355, Tollway Trip 94/294 and Tollway Trip 390.
  • Illinois Route 390 Project

The Illinois Route 390 Project scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017 is providing an improved roadway from Lake Street (U.S. Route 20) to I-290 and extending Illinois Route 390 east to Illinois Route 83 along the current Thorndale Avenue with bridges and frontage roads to accommodate local traffic. The new Illinois Route 390 from Lake Street (U.S. Route 20) to Illinois Route 83, including a new interchange at I-290, is estimated at $780 million. In 2015, the Illinois Tollway completed improvements to the western segment of Illinois Route 390 between Lake Street (U.S. Route 20) and Rohlwing Road. These improvements are part of the $3.4 billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project, which is included in the Illinois Tollway’s 15‐year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
About Move Illinois

The Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, will improve mobility, relieve congestion, reduce pollution, create as many as 120,000 jobs and link economies across the Midwest region. Move Illinois will address the remaining needs of the existing Tollway system; rebuild and widen the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a state-of-the-art 21st century corridor; construct a new interchange to connect the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-57; build a new, all-electronic Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project and fund planning studies for emerging projects.

9/20/2016 4:19 PM (Updated 9/24/2016 8:40 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Upgrade Work Continues on Rail Crossing at Ladd Street and Reynolds Street in Pontiac
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to upgrade the railroad crossing at Ladd Street and Reynolds Street in Pontiac continues. The contract has been awarded to Tobey's Construction and Cartage, Inc of Herscher, Illinois.

Work includes installation of storm sewers, new curb and gutters, raising the Ladd Street / Reynolds Street intersection, asphalt surfacing, and signal work at the tracks.
Work to raise the Ladd Street / Reynolds Street intersection begins on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Since the existing roadway will be removed and raised significantly during reconstruction, traffic flow will be restricted. At nearly all times, traffic will be able to move between West Reynolds Street and North Ladd Street via two open lanes. The stop signs will remain in place. At times, flaggers may be used to control traffic, as well. Semi-tractor/trailers should avoid this intersection during reconstruction.
 
Additionally, Ladd Street, south of the intersection, will be closed. Access to the businesses along South Ladd Street is provided by a temporary gravel lane, connecting South Ladd Street to Old Route 66. Detour signs will be erected.
 
It is anticipated that the roadway work in this intersection will be substantially complete by October 21, 2016.
The railroad continues to work on installing its signals, warning devices and gates. It is anticipated their work should be complete by Thanksgiving.
The bulk of the work on this project is anticipated to be completed by this Thanksgiving with only minimal work next spring. The project completion date is May 15, 2017.
 
Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling through the work zone and along the detour route.

For IDOT District 3 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict3.

9/20/2016 4:11 PM (Updated 9/26/2016 10:22 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Safety Improvement Project on IL-113 between Comet Drive and the Kankakee County Line
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on IL-113 from Comet Drive to the Kankakee County Line, in Braidwood, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, September 19. The closures are necessary for a safety improvement project on IL-113.

The scope of the project includes guardrail replacement, shoulder repair and installation of rumple strips. The overall project is expected to be completed in Spring 2017.

In order to complete the work, daily, intermittent lane closures will take place on IL-113 between Comet Drive and the Kankakee County Line. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone during daytime hours.
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.
9/20/2016 8:20 AM (Updated 9/24/2016 8:46 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on the Martin Luther King Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that daytime lane restrictions will be encountered on the Martin Luther King Bridge, beginning Monday, September 19, 2016. The lane restrictions are needed to perform bridge inspections. Weather permitting; the lane restrictions will occur as follows:

On Monday, September 19 and Tuesday, September 20, the MLK Bridge will be closed in the westbound direction, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The westbound lane will be re-opened each day at 3 p.m., and the eastbound lanes will be open during these times.

On Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22, the MLK Bridge will be closed in the eastbound direction, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The eastbound lanes will be re-opened each day at 3 p.m., and the westbound lane will be open during these times.

From Monday, September 26 to Thursday, September 29, the eastbound right lane on MLK Bridge will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The eastbound left lane and the westbound lane will remain open during these times.

There will be no overnight or weekend lane restrictions. All lanes will be available during peak periods.

It is anticipated this lane restriction will cause significant traffic delays, motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes. Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists making their way through the work zone. The Department asks that motorists be patient and use caution while travelling through this work zone.

9/19/2016 8:29 AM (Updated 9/26/2016 10:04 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closure on IL-169 near the Intersection of IL-169 and US-45 in Massac County

There will be a road closure at the railroad crossing on IL-169 near the intersection of IL-169 and US-45 in Massac County.

Beginning Wednesday, September 28 at 8:00 am and concluding on Thursday September 29, at 5:00 pm, crews from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) will be performing repairs on the railroad crossing on IL 169.

There will be no traffic permitted through the crossing during the repairs. Motorists should follow the marked detour or seek alternate routes to avoid delays.  

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

9/19/2016 12:08 AM (Updated 9/19/2016 10:16 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   East Avenue Closure in McCook for Crossing Repairs at the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Tracks

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a closure will take place on East Avenue at the railroad tracks south of 47th Street, in McCook, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, September 19. The closure is necessary to make repairs to the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad tracks.

In order to complete the work, East Avenue will be closed at the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad tracks immediately south of 47th Street until September 29. A posted detour will direct northbound East Avenue traffic to go west on 55th Street, north on S. LaGrange Avenue (U.S. 12-20-45) and east on 47th Street to reconnect with East Avenue. Southbound traffic will take the reverse route.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

9/15/2016 9:19 AM (Updated 9/19/2016 10:19 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on Southbound Stevenson near Cicero Ave
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that nighttime lane closures will take place on the southbound Stevenson Expressway (I-55) east of Cicero Avenue, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, September 14. The lane closures are necessary to repair a section of damaged pavement.

In order to complete the work, temporary, nighttime lane closures will occur on the southbound Stevenson Expressway east of Cicero Avenue. The project is expected to be completed by the end of this month.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment. 

9/13/2016 11:04 AM (Updated 9/19/2016 10:25 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-474 and I-74 Ramp Closure in Tazewell County, IL

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the ramp from eastbound I-474 to westbound I-74 in Tazewell County will be closed from Monday, Sept. 12 until early November.

The ramp closure is necessary for bridge joint replacement, patching and resurfacing work to be completed. To access westbound I-74, motorists should travel south on I-155, exit at IL-98, then take northbound I-155 to westbound I-74.

 Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

 For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4.

 For updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas, visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.

9/12/2016 10:14 AM (Updated 9/19/2016 4:06 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on IL-106 between Scott County Line and US-67 in White Hall

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-106 will be intermittently restricted to one lane between the Scott County Line and US-67 in White Hall beginning on Monday, September 12, 2016, weather permitting. This work will take place daily between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM and is necessary to construct a new asphalt overlay on this route. This work is expected to be completed by November of this year.

Delays are expected. The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.

The General Contractor on this project is Illinois Valley Paving of Springfield, IL. John Adcock is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation. If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact him at 618-346-3352.

Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org.

9/9/2016 1:37 PM (Updated 9/19/2016 4:13 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Reductions on SIU Northern Access Road over Cahokia Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that the southbound lanes of SIU Northern Access Road over Cahokia Creek will be reduced to one lane between IL-143 and New Poag Road beginning on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, weather permitting. This lane closure will be ongoing and will remain in place for approximately one month. At that time, the northbound and southbound lanes will both be reduced to one lane for the remainder of the project. This work is necessary to repair the surfaces of both bridges and is estimated to be completed by late Fall of 2017.

Delays are expected. The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through work zones.

The General Contractor on this project is Keller Construction of Glen Carbon, IL. John Adcock is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation. If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact him at 618-346-3352.

Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org

9/8/2016 11:35 AM (Updated 9/14/2016 11:27 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Cedar St. Bridge Closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the Cedar St. Bridge (IL-8/IL-116) over the Illinois River will be closed to all traffic, from Wednesday, Sept. 21 until the end of November.

The closure is necessary for crews to complete structural steel repairs on the bridge. Detour signs will be posted; motorists should use the I-474 Shade-Lohmann Bridge during this time.

The overall project includes: joint removals and replacements, steel structure repairs, painting and cleaning. The project is scheduled to be completed in June 2017.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

9/8/2016 8:47 AM (Updated 9/19/2016 10:29 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   CTA Construction Work to Require Extended Lane Closure on the Northbound Dan Ryan near 95th Street

 95th Street Terminal Improvement Project to require left lane closure of the inner northbound Dan Ryan near 95th Street

Construction work as part of the CTA’s 95th Street Terminal Improvement Project will require the extended closure of the left northbound lane on the Dan Ryan near 95th Street beginning next month. The lane closure is required as CTA continues efforts to expand and greatly improve the 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line rail station and bus terminal.

The closure of the left northbound lane will be in effect after the evening rush period on September 6 until approximately Thanksgiving 2016, dependent on weather. This extended lane closure is expected to resume beginning spring 2017 and last [until] fall 2017.

The lane closure is adjacent to construction of the new 95th Street Terminal, beginning where I-57 merges into the Dan Ryan through just north of 95th Street. The closure is required to complete construction on the new facility’s foundations, as well as the eventual construction of what will be two CTA terminal buildings—one north and one south of 95th Street—that will replace CTA’s existing 95th Street bus and rail facility.

The 95th Street Terminal Improvement Project is a $280 million project to completely rebuild the Red Line South’s busiest station and create a safer, larger and more-efficient environment for transit riders. The completed project will not only create a signature statement for the South Side, but will better serve the existing high volume of riders by providing safer passenger access to buses and the train station. This modern facility will also expand passenger capacity and provide riders with a safer, pedestrian-friendly environment that will offer fewer delays and shorter travel times.

Construction on the 95th Street Terminal began in late 2014. The south terminal is scheduled to be completed in 2017 while the north terminal will be ready in 2018. CTA continues to work closely with partner agencies Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) and the Illinois State Police (ISP) while this major project is under construction.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Traffic monitoring devices and changeable message signs will be installed along northbound I-57 to monitor and communicate traffic conditions to the motorists. ISP will be adding extra patrols to the area to enforce work zone speed limits and respond to any incidents. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

For more information on the project, visit: www.transitchicago.com/95thTerminal/.

9/6/2016 1:43 PM (Updated 9/6/2016 2:40 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on Eastbound and Westbound I-64 between IL-4 and IL-158

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that nighttime lane restrictions will be encountered on eastbound and westbound I-64 between IL-158 and IL-4 beginning Monday, September 19, 2016, weather permitting. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and stopped periodically from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM. This work is required to install the steel bridge beams for the new structure carrying Rieder Road over I-64. The work is expected to last through the end of September 2016.

Motorists are urged to use caution, obey all warning signs and allow extra time when travelling through the work zone.

Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org.

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

9/6/2016 12:08 AM (Updated 9/14/2016 11:28 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Openings and Closings on Southbound I-57 in Williamson County

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on southbound I-57 in Williamson County of an upcoming LANE OPENING.

Beginning Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 7:00 A.M., southbound I-57 in Williamson County is open to two lanes of traffic. Lane closures will resume on Monday, September 19, 2016, at which time the lane reductions will be in the sound bound lanes on I-57 beginning three miles south of Marion to just past the weigh scales on I-57. These closures will be in place until approximately November 1, 2016, weather permitting.

Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the lane reductions.
 
To avoid any delays motorist should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

9/1/2016 11:19 AM (Updated 9/6/2016 7:28 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction Work at the Interchange of I-74 and I-80 south of Colona

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work at the interchange of I-74 and I-80 south of Colona will begin on Tuesday,
September 6, 2016. Path Construction Company is starting to make repairs to the bridge decks at the interchange.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction across the bridges. For the first half of the project, the inter-loop ramp for I-80 Westbound to I-74 Eastbound will be closed. Westbound traffic wanting to go south to Peoria/Woodhull will be detoured one mile north to the US-6 interchange where they can turn and go south on I-74 Eastbound.

The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of November.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.

9/1/2016 11:04 AM (Updated 9/19/2016 10:30 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions On I-88 West Of Erie

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on I-88 west of Erie is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. G.M. Sipes Construction will be making concrete pavement repairs to the three mile section of I-88 from 122nd Ave N/Fargo Road near the Rock Island/Whiteside County line to Sand Road.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction while the contractor is removing and replacing sections of the pavement needing repairs. The contract is scheduled to be completed by the end of September.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

9/1/2016 8:53 AM (Updated 9/6/2016 10:19 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Restrictions on IL-140 from Alhambra to the North Junction of IL-127

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-140 from Olive Road east of Alhambra in Madison County to the north junction of IL-127 in Bond County will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning on Tuesday September 6, 2016, weather permitting. This work will take place daily between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM and is necessary to place a bituminous surface treatment on this route. This work is expected to be complete by the end of October.

Delays are expected. The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.

9/1/2016 8:41 AM (Updated 9/3/2016 9:31 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-24/US-150/IL-116 Lane Closure in East Peoria

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the right lane of westbound US-24/US-50/IL-116 in East Peoria will be closed between Mariners Way and Highview Rd. from Monday, Aug. 15 through the end of September.

This closure is necessary for culvert work and slope embankment repairs to be completed.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4.

For updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas, visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.

8/10/2016 1:11 PM (Updated 8/13/2016 10:18 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Long Term Closures at I-94 and Waukesha CR-F Interchange

Beginning the week of August 15, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin long-term closures at CR-F and I-94, in Waukesha County. The rehabilitation work involves bridge repair, outside lane and ramp terminal pavement replacement and roadway improvements. The safest way to conduct these operations is with the following closures.
 
This interchange rehabilitation work will be divided into two stages.
 
Stage 1 (Beginning week of Aug. 15)

    All CR-F ramps to-and-from I-94 will be fully closed
    Lane closures on CR-F over I-94 (One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction)
 
Stage 2 (Beginning late September to early October)

    Traffic can access the interchange with right turns only

    Left turns will not be allowed from I-94 exit ramps to CR-F
    Left turns will not be allowed from CR-F to the I-94 entrance ramps

    Lane closures on CR-F over I-94 (One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction)

With an adjacent project on US-18 (Moreland Road) also impacting access to downtown Waukesha, WisDOT advises motorists to detour to the WI-164 Interchange, directly to the west of the CR-F Interchange. Traffic exiting the freeway onto WI-164 should proceed north to connect with WI-190 (Capitol Drive). Turn east onto WI-190 and proceed to access CR-F.
 
This operation is part of the ongoing rehabilitation project of 14 bridges on I-94 from CR-P to CR-F, in Waukesha County. More information about the project can be found at http://projects.511wi.gov/94bridg/.
 
More information about the US-18 project can be found at http://projects.511wi.gov/18moreland/.

8/9/2016 12:24 PM (Updated 9/6/2016 10:28 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bearing Replacement Project on Lincoln Avenue in Urbana

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin on Monday, Aug. 15 on the bridge carrying Lincoln Avenue over I-74 in Urbana.

The work will consist of replacing bridge bearing assemblies to enhance the life of the structure. During construction, a minimum of one lane of traffic will be maintained on Lincoln Avenue. No lane closures are scheduled for I-74.

The overall project has an estimated completion date of Monday, Sept. 30, weather permitting. The contractor for the project is Stark Excavating, Inc.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.

8/9/2016 11:53 AM (Updated 8/16/2016 10:16 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-24 between Banner and Little America

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that intermittent lane closures are scheduled for a portion of US-24 between Banner and Little America from Wednesday, Aug. 3 until the first week of October.

One lane of US-24, approximately three miles south of Banner, periodically will be closed while crews complete culvert, guardrail, shoulder, and slope work.
The lane closure will not be in effect the entire time; traffic will be controlled by flaggers when the lane is closed.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4.

For updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas, visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.

7/28/2016 3:20 PM (Updated 7/30/2016 9:04 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Intersection Improvements along Higgins Road in Schaumburg

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily and nightly lane closures will take place on Higgins Road (IL-72) from Lexington Drive to east of I-290, in Schaumburg, beginning, weather permitting, Friday, July 22. The closures are necessary for a project to resurface and improve various intersections along Higgins Road.

In order to complete the work, daily and nightly lane closures will take place on Higgins Road from Lexington Drive to east of I-290 including east and west I-290/IL-53 Frontage Roads and the northbound I-290/IL-53 exit ramp at Higgins Road. Permanent closures will take place on shoulders in order to perform widening work.

The project consists of pavement widening, resurfacing, new sidewalks and traffic signal modernization. The overall project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com 

7/19/2016 1:58 AM (Updated 7/27/2016 1:55 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-97 Resurfacing Project Near Springfield

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures will be in place on IL-97 near Springfield, between the IL-125 junction and IL-4 (Veterans Parkway), from Monday, July 11 until the end of September.
 
The lane closures are necessary for a resurfacing project to be completed. The project will also include patching and milling work. Travel delays are expected; motorists should plan accordingly and consider alternate routes.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 6 updates on Twitter, follow us at twitter.com/IDOTDistrict6.

7/8/2016 2:55 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:23 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Bridge replacements over I-39/90 to start in Dane County

Reconstruction work is scheduled to start this week on the County BN bridge over I-39/90, south of the County N interchange (Exit 147) and northeast of Stoughton. Starting in late June, the County BN bridge will be removed for four months as crews build the new bridge in the same location. Alternate local routes are required.

Similarly, the Church Street bridge over I-39/90 near the County BN overpass, is anticipated to be removed in mid-July 2016. The Williams Drive bridge, north of the County N interchange, is currently scheduled to be removed in August 2016. Both bridges will be closed for four months as crews build the new bridges in the same locations. Alternate local routes are required.

What you need to know:

  • Electronic weekly construction updates for these projects will start in the next week or so, and continue through the 2016 construction season.
  • I-39/90 will remain open to two lanes in each direction with periodic nighttime single lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday.
  • View the exhibits for the County BN and Church Street bridges and Williams Drive bridge.
  • Alternate local routes are required during the bridge closures.
  • These projects will improve safety, meet current design standards and lengthen the bridge over I-39/90, in advance of the Interstate expansion from Beloit to Madison.
  • All lane restrictions, bridge closures and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.
  • Remember to be alert and drive with caution through all work zones.

These bridge projects are expected to be completed in mid-December 2016.

STAY INFORMED: 2016 Construction Guide

6/15/2016 8:54 PM (Updated 6/28/2016 8:54 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Restrictions on I-64 from 0.9 miles west of CR-11 to Jefferson Co.

Location - I-64 Eastbound and Westbound from 0.9 miles west of CR- to the Jefferson County line, including the US-51 interchange ramps.

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that I-64 will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction beginning June 8, 2016, weather permitting.

This work will take place weekdays between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM and is necessary to perform repairs to the pavement and install a thin asphalt surface. This work is expected to be completed by this Fall.

Delays are expected. The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.

Steve Putz is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation. If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact the him at 618-346-3350.

Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org 

6/2/2016 12:26 AM (Updated 6/8/2016 12:35 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   115th Street-Pulaski Road Intersection Reconstruction

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that an intersection reconstruction project at 115th Street and Pulaski Road, in Chicago and Alsip, will begin, weather permitting, on Wednesday, June 1.

In order to complete the work, lanes will be shifted at times through the work zone. Temporary reductions in lane widths will be necessary during the daytime hours.

The project consists of widening the existing lanes and adding turn lanes to both directions of 115th Street. Sidewalk and drainage improvements will be made. Traffic signals also will be modernized.

The work is scheduled to be completed in late November.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.

5/26/2016 12:23 AM (Updated 5/26/2016 12:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures Announced near Morton on I-74

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following lane closures and temporary full closures on I-74 between I-474 and I-155 near Morton in Tazewell County:

  • The left lane of eastbound I-74 will be closed from 5:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14 to 6:30 a.m. Monday, May 16.
    • The closure is necessary for bridge beam painting to be completed at the I-74 and I-155 interchange.
  • The left lane of eastbound I-74 and westbound I-74 will be closed from 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 to 6:30 a.m. Friday, May 20. Intermittent 20 minute full closures of eastbound and westbound I-74 are scheduled to begin after 8:30 p.m. May 19.
    • The closures are necessary for crews to set sign trusses over I-74.

The overall project is the complete reconstruction of I-74 from Pleasant Hill Rd. to Morton Ave. in Tazewell County. The project is expected to be completed by Fall 2016.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.  For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at http:// twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4.

5/13/2016 11:34 AM (Updated 9/14/2016 11:32 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Reconstruction at US-6 and Parker Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place at the intersection of US-6 and Parker Road, in New Lenox, for intersection reconstruction, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, May 12.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures and lane width reductions will take place in both directions of US-6 and Parker Road. The closure locations will change according to project staging.

The reconstruction project will add turn lanes and new traffic signals at the intersection. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2016.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

5/9/2016 3:56 PM (Updated 9/4/2016 3:29 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Dundee Rd. from Potowatami Wood Forest Preserve to I-94/US-41

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Dundee Road (IL-68) from the Potowatami Wood Forest Preserve to Interstate 94/US-41, in Wheeling and Northfield, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 9. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along Dundee Road.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures will take place on Dundee Road between the entrance to the Potowatami Wood Forest and Interstate 94/US-41. Dundee Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction, when necessary.

The scope of the project includes roadway resurfacing and improvements to drainage and pedestrian safety. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2016.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.

5/3/2016 12:23 AM (Updated 6/8/2016 12:36 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Traffic Signal Modernization at Irving Park Road and Harlem Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place at the intersection of Irving Park Road (IL-19) and Harlem Avenue, in Chicago, for traffic signal modernization, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 27.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will occur on Irving Park Road and Harlem Avenue near the intersection.

The scope of the project consists of the installation of new traffic signals, concrete foundation and ADA compliant walkways and ramps.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2016. Disruption to businesses is expected to be minimal while work is in progress.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

4/26/2016 2:51 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:50 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closure of 6000N Rd. from US-45/52 to IL-50

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that ongoing construction activities have progressed to the point that 6000N Rd. from US-45/52 to IL-50 will be closed entirely to thru traffic. Only residents and businesses within the limits of the project and emergency personnel will be allowed to access the roadway. The closure of the road is due to safety concerns arising from large construction vehicles and equipment in addition to dangerous site conditions making travel adverse.

Local law enforcement has been communicating with motorists in the surrounding area, and will continue enforcement of the work zone including ticketing if improper use of the roadway is observed.
The road closure is needed to construct a new interchange with I-57, which includes widening 6000N Road, replacement of the overhead structure, addition of ramps along I-57, and intersection improvements at both US-45/52 and IL-50, among other subsequent work. The closure of 6000N Road is expected to last through the 2017 construction season at which time the entire project is scheduled to be completed.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.

4/15/2016 6:10 PM (Updated 6/9/2016 12:51 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement at Dundee Road and Elmhurst Road in Wheeling

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place at the intersection of Dundee Road (IL-68) and Elmhurst Road (IL-83), in Wheeling, beginning, weather permitting, the week of April 18. The closures are necessary to make improvements to the intersection.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures will take place on Dundee Road and Elmhurst Road, when necessary. Businesses will remain open for the duration of the project.

The scope of the project consists of installing new traffic signals and adding turn lanes at the intersection. The overall improvements include new pavement, drainage structures and storm sewers.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2016.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

4/15/2016 5:25 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:43 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Traffic Advisory - Midland County

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will reconstruct 5.8 miles of M-18 from US-10 to Coolidge Road. Crews have been onsite since late February requiring shoulder closures for tree removal.

Effective Monday, April 4, 2016 a detour will be in effect for southbound M-18. Northbound M-18 will continue to be maintained on the roadway. Below are the phases for southbound M-18 detours, including their respective detour routes.

US-10 to Shaffer Road, April 1 - June 30:

  • Northbound M-18 traffic will be maintained with traffic shifts.
  • Southbound M-18 will be detoured via Curtis Road, Coleman Road, and US-10, back to M-18.   

Shaffer Road to Coolidge Road, June 30 - Nov. 11:

  • Northbound M-18 traffic will be maintained with traffic shifts.
  • Southbound M-18 will be detoured via Lyle Road, Coleman Road, US-10, and back to M-18.

Map: http://bit.ly/1qkCZJB

Follow MDOT's Bay Region on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/MDOT_Bay

For up-to-date information on this project and others, go to the list of statewide lane closures at: www.michigan.gov/drive.

Follow MDOT at www.twitter.com/MichiganDOT or www.facebook.com/MichiganDOT.

3/30/2016 10:14 PM (Updated 8/21/2016 6:37 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Rehabilitation on I-57 over IL-10 in Champaign

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting; work is to begin Wednesday, April 6 on the northbound and southbound I-57 bridges over IL-10 (Springfield Ave.) in Champaign.

I-57 will be reduced to one lane of traffic in both directions at MM 234 during this bridge rehabilitation construction work; the remaining lane will be restricted to 11' 6" in width.

The estimated completion date is Nov. 18.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at: http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.

3/29/2016 6:19 PM (Updated 9/14/2016 11:33 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Reconstruction Project on IL-171 and the IL-171/I-55 Interchange

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane reductions and ramp closures are necessary for a bridge reconstruction project along IL-171 and the I-55 interchange, in Summit, Lyons and McCook, beginning, weather permitting, the week of March 21. The project will reconstruct the bridges along northbound IL-171 from 47th Street to 55th Street as well as the interchange with I-55.
 
In order to complete the work, traffic on IL-171 will be reduced to one lane in each direction, beginning March 24. Traffic will shift onto the newly constructed southbound lanes on IL-171. There will be occasional, overnight closures on I-55 near IL-171 and permanent shoulder closures on I-55 at IL-171.
 
Beginning March 28, all ramps on northbound IL-171 will be closed to traffic in order to reconstruct the interchange. Detours will be posted for the following permanent ramp closures:

    Northbound I-55 to Northbound IL-171
    Southbound I-55 to Northbound IL-171
    Northbound IL-171 to Northbound I-55
    Northbound IL-171 to Southbound I-55
    Northbound IL-171 to Joliet Road
   
All lanes and ramps will reopen when the project is completed in Fall 2016, weather permitting.
   
The scope of the project includes the rehabilitation and widening of eight bridges along northbound IL-171 between 47th Street and 55th Street. It also will include bridge replacement of northbound IL-171 over I-55. In addition, the improvements will feature ramp modification, wall repairs, asphalt resurfacing, pavement markings, landscaping, and replacements of signs, roadway lighting, high mast light towers and drainage structures.

Motorists can expect delays and should seek alternate routes. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.

3/21/2016 10:07 AM (Updated 9/19/2016 10:32 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Project on I-41/US-45 in Washington County to Resume

Traffic impacts may occur during off-peak times

Beginning Monday, March 14, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to recommence major work on a rehabilitation project on I-41/US-45. The project limits extend from the Washington/Waukesha County Line (CR-Q) to the US-41/45 split, in Washington County, a distance of roughly six-and-a-half miles.
 
During peak hours, all travel lanes on the freeway mainline will remain open. In off-peak hours, single and double lane closures will be in effect, which may cause congestion.
 
The project began in August 2015. During the winter months, operations suspended except for traffic signal work at the CR-Q and Lannon Road interchanges. The contractor, Payne & Dolan, is planning on completing the project in fall of 2016. The schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.
 
2015 work

  •     Completed reconstruction of the southbound bridge at the I-41/US-45 split
  •     Finished base patching of corridor
  •     Completed realignment and widening of ramps at the CR-Q and Lannon interchanges
  •     Began signal work at the CR-Q and Lannon Road interchanges

2016 work

  •     Milling and overlaying, along with installing new asphalt
  •     Upgrading the cable guard system
  •     Installing a high friction surface treatment from Friedstadt Road to Holy Hill Road
  •     Building up the curve banking from Friedstadt Road to Holy Hill Road
  •     Adding lighting at the Lannon Road Interchange
  •     Completing signal work at the CR-Q and Lannon Road interchanges

The project will also provide upgrades to the Freeway Traffic Management System, with new fiber optic cables and microwave detectors, allowing WisDOT to better compute travel times used by the public via 511 Wisconsin.
 
More information about the project can be found at http://projects.511wi.gov/41rehab/.

3/8/2016 1:03 PM (Updated 6/9/2016 1:01 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Replacement of Torrence Avenue Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that construction will begin in November on a total replacement of the Torrence Avenue bridge over the Grand Calumet River bridge in Chicago. The new bridge is anticipated to be finished and open in Summer 2017.
           
The existing bridge, approximately one mile south of 130th Street, was closed for emergency repairs in May after a routine inspection revealed one of the main truss members had deteriorated and was no longer safe. Subsequent evaluations determined more extensive repairs were required and available funding would be better spent on a long-term solution.

The bridge replacement already was included in IDOT’s FY2016-21 Proposed Highway Improvement Program.

The current detour will remain in place until the project is complete. Northbound traffic is  detoured east on Sibley Boulevard, north on Burnham Avenue, northwest on Brainard Avenue and west on 130th Street to reconnect with Torrence Avenue. Southbound traffic is following the reverse route.

The new structure will replace a streel truss bridge built in 1938. The new bridge will have a more modern style and design, with a multiuse path on the east side of the bridge, as well as standard sidewalk on the west side, to better accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Visit www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/Torrence-Over-Grand-Calumet for more information on the project.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

10/29/2015 1:46 PM (Updated 9/4/2016 3:24 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on IL-157 from Hamel to Edwardsville

Location - IL-157 from IL-140 in Hamel to 0.12 miles North of IL-143/157 East Junction in Edwardsville.
 
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that lane closures will occur in both directions on IL-157 from IL-140 in Hamel to 0.12 miles north of IL-143/157 east junction in Edwardsville beginning March 21, 2016, weather permitting.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane during work hours.  These lane closures are necessary to complete the resurfacing of the existing pavement through October 15, 2016.
 
The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, and use extreme caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.  Please allow for extra time when traveling in this location and watch for stopped traffic ahead.  Additional signing, traffic control devices and flaggers will be provided to assist motorists through the work zones.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

3/17/2016 5:00 PM (Updated 3/19/2016 9:46 AM)

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 logo   Keep Us Alive Drive 45

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 is our commitment to keep workers and motorists safe in work zones. Each year, many people are killed in construction zone accidents, both commuters and workers. Please abide the posted speed limit in work zones. When workers are present, it's 45 M.P.H. - It's The Law.

Join us in our pledge to increase awareness and promote safe driving in our work zones by displaying an orange ribbon. Together we can make our roadways a safer place to commute and work. With your help, we can see to it that a construction zone is not an end zone.

8/21/2006 12:00 AM (Updated 1/21/2015 10:29 AM)
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