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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Road Closure US Route 6 between Ottawa and Marseilles

Ottawa, IL – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to replace the US ^ structure over Milliken Creek between Ottawa and Marseilles continues. This $984,801.92 contract has been awarded to “D” Construction, Inc. of Coal City, Illinois.

Originally slated to be completed in late August, heavy rains and flooded site conditions have pushed the completion date for the culvert and roadway work back to late September.  At this time the road will be re-opened and remaining work will be completed utilizing flaggers. All work related to this contract will be completed this autumn.

Motorists are encouraged to use caution when travelling through this work zone or along the detour route.

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

8/26/2016 4:58 PM (Updated 8/27/2016 9:09 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Road Closure IL-54 between Melvin & Gibson City

Ottawa, IL – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to replace the three IL-54 structures between Melvin and Gibson City continues. This $2,274,079.56 contract has been awarded to Tobey’s Construction & Cartage, Inc. of Herscher, Illinois.

Originally slated to be completed in Late August, heavy rains and flooded site conditions have pushed the completion date for this work back to mid-September.  At this time the road will be re-opened and remaining work will be completed utilizing flaggers. All work related to this contract will be completed this autumn.

Motorists are encouraged to use caution when travelling through this work zone or along the detour route.

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

8/26/2016 4:45 PM (Updated 8/27/2016 9:10 AM)

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 Tollway logo   Illinois Tollway Construction Alerts for August 26-29, 2016

Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80)
August 28 – Overnight Lane Closures
  • Two eastbound lanes between Russell Road and the Waukegan Toll Plaza will close for pavement striping work. 
August 29 – Daytime Lane Closures
  • One lane on the ramp carrying northbound I-294 to westbound I-88 will close for guardrail work.
Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)
August 26 –Overnight Lane Closures
  • Two eastbound lanes between Illinois Route 53 and Salt Creek will for pavement striping.
  • Two westbound lanes between Busse Road and Illinois Route 53 will close for pavement striping.
  • Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane between Elmhurst Road and Busse Road will close for bridge work.
  • One eastbound open road tolling lane at the River Road Toll Plaza will close for pavement striping.
  • One westbound lane on Oakton Street will close for work on I-90.
August 27 – Daytime Lane Closures
  • Various lanes in both directions on Mannheim Road between Higgins Road and Pratt Street will close for work on I-90.
  • Various lanes in both directions on Higgins Road in Rosemont between Scott Street and Devon Avenue will close for work on I-90.
  • One eastbound lane on Touhy Avenue will close for work on I-90.
  • Two northbound lanes on Arlington Heights Road at I-90 will close for electrical work.
  • One lane in both directions on Illinois Route 31 between Airport Road and Davis Road will close for work on I-90. 
August 27 –Overnight Lane Closures
  • One westbound lane between Salt Creek and Illinois Route 53 will close for barrier wall work.
  • One lane in both directions on Oakton Street will close for work on I-90. 
August 29 – Daytime Lane Closures
  • One westbound lane between Illinois Route 25 and Duncan Avenue will close for barrier wall and pavement work.
  • One westbound lane between Bartlett Road and Illinois Route 25 will close for electrical work.
  • One westbound lane between Roselle Road and Barrington Road will close for electrical work.
  • Various lanes in both directions on Oakton Street will close for work on I-90.
  • Various lanes in both directions on Mannheim Road between Higgins Road and Pratt Street will close for work on I-90.
  • Various lanes in both directions on Higgins Road in Rosemont between Scott Street and Devon Avenue will close for work on I-90.
  • One southbound lane on Arlington Heights Road at I-90 will close for barrier wall work.
  • One eastbound lane on Touhy Avenue will close for work on I-90.
  • One lane in both directions on Illinois Route 31 between Airport Road and Davis Road will close for work on I-90.
Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)
August 29 – Daytime Lane Closures
  • One eastbound lane between Midway Road and Meridian Road will close for fence work.
  • One eastbound lane between Brush Grove and Rickelson Creek will close for fence work.
  • One eastbound lane between Church Road and Farnsworth Avenue will close for bridge work.
  • One westbound lane between Eola Road and Farnsworth Avenue will close for bridge work.
  • One lane in both directions on Finley Road between I-88 and I-355 will close for bridge work.
Illinois Route 390 Tollway
August 26 – Overnight Lane Closures
  • Two eastbound lanes on I-290 between Devon Avenue and Irving Park Road will close for bridge work.
  • One eastbound lane between Park Boulevard and Arlington Heights Road will close for a traffic shift.
  • One westbound lane between Wood Dale Road and Prospect Avenue will close for pavement striping and a traffic shift.
  • One westbound lane between Lively Boulevard and Wood Dale Road will close for pavement striping and a traffic shift.
  • One lane in both directions between York Road and Lively Boulevard will close or a traffic shift.
  • One lane in both directions on Illinois Route 83 between Mark Street and Foster Avenue will close for a traffic shift.
August 27 – Overnight Lane Closures
  • All eastbound lanes between Meacham Road and Park Boulevard will close for bridge work. A detour will be posted.
  • The ramp carrying eastbound I-290 to eastbound Illinois Route 390 will close for bridge work. A detour will be posted.
August 28 – Overnight Lane Closures
  • All eastbound lanes between Meacham Road and Park Boulevard will close for bridge work. A detour will be posted.
  • The ramp carrying eastbound I-290 to eastbound Illinois Route 390 will close for bridge work. A detour will be posted.
August 29 – Daytime Lane Closures
  • One lane in both directions on Ketter Drive between Pierce Road and Arlington Heights Road will close for electrical work.
  • One eastbound lane on Park Boulevard between Pierce Road and Hamilton Lakes Drive will close for retaining wall work.
  • One lane in both directions on Hamilton Lakes Drive between Thorndale Avenue and Park Boulevard will close for bridge work.
  • One lane in both directions on Arlington Heights between Thorndale Avenue and Ketter Drive will close for bridge work.
  • One northbound lane on Arlington Heights Road between Thorndale Avenue and Theodore Lane will close for pavement work.

8/26/2016 5:11 PM (Updated 8/26/2016 5:11 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Interstate 94 in St. Paul closing Aug. 29, Aug. 31

 ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter delays and a detour on I-94 in St. Paul as the road will close on Aug. 29 and again on Aug. 31.

The following closures of I-94 will be:

  • 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30: the westbound lanes on I-94 will close between Marion Street and Lexington Parkway
  • 11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 to 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1: the eastbound lanes on I-94 will close between Marion Street and Lexington Parkway

Motorist should follow the posted detours using I-35E, Highway 36 and Highway 280 to bypass the closure.

The closure is necessary as crews set beams for the MacKubin St. and Grotto St. pedestrian and bike bridges, which are being replaced.

The pedestrian and bike bridges will remain closed until approximately November. During the closure, pedestrians and bicyclists should use Dale Street as a detour.

8/25/2016 2:22 PM (Updated 8/25/2016 2:22 PM)

Kane County Illinois logo   2016 Kane County Pavement Preservation Project

On Tuesday, August 30, 2016, Kane County will begin the process of applying an asphalt sealer/rejuvenator on the County routes listed below. These roads have been resurfaced within the last two years. The material placed on the road will extend the life of the asphalt by reducing the water penetration that leads to freeze/thaw damage along with preventing oxidation of the asphalt material. The process will involve spraying the rejuvenator liquid, allowing the liquid to cure, placing sand on the treated roads for traction, and then sweeping up the excess material.

This work is estimated to take two weeks, pending weather. Portions of higher volume roads (such as Randall Road and Kirk Road) will be worked on overnight to reduce the impact to the motoring public. A list of the roads to be treated this year and the working times are listed below.

Roads will remain open and temporary lane closures will be required to accomplish this work. Motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work areas. Motorists should consider adding additional time to their commutes and are recommended to use alternate routes while this work is being completed.

Motorists need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Motorists must watch for and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone. A reminder – it is illegal for drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction work zone.

Any questions or concerns may be directed to Patrick VerHalen, Project Manager, with the Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT) at (630) 208-3138. For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts.

8/25/2016 4:00 AM (Updated 8/25/2016 4:00 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Two-day closure begins Friday, August 26 for southbound MN-65 pavement repair in Fridley

Southbound MN-65 in Fridley will close at 9 a.m. Friday, August 26 to repair sunken pavement just south of 73rd Avenue and the BNSF Railroad tracks. During the closure, crews will inject foam beneath all three lanes of pavement to raise the roadway more than six inches.

The repairs are expected to be completed by 12 midnight on Saturday, Aug. 27.

While the road is closed, motorists should follow the signed detour along Osborne Road.

Real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota is available at www.511mn.org or
call 5-1-1.

8/25/2016 3:50 AM (Updated 8/25/2016 12:11 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closure of US-24/IL-1 Union Pacific Railroad Grade Crossing in Watseka

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the US-24/IL-1-Union Pacific Railroad grade crossing in Watseka will be closed on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. US-24/IL-1 will be closed for approximately eight days to allow the Union Pacific Railroad to rebuild their grade crossing. US-24/IL-1 traffic will proceed as follows:

US-24 westbound traffic will proceed south on IL-1 to CR-40/Woodland Road; thence US-24 westbound and IL-1 northbound traffic will proceed west on CR-40/Woodland Road to IL-49; thence north on IL-49 back to US-24; thence IL-1 northbound traffic will proceed east on US-24 back to IL-1.

IL-1 southbound traffic will proceed west on US-24 to IL-49; thence IL-1 southbound and US-24 eastbound traffic will proceed south on IL- 49 to CR-40/Woodland Road; thence east on CR-40/Woodland Road back to IL 1; thence US-24 eastbound traffic will proceed north on IL-1 back to US-24.

Motorists are urged to use caution and expect delays while traveling the detour route. Please note the posted speed limit of 30 mph through Woodland. This speed limit will be strictly enforced during the detour period.

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

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

8/25/2016 3:36 AM (Updated 8/27/2016 9:05 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Update Regarding the Bob Michel Bridge Closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the Bob Michel Bridge over the Illinois River will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.

The closure is necessary for crews to remove an overhead sign structure. Traffic will be directed to use the I-74 Murray Baker Bridge during this time. Pedestrians will not be allowed to use the bridge from approximately 7 to 9 a.m.

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.

8/23/2016 1:47 PM (Updated 8/27/2016 8:54 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Bridge Beam Placement is Scheduled to Begin This Weekend on the Ramp From Westbound I-290 to Eastbound IL-390

Closures and detours on IL-390 are part of the I-290 Interchange Project on the new IL-390 Tollway

Lane and ramp closures with detours are scheduled to begin this weekend on IL-390 as bridge beam placement begins for construction of the ramp bridge connecting westbound I-290 to eastbound IL-390.

Electronic message signs and detour signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to dates and times for the scheduled lane closures and ramp detours. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone that safely accommodates the construction of the new ramps. All work is weather dependent.

Weather permitting, on Saturday, August 27, one eastbound lanes on IL-390 between Meacham Road and Park Boulevard is scheduled to close at 9 p.m. All eastbound lanes between I-290 and Park Boulevard are scheduled to close at midnight and a detour will be posted directing traffic to use Rohlwing Road, Devon Avenue and Prospect Avenue to continue east on IL-390.
 
In addition, the ramp carrying traffic from eastbound I-290 to eastbound IL-390 is scheduled to close at midnight and a detour will be posted directing traffic to exit at Biesterfield Road in advance of the interchange. Traffic will be detoured along Rohlwing Road, Devon Avenue and Prospect Avenue before continuing onto eastbound IL-390.
 
The ramp and one eastbound lane are scheduled to reopen by 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 28. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 10 a.m.

Similar closures are scheduled overnight Sunday, August 29, with all lanes reopening by 5 a.m. on Monday, August 29, in advance of the morning rush hour.

Work on the new I-290 Interchange and detours are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook and DuPage Counties and the Village of Itasca, along with local police and fire departments.

The ramp is scheduled for completion in 2017 and will coincide with completion of the new IL-390 Tollway from I-290 east to IL-83.

I-290 Interchange Project

As part of the new IL-390 Tollway, the I-290 Interchange is being constructed by the Illinois Tollway and the Illinois Department of Transportation to provide direct access to and from IL-390 in all directions. Currently, about 83,000 vehicles per day use ramps at the IL-390/I-290 Interchange; 127,000 vehicles per day are expected to use the new interchange ramps when it opens in 2017 – an increase of more than 53 percent. Today, about 240,000 vehicles a day travel through the IL-390/I-290 area. By 2030, that number is expected to increase to 340,000.

The I-290 Interchange Project will include 17 ramps and 15 new bridges in the interchange area between Meacham/Medinah Road and Prospect Avenue and will create direct access with a new fly-over ramp and free-flow traffic movements to and from IL-390 in all directions. The I-290 Interchange Project also includes construction of a new Rohlwing Road Bridge and access improvements along IL-390 between Meacham Road/Medinah Road and Prospect Avenue. The new I-290 Interchange Project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.

The public can follow the progress of the work on the I-290 Interchange via camera images offering bird’s-eye-views on the Illinois Tollway’s website, along with maps and construction project information available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.
The new IL-390 Tollway is part of the Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project included in the Tollway’s 15-year,  program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Moving the Future.

8/22/2016 8:44 PM (Updated 8/27/2016 8:59 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Frontage Road Traffic Shifts Scheduled to Begin This Month for Construction of the IL- 390 Tollway

Frontage road system to provide access to traffic during construction of the IL-390 Tollway between I-290 and York Road

Traffic shifts are scheduled to begin at the end of August to move traffic onto a new frontage road system along Thorndale Avenue between I-290 and York Road to allow for the construction of the new IL-390 Tollway east toward O’Hare International Airport.

As part of the IL-390 Project, the Illinois Tollway is improving and constructing new local access roads along Thorndale Avenue, including a new system of frontage roads. New frontage roads will accommodate local traffic and will provide existing businesses and residential areas with access to the new IL-390 Tollway.

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 traffic shifts are necessary to provide a work zone that safely accommodates the construction of the new roadway. All work is weather dependent.

Beginning Saturday, August 27, eastbound Thorndale Avenue traffic is scheduled to be shifted onto the new frontage road located to the south of the existing roadway. Westbound Thorndale Avenue traffic will continue to travel along a portion of the existing Thorndale Avenue, with the exception of the segment between Supreme Drive and IL-83, which will be shifted north onto the new westbound frontage road.

In addition, between Supreme Drive and York Road, traffic in both directions will be shifted onto a two-way frontage road located south of existing Thorndale Avenue.

Throughout construction, traffic will continue to have access to the frontage roads in both directions at I-290, Arlington Heights Road, Prospect Avenue, Mittel Boulevard/Mittel Drive, Wood Dale Road, Lively Boulevard, IL-83 (Busse Road), Supreme Drive and York Road. Traffic signals will be installed at the intersections of the cross streets with the new frontage roads to aid in controlling traffic.

In addition, on Central Avenue and Sivert Drive traffic will have direct access to the eastbound frontage road and will be able to access the westbound frontage road at Lively Boulevard and at the IL-83 Interchange. Dillon Drive and Edgewood Avenue traffic will have direct access to the eastbound frontage road and will be able to access the westbound frontage road at the IL-83 Interchange.

At Supreme Drive, northbound traffic will have access to the frontage roads north and south of Thorndale Avenue.  Supreme Drive traffic north of Thorndale Avenue will be able to use the westbound frontage road to travel west to IL-83 to access the eastbound frontage road.

All Thorndale Avenue traffic will remain on the frontage road until construction of the new IL-390 Tollway is complete. Completion of the new Tollway between Rohlwing Road and IL-83 is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017. The new Tollway is complete, the frontage roads will remain in place to accommodate local traffic.

The Tollway is coordinating work with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Cook and DuPage Counties, as well as local townships, villages and police and fire departments.

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 IL-390 are updated every 15 minutes and available online. 

8/19/2016 2:40 PM (Updated 8/19/2016 2:40 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Stage Change for I-55/Lake Shore Drive Interchange Reconstruction Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that nightly lane and ramp closures will take place on the inbound Stevenson Expressway (I-55) for a stage change as part of the ongoing I-55/Lake Shore Drive (US-41) Interchange Reconstruction Project, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, August 24.
The stage change will require the following overnight lane and ramp closures on Wednesday, Aug. 24 and Thursday, Aug. 25:

  • Beginning at 10 p.m., the northbound Stevenson entrance ramp from State Street and the northbound Stevenson exit ramp to Martin Luther King Drive will be closed until 5 a.m. the next morning.
  • Beginning at midnight, the right lane on the northbound Stevenson will be closed until 5 a.m. the next morning.
  • Intermittent stops will occur on the northbound Stevenson from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Beginning at 1 a.m. on Friday, August 26, the ramp from the northbound Stevenson to southbound Lake Shore Drive will be closed until 5 a.m. A detour will direct northbound traffic on the Stevenson to take the ramp to northbound Lake Shore Drive, exit at 18th Street and enter southbound Lake Shore Drive.

In the new traffic pattern, the ramps from the northbound Stevenson Expressway to northbound and southbound Lake Shore Drive will split further west from its current location, requiring motorists to choose a designated ramp sooner. The right lane on the northbound Stevenson Expressway will be shifted south after State Street and will exit to southbound Lake Shore Drive.
The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 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.

8/18/2016 4:21 PM (Updated 8/25/2016 2:17 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   CTA Construction Work to Require Lane Closure on the NB 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 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 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: http://www.transitchicago.com/95thTerminal/.

8/18/2016 12:42 PM (Updated 8/22/2016 10:33 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   BR-24 Full Closure in Washington

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that BR-24 in Washington will be closed to all traffic between Spring St. and Wood St. from Monday, Aug. 22 until mid-September.

The closure is necessary for concrete work to be completed at the railroad viaduct. Detour routes will be posted.

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.

8/16/2016 12:06 AM (Updated 8/20/2016 9:57 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on Liebler Road Between IL-162 and Zenk Rd
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that Liebler Road between IL-162 and Zenk Road will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, weather permitting. This work will take place daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM and is necessary to construct a new asphalt overlay on this route. This work is expected to be completed by the middle of September.

Delays are expected. The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones. For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
8/12/2016 5:02 PM (Updated 8/16/2016 10:15 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 WIS 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 8/13/2016 9:51 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   Ramp Restrictions on IL-3 and I-270

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that partial ramp restrictions should be expected beginning Monday, August 8, 2016, weather permitting, at the following locations:

  •     The ramp from IL-3 southbound to I-270 westbound between the hours of 9:00 AM & 5:30 PM.
  •     The ramp from I-270 eastbound to IL-3 southbound between the hours of 7:00 AM & 3:30 PM.

These ramps will remain open during this work; however, partial ramp restrictions will be necessary. This work is necessary to paint navigation clearance gauges on the new Chain of Rocks Canal Structure and is expected to be completed by the end of August 2016. Ramps will remain open during this work; however, partial ramp lane closures will be necessary. Motorists are urged to be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone.

The contractor on this project is Walsh Construction Company of Chicago, IL. Ted Nemsky is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation in this area. If you have questions concerning this project, you may contact him at (618) 346-3345.
Additional information may also be available at www.stl-traffic.org

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

8/5/2016 11:36 AM (Updated 8/6/2016 8:44 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-13 Lane Reductions in Williamson County

Beginning on Monday, August 8, 2016, from 7:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M., weather permitting, IL-13 in Williamson County will be reduced to one lane. The lane closures will extend from the intersection of IL-148 and IL-13 and continue easterly to the intersection of Skyline Drive and IL-13. The contractor will close the center and passing lanes in both east and west direction in order to facilitate patching and resurfacing operations on the existing roadway. These closures are anticipated to be lifted mid-October.

Motorists are encouraged to allow extra commuting time or to travel alternate routes.

Message boards and signs are in place to alert traffic of the closure.

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

8/5/2016 8:46 AM (Updated 8/15/2016 9:49 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closure of the Southbound Lane of IL-13 in Tilden to Coulterville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, the Southbound lane of IL-13 in Tilden, IL to Coulterville, IL in Randolph County will be closed daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM starting Monday, August 08, 2016 and continuing until Monday, August 29, 2016.
The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow Clearwave Communications to install fiber optic line.

Traffic Control devices and Flaggers will be utilized to assist motorists during lane closure. The Department asks that all motorists look for Road Construction Ahead signs, be patient, reduce speed, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.

8/5/2016 8:37 AM (Updated 8/15/2016 10:20 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Kedzie Avenue from 131st Street to 135th Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place on Kedzie Avenue between 131st Street and 135th Street, in Robbins and Blue Island, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, August 8.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures will be necessary on Kedzie Avenue between 131st Street and 135th Street during daytime hours where construction is taking place.

It 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.

8/5/2016 8:28 AM (Updated 8/15/2016 10:53 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pavement Repairs, Lane Closures in Cook and DuPage Counties

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that pavement patching projects will require lane closures on various state routes, in Cook and DuPage counties, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, August 8.

The following locations will require closure of a single lane for several days in each lane and closure of two lanes during off-peak hours:

- Roosevelt Road (IL-38) from Nicoll Way to Lincoln Avenue in Glen Ellyn and Lombard

- North Avenue (IL-64) from Franciscan Avenue to Forest Avenue in Carol Stream, Glendale Heights and West Chicago

- IL-59 from 81st Street to the DuPage/Will County Line in Aurora and Naperville

The following location will require overnight lane closures while patching and resurfacing work is being performed:

- Lake Street (eastbound US-20) from County Line Road to Railroad Avenue in Elmhurst and Northlake

The improvements consist of pavement repairs at each location for several weeks at a time. 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.

8/5/2016 8:20 AM (Updated 8/15/2016 10:53 AM)

Lake County, Illinois logo   Deerfield Road Closed Between Waukegan Road and Chestnut Street Starting Aug. 1

Deerfield Road will be closed between Waukegan Road (IL-43) and Chestnut Street for 30 days beginning on Monday, August 1, 2016, to allow for construction operations. This closure is required in order to reconstruct infrastructure between the Metra Viaduct and Waukegan Road.

Simultaneously, maintenance work will be performed on the Deerfield Road bridge over the west fork of the north branch of the Chicago River (east of Deerpath Drive), which will prohibit traffic from crossing the bridge.

These infrastructure improvements will result in a full closure and detour using local roads (see map include below). Eastbound Deerfield Road traffic will go south on Wilmot Road, east on Central Avenue, then north on Elm Street, then east on Osterman Avenue onto northbound Waukegan Road. Westbound traffic will go north on Waukegan Road, then west on Hazel Avenue, then south on Wilmot Road. This will also result in the closure of Robert York Avenue at Deerfield Road.

In efforts to minimize traffic congestion on the detour route, parking will not be permitted on streets along the detour route (where posted), specifically on Hazel Avenue and Central Avenue east of the bridge.

The Village reminds motorists to obey the posted detour and speed limit as the Village of Deerfield Police Department will be extra diligent in performing enforcement on all Village roadways.
Project Website: www.deerfieldroad.com

Deerfield Road Detour

7/29/2016 8:09 AM (Updated 7/30/2016 9:29 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on I-74 and IL-1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin Thursday, Aug. 4 on I-74 from west of Ogden to west of Fithian (MM 196 to 200) and on IL-1 from north of Rossville to the Iroquois County line.

The work will consist of centerline microsurfacing repairs at both locations. During construction, one lane of traffic will be maintained on all routes involved. Traffic will be diverted onto the shoulder for a short time, as the work will extend slightly into the traffic lane.

The overall project has an estimated completion date of Monday, Sept. 19, weather permitting. The contractor for the project is Microsurfacing Contractors, LLC.
 
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.

7/28/2016 3:29 PM (Updated 7/30/2016 9:03 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 Tollway logo   Local Road Lane Closures Scheduled in August for Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Construction

Lane closures scheduled for I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project in Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines and Rolling Meadows

Local road lane closures, including closures with posted detours, will be scheduled throughout August in Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines and Rolling Meadows as the Illinois Tollway continues work to rebuild the bridges carrying the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) over local roads. This work is part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project and is scheduled to be complete in 2016.

Electronic message signs and detour signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to dates and times for the scheduled lane closures and posted detours. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone that safely accommodates the construction of new lanes in each direction on I-90. All work is weather dependent.

  • On Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines, beginning Thursday, July 28, one westbound lane under I-90 is scheduled to close into fall for bridge reconstruction work. One westbound and two eastbound lanes will remain open to traffic, however, temporary, off-peak lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. will be scheduled as needed in the eastbound lanes.
  • On Golf Road in Rolling Meadows, during the week of August 8, traffic shifts will be scheduled and lane closures in both directions will continue into fall for bridge reconstruction work.
  • On Oakton Street in Elk Grove Village, during the week of August 15, three nights of full closures with a posted detour will be scheduled to install new bridge beams. The closure of Oakton Street will be scheduled overnight between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. While the road closure is in place, Oakton Street traffic will be detoured via Busse Road, Algonquin Road and Elmhurst Road to reach Oakton Street.
  • On Busse Road in Elk Grove Village, during the week of August 22, three nights of full closures with a posted detour will be scheduled to install new bridge beams. The closure of Busse Road will be scheduled overnight between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. While the road closure is in place, Busse Road traffic will be detoured via Oakton Street, Elmhurst Road and Algonquin Road to reach Busse Road.

The local roadway closures and detours are coordinated with Elk Grove Village, the cities of Rolling Meadows and Des Plaines and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local police and fire departments.

Current construction on I-90 between Elgin and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is part of the  I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. The eastern segment of I-90 is being rebuilt and a new lane added to provide four lanes in each direction between Randall Road and I-294.

The project also requires reconstruction of I-90 bridges over local roads between IL-53 and I-294. Mainline bridges with local road impacts include: Golf Road, Arlington Heights Road, Busse Road, Oakton Street, Mount Prospect Road, Wolf Road, Touhy Avenue, Mannheim Road and Higgins Road (IL-72) in Rosemont.

Construction information about the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

7/28/2016 3:28 AM (Updated 8/20/2016 10:00 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Patching on I-57 in Champaign/Douglas Counties

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting; patching work is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 1 at various locations on I-57 in Champaign and Douglas counties.

I-57 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Work is expected to be completed by Tuesday, September 6.

The contractor for this project is G.M. Sipes Construction.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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7/27/2016 3:42 PM (Updated 7/30/2016 8:39 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-24 between Kingston Mines and Banner

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that US-24 will be reduced to one lane between Kingston Mines and the IL-9 intersection in Banner, from Monday, Aug. 1 until late November.

The lane closure is necessary for patching, milling, resurfacing, striping, guardrail, and culvert work to be completed.

The culvert work will take approximately three weeks to complete and will require an overnight lane closure. Traffic will be controlled by temporary signals during that time. The remaining work is scheduled to be completed during daytime hours; no overnight closures are anticipated during that portion of the project.

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

7/27/2016 8:21 AM (Updated 7/30/2016 8:40 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Lane Closures Near the I-94 Construction Area begin July 29

Motorists will encounter a lane closure near I-94 in St. Paul starting on Friday, July 29.

Beginning at 7 a.m., Friday, July 29, the right lane of northbound McKnight Road will close from Burns Avenue to just north of the I-94 overpass.  Motorists will still have access to McKnight Road from eastbound I-94. In addition, Hudson Place between McKnight Road and Crestview Drive is already closed.

Both closures will be in effect for approximately two weeks. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

The work is part of the larger two-year,  Interstate 94 reconstruction and improvement project from Mounds Boulevard in St. Paul to just east of Century Avenue in Maplewood. Additional work includes constructing and replacing noise walls, extending auxiliary lanes in specific locations, bridge maintenance, trail connections, updating signals and pedestrian access. The construction will provide a smoother, safer, longer-lasting road with better pedestrian accessibility and improved drainage capabilities. Construction is expected to be complete by late-fall 2017.

For more information about the project, visit: www.mndot.gov/i94eastmetro Follow us on Twitter @mndotnews for ramp and lane closures.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

7/26/2016 4:41 PM (Updated 7/30/2016 8:24 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   Full Closure of Cass Street Bridge over the Des Plaines River

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a full closure will take place on Cass Street (westbound US-30) over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 18. The closure is necessary for a bridge painting and cleaning project.

In order to complete the work, the bridge that carries Cass Street westbound over the Des Plaines River will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic until Fall 2016.

A posted detour will direct westbound traffic on Cass Street to follow IL-53 north on Scott Street, west on Ruby Street and north on Broadway Street. Motorists should travel west on Theodore Street (IL-7) to connect with Plainfield Road (US-30).

The scope of the project includes cleaning and repainting the steel bridge to protect from deterioration. The bridge will be painted at and below the roadway. It is expected to reopen this fall, weather permitting.

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.

7/11/2016 12:33 AM (Updated 7/16/2016 8:53 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-255 Northbound And Southbound Lane Restrictions Announced
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that intermittent lane restrictions should be expected beginning Monday, July 11, 2016, weather permitting, at the following locations:

  • I-255 northbound and southbound between Dupo to just north of I-64 in E. St. Louis (mile posts 11 to 20)
  • I-255 northbound and southbound ramps to I-64 near E. St Louis
  • IL-15 eastbound at I-255 near Alorton
This work is necessary to repair the existing pavements along the identified routes and is expected to be completed by the end of August 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.

Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org.
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7/8/2016 4:30 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:22 AM)

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.

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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   Lane Restrictions on IL-40 from Sterling to Milledgeville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on IL-40 from Sterling to Milledgeville will begin on Monday, June 6, 2016. Civil Constructors is starting the project to improve the 12 mile section of IL-40 from Lynn Boulevard at the north edge of Sterling to Adams Street in Milledgeville. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-September.

Improvements will include milling off some sections of the existing bituminous overlays, making pavement repairs, and resurfacing the roadway. Traffic will be restricted to one lane as roadway repairs are completed. Drivers should be prepared to stop and should be alert for flaggers who will be directling traffic past the work operations.
 
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.

6/3/2016 2:47 PM (Updated 6/11/2016 8:41 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.

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

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daily Lane Closures on Briggs Street between the I-80 Ramps

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that intermittent lane closures will take place on Briggs Street between the ramps to enter and exit I-80, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 23. The closures are necessary to install new traffic signals and improve channelization for the I-80 westbound ramps.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place on Briggs Street between the eastbound and westbound ramps for I-80. When necessary, Briggs Street will be reduced to one lane with flaggers to direct traffic to pass in alternating directions. Shoulder work also will take place on the westbound Interstate 80 exit ramp to Briggs Street.

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 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.

5/19/2016 12:20 PM (Updated 6/23/2016 1:03 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures for Drainage Improvements on Kedzie Avenue and 115th Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Kedzie Avenue and 115th Street, in Chicago, Merrionette Park, Alsip, Blue Island and Robins, for a drainage improvement project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 16. 

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will reduce Kedzie Avenue and 115th Street to one lane in each direction. The closures will take place on Kedzie from 115th Street to 135th Street and on 115th Street from Kedzie Avenue to Rockwell Avenue.
 
The project is expected to be completed in Summer 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.
5/13/2016 5:47 PM (Updated 8/21/2016 6:39 PM)

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 8/21/2016 6:40 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on IL-132 from Ferndale Street to Greenview Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Grand Avenue (IL-132) between Ferndale Street and Greenview Street, in Gurnee, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 16. The closures are necessary for a reconstruction project on IL-132.

In order to complete the work, Grand Avenue (IL-132) will be reduced to one lane in each direction when work is in progress.

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.

5/11/2016 12:09 AM (Updated 6/8/2016 12:30 PM)

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 7/13/2016 11:40 AM)

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   IL-267 Restricted to One Lane at Macoupin Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that IL-267 will be restricted to one lane at Macoupin Creek during daylight hours beginning Monday, May 2, 2016, weather permitting. Intermittent daylight lane closures will be utilized until temporary traffic signals are installed at this location. Once the temporary traffic signals are installed, IL-267 will be restricted to one-lane and two-way traffic will be maintained through this area via the temporary traffic signals. This work is required in order to make repairs to the existing bridge and is expected to be completed by the end of August 2016.

The Department advises the traveling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.

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

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4/27/2016 12:23 AM (Updated 6/9/2016 12:50 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   Cedar Street Bridge Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that single lane closures in both directions of the Cedar St. Bridge (IL-8/IL-116) over the Illinois River are scheduled to begin Monday, May 2. In addition, the bridge is scheduled to be closed to all traffic for approximately two months, beginning late summer or early fall this year.

This project includes: joint removals and replacements, steel structure repairs, painting and cleaning. Project limits are Jefferson St. in Peoria to Main St. in East Peoria; motorists should expect lane closures throughout the project limits while the work is being completed. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in June 2017.

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

4/25/2016 12:16 AM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:42 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.

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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)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Reconstruction at Torrence Avenue and Ridge Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures are necessary for an intersection reconstruction project at Torrence Avenue (IL-83) and Ridge Road, in Lansing, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, April 14.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place on Torrence Avenue. Closures will take place on Ridge Road, east and west of Torrence Avenue, shifting away from the work zone onto temporary pavement to maintain two-way traffic on Ridge Road. The work also will require the demolition of an existing building on the southwest corner of the intersection.

A school crossing is located at the intersection of Torrence Avenue and Ridge Road. Students should utilize the sidewalk on the north side of Ridge Road to stay away from the building demolition. Motorists are reminded to use extra caution when students are crossing the street.

The scope of the project includes reconstruction and realignment of Ridge Road, just west of Torrence Avenue. The overall improvements will add new traffic signals, storm sewers and pavement with curb and gutter.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2016. All businesses will remain open for the duration of the project.

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.

4/14/2016 12:55 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

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

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

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement on Dundee Rd. at North Wilke Rd. and Kennicott Ave.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will be necessary to improve the intersections of Dundee Road (IL-68) at N. Wilke Road and Dundee Road (IL-68) at Kennicott Avenue, in Arlington Heights, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 4.
 
In order to complete the work, Dundee Road (IL-68) will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Illinois 53 and just east of Kennicott Avenue. The majority of the closures will take place on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.
 
The project will add a right turn lane from eastbound Dundee Road to N. Wilke Road and from eastbound Dundee Road to Kennicott Avenue.
 
The overall improvements to the intersections will modernize traffic signals, improve pedestrian safety and ease traffic congestion coming off of IL-53. The project is expected to be completed in August 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

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3/30/2016 12:11 AM (Updated 8/21/2016 6:43 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.

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3/29/2016 6:19 PM (Updated 6/8/2016 12:16 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-127 Intermittent Lane Restrictions between Keyesport Rd and Sale Barn Rd

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-127 will be intermittently restricted to one lane between Keyesport Road and Sale Barn Road beginning on Monday, March 28, 2016, weather permitting. This work will take place daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:30 PM and is necessary to construct a new asphalt overlay on this route.  This work is expected to be completed by September 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 contractor on this project is Howell Paving of Salem, IL.  If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Steve Putz, Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, at (618) 346-3350.

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3/24/2016 4:18 PM (Updated 3/24/2016 4:18 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-50 will be Reduced to One Lane at Brubaker Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that US-50 will be reduced to one lane at Brubaker Creek during daylight hours beginning Wednesday, March 30, 2016, weather permitting.  Intermittent daylight lane closures will be utilized until temporary traffic signals are installed at this location.  Once the temporary traffic signals are installed, US-50 will be reduced to one lane and two-way traffic will be maintained through this area via the temporary traffic signals.  This work is required in order to replace the existing structure and is expected to be completed by mid-September of this year.
 
Motorists are urged to use caution, obey all warning signs and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone. 
 
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3/24/2016 4:13 PM (Updated 3/26/2016 8:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Reconstruction Project on Illinois-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.

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3/21/2016 10:07 AM (Updated 7/28/2016 11:21 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   WI-175 Reconstruction Project in Richfield to Get Underway

Road closure scheduled to begin next month
 
On Monday, March 14, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin work on a reconstruction project on WI-175, from Beechwood Industrial Court to Polk Street, in the village of Richfield, Washington County. Improvements on the project, a distance of just under two miles, will include:

  • Reconstructing the exist roadway
  • Constructing a new roundabout at the WI-167 and WI-175 intersection
  • Adding a shared-use path from Beechwood Industrial Court to Elm Street
  • Adding a sidewalk from Elm Street to the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad crossing


The above improvements will include new concrete curb and gutter, storm sewer, asphaltic pavement, along with new signing and pavement marking.
Beginning April 4, portions of the roadway will be closed long-term for reconstruction:

  • Stage one: WI-175, from the WI-167 intersection to Polk Street, will be closed to through traffic from April 4 through August.
  • Stage two: The WI-175 and WI-167 roundabout will be constructed from June through August. WI-175 will be closed at the intersection. Through traffic will be maintained on WI-167 during this operation,    except for one 15-day period to complete the roundabout construction.
  • Stage three: WI-175, from Beechwood Industrial Court to WI-167, will be closed to through traffic from August through late fall.

Business and resident access will be maintained for the majority of the project. There will be short-term driveway closures related to reconstruction. Pedestrian access will be maintained where there had been existing sidewalk, primarily in the downtown area.  Built in 1925, and with its last rehabilitation in 1990, the roadway pavement has reached the end of its useful life. The existing drainage is not adequate through this urbanized area of the village of Richfield. This project will provide bike and pedestrian accommodations, improve roadside drainage and facilitate safe and efficient travel throughout the corridor.

More information about the project can be found at http://projects.511wi.gov/175rich/.

3/11/2016 3:34 PM (Updated 6/9/2016 12:58 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on Irving Park Road from Busse Road to South Access Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Irving Park Road (IL-19) between Busse Road (IL-83) and South Access Road, in Bensenville, beginning, weather permitting, the week of March 7.

The closures are necessary to improve the intersection of Irving Park Road and York Road. The scope of the project includes resurfacing, widening, reconstruction and retaining of the walls on Irving Park Road.

Beginning this week, traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions of Irving Park Road between Church Road and South Access Road. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

The intersection project is the final phase of a larger grade separation project involving the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks on Irving Park Road, just east of York Road.

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.

3/10/2016 4:43 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:48 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   Intersection Work at US-6 and Cottage Grove Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that occasional, daytime lane closures are necessary for intersection improvement at US-6 and Cottage Grove Avenue, in South Holland, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, March 1.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures will take place at the intersection of US-6 and Cottage Grove Avenue. Closures are necessary for eastbound and westbound traffic on US-6, as well as northbound and southbound traffic on Cottage Grove Avenue.

The scope of the project includes traffic signal modernization, sidewalk replacement and new pavement markings. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2016.

The location of the closures may affect access to and from the Bishop Ford/159th Street interchange. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

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.

2/26/2016 4:25 PM (Updated 2/29/2016 10:11 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closure westbound I-64 between 3rd St. and Tudor Ave in East St. Louis

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced its plans to close one lane of westbound I-64 between 3rd Street and Tudor Avenue approaching the Poplar Street Bridge in East St. Louis beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016, weather permitting.   

The initial stage of work will require a closure of the right lane through November of 2016 and will be followed immediately by the next stage of work, which will require a closure of the left lane until Spring of 2017. 
 
During the duration of this work, one lane of traffic will be closed at all times.  These lane closures are necessary to construct a new ramp that will connect eastbound traffic from the Martin Luther King Bridge to westbound I-55/64.
 
Extensive delays are expected at this location during weekday morning rush hours, and motorists are urged to plan accordingly and use alternate routes including the I-70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge or the Martin Luther King Bridge.  
 
Additional information will be forthcoming as the closure dates approach.  
 
Message boards will also be utilized to provide additional and current information. For travel information.
2/23/2016 2:35 PM (Updated 3/1/2016 8:06 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Reduction on Eastbound I-24 in Massac County
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling I-24 across the Ohio River Bridge between Metropolis, IL and Paducah, KY of an upcoming lane reduction.
 
Beginning Monday, February 8, 2016, eastbound I-24 on the Ohio River Bridge from Metropolis, IL to Paducah, KY will be reduced to one lane. This lane reduction is necessary to facilitate installation of new bearings on the structure.
 
Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while traveling through this work zone. Workers will be present underneath bridge deck.

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2/4/2016 6:05 PM (Updated 2/4/2016 6:05 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement on Milwaukee Avenue at Golf Road and Greenwood Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that work to improve the intersections of Milwaukee Avenue (IL-21) at Golf Road (IL-58) and Milwaukee Avenue (IL-21) at Greenwood Avenue, in Niles and Glenview, will begin, weather permitting, Thursday, Feb. 11.

The project will modernize traffic signals, install signalized pedestrian crosswalks and construct sidewalk ramps in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Daytime lane closures will be necessary to complete the work. The project is scheduled for completion in Summer 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.

2/4/2016 5:58 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:49 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Traffic Signal Reconstruction on Golf Road at Michael Manor and Washington Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that traffic signal reconstruction will take place at the intersections of Golf Road (IL-58) at Michael Manor and Golf Road (IL-58) at Washington Road, in Niles, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, Feb. 11.

Daily lane closures and occasional overnight closures will be necessary to complete the work. The project is scheduled to be completed in Summer 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.

2/4/2016 5:54 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:50 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Harlem Avenue, 151st Street Intersection Improvement

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane reductions will take place at the intersection of Harlem Avenue (IL-43) and 151st Street, in Orland Park, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, Jan. 27. The work is necessary to improve the intersection and modernize traffic signals.
 
The first stage of construction will take place on Harlem Avenue, adding a southbound right turn lane at 151st Street. Motorists can expect intermittent daytime lane closures on Harlem Avenue.

The second stage of construction will take place on 151st Street, adding a second eastbound left turn lane at Harlem Avenue. Traffic lanes on 151st Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

The overall improvements to the intersection will be completed, weather permitting, in Summer 2016.

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

1/26/2016 11:18 AM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:51 AM)

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 7/13/2016 11:52 AM)

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.
 
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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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