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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions For The Week Of November 20, 2017

Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:

  • IL-143 over Shoal Creek CLOSED to replace existing structure crossing Shoal Creek through December 2018.  A detour route will be posted utilizing US-40 to I-70 (Highland/Pierron Exit 30) to IL-127 (Greenville Exit 45).  (PAG)


  • I-55 restricted to one lane in each direction north of IL-143 from mile marker 24 to mile marker 26 for repairs on the bridges at this location.  The interstate will remain restricted to one lane in each direction until the end of August 2018.  (JA)
  • IL-111/267 in Brighton will have temporary lane restrictions/closures between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM through Wednesday, November 22, 2017 to allow the Village to safely work on their water main.  (Proj. Supp./Lehmann)
  • Baumann Road at I-70 approximately 1.5 miles north of Pierron closed through late summer 2018.  (JA)
  • SIU Northern Access Road over Cahokia Creek between IL-143 and New Poag Road reduced to one lane for approximately one month.  At that time, the northbound and southbound lanes will both be reduced to one lane for the remainder of the project to repair the surfaces of both bridges through November 2017. (JA)


  • **NEW** Admiral Weinel Boulevard closed from IL-3 to 100 feet south of Admiral Trost Road for the reconstruction of Admiral Weinel Boulevard through December 30, 2017.  (Ops/Monroe)


  • I-255 between Collinsville Road and the Mississippi River two of three lanes restricted in both directions Sunday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM to complete pavement repairs through November 22, 2017.  (JGG)
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11/17/2017 5:19 PM (Updated 11/20/2017 10:05 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Percy: IL-4/150 To Close Nov. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-4/150 (Pine Street) in Percy will be closed for one day beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, weather permitting. Approximate area circled below:

The road closure is necessary to allow the CNIC Railroad to rehabilitate their crossing. A marked detour will be in place to safely guide motorists around the closure. 

IDOT asks that all motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, consider alternate routes and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone. For questions, please contact Mr. Lou Jethro at (618) 346-3172.
Additional information is available at

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11/15/2017 11:15 AM (Updated 11/18/2017 9:05 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Morrison: Garden Plain Road To Close Nov. 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that Garden Plain Road, approximately one-half mile west of Morrison, will be closed to all through traffic from Monday, Nov. 20, through Wednesday, Nov. 22. The approximate area is shown below:

The closure will allow the Union Pacific Railroad to replace a defective rail in their at-grade crossing located in this area. Drivers are asked to be alert for the road closure and use alternate roadways when traveling in this area. No detour will be marked.

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11/14/2017 3:43 PM (Updated 11/18/2017 9:09 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Roadway Patching Work Underway On the South Tri-State Tollway (I-294/I-80)

Ongoing overnight and weekend lane closures anticipated throughout November to complete for roadway maintenance

Traffic shifts and ongoing overnight and weekend lane closures will be scheduled through November on the South Tri-State Tollway (I-294/I-80) between the Bishop Ford Freeway (IL-394) and Halsted Street to complete roadway maintenance work. Delays are possible and drivers are encouraged to plan additional time for travel.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be in place to alert drivers of traffic shifts and lane closures. The traffic shift and closures are necessary to provide a work zone that safely accommodates the construction. All work is weather dependent.

Lane closures in both directions between the Bishop Ford Expressway and Halsted Street will include as many as three lanes closed at a time during overnights and weekends to accommodate pavement removal and installation and curing of concrete patches. The Tollway will reopen to four lanes in each direction during the daytime to accommodate commuter travel.

Current information on these closures can be found on the Daily Construction Alert.

Construction information about the South Tri-State Tollway Repair Projects is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Explore Projects section on the Tollway’s website at

11/8/2017 5:48 PM (Updated 11/11/2017 8:35 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Completion of major construction projects highlight 2017 road construction season

The St. Croix River Crossing, MN-53 realignment project in Virginia, US-169/Nine Mile Creek project, I-694 and I-94 in the Twin Cities were some of the major projects completed during the 2017 road construction season.

For a complete list of 2017 projects and their status, see; for studies and plans for possible future projects, visit

Statewide project highlights in 2017 include:

Twin Cities area

  • St. Croix River Crossing – The new bridge across the St. Croix River opened to traffic Aug. 2. The four-year project carries traffic from Oak Park Heights, Minn., to St. Joseph, Wis.
  • I-35W at I-94, downtown to Crosstown – Construction continues on this four-and-a-half-year project, which includes extending the MnPASS lane on I-35W, constructing a bus transit station at Lake Street, adding two new exit ramps on I-35W to Lake Street/28th Street, and repairing several bridges in the area.
  • I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center – Crews made improvements to the freeway, 50 bridges and the ramps in a nine-mile stretch from Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis to Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center. It included repairs and improvements to the Lowry Hill Tunnel. The project is mostly done with crews returning in spring 2018 for work under two bridges.
  • I-94 St. Paul to Maplewood – All westbound and eastbound lane resurfacing on I-94 between St. Paul and Maplewood is complete and motorists now have three travel lanes in each direction. Motorists should expect off-peak lane restrictions in both directions on I-94 and travel delays as project work continues until late fall.
  • US-169/Nine Mile Creek – The US-169 Nine Mile Creek project replaced the bridge over Nine Mile Creek in Edina and made improvements from MN-62 to MN-55. The project was completed in September, more than a month early.
  • I-694 between Lexington Avenue in Arden Hills and Rice Street in Little Canada – The second and final year of construction to add a third general purpose lane in each direction of I-694 was completed this fall. The project also rebuilt the interstate ramps at Lexington Avenue, Victoria Street and Rice Street, along with improving storm water drainage throughout the project area.

Northern Minnesota

  • MN-2 Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks – Reconstruction of the Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks wraps up summer 2018, but crews have made significant progress this year. Along with a brand new pier, the southern half of the bridge deck is complete. When finished, the bridge will feature a new layout that maintains four lanes of traffic and adds a protected walkway that connects the Greenway Trail on each side of the river.
  • MN-9, MN-12, MN-29 in Benson – Work on two separate projects in the city of Benson were completed this season. The first project brought the city’s sidewalks up to Americans with Disability Act standards and upgraded the signal systems. The second involved resurfacing MN-9, MN-12 and MN-29 in and near the city.
  • MN-10 railroad bridge and resurfacing in Detroit Lakes – Work will be completed in November on this project to replace the eastbound MN-10 bridge over the CP Railway line and resurface MN-10 in concrete from MN-59 to Summit Avenue.
  • MN-10 in Glyndon – This project involved resurfacing the traffic lanes through Glyndon and the installing center left turn lanes/medians for access control.
  • MN-23 in West Duluth – This project reconstructed almost two miles of the highway, replaced two bridges, improved accessibility and included bike lanes and trail connections.
  • I-35 Pine and Carlton counties – These projects included resurfacing approximately 10 miles of pavement, installing new guardrail and repairing a bridge.
  • MN-53 relocation project – The new alignment for the roadway and bridge opened in September, more than a month ahead of schedule. Crews are putting the finishing touches on the new highway, as well as removing the concrete pavement, the Second Avenue bridge, underground utilities and signs from the old alignment.
  • MN-59 roundabout near Detroit Lakes – Crews constructed a roundabout at the MN-59/Becker CR-22 intersection this summer. The work began in late spring and was completed prior to WE Fest.
  • I-94 from Evansville to Garfield – The 2017 work on this project is nearing completion, which included resurfacing 15 miles of eastbound I-94 and re-decking the eastbound bridges at MN-79 and MN-114. The westbound lanes and bridges will be completed next construction season.
  • MN-210 in Jay Cooke State Park – The project was completed in September. Work began in May 2015 to resurface the roadway that was washed out in a 2012 flood. During the construction, crews improved drainage and flattened slopes to help prevent future problems caused by flooding and erosion.

Central Minnesota

  • MN-10 in Elk River – Project reconstructs the Highway 10 bridge over Lake Orono and the road surface from Joplin St/185th Ave to Xenia Ave in Elk River. Work will continue through fall 2018.
  • MN-24 in Clearwater – A new MN-24 bridge over the Mississippi River in Clearwater opened in August. The updated structure includes wider lanes and shoulders and improved pedestrian access on the route between MN-10 and I-94. The old bridge will be dismantled by June 2018.
  • MN-169 in Aitkin – Constructed a new roundabout at MN-169 and Southgate/Red Oak Drive for improved safety and local access to retail shops in Aitkin.
  • MN-371 Nisswa to Jenkins – Expanded MN-371 to four lanes from Nisswa to Jenkins. All four lanes opened Oct. 6 and include a new alignment and interchange at MN-371/CR-11 in Pequot Lakes, Paul Bunyan State trail bridges and trail segments, and two reduced conflict intersections.

Western Minnesota

  • MN-19 from Marshall to Vesta – Crews are nearing completion of a cold in-place recycle project. CIR, which is cost-effective and environmentally friendly, consists of milling in-place bituminous pavement, crushing the materials, adding oil, remixing it, followed by re-laying the materials with a paver and compacting it.
  • MN-71/MN-7 roundabout near Blomkest – A roundabout was constructed at the intersection of MN-71 and MN-7. The roundabout provides increased safety and reduces delay times, vehicle emissions and fuel consumption.

Southern Minnesota

  • MN-4 in St. James – This multi-year project will include reconstruction of approximately 1.6 miles of Highway 4, including two new mini-roundabouts. Project will be complete in early 2019.
  • MN-15 in New Ulm – Resurfaced deteriorating pavement, added center two-way left turn lane, repaired two bridges and made improvements to traffic signals and sidewalks.
  • MN-22 Mankato to Mapleton – The MN-22 Victory Memorial Drive project will continue through 2019. The project includes repaving, bridge work, a roundabout and replacing trees that have to be removed for the project.
  • I-35 and MN-14 bridge replacements – Five bridges were replaced near Owatonna, three on I-35 and two on MN-14.
  • MN-43 Winona Bridge – The new bridge opened to two-way traffic in August 2016, while the existing bridge remains closed for rehabilitation work. The older bridge is expected to be completed between fall 2019 and spring 2020.
  • US-52 between Zumbrota and Rosemount – Resurfacing the northbound lanes and installing a cable median barrier was completed from north of Rochester to south of Zumbrota. A bridge replacement was completed at MN-58 over US-52 at Zumbrota and two bridge replacements at the Little Cannon River on US-52 in Cannon Falls were completed.
  • MN-63 Red Wing Bridge – Bridge piers are being built on the new bridge and the connecting ramp to US-61 at Red Wing is under construction. Traffic will remain open on the bridge through construction. Work continues this winter with an anticipated opening in fall 2019.
  • I-90 preservation projects – Pavement and bridge repairs occurred at several locations along I-90 in southern Minnesota. The project also made improvements to lighting systems and upgraded the Worthington Weigh Station.
  • MN-99 bridge in St. Peter – Rehabilitation of the historic bridge will be complete in early December. Traffic is detoured while crews finish final construction and painting of the bridge.

Thanks for your patience and safe driving through construction zones this year.

More information

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11/1/2017 8:19 PM (Updated 11/3/2017 11:47 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Mount Vernon: Lane reductions possible on IL-15

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorist traveling eastbound and westbound IL-15 between Old Fairfield Road and 16th Street in Mount Vernon of upcoming road construction. 
Beginning Monday, Oct. 30, reconstruction of sidewalk and curb in various locations along Broadway and Main Street (IL-15) will begin. The work may require intermittent lane reductions. Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution when traveling through this area.

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10/30/2017 9:42 AM (Updated 10/30/2017 9:42 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Hanna City: IL-116 down to one lane
Paving operations to last through next week
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that daytime lane restrictions for IL-116 in Hanna City are underway.
IL-116 is down to one lane between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for paving. Traffic is being controlled by flaggers, and motorists can expect significant delays. Work is expected to be finished within a week.
Motorists use caution as they near the work zone and possibly consider alternate routes.

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10/27/2017 3:34 PM (Updated 10/30/2017 9:43 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Madison County: Lane restrictions for I-70

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced I-70 will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction from the I-55/70/270 interchange to 2.5 miles east of the I-55/70/270 interchange starting Sunday evening, Oct. 29, weather permitting. 

Approximate area pictured below: