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Illinois Tollway logo   Overnight Ramp Closures Scheduled on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) at Illinois Route 53 and Arlington Heights Road

Temporary, overnight lane closures on the ramp carrying eastbound Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) traffic to northbound Illinois Route 53 are scheduled this week for installation of a new monotube for toll collection at the ramp toll plaza. Closures are also scheduled the week of October 20 at the ramp carrying Arlington Heights Road traffic to westbound I-90. 

Following the evening rush hour, monotube installation work is scheduled to begin after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, with the closure of the I-PASS Only lane at the Illinois Route 53 ramp toll plaza. One lane with an automatic coin machine lane will remain open. I-PASS is accepted at this lane but drivers must come to a stop. 

Overnight, up to four, full closures of the ramp are scheduled after midnight, each lasting up to 15 minutes, to install the new monotube in several segments. All lanes will reopen to traffic by 4 a.m. on Thursday, October 9, in advance of the morning rush hour. 

Similar closures are scheduled the week of October 20 on the ramp carrying Arlington Heights Road traffic to westbound I-90. 

Work to reconstruct the ramps and tolling equipment is part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project and is scheduled to be complete this fall. Monotubes will replace the canopies at these two reconstructed plazas. Throughout construction at both ramp toll plazas, one lane with an automatic coin machine and one I-PASS Only lane will be available as construction progresses from lane to lane to rebuild the toll plaza. Up to 11,390 vehicles per day use the Illinois Route 53 ramp, with up to 10,200 vehicles per day using the Arlington Heights Road ramp.

10/8/2014 2:45 AM (Updated 10/9/2014 12:57 PM)

City of Madison, Wisconsin logo   Construction Update: East Johnson Street, Madison WI

The City of Madison and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) are planning to begin the reconstruction of East Johnson Street from N. Butler Street to N. Baldwin Street during the week of May 5, 2014. The project will consist of new asphalt pavement, concrete curb & gutter, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, traffic signals, street lights and driveway aprons. Sidewalk will be replaced as needed to repair any damaged sections and as necessary to install sanitary sewer laterals. Construction is expected to continue for approximately 6 months.

In order to keep businesses informed during the construction project, meetings will be held bi-weekly throughout the construction project. The dates and locations for the bi-weekly meetings have yet to be determined and notices will be sent when that information is available. The meeting dates and locations and additional information regarding the project will also be posted on the City of Madison website. Updates regarding construction will be posted throughout the construction season. The link to the project website is: http://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/EJohnson/.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: October 24, 2014 to October 30, 2014

  • Nickles Electric will continue installing underground facilities for street lighting and traffic signals.  Crews will also continue installing street light poles as well as traffic signal equipment at Baldwin Street.
  • R.G. Huston will fine grade base aggregate between Blair and Baldwin Streets on the north side of E. Johnson Street.  Crews will place topsoil in the terraces between Butler and Blair Streets.  Crews will also be grading for new sidewalks on the north side of E. Johnson Street.  
  • JW Schultz will place curb and gutter between Blair and Baldwin Streets on the north side of E. Johnson Street.  Crews will also install new driveway aprons and begin installing new sidewalks on the north side of E. Johnson Street.
  • West-Land restoration will place sod and roadway signs on the south and north sides of E. Johnson Street between Butler and Blair Streets.
  • Mega Rentals will maintain traffic control throughout the project.
  • Private utility contractors for MG&E and ATC will work on N. Butler Street and N. Livingston Street to complete pipe connections and testing of the new utility lines.
10/24/2014 7:05 PM (Updated 10/25/2014 8:48 AM)

City of Madison, Wisconsin logo   Construction Update: HWY 12 BeltlineTerrace Ave to Mineral Point Road, Madison WI

Madison, WI - HWY 12 work is scheduled to be completed by November 14, 2014.  USH 12 construction is beginning to transition into stage 3 traffic configuration from Terrace Avenue to Mineral Point Road.  USH 12 WB Traffic has been shifted onto the new median shoulder and left lane.  USH 12 EB traffic will remain in the stage 2 traffic alignment to allow completion of the concrete rubblization, asphalt paving, and median grading operations.  During nighttime paving operations, the traffic lanes will be restriped to accommodate the first lift of asphalt pavement on USH 12 EB.  Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during daytime hours.  Weather permitting, single lane closures will occur nightly from 7:00PM – 6:00AM.  On ramp and off ramp closures at Old Sauk Road and Greenway Blvd. will be needed periodically during construction and will only be closed during the nighttime hours of 7:00PM – 6:00AM.  Wider shoulders, new concrete barrier wall, noise wall, and storm sewer will be installed during this traffic stage as well as bridge repairs to the EB structure over Old Sauk Road.  Temporary traffic signals will be installed at the Greenway Blvd. ramp terminals.  An additional turning lane will be added at the USH 12 WB off ramp to Greenway Blvd. as well as improvements made to the USH 12 EB on ramp from Greenway Blvd.  This traffic stage will remain in effect until approximately mid-October, 2014. Please see WISDOT website for additonal informtion on Beltline construction: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/projects/sw.htm.

10/24/2014 6:59 PM (Updated 10/25/2014 8:49 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Kennedy (I-90/94) and Edens (I-94) Bridge Repair at Irving Park Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that bridge repairs will take place on southbound I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) and southbound I-94 (Edens Expressway), between Lawrence Avenue and Irving Park Road, weather permitting, overnight on Saturday, Oct. 25, and into Sunday morning, Oct. 26.

In order to complete the work, the inbound two right lanes of I-90/94 will be closed between Lawrence Avenue and the Edens junction from 11:59 p.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Sunday.

Additionally, the right two lanes of I-94 will be closed between Lawrence Avenue and the Kennedy between 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. on Sunday. The right three lanes will be closed between the Kennedy junction and Irving Park Road as well. The Kennedy reversible lanes will be directed inbound to help alleviate traffic congestion in the work zone.

The project will include bridge joint repairs, pavement patching, as well as superstructure and substructure repairs.

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.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu

10/24/2014 6:22 PM (Updated 10/24/2014 7:16 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Lane closures on Cedar St at I-96, Lansing MI

I-96 bridge work over Cedar Street starting Monday, Oct. 27, in Lansing

COUNTY: Ingham

ROADWAY: I-96 over Cedar Street

CLOSEST CITY: Lansing

START DATE: Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

PROJECT:  The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) statewide bridge crew will be installing temporary supports on the I-96 bridge over Cedar Street in Lansing. The temporary supports will remain in place until a larger bridge repair project begins in 2016 along the I-96 corridor.

Project map

TRAFFIC IMPACTS:  To complete the work, there will be lane and sidewalk closures along Cedar Street under I-96. The following is the schedule:

-          Monday, Oct. 27: Crews will begin installing temporary supports at the bridge over the sidewalk, behind the bridge pier. Cedar Street motorists should not expect any lane closures until Wednesday, Oct. 29.

-          Wednesday, Oct. 29 - Friday, Oct. 31: Northbound Cedar Street will have one lane closed 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day.

-          Wednesday, Nov. 5 - Friday, Nov. 7: Cedar Street will have one lane closed in each direction 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily while crews install temporary concrete barrier wall along Cedar Street.

-          Tuesday, Nov. 11 - Friday, Nov. 14: Cedar Street will have one lane closed in each direction while crews install the final temporary bridge supports.

 All work is expected to be complete by Wednesday, Nov. 19, weather permitting.

10/24/2014 6:13 PM (Updated 10/25/2014 8:52 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-74 at the Murray Baker Bridge over the Illinois River in Peoria & East Peoria

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that motorists will encounter daytime individual lane closures on I-74 at the Murray Baker Bridge over the Illinois River Monday, October 27th through Saturday, November 1st.

The lane closures are necessary for crews to complete a routine inspection of the bridge. Lane closures will begin in the eastbound direction, then will switch to the westbound direction mid-week and will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily.

Occasional lane closures are also possible on Washington Street in Peoria and Bass Pro Drive in East Peoria during this time.

10/24/2014 3:33 PM (Updated 10/24/2014 3:34 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-74 at I-474 in Peoria and East Peoria

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the right lane of the ramp carrying eastbound I-74 traffic to eastbound I-474 in Peoria County will be closed Monday, October 27th and Tuesday, October 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days.

This lane closure is necessary for joint repair work to be completed.

10/24/2014 3:27 PM (Updated 10/24/2014 3:32 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Road Work Planned for US-6 in Will County

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that road work is scheduled to begin on both directions of U.S. 6, between McClintock Road and Interstate 55, in Will County, for a pavement resurfacing project. The project will begin, weather permitting, on Monday, Oct. 27, with a tentative completion date of late November.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane, with flaggers present during daytime work hours.

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

10/24/2014 12:55 PM (Updated 10/24/2014 12:55 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Weekend I-290 Lane Closures

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced weekend closures on the Interstate 290 (Eisenhower Expressway) westbound lanes between 1st Avenue and U.S. 12/20/45 (Mannheim Road). The closures are needed for maintenance work, which will take place, weather permitting, on Saturday, Oct. 25, and Sunday, Oct. 26.

In order to complete the work, the left lane of westbound I-290 will be closed from 11 p.m., on Saturday Oct. 25, until 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26. The two westbound right lanes will remain open.

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.

10/24/2014 12:48 PM (Updated 10/24/2014 12:48 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Inspections over Kennedy (I-90/94), Oct 25 and Oct 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a routine inspection of the bridges over Interstate 90/94 (Kennedy Expressway), near Addison Street, will take place, weather permitting, on the mornings of Saturday, Oct. 25, and Sunday, Oct. 26.

In order to complete the work, a two-lane moving closure will be used in the inbound local lanes of I-90/94 on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 6  to 9:30 a.m. A two-lane moving closure will also be used in the outbound direction of I-90/94 on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 6  to 9:30 a.m. A minimum of two lanes will be open at all times.

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.

10/24/2014 12:44 PM (Updated 10/24/2014 7:13 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pavement Repairs, Lane Closures in Kane County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that two construction projects at the north and south junctions of U.S. 20, Illinois 72 and Illinois 47, located near Pingree Grove, in Kane County, are scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Oct. 27.

The improvements consist of roadway widening and resurfacing, as well as traffic signal modernizations at each junction. These projects will require reducing the number of traffic lanes during daytime hours where construction is taking place.

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

The tentative completion date for both projects is Nov. 15, 2015.

10/24/2014 12:37 PM (Updated 10/24/2014 12:37 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Temporary Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled on Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Next Week for Beam Installation on Church Road Bridge

DOWNERS GROVE, IL _ Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled next week on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) at Church Road in Aurora for beam installation on the bridge carrying traffic over I-88. The Church Road Bridge is currently being reconstructed and widened and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Weather permitting, beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 27, one lane in each direction between Mitchell Road and Church Road on I-88 will close to prepare for beam installation. A second westbound lane will close at 10 p.m. In addition, brief, intermittent full closures in the westbound direction are scheduled between 11 p.m. on Monday, October 27, and 5 a.m. on Tuesday, October 28. The eastbound lane is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. and all westbound lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. ahead of the morning rush hour.

Church Road is currently closed to through traffic at I-88 and a detour is posted.

Similar closures on I-88 will be scheduled on Tuesday, October 28, to complete beam installation work over the eastbound lanes. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, October 29.

Reconstruction of the Church Road Bridge includes construction of a new bridge featuring a reinforced concrete deck on precast concrete beams. Work also includes improving portions of Church Road on either side of the bridge. Up to 7,300 vehicles use this stretch of roadway daily.

The work is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the city of Aurora and the village of North Aurora, as well as Aurora Township and local police and fire departments.

Maps and construction project information about I-88 bridge projects are available in the _Projects by Roadway_ section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway_s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

The I-88 bridge repairs are part of the 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

10/24/2014 10:43 AM (Updated 10/24/2014 10:43 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   WB I-270 in Granite City

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that a nighttime lane closure will be encountered on I-270 westbound from IL-3 to the state line on Monday, October 27, 2014.  The lane closure will be begin at 9:00 p.m. and will be reopened by 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, weather permitting.  This lane closure is necessary to move traffic onto new pavement according to our planned traffic stages.  Traffic will be guided through the work zone utilizing flaggers, traffic control devices, and traffic control signing.
 
Please use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone.
 
The contractor on this project is Walsh Construction Company of Chicago, IL.  Barry Gibbs is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation in the area.  If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact him at 618/346-3351.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

10/24/2014 10:30 AM (Updated 10/25/2014 8:54 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Nighttime Lane Closure -- Westbound I-270 near IL Route 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that a nighttime lane closure will be encountered on I-270 westbound from IL 3 to the state line on Monday, October 27, 2014.  The lane closure will be begin at 9:00 p.m. and will be reopened by 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, weather permitting.  This lane closure is necessary to move traffic onto new pavement according to our planned traffic stages.  Traffic will be guided through the work zone utilizing flaggers, traffic control devices, and traffic control signing.
 
Please use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone.
 
The contractor on this project is Walsh Construction Company of Chicago, IL.  Barry Gibbs is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation in the area.  If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact him at 618/346-3351.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

10/24/2014 2:15 AM (Updated 10/25/2014 8:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lake Shore Drive in Decatur

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will continue on Lake Shore Drive (IL-105) from US-36 to US-51.  Weather permitting, asphalt paving of the interchange ramps with US-51 will take place over the next two weeks.

Beginning Monday, October 27, 2014 work will begin at 7:00 p.m. on the ramps.  Only one ramp will be closed at a time to allow for paving.  The ramps will be open by 6:00 a.m. the following morning.  During that time a marked detour will be in place.  Please use extra caution and follow all signs concerning the detour during this time period.

The Department of Transportation thanks you for your patience and asks that you use caution in the work zone and consider using alternate routes. More information.

10/23/2014 9:49 AM (Updated 10/25/2014 8:39 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   I-75 Closed between M-10 to I-375, Wayne County, MI

In Wayne County, north and south I-75 between M-10 and I-375 will be closed from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday for road work on M-1. Detour is north I-75 to west I-96 to east I-94 to north I-75 or south I-75 to west I-94 to east I-96 to north I-75.

10/23/2014 9:33 AM (Updated 10/25/2014 8:36 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Illinois Tollway Preparing for Beam Installation on Fox River Bridge on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Gantry system within existing work zone will provide room to maintain three lanes of traffic in both directions during construction

Work has begun to assemble an innovative gantry system that will be used to move and install bridge beams for the new Fox River Bridge on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Elgin. All work will occur behind barrier wall in the work zone, without having to close any lanes to traffic. 

Three lanes will remain open in both directions during assembly of the gantry system over the next few weeks and when beam installation begins in early November for construction of the new eastbound bridge. The overhead gantry system will eliminate the need to stage cranes on the existing bridge structure, which would have required lane closures. 

The Illinois Tollway is rebuilding and widening the Fox River Bridge in Elgin as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project scheduled to be completed in 2016. The $95 million Fox River Bridge Project includes construction of two new bridge structures that will increase capacity from six lanes to eight lanes with full shoulders in both directions to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway and also provide for drainage improvements and replacement of the existing bicycle and pedestrian bridge. 

As construction of the new gantry system begins, crews are also working to complete construction of bridge piers both adjacent to and in the Fox River below the bridge to support the new eastbound bridge structure. Once the seven new bridge piers are completed in early November, work will begin to place new beams to support the new bridge deck using the gantry system within the existing work zone. 

The gantry system will include three main frames each 80 feet long, 11 feet wide and 27 feet tall and positioned 150 to 170 feet apart, depending on the length of the beams. Each main frame has an 11-foot column on each end supporting overhead beams with cross bracing between them to carry two, 50-ton hoists and a trolley system that will be used to lift and transport the concrete beams from the delivery truck to bridge piers. Two gantries will be used to set each beam, with one gantry on each end of a beam.

When beam installation begins, a truck with a beam will pull into the work zone. Hoists on each of the two gantries will pick up and raise the beam, which will then be moved across the work zone and into place on the new piers by the overhead trolley. There will be 24 beams installed on this portion of the new eastbound bridge deck. The beams are 150 to 170 feet long and 7 foot 6 inches tall, weighing about 200,000 pounds each. 

Once beams on each pier are set, the gantry main frame over that pier will be disassembled and moved to the next open pier. This procedure will continue until all of the bridge beams have been set on the seven new bridge piers.

 Completion of the new portion of the eastbound bridge structure will allow for three lanes of traffic in each direction to be shifted onto the eastbound bridge in 2015, while the existing westbound bridge is removed for rebuilding and widening. The remaining portion of the eastbound bridge will be reconstructed in 2016. 

The new Fox River Bridge will include two, side-by-side 1,315-foot-long structures that will stand 40 feet above the surface of the Fox River and adjacent roadways. Each of the new structures will have fewer piers to reduce the environmental impact on the waterway and forested fen below. The new bridge structures will have eight spans supported by seven piers. The existing structures have 14 piers. 

Currently, up to 101,300 vehicles travel on the I-90 Fox River Bridge daily. The Tollway is coordinating work on the Fox River Bridge Project with the city of Elgin, Kane County, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), IDNR Office of Water Resources and the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission. 

Constructed as part of the original Tollway system in the 1950s, rebuilding and widening the Fox River Bridge is necessary to accommodate the $2.5 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project.

10/23/2014 1:48 AM (Updated 10/23/2014 11:22 AM)

Kaine County Illinois small logo   La Fox Rd Bridge Replacement over Mill Creek

LaFox Road between Campton Hills Road and IL Route 38 will be closed to through traffic from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm for one day during the week of October 27, 2014 to allow crews better access to the construction site. Current projections indicate that the closure will most likely occur during the early part of the week, i.e. either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Local traffic access to Elodie Drive and North Grand Monde Road will be provided from IL Route 38 to the south only. During this time, large equipment will be working on the bridge and the road will not be passible. Motorists are advised to follow the
posted Truck Detour which utilizes IL Route 64, Randall Road, and IL Route 38.

10/22/2014 1:22 PM (Updated 10/22/2014 1:23 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Eastbound Willow Road Exit Ramp From NB I-94 (Edens Expressway) Closed for 10 Days

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the eastbound Willow Road exit ramp from northbound Interstate 94 (Edens Expressway) will be closed for the next 10 days as part the ongoing Willow Road reconstruction.
 
The closure was put in place today and will be lifted, weather permitting, on Oct. 30.
 
A detour route is posted directing northbound I-94 traffic to the Dundee Road exit to access eastbound Willow Road via Illinois 43 (Waukegan Road).
 
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.
 
For more details on the Willow Road project, visit www.dot.state.il.us/projects/willow-road-reconstruction.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu.
 
Traffic updates are available online at www.travelmidwest.com.

10/20/2014 11:36 AM (Updated 10/22/2014 12:50 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-15 East of I-255 to IL-163

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that IL 15 from just east of I-255 to IL 163 will be reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, October 20, 2014 to make repairs to the existing pavement, weather permitting.  All lanes will remain open between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastbound and between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. westbound each day. All work is expected to be completed by November 7, 2014.
 
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 the above detour routes.  Additional signing and traffic control devices will be provided to assist motorists through the work zones.
 
The Contractor on this project is Keeley Construction of East St Louis, Illinois.  Joe Gasaway is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation in this area.  If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact him at (618) 346-3354.

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

10/20/2014 10:54 AM (Updated 10/20/2014 5:50 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-13 at IL-1 in Gallatin County

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling IL Route 13 at IL Route 1 intersection.

Contractors will be engaged in pavement patching operations. One-way traffic will be routed through the eastbound lane under the direction of flaggers. The closure will begin on Monday, October 20, 2014 and re-open to traffic by Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Motorists are advised to use caution and obey flaggers.

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

10/20/2014 10:52 AM (Updated 10/20/2014 5:33 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation  logo   SR-8 between US-421 and SR-39 in LaPorte County

Resurfacing work will close State Road 8 between U.S. 421 and S.R. 39 beginning on or after Wednesday, Oct. 22, depending upon weather. The detour for through traffic follows The detour for through traffic follows U.S. 421, S.R. 39 and U.S. 30. 
Rieth Riley Construction of LaPorte is patching and resurfacing this section of S.R. 8 as part of a $1.8 million Indiana Department of Transportation contract. Construction should be completed by the end of November.

10/20/2014 7:59 AM (Updated 10/21/2014 1:58 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-70 in Bond County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced there will be various day time and night time right lane closures between mile marker 36 and 48 on eastbound and westbound Interstate 70 beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, October 20, 2014, until Friday, October 31, 2014, weather permitting.

The closure is needed to allow maintenance crews to perform roadway patching in advance of the winter season.  The Department's District 8 Maintenance Crews are performing the needed roadway repairs.

Traffic control devices including changeable message signs will be utilized during the closures to assist motorists making their way through the work zone.  The Department asks that travelers be patient and use extra caution near and throughout the work area.

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

10/18/2014 12:55 PM (Updated 10/19/2014 4:38 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Wille Road in Des Plaines to Close as Part of the Elmhurst Road Interchange Project

Closure through 2015 required for pavement reconstruction; a detour will be posted

A portion of Wille Road in Des Plaines is scheduled to close beginning Monday, October 20, until the end of 2015 to reconstruct pavement to better align with the new Elmhurst Road Interchange on I-90. Construction signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closure and detour.

Beginning on Monday, October 20, a portion of Wille Road will be closed east of Elmhurst Road to reconstruct the pavement and install new culverts. A signed detour will be put in place directing traffic to use Oakton Street and Mount Prospect Road to reach Wille Road. The closure will remain in place through the end of 2015.