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   Traffic Alert for Jerry Seinfeld at Rosemont Theatre Tonight

Due to ongoing significant road construction in the area; we are expecting the additional Theater traffic to have a significant impact on rush-hour traffic.

Because we are expecting inbound traffic to be heaviest between 5 PM and 6:30 PM, People attending the 7PM performance are strongly advised to allow themselves a significant amount of extra travel time. Because of the short turn-around time between shows, People attending the 10PM show will encounter traffic leaving the theater parking areas during their inbound.

We recommend Motorists not attending the concert to avoid the area around the Rosemont Theater if at all possible until after the concert start time.

Theater doors open at 6:00pm and 9:00pm

Shows start at 7:00pm and 10:00pm
 

11/21/2014 1:11 AM (Updated 11/21/2014 1:16 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-97 at Spoon River

IL-97 at the Spoon River in Knox County has reopened to two-way traffic for the winter.

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

11/20/2014 5:49 PM (Updated 11/21/2014 2:20 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Illinois Tollway Unveils Tolling Plan for Illinois Route 390 as Part of the Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project

Passenger vehicle rates 20 cents per mile for 10-mile trip

The Illinois Tollway unveiled its tolling plan for the new Illinois Route 390 – the east-west portion of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project. The first section of Illinois Route 390 from Lake Street (U.S. Route 20) to I-290 is scheduled for completion at the end of 2015, with toll collection expected to begin in 2016. The second section from I-290 to Busse Road (Illinois Route 83) is scheduled for completion at the end of 2017. 

The Illinois Route 390 tolling plan features all-electronic toll collection with overhead gantries at six locations along the 10-mile mainline roadway in addition to one ramp toll for the Ketter Drive entrance ramp to westbound Illinois Route 390. 

Through-trips for passenger vehicles will be 20 cents per mile for the 10-mile trip and range from 20 cents to 60 cents per transaction for I-PASS customers. The ramp toll at the Ketter Drive entrance to westbound Illinois Route 390 will be 25 cents for I-PASS customers. Passenger vehicles traveling the full 10-mile length of Illinois Route 390 will pay $1.90, similar to the I-PASS toll paid to travel on the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) south extension between I-55 and I-80. Business rules and toll rates for commercial vehicles and customers who wish to pay cash are under development and will be announced next year.

The Tollway selected the mainline tolling system for Illinois Route 390 because the roadway will have 31 entry and exit points or an average 2.9 entry and exit points per mile. The greater number of mainline toll collection points located closer together will reduce the cost of shorter trips and ensure that the rate paid for shorter trips is as fair and equitable as the rate paid by the driver traveling the entire length of the corridor.

Illinois Route 390 will be the first all-electronic corridor to open on the Illinois Tollway system. All-electronic roadways use I-PASS or E-ZPass transponders to collect tolls. Customers without transponders can pay their tolls online. A recent survey indicated that 90 percent of drivers currently traveling in the Elgin O’Hare corridor have I-PASS. Of those without I-PASS, nearly one quarter indicated that they would obtain one to use the new roadway once it opens. More than 87 percent of all tolls on the Illinois Tollway are collected electronically.

Details regarding the north-south portion of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project will be developed with the future design of that roadway.

11/20/2014 12:47 PM (Updated 11/21/2014 2:25 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   MDOT Weekend Construction 11/21-11/24

WEEKEND CONSTRUCTION 11/21-11/24/14:

This is the latest planned construction for this weekend on MDOT routes; those beginning with I, M, or US. This is subject to change depending on weather or other factors. Please follow MDOT on Twitter @ MDOT_MetroDet and always check MDOT’s website before traveling, Michigan.gov/drive, search by route, county, and date.

Ongoing work continues at the I-94/I-69 interchange in Port Huron and the M-1 route in Detroit.

I-96:

In Oakland County, east and west I-96 west of Milford Road will have intermittent closures from 6 am to 10 am Saturday for utility work. View location

In Oakland County, east and west I-96 at Old Plank Road will have intermittent closures from 6 am to 10 am Saturday for utility work. View location

I-94:

In Wayne County, east and west I-94 between Chene and Conner streets will have a right lane closure from 8 pm Friday to 5 am Saturday for freeway lighting work. View location

M-10: (Service Drive)

In Wayne County, south M-10 Service Drive from McNichols to Meyers will have two lanes closed from 4 pm Saturday through April 2015 for road repair. View location

M-5: (Grand River)

In Wayne County, east M-5 (Grand River Ave) at McNichols will have two lanes closed from 9 am Thursday to 3 pm Tuesday for utility work. View location

M-8: (Davison Fwy)

In Wayne County, west M-8 (Davison) ramp to Oakland St and M-1 (Woodward) will have daily lane closures from 9 am Friday to 3 pm Saturday for service drive work. View location

In Wayne County, west M-8 (Davison) from I-75 to Oakland St will have right lane closed from 9 am Friday to 3 pm Saturday for road work.

M-29:

In St. Clair County, north and south M-29 (N. Riverside Ave) between Clinton Ave and Brown St will be closed from 5 pm to 8 pm Friday for parade. View location

11/19/2014 8:52 PM (Updated 11/19/2014 8:55 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   John Deere Road/IL 5 near 38th Street east of I-74

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following updates for the construction project on John Deere Road/IL 5 near 38th Street east of I-74. There will be lane closures on John Deere Road each night this week from 9 PM in the evening until 6 AM the next morning. The final paving on 41st Drive west of 38th Street will be completed and the roadway open on Wednesday, November 19th. This will allow traffic from the Rock Valley Shopping Center to access the new bridge over John Deere Road.

On Friday morning, November 21, there will be major changes to the 38th Street at John Deere Road intersection. All left turn lanes will be closed, the median crossing on IL 5 will be closed, and the traffic signals will be turned off and removed.
 
Westbound IL 5 vehicles that currently turn left on 38th Street to access the Rock Valley Shopping Center will need to turn right on 38th Street and use the new bridge to get to the shopping center. People leaving the shopping center to go west toward I-74 will need to use the new 41st Drive and the new bridge over IL 5 and can then make a right turn from 38th Street onto westbound IL 5.

Eastbound traffic on John Deere Road that currently turns left on 38th Street to go to Coaltown Road will need to turn right on 38th Street and use the new bridge to get to Coaltown Road.

The intersection changes are part of the $16.2 million contract to make improvements to the 38th Street intersection and construct the overpass over John Deere Road. McCarthy Improvement Company is the contractor for the project. Construction work in the area will continue as Coaltown Road north of IL 5 will be reconstructed during the spring and early summer of 2015. The project is scheduled to be completed in August 2015. Drivers should be alert for the changing traffic patterns and drive carefully through the area.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones
 
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11/19/2014 4:16 AM (Updated 11/21/2014 2:32 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 51 South of Tamaroa

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that crews from the Union Pacific Railroad will be making repairs to the railroad crossing on US 51 south of Tamaroa beginning at 8:00 a.m. Monday, December 8th, 2014.  The road will remain closed until repairs are completed at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 9th, 2014.  Motorist should follow the marked detour as no traffic will be permitted through the work zone until repairs are complete.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

11/19/2014 4:11 AM (Updated 11/21/2014 2:30 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Wiley Road in Schaumburg to Close Next Week as Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Rebuilding and Widening Project

A portion of Wiley Road in Schaumburg adjacent to the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) is scheduled to close for sewer construction next week. Signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closure and detour.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, November 17, a short stretch of Wiley Road between Commerce Drive and Tower Road will be closed for the week. Access to all businesses on Wiley Road will remain open and a detour will be posted to route traffic around the closure.

Closure on Wiley Road is needed to install a new sanitary sewer as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. The Illinois Tollway is coordinating the road closure with the village of Schaumburg.