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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Ramp Closure from NB Cumberland Avenue (IL 171) to WB I-90 Closed June 24

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the ramp from northbound Cumberland Avenue (IL 171) to westbound I-90 will close, beginning Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

The Following detours will be posted:

  • I-90 WB: Cumberland north to Higgins Road (IL 72), west on Higgins to I-90W entrance ramp to Devon Avenue.

  • I-190 WB: Cumberland north to Higgins Road (IL 72), west to Des Plaines River Road, south to I-190W ramp

  • I-294 NB and SB (Tri-State Tollway), Cumberland north to Higgins Road (IL 72), east on Higgins Road to Oriole Avenue, south on Oriole Avenue to Higgins Road, east on Higgins Road to Harlem Avenue, north on Harlem Avenue, north on Harlem Avenue to Bryn Mawr Avenue, west on Bryn Mawr Avenue to I-90W ramp.  Follow interstate signs to I-294 NB and SB.

 On April 29, 2014, the ramp from NB Cumberland to WB I-90 was closed as part of the ongoing construction to replace the bridge carrying Cumberland Avenue over I-90.  This ramp is anticipated to be opened on July 25, 2014.

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 on the alert for workers and equipment.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 at www.dot.state.il.us. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

6/19/2014 1:28 AM (Updated 6/23/2014 10:14 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Major Traffic Stage Change on IL-59 in Naperville/Aurora

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that as part of the on-going roadway reconstruction  project on IL- 59 in Naperville and Aurora, a major traffic stage change began the week of Monday, April 21, 2014.

Traffic on IL-59 at the BNSF railroad viaduct, which is 1,000 feet south of North Aurora Road, will be reduced from two lanes to one lane in each direction.

The project consists of 1.57 miles of roadway reconstruction, resurfacing, retaining walls, noise abatement walls, lighting, traffic signals and other work on IL-59 from New York Street to N. Aurora Road in Naperville and Aurora. The anticipated completion date for this project is September 30, 2015.

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, be on the alert for workers and equipment, expect delays and be prepared to stop.

4/15/2014 1:44 PM (Updated 6/10/2014 1:03 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Long-term Closures on NB & SB I-55 at Des Plaines River Bridge near Channahon until Sept

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, a long-term closure of one lane of northbound I-55 at the Des Plaines River Bridge near the village of Channahon, began on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.  One southbound lane of I-55 was closed in early April and remains closed.

Lane closures are necessary to complete structural steel repairs, painting, bridge deck patching and deck resurfacing on the northbound structure this year.  Traffic will be routed utilizing the cross-overs late the week of April 28, 2014. The southbound structure will then carry traffic across the Des Plaines River.  The anticipated completion date for this project is September 1, 2014. 

Each lane northbound and southbound will be reduced to 13' - 10".  A series of warning signs will be erected in advance of the lane closure and in advance of the last interchange.   Warning signs will be at entrance ramps from IL 113, IL 129, Lorenzo Road, River Road, Arsenal Road, Bluff Road, US 6 and I-80.

The Smart Traffic Monitoring (STM) System will be used this year. System sensors, eleven portable changeable message signs and cameras will monitor traffic to give real-time updates of travel times and stopped conditions throughout the work zone. As traffic builds, the signs will change with appropriate messages for motorists. Some changeable signs will be placed in advance of the alternate route designated for this project. An alternate route using I-80 and IL 47 to bypass the I-55 construction zone has been posted.

Illinois State Police will have extra troopers in the area monitoring and enforcing the posted work zone speed limit and the hand-held cell phone ban.  The new law bans hand-held cellphone use except in an emergency and allows only for speakerphones and headsets that feature voice-activated or one-digit dialing. The new law, which took effect January 1, 2014, also imposes fines starting at $75 for drivers caught using a hand-held cellphone while driving.  Violators could pay $150 for repeat offenses and eventually have their driver’s licenses suspended.      

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 the 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 www.dot.state.il.us. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

4/4/2014 4:01 PM (Updated 7/18/2014 7:55 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   I-96 closed in Wayne County until October

I-96:

The eastbound and westbound I-96 service drives (Schoolcraft Road) have only the right lane open between Telegraph and Newburgh roads until October.

  The following ramps will be closed until October:

  • Outer Drive to westbound I-96;
  • Greenfield Road to westbound I-96;
  • Evergreen Road to westbound I-96; and 
  • Northbound and southbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway) ramps to westbound I-96.

On westbound I-96, all express lanes will be forced onto M-39. Local lanes will be forced off onto Telegraph Road. The westbound I-96 local lanes will NOT be able to access M-39.

Eastbound M-14 traffic will be forced off onto I-275.

The northbound and southbound I-275 ramps to eastbound I-96 will be reduced to one lane, with all eastbound traffic forced off at Newburgh Road.

For more information on this $148 million investment, go to the project website at www.96fix.com. Follow project updates on www.facebook.com/96fix and www.twitter.com/96fix.

4/2/2014 11:49 AM (Updated 7/18/2014 7:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Width Restriction on Ramp from EB I-90 to SB Cumberland Avenue (IL 171) in Chicago/Park Ridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that as part of the on-going Cumberland Avenue Widening Project, the ramp from eastbound I-90 to southbound Cumberland Avenue (IL 171) in Chicago/Park Ridge, will have a restricted width of 9'- 6"  until August 31, 2014.

The ramp from eastbound I-90 to southbound Cumberland Avenue will be narrowed and have a width restriction of 9' - 6".  Vehicles over 9' - 6" will be required to use an alternate route without width restrictions. 

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 on the alert for workers and equipment.

4/2/2014 9:47 AM (Updated 4/11/2014 9:41 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation  logo   US-35 Microsurface Project in LaPorte

U.S. 35/Pine Lake Avenue will be reduced to one lane starting July 22, for two to three nights of microsurface work between State Road 39 and the bridge over the railroad in downtown LaPorte.

Work will begin around 6 p.m. each night with grinding to prepare the pavement. The microsurface treatment will then begin starting around 9 p.m.

Microsurfacing is a thin asphalt mixture that seals ruts and cracks in aged pavement, preventing potholes and improving friction during the winter months. No compaction is necessary for this method of pavement preservation and, once applied, it takes about 1-2 hours to fully cure and reopen to traffic.

Work will begin with the outside lanes, which will temporarily block driveway access while the microsurface cures, and then move to the inside lanes. All lanes will reopen prior to rush hour each morning.

7/22/2014 1:10 PM (Updated 7/22/2014 1:10 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation  logo   SR 23 Closure for Road Preservation, Walkerton

Two Day Closure of SR 23, Near Walkerton
Chip/fog seal operation to close stretch in St. Joseph County


The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced the closure of State Road 23, between U.S. 30 and U.S. 6, near Walkerton beginning Tuesday, July 22nd through the end of the day on Wednesday, July 23rd. Crews will perform a chip seal and fog seal operation to preserve the road surface. Please note: this project is dependent on dry weather and may be delayed if conditions aren’t ideal.

Drivers wishing to travel southbound on SR 23 will be detoured west on U.S. 6, south on U.S. 35, east on U.S. 30, and back to SR 23. Drivers wishing to travel northbound on SR 23 will be detoured east on U.S. 30, north on U.S. 35, east on U.S. 6, and back to SR 23.

Chip seal projects prevent potholes. The chip-seal process consists of distributing a liquid asphalt emulsion on the roadway and covering the liquid asphalt with crushed stone to provide a new wearing surface. Chip-sealing extends the life of a roadway by protecting it from moisture, ultra-violet degradation, and any other damaging exposures. The fog seal is being applied on top of the chip-seal work. The fog seal is a light application of asphalt material that can lock in loose stone and help with dust problems.

Drivers should exercise caution during these projects. Loose stone will be present on the roadway during the initial cure of the asphalt and can damage windshields and paint on vehicles that may be following each other too closely. It is recommended when travelling on a recently chip-sealed road to slow down and allow additional space between vehicles.

7/18/2014 2:54 PM (Updated 7/20/2014 9:42 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Deck Repairs on I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) Resume Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, bridge deck repairs on I-55 from I-90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) to US 41 (Lake Shore Drive), will resume Monday, July 21st  through Monday, July 28th.

July 21st - July 24th, the allowable closure hours are from 10 a.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Thursday. 

The closures are as follows:

  • Left lane of northbound I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) and the right lane of northbound I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) to northbound US 41 (Lake Shore Drive) ramp.
  • Left lane of southbound US 41 (Lake Shore Drive) to southbound I-55 ramp.

July 25th - July 28th, the allowable closure hours are from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

The closures are as follows:

  • Northbound US 41 (Lake Shore Drive) to southbound I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) ramp, two left lanes of southbound I-55 (Stevenson Expressway).
  • Left lane of southbound US 41 (Lake Shore Drive) to southbound I-55 ramp

The posted detour for northbound US 41 (Lake Shore Drive) to southbound I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) ramp is as follows: 

  • Traffic will exit from northbound US 41 to northbound 18th Street ramp and re-enter on the southbound 18th Street ramp to southbound Lake Shore Drive and exit to southbound I-55 ramp.

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 on the alert for workers and equipment.

7/18/2014 12:18 PM (Updated 7/21/2014 9:58 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   I-94/I-69 closures needed for bridge work

I-94/I-69 closures needed for bridge work
 
COUNTY:
St. Clair
 
HIGHWAY:
I-94/I-69                    
 
CITY:
Port Huron
 
ESTIMATED START DATE:
Mid- to late July 2014
 
PROJECT DETAILS:
As part of the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) project to rebuild the I-94/I-69 interchange, I-94 and I-69 will need to be closed at times during the last two weeks of July and throughout August in order to put steel bridge beams into place. Motorists should expect overnight closures, with other limited, short-duration closures occurring at various times of the day as well. Portable message signs will be in place to alert motorists well in advance of these closures.
 
The first closure will occur on westbound I-69 Business Loop (BL) to westbound I-94 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly from Tuesday, July 22, through Thursday, July 24.
 
The second closure will occur on eastbound and westbound I-94/I-69 and on westbound I-69 BL to westbound I-94 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly on Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26.
 
TRAFFIC IMPACT:
Westbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via westbound I-69, Wadhams Road, and eastbound I-69.
 
Eastbound I-94 traffic will be diverted to I-94 BL (Gratiot Avenue), which leads through Marysville and into Port Huron and the Blue Water Bridge.
 
Motorists are encouraged to follow www.michigan.gov/drive and www.twitter.com/MDOT_BWB for up-to-date lane closure info.
 
The MDOT Metro Region encourages customer feedback on work zones. Please take our brief survey at www.michigan.gov/roadwatchers.

7/18/2014 6:31 AM (Updated 7/19/2014 3:33 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-55 NB & SB Exit Ramps to US 30 in Joliet Widening Project Begins August 4

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, work on the northbound and southbound I-55 exit ramps at US Route 30 in Joliet, will begin Monday, August 4, 2014.

The work will require both I-55 exit ramps to be reduced in width. The closures are necessary to complete widening of embankment and installation of an additional left turn lane on the northbound ramp and an additional right turn lane on the southbound ramp. The anticipated completion date for this project is December 15, 2014.

New traffic signals will be installed on US-30 at both the northbound and southbound ramps. A traffic signal interconnect system will also be installed along US-30 connecting the intersections of Hennipin Drive, Voyager Lane, Mall Loop Drive, northbound ramps, southbound ramps and the West Frontage Road.

Motorists can expect delays in advance of these exit ramps.  Drivers are urged to use caution in work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

7/16/2014 4:09 PM (Updated 7/18/2014 7:55 AM)

Kaine County Illinois small logo   Kane County - Crack Filling on Various County Roads

The Kane County 2014 Crack Sealing program is scheduled to begin the week of July 14, 2014, weather permitting, with an anticipated duration of approximately 7 weeks.  The program involves filling and sealing roadway cracks on various County roads to extend the life of the pavement.

Subject to change, the roadways in the north end of the County are scheduled to be treated in the following order:
• Huntley Road (Kreutzer Road to Sleepy Hollow Road)
• Big Timber Road (Harmony Road to US Highway 20)
• Plank Road (County Line Road to Burlington Road)
• McLean Boulevard (Spring Street to Bowes Road)
• Dunham Road (950’ South of IL Route 25 to 1950’ South of IL Route 25)
• Kirk Road (Dunham Road to Fox Chase Drive)
Roadways in the central and southern portion of the County will be treated upon completion of the above roads and will be addressed in a future press release.

The roads being treated will remain open during treatment, but may be reduced to one lane travel using temporary daily lane closures. Motorists should add additional time to their commutes, expect delays, watch for construction activity, and obey flaggers while traveling through the work areas. Motorists may want to consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.

Questions or concerns may be directed to David Sitko at (630) 313-0754. For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts.

7/16/2014 9:37 AM (Updated 7/16/2014 9:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Repairs on IL-120 (Elm Street) in McHenry

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, bridge repairs on the structure carrying IL 120 (Elm Street) over the Fox River in McHenry, is scheduled to begin Monday, July 21, 2014.

In order to complete the work, IL 120 over the Fox River will be reduced to one lane in each direction during construction activities.  The anticipated completion date for this project is September 26, 2014. 

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 on the alert for workers and equipment.

7/15/2014 1:13 PM (Updated 7/15/2014 1:14 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   M-86 resurfacing in Branch County starts 07/21/2014

COUNTY:

Branch County

HIGHWAY:

M-86

CLOSEST CITY:

Coldwater

START DATE:

Monday, July 21, 2014

ESTIMATED END DATE:

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

PROJECT:

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will resurface 13 miles of M-86 from Kane Road at the Branch/St. Joseph county line to US-12 in Coldwater.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:

One lane will be open under flag control.

7/14/2014 1:32 PM (Updated 7/14/2014 1:32 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   WB I-94 Watervliet rest area closed July 8 - Oct. 10

The Watervliet rest area on westbound I-94 in Berrien County will be closed for construction from today through Friday, Oct. 10.
 
http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,1607,7-151-9621_11041_21800_21802_22731-65277--,00.html


The Michigan Department of Transportation:
Providing the highest quality integrated transportation services for economic benefit and improved quality of life.
For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/mdot or contact us.

7/9/2014 9:49 AM (Updated 7/12/2014 10:37 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   M-227 construction in Marshall starts Monday July 14, 2014

COUNTY:
Calhoun

HIGHWAY:
M-227

CLOSEST CITY:
Marshall

START DATE:
Monday, July 14, 2014

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be resurfacing, repaving and rebuilding nearly 7 miles of M-227 from 15 1/2 Mile Road in Fredonia Township to I-94 Business Loop/Michigan Avenue in Marshall.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
There will be lane closures during construction, as well as a posted detour for part of the project. For more information, view the construction project brochure online at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdot/MDOT_M-227Marshall_459291_7.pdf.

7/7/2014 10:20 AM (Updated 7/7/2014 10:22 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-67 in Mercer County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction is scheduled to begin Monday, July 7th on US 67 from just north of Viola to Ridge Road in Mercer County.

The project includes patching, milling, and paving and will continue for approximately two months. Lane closures will be in place and traffic will be controlled by flaggers during this time.

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

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

7/3/2014 5:31 PM (Updated 7/4/2014 3:29 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-24 in Washington

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the right lane of westbound US 24 will be closed between Grange Road and Grosenbach Road in Washington, starting Monday, July 7th and continuing until the end of July.
 
This lane closure is necessary for slope repair work to be completed.

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

7/3/2014 5:25 PM (Updated 7/4/2014 3:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Interstate 57/74 Ramp Closures near Champaign

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that road work will resume on the Interstate 57/74 ramps on July 14, 2014. The work was pushed back a week due to equipment breakdowns. The ramps will once again be closed one ramp at a time for placement of the high friction surface course. To safely accommodate this work, a marked route detour will again be used, utilizing the remaining ramps, Interstate 57 and the Market Street (exit 240) and Curtis Road (exit 232) interchanges. Signs and changeable message boards will be used throughout the project to guide the travelling public.

The tentative closure schedule is as follows:

7/14 - Ramp CB (I-74 EB to I-57 NB) will be closed. It will reopen later on the same day or the next morning.

7/15 - Ramp DB (I-74 WB to I-57 NB) will be closed. It will reopen late on the same day or the next morning.

7/15 - Ramp DA (I-74 WB to I-57 SB) will be closed if ramp DB is completed and able to be reopened. It will reopen late on the same day or the next morning.

7/16 - Ramp CA (I-74 EB to I-57 SB) will be closed. It will reopen late on the same day or the next morning.

7/16 - Ramp AC (I-57 NB to I-74 WB) will be closed if ramp CA is completed and able to be reopened. It will reopen late on the same day or the next morning.

7/17 - Ramp AD (I-57 NB to I-74 EB) will be closed. It will reopen late on the same day or the next morning.

7/17 - Ramp BD (I-57 SB to I-74 EB) will be closed if ramp AD is completed and able to be reopened. It will reopen late on the same day or the next morning.

7/18 - Ramp BC (I-57 SB to I-74 WB) will be closed. It will reopen late on the same day or the next morning.

Due to weather and other delays, this schedule may change. An e-mailed update will be sent when ramps are opened or closed just like what was done with the patching (to the media contacts and all others who receive the press releases). Please pay attention to the signs and message boards as they will have the most current information. The overall project has an anticipated completion date of September 4, 2014.

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.

7/3/2014 1:51 PM (Updated 7/4/2014 4:47 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-159 in Belleville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, IL 159 in Belleville, IL will be closed starting at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014, and continuing for three (3) days through Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  The road closure is necessary to allow the Norfolk Southern Railroad to rehabilitate their crossing.
 
A marked detour will be in place to safely guide motorists around the closure.  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.

7/3/2014 1:43 PM (Updated 7/4/2014 4:48 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Construction Scheduled at 75th Street Interchange on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Weeknight ramp closures with detours required beginning July 8.

The Illinois Tollway will continue construction next week on the 75th Street Interchange on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Temporary, overnight ramp closures are scheduled to begin on the ramps connecting 75th Street to northbound I-294. Electronic message signs and directional signs will be put in place to alert drivers to detours.

Work will include patching, as well as the replacement of short segments of concrete pavement and shoulder repair work. The temporary full closures are necessary to complete repairs because the ramps are not wide enough to safely accommodate a work zone while maintaining traffic.

Beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, the ramp carrying traffic from northbound I-294 to 75th Street is scheduled to close overnight. A detour will be put in place directing northbound I-294 traffic to exit at Wolf Road and travel north to Joliet Road east and then south on Gilbert Road to reach 75th Street. The ramp will reopen by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9, in advance of the morning commute. A similar closure is scheduled for the following night. Up to 3,010 vehicles a day use the ramp.

Once this ramp work is complete, the ramp carrying 75th Street traffic to northbound I-294 is scheduled to close for three additional weeknights beginning each evening at 9 p.m. and reopening each morning by 5 a.m. A detour will be posted directing traffic north on Gilbert Road and then west on Joliet Road and onto I-55 before merging onto northbound I-294. Up to 2,590 vehicles a day use the ramp.


 

In addition, overnight work is also scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 7, on the ramp carrying 75th Street traffic to southbound I-294, but no full closures of that ramp are required. The work will be completed using overnight lane closures.

In 2014, the Tollway is repairing all four ramps at the 75th Street Interchange. Ramp work began earlier this month on the two ramps connecting 75th Street to southbound I-294, but full closures of those ramps were not required. The ramp work on I-294 is part of the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. 

All work is scheduled for completion this fall. The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Cook County, as well as local municipalities and fire and police departments.
Work Zone Safety

Drivers should slow down in construction zones, whether or not workers are present, watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution at all times.

Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for drivers speeding in work zones. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. Posted signs advise drivers of a $10,000 fine and 14-year jail sentence for hitting a roadway worker.

7/3/2014 12:50 PM (Updated 7/4/2014 3:27 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   SB I-55 Weigh Station Ramp in Bolingbrook Closed July 7

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, pavement patching on the southbound ramp to the weigh station on I-55 in Bolingbrook, will begin Monday, July 7, 2014.

Work involves pavement patching on the ramp and requires that the ramp be closed to all traffic.  The estimated completion date for the project is July 30, 2014.

7/3/2014 12:00 AM (Updated 7/7/2014 10:01 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Work Scheduled to Begin This Week in Gurnee on Tri-State Tollway (I-94) Grand Avenue Interchange

The Illinois Tollway will begin construction this week on the Grand Avenue (Illinois Route 132) Interchange Project on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) in Gurnee. The two-year, $19.4 million project will start with work to prepare for reconstruction of three ramps, including closure of the ramp connecting eastbound I-94 to westbound Grand Avenue beginning the week of July 7. Electronic message signs and directional signs will be put in place to alert drivers.

In 2014, four ramps are scheduled for reconstruction including the ramps carrying I-94 traffic in both directions to westbound Grand Avenue and the ramps carrying westbound Grand Avenue traffic to westbound I-94 and eastbound Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94.

“The reconstruction of the Grand Avenue Interchange is an investment that will improve travel for Tollway customers, as well as benefit businesses and tourism in Gurnee and Lake County,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. “The project is needed to keep these ramps in safe, working order and extend the life of the interchange for the more than 40,000 drivers that use this interchange daily.”

This week, temporary pavement work is scheduled to begin to prepare for reconstruction of the two ramps connecting westbound I-94 to westbound Grand Avenue and eastbound Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94. This work includes shoulder widening on the two ramps, and traffic will be shifted with no reduction in ramp lanes. When the advance work is completed, traffic on both ramps will be shifted to create work zones. Both ramps will remain open during reconstruction.

In addition, shoulder patching and rumble strip removal are scheduled on I-94 to prepare for a traffic shift to accommodate ramp reconstruction. This advance work will be done during overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic.

Ramp closure and detour scheduled

During the week of July 7, the ramp carrying traffic from eastbound I-94 to westbound Grand Avenue is scheduled to close with a detour for about two months. The detour will direct traffic onto the exit ramp to eastbound Grand Avenue and then back onto westbound I-94 to reach the exit ramp to westbound Grand Avenue. More than 2,000 vehicles use this ramp daily.