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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Second Weekend of Jane Byrne Closures Start Friday, August 27th

The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that the second of four weekends of lane closures on the expressway system surrounding the Jane Byrne Interchange in Chicago takes place starting Friday evening. This weekend’s closures will impact the same routes and follow the same schedule as last weekend.

“While we understand these closures are an inconvenience, the public’s cooperation has been outstanding as well as a critical part of making this project a success,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. “We continue to stress that Chicago remains open for business. But if you are near the downtown area this weekend, you need to plan accordingly, follow the detours, expect delays and look for alternate routes. Public transportation is highly recommended.”

The closures are necessary for the installation of steel beams that will support the deck of the new flyover bridge linking the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (westbound Interstate 90/94) to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (westbound Interstate 290), part of the larger overhaul of the Jane Byrne Interchange.

A time-lapse video from the work that took place last weekend can be viewed at IDOT’s YouTube channel and on the project website at www.circleinterchange.org.

The following ramps and lanes will be closed, weather permitting:

  • Inbound Congress Parkway (eastbound I-290) at the Byrne Interchange will close at 10 p.m. Friday. Traffic can still access the I-90/94 exit ramps.
    • A detour will direct traffic to the outbound Dan Ryan’s Roosevelt Road exit, Jefferson Street, Harrison Street and Wells Street to connect with Congress Parkway.
  • Outbound Eisenhower (I-290) at the Byrne Interchange will close at 10 p.m. Friday. Traffic can still access the I-90/94 exit ramps.
    • A detour will direct traffic to Wells Street, Harrison Street, Jefferson Street, Van Buren Street and Ashland Avenue to connect with the Eisenhower. Lower Wacker Drive also will follow this same detour.
  • Both directions of the Kennedy and Dan Ryan (I-90/94) between Ohio Street and 18th Street will be reduced to one lane at 8 p.m. Saturday, with all lanes closed for 15-minute intervals between 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. All lanes on the Kennedy and Dan Ryan will be reopened by 10 a.m. Sunday.
    • A recommended detour will direct traffic in both directions to the outbound Eisenhower’s Ashland Avenue exit and entrance ramps to access the Kennedy and Dan Ryan again from the inbound Eisenhower.
  • All lanes on Congress Parkway will reopen and the previous traffic configuration will be restored by 5 a.m. Monday.
  • To stage and store equipment and materials, the inbound Kennedy Expressway (eastbound Interstate 90/94) ramp to inbound Congress Parkway remains closed until Aug 31.
    • A detour route is posted utilizing the Roosevelt Road exit, Jefferson Street, Harrison Street and Wells Street to connect with Congress Parkway.

Motorists can expect significant 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. The IDOT’s Emergency Traffic Patrol (Minutemen) and Illinois State Police (ISP) will have extra patrols in the work zone.

Dynamic Message Signs and traffic control aides with the city’s Office of Emergency Management & Communications (OEMC) will be throughout the immediate area and on the detour routes to help maintain the flow of traffic. Motorists merely traveling through the region and seeking to avoid the work zone are advised to use Interstate 80, Interstate 39, Interstate 294 (Tri-State Tollway), Interstate 355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) and Lake Shore Drive.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is adding additional rail service to accommodate customers who choose transit over driving downtown this weekend. Beginning Friday evening, the CTA will operate longer trains on the Red, Blue, Brown, Green and Pink lines. Although CTA buses will follow normal routes, customers should expect delays due to added congestion. Passengers are encouraged to use CTA rail service when traveling downtown or to allow extra travel time. For more information, visit www.transitchicago.com..

The Regional Transportation Authority reminds residents to visit the RTA Trip Planner, at www.rtachicago.org, to find alternate means of travel using the region’s public transportation system.

The final two weekends of closures are anticipated to have less of an impact and will take place Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 16-18.

The new flyover will replace an existing single-lane, winding ramp with a two-lane ramp and bridge that begins just south of Roosevelt Road and arches over Harrison Street, the rest of the Jane Byrne Interchange and Halsted Street before connecting to the outbound Eisenhower near Morgan Street.

Please visit www.circleinterchange.org for complete project details and closure information, including a streaming high-resolution view of the work zone. For regular updates on this and other projects, follow IDOT on

Facebook and Twitter.

8/27/2015 3:03 PM (Updated 8/29/2015 10:19 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Weekend Closures for Jane Byrne Flyover Work Start Aug. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that several lane closures on the expressway system surrounding the Jane Byrne Interchange in Chicago have been scheduled for four weekends starting Aug. 21.
 
The closures are necessary for the installation of steel beams that will support the deck of the new flyover bridge linking the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (westbound Interstate 90/94) to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (westbound Interstate 290). Construction started in 2014, with lane closures put into effect in March.
 
The bridge, part of the larger Jane Byrne Interchange overhaul, will consist of six steel beams stretching across 12 piers. During the weekend closures, the beams will be placed for the portion of the bridge that arches over the Dan Ryan, Kennedy and the Eisenhower expressways.
 
The weekends were selected after coordinating with the City of Chicago to minimize the impact to special events and festivals. The city will remain open for business and visitors should not change their plans. But the public is advised to anticipate longer travel times if they are driving in this area during the weekends the closures are scheduled, especially during the overnight hours. The use of public transportation is encouraged.
 
To allow for the installation of the beams the first two weekends, the inbound Kennedy Expressway (eastbound I-90/94) ramp to inbound Congress Parkway will close the evening of Aug. 19 until the morning of Aug. 31. A detour route will be posted utilizing the Roosevelt Road exit, Jefferson Street, Harrison Street and Wells Street to connect with Congress Parkway.
 
The remaining closures and the impacts to traffic:
 
Aug. 21-23 and Aug. 28-30

  • Inbound Congress Parkway (eastbound I-290) at the Byrne Interchange will close at 10 p.m. both Fridays. Traffic can still access the I-90/94 exit ramps.

A detour will direct traffic to the outbound Dan Ryan’s Roosevelt Road exit, Jefferson Street, Harrison Street and Wells Street to connect with Congress Parkway.

  • Outbound Eisenhower (I-290) at the Byrne Interchange will close by 5 a.m. both Saturdays. Traffic can still access the I-90/94 exit ramps.

A detour will direct traffic to Wells Street, Harrison Street, Jefferson Street, Van Buren Street and Ashland Avenue to connect with the Eisenhower. Lower Wacker Drive also will follow this same detour.

  • Both directions of the Kennedy and Dan Ryan (I-90/94) between Ohio Street and 18th Street will be reduced to one lane at 8 p.m. Saturday, with all lanes closed for 15-minute intervals between 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. All lanes will be reopened by 10 a.m. Sunday.

A recommended detour will direct traffic in both directions to the outbound Eisenhower’s Ashland Avenue exit and entrance ramps to access the Kennedy and Dan Ryan again from the inbound Eisenhower.

  • All lanes on Congress Parkway will reopen and the previous traffic configuration restored by 5 a.m. Monday.

 
Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 16-18

  • Outbound Eisenhower at the Byrne Interchange will close at 10 p.m. both Fridays. Traffic can still access the I-90/94 exit ramps.

A detour will direct traffic to Wells Street, Harrison Street, Jefferson Street, Van Buren Street and Ashland Avenue to connect with the Eisenhower.
 

  • Inbound Kennedy (eastbound I-90/94) between Ohio Street and the Eisenhower will be reduced to one lane at 8 p.m. both Saturdays, with all lanes closed for 15-minute intervals between 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. All inbound lanes will be reopened by 8 a.m. both Sundays.

A recommended detour will direct traffic to the outbound Eisenhower’s Ashland Avenue exit and entrance ramps to access the Dan Ryan from the inbound Eisenhower.
 

  • All lanes on Congress Parkway will reopen and the previous traffic configuration restored by 5 a.m. Monday.

Dynamic Message Signs and traffic control aides with the city’s Office of Emergency Management & Communications will be throughout the area during these weekends to help maintain the flow of traffic.
 
Motorists merely traveling through the region and seeking to avoid the work zone are advised to use Interstate 80, Interstate 39, Interstate 294 (Tri-State Tollway), Interstate 355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) and Lake Shore Drive.
 
All of the scheduled closures are weather dependent. They will be rescheduled for other weekends if the work cannot proceed due to unfavorable conditions.
 
The new flyover will replace an existing single-lane, winding ramp with a two-lane ramp and bridge that begins just south of Roosevelt Road and arches over Harrison Street, the rest of the Jane Byrne Interchange and Halsted Street before connecting to the outbound Eisenhower near Morgan Street. From ramp to ramp, the entire structure will be about one mile in length.
 
When it is complete next summer, the flyover will improve efficiency, traffic flow and safety for the approximately 400,000 motorists that drive through the Jane Byrne Interchange each day.
 
The overall Jane Byrne Interchange project will relieve congestion at one of the country’s worst bottlenecks. The interchange where the Dan Ryan, Eisenhower and Kennedy expressways and Congress Parkway meet was built in the 1950s and 1960s and has long outlived its original design.
 
Please visit www.circleinterchange.org for detailed closure information, other ongoing impacts to traffic and background information about the project, including a streaming high-resolution view of the work zone.
 
For regular updates on this and other projects, follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.  

8/21/2015 6:26 PM (Updated 8/29/2015 10:19 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Kennedy (I-90/94) to Congress Ramp Closes Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today is reminding motorists that the inbound Kennedy Expressway (eastbound Interstate 90/94) ramp to inbound Congress Parkway will be closing, weather permitting, at 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, until the morning of Monday, Aug. 31. The work is part of the ongoing overhaul of the Jane Byrne Interchange.

A detour route will be posted directing inbound Kennedy traffic to the Roosevelt Road exit, Jefferson Street, Harrison Street and Wells Street to connect with Congress Parkway.

While the ramp is closed, it will be used over the next two weekends to stage the equipment and materials needed for the installation of steel beams that will support the deck of the new flyover bridge linking the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (westbound Interstate 90/94) to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (westbound Interstate 290).

Installing the beams will require a total of four weekends of lane closures, starting this Friday, Aug. 21. The other weekends are Aug. 28-30, Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 16-18. During the first two weekends, both directions of Congress Parkway at the Byrne Interchange will be closed, though traffic can still access the I-90/94 ramps. Both the Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways will be reduced to one lane during the overnight hours Saturday into Sunday morning, with intermittent full stops on all lanes.

Please visit www.circleinterchange.org for detailed closure information, other ongoing impacts to traffic and background information about the project, including a streaming high-resolution view of the work zone.

The weekends were selected after coordinating with the City of Chicago to minimize the impact to special events and festivals. The city will remain open for business and visitors should not change their plans. But the public is advised to anticipate longer travel times if they are driving in this area during the weekends the closures are scheduled, especially during the overnight hours. The use of public transportation is encouraged.

Separately, also as part of the Jane Byrne project, IDOT is planning overnight ramp closures during the overnight hours of Thursday, Aug 20, and Friday, Aug. 21, for the removal of the beams on the old Halsted Street bridge over the Eisenhower Expressway.

Starting at 1 a.m. Thursday, the inbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan will be closed until 5 a.m. Traffic will be directed to the outbound Kennedy and the Augusta Boulevard entrance and exit ramps to access the outbound Dan Ryan. There also will be intermittent stops of no longer than 15 minutes on the ramp from the inbound Eisenhower to the outbound Kennedy during this same timeframe.

Starting at 1 a.m. Friday, the inbound Kennedy ramp to the outbound Eisenhower will be closed until 5 a.m. Traffic will be directed to continue on the Dan Ryan and the 18th Street exit and entrance ramps to access the outbound Eisenhower.

Motorists can continue to 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.

The Regional Transportation Authority reminds residents to visit the RTA Trip Planner, www.rtachicago.org, to find alternate means of travel using the region’s public transportation system.  The Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace provide more than two million passenger trips each day and the region’s robust system can help drivers avoid the delays that may occur due to this road construction.

For regular updates on this and other projects, follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.   

8/18/2015 3:24 PM (Updated 8/29/2015 10:19 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Temporary, Overnight Ramp Closures Scheduled Through August at Barrington Road Interchange on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Closures scheduled to begin this week for bridge reconstruction as part of the Barrington Road Interchange Project


Temporary, overnight ramp closures at the Barrington Road Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Hoffman Estates are scheduled to begin this week for bridge reconstruction and continue through the end of August. The interchange remains open during reconstruction and is part of the $68 million Barrington Road Interchange Project scheduled to be complete in 2016.

Overnight closures of the ramp carrying westbound I-90 traffic to southbound Barrington Road are scheduled to begin Thursday night, August 20, and continue intermittently through the end of the month for bridge construction and ramp paving work. In addition, an overnight full closure of the ramp carrying westbound I-90 traffic to northbound Barrington Road is scheduled the week of August 24. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight ramp closures.

Weather permitting, at 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, the ramp from westbound I-90 to southbound Barrington Road is scheduled to close overnight and reopen by 5 a.m. on Friday, August 21, ahead of the morning rush hour. Overnight ramp closures will continue through the end of August, following the same schedule. The ramp closures are necessary because the ramp to southbound Barrington Road is directly under the bridge where reconstruction work is underway.

In addition, the week of August 24, a one night, full closure of the ramp from westbound I-90 to northbound Barrington Road will be scheduled with the ramp closing at 9 p.m. and reopening by 5 a.m. the following morning. Full closure of the ramp to northbound Barrington Road is necessary for installation of a new culvert.

The work is scheduled to be done during overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic. In addition, the two ramps will not be closed on the same night so drivers exiting from westbound I-90 will continue to have access to Barrington Road.

The Barrington Road Interchange Project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation and the village of Hoffman Estates along with local police and fire departments. The average daily traffic on Barrington Road is approximately 30,000 vehicles to the north of I-90 and 45,000 to the south.

The public can follow the progress of the work on the Barrington Road Interchange via camera images offering bird’s-eye-views on the Illinois Tollway’s website www.illinoistollway.com. Views of ongoing work at Barrington Road are updated every 15 minutes and available online.
 

8/17/2015 10:42 AM (Updated 8/17/2015 11:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Extensive Bridge Reconstruction Work on Illinois Route 171

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the $35 Million dollar bridge reconstruction work on Illinois Route 171 (First Ave) to repair all bridges on the southbound Illinois Route 171 will occur, weather permitting, starting March 30, with preliminary work beginning March 23.

In order to complete the work, lanes will be reduced, weather permitting, with the following details:

  • On March 23, preliminary work will start on the northbound lanes to prepare for and accommodate northbound and southbound traffic.
  • By March 30, all traffic will be on the northbound lanes of Illinois 171.
  • All ramps on the southbound Illinois 171 will be closed to traffic during the entire duration of the project and detour routes will be posted.

The project is expected to be completed by October 31, 2015.

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.

3/20/2015 7:40 PM (Updated 5/30/2015 7:13 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Closures on Ketter Dr in Itasca Scheduled to Begin Aug 31

Roadway closure required for roadway reconstruction and utility work for new I-290 Interchange Project on Illinois Route 390

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – A portion of Ketter Drive in Itasca is scheduled to close next week through October for work to realign the roadway to accommodate construction of the new I-290 Interchange on Illinois Route 390 as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closure and detour.

As part of the project Ketter Drive will be reconstructed and realigned to make room for ramp construction for the new ramp from Ketter Drive to westbound Illinois Route 390.

Weather permitting, during the week of Monday, August 31, a segment of Ketter Drive between Pierce Road and Arlington Heights Road is scheduled to close through October for pavement work and utility upgrades and relocations. A detour will be put in place directing traffic to use Pierce Road and Arlington Heights Road to reach Ketter Drive.

The full closure of Ketter Drive will help provide a safe work zone for construction workers and reduce the duration of the work and the impact on the local community. The Illinois Tollway is coordinating construction with DuPage County, the village of Itasca and local police and fire districts.

Construction information about the I-290 Interchange Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

Work Zone Safety

Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should slow down in construction zones, whether or not workers are present, watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution at all times.

I-290 Interchange Project

As part of the EOWA Project, the Illinois Tollway is completely rebuilding the I-290 Interchange at Illinois Route 390, formerly known as the Elgin O’Hare Expressway. Currently, about 83,000 vehicles per day use ramps at Illinois Route 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 Illinois Route 390/I-290 area. By 2030, that number is expected to increase to 340,000.

The I-290 Interchange Project is estimated at approximately $440 million and 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 Illinois Route 390 in all directions. The I-290 Interchange Project also includes construction of a new Rohlwing Road Bridge and access improvements along Illinois Route 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.

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.

8/29/2015 11:18 AM (Updated 8/29/2015 11:21 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Temporary Full Closures of I-57, I-72, I-74 near Champaign

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin Monday, Aug. 31 on Interstates 57, 72 and 74 in the Champaign area for the purpose of setting permanent message signs. Work will be performed at five locations in a four day span. The schedule is as follows:

Location 1: I-57 southbound, two miles north of the Market Street interchange beginning Aug. 31 at 10 p.m. and ending Sept. 1 at 6 a.m.

Location 2: I-74 westbound, three miles west of the St. Joseph interchange beginning Sept. 1 at 10 p.m. ending Sept. 2 at 5:00 a.m.

Location 3: I-57 northbound, three miles south of the Monticello Road interchange beginning Sept. 2 at 10 p.m. and ending Sept. 3 at 6 a.m.

Location 4: I-72 eastbound, two miles east of the IL 47 interchange south of Mahomet beginning Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. and ending Sept. 4 at 6 a.m.

Location 5: I-74 eastbound, east of the IL 47 interchange in Mahomet beginning Sept. 3 at 10 p.m. and ending Sept. 4 at 6 a.m.

All locations will have complete road closures lasting no longer than 15 minutes each. Prior to the full closures, one lane of the interstate will be closed to aid in the full closure equipment setup.

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.

8/29/2015 10:18 AM (Updated 8/29/2015 10:25 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-70 between IL-162 and I-270 Merge in Madison County

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announces that beginning at 9:00 PM on Monday, August 31, 2015 the northbound I-55/70 ramp to eastbound I-70 and the westbound I-70 ramp to southbound I-55/70 will each be reduced to one lane. These lane reductions for each ramp are needed to complete pavement repairs and resurfacing. This work is expected to be completed by September 11, 2015, weather permitting.  All lanes will be open over the Labor Day weekend beginning at 3:00 PM on Friday, September 4, until 12:00 midnight Monday, September 7.
 
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 https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

8/28/2015 4:48 PM (Updated 8/28/2015 6:13 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions for the Week of August 24, 2015

BOND COUNTY

    I-70, from Smithboro to the Fayette County Line east of Mulberry Grove, one lane closed in each direction for pavement repairs through September 15, 2015.  (SEP)

    IL 127, from 0.1 miles north of the west intersection of IL 127/IL 140 southeasterly through the city of Greenville to just north of Sale Barn Ave., intermittent lane closures to repair existing pavement, construct the ADA sidewalk ramps, and remove and replace existing guardrails through October 2015.  This work may require the closure of one lane of the roadway in the north or south direction between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:30 PM (SEP)

CALHOUN COUNTY 

    IL 96, from Hamburg Rd. to the Pike county line in Calhoun County, traffic reduced to one lane to complete the milling and resurfacing of the existing pavement through November 30, 2015.  (JA)

CLINTON COUNTY

    US 50/IL 127 intersection in Carlyle, lane closures to perform pavement repairs through September 15, 2015.  Traffic signals will be on flash with flaggers directing traffic through the intersection.  (SEP)

    IL 127, from William Rd. in Carlyle to Keyesport Rd., lane closures to perform pavement patches and resurface IL 127 through November 15, 2015.  Traffic control with flaggers will be set up daily allowing one lane of traffic through the work zone.  (SEP)

    US 50 structures over Walnut St. in Breese, the eastbound and westbound structures will be restricted to one lane to replace the bridge joints and apply an overlay to the bridge through September 15, 2015.  (SEP)

GREENE COUNTY 

    IL 108, from the Illinois River to Carrollton in Greene County, reduced to one lane to complete the pavement preservation of the existing pavement through October 31, 2015.  Flaggers will be provided to assist motorists through the work zones.  (JA)

    US 67, just south of White Hall, reduced to one lane over Seminary Creek to maintain and repair the existing bridge through September 14, 2015.  (JA)

JERSEY COUNTY

    IL 100, from Ski Lift Rd. to Vine St. in Grafton, reduced to one lane to complete the pavement preservation of existing pavement through October 31, 2015.  (JA)

    IL 3, from north of Grafton Hills Dr. to IL 100 in Grafton, reduced to one lane to complete the pavement preservation of existing pavement through October 31, 2015.  (JA)

    IL 3, from Grafton Hills Rd. to IL 109 near Grafton, one lane will be restricted to perform widening, box culvert extensions and resurfacing through December 31, 2016.  (JA)

 
MADISON COUNTY

    **NEW** Northbound I-55/70 ramp to eastbound I-70 and the westbound I-70 ramp to southbound I-55/70 will be reduced to one lane beginning at 9:00 PM on Monday, August 31, to complete pavement repairs and resurfacing through September 11, 2015.  All lanes will be open over the Labor Day weekend beginning at 3:00 PM on Friday, September 4, until 12:00 midnight on Monday, September 7.  (JGG)

    **NEW** I-270, from St. Thomas Rd. to the Chain of Rocks Mississippi River Bridge, lane restrictions between the hours of 6:00 PM to 5:00 AM to perform pavement patching and resurfacing through November 15, 2015.  (JMS)

    IL 143, from College St. to East Schwarz St., lane restrictions between the hours of 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM to remove and replace handicap ramps and to mill and resurface the pavement through July 30, 2016.  (JMS)

    IL 157, from IL 143 to West Schwarz St., lane restrictions between the hours of 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM to remove and replace handicap ramps and to mill and resurface the pavement through July 30, 2016.  (JMS)

    I-70, from I-55 to two miles east of IL 143, will have one lane restricted to perform pavement patching, widening, surface removal and resurfacing through October 2015.  (JMS)

    IL 159, Collinsville, from north of East Clay St. to north of Cumberland St., traffic will use two narrow lanes through fall 2016. (BJG)

    Collinsville Rd., between IL 157 and I-255, intermittent lane restrictions to complete pavement widening and drainage improvements through late-summer 2015.  (JMS)

    Fairmont Ave. over I-55/70, Collinsville, closure of the bridge for inspection.  Traffic will be restricted between Eastport Plaza Dr. and Fairway Blvd. (Ops)

MARION COUNTY

    I-57 from just south of US 50 to the Fayette County line daily lane closures to complete a maintenance project, which consists of crack routing and sealing of the pavement through September 30, 2015.  At least one of the two lanes will remain open at all times.  (SEP)

RANDOLPH COUNTY

    Roots Rd., between Oakview Rd. and Collins Rd., will be closed for the removal and replacement of the existing bridge deck carrying Roots Rd. over the Union Pacific Railroad until July 1, 2016.  (JGG)

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

    St. Clair Avenue ramp to westbound I-55/64 will be closed to all traffic for work related to the rehabilitation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge.  A marked detour utilizing St. Clair Ave., 18th St., Baugh Ave., and westbound I-64 entrance ramp will be in place to guide motorists around this closure through November 25, 2015.  (JGG)

    Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge will be closed to all traffic for work to replace a portion of the deck, make repairs to the structural steel truss components, and paint the steel truss through December 2015.  (JGG)

    I-64, from the Green Mount Rd. interchange to the IL 4 interchange, eastbound and westbound daily and nightly lane restrictions to add additional lanes to I-64 and construct a new interchange at Rieder Rd. through June 2017.  All westbound lanes, west of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM and all westbound lanes, east of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM  All eastbound lanes, west of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM and from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM and all eastbound lanes, east of IL 158, will remain open from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (SEP)

    I-255, between IL 157 and IL 15, northbound and southbound lanes near Cahokia will be restricted from three lanes down to two lanes to complete repairs to the existing bridge over Church St. through September 30, 2015.  Periodically two of three lanes will be closed between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM in both directions.  (JGG)

    IL 13 under IL 15, Belleville, closed to all traffic through spring 2016. (JMS)

    IL 15 bridges over IL 13, Belleville, one lane closed in each direction of bridges through spring 2016. (JMS)

    IL 159, from just north of Rosewood Village Dr. in Swansea to just north of Fountains Pkwy. in Fairview Heights, will have one lane restricted beginning Sunday April 19 in each direction at night between the hours of approximately 6:00 PM until 3:30 AM the following day to perform pavement patching, surface removal, resurfacing, curb repair and sidewalk through September 2015.  (JMS)

    Rieder Rd., from US 50 to Wherry Rd., closed except to local traffic to reconstruct Rieder Rd. and construct a new interstate interchange with I-64 through May 15, 2017.  (SEP)

WASHINGTON COUNTY
 
I-64, eastbound and westbound from the Clinton County line to 4.5 miles east of IL 177, lane restrictions for repairs through September 30, 2015.  Construction will also occur on the ramps at the IL 177 exit.  (SEP)

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
 
Complete news releases are available at http://www.idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/stay-connected/news-releases/Construction/releases.

8/28/2015 4:41 PM (Updated 8/29/2015 9:38 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Weekend Closure Planned for Demolition of Ramsey CR-96 Bridge over I-35W in Arden Hills, New Brighton

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Both directions of Interstate 35W will close at Ramsey County Road 96 this weekend for demolition of the old bridge crossing the interstate on the border of Arden Hills and New Brighton. As crews begin setting up for the bridge removal, County Road 96 will close at 8 p.m. across the interstate. The interstate will close in each direction at 10 p.m. Both roadways will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug.31.

During the work, northbound and southbound I-35W traffic will detour in a single lane up and down the ramps at County Road 96 to bypass the closure. County Road 96 traffic should follow the signed detour to bypass the closure. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid congestion and delays.

Once demolition is complete Monday morning, County Road 96 traffic will shift onto the newly constructed half of the new bridge. At the same time, the ramps from County Road 96 to northbound I-35W and from southbound I-35W to County Road 96 will reopen. And the ramps from County Road 96 to southbound I-35W and from northbound I-35W to County Road 96 will close until October.

County Road 96 is restricted to a single lane of traffic in each direction between Old Highway 8 and Highway 10 until late October. County Road 96 will remain open to traffic most of the time, although motorists will encounter occasional short-term closures on both County Road 96 and I-35W. 

The new, longer-lasting and modern County Road 96 bridge will feature a diverging diamond interchange to improve traffic flow and safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the interstate. The project also includes rebuilding the ramps at the interchange and installation of new signal systems. Work will be completed by the end of October 2015.

For more information about the County Road 96 bridge replacement project, visit www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/cr96overi35wardenhills/index.html. Real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota is available at www.511mn.org.

8/28/2015 11:17 AM (Updated 8/29/2015 10:19 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Weekend road closure on I-35E in northeast Twin Cities metro begins Aug. 28

Motorists traveling on Interstate 35E through the northeast Twin Cities metro will encounter a closure and a detour.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, construction crews will close northbound I-35E between I-694 in Vadnais Heights and Highway 96 in White Bear Lake. Motorists will still have access to northbound and southbound I-35E from Highway 96.

The road is closed so construction crews can safely remove and replace pipes beneath the road. Motorists should follow the posted detours or seek alternate routes to avoid the closure.

The road will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31.

The work is part of a two-year project, which includes replacing the I-35E bridges over Goose Lake Road resurfacing and widening the road, redecking and widening the Highway 96 bridge, updating drainage, repairing or replacing guardrail, and constructing a trail. All businesses and residences will remain accessible throughout the project, but motorists should expect delays and long detours. The work is expected to be complete by November 2016.

For more information visit the project’s website:

mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35vadnaisheights/

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution and slowdown in work zones.

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8/27/2015 5:40 PM (Updated 8/29/2015 10:19 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-24 Lane Closures in East Peoria

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that motorists will encounter moving lane closures on US 24 just east of the McClugage Bridge in East Peoria Friday, Aug. 28 and Monday, Aug. 31.
 
The lane closures are necessary for striping work to be completed and are weather dependent.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
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8/27/2015 4:23 PM (Updated 8/29/2015 9:36 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-270 from St. Thomas Road to the Mississippi River

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announces that beginning tonight, lane restrictions will occur on I-270 from St. Thomas Road to the Chain of Rocks Mississippi River Bridge.  Work on this project will be done at night between the hours of 6:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning.  These lane restrictions are necessary to perform pavement patching and resurfacing.  This work is expected to be completed by November 15, 2015, weather permitting.
 
Delays are expected.  The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.
 
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8/26/2015 4:36 PM (Updated 8/29/2015 9:34 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Closures Scheduled This Week at Illinois-251 Interchange Near Rochelle on Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

Weekend full closures with detour needed for ramp pavement work as part of the I-88 Roadway Resurfacing Project

Ramp construction is scheduled to begin this week at the Illinois Route 251 Interchange on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) near Rochelle with weekday traffic shifts and weekend ramp closures for pavement work as part of the I-88 Roadway Resurfacing Project. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers in advance of weekday work and weekend closures with a posted detour.

Weather permitting, beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26, traffic shifts are scheduled on the ramps from Illinois Route 251 to westbound I-88 and from eastbound I-88 to Illinois Route 251 to provide a work zone for pavement and shoulder reconstruction. The traffic shifts will remain in place into September to complete the ramp improvements.

On Thursday, August 27, one right southbound lane on Illinois Route 251 is scheduled to close at 2 p.m. followed by a weekend-long, full closures on both ramps scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, and continue through 5 a.m. on Monday, August 31. Traffic will be detoured via the I-39 Interchange to the east. The full closure of these ramps is needed to repair the pavement at the intersection of Illinois Route 251 and the ramps.

 In 2015, the Illinois Tollway will resurface 22 miles of the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), between Illinois Route 251 near Rochelle and Chicago Avenue (U.S. Route 52) near Dixon, including repairs to the Illinois Route 251 Interchange. The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

Construction is being coordinated with Lee County and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local municipalities and police and fire departments. Up to 450 vehicles per day use the ramp carrying traffic from Illinois Route 251 to westbound I-88. Up to 390 vehicles per day use the ramp carrying traffic from eastbound I-88 to Illinois Route 251.

Construction information about the I-88 Roadway Resurfacing Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway's website at www.illinoistollway.com.

8/25/2015 4:59 PM (Updated 8/26/2015 12:48 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-64 in East St. Louis, IL

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that effective immediately, work will begin to remove the westbound right lane closure on I-64 between Third Street and Tudor Avenue in East St. Louis.  This will involve off-peak short duration daytime lane restrictions through Saturday to reconfigure the traffic lane lines.  Upon completion of this work, all three westbound through lanes will be open for the Monday morning rush hour, alleviating the recent traffic congestion in this area.  This adjustment to the project schedule will provide for an improved traffic flow through this area.

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8/24/2015 4:17 PM (Updated 8/27/2015 4:15 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Eastbound I-474 at Farmington Rd, Peoria, IL

Bridge washing crews will be at the eastbound I-474 interchange at Farmington Road starting Wednesday, Aug. 26. This work is expected to take two to three weeks to complete. Be alert for workers and equipment.

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

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8/24/2015 4:07 PM (Updated 8/24/2015 4:07 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL 100 from Ski Lift Rd to Vine St and IL 3 from N of Grafton Hills Dr to IL 100, both in Grafton

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that lane closures will occur in both directions on IL 100 from Ski Lift Rd to Vine St and on IL 3 from north of Grafton Hills Dr to IL 100, both in Grafton, beginning August 24, 2015, weather permitting.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane.  These lane restrictions are necessary to complete necessary work to preserve the existing pavement and will be in effect through October 31, 2015.
 
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.
 
The contractor on this project is Microsurfacing Contractors of St. Louis, MO.   If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact John Adcock, Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, at 618 346-3352.
 
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8/20/2015 4:50 PM (Updated 8/20/2015 7:13 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection of IL-104 (Broadway Street) and 10th Street in Quincy

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces work beginning on Monday, August 24th for the installation of new traffic signals and sidewalk improvements at the intersection of Illinois Route 104 (Broadway Street) and 10th Street in Quincy, Adams County.

Lane shifts and lane closures will occur at various times and at various locations. All work is expected to be completed by December 2015.

Motorists are urged to slow down and be cautious while driving through this work site and all work zones.

8/20/2015 4:39 PM (Updated 8/20/2015 7:14 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Local Road Lane Closures Scheduled on Busse Road in Elk Grove Village for Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Construction

Long-term lane closures are scheduled to begin Monday, August 24, on Busse Road in Elk Grove Village as work continues to rebuild the bridges carrying the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) over this local road. This work is part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project scheduled to be complete in 2016.

Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the scheduled lane closures. The closures are necessary to accommodate the construction of new lanes in each direction on the I-90 Jane Addams Memorial Tollway. All local roads will remain open to traffic throughout construction.

On Busse Road in Elk Grove Village, one lane in both directions will close at 8 p.m. on Monday, August 24, for reconstruction of the bridge carrying I-90 over Busse Road. The left lanes in both directions will be closed through October. Daily temporary closures of the right lanes will begin after the left lanes reopen and are scheduled to be complete in late fall.

The lane closures are being coordinated with Elk Grove Village and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local police and fire departments.

In 2015, the Illinois Tollway began roadway rebuilding and widening on the second phase of the $2.5 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project between the Elgin Toll Plaza and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). The eastern segment of I-90 will be rebuilt and a new lane added to provide four lanes in each direction between Randall Road and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294).

The I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project includes reconstruction of I-90 bridges over local roads between Illinois Route 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 (Illinois Route 72) in Rosemont.

In addition, work in 2015 includes completion of noisewall and retaining wall construction, utility relocations and drainage improvements. The first phase of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project between I-39 in Rockford and the Elgin Toll Plaza was completed in 2014. Construction on the 25-mile segment of I-90 from the Elgin Toll Plaza to I-294 is scheduled for completion in 2016.

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.

8/20/2015 2:19 PM (Updated 8/26/2015 12:49 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Long-Term Lane Closures to Begin at East Riverside Boulevard Interchange on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) North of Rockford

All ramps and toll plazas remain open during construction  

Ramp repairs requiring long-term lane closures at the East Riverside Boulevard Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) north of Rockford are scheduled to begin this week and continue into fall.  Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance on each ramp to alert drivers to the scheduled lane closures.

The Illinois Tollway is repairing pavement, guardrails, barrier walls, curbs and gutters on the ramps at the Illinois Route 173 and East Riverside Boulevard Interchanges. Work at the Illinois Route 173 Interchange is scheduled to be complete this week, which will allow the Tollway to begin work at the East Riverside Boulevard Interchange.

Work at the East Riverside Boulevard (Plaza 2) Interchange is scheduled to begin on Friday, August 21, on the eastbound entrance and westbound exit ramps at I-90 and be complete in late September. Work will begin with the closure of the I-PASS or Pay Online lanes at each of the two ramp toll plazas for approximately two weeks. Once complete, the cash lanes at each of the two ramp toll plazas will close for approximately two weeks. Cash customers accessing the Tollway via the I-PASS lanes will need to pay online within seven days of using the toll plaza. Up to 7,270 vehicles use the two ramps on a daily basis.

While ramp repairs are underway, no more than one toll collection lane at each ramp plaza will be closed at a time. Each of the plazas has one automatic coin machine and one I-PASS or Pay Online lane. I-PASS customers will have access at all times, while cash customers will be directed to pay tolls online at www.illinoistollway.com within the Illinois Tollway’s seven-day grace period when lanes with automatic coin machines are closed. I-PASS is accepted at all times in cash lanes throughout the Tollway system.

The Tollway is coordinating work at the Illinois Route 173 and East Riverside Boulevard Interchanges with the cities of Rockford and Loves Park, the village of Machesney Park and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

8/20/2015 11:50 AM (Updated 8/26/2015 12:50 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Closure Scheduled at Arlington Heights Road Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Elk Grove Village

 A long-term ramp closure is scheduled to begin the week of August 24 at the Arlington Heights Road Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Elk Grove Village as part of the $2.5 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. Electronic message signs and directional signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the ramp closure and detour route. 

Weather permitting, during the week of August 24, the ramp carrying traffic from northbound Arlington Heights Road to eastbound I-90 is scheduled to close through October and a posted detour will be put in place directing traffic to the Elmhurst Road Interchange. Detoured traffic will be directed north on Arlington Heights Road, east on Algonquin Road and south on Elmhurst Road to access eastbound I-90. All other ramps at the Arlington Heights Road Interchange will remain open to traffic.

The ramp closure is needed for culvert construction under the ramp. In addition, the ramp will be reconstructed to provide a smooth, new driving surface and extend the life of the pavement.

The ramp closure is being coordinated with Elk Grove Village, the villages of Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect, the city of Des Plaines and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local police and fire departments. Up to 2,090 vehicles use this ramp daily. 

In 2015, the Illinois Tollway began roadway rebuilding and widening on the second phase of the $2.5 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project between the Elgin Toll Plaza and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). The eastern segment of I-90 will be rebuilt and a new lane added to provide four lanes in each direction between Randall Road and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). 

In addition, work in 2015 includes completion of noisewall and retaining wall construction, utility relocations and drainage improvements. The first phase of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project between I-39 in Rockford and the Elgin Toll Plaza was completed in 2014. Construction on the 25-mile segment of I-90 from the Elgin Toll Plaza to I-294 is scheduled for completion in 2016. 

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

8/20/2015 6:13 AM (Updated 8/29/2015 9:41 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 150/IL 1 from Paris to south of Chrisman

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting; work will begin on US 150/IL 1 from Moss Road at the north edge of Paris to south of Chrisman near US 36 on August 24th, 2015. The work includes 10 miles of patching, milling and resurfacing as well as bridge repairs at two locations. Safety improvements are also included.

During construction, one lane of traffic will be maintained and flaggers will be present at the work site and side roads. The work will be done in two stages and temporary traffic control devices will be installed at the bridges before the bridge work begins. Once the second stage of bridge work begins, there will be a width restriction posted at 12' 6". There is no width restriction during the first stage.

Motorists are advised the mainline pavement width will also be reduced near the work zone areas and are asked to be alert, very cautious and obey all signs, flaggers and traffic control devices.

The overall project has an anticipated end date of July 30, 2016, weather permitting.
 
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8/18/2015 5:30 PM (Updated 8/22/2015 9:35 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Ramp from SB I-35E to EB I-94/SB US-52 Closes Aug. 26

Update: Ramp from southbound Interstate 35E to eastbound Interstate 94/southbound Highway 52 closes Aug. 26

Ramp remains closed until early November

Motorists will experience delays and a detour on southbound Interstate 35E in St. Paul as the ramp to eastbound Interstate 94/southbound Highway 52 closes at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26.

During the closure, southbound I-35E motorists will be detoured to eastbound Highway 36 (the ramp from southbound I-35E to eastbound Highway 36 will be reopened) and southbound I-694 to access eastbound I-94. To access southbound Highway 52, motorists will be directed to continue south on I-694 to southbound I-494 and then to Highway 52.

The ramp will remain closed until early November as construction crews widen the deck of the ramp. The new, widened ramp will have an additional lane, allowing for one dedicated lane from southbound I-35E to eastbound I-94 and one dedicated lane to southbound Highway 52.

The ramp closure, previously anticipated to begin Aug. 25, was delayed due to a delay in opening the southbound I-35E to eastbound Highway 36 ramp, which is part of the detour route. The ramp closure start date is weather permitting and may again be rescheduled in the case of poor weather conditions.

The work is part of the I-35E Cayuga project, which aims to reconstruct I-35E between University Avenue and Maryland Avenue, including replacement of the Cayuga Bridge, the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge and the railroad bridges along I-35E. Read more about the Cayuga project by visiting

www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/35estpaul/cayuga.html

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8/18/2015 9:29 AM (Updated 8/29/2015 10:19 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Reductions on U.S. 12/Illinois 59 in Volo

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that U.S. 12/Illinois 59 between Sullivan Lake Road and Molidor Road, in Volo, will be reduced to one lane when workers are present for intersection improvements and the installation of new traffic signals, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 24.

In order to complete the work, traffic lanes will be reduced during the daytime hours on U.S. 12 / Illinois 59 at the intersections with Sullivan Lake Road and Molidor Road.  Traffic lanes will also be reduced to one lane in each direction, with flaggers, on Sullivan Lake Road and Molidor Road while workers are present.

The project will be complete by June 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.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

8/17/2015 5:48 PM (Updated 8/18/2015 1:25 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation  logo   IU, Purdue Students: Expect Delays if Moving In via State Road 37 (IN-37) or I-65

The Indiana Department of Transportation advises students moving in to Indiana University and Purdue University to plan extra travel time on I-65 between Lebanon and Lafayette and IN-37 between Martinsville and Bloomington.

I-65 north closed from Lebanon to Lafayette
I-65 northbound merges to one lane and is diverted onto US-52 north of Lebanon at Exit 141. The northbound lanes are closed to all traffic between US-52 and IN-25 (Exit 175) due to structural concerns caused by bridge construction in Lafayette. The I-65 southbound lanes, however, remain open.

Detoured traffic should follow US-52 north to a temporary signal at IN-28. Traffic should turn left onto IN-28 to follow the detour to West Lafayette via US-231, or drivers may proceed north through the signal to Lafayette. Drivers should be aware that Sagamore Parkway, the former US-52 through Lafayette, is reduced to one lane in each direction for construction.

IN-37 lane closures from Martinsville to Bloomington

Drivers should anticipate IN-37 lane closures from Martinsville to Bloomington for pavement rehabilitation and other construction. Additional lane closures will occur on weekends between 7 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.

South of IN-39 in Martinsville, IN-37 is being upgraded to Interstate 69. The state’s contract limits work zone deliveries during move-in week, and includes financial damages for long traffic backups.

Stay updated
INDOT traffic-management staff will be monitoring traffic and signal performance along IN-37 and the I-65 detour, making adjustments as appropriate, and keeping drivers informed. There are several ways that drivers can stay updated on the closure:
 

8/17/2015 2:41 PM (Updated 8/19/2015 1:09 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-108 in Greene County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lane closures will occur in both directions on IL 108 from the Illinois River to Carrollton beginning August 17, 2015, weather permitting.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane.  These lane restrictions are necessary to complete the pavement preservation of the existing pavement through October 31, 2015. 
 
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.
 
The Contractor on this project is A.C. Pavement Striping Company of Elgin, Illinois.

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8/14/2015 4:34 PM (Updated 8/15/2015 8:35 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation  logo   Crews Test I-65 Northbound Bridge Repairs

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. – Specialized crews working for Walsh Construction Company have been on site this week testing the solution for bridge pier settlement where I-65 northbound crosses Wildcat Creek.

Structural engineers with the Indiana Department of Transportation reviewed preliminary designs over the weekend, and continue to review new information from engineering subcontractors. Specialized geotechnical construction crews mobilized on site Sunday evening, and began installing a test micropile near the pier on Monday.

Walsh plans to install steel casings, grout and high-strength, small-diameter micropiles through the footers of the existing pier and deep into the soil. The process involves drilling steel casings through the water-tight soils, injecting grout to fill and densify the sandy soils below, and then installing the micropiles.

Test pile installation is expected to be completed today, then the grout must cure for three days. Crews will test how the micropile distributes load to the adjacent soils before finalizing the designs to repair the bridge.

Micropiles have been used effectively to stabilize other bridge piers around the country. Walsh estimates the repairs will be completed and I-65 northbound reopened between Lebanon and Lafayette by mid-September.

In addition, Walsh and Purdue University have installed a variety of sensors to ensure safety for traffic using the southbound bridge and monitor any movement on the northbound bridge.

What happened

INDOT awarded an $82.8 million design-build contract in January to Walsh Construction Company of Crown Point to widen and rehabilitate I-65 from State Road 38 to State Road 25 in Lafayette. Construction crews drove steel piles into nearby soils to widen the existing piers and sheet piling to work below the Wildcat Creek waterline.

The piles pierced the water-tight soils to a sandy layer with water under pressure. Sand and/or water percolated up from beneath the bridge pier, causing it to tilt. Structural engineers monitoring the riverbank pier noticed the pier settling and tilting, and ordered the bridge closed on Aug. 7 in the interests of safety.

Detour

I-65 northbound merges to one lane and is diverted onto U.S. 52 at Exit 141 north of Lebanon. The northbound lanes are closed to all traffic between U.S. 52 and State Road 25 (Exit 175). The I-65 southbound lanes remain open within the work zone, INDOT urges drivers to allow extra following distance and stay alert.

The detour over U.S. 52, State Road 28 and U.S. 231 maximizes use of four-lane roads and minimizes traffic signals. To improve traffic flow on the detour, INDOT:

  • Activated temporary signals on Sunday at the State Road 28 intersections with U.S. 52 and U.S. 231 in Tippecanoe County,
  • Removed the stop sign for U.S. 231 traffic on Tuesday at State Road 18 in White County,
  • Installed signage and arrow boards to clearly mark the detour,
  • Posted on dynamic message signs as far south as the Louisville metro area,
  • Suspended construction where the detour rejoins I-65 in White County, and
  • Continues to monitor traffic flow and adjust U.S. 231 signal timings.

The measures listed above have greatly improved traffic flow since the initial closure, and the detour now adds about 9 miles and 25 minutes to northbound I-65. INDOT thanks the motoring public for their continued patience.

While construction continues on many state highways in the area, INDOT has pulled back barrels and barricades to the greatest extent possible on three other routes that maximize four-lane highways:

  •  I-74 west to I-57 north in Illinois
  •  I-74 west to State Road 63 north to U.S. 41 north to U.S. 24 east
  •  Keystone Parkway north to U.S. 31 north to U.S. 35 north to U.S. 24 west

Daily round-trip rail service also is available between Indianapolis and Chicago with stops in Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer and Dyer. Tickets are available at Amtrak.com, 800-USA-RAIL and other sales channels, including Amtrak mobile apps, and are subject to discounts and rewards programs.

Stay updated

There are several ways that drivers can stay updated on the closure:
 

8/14/2015 2:04 PM (Updated 8/29/2015 10:19 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL 33 in Lawrence County

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that the bridge carrying Illinois Route 33 over a stream 1.5 miles south of the Crawford County line in Lawrence County, Illinois will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, August 17, 2015.
 
A marked detour will be utilized during the replacement of the structure and work is expected to be completed by October 16, 2015.  

8/13/2015 4:45 PM (Updated 8/13/2015 7:35 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-155 Lane Closures

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that northbound and southbound I-155 lane closures will begin this week between MM 11-15 (from the Logan County line to just north of the Delavan exit.)
 
The lane closures are necessary for milling and resurfacing work to be completed and will continue until November.
 
Existing I-155 lane closures between MM 15-20 will be removed this week.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
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8/13/2015 4:43 PM (Updated 8/13/2015 7:33 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-116 between Media and Roseville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures will begin Monday, Aug. 17 on IL 116 from the Village of Media in Henderson County to US 67 near Roseville in Warren County.
 
The lane closures are necessary for widening, drainage improvements, pavement patching, and resurfacing work to be completed. In addition to lane closures, motorists should be alert for changing traffic patterns on this portion of IL 116.
 
The project is scheduled to be completed by November 2016.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
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8/13/2015 4:31 PM (Updated 8/19/2015 6:58 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Eastbound Frontage Road Ramp Closure Near Irving Park Road in Schaumburg Scheduled for Illinois Route 390 Work

Temporary closure and detour needed for bridge construction

The ramp carrying traffic from the eastbound frontage road onto eastbound Illinois Route 390 near Irving Park Road in Schaumburg is scheduled to close for about two months for bridge construction work as part of the Illinois Route 390 Project. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closure and detour.

Weather permitting, on Monday, August 17, the ramp is scheduled to close and a signed detour will be put in place directing traffic to continue along the eastbound frontage road and enter Illinois Route 390 east of Wright Boulevard.

The ramp closure is needed to accommodate reconstruction of the Illinois Route 390 bridge carrying traffic over Rodenburg Road. Bridge work is scheduled to be complete in October.

The Illinois Tollway is coordinating the ramp and roadway construction with the village of Schaumburg and Illinois Department of Transportation.

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.