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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 Department of Transportation logo   US 150 from the Sangamon River in Mahomet to Mattis Avenue in Champaign

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a lane reduction on US 150 from the Sangamon River in Mahomet to Mattis Avenue in Champaign will begin July 6, 2015.

The lane reduction is necessary for resurfacing, patching, guardrail replacement, pedestrian ramp updates, and culvert repair work to be completed on US 150. One lane of traffic will be maintained during construction.

The overall project has an anticipated completion date of October 1, 2015, weather permitting.

For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.

7/1/2015 11:35 PM (Updated 7/2/2015 12:12 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-6 in Peru

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that road construction will begin July 6, 2015 (weather permitting) on U.S. 6, just east of IL 251 in Peru.

Work is anticipated to be complete by mid-October, 2015.

Motorists are advised to be alert for changed traffic patterns, flaggers and all other workers.

For IDOT District 3 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict3.

7/1/2015 12:07 PM (Updated 7/2/2015 12:20 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane reductions on I-94 at Touhy Avenue Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane reductions will occur along Interstate 94 (Edens Expressway) at the Touhy Avenue bridge for a bridge repainting project beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 6.

In order to complete the work, lanes will be reduced to one lane under the bridge, from approximately 3,500 feet north and south of Touhy Avenue.

The project will be complete by August 15.

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

7/1/2015 2:58 AM (Updated 7/1/2015 2:58 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane reduction along US 12 / IL 53 in Arlington Heights

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will occur along U.S. Route 12 / Illinois Route 53 (Rand Road) in Arlington Heights for a resurfacing project beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 6.

In order to complete the work, US 12 / IL 53 traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Arlington Heights Road to Lake Cook Road. Lane closures will only occur during the daytime hours.

The project will be complete by October 15.

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

Traffic updates are available online at www.travelmidwest.com.

7/1/2015 2:08 AM (Updated 7/1/2015 2:08 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lake Cook Road closed for reconstruction and patching work

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane reductions and closures will occur along Lake Cook Road in the Village of Deer Park, for drainage repairs beginning weather permitting, Monday, July 6.

In order to complete the work, Lake Cook Road will be reduced to one lane with flaggers, between Ela Road and Quentin Road.

The project will be complete by the end of July.

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

Traffic updates are available online at www.travelmidwest.com.

7/1/2015 1:55 AM (Updated 7/1/2015 1:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-80/I-294 ramp closed for resurfacing project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the ramp connecting eastbound Interstate 80 to northbound Interstate 294 will be closed for a resurfacing project beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, July 7.

In order to complete the work, the ramp will be closed for a total of seven consecutive days beginning at 12:01 a.m. July 7. A detour will be posted for motorists to use northbound Interstate 57 to the newly constructed northbound Interstate 294 interchange.

The project will be complete by July 14.

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.

7/1/2015 1:46 AM (Updated 7/1/2015 1:46 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Most highway projects will be on hold for Fourth of July holiday travel

Construction on most major highway projects in Wisconsin will be suspended for the Fourth of July weekend to accommodate heavy holiday traffic. However, motorists may still encounter narrow lanes and lane shifts, which require reduced speeds in work zones, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). 

Last year, one person died in a traffic crash in Wisconsin during the Fourth of July holiday period, which ran from Thursday, July 3, through Sunday, July 6.

“To help prevent needless deaths and injuries from  traffic crashes, the Wisconsin State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies will be out in force during the holiday weekend to crackdown on speeding, tailgating, distracted driving, unbuckled drivers and passengers, as well as drunken driving,” says David Pabst, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety. 

Significant highway construction projects that may affect holiday travel include:

  • Zoo Interchange in Milwaukee. Two system ramps are closed: from northbound I-894/45 to westbound I-94, and I-94 westbound to I-894/45 southbound.
  • Reconstruction of I-794 east of the Marquette Interchange. Utilize the James Lovell Street/St. Paul Avenue exit from the west. Use the Plankinton Avenue exit when approaching from the south.
  • I-94 north-south corridor is reduced to two lanes at the WIS 20 interchange in Racine County.
  • US 12/WIS 50 interchange in Lake Geneva is reduced to one lane in both directions on US 12. The US 12 westbound off-ramp to WIS 50 eastbound is closed.
  • I-41 in Outagamie and Brown counties and WIS 441 over Little Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County. Lane restrictions and speed reductions will slow traffic.
  • In Brown County, lane closure on I-43 northbound between the Leo Frigo Bridge and the I-41/43 interchange.
  • I-39 at Reserve Street north of Stevens Point, and I-39/Business 51 interchange in Rothschild: reduced speeds in the southbound lanes.
  • WIS 29 near Rothschild, westbound WIS 29 at the Business 51 interchange is reduced to a single lane.
  • WIS 54 at the Maple Drive intersection in Plover is closed and detoured via I-39 and Portage County B.
  • Bong Bridge between Duluth and Superior. US 2 westbound down to a single lane. US 2 eastbound closed with marked detour in place.
  • I-90 in La Crosse reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction.
  • Verona Road and the Madison Beltline in Dane County.
  • WIS 73, between I-39/90 and US 12/18, in Dane County is closed to through traffic. 

Motorists can check online for real-time traffic information, including travel times, lane closures and incidents, at www.511wi.gov or by calling 511 on a phone.

6/30/2015 7:13 PM (Updated 7/2/2015 8:09 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Temporary, Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled Throughout July on I-290 for Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project

Closures needed for bridge beam and sign installation for the I-290 Interchange Project  

Temporary, overnight lane closures on I-290 will be scheduled throughout July to accommodate reconstruction of the ramp carrying westbound Illinois Route 390 to eastbound I-290 and to install new roadway signage for the I-290 Interchange Project. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures.

Weather permitting, overnight work is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 1, including intermittent, full closures of westbound I-290 lasting no longer than 15 minutes, for beam installation. One lane in each direction on I-290 between Irving Park Road and Devon Avenue is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. for work to prepare for beam installation, with a second lane in both directions scheduled to close at 9 p.m., and a third westbound lane scheduled to close at 11 p.m. Intermittent, full closures will be scheduled between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on westbound I-290, as well as on the ramp from eastbound Illinois Route 390 to westbound I-290. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, ahead of the morning rush hour. 

Similar nightly overnight closures on I-290 and on the ramps from eastbound Illinois Route 390 to westbound I-290 and westbound Illinois Route 390 to eastbound I-290 are scheduled to continue during the weeks of July 6 and July 13, for beam installation. 

In addition, weather permitting, additional overnight closures on eastbound I-290 between Higgins Road and Biesterfield Road are scheduled on Monday, July 13, including intermittent, full closures lasting no longer than 15 minutes, for roadway signage installation. 

Full closures on I-290 are being scheduled overnight to minimize the impact to daily commuters. Up to 240,000 vehicles a day travel through the Illinois Route 390/I-290 area. Work on the new I-290 Interchange and detours are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County and the village of Itasca, along with local police and fire departments.

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 the 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.

Maps and construction project information about the EOWA Project are available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

Work Zone Safety

A 55 mph speed limit is in effect 24/7 on I-290. 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. 

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.

Getting Tollway Construction Information

The Illinois Tollway has a variety of ways customers can get the latest travel information, including:

  • www.illinoistollway.com – Construction/Planning section, Tollway Trip Calculator, live roadway images and real-time roadway incident information
  • 1-800-TOLL-FYI – Daily lane closure information
  • www.travelmidwest.com – Real-time travel times
  • www.twitter.com – Real-time roadway incident information at Tollway Trip 90, Tollway Trip 88, Tollway Trip 355 and Tollway Trip 94/294

 About Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project

Considered a Project of National and Regional Significance by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the $3.4 billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project represents a fiscally responsible approach to address the area’s diverse travel needs – improving travel efficiency, providing western access to O’Hare International Airport, creating opportunities for jobs and economic development, enhancing multi-modal connections and reducing congestion. The project includes 17 miles of new roads with 15 new or improved interchanges as part of a new, all-electronic toll road that includes rehabilitating and widening Illinois Route 390, formerly known as the Elgin O’Hare Expressway, and extending it east along Thorndale Avenue to O’Hare and building a new roadway around the western border of O’Hare linking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Broadly supported by local governments, the project is the result of bipartisan consensus reached by the Elgin O’Hare Advisory Council in 2011, which brought together local communities, business, labor, public finance and regional planning and transportation experts.

 About Move Illinois

The Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, will improve mobility, relieve congestion, reduce pollution, create as many as 120,000 jobs and link economies across the Midwest region. Move Illinois will address the remaining needs of the existing Tollway system; rebuild and widen the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a state-of-the-art, 21st century corridor; construct a new interchange to connect the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-57; build a new, all-electronic Elgin O’Hare Western Access and fund planning studies for the Illinois Route 53/120 Project, Illiana Expressway and other emerging projects.

 About the Illinois Tollway

The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 286 miles of interstate tollways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80).

6/30/2015 7:07 PM (Updated 7/1/2015 2:54 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Non-Emergency Road Work for Fourth of July Holiday Weekend Suspended

Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

To improve traffic flow and reduce congestion for Fourth of July holiday travelers, the Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended, where possible, from 3 p.m., Thursday, July 2, until 12:01 a.m., Monday, July 6.

Lanes will be opened, where possible, but motorists should be alert as lane closures in some work zones will remain in effect. Please slow down, eliminate distractions and use extra caution while driving through all work zones. Work zone speed limits remain in effect where posted.

 

Here are the lane closures that will remain in place this weekend: 

District 1

 COOK COUNTY 

  • IL 83 over the Cal-Sag Channel in Lemont Township will have one SB and one NB lane closed.
  • Salem Dr. in Schaumburg is one way southbound from IL 58 to Bode Rd.  A detour route is posted.
  • IL 83 from Harrison Ave. to Western/Dixie Highway, going east & westbound, one lane open in each direction; Western Ave/Dixie Hwy from 145th St. to 149th St. - one lane open in each direction. (Posen, IL)
  • 25th Avenue from St. Charles road to Lake Street in Bellwood and Melrose Park will be completely closed to traffic for long term construction.  There is a posted detour for traffic to follow.
  • Willow Road from IL 43 (Waukegan Road) to I-94: one lane in each direction will be open between Waukegan Rd. and I-94.
  • Illinois Route 171 over I-55: The following ramps are closed to traffic: Inbound I-55 to southbound Illinois Route 171 and outbound I-55 to southbound Illinois Route 171. The following ramps are open to traffic: Outbound I-55 to northbound Illinois Route 171 and inbound I-55 to northbound Illinois Route 171.
  • Illinois Route 171(First Avenue): Traffic heading southbound Illinois Route 171 from 47th Street has been detoured to the northbound Illinois 171. Traffic configuration is one lane each direction between Archer Ave and 47th Street. All ramps on southbound Illinois Route 171 closed to traffic.
  • Intersection improvement on IL 171 at 104th Ave/Willow Springs Rd. located in Willow Springs. NB and SB lanes of IL 171 between Willow Blvd and Rust; RIGHT TURN lanes at the intersection will be CLOSED. Permanent lane closures NB and SB. Permanent lane closures of left lane for work on median. Through lanes will be maintained with 1 lane open in each direction of all four legs. 
  • Torrence Avenue is closed between 136th and 138th St. in Burnham. Follow Detour.(Note: this is a Bureau of Maintenance job not Construction)
  • IL 83 (Kingery Highway) has 1 lane closed in each direction; westbound lanes on (63rd St. Ditch) and at 63rd St. in Willowbrook will be closed for construction. A detour route is posted. 

DUPAGE COUNTY 

  • Warrenville Rd over the DuPage River is closed. Follow posted detour.
  • Williams Rd in Warrenville is closed. Follow posted detour.
  • IL 59, between Diehl Road and New York/Aurora Road will have two lanes open in each direction utilizing the median as one lane; between Meridian Parkway and North Aurora Road there is one lane NB under the METRA Bridge (viaduct). Between Diehl Road and Ferry Road there are two lanes SB and one lane NB over the I-88 Bridge.
  • East New York Street from Welsh Drive to Asbury Drive in Aurora - lane closure eastbound and westbound; one lane open in each direction. 

KANE COUNTY 

  • Jericho over Blackberry Creek - road closed, please follow detour signs.
  • Indian Trail Road over Fox River in Aurora is closed to traffic in both directions. There is posted detour route for traffic.
  • US 20 at Allen Road, Hampshire - traffic using temporary runarounds. One lane is open in each direction.
  • IL 25 is closed south of Stearns. Follow posted detour. 

LAKE COUNTY 

  • Lake Street is closed to traffic between IL 83 and Drury Lane in Grayslake with a posted detour in place.
  • IL 132 over Des Plaines River; Lane closures one lane open in each direction over the River. 

Mc HENRY COUNTY 

  • Noe Road is closed at the bridge over Rush Creek in Marengo Township with a posted detour in place. 

WILL COUNTY 

  • Blodgett Road at I-55 is closed with a detour posted.
  • Jackson St. Bridge over Des Plaines River in Joliet will be closed July 1-3 with a detour posted.
  • US 30 from I-55 to the west frontage road in Plainfield will be reduced to one lane in each direction. 

District 2

CARROLL COUNTY 

  • IL 40 is closed 1.3 miles west of Milledgeville at the bridge over Otter Creek. Traffic is being detoured on Shannon Road and US 52 while the bridge is removed and replaced. 

WHITESIDE COUNTY 

  • IL 40 over the Hennepin Canal at the south edge of Rock Falls. IL 40 is restricted to one lane in each direction as the bridge is replaced one half at a time.
  • IL 78 over French Creek at the south edge of Morrison. IL 78 is restricted to one lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals while the bridge is replaced one half at a time.
  • Garden Plain Road is closed west of Morrison while two culverts are being replaced. Traffic is using local roads around the culvert closures. 

WINNEBAGO COUNTY 

  • US 20 just east of IL 2 at the south edge of Rockford. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction as the bridges over the Rock River are replaced.
  • IL 2 from Harrison Avenue to Cedar Street in downtown Rockford. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction as the roadway pavement is removed and replaced two lanes at a time. 

District 3

BUREAU COUNTY 

  • I-80, MP 44; bridge replacements. One lane closed in each direction.
  • US 6, west edge of Sheffield; bridge deck replacement. One lane open, controlled by signals. 

GRUNDY COUNTY 

  • Minooka Road Bridge is closed over I-80; bridge replacement, no detour is posted.
  • Lisbon Road Bridge is closed over I-80; bridge replacement, no detour is posted. 

IROQUOIS COUNTY 

  • I-57, MP 297 to MP 283; Multiple projects, multiple work zones. One lane closed in each direction. Recommended alternate route is US 45.
  • IL 1, north of US 24 in Watseka; bridge replacement. One lane open, controlled by signals. 

LIVINGSTON COUNTY 

  • Long Point Road, just west of IL 23; bridge deck replacement. One lane open, controlled by signals. 

KANKAKEE COUNTY 

  • I-57, MP 310; replacing Kankakee River bridges. One lane open in each direction. 

District 4

PEORIA COUNTY 

  • Allen Road at the IL 6 interchange will be reduced to one lane in each direction. In addition, Allen Road is closed from Alta Lane to Alta Road. Traffic is re-routed with a marked detour. 

TAZEWELL COUNTY 

  • The ramp from northbound I-155 to westbound I-74 and the ramp from westbound I-74 to southbound I-155 will be closed. Traffic will be routed via a marked detour. 

KNOX COUNTY 

  • Eastbound and westbound I-74 between mile marker 39 and 40, 6 miles north of Galesburg will be reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge reconstruction.
  • IL 97, one mile south of Maquon, will be reduced to one lane controlled by traffic signals for bridge reconstruction. 

HENDERSON COUNTY 

  • Carman Road will be reduced to one lane with signals at Ellison Creek, two miles north of Carman. 

MARSHALL COUNTY 

  • IL 89 one mile south of LaRose will be closed. Traffic will be routed via a marked detour. 

PUTNAM COUNTY 

  • IL 71 in Granville will have one lane of traffic controlled by traffic signals for box culvert reconstruction. 

District 5

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY 

  • The structure carrying US 136 over the Sangamon River near Fisher will narrow down to one lane with barrier wall in place. Traffic signals will be in use to direct traffic. 

DEWITT COUNTY 

  • Interstate 74 between IL 54 (Farmer City) and Piatt County Highway 2 (Mansfield) will narrow down to one lane in each direction with barrier wall in place. 

MCLEAN COUNTY 

  • Business 55 / Veterans Parkway over Interstate 74 southwest of Bloomington. Northbound and southbound driving lanes on Business 55 are closed with barrier in place. Ramps from westbound I-74 to southbound I-55, westbound I-74 to northbound Business 55, eastbound I-74 to northbound Business 55 and southbound Business 55 to eastbound I-74 are closed. A marked traffic pattern is in use.
  • Old US 66 will be closed between Funks Grove and McLean, a marked detour is in place utilizing Interstate 55. 

PIATT COUNTY 

  • The structures carrying IL 105 over Interstate 72 and Camp Creek on the northeast side of Monticello will narrow down to one lane in each direction with barrier wall in place. Traffic signals will be in use to direct traffic. 

VERMILION COUNTY 

  • Interstate 74 between US 150 (Martin Luther King) and IL 49 will narrow down to one lane in each direction. The bridge carrying Vermilion County Highway 10 at Oakwood over Interstate 74 will narrow down to one lane. Traffic signals will be in use to direct traffic.
  • US 150 (Martin Luther King) between Oakwood and Interstate 74 over the Salt Fork Vermilion River next to Vermilion County Fairgrounds. US 150 will narrow down to one lane with barrier wall in place. Traffic signals will be in use to direct traffic.
  • IL 119 near Alvin over the North Fork Vermilion River. IL 119 will narrow down to one lane with barrier wall in place. Traffic signals will be in use to direct traffic. 

District 6

ADAMS COUNTY 

  • US 24 Bayview Bridge over the Mississippi River in Quincy. Bridge repair is reducing westbound traffic to one lane. 

CASS COUNTY 

  • IL 100/US 67 over the Illinois River located at Beardstown. Bridge repair is reducing traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals. 

LOGAN COUNTY 

  • Interstate 55 over Kickapoo Creek located 5.3 miles north of Lincoln (MM 136). Bridge reconstruction is reducing northbound and southbound lanes to one lane.
  • Interstate 55 over abandoned railroad and over Race Street located south of Atlanta (MM 139 to MM 140). Bridge reconstruction is reducing northbound and southbound traffic to one lane.
  • IL 10 over Sugar Creek Overflow located 3 miles east of New Holland. Bridge reconstruction is reducing traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals. 

MORGAN COUNTY 

  • IL 78 over Indian Creek located 3.7 miles south of the Morgan/Cass County line. Bridge reconstruction is reducing traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals. 

PIKE COUNTY 

  • IL 104 over Brower Creek located 5 miles west of IL 107. Bridge reconstruction is reducing traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals. 

District 7

COLES COUNTY

  • Illinois Route 133 west of Oakland; bridge replacement; road closure with a marked detour in place.
  • Lerna Road south of Illinois Route 16; bridge rehabilitation; stage construction with one lane open, traffic signals and concrete barriers in place.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY 

  • Interstate 70 west of Greenup; bridge rehabilitation; stage construction with one lane open in each direction and concrete barriers in place.
  • Interstate 70 west of Greenup; pavement reconstruction; stage construction with one lane open in each direction.
  • US Route 40 east of Greenup; bridge replacement; road closure with a marked detour in place.

EFFINGHAM COUNTY

  • Interstate 57/70 around Effingham; major road reconstruction; stage construction with two lanes open in each direction on 57/70 and one lane open on 57 and on 70; concrete barriers in place.
  • Interstate 57 just south of the Watson interchange; bridge rehabilitation; stage construction with one lane open in each direction and concrete barriers in place.
  • Interstate 57 southbound at the Watson interchange; bridge rehabilitation; interchange closure with a marked detour in place.

EFFINGHAM/FAYETTE COUNTIES

  • Interstate 70 between Altamont and St. Elmo; pavement reconstruction; stage construction with one lane open in each direction and some concrete barriers in place.

FAYETTE COUNTY

  • Interstate 70 at Vandalia; bridge replacement; stage construction with one lane open in each direction utilizing median crossovers and concrete barriers in place.

MACON COUNTY

  • Business US Route 51/Illinois Route 105 at Lake Decatur on the south side of Decatur; bridge rehabilitation; stage construction with one lane open in each direction utilizing median crossovers and concrete barriers in place.

MOULTRIE COUNTY

  • Illinois Route 32 south of Sullivan over Lake Shelbyville; bridge rehabilitation; stage construction with one lane open, traffic signals and concrete barriers in place.

WABASH COUNTY

  • Illinois Route 1 north of Mt. Carmel; bridge replacement; stage construction with one lane open, traffic signals and concrete barriers in place.

WAYNE COUNTY

  • Illinois Route 15 east of Fairfield; bridge rehabilitation; stage construction with one lane open, traffic signals and concrete barriers in place.
  • Illinois Route 242 south of Wayne City; bridge replacement; stage construction with one lane open, traffic signals and concrete barriers in place.

District 8

MADISON COUNTY 

  • IL 159 in Collinsville is reduced to one lane in each direction between Johnson Street and Mounds Avenue for pavement reconstruction.
  • The bridge carrying IL 4 over I-55 near Staunton is closed to all traffic.  This closure is necessary to replace the bridge deck. A marked detour is in place.
  • I-70 from I-55 to east of IL 143 near Highland is reduced to one lane in both the eastbound and the westbound directions for pavement reconstruction and resurfacing. 

ST. CLAIR COUNTY 

  • IL 13 under IL 15 near Belleville is closed to all traffic. The closure is needed to construct new structures.
  • IL 15 east of IL 159 in Belleville is reduced to one lane in each direction. This lane restriction is needed to construct the new eastbound IL 15 structure.
  • Rieder Road over I-64 is closed for interchange construction.
  • I-255 is reduced to two of three lanes in both the northbound and southbound lanes between IL 15 and IL 157 for bridge repairs. 

RANDOLPH COUNTY 

  • Roots Road, between Oakview Road and Collins Road, will be closed for the removal and replacement of the existing bridge deck carrying Roots Road over the Union Pacific Railroad. 

District 9

HARDIN COUNTY 

  • IL1, five miles north of Cave In Rock. Bridge construction. Traffic reduced to one lane controlled by temporary signals. 

JEFFERSON COUNTY 

  • I-57 (Milepost 95 to Milepost 96) / I-64 (Milepost 74 to Milepost 75) just north of Mt. Vernon. Pavement replacement. Traffic is reduced to two lanes northbound and southbound.
  • I-57 Milepost 96 to Milepost 98 north of Mt. Vernon. Pavement replacement. Traffic is reduced to one lane northbound and southbound.
  • I-64 Eastbound Milepost 72 to Milepost 74 northwest of Mt. Vernon. Pavement replacement. Traffic is reduced to one lane.
  • IL 142 east edge of Mt. Vernon. Box Culvert Replacement. Traffic reduced to one lane controlled by temporary signals. 

JACKSON COUNTY 

  • IL 13 east edge of Murphysboro. Bridge construction. Traffic is reduced to one lane eastbound and westbound utilizing crossovers. 

JOHNSON COUNTY 

  • IL 146 at Grantsburg. Bridge construction. Traffic is reduced to one lane controlled by temporary signals. 

UNION COUNTY 

  • US 51 near Dongola. Pavement rehabilitation. The entrance ramp from US 51 to I-57 southbound is closed. 

WHITE COUNTY 

  • I-64 Milepost 123. Bridge repair. Traffic is reduced to one lane eastbound and westbound.
  • IL 141 from US 45 to IL 1. Bridge Construction. Road closed to all traffic. Marked detour in place. 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY 

  • IL 13 / Division Street at Carterville. Intersection reconstruction. Division Street south of IL 13 is reduced to one lane - one way traffic southbound only.

 

6/30/2015 6:59 PM (Updated 7/1/2015 3:38 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Temporary closures for bridge repair in Cook, Lake, Will, DuPage and McHenry Counties

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane, ramp and shoulder closures will occur in Cook, Lake, Will, DuPage and McHenry Counties for 27 bridge rehabilitation projects beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 6.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures will occur in the following locations:
  • I-90 SB Right Side Locals 180 ft. north of 31st.
  • I-94 SB Left Side 320 ft. past Michigan Ave.
  • I-94 SB 130th St. Exit Ramp
  • I-94 NB North of RR Bridge @ 128th st.
  • I-94 NB @ RR Bridge
  • US 41 SB 0.5 miles south of Deerfield Rd left side
  • US 41 SB 0.75 miles south of Deerfield Rd left side
  • US 41 center Median at Lexus dealership south of Parkside Dr.
  • US 41 center median at Parkside Dr.
  • US 41 south of Applewood Ct.
  • US 41 0.1 miles south of Old Mill Rd.
  • I-290 east of Butterfield Rd.
  • I-290 EB Exit Ramp @ 2100 ft. east of Butterfield Rd right side
  • Lake St. Ramp to I-90/94 EB
  • I-90/94 EB before Division St. Exit Ramp
  • 16A) I-90/94 WB East of Kimball Ave.
  • 16B) I-90/94 WB east of Kimball Ave.
  • I-90/94 over Kimball Ave between outbound & reversible lanes
  • I-90/94 over Kimball Ave outbound lanes north.
  • I-90/94 over Kimball Ave between inbound & reversible lanes.
  • I-90/94 over Kimball Ave. outbound lanes
  • Des Planes Ave. over I-290
  • Center St. NB over I-80
  • US 20 off ramp from I-355 SB to WB of US 20 100 ft. from intersection
  • I-290 EB 0.5 miles east of Mill Rd.
  • I-290 WB Right side west of Emroy Ave.
  • IL 53 Extension ramp from EB Lake Cook to SB IL 53 Ext.
  • US 12 over Nippersink Creek

The projects, which primarily involve routine repairs to bridge barrier and noise walls, will be complete by October 9.

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

6/30/2015 6:38 PM (Updated 7/1/2015 3:48 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-15 in St. Clair County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the first construction phase to replace the bridges carrying Illinois Route 15 over Illinois Route 13 and the Illinois Central Railroad is complete and traffic will be moved on to the newly constructed bridge beginning this week.  Eastbound traffic will be shifted onto the new bridges today while westbound traffic will be shifted onto the new bridges by July 10; weather permitting. Once traffic is moved onto the new bridges work will immediately begin to remove and reconstruct the old westbound bridge.  This work is expected to be completed by late spring of 2016.
 
The contractor on this project is Keller Construction of Glen Carbon, IL.   If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact John Scheibal, Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, at 346-3353.

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6/30/2015 12:40 PM (Updated 7/1/2015 3:15 AM)

Lake County, Illinois logo   River Road to Close for Roundabout Construction, July 13
Lake County Detour Announcement (River Road)

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Lake County Transportation Updates

For Immediate Release 
June 30, 2015 

 

River Road to Close for Roundabout Construction, July 13


Lake Barrington, IL – The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing River Road to through traffic from Kelsey Road to Roberts Road beginning Monday, July 13 at 6 a.m. The closure will last approximately five months while the roundabout is under construction.

Detour Route: Roberts Road, to U.S. Route 59 to Kelsey Road 
Local traffic will have access to residences and businesses, from the south, within the closure area. For additional information regarding this project please visit www.riverroberts.com

River Roberts Roundabout Closure July 2015

Contact: 

Jeff Dayson, Resident Engineer
Al Giertych, Assistant County Engineer 
(847) 377-7400 
dot@lakecountyil.gov 

     

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6/30/2015 11:49 AM (Updated 7/2/2015 8:21 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL 15 Near Belleville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the first construction phase to replace the bridges carrying Illinois Route 15 over Illinois Route 13 and the Illinois Central Railroad is complete and traffic will be moved on to the newly constructed bridge beginning this week. Eastbound traffic will be shifted onto the new bridges today while westbound traffic will be shifted onto the new bridges by July 10; weather permitting. Once traffic is moved onto the new bridges work will immediately begin to remove and reconstruct the old westbound bridge. This work is expected to be completed by late spring of 2016.

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6/30/2015 8:34 AM (Updated 7/2/2015 8:14 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   M-53 lane closures Helen to Chicago next Mon-Fri overnights

Travel Advisory for M-53 in Macomb County ---- 

Road work on M-53, north and south, between Helen St and Chicago Road will require overnight lane closures beginning Monday, 7/6-7/10, between 9 pm and 5 am.

For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/mdot or contact us.

6/30/2015 8:14 AM (Updated 7/2/2015 8:15 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Improving I-74/I-155, Illinois, Project Update

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Jefferson Street at I-74 in Morton will be closed for three weeks starting Monday, July 6.

A marked detour using Detroit Avenue, Jackson Street (US 150) and Veterans Road will be in place during the closure. The closure is necessary for bridge painting work to be completed. 

The overall project is the complete reconstruction of I-74 from Pleasant Hill Road to Morton Avenue in Tazewell County.

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

For more information on this project, visit http://www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/i-74-and-i-155-improvement-project.

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6/29/2015 4:26 PM (Updated 6/29/2015 4:26 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   ILLINOIS TOLLWAY BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON NEW FULL-ACCESS IRENE ROAD INTERCHANGE ON THE JANE ADDAMS MEMORIAL TOLLWAY (I-90)

$13 million interchange improvements to be complete by end of 2015

The Illinois Tollway joined local and state leaders from the city of Belvidere and Boone County to break ground on the construction of the final ramps needed to complete the Irene Road Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90). The new, full-access Irene Road Interchange is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2015 as part of the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion Move Illinois Program.

“The Illinois Tollway is the driving force for economic development throughout Northern Illinois,” said Tollway Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom. “And, this investment in building a full-access interchange at Irene Road will accelerate economic development and job creation by opening access and providing greater opportunities for local businesses to grow.”

“The Illinois Tollway’s main goal is to build and maintain a system of roadways that move people, goods and services quickly and efficiently,” said Tollway Board Director Earl Dotson Jr. “But, it’s also so important that we recognize the role our agency plays as an economic engine for Belvidere, Rockford and other communities throughout Northern Illinois.”

The Irene Road Interchange Project includes the construction of new ramps to carry traffic to and from the west, coupled with the Tollway’s reconstruction of the Irene Road Bridge completed in 2013 and construction of a new eastbound entrance ramp completed in 2014. The new, full-access interchange will create access to stimulate new economic development opportunities for Boone County and neighboring Winnebago County.

"The Irene Road and Genoa Road Interchanges extend our access to the Illinois Tollway and we are looking to bring immediate convenience and economic development to our county, especially to Chrysler and the Crosslink Industrial Park,” said Boone County Chairman Bob Walberg. “In the long term, the new interchanges mean job creation, a better retention rate for businesses and an increase in transporting goods."

“We worked closely with the Tollway to forge bonds over the last several years to make the rebuilding and widening of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway a reality,” said Belvidere Mayor Mike Chamberlain. “The collaboration between our city and the Tollway is what made this interchange a success."

“It’s great to see the final phase of the interchange nearing completion because this is something we’ve been working hard on for a very long time,” said State Sen. Dave Syverson. “This will improve the flow of traffic throughout the area and create new opportunities for economic development. I believe this is an excellent example of the type of capital projects we can build when we all work together.”

"Residents and business in the Belvidere area have eagerly anticipated the benefits of a full interchange on I-90 at Irene Road for decades," said State Rep. Joe Sosnowski. "We are grateful for the cooperation among the Illinois Tollway, state and local leaders and the business community that has brought us here to celebrate an historic occasion for this growing region of Northern Illinois."

I-90 serves as a major link between our region and the broader state and national economy,” said State Rep. Robert W. Pritchard. “The Tollway's recently completed western segment of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project and the soon-to-be-complete Irene Road interchange will further enhance our position in the Midwest as a place for investment."

Agreements finalizing the expansion of the Irene Road Interchange and improvements to the nearby Genoa Road Interchange have been approved by the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors, Boone County, the city of Belvidere, as well as Flora and Spring Townships. The project complies with the Illinois Tollway’s Interchange and Roadway Cost Sharing Policy requirement for local participation in interchange and roadway projects.

All-electronic toll plazas with I-PASS or Pay Online lanes will be constructed on the new Irene Road Interchange ramps carrying traffic to and from the west. Cars with I-PASS will pay 55 cents and those without I-PASS can pay their tolls online at the cash rate within the seven-day grace period. The cash rate is $1.10 for cars. Toll collection will not begin until work on the Irene Road Interchange is complete.

In addition, ramp toll plazas are being constructed on the exit ramps from I-90 to Genoa Road as part of the Genoa Road Interchange Project. The $16 million project is reconstructing the Genoa Road Bridge carrying traffic over I-90 and reconfiguring the eastbound entrance and exit ramps. Both ramp toll plazas will provide an I-PASS or Pay Online lane and one automatic coin machine with a 55-cent toll for drivers entering eastbound I-90 and a 75-cent toll for drivers exiting from westbound I-90. Customers without I-PASS can pay their tolls online within the seven-day grace period. Cash rates are double the I-PASS rates for cars. Toll collection will begin when work is completed this summer.

Irene Road and the interchange will remain open to traffic during construction, which began this week.

6/26/2015 3:23 PM (Updated 7/1/2015 12:47 PM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Resurfacing Project to Get Underway on WIS 60 in Washington County

Traffic down to a single lane beginning next month
 
Beginning Monday, June 29, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to start work on a $3.9 million resurfacing project on WIS 60 in Washington County. The project limits run from Main Street (WIS 83) to Kettle Moraine Road, a distance of approximately three miles.

The project includes repair and replacement of deteriorated pavement, added turn lanes, upgraded signals, spot improvements to curb and gutter, minor utility work, sidewalk replacement, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps, along with new signing and pavement marking.
 
The initial work involves installation of temporary traffic signals at the WIS 60 intersections of Grand Ave. and County K.  Beginning in mid-to-late July, the next stage of operations will begin. All traffic will utilize the inside lane, while crews conduct the resurfacing and improvements on the outside lane and adjacent sidewalks. The final stage, anticipated in late summer, will have traffic on the outside lane while crews do the aforementioned work on the inside lane.
 
One lane of traffic on WIS 60 will be maintained in each direction. Left turn lanes will be provided at signalized intersection and select non-signalized intersections during construction.

Anticipated completion of the project is this fall.
 
As always, WisDOT urges motorists to remain alert and cautious when driving through a work zone.

6/26/2015 2:40 PM (Updated 6/26/2015 2:46 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Update: I-74 at the Illinois River in Peoria/East Peoria

This work has been rescheduled and will now take place from July 6 to July 15.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that motorists will encounter intermittent daytime lane closures on I-74 at the Murray Baker Bridge over the Illinois River beginning Friday, June 26.

The lane closures are necessary for bridge washing work to be completed. The lane closures will begin in the westbound lanes and then move to the eastbound lanes. The work is expected to be completed by Wednesday, July 8.

Lane closures will not be in effect during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. (3 p.m. Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5)

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.

For updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas, visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com/.

6/25/2015 12:15 PM (Updated 6/25/2015 4:25 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 150 between Thousand Dollar Road and Fox Creek Drive in Peoria County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that intermittent lane closures will begin Monday, June 29 on US 150 between Thousand Dollar Road and Fox Creek Drive in Peoria County.

The lane closures are necessary for tree removal and drainage work to be completed along US 150 and are expected to continue until Monday, July 20. 

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.

For updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas, visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com/.

6/23/2015 4:15 PM (Updated 6/23/2015 8:36 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Ramp Closed for Two Weeks -- I-96 to I-275 - Wayne County, MI

I-96/M-14:

In Wayne Cty, west I-96/M-14 ramp to south I-275 will CLOSE for two weeks, 9 pm Fri-7/2/15 for repair. Detour is north I-275 to 7 Mile to south I-275.

6/18/2015 9:20 AM (Updated 6/18/2015 9:20 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 136 East of Fisher

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a lane reduction on US 136 between Owl Creek and the Sangamon River east of Fisher will begin June 22, 2015.

The lane closures are necessary for stage constructed bridge work to be completed on the bridges carrying US 136 over Owl Creek and the Sangamon River. These two bridges are approximately 1.5 miles apart.

The work will include bridge deck patching, joint repairs, a thin concrete overlay, and other miscellaneous bridge repairs. Traffic will be reduced to one lane on US 136 during this time and will be controlled by temporary signals on both structures. There will be a width restriction of 15 feet, 9 inches on both bridges.

The overall project has an anticipated completion date of October 15, 2015, weather permitting. The contractor for the project is Stark Excavating.

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

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6/18/2015 12:04 AM (Updated 6/18/2015 12:04 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL 72 West of Davis Junction

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on IL 72 west of Davis Junction will begin on Monday, June 22, 2015. Martin & Company Excavating will be making repairs to the bridge carrying IL 72 over the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad. The contract will be completed by early September.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane across the railroad overpass and controlled by temporary traffic signals as the structure repairs are completed on one lane of the bridge at a time. The contractor will be making concrete deck repairs, replacing expansion joints, and placing a new wearing surface on the structure.

Motorists should be prepared to stop for the temporary traffic signals. Drivers should expect short delays and plan their trips allowing for extra time to go through the work area.

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

For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.

6/17/2015 11:59 PM (Updated 6/17/2015 11:59 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-142 near Mt. Vernon

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling IL-142 one mile southeast of Mt. Vernon of an upcoming lane reduction.

Starting June 22, 2015, the contractor will begin replacement of a triple box culvert. The operation will be controlled by signals. Major delays are expected during the shift changes of Continental Tire at 6:30-7:30 A.M. and 2:30-3:30 P.M. Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers, and use extreme caution when traveling through this area. To avoid any delays motorist should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.

Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.

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

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6/16/2015 3:23 PM (Updated 6/16/2015 3:44 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Mitchell Road Bridge Over Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora Scheduled to Close Next Week for Reconstruction

The Mitchell Road Bridge carrying traffic over the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora is scheduled to close next week with a posted detour through November for reconstruction. Electronic message signs and construction signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closure and detour.

 The Illinois Tollway is removing the existing Mitchell Road Bridge and replacing it with a new bridge featuring a reinforced concrete deck on precast concrete beams. The new bridge will be widened and the height increased to meet current design standards. Work also includes improving portions of Mitchell Road on either side of the bridge. Bridge reconstruction is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

 Beginning the week of June 22, the Mitchell Road Bridge will be closed to all traffic in addition a roadway closure will be put in place between be closed to Bilter Road and Sullivan Road. A signed detour will be put in place directing traffic to use Indian Trail Road, Illinois Route 25 and Butterfield Road. Up to 7,700 vehicles use this stretch of Mitchell Road daily.

 A full closure of the Mitchell Road Bridge is necessary to complete the reconstruction because the bridge is too narrow to safely accommodate traffic and a work zone during construction. In addition to providing a safe work zone for construction workers, closure of the bridge and roadway will allow work to be completed in half the time and reduce the impact on the local community.

In addition, during construction shoulder and lane closures on I-88 will be scheduled as needed for bridge reconstruction, including full, intermittent traffic stops during off-peak hours for the removal and placement of bridge beams.

The bridge and roadway closure is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the city of Aurora, DuPage and Kane Counties, as well as Aurora Township and local police and fire departments.

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

6/16/2015 12:49 PM (Updated 6/24/2015 1:35 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures along US-52 for Resurfacing Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures along US-52 in Manhattan between Laraway Road and Gougar Road will begin for an intermittent roadwork including a resurfacing project, beginning Friday, June 12. Road work continues on another project on US-52 from Second St. in Manhattan to U.S. Route 45 east of Wilton Center.

In order to complete the work, temporary daytime lane closures and lane reductions may occur in either direction of US-52 at various locations along the project route.

The project will be complete by the end of August.

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.

6/12/2015 11:05 PM (Updated 6/24/2015 1:35 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Halsted Street reduced to single lanes in Glenwood, Homewood

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures and reductions will occur for a bridge repairs along Halsted Street in Glenwood and Homewood around Holbrook Street beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 6. 

In order to complete the work, Halsted Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic in both directions from 100 feet south of Holbrook Street to 2,000 feel north of Holbrook street. 

The project will be complete by mid-September. 

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.

6/12/2015 10:18 PM (Updated 6/24/2015 1:36 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-57 from MM 116-134

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that daily lane closures will occur on northbound and southbound I-57 from just south of US 50 to the Fayette County Line.  These lane closures are necessary to complete a maintenance project which consists of crack routing and sealing of the pavement.  Work is scheduled to begin on Monday June 22, 2015, weather permitting, and should be completed by July 31, 2015.  At least one of the two lanes will remain open at all times.
 
Please watch for stopped traffic and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone.  Signing and traffic control devices will be provided to aid motorists through the work zones. 

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

6/12/2015 4:39 PM (Updated 6/20/2015 9:57 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   147th Street / LaGrange Road to Close for Intersection Reconstruction Work

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that 147th Street between US 45 (LaGrange Road) and John Humphrey Drive in Orland Park will be closed for intersection reconstruction beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, June 16.

In order to complete the work, a detour will be posted to direct traffic through 144th Place and John Humphrey Drive. All businesses along 147th Street will remain accessible during the closure.

The road closure will be removed in the middle of July.

This closure is a part of the ongoing project along LaGrange Road (US 45), which continues through Orland Park, Orland Hills, Palos Park and Tinley Park. The 6.6 mile project, which stretches from 131st Street to 179th Street, includes roadway widening and other reconstruction to ultimately provide three lanes in each direction separated by a landscaped median.

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.

6/12/2015 2:01 PM (Updated 6/24/2015 1:36 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-70 from MM 46-52

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that eastbound and westbound I-70 from Smithboro to the Fayette County Line east of Mulberry Grove will continue to have one lane closed in each direction until August 28, 2015, weather permitting.  The lane closure will be removed from the roadway during the July 4th weekend, which begins at 3:00 PM on Thursday, July 2, 2015 and will be set back up on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM.   Also, the eastbound and westbound I-70 ramps at Mulberry Grove Road will be closed daily between 6:00 AM and 6:30 PM from Tuesday, June 23, 2015 to Friday, June 26, 2015, weather permitting. These lane closures are necessary to mill the pavement, place hot mix asphalt surface, and install pavement markings. 

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 and traffic control devices will be provided to assist motorists through the work zones. 

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

6/11/2015 4:56 PM (Updated 6/22/2015 4:05 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Closures Scheduled at Illinois Route 59 Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Hoffman Estates

Long-term ramp closures are scheduled to begin the week of June 22 at the Illinois Route 59 Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Hoffman Estates 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 closures and detour route. 

Weather permitting, during the week of June 22, the two ramps carrying traffic from Illinois Route 59 to eastbound I-90 are scheduled to close through August and traffic will be detoured to the Beverly Road Interchange. Detoured traffic will be directed north on Illinois Route 59, west on Higgins Road (Illinois Route 72) and south on Beverly Road to access eastbound I-90. All other ramps at the Illinois Route 59 Interchange will remain open to traffic.