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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions for the Week of Dec 1, 2014

MADISON COUNTY

  •     IL 140, from IL 159 to IL 157 in Hamel, reduced to one lane for pavement patching, surface removal, and new HMA surface through December 2014.  (JMS)
  •     IL 159, Collinsville, from north of East Clay St. to north of Cumberland St., lane closures may be encountered through fall 2016. (BJG)
  •     Fairmont Avenue over I-55/70, Collinsville, closure of the bridge for inspection.  Traffic will be restricted between Eastport Plaza Drive and Fairway Blvd. (Ops)
  •     IL 143, Pierron, bridge over Sugar Creek, reduced to one lane to perform bridge replacement through fall 2014.  (SEP)
  •     I-255, between Horseshoe Lake Road and I-270, intermittent lane closures to complete repairs and bridge work through December 2014.  (JMS)
  •     I-55, from IL 140 near Hamel to Black Lane near Collinsville, a single daytime lane closure northbound and southbound to perform crack sealing through December 15, 2014.  (JMS)
  •     I-55 from 1.3 miles north of IL 140 to 0.5 miles north of IL 4, between mile markers 31 and 34, lane restrictions will be encountered along both the northbound and southbound lanes to repair shoulders, regrade slopes and reseed bare earth area through December 15, 2014.  (SEP)

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

  •     Collinsville Road, between IL 157 and I-255, intermittent lane restrictions to complete pavement widening and drainage improvements through mid-summer 2015.  (JMS)
  •     IL 161, lane restrictions to construct drainage improvements, additional turn lanes, and intersection improvements at the intersection with Richter School Road in New Baden.  (Ops)
  •     US 50, east of Lebanon, over Little Silver Creek, will be reduced to one lane 0.5 mile east of Lebanon to perform bridge repairs through spring 2015.  (TWB)
  •     IL 3 at 8th Street, south of I-55/64 and north of Monsanto Avenue, E. St. Louis, lane closures during non-peak hours for improvements through December 31, 2014.  (Ops)
  •     I-64 from 18th Street to east of IL 111, westbound and eastbound lane closures during off peak hours to perform miscellaneous work through winter 2014.  (TWB)
  •     IL 13 under IL 15, Belleville, closed to all traffic through fall 2015. (TWB)
  •     IL 15 bridges over IL 13, Belleville, one lane closed in each direction of bridges through fall 2015. (TWB)
  •     Rieder Road from US 50 to Wherry Road closed except to local traffic to reconstruct Rieder Road and construct a new interstate interchange with I-64 through May 15, 2017.  (SEP)

ST. CLAIR, CLINTON & WASHINGTON COUNTIES

  •     I-64, eastbound and westbound, from Clinton County Line to IL 177, lane restrictions for bridge deck patching, wingwall repair, and joint repair through December 31, 2014.  (SEP)

List of daily lane closures, weather permitting:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014  -  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014

  •     No lane restrictions to report

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11/26/2014 10:51 PM (Updated 11/26/2014 10:51 PM)

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

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that motorists may experience lane closures and travel delays on eastbound and westbound I-74 between I-155 and Morton Avenue in Morton during the following times:

  •     5:30 p.m. Monday, December 1st to 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 2nd
  •     5:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 2nd to 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 3rd
  •     5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 3rd to 6:30 a.m. Thursday, December 4th

Lane shifts will be completed during this time.

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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11/26/2014 10:47 PM (Updated 11/26/2014 10:47 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation  logo   ITR lane closures removed for holiday weekend

GRANGER, Ind. – Effective Wednesday, Nov. 26, ITR Concession Co. (the Indiana Toll Road) has removed all mainline lane restrictions for the Thanksgiving weekend.

On Monday, Dec. 1, several moving operations (including roadway striping) will be in effect but all lanes will remain open throughout those operations. Work will officially resume on Tuesday morning, Dec. 2.

Exceptions for the Thanksgiving freeze on construction projects are made for emergency situations and current long-term construction projects (including the Lake Station interchange reconstruction). Work zone speed limits remain in effect in that area and if emergency repairs were to occur.

As a reminder, the Lake Station MP 21 interchange project has two closures that remain throughout the moratorium: The westbound exit ramp (from westbound ITR to I-80/94) remains closed; and the bridge over I-80/94 remains closed to east/westbound traffic on the ITR that seeks to exit to eastbound I-80/94. Detours for both projects are at Exit 17 (I-65), which remains a free exit just as Exit 21. Traffic coming from I-80/94 can still enter the ITR from either direction.

11/26/2014 10:11 PM (Updated 11/26/2014 10:11 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IDOT Suspends Non-Emergency Roadwork for Busy Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

With thousands of motorists expected to travel on state roadways over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended, where possible, to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow. IDOT is also providing advance notice of lane closures that will remain in place for the holiday week to aid motorists' travel plans and boost safety.
                                                                                                                     
Starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, IDOT will suspend all non-emergency roadwork for the holiday week and open up all lanes where possible through midnight Sunday, November 30. Some construction zones will have lane closures in effect, depending on the projects.

IDOT is urging motorists to slow down, obey posted speed limits and drive with caution through work zones. Holiday travelers are reminded that work zone speed limits are still in effect wherever they are posted, even where no construction workers are present.

District 1

DuPage County

  • IL Route 38 is permanent closures leaving one lane in each direction from Kirk Road to east of Kress Road in Geneva and West Chicago.  (Kane and DuPage Counties)
  • Maple St over Spring Brook Creek in Itasca is closed.
  • East New York Street from Welsh Dr. to Asbury Dr. in Aurora - lane closure eastbound and westbound - one lane will be open in each direction.
  • IL Route 59, between Diehl Road and New York/Aurora Road will have two lanes open in each direction utilizing the new pavement lanes and some temporary pavement. There will be two lanes of traffic open in each direction under the BNSF RR, two new lanes SB and two existing lanes NB. Across the new bridge structure at Route 59 and I-88 there will be one lane NB and two lanes SB with a designated right lane to enter tollway EB to Chicago.

Kane County

  • EB and WB Indian Trail road over the Fox River is closed to traffic between IL 31 and IL 25, in the city of Aurora. Detour routes are posted.
  • US 20 over McLean Blvd - traffic change on Interchange reconstruction in Elgin; two lanes open in each direction.
  • French Road over Burlington Creek is reduced to one lane with a temporary traffic signals. 

Cook County

  • Harrison St closed between Halsted and Des Plaines. (Bridge over I-90/94) detours are posted.  Halsted Street. Bridge  reduced to two lanes between Van Buren St. and Harrison St. (bridge over I-290)
  • North Ave over Salt Creek; traffic reduced to 2 lanes in each direction.
  • There is an EB right lane closure on Congress (I-290) at Halsted and WB left lane closure from Canal to Halsted.
  • Willow Road from IL 43 (Waukegan Road) to I-94, one lane is open in each direction to through traffic.  
  • Closure on North Ave at Des Plaines River Bridge (Thatcher Ave) - traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  
  • IL 83 from Kedzie to Western/Dixie Highway, going east & westbound, one lane open in each direction; and Western Ave. to Kedzie going north & southbound, one lane open in each direction.  Western Ave/Dixie Hwy from 145th St. to 149th St. - one lane open in each direction. (Posen, IL) 
  • County Line Road over I-55 bridge rehabilitation and ramps, NB bridge will be closed and traffic crossover to SB bridge with one lane NB, and one lane SB; with one SB ramp lane partially closed with barricades on one side. Approach with caution.
  • West Jeffery Avenue over Buffalo Creek in Wheeling. West Jeffery Ave. is completely closed to traffic at the bridge over Buffalo Creek. (Hagman)
  • Bridge rehabilitation and ramp construction on I-94/90 (Kennedy Expressway) at Ohio Street) located at the Ohio Street Interchange in Cook County. Ramp partially closed with barricades on one side - enter with caution.  
  • IL 64 (North Ave) is down to two lanes in each direction from IL 83 to Villa Park.
  • IL Route 59, between Diehl Road and New York/Aurora Road there will be two lanes open in each direction utilizing the new pavement lanes and some temporary pavement. There will be two lanes of traffic open in each direction under the BNSF RR, two new lanes SB and two existing lanes NB. Across the new bridge structure at Route 59 and I-88 there will be one lane NB and two lanes SB with a designated right lane to enter Tollway EB to Chicago.

Will County 

  • I-55 northbound and southbound exit ramps to US 30 in Joliet -reduced to one left turn lane and one right turn lane for each ramp.
  • Exchange St Closed (Il Route 394 - Il Route 1) Detour Posted 

McHenry County

  • IL 31 at IL 120 (North Leg), in McHenry, McHenry County. New lane configuration, one lane open in each direction on IL Route 120.

Lake County

  • IL Route 131 (Green Bay Road) & Wadsworth Road is in Stage 2 detour configuration, with one lane open in each direction.
  • IL 132 over the Des Plaines River; one lane closed in each direction over the River.
  • Roberts Road and River Road - River Road is closed at Roberts Road - follow posted detour.
  • IL 176 (Park Ave.) over the Des Plaines River;  One lane open for both directions - with a bridge signal to let either direction pass safely.
  • Wilson Road - one mile north of 120 - is in Stage 1 and lane configuring with one lane open northbound and one lane southbound in each direction. 

 

District 2

Rock Island County

  • River Drive (Third Avenue) is closed between 19th Street and 23rd Street in Moline. Traffic is being detoured to the Seventh Avenue interchange with I-74 while the pavement on River Drive is being removed and replaced.

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 is removed and replaced two lanes at a time.

 

District 3

Grundy County

  • Minooka Road Bridge CLOSED over I-80, Bridge Replacement, NO DETOUR POSTED

Iroquois County

  • 57, MP 297, Bridge Deck Replacement, one lane closed in each direction.

Kankakee County

  • I-57, MP 300, Bridge Replacement, one lane closed in each direction.
  • I-57, MP 310, Bridge Replacement, one lane closed in each direction.

 

District 4

Tazewell

  • Near Morton, the eastbound I-74 ramp to southbound I-155 will be reduced to one lane.  
  • The ramp from Northbound I-155 to Eastbound I-74 will be closed and traffic detoured.

Peoria

  • Allen Road at the IL 6 interchange will be reduced to one lane in each direction utilizing a crossover. 

 
District 5

Vermilion County

  • 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, IL 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.

McLean County

  • Business 55/Veterans Parkway over Interstate 74 southwest of Bloomington. North bound and south bound passing lanes are closed with barrier in place. A marked traffic pattern is in use. 
  • I-39 (North of Normal) mile post 1 to mile post 5 will have the north and south bound passing lanes closed. A marked traffic pattern is in use.

 

District 6

  •     No closures

 

District 7

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.

Fayette County

  • CH 7 over Interstate 70 at St. Elmo Interchange; bridge replacement; lane closures with one lane open in each direction.

Macon County

  • Interstate 72 Pride of the Prairie Rest Area; rest area parking lot reconstruction; westbound rest area closed, eastbound open.

Wabash County

  •     Old Illinois Route 1 north of Mt. Carmel; bridge replacement; road closure with no marked detour.
  •     Illinois Route 1 in the southwest part of Mt. Carmel; bridge replacement; road closure with a marked detour.


District 8

Clinton County

  • IL Route 127 structure over the Kaskaskia River will be closed 2.5 miles south of Carlyle. The road closure is required to replace the structure over the Kaskaskia River and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2014. A marked detour route utilizing Slant Road and IL Route 161 will be in place. 

 Madison County

  • IL-159 Collinsville will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Johnson Street and Mounds Avenue for pavement reconstruction.  
  • IL 143, Pierron, bridge over Sugar Creek, reduced to one lane to perform bridge replacement through fall 2014.

St. Clair County

  •  IL 13 under IL 15 near Belleville will be closed. Closure needed to construct new structures.
     The IL 15 bridges over IL 13 near Belleville will have one lane closed in each direction of bridges. This lane restriction is needed to construct the new Eastbound IL 15 structure.

Washington County

  • I-64 is reduced to one lane Eastbound and Westbound from the Clinton County Line to IL177 for bridge deck patching, wingwall and joint repairs. Work is expected to be completed by December 15, 2014 weather permitting.

 

District 9

Jackson

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

Johnson

  • IL 146 at Grantsburg. Bridge construction down to one lane traffic controlled by temporary signals.

White

  •     IL 1 / IL14, two miles south of Crossville. One lane bridge construction. Temporary signals in place. 
  •     I-64, Milepost 123 to 130. Bridge repair. Traffic reduced to one lane eastbound and westbound.
  •     I-64, Milepost 84.  Bridge repair. Traffic reduced to one lane eastbound and westbound.
  •     I-64, Milepost 73 to 75. Road construction. Traffic reduced to one lane eastbound and westbound.
  •     I-57, Milepost 95 to 97.  Road construction. Traffic reduced to one lane northbound and southbound.
  •     I-64, Milepost 73. Road construction. Eastbound ramp to northbound I-57 closed.
  •     I-57, Milepost 96. Road construction. Southbound ramp to westbound I-64 closed.
11/25/2014 1:29 PM (Updated 11/25/2014 1:31 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Scheduled to Reopen in Gurnee on Tri-State Tollway (I-94) Grand Avenue Interchange

Ramp work nearing completion for the year; additional work scheduled in 2015

The ramp carrying traffic from westbound Grand Avenue to the westbound Tri-State Tollway (I-94) in Gurnee is scheduled to reopen this week as part of the $19.4 million Grand Avenue Interchange Project. In addition, work is scheduled to wrap up on additional ramps as construction winds down for winter.

Weather permitting, the ramp carrying traffic from westbound Grand Avenue to westbound I-94 will reopen and the detour route is scheduled to be removed in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Up to 580 vehicles use this ramp daily.

In addition, work on the interchange project is nearing completion for the first year of this two-year project. On the ramp carrying traffic from eastbound Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94 and the left shoulder and left lane are scheduled to reopen the week of December 1. This ramp will have a temporary right shoulder through winter with completion of the remaining work on this ramp scheduled in 2015. In addition, traffic shifts in both directions on I-94 are scheduled to be removed during the week of Dec. 1.

Retaining wall construction will continue into the winter along the east side of I-94 south of Grand Avenue as part of the advance work for 2015. Daily shoulder closures may be needed to complete the work, but should have no significant impact to traffic over the winter.

Grand Avenue (Illinois Route 132) Interchange Project

The $19.4 million Grand Avenue (Illinois Route 132) Interchange Project includes rebuilding seven of the eight ramps that make up the interchange in 2014 and 2015. The remaining ramp carrying traffic from Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94 was reconstructed as part of the rebuilding and widening of I-94 completed in 2009.

The project includes removing the existing ramp pavement and replacing it with new concrete pavement and removing and replacing the existing shoulders with asphalt. In addition, several of the ramps will be realigned and widened, allowing traffic to flow more freely.

In 2014, four ramps at the Grand Avenue Interchange are being reconstructed including the ramps carrying I-94 traffic in both directions to westbound Grand Avenue and the ramps carrying westbound Grand Avenue traffic to westbound I-94 and eastbound Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94. Work included removing the existing ramp pavement and replacing it with new concrete pavement and removing and replacing the existing shoulders with asphalt. Advance work also took place on additional ramps at the interchange to prepare for reconstruction in 2015.

Work scheduled for 2015 includes reconstruction of the ramps from westbound I-94 to eastbound Grand Avenue and from westbound Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94, as well as a closure with a detour for the reconstruction of the ramp from eastbound Grand Avenue to westbound I-94.  

The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the village of Gurnee, Lake County, local fire and police departments, as well as the Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Six Flags Great America, Gurnee Mills Mall and Key Lime Cove.

The Grand Avenue (Illinois Route 132) Interchange Project on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) is part of the 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 40,000 vehicles use this interchange daily.

11/25/2014 1:01 PM (Updated 11/25/2014 1:01 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Reconstructed Ramp to Open at IL-25 Interchange on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Traffic shifts on I-90 and Illinois Route 25 Bridge over I-90 scheduled 

Traffic will be shifted onto a newly reconstructed ramp at the Illinois Route 25 Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) on November 21 as part of the $72 million interchange project in Elgin. The shift will allow work to rebuild the interchange to continue through the winter.

The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is reconstructing the Illinois Route 25 Bridge and the ramp bridge carrying westbound entrance and exit ramp traffic over I-90 to accommodate the new, wider roadway being built as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. In addition, the existing ramps at this full-access interchange will be reconstructed.

Weather permitting, crews will open the reconstructed ramp carrying eastbound I-90 traffic to Illinois Route 25 before the evening rush hour on November 21. Traffic is currently traveling on a temporary ramp that was used during construction of the new ramp. Turn lanes on the ramp carrying traffic from I-90 to Illinois Route 25 will remain reduced to one right and one left turn lane during construction.

Traffic shifts are also scheduled on I-90 to prepare for winter construction at the interchange. Weather permitting, overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin after 7 p.m. on Monday, November 24, to shift eastbound traffic on I-90 to the right to provide a work zone on the left at the Illinois Route 25 Interchange. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, ahead of the morning rush hour. A similar shift is scheduled for westbound traffic the week of December 1.

In addition, on Illinois Route 25 all traffic is scheduled to be shifted on the bridge carrying Illinois Route 25 over I-90 during the week of December 1. All traffic will be moved onto the newly reconstructed northbound side of the bridge. The southbound bridge will then be removed over the winter months and reconstruction of a new southbound bridge will begin in spring 2015.

Construction is being coordinated with Kane and Cook counties, the city of Elgin and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local municipalities and police and fire departments. Up to 9,000 vehicles use the existing interchange daily.

Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project

The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is reconstructing the Illinois Route 25 Bridge over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), as well as the four ramps that make up the interchange, and includes improvements to Illinois Route 25 and construction of a Park & Ride facility by Pace. The project cost is estimated at $72 million with work scheduled to be complete in 2016.

The project will reconstruct the Illinois Route 25 Bridge and the ramp bridge carrying the westbound entrance and exit movements over I-90, rebuild the eastbound and westbound entrance and exit ramps and reconstruct the existing ramp toll plazas to provide one I-PASS Only lane and one automatic coin machine. The ramps will be reconstructed and realigned to accommodate the wider I-90 roadway and will improve traffic flow.

The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The Illinois Route 25 Bridge and ramps were constructed as part of the original Tollway system in the 1950s.

Work Zone Safety

A 35 mph work zone speed limit is in effect 24/7 in the construction zone on Illinois Route 25 and ramps. The work zone speed limit on I-90 is 55 mph in both directions of I-90 between Illinois Route 25 and Elmhurst Road, whether or not workers are present, while a 45 mph work zone speed limit is in place in both directions west of Illinois Route 25. Drivers should continue to 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.

11/21/2014 12:42 PM (Updated 11/26/2014 4:59 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Update Regarding Detour on IL-127 over Kaskaskia River south of Carlyle

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the Contractor on this project has encountered fabrication issues with the new bridge expansion joints causing a delay in the completion of the structure. This work is expected to be completed and IL-127 reopened to traffic in January of 2015, depending on weather. A marked detour route utilizing Slant Road and IL-161 will remain in place.

The Department suggests the traveling public follow detour signs and drive with caution.

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

11/21/2014 12:22 PM (Updated 11/22/2014 9:45 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-97 at Spoon River Reopened to Two-way Traffic

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

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

11/20/2014 5:49 PM (Updated 11/21/2014 5:23 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closure on US-51 South of Tamaroa

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that crews from the Union Pacific Railroad will be making repairs to the railroad crossing on US-51 south of Tamaroa beginning at 8:00 a.m. Monday, December 8th, 2014.  The road will remain closed until repairs are completed at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 9th, 2014.  Motorist should follow the marked detour as no traffic will be permitted through the work zone until repairs are complete.
 
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11/19/2014 4:11 AM (Updated 11/21/2014 5:43 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intermittent Lane Restrictions on Collinsville Road in St. Clair County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that there will be intermittent lane restrictions on Collinsville Road in St. Clair County in each direction between Illinois 157 and I-255 beginning Wednesday, November 12, 2014, weather permitting.  These lane reductions are necessary to complete pavement widening and drainage improvements.  This work is expected to be completed by mid-summer 2015.
 
Travelers are advised to consider alternate routes or allow additional time to travel. The Department asks that all motorists be patient, reduce speed, and exercise added caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.

11/7/2014 12:33 PM (Updated 11/21/2014 9:20 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Busse Highway closed at Touhy Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a portion of Busse Highway, where the road meets Touhy Avenue in the City of Park Ridge, will be closed for construction.

In order to complete the work, the following detours will occur:

  • Southeastern-bound traffic on Busse Highway will detour east onto Elm Street, continuing southeast to Northwest Highway and then west onto Touhy Avenue.
  • Northwestern-bound traffic on Busse Highway will detour east on to Touhy Avenue, continuing northwest to Northwest Highway and then south onto Greenwood Avenue and southeast onto Busse Highway.

Eastbound and westbound travel on Touhy Avenue will be reduced to single lanes, and motorists will not have the ability to turn at Busse Highway.

The project will remove and replace the pedestrian walkway at the Metra bridge, and is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 31.

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.

11/6/2014 3:44 PM (Updated 11/21/2014 5:47 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   UPDATE: I-75 and Z-Bridge construction nearing completion in Saginaw County

COUNTY:  Saginaw        

HIGHWAY:  I-75

CLOSEST CITY:  Saginaw

PROJECT DETAILS:

Work is nearing completion on I-75 and the Zilwaukee Bridge in Saginaw County. MDOT has been reconstructing 4 miles of northbound I-75 and replacing bearing pads on the northbound Zilwaukee Bridge during the 2014 construction season. Overall construction this year is expected to wrap up in early December.

All major structural lifting operations are complete on the Zilwaukee Bridge and all bearing pads have been replaced. Remaining work includes deck sealing, replacing lighting, restoration work on the bridge, and clean-up.

Last weekend, crews replaced permanent pavement markings on southbound I-75 from the I-675 north junction to Janes Road. For the next three weeks, crews will be constructing new shoulders and barrier walls in the median within a 3,000-foot section south of the Zilwaukee Bridge. At the same time, paving is wrapping up on the travel lanes of northbound I-75.

An MDOT video news release provides an overview of the project and is available on MDOT's YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhAokw9GPGQ.

TRAFFIC IMPACT:

 -    Southbound I-75 currently has two lanes open.

 -    The left lane will remain closed on southbound I-75 for four weeks for barrier wall construction work in the median.

 -    Southbound I-75 will have three lanes open once the barrier wall construction is complete.

 -    Northbound I-75 traffic currently is rerouted to northbound I-675 and will remain detoured for the duration of this project.

 -    The Adams Street ramp to southbound I-75 remains closed.

11/3/2014 9:54 AM (Updated 11/21/2014 5:49 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Road Work on US-52 in Will County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that work to repair and resurface U.S. 52 between Illinois 53 and Laraway Road in Will County is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, Friday, Oct. 31. The work is expected to be complete by late November.

In order to complete this work, temporary daytime lane closures will be needed. Northbound and southbound traffic will share the remaining open lane with flaggers controlling traffic flow while work is being completed.

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

10/31/2014 5:41 PM (Updated 10/31/2014 8:27 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on I-70 from Smithboro to Fayette County Line, Bond County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that eastbound and westbound I-70 from Smithboro to the Fayette County Line east of Mulberry Grove will have a lane closed in each direction beginning November 7, 2014.  These lane closures are necessary to place hot mix asphalt shoulders and pipe underdrains and is expected to be completed by December 14, 2014, weather permitting.

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 utilized to assist motorists through the work zones.

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10/30/2014 1:57 PM (Updated 11/2/2014 6:51 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-6 Reduced to One Lane in Will County

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

Traffic will be reduced to one lane, with flaggers present during daytime work hours. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area.

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

10/24/2014 12:55 PM (Updated 11/21/2014 5:51 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation  logo   Resurfacing on S.R. 8 in LaPorte County

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

10/20/2014 7:59 AM (Updated 11/21/2014 5:54 PM)

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

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

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

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



 Access to all businesses on Willie Road will remain open. The Illinois Tollway is coordinating the road reconstruction with the city of Des Plaines and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The work is part of the reconstruction of the Elmhurst Road Interchange on I-90. The Illinois Tollway is rebuilding the interchange ramps along with the Elmhurst Road Bridge to accommodate a new, full-access diverging diamond interchange at I-90 and Elmhurst Road as part of the $3.4 billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project. Diverging diamond interchanges are designed to eliminate left turns in front of oncoming traffic, smooth traffic flow and reduce congestion. Right turns work the same as they do at conventional interchanges, and traffic is controlled by signals.

The public can see how a diverging diamond interchange works via a video simulation on the Illinois Tollway’s website www.illinoistollway.com. The video shows how the design differs from conventional interchanges and demonstrates how the innovative interchange works.

Currently, the Elmhurst Road Interchange on I-90 is a partial interchange providing access to and from the east. These ramps were constructed in 1958 with the original construction of I-90. The Elmhurst Road Interchange Project will reconstruct the interchange and include new ramps to and from the west to provide full access. Existing ramp movements to and from the east will remain open throughout the project.

More than 20,000 vehicles a day travel through the Elmhurst Road Interchange. Work on the new interchange and traffic configuration is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Cook County, as well as local municipalities and fire and police departments.

The $54 million Elmhurst Interchange Project is scheduled for completion in 2016 and is part of the $3.4 billion Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project (EOWA), which is included in the Tollway's 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Moving the Future.

10/17/2014 4:14 PM (Updated 11/21/2014 5:55 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime Lane Closures on I-55 in Madison County, IL

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that there will be a single daytime lane closure on northbound and southbound I-55 from IL-140 near Hamel to Black Lane near Collinsville beginning Monday, October 20, 2014, weather permitting.  These lane closures are necessary to perform crack sealing. It is estimated that the project will be completed by November 30, 2014.  Please use caution when travelling through this area.   

10/15/2014 4:49 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 11:26 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Barrington Road Resurfacing in Hoffman Estates

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that resurfacing and patching of Barrington Road between Higgins Road (Illinois 72) and Schaumburg Road, in Hoffman Estates, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 6.

The project consists of pavement patching, milling, resurfacing and new pavement markings.

In order to complete the work, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during daytime hours with flaggers at various locations in the work zone. The anticipated completion date is June 10, 2015, with construction suspended during the winter.

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

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

10/3/2014 11:21 PM (Updated 11/10/2014 5:45 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on I-64 in St. Clair County

Location - I-64 from 1.3 miles west of IL 158 to 2.1 miles east of IL 158

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lane restrictions will not be encountered along both eastbound and westbound I-64 between mile markers 19 and 22 until Spring 2015 for the Rieder Road Interchange Project. 

The Department and Contractors have revised the construction schedule to limit the impact on the traveling public.  This new schedule will allow for improved traffic flow during the busy holiday season along with safer travel in the area during snow and ice events.

10/2/2014 4:48 PM (Updated 10/26/2014 6:23 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction and Lane Reductions on IL-9 in Bloomington

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction is scheduled to begin on Illinois Route 9 from Royal Pointe Drive to Towanda Barnes Road in Bloomington. This project consists of patching, milling and resurfacing of the mainline pavement with hot mix asphalt starting October 6, 2014, weather permitting. During construction, one lane of traffic will be maintained.  

The overall project is anticipated to be complete by May 30, 2015, weather permitting. 

Special care will be needed as construction trucks will enter and leave the open lane of traffic. These trucks will be moving at a slow rate of speed and motorists will need to be alert.

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10/1/2014 12:30 PM (Updated 10/3/2014 9:17 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction on IL-96 near Ursa

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that construction will begin on Illinois Route 96 over Rock Creek, 2 miles south of Ursa, weather permitting, Wednesday October 1st.

The contract includes bridge deck patching. Traffic will be controlled by signals. Work on this project is expected to be completed by November 2014. Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

9/29/2014 10:13 AM (Updated 10/26/2014 6:28 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-64 Resurfacing in Kane County

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a resurfacing project on Illinois 64 from County Line Rd. to Illinois 47  in Maple Park and Virgil will begin, weather permitting, on Monday, Sept. 29.

The improvements consist of intermittent pavement repairs, such as pavement removal, patching, milling, and resurfacing. The project could require reducing the roadway to a single lane of traffic with flaggers present during the daytime hours where construction is taking place.

The anticipated completion date for this project is Nov. 30.

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.

9/25/2014 3:32 PM (Updated 9/26/2014 10:37 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Traffic Shift, Bicycle Lane Closure on Mittel Drive in Wood Dale Part of Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project

Shift and closure required for bridge construction on Illinois Route 390

Traffic on Mittel Drive in Wood Dale will be shifted this week as part of the advance work to construct two bridges over Salt Creek and Mittel Drive as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project.

In 2014, the Illinois Tollway will begin construction of bridges to carry the new Illinois Route 390 over Salt Creek, Mittel Drive and Lively Boulevard. Each of these bridges will include two separate structures for eastbound and westbound traffic with three lanes in each direction as part of the construction of the new Illinois Route 390. Work on the bridge over Lively Boulevard began earlier this year.

Weather permitting, on Friday, September 26, traffic in each direction on Mittel Drive between Thorndale Avenue and Bauman Court will be shifted to the left and the existing bicycle lane closed.

During construction, bicyclists will be able to share the roadway with cars on Mittel Drive to access to the Salt Creek Greenway Trail. When construction is completed in 2015 a new multi-use, bicycle and pedestrian path will be constructed along Mittel Drive under Illinois Route 390.

The bridges are part of advance work to accommodate construction of Illinois Route 390 east of I-290 to O’Hare International Airport. Advance work includes widening and resurfacing Mittel Drive, construction of a stormwater detention pond between Salt Creek and Mittel Drive, as well as drainage and lighting improvements. The advance work is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

The EOWA Project is included in the Tollway's 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Moving the Future.

9/23/2014 5:37 PM (Updated 9/24/2014 7:30 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime Lane Closures on US-40 near Troy

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that there will be daytime lane closures reducing traffic to one lane on U.S. 40 from just east of I-55/70 in Troy to Highland/Lake Road near Highland beginning on Friday, September 26, 2014, weather permitting.  These lane closures are necessary to perform partial depth pavement repairs. It is estimated that the project will be completed by November 30, 2014.  Flaggers will be utilized to direct motorists through the work zone.  Please use caution when travelling through this area.

9/23/2014 5:20 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:53 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   South Cook County Traffic Signal Upgrades

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that 52 traffic signal modernization projects at various locations in south Cook County are scheduled to begin, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 22.

Traffic signals will be installed at intersections throughout the southern portion of the county. Other work will include changing signal heads to modernized LED signals, installing battery backup systems in the event of power failures, adding pedestrian signal heads, replacing some traffic signal posts and modernizing the controllers. The projects could require reducing some roads to a single lane of traffic, with flaggers present during the daytime hours where construction is taking place.

The anticipated completion date for this project is July 15, 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.

9/19/2014 3:36 PM (Updated 11/10/2014 5:44 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-134 Resurfacing in Lake County

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a resurfacing project on various locations of Illinois 134 between U.S 12 and Illinois 120 in Lake County is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Monday, Sept. 22.

In order to complete the work, motorists can expect daily lane closures with flaggers at various locations once construction begins. The anticipated completion date for this project is May 15, 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.

9/19/2014 3:19 PM (Updated 10/1/2014 1:51 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Barrington Road Pavement Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that pavement repairs on Barrington Road between U.S. 20 and Schaumburg Road in Bartlett and Streamwood is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Sept. 29.

In order to complete the work, motorists can expect daily lane closures with flaggers at various locations once construction begins. 

The anticipated completion date for this project is June 30, 2015.  

9/16/2014 3:54 PM (Updated 11/10/2014 5:45 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime Lane Closures on U.S. 50 near U.S. 51 in Salem

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that eastbound and westbound daytime lane closures on US Route 50 from Sandoval to Baldridge Lane in Salem will begin on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, weather permitting. Intermittent lane restrictions and temporary traffic signals will be utilized during construction in both lanes of U.S. 50. This will allow the contractor to replace drainage structures, patch, and then mill and resurface the roadway.  Motorists are urged to use caution, obey all warning signs and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone. This work should be completed by September 9, 2015.

9/15/2014 6:53 PM (Updated 11/10/2014 5:44 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction scheduled for I-57 south of US-50

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that on October 2, 2014 road construction is scheduled to begin on I-57 from Jefferson County Line to 0.8 miles south of U.S. 50.  This project consists of HMA surface removal and resurfacing.  This work is expected to be completed by Friday, November 28, 2014 weather permitting.

The Department asks that motorist be patient, reduce speed, watch for stopped traffic ahead, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.  Flaggers will direct traffic through work zone.

9/12/2014 5:47 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:54 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction on I-64 from IL-158 interchange east to the IL-127 interchange

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that on September 17, 2014, road construction is scheduled to begin on I-64 from IL 158 interchange to IL 127 interchange. This project consists of patching and installing French drains to address and correct deficiencies in the existing pavement. This work is expected to be completed by Sunday, November 30, 2014 weather permitting.

 

LANES OPEN:

Eastbound

West of IL-158

Westbound

East of IL-158

Eastbound

East of IL-158 to IL-4

Eastbound & Westbound, East of IL-4

5:00 AM - 8:00 PM Monday thru Thursday

5:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday thru Thursday

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Monday thru Thursday

 

5:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Friday

5:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Friday

12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Friday

12:00 PM to 12:00 AM Friday

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

9/10/2014 12:56 PM (Updated 9/24/2014 6:40 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Illinois 72 Rumble Strip and Guardrail Project in Hampshire

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a rumble strip and guardrail project on Illinois 72, from French Road to the DeKalb County line in Hampshire, is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, Sept. 2.
 
In order to complete the work, motorists can expect daily lane closures with flaggers at various locations once construction begins. The anticipated completion date for this project is Nov. 30.

8/29/2014 5:12 PM (Updated 8/30/2014 9:45 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Rieder Road Closed, St. Clair County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Rieder Road will be closed except to local traffic from US-50 to Wherry Road.  This closure will be utilized to fully reconstruct Rieder Road and construct a new interstate interchange with I-64.  Rieder Road will be closed from September 9, 2014 to May 15, 2017, weather permitting.

A marked Detour Route using US-50 and IL-158/Air Mobility Drive will be implemented the day of the closure.  The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.

The contractor on this project is The Kilian Corporation/Keeley and Sons Joint Venture from Mascoutah, Illinois.  If you have any questions concerning this project, contact Steve Putz, Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, at 618-346-3350.

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

8/27/2014 6:06 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:55 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on I-64 near O'Fallon

The Illinois Department of Transportation - lane restrictions will be encountered along both eastbound and westbound I-64 between mile markers 19 and 22 beginning Wednesday, September 10, 2014, weather permitting.  Lane closures will be utilized to add additional lanes to I-64 and construct a new interchange at Reider Road.  This work is estimated to be completed May 2017.

Additional information: http://goo.gl/gsE9OD

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8/27/2014 5:50 PM (Updated 9/4/2014 7:54 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-50 near Lebanon Reduced to One Lane

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that U.S. 50 over Little Silver Creek will be reduced to one lane 0.5 mile east of Lebanon beginning on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, weather permitting.  Two-way traffic will be maintained by temporary traffic signals.  This closure is required to perform bridge repairs. The overall project is estimated to be completed by the Spring of 2015.

The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.

The contractor on this project is Keeley & Sons, Inc. of East. St. Louis, Illinois.  Tom Borsch is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation in this area.  If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact him at 618-346-3352.

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

8/25/2014 3:55 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:34 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Portion of Sivert Drive at Thorndale Avenue Closed

Closure required for frontage road construction for new Illinois Route 390 as part of Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project

A portion of Sivert Drive in Wood Dale is scheduled to close beginning Monday, August 25, until the end of the year for the construction of a new eastbound frontage road for the new Illinois Route 390 as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project. Electronic message signs and construction signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closure and detour.

Beginning on Monday, August 25, a portion of Sivert Drive will be closed south of Thorndale Avenue for construction of a new, two-lane frontage road for eastbound traffic. A signed detour will be put in place directing traffic to use Richert Road and Central Avenue. Temporary, off-peak lane closures may be required along Thorndale Avenue during bridge construction.

A portion of Lively Boulevard is already closed south of Thorndale Avenue until the end of the year and a detour is posted. Lively Boulevard is also being reconstructed and realigned so it will travel continuously under the new Illinois Route 390.

Access to all businesses on Sivert Drive and Lively Boulevard will remain open. The Illinois Tollway is coordinating the bridge and frontage road construction with the city of Wood Dale and the DuPage County Division of Transportation.

In addition to frontage road construction, work on this project also includes construction of two new mainline bridges that will carry the new eastbound and westbound lanes of Illinois Route 390 over Lively Boulevard. The two new mainline bridges that will carry Illinois Route 390 over Lively Boulevard will include 18 steel beams supported by concrete supports on either side of Lively Boulevard with no center median pier.

The frontage road and bridges over Lively Boulevard are part of advance work to accommodate construction of Illinois Route 390 east of I-290 to O’Hare International Airport.

The first phase of the EOWA Project includes building the new Illinois Route 390. The Illinois Route 390 Project scheduled to be complete by 2017 consists of widening and rehabilitation of the of the existing Elgin O'Hare Expressway, now known as Illinois Route 390, from Irving Park Road (Illinois Route 19) to Meacham Road/Medinah Road, reconstruction of Illinois Route 390 between Meacham Road/Medinah Road and Rohlwing Road (Illinois Route 53). The project also includes extending Illinois Route 390 east to O’Hare Airport along the current Thorndale Avenue with bridges and frontage roads to accommodate local traffic.

The cost to build the new segment of Illinois Route 390 east to O’Hare International Airport from Prospect Avenue to Illinois Route 83 is currently estimated at approximately $210 million. The EOWA Project is included in the Tollway's 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Moving the Future.

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 around the western border of O’Hare linking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), rehabilitating and widening Illinois Route 390, formerly known as the Elgin O'Hare Expressway, and extending it east along Thorndale Avenue to O’Hare. Broadly supported by local governments, the project is the result of bipartisan consensus reached by Governor Quinn’s Advisory Council in 2011, which brought together local communities, business, labor, public finance and regional planning and transportation experts.

8/21/2014 1:41 PM (Updated 8/30/2014 10:50 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation  logo   US-20 Bypass Lane Restrictions and Ramp Closure, South Bend

Bridge over Mayflower Road rehabilitation project

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces lane restrictions on the U.S. 20 Bypass (St. Joseph Valley Parkway) between the IN-23 exit and the IN-2 exit beginning Monday, August 18th through the end of November. This stretch of the U.S. 20 Bypass will be down to one lane in each direction for bridge rehabilitation projects. In addition, the entrance ramp for Mayflower Road traffic to south/east U.S. 20 Bypass will be closed during this time.

Mayflower Road traffic wishing to access south/east U.S. 20 Bypass will be detoured by travelling south on Mayflower Road, north/east on IN-23, and then utilizing the entrance ramp to the U.S. 20 Bypass.

Drivers are asked to slow down and watch for workers in the work zone for the safety of all involved. Drivers and their passengers are more at risk of accident and injury in work zones than even workers on the road.

Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts at any time via the District’s social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter@INDOTNorthwest or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

8/15/2014 3:30 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:56 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Devon Avenue Reduced to One Lane for Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project Work

Work to begin on the removal and reconstruction of the westbound portion of the bridge

A traffic shift is scheduled this week to move all traffic onto the newly reconstructed portion of the bridge carrying eastbound Devon Avenue traffic over I-290 as part of the Elgin O'Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project.

Reconstruction of the Devon Avenue Bridge is needed to accommodate the new I-290 Interchange at Illinois Route 390. The new, four-lane bridge is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. Up to 25,200 vehicles a day use the Devon Avenue Bridge.

As Devon Avenue Bridge construction continues, traffic on Devon Avenue between Rohlwing Road and Bay Drive will remain reduced to one lane in each direction. Three lanes of traffic on I-290 will remain shifted to the outside shoulders, however bridge removal will require some temporary, overnight lane closures on I-290.

The public can follow the progress of the work on the Devon Avenue Bridge and other work on the EOWA Project via camera images offering birds-eye-views on the Illinois Tollway’s website www.illinoistollway.com. Views of ongoing work along Illinois Route 390 are updated every 15 minutes and available online.

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. The Illinois Tollway began construction this spring on the high-speed flyover ramp bridge and ramps connecting westbound I-290 to Illinois Route 390 and eastbound I-290 to westbound Illinois Route 390.

The Illinois Route 390/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 free-flow traffic movements to and from Illinois Route 390 in all directions. This piece of the project will relieve congestion on and around Thorndale Avenue, Rohlwing Road, Park Boulevard and Prospect Avenue and reduce travel times by up to 35 percent. The new interchange will be complete in 2017.

The $3.4 billion Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project (EOWA) is included in the Tollway's 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Moving the Future.

8/13/2014 12:10 PM (Updated 9/9/2014 2:01 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Portion of Norwood Avenue in Itasca is Closed

Closure required as part of Rohlwing Road Bridge construction for Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project

A portion of Norwood Avenue in Itasca is closed at Rohlwing Road (Illinois Route 53) as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project. 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 reconstructing the intersection of Norwood Avenue and Rohlwing Road to accommodate the new Rohlwing Road Bridge over Illinois Route 390 as part of the new I-290 Interchange Project. In addition, the intersection will be widened from one lane in each direction on Rohlwing Road to two lanes, including reconstruction of the separate left and right turn lanes. Street lighting and traffic signals will also be replaced.

On Monday, August 18, a short segment of Norwood Avenue is scheduled to close and a detour will be put in place directing traffic to use Hilltop Drive and Thorndale Avenue to route around the closure. The closure is scheduled to remain in place into the fall. In addition, the right turn lane on southbound Rohlwing Road is closed during construction.

Access to all businesses on Norwood Avenue will remain open. The Illinois Tollway is coordinating construction with the village of Itasca and local police and fire departments. Up to 1,100 vehicles a day use this segment of Norwood Avenue and up to 13,000 vehicles a day use this segment of Rohlwing Road.

As part of the $3.4 billion Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project, the Illinois Tollway is completely rebuilding the I-290 Interchange at the existing Elgin O'Hare Expressway, now known as Illinois Route 390. 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 Illinois Tollway began construction this spring on the high-speed flyover ramp bridge and ramps connecting westbound I-290 to Illinois Route 390 and eastbound I-290 to westbound Illinois Route 390. The Illinois Route 390/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 free-flow traffic movements to and from Illinois Route 390 in all directions. This piece of the project will relieve congestion on and around Thorndale Avenue, Rohlwing Road, Park Boulevard and Prospect Avenue and reduce travel times by up to 35 percent. The new interchange will be complete in 2017.

The EOWA Project is included in the Tollway's 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Moving the Future.

8/11/2014 1:03 PM (Updated 10/23/2014 11:27 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Portion of Park Boulevard in Itasca Closed

Closure required for road realignment and ramp construction on the I-290 Interchange for Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project

A portion of Park Boulevard in Itasca is closed between Clover Ridge Lane and Willow Street on the I-290 Interchange as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closure and detour.

Park Boulevard is being realigned to the east to make room for ramp construction as part of the new I-290 Interchange on Illinois Route 390. The ramps carrying traffic from westbound I-290 to eastbound Illinois Route 390 and to the eastbound frontage road will be constructed near Park Boulevard’s current location. Work also includes the reconfiguration of a pond near the road.

A segment of Park Boulevard is closed between Clover Ridge Lane and Willow Street and a detour is in place directing traffic to use Willow Street, Bryn Mawr Avenue and Clover Ridge Lane to reach Park Boulevard. No homes are located on the portion of the road that will be closed. The closure is scheduled to remain in place through the fall.