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

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

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

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

4/15/2014 1:44 PM (Updated 7/30/2014 2:54 AM)

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

I-96:

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

  The following ramps will be closed until October:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/2/2014 9:47 AM (Updated 7/30/2014 3:03 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Cedar Street Bridge over the Illinois River

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces intermittent lane closures on IL 8/IL 116 at the Cedar Street Bridge over the Illinois River Thursday, August 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The lane closures are necessary for barrier wall work to be completed at the location where crews recently removed an overhead sign.

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/.

8/27/2014 6:18 PM (Updated 8/27/2014 6:20 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 24 and Adams Street/Washington Street in Bartonville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures and occasional flashing red light stop control at the intersection of US 24 and Adams Street/Washington Street in Bartonville from Thursday, August 28th until approximately Friday, September 12th.
 
The lane closures and flashing red light stop control will only take place during off-peak hours and are necessary for the modernization of traffic signals at this location.

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.

8/27/2014 6:16 PM (Updated 8/27/2014 6:16 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Northbound I-35W ramps to and from 94th Street in Bloomington opening Aug. 29
Motorists will once again be able to exit and enter northbound Interstate 35W at 94th Street in Bloomington by late evening, Aug. 29, weather permitting.
The northbound I-35W ramps to and from 94th Street have been closed since July 27 as crews reconstructed the ramps.
The southbound I-35W ramps to and from 94th Street will remain closed through mid-September. 
Work on the I-35W ramps is part of a larger project at the I-35W/94th Street interchange that includes:
  • Reconstructing the 94th Street bridge deck
  • Replacing bridge guardrails
  • Reconstructing bridge approaches and frontage ramps
  • Upgrading pedestrian crossings to meet modern accessibility standards
The $4.04 million project will increase the lifespan of the 94th Street bridge and provide better pedestrian accessibility.
For more information or to sign up for email project updates, visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wand94thstreet/index.html
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1
8/27/2014 6:13 PM (Updated 8/27/2014 6:13 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Rieder Road in St. Clair County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces 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/IDOTDistrict8T

8/27/2014 6:06 PM (Updated 8/27/2014 6:06 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 6 between Colona and Geneseo

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that US 6 between Colona and Geneseo will be open to traffic on Friday, August 29, 2014. The roadway has been closed with traffic detoured to I-80 since April 30, 2014. The closure was necessary while McCarthy Improvement Company completed the $2.9 million project to replace the bridge carrying US 6 over Mineral Creek and culverts at 12 locations in the 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.
 

8/27/2014 6:03 PM (Updated 8/27/2014 6:03 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 30 at the I-39 interchange near Rochelle

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather
permitting, construction work on US 30 at the I-39 interchange south of Rochelle will begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Three Star Painting will begin the $721,637 project to paint the two I-39 bridges over US 30.

The contractor will be working from US 30 to paint the overhead bridges. Most of the work will be done with all lanes open with the contractor working from off the US 30 shoulders.

Drivers should be alert for workers along US 30 until the project is completed by the end of October.

US 30 will be closed from Monday, September 8, until Friday, September 12, 2014. During this five day closure, the contractor will complete the painting of the beams above the travel lanes. All the ramps at the interchange will remain open as the only area closed will be directly under the I-39 bridges. Traffic will be detoured on I-39 to the nearest interchange and then back to US 30 to exit on the other side of the closure.

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.
 

8/27/2014 5:57 PM (Updated 8/27/2014 5:57 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   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

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

8/27/2014 5:50 PM (Updated 8/27/2014 5:50 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-173 (West Lane Road) in Machesney Park


The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following update to the project to reconstruct IL 173 (West Lane Road) in Machesney Park. Traffic is being switched to two new north side lanes on Wednesday night.

On Thursday morning, August 28, 2014, traffic will be on the new pavement and the contractor will begin removing the south lanes. The removal of the south half of the roadway requires closing Forest Hills Road south of IL 173 for two weeks and closing Kimber Drive south of IL 173 for the next three weeks.

The work is part of the $28 million project to reconstruct 2.5 miles of IL 173 to expand to four lanes from Alpine Road to the I-39/90 interchange. William Charles Construction Company is the contractor for the project that began in March and is scheduled to be completed in November 2015. The new four lanes west of Perryville will be completed this year and the east portion of the project will be finished next construction season.

Drivers need to be alert for the changed traffic patterns in the area. Motorists need to be prepared to stop for workers and slow moving construction vehicles.

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.
 

8/27/2014 5:46 PM (Updated 8/27/2014 5:47 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   University Avenue/4th Street Southeast ramp to northbound I-35W in Minneapolis opening Aug. 28

Motorists will be able to access northbound Interstate 35W from University Avenue or 4th Street Southeast in Minneapolis by late afternoon, Aug. 28, weather permitting.

The University Avenue/4th Street ramp has been closed since Aug. 6 as crews worked on a new northbound auxiliary lane on I-35W from University Avenue to the Johnson Street exit.

This is the second of three ramps along northbound I-35W to reopen to traffic. Crews opened the Hennepin Avenue exit ramp Monday, Aug. 25. The 3rd Street flyover ramp is scheduled to close Sept. 2 and reopen by Sept. 23, weather permitting.

Work on the I-35W project is scheduled for completion in November. The project will improve traffic flow on northbound I-35W and 4th Street South, resulting in shorter travel times and cost savings for motorists through reduced fuel use.

For more information or to sign up for email project updates, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wandfourthst/index.html 

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

8/27/2014 5:42 PM (Updated 8/27/2014 5:42 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   I-75 weekend lane closures begin after Labor Day

COUNTY:

Bay

HIGHWAY: 

I-75               

CLOSEST CITIES:

Pinconning and Standish

START DATE:

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

ESTIMATED END DATE:

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

PROJECT DETAILS:

Overall work includes reconstructing 3.5 miles of I-75 from Pinconning Road north to the Bay/Arenac county line. Work began in early May and is expected to be completed in mid-November. This $14.7 million project is weather-dependent.

TRAFFIC IMPACT:

Motorists can expect one lane closed in each direction during the first three weekends in September. Weekend closures are in addition to current weekday lane closures. M-13 is the suggested alternate route.

-   Northbound motorists can exit at Linwood or Pinconning roads and travel east to northbound M-13, then head west on M-61 to get back to I-75.

-   Southbound motorists can exit at M-61 and head east to southbound M-13, then head west on Pinconning or Linwood roads to get back to I-75.

8/27/2014 3:26 PM (Updated 8/27/2014 3:26 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Westbound I-94 ramp to northbound I-35E in St Paul reopens Aug. 29

Access to northbound I-35E from Broadway Street will also reopen

The ramp from westbound Interstate 94 to northbound Interstate 35E in St. Paul will reopen to traffic by the end of the day Friday, Aug. 29. Access to northbound I-35E from Broadway Street also will  reopen.

The ramp has been closed since late July to allow crews to construct the new northbound I-35E lanes near I-94.

The reopening of the ramp is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the case of poor weather conditions. Updates will be sent out if unanticipated schedule changes occur.

The I-35E Cayuga Improvement Project aims to reconstruct I-35E between University Avenue and Maryland Avenue, including replacement of the Cayuga Bridge, the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge and the railroad bridges along I-35E. Read more about the Cayuga project by visiting www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/35estpaul/cayuga.html

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

8/27/2014 3:16 PM (Updated 8/27/2014 3:27 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   MDOT eases Labor Day travel by lifting a majority of state construction projects

Fast Facts:
- MDOT is suspending as much work as possible from 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
- AAA Michigan estimates 1.12 million Michigan residents will travel this holiday weekend.
- Up-to-date construction and traffic information is available on the MDOT Mi Drive website: www.michigan.gov/drive.


To ease travel, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is once again halting a majority of its road projects for the Labor Day holiday weekend. AAA Michigan estimates 1.12 million motorists will be using Michigan roads and bridges during the last weekend before school starts.

Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 126 out of 156 projects statewide will have lane restrictions lifted. While some construction zones will be halted for the weekend, equipment and lane shifts will stay in place for remaining projects, requiring drivers to adjust their speed and pay attention.

"While many drivers will be enjoying this last holiday weekend, it's important to remember that safety on the roads requires year-round attention," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. "Always buckle up, follow the posted speed limit, and don't use your phone or text while driving. Let's all work to ensure everyone has a great Labor Day weekend and makes it home safely."

For up-to-date information on MDOT projects, view the list of statewide lane closures at: www.michigan.gov/drive.

The following is a list of work zones that will remain active during the Labor Day holiday weekend. 

Upper Peninsula

- I-75 near Rudyard, Chippewa County, will have a posted detour in effect for two projects between M-134 and M-48.
- M-26, Houghton County, will have two lanes open between the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and Dollar Bay with a temporary roadway.
- M-149 near Manistique, Schoolcraft County, will have a posted detour in effect at Dufour Creek.
- US-2 in Ironwood, Gogebic County, will have eastbound traffic detoured via local roads in Hurley, Wis., and Ironwood. 
- US-2 near Manistique, Schoolcraft County, will have one lane open in each direction from east of the Delta/Schoolcraft county line to M-149. Wide loads restricted.

North Lower Peninsula

- US-23, Iosco County, will have a traffic shift south of Oscoda. Wide loads restricted.
- Old US-131, Wexford County, will be closed to through-traffic from Boon Road to US-131 near Cadillac. Detour on US-131.

West Michigan

- M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive), Ottawa County, has traffic shifted in each direction at 120th Avenue. Northbound 120th Avenue is closed at M-45.

Southwest Michigan

- I-94 in Lincoln Township, Berrien County, has one lane open in each direction between Three Oaks Road and I-196 (Exit 34).
- I-94 Business Loop (Stadium Drive) in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, has lane closures from 11th Street to just east of Seneca Drive.
- I-196, Allegan County, has lane closures from US-31 to the Allegan/Ottawa county line.
- M-37 (Hanover Street) in Hastings, Barry County, has one lane open in each direction between M-79 and Green Street.
- M-227 in Marshall, Calhoun County, has the northbound lane closed from Kalamazoo Avenue to Winston Drive. A detour is posted.

Central Michigan and Thumb

- I-69 near Flint, Genesee County, will have shoulder closures from I-475 west to just past M-15. All lanes will be open.
- I-75, Saginaw County, will have the following restrictions in place from Janes Road to the I-675 north junction:
          - 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 - 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30:
                   - Northbound I-75 will have all lanes open.
                   - Southbound I-75 traffic will be detoured to southbound I-675.
          - 7 - 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30:
                   - Northbound and southbound I-75 will be detoured to I-675.
          - 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 - end of construction season
                   - Southbound I-75 will have all lanes open.
                   - Northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured to I-675.
- M-24 in Lapeer, Lapeer County, will have one lane closed in each direction with traffic shifted from south of I-69 to Powers Street. 
- US-10/M-47 interchange in Midland, Midland County, will have the following restrictions in place:
          - Westbound US-10 will have shoulder closures.
          - The northbound M-47 ramp to westbound US-10 will be closed with traffic detoured.
          - The westbound US-10 ramp to southbound M-47 will be closed with traffic detoured.
- US-23, Arenac County, will have the following restrictions in place at the Rifle River:
          - Northbound US-23 will have one lane open.
          - Southbound US-23 will have two lanes open.

Southern Michigan


- I-94 Business Loop (Jackson Road) in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, will have one lane open in each direction between the I-94 ramps and Maple Road.
- I-96, Livingston County, has the rest area off eastbound I-96 near Howell closed for construction.
- M-125 in Monroe, Monroe County, will have one lane open in each direction between Stewart and Nadeau roads.
- US-127, Ingham County, will have bridge work at several local roads over US-127 between Mason and Leslie. Barnes Road and South Street will be closed with a detour posted. There will be shoulder closures in each direction on US-127.
- US-127, Jackson County, will have one lane open in each direction between Parnell Road and Henry Road, with a traffic shift.

Metro Detroit Region

Wayne County

- I-96 in Livonia is closed in each direction between Newburgh Road and US-24 (Telegraph Road). Also, the I-96 express lanes/ramps are closed between M-39 (Southfield Freeway) and US-24. Schoolcraft Road has one lane open between I-275 to US-24.
- M-1 (Woodward Avenue) is closed between Adams Avenue and Bethune Avenue.
- M-85 (Fort Street) is closed in each direction between Oakwood Boulevard and Miller Road. One lane is open between Miller Street and Dearborn Street.

Oakland County

- M-5 has two lanes shifted to the shoulder between Maple Road and Pontiac Trail.

Macomb County

- M-53 has one lane closed in each direction between Helen Avenue and the Red Run Drain.

St. Clair County

- I-94/I-69 in Port Huron has the following lane restrictions in effect:
         - One lane is open in each direction between Range Road and Lapeer Road.
         - The eastbound I-94 ramps to I-69 and I-69 Business Loop are closed.
         - Michigan Road is closed over I-94/I-69.
         - Lapeer Road has one lane closed in each direction under I-94/I-69.

8/27/2014 9:34 AM (Updated 8/27/2014 9:36 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 67 Centennial Bridge Opening Delayed

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repair work being done to the US 67 Centennial Bridge over the Mississippi River will take longer than initially projected.

Due to unforeseen conditions and problems encountered in replacing the transverse beams across the width of the bridge and the support columns, the opening of the bridge will be delayed until early October. At this time, it is anticipated the extra steel required can be fabricated, delivered and installed so the bridge can be opened to traffic by October 10, 2014.

The department recognizes the hardship this causes for the public and businesses in the area. IDOT is working with the contractor to expedite the work necessary to complete the project and get the bridge open as soon as possible. Work will be scheduled so that participants in the Quad City Marathon can safely use the bridge for this important event the last weekend of September.

The bridge was closed to all vehicular traffic on August 3rd. It was scheduled to be reopened on September 6, 2014 with lane closures during September and early October to finish work on the bridge.

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

8/26/2014 10:57 PM (Updated 8/26/2014 10:57 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Work Continues This Week on I-290/I-88, 75th Street and Roosevelt Road Interchanges on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Overnight and weekend ramp closures with detours required at three interchanges 

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to continue ramp repairs on the interchanges that connect the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-290/Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), 75th Street and Roosevelt Road. Overnight and weekend-long ramp closures will be needed to complete the repairs and electronic message signs and detours will be put in place to alert drivers.

Weather permitting, work at all three interchanges is scheduled over the next two weeks.

I-290/I-88 Interchange

This week, three overnight closures are scheduled to begin on the ramp carrying westbound I-290/I-88 traffic to southbound I-294 and electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. Beginning at 9 p.m. each night, the ramp will be closed and a detour will be put in place. The detour will route traffic onto westbound Roosevelt Road and to the York Road Interchange where drivers will then be directed back onto eastbound Roosevelt Road and then onto southbound I-294. The ramp will be reopened by 5 a.m. the following morning in advance of the morning commute. There will be no work on these ramps over the Labor Day weekend.
 

 
In addition, this week, three overnight closures have been rescheduled on the ramp carrying traffic from southbound I-294 to eastbound I-290. The previously scheduled work was postponed due to weather. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers and a detour will be put in place. The detour will route traffic on southbound I-294 to the North Avenue exit and then direct drivers to immediately reenter I-290 eastbound. The ramp will be reopened by 5 a.m. in advance of the morning commute. Similar closures are planned for the following two nights.

Overnight and weekend closures are scheduled on the ramp carrying traffic from northbound I-294 to westbound I-290. Beginning on Thursday, September 11, at 10 p.m., the ramp is scheduled to close overnight and a detour will be put in place. The detour will route traffic onto eastbound I-290 and direct drivers to exit at Mannheim Road and immediately re-enter I-290 westbound. The ramp will be reopened by 5 a.m. on Friday, September 12, in advance of the morning commute and then close again that evening for the weekend. The ramp will be reopened by 5 a.m. on Monday, September 15, in advance of the morning commute and close again at 10 p.m. that evening. The ramp will be reopened again at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16.

 

Roosevelt Road Interchange

During the week of September 1, a single night closure will be scheduled on the ramp carrying northbound I-294 traffic to eastbound Roosevelt Road. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers and a detour will be put in place directing traffic onto eastbound I-290 and then exit at southbound Mannheim Road to reach Roosevelt Road.

Repairs to the ramp carrying eastbound Roosevelt Road traffic to southbound I-294 will require three nights of closures with a detour this fall.

 
 
75th Street Interchange

During the week of September 1, a single night closure will be scheduled on the ramp carrying 75th Street traffic to northbound I-294. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers and a detour will be put in place directing traffic on 75th Street to Gilbert Road and then north to Joliet Road before merging onto northbound I-294.

This will complete the work at the 75th Street Interchange. All four ramps were repaired this year.