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Chicago Department of Transportation logo   CTA Cermak Green Line Station Construction: Full Closure Cermak Road

City of Chicago, Department of Transportation - Full Closure of Cermak Road between State and Wabash for CTA Cermak Green Line Station Construction.

  • Saturday, 7/26: 9:00 PM - 6:00 AM
  • Monday, 7/28 - Friday, 8/1: 9:00 PM - 6:00 AM (nightly closures)
  • Saturday, 8/9: 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Traffic will be detoured to 18th Street via State Street and Michigan Avenue. More information.

7/22/2014 10:19 PM (Updated 7/24/2014 12:01 AM)

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)

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

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced  a long-term closure of one lane of northbound I-55 at the Des Plaines River Bridge near the village of Channahon.  One southbound lane of I-55 also remains closed.

Lane closures are necessary to complete structural steel repairs, painting, bridge deck patching and deck resurfacing on the northbound structure this year.  The anticipated completion date for this project is September 1, 2014. 

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

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

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

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

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

4/4/2014 4:01 PM (Updated 7/30/2014 3:01 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)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Overnight Full Closures of I-94 at WI-20 for Bridge Girder Installation -- July 30th

As part of the I-94 N-S Project's WI-20 Interchange and Mainline reconstruction in Racine County, WisDOT will be installing bridge girders for the County Highway C bridge over I-94 during the week of July 28, 2014.

The current schedule of closures for this work is:

Wednesday, July 30

Overnight full closure of I-94 WEST (NB) and I-94 EAST (SB) between County highway K and WIS 20 from 10 pm to 5 am.

Detours:

  • Northbound traffic will have to exit at WIS 20 and follow the detour along east frontage road to County highway K to get around the full freeway closure on I-94 WEST (NB).
  • Southbound traffic will have to exit at County highway K and follow the detour along west frontage road to WIS 20 to get around the full freeway closure on I-94 EAST (SB).

The project brief for this work can be found here.

For detailed information on current and upcoming closures on the project, please refer to the Closures tab on the website.

All closures are weather dependent and subject to change.

The project team thanks you for your patience and cooperation throughout this project.
 

7/30/2014 3:53 PM (Updated 7/30/2014 4:50 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Open house Wednesday for M-60 reconstruction in Mendon

WHAT:

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is holding an open house to discuss the reconstruction of M-60 through the village of Mendon, St. Joseph County, planned for 2015.

WHO:
MDOT representatives, Business owners, Residents, Media

WHEN:
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

WHERE:
Mendon Village Hall
206 W. Main St.
Mendon

Special accommodations: 269-496-4395

BACKGROUND:


MDOT is planning to reconstruct M-60 in Mendon in 2015. Reconstruction includes more than a mile of M-60, new water main and storm sewer, and sidewalk ramp upgrades. During construction, westbound M-60 traffic will be detoured, and eastbound traffic will be maintained on M-60. 

7/30/2014 10:06 AM (Updated 7/30/2014 10:06 AM)

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

The Kane County 2014 Crack Sealing program is nearing completion with work now concentrating in the southern portion of the County which is scheduled to begin the week of August 4, 2014, weather permitting, with an anticipated duration of approximately 4 weeks. The program involves filing and sealing roadway cracks on various County roads to extend the life of the pavement.

Subject to change, the roadways are scheduled to be treated in the following order:
• Davis Road (US 30 to Scott Road)
• Randall Road (Oak Street to Dean Street)
• Jericho Road (US Highway 30 to Orchard Road)

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

Motorists may want to consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.
Questions or concerns may be directed to David Sitko at (630) 313-0754. For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts.
 

7/30/2014 10:00 AM (Updated 7/30/2014 10:00 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Highway 62 at Highway 169 in Edina, Eden Prairie closing Aug. 1-4

ROSEVILLE, MN. – Motorists traveling on Highway 62 will encounter a detour near the Highway 169 interchange in Edina and Eden Prairie Aug. 1–4.

Highway 62 will close in both directions at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, as crews begin reconstructing the northbound Highway 169 bridge deck. Highway 62 will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4.

Motorists traveling eastbound on Highway 62 will be detoured to southbound Highway 169, eastbound Interstate 494 and northbound Highway 100. Westbound Highway 62 traffic will be detoured to northbound Highway 169, westbound I-394 and southbound Highway 169. The ramp from westbound Highway 62 to northbound Highway 169 will temporarily reopen for the weekend detour.

Traffic on northbound Highway 169 during the closure will be detoured to westbound I-494 and eastbound I-394, and to eastbound I-494, northbound Highway 100 and westbound I-394. All lanes of southbound Highway 169 will remain open to traffic.

Reconstruction of the bridge deck is part of a larger construction project on Highway 169 that will require one additional weekend closure of Highway 169 and Highway 62 through October.

The resurfacing project features concrete repair. Performing periodic concrete pavement repairs at the correct time can greatly increase a road’s lifespan before costly reconstruction is needed.

The project is scheduled for completion in October, weather permitting. Highway 169 motorists will experience a smoother, safer road surface once completed.

For more information or to sign up for email project updates, visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169edina/index.html.  For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

7/30/2014 3:31 AM (Updated 7/30/2014 3:31 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Southbound Interstate 35E in East Metro scheduled to close Aug 1-4

ROSEVILLE, MN – Motorists will encounter weekend delays and a detour on  SB I-35E between Hwy-36 and I-94 as the road closes, Aug. 1- 4.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Aug. 1, the following ramps will close. These ramps are in addition to the ramps already closed until mid-October:

  • Southbound I-35E exit ramp to Roselawn Avenue
  • Southbound I-35E exit ramp to Larpenteur Avenue
  • Wheelock Parkway entrance ramp to southbound I-35E
  • Southbound I-35E exit and entrance ramps at Maryland Avenue
  • Southbound I-35E exit ramp to Pennsylvania Avenue

At 10 p.m. Aug. 1, SB I-35E will close between Hwy-36 and I-94. The road and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug 4.

During the closure, motorists will be detoured to eastbound Hwy-36, southbound I-694 and westbound I-94. A map of the I-35E corridor ramp closures and the detours is available on the project website.

The closure allows crews to complete the wok on the center medians on I-35E. The work may be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather.

The I-35E Cayuga improvement project aims to reconstruct I-35E between University Avenue and Maryland Avenue, including replacing 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.

7/29/2014 3:10 PM (Updated 7/30/2014 4:01 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Work Rescheduled to begin 8/4/14 on Ogden Avenue Interchange on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Illinois Tollway is rescheduling ramp repairs on the Ogden Avenue Interchange on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Temporary, nightly ramp closures have been rescheduled to start the week of August 4 to coordinate local road detours, and electronic message signs and directional signs will be put in place to alert drivers.
 
Repair work on eight ramps on the Ogden Avenue Interchange is necessary to extend the life of the ramps and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. Work is scheduled to be completed this fall and will include pavement patching, as well as the replacement of short segments of concrete pavement and intermittent shoulder repair work.
 
The majority of repair work will be done during overnight hours to minimize the impact on Tollway customers. The temporary overnight ramp closures are necessary to complete repairs because the ramps are not wide enough to safely accommodate a work zone while maintaining traffic. Up to 38,000 vehicles a day use the Ogden Avenue Interchange.
 
Later this fall, a weekend closure will be scheduled for the ramp connecting westbound Ogden Avenue to southbound I-294, and a two-week closure will be scheduled for the ramp connecting southbound I-294 to westbound Ogden Avenue.
 
Ramps connecting northbound I-294 and eastbound Ogden Avenue
During the week of August 4, the ramp carrying traffic from eastbound Ogden Avenue to northbound I-294 and the ramp carrying traffic from northbound I-294 to eastbound Ogden Avenue are scheduled to close overnight with posted detours. The ramp closures and detours will be scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. each morning in advance of the morning commute.
 
Detours
Eastbound Ogden Avenue traffic entering northbound I-294 will be directed to continue east on Ogden Avenue, north on Wolf Road and west on Cermak Road to reach the northbound entrance to I-294.
 
Northbound I-294 traffic exiting to eastbound Ogden Avenue will be directed to take the ramp to westbound Ogden Avenue and then follow the posted detour within the interchange to reach eastbound Ogden Avenue.

Ramps connecting northbound I-294 and eastbound Ogden Avenue
Once work on the ramps connecting northbound I-294 and eastbound Ogden Avenue is complete, work will begin on the ramp carrying traffic from northbound I-294 to westbound Ogden Avenue and the ramp carrying traffic from westbound Ogden Avenue to northbound I-294. Electronic message signs will be posted a day in advance to notify drivers when the overnight closures are scheduled. The ramp closures with detours are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. and will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.
 
Detours
Northbound I-294 traffic exiting to westbound Ogden Avenue will be directed to take the ramp to eastbound Ogden Avenue, then follow the posted detour north on Wolf Road, west on 31st Street and south on York Road to reach westbound Ogden Avenue. 
 
Westbound Ogden Avenue traffic entering northbound I-294 will be directed to take the ramp to southbound I-294 and follow a posted detour within the interchange to reach northbound I-294.

Ramps connecting southbound I-294 and eastbound Ogden Avenue
Once work on the ramps connecting northbound I-294 and westbound Ogden Avenue is complete, work will begin on the ramp carrying traffic from southbound I-294 to eastbound Ogden Avenue and the ramp carrying traffic from eastbound Ogden Avenue to southbound I-294. Electronic message signs will be posted a day in advance to notify drivers when the overnight closures are scheduled. Ramp closures with detours are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. and will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.
 
Detours
Southbound I-294 traffic exiting to eastbound Ogden Avenue will be directed to take the ramp to westbound Ogden Avenue, then follow the posted detour north on York Road, east on 31st Street and south on Wolf Road to reach eastbound Ogden Avenue.

Eastbound Ogden Avenue traffic entering southbound I-294 will be directed to take the ramp to northbound I-294 and follow the posted detour within the interchange to reach the southbound I-294 entrance ramp.


The Ogden Avenue Interchange repair work and detours are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Cook County, as well as the Village of Hinsdale and local fire and police departments.
 
The ramp improvements on the Ogden Avenue Interchange are part of the 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 
Work Zone Safety
Drivers should slow down in construction zones, whether or not workers are present, watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution at all times.
 
Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for drivers speeding in work zones. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. Posted signs advise drivers of a $10,000 fine and 14-year jail sentence for hitting a roadway worker.
 
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 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 Move Illinois
The Illinois Tollway’s $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 and the Illiana Expressway.
 
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).

7/29/2014 6:37 AM (Updated 7/30/2014 3:43 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Work to Shift Traffic on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Between Kennedy Expressway and Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Begins July 29

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Illinois Tollway will begin work this week to shift all traffic between the Kennedy Expressway and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) onto the eastbound side of the roadway as reconstruction work on the westbound lanes continues. All traffic will be shifted onto eastbound side of roadway for remainder of construction season.

Westbound traffic already reduced from three to two lanes in the mile-long segment will remain on the opposite side of the road until the end of the year to create a safer construction zone for drivers and workers. Eastbound traffic will continue to have access to three lanes. Electronic message signs will be put in place to alert drivers to the traffic shift work beginning on July 29.

The work is part of the $2.5 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project between Rockford and Chicago. Removal and full reconstruction of the westbound lanes will allow the Tollway to replace old, worn-out pavement with new roadway and better serve customers. The eastbound lanes in this one-mile segment have already been rebuilt.

Traffic Shift Schedule

Work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 29, with overnight lane closures to shift eastbound traffic to the right by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30. Overnight lane closures on I-90 will continue into the next week for work to complete the traffic shift. Work will include removal of rumble strips, pavement striping and placement of barrier wall.

The new work zone configuration with all traffic traveling on the eastbound side of the roadway is expected to be in place the morning of Friday, August 8, and will keep two westbound lanes and three eastbound lanes open to drivers.

At the River Road Toll Plaza, westbound traffic will be routed under the I-PASS monotube used only for eastbound toll collection, but no toll will be charged for westbound drivers. Eastbound traffic will have access to two open road tolling lanes, as well as two I-PASS Only lanes in the cash side of the toll plaza.

No entrance or exit ramps will be impacted by this traffic shift and lane configuration. However, westbound traffic planning to exit to northbound I-294 must be in the right lane to exit.