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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 16-18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   Labor Day Weekend Travel Planner

INDOT removing as many restrictions as possible for holiday travelers

35.5 million Americans are expected to hit the road over the holiday, as AAA Travel predicts the highest travel volume for the Labor Day weekend since 2008. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) reminds holiday travelers to plan ahead for heavy traffic on the state's highways and interstates.

INDOT will suspend all possible road restrictions from 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 through 8 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Restrictions will remain on some larger scale projects where restrictions cannot be safely removed. Work zone speed limits will remain in these areas for the safety of drivers.

To assist with travel planning, the following traffic patterns/restrictions will remain in place for the holiday weekend.

Northwest Indiana

·       I-80/94 throughout Lake and Porter Counties - Due to multiple projects forcing lane restrictions that can’t be removed over the holiday weekend, slow and stopped traffic should be expected due to an influx of holiday traffic.

·       U.S. 41/SR 152 in Lake County is reduced to one lane in stretches Between I-80/94 and U.S. 20 for road rehabilitation.
·       SR 55 in Crown Point is closed between 129th street and SR 2 for concrete resurfacing.
·       SR 23 in Walkerton is closed to all traffic between U.S. 6 and Tyler Road
 

West Central Indiana  

·       The I-65 bridge over Wildcat Creek on Interstate 65 Northbound, near Lafayette, is still completely closed. Here is a state link for the official detour for this closure.
 
http://www.in.gov/indot/3395.htm

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

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at
https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new 

9/2/2015 1:39 PM (Updated 9/2/2015 1:46 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-80 & I-39 Interchange

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that intermittent daytime ramp closures at the I-80 and I-39 interchange will begin on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

The project work includes pavement patching on I-39 in LaSalle County. During ramp closures, existing cloverleaf ramps will be utilized as detours. Message boards and signs will direct motorists through the detour. Ramp closures are expected to last approximately 10 days with all ramps open during the Labor Day Holiday weekend.

Motorists are urged to use extreme caution when traveling near or through the work zone.

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

9/2/2015 2:40 AM (Updated 9/2/2015 12:18 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-64 between IL-157 and Green Mount Road in St. Clair County

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announces that beginning on September 8, 2015, lane reductions will be in place on I-64 in both directions between IL 157 and Green Mount Road.  All westbound lanes will remain open between 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM and eastbound lanes will remain open between 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.  Repairs will include pavement patching, which is part of a larger project to resurface this stretch of roadway.
 
This patching is expected to be completed by September 18, 2015, weather permitting; however, work to resurface the roadway will continue through the end of this November.
 
Delays are expected.  The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.

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

9/1/2015 4:29 PM (Updated 9/1/2015 4:29 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-255 in St. Clair County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that on September 22, 2015 road construction will begin in both directions on I-255 from Collinsville Road (mile marker 23.5) in Fairmont City to Mousette Lane (mile marker 16) in Sauget to patch areas where the pavement has failed.  This will require that the interstate be reduced from three lanes in each direction to two lanes or to one lane at times through October 9, 2015.  The Contractor shall have a minimum of two lanes open to traffic during peak hours which are from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
 
The Department asks that motorist look for ROAD CONSTRUCTION AHEAD signs, reduce speed, watch for slow moving or stopped traffic, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.

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

9/1/2015 4:24 PM (Updated 9/1/2015 4:30 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-67 Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, IL

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, lane closures will be installed on the US 67 Centennial Bridge on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 as the project to make structure repairs begins its final stage.

The bridge will be restricted to one lane in each direction to make structural repairs. Work is scheduled to be completed by September 25, 2015.

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.

8/31/2015 10:03 PM (Updated 8/31/2015 10:03 PM)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Work Zone Safety

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

I-290 Interchange Project

As part of the EOWA Project, the Illinois Tollway is completely rebuilding the I-290 Interchange at Illinois Route 390, formerly known as the Elgin O’Hare Expressway. Currently, about 83,000 vehicles per day use ramps at Illinois Route 390/I-290 Interchange; 127,000 vehicles per day are expected to use the new interchange ramps when it opens in 2017 – an increase of more than 53 percent. Today, about 240,000 vehicles a day travel through the Illinois Route 390/I-290 area. By 2030, that number is expected to increase to 340,000.

The I-290 Interchange Project is estimated at approximately $440 million and will include 17 ramps and 15 new bridges in the interchange area between Meacham/Medinah Road and Prospect Avenue and will create direct access with a new fly-over ramp and free-flow traffic movements to and from Illinois Route 390 in all directions. The I-290 Interchange Project also includes construction of a new Rohlwing Road Bridge and access improvements along Illinois Route 390 between Meacham Road/Medinah Road and Prospect Avenue. The new I-290 Interchange Project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.

Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for drivers speeding in work zones. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. Posted signs advise drivers of a $10,000 fine and 14-year jail sentence for hitting a roadway worker.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announces that beginning tonight, lane restrictions will occur on I-270 from St. Thomas Road to the Chain of Rocks Mississippi River Bridge.  Work on this project will be done at night between the hours of 6:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning.  These lane restrictions are necessary to perform pavement patching and resurfacing.  This work is expected to be completed by November 15, 2015, weather permitting.
 
Delays are expected.  The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

8/26/2015 4:36 PM (Updated 8/29/2015 9:34 AM)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/.

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

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

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that lane closures will occur in both directions on IL 100 from Ski Lift Rd to Vine St and on IL 3 from north of Grafton Hills Dr to IL 100, both in Grafton, beginning August 24, 2015, weather permitting.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane.  These lane restrictions are necessary to complete necessary work to preserve the existing pavement and will be in effect through October 31, 2015.
 
The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, and use extreme caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.  Please allow for extra time when traveling in this location and watch for stopped traffic ahead.  Additional signing, traffic control devices and flaggers will be provided to assist motorists through the work zones.
 
The contractor on this project is Microsurfacing Contractors of St. Louis, MO.   If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact John Adcock, Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, at 618 346-3352.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

8/20/2015 4:50 PM (Updated 8/20/2015 7:13 PM)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project includes reconstruction of I-90 bridges over local roads between Illinois Route 53 and I-294. Mainline bridges with local road impacts include: Golf Road, Arlington Heights Road, Busse Road, Oakton Street, Mount Prospect Road, Wolf Road, Touhy Avenue, Mannheim Road and Higgins Road (Illinois Route 72) in Rosemont.

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

Construction information about the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

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

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

All ramps and toll plazas remain open during construction  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Construction information about the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com

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

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

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

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

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

The overall project has an anticipated end date of July 30, 2016, weather permitting.
 
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.

8/18/2015 5:30 PM (Updated 8/22/2015 9:35 AM)

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

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

Ramp remains closed until early November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The project will be complete by June 2016.

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

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

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

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-108 in Greene County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lane closures will occur in both directions on IL 108 from the Illinois River to Carrollton beginning August 17, 2015, weather permitting.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane.  These lane restrictions are necessary to complete the pavement preservation of the existing pavement through October 31, 2015. 
 
The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, and use extreme caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.  Please allow for extra time when traveling in this location and watch for stopped traffic ahead.  Additional signing, traffic control devices and flaggers will be provided to assist motorists through the work zones.
 
The Contractor on this project is A.C. Pavement Striping Company of Elgin, Illinois.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What happened

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

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

Detour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay updated

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

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

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL 33 in Lawrence County

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

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

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-155 Lane Closures

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

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

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

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

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

Temporary closure and detour needed for bridge construction

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

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

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

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

Construction information about the Illinois Route 390 Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.