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Michigan Department of Transportation logo   I-69 Closure at Michigan Rd, Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan

As part of the project to rebuild the I-69/I-94 interchange, Michigan Road has been closed over I-69 since fall 2013. During the next week, eastbound I-69 will be closed between I-94 and Lapeer Road to allow crews to set beams in place to rebuild Michigan Road.

TRAFFIC IMPACT:

  • 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 - 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 27
  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 - 6 a.m. Thursday, May 28
    • Eastbound I-69 will be closed at I-94. Traffic will be detoured via westbound I-94, Range Road, eastbound I-94, and eastbound I-69.
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28 - 6 a.m. Friday, May 29
  • 8 p.m. Friday, May 29 - 6 a.m. Saturday, May 30
    • The eastbound I-94 ramps to eastbound and westbound I-69 will be closed and traffic detoured.
    • Eastbound I-94 traffic will be detoured to the Lapeer Connector, then westbound I-69 to westbound I-94.
    • Eastbound I-69 traffic will be detoured via the Lapeer Connector, Lapeer Road, 24th Street, and eastbound I-69 Business Loop.
5/21/2015 2:04 PM (Updated 5/21/2015 2:59 PM)

   Drive Safely, Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

Whether you’re witnessing “the greatest spectacle in racing”, vacationing, visiting family and friends, or just passing through, the state of Indiana urges drivers to plan extra travel time this Memorial Day travel weekend, to stay informed on road conditions and to drive safely.

Know before you go

Before getting on the road, drivers are encouraged to prepare their vehicles and check green-yellow-red traffic speeds on their mobile map app of choice or INDOT’s map at http://indot.carsprogram.org. INDOT’s TrafficWise service also details construction projects and traffic incidents at 800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 on your mobile phone.

Travel time estimates will be provided on 30 travel time signs and dynamic message signs around the state. For social media updates on Facebook and Twitter, find your INDOT regional district at www.in.gov/indot/3074.htm.

Indy 500 traffic

Race fans driving to Indianapolis 500 festivities this weekend should plan their routes to the track and designate a sober driver home. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway provides directions, transportation options and general race information at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/indy500/fan-info/directions-and-zones/

INDOT traffic management staff will be on duty during the race, monitoring traffic cameras and congestion, coordinating with law enforcement, and posting information to dynamic message signs. Traffic updates will also be posted to Twitter at @IndStatePolice, @SpeedwayPD and @TrafficWise.

INDOT’s Hoosier Helpers freeway service patrol sponsored by State Farm will assist all weekend in keeping traffic flowing. On Sunday, May 24, INDOT encourages through travelers to avoid race traffic on I-465 and I-65 on the west side of Indianapolis.

Road work hiatus

To maximize mobility during the Memorial Day weekend, INDOT directs contractors to pull back barrels and barricades in highway work zones to the safest extent possible. Lane or ramp closures will remain in place on the following heavily-traveled highways:

Northwest Indiana

    I-94 between SR 249 (Exit 19) and SR 149 in Porter County is reduced to two lanes in each direction due to bridge rehabilitation.
    U.S. 31 at 7A Road near Plymouth is reduced to one lane in each direction for interchange construction.

Northeast Indiana

    I-469 near Fort Wayne is reduced to one lane in each direction from I-69 (Exit 0) to Tillman Road (Exit 15).
    I-69 near Auburn and Garrett has shifting traffic lanes in both directions between Exit 326 and S.R. 8 (Exit 329).

East Central Indiana

    U.S. 31 is reduced to one lane in each direction for freeway construction north of Indianapolis near S.R. 32. The S.R. 32 ramp entering northbound U.S. 31 is closed. The northbound U.S. 31 exit ramp to S.R. 32 opens by May 22.

West Central Indiana

    I-74 is reduced to one lane in each direction for paving west of Crawfordsville between S.R. 25 (Exit 25) and U.S. 231 (Exit 34).
    I-70 is reduced to one lane in each direction and shifted to share the eastbound lanes for bridge work near Terre Haute between National Road (Exit 1) and U.S. 41 (Exit 7).

Southwest Indiana

    All ramps to and from eastbound S.R. 66/Lloyd Expressway at U.S. 41 in Evansville are closed for construction.

 Southeast Indiana

    I-65 is reduced to narrow lanes between State Road 252 (Exit 80) near Edinburgh and S.R. 44 (Exit 90) near Franklin for resurfacing. To maintain two lanes in each direction, the northbound left lane crosses the median to west/southbound side of the interstate.
    Sections of State Road 37 from Bloomington to just south of Martinsville are reduced to one lane in each direction for Interstate 69 construction.

Driver tips

Indiana State Police will continue to enforce construction zone safety. They will be specifically looking for drivers who speed, follow too closely, make unsafe lane changes, drive aggressively and fail to buckle up or to properly restrain children. Troopers will also be vigilantly looking for impaired drivers.

To help ensure motorists reach their destinations safely, please remember these safe driving tips:

    Make sure you are well rested before traveling.
    Avoid tailgating. Remember the two-second rule.
    Obey posted speed limits and always use turn signals when turning or making lane changes.
    Make sure everyone is properly buckled – especially children.
    Never drink and drive. If you are going to consume alcohol, make sure you have a designated driver.

More I-65 work begins next week

Two projects will begin impacting I-65 traffic after Memorial Day.

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, the two lanes of I-65 in each direction will be reduced to 35 mph routed through the ramps at Exit 193, across U.S. 231 and back onto I-65. All U.S. 231 access will be closed at Exit 193 near Chalmers and Wolcott in White County for 23 days while contractors overlay the I-65 bridges.

Beginning Wednesday, May 27, the I-65 northbound ramp to I-70 westbound will be closed for about two months. Traffic will be detoured west on I-465 while contractors refurbish two ramp bridges at I-65/I-70 south split in downtown Indianapolis. More information is at SouthSplit.in.gov.

The two projects are part of ongoing efforts to widen and refurbish sections of I-65 between Louisville, Ky., and Gary. Motorists should expect reduced speeds, lane closures and travel delays as I-65 work intensifies throughout the year.

5/21/2015 12:12 PM (Updated 5/21/2015 1:13 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Temporary, Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled to Begin Next Week on I-290 for Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project

Beam installation for reconstruction of the ramp connecting eastbound Illinois Route 390 to westbound I-290

Temporary, overnight lane closures on I-290 are scheduled throughout  next week to accommodate reconstruction of the ramp carrying eastbound Illinois Route 390 to westbound I-290. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures.

Weather permitting, overnight work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 26, including intermittent, full closures of eastbound I-290 lasting no longer than 15 minutes, for beam installation. In addition, intermittent, full closures will also be scheduled on the ramp from westbound Illinois Route 390 to eastbound I-290 and on the ramp from eastbound I-290 to Illinois Route 390.

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, one lane in both directions on I-290 between Irving Park Road and Devon Avenue will close at 7 p.m. for work to prepare for beam installation. A second lane in both directions will close at 9 p.m. A third eastbound lane will close at 11 p.m. Intermittent, full closures of the eastbound I-290 will be scheduled between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, ahead of the morning rush hour. Similar overnight closures on eastbound I-290 and the ramp from westbound Illinois Route 390 to eastbound I-290 are scheduled to continue on Wednesday, May 27, into Thursday, May 28, for beam installation.

On Thursday, May 28, overnight work will continue with lane closures on westbound I-290 at the Illinois Route 390, including intermittent, full closures lasting no longer than 15 minutes. In addition, intermittent, full closures are scheduled on the ramp from eastbound Illinois Route 390 to westbound I-290.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, one westbound lane on I-290 is scheduled to close for work to prepare for beam installation. A second lane is scheduled to close at 9 p.m. and a third at 11 p.m. Intermittent, full closures of the roadway will be scheduled between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Friday, May 29, ahead of the morning rush hour.

Similar overnight closures on westbound I-290 are scheduled to continue on Saturday, May 30, into Sunday, May 31, with all lanes scheduled to reopen by 7 a.m. A backup closure is scheduled for Sunday, May 31, into Monday, June 1, if needed to complete the beam installation.

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

I-290 Interchange Project


As part of the EOWA Project, the Illinois Tollway is completely rebuilding the I-290 Interchange at Illinois Route 390, formerly known as the Elgin O'Hare Expressway. Currently, about 83,000 vehicles per day use ramps at 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. These pieces of the interchange project will include eight concrete piers with 6- to 8-foot-diameter columns and 54 steel girders to support the new ramps. The total length of the flyover ramp bridge will be 2,100 feet long with a bridge deck that will be 34 feet above grade at its highest point. The flyover ramp bridge is scheduled to be opened to traffic in 2015.

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

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

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

Work Zone Safety


A 55 mph speed limit is in effect 24/7 on I-290. Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should slow down in construction zones, whether or not workers are present, watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution at all times.

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

5/19/2015 3:25 PM (Updated 5/20/2015 12:15 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane closures on Arsenal Road near I-55

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that additional lane closures will be required for work on northbound Arsenal Road at the interchange with I-55. These lane closures will begin, weather permitting. Wednesday, May 27.

In order to complete the work, two separate closures will be necessary along northbound Arsenal Road:

From Wednesday, May 27 until Monday, June 1, just north of Exxon Mobil's main entrance, one lane of northbound Arsenal Road will be closed.
From Friday, May 29, at 9 p.m. until Monday, June 1, at 5 a.m., one lane will be closed on the exit ramp from I-55 to Arsenal Road.   

The work, which includes patching failed PCC pavement joints, will be complete by June 1.

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 www.dot.state.il.us. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

5/15/2015 12:37 PM (Updated 5/20/2015 12:14 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions for the Week of May 25, 2015

BOND COUNTY
·     I-70, from Smithboro to the Fayette County Line east of Mulberry Grove, one lane closed in each direction for pavement repairs through June 10, 2015.  (SEP)
·     IL 127, from 0.1 miles north of the west intersection of IL 127/IL 140 southeasterly through the city of Greenville to just north of Sale Barn Ave., intermittent lane closures to repair existing pavement, construct the ADA sidewalk ramps, and remove and replace existing guardrails through September 2015.  This work may require the closure of one lane of the roadway in the north or south direction between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (SEP)

CLINTON COUNTY
·     **NEW** IL 160, from Commerce Drive to 4th Street in Trenton, will be reduced to one lane traffic during daytime hours in order to perform pavement patching through June 30, 2015.  (SEP)
·     IL 127, south of Keyesport Rd., daytime lane restrictions to perform pavement patching through June 15, 2015.  (SEP)

JERSEY COUNTY
·     IL 3, from Grafton Hills Rd. to IL 109 near Grafton, one lane will be restricted to perform widening, box culvert extensions and resurfacing through December 31, 2016.  (JA)

MADISON COUNTY
·     **NEW** IL 255, from IL 143 near Wood River to IL 140 near Bethalto, reduced to one lane in each direction to complete the microsurfacing of the existing pavement through July 31, 2015.  (JA)
·     IL 140, eastbound and westbound between Alhambra and Greenville, reduced to one lane between 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to remove and replace pavement through June 30, 2015.  (JMS)
·     I-70, from I-55 to two miles east of IL 143, will have one lane restricted to perform pavement patching, widening, surface removal and resurfacing through October 2015.  (JMS)
·     I-270, westbound from the IL 3 interchange to the Mississippi River Bridge, lane closure to install new guardrail along I-270 between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. the following morning through June 5, 2015.  (BJG)
·     I-270 from IL 3 to I-55/70, eastbound and westbound nighttime lane closures, 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., to install new guardrail at several locations through June 30, 2015.  (JMS)
·     IL 4, over I-55 near Staunton, bridge will be closed to all traffic to remove and replace bridge deck through summer 2015.  (JMS)
·     IL 159, Collinsville, from north of East Clay St. to north of Cumberland St., traffic will use two narrow lanes through fall 2016. (BJG)
·     IL 203, from Madison Ave. to I-270 in Granite City, one lane in each direction will be closed to perform pavement patching, HMA surface removal and replacement, and pavement marking through June 30, 2015.  (JMS)
·     Collinsville Rd., between IL 157 and I-255, intermittent lane restrictions to complete pavement widening and drainage improvements through mid-summer 2015.  (JMS)
·     Fairmont Ave. over I-55/70, Collinsville, closure of the bridge for inspection.  Traffic will be restricted between Eastport Plaza Dr. and Fairway Blvd. (Ops)

RANDOLPH COUNTY
·     Roots Rd., between Oakview Rd. and Collins Rd., will be closed for the removal and replacement of the existing bridge deck carrying Roots Rd. over the Union Pacific Railroad until December 1, 2015.  (JGG)

ST. CLAIR COUNTY
·     I-64 from 18th St. to east of IL 111, westbound and eastbound lane closures during off peak traffic hours to perform miscellaneous work through spring 2015.  (JGG)
·     I-64, from the Green Mount Rd. interchange to the IL 4 interchange, eastbound and westbound daily and nightly lane restrictions to add additional lanes to I-64 and construct a new interchange at Rieder Rd. through June 2017.  All westbound lanes, west of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and all westbound lanes, east of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  All eastbound lanes, west of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and all eastbound lanes, east of IL 158, will remain open from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (SEP)
·     I-255, between IL 157 and IL 15, northbound and southbound lanes near Cahokia will be restricted from three lanes down to two lanes to complete repairs to the existing bridge over Church St. through September 1, 2015.  Periodically two of three lanes will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in both directions.  (JGG)
·     IL 3 at 8th St., south of I-55/64 and north of Monsanto Ave., E. St. Louis, lane closures during non-peak traffic hours for improvements through June 1, 2015.  (Ops)
·     IL 13 under IL 15, Belleville, closed to all traffic through fall 2015. (JMS)
·     IL 15 bridges over IL 13, Belleville, one lane closed in each direction of bridges through fall 2015. (JMS)
·     IL 159, from just north of Rosewood Village Dr. in Swansea to just north of Fountains Pkwy. in Fairview Heights, will have one lane restricted beginning Sunday April 19 in each direction at night between the hours of approximately 6:00 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. the following day to perform pavement patching, surface removal, resurfacing, curb repair and sidewalk through September 2015.  (JMS)
·     IL 161, lane restrictions to construct drainage improvements, additional turn lanes, and intersection improvements at the intersection with Richter School Rd. in New Baden through May 31, 2015.  (Ops)
·     Rieder Rd., from US 50 to Wherry Rd., closed except to local traffic to reconstruct Rieder Rd. and construct a new interstate interchange with I-64 through May 15, 2017.  (SEP)

WASHINGTON COUNTY
·     I-64, eastbound and westbound from the Clinton County line to 4.5 miles east of IL 177, lane restrictions for repairs through August 27, 2015.  Construction will also occur on the ramps at the IL 177 exit.  (SEP)

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
 
Complete press releases are available at http://www.idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/stay-connected/news-releases/Construction/releases.
 

5/24/2015 12:07 AM (Updated 5/24/2015 12:07 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Weekend Closure and Lane Restrictions on I-35E in St. Paul Begins May 27

Some ramps will reopen to accommodate traffic

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter a weekend road closure and detour on Interstate 35E between I-94 and Maryland Avenue in St. Paul beginning May 29. Additional lane closures and restrictions are scheduled during the week, prior to the weekend closure.

Beginning at approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 southbound I-35E will be two lanes between Little Canada Road and University Avenue. The two lane configuration will remain in place until later this year.

On May 29, northbound I-35E between I-94 and Cayuga Street will close. Southbound I-35E will remain open to traffic. Crews will begin closing ramps to northbound I-35E at 8 p.m. May 29. The freeway will close at 9 p.m. Northbound I-35E will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, June 1.

During the weekend closure, northbound I-35E/eastbound I-94 motorists will be detoured to eastbound I-94 and northbound/westbound I-694 to northbound I-35E. Motorists on westbound I-94 will be detoured to northbound Highway 280, northbound I-35W and eastbound I-694 to access northbound I-35E.

The exit ramp from northbound I-35E to Cayuga Street will remain closed until mid-June. During the ramp closure, motorists will access Cayuga Street via westbound Maryland Avenue and southbound Jackson Street.

Additionally, on June 1, before morning rush hours, the southbound I-35E ramp to Maryland Avenue will close and the southbound ramp to Roselawn Avenue will reopen. During the ramp closure at Maryland Avenue, southbound I-35E motorists will be detoured to westbound Larpenteur Avenue, southbound Rice Street and Maryland Avenue. The Maryland Avenue ramp will reopen by the end of August.

The southbound I-35E exit ramp to Roselawn Avenue will remain open for part of the spring/summer, but will close again later this summer for additional reconstruction. Information will be provided when the scheduled it finalized.

All construction work is weather permitting and the closures may be rescheduled in the case of poor weather conditions.

The work is part of the I-35E Cayuga and MnPASS projects, which aim to reconstruct I-35E and add a MnPASS lane between Little Canada and St. Paul. Read more about the projects at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/35estpaul.

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

5/22/2015 3:49 PM (Updated 5/22/2015 3:49 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-13 in Carbondale

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Illinois Route 13 in Carbondale of nighttime lane closures near the Giant City Road intersection.

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2015, eastbound Illinois 13 just west of the Giant City Road intersection will be subject to nighttime lane closures from the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. In addition to lane closures on Illinois 13, turning and through movements at the Giant City Road intersection will be restricted.

Message Boards and signs will be in place advising motorists of conditions and if alternate routes are necessary. This work is expected to last two weeks, weather permitting, and will not occur during weekends.

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

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

5/22/2015 3:02 PM (Updated 5/22/2015 3:20 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IDOT Suspends Non-Emergency Road Work for Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is expected to be a busy one on Illinois roads. Today, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended, where possible, from 3 p.m. Friday, May 22 until 12 a.m. Tuesday, May 26.

Lanes will be opened where possible, in an effort to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion for holiday travelers. Motorists should be alert, as lane closures in some work zones will remain in effect. Please slow down, eliminate distractions, and use extra caution while driving through all work zones. Work zone speed limits remain in effect wherever they are posted.

The following is a list of lane closures that will remain in place this weekend:

District 1

DUPAGE COUNTY

  • Williams Road in Warrenville is closed. Follow posted detour.
  • IL route 38 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)
  • IL 59, between Diehl Road and New York/Aurora Road will have two lanes open in each direction utilizing the median as one lane. Between Meridan Parkway and North Aurora Road there is one lane northbound under the METRA Bridge (viaduct). Between Diehl Road and Ferry Road there are two lanes southbound and one lane northbound over the I-88 bridge.
  • East New York Street from Welsh Drive to Asbury Drive in Aurora - lane closure eastbound and westbound, one lane open in each direction.
  • IL 19. All lanes closed from east of York Road east to South Access Road in Bensenville, and the City of Chicago. Follow posted detour.

KANE COUNTY

  • French Road over Burlington Creek - one lane open with traffic signals.
  • Jericho over Blackberry Creek - road closed, please follow detour signs.
  • Indian Trail Road over Fox River in Aurora is closed to traffic in both directions. There is a posted detour route for traffic.
  • US 20 over McLean Blvd - traffic change on interchange reconstruction in Elgin; two lanes open in each direction.

COOK COUNTY

  • Golf Road eastbound lane 2 closed for curb and gutter from Potter Road to Lincoln Street.
  • Il 83 over Cal Sag Channel in Lemont Township will have one southbound and one northbound lane closed.
  • Salem Dr in Schaumburg is one way southbound from IL 58 to Bode Rd. Detour is posted.
  • IL 83 from Harrison Avenue to Western/Dixie Highway, going eastbound and westbound, one lane open in each direction; Western Ave/Dixie Hwy from 145th St. to 149th St. - one lane open in each direction. (Posen)
  • 25th Avenue from St. Charles road to Lake Street in Bellwood and Melrose Park will be completely closed to traffic for long term construction. There is a posted detour for traffic to follow.
  • Willow Road from IL 43 (Waukegan Road) to I-94: Two lanes in each direction will be open between IL.43 and Bracken Lane, one lane in each direction will be open between Bracken Lane and I-94.
  • IL 59, one lane open in each direction over the METRA Railroad in Bartlett.
  • Illinois Route 171 (First Avenue): Traffic heading southbound Illinois Route 171 from 47th Street has been detoured to the northbound Illinois 171. Traffic configuration is one lane each direction between Archer Avenue and 47th Street.

WILL COUNTY

  • Blodgett Road at I-55 is closed with a posted detour.
  • IL 53 over Kankakee River in Wilmington. One lane is open over the bridge with alternating direction of traffic in that one lane controlled by temp bridge traffic signal.
  • LAKE COUNTY
  • IL 132 over Des Plaines River. Lane closures one lane closed in each direction over the river.

District 2

CARROLL COUNTY

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

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 is being removed and replaced.
  • I-88 is restricted to one lane in each direction at the 66th Avenue bridge over I-88 between Joslin and Hillsdale to allow for painting of the overhead bridge.

WHITESIDE COUNTY

  • IL 40 over the Hennepin Canal at the south edge of Rock Falls. IL 40 is restricted to one lane in each direction as the bridge is replaced one half at a time.

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

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

District 3

BUREAU COUNTY

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

GRUNDY COUNTY

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

IROQUOIS COUNTY

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

LIVINGSTON COUNTY

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

KANKAKEE COUNTY

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

District 4

PEORIA COUNTY

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

TAZEWELL COUNTY

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

KNOX COUNTY

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

HENDERSON COUNTY

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

MARSHALL COUNTY

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

PUTNAM COUNTY

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

District 5

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 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. Northbound and southbound driving lanes on Business 55 are closed with barrier in place. Ramps from westbound I-74 to southbound I-55, westbound I-74 to northbound Business 55, eastbound I-74 to northbound Business 55 and southbound Business 55 to eastbound I-74 are closed. A marked traffic pattern is in use.

District 6

ADAMS COUNTY

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

CASS COUNTY

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

LOGAN COUNTY

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

MORGAN COUNTY

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

PIKE COUNTY

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

District 7

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

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

COLES COUNTY

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

EFFINGHAM COUNTY

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

EFFINGHAM/FAYETTE COUNTIES

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

FAYETTE COUNTY

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

MACON COUNTY

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

MOULTRIE COUNTY

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

WABASH COUNTY

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

WAYNE COUNTY

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

District 8

MADISON COUNTY

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

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

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

District 9

JEFFERSON COUNTY

  • I-57 (Milepost 95 to Milepost 96) / I-64 (Milepost 74 to Milepost 75) just north of Mt. Vernon. Pavement replacement. Traffic is reduced to two lanes northbound and southbound.
  • I-57 Milepost 96 to Milepost 98 north of Mt. Vernon. Pavement replacement. Traffic is reduced to one lane northbound and southbound.
  • I-64 Eastbound Milepost 72 to Milepost 74 northwest of Mt. Vernon. Pavement replacement. Traffic is reduced to one lane.

JACKSON COUNTY

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

JOHNSON COUNTY

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

UNION COUNTY

  • I-57 Southbound Milepost 27 to Milepost 23. Pavement rehabilitation. Traffic is reduced to one lane.
  • I-57 Southbound Milepost 24. Pavement rehabilitation. The exit ramp at Milepost 24 near Dongola is closed.
  • US 51 near Dongola. Pavement rehabilitation. The entrance ramp from US 51 to I-57 southbound is closed.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

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

WHITE COUNTY

  • I-64 Milepost 123. Bridge repair. Traffic is reduced to one lane eastbound and westbound.


 

5/21/2015 5:01 PM (Updated 5/21/2015 5:01 PM)

Indiana Toll Road Logo   Indiana Toll Road Prepares for Memorial Day Traffic

In anticipation of the 2015 Memorial Day weekend, ITR Concession Co. (the Indiana Toll Road) announces the removal of mainline lane restrictions during this time to help accommodate heavy holiday traffic. The moratorium on ITR road construction began at 5 a.m. today and will last until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26.

Exceptions for the Memorial Day freeze on construction projects are made for emergency situations and several current construction projects listed below. Work zone speed limits remain in effect in these areas and if emergency repairs were to occur.

Continuous projects throughout Memorial Day weekend:

  • Construction at Milepost 6-7 bridge utilizes a reversible lane: Two lanes in one direction and one lane in the other changing to accommodate the heaviest traffic flow.
  • Rolling single lane closures at various locations: Crews will be removing traffic counters in various locations until 3pm EST Friday.
  • Lake Station interchange (MP 21) reconstruction: Westbound traffic going to or coming from I-80/94 remains detoured to Exit 17/I-65. Eastbound traffic is not impacted.

ITRCC reminds drivers to be patient and watch for congestion, as holidays mean the Indiana Toll Road sees an increase in out-of-town travelers who are unfamiliar with the roads and area.  
Regularly scheduled construction projects – bridge work and pavement repairs – will resume Wednesday, May 27.

5/21/2015 3:46 PM (Updated 5/22/2015 1:30 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane closure on I-55 Northbound Exit to US 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that additional lane closures will be required for work on the northbound I-55 exit ramp to US 30 in Joliet beginning, weather permitting. Tuesday, May 26.

In order to complete the work, one of the two left turn lanes will be closed. The ramp will remain open to both eastbound and westbound US 30 at all times. The closure is expected to be removed Friday, May 29. This work is necessary for patching concrete pavement.

Other remaining work on the northbound and southbound exit ramps to US 30 includes diamond grinding pavement, sealing joints, concrete shoulder repair and striping. All work on the ramps is expected to wrap up in the next few weeks. Occasional daytime closures during off peak hours will be used to complete this work.

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.

5/21/2015 12:46 PM (Updated 5/21/2015 3:19 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   I-94 Lowry Tunnel in Minneapolis closing overnight June 1-2

Motorists traveling on Interstate 94 will encounter an overnight detour at the Lowry Tunnel in Minneapolis June 1 and June 2.

I-94 will close in both directions at the Lowry Tunnel from 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night while crews clean the tunnel, weather permitting.

Motorists will be detoured around the closure via the Hennepin Avenue/Lyndale Avenue Exit.

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

 

5/21/2015 4:43 AM (Updated 5/21/2015 1:30 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Temporary, Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled for Bridge Removal on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Work Scheduled at Garden Prairie Road and Anthony Road Bridges as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project

Temporary, overnight lane closures on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) at Garden Prairie Road and Anthony Road are scheduled to begin tonight, May 21, and continue next week for removal of the bridges carrying traffic over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90). Reconstruction of the local crossroad bridges is part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project and is scheduled to be complete this year.

Roadway closures for bridge removal is scheduled to be done during overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures. 

Weather permitting, tonight, Wednesday, May 20, overnight lane closures are scheduled in both directions on I-90 at Garden Prairie Road in Boone County.  Similar overnight lane closures are scheduled on Thursday, May 21.

The overnight lane closures on I-90 at Garden Prairie Road will begin after 8 p.m., closing two lanes in each direction on I-90. In addition, temporary, full closures of the roadway, each lasting no longer than 15 minutes, are scheduled to begin after midnight, with all lanes reopening by 5 a.m. the following morning, ahead of rush hour.

In addition, weather permitting, beginning the week of May 26, overnight lane closures will be scheduled in both directions on I-90 at Anthony Road in McHenry County. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures.

Overnight lane closures on I-90 at Anthony Road will begin after 8 p.m., closing two lanes in each direction on I-90. Temporary, full closures of the roadway, each lasting no longer than 15 minutes, are scheduled to begin after midnight, with all lanes scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning, ahead of rush hour.

The Garden Prairie Road Bridge in Boone County and the Anthony Road Bridge in McHenry County are currently closed for reconstruction and are scheduled to reopen this fall.

The bridges, which were both originally built in the 1950s, will be reconstructed to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. The new bridges will be reconstructed to include one lane in both directions and shoulders. Up to 180 vehicles use Garden Prairie Road on a daily basis. Up to 50 vehicles use Anthony Road on a daily basis.  

Reconstruction of the Garden Prairie Road and Anthony Road Bridges is being coordinated with Boone and McHenry counties, Riley Township and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local school districts and police and fire departments.

The bridges are among five local crossroad bridges scheduled to be reconstructed along I-90 this year to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. Local crossroad bridges being removed and reconstructed in 2015 also include the Higgins Road Bridge (Illinois Route 72) in Gilberts, with work continuing on the Tyrrell Road Bridge and the Higgins Road Bridge (Illinois Route 72) in Hoffman Estates.

Maps and construction project information about the I-90 local crossroad bridge projects are available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

Work Zone Safety

The work zone speed limit on I-90 at both Garden Prairie Road and Anthony Road is 55 mph in both directions, whether or not workers are present. 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.

I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project

The $2.5 billion Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Rebuilding and Widening Project will deliver a 21st century, state-of-the-art corridor linking Rockford to O’Hare International Airport. The I-90 corridor from downtown Chicago to Rockford serves nearly one million travelers per day. The project encompasses 62 miles and features six reconstructed and expanded lanes from Randall Road to I-39 near Rockford completed in 2014 and reconstruction and expansion to eight lanes from the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to Randall Road in Elgin to be completed in 2016. The new I-90 will also feature significant improvements to seven interchanges and bus on shoulder service along the eastern segment in partnership with Pace. In addition, the new I-90 includes flexible infrastructure to enable the Tollway to add new “smart” features and future transit expansion for the first time in the agency’s history.

The I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, The $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 

Getting Tollway Construction Information

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

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

About Move Illinois

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

About the Illinois Tollway

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

5/20/2015 8:32 PM (Updated 5/21/2015 6:04 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   County Highway 10 (Oakwood-Newtown Road) over I-74 near Oakwood

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin on the structure carrying County Highway 10 (Oakwood-Newtown Road) over Interstate 74, north of Oakwood on May 27, 2015. The work will include bridge deck patching, waterproofing and miscellaneous repairs to the structure. This work is part of the larger 9.53 mile Interstate 74 resurfacing project from the Fithian exit to the Martin Luther King exit.

During the repairs to the County Highway 10 structure, one lane of traffic will be maintained utilizing temporary traffic signals. Motorists should expect delays.

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

5/20/2015 4:27 PM (Updated 5/21/2015 6:15 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-72 & IL-105 near Monticello

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin on the structures carrying Illinois Route 105 over Interstate 72 and over Camp Creek north of Monticello on Monday, June 1, 2015. The work will include bridge deck patching, joint repairs, waterproofing, and other miscellaneous bridge repairs. During construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane on Illinois Route 105 and occasionally on Interstate 72. The traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals on both structures and the bridge over Camp Creek will have a width restriction of 15 feet 9 inches.

The overall project has an anticipated completion date of October 5, 2015 weather permitting.

Motorists are advised to slow down, obey posted limits and drive carefully through this and all work zones.

5/20/2015 4:21 PM (Updated 5/21/2015 6:16 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane closures along Torrence Avenue over Grand Calumet River Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures are necessary along Torrence Avenue over the Grand Calumet River (approximately 1 mile south of 130thStreet) in the City of Chicago starting, weather permitting, Wednesday, May 20.
 
During a routine bridge inspection, deterioration of the main truss members was discovered. In order to ensure the safety of the traveling public, the right lane in both the northbound and southbound directionswill be closed and the bridge posted for 15 Tons while the inspection is completed, and an analysis of the structure is performed.
 
Once the analysis of the truss members is complete, the Department will evaluate repair options, to allow us to reopen the traffic lanes.   Ultimately, the replacement of this structure is included in the Department's FY 2016-2021 Proposed Highway Improvement Program.
 
Since Torrence Avenue is not a designated truck route, a truck detour will not be posted for the 15 Ton restriction.  Trucks should seek alternate routes, such as the Bishop Ford Expressway, or possibly Burnham Ave to the east.
 
The bridge over the Grand Calumet River, which has an Average Daily Traffic (ADT) total of about 12,700, should be fully open to traffic once repairs are complete.
 
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.

5/20/2015 12:57 PM (Updated 5/21/2015 5:24 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-2 south of Rockton

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following update to the construction project on IL 2 south of Rockton. Roscoe Road east of IL 2 will be closed to all traffic on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

The section of pavement for approximately ¼ mile east of IL 2 will be removed and replaced as part of the $5.9 million project to reconstruct the intersection. Traffic will be detoured on Gleasman Road and Old River Road. The east approach to IL 2 is expected to be completed and open to traffic by mid-August.

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.

5/20/2015 12:23 PM (Updated 5/21/2015 5:12 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-74 west of St. Joseph

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs will be made to the bridge carrying T.R. 258 (C.R. 2000 East) over Interstate Route 74 west of St. Joseph. The repairs are scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 21, 2015, and be completed within two weeks.

T.R. 258 (C.R. 2000 East) over I-74 will be closed at the bridge for the duration of the project beginning May 21, 2015.

I-74 westbound traffic will be restricted to one lane beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Both lanes will be open to traffic during the Memorial Day weekend.

Inclement weather may revise these tentative dates.

Motorists are reminded to reduce speeds in work zones and be alert for workers and machinery.

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

5/20/2015 12:20 PM (Updated 5/21/2015 5:11 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-255 from IL-143 to IL-140

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lane closures will occur in both directions on IL 255 from IL 143 near Wood River to IL 140 near Bethalto beginning May 26, 2015, weather permitting.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane.  These lane restrictions are necessary to complete the micro-surfacing of the existing pavement through July 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 and traffic control devices will be provided to assist motorists through the work zones. 

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

5/20/2015 12:09 PM (Updated 5/21/2015 3:50 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-130 in Newton

The Illinois Department of Transportation (District 7) is coordinating with Indiana Railroad on a project to improve the railroad crossing on IL Rt. 130 (Van Buren Street) in Newton.  The project is tentatively scheduled for June 8th thru June 12th.

Indiana Railroad will be performing regular maintenance on the crossing, while IDOT will manage traffic control.  During construction, Van Buren Street will be closed to all traffic, at the crossing.  A detour is planned utilizing city streets.

Every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience to the traveling public, property owners and commercial establishments.  Please reduce your speed while traveling through this work zone.

5/20/2015 12:07 PM (Updated 5/21/2015 3:51 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Hwy 10 in St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids - all lanes to open for Memorial Day weekend travel

Motorists will find all lanes and most ramps of Highway 10 in St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids open for Memorial Day weekend travel.

All four lanes of Highway 10, and all ramps with the exception of the two ramps at eastbound Highway 10 and Benton Drive South, will open before rush hour on Friday, May 22 through 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 26.

Highway 10 between East St. Germain Street and County Road 33 has been reduced to one lane in each direction since April 1 as part of a project to reconstruct most of Highway 10 through St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids.

Highway 10 lane and ramp closures will resume after Memorial Day. Motorists can expect the following beginning Tuesday, May 26.

· Highway 10 between East St. Germain Street and County Road 33 will be one lane in each direction with head-to-head traffic switched to the westbound side of the road while the eastbound side is reconstructed.

· Both ramps at eastbound Highway 10/Benton Drive South will close until further notice.

· The ramp from eastbound Highway 10 to County Road 3 will close until further notice.

· The ramp from County Road 3 to eastbound Highway 10 will close for approximately one week in mid-June.

· The loop from eastbound Highway 10 to County Road 29 will close until further notice.

· Access from County Road 29 to eastbound Highway 10 will remain open using temporary ramps.

· Signed detours will be posted during all ramp closures.

· To view or print the map, visit mndot.gov/d3/stc/images/2015/ebhwy10_2015.pdf

 Updates on future traffic changes will be issued as details become available.

When complete in July 2015, the project will result in a smoother ride on Highway 10, and help ensure the road continues to serve the state for many years.

Highway 10 is an important freight and tourism route, supporting the state’s metro and rural economies. To learn more about how MnDOT takes care of Highway 10 and other roads, visit Get Connected at www.mndot.gov/getconnected.

5/20/2015 6:07 AM (Updated 5/21/2015 6:20 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-57 at Mile Marker 84

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Interstate 57 that a lane closure will be north of Exit 83 at milepost 84.  The closure is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 and will extend through Friday, May 29th, 2015.
 
Maintenance crews will be repairing the structure carrying northbound Interstate 57 over Atchison Creek.
 
Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the construction site as quickly as possible.
 
Through traffic is encouraged to seek alternate routes while the work is underway.

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

5/18/2015 10:19 AM (Updated 5/18/2015 3:07 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 45/52 in Kankakee

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that (weather permitting) resurfacing activities will begin the week of May 18, 2015 on U.S. 45/52 in Kankakee. The 3.0 mile project consists of milling and HMA resurfacing, from IL 17 and ending north of I-57. Additional work will include traffic signal loop detector replacements at various intersection and reconstruction of existing sidewalk ramps along U.S. 45/52.

The work is anticipated to be complete by early autumn.

Motorists are encouraged to use extreme caution when traveling through the work zone and to be alert for changing traffic patterns, flaggers and all other workers. 

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

5/15/2015 4:12 PM (Updated 5/15/2015 4:12 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   WB I-270 near IL-3

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that a nighttime lane closure will be encountered on I-270 westbound from the IL-3 interchange to the Mississippi River Bridge beginning on Monday, May 18, 2015, weather permitting.  The lane closure will begin at 9:00 p.m. and will be reopened by 5:00 a.m. the following morning. This lane closure is necessary to install new guardrail along I-270.  The westbound work will be completed by June 5, 2015.

Traffic will be guided through the work zone utilizing flaggers, traffic control devices, and traffic control signing.  Please use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone. 

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

5/15/2015 2:06 PM (Updated 5/15/2015 2:23 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Traffic Stage Change Along New York Street / Aurora Avenue at IL-59 begins Friday

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a major traffic stage change will begin along New York Street / Aurora Avenue at IL-59 in Aurora and Naperville starting, weather permitting, Friday, May 15. The stage change is part of the on-going roadway reconstruction project along IL-59.

In order to complete the work, a new traffic pattern will be installed on New York Street / Aurora Avenue with traffic reduced to one lane in each direction. Both eastbound and westbound New York Street / Aurora Avenue will also have a dedicated left turn lane at IL-59. The traffic configuration on IL-59 will remain unchanged.

The project will provide a more efficient roadway facility to the public with improved safety features, additional roadway capacity, reduced crash potential, and improved roadway geometrics that will facilitate traffic flow and relieve congestion. In addition to serving the motoring public, the proposed project will help meet the existing and future needs of the adjacent communities.

The project will be complete by the end of September.

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

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

5/15/2015 1:15 PM (Updated 5/21/2015 1:25 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   SB I-57 Ramp at MM 24

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of an upcoming ramp closure on I-57 in Union County.

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2015, the exit ramp on I-57 southbound at milepost 24 will be closed to all traffic in order to facilitate milling, paving, and patching.  The ramp is anticipated to be reopened on Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Motorists must seek an alternate route. Message boards and signs will be in place to alert local traffic of the closure. Please slow down and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

5/15/2015 12:35 PM (Updated 5/15/2015 12:35 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-51 in Carbondale

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on US 51 in Carbondale of upcoming lane closures.

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2015, portions of US 51 northbound from Mill Street to IL 13 eastbound and  US 51 southbound from near Chestnut Street to Mill Street will have lane closures.

These lane closures are necessary to facilitate the patching, milling, and resurfacing of the roadway.

It is anticipated that this project will be completed near the end of June 2015, weather permitting.

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

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

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

5/13/2015 5:28 PM (Updated 5/14/2015 4:06 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Samuel Road near IL-13

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2015, a portion of Samuel Road just north of Illinois 13 will be closed to all traffic in order to facilitate a grade raise as part of the construction of the new frontage road.  The closure involves a section of Samuel Road north of Illinois 13 extending from Brandhorst Drive to Marion Street.  Businesses and residences south of the closure will still have access to IL 13.  Those residences north of the closure will have access to Marion Street.

It is anticipated that this closure will last approximately three weeks, weather permitting.

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

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

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

5/13/2015 5:25 PM (Updated 5/14/2015 4:06 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Keller Drive in Effingham

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that beginning May 15, 2015, weather permitting; construction is scheduled to begin on pavement patching on Keller Drive from West Evergreen Avenue to just south of Grove Avenue in Effingham.  One lane traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times during construction and motorists are asked to slow down, use caution and follow all signs.  Consideration of alternate routes is recommended.  A portion of the pavement patching work will be performed between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

5/13/2015 1:03 PM (Updated 5/14/2015 4:07 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-51 to I-57 in Union County

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on US-51 South to I-57.  Starting May 13th, 2015, US-51 South to I-57 South will be closed at the I-57 interchange.  This closure will be in place until August 15th, 2015.

Motorists should follow the marked detour route which directs motorists through Dongola.

Message boards and detour signs will be in place for the detour.

I-57 northbound to US-51 northbound will remain open.

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

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

5/13/2015 10:55 AM (Updated 5/14/2015 4:08 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Quincy Bayview Bridge Lane Reduction

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces bridge joint repair work on the Quincy Bayview Bridge beginning on Wednesday, May 13th. Note: This will NOT effect the Bridge The Gap To Health Run scheduled for Saturday, May 16th.

Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane. Work is expected to be completed by mid-October 2015. The contractor on this $1,394,000 project is Halverson Construction Company, Inc. of Springfield, Illinois.

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

5/12/2015 10:47 AM (Updated 5/14/2015 3:47 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-47 in Mahomet

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin on Illinois Route 47 from U.S. Route 136 to Interstate 74 in Mahomet on May 12, 2015. The work will include 8.4 miles of resurfacing, new shoulders, culvert replacement, intersection improvements and safety improvements on IL 47. One lane of traffic will be maintained during construction.

The overall project has an anticipated completion date of mid-December 2015, weather permitting.

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.

5/11/2015 11:12 AM (Updated 5/11/2015 3:53 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-74 Road and Bridge Repairs in Vermilion County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin on Interstate 74 from Illinois Route 49 to U.S. 150 west of Danville on May 17, 2015. The work will include 9.53 miles of pavement patching, milling and resurfacing on mainline Interstate 74 along with various bridge repairs, including the structure carrying County Highway 10 (Oakwood Road) over the interstate and some ramp repairs.

With the exception of traffic control set up and other minor items, the work will be done at night. Lanes are allowed to remain closed during the day to facilitate the night work. During the repairs to the County Highway 10 structure, one lane of traffic will be maintained utilizing temporary traffic signals. There will be width restrictions on Interstate 74 during construction for work under some of the bridges. During this work, the width restrictions will be posted. Please follow the advisory signs.

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

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.

5/11/2015 11:09 AM (Updated 5/11/2015 3:52 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   EB/WB IL-140 near Bond County Line

EB/WB IL 140 near Bond County LineThe Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that the eastbound and westbound lanes on IL 140, between Alhambra and Greenville, will be reduced to one lane between 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., weather permitting.  This lane restriction is required to remove and replace pavement.  This work should be completed by May 29, 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.

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5/11/2015 9:19 AM (Updated 5/21/2015 6:16 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-160 north of Trenton

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that IL 160 from Commerce Drive to 4th Street in Trenton will be reduced to one lane traffic during daytime hours in order to perform pavement patching on the roadway.  Work is scheduled to begin on May 26, 2015 and be completed on June 30, 2015, 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, flaggers and traffic control devices will be provided to assist motorists through the work zones.

The Contractor on this project is Kinney Contractors, Inc. of Raymond, Illinois. Steve Putz 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 618-346-3350.

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5/11/2015 9:16 AM (Updated 5/11/2015 3:41 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-140 near the Bond County line

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that the eastbound and westbound lanes on IL 140, between Alhambra and Greenville, will be reduced to one lane between 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., weather permitting.  This lane restriction is required to remove and replace pavement.  This work should be completed by May 29, 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.

Additional information may also be available at www.stl-traffic.org/

5/9/2015 3:51 PM (Updated 5/9/2015 3:51 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IDOT Area Construction Projects
Illinois 13 In Murphysboro at the Big Muddy River Bridges Jackson    Minor Delays Expected 9/1/2015 Bridge replacement
Illinois 13 At the Railroad tacks west of Marion Williamson Minor Delays Expected 9/1/2015 Grade raise and additional lanes
US 45 6 miles from Texas City to Illinois 142 in Eldorado Saline Minor Delays Expected 11/15/2016 Additional lanes
I-64 6.5 miles east of Wayne County line to Illinois 1 White    Minor Delays Expecte 12/1/2015 Resurface
Illinois 13 Commercial Drive to Crainville Road in Carterville Williamson    Minor Delays Expected 10/15/2015 Additional Lanes
Illinois 13/127 North of Murphysboro at the Beaucoup Creek Bridge Jackson Minor Delays Expected 10/1/2016 Bridge replacement
I-57 I 57 and I 64 Interchange at MT. Vernon Jefferson Minor Delays Expected 12/1/2015 Concrete Rubbilizing and Resurface
Illinois 1 In Cave-In-Rock Hardin Minor Delays Expected 8/15/2015 Resurface
Herrin Blacktop Herrin to Johnston City Williamson    Minor Delays Expected 10/15/2015 dirt work, new alignment, paving
Illinois 146 East of Grantsburg Johnson    Minor Delays Expected 9/23/2015 Bridge replacement
Illinois 146 Johnson County Line to Illinois 146 in Golconda Pope Minor Delays Expected 7/23/2015 Resurface
US 51 In DuQuoin - Grantway street to Hickory Street Perry Minor Delays Expected 6/15/2015 Resurface
Illinois 13 Crainville Road to Briggs Road Williamson    Minor Delays Expected 10/30/2016 Additional Lanes
US 45 Near Norris City White Minor Delays Expected 9/1/2015 Resurface
Illinois 1 Norris City to Gallatin County Line White Minor Delays Expected 5/26/2015 Resurface
I-24  &   I-57 I-24 in Johnson & Massac Counties / I 57 in Union County Massac, Johnson, Union Minor Delays Expected 8/30/2015 Bridge painting
Illinois 154 S 51 to Frankin County Line Perry Minor Delays Expected 5/8/2015 Resurface
Illinois 149 In Hurst Williamson    Minor Delays Expected 5/30/2015 Safety Shoulders
Illinois 13 In Marion at Terminal Drive Williamson    Minor Delays Expected 5/30/2015 Pavement Replacement
US 45 In Metropolis from 10th / Ferry to Illinois 169 Massac    Minor Delays Expected 7/15/2015 Resurface
I 57 Illinois 146 to I 24 Johnson/Union Minor Delays Expected 12/1/2016 Concrete Pavement and Resurface
I 24 over Pulleys Mill Williamson    Minor Delays Expected 7/15/2015 Bridge Repair
Illinois 145 2 miles south of Illinois 147 Pope    Minor Delays Expected 9/15/2015 Resurface
US 45 Stone Fort to Illinois 166 Johnson/Williamson Minor Delays Expected 7/6/2015 Resurface
US 45 Illinois 166 to I 24 Johnson    Minor Delays Expected 9/21/2015 Resurface
I 57 1.2 miles south of Pulaski County to 5 miles norht of Pulaski Co. Line Union/Pulaski Minor Delays Expected 8/15/2015 Rubblize SB lanes
Illinois 13 EB in Carbondale at Giant City Road and Reed Station Road Jackson Minor Delays Expected 6/30/2015 Pavement Replacement
Illinois 13/127 in Murphysboro from Illinois 149 to Ava Road Jackson    Minor Delays Expected 6/15/2015 Micro Surfacing
Illinois 1 3.3 miels south of Gallatin County Hardin    Minor Delays Expected 5/1/2016 Bridge replacement
Illinois 1 4 miles south of Gallatin County Hardin    Minor Delays Expected 12/20/2015 Bridge replacement
Illinois 37 Johnson County Line to Olmsted Pulaski    Minor Delays Expected 7/11/2015 Resurface

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5/9/2015 9:42 AM (Updated 5/9/2015 9:42 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-172 in Adams County

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces bridge painting work beginning on Monday, May 11th. Traffic will be reduced to one lane on certain structures as needed. Work is expected to be completed by October 1, 2015.

 The contractor on this $1,065,000 project is Era Valdivia Contractors, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois.

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

5/8/2015 1:20 PM (Updated 5/8/2015 1:20 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-72 near Monroe Center

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on IL-72 near Monroe Center will begin on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Martin & Company will be making improvements to the 4.7 mile section of IL-72 from I-39 to the DeKalb/Ogle County line west of Fairdale.

Work will involve placing new storm sewers, curbs and sidewalk work in Monroe Center. The $1.5 million project will also make pavement repairs and resurface the 4.7 mile section of IL-72. The contract is scheduled to be completed by the end of August.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane during working hours. Drivers should slow down and should be prepared to stop for flaggers who will be directing traffic past the work operations. There will be closures of side streets in Monroe Center during the storm sewer and intersection pavement work.

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

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5/8/2015 10:16 AM (Updated 5/9/2015 8:36 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Division Street in Carterville

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling Division Street in Carterville of an upcoming lane reduction with one way traffic.]

Beginning Monday, May 11, 2015 South Division Street from IL-13 to Old IL-13 will be reduced to one way traffic in order to facilitate pavement removal and replacement. The direction of travel will be only south bound. Access to Commercial Drive and all businesses will remain open via the new frontage road across from Kirk Lane. Venable Drive will be closed at Division Street. The southern end of Venable Drive at Old IL-13 will remain open. This lane reduction/one way traffic situation is expected to last until Saturday, May 30, 2015 weather dependent.

Message boards, signs and other traffic control devices will be in place to direct motorists.

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

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5/8/2015 10:13 AM (Updated 5/9/2015 8:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-5 (Blackhawk Road) east of US 67 in Rock Island

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on IL 5 (Blackhawk Road) through the Blackhawk State Historic Site east of US 67 in Rock Island will begin on Monday, May 11, 2015. The improvement project includes making slope repairs along the roadway, fixing drainage inlets, milling off sections of the existing roadway surface, making pavement repairs and resurfacing the highway.

The project will improve the 0.8 miles of IL 5 from 13th Street to 24th Street. and is scheduled to be completed by early July.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane during working hours. Drivers should be prepared to stop for flaggers who will be directing vehicles past the work operations.

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

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5/8/2015 8:56 AM (Updated 5/8/2015 8:57 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Weekend Lane Shifts and Shoulder Closures Along I-90/94 for Stage Change

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lane shifts and shoulder closures will be implemented for traffic staging of lanes on I-90/94 Dan Ryan Expressway at 63rd Street, which began Thursday, April 29, and weather permitting will officially be in place by the morning of Saturday, May 2.

The focus of the project includes the reconstruction of the 63rd St. Bridge over the Dan Ryan Expressway. These traffic configurations will continue through early June 2015.

In order to complete the project, the following traffic changes will be in place:

• outbound local lanes: Lane shift and right shoulder closure

• outbound express lanes: Lanes shifts, lane narrowing and left shoulder closure

• inbound express lanes: Lane shifts, lane narrowing, and right shoulder closure

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.

5/5/2015 3:27 PM (Updated 5/8/2015 4:26 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-155 Lane Closures

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that intermittent lane closures on northbound and southbound I-155 from MM 11-20 will begin Monday, May 4th and continue until November.

The lane closures are necessary for resurfacing and guardrail work to be completed. 

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

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5/1/2015 4:31 PM (Updated 5/2/2015 2:43 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Roadway Resurfacing to Begin in May on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

Single lane closures required for the duration of the project

Work to prepare for the start of roadway resurfacing on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Lee and Ogle Counties is scheduled to begin Friday, May 1, with lane reductions to prepare for traffic shifts and construction work zones.

In 2015, the Illinois Tollway will resurface 22 miles of the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), between Illinois Route 251 near Rochelle and Chicago Avenue (U.S. Route 52) near Dixon, including repairs to the Illinois Route 251 Interchange. The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

Traffic on I-88 will be reduced from two lanes to one lane in each direction to provide room for construction throughout the majority of the resurfacing project. The shoulders in the work zone are too narrow to accommodate a traffic shift. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the closures.

Weather permitting, on Friday, May 1, work on the project is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. with single lane closures in the westbound direction in the 12.5 mile segment between Chicago Avenue and Midway Road to begin removal of rumble strips and prepare to shift traffic to provide a work zone for resurfacing. A single lane closures in the eastbound direction will begin on Saturday, May 2.

In addition, between Midway Road and Thorpe Road a single lane closure in the eastbound lanes is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Friday, May 1, for rumble strip removal and work to prepare for a work zone. A single lane closure is also scheduled to begin in the westbound lanes between Steward Road and Brooklyn Road.

Advance work is expected to last for two weeks, after which all traffic between Chicago Avenue and Illinois Route 251 will be reduced to one lane in each direction and roadway resurfacing and shoulder reconstruction will begin. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through the summer, at which time traffic will be shifted to the left to provide a work zone on the right.

In May, reconstruction work will also begin on two ramps at the Illinois Route 251 Interchange. Work on the ramps carrying traffic from Illinois Route 251 to westbound I-88 and from eastbound I-88 to Illinois Route 251 includes removing and replacing the existing concrete pavement. Lane shifts and weekend ramp closures will be necessary to complete the work.  Repaving work is scheduled later this year on the two remaining ramps.

4/30/2015 2:39 PM (Updated 5/1/2015 1:04 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 30 Interchange with I-88

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work at the US 30 interchange with I-88 east of Rock Falls will begin on Monday, May 4, 2015. The project involves making pavement repairs and resurfacing US 30 and the ramps for the south side of the interchange. Twin City Construction is the contractor for the $398,000 project that is scheduled to be completed by the end of May.


Drivers should be prepared to stop for flaggers who will be directing traffic past the work operations. Motorists should also be alert for workers along the travel lane and slow moving vehicles entering and exiting the work areas.


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

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4/30/2015 5:09 AM (Updated 5/1/2015 11:45 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Work Scheduled to Begin Next Week To Reconstruct Garden Prairie Road and Anthony Road Bridges in Boone and McHenry Counties

Local crossroad bridges to be reconstructed as part of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Rebuilding and Widening Project 

The Garden Prairie Road Bridge in Boone County and the Anthony Road Bridge in McHenry County both carrying traffic over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) are scheduled to close beginning May 6 for removal and reconstruction as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project.

Both bridges will be closed with no detour. Drivers can opt to use the County Line Road Bridge to cross over I-90 during construction. Bridge reconstruction is scheduled to be complete this fall.

Full closure of both bridges is necessary because the bridges are too narrow to accommodate traffic while completing the work. The bridges, which were both originally built in the 1950s, will be reconstructed to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. Up to 180 vehicles use Garden Prairie Road on a daily basis. Up to 50 vehicles use Anthony Road on a daily basis.

Weather permitting, both the Garden Prairie Road and Anthony Road Bridges are scheduled to close to local traffic after 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to the bridge closures, however, no detour will be posted. Drivers can opt to use the County Line Road Bridge to cross over I-90 during construction.

Once the closures are in place, work will begin to prepare for bridge removal and reconstruction. The new bridges will be reconstructed to include one lane in both directions and shoulders. The impact to I-90 traffic will include overnight lane closures the week of May 4 to prepare for closure of the bridges, as well as future temporary closures for bridge removal and beam installation. All work is scheduled to be complete in the fall.

Reconstruction of the Garden Prairie Road and Anthony Road Bridges is being coordinated with Boone and McHenry counties, Riley Township and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local school districts and police and fire departments.

The bridges are among five local crossroad bridges scheduled to be reconstructed along I-90 this year to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. Local crossroad bridges being removed and reconstructed in 2015 also include the Higgins Road Bridge (Illinois Route 72) in Gilberts, with work continuing on the Tyrrell Road Bridge and the Higgins Road Bridge (Illinois Route 72) in Hoffman Estates.

Maps and construction project information about the I-90 local crossroad bridge projects are available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

4/29/2015 4:40 PM (Updated 4/29/2015 4:40 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   I-88 between Joslin and Hillsdale

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, construction work on I-88 between Joslin and Hillsdale is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 4, 2015. Three Star Painting will be painting the 66th Avenue North bridge over I-88.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction for approximately one month while the structure is cleaned and painted. Following completion of the 66th Avenue North bridge, the contractor will move his operations to paint the 226th Street North bridge over I-88 located about 2 miles east of the I-80 interchange. The second structure will also take approximately one month to complete, so the $342,648 contract for the two bridges should be finished by mid-July.

4/29/2015 1:38 PM (Updated 4/29/2015 1:38 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Reconstruction Work Begins on Ramps Connecting the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) to Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and O'Hare Airport

All ramps remain open during reconstruction 

The Illinois Tollway is beginning work to reconstruct three ramps connecting the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and O’Hare International Airport in 2015 as part of the $2.5 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. Reconstruction work will start with a traffic shift on the ramp connecting eastbound I-90 to northbound I-294 is scheduled to begin overnight Wednesday, April 29.

The ramps connecting eastbound I-90 to northbound and southbound I-294 and the ramp connecting eastbound I-90 to O’Hare Airport are being reconstructed, with work scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

All ramps will remain open throughout reconstruction using traffic shifts to accommodate a work zone. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to traffic shifts and work zones throughout construction.

Overnight Wednesday, April 29, traffic on the ramp carrying eastbound I-90 traffic to northbound I-294 is scheduled to shift to the left. Lane closures on eastbound I-90 will begin by closing one lane after 9 p.m. and a second lane after midnight to complete pavement striping on the ramp. Work to shift traffic is scheduled to begin after midnight and be completed by 5 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, ahead of the morning rush hour.

Traffic shifts and reconstruction on the remaining ramps are scheduled to begin in early May.

Temporary pavement is being constructed in each location to keep the ramps open during reconstruction. Once the temporary pavement is in place, traffic will be shifted to the left to provide work zones with half the width of each ramp being reconstructed at a time. When work on the first half of the ramps is completed mid-summer, traffic will be shifted to the right with a work zone on the left to complete the reconstruction.

The Tollway is coordinating work on the ramps with the Federal Aviation Administration, O’Hare International Airport, the village of Rosemont and the Illinois Department of Transportation, as well as local police and fire departments.