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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Weekend Closures at Jane Byrne for Flyover Opening

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is reminding the public that the new flyover ramp linking the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (westbound Interstate 90/94) to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (westbound Interstate 290), part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project, will open to traffic, beginning, weather permitting, Sunday, Dec. 4.

The opening of the flyover ramp will require temporary lane and ramp closures at the following locations this weekend:

  • Starting tonight at 8 p.m., the ramp from inbound Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94) to the outbound Eisenhower will be closed from Madison Street to Halsted Street. A posted detour will direct traffic to take the outbound Dan Ryan, exit at 18th Street, re-enter the inbound Dan Ryan and take the ramp to the outbound Eisenhower. The right lane of the inbound Kennedy also will be closed. All lanes and ramps on the inbound Kennedy will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5.
  • Starting tonight at 11 p.m., outbound Congress Parkway will be reduced to one lane between Canal Street and Morgan Street until 2 p.m. Sunday.
  • Starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, the right lane on the inbound Dan Ryan will be closed from 26th Street to Harrison Street, with a second lane closing at 11 p.m. All lanes will reopen at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

The new flyover ramp has been under construction since September 2014 and has required some closures at the interchange. The following lanes and ramps will reopen this weekend:

  • The ramps from the Stevenson Expressway (Interstate 55) to the inbound Dan Ryan will be restored to two lanes.
  • All lanes on the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway will reopen.
  • The Roosevelt Road entrance ramp to the outbound Eisenhower will reopen.

Traffic will be able to use one lane on the flyover until the second lane can open with the completion of ongoing work on the outbound Eisenhower in Summer 2018. Even with one lane open, 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 new flyover ramp will replace the existing single-lane, winding ramp with a new 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.

Please visit www.circleinterchange.org for complete project details and closure information, including a streaming high-resolution view of the work zone.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

12/2/2016 1:48 PM (Updated 12/2/2016 1:48 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions For The Week Of December 5, 2016

Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:

JERSEY COUNTY

  • IL 3 from Grafton Hills Road to IL 109 near Grafton one lane restricted to perform widening, box culvert extensions and resurfacing through December 2017. (JA)

MADISON COUNTY

  • IL 3/111 (Homer Adams Parkway) at Golf Road, lane restrictions to construct intersection and drainage improvements for the proposed Alton Multimodal Facility through June 2017. (Ops)
  • IL 4, St. Jacob, structure over the East Fork of Silver Creek approximately 0.7 mile north of US 40, reduced to one-way traffic with width restrictions in place and temporary traffic signals for the remainder of construction through late Fall 2016. (SEP)
  • SIU Northern Access Road over Cahokia Creek between IL 143 and New Poag Road will be reduced to one lane for approximately one month. At that time, the northbound and southbound lanes will both be reduced to one lane for the remainder of the project to repair the surfaces of both bridges through fall 2017. (JA)

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

  • I-55/64 westbound, between 3rd Street and Tudor Avenue, the right lane remains closed through November 2016, at which time the next sequence of work will require that the left lane be closed through Spring 2017. Throughout the duration of this work, one lane of traffic will be closed at all times leaving two lanes open for traffic to construct a new ramp that will connect eastbound traffic from the Martin Luther King Bridge to westbound I-55/64. (JGG)
  • I-64, from the Green Mount Road 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 AM to 7:00 PM and all westbound lanes, east of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. All eastbound lanes, west of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM and from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM and all eastbound lanes, east of IL 158, will remain open from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. (SEP)
  • IL 13 under IL 15, Belleville, closed to all traffic through spring 2017. (SEP)
  • IL 15 bridges over IL 13, Belleville, one lane closed in each direction of bridges through spring 2017. (SEP)
  • IL 157 at IL 161/St. Clair Avenue, the bridge carrying IL 157 over IL 161/St. Clair Avenue closed for removal and replacement of the bridge through fall 2016. A marked detour and message boards utilizing routes IL 15 and I-64 will be in place to route traffic around this closure. (JGG)
  • Rieder Rd., from US 50 to Wherry Road, closed except to local traffic to reconstruct Rieder Rd. and construct a new interstate interchange with I-64 through mid-May 2017. (SEP)

List of daily lane closures, weather permitting:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016

  • *NEW** Maryville Road at Old Alton Road (north of IL 203 (Nameoki Road)) in Granite City closed to construct a sanitary sewer force main. (Ops/Poettker)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016

  • **NEW** Maryville Road at Old Alton Road (north of IL 203 (Nameoki Road)) in Granite City closed to construct a sanitary sewer force main. (Ops/Poettker)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016

  • **NEW** Maryville Road at Old Alton Road (north of IL 203 (Nameoki Road)) in Granite City closed to construct a sanitary sewer force main. (Ops/Poettker)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016

  • *NEW** Maryville Road at Old Alton Road (north of IL 203 (Nameoki Road)) in Granite City closed to construct a sanitary sewer force main. (Ops/Poettker)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016

  • **NEW** Maryville Road at Old Alton Road (north of IL 203 (Nameoki Road)) in Granite City closed to construct a sanitary sewer force main. (Ops/Poettker)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016

  • No lane restrictions to report

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016

  • No lane restrictions to report

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

12/2/2016 4:41 PM (Updated 12/3/2016 9:11 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   New Eastbound I-290 Flyover Ramp Opens

The new flyover ramp bridge connecting eastbound I-290 to eastbound IL-390 is now open to traffic, creating a new free-flow movement within the I-290 Interchange, reducing travel times and improving access between I-290 and the IL-390 Tollway.

As part of the Illinois Tollway’s I-290 Interchange Project, the Illinois Department of Transportation together with DuPage County is building the three-level, multi-span ramp structure that will provide two, 12-foot lanes with a 10-foot outside shoulder and a 12-foot inside shoulder.

The new free-flow ramp will eliminate bottlenecks and significantly reduce travel delays on IL-390 and through the interchange with the elimination of the last remaining traffic signal at the interchange controlling traffic flow between eastbound I-290 and eastbound Illinois Route 390.

At 1 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30, the right lane on the new ramp opened to traffic, but the left lane will remain closed until work on the interchange is complete in 2017. In conjunction with the ramp opening, the traffic signal at the existing intersection of the ramp from eastbound I-290 to eastbound IL-390 will be removed and a third lane on westbound IL-390 between Hamilton Lakes Drive and I-290 will open, helping to reduce congestion at the interchange.

The new flyover ramp is funded through the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program. DuPage County in collaboration with other area officials secured about 80 percent of the $38.3 million cost through the CMAQ program with the remaining 20 percent funded by the Illinois Tollway.

When completed, the I-290 Interchange Project will create direct access with free-flow traffic movements to and from IL-390 in all directions and reduce travel times by up to 35 percent. As part of this project, three traffic signals have already been removed along IL-390 and Thorndale Avenue, including those at Rohlwing Road and at the eastbound I-290 and westbound I-290 ramps to Thorndale Avenue. Additional traffic signals are scheduled to be removed in 2017 between Park Boulevard and IL-83 when the IL-390 Tollway mainline is complete.

The public can follow the progress of the work on the I-290 Interchange via camera images offering bird’s-eye-views on the Illinois Tollway’s website, along with maps and construction project information available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com.

11/30/2016 10:00 AM (Updated 11/30/2016 1:53 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions for the week of November 28, 2016

Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
 
JERSEY COUNTY

  •  IL-3 from Grafton Hills Road to IL 109 near Grafton one lane restricted to perform widening, box culvert extensions and resurfacing through December 2017. (JA)

MADISON COUNTY

  •  I-70 from Prairie Road (mp 26) to Baumann Road (mp 33) near Highland will be intermittently restricted to make repairs to the pavement. Traffic will be maintained utilizing message boards, flaggers, signs and other traffic control devices through December 2016. (SEP)

       All lanes will be open to peak hour traffic during the following times:

  • Eastbound I-70: Monday through Thursday - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Westbound I-70: Monday through Friday - 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
  • Eastbound and Westbound I-70: Fridays - 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

 

  • IL-3/111 (Homer Adams Parkway) at Golf Road, lane restrictions to construct intersection and drainage improvements for the proposed Alton Multimodal Facility through June 2017. (Ops) 
  • IL-4, St. Jacob, structure over the East Fork of Silver Creek approximately 0.7 mile north of US 40, reduced to one-way traffic with width restrictions in place and temporary traffic signals for the remainder of construction through late Fall 2016. (SEP) 
  • SIU Northern Access Road over Cahokia Creek between IL 143 and New Poag Road will be reduced to one lane for approximately one month. At that time, the northbound and southbound lanes will both be reduced to one lane for the remainder of the project to repair the surfaces of both bridges through fall 2017. (JA)

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

  •  I-55/64 westbound, between 3rd Street and Tudor Avenue, the right lane remains closed through November 2016, at which time the next sequence of work will require that the left lane be closed through Spring 2017. Throughout the duration of this work, one lane of traffic will be closed at all times leaving two lanes open for traffic to construct a new ramp that will connect eastbound traffic from the Martin Luther King Bridge to westbound I-55/64. (JGG)
  •  I-64, from the Green Mount Road 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 AM to 7:00 PM and all westbound lanes, east of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. All eastbound lanes, west of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM and from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM and all eastbound lanes, east of IL 158, will remain open from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. (SEP)
  •  IL-13 under IL-15, Belleville, closed to all traffic through spring 2017. (SEP)
  •  IL-15 bridges over IL-3, Belleville, one lane closed in each direction of bridges through spring 2017. (SEP)
  •  IL-157 at IL-161/St. Clair Avenue, the bridge carrying IL-157 over IL-161/St. Clair Avenue closed for removal and replacement of the bridge through fall 2016. A marked detour and message boards utilizing routes IL-15 and I-64 will be in place to route traffic around this closure. (JGG)
  •  Rieder Rd., from US-50 to Wherry Road, closed except to local traffic to reconstruct Rieder Rd. and construct a new interstate interchange with I-64 through mid-May 2017. (SEP)
11/29/2016 10:58 AM (Updated 11/30/2016 1:57 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Reconstruction Project along LaGrange Road Substantially Complete

All Lanes Open on U.S. 45 from 131st Street to 179th Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that all lanes are open along LaGrange Road (U.S. 45) between 131st Street and 179th Street, in Orland Park, Orland Hills, Palos Park and Tinley Park.

The project, which started in Summer 2013, reconstructed 6.6 miles along LaGrange Road from 131st Street to 179th Street. The scope of the project included roadway widening to provide three lanes in each direction separated by a landscaped median.

The project also included improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists, by adding sidewalks and crossings that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as a multi-use path. 

Daily lane closures will be necessary to complete additional work including traffic signals, punch list items, landscaping and sidewalk installation. 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.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

11/28/2016 6:08 PM (Updated 11/29/2016 10:53 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-71 Closed to through Traffic between IL-178 and IL-23

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-71 will be closed to through traffic between IL-178 and IL-23 beginning Monday, November 7, 2016. A detour will be posted that utilizes IL-178, US-6, and IL- 23.

The project work includes slope stabilization along IL-71 at Dimmick Hill near Kaskaskia Canyon, 0.4 miles east of E 1101st Road.

IL- 71 will be open weekends from 3:00 p.m. Friday to midnight Sunday during the duration of the project. During the week IL-71 will be open to local traffic on either side of Dimmick Hill including access to all homes, businesses, trails, and parking lots. Starved Rock State Park and Lodge remain open during construction with full access from IL-178. Accommodations will be made to allow emergency vehicles to safely pass through the work site.

The project is expected to last approximately 1 month.

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

11/2/2016 10:50 AM (Updated 11/2/2016 11:18 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Eisenhower, Congress Parkway Lane Closures for Jane Byrne Interchange Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that closures will take place on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) and Congress Parkway, in Chicago, for the next step in the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project, beginning, weather permitting, Sunday, October 9.

The closures are necessary for work on the westbound Eisenhower Expressway, including the rehabilitation of a portion of the Congress Viaduct, as well as the reconstruction of the westbound Eisenhower over I-90/94 and the Canal Street entrance ramp to the Eisenhower.

Starting Sunday, October 9, the following closures will take place:

  • The westbound Eisenhower Expressway/Congress Parkway will be reduced to two lanes from west of Wells Street to Halsted Street. Lane widths also will be reduced.
  • The left lane on the eastbound Eisenhower Expressway will be closed from Halsted Street to the Post Office. Lane widths also will be reduced.
  • The Canal Street entrance ramp to the westbound Eisenhower will be closed for the duration of the project. A posted detour will direct westbound Van Buren Street traffic to enter the Eisenhower at Racine Avenue.

The ramps from the westbound Eisenhower Expressway to the Dan Ryan and Kennedy expressways (northbound and southbound I-90/94) will remain open during construction.

This next step of the Jane Byrne Interchange project will focus on bridge work and pavement reconstruction on the westbound Eisenhower Expressway from the Post Office to Racine Avenue. The project improves traffic flow and safety, as well as connects the new flyover bridge from the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) to the westbound Eisenhower. These improvements are expected to be completed in Summer 2018.

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.

Please visit www.circleinterchange.org for complete project details and closure information, including a streaming high-resolution view of the work zone.

10/3/2016 1:43 PM (Updated 11/30/2016 12:19 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Replacement of Torrence Avenue Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that construction will begin in November on a total replacement of the Torrence Avenue bridge over the Grand Calumet River bridge in Chicago. The new bridge is anticipated to be finished and open in Summer 2017.
           
The existing bridge, approximately one mile south of 130th Street, was closed for emergency repairs in May after a routine inspection revealed one of the main truss members had deteriorated and was no longer safe. Subsequent evaluations determined more extensive repairs were required and available funding would be better spent on a long-term solution.

The bridge replacement already was included in IDOT’s FY2016-21 Proposed Highway Improvement Program.

The current detour will remain in place until the project is complete. Northbound traffic is  detoured east on Sibley Boulevard, north on Burnham Avenue, northwest on Brainard Avenue and west on 130th Street to reconnect with Torrence Avenue. Southbound traffic is following the reverse route.

The new structure will replace a streel truss bridge built in 1938. The new bridge will have a more modern style and design, with a multiuse path on the east side of the bridge, as well as standard sidewalk on the west side, to better accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.

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.

Visit www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/Torrence-Over-Grand-Calumet for more information on the project.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

10/29/2015 1:46 PM (Updated 9/4/2016 3:24 PM)

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 logo   Keep Us Alive Drive 45

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 is our commitment to keep workers and motorists safe in work zones. Each year, many people are killed in construction zone accidents, both commuters and workers. Please abide the posted speed limit in work zones. When workers are present, it's 45 M.P.H. - It's The Law.

Join us in our pledge to increase awareness and promote safe driving in our work zones by displaying an orange ribbon. Together we can make our roadways a safer place to commute and work. With your help, we can see to it that a construction zone is not an end zone.

8/21/2006 12:00 AM (Updated 1/21/2015 10:29 AM)
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