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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Overnight Ike, Kennedy Closures for Monroe Street Bridge


The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the placement of beams for the new Monroe Street bridge over Interstate 90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) will require several days of overnight expressway lane and ramp closures starting Tuesday, Feb. 19, weather permitting.
 
The work will occur in three stages:
 
Stage 1

  • Starting at 10 p.m. next Tuesday and Wednesday, lane closures begin on the southbound Kennedy, with the Jackson Boulevard and Adams Street exit ramps closed. The three right expressway lanes will be closed at 1 a.m. All lanes and ramps reopen by 5 a.m.

Stage 2

  • Starting at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb 24, lane closures begin on the northbound Kennedy, with the Adams Street and Jackson Boulevard entrance ramps closed. At 11:59 p.m., the two left expressway lanes will be closed. All lanes and ramps reopen by 10 a.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday.
  • Starting at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb 24 lane closures begin on the southbound Kennedy, with the Randolph Street and Madison Street entrance ramps closed. The Kennedy express lanes will be closed as well. At 1 a.m., the four left lanes will be closed, with all lanes closed intermittently for no more than 15 minutes at Monroe Street until 7 a.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday. All lanes and ramps reopen by 10 a.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday.

Stage 3

  • Starting at 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, and Tuesday, Feb. 26, the left lane of the southbound Kennedy will be closed until 5 a.m.
  • Starting at 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, and Tuesday, Feb. 26, lanes closures begin on the northbound Kennedy, with the Adams Street and Jackson Boulevard entrance ramps closed. At 1 a.m., the four left lanes will be closed, with all lanes closed intermittently for no more than 15 minutes at Monroe Street. All lanes and ramps reopen by 5 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Starting at 1 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, and Tuesday, Feb. 26, the westbound Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) to northbound Kennedy ramp will be closed until 5 a.m. A detour will direct traffic south on Wells Street, west on Harrison Street, south on Desplaines Street and west on Roosevelt Road to reconnect with the northbound Kennedy.

The Monroe Street bridge is one of several expressway bridge improvement projects included in the Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction. Of those bridges, the following are completed and open to traffic: Halsted Street, Taylor Street, Morgan Street, Harrison Street and Peoria Street.
 
The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.

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.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.
 

2/15/2019 12:52 PM (Updated 2/15/2019 1:33 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Repair work set for I-65 next week in Lake County

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that guardrail and fiber optic repairs will take place Monday, Feb. 18, through Friday, Feb. 22, on I-65 in Lake County.

Work will take place between mile markers 239 and 247, or between US-231 and IN-2.

As a result of this work, some shoulder and lane closures will be in place.

During the day, approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

    Both the southbound and northbound inside shoulders will be closed while crews repair guardrail between IN-2 and US-231.
    The southbound right shoulder will be closed for a two-mile stretch in that corridor - from mile markers 243.6 to 241.6 - for fiber optic repair.

Additionally, overnight, approximately 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.:

    The northbound left lane will close from mile marker 246.0 to 247.0, just south of US-231, for guardrail repair.

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

2/15/2019 11:07 AM (Updated 2/15/2019 11:07 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures On Dundee, Lee And Shermer Roads

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that an advance project for a culvert replacement and intersection reconstruction at Dundee and Lee roads, in Northbrook, will require daytime, temporary lane closures on Dundee, Lee and Shermer roads beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, Feb. 19.
The closures will last until April, weather permitting, when the larger project begins to replace the culvert and reconstruct the intersection, as well as the south leg of Lee Road. Additionally, a bike path and retaining wall will be built at the southeast corner of the intersection.

Starting in April, weather permitting, Dundee Road will be closed from Waukegan Road (Illinois 43) to Skokie Boulevard. Additional information will be made available to the public regarding the closure and detour prior to the start of construction.

The anticipated completion date is late October.

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.

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.

State of Illinois
JB Pritzker, Governor
Illinois Department of Transportation Matt Magalis, Acting Secretary    

2/8/2019 5:57 PM (Updated 2/11/2019 9:24 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   New Lane Configurations On I-290 Over Salt Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ongoing bridge replacement of I-290 over Salt Creek, located east of Addison Road in Addison, will require new lane configurations starting, weather permitting, Wednesday, Dec. 26.

The adjustment to the work zone will will take place on eastbound I-290 beginning Dec. 26 and on westbound I-290 after Jan. 1. The new traffic pattern will allow for construction of a median crossover, followed by removal and construction of bridges over Salt Creek. Lanes and shoulders in the work zone will be narrowed during construction.

The project is expected to be complete by October.
 
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.

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.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.  

12/24/2018 11:15 AM (Updated 2/11/2019 9:24 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Ramp Closures On The Kennedy Expressway, Part Of Jane Byrne Interchange Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that ramp closures will begin on the outbound Kennedy Expressway (northbound I-90/94), in Chicago, weather permitting, Wednesday, Aug. 1. The ramp closures are necessary for the construction of the Monroe Street bridge over the Kennedy Expressway, part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange project.

 Starting Wednesday, the entrance ramp from Adams Street to the outbound Kennedy Expressway will reopen to traffic. Upon the reopening of the Adams Street entrance ramp, the following ramp closures will take place:

  • The exit ramp from the northbound Kennedy to Madison Street will be closed until Summer 2019.
    • A posted detour for eastbound Madison Street traffic will direct traffic to exit the northbound Kennedy Expressway at Washington Street, go east on Washington Street and south on Des Plaines Avenue to eastbound Madison Street. 
    • A posted detour for westbound Madison Street traffic will direct traffic to exit the Kennedy at Randolph Street, go west on Randolph Street and south on Halsted Street to westbound Madison Street.
  • The entrance ramp from Jackson Street to the northbound Kennedy Expressway will be closed until Fall 2018.
    • A posted detour will direct traffic to enter the northbound Kennedy Expressway via Adams Street. 

The Monroe Street bridge is one of several expressway bridge improvement projects included in the overall Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction. Of those bridges, the following are completed and open to traffic: Halsted Street, Taylor Street, Morgan Street, Harrison Street and Peoria Street.

The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org

7/31/2018 5:16 PM (Updated 11/21/2018 11:27 AM)

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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