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Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Replacement of Kohlsville River Bridges Along I-41 To Continue

Traffic split along I-41 southbound to be implemented

Beginning Monday, February 27, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to resume work on the reconstruction of the new bridges along I-41, over the Kohlsville River, in Washington County.
 
Last year, initial work involved partial bridge construction and temporary pavement widening of I-41 to prepare for temporarily splitting traffic and utilizing a median crossover. That traffic split is now going into effect for both lanes of I-41 southbound. To maximize traffic flow in the area, both lanes of I-41 southbound will be open to traffic with one lane crossing over to the northbound roadway and the other remaining on the southbound roadway. This traffic split is scheduled to handle traffic in its final configuration on Wednesday, March 1. To allow for the new lane configuration, the I-41 southbound exit ramp to County D will be temporarily closed for the day on Wednesday, March 1.
 
Once the ramp closure is lifted, those looking to access the County D exit ramp from I-41 southbound should stay in the right lane. Please note that both lanes heading northbound will still be open to traffic.
 
This traffic pattern will be in place from late February to late June, 2017.
 
To implement this traffic pattern safely, work zone speeds will be adjusted to 55mph. Wisconsin State Patrol will be enforcing these speeds in the area.
 

 

This image is a representation of signage out on the project. 

These tips can help you get in and out of a work zone safely: 

  • Don’t fool around. Eliminate distractions like eating, drinking, talking on the phone, or fiddling with electronic devices.
  • Give yourself room. Rear-end collisions are the most common work zone crashes, so don’t tailgate.
  • Be patient. If you don’t see workers, that doesn’t mean they’re not there. Observe the signs until you see one that says you’ve left the work zone.
  • Follow the law. Slow down and move over, if possible, when you see flashing lights.

More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at http://projects.511wi.gov/41kohls/.

2/20/2017 5:15 PM (Updated 2/20/2017 5:17 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions For The Week of February 20, 2017

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

  • Hawthorne Avenue closed in both directions to all traffic between IL-3 and Old St. Louis Avenue in Hartford from February 13, 2017 to April 15, 2017 to replace a collector manhole for the Wood River Levee District Pump Station. Signed detours will be in place directing motorists to alternate routes. (Ops)
  • 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 spring 2017. (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 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 Road 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- 58, 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 has one lane in each direction open, including all ramps. Work will continue throughout the winter, and all four lanes will be opened in the spring of 2017. (JGG)
  • Rieder Road, from US-50 to Wherry Road, closed except to local traffic to reconstruct Rieder Road and construct a new interstate interchange with I-64 through mid-May 2017. (SEP)
2/17/2017 1:39 PM (Updated 2/18/2017 8:18 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Warmer Temperatures Mean Frozen Road Law Coming to an End - Spring Thaw and Class II Road Restrictions to be Implemented

Changes take effect Saturday in Zones 3, 4 and 5 (southern half of Wisconsin), and on Monday in Zones 1 and 2 (northern half of the state)

Due to predicted warmer weather, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is announcing the frozen road declaration will end soon - along with implementation of Spring Thaw and Class II road restrictions. The changes take effect Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. in Zones 3, 4 and 5 (roughly the southern half of the state) and on Monday, February 20th at 12:01 a.m. in Zones 1 and 2 (northern half of Wisconsin).

Class II roads include about 1,400 miles of state highways susceptible to damage from heavy trucks during the spring thaw period as frost leaves the ground. More information regarding Class II roadways and roadway postings can be found on WisDOT’s website by looking under “Weight Restriction Programs.”

  • Declaration of Spring Thaw also means suspension of most divisible load overweight permits including permit numbers beginning with any of the following two-letter codes:  AC, AG, FF, MI, PB and RF.
  • Non-divisible load permit restriction: The following permit types are not valid on Class II Highways during spring thaw and may not exceed posted weight on any road or bridge: AA, AP, BH, GG, II, MH, MP, SA, SM, SS and ST. Transportation of liquid milk products under non-divisible permit type AA is also suspended.

County highways, town roads, and city and village streets may also be posted or limited to legal load limits or less. Decisions to place or lift weight restrictions on those roads are up to local units of government. More information on overweight permits can be found on the WisDOT website by searching under “oversize overweight permits.” Haulers with specific questions can contact WisDOT’s Oversize/Overweight Permits Unit at (608) 266-7320. A recorded message with general information on road restrictions is available by calling (608) 266-8417.

2/16/2017 1:23 PM (Updated 2/16/2017 1:23 PM)

Indiana Toll Road logo   80/90 PUSH Lane and Interchange Closures Begin Saturday February 18, 2017

ITR Concession Co. (the Indiana Toll Road) has announced lane and interchange closures scheduled in anticipation of continued construction for the 80/90 PUSH Project.

Taking advantage of milder than normal weather conditions, Rieth-Riley Construction will begin placing barriers this weekend.  This early start is part of an overall strategy to complete as much of the project as possible before the most heavily congested summer travel season.

Starting Saturday and continuing through the weekend, barriers and lane restrictions will be placed in the following locations:

Lake and Porter County
Milemarker 20-25
Milemarker 30-34

LaPorte County
Milemarker 48-52
Milemarker 58

St. Joseph County
Milemarker 67-69
Milemarker 75-78

Elkhart County
Milemarker 91-93

Interchange closures:

Exit number 23 eastbound entrance and westbound exit

Exit number 77 eastbound entrance only

2/16/2017 11:39 AM (Updated 2/18/2017 8:21 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL 29 Lane Closures in Pekin

PEORIA - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following lane closures on IL 29 in Pekin:

  •     One lane of southbound IL 29 at IL 98 is scheduled to be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20.
  •     Intermittent lane closures on IL 29 at Powerton Road are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.
               o This intersection will be a four-way stop, with flashing red signals controlling traffic, during this time.

The lane closures are necessary for traffic signal repair work to be completed.

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

For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4.

For updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas, visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.

2/15/2017 5:43 PM (Updated 2/19/2017 10:11 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Illinois Tollway Construction Project Begins in Marengo to Rebuild IL-23 Bridge on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway

The Illinois Tollway has begun work this week to remove and rebuild the IL-23 Bridge on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Marengo. Construction of the new bridge is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017.

IL-23 and the bridge will remain open to traffic throughout construction. Traffic shifts and lane reductions will be put in place to safely accommodate traffic and a work zone as the bridge is removed and rebuilt one side at a time. Up to 3,100 vehicles use this portion of Illinois Route 23 daily.

The Tollway’s construction of the new IL-23 Bridge is being coordinated with McHenry County and the City of Marengo and will accommodate ongoing local planning efforts for a new interchange in the future. The cost to construct the new bridge is estimated at $9 million.

In 2017, the Tollway will remove the existing bridge built in the 1950s to carrying IL-23 traffic over the original I-90 Tollway and build a new wider and longer bridge in its place. The new concrete bridge will provide full shoulders and one lane in both directions and the new structure will be supported by a center median pier in I-90 with concrete abutments on either side of the roadway.

The project will lengthen the IL-23 Bridge due to the new, wider I-90 roadway completed in 2014 and will widen the bridge to provide space for turn lanes to access future interchange ramps. In addition, portions of IL-23 at I-90 and Grossen Road at IL-23 will be rebuilt to accommodate the new bridge structure.

Work on the IL-23 Bridge Project will begin the week of February 13 with advance work to prepare for bridge removal and reconstruction. Flaggers will be used to maintain traffic through the work zone on IL-23 during advance work. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be in place on IL-23 and on I-90 to alert drivers to the work zone and new construction traffic patterns.

On I-90, the left lanes in both directions be will closed and speed limits reduced through the duration of the project to provide for a work zone.

On IL-23, daily lane closures are scheduled between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. as work begins to install temporary traffic signals on IL-23, as well as construction of temporary pavement for traffic staging, tree removal and preliminary dirt grading.

Once temporary traffic signals are in place, IL-23 traffic will be shifted and reduced to a single lane on the bridge with signals controlling access for northbound and southbound traffic during removal and reconstruction of the east side of the bridge. The east side of the bridge is scheduled to reopen by the end of summer, at which time work will begin on the west side of the bridge. The new bridge pavement will be wide enough to accommodate one lane of traffic in each direction and a work zone for the remainder of the construction project.

In addition, throughout the project, a portion of Grossen Road south of I-90 will be closed due to its proximity to the bridge. No detour will be posted, but traffic on Grossen Road can use Carls Road to reach IL-23.

 Reconstruction of the IL-23 Bridge is being coordinated with the City of Marengo, McHenry County, Riley Township and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local school districts and police and fire departments.

Construction information about the IL-23 Project is available under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com.

2/14/2017 10:09 AM (Updated 2/18/2017 8:28 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation   Southbound I-75 Detroit To Downriver

COUNTY:
Wayne
COMMUNITIES AFFECTED:
Detroit, Melvindale, River Rouge, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Taylor, Southgate, and Brownstown Township

START DATE:
Weekend of Feb. 4, 2017

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Late 2018

PROJECT DETAILS:
Southbound I-75 will be closed from Detroit to Downriver in less than three weeks. This closure is part of the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) approximately $200 million investment in major repairs over a two-year period.

The detour begins at I-96 in Detroit to Northline Road in 2017; during 2018, the detour will be from I-96 to Sibley Road. Only southbound I-75 will be closed during the two-year period while northbound I-75 will remain open at all times.

The project includes:

  • Removing and replacing all concrete on the I-75 Rouge River bridge, the largest concrete surface in Michigan (approximately 20 football fields).
  • Replacing concrete on the I-75 bridge at Fort Street, south of Springwells Road.
  • Removing the Goddard Street bridge over I-75 and replacing it with two smaller bridges.
  • Repairing 13 other bridges along I-75 through the Downriver communities.
  • Adding intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment. ITS includes a combination of electronic, telecommunication and information technology MDOT uses to improve safety and travel times on the transportation system.

The decision to close one direction of I-75 is based on multiple factors, including:

  • Speed: Rebuilding one side of the bridge at a time without traffic present will result in the project being completed in the shortest amount of time.
  • Cost: The shorter project duration resulting from rebuilding one side of bridge at a time will result in the lowest overall project cost.
  • Safety: If the bridge was constructed in sections with both directions of traffic sharing one side, there wouldn't be adequate room for emergency crews to respond to incidents on the bridge.
  • Mobility: Maintaining limited two-way traffic on one side of freeway would cause back-ups in both directions, as opposed to one direction. 
  • Quality: Rebuilding one side of the bridge at a time will allow construction to proceed without interruption since there will be no need to maintain traffic. The decreased vibrations from nearby traffic will result in the best quality workmanship.
  • Duration: By closing southbound I-75, construction activity will move faster since not as much time and effort will be needed to shift traffic.

Motorists will see signs announcing the closure along I-75 to allow residents, businesses, and drivers plenty of time to prepare alternate routes. Detours and details can be found at the project website, www.75rougeriver.com.

The detour route is southbound I-75 to westbound I-96, then southbound I-275 to southbound I-75 in Monroe. Other alternate routes include I-94, M-85 (Fort Street), Jefferson Avenue, and Dix Highway.

1/31/2017 2:37 PM (Updated 2/13/2017 7:33 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Brandon Road Bridge Closure in Joliet

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the full closure of Brandon Road bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, is extended until Monday, March 20, weather permitting.

The structure that carries Brandon Road over the Des Plaines River was closed for repairs in December. The bridge closure is extended due to a delay in equipment.

Traffic should use the McDonough Street bridge as an alternate route to cross the Des Plaines River. Southbound Brandon Road traffic should travel north on US-6, east on McDonough Street, south on IL-53 and west on Laraway Road to meet back with Brandon Road. Northbound Brandon Road traffic should take the reverse route.

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.

1/31/2017 12:51 PM (Updated 2/1/2017 11:57 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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