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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Traffic Stage Change on IL-59 in Aurora, Naperville

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that new traffic patterns for the ongoing IL-59 reconstruction and widening in Aurora and Naperville are scheduled to start taking effect, weather permitting, this afternoon.

Motorists should anticipate the following changes today:

Between North Aurora and Diehl roads, IL-59 traffic will be shifted to new pavement. Both northbound and southbound directions of IL-59 will continue to have two through lanes in each direction, with left-turn lanes at all of the major intersections.

Over the Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88), between Diehl and Ferry roads, IL-59 traffic also will be shifted to new pavement. Northbound IL-59 over the tollway will be reduced to one through lane, with a right-turn lane to the eastbound entrance ramp just north of Diehl Road. Southbound IL-59 will continue to be two through lanes over the bridge.

Starting Monday, between New York Street/Aurora Avenue and North Aurora Road, southbound IL-59 traffic will be shifted to the new southbound pavement, while northbound traffic will remain in its current configuration. Both northbound and southbound IL-59 will have two through lanes in each direction, including under the BNSF Railroad viaduct. Northbound and southbound traffic will be separated by a wide, barricaded work zone in the middle of the road, which will prevent left turns except at signalized intersections. 

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.

For additional information on the IL-59 project, visit www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/il59-reconstruction-and-widening-project.

12/19/2014 3:13 PM (Updated 12/20/2014 8:48 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closures for Harrison Street Project Continued to Tuesday

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the overnight lane and ramp closures will continue until Tuesday morning for the installation of beams for the new West Harrison Street Bridge over the Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94). The work is part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange Improvement Project.

  • Between 1 and 6 a.m. Saturday, the inbound and outbound Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) ramps to the outbound Dan Ryan will be closed.
  • Between 11:59 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday, the two left lanes of the outbound Dan Ryan will be closed. The outbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan also will be closed during this time.
  • Between 1 and 7 a.m. Sunday, there will be full closures of the outbound Dan Ryan for no longer than 15 minutes at a time. There also will be full closures of the inbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan for no longer than 15 minutes at a time during this same timeframe.
  • Between 11:59 a.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday, the inbound and outbound Eisenhower ramps to the outbound Dan Ryan will be closed.
  • Between 1 and 5 a.m. Tuesday, the inbound and outbound Eisenhower ramps to the outbound Dan Ryan will be closed.

A detour for the ramp closures will be posted. Traffic will be directed to the outbound Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94) to access the outbound Dan Ryan via the Augusta Boulevard exit and entrance ramps. 

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. Additional information on the Jane Byrne Interchange project can be found at www.circleinterchange.org.

12/19/2014 2:44 PM (Updated 12/19/2014 3:32 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Illinois Tollway Expects Nearly 17.6 Million Vehicles on its System This Holiday Season

Oases offer free coffee on Christmas and New Year’s eves

Nearly 17.6 million vehicles are expected to use the Tollway system between Monday, December 22, and Sunday, January 4, 2015, to travel during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays – a 2.2 percent increase from 17.2 million vehicles on the road during last year’s winter holiday. The heaviest travel is anticipated on Tuesday, December 23, when nearly 1.6 million vehicles are expected on the road. On an average day, about 1.4 million vehicles use the Tollway.

Customers are invited to pick up a complimentary cup of coffee at Tollway oases to help perk up their travels on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. And, the Tollway will suspend temporary construction and maintenance lane closures, as millions of holiday revelers journey to their destinations during the winter holidays. 

“The Illinois Tollway hopes all of our customers enjoy safe, smooth driving throughout this holiday season,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. “We remind drivers to avoid distracted driving, as it is illegal in Illinois to use hand-held cellphones while driving, and know when to stop and rest to avoid tired, reckless driving.”

In keeping with holiday tradition, McDonald’s and 7-Eleven are inviting motorists to stop at a Tollway oasis for a free, small cup of coffee on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Complimentary coffee will be at the following times and locations:

Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)


·        Des Plaines Oasis, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. – 7-Eleven only

·        Belvidere Oasis, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

 
Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80)

·        Lake Forest Oasis, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

·        O’Hare Oasis

o   9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. – McDonald’s

o   9 p.m. to 6 a.m. – 7-Eleven

·        Hinsdale Oasis, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

·        Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis

o   9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. – McDonald’s

o   9 p.m. to 6 a.m. – 7-Eleven


Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)


·        DeKalb Oasis, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

 
Illinois Tollway oases offer a variety of services for travelers and provide access to retail shops, restaurants, spacious food courts, ample seating featuring panoramic windows, kid-friendly spaces and a spot for talking and texting, cellular and Wi-Fi services.


Lane Closures Suspended

To accommodate increased holiday travel, the Tollway will suspend all temporary maintenance and construction lane closures from noon on Wednesday, December 24, until 9 a.m. on Friday, December 26, and from noon on Wednesday, December 31, until 9 a.m. on Friday, January 2, 2015. Some work may continue behind barriers to keep work on schedule, but this work will not impact traffic. 

Areas where work zones will continue during the holiday include:

Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

  • Between the Kennedy Expressway and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), westbound traffic is reduced from three lanes to two lanes for roadway reconstruction. 
  • Between I-294 and Illinois Route 25, three lanes of traffic are available in both directions, but traffic is shifted at various points to provide construction work zones.

 
Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project - Illinois Route 390

  • Between Meacham Road/Medinah Road and Rohlwing Road, traffic in both directions is shifted at various points.

Work zone speed limits are in effect 24/7 in all construction zones where lanes are reduced, shifted or traffic is traveling on a shoulder, whether or not workers are present. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375.

12/19/2014 12:26 PM (Updated 12/19/2014 12:34 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Flashing Yellow Arrow Signal Installation in Macomb

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that flashing yellow arrow signals will be installed at the intersection of US 67 (Lafayette Street) and University Drive in Macomb Monday, December 22nd.

To learn more about flashing yellow arrow signals and how they work, visit http://youtu.be/l3x_Z9Cm-Cg.

12/18/2014 4:34 PM (Updated 12/18/2014 4:34 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-13 in Crainville

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling near Illinois 13 in Crainville of an upcoming road closure.

Beginning Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 a.m. Donna Drive will be closed to all traffic from just west of Roland Machinery to Wolf Creek Road.  This closure is necessary to facilitate construction of a new ramp for the proposed diamond interchange at Wolf Creek Road.  This segment of roadway will be closed until Donna Drive is relocated to the south.  It is anticipated that construction will be complete in the fall of 2015.

Access to Clark Street, Sara Lane, all businesses and private residences will remain open via IL 13 at Samuel Road.

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

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.

12/17/2014 12:40 PM (Updated 12/19/2014 7:13 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Illinois Tollway Completes 37-Mile Rebuilding of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) From Rockford to Elgin on Time and on Budget

Customers can celebrate with free coffee at Belvidere Oasis McDonald’s on December 16

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to complete reconstruction of the western segment of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) between Rockford and Elgin tomorrow and return the speed limit to 65 mph. To celebrate, the Tollway is inviting customers to visit the McDonald’s at the Belvidere Oasis from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, December 16, for a complementary small cup of coffee.

“We thank our customers for their patience and support during the two years of construction to rebuild and widen the 37-miles from Rockford to Elgin,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. “Now that the first phase of the $2.5 billion I-90 project is complete, drivers have three new lanes of roadway in each direction for 37 miles between the Elgin Toll Plaza and I-39 and we invite them to have a cup of coffee on us.”

By Tuesday morning, all traffic will be travelling on three new lanes of pavement in both directions of I-90 between I-39 in Rockford and the Elgin Toll Plaza. In addition, the speed limit between I-39 and Tyrrell Road in Elgin will be returned to 65 mph by the end of the week.

Work to rebuild and widen I-90 between Elgin and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) will begin next spring is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016. Work to reconstruct the Fox River Bridge in Elgin is also underway.

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 includes reconstruction and expansion of I-90 to eight lanes from the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to Randall Road in Elgin and six lanes from Randall Road to I-39 near Rockford, as well as significant improvements to seven interchanges. The new I-90 will feature flexible infrastructure to enable the Tollway to add new “smart” features as needed and is accommodating transit options along the I-90 corridor for the first time in the agency’s history.

12/15/2014 9:29 AM (Updated 12/15/2014 9:29 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Traffic Shifts Scheduled for Higgins Road Bridge Work on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Overnight lane closures planned throughout next week on I-90

Overnight lane closures are scheduled next week to shift traffic on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) so work can continue through the winter to rebuild the Higgins Road Bridge over I-90 as part of the Illinois Tollway’s $2.5 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. Higgins Road and the bridge remain open during bridge reconstruction.

Three nights of lane closures are scheduled next week for pavement striping and barrier wall placement to prepare for traffic shifts. Traffic shifts will allow the Tollway to continue to provide three lanes in both directions and a work zone for bridge reconstruction.

Weather permitting, beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, one westbound lane on I-90 will close, followed by the closure of an eastbound lane at 8 p.m. and a second lane in both directions at 10 p.m. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Thursday, December 18, ahead of the morning rush hour.

The same overnight lane closures are planned for Thursday night, December 18, following the same schedule and also on Friday night, December 19, with all lanes scheduled to reopen by 7 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, December 20, with traffic shifts complete and all I-90 traffic will be shifted to the left with three lanes in both directions.

Traffic on I-90 will remain in this configuration through spring 2015. Construction information is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

Work on the Higgins Road Bridge includes construction of two new steel bridge structures each with two lanes and full shoulders in each direction. Up to 24,900 vehicles use this stretch of Higgins Road daily. The Illinois Tollway is coordinating work on the project with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Cook County along with local municipalities, townships, school districts and police and fire departments.

All Higgins Road traffic is currently traveling on the eastbound bridge structure and is scheduled to be shifted onto the new westbound bridge in spring 2015. Traffic will remain in this configuration until the new eastbound bridge is completed in late 2015.

The Higgins Road Bridge is among 11 local crossroad bridges scheduled to be reconstructed along I-90 this year to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. On the eastern segment of I-90, work also included the Bartlett Road Bridge. On the western segment of I-90, local crossroad bridges to be removed and reconstructed in 2014 include Town Hall Road, Pearl Street, Johnson Road, Shattuck Road, County Line Road, Harmony-Riley Road, Harmony Road, Hennig Road and Tyrrell Road.

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 includes reconstruction and expansion of I-90 to eight lanes from the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to Randall Road in Elgin and six lanes from Randall Road to I-39 near Rockford, as well as significant improvements to seven interchanges. The new I-90 will feature flexible infrastructure to enable the Tollway to add new “smart” features as needed and is accommodating transit options along the I-90 corridor for the first time in the agency’s history.

In 2014, the Illinois Tollway is scheduled to complete the reconstruction and widening between Elgin and Rockford. The eastbound lanes were completed in 2013. Work on the segment of I-90 from the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to Elgin is scheduled for 2014-2016.

12/12/2014 12:27 PM (Updated 12/12/2014 12:27 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daily Lane Closures on IL-171 Over I-55

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that starting today daytime lane closures will occur, weather permitting, on Illinois 171 over Interstate 55 for preliminary work on a bridge reconstruction project.

One lane in each direction of Illinois 171 will be closed daily from 47th Street to Archer Avenue between 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. This preliminary work will be completed, weather permitting, by Dec. 23.

The closures are needed to make improvements to the southbound Illinois 171 medians in advance of a larger project that includes reconstructing the bridges from 47th Street to Archer Avenue, as well as the interchange with I-55. That project begins next spring and will take approximately two years to complete.

For more information, visit www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/IL171atI55.

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.

12/10/2014 10:36 AM (Updated 12/13/2014 8:41 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Traffic Shifts Scheduled for Lee Street Interchange Project on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Lee Street traffic to shift to new side of bridge

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to shift traffic during the week of December 8, on the Lee Street Bridge over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as part of the Lee Street Interchange Project. The shift will allow work to rebuild the interchange to continue through the winter. The project is scheduled to be complete in 2015.

The Lee Street Interchange Project is reconstructing the Lee Street Bridge carrying traffic over I-90 and rebuilding the two existing ramps providing access to and from the east.

Weather permitting, during the week of December 8, one lane of traffic in each direction on Lee Street is scheduled to be shifted onto the reconstructed northbound side of the bridge carrying Lee Street traffic over I-90. The shift will take place during non-peak daytime hours and is scheduled to be completed before the evening rush hour.

Once the traffic shift is complete, the southbound side of the bridge will then be removed over the winter months. Reconstruction of the new southbound side of the bridge will begin in spring 2015.

Also scheduled the week of December 8, traffic on the eastbound entrance ramp and westbound exit ramp will be shifted back to the standard configuration with full lanes at the intersection with Lee Street. Traffic has been shifted to keep the ramps open to traffic during reconstruction.

The Lee Street Interchange Project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, village of Rosemont, city of Des Plaines, city of Chicago, Chicago Department of Aviation and the Federal Aviation Administration, along with local municipalities and police and fire departments. Up to 11,800 vehicles use the existing interchange daily.

Lee Street Interchange Project

The Lee Street Interchange Project is reconstructing the Lee Street Bridge over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), as well as the two ramps that make up the partial interchange, and includes improvements to Lee Street between Touhy Avenue and Upper Express Drive. The existing eastbound entrance and westbound exit ramps are being reconstructed with the same configuration. In addition, the project also provides room for a future multi-use bicycle and pedestrian path on the east side of the bridge and a sidewalk on the west side. The project cost is estimated at $25-$35 million with work scheduled to be complete in 2015.

The Lee Street Interchange Project is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The Lee Street Bridge and ramps were constructed as part of the original Tollway system in the 1950s.

Work Zone Safety

A 45 mph work zone speed limit is in effect 24/7 in the construction zone on Lee Street and the ramps, 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.

12/4/2014 12:57 PM (Updated 12/17/2014 6:36 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction Update on River Drive from 19th St. to 23rd St. in Moline

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following update to the project to reconstruct the section of River Drive from 19th Street to 23rd Street in Moline. Due to the cold weather, concrete paving operations will be suspended for the winter.

If weather conditions permit on Monday, December 8, 2014, pavement markings will be placed between 23rd Street and the exit ramp from I-74. This will allow traffic traveling southbound on I-74 from Iowa to exit to River Drive and use the new pavement to access 23rd Street and downtown Moline.

The entrance ramp to I-74 and the section of River Drive from the interstate ramps to 19th Street will remain closed until the pavement can be completed next spring.

McCarthy Improvement Company is the contractor for the $6.9 million project that began on September 2, 2014. The reconstruction of River Drive is the first Illinois contract to make improvements in preparation of the planned new I-74 bridge over the Mississippi River.

12/4/2014 5:43 AM (Updated 12/8/2014 11:58 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Scheduled to Reopen in Gurnee on Tri-State Tollway (I-94) Grand Avenue Interchange

Ramp work nearing completion for the year; additional work scheduled in 2015

The ramp carrying traffic from westbound Grand Avenue to the westbound Tri-State Tollway (I-94) in Gurnee is scheduled to reopen this week as part of the $19.4 million Grand Avenue Interchange Project. In addition, work is scheduled to wrap up on additional ramps as construction winds down for winter.

Weather permitting, the ramp carrying traffic from westbound Grand Avenue to westbound I-94 will reopen and the detour route is scheduled to be removed in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Up to 580 vehicles use this ramp daily.

In addition, work on the interchange project is nearing completion for the first year of this two-year project. On the ramp carrying traffic from eastbound Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94 and the left shoulder and left lane are scheduled to reopen the week of December 1. This ramp will have a temporary right shoulder through winter with completion of the remaining work on this ramp scheduled in 2015. In addition, traffic shifts in both directions on I-94 are scheduled to be removed during the week of Dec. 1.

Retaining wall construction will continue into the winter along the east side of I-94 south of Grand Avenue as part of the advance work for 2015. Daily shoulder closures may be needed to complete the work, but should have no significant impact to traffic over the winter.

Grand Avenue (Illinois Route 132) Interchange Project

The $19.4 million Grand Avenue (Illinois Route 132) Interchange Project includes rebuilding seven of the eight ramps that make up the interchange in 2014 and 2015. The remaining ramp carrying traffic from Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94 was reconstructed as part of the rebuilding and widening of I-94 completed in 2009.

The project includes removing the existing ramp pavement and replacing it with new concrete pavement and removing and replacing the existing shoulders with asphalt. In addition, several of the ramps will be realigned and widened, allowing traffic to flow more freely.

In 2014, four ramps at the Grand Avenue Interchange are being reconstructed including the ramps carrying I-94 traffic in both directions to westbound Grand Avenue and the ramps carrying westbound Grand Avenue traffic to westbound I-94 and eastbound Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94. Work included removing the existing ramp pavement and replacing it with new concrete pavement and removing and replacing the existing shoulders with asphalt. Advance work also took place on additional ramps at the interchange to prepare for reconstruction in 2015.

Work scheduled for 2015 includes reconstruction of the ramps from westbound I-94 to eastbound Grand Avenue and from westbound Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94, as well as a closure with a detour for the reconstruction of the ramp from eastbound Grand Avenue to westbound I-94.  

The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the village of Gurnee, Lake County, local fire and police departments, as well as the Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Six Flags Great America, Gurnee Mills Mall and Key Lime Cove.

The Grand Avenue (Illinois Route 132) Interchange Project on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) is part of the 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 40,000 vehicles use this interchange daily.

11/25/2014 1:01 PM (Updated 11/25/2014 1:01 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Reconstructed Ramp to Open at IL-25 Interchange on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Traffic shifts on I-90 and Illinois Route 25 Bridge over I-90 scheduled 

Traffic will be shifted onto a newly reconstructed ramp at the Illinois Route 25 Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) on November 21 as part of the $72 million interchange project in Elgin. The shift will allow work to rebuild the interchange to continue through the winter.

The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is reconstructing the Illinois Route 25 Bridge and the ramp bridge carrying westbound entrance and exit ramp traffic over I-90 to accommodate the new, wider roadway being built as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. In addition, the existing ramps at this full-access interchange will be reconstructed.

Weather permitting, crews will open the reconstructed ramp carrying eastbound I-90 traffic to Illinois Route 25 before the evening rush hour on November 21. Traffic is currently traveling on a temporary ramp that was used during construction of the new ramp. Turn lanes on the ramp carrying traffic from I-90 to Illinois Route 25 will remain reduced to one right and one left turn lane during construction.

Traffic shifts are also scheduled on I-90 to prepare for winter construction at the interchange. Weather permitting, overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin after 7 p.m. on Monday, November 24, to shift eastbound traffic on I-90 to the right to provide a work zone on the left at the Illinois Route 25 Interchange. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, ahead of the morning rush hour. A similar shift is scheduled for westbound traffic the week of December 1.

In addition, on Illinois Route 25 all traffic is scheduled to be shifted on the bridge carrying Illinois Route 25 over I-90 during the week of December 1. All traffic will be moved onto the newly reconstructed northbound side of the bridge. The southbound bridge will then be removed over the winter months and reconstruction of a new southbound bridge will begin in spring 2015.

Construction is being coordinated with Kane and Cook counties, the city of Elgin and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local municipalities and police and fire departments. Up to 9,000 vehicles use the existing interchange daily.

Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project

The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is reconstructing the Illinois Route 25 Bridge over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), as well as the four ramps that make up the interchange, and includes improvements to Illinois Route 25 and construction of a Park & Ride facility by Pace. The project cost is estimated at $72 million with work scheduled to be complete in 2016.

The project will reconstruct the Illinois Route 25 Bridge and the ramp bridge carrying the westbound entrance and exit movements over I-90, rebuild the eastbound and westbound entrance and exit ramps and reconstruct the existing ramp toll plazas to provide one I-PASS Only lane and one automatic coin machine. The ramps will be reconstructed and realigned to accommodate the wider I-90 roadway and will improve traffic flow.

The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The Illinois Route 25 Bridge and ramps were constructed as part of the original Tollway system in the 1950s.

Work Zone Safety

A 35 mph work zone speed limit is in effect 24/7 in the construction zone on Illinois Route 25 and ramps. The work zone speed limit on I-90 is 55 mph in both directions of I-90 between Illinois Route 25 and Elmhurst Road, whether or not workers are present, while a 45 mph work zone speed limit is in place in both directions west of Illinois Route 25. 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.

11/21/2014 12:42 PM (Updated 11/26/2014 4:59 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Update Regarding Detour on IL-127 over Kaskaskia River south of Carlyle

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the Contractor on this project has encountered fabrication issues with the new bridge expansion joints causing a delay in the completion of the structure. This work is expected to be completed and IL-127 reopened to traffic in January of 2015, depending on weather. A marked detour route utilizing Slant Road and IL-161 will remain in place.

The Department suggests the traveling public follow detour signs and drive with caution.

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

11/21/2014 12:22 PM (Updated 11/22/2014 9:45 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intermittent Lane Restrictions on Collinsville Road in St. Clair County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that there will be intermittent lane restrictions on Collinsville Road in St. Clair County in each direction between Illinois 157 and I-255 beginning Wednesday, November 12, 2014, weather permitting.  These lane reductions are necessary to complete pavement widening and drainage improvements.  This work is expected to be completed by mid-summer 2015.
 
Travelers are advised to consider alternate routes or allow additional time to travel. The Department asks that all motorists be patient, reduce speed, and exercise added caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.

11/7/2014 12:33 PM (Updated 11/21/2014 9:20 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Busse Highway closed at Touhy Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a portion of Busse Highway, where the road meets Touhy Avenue in the City of Park Ridge, will be closed for construction.

In order to complete the work, the following detours will occur:

  • Southeastern-bound traffic on Busse Highway will detour east onto Elm Street, continuing southeast to Northwest Highway and then west onto Touhy Avenue.
  • Northwestern-bound traffic on Busse Highway will detour east on to Touhy Avenue, continuing northwest to Northwest Highway and then south onto Greenwood Avenue and southeast onto Busse Highway.

Eastbound and westbound travel on Touhy Avenue will be reduced to single lanes, and motorists will not have the ability to turn at Busse Highway.

The project will remove and replace the pedestrian walkway at the Metra bridge, and is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 31.

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.

11/6/2014 3:44 PM (Updated 11/21/2014 5:47 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Wille Road in Des Plaines Closed as Part of the Elmhurst Road Interchange Project

Closure through 2015 required for pavement reconstruction; a detour will be posted

A portion of Wille Road in Des Plaines is scheduled to close beginning Monday, October 20, until the end of 2015 to reconstruct pavement to better align with the new Elmhurst Road Interchange on I-90. Construction signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closure and detour.

Beginning on Monday, October 20, a portion of Wille Road will be closed east of Elmhurst Road to reconstruct the pavement and install new culverts. A signed detour will be put in place directing traffic to use Oakton Street and Mount Prospect Road to reach Wille Road. The closure will remain in place through the end of 2015.



 Access to all businesses on Willie Road will remain open. The Illinois Tollway is coordinating the road reconstruction with the city of Des Plaines and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The work is part of the reconstruction of the Elmhurst Road Interchange on I-90. The Illinois Tollway is rebuilding the interchange ramps along with the Elmhurst Road Bridge to accommodate a new, full-access diverging diamond interchange at I-90 and Elmhurst Road as part of the $3.4 billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project. Diverging diamond interchanges are designed to eliminate left turns in front of oncoming traffic, smooth traffic flow and reduce congestion. Right turns work the same as they do at conventional interchanges, and traffic is controlled by signals.

The public can see how a diverging diamond interchange works via a video simulation on the Illinois Tollway’s website www.illinoistollway.com. The video shows how the design differs from conventional interchanges and demonstrates how the innovative interchange works.

Currently, the Elmhurst Road Interchange on I-90 is a partial interchange providing access to and from the east. These ramps were constructed in 1958 with the original construction of I-90. The Elmhurst Road Interchange Project will reconstruct the interchange and include new ramps to and from the west to provide full access. Existing ramp movements to and from the east will remain open throughout the project.

More than 20,000 vehicles a day travel through the Elmhurst Road Interchange. Work on the new interchange and traffic configuration is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Cook County, as well as local municipalities and fire and police departments.

The $54 million Elmhurst Interchange Project is scheduled for completion in 2016 and is part of the $3.4 billion Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project (EOWA), which is included in the Tollway's 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Moving the Future.

10/17/2014 4:14 PM (Updated 11/21/2014 5:55 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Barrington Road Resurfacing in Hoffman Estates

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that resurfacing and patching of Barrington Road between Higgins Road (Illinois 72) and Schaumburg Road, in Hoffman Estates, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 6.

The project consists of pavement patching, milling, resurfacing and new pavement markings.

In order to complete the work, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during daytime hours with flaggers at various locations in the work zone. The anticipated completion date is June 10, 2015, with construction suspended during the winter.

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.

10/3/2014 11:21 PM (Updated 11/10/2014 5:45 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on I-64 in St. Clair County

Location - I-64 from 1.3 miles west of IL 158 to 2.1 miles east of IL 158

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lane restrictions will not be encountered along both eastbound and westbound I-64 between mile markers 19 and 22 until Spring 2015 for the Rieder Road Interchange Project. 

The Department and Contractors have revised the construction schedule to limit the impact on the traveling public.  This new schedule will allow for improved traffic flow during the busy holiday season along with safer travel in the area during snow and ice events.

10/2/2014 4:48 PM (Updated 10/26/2014 6:23 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction and Lane Reductions on IL-9 in Bloomington

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction is scheduled to begin on Illinois Route 9 from Royal Pointe Drive to Towanda Barnes Road in Bloomington. This project consists of patching, milling and resurfacing of the mainline pavement with hot mix asphalt starting October 6, 2014, weather permitting. During construction, one lane of traffic will be maintained.  

The overall project is anticipated to be complete by May 30, 2015, weather permitting. 

Special care will be needed as construction trucks will enter and leave the open lane of traffic. These trucks will be moving at a slow rate of speed and motorists will need to be alert.

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

10/1/2014 12:30 PM (Updated 10/3/2014 9:17 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Traffic Shift, Bicycle Lane Closure on Mittel Drive in Wood Dale Part of Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project

Shift and closure required for bridge construction on Illinois Route 390

Traffic on Mittel Drive in Wood Dale will be shifted this week as part of the advance work to construct two bridges over Salt Creek and Mittel Drive as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project.

In 2014, the Illinois Tollway will begin construction of bridges to carry the new Illinois Route 390 over Salt Creek, Mittel Drive and Lively Boulevard. Each of these bridges will include two separate structures for eastbound and westbound traffic with three lanes in each direction as part of the construction of the new Illinois Route 390. Work on the bridge over Lively Boulevard began earlier this year.

Weather permitting, on Friday, September 26, traffic in each direction on Mittel Drive between Thorndale Avenue and Bauman Court will be shifted to the left and the existing bicycle lane closed.

During construction, bicyclists will be able to share the roadway with cars on Mittel Drive to access to the Salt Creek Greenway Trail. When construction is completed in 2015 a new multi-use, bicycle and pedestrian path will be constructed along Mittel Drive under Illinois Route 390.

The bridges are part of advance work to accommodate construction of Illinois Route 390 east of I-290 to O’Hare International Airport. Advance work includes widening and resurfacing Mittel Drive, construction of a stormwater detention pond between Salt Creek and Mittel Drive, as well as drainage and lighting improvements. The advance work is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

The EOWA Project is included in the Tollway's 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Moving the Future.

9/23/2014 5:37 PM (Updated 9/24/2014 7:30 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   South Cook County Traffic Signal Upgrades

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that 52 traffic signal modernization projects at various locations in south Cook County are scheduled to begin, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 22.

Traffic signals will be installed at intersections throughout the southern portion of the county. Other work will include changing signal heads to modernized LED signals, installing battery backup systems in the event of power failures, adding pedestrian signal heads, replacing some traffic signal posts and modernizing the controllers. The projects could require reducing some roads to a single lane of traffic, with flaggers present during the daytime hours where construction is taking place.

The anticipated completion date for this project is July 15, 2015.

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

9/19/2014 3:36 PM (Updated 11/10/2014 5:44 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-134 Resurfacing in Lake County

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a resurfacing project on various locations of Illinois 134 between U.S 12 and Illinois 120 in Lake County is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Monday, Sept. 22.

In order to complete the work, motorists can expect daily lane closures with flaggers at various locations once construction begins. The anticipated completion date for this project is May 15, 2015.

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

9/19/2014 3:19 PM (Updated 10/1/2014 1:51 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime Lane Closures on U.S. 50 near U.S. 51 in Salem

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that eastbound and westbound daytime lane closures on US Route 50 from Sandoval to Baldridge Lane in Salem will begin on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, weather permitting. Intermittent lane restrictions and temporary traffic signals will be utilized during construction in both lanes of U.S. 50. This will allow the contractor to replace drainage structures, patch, and then mill and resurface the roadway.  Motorists are urged to use caution, obey all warning signs and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone. This work should be completed by September 9, 2015.

9/15/2014 6:53 PM (Updated 11/10/2014 5:44 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Rieder Road Closed, St. Clair County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Rieder Road will be closed except to local traffic from US-50 to Wherry Road.  This closure will be utilized to fully reconstruct Rieder Road and construct a new interstate interchange with I-64.  Rieder Road will be closed from September 9, 2014 to May 15, 2017, weather permitting.

A marked Detour Route using US-50 and IL-158/Air Mobility Drive will be implemented the day of the closure.  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.

The contractor on this project is The Kilian Corporation/Keeley and Sons Joint Venture from Mascoutah, Illinois.  If you have any questions concerning this project, contact Steve Putz, Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, at 618-346-3350.

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

8/27/2014 6:06 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:55 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on I-64 near O'Fallon

The Illinois Department of Transportation - lane restrictions will be encountered along both eastbound and westbound I-64 between mile markers 19 and 22 beginning Wednesday, September 10, 2014, weather permitting.  Lane closures will be utilized to add additional lanes to I-64 and construct a new interchange at Reider Road.  This work is estimated to be completed May 2017.

Additional information: http://goo.gl/gsE9OD

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

8/27/2014 5:50 PM (Updated 12/17/2014 6:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-50 near Lebanon Reduced to One Lane

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that U.S. 50 over Little Silver Creek will be reduced to one lane 0.5 mile east of Lebanon beginning on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, weather permitting.  Two-way traffic will be maintained by temporary traffic signals.  This closure is required to perform bridge repairs. The overall project is estimated to be completed by the Spring of 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.

The contractor on this project is Keeley & Sons, Inc. of East. St. Louis, Illinois.  Tom Borsch 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 618-346-3352.

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

8/25/2014 3:55 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:34 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Portion of Sivert Drive at Thorndale Avenue Closed

Closure required for frontage road construction for new Illinois Route 390 as part of Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project

A portion of Sivert Drive in Wood Dale is scheduled to close beginning Monday, August 25, until the end of the year for the construction of a new eastbound frontage road for the new Illinois Route 390 as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project. Electronic message signs and construction signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closure and detour.

Beginning on Monday, August 25, a portion of Sivert Drive will be closed south of Thorndale Avenue for construction of a new, two-lane frontage road for eastbound traffic. A signed detour will be put in place directing traffic to use Richert Road and Central Avenue. Temporary, off-peak lane closures may be required along Thorndale Avenue during bridge construction.

A portion of Lively Boulevard is already closed south of Thorndale Avenue until the end of the year and a detour is posted. Lively Boulevard is also being reconstructed and realigned so it will travel continuously under the new Illinois Route 390.

Access to all businesses on Sivert Drive and Lively Boulevard will remain open. The Illinois Tollway is coordinating the bridge and frontage road construction with the city of Wood Dale and the DuPage County Division of Transportation.

In addition to frontage road construction, work on this project also includes construction of two new mainline bridges that will carry the new eastbound and westbound lanes of Illinois Route 390 over Lively Boulevard. The two new mainline bridges that will carry Illinois Route 390 over Lively Boulevard will include 18 steel beams supported by concrete supports on either side of Lively Boulevard with no center median pier.

The frontage road and bridges over Lively Boulevard are part of advance work to accommodate construction of Illinois Route 390 east of I-290 to O’Hare International Airport.

The first phase of the EOWA Project includes building the new Illinois Route 390. The Illinois Route 390 Project scheduled to be complete by 2017 consists of widening and rehabilitation of the of the existing Elgin O'Hare Expressway, now known as Illinois Route 390, from Irving Park Road (Illinois Route 19) to Meacham Road/Medinah Road, reconstruction of Illinois Route 390 between Meacham Road/Medinah Road and Rohlwing Road (Illinois Route 53). The project also includes extending Illinois Route 390 east to O’Hare Airport along the current Thorndale Avenue with bridges and frontage roads to accommodate local traffic.

The cost to build the new segment of Illinois Route 390 east to O’Hare International Airport from Prospect Avenue to Illinois Route 83 is currently estimated at approximately $210 million. The EOWA Project is included in the Tollway's 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Moving the Future.

About Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project

Considered a Project of National and Regional Significance by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the $3.4 billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project represents a fiscally responsible approach to address the area’s diverse travel needs – improving travel efficiency, providing western access to O’Hare International Airport, creating opportunities for jobs and economic development, enhancing multi-modal connections and reducing congestion. The project includes 17 miles of new roads with 15 new or improved interchanges as part of a new, all-electronic toll road around the western border of O’Hare linking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), rehabilitating and widening Illinois Route 390, formerly known as the Elgin O'Hare Expressway, and extending it east along Thorndale Avenue to O’Hare. Broadly supported by local governments, the project is the result of bipartisan consensus reached by Governor Quinn’s Advisory Council in 2011, which brought together local communities, business, labor, public finance and regional planning and transportation experts.

8/21/2014 1:41 PM (Updated 8/30/2014 10:50 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Devon Avenue Reduced to One Lane for Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project Work

Work to begin on the removal and reconstruction of the westbound portion of the bridge

A traffic shift is scheduled this week to move all traffic onto the newly reconstructed portion of the bridge carrying eastbound Devon Avenue traffic over I-290 as part of the Elgin O'Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project.

Reconstruction of the Devon Avenue Bridge is needed to accommodate the new I-290 Interchange at Illinois Route 390. The new, four-lane bridge is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. Up to 25,200 vehicles a day use the Devon Avenue Bridge.

As Devon Avenue Bridge construction continues, traffic on Devon Avenue between Rohlwing Road and Bay Drive will remain reduced to one lane in each direction. Three lanes of traffic on I-290 will remain shifted to the outside shoulders, however bridge removal will require some temporary, overnight lane closures on I-290.

The public can follow the progress of the work on the Devon Avenue Bridge and other work on the EOWA Project via camera images offering birds-eye-views on the Illinois Tollway’s website www.illinoistollway.com. Views of ongoing work along Illinois Route 390 are updated every 15 minutes and available online.

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. 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.

The Illinois Route 390/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 free-flow traffic movements to and from Illinois Route 390 in all directions. This piece of the project will relieve congestion on and around Thorndale Avenue, Rohlwing Road, Park Boulevard and Prospect Avenue and reduce travel times by up to 35 percent. The new interchange will be complete in 2017.

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

8/13/2014 12:10 PM (Updated 9/9/2014 2:01 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Lively Boulevard Closed South of Thorndale Avenue

Closure required for road realignment and new bridge to build new Illinois Route 390 as part of Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project

A portion of Lively Boulevard in Wood Dale is scheduled to close south of Thorndale Avenue beginning this week until the end of the year for the construction of a frontage road and bridges for the new Illinois Route 390 as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closure and detour.

The bridges over Lively Boulevard are part of advance work to accommodate construction of Illinois Route 390 east of I-290 to O’Hare International Airport. Bridge construction is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

Beginning on Friday, August 1, a portion of Lively Boulevard will be closed south of Thorndale Avenue. A signed detour will be put in place directing traffic to use Richert Road and Central Avenue to access Lively Boulevard. Up to 3,400 vehicles a day use this segment of Lively Boulevard. Temporary, off-peak lane closures may be required along Thorndale during bridge construction. 

Work will begin with the construction of two new mainline bridges that will carry the new eastbound and westbound lanes of Illinois Route 390 over Lively Boulevard. The new bridges will include 18 steel beams supported by concrete supports on either side of Lively Boulevard with no center median pier.

In addition, work includes construction of a new, two-lane frontage road for eastbound traffic and the reconstruction and realignment of Lively Boulevard so it will travel continuously under Illinois Route 390. Currently, traffic traveling on Lively Boulevard must turn onto Thorndale Avenue before continuing onto Lively Boulevard.

A similar closure is also scheduled on Sivert Drive later this summer for frontage road construction, and a signed detour will be put in place for that closure as well. In addition, bridge construction to carry Illinois Route 390 traffic over Salt Creek and Mittel Boulevard is also scheduled to begin this year.

The Illinois Tollway is coordinating the bridge and frontage road construction with the City of Wood Dale and the DuPage County Division of Transportation.

The first phase of the EOWA Project includes building the new Illinois Route 390. The Illinois Route 390 Project scheduled to be complete by 2017 consists of widening and rehabilitation of the of the existing Elgin O'Hare Expressway, now known as Illinois Route 390, from Irving Park Road (Illinois Route 19) to Meacham Road/Medinah Road, reconstruction of Illinois Route 390 between Meacham Road/Medinah Road and Rohlwing Road (Illinois Route 53). The project also includes extending Illinois Route 390 east to O’Hare Airport along the current Thorndale Avenue with bridges and frontage roads to accommodate local traffic.  

The cost to build the new segment of Illinois Route 390 east to O’Hare International Airport from Prospect Avenue to Illinois Route 83 is currently estimated at approximately $210 million. The EOWA Project is included in the Tollway's 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Moving the Future.

7/31/2014 4:46 PM (Updated 10/23/2014 12:06 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction on I-57/70 in Effingham

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that beginning Monday May 5, 2014, weather permitting, work on the last piece of the I-57/70 project around Effingham will move into stage 1.

Motorists are asked to slow down, use caution, and follow all signs and message boards and consider alternate routes.  During this stage there will be two lanes of traffic on I-57/70 separated from the workers by temporary concrete barriers and entrance and exit ramps at the US Route 45 interchange will remain open at all times.  Work will also begin on replacing the bridges carrying I-57/70 over US Route 45.  Barring any unforseen circumstances, this work and traffic pattern should be in effect most of the remaining year.

5/2/2014 5:15 PM (Updated 9/9/2014 2:35 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 2/15/2012 12:38 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Work Zone Safety

Click here for an Illinois Department of Transportation work zone safety message.

9/19/2005 12:00 AM (Updated 6/22/2012 6:55 AM)
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