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Illinois Tollway logo   Overnight Ramp Closures Scheduled on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) at Illinois Route 53 and Arlington Heights Road

Temporary, overnight lane closures on the ramp carrying eastbound Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) traffic to northbound Illinois Route 53 are scheduled this week for installation of a new monotube for toll collection at the ramp toll plaza. Closures are also scheduled the week of October 20 at the ramp carrying Arlington Heights Road traffic to westbound I-90. 

Following the evening rush hour, monotube installation work is scheduled to begin after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, with the closure of the I-PASS Only lane at the Illinois Route 53 ramp toll plaza. One lane with an automatic coin machine lane will remain open. I-PASS is accepted at this lane but drivers must come to a stop. 

Overnight, up to four, full closures of the ramp are scheduled after midnight, each lasting up to 15 minutes, to install the new monotube in several segments. All lanes will reopen to traffic by 4 a.m. on Thursday, October 9, in advance of the morning rush hour. 

Similar closures are scheduled the week of October 20 on the ramp carrying Arlington Heights Road traffic to westbound I-90. 

Work to reconstruct the ramps and tolling equipment is part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project and is scheduled to be complete this fall. Monotubes will replace the canopies at these two reconstructed plazas. Throughout construction at both ramp toll plazas, one lane with an automatic coin machine and one I-PASS Only lane will be available as construction progresses from lane to lane to rebuild the toll plaza. Up to 11,390 vehicles per day use the Illinois Route 53 ramp, with up to 10,200 vehicles per day using the Arlington Heights Road ramp.

10/8/2014 2:45 AM (Updated 10/9/2014 12:57 PM)

Kaine County Illinois small logo   Detour for Railroad Crossing Repairs LaFox Road over Union Pacific Railroad TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE Village of LaFox

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, LaFox Road will be closed to traffic at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing from 5:00 am until 3:00 pm. The Union Pacific Railroad will be completing repairs to the LaFox Road railroad crossing located north of Keslinger Road. During the road closure, traffic can follow the posted detour route using IL Route 38, IL Route 47 and Keslinger Road.

For all Kane County traffic advisories, see www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts.

10/20/2014 3:52 PM (Updated 10/20/2014 5:41 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   EB Willow Road Ramp From NB I-94 Closed for 10 Days

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the eastbound Willow Road exit ramp from northbound Interstate 94 (Edens Expressway) will be closed for the next 10 days as part the ongoing Willow Road reconstruction.
 
The closure was put in place today and will be lifted, weather permitting, on Oct. 30.
 
A detour route is posted directing northbound I-94 traffic to the Dundee Road exit to access eastbound Willow Road via Illinois 43 (Waukegan Road).
 
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 more details on the Willow Road project, visit www.dot.state.il.us/projects/willow-road-reconstruction.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu.
 
Traffic updates are available online at www.travelmidwest.com.

10/20/2014 11:36 AM (Updated 10/20/2014 5:44 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-15 East of I-255 to IL-163

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that IL 15 from just east of I-255 to IL 163 will be reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, October 20, 2014 to make repairs to the existing pavement, weather permitting.  All lanes will remain open between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastbound and between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. westbound each day. All work is expected to be completed by November 7, 2014.
 
The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, and use extreme caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.  Please allow for extra time when traveling the above detour routes.  Additional signing and traffic control devices will be provided to assist motorists through the work zones.
 
The Contractor on this project is Keeley Construction of East St Louis, Illinois.  Joe Gasaway 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) 346-3354.

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

10/20/2014 10:54 AM (Updated 10/20/2014 5:50 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-13 at IL-1 in Gallatin County

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling IL Route 13 at IL Route 1 intersection.

Contractors will be engaged in pavement patching operations. One-way traffic will be routed through the eastbound lane under the direction of flaggers. The closure will begin on Monday, October 20, 2014 and re-open to traffic by Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Motorists are advised to use caution and obey flaggers.

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

10/20/2014 10:52 AM (Updated 10/20/2014 5:33 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation  logo   Resurface Closes SR 8 in LaPorte Co. Starting Wed. 0/22/2014

Project expected to be completed by the end of November
 
Resurfacing work will close State Road 8 between U.S. 421 and S.R. 39 beginning on or after Wednesday, Oct. 22, depending upon weather. The detour for through traffic follows The detour for through traffic follows U.S. 421, S.R. 39 and U.S. 30. 
Rieth Riley Construction of LaPorte is patching and resurfacing this section of S.R. 8 as part of a $1.8 million Indiana Department of Transportation contract. Construction should be completed by the end of November.
 
Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures 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.

10/20/2014 7:59 AM (Updated 10/20/2014 9:39 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-70 in Bond County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced there will be various day time and night time right lane closures between mile marker 36 and 48 on eastbound and westbound Interstate 70 beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, October 20, 2014, until Friday, October 31, 2014, weather permitting.

The closure is needed to allow maintenance crews to perform roadway patching in advance of the winter season.  The Department's District 8 Maintenance Crews are performing the needed roadway repairs.

Traffic control devices including changeable message signs will be utilized during the closures to assist motorists making their way through the work zone.  The Department asks that travelers be patient and use extra caution near and throughout the work area.

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

10/18/2014 12:55 PM (Updated 10/19/2014 4:38 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Westbound US- 30 Reduced to One Lane in Lynwood

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that westbound U.S. 30 in Lynwood will be reduced to one lane next week at the CN Railroad crossing just west of the state line for the installation of temporary signals to warn traffic of approaching trains. Both eastbound lanes will remain open while one westbound lane is closed from Monday, Oct. 20, until Friday, Oct. 24.

The temporary signals will be in place to accommodate the work zone needed for construction of a new bridge carrying U.S. 30 over the CN Railroad tracks. The $29.6 million bridge project started this summer, with an anticipated completion date in late 2016.

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

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

10/18/2014 8:05 AM (Updated 10/20/2014 10:10 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Wille Road in Des Plaines to Close 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 10/20/2014 9:09 AM)

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

Bridge being reconstructed for I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project

Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled next week on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and on Tyrrell Road in Kane County for beam installation on the bridge carrying traffic over I-90. The Tyrrell Road Bridge is currently being reconstructed to make way for the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project, with completion scheduled for 2015.

Weather permitting, beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 20, one eastbound lane on I-90 will close, followed by closure of a westbound lane at 8 p.m. to prepare for beam installation. In addition, brief, intermittent full closures in both directions are scheduled between 11:30 p.m. on Monday, October 20, and 5 a.m. on Tuesday, October 21. All eastbound lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. and all westbound lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. ahead of the morning rush hour.

Additionally, Tyrrell Road over I-90 will be closed to traffic during each of the intermittent full closures on I-90 to place the new beams. Tyrrell Road will reopen once each beam placement is completed. The Tyrrell Road Bridge remains open during reconstruction; however the bridge is reduced to one lane over I-90 with traffic in both directions controlled by traffic signals during reconstruction.

Similar closures on I-90 and Tyrrell Road will be scheduled on Tuesday, October 21, if needed to complete beam installation work. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, October 22.

Reconstruction of the Tyrrell Road Bridge includes construction of a new concrete bridge with two lanes and shoulders. Work is being coordinated with Kane County, the Illinois Department of Transportation and the village of Gilberts, along with local school districts and police and fire departments. Up to 7,200 vehicles use this bridge daily.

The Tyrrell 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 is underway on Bartlett Road and on Higgins Road. On the western segment of I-90, 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 and Hennig Road.

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

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.

10/17/2014 4:10 PM (Updated 10/17/2014 4:36 PM)

Kaine County Illinois small logo   Tyrell Road over I-90 Toll Road

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is scheduled to erect the pre-stressed concrete beam substructure for the Tyrell Road Bridge, Monday, October 20 – Wednesday, October 22, 2014. This work will necessitate periodic night time roadway closures. The roadway closures will be performed during the midnight to 5:00 A.M. hours only. Expect delays and use alternate routes of travel if possible.

10/16/2014 1:57 PM (Updated 10/16/2014 1:58 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime Lane Closures on I-55 in Madison County, IL

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that there will be a single daytime lane closure on northbound and southbound I-55 from IL-140 near Hamel to Black Lane near Collinsville beginning Monday, October 20, 2014, weather permitting.  These lane closures are necessary to perform crack sealing. It is estimated that the project will be completed by November 30, 2014.  Please use caution when travelling through this area.   

10/15/2014 4:49 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 11:26 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closures on I-255 between Horseshoe Lake Road and I-270

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the following RAMPS WILL BE CLOSED to all traffic according to the following revised schedule, weather permitting: 

Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
.:

o    EB I-270 Collector/Distributor Lane CLOSED
o    Ramp from EB I-270 to NB I-255 CLOSED
o    Ramp from SB I-255 to EB I-270 CLOSED (this will stay closed until October 17 at 7:00 p.m.)

Friday, October 17 at 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.:

o    Ramp from SB I-255 to EB I-270 CLOSED (closed beginning at 6:00 a.m. on October 16)
o    Ramp from WB I-270 to SB I-255 CLOSED
o    SB I-255 Collector/Distributor Lane CLOSED
 
Saturday, October 18 at 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.:

o    Ramp from EB I-270 to SB I-255 CLOSED

Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 am. through October 22 at 7:00 p.m.:

o    All ramps at the I-255 and IL-162 Interchange CLOSED (these will stay closed until October 22 at 7:00 p.m.)

 Wednesday, October 22 through  7:00 p.m.:

o    All ramps at the I-255 and IL-162 Interchange CLOSED (closed beginning October 21 at 7:00 a.m.)

These closures are necessary to resurface the ramps.  Signed detours will be in place for each closure. The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, watch for stopped traffic ahead, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.

10/15/2014 4:45 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 11:29 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Water Street (Hwy 3) in Chester Closed on Oct. 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, Water Street/Hwy 3 in Chester, IL, will be closed starting at 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014, and continuing for one (1) day through October 30, 2014.  The road closure is necessary to allow the Union Pacific Railroad to rehabilitate their crossing.

A marked detour will be in place to safely guide motorists around the closure.  The Department asks that travelers be patient and use extra caution near and throughout the work area. 

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

10/15/2014 4:27 PM (Updated 10/17/2014 1:29 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime Closures on IL-140 at I-55 in Madison County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced there will be various daytime lane closures on IL-140 at the Entrance and Exit Ramps of I-55 northbound.  The IL-140 eastbound left turn lane to I-55 northbound entrance ramp and driving and passing lanes of IL-140 westbound at the I-55 northbound entrance ramp will be closed at various times beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, October 16, 2014, through 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, weather permitting.  All lanes will reopen at 5 p.m. daily.
 
The closure is needed to allow maintenance crews to perform roadway patching in advance of the winter season.  The Department's District 8 Maintenance Crews are performing the needed needed roadway repairs.
 
Traffic control devices including changeable message signs will be utilized during the closure to assist motorists making their way through the work zone.  The Department asks that travelers be patient and use extra caution near and throughout the work area.

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

10/15/2014 12:14 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 11:22 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closures and Detours on IL-13 in Carbondale

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that crews from the Canadian National/Illinois Central Railroad will be making repairs to the railroad crossing on IL-13 eastbound (West Walnut) in Carbondale beginning Monday, October 27th at 7:00 a.m. and continuing until Tuesday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m.  Motorist should follow the marked detour as no traffic will be permitted through the work zone until repairs are complete.

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

10/11/2014 2:08 PM (Updated 10/11/2014 5:21 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on I-55 near Edwardsville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane restrictions will be encountered along both northbound and southbound I-55 at mile marker 21 beginning Monday, October 13, 2014, weather permitting.  Lane closures will be utilized to paint the overhead structure.  No lane closures will take place during the peak hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. southbound or between 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. northbound.
 
Traffic control devices will be utilized to move traffic through the work zone.  Delays should be expected, so plan accordingly.  In addition, please drive cautiously through the work zone.  This work is estimated to be completed by the November 14, 2014.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

10/11/2014 2:04 PM (Updated 10/11/2014 5:19 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-55 at mile marker 21, Madison County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lane restrictions will be encountered along both northbound and southbound I-55 at mile marker 21 beginning Monday, October 13, 2014, weather permitting.  Lane closures will be utilized to paint the overhead structure.  No lane closures will take place during the peak hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. southbound or between 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. northbound.

Traffic control devices will be utilized to move traffic through the work zone.  Delays should be expected, so plan accordingly.  In addition, please drive cautiously through the work zone.  This work is estimated to be completed by the November 14, 2014.

10/10/2014 4:06 PM (Updated 10/10/2014 4:06 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Eastbound and Westbound I-64 from the Clinton County line to IL-177

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that on October 10, 2014 road construction is scheduled to begin on I-64 from Clinton County Line to IL 177 in the eastbound and westbound lanes.  This project consists of bridge deck patching, wingwall repair, and joint repair.  This work is expected to be completed by Tuesday, November 25, 2014, weather permitting.

The Department asks that motorist be patient, reduce speed, watch for stopped traffic ahead, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.  Flaggers will direct traffic through work zone. Concrete barrier wall will be installed at the bridges. Wide load signs and message boards will be erected in advance of the project.

10/9/2014 4:27 PM (Updated 10/9/2014 4:27 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Fox River Trail Detour in Elgin Begins to Maintain Public Access During Fox River Bridge Project on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

The Illinois Tollway will open a detour route in time for the weekend to provide safe passage for bicycles and pedestrians using the Fox River Trail which crosses through the construction of the $95 million Fox River Bridge Project in Elgin on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90). The detour route, scheduled to be completed Friday evening, October 10, will maintain trail access throughout construction of the new Fox River Bridge which is scheduled for completion by the end of 2016.
 
Maintained by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, the Fox River Trail is about 40 miles long, extending from Aurora to Algonquin along the Fox River. The Fox River Trail travels on the east side of Fox River in Elgin and into the middle of the work zone as the Tollway removes and rebuilds the Fox River Bridge carrying I-90 traffic.
 
“Providing a detour is the best way to ensure the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians while we remove and rebuild the Fox River Bridge,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. “As we continue work on this project, closures on the Fox River Trail and on local roads are considered only as a last resort in order to minimize the disruption to local residents.”
 
Construction of seven new bridge piers for the Fox River Bridge Project is currently underway adjacent to and in the Fox River below the existing bridge to support the new bridge structures. In addition, bridge structure removal is also taking place in the area of the Fox River Trail.
 
Fox River Trail Detour
Approximately 300 feet of the Fox River Trail will be temporarily relocated to the east adjacent to Duncan Avenue, extending from the Trout Park parking lot to the south, traveling under the Fox River Bridge and connecting back to the Fox River Trail to the north of the bridge.
 
The detour provides a paved asphalt path with concrete barrier wall and chain link fence separation to protect bicyclists and pedestrians from traffic. In addition, a canopy covering is constructed above the detour path to provide a barrier as construction activity continues overhead.
 
Due to tight turns entering and exiting the detour, cyclists using the 6-foot-wide path will need to dismount and walk their bicycles through the detour. Signage is in place to help direct trail users along the detour.
 
As construction continues through 2016, temporary closures of the Fox River Trail detour will be necessary at times during bridge beam placement activities and bridge removal work as the Fox River Bridge is reconstructed and widened. Construction signage will be put in place to alert the public in advance of the closures. In addition, construction project and detour information is also available in the “Projects By Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.
 
When the Fox River Bridge Project is completed, the Fox River Trail will be restored in its original location. Improvements also include the replacement of a 660 foot-long bicycle and pedestrian bridge underneath the I-90 Fox River Bridge providing public access to cross the river. As part of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s East-West Spur of the Fox River Trail, the new bicycle and pedestrian bridge will be widened from the current 9-foot width to about 12 feet wide to improve access and assist with Tollway maintenance and inspection of the Fox River Bridge.
 
The Illinois Tollway is coordinating work on the Fox River Bridge Project, including the detour on the portion of the Fox River Trail underneath I-90, with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, the city of Elgin and Kane County.
 
Fox River Bridge Project
Constructed as part of the original Tollway system in the 1950s, rebuilding and widening the Fox River Bridge is necessary to accommodate the $2.5 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project scheduled to be completed in 2016. The Fox River Bridge Project includes construction of two new bridge structures that will increase capacity from six lanes to eight lanes with full shoulders in both directions to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway and also provide for drainage improvements and replacement of the existing bicycle and pedestrian bridge.
 
The new Fox River Bridge will include two, side-by-side 1,315-foot-long structures that will stand 40 feet above the surface of the Fox River and adjacent roadways. Each of the new structures will have fewer piers to reduce the environmental impact on the waterway and forested fen below. The new bridge structures will have eight spans supported by seven piers. The existing structures have 14 piers.
 
Currently, up to 101,300 vehicles travel on the I-90 Fox River Bridge daily. The Tollway is coordinating work on the Fox River Bridge Project with the city of Elgin, Kane County, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), IDNR Office of Water Resources and the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission.
 
The $95 million Fox River Bridge Project is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 
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.

10/9/2014 10:07 AM (Updated 10/11/2014 9:11 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Division Street Resurfacing in Crest Hill

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a patching and resurfacing project on Division Street between Broadway Street and the entrance to Stateville Correctional Center, in Crest Hill, began, weather permitting, Friday, Oct. 10.

In order to complete the work, motorists can expect daily lane closures with flaggers at various locations once construction begins. The anticipated completion date is Nov. 25.

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

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

10/9/2014 3:51 AM (Updated 10/19/2014 5:10 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   167th Street Turn Lane on U.S. 45 Closed for Intersection Improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that as part of the ongoing widening and improvement project on La Grange Road (U.S. 45) in Orland Park, Orland Hills, Palos Park and Tinley Park, the westbound left-turn lane from 167th Street will be closed, weather permitting, on Thursday, Oct. 9. 

The closure is necessary for the reconstruction of the 167th Street-La Grange Road intersection. The lane is scheduled to reopen the first week in November. 

As an alternate route, motorists are encouraged to use 94th Avenue and 171st Street to access southbound La Grange Road.

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 more information on the U.S. 45 widening, visit www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/us45-reconstruction-and-widening

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu.

Traffic updates are available online at www.travelmidwest.com.

10/9/2014 3:19 AM (Updated 10/11/2014 9:13 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lake Shore Drive in Decatur

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that work will continue on Lake Shore Drive (ILL 105) from U.S Route 36 to U.S. Route 51 in Decatur. Weather permitting, asphalt paving of Lake Shore Drive will take place over the next three to four weeks.

Traffic will be controlled utilizing flaggers. Short term intermittent intersection closures will be required to complete the work.

10/7/2014 5:02 PM (Updated 10/11/2014 8:53 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-57 near Ina

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Interstate 57 that a lane closure will occur north of Exit 83 at milepost 84.  The closure is scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 16, 2014 and will extend through Friday, October 24, 2014.
 
Maintenance crews will be repairing the structures carrying northbound and southbound Interstate 57 over Atchison Creek.
 
Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the construction site as quickly as possible.
 
Through traffic is encouraged to seek alternate routes while the work is underway.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

10/7/2014 12:24 PM (Updated 10/8/2014 2:56 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-4 in Staunton

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, IL Route 4 in Staunton, IL, will be closed starting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014, and continuing for one (1) day through October 20, 2014.  The road closure is necessary to allow the Norfolk Southern Railway to rehabilitate their crossing.

A marked detour will be in place to safely guide motorists around the closure.  The Department asks that travelers be patient and use extra caution near and throughout the work area. 
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

10/6/2014 10:02 AM (Updated 10/19/2014 7:43 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Niles Main Street bridge reconstruction

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close the M-139 (Main Street) bridge over the St. Joseph River in Niles, Berrien County, on Monday, Oct. 13, for a year-long reconstruction project. The M-139 bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic in mid-November 2015.

The $10.6 million investment will result in a new bridge, designed with community input to maintain historic aesthetics while improving safety for motorists and pedestrians.

In addition to wider lanes to accommodate motorized and nonmotorized traffic, the new bridge also will have sidewalks and look-out areas on both sides of the bridge. M-139 also will be realigned across the bridge to reduce the approaching curves at the bridge.

During construction, traffic will be detoured on Lincoln Avenue, Grant Street, Broadway Street, North 5th Street, M-51, and Wayne Street.

Throughout construction, information is available on this and other MDOT projects at www.michigan.gov/drive.

10/6/2014 9:13 AM (Updated 10/19/2014 7:40 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 10/3/2014 11:21 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Centennial Bridge Update

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that significant milestones have been reached on the Centennial Bridge repair project. Each of two transfer beams supporting the Illinois and Iowa approaches to the bridge have been removed and replaced. General Constructors of the Quad Cities is now working to install finger joints and repair the bridge deck.

The Illinois Department of Transportation recognizes the inconvenience that this project causes to the motoring public in the Quad Cities. All efforts are being made to expedite the project and ensure a safe river crossing. The contractor's crews are working long hours and seven days a week to expedite the opening of the bridge.

Based on current progress and the work that needs to be completed, IDOT is expecting that the closure will extend past October 10th by a number of days
. While opening this structure to traffic is a high priority, the safety of the traveling public is our greatest priority.

10/3/2014 2:51 PM (Updated 10/3/2014 9:52 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-127 in Clinton County

IL 127 Structure over Kaskaskia River south of Carlyle, IL

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Contractor on the project has experienced fabrication issues with the new expansion joints on the structure causing a delay in the completion of the IL 127 structure.  This work is expected to be completed and IL 127 reopened to traffic by mid  November  2014, 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. 

10/2/2014 4:51 PM (Updated 10/3/2014 1:51 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-64 in St. Clair County, Mile Markers 19-22

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 10/3/2014 1:53 AM)

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.

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

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-47 Project Update
  • Work is still in progress on both sides of the Fox River. South of the river, work is continuing on items off of the roadway.  Construction of sidewalk on the west side of IL-47 is expected to be ongoing beginning around the first of October.  Side roads, entrances, and curb and gutter are complete.  Electrical work for traffic signals is ongoing and will culminate in the installation of new signals by year's end.  It is anticipated that the majority of the work, south of the river, will be completed by the end of the year.  Minor items may remain in the spring.

  • North of the river, reconstruction work continues on IL-47 from the river to Somonauk St.  It is anticipated that new concrete pavement will be placed in this area prior to the end of the year on IL-47, and all affected side roads will be completed as well.  The Somonauk St intersection reconstruction work began at the end of September and will continue for approximately a month.

  • Underground work also continues north of Somonauk St and is expected to be ongoing in this area for about a month.  Then, that work will move to the US 34 portion of the project, where it will continue for the remainder of the year.  Concrete pavement work is also anticipated to take place along US 34 this year, weather permitting.

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

10/1/2014 12:27 PM (Updated 10/3/2014 1:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-161 in Marion County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that on October 6, 2014 road construction will begin on IL 161 from IL 37 to 0.3 mile west of I-57.  This project consists of asphalt surface removal, pavement patching and asphalt resurfacing.  This work is expected to be completed by Friday, November 21, 2014 weather permitting.

The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, watch for stopped traffic ahead, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.  Flaggers will direct traffic through work zone.

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9/29/2014 10:01 PM (Updated 9/29/2014 10:24 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Commercial Drive Connector near IL-13 in Williamson County

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling IL 13 near Carterville of an upcoming side road closure.

Beginning Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. the Commercial Drive Connector south of Illinois 13 will be closed to all traffic in order to facilitate pavement removal and replacement.  The closure involves only the small segment of roadway adjacent to Illinois 13 Eastbound.  Access to Commercial Drive and all businesses will remain open via South Division Street.  It is anticipated this road closure will be in place for approximately three weeks.

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

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

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9/29/2014 9:37 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:52 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-96 near Ursa
 

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that construction will begin on Illinois Route 96 over Rock Creek, 2 miles south of Ursa, weather permitting, Wednesday October 1st.

The contract includes bridge deck patching. Traffic will be controlled by signals. Work on this project is expected to be completed by November 2014. The contractor on this $89,000 project is Laverdiere Construction, Inc. of Macomb, Illinois.

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

9/29/2014 10:13 AM (Updated 9/29/2014 10:05 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-64 Resurfacing in Kane County

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a resurfacing project on Illinois 64 from County Line Rd. to Illinois 47  in Maple Park and Virgil will begin, weather permitting, on Monday, Sept. 29.

The improvements consist of intermittent pavement repairs, such as pavement removal, patching, milling, and resurfacing. The project could require reducing the roadway 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 Nov. 30.

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

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

9/25/2014 3:32 PM (Updated 9/26/2014 10:37 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on IL-161 in New Baden

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced lane restrictions will be encountered on Illinois Route 161, west of FAI Route 64, beginning Monday, September 29, 2014.  The lane closures are needed to construct drainage improvements, additional turn lanes, and intersection improvements at the intersection with Richter School Road in New Baden. 

Traffic control devices and changeable message signing will be utilized to assist motorists during these lane closures.  The Department asks that all motorists be patient, reduce speed, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.

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9/25/2014 3:25 PM (Updated 10/1/2014 1:46 PM)

Chicago Department of Transportation logo   Chicago River Fall Bridge Lifts Through November 15th

The lifting of the movable bridges over the Chicago River for recreational boat traffic resumes this week, running on Wednesday and Saturday mornings through mid-November.

Each year, in the spring and fall, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) raises the movable bridges along the Main and South Branches of the Chicago River to accommodate recreational boats traveling to and from their storage yards.

“The lifting of Chicago’s iconic movable river bridges every fall marks the closing of the boating season,” said CDOT Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld. “The City coordinates with local boat storage yards each year to create a schedule that accommodates boats while creating the least amount of impact on downtown street traffic.”

During these spring and fall “boat runs,” the bridges are raised sequentially, typically one at a time. Each bridge lift takes an average of 8-12 minutes. This fall, 27 bridges will be lifted in order beginning in the morning at Lake Shore Drive to the Ashland Avenue Bridge on the South Branch.

The fall 2014 bridge lift schedule is as follows:

• Wednesday, October 22nd at 9:30 a.m.
• Saturday, October 25th at 9 a.m.
• Wednesday, October 29th at 9:30 a.m.
• Saturday, November 1st at 9 a.m.
• Wednesday, November 5th at 9:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, November 12th at 9:30 a.m.
• Saturday, November 15th at 9 a.m.

9/24/2014 12:34 PM (Updated 10/20/2014 6:55 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   Daytime Lane Closures on US-40 near Troy

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that there will be daytime lane closures reducing traffic to one lane on U.S. 40 from just east of I-55/70 in Troy to Highland/Lake Road near Highland beginning on Friday, September 26, 2014, weather permitting.  These lane closures are necessary to perform partial depth pavement repairs. It is estimated that the project will be completed by November 30, 2014.  Flaggers will be utilized to direct motorists through the work zone.  Please use caution when travelling through this area.

9/23/2014 5:20 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:53 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime Lane Closures on IL-4 in Madison County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that there will be daytime lane closures reducing traffic to one lane on IL-4 from the Macoupin County line to south of U.S. 40 near St. Jacob beginning September 23, 2014, weather permitting.  These lane closures are necessary to perform full depth pavement repairs. It is estimated that the project will be completed by October 31, 2014.  Flaggers will be utilized to direct motorists through the work zone.  Please use caution when travelling through this area.

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9/23/2014 5:14 PM (Updated 10/1/2014 1:50 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on IL-116 at Ten Mile Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced lane closures on IL-116 at Ten Mile Creek in Tazewell County.

Intermittent lane closures are expected for approximately one month on IL-116 in this vicinity as crews finish median and striping work on this bridge replacement project. The lane closures will not take place before 8:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes and will not take place after 4:00 p.m. in the eastbound lanes.

Westbound IL-116 traffic will remain in its current temporary configuration during this time, and then will be shifted back to its traditional configuration upon completion of the project.

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9/23/2014 4:48 PM (Updated 9/24/2014 6:45 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime CLosures on IL-161 from New Baden to Albers

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that there will be daytime lane closures reducing traffic to one lane on IL 161 from just west of IL 160 in New Baden to just west of North Charles Street in Albers beginning on September 24, 2014, weather permitting.  These lane closures are necessary to patch, mill, and resurface the pavement. It is estimated that the project will be completed by November 15, 2014.  Flaggers will be utilized to direct motorists through the work zone.  Please use caution when travelling through this area.   

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

9/23/2014 1:11 PM (Updated 10/1/2014 1:43 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pavement Repairs, Lane Closures in Dolton

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a pavement repair project on 142nd Street/Main Street between Indiana and Dolton avenues in Dolton is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Sept 26.

The improvements consist of intermittent pavement repairs, such as pavement patching, milling, and resurfacing, with curb, sidewalk and sewer upgrades.  The project could require reducing the roadway 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 Nov. 26.

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 5:09 PM (Updated 9/22/2014 9:54 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 10/1/2014 1:50 PM)

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   Section of IL-75 Closing in Freeport

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, construction work on IL-75 in Freeport will is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 22, 2014.

Fischer Excavating is starting the $1.9 million project to reconstruct the section of IL-75 (Adams Avenue and Clark Street) from Stephenson Street to Chicago Avenue.

The project includes replacing the road pavement and sidewalks; adding a multi-use path; and replacing all the sanitary and water lines in the area. Motorists should expect lane closures as preliminary work is started next week.

On Monday, September 29, the section of IL-75 will be closed to begin removal and replacement of the sanitary line under the street. Traffic will be detoured around the work area using Stephenson Street and Main Street to Galena Avenue. The roadway is scheduled to be reopened by November 24, 2014.

Drivers are asked to be alert for the changed traffic patterns and construction vehicles in the area. Access will be maintained to all businesses during the project.

9/18/2014 1:17 PM (Updated 9/24/2014 7:18 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on I-255 between I-70 and Jefferson Barracks Bridge (Mississippi River)

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that there will be northbound and southbound lane restrictions on I-255 between I-70 and the Jefferson Barracks bridge in St. Clair and Monroe Counties. This work is scheduled to begin Monday, September 22, 2014 and will be completed by November 14, 2014, weather permitting. These lane restrictions are necessary to complete pavement repairs.
 
Travelers are advised to consider alternate routes or allow additional time to travel. Speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph in work zones.  The Department asks that all motorists be patient, reduce speed, and exercise added caution when traveling near and throughout these work zones.

9/18/2014 12:49 PM (Updated 9/24/2014 6:31 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Barrington Road Pavement Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that pavement repairs on Barrington Road between U.S. 20 and Schaumburg Road in Bartlett and Streamwood is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Sept. 29.

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 June 30, 2015.  

9/16/2014 3:54 PM (Updated 9/16/2014 3:54 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 10/20/2014 7:07 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction scheduled for I-57 south of US-50

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that on October 2, 2014 road construction is scheduled to begin on I-57 from Jefferson County Line to 0.8 miles south of U.S. 50.  This project consists of HMA surface removal and resurfacing.  This work is expected to be completed by Friday, November 28, 2014 weather permitting.

The Department asks that motorist be patient, reduce speed, watch for stopped traffic ahead, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.  Flaggers will direct traffic through work zone.

9/12/2014 5:47 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:54 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on I-55 in Madison County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lane restrictions will be encountered along both northbound and southbound I-55 from Joliet Rd to County Line Rd (mile markers 31 and 34) beginning Wednesday, September 17, 2014, weather permitting.  Lane closures will be utilized to repair shoulders, regrade slopes and reseed bare earth areas.  No lane closures will take place during the peak hours of 6 AM and 9 AM southbound or between 3 PM and 6 PM northbound.

Traffic control devices will be utilized to move traffic through the work zone.  Delays should be expected, so plan accordingly.  In addition, please drive cautiously through the work zone.  This work is estimated to be completed by the November 15, 2014.

9/12/2014 4:55 PM (Updated 9/13/2014 4:48 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on Roosevelt Road in Cicero

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a resurfacing project on Roosevelt Road between Laramie Avenue and Pulaski Road in Cicero will begin, weather permitting, on Monday, Sept. 15.

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 Nov. 14.

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.

9/12/2014 2:19 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:21 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Moline Road South of US-30 Reduced to One Lane

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, construction work on Moline Road south of U.S. 30 will begin on Monday, September 15, 2014. Eagle Painting will be starting the contract to paint the I-88 bridge over Moline Road. The $276,958 project is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals while the structure is painted one half at a time. Drivers should be prepared to stop when approaching the work area and should drive carefully past the construction operations.

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9/10/2014 11:47 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:22 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Business US-20 west of Freeport Restricted to One Lane

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, construction work on Business U.S. 20 west of Freeport is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 15, 2014. Improvements will be made to the four mile section of Business 20 from Park Boulevard in Freeport to U.S. 20. Civil Constructors is the contractor for the $1.8 million project that is scheduled to be completed by early November.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane as the roadway is repaired and resurfaced. Motorists should be prepared to stop for flaggers who will be directing traffic past the work operations. Drivers should also be alert for slow moving construction vehicles.

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

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9/10/2014 11:45 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:23 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-24 and US-51 Reduced to One Lane, Livingston County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting; work is scheduled to begin September 15, 2014 for pavement patching on U.S. 24 from west of Chenoa to the Livingston County line and on U.S. 51 from north of Wapella to Clinton.

This project includes patching of the existing pavement in deteriorated areas. Traffic on U.S. 24 will be reduced to one lane. Traffic on U.S. 51 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. While work is on going, please observe all traffic control signs.

The anticipated completion date is October 2014, weather permitting.
 
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9/10/2014 11:14 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:54 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction on I-64 from IL-158 interchange east to the IL-127 interchange

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that on September 17, 2014, road construction is scheduled to begin on I-64 from IL 158 interchange to IL 127 interchange. This project consists of patching and installing French drains to address and correct deficiencies in the existing pavement. This work is expected to be completed by Sunday, November 30, 2014 weather permitting.

 

LANES OPEN:

Eastbound

West of IL-158

Westbound

East of IL-158

Eastbound

East of IL-158 to IL-4

Eastbound & Westbound, East of IL-4

5:00 AM - 8:00 PM Monday thru Thursday

5:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday thru Thursday

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Monday thru Thursday

 

5:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Friday

5:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Friday

12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Friday

12:00 PM to 12:00 AM Friday

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9/10/2014 12:56 PM (Updated 9/24/2014 6:40 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on IL-251 in Machesney Park

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, construction work on IL-251 in Machesney Park will begin on Monday, September 8, 2014. William Charles Construction Company will be making improvements to the section of IL 251 from IL 173 (West Lane Road) to Forest Hills Road. The $1.3 million contract also includes repairs to Harlem Road from east of Perryville Road to McFarland Road in Loves Park.

Drivers should be alert for lane closures and flaggers who will be directing traffic past the work operations. The contractor will be milling off the existing bituminous surface, making pavement repairs, and resurfacing the roadway. The project to improve the two roadways is scheduled to be completed by mid-October.

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

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9/5/2014 9:34 PM (Updated 9/14/2014 2:27 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Mannheim Road Ramp Closures Sept. 2 - Nov. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that as part of the ongoing Mannheim Interchange project, the ramps from northbound Mannheim Road (U.S.12/45) to westbound I-190 and eastbound I-190 to northbound Mannheim Road are scheduled to close, weather permitting, Tuesday, Sept. 2.
 
The following detour routes will be posted:

Northbound Mannheim Road to westbound I-190:

  • Northbound Mannheim Road to westbound Zemke Boulevard to southbound Bessie Coleman Drive to westbound I-190.

Eastbound I-190 to northbound Mannheim Road loop ramp closure:

  • Northbound Bessie Coleman Drive to eastbound Zemke Boulevard to northbound Mannheim Road.

The ramps are tentatively scheduled to open November 21, 2014.

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

8/29/2014 6:12 PM (Updated 9/18/2014 1:51 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Illinois 72 Rumble Strip and Guardrail Project in Hampshire

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a rumble strip and guardrail project on Illinois 72, from French Road to the DeKalb County line in Hampshire, is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, Sept. 2.
 
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 Nov. 30.

8/29/2014 5:12 PM (Updated 8/30/2014 9:45 PM)

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.

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

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-30 closed at I-39 Interchange near Rochelle

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, construction work on U.S. 30 at the I-39 interchange south of Rochelle will begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

The contractor will be working from U.S. 30 to paint the overhead bridges. Most of the work will be done with all lanes open with the contractor working from off the U.S. 30 shoulders.

Drivers should be alert for workers along U.S. 30 until the project is completed by the end of October.

U.S. 30 will be closed from Monday, September 8, until Friday, September 12, 2014. During this five day closure, the contractor will complete the painting of the beams above the travel lanes. All the ramps at the interchange will remain open as the only area closed will be directly under the I-39 bridges. Traffic will be detoured on I-39 to the nearest interchange and then back to U.S. 30 to exit on the other side of the closure.

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

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8/27/2014 5:57 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:30 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

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8/27/2014 5:50 PM (Updated 9/4/2014 7:54 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.

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

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection of IL-154 and Prairie Road near Red Bud Reduced to One Lane

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced IL-154 at Prairie Road will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, August 25, 2014, weather permitting.  Flaggers will be present to direct motorists through the work zone. These lane closures are necessary to perform  intersection improvements.  Please observe caution when travelling through this area.  It is estimated the project will be completed by fall of 2014.  

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8/22/2014 5:43 PM (Updated 8/30/2014 10:47 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   One Lane Traffic on IL-105 in Monticello

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to improve the ride on IL-105 will begin on August 25, 2014. The project runs 3.2 miles from Kratz Street to Ridings Drive in Monticello. The project consists of patching, milling, and bituminous resurfacing. During construction, one lane of traffic will be maintained.

The overall project is anticipated to be complete by mid November this year, weather permitting. The contractor for the $1,270,785 project is Open Road Paving Company, LLC.

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

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8/22/2014 10:54 AM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:56 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pavement Repairs & Lane Closures in Kane County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that three pavement patching projects at various locations in Kane County are scheduled to begin, weather permitting, the week of Sept. 1.

The improvements consist of intermittent pavement repairs at each location for several days at a time. The projects could require reducing the roadway to a single lane of traffic with flaggers present during the daytime hours where construction is taking place.

Repairs will be done at the following locations:

  • IL-25 on Stearns Rd. to Bartlett Road in Bartlett.
  • US-30 from Orchard Road to IL-47 in Montgomery.
  • IL-47 from Cross Street to Galena Boulevard in Sugar Grove.

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

The tentative completion date for all of the projects is Oct. 31.

8/22/2014 10:49 AM (Updated 9/21/2014 9:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-26 in Freeport Reduced to One Lane

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, construction work on IL-26 (West Avenue) in Freeport is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 25, 2014. Civil Constructors is starting the $835,012 project to improve IL-26 from Empire Street to Galena Avenue (US Business 20).

The contractor will be milling off the existing bituminous roadway surface, making pavement repairs, and resurfacing the roadway. Traffic will be restricted to one lane during the work operations. Drivers should expect delays and should be prepared to stop for flaggers directing traffic past the work areas.

To minimize traffic congestion, all lanes will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. each afternoon. This will require much of the work to be done during the night. Drivers need to be extra alert when driving through the work zones at night due to the reduced visibility. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.

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

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8/21/2014 3:58 PM (Updated 9/9/2014 1:56 AM)

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)

Indiana Department of Transportation  logo   US-20 Bypass Lane Restrictions and Ramp Closure, South Bend

Bridge over Mayflower Road rehabilitation project

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces lane restrictions on the U.S. 20 Bypass (St. Joseph Valley Parkway) between the IN-23 exit and the IN-2 exit beginning Monday, August 18th through the end of November. This stretch of the U.S. 20 Bypass will be down to one lane in each direction for bridge rehabilitation projects. In addition, the entrance ramp for Mayflower Road traffic to south/east U.S. 20 Bypass will be closed during this time.

Mayflower Road traffic wishing to access south/east U.S. 20 Bypass will be detoured by travelling south on Mayflower Road, north/east on IN-23, and then utilizing the entrance ramp to the U.S. 20 Bypass.

Drivers are asked to slow down and watch for workers in the work zone for the safety of all involved. Drivers and their passengers are more at risk of accident and injury in work zones than even workers on the road.

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.

8/15/2014 3:30 PM (Updated 10/15/2014 1:56 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   Church Road Bridge Over Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora Closed for Reconstruction

The Church Road Bridge carrying traffic over the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora is scheduled to close the week of August 18, for reconstruction. Electronic message signs and construction signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closure and detour. 

The Illinois Tollway is removing the existing Church Road Bridge and replacing it with a new bridge featuring a reinforced concrete deck on precast concrete beams. The new bridge will be widened and the height increased to meet current design standards. Bridge reconstruction is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Beginning the week of August 18, Church Road will be closed to through traffic between Corporate Boulevard and Molitor Road and the bridge will be closed to all traffic. A signed detour will be put in place directing traffic to use Indian Trail Road, Farnsworth Avenue and Butterfield Road.

On I-88, shoulders closures will be in place for bridge reconstruction and intermittent traffic stops during off-peak hours will be scheduled for the removal and placement of bridge beams.

Work also includes improving portions of Church Road on either side of the bridge. Up to 7,300 vehicles use this stretch of roadway daily. The roadway closure is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the city of Aurora and the village of North Aurora, as well as Aurora Township and local police and fire departments.

The I-88 bridge repairs are part of the 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.