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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Extensive Bridge Reconstruction Work on Illinois Route 171

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the $35 Million dollar bridge reconstruction work on Illinois Route 171 (First Ave) to repair all bridges on the southbound Illinois Route 171 will occur, weather permitting, starting March 30, with preliminary work beginning March 23.

In order to complete the work, lanes will be reduced, weather permitting, with the following details:

  • On March 23, preliminary work will start on the northbound lanes to prepare for and accommodate northbound and southbound traffic.
  • By March 30, all traffic will be on the northbound lanes of Illinois 171.
  • All ramps on the southbound Illinois 171 will be closed to traffic during the entire duration of the project and detour routes will be posted.

The project is expected to be completed by October 31, 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. 

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

3/20/2015 7:40 PM (Updated 5/30/2015 7:13 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-255 Ramp at I-64, St Clair Co., IL

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that nighttime lane closures will be encountered on the I-255 northbound ramp onto eastbound IL 15 and the I-255 northbound ramp onto eastbound I-64 beginning on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, weather permitting.  The ramp closures will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be reopened by 6:00 a.m. the following morning. These ramp closures are necessary to construct a new high friction pavement.  The work will be completed by Friday morning, July 10, 2015.
 
A marked detour will be utilized to guide traffic around these closures.  

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

7/6/2015 11:31 PM (Updated 7/6/2015 11:31 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-146 near Ware

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the Union Pacific Railroad Company will be making repairs to the railroad crossing on IL 146 at the route 3 intersection near Ware, IL.  Repairs will begin July 14 at 7:00 a.m. and are expected to completed on July 15 by 5:00 p.m.

Motorists should follow marked detour routes.  No traffic will be permitted through the construction area for the duration of the repair.

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

7/6/2015 1:07 PM (Updated 7/6/2015 3:48 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-57 Ramp Closure at US 51 near Dongola

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of an upcoming ramp closure on I-57 in Union County.

Beginning Monday, July 6 at 7:00 a.m., the northbound I-57 exit ramp to US 51 near Dongola will be closed.  This closure is anticipated to last until September 9 and is necessary to facilitate pavement replacement along I-57.  Motorists should seek alternate routes to US 51 via the Anna and Dongola interchanges.

Traffic control devices and signs will be in place 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.

7/6/2015 11:11 AM (Updated 7/6/2015 3:47 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 150 from the Sangamon River in Mahomet to Mattis Avenue in Champaign

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a lane reduction on US 150 from the Sangamon River in Mahomet to Mattis Avenue in Champaign will begin July 6, 2015.

The lane reduction is necessary for resurfacing, patching, guardrail replacement, pedestrian ramp updates, and culvert repair work to be completed on US 150. One lane of traffic will be maintained during construction.

The overall project has an anticipated completion date of October 1, 2015, weather permitting.

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

7/1/2015 11:35 PM (Updated 7/2/2015 12:12 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-6 in Peru

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that road construction will begin July 6, 2015 (weather permitting) on U.S. 6, just east of IL 251 in Peru.

Work is anticipated to be complete by mid-October, 2015.

Motorists are advised to be alert for changed traffic patterns, flaggers and all other workers.

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

7/1/2015 12:07 PM (Updated 7/2/2015 12:20 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane reductions on I-94 at Touhy Avenue Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane reductions will occur along Interstate 94 (Edens Expressway) at the Touhy Avenue bridge for a bridge repainting project beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 6.

In order to complete the work, lanes will be reduced to one lane under the bridge, from approximately 3,500 feet north and south of Touhy Avenue.

The project will be complete by August 15.

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

7/1/2015 2:58 AM (Updated 7/1/2015 2:58 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lake Cook Road closed for reconstruction and patching work

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane reductions and closures will occur along Lake Cook Road in the Village of Deer Park, for drainage repairs beginning weather permitting, Monday, July 6.

In order to complete the work, Lake Cook Road will be reduced to one lane with flaggers, between Ela Road and Quentin Road.

The project will be complete by the end of July.

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.

7/1/2015 1:55 AM (Updated 7/1/2015 1:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-80/I-294 ramp closed for resurfacing project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the ramp connecting eastbound Interstate 80 to northbound Interstate 294 will be closed for a resurfacing project beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, July 7.

In order to complete the work, the ramp will be closed for a total of seven consecutive days beginning at 12:01 a.m. July 7. A detour will be posted for motorists to use northbound Interstate 57 to the newly constructed northbound Interstate 294 interchange.

The project will be complete by July 14.

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.

7/1/2015 1:46 AM (Updated 7/1/2015 1:46 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Temporary, Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled Throughout July on I-290 for Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project

Closures needed for bridge beam and sign installation for the I-290 Interchange Project  

Temporary, overnight lane closures on I-290 will be scheduled throughout July to accommodate reconstruction of the ramp carrying westbound Illinois Route 390 to eastbound I-290 and to install new roadway signage for the I-290 Interchange Project. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures.

Weather permitting, overnight work is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 1, including intermittent, full closures of westbound I-290 lasting no longer than 15 minutes, for beam installation. One lane in each direction on I-290 between Irving Park Road and Devon Avenue is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. for work to prepare for beam installation, with a second lane in both directions scheduled to close at 9 p.m., and a third westbound lane scheduled to close at 11 p.m. Intermittent, full closures will be scheduled between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on westbound I-290, as well as on the ramp from eastbound Illinois Route 390 to westbound I-290. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, ahead of the morning rush hour. 

Similar nightly overnight closures on I-290 and on the ramps from eastbound Illinois Route 390 to westbound I-290 and westbound Illinois Route 390 to eastbound I-290 are scheduled to continue during the weeks of July 6 and July 13, for beam installation. 

In addition, weather permitting, additional overnight closures on eastbound I-290 between Higgins Road and Biesterfield Road are scheduled on Monday, July 13, including intermittent, full closures lasting no longer than 15 minutes, for roadway signage installation. 

Full closures on I-290 are being scheduled overnight to minimize the impact to daily commuters. Up to 240,000 vehicles a day travel through the Illinois Route 390/I-290 area. Work on the new I-290 Interchange and detours are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County and the village of Itasca, along with local police and fire departments.

I-290 Interchange Project

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. Currently, about 83,000 vehicles per day use ramps at the Illinois Route 390/I-290 Interchange; 127,000 vehicles per day are expected to use the new interchange ramps when it opens in 2017 – an increase of more than 53 percent. Today, about 240,000 vehicles a day travel through the Illinois Route 390/I-290 area. By 2030, that number is expected to increase to 340,000.

The 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 a new fly-over ramp and free-flow traffic movements to and from Illinois Route 390 in all directions. The I-290 Interchange Project also includes construction of a new Rohlwing Road Bridge and access improvements along Illinois Route 390 between Meacham Road/Medinah Road and Prospect Avenue. The new I-290 Interchange Project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.

Maps and construction project information about the EOWA Project are available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

Work Zone Safety

A 55 mph speed limit is in effect 24/7 on I-290. Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should slow down in construction zones, whether or not workers are present, 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.

Getting Tollway Construction Information

The Illinois Tollway has a variety of ways customers can get the latest travel information, including:

  • www.illinoistollway.com – Construction/Planning section, Tollway Trip Calculator, live roadway images and real-time roadway incident information
  • 1-800-TOLL-FYI – Daily lane closure information
  • www.travelmidwest.com – Real-time travel times
  • www.twitter.com – Real-time roadway incident information at Tollway Trip 90, Tollway Trip 88, Tollway Trip 355 and Tollway Trip 94/294

 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 that includes rehabilitating and widening Illinois Route 390, formerly known as the Elgin O’Hare Expressway, and extending it east along Thorndale Avenue to O’Hare and building a new roadway around the western border of O’Hare linking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Broadly supported by local governments, the project is the result of bipartisan consensus reached by the Elgin O’Hare Advisory Council in 2011, which brought together local communities, business, labor, public finance and regional planning and transportation experts.

 About Move Illinois

The Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, will improve mobility, relieve congestion, reduce pollution, create as many as 120,000 jobs and link economies across the Midwest region. Move Illinois will address the remaining needs of the existing Tollway system; rebuild and widen the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a state-of-the-art, 21st century corridor; construct a new interchange to connect the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-57; build a new, all-electronic Elgin O’Hare Western Access and fund planning studies for the Illinois Route 53/120 Project, Illiana Expressway and other emerging projects.

 About the Illinois Tollway

The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 286 miles of interstate tollways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80).

6/30/2015 7:07 PM (Updated 7/1/2015 2:54 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Temporary closures for bridge repair in Cook, Lake, Will, DuPage and McHenry Counties

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane, ramp and shoulder closures will occur in Cook, Lake, Will, DuPage and McHenry Counties for 27 bridge rehabilitation projects beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 6.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures will occur in the following locations:
  • I-90 SB Right Side Locals 180 ft. north of 31st.
  • I-94 SB Left Side 320 ft. past Michigan Ave.
  • I-94 SB 130th St. Exit Ramp
  • I-94 NB North of RR Bridge @ 128th st.
  • I-94 NB @ RR Bridge
  • US 41 SB 0.5 miles south of Deerfield Rd left side
  • US 41 SB 0.75 miles south of Deerfield Rd left side
  • US 41 center Median at Lexus dealership south of Parkside Dr.
  • US 41 center median at Parkside Dr.
  • US 41 south of Applewood Ct.
  • US 41 0.1 miles south of Old Mill Rd.
  • I-290 east of Butterfield Rd.
  • I-290 EB Exit Ramp @ 2100 ft. east of Butterfield Rd right side
  • Lake St. Ramp to I-90/94 EB
  • I-90/94 EB before Division St. Exit Ramp
  • 16A) I-90/94 WB East of Kimball Ave.
  • 16B) I-90/94 WB east of Kimball Ave.
  • I-90/94 over Kimball Ave between outbound & reversible lanes
  • I-90/94 over Kimball Ave outbound lanes north.
  • I-90/94 over Kimball Ave between inbound & reversible lanes.
  • I-90/94 over Kimball Ave. outbound lanes
  • Des Planes Ave. over I-290
  • Center St. NB over I-80
  • US 20 off ramp from I-355 SB to WB of US 20 100 ft. from intersection
  • I-290 EB 0.5 miles east of Mill Rd.
  • I-290 WB Right side west of Emroy Ave.
  • IL 53 Extension ramp from EB Lake Cook to SB IL 53 Ext.
  • US 12 over Nippersink Creek

The projects, which primarily involve routine repairs to bridge barrier and noise walls, will be complete by October 9.

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

6/30/2015 6:38 PM (Updated 7/1/2015 3:48 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-15 in St. Clair County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the first construction phase to replace the bridges carrying Illinois Route 15 over Illinois Route 13 and the Illinois Central Railroad is complete and traffic will be moved on to the newly constructed bridge beginning this week.  Eastbound traffic will be shifted onto the new bridges today while westbound traffic will be shifted onto the new bridges by July 10; weather permitting. Once traffic is moved onto the new bridges work will immediately begin to remove and reconstruct the old westbound bridge.  This work is expected to be completed by late spring of 2016.
 
The contractor on this project is Keller Construction of Glen Carbon, IL.   If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact John Scheibal, Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, at 346-3353.

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

6/30/2015 12:40 PM (Updated 7/1/2015 3:15 AM)

Lake County, Illinois logo   River Road to Close for Roundabout Construction, July 13
Lake County Detour Announcement (River Road)

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Lake County Transportation Updates

For Immediate Release 
June 30, 2015 

 

River Road to Close for Roundabout Construction, July 13


Lake Barrington, IL – The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing River Road to through traffic from Kelsey Road to Roberts Road beginning Monday, July 13 at 6 a.m. The closure will last approximately five months while the roundabout is under construction.

Detour Route: Roberts Road, to U.S. Route 59 to Kelsey Road 
Local traffic will have access to residences and businesses, from the south, within the closure area. For additional information regarding this project please visit www.riverroberts.com

River Roberts Roundabout Closure July 2015

Contact: 

Jeff Dayson, Resident Engineer
Al Giertych, Assistant County Engineer 
(847) 377-7400 
dot@lakecountyil.gov 

     

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6/30/2015 11:49 AM (Updated 7/2/2015 8:21 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL 15 Near Belleville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the first construction phase to replace the bridges carrying Illinois Route 15 over Illinois Route 13 and the Illinois Central Railroad is complete and traffic will be moved on to the newly constructed bridge beginning this week. Eastbound traffic will be shifted onto the new bridges today while westbound traffic will be shifted onto the new bridges by July 10; weather permitting. Once traffic is moved onto the new bridges work will immediately begin to remove and reconstruct the old westbound bridge. This work is expected to be completed by late spring of 2016.

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

6/30/2015 8:34 AM (Updated 7/2/2015 8:14 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   M-53 lane closures Helen to Chicago next Mon-Fri overnights

Travel Advisory for M-53 in Macomb County ---- 

Road work on M-53, north and south, between Helen St and Chicago Road will require overnight lane closures beginning Monday, 7/6-7/10, between 9 pm and 5 am.

For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/mdot or contact us.

6/30/2015 8:14 AM (Updated 7/2/2015 8:15 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Improving I-74/I-155, Illinois, Project Update

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Jefferson Street at I-74 in Morton will be closed for three weeks starting Monday, July 6.

A marked detour using Detroit Avenue, Jackson Street (US 150) and Veterans Road will be in place during the closure. The closure is necessary for bridge painting work to be completed. 

The overall project is the complete reconstruction of I-74 from Pleasant Hill Road to Morton Avenue in Tazewell County.

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

For more information on this project, visit http://www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/i-74-and-i-155-improvement-project.

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

6/29/2015 4:26 PM (Updated 6/29/2015 4:26 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   ILLINOIS TOLLWAY BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON NEW FULL-ACCESS IRENE ROAD INTERCHANGE ON THE JANE ADDAMS MEMORIAL TOLLWAY (I-90)

$13 million interchange improvements to be complete by end of 2015

The Illinois Tollway joined local and state leaders from the city of Belvidere and Boone County to break ground on the construction of the final ramps needed to complete the Irene Road Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90). The new, full-access Irene Road Interchange is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2015 as part of the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion Move Illinois Program.

“The Illinois Tollway is the driving force for economic development throughout Northern Illinois,” said Tollway Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom. “And, this investment in building a full-access interchange at Irene Road will accelerate economic development and job creation by opening access and providing greater opportunities for local businesses to grow.”

“The Illinois Tollway’s main goal is to build and maintain a system of roadways that move people, goods and services quickly and efficiently,” said Tollway Board Director Earl Dotson Jr. “But, it’s also so important that we recognize the role our agency plays as an economic engine for Belvidere, Rockford and other communities throughout Northern Illinois.”

The Irene Road Interchange Project includes the construction of new ramps to carry traffic to and from the west, coupled with the Tollway’s reconstruction of the Irene Road Bridge completed in 2013 and construction of a new eastbound entrance ramp completed in 2014. The new, full-access interchange will create access to stimulate new economic development opportunities for Boone County and neighboring Winnebago County.

"The Irene Road and Genoa Road Interchanges extend our access to the Illinois Tollway and we are looking to bring immediate convenience and economic development to our county, especially to Chrysler and the Crosslink Industrial Park,” said Boone County Chairman Bob Walberg. “In the long term, the new interchanges mean job creation, a better retention rate for businesses and an increase in transporting goods."

“We worked closely with the Tollway to forge bonds over the last several years to make the rebuilding and widening of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway a reality,” said Belvidere Mayor Mike Chamberlain. “The collaboration between our city and the Tollway is what made this interchange a success."

“It’s great to see the final phase of the interchange nearing completion because this is something we’ve been working hard on for a very long time,” said State Sen. Dave Syverson. “This will improve the flow of traffic throughout the area and create new opportunities for economic development. I believe this is an excellent example of the type of capital projects we can build when we all work together.”

"Residents and business in the Belvidere area have eagerly anticipated the benefits of a full interchange on I-90 at Irene Road for decades," said State Rep. Joe Sosnowski. "We are grateful for the cooperation among the Illinois Tollway, state and local leaders and the business community that has brought us here to celebrate an historic occasion for this growing region of Northern Illinois."

I-90 serves as a major link between our region and the broader state and national economy,” said State Rep. Robert W. Pritchard. “The Tollway's recently completed western segment of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project and the soon-to-be-complete Irene Road interchange will further enhance our position in the Midwest as a place for investment."

Agreements finalizing the expansion of the Irene Road Interchange and improvements to the nearby Genoa Road Interchange have been approved by the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors, Boone County, the city of Belvidere, as well as Flora and Spring Townships. The project complies with the Illinois Tollway’s Interchange and Roadway Cost Sharing Policy requirement for local participation in interchange and roadway projects.

All-electronic toll plazas with I-PASS or Pay Online lanes will be constructed on the new Irene Road Interchange ramps carrying traffic to and from the west. Cars with I-PASS will pay 55 cents and those without I-PASS can pay their tolls online at the cash rate within the seven-day grace period. The cash rate is $1.10 for cars. Toll collection will not begin until work on the Irene Road Interchange is complete.

In addition, ramp toll plazas are being constructed on the exit ramps from I-90 to Genoa Road as part of the Genoa Road Interchange Project. The $16 million project is reconstructing the Genoa Road Bridge carrying traffic over I-90 and reconfiguring the eastbound entrance and exit ramps. Both ramp toll plazas will provide an I-PASS or Pay Online lane and one automatic coin machine with a 55-cent toll for drivers entering eastbound I-90 and a 75-cent toll for drivers exiting from westbound I-90. Customers without I-PASS can pay their tolls online within the seven-day grace period. Cash rates are double the I-PASS rates for cars. Toll collection will begin when work is completed this summer.

Irene Road and the interchange will remain open to traffic during construction, which began this week.

6/26/2015 3:23 PM (Updated 7/1/2015 12:47 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Update: I-74 at the Illinois River in Peoria/East Peoria

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that motorists will encounter intermittent daytime lane closures on I-74 at the Murray Baker Bridge over the Illinois River beginning Tuesday, July 7.

The lane closures are necessary for bridge washing work to be completed. The lane closures will begin in the westbound lanes and then move to the eastbound lanes. The work is expected to be completed by Wednesday, July 15.

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

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

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

6/25/2015 12:15 PM (Updated 7/6/2015 11:52 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 150 between Thousand Dollar Road and Fox Creek Drive in Peoria County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that intermittent lane closures will begin Monday, June 29 on US 150 between Thousand Dollar Road and Fox Creek Drive in Peoria County.

The lane closures are necessary for tree removal and drainage work to be completed along US 150 and are expected to continue until Monday, July 20. 

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

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

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

6/23/2015 4:15 PM (Updated 6/23/2015 8:36 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Ramp Closed for Two Weeks -- I-96 to I-275 - Wayne County, MI

I-96/M-14:

In Wayne Cty, west I-96/M-14 ramp to south I-275 will CLOSE for two weeks, 9 pm Fri-7/2/15 for repair. Detour is north I-275 to 7 Mile to south I-275.

6/18/2015 9:20 AM (Updated 6/18/2015 9:20 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 136 East of Fisher

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a lane reduction on US 136 between Owl Creek and the Sangamon River east of Fisher will begin June 22, 2015.

The lane closures are necessary for stage constructed bridge work to be completed on the bridges carrying US 136 over Owl Creek and the Sangamon River. These two bridges are approximately 1.5 miles apart.

The work will include bridge deck patching, joint repairs, a thin concrete overlay, and other miscellaneous bridge repairs. Traffic will be reduced to one lane on US 136 during this time and will be controlled by temporary signals on both structures. There will be a width restriction of 15 feet, 9 inches on both bridges.

The overall project has an anticipated completion date of October 15, 2015, weather permitting. The contractor for the project is Stark Excavating.

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

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

6/18/2015 12:04 AM (Updated 6/18/2015 12:04 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL 72 West of Davis Junction

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on IL 72 west of Davis Junction will begin on Monday, June 22, 2015. Martin & Company Excavating will be making repairs to the bridge carrying IL 72 over the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad. The contract will be completed by early September.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane across the railroad overpass and controlled by temporary traffic signals as the structure repairs are completed on one lane of the bridge at a time. The contractor will be making concrete deck repairs, replacing expansion joints, and placing a new wearing surface on the structure.

Motorists should be prepared to stop for the temporary traffic signals. Drivers should expect short delays and plan their trips allowing for extra time to go through the work area.

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

For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.

6/17/2015 11:59 PM (Updated 6/17/2015 11:59 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-142 near Mt. Vernon

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling IL-142 one mile southeast of Mt. Vernon of an upcoming lane reduction.

Starting June 22, 2015, the contractor will begin replacement of a triple box culvert. The operation will be controlled by signals. Major delays are expected during the shift changes of Continental Tire at 6:30-7:30 A.M. and 2:30-3:30 P.M. Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers, and use extreme caution when traveling through this area. To avoid any delays motorist should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.

Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.

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

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

6/16/2015 3:23 PM (Updated 6/16/2015 3:44 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Mitchell Road Bridge Over Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora Scheduled to Close Next Week for Reconstruction

The Mitchell Road Bridge carrying traffic over the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora is scheduled to close next week with a posted detour through November 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 Mitchell 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. Work also includes improving portions of Mitchell Road on either side of the bridge. Bridge reconstruction is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

 Beginning the week of June 22, the Mitchell Road Bridge will be closed to all traffic in addition a roadway closure will be put in place between be closed to Bilter Road and Sullivan Road. A signed detour will be put in place directing traffic to use Indian Trail Road, Illinois Route 25 and Butterfield Road. Up to 7,700 vehicles use this stretch of Mitchell Road daily.

 A full closure of the Mitchell Road Bridge is necessary to complete the reconstruction because the bridge is too narrow to safely accommodate traffic and a work zone during construction. In addition to providing a safe work zone for construction workers, closure of the bridge and roadway will allow work to be completed in half the time and reduce the impact on the local community.

In addition, during construction shoulder and lane closures on I-88 will be scheduled as needed for bridge reconstruction, including full, intermittent traffic stops during off-peak hours for the removal and placement of bridge beams.

The bridge and roadway closure is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the city of Aurora, DuPage and Kane Counties, 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.

6/16/2015 12:49 PM (Updated 6/24/2015 1:35 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures along US-52 for Resurfacing Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures along US-52 in Manhattan between Laraway Road and Gougar Road will begin for an intermittent roadwork including a resurfacing project, beginning Friday, June 12. Road work continues on another project on US-52 from Second St. in Manhattan to U.S. Route 45 east of Wilton Center.

In order to complete the work, temporary daytime lane closures and lane reductions may occur in either direction of US-52 at various locations along the project route.

The project will be complete by the end of August.

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.

6/12/2015 11:05 PM (Updated 6/24/2015 1:35 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Halsted Street reduced to single lanes in Glenwood, Homewood

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures and reductions will occur for a bridge repairs along Halsted Street in Glenwood and Homewood around Holbrook Street beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 6. 

In order to complete the work, Halsted Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic in both directions from 100 feet south of Holbrook Street to 2,000 feel north of Holbrook street. 

The project will be complete by mid-September. 

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.

6/12/2015 10:18 PM (Updated 6/24/2015 1:36 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-57 from MM 116-134

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that daily lane closures will occur on northbound and southbound I-57 from just south of US 50 to the Fayette County Line.  These lane closures are necessary to complete a maintenance project which consists of crack routing and sealing of the pavement.  Work is scheduled to begin on Monday June 22, 2015, weather permitting, and should be completed by July 31, 2015.  At least one of the two lanes will remain open at all times.
 
Please watch for stopped traffic and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone.  Signing and traffic control devices will be provided to aid motorists through the work zones. 

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

6/12/2015 4:39 PM (Updated 6/20/2015 9:57 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   147th Street / LaGrange Road to Close for Intersection Reconstruction Work

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that 147th Street between US 45 (LaGrange Road) and John Humphrey Drive in Orland Park will be closed for intersection reconstruction beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, June 16.

In order to complete the work, a detour will be posted to direct traffic through 144th Place and John Humphrey Drive. All businesses along 147th Street will remain accessible during the closure.

The road closure will be removed in the middle of July.

This closure is a part of the ongoing project along LaGrange Road (US 45), which continues through Orland Park, Orland Hills, Palos Park and Tinley Park. The 6.6 mile project, which stretches from 131st Street to 179th Street, includes roadway widening and other reconstruction to ultimately provide three lanes in each direction separated by a landscaped median.

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.

6/12/2015 2:01 PM (Updated 6/24/2015 1:36 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-70 from MM 46-52

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that eastbound and westbound I-70 from Smithboro to the Fayette County Line east of Mulberry Grove will continue to have one lane closed in each direction until August 28, 2015, weather permitting.  The lane closure will be removed from the roadway during the July 4th weekend, which begins at 3:00 PM on Thursday, July 2, 2015 and will be set back up on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM.   Also, the eastbound and westbound I-70 ramps at Mulberry Grove Road will be closed daily between 6:00 AM and 6:30 PM from Tuesday, June 23, 2015 to Friday, June 26, 2015, weather permitting. These lane closures are necessary to mill the pavement, place hot mix asphalt surface, and install pavement markings. 

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 in this location and watch for stopped traffic ahead.  Additional signing and traffic control devices will be provided to assist motorists through the work zones. 

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

6/11/2015 4:56 PM (Updated 6/22/2015 4:05 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Closures Scheduled at Illinois Route 59 Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Hoffman Estates

Long-term ramp closures are scheduled to begin the week of June 22 at the Illinois Route 59 Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Hoffman Estates as part of the $2.5 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. Electronic message signs and directional signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the ramp closures and detour route. 

Weather permitting, during the week of June 22, the two ramps carrying traffic from Illinois Route 59 to eastbound I-90 are scheduled to close through August and traffic will be detoured to the Beverly Road Interchange. Detoured traffic will be directed north on Illinois Route 59, west on Higgins Road (Illinois Route 72) and south on Beverly Road to access eastbound I-90. All other ramps at the Illinois Route 59 Interchange will remain open to traffic.