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Michigan Department of Transportation logo   I-94/I-69 Oct Closures

October closures for I-94/I-69 interchange
 
COUNTY:
St. Clair
 
HIGHWAY:
I-94/I-69                    
 
CITY:
Port Huron
 
START DATE:
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
 
PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be closing I-94 during some evenings and overnight hours throughout October to allow crews to put steel bridge beams into place. Portable message signs will alert motorists to these closures. This work is part of the overall I-94/I-69 interchange project.
 
Wednesday, Oct. 1 - Friday, Oct. 3
8 p.m. - 6 a.m. nightly.
 
Eastbound I-94 will be closed from eastbound I-94 Business Loop (BL) (Gratiot Avenue) to I-69.
 
Friday, Oct. 3 - Saturday, Oct.4, and Monday, Oct. 6 - Tuesday, Oct. 7
8 p.m. – 6 a.m. nightly.
 
Westbound I-94 will be closed at I-69.
 
Thursday, Oct. 9 - Saturday, Oct. 11, and Monday, Oct. 13
8 p.m. - 6 a.m. nightly.
 
Eastbound I-94 will be closed from eastbound I-94 BL (Gratiot Avenue) to I-69.
 
TRAFFIC IMPACT:
Eastbound I-94 traffic will be detoured to I-94 BL (Gratiot Avenue), then eastbound to Pine Grove Avenue/Blue Water Bridge.
 
Westbound I-94 will be detoured onto westbound I-69 to the southbound Wadhams Road exit, then eastbound I-69 to get back to westbound I-94.
 
Motorists are encouraged to follow www.michigan.gov/drive and www.twitter.com/MDOT_BWB for up-to-date lane closure info.

9/30/2014 7:35 AM (Updated 9/30/2014 7:35 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Southbound I-35W in northeast Minneapolis

Westbound Highway 36 access to southbound I-35W closing Oct. 3-6

Motorists traveling southbound on Interstate 35W in northeast Minneapolis will encounter a detour Oct. 3-6, weather permitting.

Southbound I-35W from Highway 280 in Roseville to 4th Street SE in Minneapolis will close Friday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6. 

Southbound I-35W traffic will be detoured to southbound Highway 280 and westbound I-94. Access to eastbound Highway 36 from southbound I-35W will remain open. Motorists also will be able to access southbound I-35W from 4th Street SE/University Avenue. 

Motorists intending to access southbound I-35W from westbound Highway 36 will be detoured to southbound Highway 280 and westbound I-94.

The closures are needed while crews repair the de-icing system on the southbound I-35W bridge at Johnson Street. In addition, crews will repair guardrail and lighting, as well as patch and resurface areas along southbound I-35W.

Closing southbound I-35W for the weekend reduces the number of days needed to perform the work. The closure also provides a safer work environment for crews as stretches of I-35W have limited space to perform the work.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

10/1/2014 1:07 PM (Updated 10/1/2014 1:07 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Eastbound I-270 to Southbound IL-3 Ramp

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ramp from eastbound I-270 to southbound IL Route 3 near Granite City will be temporarily closed to all traffic beginning Thursday, October 9, 2014, weather permitting.  Traffic will be re-routed eastbound on I-270 to IL Route 203, under I-270, and then back onto westbound I-270.
 
This closure is necessary to construct the connector from the new eastbound I-270 pavement to the existing southbound IL Route 3 ramp.  The work is expected to be completed by October 17, 2014.
 
In addition, a lane closure on eastbound I-270 will be encountered Thursday night, October 9, 2014, after 9:00 p.m. to make preparations of shifting traffic from the existing I-270 onto the new I-270 pavement.  The lane will be reopened by 5:00 a.m. Friday morning.
 
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.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

10/1/2014 12:34 PM (Updated 10/1/2014 12:34 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-9 in Bloomington

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

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

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

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

10/1/2014 12:30 PM (Updated 10/1/2014 12:30 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 10/1/2014 12:28 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-57 near Dix in Jefferson County

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Interstate 57 that a lane closure will be at milepost 103.  The closure is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 and will extend through Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

Also the ramp from South Street (Dix) to northbound Interstate 57 will be closed. Through traffic at this location should seek alternate routes. 

Maintenance crews will be repairing the structure carrying northbound Interstate 57 over South Street at the Dix Interchange. 

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.

9/30/2014 3:31 PM (Updated 9/30/2014 3:31 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Nightly Lane Closures on I-94 at Willow Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that nightly closures on Interstate 94 (Edens Expressway) at Willow Road will take place, weather permitting, this week Starting on Oct. 1st - Oct. 3rd

One lane of I-94 in both directions at Willow Road will be closed each night from 9 to 11 p.m. Two lanes in each direction will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. The work is part of the ongoing Willow Road reconstruction project. Changeable message signs are in place to alert the motoring public.

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.
 

9/30/2014 2:17 AM (Updated 9/30/2014 8:49 PM)

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.

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

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.

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

9/29/2014 9:37 PM (Updated 9/29/2014 9:37 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   3rd Street in Pekin

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that 3rd Street in Pekin will be closed at the railroad tracks near Court Street from 7:00 a.m. Monday, October 6th until 7:00 a.m. Saturday, October 11th.

The closure is necessary for railroad crossing repair work to be completed.

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

For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at 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/.

9/29/2014 12:55 PM (Updated 9/29/2014 10:07 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-13 in Marion

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that crews from the Union Pacific Railroad will be making repairs to the railroad crossing on Rt.13 just east of Rt. 37 in Marion.

The road will be closed at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, and will remain closed until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014.  Traffic will not be permitted through the work area at any time during this period.  Motorist should follow the marked detour.

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

9/29/2014 10:03 AM (Updated 9/29/2014 10:09 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions for the Week of September 29, 2014

MADISON COUNTY

  •     IL 3, from Pierce Lane near Godfrey to the Jersey County line, lane closures during daylight hours for pavement patching, milling, resurfacing, and pavement marking through November 30, 2014.  (JS)
  •     **NEW** IL 4, from Macoupin County line to south of US 40 near St. Jacob, lane closures to perform full depth pavement repairs through October 31, 2014.  (JS)
  •     IL 140, from IL 159 to IL 157 in Hamel, reduced to one lane for pavement patching, surface removal, and new HMA surface through November 2014.  (JS)
  •     IL 140, Hamel, east of I-55, lane closures may be encountered to construct turn lanes, intersection upgrades, and drainage improvements through October 2014.  (Ops)
  •     IL 159, Collinsville, from north of East Clay St. to north of Cumberland St., lane closures may be encountered through fall 2016. (BG)
  •     IL 159, near Edwardsville, daily lane closures from IL 143 to IL 140 for resurfacing through October 3, 2014.  (JS)
  •     Fairmont Avenue over I-55/70, Collinsville, closure of the bridge for inspection.  Traffic will be restricted between Eastport Plaza Drive and Fairway Blvd. (Ops)
  •     IL 143, Pierron, bridge over Sugar Creek, reduced to one lane to perform bridge replacement through fall 2014.  (SP)
  •     I-255, between Horseshoe Lake Road and I-270, two of three lanes closed northbound and southbound at all times to complete repairs and bridge work through fall 2014.  (JS)
  •     I-55 from 1.3 miles north of IL 140 to 0.5 miles north of IL 4, between mile markers 31 and 34, lane restrictions will be encountered along both the northbound and southbound lanes to repair shoulders, regrade slopes and reseed bare earth area through November 15, 2014.  (SEP)
  •     **NEW** US 40, from just east of I-55/70 in Troy to Highland/Lake Road near Highland, daytime lane closures to perform partial depth pavement repairs through November 30, 2014.  (JS)

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

  •     Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge lane restrictions to perform bridge inspections through October 2014.  (Ops)
  •     **NEW** IL 161, lane restrictions to construct drainage improvements, additional turn lanes, and intersection improvements at the intersection with Richter School Road in New Baden.  (Ops)
  •     I-255, between I-70 and Jefferson Barracks Bridge, lane restrictions to make pavement repairs through November 14, 2014.  (JG)
  •     US 50, east of Lebanon, over Little Silver Creek, will be reduced to one lane 0.5 mile east of Lebanon to perform bridge repairs  through Spring 2015.  (TB)
  •     IL 3 at 8th Street, south of Interstates 55/64 and north of Monsanto Avenue, E. St. Louis, lane closures during non-peak hours for improvements through December 31, 2014.  (Ops)
  •     I-64 from 18th Street to east of IL 111, westbound and eastbound lane closures to perform staged bridge repair work through winter 2014.  (TB)
  •     IL 13 under IL 15, Belleville, closed to all traffic through fall 2015. (TB)
  •     IL 15, from I-255 to east of IL 159, intermittently reduced to one lane in both directions to make pavement repairs and complete resurfacing through October 1, 2014.  (JG)
  •     IL 15 bridges over IL 13, Belleville, one lane closed in each direction of bridges through fall 2015. (TB)
  •     I-64, from 1.3 miles west of IL 158 to 2.1 miles east of IL 158 (between mile markers 19 and 22), lane closures eastbound and westbound to add additional lanes to I-64 and construct a new interchange at Rieder Road through May 2017.  (SP)
  •     Rieder Road from US 50 to Wherry Road closed except to local traffic to reconstruct Rieder Road and construct a new interstate interchange with I-64 through May 15, 2017.  (SP)

MONROE COUNTY 

  •     I-255, between I-70 and Jefferson Barracks Bridge, lane restrictions to make pavement repairs through November 14, 2014.  (JG)

ST. CLAIR, CLINTON & WASHINGTON COUNTIES

  •     I-64, eastbound and westbound, from IL 158 interchange east to the IL 127 interchange, North of Nashville, lane restrictions to patch, install drains, and correct deficiencies in existing pavement through November 30, 2014.  (SEP)


List of daily lane closures, weather permitting:

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

  •     **NEW** I-70 at US 40 in Highland and Silver Lake Rest Areas on I-70, ramps will be intermittently restricted during daytime hours for geotechnical investigations for proposed pavement resurfacing.
  •     **NEW** I-255 between Horseshoe Lake Road and I-270, two northbound right lanes will be closed starting at 8:00 p.m.  Northbound traffic will switch to the left lane.
  •     Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge lane restrictions to perform bridge inspections through October 2014.  (Ops)
  •     IL 140, Hamel, east of I-55, lane closures may be encountered to construct turn lanes, intersection upgrades, and drainage improvements through October 2014.  (Ops)
  •     IL 159, near Edwardsville, daily lane closures from IL 143 to IL 140 for resurfacing through October 3, 2014.  (JS)
  •     IL 15, from I-255 to east of IL 159, reduced to one lane in both directions to make pavement repairs and complete resurfacing through October 1, 2014.  Two lanes will remain open westbound between 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and eastbound two lanes will be open between 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  (JG)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

  •     Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge lane restrictions to perform bridge inspections through October 2014.  (Ops)
  •     IL 140, Hamel, east of I-55, lane closures may be encountered to construct turn lanes, intersection upgrades, and drainage improvements through October 2014.  (Ops)
  •     IL 159, near Edwardsville, daily lane closures from IL 143 to IL 140 for resurfacing through October 3, 2014.  (JS)
  •     IL 15, from I-255 to east of IL 159, reduced to one lane in both directions to make pavement repairs and complete resurfacing through October 1, 2014.  Two lanes will remain open westbound between 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and eastbound two lanes will be open between 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  (JG)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014

  •     Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge lane restrictions to perform bridge inspections through October 2014.  (Ops)
  •     IL 140, Hamel, east of I-55, lane closures may be encountered to construct turn lanes, intersection upgrades, and drainage improvements through October 2014.  (Ops)
  •     IL 159, near Edwardsville, daily lane closures from IL 143 to IL 140 for resurfacing through October 3, 2014.  (JS)
  •     IL 15, from I-255 to east of IL 159, reduced to one lane in both directions to make pavement repairs and complete resurfacing through October 1, 2014.  Two lanes will remain open westbound between 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and eastbound two lanes will be open between 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  (JG)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014

  •     Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge lane restrictions to perform bridge inspections through October 2014.  (Ops)
  •     IL 140, Hamel, east of I-55, lane closures may be encountered to construct turn lanes, intersection upgrades, and drainage improvements through October 2014.  (Ops)
  •     IL 159, near Edwardsville, daily lane closures from IL 143 to IL 140 for resurfacing through October 3, 2014.  (JS)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014

  •     Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge lane restrictions to perform bridge inspections through October 2014.  (Ops)
  •     IL 140, Hamel, east of I-55, lane closures may be encountered to construct turn lanes, intersection upgrades, and drainage improvements through October 2014.  (Ops)
  •     IL 159, near Edwardsville, daily lane closures from IL 143 to IL 140 for resurfacing through October 3, 2014.  (JS)
  •     I-255, between Horseshoe Lake Road and I-270, two of three lanes closed northbound and southbound at all times to complete repairs and bridge work through fall 2014.  (JS)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014

  • No lane restrictions to report.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014

  • No lane restrictions to report.

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

Complete press releases are available at http://www.idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/stay-connected/news-releases/Construction/releases.

9/26/2014 4:51 PM (Updated 9/27/2014 12:54 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closure on I-74 in Rock Island County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a lane closure will be installed on the I-74 eastbound, 6.5 miles south of the Big X in Rock Island County, Illinois. The lane closure will begin on Monday, September 29, 2014 and conclude on Friday, October 3, 2014.

Workers will be performing concrete patching.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and drive carefully through all work zones.

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

9/26/2014 3:54 PM (Updated 9/27/2014 12:56 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   Rend Lake Rest Areas Closed from 9/29 through 10/6

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling Interstate 57 that the northbound and southbound Rend Lake Rest Areas will be closed starting September 29, 2014 through October 6, 2014.

The contractor will be engaged in pavement patching operations. No access to the rest areas will be allowed.

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

9/25/2014 3:27 PM (Updated 9/26/2014 6:52 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.

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

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

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction on I-55 at Stevenson Drive in Springfield

Construction will begin on Monday September 29, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. At this time the northbound I-55 exit to Stevenson Drive will be closed to traffic and traffic reduced to one lane. The closure is necessary in order to complete an extension of the northbound exit ramp. Traffic will be directed by marked detour and alternate route signing. The project is expected to be completed in early October, weather permitting.

Motorists are urged to slow down and use extreme caution while driving through this construction site and all work zones.

9/25/2014 3:22 PM (Updated 9/26/2014 6:57 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 1st at 9:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, October 8th at 9:30 a.m.
• Saturday, October 11th at 9 a.m.
• Wednesday, October 15th at 9:30 a.m.
• Saturday, October 18th at 9 a.m.
• 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 9/29/2014 10:14 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Construction on Latson Road at I-96 (Livingston County)

On Monday, September 29, construction is expected to begin on Latson Road over I-96 near Howell. The contractor will be removing and replacing the concrete approaches on each side of the bridge.

One lane will be maintained in each direction on Latson Road with traffic shifted to either the east or west side of the bridge.

The work is expected to wrap up in early November, 2014.

9/24/2014 8:48 AM (Updated 9/24/2014 7:38 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Construction on M-43/Oneida Road in Grand Ledge

COUNTY: Eaton

ROADWAY: M-43 at Oneida Road

CLOSEST CITY: Grand Ledge

START DATE:
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: Late November 2014

PROJECT: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will oversee construction on M-43 at Oneida Road starting the week of Sept. 29. Improvements include resurfacing, storm sewer improvements, commercial driveway upgrades, and the installation of a right-turn lane at the intersection.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS: During the first week of construction, one lane of traffic will be open on M-43 under flag control. After that, one lane of traffic will be open in each direction on M-43 with a traffic shift.

During construction, Oneida Road will be closed between M-43 and Eaton Highway.

9/24/2014 8:22 AM (Updated 9/27/2014 12:45 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Railroad Crossing Repairs Begin 9/26/14 in Downtown La Grange

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that repairs to the BNSF Railway crossing with La Grange Road (U.S. 12/20/45), just south of Ogden Avenue (U.S. 34) in downtown La Grange, are scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Friday, Sept. 26.
       
La Grange Road at the crossing will be closed at 9 a.m. Friday, reopening on or before 9 a.m. the following Saturday, Oct. 4.

The detour route for southbound La Grange Road traffic is eastbound on Ogden Avenue, southbound on First Avenue (Illinois 171), westbound on Joliet Road and westbound on 55th Street to reconnect with La Grange Road.  The posted detour route for northbound La Grange Road traffic is eastbound on 55th Street, eastbound on Joliet Road, northbound on First Avenue and westbound on Ogden Avenue to reconnect with La Grange Road.

The detour for pedestrians walking southbound on La Grange Road is to proceed west on Hillgrove Avenue to Ashland Avenue, walking south across the railroad tracks, then heading east on Burlington Avenue back to LaGrange Road.  The northbound detour is to proceed west on Burlington Avenue to Ashland Avenue, heading north to cross the railroad tracks, then east on Hillgrove Avenue back to LaGrange Road.

People traveling through this area can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips.

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.

9/24/2014 8:18 AM (Updated 9/26/2014 10:39 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   163rd Street Closure between U.S. 45 and 94th Ave.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that as a part of the ongoing widening and reconstruction project on U.S. 45 (LaGrange Road) in Orland Park, Palos Park, Orland Hills, and Tinley Park, 163rd Street between U.S. 45. and 94th Avenue in Orland Park will close Friday, Sept. 26.

The closure is necessary for the reconstruction of the 163rd Street intersection with U.S. 45.163rd Street will reopen to traffic, weather permitting, in mid-October. Drivers should follow the posted detours on 94th Avenue and 159th Street or 167th Street and U.S. 45.

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.

9/23/2014 5:43 PM (Updated 9/27/2014 12:38 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 U.S. 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 9/26/2014 9:15 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 Closure on I-57 at MM 90 in Franklin County

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Interstate 57 that a lane closure will be at milepost 90. The closure is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 and will extend through the week of October 1, 2014.

Maintenance crews will be repairing the structure carrying southbound Interstate 57 over Dodds 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.

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9/23/2014 5:07 PM (Updated 9/27/2014 12:40 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.   

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

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intermittent Traffic Stoppages at Linwood and Main in Galesburg

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that motorists should expect intermittent 10-15 traffic stoppages at the intersection of Linwood and Main in Galesburg starting Wednesday, September 24th.

This is necessary for paving work to be completed at the intersection. Flaggers will control traffic. The work is expected to be completed in one week.

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

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9/23/2014 1:26 AM (Updated 9/23/2014 1:26 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pavement Repairs, Lane Closures in Elgin Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement repairs on Bluff City Boulevard, between Gifford Road and U.S. 20, in Elgin, are scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Wednesday, Sept 24.

The improvements consist of intermittent pavement repairs, such as pavement 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 Oct.24.

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.

9/22/2014 5:33 PM (Updated 9/29/2014 9:46 AM)

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   IL-137 Resurfacing in Grayslake

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a resurfacing project on Illinois 137 (Buckley Road) between U.S. 45 and Illinois 83 (Ivanhoe Road) in Grayslake 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 Oct. 17.

Motorists should 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 1:44 PM (Updated 10/1/2014 1:52 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   IL-157 Closed in Centreville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, IL Route 157 in Centreville, IL, will be closed starting at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014, and continuing for two (2) days through Friday, October 3, 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.

9/18/2014 12:45 PM (Updated 9/24/2014 6:47 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Overnight Closures on I-74 Overpasses at Adams and Jefferson in Peoria

Overnight full closures of westbound I-74 at the Adams and Jefferson overpasses in Peoria are scheduled for the following dates:

  •     8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27th to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, September 28th
  •     8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 4th to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, October 5th
  •     8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11th to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, October 12th
  •     8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18th to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, October 19th

The repair work is necessary to replace bridge beams that were damaged after being hit by a truck hauling a piece of heavy machinery.

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

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9/17/2014 1:02 PM (Updated 9/27/2014 12:35 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Closures Scheduled In Gurnee On Tri-State Tollway (I-94) Grand Avenue Interchange

Ramp work continues in September with additional closures and traffic shifts; detours will be posted

In 2014, four ramps are being reconstructed including the ramps carrying I-94 traffic in both directions to westbound Grand Avenue and the ramps carrying westbound Grand Avenue traffic to westbound I-94 and eastbound Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94. In addition, advance work will take place on additional ramps at the interchange to prepare for reconstruction in 2015.

Beginning at 9 p.m. on Monday, September 22, work is scheduled to begin to reopen the ramp carrying traffic from eastbound I-94 to westbound Grand Avenue. By 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 23, construction crews are scheduled to remove detour signage and construction barricades and reopen the newly reconstructed ramp. The ramp has been closed for reconstruction since July. More than 2,000 vehicles use this ramp daily.

Following the ramp reopening, eastbound traffic on I-94 north of Grand Avenue will be shifted back to its normal configuration, while westbound traffic on I-94 between Washington Street and Stearns School Road will be shifted to the left to provide a work zone for the next phase of ramp reconstruction work. Traffic in both directions will remain in this configuration into November.

Once the I-94 traffic shift is in place, crews will begin work to prepare for the two-month closure of the ramp carrying traffic from westbound Grand Avenue to westbound I-94. Weather permitting, during the week of September 22, work is scheduled to close the ramp and a detour route will be put in place directing drivers from westbound Grand Avenue through other ramps within the interchange to reach the ramp to westbound I-94. Up to 580 vehicles use this ramp daily.

A full closure of the ramp carrying traffic from westbound Grand Avenue to westbound I-94 is necessary to complete the reconstruction because the ramp is too narrow to safely accommodate traffic during construction. In addition to providing a safe work zone for construction workers and drivers, closure of the ramps will allow work to be completed in half the time and reduce the impact on Tollway traffic.

In addition, during the week of September 22, an overnight lane closure followed by a traffic shift is also scheduled on the ramp carrying westbound I-94 traffic to eastbound Grand Avenue. The shift is expected to remain in place for approximately two weeks for the construction of temporary pavement to prepare for ramp reconstruction in 2015.

Work is also underway to reconstruct the ramp carrying westbound I-94 traffic to westbound Grand Avenue with traffic shifts in place to allow for a construction work zone.

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

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

In addition to this year’s construction, work scheduled for 2015 includes reconstruction of the ramps from westbound I-94 to eastbound Grand Avenue and from westbound Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94, as well as a closure with a detour for the reconstruction of the ramp from eastbound Grand Avenue to westbound I-94.

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

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

9/17/2014 12:44 PM (Updated 9/26/2014 9:19 PM)

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 Tollway logo   Traffic Shift Scheduled on Fox River Bridge on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Traffic shift necessary for bridge reconstruction

 Eastbound traffic on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Fox River Bridge in Elgin will be shifted the week of Sept 15, as work begins to rebuild the bridge structure. Three lanes will remain open in both directions and traffic will remain in this configuration until winter.

“We are committed to keeping as many lanes open as possible as we work to rebuild and widen the Fox River Bridge,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. “Our innovative approach to construction offers the safest and most efficient way to move this project forward while protecting the environment and minimizing the disruption to Tollway customers.”

The Illinois Tollway is rebuilding and widening the Fox River Bridge in Elgin as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project scheduled to be completed in 2016. The $95 million 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.

Weather permitting, overnight Wednesday, September 17, into Thursday, September 18, lane closures are scheduled for pavement striping and barrier wall placement to shift all eastbound traffic to the left between Illinois Route 31 and Illinois Route 25 and create a work zone for reconstruction of the eastbound bridge. All westbound traffic on the bridge is already shifted to the right to accommodate the work zone. The new traffic configuration is scheduled to be in place by 5 a.m. in advance of the morning commute.

With the work zone in place, crews will continue work on the new bridge piers being built to support the eastbound bridge. Pier construction work is already underway adjacent to and in the Fox River below the 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.

Once the seven new bridge piers for the new eastbound bridge structure are completed, work will begin to place new beams to support the new bridge deck using an innovative gantry system that will allow construction to continue within the existing work zone. The overhead gantry system will be used to lift and then move the new beams into place and will eliminate the need to stage cranes on the existing bridge structure, which would have required lane closures for beam installation work.

Completion of the new portion of the eastbound bridge structure will allow for three lanes of traffic in each direction to be shifted onto the eastbound bridge in 2015, while the existing westbound bridge is removed for rebuilding and widening. Then the remaining portion of the eastbound bridge will be reconstructed in 2016.

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.

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.

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.

9/16/2014 12:30 PM (Updated 9/16/2014 12:31 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 9/27/2014 12:48 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intermittent Lane Closures on US-34 in Knox & Warren Counties

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that intermittent lane closures are scheduled to begin Monday, September 22nd on US-34 from Main Street in Galesburg to approximately one mile west of Cameron Road in Knox and Warren counties.

The lane closures are necessary for patching work to be completed at are expected to continue for three weeks.

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

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9/15/2014 2:49 PM (Updated 9/24/2014 7:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Iintermittent Lane Closures on I-39 at IL-17

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that intermittent I-39 lane closures at Exit 35 (IL-17) are scheduled to begin Monday, September 15th and will continue for approximately one month.  These lane closures are necessary for bridge painting to be completed.

9/12/2014 5:52 PM (Updated 9/13/2014 4:50 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction Scheduled for I-57 south of U.S. 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 9/24/2014 7:38 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 Begin Monday

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 9/22/2014 11:09 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Traffic Shifts Scheduled as Work Continues to Complete Western Segment Rebuilding and Widening

The Illinois Tollway is scheduling westbound traffic shifts beginning the week of September 15 and extending into October as work continues to complete the first phase of the $2.5 billion Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Rebuilding and Widening Project between Elgin and Rockford this fall. When complete, I-90 will be a 21st century, state-of-the-art corridor linking Rockford to O’Hare Airport with eight lanes from the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to Randall Road and six lanes from Randall Road to I-39.

All traffic in the 37-mile western segment between Elgin and Rockford has been traveling on the eastbound side of the roadway in 2014 during reconstruction of the westbound lanes. Rebuilding and widening of the eastbound lanes was completed in 2013. Whenever possible, the Tollway uses traffic shifts and shoulders to keep as many lanes open during peak hours as were available before construction.

Weather permitting, work to shift westbound traffic will take place during overnight hours in order to reduce inconvenience to Tollway customers. Following the traffic shifts, two lanes of traffic will continue to be maintained in both directions as work continues to complete construction in the median and for removal of temporary barrier wall and pavement striping.

The scheduled order of overnight traffic shifts includes:

  • Between US-20 and IL-23 during the week of September 15
  • Between the Elgin Toll Plaza and the Union Pacific Railroad during the week of September 22
  • Between the Union Pacific Railroad and US-20 during the week of September 29
  • Between IL-23 and Genoa Road during the week of October 6
  • Between Genoa Road and Mill Street during the week of October 6

Overnight lane closures on I-90 will be necessary to complete pavement striping and shift traffic, with two lanes closed for work east of Randall Road and one lane closed for work west of Randall Road. Lane reductions will be removed by mid-morning on weekends and by 5 a.m. daily on weekdays in advance of the morning rush hour.

During construction, drivers will continue to have access to all Tollway entrance and exit ramps including Randall Road, IL-47, US- 20, Genoa Road, Irene Road and I-39, as well as the Belvidere Oasis.

9/12/2014 11:13 AM (Updated 9/22/2014 11:10 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Closures on I-94 for Bridge Work over the St. Joseph River, Berrien County

There will be daytime single-lane and nighttime double-lane closures for bridge work on eastbound and westbound I-94 over the St. Joseph River in Royalton Township, Berrien County.

The daytime single-lane closures will be from Thursday, Sept. 11 through Friday, Nov. 14.

Nighttime double-lane closures will be from Thursday, Sept. 11 through Friday, Oct. 3.

9/11/2014 12:17 AM (Updated 9/14/2014 2:26 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Moline Road South of U.S. 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 9/14/2014 2:26 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Business U.S. 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 9/14/2014 2:25 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction on IL-2 in Dixon

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, construction work on IL 2 (Second Street) in Dixon is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 15, 2014. Martin & Company Excavating will be starting the $420,542 contract to make improvements to IL 2 from Galena Avenue (IL 26) to River Street. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-October.

The contractor will be milling off the existing bituminous surface, making pavement repairs, and resurfacing the roadway. Flaggers will be directing motorists past the work operations. Drivers should expect delays and should be prepared to stop for the flaggers.

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9/10/2014 11:43 PM (Updated 9/26/2014 9:13 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   U.S. 24 & U.S. 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 9/26/2014 10:32 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   U.S. 50 Reduced to One Lane, Clinton County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that U.S. 50 from Schumacher Road just east of Aviston to just east of Jametown Road in Breese will be reduced to one lane beginning Friday, September 12, 2014, weather permitting.  Flaggers will be present to direct motorists through the work zone. These lane closures are necessary to perform  pavement patching.  Please observe caution when travelling through this area.  It is estimated that the project will be completed by October 10, 2014.  Signing will be provided to aid motorists. 

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9/10/2014 1:31 PM (Updated 9/26/2014 10:28 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

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

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Stadium Drive and Drake Road in Kalamazoo reopened, US-131 BR construction complete for 2014

Fast facts:
- The US-131 Business Route (BR)/Stadium Drive intersection at Drake Road in Kalamazoo is complete, with all lanes open starting Sept 9.
- This area is an important commercial and local corridor, with access to downtown Kalamazoo and Western Michigan University.
- The final phase of this two-year project will occur next year.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has completed the reconstruction of the US-131 Business Route (BR)/Stadium Drive intersection at Drake Road in Kalamazoo. All lanes open as of Sept 9.

Motorists should expect some intermittent single-lane closures for the rest of the week as crews work on new traffic signals, pavement markings and other wrap-up work.

The new intersection features dual turn lanes from southbound Drake Road to eastbound Stadium Drive, and from westbound Stadium Drive to northbound Drake Road. There also are other improvements to lane alignment and turn lanes, all intended to make traffic flow safer and smoother at an intersection and interchange with US-131. This area is an important commercial and local corridor, with access to downtown Kalamazoo and Western Michigan University.

Next year, MDOT will be rebuilding the Stadium Drive bridge over US-131, including the ramps, in the final phase of this two-year project. Construction in 2015 will require lane closures on Stadium Drive, with some ramp closures. The project schedule will be announced in the spring prior to construction.

9/9/2014 12:47 PM (Updated 9/30/2014 1:32 PM)

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   Pavement Repairs & Lane Closures in South Cook County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that 16 pavement patching projects at various locations in south Cook County are scheduled to begin, weather permitting, this week.

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:

  •     147th Street, Oak Park Avenue to Cicero Avenue
  •     Illinois 83, Ridgeland Avenue to Southwest Highway
  •     Illinois 171, south of 104th Avenue to 107th Street
  •     Harlem Avenue, 163rd Street to 183rd Street
  •     Main Street/111th Street, west and east of Archer Avenue
  •     Archer Avenue, Bell Road to Old Bell Road
  •     Eastbound 127th Street, Pulaski Avenue to Kedzie Avenue
  •     159th Street, 94th Avenue to Ridgeland Avenue
  •     Southbound Cicero Avenue, Midlothian Turnpike to 147th Street
  •     Wolf Road, 153rd Street to 183rd Street
  •     LaGrange Road, 111th Street to Illinois 83
  •     Thornton Lansing Road/Margaret Street, Schwab Street to Torrence Avenue
  •     U.S. 30, Halsted Street to State Street
  •     142nd Street/ Main Street/Dolton Avenue, Indiana Avenue to Interstate 94
  •     Cottage Grove Avenue, Illinois 83/Sibley Boulevard to 154th Street
  •     East 26th Street, East End Avenue to State Street

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 signs 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 locations is Oct. 6.

9/2/2014 12:14 PM (Updated 9/22/2014 11:11 AM)

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 announces 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 9/19/2014 7:46 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   U.S. 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 9/26/2014 9:51 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   U.S. 67 Centennial Bridge Opening Delayed

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repair work being done to the U.S. 67 Centennial Bridge over the Mississippi River will take longer than initially projected.

Due to unforeseen conditions and problems encountered in replacing the transverse beams across the width of the bridge and the support columns, the opening of the bridge will be delayed until early October. At this time, it is anticipated the extra steel required can be fabricated, delivered and installed so the bridge can be opened to traffic by October 10, 2014.

The department recognizes the hardship this causes for the public and businesses in the area. IDOT is working with the contractor to expedite the work necessary to complete the project and get the bridge open as soon as possible. Work will be scheduled so that participants in the Quad City Marathon can safely use the bridge for this important event the last weekend of September.

The bridge was closed to all vehicular traffic on August 3rd. It was scheduled to be reopened on September 6, 2014 with lane closures during September and early October to finish work on the bridge.

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8/26/2014 10:57 PM (Updated 9/24/2014 7:27 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   U.S. 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 9/26/2014 10:25 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   IL-9 Near East Lynn Restricted to One Lane with Traffic Signals

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs will be made to the bridge carrying Illinois Route 9 over an unnamed creek, 0.5 mile east of East Lynn. The repairs are scheduled to begin on Monday, August 25, 2014, and be completed by Thursday, October 9, 2014. Inclement weather may revise these tentative dates.

Traffic on Illinois Route 9 will be restricted to one lane with traffic signals.
 
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8/22/2014 11:11 AM (Updated 9/9/2014 1:44 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   County Highway 41 near Cheneyville Restricted to One Lane with Traffic Signals

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs will be made to the bridge carrying C.H. 41 over North Fork of Vermilion River, 0.4 mile north of Cheneyville. The repairs are scheduled to begin on Monday, August 25, 2014, and be completed by Thursday, October 9, 2014. Inclement weather may revise these tentative dates.

Traffic on C.H. 41 will be restricted to one lane with traffic signals.

Motorists are reminded to reduce speeds in work zones and to be alert for workers and machinery.

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8/22/2014 10:58 AM (Updated 9/9/2014 1:49 AM)

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 9/9/2014 1:50 AM)

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   U.S. 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 9/26/2014 10:23 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.