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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime Lane Closures on Roosevelt Rd.between Pulaski Road and Western Avenue
CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Roosevelt Road between Pulaski Road and Western Avenue, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, May 31. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project.

In order to complete the work, Roosevelt Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Pulaski Road to Western Avenue during daytime hours. Left turn lanes will be maintained for the duration of the project.
The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2016.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.
5/27/2016 5:06 PM (Updated 5/27/2016 5:06 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Stage Change for 159TH Street Project
CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a stage change will take place in the reconstruction and widening project along 159th Street (U.S. 6/Illinois 7) from Will-Cook Road to Ravinia Avenue, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, May 31.
Beginning on Thursday, June 2, 104th Avenue will be closed at 159th Street until Winter 2016. A posted detour will direct traffic to use 108th Avenue, 167th Street and Lagrange Road (U.S. 45).

In the new configuration, traffic will shift north to temporary pavement with lane width reductions. Temporary traffic signals will be used for the duration of the project.
As part of the project, Metra railroad gates will be relocated on Wednesday, June 1 to Thursday, June 2. Train engineers are required to blow their horn during quiet zone until the new gates are established.

The overall improvements will include new concrete pavement with two lanes in both directions and a multi-use path along 159th Street. New traffic signals will be installed at 113th Court and 104th Avenue. The project includes traffic signal modernization at 159th Street and Wolf Road and 159th Street and 108th Avenue with the addition of dual left turn lanes to and from 159th Street.

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.
5/27/2016 5:01 PM (Updated 5/27/2016 5:01 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on IL 251 over the Kishwaukee River in New Milford

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that a lane closure will be installed in Winnebago County, weather permitting. The closure will be on IL 251 over the Kishwaukee River in New Milford. The lane closure will be in the southbound drive lane beginning Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM and conclude Thursday, June 2, 2016 by 9:00 AM. A second lane closure will be installed at this location in the southbound pass lane beginning Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 9:00 AM and conclude Friday, June 3, 2016 by 9:00 AM.

IDOT workers will be performing bridge maintenance.
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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

5/27/2016 3:40 PM (Updated 5/28/2016 9:07 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Upcoming Road Closures and Openings near Macomb

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Emory Rd./E. 950th St. and Tower Rd./County Rd. 1400N near Macomb will reopen Wednesday, June 1. The following roads will close June 1:

Sand Hill Rd./County Hwy 14/County Rd. 1350N will be closed between E 850th St. and Emory Rd./E. 900th St. for approximately three months.

Spring Lake Rd./County Hwy 20/County Rd. 1500N will be closed between Emory Rd./E. 1000th St. and E. 1100th St. until mid-2017.

The closures are necessary for crews to construct the overpass for IL 336 over County Hwy 14/County Rd. 1350N and County Hwy 20/County Rd. 1500N over the proposed IL 336 lanes.
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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

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

5/27/2016 3:34 PM (Updated 5/28/2016 9:08 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Higgins Road Bridge (Illinois Route 72) Over Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Hoffman Estates Scheduled to be Complete in June

Bridge reconstructed for I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project

Reconstruction of the Higgins Road Bridge (Illinois Route 72) carrying traffic over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Hoffman Estates is nearing completion with a final traffic shift scheduled next week. The local crossroad bridge has been reconstructed to make way for the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project and is scheduled to be complete in early June.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the traffic shift. The temporary lane closures and traffic shifts are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate traffic.

Weather permitting, during the week of May 30 work to shift traffic will be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Eastbound traffic will shift into its final configuration with two lanes and a full shoulder. Two lanes of westbound traffic will remain shifted to the right to complete drainage work, and traffic will be shifted into its final configuration the week of June 6.  All bridge work will then be complete, although daily off-peak lane closures will be scheduled through June to remove construction barriers and restore landscaping.

The Higgins Road Bridge project included construction of two new steel bridges each with two lanes and full shoulders in each direction. The new bridge also provides for room to accommodate a future bike path. Up to 24,900 vehicles use this stretch of Higgins Road daily.

The Illinois Tollway coordinated work on the project with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Cook County along with local municipalities, townships, school districts and police and fire departments.

The Higgins Road Bridge in Hoffman Estates is among four local crossroad bridges scheduled to be reconstructed along I-90 in 2016 to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. Local crossroad bridge construction in 2016 also includes removal and reconstruction of the Spring Center Road Bridge and Tripp Road Bridge in Boone County and completion of work on the Higgins Road Bridge (Illinois Route 72) in Gilberts.

Altogether, 30 local bridges will be reconstructed as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. The I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

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

www.illinoistollway.com.

5/27/2016 12:32 PM (Updated 5/28/2016 9:10 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on Belvidere Road from IL 173 to Argyle Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on Belvidere Road east of Machesney Park will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. William Charles Construction Company will be making improvements to the 0.8 mile section of Belvidere Road from IL 173 to Argyle Road at the Boone-Winnebago County line. The contract is scheduled to be completed by the end of June.

The improvements include recycling the top four inches of the existing asphalt overlays and then resurfacing the roadway. Traffic will be restricted to one lane during working hours.

Drivers should be prepared to stop for flaggers who will be directing traffic past the work operations.

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

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

5/27/2016 12:11 AM (Updated 5/27/2016 12:11 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Roadwork Suspended for Memorial Day Weekend

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended, where possible, from 3 p.m., Friday, May 27, until 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, May 31. Lanes will be opened in many areas, to improve traffic flow during the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend.
 
Motorists should stay alert, as lane closures will remain in some areas. Slow down, eliminate distractions and use caution in work zones. Work zone speed limits are in effect where posted.
 
Here is a list of lane closures that will remain in place this weekend:
 
District 1
 
COOK COUNTY

  •     Shoulder closure on I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) at Mill Rd. outside shoulder westbound side.
  •      East River Rd. over I-90 in Chicago is closed between Bryn Mawr & IL.72. Detour is in place.
  •     IL 58 (Golf Rd.) from east of Rohrssen Rd. to west of Barrington Rd. in Hoffman Estates.
  •     Westbound traffic will be reduced from 13' to 11' lanes with barricades. Follow temporary white edge line. No change to the eastbound lane.
  •     25th Ave. from St. Charles Rd. to Lake St. in Bellwood and Melrose Park will be completely closed to traffic for long-term construction. Follow posted detour.
  •     Southbound Lake Shore Dr. (US 41) has been reduced to three 11" lanes with a right lane exit-only from southbound Lake Shore Dr. to southbound I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) ramp.
  •     Southbound Lake Shore Dr. to southbound Stevenson Expressway ramp has been reduced by one lane. Ramp lane reduced to 11" and shifted to right side of ramp. Southbound Stevenson Expressway reduced to   two 11' lanes.
  •     Westbound Algonquin Rd. at Barrington Rd. intersection; left turn and lane one closed. IL 62 (Algonquin Rd.) will only have one through lane westbound.
  •     Repairing and replacing bridge beams for the structure carrying IL 171 (Archer Ave.) over US 45 southbound ramp to I-294 in Justice and the structure carrying Michigan City Rd. over I-94 (Bishop Ford Freeway) in Dolton. Lane closures are in place during this construction.
  •     Bridge on Torrence Ave. is closed between 136th St. and 138th St. in Burnham. Follow posted detour.

DUPAGE COUNTY

  •     US 20 (Lake St.) from Ontarioville Rd. to Greenbrook Blvd. in Hanover Park (DuPage County).  All lanes open eastbound; two lanes open westbound. Occasional daytime lane closures outside of holiday periods.
  •     Warrenville Rd. over the DuPage River is closed. Follow posted detour.
  •     Williams Rd. in Warrenville is closed. Follow posted detour.

KANE COUNTY

  •     IL 72 and Big Timber Rd. Intersection reconstruction in unincorporated Kane County. Active work zone with one lane open in each direction.
  •     IL 31 over Ferson Creek in St. Charles. Traffic reduced to one lane and temporary traffic signals will be used to allow traffic to cross the existing bridge while construction is completed on the new east half.

LAKE COUNTY

  •     MacGillis Dr. is closed at the bridge over Squaw Creek in Round Lake. A posted detour is in place.
  •     Cuba Rd. is closed at the bridge over Flint Creek in Barrington Hills. A posted detour is in place.
  •     Mathon Dr. bridge is closed over the railroad and Pershing Rd. is closed from north of Mathon Dr. to Clayton St. in Waukegan. A posted detour is in place.
  •     IL 132 (Grand Ave.) from Fairfield Rd. to 1,000 feet west of Fairfield Rd. will be completely closed to traffic for long-term construction. A posted detour is in place.

MCHENRY COUNTY

  •     County Line Rd. is closed at the bridge over Kishwaukee River in Marengo Township. A posted detour is in place.
  •     Franklinville Rd. is closed at the bridge over Kishwaukee River Tributary in Seneca Township. A posted detour is in place.
  •     Lawrence Rd. is closed at the bridge over Lawrence.

WILL COUNTY

  •     Eastbound US 30 (Jefferson St.) over Des Plaines River in Joliet. Bridge closed; please follow detour signs.
  •     Northbound I-57 at Wilmington Peotone Rd. to just north of the abandoned railroad is reduced to one 10' 6" lane. The ramp merge lane is narrowed.

District 2
 
HENRY COUNTY

  •     IL 81 is closed at the railroad overpass in Lynn Center. IL 81 traffic is detoured on I-74, IL 17, and US 150 while the bridge over the railroad is removed and replaced.

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY

  •     I-74 from the Mississippi River bridge to south of Seventh Avenue in Moline. I-74 is restricted to one lane in each direction while repairs are made to the Illinois bridge structure approaching the main river bridge.
  •     I-80 from I-88 to north of I-74 east of Colona. Replacement of six bridges has traffic restricted to one lane in each direction.

WHITESIDE COUNTY

  •     IL 40 over the Hennepin Canal at the south edge of Rock Falls. IL 40 is restricted to one lane in each direction as the bridge is replaced one half at a time.

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

  •    IL 2 (South Main Street) from Knowlton Avenue to Cedar Street in downtown Rockford. IL 2 northbound is restricted to one lane and IL 2 southbound traffic is detoured to IL 251 as the roadway pavement is removed and replaced.
  •    IL 2 (North Main Street) from Auburn Street to Riverside Boulevard in Rockford. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction for utility work for the project to reconstruct the two mile section of North Main Street.
  •    Business Route US 20 (West State Street) in Rockford. Roadway is restricted to one lane in each direction for replacement of two culverts east of Meridian Road.

District 3
 
DEKALB COUNTY

  •     US 30, just west of Hinckley; bridge replacement; one lane open, controlled by signals.

IROQUOIS COUNTY

  •     I-57, MM 283-297; multiple projects, multiple work zones. One lane closed in each direction. Recommended alternate route is US 45. Alternate route is posted.
  •     IL 1, north of US 24 in Watseka; bridge replacement. One lane open, controlled by signals.

KANKAKEE COUNTY

  •     I-57, MM 310. Replace Kankakee River bridges. One lane open in each direction; alternate route posted between MM 308-312.
  •     IL 102 closed near Kankakee River State Park for bridge replacement. Detour route is posted, using IL 113.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY

  •     IL 23, just north of Long Point Road; bridge deck repairs; one lane open, controlled by signals.

District 4
 
KNOX COUNTY

  •     The overpass at I-74 and Exit 51 is reduced to one lane, controlled by temporary traffic signals.

MCDONOUGH COUNTY

  •     IL 95 is closed with a marked detour for one mile, just east of IL 41 near Bushnell and New Philadelphia.
  •     US 67 is reduced to one lane northbound between Macomb and Good Hope.

PEORIA COUNTY

  •     IL 8/IL 116 (Cedar Street Bridge) over the Illinois River will be reduced to one lane in both directions.

TAZEWELL COUNTY

  •     Eastbound I-74 at Exit 102 is reduced to one through lane; the right lane must exit to Morton Avenue.
  •     Eastbound and westbound I-474 from the Illinois River to I-74 will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

District 5
 
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  •     I-57 northbound and southbound over IL Route 10 (Springfield Avenue) in Champaign will be restricted to one lane in each direction with barrier wall in place.

DEWITT COUNTY

  •     I-74 eastbound and westbound will be restricted to one lane in each direction from MM 156-160 near Farmer City with barrier wall in place.

EDGAR COUNTY

  •     IL 49 over Brushy Creek, just north of US Route 36. One lane controlled with temporary signals.

MCLEAN COUNTY

  •     US Business 51 northbound in downtown Normal at the intersection with Virginia Avenue. Passing lane is closed with barrier in place; driving lane is open with a marked traffic pattern in use.

VERMILION COUNTY

  •     I-74 westbound will be restricted to one lane from MM 203-206.

District 6
 
ADAMS COUNTY

  •     US 24 westbound bridge (Memorial Bridge) closed at the Mississippi River in Quincy.  US 24 westbound traffic is detoured to US 24 eastbound bridge (Bayview Bridge) at the Mississippi River in Quincy. One lane is open in each direction for US 24 traffic at the Bayview Bridge.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  •     IL 185 over McDavid Branch creek located 1.6 miles northwest of Coffeen. Bridge replacement reduces traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals.
  •     IL 185 over Bayou creek located 1.3 miles southwest of Coffeen. Bridge replacement reduces traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals.

PIKE COUNTY

  •     IL 100, 4.1 miles south of Milton, will be reduced to one-lane, two-way traffic controlled by temporary signals for slope repairs.

District 7
 
CLARK COUNTY

  •     Interstate 70 near Casey; pavement resurfacing; stage construction with one lane open in each direction.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

  •     Illinois Route 121 eight miles north of Montrose; bridge replacement; road closure with marked detour in place.
  •     Illinois Route 130 four miles south of Greenup; stage construction with one lane open, traffic signals and concrete barriers in place.

EDWARDS COUNTY

  •     Illinois Route 130 south of Albion; culvert replacements; stage construction with one lane open, traffic signals and concrete barriers in place.

EFFINGHAM COUNTY

  •     Interstate 57/70 around Effingham; major road reconstruction; stage construction with two lanes open in each direction and concrete barriers in place.

FAYETTE COUNTY

  •     Interstate 70 at Vandalia; bridge replacement; one lane open in each direction utilizing median crossovers.
  •     Interstate 70 between St. Elmo and Brownstown; pavement resurfacing; stage construction with one lane open in each direction.
  •     Interstate 57 between Farina and Edgewood; bridge rehabilitation; one lane open in each direction with concrete barriers in place.

MACON COUNTY

  •     Illinois Route 121 just north of Illinois 105 at the Staley Viaduct in Decatur; bridge rehabilitation; one lane open in each direction.
  •     US 51 bypass southwest of Decatur; bridge replacement; one lane open in each direction utilizing median crossovers.

District 8
 
GREENE/JERSEY COUNTY

  •     IL 267, over Macoupin Creek at the Greene/Jersey County Line will be restricted to one lane, with two-way traffic being maintained via temporary traffic signals to make repairs to the existing bridge.

JERSEY COUNTY

  •     IL 3, from Grafton Hills Road to IL 109, is reduced to one lane for box culvert extension construction. Two-way traffic is maintained via temporary traffic signals.

MADISON COUNTY

  •     IL 4, St. Jacob, structure over the East Fork of Silver Creek approximately 0.7 miles north of US 40, is reduced to one lane, and two-way traffic is maintained via temporary traffic signals.

MARION COUNTY

  •     US 50 at the Brubaker Creek Bridge approximately two miles east of Salem is reduced to one lane, and two-way traffic is maintained via temporary traffic signals.

RANDOLPH COUNTY

  •     Roots Road, between Oakview Road and Collins Road, will be closed for the removal and replacement of the existing bridge deck carrying Roots Road over the Kaskaskia River.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

  •     IL 13 under IL 15 near Belleville is closed to all traffic. The closure is needed to construct new structures.
  •     IL 15 east of IL 159 in Belleville is reduced to one lane in each direction. This lane restriction is needed to construct the new eastbound IL 15 structure over IL 13 and railroads.
  •     Rieder Road over I-64 is closed for interchange construction.
  •     IL 15 west of I-255 in Alorton is reduced to one lane in both directions near IL 163.
  •     I-55/64 westbound is reduced from three lanes to two lanes between 3rd Street and Tudor before the Mississippi River Bridge.
  •     IL 157 is closed to all traffic at Illinois Route161/St Clair Avenue. The ramps to and from IL 161/St. Clair Avenue will remain open to traffic. A detour utilizing Illinois 15 and I-64 is marked with signage.

District 9
 
HAMILTON COUNTY

  •     IL 14, 1.5 miles east of McLeansboro.  Box Culvert replacement; traffic reduced to one lane, controlled by temporary signals.

HARDIN COUNTY

  •     IL 1, five miles north of Cave in Rock in Hardin County. Bridge construction; traffic reduced to one lane traffic controlled by temporary signals at two locations.

JEFFERSON COUNTY

  •     I-57 MM 95-96 / I-64 MM 74-75 just north of Mt. Vernon. Pavement replacement; traffic is reduced to two lanes northbound and southbound.
  •     I-57 MM 96-98 north of Mt. Vernon. Pavement replacement; traffic is reduced to one lane northbound and southbound.
  •     I-64 eastbound MM 72-74 northwest of Mt. Vernon. Pavement replacement; traffic is reduced to one lane.
  •     IL 15, east edge of Mt. Vernon.  Bridge repair; traffic reduced to one lane controlled by temporary signals.

SALINE COUNTY

  •     IL 142, five miles north of Eldorado. Bridge construction; traffic reduced to one lane controlled by temporary signals.
  •     IL 34, 0.5 miles south of Raleigh. Bridge construction; traffic reduced to one lane controlled by temporary signals.
  •     US 45, two miles north of Stonefort. Bridge construction; traffic reduced to one lane controlled by temporary signals.
5/26/2016 3:20 PM (Updated 5/28/2016 9:06 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Herrin-Johnston City Road Closure in Herrin

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling the Herrin-Johnston City Road of an upcoming road closure.
Starting Tuesday, May 31, 2016, weather permitting, the contractor will close the Herrin-Johnston City Road between Christmas Tree Road and 3rd Street in Herrin in order to complete the connector pavement from the existing alignment to the new alignment. The road is expected to be open by Friday evening, June 3, 2016.

Motorists should seek an alternate route.

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

5/26/2016 8:23 AM (Updated 5/28/2016 9:01 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   115th Street-Pulaski Road Intersection Reconstruction

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that an intersection reconstruction project at 115th Street and Pulaski Road, in Chicago and Alsip, will begin, weather permitting, on Wednesday, June 1.

In order to complete the work, lanes will be shifted at times through the work zone. Temporary reductions in lane widths will be necessary during the daytime hours.

The project consists of widening the existing lanes and adding turn lanes to both directions of 115th Street. Sidewalk and drainage improvements will be made. Traffic signals also will be modernized.

The work is scheduled to be completed in late November.

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

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.

5/26/2016 12:23 AM (Updated 5/26/2016 12:23 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Overnight I-94 Lane Closures And Traffic Shifts In East Metro Take Place May 26 And May 31

Overnight I-94 lane closures and traffic shifts in East Metro take place May 26 and May 31

ROSEVILLE, Minn - Motorists will encounter delays and lane closures on I-94 in the East Metro as traffic changes occur Thursday, May 26, weather permitting.

Beginning at 7 p.m., crews will begin shifting the eastbound lanes of I-94 between Mounds Blvd and Century Avenue to the outside lanes. During the switch, eastbound I-94 traffic will be reduced to two lanes. The closures will end by 5 a.m. Friday, May 27.

In addition, Tuesday, May 31, westbound I-94 will be shifted to the outside lanes and reduced to two lanes at 7 p.m. The closures will end by 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 1

These shifts and lane closures are needed so crews can prepare the road for the next stage of construction.

The work is part of a larger two-year project which includes resurfacing both directions of Interstate 94 from Mounds Blvd in St. Paul to just east of Century Avenue in Woodbury.  Additional work includes constructing and replacing noise walls between Conway Street and Maple Street in St. Paul and extending auxiliary lanes in specific locations, bridge maintenance, construct trail connections, updating signals and pedestrian access and improving the drainage system.

The 49.8 million Interstate 94 reconstruction and improvement project will provide a smoother, safer, long-lasting road with better pedestrian accessibility and improved drainage capabilities. Performing periodic pavement repairs at the appropriate times can greatly increase a road’s lifespan. The project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years. Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2017.

For more information about the project, visit: www.mndot.gov/i94eastmetro. Follow us on Twitter @mndotnews for ramp and lane closures.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.

5/25/2016 7:06 PM (Updated 5/28/2016 8:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Update Regarding I-39 and US 20 Work

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following update to the construction project to make repairs to the bridges at the I-39 interchange with US 20 at the south edge of Rockford.

Repairs to the bridge carrying northbound I-39 to eastbound US 20 are nearing completion. The ramp will be open to traffic on Thursday afternoon, May 26, 2016, if weather conditions permit the placement of final pavement markings on Thursday morning. At the same time, the ramp from westbound US 20 to Alpine Road will also be re-opened.
 
On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, the ramp from eastbound US 20 to southbound I-39 will be closed to allow repairs to the structure over Linden Road. During this four week closure, eastbound to southbound traffic to I-39 will be detoured east to the Harrison Avenue interchange where they can use the "loop" ramps to go back west on US 20 to southbound I-39.
 
The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of June so all ramps are open prior to the July 4th holiday weekend.
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
5/25/2016 5:53 PM (Updated 5/28/2016 8:38 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Work To Begin On The Avenue G Bridges Between Rock Falls And Sterling

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on the Avenue G bridges between Rock Falls and Sterling will begin on Tuesday,

May 31, 2016.  The project is to paint the two bridges that were repaired last summer. The bridges will need to be closed to traffic during construction.
 
The two bridges over the Rock River will be closed one at a time. Work will start on the north bridge. During the approximate one month closure of this structure over the north channel, the south bridge will remain open. This will provide access to the park and businesses on the island from the Rock Falls side of the river.
 
When the north bridge is finished, it will be opened and the south bridge closed. During the second half of the project, there will be access to the island and park from Sterling. The contract is scheduled to be completed by August 1st. Work will also be scheduled so that both bridges will be open for the July 4th holiday weekend.
 
Pedestrians will always have access to the park from Rock Falls and Sterling. Even when the structures are closed to vehicular traffic, one of the sidewalks will be open for pedestrians to cross the bridges.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
5/25/2016 5:48 PM (Updated 5/28/2016 8:41 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction Work To Begin On County Home Road South Of Coal Valley
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on County Home Road south of Coal Valley will begin on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The project is to improve the 1.7 mile section of County Home Road (104th Street) from US 150 in Coal Valley to 113th Avenue.  

The Contractor will be milling off four inches of the existing bituminous overlays, mixing with new asphalt, and re-compacting the material. The recycled roadway will then be re-sealed.
The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of June. Drivers should be alert for flaggers who will be directing traffic past the work operations. 
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
5/25/2016 5:45 PM (Updated 5/28/2016 8:43 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closure North of Mattoon on US-45

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that beginning June 1, 2016, weather permitting U.S. Route 45 north of Mattoon will closed to all through traffic to allow for the repair of the bridge over Riley Creek. US -45 traffic will be detoured around on IL-133, then to I-57, then IL-16 and back to US-45 during the entire project. The marked detour will be clearly signed and posted to direct traffic around. The closure will remain in place until all the work is completed and the bridge can be safely opened to traffic. The bridge is expected to be completed around August 15th 2016. Local traffic will be allowed access to each side of the work site throughout the project duration.

For IDOT District 7 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict7.

5/25/2016 12:01 PM (Updated 5/28/2016 8:44 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on IL-38 east of Franklin Grove

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work along IL-38 east of Franklin Grove will begin on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Martin & Co. will be starting the project to make improvements to Track Road and Hoosier Road. The project to widen and resurface sections of the two roadways is scheduled to be completed by mid-June.

Track Road will be improved from IL-38 to Willow Road. Hoosier Road improvements will be from IL-38 to Naylor Road. Traffic will be restricted to one lane during working hours with flaggers directing motorists past the work operations.

Drivers should be prepared to stop for the flaggers and workers in the construction zones.

For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at 
5/25/2016 11:54 AM (Updated 5/28/2016 8:45 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restriction on US-67 in Alton

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces weather permitting, one westbound lane on US-67 from George Street to 500' East of George Street in Alton, IL, in Madison County will be intermittently closed starting at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, and continuing for ten (10) days through Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The intermittent one lane road closure is necessary to allow Ameren to install a gas main.

The Department asks that travelers be patient and use extra caution near and throughout the work area.

5/25/2016 5:12 AM (Updated 5/28/2016 8:46 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on Joe Page Bridge on IL 16/100 over the Illinois River

 The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that the Joe Page Bridge that carries IL 16/100 over the Illinois River will be restricted to one lane beginning on June 1, 2016. Temporary traffic signals will be in place to maintain two-way traffic through this area. This work is required to perform maintenance and paint the existing bridge. This phase of construction is expected to be completed by July of this year, and after that both lanes of the bridge will be open to traffic.

The second and last phase of construction on this project will begin on April 1, 2017. During this phase, the bridge will again be reduced to one-lane with temporary traffic signals maintaining two-way traffic. This phase will complete the maintenance repairs and painting of the bridge. This last phase of construction is expected to be completed by September of 2017.
Long delays are expected. This will be especially true when the bridge is raised for river traffic. The Department recommends using alternate routes as much as possible during this time frame. The Department advises the travelling public to be patient, follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.

Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org.

5/25/2016 5:10 AM (Updated 5/28/2016 8:47 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closure of One westbound Lane on US-67 in Alton, IL

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, one westbound lane on US-67 in Alton, IL, in Madison County will be intermittently closed starting at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, and continuing for ten (10) days through Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The intermittent one lane road closure is necessary to allow Ameren to install a gas main.

The Department asks that travelers be patient and use extra caution near and throughout the work area.

5/25/2016 5:07 AM (Updated 5/28/2016 8:48 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-143 (Schnert St.) in Pierron in Madson County to beTemporarily Closed

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, IL-143 (Schnert St.) in Pierron, IL, in Madison County will be closed starting at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, and continuing for four (4) days through Friday, June 3, 2016. The road closure is necessary to allow the CSX Transportation, Inc. 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.

5/25/2016 5:05 AM (Updated 5/28/2016 8:48 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Major road construction will be suspended to accommodate heavy traffic during Memorial Day weekend Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement continues

Construction work on most major highway projects throughout the state will be suspended during the three-day Memorial Day weekend to help travelers reach their destination safely and efficiently, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

Most construction in highway work zones will stop by noon on Friday, May 27, and will not resume until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31. Peak travel times for the Memorial Day weekend are expected to be from noon until 8 p.m. on both Friday, May 27, and Monday, May 30.

“Although most lanes through work zones will be open to handle the heavy holiday traffic, drivers may still encounter narrow lanes, lane shifts and rough pavement. They will need to stay alert, slow down, and not tailgate. Rear-end collisions caused primarily by distracted driving, speeding and following other vehicles too closely are the most frequent type of crash when approaching and driving through work zones,” says Don Greuel, WisDOT chief project services engineer.

During the Memorial Day weekend last year, there were 13 traffic fatalities in Wisconsin. “To prevent deaths and injuries, law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin will be out in force during the holiday weekend to crackdown on unbuckled drivers and passengers as part of the Click It or Ticket mobilization, which runs until June 5,” says David Pabst, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety.

The Wisconsin State Patrol will also be using its aircraft for traffic safety enforcement. The dates, times and locations of many of the aerial enforcement missions may be announced in advance on Twitter (@WisconsinDOT, #WisDOT).

Significant road construction projects that may affect highway travel during the Memorial Day weekend include the following:

·         Zoo Interchange project in Milwaukee County - lane closures on I-94 eastbound at Sunny Slope Road and on I-41/I-894 northbound at Lincoln Avenue. The system ramp from I-94 westbound to I-41/I-894 southbound and various other exit and entrance ramps remain closed.

·         Lakefront Gateway project in downtown Milwaukee - access to the lakefront at Lincoln Memorial Drive is closed. Posted detours show alternate access to lakefront destinations and locations to re-enter the freeway system.

·         In Elkhorn, the US 12/County NN Interchange has closures on its on/off ramps affecting travel to the Lake Geneva area. Adjacent collector/distributor roadways remain open providing access to I-43 ramps. Detour routes are posted. 

·         I-39/90 in Dane and Rock counties - new exit ramp location from I-39/90 southbound to WIS 59 (Exit 163) near Edgerton and Newville. Ramps to/from I-39/90 northbound at US 51 interchange (Exit 156) are closed until late September 2016. Alternate routes are required.

·         Verona Road and the Madison Beltline in Dane County.

·         I-90 in La Crosse reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction.

·         US 51 in Marathon County - reduced speed limit of 55 mph between Decator Drive and County WW.

·         WIS 29 in Marathon County - single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 55 mph between Sunrise Drive and Business 51.

·         US 51 in Oneida County - passing lanes between Rocky Run Road and South Blue Lake Road are closed. US 51 remains open to one lane of traffic in each direction.

·         Business 51 (Post Road) in Portage County - single lane closures and temporary traffic signals between Green Drive and Springville Drive.

·         I-41 in Brown County - there are narrowed travel lanes and shoulders in several locations and reduced speeds to 55 mph from Grant Street to Lineville Road. Also, the southbound I-41 off-ramp to Velp Avenue remains closed with a marked detour. 

·         I-43 and I-43/I-41 interchange in Brown County - I-43 between Atkinson Drive and I-41 is reduced to a single lane in each direction with speed reduced to 55 mph. The southbound I-41 off-ramp to I-43 remains closed with a marked detour. Also, the northbound I-43 ramp to I-41 southbound remains closed.

·         In Manitowoc County, I-43 will be down to one lane between US 151 and WIS 42. Travelers can use I-41 as alternate route north or south.

·         US 10 eastbound between Winnebago County CB and I-41 northbound is reduced to a single lane.

For up-to-the-minute information on work zones and incidents that may affect highway travel, motorists can access the state’s 511 travel information system by downloading the free 511 Wisconsin mobile app or following @511WI on Twitter (https://twitter.com/511WI). Users can also access the system by dialing 511 on a phone or visiting 511wi.gov (http://511wi.gov/Web/) on the web. To eliminate distractions while behind the wheel, drivers should use mobile communication devices only when their vehicle is completely stopped and off the traveled portion of the roadway.

5/24/2016 5:29 PM (Updated 5/28/2016 8:33 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closure on U.S. Route 40 East of Marshall

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that beginning May 31, 2016 weather permitting, U.S.Route 40 east of Marshall will be closed to all through traffic to allow for the removal of the bridge over the abandoned railroad. The bridge will be totally removed and replaced with embankment and new pavement, as it is no longer needed. U.S. Route 40 traffic will be detoured around on I-70 during the entire project. A marked detour will be clearly signed and posted on and off of I-70 to accommodate the through traffic. The closure will remain in place until all the work is completed and the road can be safely opened to traffic. The road is expected to be re-opened around August 15th 2016 weather permitting. Local traffic will still be allowed access to each side of the work site for the project duration.

For IDOT District 7 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict7.

5/24/2016 12:11 AM (Updated 5/28/2016 8:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions for the Week of May 23, 2016

BOND COUNTY

  • IL 127, between Keyesport Rd. and Sale Barn Rd., intermittently restricted to one lane between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:30 PM to construct a new asphalt overlay on this route through September 2016. (SEP)

CLINTON COUNTY

  • IL 127, from William Rd. in Carlyle to Keyesport Rd., lane closures to perform sign installation on IL 127 through May 2016. Traffic control with flaggers will be set up daily allowing one lane of traffic through the work zone. (SEP)

GREENE COUNTY

  • IL 108, from the Illinois River to Carrollton, intermittently restricted to one lane daily between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM to place a thin asphalt surface on the roadway through May 2016. (JA)

GREENE/JERSEY COUNTY

  • IL 267 over Macoupin Creek at the Greene/Jersey County line will be restricted to one lane with two-way traffic being maintained via temporary traffic signals to make repairs to the existing bridge to be completed by the end of August 2016. (JA)

HARDIN COUNTY

  • **NEW** Joe Page Bridge carrying IL 16/100 over the Illinois River will be restricted to one lane beginning June 1, 2016. Temporary traffic signals will be in place to maintain two-way traffic through this area. This work is required to perform maintenance repairs and paint the existing bridge. This phase is to be completed by July 2016, and after that both lanes of the bridge will be open to traffic. (JA)

JERSEY COUNTY

  • IL 100, from Ski Lift Rd. to Vine St., and IL 3, from north of Grafton Hills Dr. to IL 100, restricted to one lane between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:30 PM to place a thin asphalt surface on the roadway through June 2016. (JA)
  • IL 3, from Grafton Hills Rd. to IL 109 near Grafton, one lane will be restricted to perform widening, box culvert extensions and resurfacing through December 2016. (JA)

MADISON COUNTY

  • **NEW** I-270, from Riverview Dr. in Missouri to IL 3, will have lane restrictions to obtain survey information for upcoming project on I-270 through May 27, 2016. (Location Studies)
  • I-270, from the Chain of Rocks Bridge to I-55/70, intermittently restricted Monday through Friday to one lane eastbound between the hours of 6:00 AM and 3:00 PM and westbound between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to replace raised reflective pavement markers until June 2016. (SEP)
  • I-55/70, at Canteen Creek near Collinsville, reduced to two lanes in each direction during non-rush hours to paint the bridges to be completed by June 2016. All eastbound lanes will remain open to traffic from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and all westbound lanes will remain open to traffic from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM. (JA)
  • IL 4, St. Jacob, structure over the East Fork of Silver Creek approximately 0.7 mile north of US 40, reduced to one-way traffic with width restrictions in place and temporary traffic signals for the remainder of construction through late fall 2016. (SEP)
  • **NEW** IL 143 (Schnert St.) in Pierron will be closed starting at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, May 31, for four days to allow CSX Transportation to rehabilitate their crossing. A marked detour will be in place to guide motorists. (Proj. Sup.)
  • IL 143 in Wood River, eastbound lane restrictions to construct drainage improvements for ongoing levee certification through June 15, 2016. (Ops)
  • IL 143, IL 157, and IL 159 in downtown area of Edwardsville, intermittent lane restrictions Sunday evenings through Thursday evenings during overnight hours from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM to repair the existing pavement and construct a new asphalt overlay through July 2016 at the following locations:
  • IL 157 (West St., St. Louis St., West Vandalia St., and East Vandalia St.) between West Schwarz St. and Hillsboro Ave.;
  • IL 143 (East Vandalia St. and Marine Rd.) between IL 157 and Schwarz Rd;
  • IL 159 (North Main St.) between Vandalia St. and East College Ave.
  • The Department asks motorists to abide by the post "No Parking" signs used to close off parking lanes along these routes. Any vehicles parked in the identified "No Parking" zones will be towed at the owners expense so that work can continue.
  • IL 157, from IL 140 in Hamel to 0.12 miles North of IL 143/157 East Junction in Edwardsville, reduced to one lane during work hours to complete the resurfacing of the existing pavement through mid-October 2016. (JA)
  • IL 159, from Troy Road to Magnolia Street in Edwardsville, intermittently restricted to one lane nightly between 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM to construct a thin asphalt surface on the roadway through June 2016. (JA)
  • IL 255, from IL 140 to Seminary Rd., both directions intermittently restricted to one lane daily between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:30 PM to place a thin asphalt surface on the roadway through June 2016. (JA)
  • West Chain of Rocks Road between IL 3 and St. Thomas Road intermittently restricted to one lane daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM to construct a new asphalt overlay on this route through August 2016. (JA)

MARION COUNTY

  • US 50, at the Brubaker Creek Bridge approximately two miles east of Salem, is reduced to one lane, and two-way traffic is being maintained through this area via the temporary traffic signals. This work is required to replace the existing structure and should be completed by mid-September 2016. (SEP)

MONROE COUNTY

  • IL 156/Park St. east of IL 3 in Waterloo closed to construct new pavement through mid-June 2016. (JGG)
  • IL 3, between Waterloo and Red Bud, lane restrictions northbound and southbound daily from 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM to construct a new asphalt overlay through May 2016. (JGG)

RANDOLPH COUNTY

  • IL 150, at Sparta St. in Steeleville, lane closures to construct drainage improvements and intersection improvements at the intersection of Sparta St. and Broadway through May 2016. City of Steeleville will be completing this work. (Ops)
  • Roots Rd., between Oakview Rd. and Collins Rd., will be closed for the removal and replacement of the existing bridge deck carrying Roots Rd. over the Union Pacific Railroad through June 2016. (JGG)3

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

  • I-55/64 westbound, between 3rd St. and Tudor Ave., the right lane will remain closed through November 2016, at which time the next sequence of work will require that the left lane be closed through Spring 2017. Throughout the duration of this work, one lane of traffic will be closed at all times leaving two lanes open for traffic to construct a new ramp that will connect eastbound traffic from the Martin Luther King Bridge to westbound I-55/64. (JGG)
  • I-64, between IL 157 and Green Mount Road, eastbound and westbound lane reductions between the hours of 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM to place pavement markings until June 2016. (JGG)
  • I-64, from the Green Mount Rd. interchange to the IL 4 interchange, eastbound and westbound daily and nightly lane restrictions to add additional lanes to I-64 and construct a new interchange at Rieder Rd. through June 2017. All westbound lanes, west of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM and all westbound lanes, east of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. All eastbound lanes, west of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM and from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM and all eastbound lanes, east of IL 158, will remain open from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. (SEP)
  • IL 13 under IL 15, Belleville, closed to all traffic through summer 2016. (SEP)
  • IL 15, eastbound and westbound from IL 163 to I-255, road construction to complete repairs to the bridge over the A&S Railroad through June 2016. One lane in each direction will remain open until work is complete. Temporary barrier wall will be utilized to guide traffic through the work zone. (JGG)
  • IL 15 westbound, east of DeMazenod Dr. at The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, lane closures to construct tree removal, grading, drainage through June 2016. (Ops)
  • IL 15 bridges over IL 13, Belleville, one lane closed in each direction of bridges through summer 2016. (SEP)
  • IL 111, from north of St. Clair Ave. to State St., lane restrictions to complete pavement repairs and resurfacing through mid-June 2016. Flaggers will be utilized to maintain two-way traffic through the work zone. (JGG)
  • IL 156, between IL 159 and IL 13, intermittently restricted to one lane to complete pavement repairs and resurfacing through mid-June 2016. (JGG)
  • IL 157 at IL 161/St. Clair Ave., the bridge carrying IL 157 over IL 161/St. Clair Ave. will be closed for removal and replacement of the bridge through fall 2016. A marked detour and message boards utilizing routes IL 15 and I-64 will be in place to route traffic around this closure. (JGG)
  • Rieder Rd., from US 50 to Wherry Rd., closed except to local traffic to reconstruct Rieder Rd. and construct a new interstate interchange with I-64 through mid-May 2017. (SEP)

WASHINGTON COUNTY

  • I-64, eastbound and westbound between mile posts 45 and 61, reduced from two lanes to one lane intermittently to complete pavement repairs throughout Spring. (SEP)
  • East Main St. (Oakdale Blacktop Rd.), from East Weigh St. in Oakdale to 0.5 mile west of Pleasant Hill Rd., restricted to one lane daily between the hours of 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM to construct a new asphalt overlay through end of summer 2016. (SEP)

List of daily lane closures, weather permitting:

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016

**NEW** Joe Page Bridge, which carries IL 16/100 across the Illinois River at Hardin, will be restricted to one lane to place supporting cables between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM for the upcoming bridge repair project. Flaggers will be used to maintain two-way traffic across the bridge. (JA)

**NEW** IL 3 northbound, north of IL 158 in Columbia, intermittently restricted during daytime hours only for geotechnical investigations for proposed roadway improvements. (VPG/Materials)

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

5/20/2016 1:46 PM (Updated 5/21/2016 8:58 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Weekend Ramp and Lane Closures Scheduled on Illinois Route 390 (IL-390)

Pavement, bridge work scheduled for this weekend, full ramp closure with detour in June

Lane closures are scheduled this weekend and in June on the west end of Illinois Route 390 and on the ramps connecting Illinois Route 390 to Meacham Road and Lake Street for bridge and pavement work as part of the Illinois Route 390 Project.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures scheduled to begin tonight, Friday, May 20, and continue through the weekend with all lanes scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, May 23, ahead of the morning rush hour.  All work is weather dependent.

  • On eastbound Illinois Route 390, the right lane and a right-turn lane on the ramp to Meacham Road are scheduled to close at 9 p.m. for pavement work.
  • On eastbound Illinois Route 390, one left lane between Gary Avenue and Springinsguth Road will close at 9 p.m. for bridge work.
  • On westbound Illinois Route 390, one left lane between Gary Avenue and Lake Street and two left lanes on the ramp connecting westbound Illinois Route 390 to Lake Street are scheduled to close at 10 p.m. for pavement work.

Similar weekend-long closures also will be scheduled beginning on Friday, June 3, including full closure of the ramp connecting northbound Gary Avenue to eastbound Illinois Route 390. Electronic message signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closures and a detour will be posted. All work is weather dependent, and all lanes and ramps are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, June 6.

  • On eastbound Illinois Route 390, the left lane on the ramp on the ramp to Meacham Road and one right lane on eastbound Illinois Route 390 between Gary Avenue and Springinsguth Road are scheduled to close on Friday, June 3, at 9 p.m.
  • The ramp connecting Gary Avenue to eastbound Illinois Route 390 is scheduled to close at 9 p.m. and a detour will be posted. The detour will direct traffic to Lake Street and then north to Illinois Route 390.
  • On westbound Illinois Route 390, one right lane between Gary Avenue and Lake Street and two right lanes on the ramp connecting westbound Illinois Route 390 to Lake Street are scheduled to close at 10 p.m.

The weekend-long closures are needed to provide a work zone for pavement work and time for concrete to cure.

Construction information about the Illinois Route 390 Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

5/20/2016 11:34 AM (Updated 5/23/2016 10:42 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Update: State Road 49 Resurfacing Project in Porter County

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has determined additional work needs to be done to State Road 49, between U.S. 12 and the Indiana Toll Road, near Chesterton. After removing old layers of asphalt, crews determined a strengthening of the base of the road was necessary to ensure a long lifespan for State Road 49. As a result, crews must acquire additional equipment and personnel, which takes time. Work on the State Road 49 resurfacing will resume after Memorial Day. The project is expected to be complete and open to traffic by mid-September.

At this time, lane closures will remain until work resumes after the holiday weekend due to the previous removal of asphalt, which is not safe for drivers to travel upon.

Drivers should be prepared to slow down in that area, expect delays and stay alert to the shifting traffic patterns.

5/20/2016 7:54 AM (Updated 5/21/2016 8:59 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Safety Improvement Project along Interstate 290

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced temporary shoulder closures will take place in various locations along the Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) from Interstate 355 to Interstate 294, beginning, weather permitting, Friday, May 20. The closures are necessary for a safety improvement project along Interstate 290.

In order to complete the work, the following closures will take place:

  • Daytime shoulder closures in both directions along I-290 at various locations
  • Nighttime shoulder closures on eastbound I-290 at Bloomingdale Road
  • Nighttime shoulder closures on the ramp from eastbound I-290 to southbound I-294
  • Nighttime lane closures on the ramp from eastbound I-290 to eastbound IL 64

The scope of the project includes the installation of guardrails and impact attenuators to improve safety along Interstate 290. The ramp from eastbound I-290 to eastbound IL 64 also will be resurfaced.

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2016.

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

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

5/17/2016 12:29 PM (Updated 5/21/2016 8:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures for Drainage Improvements on Kedzie Avenue and 115th Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Kedzie Avenue and 115th Street, in Chicago, Merrionette Park, Alsip, Blue Island and Robins, for a drainage improvement project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 16. 

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will reduce Kedzie Avenue and 115th Street to one lane in each direction. The closures will take place on Kedzie from 115th Street to 135th Street and on 115th Street from Kedzie Avenue to Rockwell Avenue.
 
The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2016.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
5/13/2016 5:47 PM (Updated 5/16/2016 6:16 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Sidewalk Ramp Improvement Project Begins

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a project to improve sidewalk pedestrian ramps in various locations in the villages of Deerfield, Deer Park, Lake Zurich, Wauconda, Libertyville and Harvard, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, May 16. The project will improve crossings, ramps and sidewalks, to make them ADA-compliant.

 In order to complete the work, daily lane and shoulder closures will take place at the following locations:

  •  Illinois 43 in Deerfield
  • U.S. 12 in Deer Park
  • U.S. 12 in Lake Zurich
  • Illinois 176 in Wauconda
  • Illinois 137 in Libertyville
  • Illinois 173 in Harvard

The sidewalk improvement project will begin in Deerfield and follow the order listed above to end in Harvard. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2016.

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

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

5/13/2016 5:37 PM (Updated 5/16/2016 4:56 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   I-94 and US-421 Interchange Ramp Closures

Crews to reconstruct pavement and add upgrades to the interchange

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces ramps at the I-94 interchange (Exit 34B Ramp) of US-421 (Both US-421 Ramps) will be temporarily closed Friday May 20 through the end of June (Map and Detour attached). Crews will be resurfacing the ramps and adding upgrades to the entire interchange at that location.

The work schedule is subject to change in the event of inclement weather. INDOT reminds motorists to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone.

Graphical representation of closures and detours:

The westbound I-94 exit (Exit 34B) to northbound US-421 will be closed. To access Michigan City from WB I-94 the official detour will route traffic to SR-49 (Exit 26A) where traffic will take two loop ramps which will place traffic on eastbound I-94. Traffic will then take the 34B exit from eastbound I-94 to enter Michigan City. The two following images show this detour highlighted in green. ~11 miles

The southbound US-421 exit to eastbound I-94 will be closed. To access eastbound I-94, the official detour will divert traffic onto westbound I-94 where traffic will take the same double loop pattern at SR-49. This will place traffic in the proper direction for eastbound I-94. The two following images show this detour highlighted in blue.