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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on I-57 in Williamson County
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of upcoming lane closures on I-57 in Williamson County.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, July 11, southbound I-57 will be reduced to one lane, from Marion to just north of IL-148 (MM 54-46). Lane closures are necessary to facilitate rehabilitation of the roadway.

Due to the high volume of traffic on this section of roadway, major delays can be expected daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Motorists should also be aware that incidents causing delays can occur at any time.
 
This work will consist of removing the existing surface, fracturing (rubblizing) the existing concrete pavement to create the new base and placing new hot mix asphalt pavement and shoulders. Work is expected to last through mid-November, with all lanes open for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

A smart traffic control system will convey real-time traffic delay information to message boards located in advance of the work zone along I-57 and approaches to the interstate. Motorists are urged to pay attention to these messages and seek alternate routes when directed. Local traffic is encouraged to utilize other state routes to avoid this section of roadway if possible. IL-37, paralleling I-57 to the east, has been marked as a detour route for through traffic.

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

7/7/2016 6:23 PM (Updated 7/14/2016 4:14 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on Airport Road in Milan
Dixon, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation, announces that weather permitting lane closures will be installed on the eastbound and westbound passing lanes of Airport Road between 3rd Street West and 9th Street East in Milan, Rock Island County, Illinois. The lane closures will begin Monday, July 25, 2016 and will shift to the eastbound driving lane on Thursday. All work will conclude on Friday, July 29, 2016.

IDOT workers will be performing concrete patches. 

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
7/22/2016 5:02 PM (Updated 7/22/2016 5:02 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   MAIN STREET IN SMITHBORO TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Collinsville, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, Main Street between W Commercial Street and 2nd Street in Smithboro, IL, in Bond County will be closed starting at 8:00 A.M. on Monday, July 25, 2016 and continuing for three (3) days through Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The road closure is necessary to allow CSX Transportation to rehabilitate their crossing.

A marked detour will be in place to safely guide motorists around the closure. The Department asks that travelers be patient and use extra caution near and throughout the work area. For questions, please contact Rebecca Tharp at (618) 346-3197.

7/22/2016 5:00 PM (Updated 7/22/2016 5:00 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   LANE RESTRICTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 25, 2016

Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
CALHOUN/GREENE COUNTIES
    **UPDATED** Joe Page Bridge carrying IL 16/100 over the Illinois River is restricted to one lane. Temporary traffic signals are 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 August 6, 2016, and after that both lanes of the bridge will be open to traffic. (JA)
CLINTON COUNTY
    US 50 will be intermittently restricted to one lane between Sugar Creek bridge to the Schumaker Road overpass daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:30 PM to make repairs to the pavement until August 2016. (SEP/Hilmes)
    IL 127/US 50 will be intermittently restricted to one lane from 0.2 miles north of Williams Rd. to 11th St. in Carlyle daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:30 PM to perform pavement repair, asphalt resurfacing, and sidewalk ramp repair through October 2016. (SEP)
GREENE/JERSEY COUNTIES
    IL 267 over Macoupin Creek at the Greene/Jersey County line is 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)
JERSEY COUNTY
    IL 3, from Grafton Hills Rd. to IL 109 near Grafton, one lane restricted to perform widening, box culvert extensions and resurfacing through December 2016. (JA)
MADISON COUNTY
    Williamson Avenue near Williamson will be intermittently restricted to one lane daily between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM to construct an oil and chip coating on this route until the end of this month. (JA)
    Old Edwardsville Road between IL 111 and Rohm Place will be restricted to one lane daily between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM to construct an oil and chip coating on this route until the end of this month. (JA)
    Schipkowski Road between IL 143 and Pin Oak Road near Edwardsville will be intermittently restricted to one lane daily between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM to construct an oil and chip coating on this route until the end of this month. (JA)
    IL 3/111 (Homer Adams Parkway) at Golf Road, lane restrictions to construct intersection and drainage improvements for the proposed Alton Multimodal Facility through June 15, 2017. (Ops)
    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)
    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 August 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 north of Caseyville between the Madison County Line and Conrail Railroad, intermittently restricted to one lane daily from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM to construct a new asphalt overlay through August 2016. (JGG)
    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 July 2016. (JA)
    Blackburn Road, between IL 143 and 0.6 miles north of IL 143, intermittently restricted daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM to construct a new asphalt overlay through July 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)
RANDOLPH COUNTY
    **UPDATED** 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 August 2016. (JGG)
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, 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)
    I-255 and IL 15 at I-255, intermittent lane restrictions I-255 northbound and southbound between Dupo to just north of I-64 in E. St. Louis (mile posts 11 to 20) through August 2016. (SEP)
    I-255 northbound and southbound ramps to I-64 near E. St. Louis intermittent lane restrictions through August 2016. (SEP)
    IL-15 eastbound at I-255 near Alorton intermittent lane restrictions through August 2016. (SEP)
    IL 13 under IL 15, Belleville, closed to all traffic through summer 2016. (SEP)
    IL 15 bridges over IL 13, Belleville, one lane closed in each direction of bridges through summer 2016. (SEP)
    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)
    IL 161 (Carlyle Ave.) west of Green Mount Road will have westbound lane restrictions for construction of a westbound right turn lane for a commercial development through September 15, 2016. (Ops)
    IL 161 over Silver Creek Overflow will be reduced intermittently to one lane during daylight hours until temporary traffic signals are installed. Once the temporary traffic signals are installed, IL 161 will be reduced to one lane and two-way traffic will be maintained via the temporary traffic signals in order to repair the existing structure through mid-October 2016. (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 from 0.9 miles west of County Highway 11 to the Jefferson County line, including the US 51 interchange ramps, will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction weekdays between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM to perform repairs to the pavement and install a thin asphalt surface until Fall. (SEP)
List of daily lane closures, weather permitting:
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    **NEW** Main Street between West Commercial Street and 2nd Street in Smithboro, IL, in Bond County to be temporary closed starting at 8:00 AM to allow CSX Transportation to rehabilitate their crossing. (Proj.Supp.)

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016

    **NEW** Main Street between West Commercial Street and 2nd Street in Smithboro, IL, in Bond County to be temporary closed to allow CSX Transportation to rehabilitate their crossing. (Proj. Supp.)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    **NEW** Main Street between West Commercial Street and 2nd Street in Smithboro, IL, in Bond County to be temporary closed to allow CSX Transportation to rehabilitate their crossing. (Proj. Supp.)
    **NEW** IL 161 (Lake Park Drive) between Grassy Branch Road and Hunter Road near Albers, IL in Clinton County will be closed starting at 8:00 AM to allow the Norfolk Southern Railroad to rehabilitate their crossing. (Proj. Supp.)
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    **NEW** IL 161 (Lake Park Drive) between Grassy Branch Road and Hunter Road near Albers, IL in Clinton County will be closed to allow the Norfolk Southern Railroad to rehabilitate their crossing. (Proj. Supp.)

 

7/22/2016 4:57 PM (Updated 7/22/2016 4:57 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Work to Begin on IL 2 near Rockton

 Dixon, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on IL 2 near Rockton will begin on Monday, July 25, 2016. Repairs will be made to the bridge carrying IL 2 over the railroad and Old River Road just south of the Rock River. Civil Constructors is the contractor for the $290,270 project that is scheduled to be completed by early September.

The contractor will be replacing expansion joints on the structure and making repairs to the bridge deck. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction for the construction work. Motorists should be alert for the lane closures and should be prepared for slower moving vehicles through the work area.

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

7/22/2016 8:27 AM (Updated 7/22/2016 8:27 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closure of IL 73 (Schuyler Street) in the Village of Lena

Dixon, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL 73 (Schuyler Street) in the Village of Lena will be closed to all through traffic from Wednesday, July 27 through Friday, July 29, 2016. The closure will allow the Canadian National Railway to perform needed maintenance to their at-grade crossing located on IL 73 between Main Street and Railroad Street.

To allow continued traffic movement, a detour will be marked on IL 73, US 20 and County Highway 6 (West Galena Road). To facilitate a rapid road closure, detour signing will be erected by the evening of Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The detour will not be in effect until the morning of Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Drivers are asked to be alert for the road closure and use alternate roadways when traveling in this area.

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

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

7/22/2016 12:14 AM (Updated 7/22/2016 12:14 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Reductions on northbound Interstate 57 from Mile Post 68 to Mile Post 79

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on northbound Interstate 57 in Franklin County of an upcoming LANE REDUCTION.

Beginning July 27, 2016, the contractor will begin resurfacing the existing roadway from milepost 68 to milepost 79, between the hours of 7pm to 7am. The work is expected to last 6 nights, weather permitting. Motorist should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution when traveling through this area. Minor delays are expected.

To avoid any delays motorist should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.

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

7/22/2016 12:10 AM (Updated 7/22/2016 12:10 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Overnight Closure of US-45 Northbound at I-41/US 45 Split

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to perform pavement marking at the I-41/US 45 split in Washington County. To facilitate this work, a full closure of US 45 northbound, but not southbound, will be required.

The closure of US 45 northbound is scheduled Sunday, July 24 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Traffic will be down to one lane on I-41/US 45 northbound, approaching the split. On I-41 northbound, past the split, traffic will remain in one lane.

Detour:  For northbound US 45 traffic: Continue northbound on I-41, past the split, to exit onto eastbound WIS 145. Continue east on WIS 145 to connect with the entrance ramp for northbound US 45.

Safety to the traveling public is of the utmost priority. The safest way to perform this work is by fully closing this segment of the US 45 roadway.

The aforementioned activity is part of the I-41/US 45 Rehabilitation Project. More information can be found on 511 Wisconsin at http://projects.511wi.gov/41rehab/.

7/21/2016 11:12 AM (Updated 7/21/2016 11:12 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closure of Garden Plain Road west of Morrison

Dixon, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Garden Plain Road approximately one-half mile west of Morrison will be closed to through traffic from Sunday, July 24 through Friday, July 29, 2016. The closure will allow the Union Pacific Railroad to perform needed maintenance to their at-grade crossing located in this area.
 
Drivers are asked to be alert for the road closure and use alternate roadways when traveling in this area. No detour will be marked.

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

7/20/2016 12:25 AM (Updated 7/20/2016 12:25 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure on Illinois 176 at UP Railroad in Lake Bluff

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a full closure will take place on Rockland Road (Illinois 176) at the Union Pacific Railroad, in Lake Bluff, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 25. The closure is necessary to make repairs to the grade crossing.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, July 25, Rockland Road will be closed at the railroad tracks east of U.S. 41 until approximately 6 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

A posted detour will direct eastbound traffic on Rockland Road to go north on Illinois 43, east on Illinois 137 and south on Illinois 131 to meet back with Rockland Road. Westbound traffic on Rockland Road should take the reverse route.
 
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.
 

7/20/2016 12:14 AM (Updated 7/20/2016 12:29 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on Eastbound Lake Street between Prairie Avenue and Glen Ellyn Road

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on eastbound Lake Street between Prairie Avenue and Glen Ellyn Road, in Bloomingdale, weather permitting, Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27. The closures are necessary to make pavement repairs.

In order to complete the work, eastbound Lake Street will be reduced to one lane between Prairie Avenue and Glen Ellyn Road from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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.

7/19/2016 10:32 AM (Updated 7/19/2016 10:32 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closure of IL 50 southbound (Indiana Avenue)-KB&S Railroad Crossing in Kankakee

Ottawa, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the IL 50 southbound (Indiana Avenue) - KB&S Railroad grade crossing in Kankakee will be closed on Monday, July 25, 2016. IL 50 southbound (Indiana Avenue) will be closed for approximately seven days to allow the KB&S Railroad to rebuild their crossing. IL 50 southbound (Indiana Avenue) traffic will proceed as follows:

IL 50 southbound (Indiana Avenue) traffic will proceed west on Sycamore Street to Schuyler Street; thence south on Schuyler Street to Chestnut Street; thence east on Chestnut Street back to IL 50 southbound (Indiana Avenue).

Motorists are urged to use caution and expect delays while traveling the detour route.

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

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

7/19/2016 2:27 AM (Updated 7/19/2016 2:27 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Overnight Lane, Ramp Closures Scheduled This Week on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora

 Temporary closures planned for bridge beam removal as part of Farnsworth Avenue Interchange Project

 Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled this week on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) for bridge replacement work as part of the Farnsworth Avenue Interchange Project in Aurora.

Bridge beam removal will be scheduled during overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate the repairs at the Farnsworth Avenue Interchange.

Weather permitting, on Wednesday, July 20, one eastbound lane on I-88 is scheduled to close at 8 p.m. with a second lane closing at 10 p.m. Intermittent, full closures of eastbound I-88, each lasting 15 minutes, will be scheduled to begin at 10:30 p.m., for bridge beam removal.

In addition, the ramp carrying southbound Farnsworth Avenue to eastbound I-88 is scheduled to close at 10 p.m. to provide a work zone to accommodate the bridge beam removal. No detour will be posted. Drivers will be able to access eastbound I-88 via the Eola Road Interchange to the east.

All lanes on I-88 and on the ramp from southbound Farnsworth Avenue to eastbound I-88 are scheduled to reopen by 4 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, ahead of the morning rush hour.

The same lane closures will be scheduled for overnight Thursday, July 21, into Friday, July 22, in case work cannot be completed overnight Wednesday, July 20. Additional overnight closures, including on I-88 westbound, will be scheduled later this month for bridge work.

In addition to the temporary overnight closures, as part of the Farnsworth Avenue Interchange Project the exit ramp connecting eastbound I-88 to southbound Farnsworth Avenue and entrance ramp connecting southbound Farnsworth Avenue to westbound I-88 are closed with a detour through August for ramp reconfiguration. In addition, the exit ramp connecting eastbound I-88 to northbound Farnsworth Avenue and the entrance ramp connecting northbound Farnsworth Avenue to westbound I-88 are closed for removal with traffic detoured through late fall.

On Farnsworth Avenue, all traffic is currently shifted into the southbound lanes to accommodate the removal and reconstruction of the northbound side of the bridge over I-88. Two lanes remain open for southbound traffic and one lane is available for drivers traveling northbound on Farnsworth Avenue. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through the end of the year.

The Farnsworth Avenue Interchange Project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the City of Aurora, Aurora Township, DuPage and Kane Counties, local fire and police departments.

In 2016, the Illinois Tollway is removing and reconstructing the northbound side of the bridge and removing the two ramps carrying traffic from eastbound I-88 to northbound Farnsworth Avenue and from northbound Farnsworth Avenue to westbound I-88. The project is scheduled to be complete in 2017. 

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

 The Farnsworth Interchange Project

The $19 million Farnsworth Avenue Interchange Project is reconstructing the Farnsworth Avenue Bridge over the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora to extend the life of the interchange, increase traffic capacity and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. More than 30,000 vehicles use this interchange daily.

The project includes the construction of a new bridge, ramp reconfiguration, installation of energy-efficient LED lighting and the addition of a bicycle and pedestrian path across the bridge. Work on the project is scheduled to begin this spring and to be complete in 2017.

The project includes the removal of the existing four-span bridge and construction of a new, two-span bridge that will provide two lanes of traffic with full shoulders in both directions. In addition, the bridge, which will be raised to meet Tollway standards, will also be lengthened to accommodate future improvements as needed on I-88.

Reconstruction of the bridge will also provide the opportunity to include new aesthetic enhancements on the bridge walls, as well as black powder-coat fencing and traffic signals.

The project will also include local roadway improvements, including the addition of a barrier-separated bicycle and pedestrian path on the east side of the bridge. The addition of the path and the new interchange ramp configuration will provide public access to cross I-88 along Farnsworth Avenue.

Work Zone Safety

The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and other area roadways remain safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of the agency’s overall commitment to roadway safety.

Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution, especially when workers are present. On Farnsworth Avenue, a 35 mph work zone speed limit is in effect throughout the construction season. On I-88, a 55 mph work zone speed limit will be in place.

Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for drivers speeding in work zones. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. Posted signs advise drivers of a $10,000 fine and a 14-year jail sentence for hitting a roadway worker.

Getting Tollway Construction Information

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

  • www.illinoistollway.com – Construction/Planning section, Tollway Trip Calculator, live roadway images and real-time roadway incident information
  • 1-800-TOLL-FYI – Daily lane closure information
  • www.travelmidwest.com – Real-time travel times
  • www.twitter.com – Real-time roadway incident information at Tollway Trip 90, Tollway Trip 88, Tollway Trip 355, Tollway Trip 94/294 and Tollway Trip 390.

 The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 292 miles of roadways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) and the Illinois Route 390 Tollway.  

7/19/2016 2:13 AM (Updated 7/19/2016 3:45 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Intersection Improvements along Higgins Road in Schaumburg

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily and nightly lane closures will take place on Higgins Road (Illinois 72) from Lexington Drive to east of Interstate 290, in Schaumburg, beginning, weather permitting, Friday, July 22. The closures are necessary for a project to resurface and improve various intersections along Higgins Road.

In order to complete the work, daily and nightly lane closures will take place on Higgins Road from Lexington Drive to east of Interstate 290 including east and west Interstate 290/Illinois 53 Frontage Roads and the northbound Interstate 290/Illinois 53 exit ramp at Higgins Road. Permanent closures will take place on shoulders in order to perform widening work.

The project consists of pavement widening, resurfacing, new sidewalks and traffic signal modernization. The overall 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 

7/19/2016 1:58 AM (Updated 7/19/2016 10:18 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Stage Change on Illinois 31 over the Edgewood Ravine

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a traffic stage change will take place on Main Street (Illinois 31) over the Edgewood Ravine, south of Illinois 62, in Algonquin, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, July 21.

The work is part of an ongoing project to make safety improvements and repairs to the bridge that carries Main Street over the Edgewood Ravine.

In the next stage of construction, traffic on Main Street will be reduced to one lane with a temporary traffic signal directing traffic to pass in alternating directions. A full closure will take place on Beach drive with a posted detour to use Edgewood Road.

The overall 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.

7/18/2016 8:21 AM (Updated 7/18/2016 3:08 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   LANE RESTRICTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 18, 2016

Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:


CALHOUN/GREENE COUNTIES

    Joe Page Bridge carrying IL 16/100 over the Illinois River is restricted to one lane. Temporary traffic signals are 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 31, 2016, and after that both lanes of the bridge will be open to traffic. (JA)


CLINTON COUNTY

    US 50 will be intermittently restricted to one lane between Sugar Creek bridge to the Schumaker Road overpass daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:30 PM to make repairs to the pavement until August 2016. (SEP/Hilmes)
    IL 127/US 50 will be intermittently restricted to one lane from 0.2 miles north of Williams Rd. to 11th St. in Carlyle daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:30 PM to perform pavement repair, asphalt resurfacing, and sidewalk ramp repair through October 2016. (SEP)

GREENE/JERSEY COUNTIES

    IL 267 over Macoupin Creek at the Greene/Jersey County line is 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)

JERSEY COUNTY

    IL 3, from Grafton Hills Rd. to IL 109 near Grafton, one lane restricted to perform widening, box culvert extensions and resurfacing through December 2016. (JA)

MADISON COUNTY

    I-270 will be reduced to one lane in each direction at the Mississippi River beginning Friday night, July 22 at midnight until Sunday, July 24 at 9:00 PM to seal the eastbound and westbound bridge decks. (JA/Gomez)
    IL 3 between Main Street in Venice and West Chain of Rocks Road in Pontoon Beach will be restricted to one lane in each direction to perform pavement repairs on this route through July 2016. (JA)
    Williamson Avenue near Williamson will be intermittently restricted to one lane daily between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM to construct an oil and chip coating on this route until the end of this month. (JA)
    Old Edwardsville Road between IL 111 and Rohm Place will be restricted to one lane daily between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM to construct an oil and chip coating on this route until the end of this month. (JA)
    Schipkowski Road between IL 143 and Pin Oak Road near Edwardsville will be intermittently restricted to one lane daily between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM to construct an oil and chip coating on this route until the end of this month. (JA)

    IL 3/111 (Homer Adams Parkway) at Golf Road, lane restrictions to construct intersection and drainage improvements for the proposed Alton Multimodal Facility through June 15, 2017. (Ops)
 

    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)

    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 August 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 north of Caseyville between the Madison County Line and Conrail Railroad, intermittently restricted to one lane daily from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM to construct a new asphalt overlay through August 2016. (JGG)

    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 July 2016. (JA)

    Blackburn Road, between IL 143 and 0.6 miles north of IL 143, intermittently restricted daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM to construct a new asphalt overlay through July 2016. (JA)

   Old Alton Road between New Poag Road and West Chain of Rocks Road will be intermittently restricted to one lane daily between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM to construct an oil and chip coating on this route through mid-July. (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)

RANDOLPH COUNTY

   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 July 2016. (JGG)
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, 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)

    I-255 and IL 15 at I-255, intermittent lane restrictions I-255 northbound and southbound between Dupo to just north of I-64 in E. St. Louis (mile posts 11 to 20) through August 2016. (SEP)

    I-255 northbound and southbound ramps to I-64 near E. St. Louis intermittent lane restrictions through August 2016. (SEP)

    IL-15 eastbound at I-255 near Alorton intermittent lane restrictions through August 2016. (SEP)

    IL 13 under IL 15, Belleville, closed to all traffic through summer 2016. (SEP)

    IL 15 bridges over IL 13, Belleville, one lane closed in each direction of bridges through summer 2016. (SEP)

    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)

    **NEW** IL 161 (Carlyle Ave.) west of Green Mount Road will have westbound lane restrictions for construction of a westbound right turn lane for a commercial development through September 15, 2016. (Ops)

    IL 161 over Silver Creek Overflow will be reduced intermittently to one lane during daylight hours until temporary traffic signals are installed. Once the temporary traffic signals are installed, IL 161 will be reduced to one lane and two-way traffic will be maintained via the temporary traffic signals in order to repair the existing structure through mid-October 2016. (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 from 0.9 miles west of County Highway 11 to the Jefferson County line, including the US 51 interchange ramps, will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction weekdays between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM to perform repairs to the pavement and install a thin asphalt surface until Fall. (SEP)

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

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7/15/2016 4:55 PM (Updated 7/16/2016 9:16 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Work to begin on Harrison Road south of Shirland

Dixon, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on Harrison Road south of Shirland will begin on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Martin & Company Excavating will be working at the bridge over the Sugar River north of IL 75.

The contractor will be working at the bridge to install rock to prevent erosion of the river banks at the bridge. Drivers should be alert for flaggers who will be directing traffic near the bridge as construction vehicles enter and exit the roadway.

The $47,960 contract is scheduled to be completed by early August.

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

7/15/2016 8:24 AM (Updated 7/16/2016 9:19 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closure of south bound I-57 On Ramp at Old IL-13 (W. Main Street)

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of an upcoming Interstate ramp closure.

Beginning on Monday, July 18th, the south bound I-57 on ramp at Old IL-13 (W. Main Street) will be closed for approximately one month. This closure is necessary to facilitate rubblization of the driving lane on I-57.

Motorists are advised to access south bound I-57 via IL-148, IL-37, or IL-13.

Motorists are encouraged to allow extra commuting time to travel alternate routes.

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

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

7/14/2016 8:21 AM (Updated 7/16/2016 9:10 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   IN-331 Complete Closure, Mishawaka to Bremen

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the complete closure of IN-331, between the US-20 Bypass (Mishawaka) and US-6 (Bremen), beginning Monday, July 18 through Thursday, September 1. Crews will remove old asphalt, patch/repair areas of the road and resurface 11.5 miles of IN-331 to completely restore the road between Mishawaka and Bremen.

State road detours must be along state-maintained roadways only. Drivers travelling south on IN-331 will be detoured west on US-20, south on US-31, east on US-6 and back to IN-331. Drivers travelling north on IN-331 will be detoured west on US-6, north on US-31, east on US-20, and back to IN-331.

7/13/2016 8:13 AM (Updated 7/16/2016 8:52 AM)

Lake County, Illinois logo   Union Pacific Railroad to Temporarily Close IL-176

The Union Pacific Railroad will be closing the railroad crossing on IL-176 east of US-41. The closure is necessary to replace and widen the existing railroad crossing. During this time, the Lake County Division of Transportation will reconfigure the North Shore Bike Path at the railroad crossing by creating a separate railroad crossing of the bike path. The work will begin Monday, July 25 at 6 a.m. and is scheduled to reopen to traffic in the early evening of Saturday, July 30.

Detour Route: IL-43 to IL-137 to IL-131.

IL 176 closure at RR July 2016

7/12/2016 8:54 AM (Updated 7/16/2016 8:28 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-6 Closure between Ottawa and Marseilles

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that US-6 will be closed between Ottawa and Marseilles beginning Tuesday, July 12, 2016, and is scheduled to be closed through mid-August.

The project work includes removing the bridge carrying US-6 over Millikin Creek and replacing it with double box culverts.
 
During the closure, IL-71, I-80, and Seneca Road will be the posted detour. Signs will be utilized to direct motorists during the closure.

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7/11/2016 3:13 PM (Updated 7/12/2016 2:06 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure of Cass Street Bridge over the Des Plaines River

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a full closure will take place on Cass Street (westbound US-30) over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 18. The closure is necessary for a bridge painting and cleaning project.

In order to complete the work, the bridge that carries Cass Street westbound over the Des Plaines River will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic until Fall 2016.

A posted detour will direct westbound traffic on Cass Street to follow IL-53 north on Scott Street, west on Ruby Street and north on Broadway Street. Motorists should travel west on Theodore Street (IL-7) to connect with Plainfield Road (US-30).

The scope of the project includes cleaning and repainting the steel bridge to protect from deterioration. The bridge will be painted at and below the roadway. It is expected to reopen this fall, weather permitting.

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.

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7/11/2016 12:33 AM (Updated 7/16/2016 8:53 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Work To Begin At I-39 Interchange With US-20 At The South Edge of Rockford
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work at the I-39 interchange with US-20 at the south edge of Rockford will begin on Monday, July 11, 2016. The project is to make repairs to the two bridges on the ramp for southbound I-39.
 
The repairs are very similar to the work done earlier this summer to the bridges on two other ramps at the interchange. The contractor will be removing the existing overlay on both bridges, replacing the expansion joints, making concrete repairs to the bridge deck, and resurfacing the structures.
 
The bridges must be closed to make the repairs. The expansion joints extend all the way across the bridges and the structures are too narrow to complete repairs while still allowing traffic to move past the work operations. The southbound I-39 traffic will be detoured west on US- 20 to the IL-251 interchange where they can turn to go back eastbound on US-20 to access southbound I-39.
 
The improvements are scheduled to be completed by Labor Day weekend. During this seven week detour, the ramp from westbound US-20 to Alpine Road will also be closed. This is necessary to prevent traffic backups on the ramp from causing accidents and congestion on westbound US-20.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.  
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7/8/2016 4:50 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:17 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-255 Northbound And Southbound Lane Restrictions Announced
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that intermittent lane restrictions should be expected beginning Monday, July 11, 2016, weather permitting, at the following locations:

  • I-255 northbound and southbound between Dupo to just north of I-64 in E. St. Louis (mile posts 11 to 20)
  • I-255 northbound and southbound ramps to I-64 near E. St Louis
  • IL-15 eastbound at I-255 near Alorton
This work is necessary to repair the existing pavements along the identified routes and is expected to be completed by the end of August of this year.

Delays are expected. The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.

Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org.
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7/8/2016 4:30 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:22 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-97 Resurfacing Project Near Springfield

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures will be in place on IL-97 near Springfield, between the IL-125 junction and IL-4 (Veterans Parkway), from Monday, July 11 until the end of September.
 
The lane closures are necessary for a resurfacing project to be completed. The project will also include patching and milling work. Travel delays are expected; motorists should plan accordingly and consider alternate routes.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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7/8/2016 2:55 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Road Closures in Lomax, Macomb and Smithfield
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the following roads will be closed, for railroad crossing repair work to be completed:
  • Main St. at the KJRY crossing in Smithfield, from 9 a.m. Monday, July 11 until the morning of Friday, July 15.
  • IL-96 at the KJRY crossing, one mile east of Lomax, from 9 a.m. Monday, July 18 until the morning of Friday, July 22.
  • US-136 (Jackson St.) at the BNSF crossing in Macomb, from 8 a.m. Monday, July 25 until the morning of Sunday, July 31.
  • US-67 (Lafayette St.) at the BNSF crossing in Macomb, from 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1 until the morning of Sunday, Aug. 7.
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
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7/7/2016 6:21 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:25 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on IL-3 in Madison County

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-3 between Main Street in Venice and West Chain of Rocks Road in Pontoon Beach will be restricted to one lane in each direction beginning on Monday, July 13, 2016, weather permitting. These lane closures are necessary to perform pavement repairs on this route. This work is expected to be completed by the end of July.

Delays are expected. The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.

The contractor on this project is Kinney Contractors, Inc., of Raymond, IL. If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact John Adcock, Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, at (618) 346-3352.

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7/7/2016 12:10 AM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:25 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Local Road Lane Closures Scheduled In July For Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Construction

Local road lane closures, including closures with posted detours, will be scheduled throughout July in Rosemont, Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates and Elgin as the Illinois Tollway continues work to rebuild the bridges carrying the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) over local roads. This work is part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project and is scheduled to be complete in 2016. 

Electronic message signs and detour signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to dates and times for the scheduled lane closures and posted detours. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone that safely accommodates the construction of new lanes in each direction on I-90. All work is weather dependent.

  • On Busse Road in Elk Grove Village, during the week of July 4, one night of full closures with a posted detour will be scheduled between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for bridge pier removal. While the road closure is in place, Busse Road traffic will be detoured via Oakton Street, Elmhurst Road and Algonquin Road to reach Busse Road. Following removal of the bridge pier, long-term lane closures in both directions on Busse Road will begin to provide a work zone for bridge reconstruction. One left lane in both directions will close through summer.   
  • On Wolf Road in Des Plaines, beginning the week of July 4, three nights of intermittent, overnight lane closures will be scheduled to install new bridge beams. One lane in both directions on Wolf Road will be scheduled to close nightly at 9 p.m., with intermittent full roadway closures, each lasting 15 minutes, scheduled between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.   
  • On the Beverly Road Bridge over I-90 in Hoffman Estates, beginning the week of July 4, single lane closures in both directions will be scheduled through mid-July for bridge deck repairs.  
  • On IL-31 in Elgin, during the week of July 4, two nights of overnight lane closures will be scheduled to install new bridge beams. One lane in both directions on IL-31 will be scheduled to close at 9 p.m. nightly, with intermittent full roadway closures, each lasting 15 minutes, scheduled between 9:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.
  • On Higgins Road (IL-72) in Rosemont, during the week of July 11, two nights of full closures will be scheduled to install new bridge beams. One lane in both directions will be scheduled to close at 10 p.m. nightly, with intermittent full roadway closures, each lasting 15 minutes, scheduled between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. 
  • On Roselle Road in Schaumburg, during the week of July 25, two lanes of southbound traffic north of Central Road are scheduled to be shifted to the left onto new pavement. The traffic shift will be scheduled during off-peak daytime hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The local roadway closures and detours are coordinated with the cities of Elgin and Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, the villages of Rosemont and Schaumburg and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local police and fire departments. 

Current construction on I-90 between Elgin and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is part of the  I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. The eastern segment of I-90 is being rebuilt and a new lane added to provide four lanes in each direction between Randall Road and I-294. 

The project also requires reconstruction of I-90 bridges over local roads between IL-53 and I-294. Mainline bridges with local road impacts include: Golf Road, Arlington Heights Road, Busse Road, Oakton Street, Mount Prospect Road, Wolf Road, Touhy Avenue, Mannheim Road and Higgins Road (IL-72) in Rosemont.  

Construction information about the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

7/5/2016 3:28 PM (Updated 7/16/2016 9:02 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closure on IL-34 in Saline County

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of a planned lane closure on IL-34 in Saline County from July 5, 2016, to August 15, 2016, weather permitting. The closure will start just north of Raleigh Road and extend south for 2 miles, ending near Ellis Road. During this closure, IL-34 will be open to southbound traffic only. Northbound traffic will be detoured onto IL-13 westbound and Harco Road to the north. Harco Road has a load restriction of 20 tons. Vehicles over 20 tons will have to use IL marked routes. Traffic at the intersection of IL-34 and Raleigh road will be controlled with temporary traffic signals.

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.

7/1/2016 10:40 AM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:29 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-127/US-50 will be Intermittently Restricted to One Lane in Carlyle

 The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced IL-127/US-50 will be intermittently restricted to one lane from 0.2 miles north of Williams Road to 11th Street in Carlyle beginning Tuesday, July 5, 2016, weather permitting. This work will take place daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:30 PM and is necessary to perform pavement repair, asphalt resurfacing, and sidewalk ramp repair along this route. This work is expected to be completed by October of this year.

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.

7/1/2016 9:23 AM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:30 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-30 Detour as Work on Bridge over the Rock River Begins

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on US-30 west of Rock Falls will begin on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. The project will make repairs to the bridge carrying US-30 over the Rock River two miles west of Rock Falls.

The project includes making concrete repairs to the bridge deck, painting the steel beams, replacing expansion joints and placing a new wearing surface on the structure. Because the expansion joints extend across both lanes of the bridge, the roadway needs to be closed to make the repairs. US-30 traffic will be detoured around the work area on I-88.

The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of October. Motorists should be aware of the road closure and follow the detour or plan alternative routes if traveling west from Rock Falls.

7/1/2016 8:50 AM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:30 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction Work on Canyon Road north of Stockton to Begin

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on Canyon Road north of Stockton will begin on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. The project will make improvements to Canyon Road from IL 78 to Fielder Road.

The 2.0 mile section of roadway will be improved by recycling the existing asphalt. The top four inches of the existing pavement will be milled off, mixed with new asphalt and the re-compacted. The surface will then be re-sealed.

The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of July. Drivers should be alert for flaggers who will be directing traffic past the work operations.

7/1/2016 8:43 AM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:31 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   State Construction Program Continues as Planned

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) applauds passage of the stopgap measure and will proceed as scheduled with its road and bridge construction program. Workers on IDOT projects will be permitted to be on the job as usual on Friday, July 1, though some work will be suspended due to the need to remove some lane restrictions to accommodate heavier traffic volumes over the holiday weekend.

"Under the Governor's leadership, we look forward to completing a safe and successful construction season that makes Illinois an even better place to work, raise a family and do business," said Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. "But today is not the end. We look forward to working together with all stakeholders in the near future on a permanent solution and passing a balanced budget with structural reforms."

Without today's funding agreement, IDOT was faced with suspending approximately 800 road and bridge projects. An estimated 25,000 construction workers would have been sent home. In addition to IDOT's road program, the construction stoppage also would have halted aeronautics, transit and rail projects, including the Chicago-to-St. Louis high-speed rail program.

With a spending plan in place, IDOT also can proceed with a construction program for the upcoming fiscal year that invests in the state's roads and bridges. Distribution of the share of the state motor fuel tax for local governments, funding for improvements such as repaving local streets, repairing sidewalks and buying salt for winter, will continue uninterrupted. 

7/1/2016 8:22 AM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:32 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Work Continues on Three I-35W Bridges in Northeast Minneapolis

Directional closures on Johnson Street, Broadway Street switch sides beginning July 1


Motorists traveling on three I-35W bridges in northeast Minneapolis will encounter new directional closures beginning July 1, weather permitting.

Crews will switch the directional closure from one side of each bridge to the other side.

·         Johnson Street
Northbound Johnson Street between Broadway Street and 14th Avenue will close July 1 through mid-August.

Currently, southbound Johnson Street is closed. Southbound Johnson Street will reopen to one lane prior to the closing of northbound Johnson Street.

Northbound motorists will be detoured around the closure via westbound Broadway Street, northbound Central Avenue and eastbound Lowry Avenue.

·         Broadway Street
Eastbound Broadway Street between Buchanan Street and Johnson Street will close July 1 through mid-August.

Currently, westbound Broadway Street between Johnson Street and Lincoln Street is closed. Westbound Broadway Street will reopen prior to the closing of eastbound Broadway Street.

Eastbound motorists will be detoured around the closure via southbound Central Avenue, eastbound East Hennepin Avenue and northbound Johnson Street.

·         East Hennepin Avenue      
Westbound East Hennepin Avenue at Johnson Street will close July 6 through mid- August.

Currently, eastbound East Hennepin Avenue between 10th Avenue and Johnson Street is closed. Both directions will be open from July 1 through July 5.

Westbound motorists will be detoured around the closure via northbound Johnson St., westbound Broadway Street and southbound Central Avenue.

Motorists also can expect off-peak ramp and lane closures on I-35W from 8th Street SE to New Brighton Boulevard.
This project will extend the lifespan of the four bridges and improve accessibility for pedestrians when competed.
For more information, please visit www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wnemplsbridges/.

6/30/2016 7:52 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:33 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing of I-35W begins July 5 between Highway 36 in Roseville and I-694 in Arden Hills

Resurfacing of three-and-a-half miles of I-35W between Highway 36 in Roseville and I-694 in Arden Hills begins Tuesday, July 5.

During the six-week project, motorists will encounter overnight lane and ramp closures in each direction of the interstate from 7 p.m. through 5 a.m. Monday nights through Saturday mornings. Work begins on the northbound lanes for approximately two weeks and will then switch to the southbound lanes for two weeks. A schedule of the lane and ramp closures can be found at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35wardenhills/. The list will be update weekly. Drivers should use alternate routes to avoid congestion.

In addition to the nightly closures, I-35W will be completely closed two weekends (one for each direction). Tentative dates for the closures are:

  • Northbound I-35W: 10 p.m. Friday, July 15 to 6 a.m. Monday, July 18
  • Southbound I-35W: 10 p.m. Friday, July 29 to 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1

During the weekend closures, traffic will detour on I-694, I-35E and Highway 36.

Work is expected to be completed by mid-August, weather permitting.

Resurfacing the interstate extends the life of the highway and saves money while providing smoother and more reliable transportation for Twin Cities’ travelers

For information about the I-35W resurfacing project and a detailed schedule of lane and ramp closures, please visit www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35wardenhills/. Real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota is available at www.511mn.org.

6/30/2016 7:49 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:34 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   US-20 Lane Closures for Bridge Maintenance in South Bend

Crews to maintain areas of the bridges that cross over Ardmore Trail and IN-2


The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces lane closures on the U.S. 20 Bypass bridges that cross over Ardmore Trail and State Road 2, between Lincoln Way W. and Mayflower Road in South Bend, Tuesday, July 5 through the end of July. Crews will be working to restore and maintain areas of the bridge

During this project, traffic will be reduced to one north and one southbound lane. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

6/30/2016 4:16 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Deck Sealing Project in Cook County

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that bridge deck sealing will take place at various structures, in Blue Island, Calumet City, Chicago Ridge, Lansing, South Holland and Thornton, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 5.

The bridge deck sealing project will require temporary closures at the following locations:

  • 127th Street (Burr Oak Avenue) at the Metra railroad yard in Blue Island
  • Southwest Highway over CSXT railroad in Chicago Ridge
  • The ramp from westbound I-94 to southbound IL-394 in Lansing
  • The ramp from eastbound I-80 to westbound I-94 in Lansing, South Holland and Thornton
  • Burnham Avenue viaduct at State Street in Calumet City

In order to complete the work, one lane will be closed in each direction to perform work on arterial roads. Full ramp closures will be necessary to perform work on expressway ramps. The closures are expected to last one day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on non-ramp locations and one night from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. on expressway ramps. The project will be completed in mid-August.

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

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.

6/24/2016 12:37 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:36 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   High-Speed Rail Crossing Improvements at IL-113 in Braidwood Begin June 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that as part of the Chicago-to-St. Louis high-speed rail project, the Main Street (IL-113) crossing over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, in Braidwood, will be closed, weather permitting, starting, Monday, June 20. The crossing will reopen, weather permitting, by Monday, July 25.

 A detour will be in place, directing traffic to use the Coal City Road crossing. Eastbound traffic  on IL-113 should go north on IL-129, east on Coal City Road, across the tracks, and south on IL-53 to meet back up with IL-113. Westbound traffic on IL-113 should take the reverse route.

 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.

 The improvements to the crossing include the installation of four-quadrant gates to prevent vehicles from traveling over the tracks while trains are passing, new signage and pavement markings and upgrades to pedestrian crossings and sidewalks.

 The upgrades are part of the high-speed rail program to accommodate passenger service between Chicago and St. Louis at speeds up to 110 mph, reducing the length of the trip by one hour. The entire corridor is tentatively scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017. Approximately 150 crossings along the route will be improved to include additional safety features.

For details on other upcoming closures and additional information on the high-speed rail program, visit www.idothsr.org.

6/17/2016 5:58 PM (Updated 6/20/2016 10:20 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Bridge replacements over I-39/90 to start in Dane County

Reconstruction work is scheduled to start this week on the County BN bridge over I-39/90, south of the County N interchange (Exit 147) and northeast of Stoughton. Starting in late June, the County BN bridge will be removed for four months as crews build the new bridge in the same location. Alternate local routes are required.

Similarly, the Church Street bridge over I-39/90 near the County BN overpass, is anticipated to be removed in mid-July 2016. The Williams Drive bridge, north of the County N interchange, is currently scheduled to be removed in August 2016. Both bridges will be closed for four months as crews build the new bridges in the same locations. Alternate local routes are required.

What you need to know:

  • Electronic weekly construction updates for these projects will start in the next week or so, and continue through the 2016 construction season.
  • I-39/90 will remain open to two lanes in each direction with periodic nighttime single lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday.
  • View the exhibits for the County BN and Church Street bridges and Williams Drive bridge.
  • Alternate local routes are required during the bridge closures.
  • These projects will improve safety, meet current design standards and lengthen the bridge over I-39/90, in advance of the Interstate expansion from Beloit to Madison.
  • All lane restrictions, bridge closures and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.
  • Remember to be alert and drive with caution through all work zones.

These bridge projects are expected to be completed in mid-December 2016.

STAY INFORMED: 2016 Construction Guide

6/15/2016 8:54 PM (Updated 6/28/2016 8:54 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Stage Change in Bridge Replacement Projecton IL-31 in St. Charles

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a stage change will take place in the bridge replacement project on IL-31 from Ferson Creek Road to south of Crane Road, in St. Charles, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, June 16.

In the new traffic pattern, IL-31 will switch back to one lane in each direction from Ferson Creek Road to south of Crane Road. Lane widths will be reduced on IL-31 and Wildrose Springs Drive.

The scope of the project includes replacement of the existing bridge that carries traffic on IL-31 over Ferson Creek. The overall improvements are scheduled to be completed by Summer 2017, weather permitting.

Motorists can expect delays and should avoid the 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.

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6/10/2016 12:13 AM (Updated 6/13/2016 9:27 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions on IL-40 from Sterling to Milledgeville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on IL-40 from Sterling to Milledgeville will begin on Monday, June 6, 2016. Civil Constructors is starting the project to improve the 12 mile section of IL-40 from Lynn Boulevard at the north edge of Sterling to Adams Street in Milledgeville. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-September.

Improvements will include milling off some sections of the existing bituminous overlays, making pavement repairs, and resurfacing the roadway. Traffic will be restricted to one lane as roadway repairs are completed. Drivers should be prepared to stop and should be alert for flaggers who will be directling traffic past the work operations.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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6/3/2016 2:47 PM (Updated 6/11/2016 8:41 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Restrictions on I-64 from 0.9 miles west of CR-11 to Jefferson Co.

Location - I-64 Eastbound and Westbound from 0.9 miles west of CR- to the Jefferson County line, including the US-51 interchange ramps.

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that I-64 will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction beginning June 8, 2016, weather permitting.

This work will take place weekdays between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM and is necessary to perform repairs to the pavement and install a thin asphalt surface. This work is expected to be completed by this Fall.

Delays are expected. The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.

Steve Putz is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation. If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact the him at 618-346-3350.

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

6/2/2016 12:26 AM (Updated 6/8/2016 12:35 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Stage Change for 159TH Street Project
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a stage change will take place in the reconstruction and widening project along 159th Street (US-6/IL-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 (US-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.

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5/27/2016 5:01 PM (Updated 6/11/2016 8:53 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.

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

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5/25/2016 12:01 PM (Updated 5/28/2016 8:44 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 6/8/2016 12:32 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closure on US-40 East of Marshall

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that beginning May 31, 2016 weather permitting, US-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. US-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.

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5/24/2016 12:11 AM (Updated 6/8/2016 12:19 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daily Lane Closures on Briggs Street between the I-80 Ramps

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that intermittent lane closures will take place on Briggs Street between the ramps to enter and exit I-80, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 23. The closures are necessary to install new traffic signals and improve channelization for the I-80 westbound ramps.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place on Briggs Street between the eastbound and westbound ramps for I-80. When necessary, Briggs Street will be reduced to one lane with flaggers to direct traffic to pass in alternating directions. Shoulder work also will take place on the westbound Interstate 80 exit ramp to Briggs Street.

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.

5/19/2016 12:20 PM (Updated 6/23/2016 1:03 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Safety Improvement Project along I-290

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced temporary shoulder closures will take place in various locations along the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) from I-355 to I-294, beginning, weather permitting, Friday, May 20. The closures are necessary for a safety improvement project along I-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 I-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 6/8/2016 12:40 PM)

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   Lane Closures Announced near Morton on I-74

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following lane closures and temporary full closures on I-74 between I-474 and I-155 near Morton in Tazewell County:

  • The left lane of eastbound I-74 will be closed from 5:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14 to 6:30 a.m. Monday, May 16.
    • The closure is necessary for bridge beam painting to be completed at the I-74 and I-155 interchange.
  • The left lane of eastbound I-74 and westbound I-74 will be closed from 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 to 6:30 a.m. Friday, May 20. Intermittent 20 minute full closures of eastbound and westbound I-74 are scheduled to begin after 8:30 p.m. May 19.
    • The closures are necessary for crews to set sign trusses over I-74.

The overall project is the complete reconstruction of I-74 from Pleasant Hill Rd. to Morton Ave. in Tazewell County. The project is expected to be completed by Fall 2016.

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.

5/13/2016 11:34 AM (Updated 5/16/2016 11:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on IL-132 from Ferndale Street to Greenview Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Grand Avenue (IL-132) between Ferndale Street and Greenview Street, in Gurnee, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 16. The closures are necessary for a reconstruction project on IL-132.

In order to complete the work, Grand Avenue (IL-132) will be reduced to one lane in each direction when work is in progress.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 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.

5/11/2016 12:09 AM (Updated 6/8/2016 12:30 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-121 Closed for Long Point Creek Bridge Reconstruction

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that beginning May 16, 2016, weather permitting - IL-121 will be closed to all through traffic to allow for the reconstruction of the bridge over Long Point Creek.

Traffic will be detoured from Mattoon and Toledo via the Lerna and Burma Roads. A marked detour will be clearly signed and posted through those roads to accommodate the through traffic.

The closure will remain in place until the bridge is completed and can be safely opened to traffic. The bridge is expected to be completed around August 15th, 2016 weather permitting. Local traffic will still be allowed access to each side of the bridge.

Questions concerning this project should be directed to Rod Pearson at the site office (217) 849-2742 or Bob Utz at the Effingham office at (217) 342-3951.

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5/10/2016 12:51 AM (Updated 6/8/2016 12:12 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Reconstruction at US-6 and Parker Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place at the intersection of US-6 and Parker Road, in New Lenox, for intersection reconstruction, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, May 12.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures and lane width reductions will take place in both directions of US-6 and Parker Road. The closure locations will change according to project staging.

The reconstruction project will add turn lanes and new traffic signals at the intersection. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 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.

5/9/2016 3:56 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:40 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Dundee Rd. from Potowatami Wood Forest Preserve to I-94/US-41

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Dundee Road (IL-68) from the Potowatami Wood Forest Preserve to Interstate 94/US-41, in Wheeling and Northfield, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 9. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along Dundee Road.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures will take place on Dundee Road between the entrance to the Potowatami Wood Forest and Interstate 94/US-41. Dundee Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction, when necessary.

The scope of the project includes roadway resurfacing and improvements to drainage and pedestrian safety. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 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.

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5/3/2016 12:23 AM (Updated 6/8/2016 12:36 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Repairs on I-57 north of Wilmington-Peotone Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on northbound I-57 north of Wilmington-Peotone Road, in Peotone, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 2.

The closures are necessary for bridge repairs and bearing replacement on the bridge that carries I-57 over an abandoned railroad. The bridge is located on I-57 north of Wilmington-Peotone Road.

In order to complete the work, northbound I-57 will be reduced to one lane. Lane width reductions will take place on northbound I-57 and the ramp from Wilmington-Peotone Road to northbound I-57.  Wide loads should find an alternate route.

The overall improvements will eliminate a bump at the bridge and provide a safer, smoother surface. 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.

4/29/2016 4:24 PM (Updated 6/8/2016 12:17 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Nightly Lane Closures on I-290 under Mill Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary, nightly lane closures will take place on the Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) under Mill Road, in Addison and Wood Dale, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 2.

The closures are necessary for bridge painting and cleaning on the bridge that carries Mill Road over the Eisenhower Expressway.

In order to complete the work, temporary, nighttime lane closures will take place in both directions on the Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290). A permanent closure will take place on the outside shoulder of westbound I-290.

The project is expected to be completed in July 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.

4/28/2016 3:15 PM (Updated 5/3/2016 11:59 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-267 Restricted to One Lane at Macoupin Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that IL-267 will be restricted to one lane at Macoupin Creek during daylight hours beginning Monday, May 2, 2016, weather permitting. Intermittent daylight lane closures will be utilized until temporary traffic signals are installed at this location. Once the temporary traffic signals are installed, IL-267 will be restricted to one-lane and two-way traffic will be maintained through this area via the temporary traffic signals. This work is required in order to make repairs to the existing bridge and is expected to be completed by the end of August 2016.

The Department advises the traveling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.

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

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4/27/2016 12:23 AM (Updated 6/9/2016 12:50 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Traffic Signal Modernization at Irving Park Road and Harlem Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place at the intersection of Irving Park Road (IL-19) and Harlem Avenue, in Chicago, for traffic signal modernization, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 27.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will occur on Irving Park Road and Harlem Avenue near the intersection.

The scope of the project consists of the installation of new traffic signals, concrete foundation and ADA compliant walkways and ramps.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2016. Disruption to businesses is expected to be minimal while work is in progress.

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.

4/26/2016 2:51 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:50 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Cedar Street Bridge Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that single lane closures in both directions of the Cedar St. Bridge (IL-8/IL-116) over the Illinois River are scheduled to begin Monday, May 2. In addition, the bridge is scheduled to be closed to all traffic for approximately two months, beginning late summer or early fall this year.

This project includes: joint removals and replacements, steel structure repairs, painting and cleaning. Project limits are Jefferson St. in Peoria to Main St. in East Peoria; motorists should expect lane closures throughout the project limits while the work is being completed. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in June 2017.

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

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4/25/2016 12:16 AM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:42 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Closure of 6000N Rd. from US-45/52 to IL-50

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that ongoing construction activities have progressed to the point that 6000N Rd. from US-45/52 to IL-50 will be closed entirely to thru traffic. Only residents and businesses within the limits of the project and emergency personnel will be allowed to access the roadway. The closure of the road is due to safety concerns arising from large construction vehicles and equipment in addition to dangerous site conditions making travel adverse.

Local law enforcement has been communicating with motorists in the surrounding area, and will continue enforcement of the work zone including ticketing if improper use of the roadway is observed.
The road closure is needed to construct a new interchange with I-57, which includes widening 6000N Road, replacement of the overhead structure, addition of ramps along I-57, and intersection improvements at both US-45/52 and IL-50, among other subsequent work. The closure of 6000N Road is expected to last through the 2017 construction season at which time the entire project is scheduled to be completed.

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

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4/15/2016 6:10 PM (Updated 6/9/2016 12:51 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement at Dundee Road and Elmhurst Road in Wheeling

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place at the intersection of Dundee Road (IL-68) and Elmhurst Road (IL-83), in Wheeling, beginning, weather permitting, the week of April 18. The closures are necessary to make improvements to the intersection.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures will take place on Dundee Road and Elmhurst Road, when necessary. Businesses will remain open for the duration of the project.

The scope of the project consists of installing new traffic signals and adding turn lanes at the intersection. The overall improvements include new pavement, drainage structures and storm sewers.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 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.

4/15/2016 5:25 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:43 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Reconstruction at Torrence Avenue and Ridge Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures are necessary for an intersection reconstruction project at Torrence Avenue (IL-83) and Ridge Road, in Lansing, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, April 14.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place on Torrence Avenue. Closures will take place on Ridge Road, east and west of Torrence Avenue, shifting away from the work zone onto temporary pavement to maintain two-way traffic on Ridge Road. The work also will require the demolition of an existing building on the southwest corner of the intersection.

A school crossing is located at the intersection of Torrence Avenue and Ridge Road. Students should utilize the sidewalk on the north side of Ridge Road to stay away from the building demolition. Motorists are reminded to use extra caution when students are crossing the street.

The scope of the project includes reconstruction and realignment of Ridge Road, just west of Torrence Avenue. The overall improvements will add new traffic signals, storm sewers and pavement with curb and gutter.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2016. All businesses will remain open for the duration of the project.

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.

4/14/2016 12:55 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:43 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Traffic Advisory Midland County

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will reconstruct 5.8 miles of M-18 from US-10 to Coolidge Road. Crews have been onsite since late February requiring shoulder closures for tree removal.

Effective Monday, April 4, 2016 a detour will be in effect for southbound M-18. Northbound M-18 will continue to be maintained on the roadway. Below are the phases for southbound M-18 detours, including their respective detour routes.

US-10 to Shaffer Road, April 1 - June 30:

  • Northbound M-18 traffic will be maintained with traffic shifts.
  • Southbound M-18 will be detoured via Curtis Road, Coleman Road, and US-10, back to M-18.   

Shaffer Road to Coolidge Road, June 30 - Nov. 11:

  • Northbound M-18 traffic will be maintained with traffic shifts.
  • Southbound M-18 will be detoured via Lyle Road, Coleman Road, US-10, and back to M-18.

Map: http://bit.ly/1qkCZJB

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For up-to-date information on this project and others, go to the list of statewide lane closures at: www.michigan.gov/drive.

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3/30/2016 10:14 PM (Updated 5/8/2016 5:09 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement on Dundee Rd. at North Wilke Rd. and Kennicott Ave.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will be necessary to improve the intersections of Dundee Road (IL-68) at N. Wilke Road and Dundee Road (IL-68) at Kennicott Avenue, in Arlington Heights, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 4.
 
In order to complete the work, Dundee Road (IL-68) will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Illinois 53 and just east of Kennicott Avenue. The majority of the closures will take place on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.
 
The project will add a right turn lane from eastbound Dundee Road to N. Wilke Road and from eastbound Dundee Road to Kennicott Avenue.
 
The overall improvements to the intersections will modernize traffic signals, improve pedestrian safety and ease traffic congestion coming off of IL-53. The project is expected to be completed in August 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

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3/30/2016 12:11 AM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:44 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Rehabilitation on I-57 over IL-10 in Champaign

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting; work is to begin Wednesday, April 6 on the northbound and southbound I-57 bridges over IL-10 (Springfield Ave.) in Champaign.

I-57 will be reduced to one lane of traffic in both directions at MM 234 during this bridge rehabilitation construction work; the remaining lane will be restricted to 11' 6" in width.

The estimated completion date is Nov. 18.

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

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3/29/2016 6:19 PM (Updated 6/8/2016 12:16 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-127 Intermittent Lane Restrictions between Keyesport Rd and Sale Barn Rd

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-127 will be intermittently restricted to one lane between Keyesport Road and Sale Barn Road beginning on Monday, March 28, 2016, weather permitting. This work will take place daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:30 PM and is necessary to construct a new asphalt overlay on this route.  This work is expected to be completed by September of this year.
 
Delays are expected.  The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.
 
The contractor on this project is Howell Paving of Salem, IL.  If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Steve Putz, Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, at (618) 346-3350.

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3/24/2016 4:18 PM (Updated 3/24/2016 4:18 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-50 will be Reduced to One Lane at Brubaker Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that US-50 will be reduced to one lane at Brubaker Creek during daylight hours beginning Wednesday, March 30, 2016, weather permitting.  Intermittent daylight lane closures will be utilized until temporary traffic signals are installed at this location.  Once the temporary traffic signals are installed, US-50 will be reduced to one lane and two-way traffic will be maintained through this area via the temporary traffic signals.  This work is required in order to replace the existing structure and is expected to be completed by mid-September of this year.
 
Motorists are urged to use caution, obey all warning signs and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone. 
 
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3/24/2016 4:13 PM (Updated 3/26/2016 8:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure of Jefferson Street Bridge over the Des Plaines River

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the Jefferson Street (US-30) bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will be closed for bridge painting work, beginning, weather permitting, April 4.

In order to complete the work, the bridge will be fully closed with a posted detour. The detour will direct traffic on eastbound US-30 and eastbound Jefferson Street to Raynor Avenue, south to McDonough Street, east over the river to Chicago Street (IL-53) and back on to US-30.

The project is expected to be completed in July 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.

3/23/2016 9:53 AM (Updated 3/28/2016 3:18 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Reconstruction Project on Illinois-171 and the IL-171/I-55 Interchange

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane reductions and ramp closures are necessary for a bridge reconstruction project along IL-171 and the I-55 interchange, in Summit, Lyons and McCook, beginning, weather permitting, the week of March 21. The project will reconstruct the bridges along northbound IL-171 from 47th Street to 55th Street as well as the interchange with I-55.
 
In order to complete the work, traffic on IL-171 will be reduced to one lane in each direction, beginning March 24. Traffic will shift onto the newly constructed southbound lanes on IL-171. There will be occasional, overnight closures on I-55 near IL-171 and permanent shoulder closures on I-55 at IL-171.
 
Beginning March 28, all ramps on northbound IL-171 will be closed to traffic in order to reconstruct the interchange. Detours will be posted for the following permanent ramp closures:

    Northbound I-55 to Northbound IL-171
    Southbound I-55 to Northbound IL-171
    Northbound IL-171 to Northbound I-55
    Northbound IL-171 to Southbound I-55
    Northbound IL-171 to Joliet Road
   
All lanes and ramps will reopen when the project is completed in Fall 2016, weather permitting.
   
The scope of the project includes the rehabilitation and widening of eight bridges along northbound IL-171 between 47th Street and 55th Street. It also will include bridge replacement of northbound IL-171 over I-55. In addition, the improvements will feature ramp modification, wall repairs, asphalt resurfacing, pavement markings, landscaping, and replacements of signs, roadway lighting, high mast light towers and drainage structures.

Motorists can expect delays and should seek alternate routes. 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.

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3/21/2016 10:07 AM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:45 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Reduction on Lincoln Highway (US-30) from Indiana State Line to Glenwood-Dyer Road (IL-83)

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Lincoln Highway (US-30) from the Indiana State Line to Glenwood-Dyer Road (IL-83), in Lynwood, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, March 21.
 
The lane reduction is necessary to complete construction of pavement that connects existing lanes on Lincoln Highway to the completed overpass at the Canadian National Railroad tracks.
 
In order to complete the work, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Lincoln Highway from the Indiana State Line to Glenwood-Dyer Road (IL-83). Traffic will shift onto the westbound lanes of Lincoln Highway to allow for construction of new pavement in the eastbound lanes.
 
The north entrance to Old Lincoln Highway also will be closed to construct new pavement at the entrance. A detour will direct drivers to the Sauk Trail entrance.
 
The work is part of a larger project involving grade separation and roadway reconstruction on Lincoln Highway at the Canadian National railroad tracks. The overall improvements will eliminate the at-grade crossing with the railroad tracks to reduce delays, congestion and the potential for accidents. 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.

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3/17/2016 12:08 AM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:47 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   WI-175 Reconstruction Project in Richfield to Get Underway

Road closure scheduled to begin next month
 
On Monday, March 14, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin work on a reconstruction project on WI-175, from Beechwood Industrial Court to Polk Street, in the village of Richfield, Washington County. Improvements on the project, a distance of just under two miles, will include:

  • Reconstructing the exist roadway
  • Constructing a new roundabout at the WI-167 and WI-175 intersection
  • Adding a shared-use path from Beechwood Industrial Court to Elm Street
  • Adding a sidewalk from Elm Street to the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad crossing


The above improvements will include new concrete curb and gutter, storm sewer, asphaltic pavement, along with new signing and pavement marking.
Beginning April 4, portions of the roadway will be closed long-term for reconstruction:

  • Stage one: WI-175, from the WI-167 intersection to Polk Street, will be closed to through traffic from April 4 through August.
  • Stage two: The WI-175 and WI-167 roundabout will be constructed from June through August. WI-175 will be closed at the intersection. Through traffic will be maintained on WI-167 during this operation,    except for one 15-day period to complete the roundabout construction.
  • Stage three: WI-175, from Beechwood Industrial Court to WI-167, will be closed to through traffic from August through late fall.

Business and resident access will be maintained for the majority of the project. There will be short-term driveway closures related to reconstruction. Pedestrian access will be maintained where there had been existing sidewalk, primarily in the downtown area.  Built in 1925, and with its last rehabilitation in 1990, the roadway pavement has reached the end of its useful life. The existing drainage is not adequate through this urbanized area of the village of Richfield. This project will provide bike and pedestrian accommodations, improve roadside drainage and facilitate safe and efficient travel throughout the corridor.

More information about the project can be found at http://projects.511wi.gov/175rich/.

3/11/2016 3:34 PM (Updated 6/9/2016 12:58 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on Irving Park Road from Busse Road to South Access Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Irving Park Road (IL-19) between Busse Road (IL-83) and South Access Road, in Bensenville, beginning, weather permitting, the week of March 7.

The closures are necessary to improve the intersection of Irving Park Road and York Road. The scope of the project includes resurfacing, widening, reconstruction and retaining of the walls on Irving Park Road.

Beginning this week, traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions of Irving Park Road between Church Road and South Access Road. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

The intersection project is the final phase of a larger grade separation project involving the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks on Irving Park Road, just east of York Road.

Motorists can expect delays and should seek alternate routes. 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.

3/10/2016 4:43 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:48 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Project on I-41/US-45 in Washington County to Resume

Traffic impacts may occur during off-peak times

Beginning Monday, March 14, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to recommence major work on a rehabilitation project on I-41/US-45. The project limits extend from the Washington/Waukesha County Line (CR-Q) to the US-41/45 split, in Washington County, a distance of roughly six-and-a-half miles.
 
During peak hours, all travel lanes on the freeway mainline will remain open. In off-peak hours, single and double lane closures will be in effect, which may cause congestion.
 
The project began in August 2015. During the winter months, operations suspended except for traffic signal work at the CR-Q and Lannon Road interchanges. The contractor, Payne & Dolan, is planning on completing the project in fall of 2016. The schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.
 
2015 work

  •     Completed reconstruction of the southbound bridge at the I-41/US-45 split
  •     Finished base patching of corridor
  •     Completed realignment and widening of ramps at the CR-Q and Lannon interchanges
  •     Began signal work at the CR-Q and Lannon Road interchanges

2016 work

  •     Milling and overlaying, along with installing new asphalt
  •     Upgrading the cable guard system
  •     Installing a high friction surface treatment from Friedstadt Road to Holy Hill Road
  •     Building up the curve banking from Friedstadt Road to Holy Hill Road
  •     Adding lighting at the Lannon Road Interchange
  •     Completing signal work at the CR-Q and Lannon Road interchanges

The project will also provide upgrades to the Freeway Traffic Management System, with new fiber optic cables and microwave detectors, allowing WisDOT to better compute travel times used by the public via 511 Wisconsin.
 
More information about the project can be found at http://projects.511wi.gov/41rehab/.

3/8/2016 1:03 PM (Updated 6/9/2016 1:01 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Work at US-6 and Cottage Grove Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that occasional, daytime lane closures are necessary for intersection improvement at US-6 and Cottage Grove Avenue, in South Holland, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, March 1.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures will take place at the intersection of US-6 and Cottage Grove Avenue. Closures are necessary for eastbound and westbound traffic on US-6, as well as northbound and southbound traffic on Cottage Grove Avenue.

The scope of the project includes traffic signal modernization, sidewalk replacement and new pavement markings. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2016.

The location of the closures may affect access to and from the Bishop Ford/159th Street interchange. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

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.

2/26/2016 4:25 PM (Updated 2/29/2016 10:11 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closure westbound I-64 between 3rd St. and Tudor Ave in East St. Louis

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced its plans to close one lane of westbound I-64 between 3rd Street and Tudor Avenue approaching the Poplar Street Bridge in East St. Louis beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016, weather permitting.   

The initial stage of work will require a closure of the right lane through November of 2016 and will be followed immediately by the next stage of work, which will require a closure of the left lane until Spring of 2017. 
 
During the duration of this work, one lane of traffic will be closed at all times.  These lane closures are necessary to construct a new ramp that will connect eastbound traffic from the Martin Luther King Bridge to westbound I-55/64.
 
Extensive delays are expected at this location during weekday morning rush hours, and motorists are urged to plan accordingly and use alternate routes including the I-70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge or the Martin Luther King Bridge.  
 
Additional information will be forthcoming as the closure dates approach.  
 
Message boards will also be utilized to provide additional and current information. For travel information.
2/23/2016 2:35 PM (Updated 3/1/2016 8:06 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Reduction on Eastbound I-24 in Massac County
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling I-24 across the Ohio River Bridge between Metropolis, IL and Paducah, KY of an upcoming lane reduction.
 
Beginning Monday, February 8, 2016, eastbound I-24 on the Ohio River Bridge from Metropolis, IL to Paducah, KY will be reduced to one lane. This lane reduction is necessary to facilitate installation of new bearings on the structure.
 
Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while traveling through this work zone. Workers will be present underneath bridge deck.

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

2/4/2016 6:05 PM (Updated 2/4/2016 6:05 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement on Milwaukee Avenue at Golf Road and Greenwood Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that work to improve the intersections of Milwaukee Avenue (IL-21) at Golf Road (IL-58) and Milwaukee Avenue (IL-21) at Greenwood Avenue, in Niles and Glenview, will begin, weather permitting, Thursday, Feb. 11.

The project will modernize traffic signals, install signalized pedestrian crosswalks and construct sidewalk ramps in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Daytime lane closures will be necessary to complete the work. The project is scheduled for completion 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.

2/4/2016 5:58 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:49 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Traffic Signal Reconstruction on Golf Road at Michael Manor and Washington Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that traffic signal reconstruction will take place at the intersections of Golf Road (IL-58) at Michael Manor and Golf Road (IL-58) at Washington Road, in Niles, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, Feb. 11.

Daily lane closures and occasional overnight closures will be necessary to complete the work. The project is scheduled 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.

2/4/2016 5:54 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:50 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Harlem Avenue, 151st Street Intersection Improvement

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane reductions will take place at the intersection of Harlem Avenue (IL-43) and 151st Street, in Orland Park, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, Jan. 27. The work is necessary to improve the intersection and modernize traffic signals.
 
The first stage of construction will take place on Harlem Avenue, adding a southbound right turn lane at 151st Street. Motorists can expect intermittent daytime lane closures on Harlem Avenue.

The second stage of construction will take place on 151st Street, adding a second eastbound left turn lane at Harlem Avenue. Traffic lanes on 151st Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

The overall improvements to the intersection will be completed, weather permitting, in Summer 2016.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through the 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.

1/26/2016 11:18 AM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:51 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Replacement of Torrence Avenue Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that construction will begin in November on a total replacement of the Torrence Avenue bridge over the Grand Calumet River bridge in Chicago. The new bridge is anticipated to be finished and open in Summer 2017.
           
The existing bridge, approximately one mile south of 130th Street, was closed for emergency repairs in May after a routine inspection revealed one of the main truss members had deteriorated and was no longer safe. Subsequent evaluations determined more extensive repairs were required and available funding would be better spent on a long-term solution.

The bridge replacement already was included in IDOT’s FY2016-21 Proposed Highway Improvement Program.

The current detour will remain in place until the project is complete. Northbound traffic is  detoured east on Sibley Boulevard, north on Burnham Avenue, northwest on Brainard Avenue and west on 130th Street to reconnect with Torrence Avenue. Southbound traffic is following the reverse route.

The new structure will replace a streel truss bridge built in 1938. The new bridge will have a more modern style and design, with a multiuse path on the east side of the bridge, as well as standard sidewalk on the west side, to better accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.

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.

Visit www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/Torrence-Over-Grand-Calumet for more information on the project.

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.

10/29/2015 1:46 PM (Updated 7/13/2016 11:52 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Traffic Shift, Lane Closure on Prospect Avenue in Itasca Scheduled for Roadway Reconstruction

Road reconstruction required to build new mainline interchange at Prospect Avenue as part of the IL-390 Tollway Project

Traffic on Prospect Avenue in Itasca will be shifted and reduced to one lane in each direction this week to begin roadway reconstruction of Prospect Avenue to accommodate a new interchange and roadway as part of the IL-390 Tollway Project.

In 2016, the Illinois Tollway will begin construction of a bridge to carry the new IL-390 over Prospect Avenue. The bridge will include two separate structures for eastbound and westbound traffic with three lanes in each direction as part of the construction of the new IL-390.

Weather permitting, on Monday, April 11, traffic in each direction on Prospect Avenue between Granville Road and Pierce Road will be shifted to the east with one left turn lanes in both directions open at the intersection of Thorndale Avenue. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration until summer.

Similar traffic shifts in both directions will continue throughout the year to accommodate ongoing bridge and roadway construction. Electronic message signs as well as construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers. Construction is scheduled to be complete in 2017.

The Illinois Tollway is building a new full-access interchange including ramps to and from Prospect Avenue via the frontage road system as part of the new IL-390 Tollway. New frontage roads will also be constructed in both directions to maintain local access.

In addition to interchange construction, improvements as part of the project will include reconstructing Prospect Avenue, as well as construction of sanitary and stormwater sewers.

The Tollway is coordinating work with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Village of Itasca and DuPage County, as well as local townships, villages and police and fire departments.

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

The public can follow the progress of the work on the IL-390 Project via camera images offering bird’s-eye-views on the Illinois Tollway’s website www.illinoistollway.com. Views of ongoing work are updated every 15 minutes and available online.

4/5/2016 4:00 PM (Updated 4/19/2016 5:11 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on IL-157 from Hamel to Edwardsville

Location - IL-157 from IL-140 in Hamel to 0.12 miles North of IL-143/157 East Junction in Edwardsville.
 
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that lane closures will occur in both directions on IL-157 from IL-140 in Hamel to 0.12 miles north of IL-143/157 east junction in Edwardsville beginning March 21, 2016, weather permitting.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane during work hours.  These lane closures are necessary to complete the resurfacing of the existing pavement through October 15, 2016.
 
The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, and use extreme caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.  Please allow for extra time when traveling in this location and watch for stopped traffic ahead.  Additional signing, traffic control devices and flaggers will be provided to assist motorists through the work zones.
 
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3/17/2016 5:00 PM (Updated 3/19/2016 9:46 AM)

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 logo   Keep Us Alive Drive 45

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 is our commitment to keep workers and motorists safe in work zones. Each year, many people are killed in construction zone accidents, both commuters and workers. Please abide the posted speed limit in work zones. When workers are present, it's 45 M.P.H. - It's The Law.

Join us in our pledge to increase awareness and promote safe driving in our work zones by displaying an orange ribbon. Together we can make our roadways a safer place to commute and work. With your help, we can see to it that a construction zone is not an end zone.

8/21/2006 12:00 AM (Updated 1/21/2015 10:29 AM)

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