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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   UPDATED: Demolition Stage on 63rd Street to Dan Ryan Expressway Lanes

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures along the Dan Ryan Expressway will be required for the demolition of beams on the 63rd Street Bridge beginning, weather permitting, the evening of Monday April 20.

In order to complete the work, lane closures may occur:

  • Monday (4/20/15) through Thursday (4/23/15) overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Friday (4/24/15) overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Saturday (4/25/15) overnight from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.

On the local northbound and southbound lanes, there will also be 15 minute full local lane closures from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday through Friday, and 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Sunday.

On the express northbound and southbound lanes, there will be full express lane closures from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday through Friday, 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday, and 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Saturday.

This demolition stage is anticipated to be complete in early May 2015.

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

4/15/2015 3:43 PM (Updated 4/18/2015 3:52 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intermittent Overnight Closures on I-88 at IL-59

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced intermittent overnight closures will occur along Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88) in Naperville beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, April 16. This is part of the on-going roadway reconstruction project on Illinois Route 59 at Interstate 88.

In order to complete the work, I-88 will be closed for 15 minutes at a time between midnight and 5 a.m. After every 15 minute full closure, I-88 will be opened to traffic for 15 minutes before the next closure begins. All lanes will be open continuously beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 20.

The on-going roadway reconstruction project on Illinois Route 59 at Interstate 88 includes the construction of two new bridges for IL 59 over I-88. One bridge has been completed and the other bridge is currently under construction. For the bridge under construction, the abutments and center pier have been installed and the new precast bridge beams need to be lifted into place over I-88.

When completed, the reconstruction project will ultimately provide a better roadway facility to the public with improved safety features, additional roadway capacity, reduced crash potential, and improved roadway geometrics that will facilitate traffic flow and relieve congestion. In addition to serving the motoring public, the proposed project will help meet the existing and future needs of the adjacent communities.

The entire reconstruction project is expected to be completed by September 30th, 2015.

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

4/15/2015 2:13 PM (Updated 4/18/2015 3:52 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Temporary, Overnight Lane Closures Begin for Bridge Work on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) at Illinois Route 25

Lane closures planned for bridge beam installation and removal as part of the Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project

Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin next week on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) for construction of the new Illinois Route 25 Bridges over I-90. The bridge and interchange remain open during construction and are part of the Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project in Elgin scheduled to be complete in 2016.

Weather permitting, overnight work is scheduled to begin the week of April 20, to install 12 bridge beams for the new Illinois Route 25 Bridge carrying southbound traffic over I-90. Beam installation is scheduled during overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic. Overnight lane closures will also be scheduled the week of April 27, for bridge beam removal on the ramp bridge carrying westbound traffic to and from I-90. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures.

Overnight lane closures on I-90 are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. with a second lane closing at 10 p.m. for bridge beam installation throughout the week of April 20. Intermittent, full closures of the roadway, lasting no longer than 15 minutes, will be scheduled between midnight and 4:30 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. each day, ahead of the morning rush hour.

During the week of April 27, two nights of overnight lane closures on I-90 will be scheduled following the same schedule for beam removal on the ramp bridge, including intermittent, full closures of the roadway, lasting no longer than 15 minutes, between midnight and 4:30 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m., ahead of the morning rush hour.

Construction is being coordinated with Kane and Cook counties, the city of Elgin and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local municipalities and police and fire departments. Up to 9,000 vehicles use the existing interchange daily.

All Illinois Route 25 traffic is currently traveling on the northbound side of the bridge while construction of a new southbound side of the bridge is underway. All work is scheduled to be complete in 2016.

Construction information about the Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project

The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is reconstructing the Illinois Route 25 Bridge over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), as well as the four ramps that make up the interchange, and includes improvements to Illinois Route 25 and construction of a Park & Ride facility by Pace. The project cost is estimated at $72 million with work scheduled to be complete in 2016.

The project will reconstruct the Illinois Route 25 Bridge and the ramp bridge carrying the westbound entrance and exit movements over I-90, rebuild the eastbound and westbound entrance and exit ramps and reconstruct the existing ramp toll plazas to provide one I-PASS Only or Pay Online lane and one automatic coin machine. The ramps will be reconstructed and realigned to accommodate the wider I-90 roadway and will improve traffic flow.

The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The Illinois Route 25 Bridge and ramps were constructed as part of the original Tollway system in the 1950s.

4/14/2015 2:38 PM (Updated 4/18/2015 3:52 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-19 / Irving Park Road Closed between York Rd & South Access Rd

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that Illinois 19 (Irving Park Road) between York Road and South Access Road will be closed immediately. A large number of trucks have ignored a posted truck detour. The new railroad bridge over the roadway has been struck by over-height trucks multiple times since the road reopened recently. In order to address this serious safety issue, the road must be closed to all traffic.

Traffic will be affected in the following manner:

  • Eastbound and westbound IL 19 will be closed to all traffic between York Rd and South Access Road, just east of York Rd., immediately.
  • The roadway will reopened in approximately 4 months after the new railroad bridge is put in service.
  • A detour will be posted during this closure.
  • South Access Road will remain open to O'Hare Airport cargo deliveries during the closure and accessible via the detour route.

The following posted detour routes will be in effect for the full roadway closure:

  • Eastbound IL 19 traffic will turn north on to York Rd./Elmhurst Rd.,  east on IL Rte 72 (Touhy Ave), east on to IL72 (Higgins Rd), south on US Rte. 12/45/Mannheim Rd.
  • Westbound IL 19 traffic will turn north on to US Route 12/45/Mannheim Rd., west on IL72/Higgins Rd., west on IL 72/Touhy Ave, south on Elmhurst Rd./York Rd.

The entire railroad flyover project, which kicked off  in February 2013, also includes the reconstruction of the intersection of Irving Park Road and York Road, which respectively carry 37,000 vehicles and 28,000 vehicles each day. An average of 25 freight trains pass through the crossing each day, delaying 6,400 vehicles and costing motorists 1,500 daily hours of delays that will be eliminated as a result of this project. The project is in conjunction with the Village of Bensenville, DuPage County, the City of Chicago’s O’Hare Modernization Program, the Canadian Pacific Railroad and Metra.

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

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

3/23/2015 7:21 PM (Updated 4/18/2015 3:52 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Englewood Flyover work to require Dan Ryan lane shifts and ramp closures

CHICAGO (April 10, 2015) – Metra and IDOT announced today that ongoing construction of Metra’s Englewood Flyover bridge will require lane shifts on the Dan Ryan Expressway express lanes between 63rd and 71st streets and ramp lane closures between the Dan Ryan and Skyway starting April 13 until early September.

The flyover is a new rail bridge over the Dan Ryan and over a set of Norfolk Southern freight tracks that opened last fall and has eliminated conflicts between Metra trains on the Rock Island Line and freight and Amtrak trains on the NS tracks.

This year’s phase involves tearing down the old railroad bridge and widening the new bridge with a new bay to provide for future expansion on the Rock Island Line. The highway changes are needed as Metra’s contractor removes the old concrete bridge piers and constructs new concrete piers for the new bay.

In order for the work to be done, the following expressway traffic changes will be implemented:

  • Overnight Monday, April 13, the left ramp lane to the Skyway from the outbound locals at 65th St will be closed. The right ramp lane will remain open.
  • Overnight Wednesday, April 15, the ramp lane from the Skyway to the inbound express lanes at 65th St will be closed. The ramp lane to the inbound locals will remain open.
  • Also overnight Wednesday, April 15, lanes will be shifted and narrowed on the outbound and inbound express lanes between 63rd Street and 71St Street.

There may be additional temporary lane closures in the overnight hours as the expressway traffic changes are implemented. The changes will last until early September.

The flyover bridge is part of the federally funded CREATE program, an initiative to ease rail congestion in the Chicago region through the construction of new rail-to-rail and rail-to-highway grade separations.

4/18/2015 3:58 PM (Updated 4/18/2015 3:58 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions for the Week of April 20, 2015

BOND COUNTY

  • IL 127, from 0.1 miles north of the west intersection of IL 127/IL 140 southeasterly through the city of Greenville to just north of Sale Barn Avenue, intermittent lane closures to repair existing pavement, construct the ADA sidewalk ramps, and remove and replace existing guardrails through September 2015.  This work may require the closure of one lane of the roadway in the north or south direction between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (SEP)


CLINTON COUNTY

  • I-64, eastbound and westbound from the Clinton County line to 4.5 miles east of IL 177, lane restrictions for repairs through August 27, 2015.  Construction will also occur on the ramps at the IL 177 exit.  (SEP)
  • IL 127, south of Keyesport Road, daytime lane restrictions to perform pavement patching through June 15, 2015.  (SEP)

JERSEY COUNTY

  • IL 3, from Grafton Hills Road to IL 109 near Grafton, one lane will be restricted to perform widening, box culvert extensions and resurfacing through December 31, 2016.  (JMS)

MADISON COUNTY

  • I-70, from I-55 to two miles east of IL 143, will have one lane restricted to perform pavement patching, widening, surface removal and resurfacing through October 2015.  (JMS)
  • I-270 from IL 3 to I-55/70, eastbound and westbound nighttime lane closures, 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., to install new guardrail at several locations through June 30, 2015.  (JMS)
  • IL 4, over I-55 near Staunton, bridge will be closed to all traffic to remove and replace bridge deck through summer 2015.  (JMS)
  • IL 140, from IL 159 to IL 157 in Hamel, reduced to one lane for guardrail installation through April 2015.  (JMS)
  • IL 159, Collinsville, from north of East Clay St. to north of Cumberland St., traffic will use two narrow lanes through fall 2016. (BJG)
  • IL 203, from Madison Avenue to I-270 in Granite City, one lane in each direction will be closed to perform pavement patching, HMA surface removal and replacement, and pavement marking through June 30, 2015.  (JMS)
  • Collinsville Road, between IL 157 and I-255, intermittent lane restrictions to complete pavement widening and drainage improvements through mid-summer 2015.  (JMS)
  • Fairmont Avenue over I-55/70, Collinsville, closure of the bridge for inspection.  Traffic will be restricted between Eastport Plaza Drive and Fairway Blvd. (Ops)

MONROE COUNTY  

  • **NEW** IL 3, one-quarter mile south of South Main Street in Columbia, road construction to patch areas where the pavement and shoulder are failing through May 15, 2015.  (SEP)

RANDOLPH COUNTY

  •  Roots Road, between Oakview Road and Collins Road, will be closed for the removal and replacement of the existing bridge deck carrying Roots Road over the Union Pacific Railroad until December 1, 2015.  (JGG)

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

  •  **NEW** IL 4, ramps to I-64 eastbound and westbound and from westbound I-64 to the IL 4 ramp, road construction  to patch areas where the pavement has failed through May 4, 2015.  (SEP)
  • I-64 from 18th Street to east of IL 111, westbound and eastbound lane closures during off peak traffic hours to perform miscellaneous work through spring 2015.  (JGG)
  • I-64, from the Green Mount Road 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 Road through June 2017.  All westbound lanes, west of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and all westbound lanes, east of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  All eastbound lanes, west of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and all eastbound lanes, east of IL 158, will remain open from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (SEP)
  • **NEW** I-255 near Centreville, road construction on the southbound Collector/Distributor ramp at I-64 and on I-255 northbound and southbound between milepost 16 to milepost 20 to patch areas where the pavement is failing and will require that the interstate be reduced from three lanes in each direction down to two or to one lane at times through May 13, 2015.  The one lane reduction will only be allowed during off-peak hours, which are 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  (SEP)
  • I-255, between IL 157 and IL 15, northbound and southbound lanes near Cahokia will be restricted from three lanes down to two lanes to complete repairs to the existing bridge over Church Street through September 1, 2015.  Periodically two of three lanes will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in both directions.  (JGG)
  • IL 3 at 8th Street, south of I-55/64 and north of Monsanto Avenue, E. St. Louis, lane closures during non-peak traffic hours for improvements through June 1, 2015.  (Ops)
  • IL 13 under IL 15, Belleville, closed to all traffic through fall 2015. (JMS)
  • IL 15 bridges over IL 13, Belleville, one lane closed in each direction of bridges through fall 2015. (JMS)
  • IL 157/163 (Camp Jackson Rd.), from I-255 in Cahokia to the intersection of IL 157 and IL 13 in St. Clair County, intermittent lane closures to resurface the existing pavement through May 8, 2015.  (JGG)
  • IL 159, from just north of Rosewood Village Drive in Swansea to just north of Fountains Parkway in Fairview Heights, will have one lane restricted beginning Sunday April 19 in each direction at night between the hours of approximately 6:00 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. the following day to perform pavement patching, surface removal, resurfacing, curb repair and sidewalk through September 2015.  (JMS)
  • IL 161, lane restrictions to construct drainage improvements, additional turn lanes, and intersection improvements at the intersection with Richter School Road in New Baden through May 15, 2015.  (Ops)
  • **NEW** IL 203, in the southbound lanes from Ohio Avenue to the westbound I-55/70 Interchange near Fairmont City road construction to patch areas where the pavement is failing through May 8, 2015.  (SEP)
  • Rieder Road from US 50 to Wherry Road closed except to local traffic to reconstruct Rieder Road and construct a new interstate interchange with I-64 through May 15, 2017.  (SEP)

WASHINGTON COUNTY

  • CH 4 at I-64 will be closed for repairs to the bridge deck until May 1, 2015. (SEP)
  • **NEW** I-64, from mile post 48 to mile post 50 in the eastbound lanes to patch areas where the pavement is failing and will require the interstate be reduced from two lanes in each direction to one lane through April 30, 2015.  (SEP)

List of daily lane closures, weather permitting:

MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015

  •     No lane restrictions to report

TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015

  •     No lane restrictions to report

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015

  •     No lane restrictions to report

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015

  •    No lane restrictions to report

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015

  •     No lane restrictions to report

SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015

  •     No lane restrictions to report

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015

  •     No lane restrictions to report
4/17/2015 5:34 PM (Updated 4/17/2015 5:34 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Work Scheduled to Rebuild Higgins Road (Illinois Route 72) Bridge in Gilberts

Local crossroad bridge being reconstructed for Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Rebuilding and Widening Project

Work on the Higgins Road (Illinois Route 72) Bridge carrying traffic over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Gilberts is scheduled to begin next week to prepare for removal and reconstruction as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. The Higgins Road Bridge will remain open; however, the bridge will be reduced to one lane over I-90 with traffic in both directions controlled by traffic signals during construction. The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2015.

The Higgins Road Bridge in Gilberts is among five local crossroad bridges scheduled to be reconstructed along I-90 this year to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. Local crossroad bridges being removed and reconstructed in 2015 also include the Garden Prairie Road Bridge and Anthony Road Bridge, with work continuing to complete work on the Tyrrell Road Bridge and the Higgins Road Bridge (Illinois Route 72) in Hoffman Estates.

Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 20, with daily lane closures to install a temporary traffic signal to maintain traffic during bridge construction. Electronic message signs will be put in place to alert drivers.

Because the Higgins Road Bridge is a two-lane bridge, only one lane will be available to traffic during construction. Traffic signals will be used to control access for eastbound and westbound traffic using the single open lane in order to keep the bridge open during construction. Up to 16,000 vehicles use this bridge daily.

The temporary traffic signals are scheduled to be in place by late May, and construction will start on the westbound side of the bridge with all traffic traveling on the eastbound side of the bridge. The westbound side of the bridge is scheduled to reopen by late summer, and work will begin on the eastbound side of the bridge. All work is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

In addition, when work begins, McCornack Road south of I-90 will close for the duration of construction. A detour route will be posted directing traffic to use Big Timber Road to reach Higgins Road.

The Higgins Road Bridge was constructed as part of the original Tollway system in the 1950s and will be reconstructed and widened to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. The new concrete bridge will include one lane in both directions, a center turn lane and full shoulders.

Reconstruction of the Higgins Road Bridge is being coordinated with the village of Gilberts, Kane County, and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local school districts and police and fire departments.

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

4/17/2015 12:43 PM (Updated 4/17/2015 12:43 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane closures on I-55 Southbound Ramp to Arsenal Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures on two weekends will be required for work on the I-55 Southbound Ramp to Arsenal Road. Those weekends are, weather permitting, April 24-27 and May 1-4.

In order to complete the work, one lane on the ramp will be closed from:

  • Friday, April 24, at 9 p.m. until Monday, April 27, at 5 a.m.
  • Friday, May 1, at 9 p.m. until Monday, May 4, at 5 a.m.

The project, which includes patching and other repairs, will be complete by May 4.

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.

4/15/2015 4:05 PM (Updated 4/17/2015 1:53 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-2 in Rockford

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that construction work on South Main Street (Illinois Route 2) in Rockford has resumed. William Charles Construction Company is working on the $19.0 million project to reconstruct the 1.6 mile section of South Main Street from Cedar Street to Clifton Avenue.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction as the roadway will be reconstructed in multiple sections. One of the first work areas is to complete the two southbound lanes from Knowlton Street to Clifton Avenue. All the streets west of South Main Street will be closed during this work except Ogilby Road and Marchesano Drive. Drivers need to be alert for the workers along the roadway and for flaggers who will be directing traffic.

The project involves removing and replacing the entire roadway pavement including curbs, sidewalks, traffic signals, storm sewers and water lines. Due to the many construction operations and closed side streets, motorists should expect short delays when traveling through the area and should plan their trips accordingly.

There will also be construction activity south of Clifton Avenue. William Charles Construction Company will be completing the $13.4 million project to reconstruct and resurface the section of South Main Street from north of Harrison Avenue to Beltline Road south of US 20. The north portion of this project will be restricted to one lane in each direction for the next several weeks until late May as work continues at the intersection of South Main Street and Harrison Avenue.

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.

4/15/2015 2:30 PM (Updated 4/18/2015 9:24 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-74 Road and Bridge Repairs in Piatt County to begin April 20, 2015

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin on Interstate 74 from the DeWitt County Line to 1.2 miles west of the Champaign County Line in Piatt County on April 20, 2015.

The work will include 6.67 miles of resurfacing, thin concrete overlay, bridge repair and safety improvements on I-74 and at County Highway 2 at the Mansfield interchange. During construction, one lane of traffic will be maintained on all routes involved. Once the bridge work starts, there will be width restrictions during construction. During stage I the road will be posted at 15'-9". During stage II the road will be posted at 12'-9". There are 2 locations within this section that will require the width restrictions at different times so please follow the advisory signs.

The overall project has an anticipated completion date of November 30, 2015, weather permitting. The contractor for the $ 9,848,892 project is Open Road Paving.

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

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

4/15/2015 1:42 PM (Updated 4/18/2015 9:25 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-74 near Edwards

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that one lane of eastbound I-74 will be closed at MM 82 near Edwards from Monday, April 20th until Friday, May 8th.

The lane closure is necessary for slope repair, curb removal, and guardrail installation work to be completed.

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

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

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

4/14/2015 1:34 PM (Updated 4/18/2015 9:22 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL 1/17 in Grant Park

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the IL 1 and 17/Union Pacific Railroad grade crossing in Grant Park will be closed on Monday, April 27, 2015. IL 1 and 17 will be closed for approximately 14 days to allow the Union Pacific to reconstruct their crossings. IL 1 and 17 traffic will proceed as follows:

IL 1 northbound and IL 17 eastbound traffic will proceed east on County Highway 13 (Industrial Drive) to County Highway 14; thence north on County Highway 14 back to IL 1 and 17.

IL 1 southbound traffic and IL 17 westbound traffic will proceed south on County Highway 14 to County Highway 13 (Industrial Drive); thence west on County Highway 13 back to IL 1 and IL 17.

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.

4/14/2015 1:31 PM (Updated 4/18/2015 9:22 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-40 between Chadwick and Milledgeville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on IL 40 between Chadwick and Milledgeville will begin on Monday, April 13, 2015. The project will improve the 8 miles of IL 40 from 1st Street in Chadwick to Stover Avenue in Milledgeville. Martin & Company Excavating is the contractor for the $2.2 million project that is scheduled to be completed by the end of July.

The project involves milling off some of the existing bituminous overlays, making pavement repairs, and resurfacing the roadway. Traffic will be restricted to one lane and controlled by flaggers. Drivers should be prepared to stop for the flaggers who will be directing motorists past the work areas.

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.

4/13/2015 11:40 AM (Updated 4/13/2015 8:13 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Dirksen Parkway in Springfield

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the installation of storm sewer crossings on Dirksen Parkway from Clearlake to Ridge Ave in Springfield will reduce traffic to one lane controlled by flaggers. Construction of these crossings is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 14, weather permitting. The crossings are to be completed within a week. Motorist are urged to avoid this area as major delays are expected. The construction is associated with the on going five lane widening on Dirksen parkway.

Motorists are urged to slow down and be cautious while driving through this construction site and all work zones. 

4/13/2015 11:31 AM (Updated 4/13/2015 8:12 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-150 from Urbana to St. Joseph

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting; work is scheduled to resume April 15, 2015 for widening and resurfacing of U.S. 150 from IL 130 in Urbana to St. Joseph in Champaign County. The work which began last year had been suspended for the winter.

This project includes widening and resurfacing of U.S. 150. In addition drainage structures will be replaced and new ditches constructed to improve storm water drainage. Traffic will be reduced to one lane at locations where work is ongoing. While work is ongoing, please observe all traffic control signs.

Of special note, U.S. 150 will be closed to through traffic from Urbana to St. Joseph for a period of 2 weeks beginning April 27, 2015. Local traffic will be allowed. Through traffic will be detoured onto I-74.

The anticipated completion date is June 2015, weather permitting. The contractor for the $6.8 million project is Open Road Paving, LLC.

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

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

4/13/2015 11:26 AM (Updated 4/13/2015 11:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-159 in Fairview Heights and Swansea

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that one lane will be restricted in each direction on IL 159 from just north of Rosewood Village Drive in Swansea to just north of Fountains Parkway in Fairview Heights beginning Sunday night, April 19, 2015, weather permitting. The lane restriction will be necessary to perform pavement patching, surface removal, resurfacing, curb repair, and sidewalk.   Work on this project will be done at night between the hours of approximately 6:00 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. the following day.  Traffic will be maintained utilizing message boards, flaggers, signs, cones and other traffic control devices.  This work is expected to be completed by September 2015.  Motorists should consider alternate routes to avoid delays, watch for workers, and use caution when travelling in the work zone.

The contractor on this project is Keeley & Sons of E. St. Louis, IL.  John Scheibal is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation in the area.  If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact him at 618/346-3353.

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

4/13/2015 11:12 AM (Updated 4/13/2015 8:11 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-29 near Mossville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that road work is under way on IL 29, just south of Mossville in Peoria County.

The project consists of the replacement of the structure carrying IL 29 over Boyd's Hollow, paved median construction, resurfacing, and guardrail improvements.

This week, traffic patterns will change by having two-way traffic traveling in the existing northbound lanes in order to complete construction on the southbound lanes. This traffic pattern will remain in effect for approximately three months. At that point, two-way traffic will use the southbound lanes for three months while construction is completed in the northbound lanes.

The entire project is scheduled to be completed in November.

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

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

4/13/2015 11:08 AM (Updated 4/13/2015 8:10 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   EB & WB I-64 from Clinton County Line to IL-177

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that road construction is under way on I-64 from Clinton County Line to IL 177 in the eastbound and westbound lanes. Construction will also occur on the ramps at the IL 177 exit.  This project consists of wingwall repair, pavement patching, HMA surface removal, HMA resurfacing, HMA shoulders, aggregate shoulders, guard rail improvements, and pavement striping.  This work is expected to be completed by Thursday, August 27, 2015, weather permitting.

The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, watch for stopped traffic ahead, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.  Flaggers will be utilized to direct traffic through work zone. Message boards will be erected in advance and throughout the project.

The contractor on this project is The Kilian Corporation from Mascoutah, IL.  Steve Putz is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation in this area.  If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact him at 618-346-3350.

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

4/13/2015 10:50 AM (Updated 4/13/2015 8:09 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-255 near Cahokia

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that on April 14, 2015 road construction will begin on I-255 from IL 15 to IL 157 in both the northbound and southbound directions near Cahokia, weather permitting.  This work is required to repair the bridge over Church Street.  I-255 will be reduced to 2 lanes in both directions until September 1, 2015. Periodically 2 of 3 lanes will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 3 p.m. in both directions.

The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, watch for stopped traffic ahead, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.
 
The contractor on this project is Plocher Construction from Highland, IL.   If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Joseph Gasaway, Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, at 618-346-3354.

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4/13/2015 10:36 AM (Updated 4/13/2015 8:05 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL 1-17 in Kankakee County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work is under way on IL 1/17 in Kankakee County. The 10.0 mile project consists of milling and HMA resurfacing, beginning west of IL 114 in Momence and ending just west of IL 1 and IL 17 split in Grant Park. Additional work will include traffic signal loop detector replacements at various intersections, reconstruction of existing sidewalk ramps, and the placement of aggregate shoulders along IL 1/17.

The contract is anticipated to be complete by the end of July.

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

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4/13/2015 10:33 AM (Updated 4/13/2015 10:33 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-45/52 in Bourbonnais

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work is under way on U.S. 45/52 in Bourbonnais. The 2.0 mile project consists of milling and HMA resurfacing beginning just north of Armour Road and ending just south of Indian Oaks Road.

Additional work will include traffic signal loop detector replacement at various intersections as well as reconstruction of existing sidewalk ramps along U.S. 45/52.

The contract is anticipated to be complete by August.

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

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4/13/2015 10:17 AM (Updated 4/13/2015 11:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-51 in DuQuoin

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorist traveling US 51 in DuQuoin between Grant Way and Hickory Street of upcoming lane reductions.

Starting April 13, 2015 the contractor will begin patching operations followed by milling and resurfacing the existing roadway. The operation will be controlled by flaggers. Delays are expected.

Motorist should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution when traveling through this area. To avoid any delays motorist should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.

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4/13/2015 10:07 AM (Updated 4/13/2015 10:07 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-203 in Fairmont City

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that on April 23, 2015 road construction will begin on IL 203 in the southbound lanes from Ohio Ave. to the westbound I-55/70 Interchange near Fairmont City, IL, weather permitting, to patch areas where the pavement is failing. This work is to be completed by May 8, 2015.

The Department asks that motorists to be alert at all times for slow-moving traffic, warning signs, workers, and possible stopped traffic in the construction work zone. Flaggers will be utilized to direct traffic through work zone.

The contractor on this project is Keeley and Sons of E. St. Louis, 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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4/13/2015 10:00 AM (Updated 4/19/2015 2:51 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-64 near Nashville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that on April 23, 2015 road construction will begin on I-64 from mile post 48 to mile post 50 in the eastbound lanes near Nashville, IL weather permitting.  This work is required to patch areas where the pavement is failing and will require that the interstate be reduced from two lanes in each direction to one lane through April 30, 2015.

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

The contractor on this project is Keeley and Sons of E. St. Louis, 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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4/13/2015 9:56 AM (Updated 4/19/2015 2:50 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-255 between MM 16-20 near Centerville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that on April 23, 2015 road construction will begin on I-255 near Centerville, IL weather permitting.  The construction will be on the southbound Collector/Distributor ramp at I-64 and on I-255 northbound and southbound between milepost 16 to milepost 20.  This work is required to patch areas where the pavement is failing and will require that the interstate be reduced from three lanes in each direction down to two or to one lane at times through May 13, 2015.  The one lane reduction will only be allowed during off peak hours, which are from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

The Department asks that motorists look for ROAD CONSTRUCTION AHEAD signs, reduce speed, watch for slow moving or stopped traffic, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.

The contractor on this project is Keeley and Sons of E. St. Louis, 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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4/13/2015 9:48 AM (Updated 4/19/2015 2:52 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-3 in Columbia

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that on April 23, 2015 road construction will begin in the southbound lane of Route 3, one-quarter mile south of South Main Street in Columbia, IL to patch areas where the pavement and shoulder are failing. This work is to be completed by May 15, 2015.

The Department asks that motorists look for ROAD CONSTRUCTION AHEAD signs, reduce speed, watch for slow moving or stopped traffic, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone. Flaggers will be utilized to direct traffic through work zone.

The contractor on this project is Keeley and Sons of E. St. Louis, 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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4/13/2015 9:45 AM (Updated 4/19/2015 2:53 PM)

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

Closures planned on Higgins Road (Illinois Route 72) in Rosemont, Golf Road and Arlington Heights Road as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project

Long-term lane closures on Higgins Road (Illinois Route 72) in Rosemont and Golf Road are scheduled to begin in April, in addition to temporary, overnight lane closures on Arlington Heights Road as work continues to rebuild the bridges carrying the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) over these local roads. This work is part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project scheduled to be complete in 2016.

Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the scheduled lane closures. All work is weather dependent.

On Higgins Road, during the week of April 13 through June, eastbound traffic is scheduled to be reduced to one lane for I-90 construction. Work to shift traffic is weather dependent and will begin at 5 a.m. Two westbound lanes will remain open to traffic.

On Golf Road, during the week of April 20 through May, traffic is scheduled to be reduced to one lane in both directions for I-90 construction. Work to shift traffic is weather dependent and will begin at 6 a.m. One lane in both directions will remain open at all times.

On Arlington Heights Road, during the week of April 20, overnight lane closures are scheduled in both directions, including intermittent full closures of the roadway lasting no longer than 15 minutes each, for removal of bridge beams. The overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin after 7 p.m., closing one lane in both directions under I-90. Temporary, full closures of the roadway are scheduled to begin after 9 p.m., with all lanes reopening by 5 a.m., ahead of the morning rush hour.

Additional lane closures and traffic shifts will be scheduled later this spring as I-90 construction continues. The local roadway closures are coordinated with Elk Grove Village, the city of Rolling Meadows, the village of Rosemont, the village of Arlington Heights and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local police and fire departments.

In 2015, the Illinois Tollway began roadway rebuilding and widening on the second phase of the $2.5 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project between the Elgin Toll Plaza and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). The eastern segment of I-90 will be rebuilt and a new lane added to provide four lanes in each direction between Randall Road and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294).

The I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project includes reconstruction of I-90 bridges over local roads between Illinois Route 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 (Illinois Route 72) in Rosemont. Impacts to local roads will include shoulder closures, as well as traffic shifts and short-term lane reductions.
Golf Road, Arlington Heights and Higgins Road Closures.

In addition, work in 2015 includes completion of noisewall and retaining wall construction, utility relocations and drainage improvements. The first phase of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project between I-39 in Rockford and the Elgin Toll Plaza was completed in 2014. Construction on the 25-mile segment of I-90 from the Elgin Toll Plaza to I-294 is scheduled for completion in 2016.

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.

Work Zone Safety
A 40 mph work zone speed limit is in effect on Golf and Higgins Roads, and a 45 mph work zone speed limit is in effect on Arlington Heights Road. 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.
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.

I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project
The $2.5 billion Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Rebuilding and Widening Project will deliver a 21st century, state-of-the-art corridor linking Rockford to O’Hare International Airport. The I-90 corridor from downtown Chicago to Rockford serves nearly one million travelers per day. The project encompasses 62 miles and features six reconstructed and expanded lanes from Randall Road to I-39 near Rockford completed in 2014 and reconstruction and expansion to eight lanes from the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to Randall Road in Elgin to be completed in 2016. The new I-90 will also feature significant improvements to seven interchanges and bus on shoulder service along the eastern segment in partnership with Pace. In addition, the new I-90 includes flexible infrastructure to enable the Tollway to add new “smart” features and future transit expansion for the first time in the agency’s history.

The I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The I-90 bridges were constructed as part of the original Tollway system in the 1950s.

4/10/2015 12:54 PM (Updated 4/10/2015 12:59 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Traffic Shifts Scheduled for Start of Construction on Ketter Drive and East Pierce Road in Itasca

Local road improvements are part of the Illinois Route 390 Project

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin work next week to improve local roads and prepare for construction of new interchanges and frontage roads in Itasca as part of the Illinois Route 390 Project.

Construction will start with traffic shifts and lane reductions on Ketter Drive and on East Pierce Road for reconstruction and resurfacing to begin the improvements that will provide improved access between Hamilton Lakes Business Park, I-290 and Illinois Route 390. These improvements are scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017.

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 13. All traffic on East Pierce Road between Windsor Drive and Arlington Heights Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction and shifted to the westbound lanes and all traffic on Ketter Drive between East Pierce Road and Arlington Heights Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction and shifted to the westbound lanes to begin reconstruction of Ketter Drive and resurfacing of Pierce Road. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through early May. When this work is complete, traffic on East Pierce Road and Ketter Drive will be shifted onto the new pavement and work will continue on the other side of each roadway though early June.

The Illinois Tollway is coordinating this portion of the Illinois Route 390 Project with Hamilton Lakes Business Park, the village of Itasca and DuPage County.

As part of the Illinois Route 390 Project, the intersection at Ketter Drive and East Pierce Road will be improved in preparation for construction of a future ramp carrying Ketter Drive traffic to westbound Illinois Route 390.

The local road improvements on Ketter Drive and East Pierce Road are scheduled to be complete in 2015, along with construction of the new Hamilton Lakes Drive which will connect Park Boulevard with East Pierce Road. The improvements are part of advance work to accommodate new interchanges, frontage roads and construction of the new Illinois Route 390 from I-290 to Illinois Route 83 scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017.

New interchange improvements include construction of a new partial interchange at Park Boulevard, as well as ramps from I-290 to the new Hamilton Lakes Drive and a new ramp from Ketter Drive to westbound Illinois Route 390. In addition, a new full-access interchange will be built to provide direct access to Illinois Route 390 for Prospect Avenue and Arlington Heights Road.

The project also includes construction of a two-way frontage road east of I-290 to connect Park Boulevard and Arlington Heights Road and construction of one-way frontage roads on both sides of Illinois Route 390 between Arlington Heights Road and Prospect Avenue.

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

Work Zone Safety
Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should slow down in construction zones, whether or not workers are present, watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution at all times.

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

Illinois Route 390 Project
The first phase of the Elgin O'Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project includes building the new Illinois Route 390. The Illinois Route 390 Project scheduled to be complete by 2017 is improving the existing portion of Illinois Route 390, formerly known as the Elgin O’Hare Expressway, from Lake Street (U.S. Route 20) to I-290 and extending Illinois Route 390 east to Illinois Route 83 along the current Thorndale Avenue with bridges and frontage roads to accommodate local traffic.
 
The new Illinois Route 390 from Lake Street (U.S. Route 20) to Illinois Route 83, including a new interchange at I-290, is estimated at $780 million.

In 2015, the Illinois Tollway will complete improvements to the western segment of Illinois Route 390 between Lake Street (U.S. Route 20) and Rohlwing Road. In addition, construction will begin to build the eastern segment of the new roadway from I-290 to Illinois Route 83 and work will continue to build new bridges to carry Illinois Route 390 traffic over Salt Creek, Mittel Boulevard and Lively Boulevard.

The project also includes constructing Illinois Route 390 east to Illinois Route 83, including construction of bridges and frontage roads to accommodate local traffic. In addition, local interchange improvements, construction of new frontage roads, local roadway improvements and noisewalls will be built to accommodate the new Illinois Route 390. The new roadway between Rohlwing Road and Illinois Route 83 is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017.

These improvements are part of the $3.4 billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project, which is included in the Illinois Tollway’s 15‐year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

4/9/2015 3:53 PM (Updated 4/9/2015 3:53 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Traffic Signal Modernization Project in Crete

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a traffic signal modernization project at the intersection of Illinois Route 394 and Richton Road in Crete will begin, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 15. 

In order to complete the work, the project will require temporary shoulder closures on both IL Route 394 and Richton Road.

The tentative completion date is Summer 2015.

4/9/2015 12:46 PM (Updated 4/9/2015 12:46 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-4 at I-64 in Lebanon, IL

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that on April 23, 2015 road construction will begin on IL 4 near Lebanon, IL, weather permitting.  The area affected will be on the ramps to I-64 eastbound and westbound and from westbound I-64 to the IL-4 ramp to patch areas where the pavement has failed. The ramps will remain open but will be narrowed to maintain traffic.  This work is to be completed by May 4, 2015.

The Department asks that motorists look for ROAD CONSTRUCTION AHEAD signs, reduce speed, watch for slow moving or stopped traffic, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone. Flaggers will be utilized to direct traffic through work zone.

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4/8/2015 4:22 PM (Updated 4/8/2015 4:22 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Eastbound and Westbound I-64 from the Clinton County Line to 4.5 mi. east of IL-177

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that on April 8, 2015 road construction will begin on I-64 from Clinton County Line to IL 177 in the eastbound and westbound lanes. Construction will also occur on the ramps at the IL 177 exit.  This project consists of wingwall repair, pavement patching, HMA surface removal, HMA resurfacing, HMA shoulders, aggregate shoulders, guard rail improvements, and pavement striping.  This work is expected to be completed by Thursday, August 27, 2015, weather permitting.

The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, watch for stopped traffic ahead, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.  Flaggers will be utilized to direct traffic through work zone. Message boards will be erected in advance and throughout the project.

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4/6/2015 4:04 PM (Updated 4/8/2015 1:07 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-127 between Greenville and Carlyle

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that there will be daytime lane closures on IL 127 south of Keyesport Road beginning Wednesday, April 8, 2015, weather permitting.  These lane closures are necessary perform pavement patching.  Please observe caution when travelling through this area.  It is estimated that the project will be completed by June 15, 2015.  Signing and traffic control devices will be utilized to aid motorists.
 
This work is being done by the Prado Construction of Troy, IL.  Steve Putz is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation in this area.  If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact him at 618/346-3350.

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4/2/2015 10:26 AM (Updated 4/2/2015 5:10 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-29/US-24 in Creve Coeur

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the left lane of northbound IL 29/US 24 will be closed between Rusche Street and Wesley Road in Creve Coeur from Monday, April 13th until approximately Friday, April 24th.
 
The lane closure is necessary for gutter and ditch cleaning and ditch replacement work to be completed.

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

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4/1/2015 12:26 PM (Updated 4/1/2015 12:26 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-64 in St. Clair County between MM 16-21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced daily and nightly lane restrictions along both eastbound and westbound I-64 between mile markers 16 and 21 beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2015, weather permitting.  Lane closures will be utilized to add additional lanes to I-64 and construct a new interchange at Rieder Road.  All westbound lanes, west of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and all westbound lanes, east of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  All eastbound lanes, west of IL 158, will remain open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and all eastbound lanes, east of IL 158, will remain open from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  This work is estimated to be completed June, 2017.
 
Delays should be expected so plan accordingly. 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. Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

3/31/2015 5:20 PM (Updated 3/31/2015 5:22 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Portion of Eastbound Frontage Road at Irving Park Road Scheduled to Close

Temporary closure for pavement reconstruction required as part of the IL-390 Project

A portion of the eastbound IL-390 frontage road in Schaumburg is scheduled to close for two months beginning the week of April 6 for pavement reconstruction as part of the IL-390 Project. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closure and detour.

Weather permitting, the eastbound IL-390 frontage road between Irving Park Road and Rodenburg Road is scheduled to close on April 6 for construction. A signed detour will be put in place directing traffic to use Irving Park Road and Rodenburg Road to access the eastbound frontage road.



The ramp carrying traffic from the eastbound frontage road to eastbound IL-390 will remain open during construction. Traffic traveling on the eastbound frontage road and eastbound Irving Park Road will have continued access to the ramp. Westbound Irving Park Road traffic, however, will not be able access the ramp. Westbound Irving Park Road traffic can access eastbound IL-390 by following the detour to Rodenburg Road and using the eastbound frontage road to access IL-390 near Wright Boulevard.

The closure is needed to complete work on the newly reconstructed ramp carrying traffic from Irving Park and the frontage road to eastbound IL-390. Work also includes storm sewer and roadway lighting improvements.

The Illinois Tollway is coordinating the ramp and roadway construction with the village of Schaumburg and Illinois Department of Transportation.

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.

3/31/2015 11:39 AM (Updated 4/1/2015 8:05 PM)

   New Flashing Yellow Arrow Signals, US-30 and US-6

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces traffic signal improvements to several intersections along US-30 and US-6 in both Lake and Porter counties. Crews will begin signal modernization installments on Monday, March 30th at the intersection of US-30 and Fountain Park Drive in Schererville, Indiana. Ten additional signals will be upgraded over the coming weeks along the US-30 and US-6 corridors.

The most notable change to these new traffic signals will be the addition of a flashing yellow arrow. Flashing yellow arrow signals allow left-turning traffic to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and pedestrians and turn when a suitable gap is available. This type of signal improves intersection efficiency by using cross-traffic gaps to allow more left turns.