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

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 4/23/2015 6:53 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 Tollway logo   Lane Closures and Ramp Work Scheduled on South Tri-State Tollway (I-294/I-80) for Bridge and Ramp Repairs

Rehabilitation work at two locations scheduled through the summer

Long-term lane closures and traffic shifts on the South Tri-State Tollway (I-294/I-80) are scheduled to begin in late April, for bridge and ramp rehabilitation work. The work is scheduled to be complete this summer.

In 2015, the Illinois Tollway will repair the southbound bridge over the Midlothian Turnpike in Crestwood and repair the pavement on the ramp carrying southbound I-80 to Illinois Route 394 in South Holland.

Weather permitting, during the week of April 27, construction is scheduled to begin in the southbound lanes on the Tri-State Tollway between 131st Street and the Midlothian Turnpike. Electronic message signs will be put in place to alert drivers.

Work will begin with southbound traffic shifted to the left and reduced to three lanes to provide a workzone. Repairs to the southbound Midlothian Turnpike Bridge include replacing pavement on both sides of the southbound bridge. No work is scheduled for the northbound bridge.

Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through May, at which time the lane will reopen and four lanes of traffic will be shifted to the right to provide a workzone on the left through June. Off-peak, lane closures during overnight hours are also planned during this work. About 55,000 vehicles per day travel this stretch of southbound I-294.

In addition, work is scheduled to begin at the Illinois Route 394 Interchange at I-294/I-80 in early May and electronic message signs will be posted in advance to alert drivers. Work at this location will include pavement repairs along the ramp and shoulder.

These projects are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local municipalities and police and fire departments.

The repair projects are necessary to extend the life of the bridges and ramps and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. The improvements on the Tri-State Tollway are part of the 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

4/24/2015 12:18 PM (Updated 4/24/2015 12:18 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Sunday Morning Lane Closures along the Eisenhower for Bridge Inspections

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will occur along Interstate 290 (Eisenhower Expressway) for a routine bridge inspection, weather permitting, the morning of Sunday, April 26.

In order to complete the work, lane closures will occur along I-290 from Harlem Avenue (Illinois Route 43) to Austin Avenue. Two lanes in both directions of I-290 to be closed between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., and one lane in both directions closed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. The closures will occur in a moving operation alternating between the inbound and outbound expressway. One lane will remain open at all times in both directions of I-290.

All lanes will be reopened by 11 a.m. on Sunday.

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.

4/24/2015 12:15 AM (Updated 4/25/2015 11:10 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-39 between Rockford and Rochelle

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on I-39 will begin on Sunday evening, April 26, 2015. Work is starting to resurface the 20 mile section of I-39 from Baxter Road south of Rockford to I-88 near Rochelle. Rock Road Companies and William Charles Construction Company are the two contractors for the $33 million project that is expected to take two construction seasons to complete.

To minimize traffic congestion and reduce travel delays, work will be scheduled to have all lanes open by Friday morning for each weekend. The contractors can start work at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening and must have all lanes open by 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in the areas where work operations are underway.

Work will begin at the north end of the 20 mile project near Baxter Road and proceed toward Rochelle. The contractors will be making concrete pavement repairs, milling off the existing bituminous overlays and resurfacing the roadway. The pavement under many of the overhead bridges will be removed and replaced to improve the vertical clearances under the structures.

Motorists need to be extra alert when traveling through the area at night. Most of the construction work will be done between 7:00 p.m. in the evening and 8:00 a.m. the next morning. Drivers need to reduce speed because of the limited visibility and slowing moving construction vehicles that will be entering and exiting the work areas. Drivers should also be prepared to stop for vehicles moving slowly because of the lane closures.

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

4/24/2015 12:11 AM (Updated 4/25/2015 11:11 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-45 in Metropolis

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on US 45 in Metropolis from 10th and Ferry to Illinois 169.

Beginning the week of April 27th, contractor will begin patching operations followed by milling and resurfacing on US 45 from 10th and Ferry to Illinois 169.  The work will be controlled by flagging operations.  Delays are expected.

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

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

4/23/2015 6:43 PM (Updated 4/25/2015 11:08 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   I-39 Lane Closure Scheduled Next Week to Begin Installation of New Electronic Message Sign

One southbound lane on I-39 between the Harrison Avenue/U.S. Route 20 Interchange and the Union Pacific Railroad near Rockford is scheduled to close the week of April 27, to allow the Illinois Tollway to begin work to install a new over-the-road electronic message sign on northbound I-39 just south of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90).

Construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the scheduled lane closure. Delays are expected.

Weather permitting, a half-mile lane closure is scheduled for April 27-30 in coordination with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to begin construction of a new dynamic message sign that will be installed over the northbound lanes of I-39, approaching the interchange with I-90. In addition, daily lane closures on northbound I-39 may be needed to complete the work.

Additional lane closures, including full roadway closures lasting 15 minutes each, will be scheduled in May to install the new dynamic message sign.

The new dynamic message sign on northbound I-39 will provide roadway condition messages to drivers entering the Illinois Tollway system on I-90, including travel times, accident information and safety messages.

In 2015, the Illinois Tollway is investing $2.5 million for installing and upgrading dynamic message signs at various locations on I-90, Illinois Route 390 and the Tri-State Tollway (I-94), as well as on I-39, I-57 and I-80, where the Tollway system connects to IDOT’s interstates. The new signs will include higher resolution, full-color, graphic-capable models, as well as smaller, four-color digital signs to more easily communicate with drivers. Installation of the new signs is part of the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion Move Illinois Program.

4/23/2015 10:00 AM (Updated 4/23/2015 6:54 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Avenue G between Rock Falls and Sterling

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, construction work on the Avenue G bridges between Rock Falls and Sterling is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 4, 2015.

The project involves removing and replacing expansion joints, along with making concrete repairs to the piers and abutments supporting the structures. The bridges will need to be closed to traffic during construction.

The two bridges over the Rock River will be closed one at a time. Work will start on the south bridge. During the approximate one month closure of this structure over the south channel, the north bridge will remain open. This will provide access to the park and businesses on the island from the Sterling side of the river.

When the south bridge is finished, it will be opened and the north bridge closed. During the second half of the project, there will be access to the island and park from Rock Falls. The contract is scheduled to be completed by the July 4th holiday weekend.

Pedestrians will always have access to the park from Rock Falls and Sterling. Even when the structures are closed to vehicular traffic, one of the sidewalks will be open for pedestrians to cross the bridges.

4/22/2015 12:37 PM (Updated 4/22/2015 12:37 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-13 in Marion

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorist traveling on Illinois Route 13 near the intersection of Terminal Drive.

Starting April 22, 2015, the contractor will begin pavement removal and replacement operations on Route 13 eastbound and westbound near the intersection of Terminal Drive at the Marion airport.

Lane reductions will be in place starting at 7 P.M. and reopened by 7 A.M. Work expected to last two weeks, weather permitting.

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.

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

4/21/2015 8:13 PM (Updated 4/25/2015 11:04 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Long-Term Lane Closures Scheduled at Four North Tri-State Tollway (I-94) Ramp Toll Plazas

Long-term lane closures for repairs at four North Tri-State Tollway (I-94) ramp toll plazas are scheduled to begin the week of April 27. Electronic message signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closures and to direct drivers through the toll plazas during repairs. All work is scheduled to be complete this summer.

 The Illinois Tollway is repairing guardrails, barrier walls, curbs and gutters at the Buckley Road (Illinois Route 137), Townline Road (Illinois Route 60) and Half Day Road (Illinois Route 22) westbound entrance and eastbound exit ramps on I-94. In addition, similar work is scheduled on the Lake Cook Road eastbound exit ramp. All work is scheduled to be complete this summer.

 While ramp repairs are underway, no more than one toll collection lane will be closed at a time. I-PASS customers will have access at all times, while cash customers will be directed to pay tolls online at www.illinoistollway.com within the Illinois Tollway’s seven-day grace period when lanes with automatic coin machines are closed. I-PASS is accepted at all times in cash lanes throughout the Tollway system.

 Buckley Road (Plaza 20) and Townline Road (Plaza 22) Ramps

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin the week of April 27 on the eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramps with toll plazas at both Buckley Road and Townline Road. Work will begin with closure of the I-PASS or Pay Online lanes for approximately two weeks, after which the cash lanes will close and the I-PASS or Pay Online lanes will reopen for all traffic. Cash customers wishing to access the Tollway via the I-PASS lanes will need to pay online within seven days of using the toll plaza. Repairs at both locations are scheduled to be complete by Memorial Day weekend.

 Half Day Road (Plaza 23) Ramps

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin the week of May 4 on the eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramps with toll plazas at Half Day Road. Work will begin with closure of the I-PASS or Pay Online lane for approximately two weeks, at which time the cash lane will close and the I-PASS or Pay Online lane will reopen. Cash customers wishing to access the Tollway via the I-PASS lane will need to pay online within seven days of using the toll plaza. Work is scheduled to be complete by early summer.

 Lake Cook Road (Plaza 26) Ramp

Work is scheduled to begin in May on the eastbound exit ramp at Lake Cook Road. Because Lake Cook Road has three toll collection lanes, access for both cash and I-PASS customers will be retained throughout the work. Work is scheduled to be complete this summer.

 Work Zone 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. Drivers should continue to 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 Tollway Keeps Drivers Informed

The Tollway offers the following ways for drivers to get the latest travel information before they get on the road:

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 and travel information
www.travelmidwest.com – Real-time travel times
www.twitter.com – Real-time roadway incident information at Tollway Trip 90, Tollway Trip 88, Tollway Trip 355 and Tollway Trip 94/294

4/21/2015 7:40 AM (Updated 4/25/2015 11:04 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-55/70 near Collinsville, IL

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures may be encountered on eastbound and westbound I-55/70, just west of I-255, beginning Monday, April 20, 2015.

Weather permitting, the lane closures will occur during daytime working hours.  The lane closures are needed to repair the bridge carrying Fairmont Avenue over I-55/70.

Traffic control devices and message boards will be utilized during this road closure to assist motorists making their way around the work zone.  Motorists are advised to consider alternate routes or allow additional travel time.  The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, and use extreme caution while travelling in the vicinity of this work zone.

The lane closures are expected to continue until this fall.

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

4/20/2015 5:03 PM (Updated 4/20/2015 5:03 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   llinois Route 10 Work to Resume April 27th West of Bondville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will resume on Illinois Route 10 between Bondville and Interstate 72 on Monday, April 27, 2015. The work will include milling and resurfacing of the mainline along with new pavement markings. During construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane.

The overall project has an anticipated completion date of May 30, 2015, weather permitting.

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.

4/20/2015 4:40 PM (Updated 4/20/2015 4:40 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Local Crossroad Bridge Closures Scheduled to Begin in April on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

2015 construction includes repairs to extend the life of bridges in Lee and Ogle Counties

Four local crossroad bridges carrying traffic over the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Lee County are scheduled to close by the end of April for repairs. The closures are expected to be in place for approximately one month.

Beginning the week of April 27, the Burkett Road, Rocky Ford Road, Whitney Road and Midway Road Bridges are scheduled to close through May. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to the start of bridge construction. No detours will be posted. Up to 300 vehicles use the bridges on a daily basis, with less than 100 vehicles using the Rocky Ford Road Bridge daily.

The four local crossroad bridges are among 14 to be repaired along I-88 this year. Other local crossroad bridges include Red Brick Road, Nachusa Road, Robbins Road, Franklin Road, Reynolds Road, Ashton Road, Meridian Road, Brooklyn Road, Thorpe Road and Brush Grove Road. Bridge work and closures are being staggered so that adjacent bridges are not under construction at the same time.

Bridge repairs include pavement patching, replacing bridge joints and repairing beams and girders. Additionally, the bridge deck at the Nachusa Road Bridge will be replaced.

Full closure of these local crossroad bridges is necessary because the bridge structures are not wide enough to maintain traffic and provide a work zone. In addition to providing a safe work zone for construction workers and drivers, closure of the bridges will allow work to be complete in half the time.

Most of the bridge closures will be scheduled for approximately one month, except for Nachusa and Ashton Road, which will require longer closures. All work is being coordinated with Lee and Ogle Counties and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local municipalities, townships, school districts and police and fire departments.

Maps and construction project information about the I-88 local crossroad bridge projects is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

The local crossroad bridges are being rehabilitated to extend the life of the structures and the repairs are being done in coordination with the of the resurfacing of I-88, between Illinois Route 251 near Rochelle and U.S. Route 52 near Dixon. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

4/20/2015 3:18 PM (Updated 4/23/2015 6:54 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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4/13/2015 11:26 AM (Updated 4/20/2015 4:45 PM)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 4/20/2015 4:46 PM)

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 4/20/2015 4:47 PM)

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 4/20/2015 4:48 PM)

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   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)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   I-94 bridge repairs start Monday over Paw Paw River

COUNTY:

Van Buren County

HIGHWAY:

I-94

CLOSEST CITY:

Paw Paw

START DATE:

Monday, April 6, 2015

ESTIMATED END DATE:

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015

PROJECT:

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be repairing I-94 over the east branch of the Paw Paw River.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:

Two lanes of I-94 will be open in each direction throughout construction, with intermittent single-lane closures.

3/30/2015 10:26 AM (Updated 3/30/2015 10:26 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Blue Water Bridge construction

Blue Water Bridge closing lanes for resurfacing

COUNTY:
St. Clair County

HIGHWAY:
Blue Water Bridge​

CLOSEST CITY:
Port Huron and Sarnia, Ontario

START DATE:
Noon
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Crews will begin moving traffic barriers at 7 a.m.

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Early July 2015

PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Blue Water Bridge Canada (BWBC) are resurfacing the original span of the Blue Water Bridge, built in 1937. The eastbound spanwill accommodate both directions of traffic throughout the project. This work will preserve the safety and reliability of the bridge and is expected to be finished early July. 

TRAFFIC IMPACT:
Motorists will find only one lane of traffic open when entering each direction across the bridge, with two lanes available as vehicles approach the toll plazas at each end of the bridge. There will be limited lane availability during the project, which will prevent the use of a dedicated lane for NEXUS and F.A.S.T. motorists, as well as buses.

Wide loads will be restricted to less than 11 feet, and bicyclists cannot be accommodated during the construction.

This plan has been developed to help reduce delays and promote the efficient flow of vehicles during work, while also maintaining emergency vehicle access. Due to the longer wait times expected at the border, motorists are encouraged to travel at off-peak hours if possible, or travel south to use the international bridge or tunnel crossings in the Detroit/Windsor area.

For Blue Water Bridge traffic updates and other bridge information on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/MDOT_BWB and www.twitter.com/bluewaterbridge

Download MDOT's Mi Drive traffic information app: www.michigan.gov/drive.

3/26/2015 2:16 PM (Updated 4/18/2015 3:52 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lisbon Road over I-80 in Morris

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that beginning April 6, 2015, (weather permitting) Lisbon Road over I-80 in Morris will be closed to through traffic at I-80 to allow for reconstruction of a bridge. There will be no posted detour associated with the closure. A $3,098,654.59 contract has been awarded to "D" Construction, Inc. of Coal City, IL for this work. The project work consists of the replacement of the Lisbon Road structure over I-80, including the construction of additional embankment for the widened structure.

It is anticipated that Lisbon Road will reopen to traffic in late November, 2015. The entire project is anticipated to be complete in the spring of 2016, as minor weather dependent items may remain in late fall of this year. Necessary lane closures on I-80 associated with this project will be done at night from 6PM to 10AM in an attempt to minimize delays to motorists; however, some daytime lane closures may, at times, also be present in isolated circumstances. Lane closures for preliminary work on I-80 are to begin March 23rd (weather permitting).

Motorists are urged to use extreme caution when traveling near or around the work zone.

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

3/26/2015 11:26 AM (Updated 3/26/2015 11:26 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-251 in Peru

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that (weather permitting) work is scheduled to begin March 23, 2015, on IL 251 in Peru.

A $4,320,995.80 contract has been awarded to Advanced Asphalt Company of Princeton, IL for the work which includes milling and resurfacing of IL 251, from north of May Road to U.S. 6.

Also included in the work is the replacement of the traffic signal detector loops at various intersections and reconstruction of existing sidewalk ramps at intersections along IL 251. Work is expected to be complete by the end of June.

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

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

3/26/2015 11:23 AM (Updated 3/26/2015 11:24 AM)

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

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that traffic on Jefferson Street in Morton will be detoured from Detroit Avenue to Veterans Avenue beginning Monday, April 20th and continuing until the end of May.

The detour will take Jefferson Street traffic to Jackson Street via Detroit Avenue and Veterans Avenue, and is necessary for continued work on the road and bridge structure.

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

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

For more information on this project, visit

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/i-74-and-i-155-improvement-project.
 
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3/24/2015 1:26 PM (Updated 4/13/2015 8:20 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-91 in Dunlap

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to widen and resurface IL 91 in Dunlap will continue the week of March 30th, weather permitting.
 
This work will require traffic shifts and lane closures on IL 91. In addition, the portion of Legion Hall Road between IL 91 and Breckenridge Drive will be closed for pavement replacement and the installation of sidewalk, pipe culverts, and storm sewer.
 
Access to residences and businesses will be maintained during construction. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

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

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

3/23/2015 11:55 AM (Updated 4/6/2015 9:53 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Stadium Drive interchange reconstruction at US-131 starts Monday in Kalamazoo

Fast facts:

- Stadium Drive interchange reconstruction at US-131 begins March 30 in Kalamazoo.

- MDOT is investing $23.5 million to build a single-point urban interchange (SPUI) at US-131 and Stadium Drive (I-94 Business Loop/US-131 Business Route).

- Work is expected to be complete in September.

Following the Stadium Drive construction completed in 2014, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be resuming reconstruction of the US-131 interchange in Kalamazoo on Monday, March 30.

The new interchange is expected to be open to traffic in early September. It will be a single-point urban interchange (SPUI), the same design used at the I-94 interchange with Westnedge Avenue in Portage.

During construction, there will be one lane of Stadium Drive open in each direction.

The straight ramps will remain open:

- northbound US-131 to eastbound Stadium Drive,

- eastbound Stadium Drive to southbound US-131,

- southbound US-131 to westbound Stadium Drive, and

- westbound Stadium Drive to northbound US-131.

The loop-ramps will be closed:

- northbound US-131 to westbound Stadium Drive,

- southbound US-131 to eastbound Stadium Drive,

- westbound Stadium Drive to southbound US-131, and

- eastbound Stadium Drive to northbound US-131.

3/23/2015 10:10 AM (Updated 3/23/2015 8:50 PM)

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

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

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

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

The project is expected to be completed by October 31, 2015.

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

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

3/20/2015 7:40 PM (Updated 4/18/2015 3:52 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Stuenkel Road Interchange Construction Work

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, work for the new interchange on I-57 at Stuenkel Road near the Village of University Park will resume on Monday, March 23.

In order to complete the work, shoulders along both northbound and southbound I-57 will be closed between Monee-Manhattan Road and Steger Road.

Project work includes but is not limited to the construction of ramps, pavement reconstruction and road widening. The project is anticipated to be completed by October 2015.

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

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

Traffic updates are available online at www.travelmidwest.com.

3/20/2015 1:47 PM (Updated 3/20/2015 1:47 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Work Scheduled at the O'Hare Toll Plazas on Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Construction begins with daily, off-peak lane closures for electrical work and toll plaza improvements

Work to complete toll plaza improvements at the O’Hare Toll Plazas on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is scheduled to continue week of March 23. Daily lane closures during off-peak hours are needed to begin work at the O’Hare East Toll Plaza (Plaza 32) and to complete the work at the O’Hare West Toll Plaza (Plaza 31).

Drivers will continue to have access to I-PASS or Pay Online lanes and automatic coin machine lanes at both toll plazas throughout construction, and all work is scheduled to be complete by summer. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to lane closures.

O'Hare East Toll Plaza (Plaza 32)
Beginning the week of March 23, construction at the O’Hare East Toll Plaza located on the ramp carrying traffic from northbound I-294 to River Road and I-190, will begin with daily, off-peak lane closures scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for electrical work. Only one lane will be closed at a time for this work.

In April, work at the O’Hare East Toll Plaza will require extended single lane closures for pavement reconstruction and work. The I-PASS or Pay Online and automatic coin machine lanes will remain open during construction.

Work scheduled at the O’Hare East Toll Plaza includes pavement repairs for the two outside lanes and pavement reconstruction for the two inside lanes. In addition, toll equipment and electrical improvements are scheduled, as well as drainage improvements at all four toll collection lanes. All work is scheduled to be complete this summer.

O’Hare West Toll Plaza (Plaza 31)

During the week of March 23, daily, off-peak lane closures will resume from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the O’Hare West Toll Plaza located on the ramp carrying traffic from southbound I-294 and the eastbound Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) to I-190. Only one lane will be closed at a time.

The single lane closures are needed to complete electrical work and toll equipment improvements at the O’Hare West Toll Plaza. The majority of the work, including pavement repairs, was completed in 2014. This work will be done during off-peak hours to minimize the impact on traffic and is scheduled to be completed by the end of April.

3/19/2015 12:48 PM (Updated 3/24/2015 11:13 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-55 in Springfield

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that road construction is scheduled to begin the evening of March 23, 2015, weather permitting, on I-55 from the Lake Springfield Bridge northerly to Southwind Road. The project consist of patching, milling, and the paving of existing I-55 and the interchange ramps at Toronto Road.

The construction will require lane closures and short term ramp closures. All lanes of traffic will remain open to traffic during the during the peak travel times. Lane closures will be allowed from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m beginning on Sunday at 8:00 p.m., and ending on Friday at 6:00 a.m. Work on this project is expected to be completed by mid summer of 2015.

3/17/2015 4:35 PM (Updated 3/17/2015 4:35 PM)

Indiana Toll Road Logo   Lake Station WB Entry Ramp to Indiana Toll Rd to be Closed for Reconstruction

Beginning Monday, March 30, 2015, the westbound entry ramp at the Lake Station (Exit 21) interchange on the Indiana Toll Road will be closed for 13 weeks. The impacted ramp connects both directions of traffic from I-80/94 traveling to westbound Indiana Toll Road.

The closure is part of the ongoing Lake Station rehabilitation project that began in October 2013, and will rebuild three structures in the interchange: BHX-A, BHX-B and 5262B. This next phase of the project includes the replacement of Structure BHX-A (see attached map for clarification). The construction will fully close the westbound entry ramp from I-80/94 onto the ITR until approximately June 29, 2015, while the existing bridge is demolished and reconstructed. The detour route will be I-80/94 to I-65 North, and enter the ITR at Gary East (Exit 17).
 
The entire process is expected to be completed around fall 2015. Upon completion, the interchange will function as it did prior to the project. No permanent removal of any structure is planned.

Along with this new closure, the previous traffic restriction at Lake Station remains in effect as well (ramp closed to westbound Indiana Toll Road traffic exiting at MP 21 (to go either direction on I-94). This traffic is still diverted to Exit 17, Gary East. At Gary East, patrons are to take I-65 South and re-connect with I-94. Exit 17 remains a free exit, just as Exit 21).

Lake Station reconstruction summary:

(see attached map for locations)
 

  • Structure BHX-B: Removed in October 2013. BHX-B remains closed, with rebuilding set to begin in spring 2015 alongside the construction of BHX-A. Anticipated completion in fall 2015.
  • Structure 5262B: Reconstruction began in June 2014 and completed in November 2014.
  • Structure BHX-A: To be removed and rebuilt beginning March 2015. Anticipated completion in June 2015.
  • Indiana Toll Road entering/exiting eastbound traffic is not impacted.

How to get Indiana Toll Road E-ZPass

Indiana’s electronic toll-collection system was successfully implemented along the entire length of the Toll Road on April 1, 2008. E-ZPass transponders may be ordered through the ITRCC Web site, www.ezpassin.com. They are also available by calling our Customer Service Center at 1-888-496-6690 or by visiting the Center at our Granger office, 52551 Ash Road. In addition, you can purchase an E-ZPass for two-axle passenger vehicles and motorcycles at any ITR travel plaza or participating CVS/pharmacy store.

About the ITR

In operation since 1956, the Indiana Toll Road stretches 157 miles across the northernmost part of Indiana from Ohio to the Illinois state line. It links Chicago with the largest cities on the eastern seaboard, and it also serves as the primary connecting route to the Chicago Skyway, a main route to downtown Chicago. The Indiana Toll Road – managed by ITR Concession Co. LLC (ITRCC) – and its nearly 300 employees are proud to serve thousands of patrons every day. ITRCC operates a safe and efficient road while providing high-quality customer service. ITRCC is indirectly owned by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP), Macquarie Atlas Roads (MQA) and Cintra Concessiones (Cintra), which are among the world’s largest developers and managers of infrastructure projects.