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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IDOT Suspends Non-Emergency Roadwork Labor Day Weekend

With thousands of motorists expected to travel on state roadways over the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended where possible to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow. IDOT is also providing advance notice of lane closures that will remain in place for the holiday week to aid motorists' travel plans and boost safety.
                                                                                                                
Starting at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, IDOT will suspend all non-emergency roadwork for the holiday week and open up all lanes where possible through midnight Monday, Sept.1. Some construction zones will have lane closures in effect, depending on the projects.

IDOT is urging motorists to slow down, obey posted speed limits and drive with caution through work zones. Holiday travelers are reminded that work zone speed limits are still in effect wherever they are posted, even where no construction workers are present.

IDOT Highway District 1:

COOK COUNTY

  • Harrison Str. closed between Halsted and Des Plaines. (Bridge over I-90/94) detours are posted.  Halsted St. Bridge reduced to two lanes between Van Buren St. and Harrison St. (bridge over I-290)
  • North Ave over Salt Creek; traffic reduced to 2 lanes in each direction.
  • Cumberland Avenue over I-90; traffic reduced to 2 lanes in each direction.
  • Willow Road from IL-43 (Waukegan Road) to I-94, there will be one lane in each direction open to through traffic.  That includes the traffic on IL-43 (Waukegan Road) at Willow Road.
  • Morgan St. closed between Van Buren St. and Harrison St. (bridge over I-290).  Also there are lane closures EB on (at 1-290) Congress at Halsted and WB from Canal to Halsted.
  • Permanent closure on North Ave @ Des Plaines River Bridge(Thatcher Ave) - Westbound lane 3, traffic will be reduce to two lanes westbound approximately 0.3 of a mile westbound.
  • Cambridge Dr. over W Branch DuPage River is closed, detour is posted.
  • Syracuse Ln over the W Branch DuPage River is closed, detour is posted.
  • Cornell Ave from IL-64 to Armitage Ave in Melrose Park is one way northbound, detour is posted.
  • IL-83 from Kedzie to Western/Dixie Highway, going east & westbound, one lane open in each direct; and Western to Kedzie going north & southbound, one lane open in each direction.  (Posen, IL)
  • US-30/IL-56 over IL-47 will have one lane open in each direction.
  • US-20(Lake St.) from Oak Ave. to Park Ave. in Bartlett and Streamwood. Both west bound lanes will remain open. Only one east bound lane will remain open during stage two.
  • County Line Road over I-55 bridge rehabilitation and ramps, NB bridge will be closed and traffic crossover to SB bridge with 1 lane NB, and 1 lane SB; with 1 SB ramp lane partially closed with barricades on one side. Approach with caution.
  • The SB Bishop Ford ramp to Stony Island/103rd St is closed untIL-Sept. 15, 2014 and a detour to 111th street is set-up. This is part of contract 60J12, I-94 (Bishop Ford Expy) at Stony Island Interchange project.
  • IL-83 over the S&S and I&M Canals have (2 lanes closed) one lane only NB for through traffic.
  • West Lake Avenue at Greenwood Road in Glenview.  West Lake Avenue and Greenwood Road will be closed to through traffic. West Lake Avenue is currently open to one way local traffic only in the westbound direction. There is a posted detour to follow.
  • West Jeffery Avenue over Buffalo Creek in Wheeling. West Jeffery Ave. is completely closed to traffic at the bridge over Buffalo Creek.
  • Intersection Improvement at Western and US-30 in Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields in Cook County. Traffic will be reduced from 3 lanes to 2 lanes on US-30 and from 2 lanes to one lane on Western. The right turn lane is closed in both directions on Western.
  • US-20(Lake St.) from Oak Ave. to Park Ave. in Bartlett and Streamwood.  Both east bound lanes will remain open. Only one west bound lane will remain open during stage one.
  • Bridge rehabilitation and ramp construction on I-94/90 (Kennedy Expressway) at Ohio Street) located at the Ohio Street Interchange in Cook County. Ramp partially closed with barricades on one side - enter with caution.
  • Intersection Improvement at Western and US-30 in Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields in Cook County. Traffic will be reduced from 3 lanes to 2 lanes on US-30 and from 2 lanes to one lane on Western. The right turn lane is closed in the NB on Western.
  • IL-64 (North Ave) is down to two lanes in each direction from IL-83 to Villa Park.
  • Joliet Road (US-66) in Countryside down to one lane westbound to LaGrange Road (US-45/US-12).

DUPAGE COUNTY

  • IL-38 is permanent closures leaving one lane in each direction from Kirk Road to east of Kress Road in Geneva and West Chicago.  (Kane and DuPage Counties)
  • IL-59, between Diehl Road and New York/North Aurora Road there will be two lanes open in each direction utilizing the median as one of the lanes.  There will only be a single lane of traffic open in each direction under the BNSF RR.
  •  One lane closed EB on IL-19 (Irving Park Road) at York Road.
  •  Maple St over Spring Brook Creek in Itasca is closed.
  • 75th Street, from Adams to Plainfield Road in Darien; eastbound and westbound lane closures; 2 lanes are open in each direction.
  • East New York Street from Welsh Dr. to Asbury Dr. in Aurora - lane closure eastbound and westbound, one lane open in each direction.

KANE COUNTY
 

  • EB and WB Indian TraiI road over the Fox River is closed to traffic between IL-31 and IL-25, in the city of Aurora. Detour routes are posted.
  • US-20 over McLean Blvd - traffic change on Interchange reconstruction in Elgin; two lanes open in each direction.
  • Maple Avenue from Washington St. to L.W. Besinger Drive will have one lane open eastbound only.
  • US-30/IL-56 over IL-47; traffic reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • French road over Burlington Creek is reduced to one lane with a temporary traffic signals.

LAKE COUNTY
 

  • IL-131 (Green Bay Road) & Wadsworth Road is in stage 1 detour configuration, with one lane open in each direction.
  • Grass Lake Road, about one mile west of US-45 is in stage 1 detour configuration with one lane open only for both EB and WB traffic
  • Rollings Road, about ½ mile west of US-45 has all lanes open with daily lane closures
  • Washington Street from Lakewood Terrace to Ravine Drive, in Round Lake, Round Lake Park, & Hainsville has all lanes open with daily lane closures.
  • Hart Road & Sunset Drive, Village of Round Lake, is in Stage 1 detour configuration, has all lanes open with daily lane closures.
  • IL-132 over the Des Plaines River; one lane closed in each direction over the River.
  • Roberts road and River Road - River Road is closed at Roberts Road - follow posted detour.
  • Grasslake Road two miles west of US-45 is under stage one detour - new traffic pattern - drive with caution.

Mc HENRY COUNTY

  • Route 120 Bridge over the Fox River in McHenry county is in Stage 1 construction where we have traffic reduced to one lane in each direction
  • IL-31 at IL-176 and at Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, Nunde Township and unincorporated McHenry County, one lane open in each direction.
  • IL-31 at IL-120 (North Leg), in McHenry, McHenry County. New lane configuration, one lane open in each direction on IL-Rte. 120.
  • Johnsburg Road from west of Chapel Hill Road to East of Chapel Hill Road, Johnsburg, McHenry County.  One lane open westbound on Johnsburg Road. Follow posted detour.
  • Franklinville Road closed one mile north of IL-176 - follow posed detour.

WILL COUNTY

  • Division Street over the J & M Canal in Lockport.  Bridge out - detour posted.
  • I-55 northbound and southbound exit ramps to US-30 in Joliet -reduced to one left turn lane and one right turn lane for each ramp.
  • I-55 at Arsenal Road interchange - the east frontage Road southbound direction will be reduced down to one lane.
  • IL-53 at Material Road in Romeoville - lane closures EB and WB with one lane open in each direction.

IDOT Highway District 2:

CARROLL COUNTY

US-52/IL-64 three miles east of Mt Carroll is restricted to one lane for the replacement of two bridges and a culvert. Temporary traffic signals have been installed to control traffic flow at each of the three structures.

JODAVIESS COUNTY

IL-84 over the Apple River in Hanover is restricted to one lane and controlled by traffic signals while the bridge is replaced.

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY

  • I-74/280 near the east edge of Coal Valley. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction as the bridges over Coal Creek are replaced.
  • US-67 Centennial Bridge over the Mississippi River is closed. Traffic is detoured on IL-92, I-280 and US-61 while repairs are made to the bridge.
  • IL-92 is closed west of Andalusia at the Big Branch Creek bridge south of Loud Thunder Road. Traffic is being detoured on County roads while the structure is removed and replaced.

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

  • US-20 just east of IL-2 at the south edge of Rockford. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction as the bridges over the Rock River are replaced.
  • IL-2 from Harrison Avenue to Cedar Street in downtown Rockford. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction as the roadway is removed and replaced two lanes at a time.

IDOT Highway District 3:

BUREAU COUNTY

        

  • I-80, MP 44, Bridge Replacements, One lane closed in each direction.
  • I-180, MP 11, Bridge Painting, One lane closed in each direction.

GRUNDY COUNTY
 
Minooka Road Bridge CLOSED over I-80, Bridge Replacement, NO DETOUR POSTED
 
IROQUOIS COUNTY

I-57, MP 297, Bridge Deck Replacement, One lane closed in each direction.

KANKAKEE COUNTY

  • I-57, MP 300, Bridge Replacement, One lane closed in each direction.
  • I-57, MP 310, Bridge Replacement, One lane closed in each direction.

LASALLE COUNTY                          

  • IL-71, just north of Norway, Bridge Replacement, One lane open, Controlled by signals.
  • IL-170, CLOSED from Grand Ridge / Mazon Road to north of Ransom, Culvert replacements, DETOUR POSTED.

IDOT Highway District 4:
 
FULTON COUNTY
 
US-24 west of Little America will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by temporary signals for bridge work over Big Sister, and Little Sister Creeks.
 
KNOX COUNTY
 
IL-97 at the Spoon River near Maquon under one lane with traffic controlled by temporary signals for bridge work.
 

PEORIA COUNTY
 
Allen Road at the IL-6 interchange will be reduced to one lane in each direction utilizing a crossover.
 
TAZEWELL COUNTY
 

  • Near Morton, the ramp from northbound I-155 to eastbound I-74 is closed.  Traffic should follow the marked detour.  Also, the eastbound I-74 ramp to southbound I-155 is reduced to one lane.
  • Eastbound IL-116, north of IL-26 will be reduced to one lane for bridge reconstruction.  Traffic will utilize a crossover.
  • IL-9, 2.5 miles west of Mackinaw will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by temporary signals. This is for bridge reconstruction.

IDOT Highway District 5:
 
MCLEAN COUNTY

Business 55 / Veterans Parkway over Interstate 74 southwest of Bloomington. North and south bound passing lanes are closed with barrier in place. A marked traffic pattern is in use.
 
I-39 (North of Normal) mile post 1 to mile post 5 will have the north and south bound passing lanes closed. A marked traffic pattern is in use.

VERMILION COUNTY

  • US-150 (Main Street) over the North Fork Vermilion River next to Elsworth Park in Danville. US-150 will narrow down to one lane in each direction with barrier wall in place (normally two lanes in each direction).
  • US-150 (Martin Luther King) between Oakwood and Interstate 74 over the Salt Fork Vermilion River next to Vermilion County Fairgrounds. US-150 will narrow down to one lane with barrier wall in place. Traffic signals will be in use to direct traffic. 
  • IL-119 Near Alvin, IL-over the North Fork Vermilion River. IL-119 will narrow down to one lane with barrier wall in place. Traffic signals will be in use to direct traffic.

IDOT Highway District 6:

CHRISTIAN COUNTY
 
IL-48 over Bear Creek located 1 mile southwest of Palmer.  Bridge reconstruction reduces traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals.
 
IL-48 over South Fork Sangamon River located 2 mile southwest of Taylorville. Bridge rehabilitation reduces traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals.
 
LOGAN COUNTY

  • Interstate 55 over abandoned railroad located 1.1 miles north of Lincoln (MM 131); bridge reconstruction reduces northbound and southbound lanes to one lane.
  • Interstate 55 over Business Loop 55 and Union Pacific Railroad located 1.9 miles northeast of Lincoln (MM 133); bridge reconstruction reduces northbound and southbound lanes to one lane.
  • Interstate 55 over abandoned railroad and over Race Street located south of Atlanta (MM 139 to MM 140); bridge reconstruction reduces northbound and southbound lanes to one lane.
  • Business Loop 55 over Salt Creek located at the south edge of Lincoln; bridge reconstruction closes the road to traffic.
  • IL-10 over Sugar Creek located 3 miles east of New Holland. Bridge rehabilitation reduces traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals.

SANGAMON COUNTY
 
IL-123 over Sangamon River located in Petersburg. Bridge rehabilitation reduces traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals.

IDOT Highway District 7:

CUMBERLAND COUNTY
 
Interstate 70 just west of Greenup; bridge removal and rehabilitation; stage construction with one lane open in each direction utilizing median crossovers and concrete barrier in place.
 
EFFINGHAM COUNTY

Interstate 57/70 around Effingham; major road reconstruction; stage construction with two lanes open in each direction on 57/70 and one lane open on 57 and on 70, concrete barriers in place.
 
EFFINGHAM/FAYETTE COUNTIES

Illinois Route 128 just north of US-Route 40; pavement and drainage upgrades; stage construction with one lane open and traffic signals in place.
 
FAYETTE COUNTY

Interstate 70 around Vandalia; bridge replacement; lane closures with one lane open in each direction.
 
MACON COUNTY

Interstate 72 Pride of the Prairie Rest Area; rest area parking lot reconstruction; eastbound rest area closed, westbound open.
 
WABASH COUNTY

  • Old Illinois Route 1 north of Mt. Carmel; bridge replacement; road closure with no marked detour.
  • Illinois Route 1 in the southwest part of Mt. Carmel; bridge replacement; road closure with a marked detour.

WAYNE COUNTY

Illinois Route 15 east of Fairfield; bridge rehabilitation; stage construction with one lane open, traffic signals and concrete barrier in place.

IDOT Highway District 8:
 
CLINTON COUNTY
 
IL-Route 127 structure over the Kaskaskia River will be closed 2.5 miles south of Carlyle.  The road closure is required to replace the structure over the Kaskaskia River and is expected to be completed by October 2014.  A marked detour route utilizing Slant Road and IL-Route 161 will be in place.
 
JERSEY COUNTY 

  • IL-16 over Phil's Creek and IL-16 over Phil's Creek East Branch west of IL-111 will be reduced to one lane to perform bridge repairs through the fall, 2014.
  • IL-100 over Otter Creek south of the junction with IL-16 will be reduced to one lane to perform bridge repairs through the fall, 2014.

MADISON COUNTY
 

  • I-255 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Horseshoe Lake Road and I-270 for bridge rehabilitation and resurfacing.
  • IL-159 Collinsville will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Johnson Street and Mounds Avenue for pavement reconstruction.
  • IL-143, Pierron, bridge over Sugar Creek, reduced to one lane to perform bridge replacement through fall 2014. 
  • IL-140 will be reduced to one lane east of QuercUS-Grove Road to replace a box culvert.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY
 

  • I-64 from 18th Street to IL-111, East St. Louis, there will be one lane closed in both the eastbound and westbound directions.  Closure needed to perform pavement resurfacing and staged bridge work.
  • IL-13 under IL-15 near Belleville will be closed. Closure needed to construct new structures.
  • The IL-15 bridges over IL-13 near Belleville will have one lane closed in each direction of bridges. This lane restriction is needed to construct the new Eastbound IL-15 structure.
  • IL-13, one mile NW of Marissa, will be reduced to one lane to perform culvert replacement.

IDOT Highway District 9:
 
JACKSON COUNTY
 
IL-13, east edge of Murphysboro. Bridge construction. Traffic reduced to one lane eastbound and westbound utilizing crossovers.

POPE COUNTY

 
IL-146, four miles east of IL-145. One lane bridge construction. Temporary signals in place.
 
SALINE COUNTY

  •  IL-13, one mile east of Harrisburg. One lane bridge construction. Temporary signals in place.
  • Old IL-13, one mile west of Carrier Mills Blacktop.  Road closed for structure replacement.
  • IL-34, two miles northwest of Harco Road.  One lane mine subsidence repair.  Temporary signals in place.

WHITE COUNTY

  • IL-1, three miles south of Carmi. One lane bridge construction. Temporary signals in place.
  • IL-1 / IL14, two miles south of Crossville. One lane bridge construction. Temporary signals in place.
  • I-64, Milepost 123 to 130. Bridge repair. Traffic reduced to one lane westbound.
8/28/2014 4:13 PM (Updated 8/28/2014 4:13 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IDOT Encourages Motorcycle Riders to Take Free Training Courses

With motorcycle riding season in full swing, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced that openings are still available in upcoming motorcycle training courses. The University of Illinois Motorcycle Rider Program offers FREE motorcycle rider education courses at numerous locations throughout Central Illinois. IDOT encourages all interested residents to participate. Currently, slots for the Basic Riding Course (BRC) are open in the following locations:

Joliet Junior College                                                       
1216 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL

Pontiac Caterpillar Plant
1300 4H Park Road
Pontiac, IL                                   

Spoon River Community College
23235 N. County Road 22
Canton, IL

Illinois EPA Headquarters
1021 North Grand Ave. East
Springfield, IL

Montgomery Caterpillar Plant
South Rte. 31 & Caterpillar Dr.
Montgomery, IL

J.C. Whitney
1 J.C. Whitney Way
LaSalle, IL

Illinois Central College
One College Drive                           
East Peoria, IL


Training courses are for any Illinois resident 16 years of age or older who holds a valid automobile or motorcycle driver's license or permit.

Although designed for the novice rider as part of the Cycle Rider Safety Training Program (CRSTP), experienced riders also can gain from the BRC training. The course will include approximately 20 hours of instruction. Participants will receive a course textbook, seven hours of classroom instruction and 13 hours of "hands-on" cycle instruction. The Basic Riding Course will give participants the physical skills and knowledge needed to ride properly and safely.

Interested riders can call 1-800-252-3348 for more information. Details regarding additional training and program information can be viewed at www.startseeingmotorcycles.org or www.mrp.illinois.edu.

8/28/2014 3:36 PM (Updated 8/28/2014 3:36 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Major Traffic Stage Change on IL-59 in Naperville/Aurora

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)  - Traffic on IL-59 at the BNSF railroad viaduct, which is 1,000 feet south of North Aurora Road, will be reduced from two lanes to one lane in each direction.

The project consists of 1.57 miles of roadway reconstruction, resurfacing, retaining walls, noise abatement walls, lighting, traffic signals and other work on IL-59 from New York Street to N. Aurora Road in Naperville and Aurora. The anticipated completion date for this project is September 30, 2015.

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, be on the alert for workers and equipment, expect delays and be prepared to stop.

4/15/2014 1:44 PM (Updated 7/30/2014 2:54 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   I-96 closed in Wayne County until October

I-96:

The eastbound and westbound I-96 service drives (Schoolcraft Road) have only the right lane open between Telegraph and Newburgh roads until October.

  The following ramps will be closed until October:

  • Outer Drive to westbound I-96;
  • Greenfield Road to westbound I-96;
  • Evergreen Road to westbound I-96; and 
  • Northbound and southbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway) ramps to westbound I-96.

On westbound I-96, all express lanes will be forced onto M-39. Local lanes will be forced off onto Telegraph Road. The westbound I-96 local lanes will NOT be able to access M-39.

Eastbound M-14 traffic will be forced off onto I-275.

The northbound and southbound I-275 ramps to eastbound I-96 will be reduced to one lane, with all eastbound traffic forced off at Newburgh Road.

For more information on this $148 million investment, go to the project website at www.96fix.com. Follow project updates on www.facebook.com/96fix and www.twitter.com/96fix.

4/2/2014 11:49 AM (Updated 7/18/2014 7:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Width Restriction on Ramp from EB I-90 to SB Cumberland Avenue (IL 171) in Chicago/Park Ridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that as part of the on-going Cumberland Avenue Widening Project, the ramp from EB I-90 to SB Cumberland Avenue (IL 171) in Chicago/Park Ridge, will have a restricted width of 9'- 6"  until August 31, 2014.

The ramp from EB I-90 to SB Cumberland Avenue will be narrowed and have a width restriction of 9' - 6".  Vehicles over 9' - 6" will be required to use an alternate route without width restrictions. 

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

4/2/2014 9:47 AM (Updated 7/30/2014 3:03 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Nightly Lane and Ramp Closures on I-90/94 for Beam Installation at Ohio Street

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that, weather permitting, as part of the ongoing work on the Ohio Street bridge project, nightly closures of westbound Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94) lanes and selected ramps will take place Wednesday, Sept. 3.

On Wednesday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., traffic lanes will be reduced on the westbound Kennedy from Jackson Boulevard to Ogden Avenue. The following ramps will be closed: Jackson Boulevard, Adams Street and Randolph Street to the westbound Kennedy, westbound Congress Parkway to the westbound Kennedy, and Ontario Street to the eastbound Kennedy.

The posted detour for Ontario Street to the eastbound Kennedy will be to westbound Kennedy to Augusta Boulevard, left at Milwaukee Avenue and Augusta Boulevard intersection and onto the eastbound Kennedy entrance ramp. 

The posted detour for the westbound Congress Parkway to westbound Kennedy entrance ramp will be westbound Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) to Ashland Avenue, left onto Ashland Avenue and left onto the eastbound Eisenhower to take exit ramp to the westbound Kennedy.

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

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 at www.dot.state.il.us.
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

8/29/2014 11:43 PM (Updated 8/29/2014 11:43 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Mannheim Road Ramp Closures Sept2-Nov21

he Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that as part of the ongoing Mannheim Interchange project, the ramps from northbound Mannheim Road (U.S. 12/45) to westbound Interstate 190 and eastbound I-190 to northbound Mannheim Road are scheduled to close, weather permitting, Tuesday, Sept. 2.
 
The following detour routes will be posted.

Northbound Mannheim Road to westbound I-190:

  • Northbound Mannheim Road to westbound Zemke Boulevard to southbound Bessie Coleman Drive to westbound I-190.

Eastbound I-190 to northbound Mannheim Road loop ramp closure:

  • Northbound Bessie Coleman Drive to eastbound Zemke Boulevard to northbound Mannheim Road.

The ramps are tentatively scheduled to open November 21, 2014.

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

8/29/2014 6:12 PM (Updated 8/29/2014 6:12 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Illinois 72 Rumble Strip and Guardrail Project in Hampshire

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a rumble strip and guardrail project on Illinois 72, from French Road to the DeKalb County line in Hampshire, is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, Sept. 2.
 
In order to complete the work, motorists can expect daily lane closures with flaggers at various locations once construction begins. The anticipated completion date for this project is Nov. 30.

8/29/2014 5:12 PM (Updated 8/29/2014 5:12 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Closures Scheduled for Elmhurst Road Interchange Project on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Alternate access available during construction of new diverging diamond interchange 

The Elmhurst Road Interchange ramps connecting northbound Elmhurst Road traffic traveling to and from the east on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) will close on Monday, September 8, and all traffic will be moved onto the two remaining ramps as work advances on the $54 million Elmhurst Road Interchange Project. Electronic message signs and directional signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closures and traffic shifts.

The Illinois Tollway is rebuilding the interchange ramps along with the Elmhurst Road Bridge to accommodate a new, full-access diverging diamond interchange at I-90 and Elmhurst Road as part of the $3.4 billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project. Diverging diamond interchanges are designed to eliminate left turns in front of oncoming traffic, smooth traffic flow and reduce congestion. Right turns work the same as they do at conventional interchanges, and traffic is controlled by signals.

The public can see how a diverging diamond interchange works via a video simulation on the Illinois Tollway’s website www.illinoistollway.com. The video shows how the design differs from conventional interchanges and demonstrates how the innovative interchange works.

Ramp Closures Scheduled for September 8

The ramp closures are scheduled to begin during the day on Monday, September 8. Once closures are in place, all traffic will be routed to the ramps currently used to carry southbound Elmhurst Road traffic traveling to and from the east. The two ramps have been widened to accommodate the additional traffic and traffic lights have been put in place to direct traffic entering from and exiting to Elmhurst Road.

The Elmhurst Road Interchange will remain in this configuration into the fall. When this phase of ramp construction is complete, all traffic will be moved onto the newly rebuilt ramps and the other two ramps will then close to traffic to allow for removal and construction of new ramps that will accommodate new access carrying traffic to and from the west.  

The public can follow the progress of the work on the Illinois Route 83 Interchange and other work on the EOWA Project via camera images offering bird’s-eye-views on the Illinois Tollway’s website www.illinoistollway.com. Views of ongoing work along Illinois Route 390 are updated every 15 minutes and available online.



In addition, construction on the new southbound Elmhurst Road Bridge over I-90 is scheduled to be completed this fall. Temporary pavement will then be constructed and temporary traffic signals installed in order to shift traffic in both directions onto the new bridge. This will allow for the demolition the old Elmhurst Road Bridge and the start of construction on the new northbound Elmhurst Road Bridge in late 2014.

Currently, the Elmhurst Road Interchange on I-90 is a partial interchange providing access to and from the east. These ramps were constructed in 1958 with the original construction of I-90. The Elmhurst Road Interchange Project will reconstruct the interchange and include new ramps to and from the west to provide full access. Existing ramp movements to and from the east will remain open throughout the project.

More than 20,000 vehicles a day travel through the Elmhurst Road Interchange. Work on the new interchange and traffic configuration is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Cook County, as well as local municipalities and fire and police departments.

The $54 million Elmhurst Interchange Project is scheduled for completion in 2016 and is part of the $3.4 billion Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project (EOWA), which is included in the Tollway's 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Moving the Future.

8/29/2014 4:49 PM (Updated 8/29/2014 4:51 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-74 Ramps & IL 40 in Peoria/East Peoria

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces intermittent lane closures at the following locations in East Peoria Tuesday, September 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, September 3rd from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • I-74 Exit 94 to flyover and IL 40
    • Lane reductions or lane width reductions on the ramps at this location
  • IL 40 between I-74 and the Bob Michael Bridge
    • Lane reductions
  • I-74 ramps at Camp Street
    • Lane reductions or lane width restrictions on the ramps at this location

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.

8/29/2014 10:40 AM (Updated 8/29/2014 12:46 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-47 September Project Update for Yorkville

South of the Fox River, work continues on concrete items. Side roads, entrances, and other minor items are being completed. Curb and gutter will begin the week of Labor Day, with sidewalk work to follow.  Sidewalk work on the east side of IL-47, from Hydraulic St to Van Emmon St, is anticipated to begin soon.

Also south of the river, traffic signal mast arm foundations are being installed. This work has been completed from Hydraulic St to Fox St. Work is continuing to the south.

It is anticipated that a traffic pattern change will take place on September 4, resulting in all traffic being diverted to the east side of IL-47 across the river. At this time, west Somonauk St will be closed for reconstruction as well. This closure will affect access to schools from IL-47. Motorists who usually take west Somonauk St are advised to travel to US-34 to Game Farm Road. Students who walk to school and would normally cross IL-47 at Somonauk St will be redirected to Center St, where a flagger will be provided, before and after school, to allow them to safely cross IL-47. West Somonauk St is anticipated to be closed for approximately one month.

Work efforts have increased in the US-34 area. Storm sewer work north of US-34 continues and should continue for the next 5-6 weeks. The existing median on US-34 has been removed, and the intersection is to be resurfaced to allow staging traffic in the upcoming phases of the work in this area. To minimize impact to traffic during the resurfacing, the work will be performed at night. Initial reconstruction work on US-34 will be along the north side of the road. Substantial completion of the first US-34 phase is anticipated prior to winter.
 
As always, motorists are advised to be alert for changing traffic patterns, flaggers and all other workers.
 

8/29/2014 10:36 AM (Updated 8/29/2014 10:36 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation  logo   Labor Day Weekend Travel Planner, Northwest Indiana

NORTHWEST INDIANA – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces a road work moratorium beginning around noon Friday, August 29th until the morning hours of Tuesday, September 2nd to allow drivers a safer and more efficient holiday travel weekend.

Wherever possible, road restrictions will be removed to ease traffic flow for the influx of holiday drivers. Some closures and restrictions will remain on larger projects that cannot be safely reopened to traffic for the weekend. Around the Northwest Indiana District of INDOT those restrictions which will remain include:

Lake County

  • U.S. 30, Valparaiso to Hobart – Rough pavement as crews continue full resurfacing project
  • SR 912 (Cline Ave), Gary – Lane restrictions between Chicago Ave and Michigan St/5th Ave for Cline Avenue resurfacing project
  • U.S. 12, Gary – U.S. 12 closed from east of Lake St to west of Atcheson Dr and Old Hobart Rd is closed from Miller Ave to Atcheson Dr for bridge work
  • SR 152 (Indianapolis Ave), Hammond – Traffic shifts on SR 152 between 169th Street and 165th Street for road rehabilitation

Porter County

  • I-94, near Portage – Traffic shift in both directions on I-94 bridge, east of Ripley exit (SR 51), for bridge deck replacement
  • SR 49, south of Kouts – SR 49 bridge over the Kankakee River is closed for replacement

St. Joseph County

  •  New U.S. 31, South Bend – One lane in each direction on U.S. 31, between the U.S. 20 Bypass and Kern Road, for continued construction of the new U.S. 31

Marshall County
 

  • Blueberry Festival, Plymouth – To reach the Blueberry Festival traffic on the New U.S. 31 should use the U.S. 6 exit, travel west on U.S. 6, north on old U.S. 31 and take the Michigan ramp to Plymouth
  • New U.S. 31 – One lane in each direction on New U.S. 31, just north of U.S. 30

Cass County

  • State Road 17, Logansport – SR 17 (3rd Street) is closed over the Eel River.
8/29/2014 10:01 AM (Updated 8/29/2014 10:01 AM)

Indiana Toll Road Logo   Toll Road Construction Halted for Labor Day

GRANGER, Ind. – In anticipation of the 2014 Labor Day weekend, ITR Concession Co. (the Indiana Toll Road) announces the removal of mainline lane restrictions during this time to bring relief to heavy holiday traffic. The moratorium on ITR road construction began at 5 a.m. today and will last until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Exceptions for the Labor Day freeze on construction projects are made for emergency situations and several current long-term construction projects (including the Lake Station interchange reconstruction, Milepost 2.1 west/eastbound, and the MP 5 eastbound shoulder). Even in these existing construction cases, two lanes of travel will remain open at all times. Work zone speed limits remain in effect in those areas and if emergency repairs were to occur.

As a reminder, the Lake Station MP 21 interchange project has two closures that remain throughout the moratorium: The westbound exit ramp (from westbound ITR to I-80/94) remains closed; and the bridge over I-80/94 remains closed to east/westbound traffic on the ITR that seeks to exit to eastbound I-80/94. Detours for both projects are at Exit 17 (I-65), which remains a free exit just as Exit 21. Traffic coming from I-80/94 can still enter the ITR from either direction.

Regularly scheduled construction projects – including mill & fill, deep patching and paint striping – will resume Wednesday, Sept. 3.

8/29/2014 9:50 AM (Updated 8/29/2014 9:50 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   MDOT Labor Day Holiday Weekend Construction 8/29-09/02/14

Fast Facts:

  • MDOT is suspending as much work as possible from 3 p.m. Friday, Aug 29, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
  • AAA Michigan estimates 1.12 million Michigan residents will travel this holiday weekend.
  • Up-to-date construction and traffic information is available on the MDOT Mi Drive website: www.michigan.gov/drive.

August 27, 2014 -- To ease travel, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is once again halting a majority of its road projects for the Labor Day holiday weekend. AAA Michigan estimates 1.12 million motorists will be using Michigan roads and bridges during the last weekend before school starts.

Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 126 out of 156 projects statewide will have lane restrictions lifted. While some construction zones will be halted for the weekend, equipment and lane shifts will stay in place for remaining projects, requiring drivers to adjust their speed and pay attention.

"While many drivers will be enjoying this last holiday weekend, it's important to remember that safety on the roads requires year-round attention," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. "Always buckle up, follow the posted speed limit, and don't use your phone or text while driving. Let's all work to ensure everyone has a great Labor Day weekend and makes it home safely."

For up-to-date information on MDOT projects, view the list of statewide lane closures at: www.michigan.gov/drive. The following is a list of work zones that will remain active during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Southwest Michigan

  • I-94 in Lincoln Township, Berrien County, has one lane open in each direction between Three Oaks Road and I-196 (Exit 34).
  • I-94 Business Loop (Stadium Drive) in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, has lane closures from 11th Street to just east of Seneca Drive.
  • I-196, Allegan County, has lane closures from US-31 to the Allegan/Ottawa county line.- M-37 (Hanover Street) in Hastings, Barry County, has one lane open in each direction between M-79 and Green Street.
  • M-227 in Marshall, Calhoun County, has the northbound lane closed from Kalamazoo Avenue to Winston Drive. A detour is posted.

For more information, contact Nick Schirripa, Southwest Region Communications Representative, at 269-208-7829.

8/28/2014 1:28 PM (Updated 8/29/2014 6:08 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 24 and Adams Street/Washington Street in Bartonville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures and occasional flashing red light stop control at the intersection of US 24 and Adams Street/Washington Street in Bartonville from Thursday, August 28th until approximately Friday, September 12th.
 
The lane closures and flashing red light stop control will only take place during off-peak hours and are necessary for the modernization of traffic signals at this location.

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.

8/27/2014 6:16 PM (Updated 8/28/2014 3:59 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Northbound I-35W ramps to and from 94th Street in Bloomington opening Aug. 29
Motorists will once again be able to exit and enter northbound Interstate 35W at 94th Street in Bloomington by late evening, Aug. 29, weather permitting.
  • The northbound I-35W ramps to and from 94th Street have been closed since July 27 as crews reconstructed the ramps.
  • The southbound I-35W ramps to and from 94th Street will remain closed through mid-September. 
  • Work on the I-35W ramps is part of a larger project at the I-35W/94th Street interchange that includes:
    • Reconstructing the 94th Street bridge deck
    • Replacing bridge guardrails
    • Reconstructing bridge approaches and frontage ramps
    • Upgrading pedestrian crossings to meet modern accessibility standards
The $4.04 million project will increase the lifespan of the 94th Street bridge and provide better pedestrian accessibility.
For more information or to sign up for email project updates, visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wand94thstreet/index.html
 
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1
8/27/2014 6:13 PM (Updated 8/28/2014 4:01 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Rieder Road in St. Clair County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Rieder Road will be closed except to local traffic from US 50 to Wherry Road.  This closure will be utilized to fully reconstruct Rieder Road and construct a new interstate interchange with I-64.  Rieder Road will be closed from September 9, 2014 to May 15, 2017, weather permitting.

A marked Detour Route using US 50 and IL 158/Air Mobility Drive will be implemented the day of the closure.  The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.

The contractor on this project is The Kilian Corporation/Keeley and Sons Joint Venture from Mascoutah, Illinois.  If you have any questions concerning this project, contact Steve Putz, Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, at 618/346-3350.

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8T

8/27/2014 6:06 PM (Updated 8/28/2014 4:07 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-6 between Colona and Geneseo

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that US 6 between Colona and Geneseo will be open to traffic on Friday, August 29, 2014. The roadway has been closed with traffic detoured to I-80 since April 30, 2014. The closure was necessary while McCarthy Improvement Company completed the $2.9 million project to replace the bridge carrying US 6 over Mineral Creek and culverts at 12 locations in the area.

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

8/27/2014 6:03 PM (Updated 8/28/2014 4:08 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-30 at I-39 Interchange near Rochelle

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on US 30 at the I-39 interchange south of Rochelle will begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

The contractor will be working from US 30 to paint the overhead bridges. Most of the work will be done with all lanes open with the contractor working from off the US 30 shoulders.

Drivers should be alert for workers along US 30 until the project is completed by the end of October.

US 30 will be closed from Monday, September 8, until Friday, September 12, 2014. During this five day closure, the contractor will complete the painting of the beams above the travel lanes. All the ramps at the interchange will remain open as the only area closed will be directly under the I-39 bridges. Traffic will be detoured on I-39 to the nearest interchange and then back to US 30 to exit on the other side of the closure.

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.

8/27/2014 5:57 PM (Updated 8/28/2014 3:49 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-64 near O'Fallon

The Illinois Department of Transportation lane restrictions will be encountered along both eastbound and westbound I-64 between mile markers 19 and 22 beginning Wednesday, September 10, 2014, weather permitting.  Lane closures will be utilized to add additional lanes to I-64 and construct a new interchange at Reider Road.  This work is estimated to be completed May 2017.

Additional information:

http://goo.gl/gsE9OD

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8/27/2014 5:50 PM (Updated 8/28/2014 4:09 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-173 (West Lane Road) in Machesney Park

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following update to the project to reconstruct IL 173 (West Lane Road) in Machesney Park. Traffic is being switched to two new north side lanes on Wednesday night.

On Thursday morning, August 28, 2014, traffic will be on the new pavement and the contractor will begin removing the south lanes. The removal of the south half of the roadway requires closing Forest Hills Road south of IL 173 for two weeks and closing Kimber Drive south of IL 173 for the next three weeks.

The work is part of the $28 million project to reconstruct 2.5 miles of IL 173 to expand to four lanes from Alpine Road to the I-39/90 interchange. The contractor for the project begins in March and is scheduled to be completed by November 2015. The new four lanes west of Perryville will be completed this year and the east portion of the project will be finished next construction season.

Drivers need to be alert for the changed traffic patterns in the area. Motorists need to be prepared to stop for workers and slow moving construction vehicles.

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.
 

8/27/2014 5:46 PM (Updated 8/28/2014 4:11 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   University Avenue/4th Street Southeast ramp to northbound I-35W in Minneapolis opening Aug. 28

Motorists will be able to access northbound Interstate 35W from University Avenue or 4th Street Southeast in Minneapolis by late afternoon, Aug. 28, weather permitting.

The University Avenue/4th Street ramp has been closed since Aug. 6 as crews worked on a new northbound auxiliary lane on I-35W from University Avenue to the Johnson Street exit.

This is the second of three ramps along northbound I-35W to reopen to traffic. Crews opened the Hennepin Avenue exit ramp Monday, Aug. 25. The 3rd Street flyover ramp is scheduled to close Sept. 2 and reopen by Sept. 23, weather permitting.

Work on the I-35W project is scheduled for completion in November. The project will improve traffic flow on northbound I-35W and 4th Street South, resulting in shorter travel times and cost savings for motorists through reduced fuel use.

For more information or to sign up for email project updates, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wandfourthst/index.html 

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

8/27/2014 5:42 PM (Updated 8/29/2014 6:03 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   I-75 weekend lane closures begin after Labor Day

COUNTY:

Bay

HIGHWAY: 

I-75               

CLOSEST CITIES:

Pinconning and Standish

START DATE:

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

ESTIMATED END DATE:

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

PROJECT DETAILS:

Overall work includes reconstructing 3.5 miles of I-75 from Pinconning Road north to the Bay/Arenac county line. Work began in early May and is expected to be completed in mid-November. This $14.7 million project is weather-dependent.

TRAFFIC IMPACT:

Motorists can expect one lane closed in each direction during the first three weekends in September. Weekend closures are in addition to current weekday lane closures. M-13 is the suggested alternate route.

-   Northbound motorists can exit at Linwood or Pinconning roads and travel east to northbound M-13, then head west on M-61 to get back to I-75.

-   Southbound motorists can exit at M-61 and head east to southbound M-13, then head west on Pinconning or Linwood roads to get back to I-75.

8/27/2014 3:26 PM (Updated 8/29/2014 6:01 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   MDOT eases Labor Day travel by lifting a majority of state construction projects

Fast Facts:
- MDOT is suspending as much work as possible from 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
- AAA Michigan estimates 1.12 million Michigan residents will travel this holiday weekend.
- Up-to-date construction and traffic information is available on the MDOT Mi Drive website: www.michigan.gov/drive.


To ease travel, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is once again halting a majority of its road projects for the Labor Day holiday weekend. AAA Michigan estimates 1.12 million motorists will be using Michigan roads and bridges during the last weekend before school starts.

Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 126 out of 156 projects statewide will have lane restrictions lifted. While some construction zones will be halted for the weekend, equipment and lane shifts will stay in place for remaining projects, requiring drivers to adjust their speed and pay attention.

"While many drivers will be enjoying this last holiday weekend, it's important to remember that safety on the roads requires year-round attention," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. "Always buckle up, follow the posted speed limit, and don't use your phone or text while driving. Let's all work to ensure everyone has a great Labor Day weekend and makes it home safely."

For up-to-date information on MDOT projects, view the list of statewide lane closures at: www.michigan.gov/drive.

The following is a list of work zones that will remain active during the Labor Day holiday weekend. 

Upper Peninsula

- I-75 near Rudyard, Chippewa County, will have a posted detour in effect for two projects between M-134 and M-48.
- M-26, Houghton County, will have two lanes open between the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and Dollar Bay with a temporary roadway.
- M-149 near Manistique, Schoolcraft County, will have a posted detour in effect at Dufour Creek.
- US-2 in Ironwood, Gogebic County, will have eastbound traffic detoured via local roads in Hurley, Wis., and Ironwood. 
- US-2 near Manistique, Schoolcraft County, will have one lane open in each direction from east of the Delta/Schoolcraft county line to M-149. Wide loads restricted.

North Lower Peninsula

- US-23, Iosco County, will have a traffic shift south of Oscoda. Wide loads restricted.
- Old US-131, Wexford County, will be closed to through-traffic from Boon Road to US-131 near Cadillac. Detour on US-131.

West Michigan

- M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive), Ottawa County, has traffic shifted in each direction at 120th Avenue. Northbound 120th Avenue is closed at M-45.

Southwest Michigan

- I-94 in Lincoln Township, Berrien County, has one lane open in each direction between Three Oaks Road and I-196 (Exit 34).
- I-94 Business Loop (Stadium Drive) in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, has lane closures from 11th Street to just east of Seneca Drive.
- I-196, Allegan County, has lane closures from US-31 to the Allegan/Ottawa county line.
- M-37 (Hanover Street) in Hastings, Barry County, has one lane open in each direction between M-79 and Green Street.
- M-227 in Marshall, Calhoun County, has the northbound lane closed from Kalamazoo Avenue to Winston Drive. A detour is posted.

Central Michigan and Thumb

- I-69 near Flint, Genesee County, will have shoulder closures from I-475 west to just past M-15. All lanes will be open.
- I-75, Saginaw County, will have the following restrictions in place from Janes Road to the I-675 north junction:
          - 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 - 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30:
                   - Northbound I-75 will have all lanes open.
                   - Southbound I-75 traffic will be detoured to southbound I-675.
          - 7 - 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30:
                   - Northbound and southbound I-75 will be detoured to I-675.
          - 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 - end of construction season
                   - Southbound I-75 will have all lanes open.
                   - Northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured to I-675.
- M-24 in Lapeer, Lapeer County, will have one lane closed in each direction with traffic shifted from south of I-69 to Powers Street. 
- US-10/M-47 interchange in Midland, Midland County, will have the following restrictions in place:
          - Westbound US-10 will have shoulder closures.
          - The northbound M-47 ramp to westbound US-10 will be closed with traffic detoured.
          - The westbound US-10 ramp to southbound M-47 will be closed with traffic detoured.
- US-23, Arenac County, will have the following restrictions in place at the Rifle River:
          - Northbound US-23 will have one lane open.
          - Southbound US-23 will have two lanes open.

Southern Michigan


- I-94 Business Loop (Jackson Road) in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, will have one lane open in each direction between the I-94 ramps and Maple Road.
- I-96, Livingston County, has the rest area off eastbound I-96 near Howell closed for construction.
- M-125 in Monroe, Monroe County, will have one lane open in each direction between Stewart and Nadeau roads.
- US-127, Ingham County, will have bridge work at several local roads over US-127 between Mason and Leslie. Barnes Road and South Street will be closed with a detour posted. There will be shoulder closures in each direction on US-127.
- US-127, Jackson County, will have one lane open in each direction between Parnell Road and Henry Road, with a traffic shift.

Metro Detroit Region

Wayne County

- I-96 in Livonia is closed in each direction between Newburgh Road and US-24 (Telegraph Road). Also, the I-96 express lanes/ramps are closed between M-39 (Southfield Freeway) and US-24. Schoolcraft Road has one lane open between I-275 to US-24.
- M-1 (Woodward Avenue) is closed between Adams Avenue and Bethune Avenue.
- M-85 (Fort Street) is closed in each direction between Oakwood Boulevard and Miller Road. One lane is open between Miller Street and Dearborn Street.

Oakland County

- M-5 has two lanes shifted to the shoulder between Maple Road and Pontiac Trail.

Macomb County

- M-53 has one lane closed in each direction between Helen Avenue and the Red Run Drain.

St. Clair County

- I-94/I-69 in Port Huron has the following lane restrictions in effect:
         - One lane is open in each direction between Range Road and Lapeer Road.
         - The eastbound I-94 ramps to I-69 and I-69 Business Loop are closed.
         - Michigan Road is closed over I-94/I-69.
         - Lapeer Road has one lane closed in each direction under I-94/I-69.

8/27/2014 9:34 AM (Updated 8/29/2014 5:59 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US 67 Centennial Bridge Opening Delayed

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

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

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

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

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

8/26/2014 10:57 PM (Updated 8/29/2014 5:55 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Work Continues This Week on I-290/I-88, 75th Street and Roosevelt Road Interchanges on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Overnight and weekend ramp closures with detours required at three interchanges 

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to continue ramp repairs on the interchanges that connect the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-290/Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), 75th Street and Roosevelt Road. Overnight and weekend-long ramp closures will be needed to complete the repairs and electronic message signs and detours will be put in place to alert drivers.

Weather permitting, work at all three interchanges is scheduled over the next two weeks.

I-290/I-88 Interchange

This week, three overnight closures are scheduled to begin on the ramp carrying westbound I-290/I-88 traffic to southbound I-294 and electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. Beginning at 9 p.m. each night, the ramp will be closed and a detour will be put in place. The detour will route traffic onto westbound Roosevelt Road and to the York Road Interchange where drivers will then be directed back onto eastbound Roosevelt Road and then onto southbound I-294. The ramp will be reopened by 5 a.m. the following morning in advance of the morning commute. There will be no work on these ramps over the Labor Day weekend.