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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Repair Project on 115th Street over the Bishop Ford

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that closures will take place on the structure that carries 115th Street over the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94), in Chicago, for a bridge repair project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, March 20.

In order to complete the work, 115th Street over the Bishop Ford will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Nightly lane closures also will be required on the Bishop Ford under the 115th Street bridge, as needed.

The scope of the project includes repairs to the bridge and reconstruction of the bridge deck. The project is expected to be complete in Summer 2017.

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

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1.

3/3/2017 10:10 AM (Updated 4/11/2017 11:53 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Overnight Lane Closures on I-80 from Grundy County Line to Larkin Avenue
CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that overnight lane closures will take place on Interstate 80 from the Grundy County Line to Larkin Avenue, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, May 30. The closures are necessary for a road improvement project. 
 
In order to complete the work, nighttime lane closures will take place on Interstate 80 in both directions with temporary traffic control signs through the work zone. 
The project consists of cleaning and sealing cracks in the pavement, as well as placement of new pavement markings. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017. 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.
5/26/2017 4:08 PM (Updated 5/27/2017 9:11 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures Scheduled for I-57 & I-24 in Williamson & Johnson Counties Beginning May 30
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of upcoming lane closures on I-57 in Williamson County.
 
Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017, northbound I-57 will be reduced to one lane, at the Johnson County line (milepost 43). In addition, I-24 westbound will be reduced to one lane (milepost 1). Various phases of work will continue to the IL 148 interchange. These closures are necessary to facilitate rehabilitation of the roadway. 
 
Due to the high volume of traffic on this section of roadway, major delays can be expected daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Motorists should also be aware that incidents causing delays can occur at any time. 
 
This work will consist of removing the existing surface, fracturing (rubblizing) the existing concrete pavement to create the new base and placing new hot mix asphalt pavement and shoulders. This phase of work is expected to last through July 3, 2017. 
 
A smart traffic control system will convey real-time traffic delay information to message boards located in advance of the work zone along I-57, I-24 and approaches to the interstate. Motorists are urged to pay attention to these messages and seek alternate routes when directed. Local traffic is encouraged to utilize other state routes to avoid this section of roadway if possible. IL 146 and IL 37 have been marked as a detour route for through traffic.

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

5/26/2017 4:05 PM (Updated 5/27/2017 9:13 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Overnight Lane Closures on I-80 from Grundy County Line to Larkin Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that overnight lane closures will take place on I-80 from the Grundy County Line to Larkin Avenue, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, May 30. The closures are necessary for a road improvement project.

In order to complete the work, nighttime lane closures will take place on I-80 in both directions with temporary traffic control signs through the work zone.

The project consists of cleaning and sealing cracks in the pavement, as well as placement of new pavement markings. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

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

5/26/2017 11:38 AM (Updated 5/27/2017 9:10 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Overnight Ramp Closure from Eastbound 95th Street to Northbound Harlem Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that an overnight closure will take place on the ramp from eastbound 95th Street (US-12/20) to northbound Harlem Avenue IL-43), beginning, weather permitting, Friday, June 2. The closure is necessary for sewer repairs.

Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, the ramp from eastbound 95th Street to northbound Harlem Avenue will be closed until 5 a.m. Saturday, June 3. A posted detour will direct eastbound 95th Street traffic to continue on 95th Street, go southbound on Cicero Avenue IL-50), westbound on 127th Street and northwest on College Drive IL-83) to meet back with Harlem Avenue.

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

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

5/26/2017 11:27 AM (Updated 5/27/2017 9:14 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Closure on US-34 at Indian Creek South of Kewanee on May 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that US 34 will be closed at the bridge over Indian Creek south of Kewanee on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Stark Excavating Company is the contractor for the $2 million project to replace the structure located just west of the US 34 intersection with IL 78.

 Traffic will be detoured on IL 78 and Blackhawk Road. The contractor has been working since May 1, 2017 to make improvements to the roadway past the Blackhawk College Campus so it can be used for the detour route.
 
The bridge is scheduled to be completed and the roadway open to traffic by the end of July.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.
5/25/2017 4:52 PM (Updated 5/27/2017 8:50 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Road Closure Set for IL-146 in Johnson County Beginning June 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-146 of an upcoming ROAD CLOSURE.
 
Beginning Friday, June 2, 2017, at 6:00 P.M., IL-146, 0.4 miles west of the intersection of IL-146 and IL-37, will be closed to traffic. This work is necessary to facilitate a box culvert replacement. The road will reopen on Monday, June 5, 2017,at 6:00 A.M., weather permitting.
 
Due to the closure, motorists should seek an alternate route.
 
Message boards and signs will be in place to alert motorists of the closure.

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

5/25/2017 4:22 PM (Updated 5/27/2017 8:51 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions for the Week of May 29, 2017

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

  • US-40, 1.7 miles east of Pocahontas at the structure crossing the West Fork Shoal Creek, intermittent lane closures to replace the existing bridge through mid-August 2017. (PAG)

CLINTON COUNTY  

  • US-50 from 0.4 miles west of St. Rose Road to Shoal Creek near Breese intermittently restricted to one lane daily from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM for concrete pavement patching through July 2017. (PAG)

GREENE/CALHOUN COUNTY

  • Joe Page Bridge carrying IL-16/100 across the Illinois River in Hardin restricted to one lane to perform maintenance and paint the existing bridge through the end of September 2017. Temporary signals will be installed to maintain two-way traffic through this area.  (JA)

JERSEY COUNTY

  • IL-3 from Grafton Hills Road to IL-109 near Grafton one lane restricted to perform widening, box culvert extensions and resurfacing through December 2017. (JA)

MADISON COUNTY

  • I-70 near Highland lane closures in each direction from Prairie Road (mile post 26) to Baumann Road (mile post 33) near Highland, weather permitting, to make repairs to the pavement through fall 2017. (JA)
  • IL-3/111 (Homer Adams Parkway) at Golf Road, lane restrictions to construct intersection and drainage improvements for the proposed Alton Multimodal Facility through June 2017. (Ops)
  • IL-140 over Paddock Creek restricted to one lane to make repairs to the existing bridge through August 2017. Temporary traffic signals will be installed to maintain two-way traffic.  (JA)
  • IL-157 (Bluff Road) and Main Street north of IL-162, lane restrictions for intersection and drainage improvements to construct a fourth leg to the intersection until June 1, 2017. (Ops)
  • **NEW** Baumann Road at I-70 approximately 1.5 miles north of Pierron closed beginning Monday, June 5, 2017 to perform repairs to the existing structure through late summer. (JA)
  • SIU Northern Access Road over Cahokia Creek between IL-143 and New Poag Road reduced to one lane for approximately one month. At that time, the northbound and southbound lanes will both be reduced to one lane for the remainder of the project to repair the surfaces of both bridges through fall 2017. (JA)

MONROE COUNTY  

  • I-255 between Collinsville Road and the Mississippi River lane restrictions in both directions to complete pavement repairs through mid-summer 2017 as follows:
    • On Saturdays between 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM, two of the three lanes will be restricted in both directions; one lane will remain open at all times between these hours.
    • From Sunday evenings through Friday mornings between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM, two of three lanes will be restricted in both directions. One lane  will remain open at all times between these hours.  (JGG)

RANDOLPH COUNTY

  • IL-150 east of IL-4 to Locust Street in Steeleville eastbound and westbound lane restrictions between the hours of 6:30 AM and 7:30 PM for pavement repairs and asphalt overlay through mid-August 2017. (JGG)

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

  • I-55/64 westbound left lane between Third Street and Tudor Avenue in E. St. Louis closed through the end of summer 2017. Two lanes will remain open.  (JTC)
  • I-64 from IL-4 in St. Clair County to the Clinton County line eastbound and westbound lane closures daily between 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM to complete pavement repairs through Friday, June 2, 2017. (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 AM to 7:00 PM and all westbound lanes, east of IL-158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  All eastbound lanes, west of IL-158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM and from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM and all eastbound lanes, east of IL-158, will remain open from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. (SEP)
  • I-255 between Collinsville Road and the Mississippi River lane restrictions in both directions to complete pavement repairs through mid-summer 2017 as follows:
    • On Saturdays between 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM, two of the three lanes will be restricted in both directions; one lane will remain open at all times between these hours.
    • From Sunday evenings through Friday mornings between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM, two of three lanes will be restricted in both directions. One lane will remain open at all times between these hours.  (JGG) 
  • **REVISED** IL-13 under IL-15, Belleville, closed to all traffic through summer 2017. (SEP)
  • **REVISED** IL 15 bridges over IL-13, Belleville, one lane closed in each direction of bridges through summer 2017. (SEP)
  • Greenmount Road between IL-161 and IL-158/IL-177 lane restrictions southbound to allow Ameren IL to install a natural gas line from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM through September 30, 2017. Flaggers will be present along the route to direct traffic through the closure while reduced to one lane.  (Utils.)

WASHINGTON COUNTY 

  • IL-127 northbound and southbound from 0.1 miles north of Mockingbird Lane to IL-177 in New Minden intermittently restricted to one lane weekdays between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM to perform pavement maintenance and removal and replacement of existing pavement and shoulders through July 2017. (PAG)
  • IL-153 will have asphalt overlay of the bridge approach roadways at Archie Creek, Mud Creek and South Ford Creek through June 2017. (PAG)
  • Oakdale Blacktop Road just east of Oakdale to Rice Road restricted to one lane daily between 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM for pavement resurfacing through June 2017. (PAG)
  • Raven Road from IL-160 to IL-15 will have bituminous surface treatments through June 2017. (PAG)
  • Stone Church Road off of IL-153 will have bituminous surface treatments through June 2017. (PAG)
  • Vermont Road south of US-51/IL-15 will have bituminous surface treatments through June 2017. (PAG)
5/25/2017 4:13 PM (Updated 5/27/2017 9:01 AM)

Indiana Toll Road logo   Indiana Toll Road - Interchanges and More Lanes Open on Memorial Day

This Memorial Day weekend, the ITR Concession Co. LLC (ITRCC) is reopening 20  miles of roadway  that was repaved this Spring as part of the 80/90 PUSH Project. Additionally, the interchange at mile marker 72 in South Bend reopened Tuesday and the interchange at mile marker 21 in Portage will be open on or before Memorial Day to accommodate drivers returning from the holiday weekend.

“As we prepare to commemorate Memorial Day and welcome the start of summer travel season, we’ve worked hard to reopen these 20 miles of roadway and two interchanges for our customers,” said Nic Barr, Chief Executive Officer for ITRCC.

Over the past two-and-a-half months, ITRCC and our construction partners at Rieth-Riley Construction Co. have worked to accelerate construction in order to complete as much as work as possible prior to the busy summer holiday period.  In that short duration, 75 lane-miles of the Indiana Toll Road have been re-paved and six interchanges have been reconstructed.

80/90 PUSH construction crews will be working throughout the holiday weekend with a goal of returning the roadway to Toll Road customers this summer.  With workers on the road, all motorists are urged to always stay alert while obeying posted speeds, particularly in construction zones. To bring attention to the dangers of distracted driving, ITRCC has partnered with the Indiana State Police and Indiana Motor Truck Association urging motorists to Put the Phone Down (putthephonedownindiana.com). The goal is to keep drivers and construction crews safe.

Construction of the 80/90 PUSH project will continue into June with additional interchange work and lane closures expected to be completed later this summer. Bridge work will begin thereafter, but will have significantly less impact on through lanes.

About the 80/90 Pavement Upgrade for a Superior Highway (PUSH) Project
ITRCC resumed construction and lane closures in February for the second year of the 80/90 PUSH construction project. The 73-mile, $200 million project is reconstructing the mainline roadway, improving local street overpasses and implementing intelligent transportation systems infrastructure between Lake Station and Elkhart, Ind.

When complete, patrons will enjoy smoother, safer roadways and easier access to jobs, family and other important destinations. This is the largest project undertaken on the Indiana Toll Road since its original construction in 1954. For more information, to follow our progress or request alerts about our work go to www.8090push.com.

5/25/2017 2:56 PM (Updated 5/27/2017 9:03 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Capitol Drive Work

Notice of overnight full closure on CR-F roadway at Capitol Drive WI-190)
Closure needed for bridge demolition

Due to recent weather conditions, the planned overnight bridge demolition along Capitol Drive and corresponding roadway closure of CR-F at Capitol Drive, have been rescheduled until after Memorial Day Weekend. The work is now scheduled to take place overnight on Tuesday, May 30 as well as Wednesday, May 31, from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following mornings.
 
Motorists are encouraged to follow the signed detour along WI-164 ,CR-M (south), and Lisbon Road (north) to get around the closure. With the recent completion of temporary cross-overs, the current configuration and traffic flow along Capitol Drive is unaffected by these operations.
 
Please note that this schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change. More information can be found on the project website at: https://projects.511wi.gov/190capitol/

5/25/2017 1:08 PM (Updated 5/27/2017 9:04 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Closure Planned for Old 13 - Big Muddy Bridge in Jackson County

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorist of an upcoming bridge closure on Old IL 13 in Jackson County.
 
Beginning at 12:00 A.M. on June 1, 2017, Big Muddy Bridge on Old IL 13 in Murphysboro will be closed to traffic. This closure is necessary to facilitate repairs to the bridge. The bridge is expected to be reopened by August 18, 2017, weather permitting. Local traffic is encouraged to follow the marked detour routes.
 
Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.

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

5/24/2017 4:28 PM (Updated 5/24/2017 4:28 PM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Memorial Day Weekend Reminders

WisDOT says highway construction work being put on hold for Memorial Day weekend 
Motorists reminded to slow down, be patient, especially in work zones. Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement initiative continues through June 4
 
To accommodate heavy traffic volumes expected over the Memorial Day weekend, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is asking contractors to temporarily halt construction work on many highway improvement projects across the state. While workers will open as many highway lanes as possible, motorists should still allow extra travel time and expect slower traffic in work zones and along major highway corridors.
 
Construction in most highway work zones will stop by noon on Friday, May 26, and will not resume until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. Peak travel times for the Memorial Day weekend are expected to occur between noon until 8 p.m. on both Friday, May 26, and Monday, May 29. AAA of Wisconsin expects some 700,000 state residents will travel 50 miles or more on state roadways over the holiday weekend.
 
“We’ll be pulling back construction barrels and opening as many lanes as possible, but we’re asking motorists to plan ahead, avoid peak travel periods if possible, and expect traffic to slow down or even stop especially in work zones,” said Wayne Chase, WisDOT’s Chief Construction Oversight Engineer. “We need drivers to be patient and focused on what’s ahead of them to prevent rear-end crashes that are common in work zones.”
 
State law prohibits drivers from using a handheld mobile device in Wisconsin work zones except for emergencies. Fines start at $40. Transportation safety officials note that higher traffic volumes and speeds often generate more traffic-related deaths and injuries. During last year’s Memorial Day weekend in Wisconsin, 10 people lost their lives in traffic-related crashes.
 
“We want everyone to reach their destinations safely, but that requires all motorists to do their part by buckling up, being alert and responsible behind the wheel,” said David Pabst, Director of WisDOT’s Bureau of Transportation Safety. “To help prevent traffic deaths and injuries, law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin are watching for unbuckled drivers and passengers as part of the Click It or Ticket mobilization that continues through June 4th.”
 
Throughout the spring and summer travel periods, the Wisconsin State Patrol will utilize aircraft as part of traffic safety enforcement efforts. The dates, times and locations of many of the aerial enforcement missions are announced in advance on Twitter (@WisconsinDOT, #WisDOT).
 
Significant road construction projects that may affect highway travel during the Memorial Day weekend include:

  • Zoo Interchange project in Milwaukee County - work continues with a new traffic pattern in place. Closures include the system ramp from I-94 westbound to I-41/894 southbound. Access to I-94 westbound is restricted at 84th Street. The ramp remains open for traffic going to I-41 northbound. Various other on and off ramps remain under construction with detours posted to get motorists around the closures.
  • I-41 over the Kohlsville River in Washington County has a unique traffic pattern in place. To maximize traffic flow in the area, both lanes of I-41 southbound are open to traffic with one lane crossing over to the northbound roadway and the other remaining on the southbound roadway. Those looking to access the County D exit ramp from I-41 southbound should stay in the right lane. Both northbound lanes are open to traffic. This traffic pattern will remain in place until late June.
  • WIS 142 (Bushnell Road) near the city of Burlington will have a roadway closure to through traffic between WIS 11/36/83 and downtown Burlington that may impact travel for Chocolate Fest over the holiday weekend. Motorists are encouraged to use the signed detour route along Durand Avenue/State Street and WIS 11/36/83 to get around the closure. 
  • WIS 175 in Washington County - full closure from just north of County Q to just south of County F and from just north of WIS 167 (Holy Hill Road) to WIS 60. Detour involves use of I-41, accessing at WIS 60 or County Y (Lannon Road).
  • US 45 in Kenosha County - full closure from the IL/WI state line to north of County C. Detour involves use of I-41, accessing at WIS 50 or IL 173.
  • I-39/90/94 north of Madison - traffic reduced to two lanes in each direction and lane shifts at WIS 19 (Exit 131).
  • I-39/90 in Dane and Rock counties - be alert for lane shifts and crossovers. Reduced speed limit on I-39/90 northbound near Edgerton and Newville. Ramps to/from I-39/90 northbound at US 51 interchange (Exit 156) are closed. Alternate routes are required.
  • US 14 northbound ramp to westbound US 12/18 (Madison Beltline) closed May 26 - 27. Alternate routes are required.
  • Verona Road (US 18/151) in Dane County.
  • I-43 in Brown County is reduced to a single lane in each direction between Denmark (WIS 96) and the WIS 172/I-43 ramps in Green Bay. Also, I-43 in southern Manitowoc County is reduced to a single lane in each direction. As these lane reductions may result in traffic back-ups and/or slow travel, motorists may wish to consider using I-41 through Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Outagamie and Brown counties as an alternate north/south route. 
  • I-41 near US 10 in Winnebago County - northbound and southbound lanes of I-41 have a 55 mph speed reduction and lane shifts throughout the WIS 441 Tri-Project work zone. Eastbound and westbound US 10 also have a 55 mph speed reduction through the work zone.
  • WIS 128 (Pierce/St Croix counties) - detour of WIS 128 between WIS 72 and WIS 29 to replace culverts. Detour route would include WIS 72 to Pierce County G to Pierce County CC to WIS 29.
  • US 12 (Clairemont Ave) in Eau Claire - motorists can expect single lane closures.

WIS 22 in Clintonville (Waupaca County) is closed between 13th Street and WIS 156. Through traffic is detoured via 7th St., N. Lyon St., E. 12th St., SSGT Warren Hansen Drive, and WIS 156.

  • US 51 in Marathon County - the left shoulder on northbound US 51 will be closed at the County WW interchange and the southbound climbing lane north of Brokaw will be closed to traffic. US 51 northbound and southbound will be open to two lanes of traffic in each direction.
  • WIS 54 between Dexterville and Port Edwards (Wood County) is closed and detoured via WIS 80, WIS 173 and WIS 73.

For up-to-the-minute information on work zones and incidents that may affect highway travel, motorists can access the state’s 511 travel information system by downloading the free 511 Wisconsin mobile app or following @511WI on Twitter. Users can also access the system by dialing 511 on a phone or visiting 511wi.gov on the web. To eliminate distractions while behind the wheel, drivers should use mobile communication devices only when their vehicle is completely stopped and safely off the traveled portion of the roadway.
 
Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicle customer service centers will be closed on Memorial Day, but citizens can conduct DMV business online 24/7 at wisconsindmv.gov.

5/24/2017 11:58 AM (Updated 5/27/2017 8:43 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   I-65 Northwest Indiana Expansion Project Gets Underway

Work for widening project to begin on I-65 from IN-2 to US-30

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the commencement of major efforts on the I-65 Northwest Indiana Expansion project to start on or around June 1. INDOT is alerting motorists to a shifting traffic pattern at several locations (See below).

During the project, the speed limit will reduced to 55 MPH for the length of the expansion and bridge work. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

I-65 from US-231 to just south of US-30

-I-65 Mainline – On or after June 1, two lanes of traffic in each direction will be shifted toward the existing median. Initial work will include removing signage and guardrail, installing erosion control measures and patching existing pavement. After that, a new outside shoulder will be constructed and the existing lanes will be restriped to provide three lanes on northbound and southbound I-65. During peak hours, two lanes will be maintained in each direction. Intermittent single lane closures will occur at night.

-93rd Avenue – On or after July 15, the 93rd Avenue overpass will be closed for resurfacing. That closure is expected to last four to six weeks. The posted detour will follow 101st Avenue.

-113th Avenue – Upon completion of the work at 93rd Avenue, the 113th Avenue overpass will be closed for resurfacing. That closure is expected to last four to six weeks. The posted detour will follow 109th Avenue.

I-65 just south of IN-2 to US-231

-I-65 Mainline – On or after June 1, there will be intermittent, overnight single lane closures while a portion of the outside shoulder is reconstructed. This is expected to last approximately one week. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction during peak hours.

-Following the outside shoulder reconstruction, mainline I-65 traffic will be shifted toward the outline shoulder while drainage installation and road construction occurs in the median. During peak hours, two lanes will be maintained in each direction. Intermittent single lane closures will occur at night.

Kankakee River Bridges

-On or after June 1, a portion of the outside lane and shoulder will be resurfaced. During peak hours, two lanes of southbound traffic will be maintained at all times. Intermittent single lane closures will occur at night.

-Northbound I-65 traffic will not be affected during the 2017 construction season.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

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5/24/2017 11:45 AM (Updated 5/27/2017 8:44 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intermittent Closures Scheduled for I-55/I-64 in St. Clair County

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced its plans for intermittent closures of all westbound lanes of I-55/I-64 between 3rd Street and Tudor Avenue, approaching the Poplar Street Bridge in East St. Louis.  These intermittent closures are scheduled for the overnight hours on Thursday, June 1, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 PM and 5:00 AM.  These closures will be limited to 15 minutes each and are necessary to install new overhead sign structures associated with the new ramp being constructed.

The General Contractor on this project is Keeley & Sons, Inc., of East St. Louis, Illinois.   Mr. Joel Cumby is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation.  If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact him at (618) 346-3351.

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

5/24/2017 7:16 AM (Updated 5/27/2017 8:47 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Plan Extra Travel Time, Stay Informed for Holiday Weekend Traffic

Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of the summer travel season in Indiana. And whether you’re attending the Indianapolis 500, vacationing, visiting family and friends, or just passing through, INDOT urges drivers to plan extra travel time, to stay informed on road conditions and to drive safely.

AAA Memorial Day graphic

Road work suspended

Most highway maintenance activities and construction projects will halt work during the holiday weekend to increase mobility and safety. INDOT directs its contractors to pull back barriers and barricades to the safest extent possible to accommodate the anticipated increase in holiday travel. Some restrictions and reduced speed limits will remain in place due to ongoing road construction, including:

Northern Indiana

  •     Sections of I-94 between Kennedy Avenue (Exit 3) in Hammond and the Michigan state line have lane closures and lane shifts for road and bridge construction projects.
  •     Sections of I-80 between Kennedy Avenue (Exit 3) in Hammond and State Road 19 (Exit 92) in Elkhart have lane closures and lane shifts for road and bridge construction projects.
  •     I-65 lanes are shifted for concrete restoration between U.S. 30 (Exit 253) in Merrillville and I-80/94 (Exit 259) in Gary.
  •     I-65 lanes are shifted for bridge deck replacement at mile 227 near Fair Oaks between the State Road 14 and State Road 10 exits.
  •     I-69 lanes are shifted for a bridge replacement project between Union Chapel Road (Exit 317) near Fort Wayne and County Road 11A (Exit 326) near Garrett.
  •     I-469 near Fort Wayne is reduced to one lane in each direction for road construction between U.S. 27/33 (Exit 11) and Minnich Road (Exit 17).
  •     State Road 49 is reduced to one lane in each direction between State Road 2 in Valparaiso and U.S. 6 near Chesterton.

Central Indiana

Bridge construction where I-65 and I-465 meet on the south side of Indianapolis requires lane shifts and ramp closures, including:

  •     The I-65 south ramp to I-465 east is closed for bridge construction. A signed detour directs traffic to continue to Southport Road (Exit 103) and return northbound to access I-465 east.
  •     The I-465 east loop ramp to I-65 north is closed for bridge construction. A signed detour directs traffic on I-65 south to Southport Road (Exit 103) and return northbound on I-65.
  •     I-65 south is reduced to two lanes across I-465.
  •     I-70 lanes are shifted for construction at three bridges between Greenfield and the Ohio state line at miles 112, 137 and 154.
  •     I-70 near Terre Haute is reduced to one lane in each direction for maintenance on two bridges between U.S. 41/150 (Exit 7) and U.S. 40/State Road 46 (Exit 11).
  •     I-65 lanes near Lafayette are shifted for widening construction between State Road 26 (Exit 172) and State Road 38 (Exit 168).
  •     Sections of State Road 37 from Bloomington to just south of Martinsville are reduced to one lane in each direction for Interstate 69 construction.

Southern Indiana

  •     I-65 lanes are shifted for widening construction from Sellersburg/Speed (Exit 9) to Memphis Road (Exit 16).
  •     Sections of I-69 near Evansville are reduced to one lane for highway and bridge maintenance projects from Green River Road (Exit 3) to I-64 (Exit 21).
  •     Sections of U.S. 41 near Vincennes are reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge construction, including two areas about 3 miles south of U.S. 50.
  •     Use State Road 46 to access Brown County as State Road 135 is closed both north and south of Nashville.
  •     State Road 245 is closed south of Santa Claus. Continue to use State Road 162 to access Holiday World.

Indy 500 traffic

Race fans driving to Indianapolis 500 festivities this weekend should plan their routes to the track and designate a sober driver home. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway provides directions, transportation options and general race information at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/indy500/fan-info/directions-and-zones/
The U.S. 36/Rockville Road (Exit 13) bridge over I-465 and all interchange ramps have reopened to traffic following a January crash that caused extensive bridge damage. INDOT and Rieth-Riley Construction rebuilt the bridge and opened the interchange to a normal traffic pattern on May 1.

Rockville Road ribbon cut

INDOT traffic management staff will be on duty during the race, monitoring traffic cameras and congestion, coordinating with law enforcement, and posting information to dynamic message signs. INDOT’s Hoosier Helpers freeway service patrol sponsored by State Farm will assist all weekend in keeping traffic flowing.

On Sunday, May 28, INDOT encourages through travelers to avoid race traffic on I-465 and I-65 on the west side of Indianapolis.

Know before you go

Learn about traffic and road conditions, crashes and construction on state highways by visiting http://indot.carsprogram.org, calling 1-800-261-ROAD (7623), or dialing 511 from a mobile phone.
Subscribe to receive INDOT news and information by text message or email at http://alerts.indot.in.gov. Find links to INDOT’s regional Facebook and Twitter pages at www.in.gov/indot/3074.htm.

Drive safely

The Indiana State Police and local law-enforcement agencies are participating in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization through June 4, 2017. Officers will join thousands of law-enforcement agencies across the country in conducting high-visibility patrols encouraging drivers and passengers to buckle up.

Click It or Ticket is an annual enforcement effort supported by federal funding from the Traffic Safety division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Indiana law enforcement agencies have been actively involved in the Click It or Ticket campaign for over 20 years. According to ICJI, there were 827 people killed on Indiana roadways in 2016. Of those fatalities, 36 percent were found to be unrestrained.

For 2017, Indiana agencies will join those from across the Eastern half of the United States in a combined “border to border” mobilization. On Monday, May 22 from 4 to 8 p.m., this joint mobilization will be a driving force for seat-belt safety. Unbelted motorists, whether driving or riding, will be issued a ticket.

For more information regarding the Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization campaign, visit www.nhtsa.gov/nhtsa/ciot.

5/23/2017 3:29 PM (Updated 5/27/2017 8:40 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Closure on US-45 in Racine County to begin June 5

Full closure of segments of US-45 and CR-C

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin a reconstruction project on US-45 from 7th Ave. to WI-20, in Racine County. Work on this approximate 3.5 mile roadway involves removing the old roadway, grading the roadway and ditches, replacing culverts, paving a new roadway and replacing the signalized intersection at CR-C with a roundabout. The project is scheduled to last two construction seasons.
 
Stage 1 will take place from just north of 7th Ave. (near Union Grove High School) to just north of Church Road. To complete this work, a full closure of the roadway is scheduled to begin Monday, June 5. During construction, this segment of US-45 and of CR-C at US-45 will be closed to through traffic but open to local traffic. Local traffic consists of vehicles with a destination, including a business that is within the closed section of roadway.
 
Motorists wishing to bypass the construction are encouraged to use the official detour on WI-75, accessing it by way of WI-20 or WI-11. As the closure of CR-C is limited to near US-45, motorists wishing to accessing businesses in that area are encouraged to use CR-C, rather than US-45, whenever possible.
 
Later this spring to early summer, a smaller segment of US 45 near the high school will be closed to ALL traffic for complete removal of the roadway to replace a large culvert. This hard closure may last up to eight weeks.
 
Stage 1 is scheduled to be completed in fall 2017. Work will cease over winter months at which time the road will be reopened. Stage 2 is scheduled to begin spring 2018, resulting in a full closure of US-45 from just north of Church Road to WI-20. This roadway is anticipated to be reopened in fall 2018.
 
The contractor Payne & Dolan, Inc. plans on completing the project in fall 2018. Please note that the schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.
As always, please use caution when driving through work zone. More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/us45rac/.

5/23/2017 10:37 AM (Updated 5/27/2017 8:41 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   US-6 Closure for Bridge Rehabilitation in Porter County

Crews will close US-6 to all traffic at the bridge over CSX Railroad Tracks

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to the closure of US-6, between County Road 500 E and County Road 450 N in Porter County Tuesday, May 30 through the middle of September. Crews will close the road to restore the bridge over the CSX Railroad tracks. This project is a US-6 bridge rehabilitation investment that INDOT has awarded to Ellas Construction LLC.

State road detours must be along state-maintained roadways only. Drivers traveling west on US-6 will be detoured south on IN-39, west on US-30, north on IN-49 and back to US-6. Drivers traveling east on US-6 will be detoured south on IN-49, east on US-30, north on MN-39 and back to US-6.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new 

5/22/2017 12:05 PM (Updated 5/22/2017 8:06 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled Next Week on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Marengo

Intermittent, full roadway closures are scheduled next week on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) for bridge replacement work as part of the Illinois Route 23 Bridge Project in Marengo. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers.

The overnight closures are needed to accommodate the placement of bridge beams for the new Illinois Route 23 Bridge carrying traffic over I-90. Bridge beam placement will take place during overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate the work at Illinois Route 23.

Weather permitting, during the week of May 22, two nights of overnight work, including intermittent, full roadway closures on I-90, will be scheduled between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. for bridge beam placement. In addition, intermittent, full closures of Illinois Route 23 will also be needed.

On I-90, overnight work is scheduled to begin with the closure of two westbound lanes between Illinois Route 23 and Getty Road at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24. The Intermittent, full closures of westbound I-90, each lasting 15 minutes, are scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, ahead of the morning rush hour.

On Thursday, May 25, beginning at 9 p.m. two eastbound lanes on I-90 between Harmony-Riley Road and Illinois Route 23 are scheduled to close. The Intermittent, full closures of eastbound I-90, each lasting 15 minutes, are scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. on Friday, May 26, ahead of the morning rush hour.

The Illinois Tollway is removing the existing Illinois Route 23 Bridge built in the 1950s and replacing it with a new wider and longer bridge. The project will lengthen the Illinois Route 23 Bridge due to the new, wider I-90 roadway completed in 2014 and will widen the bridge to provide space for turn lanes to access future interchange ramps. In addition, portions of Illinois Route 23 at I-90 and Grossen Road at Illinois Route 23 will be rebuilt to accommodate the new bridge structure.

Illinois Route 23 traffic is currently shifted and reduced to a single lane on the bridge with signals controlling access for northbound and southbound traffic during removal and reconstruction of the east side of the bridge. The bridge will remain open to traffic throughout construction.

Reconstruction of the Illinois Route 23 Bridge is being coordinated with the City of Marengo, McHenry County, Riley Township and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local school districts and police and fire departments. Up to 3,100 vehicles use this portion of Illinois Route 23 daily.

Construction information about the Illinois Route 23 Project is available under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com.

Work Zone Safety
The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that I-90, Illinois Route 23 and other area roadways remain safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of the agency’s overall commitment to roadway safety.

Construction speed limits are in effect in all work zones 24/7 and drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution, especially when workers are present. A 55 mph work zone speed limit is in effect for traffic on I-90 throughout construction. A 45 mph work zone speed limit is in effect for traffic on Illinois Route 23.

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

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

  • Illinoistollway.com – Construction/Planning section, Tollway Trip Calculator, live roadway images and real-time roadway incident information
  • 1-800-TOLL-FYI – Daily lane closure information
  • travelmidwest.com – Real-time travel times
  • twitter.com – Real-time roadway incident information at Tollway Trip 90, Tollway Trip 88, Tollway Trip 355, Tollway Trip 94/294 and Tollway Trip 390.
5/18/2017 5:03 PM (Updated 5/20/2017 9:15 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-164 Closure in Gladstone

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-164 (Main Street) will be closed at the railroad tracks in Gladstone from Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 9.
 
The closure is necessary for railroad crossing repair work to be completed. A marked detour will be in place.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
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Visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com for updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas.

5/18/2017 4:39 PM (Updated 5/20/2017 9:16 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-41 Closure in Galesburg

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-41 (Linwood Road) will be closed at the railroad tracks, just north of Monmouth Blvd in Galesburg, from Tuesday, May 30 to Sunday, June 4.

The closure is necessary for railroad crossing repair work to be completed. A marked detour will be in place.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
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 Visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com for updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas.

5/18/2017 4:33 PM (Updated 5/20/2017 9:16 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure of Vincennes Avenue, Lane Closures on Halsted Street for Intersection Improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a stage change will take place at the intersection improvement project on Halsted Street (IL-1) and Vincennes Avenue, in Harvey and Phoenix, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, May 18.
 
In order to complete the work, a full closure of Vincennes Avenue will remain in place between Halsted Street and 152nd Street with a posted detour. The detour will direct northbound Vincennes traffic west on 159th Street and north on Halsted Street to reconnect with Vincennes Avenue. Halsted Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction during construction activities. Street parking will be prohibited on the south side of Belle Court. Access to local businesses will remain open.
 
The scope of the project includes reconstruction and widening on Halsted Street and resurfacing on Vincennes Avenue. The overall improvements to the intersection include installation of modernized traffic signals and improvements to drainage, sidewalk and curb and gutter.
 
The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

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

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5/18/2017 12:21 PM (Updated 5/20/2017 9:19 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IDOT, Pace Expand Bus on Shoulder Success to the Edens

The Illinois Department of Transportation) announced that construction will begin this week on the Edens Expressway (I-94) to support the expansion of the popular bus on shoulder program. Nighttime traffic impacts will take place on the expressway until the project is completed this fall.

“This minor modification to our infrastructure will have far-reaching benefits for commuters and the environment,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. “Expanding the success of this convenient, innovative program to the  Edens provides travelers in the region one more option to get to where they need to go, while reducing congestion and building more reliability into their trips..”

The bus on shoulder program will allow existing Pace routes 626 and 620, which connect the northeast suburbs and Chicago, to operate on the expressway’s outside shoulders in both directions between Foster Avenue and Lake Cook Road. The project consists of resurfacing the outside shoulders, as well as some travel lanes, adding new signage and modifying rumble strips.

Since the bus on shoulder program was implemented on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) in 2011, Pace’s on-time performance increased from 70 percent to 90 percent along the corridor. The program allows Pace buses to use the inside shoulders to bypass traffic when speeds have dropped below 35 mph.

“We’ve seen unprecedented ridership growth along the I-55 corridor thanks to bus-on-shoulder operations,” said Pace Chairman Richard Kwasneski. “Since Pace launched its Bus on Shoulder program in 2011, ridership in the corridor has grown by almost five times. When there’s congestion on the roadway, bus-on-shoulder service is faster and more reliable than driving. Commuters see that and choose our service over their cars. We believe they will do the same in the Lake-Cook region and are excited to partner with IDOT on this project.”

A full Pace bus takes an estimated 50 vehicles off the road, easing congestion for the thousands of vehicles that drive along the Edens each day and cutting down on harmful emissions. Pace customers who utilize the service can make their trips even more productive by taking advantage of free onboard wifi. Visit the Pace website to learn more about bus on shoulders.   Beginning Monday, May 15, weather permitting, nightly lane closures will take place in both directions between Foster Avenue and Lake Cook Road. The expressway at times will be reduced to one lane in each direction during the overnight hours. Expressway entrance and exit ramp closures also may be required.

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

5/15/2017 9:26 AM (Updated 5/15/2017 3:28 PM)

Kane County Illinois logo   Longmeadow Parkway - Randall Road to Karen Drive Kane County, IL

Starting the week of May 15, 2017, storm sewer installation followed by pavement removal and widening work will begin on the following section:

  • Randall Road from approximately 1,500 feet north and south of the intersection of Longmeadow Parkway

This initial work will be complete in approximately 2 to 3 weeks, weather permitting. Construction on thisportion of the Longmeadow Parkway corridor will be complete by the end of November 2017, weather
permitting.

The above-mentioned road will remain open during construction, but may be reduced to one lane or require temporary daily lane closures for the storm sewer installation and temporary pavement widening
and other anticipated work.

The Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor is a planned tree-lined parkway and new Fox River bridge crossing with a landscaped median, approximately 5.6 miles in length, running from Huntley Road to IL
Route 62. The proposed road passes through portions of the Villages of Algonquin, Carpentersville and Barrington Hills, as well as unincorporated areas of Kane County.

Additional information is available on the Longmeadow Parkway page of the Kane County Division of Transportation website.

For all Kane County traffic advisories, visit the Traffic Alerts Page of the KDOT website.

5/12/2017 4:53 PM (Updated 5/15/2017 8:29 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Old Glenview Rd from Old Orchard Rd to Glenview Rd

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Old Glenview Road between Old Orchard Road and Glenview Road, in Skokie, Glenview and Wilmette, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 15. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project. In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place on Old Glenview Road between Old Orchard Road and Glenview Road.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing and new sidewalk pedestrian ramp improvements that are complaint with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

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

5/12/2017 4:47 PM (Updated 5/15/2017 9:33 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement Project at Belmont Ave and Oriole Ave
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place at the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Oriole Avenue, in Chicago and Elmwood Park, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 15. The closures are necessary for an intersection improvement project. 
 
In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place at the intersection during off-peak hours. 
 
The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, traffic signal installation and upgrades to pedestrian sidewalk ramps to make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is expected to be completed in Summer 2017. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment. 
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
 
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5/12/2017 4:45 PM (Updated 5/15/2017 9:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-150 Bridge Work at Sugar Creek in Edgar County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that bridge painting and cleaning work is scheduled to begin Monday, May 15 on US-150 over Sugar Creek, east of Paris in Edgar County.

US-150 will be reduced to one lane of traffic, controlled by temporary traffic signals, at this location.
 
The contractor for this project is Three Star Painting and the estimated completion date is Thursday, June 15, weather permitting. 

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

5/12/2017 4:13 PM (Updated 5/15/2017 9:40 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Baumann Road to Be Closed at I-70 Beginning June 5
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that Baumann Road will be closed at I-70 approximately 1.5 miles north of Pierron beginning Monday, June 5, 2017, weather permitting.  This work is required in order to perform repairs to the existing structure and is expected to be completed by late summer of this year. 
 
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 Kilian Corp./Keeley & Sons, Inc., Joint Venture, of Mascoutah, Illinois.  Mr. John Adcock 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) 346-3352. 
 
Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org.

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5/12/2017 4:10 PM (Updated 5/13/2017 8:47 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions for I-255 in St. Clair and Monroe Counties Beginning May 15
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that lane restrictions in both directions will be encountered on I-255 between Collinsville Road and the Mississippi River in St. Clair and Monroe Counties to complete pavement repairs beginning on Monday, May 15, 2017, weather permitting. These repairs will be completed between the following hours:
  • On Saturdays between 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM, two of three lanes will be restricted in both directions; one lane will remain open at all times between these hours. 
  •  From Sunday evenings through Friday mornings between 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM, two of three lanes will be restricted in both directions.  One lane will remain open at all times between these hours. 
Repairs are expected to be completed by mid-summer of 2017. 
 
Motorists are urged to use caution, obey all warning signs and allow extra time when travelling through the work zone.
 
Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
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5/11/2017 4:12 PM (Updated 5/13/2017 9:01 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction Work Set to Begin for IL-2 on May 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on IL-2 between Oregon and Byron will begin on Monday, May 15, 2017. Civil Constructors will be starting the project to rehabilitate the bridge over Silver Creek, by the golf course, three miles north of Oregon. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of June.

Improvements to the bridge include replacing the expansion joints, making concrete repairs to the bridge deck, and placing a new concrete surface on the structure. Traffic will be restricted to one lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals as improvements are made to the bridge by working on one half of the structure at a time.

Drivers should be prepared to stop for vehicles waiting at the temporary traffic signals.
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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5/11/2017 4:09 PM (Updated 5/13/2017 8:56 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction to Begin in Washington County May 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that construction consisting of bituminous surface treatments of Stone Church Road, Raven Road, and Vermont Road, and asphalt overlay of the bridge approach roadways at Mud Creek, South Fork of Mud Creek, and Archie Creek will begin on Monday, May 15, 2017. This work is expected to be completed by the end of June, weather permitting.
 
Delays are expected.  The department advises the traveling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.
 
Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org.

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5/10/2017 6:26 PM (Updated 5/11/2017 1:32 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Construction to Start along WI-142

Full closure needed for bridge/roundabout work

Beginning May 15, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to start a roadway resurfacing project along WI-142, from Edgewood Street to CR-J (312th Avenue), in Racine County. The roadway was originally built in 1975, and last received spot improvements in 1990 and 1998. Please note that this segment of roadway improvements does not include work on the Burlington Bypass Interchange.

The purpose of this project is to improve the condition of the corridor by resurfacing the roadway, adding turn lanes and updating adjacent intersections. The project will also consist of removing the bridge over the White River State Trail and replacing it with a roundabout. The roundabout is being constructed based on the request from the City of Burlington to connect McCanna Parkway to  WI-142 (Bushnell Road).
 
To safely demolish the bridge and construct the roundabout, there will be a road closure to through traffic along WI-142 at this location. For traffic looking to get around the closure, signed detours will be routed along Durand Avenue/State Street and WI-11/ WI-36/ WI-83.
 
The contractor Payne & Dolan, Inc. plans on completing the project by this fall. The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.
 
More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/wis142/

5/10/2017 11:48 AM (Updated 5/10/2017 11:48 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pavement Reconstruction Project along IL-132 from Ferndale Street to Estes Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-132 between Ferndale Street and Estes Street, in Gurnee, for a pavement reconstruction project, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, May 10.

In order to complete the work, IL-132 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Ferndale Street to Estes Street. Estes Street also will be closed at the intersection of IL-132.

The scope of the reconstruction project includes pavement patching, as well as improvements to storm sewers, sidewalk, curb and gutter. This portion of the project will be completed in Fall 2017, part of a larger project expected to be completed in Spring 2019.

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

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

5/10/2017 11:28 AM (Updated 5/15/2017 7:58 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Drainage System Repairs on I-90/94 from Addison St to 91st St

 The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that overnight lane closures will take place on the Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways (I-90/94) between Addison Street and 91st Street, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 15. The closures are necessary for drainage repairs at various bridge locations along I-90/94.

In order to complete the repairs, overnight lane closures will be required in both directions of I-90/94 between Addison Street and 91st Street. The closures will take place at various bridge locations along the expressway. Daytime lane closures also will take place below I-90/94 on southbound Western Boulevard, southbound Damen Avenue and westbound 16th Street.

The repairs are expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

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

5/9/2017 3:52 PM (Updated 5/13/2017 9:05 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Greenmount Rd In Bellevilee, IL, IN St. Clair County Will Have Temporary Lane Restrictions

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, lane restrictions will be encountered in the southbound lane of Greenmount Road between IL-161 and IL-158/177 in Belleville, IL, in St. Clair County from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. beginning Friday, May 12, 2017 with an anticipated completion date of September 30, 2017. Flaggers will be present along the route to direct traffic through the closure while reduced to one lane. The lane closure is necessary to allow Ameren Illinois to install a natural gas line. Significant traffic delays are anticipated; motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes.
 
Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists making their way through the work zone. The Department asks that travelers be patient, slow down, and use extra caution near and through this work zone. Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org.

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5/8/2017 5:20 PM (Updated 5/10/2017 3:49 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project along Madison Street from Thatcher Avenue to Van Buren Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place on Madison Street from Thatcher Avenue to Van Buren Street, in River Forest, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 8. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project.
 
In order to complete the work, periodic lane closures with flaggers will take place along Madison Street between Thatcher Avenue and Van Buren Street. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times.
 
The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching and improvements to pedestrian ramps on Madison Street. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

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

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5/8/2017 4:57 PM (Updated 5/15/2017 7:58 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing on IL-19 between Bartlett Road and Wise Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Irving Park Road (IL-19) between Bartlett Road and Wise Road, in Schaumburg, Hanover Park and Streamwood, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 8.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will be necessary on Irving Park Road from Bartlett Road to Wise Road when construction activities are taking place. Temporary sidewalk closures will be required in order to reconstruct ramps at various locations along Irving Park Road.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching, shoulder reconstruction and drainage improvements. The overall project will enhance safety for pedestrians by updating sidewalk ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

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

5/8/2017 11:37 AM (Updated 5/8/2017 3:26 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions for IL-140 in Madison County Beginning Monday, May 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-140 will be restricted to one lane at Paddock Creek beginning Monday, May 15, 2017, weather permitting. Two-way traffic will be maintained through this area via temporary traffic signals that will be installed.  This work is required in order to make repairs to the existing bridge and is expected to be completed by the end of August this year.
 
The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.
 
The General Contractor on this project is Plocher Construction Company of Highland, Illinois.  Mr. John Adcock is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation.  If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact him at (618) 346-3352.
 
Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org

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5/8/2017 9:50 AM (Updated 5/8/2017 3:48 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Bridge and Ramp Repairs Scheduled to Begin Next Week on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Winnebago County

The Belvidere Road Bridge carrying local traffic over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Winnebago County is scheduled to close next week with a posted detour to accommodate bridge maintenance. Repair work is also scheduled to begin next week on ramps at the Rockton Road Interchange.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the bridge closure and posted detour as well as traffic shifts throughout the repair work.
Belvidere Road Bridge

Weather permitting, on Wednesday, May 10, the Belvidere Road Bridge is scheduled to close to traffic beginning at 7 p.m. and a detour will be posted. The detour will direct traffic to use Swanson Road and IL-251. Up to 3,300 vehicles use this bridge daily.

The bridge is scheduled to reopen by Memorial Day for holiday travel and a second closure, lasting about four days, will be scheduled in June to complete the work.
Closure of the local crossroad bridge is necessary because the bridge structure is 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 bridge will allow work to be complete in half the time.

Maintenance and repairs on the Belvidere Road Bridge will include deck repairs, as well as girder and substructure repairs, bridge joint replacement, concrete sealer and guardrail improvements.

Rockton Road Interchange

Weather permitting, ramp pavement and shoulder repairs are scheduled to begin on Monday, May 8, at 6:30 a.m. on two ramps at the Rockton Road Interchange in Roscoe — the ramps connecting Rockton Road to eastbound I-90 and westbound I-90 to Rockton Road.

The ramps will remain open during construction, however lane closures and traffic shifts will be put in place until work is completed this summer. Construction will begin on the left side of the ramp, with those lanes scheduled to reopen by Memorial Day weekend. After the holiday, work will resume to complete repairs on the right side of the ramps.
Up to 2,750 vehicles use the Rockton Road to eastbound I-90 ramp daily and up to 2,500 vehicles use the westbound I-90 to Rockton Road ramp.
In 2017, the Illinois Tollway is repairing interchange ramps at Rockton Road and East Riverside Boulevard near Rockford, as well as three mainline bridges over Burr Oak Road, Stone Bridge Trail and Illinois Route 173. In addition, local crossroad bridges being repaired in 2017 include Harlem Road, Rock Cut State Park Road, Belvidere Road, Rockton Road and Spring Creek Road bridges. All bridge and ramp repair work is scheduled to be complete this summer.

Construction and detours are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Winnebago County, along with local school districts and police and fire departments.
Bridges and ramp repairs scheduled for 2017 on I-90 are necessary to maintain and extend the life of the bridges and ramps and to provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. The work is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
Construction information about the Local Crossroad Bridge and the I-90 Bridge and Ramp Repairs Projects is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Explore Projects section on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com.

5/5/2017 5:18 PM (Updated 5/15/2017 7:59 PM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Plan Ahead for I-39/90 Closures Next Week, Between Edgerton and Madison

 Starting Tuesday night (May 9), crews will remove the existing Manogue Road bridge over Interstate 39/90 north of Janesville. The bridge, located at mile marker 168, will be removed during the nighttime hours to safely and efficiently complete this phase of construction while minimizing impacts to the traveling public.

What you need to know:

  • Nighttime single lane closures on I-39/90 in this area will start at 8 p.m. for most of the week.
  • For the safety of the traveling public and construction crews, one direction of I-39/90 will be completely CLOSED to all traffic, between Janesville and Edgerton, on the following nights:
    • 10 p.m. Tuesday (May 9) to 6 a.m. Wednesday (May 10) – I-39/90 southbound (eastbound) is CLOSED to all traffic from WIS 73/US 51 in Edgerton to US 14 in Janesville. Southbound Interstate traffic will be diverted off I-39/90 at Edgerton Exit 160.
      • The southbound on ramps will be closed from WIS 73/US 51 and WIS 59 in Edgerton. Alternate routes are required.
      • One lane will remain open on the northbound Interstate.
    • 10 p.m. Wednesday (May 10) to 6 a.m. Thursday (May 11) – I-39/90 northbound (westbound) is CLOSED to all traffic between US 14 in Janesville and US 51 near Edgerton. Northbound Interstate traffic will be diverted off I-39/90 at Janesville Exit 171B.
      • The northbound on ramps will also be closed from US 14 and WIS 26 in Janesville. Alternate routes are required.
      • One lane will remain open on I-39/90 southbound.
  • During the nightly closures, Interstate traffic will be redirected to the signed detour route of US 14 in Janesville and US 51 through Edgerton.
  • All closures, lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.
  • Travel information on Wisconsin highways can be found at www.511wi.gov.

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5/4/2017 4:51 PM (Updated 5/6/2017 8:51 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Closures Scheduled for Work to Open the New Diverging Diamond Interchange at Elmhurst Road on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Closures, detours scheduled to last through June

Ramp closures with posted detours are scheduled to begin next week and continue through June at the Elmhurst Road Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) for construction work needed to open new ramps and shift traffic into the new diverging diamond interchange configuration.

Electronic message signs are in place in advance to alert drivers to the upcoming closures and construction signage will be posted to advise drivers when the detours are put in place.

Weather permitting in advance of the Monday morning commute on May 8, ramp closures will be put in place and a detour will be posted directing traffic to use the Arlington Road Interchange to access I-90. Elmhurst Road will remain open with one lane of traffic in both directions during the ramp closures.

The full closure of the ramps carrying traffic to and from the east on I-90 is necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate the completion of construction activities needed to open the new interchange.

Work over the next two months will include completion of pavement, roadway medians and barrier walls, pavement striping and installation of traffic signals and lighting.

After this work is complete, traffic crossing I-90 on the Elmhurst Road Bridge will shifted into the new diverging diamond configuration, with drivers traveling in both directions separated by concrete barriers and guided through signalized intersections onto the opposite sides the bridge.

Once Elmhurst Road traffic is shifted into the final configuration and traffic signal testing is complete, the existing ramps will reopen along with new ramps carrying traffic to and from the west to provide a full-access interchange.  

When all ramps are open, the new diverging diamond interchange configuration will eliminate left turns in front of oncoming traffic and right turns will be controlled by traffic signals to smooth traffic flow and reduce congestion.

The new ramps carrying traffic to and from the west will have cashless tolling with I-PASS or Pay Online lanes. Cars with I-PASS will pay 55 cents and the cash rate is $1.10 for cars. For trucks tolls will range from $1.70 to $4.50 during daytime hours, with overnight discounts offered. Those without I-PASS can pay their tolls online at the cash rate within the seven-day grace period.

After the full interchange opens, remaining local road improvements include completion of work at the Oakton intersection this summer and reconstruction of Elmhurst Road pavement south of the interchange scheduled to be complete in late fall.

Work on the Elmhurst Road Interchange project, along with ramp closures and detours are being coordinated with the Elk Grove Village, the City of Des Plaines, the Village of Mount Prospect, Cook County and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local police and fire departments.

The $54 million Elmhurst Road Interchange Project is delivering a new diverging diamond interchange with new ramps providing full access in all directions between I-90 and Elmhurst Road. The project is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s Move Illinois Program, also included construction of two new bridge structures to carry southbound and northbound Elmhurst Road traffic over I-90 with a shared-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists in the median of the northbound bridge, as well as local road improvements.

Information about the Elmhurst Road Interchange Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Explore Projects section on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com

5/2/2017 5:53 PM (Updated 5/2/2017 8:58 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daily Lane Closures on Harlem Avenue over BRC Railroad Tracks in Bedford Park

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will take place on Harlem Avenue (Illinois 43) over the Burlington Railroad Company railroad tracks, in Bedford Park, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 1. The closures are necessary for a bridge painting project on the structure that carries Harlem Avenue over the railroad tracks.
 
In order to complete the work, Harlem Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction between 65th Street and 71st Street while construction activities are taking place.
 
The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

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

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5/2/2017 12:07 PM (Updated 5/2/2017 12:07 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Nightly Closures on IL-59 from Aurora Avenue to McCoy Drive for a Resurfacing Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that overnight lane closures will take place on IL-59 between Aurora Avenue and McCoy Drive, in Aurora and Naperville, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 1. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along IL-59.

In order to complete the work, nighttime lane closures will take place on IL-59 between Aurora Avenue and McCoy Drive on weekdays during construction activities.

The work is expected to be completed in Summer 2017. The resurfacing project will connect new pavement on both sides of the project limits.

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

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

5/1/2017 5:46 PM (Updated 5/2/2017 10:40 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daily Lane Closures on Ogden Avenue over Cress Creek, Naperville

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Ogden Avenue (US-34) between Royal Street/George Drive and Benedetti Drive, in Naperville, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 1. The closures are necessary to make repairs to the box culvert on US-34 over Cress Creek.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on Ogden Avenue between Royal Street/George Drive and Benedetti Drive while construction activities are taking place.

The repairs are expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

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

5/1/2017 11:31 AM (Updated 5/1/2017 3:22 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Maintenance Work Scheduled to Begin Next Month on Grand Avenue Interchange on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) in Gurnee

Lane closures, traffic shifts needed for a month to complete ramp maintenance

Short-term lane closures and traffic shifts are scheduled to begin May 1, for pavement maintenance on ramps at the Grand Avenue Interchange on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94). Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the shifts.

Weather permitting, on Monday, May 1, beginning at 5 a.m., the ramps connecting Grand Avenue to I-94 and westbound I-94 to eastbound Grand Avenue are scheduled to shift to allow for a work zone. In addition, single lane closures will be needed on the ramps carrying westbound I-94 to eastbound Grand Avenue and eastbound Grand Avenue to eastbound I-94. Off-peak lane closures may be required on I-94 as well. All work is scheduled to be complete by the end of May.

Work scheduled for 2017 is necessary to maintain and extend the life of the ramps and to provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. The work is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year,  capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

4/28/2017 11:16 AM (Updated 5/15/2017 8:00 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions, Ramp Closures Set For Final Work On MN-610 in Maple Grove

Although MN-610 opened for traffic early last December, motorists will find lane restrictions and ramp closures on the new three-mile stretch of highway between Elm Creek Boulevard and I-94 in Maple Grove. The closures are needed to complete guardrail installation, landscaping and some additional concrete work this spring.

Construction crews restricted MN-610 to a single lane in each direction this morning. The ramps from westbound CR-81 to westbound MN-610 and the ramp from eastbound MN-610 to eastbound CR-81 are also closed. All restrictions and closures will remain in place until late Thursday, June 8.

The final three miles of roadway fills in the gap between Elm Creek Boulevard and I-94 in Maple Grove, allowing travel through the northern Twin Cities suburbs unimpeded between I-35W in Mounds View and I-94 in Maple Grove. MN-610 runs approximately 11 miles between the junction of MN-10 and 47 on the border of Blaine and Coon Rapids and I-94 in Maple Grove.

The expansion of MN-610 in Maple Grove is a Corridors of Commerce initiative to reduce travel times and improve safety. It will also help businesses transport their products more efficiently to meet the needs of our state’s growing economy. The new highway corridor also will help continue economic growth and create jobs within the northwest Twin Cities suburbs.

For more information about the MN-610 project, visit www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/610west/. 

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

4/27/2017 4:14 PM (Updated 4/29/2017 9:49 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   US-20 Closure in New Carlisle to Restore Railroad Underpass

Crews will close a section on U.S. 20 for thirty days in New Carlisle

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to the closure of US-20, between Marvel Lane and S. Race Street in New Carlisle Monday, May 1 through the beginning of June. Crews will close this section of U.S. 20 for thirty days to repair and restore the road under the railroad viaduct.

During the project, US-20 will be closed to all through traffic at this location. State road detours must be along state-maintained roadways only. Drivers traveling west on US-20 will be detoured south on US-31, west on IN-2 and back to US-20. Drivers traveling east on US-20 will be detoured east on IN-2, north on US-31and back to US-20.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new 

4/27/2017 11:49 AM (Updated 4/29/2017 11:20 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction to Begin on IL-78 and US-34 Monday, May 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work near the intersection of IL-78 and US-34 south of Kewanee will begin on Monday, May 1, 2017. Stark Excavating Company will begin work on the project to replace the US-34 bridge over Indian Creek.
 
The first construction work will be on Blackhawk Road from IL-78 to 2550 E. This roadway past the Blackhawk College Campus will be improved so it can be used as a detour route when US-34 is closed for the bridge replacement.
 
Improvements to Blackhawk Road include replacing culverts, widening the intersections for turning vehicles, and resurfacing the roadway. Drivers should be prepared to stop for flaggers who will be directing traffic past the construction work areas. This work is expected to be finished by June 1st.
 
When the improvements to Blackhawk Road are completed, US-34 traffic will be detoured onto IL-78 and Blackhawk Road while US-34 is closed for removal and replacement of the Indian Creek Bridge. US-34 is scheduled to be closed for 60 days or less and the entire project is to be completed by early August.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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4/26/2017 6:26 PM (Updated 4/27/2017 11:27 AM)

Kane County Illinois logo   Bliss Road over Blackberry Creek Bridge Replacement Project

On the week of May 15, 2017 (weather pending), road construction and bridge replacement activities will require a traffic pattern change on Bliss Road between May Road and Capitol Drive within the Village of Sugar Grove, Kane County. Traffic will only be able to travel southwest bound from May Road to Capitol Drive through the project area.

The detour will be in effect for approximately 5 months. As depicted on the map, the northeast bound detour will utilize Illinois Route 47 north to Main Street Road east. Access to Ke-De-Ka Road will be for Local Traffic Only. Throughout most of the bridge replacement project, accesswill be allowed to Bliss Woods Forest Preserve and the Village Bible Church entrance off Bliss Road.

There may be minor, daily closures while work is being performed on these entrances. During work on the east side of Bliss Road, temporary access to the Midwest Greyhound Rescue will be provided along Bliss Road from Capitol Drive. Construction work hours will be from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday thru Saturday. The overall bridge replacement project is anticipated to take approximately seven months to complete, weather permitting.



Questions and concerns may be directed to Patrick VerHalen (630) 208-3138. For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts/Default.aspx.

4/26/2017 1:17 PM (Updated 5/10/2017 3:41 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Colfax St from US-14 to Quentin Road, Palatine

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place on Colfax Street between US-14 and Quentin Road, in Palatine, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 1.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures with flaggers will take place on Colfax Street from US-14 to Quentin Road. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, patching and replacement of curb and gutter. The overall improvements include new roadway and shoulder.

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

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

4/26/2017 11:30 AM (Updated 4/29/2017 11:33 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Broadway St from Francisco Ave to Ashland Ave, Blue Island

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Broadway Street between Francisco Avenue and Ashland Avenue, in Blue Island, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 1.

In order to complete the work, Broadway Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction with flaggers between Francisco Avenue and Ashland Avenue while work is taking place. Parking lanes will have temporary restrictions while work is taking place.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching and replacement of curb and gutter. The overall project will improve safety by adding raised reflective pavement markers and sidewalk removal and replacement.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

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

4/26/2017 11:20 AM (Updated 4/29/2017 11:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Archer Road (IL-171) between 55th Place and 63rd Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will take place on Archer Road (IL-171) from 55th Place to 63rd Street, in Summit, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 24. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along Archer Road.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place in both directions on Archer Road between 55th Place and 63rd Street.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and pavement patching, as well as removal and replacement of curb and gutter. The overall project will improve safety and reconstruct sidewalk and ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

4/24/2017 9:55 AM (Updated 4/24/2017 3:56 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Harlem Ave from 26th Street to I-55

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Harlem Avenue from 26th Street to I-55, in Berwyn, Lyons, Riverside, Stickney and Forest View, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 24. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along Harlem Avenue.

In order to complete the work, Harlem Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction with flaggers during construction activities. The closures will take place during the day and reopen by the evening.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and pavement patching, as well as removal and replacement of curb and gutter. New pedestrian ramps will be installed, improving safety along Harlem Avenue.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

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

4/24/2017 9:46 AM (Updated 4/24/2017 3:56 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-74 Lane Closures in Knox County and Peoria County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that motorists will encounter lane closures at various locations on I-74 in Knox and Peoria counties:

  •  One lane will be closed in both directions of I-74 at Lincoln Street (MM 47) in Galesburg until mid-May for a bridge replacement project. Beginning in mid-May and continuing until the end of November, all traffic will use the eastbound lanes - one lane in each direction, separated by barrier wall. The westbound bridge will be replaced this year; the eastbound bridge will be replaced in 2018.
  •  One lane will be closed in both directions of I-74 until the end of November between the Spoon River and IL-78 (MM 61-70) for a resurfacing project. This project also includes guardrail replacement, shoulder widening and drainage work.
  •  Intermittent lane closures in both directions of I-74 will be in effect at the Heinz Lane, Thousand Dollar Road, IL-78, Knox Station Road, and Knox Road bridges until August for a bridge painting project. The lane closures will be in effect at one location at a time.
  •  Intermittent lane closures in both directions of I-74 will be in effect until mid-July between Exit 54 near Knoxville and Exit 88 in Peoria for a guardrail replacement project.
  •  Lane closures in both directions of I-74 will be in place at Exit 51 near Knoxville until mid-July for a bridge construction project. This is a continuation of a project from 2016.

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

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4/18/2017 5:41 PM (Updated 4/22/2017 8:37 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Construction to start on WI-164 in Waukesha County

On Monday, April 24, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to start a half-mile resurfacing project along WIS 164, from Woodland Lane to County ES (National Avenue), in Waukesha County.

The project will include base patching and mill and overlay, along with replacing curb and gutter, pavement marking and signing. The project will also replace loop detectors, devices that trigger traffic signal operations.

The impacts to traffic are anticipated to be minimal as a result of this project.

  •     No lane closures on I-43 over WIS 164 will take place.
  •     Some overnight closures of the freeway ramps connecting to WIS 164 will be required.
  •     No lane closures will take place on WIS 164 during peak times. During off-peak hours, single lane closures will be necessary, leaving one lane of traffic open in each direction.

The contractor plans on completing the project by late June. Please note that the schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.

More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/wis164/.

4/18/2017 10:24 AM (Updated 4/22/2017 8:42 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Warren Boulevard from Homan Avenue to Kedzie Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place on Warren Boulevard between Homan Avenue and Kedzie Avenue, in Chicago, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 19.

In order to complete the work, lane closures will take place on Warren Boulevard from Homan Avenue to Kedzie Avenue. Driveways and portions of sidewalk also will be closed during construction activities and could affect businesses on Warren Boulevard. Parking will be restricted within the project boundaries while work is taking place.

The scope of the project consists of roadway resurfacing and cleaning the drainage structure. The project’s safety improvements include repair of sidewalk, curb and gutter.

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

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

4/18/2017 10:16 AM (Updated 4/22/2017 8:42 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on 123rd Street from La Grange Rd to Harlem Ave

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will take place on 123rd Street from La Grange Road to Harlem Avenue, in Palos Park and Palos Heights, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 18. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project on 123rd Street.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place on 123rd Street between La Grange Road and Harlem Avenue during off-peak hours. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with flaggers during construction activities. 

The scope of the project includes resurfacing and pavement patching, as well as repair of sidewalk, curb and gutter. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes through the area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

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

4/17/2017 3:55 PM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:22 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures for Intersection Improvement Project at Ogden Avenue and La Grange Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place at the intersection of Ogden Avenue (US-34) and La Grange Road (US-12/20/45), in La Grange, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 18. The closures are necessary for an intersection improvement project.

Starting Tuesday, Ogden Avenue and La Grange Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction at the intersection during daytime hours, when necessary. Temporary lane closures also will occur on Ogden Avenue from east of La Grange Road to Burlington Avenue.

The scope of the project includes widening the intersection to add a right turn lane from westbound Ogden Avenue to northbound La Grange Road, as well as realigning the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Locust Avenue to install a traffic signal at that location. The project also consists of roadway resurfacing and traffic signal modernization, as well as new curb and gutter, sidewalk, lighting, sewer and drainage structures.

The overall project will be completed in Fall 2017.

Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route, as delays are expected when workers are present. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

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

4/17/2017 3:42 PM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:22 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closure on 1st Avenue, north of North Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on 1st Avenue (IL-171), north of North Avenue (IL-64), in River Grove, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 18. The closures are necessary to replace a box culvert that carries IL-171 over an equestrian path.

In order to complete pre-stage work, northbound 1st Avenue will be reduced to one lane north of North Avenue.

The scope of the project includes replacement of a box culvert, new pavement construction and guardrail replacement. The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

4/17/2017 2:55 PM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:23 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvements at IL-53 and Division Street, part of High-Speed Rail Program

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that closures will take place near the intersection of Front Street (IL-53) and Division Street, in Braidwood, for an intersection improvement project, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, April 14. The improvements are part of the Chicago-to-St. Louis high-speed rail program.

In order to complete the work, Front Street will be closed between Main Street (IL-113) and Kankakee Street. Division Street also will be closed at the railroad crossing between Front Street and Washington Street. A detour will direct traffic to use Washington Street via the Kankakee Street or Main Street crossings. Washington Street will remain open for the duration of the Front Street closure.

The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

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

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

4/13/2017 11:42 AM (Updated 4/13/2017 11:43 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Phase Two Of Construction Begins Along WI-190 (Capitol Drive)

On the morning of Wednesday, May 17, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to enter phase two of the WI-190 (Capitol Drive) reconstruction project, from Five Fields Road to Wethersfield Road, in Waukesha County.  With the recent completion of temporary cross-overs, there will be a new traffic pattern resulting in two open lanes heading westbound and a single open lane heading eastbound on the existing eastbound roadway.

This phase also requires the closure of the westbound Capitol Drive off ramp at CR-F. This single lane and ramp closure is anticipated to be in place until in mid-August.
 
This closure is necessary for the demolition of the westbound bridge scheduled to take place on May 22-24, as well as for the implementation of the newly constructed structure. The bridge demolition operations will require temporary night closures along CR-F.
 
Motorists are encouraged to follow the signed detour along WI-164, CR-M (south), and Lisbon Road (north) to get around the westbound Capitol Drive off ramp closure at CR-F, and the temporary CR-F roadway closure.
 
Please note that this schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.

More information can be found on the project website at: https://projects.511wi.gov/190capitol/

4/12/2017 6:36 PM (Updated 5/25/2017 1:04 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   IN-49 Lane Closures in Porter County for Restoration

Crews will remove old asphalt and completely restore IN-49 in this location

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting motorists of lane closures on IN-49, between US-30 and the Indiana Toll Road, near Valparaiso and Chesterton in Porter County, Monday, April 24 through the end of August. Crews will mill away portions of the old roadway, then replace it with new asphalt.

During the project, IN-49 will remain open to all through traffic, but restricted in areas to one lane in both directions. Motorists should expect periodic delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

4/11/2017 12:04 PM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:12 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Painting Project on Foster Ave Bridge over the North Branch Chicago River

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will take place on Foster Avenue between Keeler Avenue and Pulaski Road, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 11. The closures are necessary for a bridge painting project on the structure that carries Foster Avenue over the North Branch Chicago River.

In order to complete the work, traffic on the Foster Avenue bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Keeler Avenue and Pulaski Road when construction activities are taking place. The bridge painting project will extend the life span of the bridge.

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

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

4/11/2017 11:49 AM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:20 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   I-94 Lane Closures for Bridge Restoration Project in Portage

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to lane closures on I-94, between mile marker 15.8 (Exit 16) and mile marker 16.3 (See map) Monday, April 17 through the middle of November. Crews will remove and replace the I-94 bridge deck over the Indiana Toll Road and reinforce the concrete columns under State Road 51.

During the project, through traffic will always be maintained on I-94 but will be reduced to two lanes in each directions at times. INDOT urges drivers to remember that this is an active work zone and to slow down prior to entering the construction area. Motorists should expect periodic delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers should pay close attention to the signs in the work zone, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

4/11/2017 11:16 AM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on IL-59 from Barrington Road to Higgins Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-59 between Barrington Road and Higgins Road, in Barrington, Barrington Hills and South Barrington, beginning, weather permitting, the week of Monday, April 10. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project on IL-59.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on IL-59 from Barrington Road to just north of Higgins Road. IL-59 will be reduced to one lane with flaggers during construction activities. The closures will avoid off-peak traffic times when possible.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and patching. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

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

4/11/2017 10:54 AM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:25 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Harts Road between Milwaukee Avenue and Croname Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place on Hart Road between Milwaukee Avenue and Croname Road, in Niles, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 10. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along Hart Road.

In order to complete the work, lane closures will take place on Hart Road from Milwaukee Avenue and Croname Road with flaggers during construction activities. Access to businesses will be maintained for the duration of the project.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching, and the installation of new pavement markings. The overall improvements will enhance safety with sidewalk ramp improvements.

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

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

4/10/2017 12:49 PM (Updated 4/10/2017 12:49 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction on Southbound I-39 to Westbound I-88

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on the Interstate ramp from Southbound I-39 to Westbound I-88 near Rochelle will begin on Monday, April 10, 2017. William Charles Construction Company is the contractor for the project to reconstruct portions of the ramp.

The ramp will be closed during the improvement to allow for removal and replacement of the ramp pavement. Southbound I-39 traffic that wants to go westbound on I-88 should follow the detour signing directing them through the interchange.

Drivers should slow down for the construction zone and be alert for the additional traffic that will be using the inter loop ramps at the interchange for the detour route. The project is scheduled to be completed and the ramp opened by the end of June.

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

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

4/10/2017 10:21 AM (Updated 5/15/2017 9:32 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement Project at Butterfield Road and Raddant Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that an intersection improvement project will take place at Butterfield Road (IL-56) and Raddant Road, in Aurora, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 10. The project will require daily lane closures at the intersection.

Beginning Monday, daily lane closures will take place on Butterfield Road at Raddant Road for pre-stage work. Access to driveways and side streets will be maintained at all times.

The scope of the project consists of widening, drainage improvements and new traffic signal installation. The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

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

4/10/2017 9:38 AM (Updated 4/10/2017 9:49 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Improvement Project along Milwaukee Avenue from Albion Avenue to Elston Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place along Milwaukee Avenue between Albion Avenue and Elston Avenue, in Chicago, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 10.

In order to complete the work, temporary daytime lane closures will be necessary on Milwaukee Avenue from Albion Avenue to Elston Avenue. The closures will take place during non-peak travel times. Street parking also will be limited in active work areas.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing and pavement patching, as well as repairs to existing curb and drainage structures. The overall improvements will enhance pedestrian safety by adding updated street crossings that are compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

4/10/2017 9:35 AM (Updated 4/10/2017 4:16 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Nightly Lane Closures on I-94 from I-57 to MLK Drive

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary, nightly lane closures will take place on the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94) between I-57 and Martin Luther King Drive, in Chicago, to complete the remainder of a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 10.

In order to complete the work, nighttime lane closures will be necessary on the Bishop Ford Freeway in both directions between I-57 and Martin Luther King Drive.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching and replacement of thermoplastic pavement markings. The project was substantially completed in 2016. Remaining work includes installation of permanent pavement marking, raised reflective pavement markers and structure cleaning.

The overall project is expected to be completed in Spring 2017.

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

4/10/2017 9:32 AM (Updated 4/10/2017 3:31 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project along Wolf Road from Rand Road to Golf Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place along Wolf Road from Rand Road (US-12) to Golf Road (IL-58), in Des Plaines, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 10.

In order to complete the work, temporary, intermittent lane closures will take place in both directions of Wolf Road between Rand Road and Golf Road, as necessary. The lane closures will take place between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, curb and gutter replacement and placement of new pavement markings. The project is expected to be completed in Spring 2017.

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

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

4/7/2017 2:28 PM (Updated 4/10/2017 9:55 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   I-94 Long-term Ramp and Lane Closures in the East Metro

Construction preparation continues with several ramp and lane closures on I-94 between St. Paul and Maplewood starting on April 7, weather permitting.  Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, the northbound Highway 61 ramp to eastbound I-94 will close. This closure will remain in effect through fall 2017.

In addition, the following ramps will also close from 8 p.m. April 7 to May 2017:

  • White Bear Avenue to westbound I-94
  • Burns Avenue to eastbound I-94 (McKnight Road ramp)
  • Hudson Place to westbound I-94
  • Westbound I-94 to Hudson Place
  • Southbound Etna Street to eastbound I-94
  • McKnight Road to westbound I-94

Westbound I-94 to Etna Street is not scheduled to close this week, but will close at a later date yet to be determined.

Motorists will also encounter lane closures in both directions of I-94 between Kellogg Boulevard and the I-694/I-494 interchange:

  • Eastbound I-94 from 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8 will be reduced to a single lane.
  • Westbound I-94 from 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 8 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9 will be reduced to a single lane.

Closure durations and time frames are all approximate and weather dependent.

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

For more information about the project, visit: www.mndot.gov/i94eastmetro. Follow the project on Twitter @mndotnews for daily traffic updates.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

4/7/2017 10:22 AM (Updated 4/12/2017 6:46 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Southbound I-65 Ramp to Eastbound I-465 Closes April 10 for Up to 150 days

Weather permitting, construction contractors plan to close the southbound I-65 ramp to eastbound I-465 on the south side of Indianapolis for up to 150 days starting on Monday, April 10 after 9 p.m.

During the ramp closure, signed detours will direct traffic to Southport Road (Exit 103) to return northbound on I-65 and access eastbound I-465.

Overnight closures of up to two lanes of westbound I-465 and the northbound I-65 ramp to westbound I-465 continue for bridge demolition starting each night at 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. The overnight lane and ramp closures allow crews to remove the I-65 bridges above as part of the $19.6 million project rebuilding six I-65 bridges over I-465 and Lick Creek.

What to expect ahead

Two lanes of southbound I-65 are shifted across the median to share the widened northbound side of the interstate. Opposing directions of traffic are separated by temporary concrete barriers. Traffic is expected to remain in this Phase 1 configuration through mid-summer.

Later this summer, both directions of I-65 traffic will be shifted to share the southbound side of the interstate while construction is completed on the northbound side. Phase 2 will also close the northbound I-65 ramp to westbound I-465 for up to 150 days.

Bridge construction is expected to be substantially complete, with all lanes and ramps open to traffic, before the end of this year. 

Traffic during construction

Traffic lane shifts, median crossovers and ramp closures are necessary to complete the project in phases while maximizing safety and mobility. Northbound I-65 will have three lanes and southbound I-65 will have two lanes throughout construction, except for overnight lane closures.

I-465 underneath the bridges have closed shoulders and overnight lane closures. Specific dates and traffic restrictions will be announced in advance and communicated to motorists using electronic message signs. All interstate lane closures will be scheduled between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The I-65 and I-465 speed limits are reduced to 55 mph through the work zone and further reduced to 45 mph when workers are present and lights are flashing.

Stay informed

For more information about rebuilding six bridges on I-65 near I-465 on the south side of Indianapolis, go to http://www.in.gov/indot/3609.htm

Follow INDOT East Central on Facebook and @INDOTEast on Twitter. Find links to all INDOT social media pages at http://bit.ly/INDOTsocial

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects and services at http://bit.ly/INDOTsubscription

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, , 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.

4/7/2017 7:37 AM (Updated 4/10/2017 9:57 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   US-169 Edina-Golden Valley Reduced to 1 Lane Each Direction Monday

Motorists will encounter one lane closed on both northbound and southbound US-169 between Fifth Street-Lincoln Drive and I-394 starting at 5 a.m. Monday, April 10.

The lane reduction is necessary as crews resurface the road on US-169, replace guardrail, lengthen the acceleration/deceleration lanes at Cedar Lake Road, and other road improvements.

The Nine Mile Creek Bridge on US-169 remains closed between the Bren Road/Londonderry and Fifth Street – Lincoln Drive exit as crews continue to rebuild the bridge.

Motorists are advised to follow the signed detours to bypass the bridge closure and lane reduction on US-169:

  • Northbound detour: Eastbound MN-62, Northbound MN-100, Westbound I-394 to US-169
  • Southbound detour: Westbound I-394, Southbound I-494 to US-169

The work is expected to last through October 2017, weather permitting.

For more information, or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins

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

4/5/2017 11:42 AM (Updated 4/10/2017 9:58 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Nightly Lane Closures for Improvements on I-55 between Weber Road and Willow Springs Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary, nighttime lane closures will take place on I-55 between Weber Road and Willow Springs Road, in Bolingbrook, Woodridge, Romeoville, Darien, Burr Ridge and Willowbrook, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 3. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and patching project.

In order to complete the work, temporary nighttime lane closures will take place at various locations along I-55 between Weber Road and Willow Springs Road.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, roadway patching, bridge deck repairs and drainage improvements. The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

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

4/3/2017 10:13 PM (Updated 4/6/2017 11:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures for Improvement Project along IL-59 from North Avenue to I-90

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-59 from North Avenue (IL-64) to the Jane Adams Tollway (I-90), in Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, Streamwood, West Chicago and Wayne, for an improvement project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 3.

In order to complete the work, IL-59 will be reduced to one lane in each direction while construction activities are taking place. To alleviate traffic congestion, northbound lane closures will be avoided during the morning rush and southbound lane closures will be avoided during the evening rush.

The scope of the project includes pavement patching, replacement of curb and gutter, and left turn lane improvements on northbound IL-59 at West Park Avenue. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

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

4/3/2017 9:53 PM (Updated 4/8/2017 8:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Talcott Road from Sibley Street to Canfield Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Talcott Road between Sibley Street and Canfield Avenue, in Park Ridge, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 3.

In order to complete the work, Talcott Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction when the work is taking place from Sibley Street to Canfield Avenue.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, patching, drainage improvements and replacement of curb and gutter. The overall project will enhance pedestrian safety and reconstruct pedestrian ramps to be complaint with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

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

4/3/2017 8:51 PM (Updated 4/8/2017 8:38 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement Project at Dundee Road and Buffalo Grove Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that an intersection improvement project is taking place at Dundee Road (IL-68) and Buffalo Grove Road, in Buffalo Grove. The work will require temporary, intermittent lane closures for the duration of the project.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place in both directions on Dundee Road and Buffalo Grove Road. The lane closures will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Access to local businesses will remain open.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, as well as improvements to the sidewalk, traffic signals and drainage at the intersection. The project is expected to be complete in Fall 2017.

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

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

3/21/2017 10:19 AM (Updated 3/25/2017 9:24 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   I-65 Bridge Project to Close Lanes South of Roselawn in Jasper County

Crews to close one northbound and one southbound lane of the bridge over Moffitt Ditch

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to lane closures on I-65, between IN-10 and IN-14, from mile marker 225 to 227, south of Roselawn, Monday, March 20 through the end of September. Crews will close one north and one southbound lane at a time, over the Moffitt Ditch bridge to make repairs and to restore the bridge surface.

During the project, I-65 will be open to all through traffic, but restricted to one north and one southbound lane in the work zone. Motorists should expect periodic delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Taking care of what we have

INDOT has been expanding its investments in maintenance and preservation projects to keep pavement and bridges in good condition for as long as possible, targeting bridges and roadway sections with the right treatments at the right times.

Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts at any time via the District’s social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

3/13/2017 5:36 PM (Updated 3/20/2017 9:55 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Work on US-45 in Kenosha County to Begin

Full closure of roadway required, detour through Illinois

On Wednesday, March 15, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin a road improvement project on US-45, from the Illinois/Wisconsin State Line (CR-A2/WG) to WI-50, in Kenosha County. The improvements on this approximately 5.5 mile corridor include:

  • Resurfacing from IL/WI State Line to 86th Street
  • Reconstruction from 86th Street to WI-50
  • Intersection improvements through project limits
    • Realignment of US-45 and South 196th Avenue Intersection
  • Traffic signal replacement at CR-A2/WG and CR-C intersections
    • Addition of Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) detection
  • Sight distance improvement on vertical curves north of 86th Street
  • Bike/pedestrian accommodations added north of 86th Street
    • Expansion of shoulder for bike accommodations
    • Addition of curb and gutter and sidewalk

The initial work will address the southern project limits involving a full closure of US-45 from the IL/WI State Line to just north of CR-C. The northbound detour is as follows (Beginning in Illinois):

  •  From US-45 take IL-173 eastbound to US-41. Go northbound on US-41 merging with I-94, to WI-50. Go west on WI-50 to reconnect with US-45. (Southbound traffic would reverse the above sequence and directions.)

This closure is scheduled to reopen mid-summer at which time the northern project limits will close, from just north of CR-C to WI-50. Also this summer, the intersections at CR-A2/WG and CR-C will each be closed for 14 days with additional detours in effect.

Built in 1946, with its last rehabilitation in 1995, this US-45 corridor is in need of improvement. The contractor, Zignego Company, is planning on completing the $8.9 million project in late fall of 2017. The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.

More information can be found on the project website at: http://projects.511wi.gov/us45ken/.

3/10/2017 11:42 AM (Updated 3/20/2017 9:58 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions, IL-157 (Bluff Road) North of IL-162

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions may be encountered along IL-157 (Bluff Road), north of IL-162 in Glen Carbon, Illinois. These lane restrictions will be in place from March 6, 2017 to June 1, 2017. These restrictions are required for intersection and drainage improvements at IL-157 and Main Street to construct a fourth leg to the intersection. Work is being completed by Keller Construction, Inc.
 
Traffic delays may be encountered so motorists are encouraged to utilize alternate routes. Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists during these restrictions. The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone. Additional information is also available at http://stl-traffic.org.

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

3/2/2017 10:02 AM (Updated 3/2/2017 11:39 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation   Southbound I-75 Detroit To Downriver

COUNTY:
Wayne
COMMUNITIES AFFECTED:
Detroit, Melvindale, River Rouge, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Taylor, Southgate, and Brownstown Township

START DATE:
Weekend of Feb. 4, 2017

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Late 2018

PROJECT DETAILS:
Southbound I-75 will be closed from Detroit to Downriver in less than three weeks. This closure is part of the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) approximately $200 million investment in major repairs over a two-year period.

The detour begins at I-96 in Detroit to Northline Road in 2017; during 2018, the detour will be from I-96 to Sibley Road. Only southbound I-75 will be closed during the two-year period while northbound I-75 will remain open at all times.

The project includes:

  • Removing and replacing all concrete on the I-75 Rouge River bridge, the largest concrete surface in Michigan (approximately 20 football fields).
  • Replacing concrete on the I-75 bridge at Fort Street, south of Springwells Road.
  • Removing the Goddard Street bridge over I-75 and replacing it with two smaller bridges.
  • Repairing 13 other bridges along I-75 through the Downriver communities.
  • Adding intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment. ITS includes a combination of electronic, telecommunication and information technology MDOT uses to improve safety and travel times on the transportation system.

The decision to close one direction of I-75 is based on multiple factors, including:

  • Speed: Rebuilding one side of the bridge at a time without traffic present will result in the project being completed in the shortest amount of time.
  • Cost: The shorter project duration resulting from rebuilding one side of bridge at a time will result in the lowest overall project cost.
  • Safety: If the bridge was constructed in sections with both directions of traffic sharing one side, there wouldn't be adequate room for emergency crews to respond to incidents on the bridge.
  • Mobility: Maintaining limited two-way traffic on one side of freeway would cause back-ups in both directions, as opposed to one direction. 
  • Quality: Rebuilding one side of the bridge at a time will allow construction to proceed without interruption since there will be no need to maintain traffic. The decreased vibrations from nearby traffic will result in the best quality workmanship.
  • Duration: By closing southbound I-75, construction activity will move faster since not as much time and effort will be needed to shift traffic.

Motorists will see signs announcing the closure along I-75 to allow residents, businesses, and drivers plenty of time to prepare alternate routes. Detours and details can be found at the project website, www.75rougeriver.com.

The detour route is southbound I-75 to westbound I-96, then southbound I-275 to southbound I-75 in Monroe. Other alternate routes include I-94, M-85 (Fort Street), Jefferson Avenue, and Dix Highway.

1/31/2017 2:37 PM (Updated 4/22/2017 8:55 AM)

Iowa Department of Transportation   Road Closures on Local Roads over I-80 in Davenport begin May 15 #iatraffic

DAVENPORT, Iowa – May 8, 2017 – Structural concrete repair work on overhead bridges over Interstate 80 in Davenport will require closing roads over the roadway beginning Monday, May 15, until mid-June 2017, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Davenport construction office.

Digital message signs for each bridge will let motorists know ahead of time and during construction that the road is closed. Additionally, detour signs will be placed on Maysville Road/Scott County Road Y-48 and Wisconsin Avenue. Motorists may experience travel delays and should allow additional time to reach their destination. The specific locations and scheduled closures for this project are listed below.

Utica Ridge Road: The road will be closed beginning Monday, May 15, until Tuesday, May 30.

North Division Street:
The road will be closed beginning Tuesday, May 16, until Tuesday, May 30.

Maysville Road/Scott County Road Y-48: The road will be closed beginning Monday, May 22, until Tuesday, June 6.

Jersey Ridge Road: The road will be closed beginning Wednesday, May 31, until Wednesday, June 14.

Wisconsin Avenue: The road will be closed beginning Thursday, June 1, until Thursday, June 15.

McCarthy Improvement Co. is the contractor for this $9,662,885 project that also includes hot-mix asphalt resurfacing work on I-80 in Scott County.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

5/9/2017 9:49 AM (Updated 5/9/2017 9:49 AM)

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 logo   Keep Us Alive Drive 45

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

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

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