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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Extended Ramp Closures on the Kennedy Expressway, Part of JBI

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that ramp closures will take place to and from the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94), in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Sunday, June 10. The ramp closures are necessary for the construction of the Monroe Street bridge, part of the overall Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project.
 
In order to complete the work, the following ramp closures will take place, weather permitting:

  • Beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 10, the Madison Street entrance ramp to the inbound Kennedy Expressway (southbound I-90/94) will be fully closed until Thursday, August 9. A posted detour will direct westbound Madison Street traffic to go north on Jefferson Street and west on Randolph Street to access the inbound Kennedy Expressway. Eastbound Madison Street traffic should go north on Halsted Street and east on Lake Street to access the inbound Kennedy.
  • Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, June 15, the Adams Street entrance ramp to the outbound Kennedy Expressway (northbound I-90/94) will be closed until Monday, July 16. A posted detour will direct westbound Adams Street traffic to go north on Jefferson Street and west on Madison Street to access the outbound Kennedy.
  • Beginning June 11, the Monroe Street exit ramp from the inbound Kennedy Expressway will be closed until June 15. A posted detour will direct traffic to exit the expressway via Adams Street, go westbound on Adams Street and northbound on Halsted Street to meet back with Monroe Street.
  • Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, June 15, the Adams Street exit ramp from the inbound Kennedy Expressway will be closed until August 2018. A posted detour will direct traffic to exit the expressway via Monroe Street, travel west on Monroe Street and south on Halsted Street to meet back with Adams Street.

The Monroe Street bridge is one of several expressway bridge improvement projects included in the overall Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction. Of those bridges, the following are completed and open to traffic: Halsted Street, Taylor Street, Morgan Street, Harrison Street and Peoria Street.
 
The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org

6/7/2018 12:38 PM (Updated 6/16/2018 8:49 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Extended Ramp Closures on the Outbound Dan Ryan, Part of JBI Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that extended ramp closures will take place on the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (SB I-90/94), in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, May 16. The ramp closures are necessary to construct new pavement and drainage along the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (EB I-290), as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange Project.

Beginning Tuesday, the ramp from outbound Congress Parkway to the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (SB I-90/94) will be closed. A posted detour will direct traffic to go NB on the Kennedy Expressway, exit at Augusta Boulevard and reenter SB I-90/94.

The ramp from the outbound Dan Ryan to Taylor Street/Roosevelt Road also will be closed. The posted detour will direct traffic to exit at 18th Street, reenter northbound I-90/94 and exit at Roosevelt Road/Taylor Street. The ramp will be accessible to traffic traveling from the inbound Eisenhower to outbound Dan Ryan.

Expected to reopen late August 2018, the ramp closures will allow for improvements on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway. The work is part of the overall Jane Byrne Interchange project.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.

5/2/2018 1:40 PM (Updated 6/7/2018 12:50 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Jane Byrne Interchange Project: Extended Lane and ramp Closures on IB Eisenhower

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced a lane and ramp closure will take place on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (eastbound I-290), in Chicago, as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, March 26.

Beginning Monday, one lane on the inbound Eisenhower will be closed between Ogden Avenue and Halsted Street, reducing the expressway from four to three lanes.

The ramp from the inbound Eisenhower Expressway to Racine Avenue also will be closed. The posted detour will direct traffic to take the Paulina Street exit ramp to eastbound Congress Parkway and continue to Racine Avenue.

Expected to reopen in Winter 2019, the lane and ramp closures will allow for improvements on the inbound Eisenhower, including new pavement, retaining walls and drainage. The work is part of the overall Jane Byrne Interchange project.

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

The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.

3/21/2018 2:19 PM (Updated 6/7/2018 12:50 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Chicago: Extended Closure On Ramp From The Inbound Kennedy To Inbound Congress Parkway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that an estimated two-year closure will take place on the ramp that carries traffic from the inbound Kennedy Expressway (southbound I-90/94) to eastbound Congress Parkway beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15, weather permitting.

The closure is necessary to complete road and bridge construction, part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project.
 
Beginning Jan. 9, the ramp from the inbound Kennedy to inbound Congress Parkway will be fully closed for approximately two years. A posted detour will direct southbound I-90/94 traffic to continue south and exit at Roosevelt Road. Motorists should go east on Roosevelt Road, north on Jefferson Street, east on Harrison Street and north on Wells Street to access eastbound Congress Parkway.
 
The ramp closure will allow for construction of a new ramp from the inbound Kennedy to inbound Congress, as well construction on the eastbound Congress Parkway bridge over the Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways and the replacement of the Van Buren Street bridge.
 
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.

12/22/2017 2:50 PM (Updated 6/7/2018 12:50 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane restrictions set June 18 for Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions will be encountered on the Interstate 270 Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge beginning June 18. The lane restrictions are needed to perform a bridge inspection.
 
Weather permitting, the following lane closures will take place:
  • June 18: The westbound right shoulder and ramp lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • June 19: The eastbound right shoulder and ramp lane will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 The ramps to and from Illinois  3 will remain open during this work.  It is anticipated this work will be completed on June 19.
 
Traffic delays are anticipated, motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes. Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists during these restrictions. IDOT asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone. 

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

6/15/2018 4:14 PM (Updated 6/16/2018 8:28 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Illinois Department of Transportation Patching on Interstate 74, 57 begins June 18

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures on Interstate 74 in Tilton and Fithian and I-57 near Rantoul will begin June 18.

The closures are necessary for crews to perform pavement patching. Work on I-74 will be between mile markers 213-215 in Tilton in both directions and mile markers 198-199 in Fithian in the westbound lanes. On I-57, patching will occur northbound from mile marker 243 to 246 and southbound from mile marker 247 to 248. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times during this work, which is expected to last about two weeks.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 

For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.
6/15/2018 3:14 PM (Updated 6/16/2018 8:29 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Nighttime lane closures on Illinois 23 resume June 18
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that beginning Monday June 18, nighttime lane closures for resurfacing will resume on Illinois 23 in Sycamore between Peace Road and Oakland Drive.

This work is part of a $4.4 million project consisting of ADA sidewalk improvements and resurfacing on Illinois 23 from Fox Avenue in Sycamore to Fourth Street in DeKalb. 
 
To minimize the impact on traffic and local businesses, lane closures will be set up from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Businesses and residences along Illinois 23 will be accessible while construction is taking place; however, there may be short periods of inaccessibility overnight to driveways and entrances when construction crews are working. Our goal is to minimize inconveniences as best as we can without sacrificing the safety of the public. Work is expected to continue into August.

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

 www.idot.illinois.gov

6/15/2018 3:11 PM (Updated 6/16/2018 8:30 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Illinois 161 Bridge East of Germantown Reopens
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the reopening of Illinois  161 east of Germantown. 

The critical repairs to the structure carrying Illinois 161 across Shoal Creek Overflow have been completed, allowing the highway to open.

Motorists should expect intermittent single lane closures during the next two weeks to facilitate the remaining required repairs. The contractor, Keeley & Sons of East St. Louis, will utilize flaggers to maintain two-way traffic at all times across the structure while the remaining work is accomplished.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.  
6/15/2018 3:07 PM (Updated 6/16/2018 8:32 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   I-94 ramps in Michigan City to close for resurfacing

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that, starting Tuesday, June 19, a pair of exit ramps connecting I-94 to US-20/US-35 will be closed until early July for resurfacing.

The eastbound I-94 ramp (Exit 40B) connecting to US-20 W/US-35 N will be closed along with the westbound I-94 ramp (Exit 40A) connecting to US-20 E/US-35 S.

State road detours must be on state-maintained roads only. For the eastbound I-94 ramp closure, drivers will be detoured north on US-421 and east on US-20 back toward the closure. For the westbound I-94 ramp closure, drivers will be detoured west on US-20/US-35 to the US-20 and IN-212 interchange, using the loops to head east on US-20.

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.

6/15/2018 1:43 PM (Updated 6/15/2018 1:43 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Iroquois County: Lane Reductions Set June 18 For I-57

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin on I-57 at approximately milepost 275 in Iroquois County on Monday, June 18.

Lane reductions will allow for the painting of the overhead structure beginning with the southbound direction. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this summer.

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

6/15/2018 12:11 PM (Updated 6/16/2018 8:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Greene County: IL-108 to Close June 19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the closure of IL-108 at 9th Street in Carrollton from approximately 8 a.m.  June 19, until 3 p.m. June 22, weather permitting.

The road closure is needed to make sanitary sewer connections and patch the pavement at the intersection. A detour utilizing US-67, IL-16 and Eldred Road will be implemented to circumvent the closure. The Carrollton Maintenance Yard and Haier Plumbing are working together to complete this work in a timely manner.

It is anticipated this closure will result in traffic delays. Travel times will be affected on most roads in the vicinity of this closure. Motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes or allow additional travel time in this area. Advance dynamic signs will be deployed to warn motorists in advance of this closure. Please be patient, slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through this work zone.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.

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

6/15/2018 12:02 PM (Updated 6/16/2018 8:35 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Ogle County: Next Phase of IL-2 Work Begins June 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction work on IL-2 from Grand Detour to Oregon will move into the next phase of milling and resurfacing on Wednesday, June 20, weather permitting.

During the milling and re-paving operations, traffic will be restricted to southbound drivers only. Northbound traffic must use the signed detour route:

  •     From IL-2, go west on Broad Street in Grand Detour to Green Street/Ridge Road.
  •     Continue north on Ridge Road to Pines Road, then east to IL-2 at the south edge of Oregon.

The traffic restriction and the detour will be in place until the project is complete in the fall.

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

6/15/2018 11:45 AM (Updated 6/16/2018 8:37 AM)

Lake County (IL).png   Russell Road to Close at Railroad Crossing for Repairs to Culvert

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Russell Road at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing west of IL-131/Green Bay Road for a culvert repair. The closure will begin at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 25 and is scheduled to reopen Friday, June 29 in the late afternoon. The closure is necessary to replace a culvert underneath Russell Road.

Local traffic will be allowed on Russell Road from Kilbourne east to the railroad crossing and on Russell Road from IL-31/Green Bay Road west to the railroad crossing. The railroad crossing will be closed to all traffic.  

Detour Route: Kilbourne Road to IL-173 to IL-131/Green Bay Road.

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Russell Road Detour

6/14/2018 3:44 PM (Updated 6/16/2018 8:41 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Rock Island County: Lane closures set June 13 for Avenue of the Cities

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces lane closures will begin June 13 on the eastbound lanes of Avenue of the Cities in Rock Island County.

The lane closures are necessary for pavement patching and will be from Kennedy Drive in East Moline to Hospital Road in Silvis. Work is expected to be complete by Wednesday, June 20, weather permitting.

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.

6/12/2018 5:55 PM (Updated 6/12/2018 5:55 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Williamson County: Illinois 148 to close at Illinois 13 on June 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Illinois 148 in Williamson County of an upcoming road closure.

Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, June 22, Illinois 148 will be closed between Illinois 13 and Old Illinois 13, weather permitting. The closure only impacts a small segment of road and is needed for replacement of a drainage structure. The road is expected to be open by 6 a.m. Monday, June 25, weather permitting.

Access to all businesses and residences will remain open, but no through traffic will be allowed. Motorists should seek alternate routes. Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.

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

6/12/2018 3:39 PM (Updated 6/12/2018 3:39 PM)

Lake County (IL).png   Old McHenry Road to Close for Reconstruction and Intersection Improvements

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Old McHenry Road to through traffic starting Monday June 25, 2018 at 6 a.m. and anticipate reopening to all traffic in November. The closure is necessary as part of the Old McHenry Road reconstruction and intersection improvements project at Robert Parker Coffin Rd. For more information please visit the project website.

Detour Route: IL-22 to IL-83 to IL-53

Detour Route for Downtown Long Grove: Local traffic will have access on Old McHenry Road from IL-22 and IL-53. Old McHenry Road will only accommodate one-way traffic between Robert Parker Coffin Road and Archer Road. Southbound local traffic on Old McHenry Road will have access between Robert Parker Coffin Road and Archer Road. Northbound Old McHenry Road will be closed to all traffic from Archer Road to Robert Parker Coffin Road. The detour for northbound local traffic on Old McHenry Rd will be Archer Road north to Robert Parker Coffin Road.   OldMcHenryJune2018

6/12/2018 8:00 AM (Updated 6/16/2018 8:52 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Northbound I-35W/CR- I ramp, roundabout closed

The ramp from northbound Interstate 35W to Ramsey County Road I and the roundabout on County Road I in Arden Hills will close early Tuesday, June 12. During the closure, construction crews will complete work on the new ramp and roundabout including final roadway striping and signing, sidewalks and trails, guardrail and landscaping.

The roundabout will be closed until late June and includes the closure of County Road I, Rice Creek Parkway and the Old Highway 8 frontage road located just east of the interstate. Detours will be posted for travelers on I-35W and County Road I. Motorists are encouraged to follow the signs closely.

For a detailed list of detours, please visit the Ramsey County website

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

6/11/2018 12:45 PM (Updated 6/14/2018 8:27 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Jefferson Street Bridge Closure Begins July 9 in Joliet

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a two-month full closure will take place on Jefferson Street bridge (eastbound US-30) over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, July 9. The closure is necessary to make structural steel repairs.

In order to complete the repairs, the structure that carries Jefferson Street over the Des Plaines River will be fully closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. A detour will direct eastbound US-30 traffic to go south on Raynor Avenue (US-52), east on McDonough Street (US-52), and north on Chicago Street (IL-53) to meet back with US-30. Marine traffic will not be impacted.

Jefferson Street bridge is expected to reopen to traffic in September 2018, weather permitting.

The bridge closure is the first of two stages of repairs on Jefferson Street bridge. An additional closure will be necessary early next year to complete mechanical repairs.

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

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

6/11/2018 11:59 AM (Updated 6/11/2018 3:43 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bloomington: Patching of I-55, 74 Begins June 11

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that pavement patching will begin Monday, June 11 on I-74 from Carlock to northwest of Bloomington, on I-55 from the McLean/Logan County line to southwest of Bloomington and on I-55 northeast of Bloomington to Lexington.

The patching will require lane closures, but at least one lane will remain open in each direction during the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of June, weather permitting.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

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

6/8/2018 1:14 PM (Updated 6/9/2018 8:26 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   PR Cold Spring Road closure

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) I-894 project team will be using a full closure of Cold Spring Road under I-894 for structural steel painting. The closure will go in place at 5 a.m. on the 14th and will remain in place until June 29th. Much of the work will be accomplished during daytime hours with some level of operations running around the clock to complete the project.

There will be a posted detour that will direct traffic to use, WIS 100, Layton Avenue and 92nd Street to get around the work zone. All work is weather dependent.

For additional information on the Zoo Interchange project go to: https://projects.511wi.gov/zoo-interchange-project/

For the latest traffic information, visit: https://511wi.gov/

6/8/2018 12:49 PM (Updated 6/9/2018 8:27 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   MN-41 Full Closure

Motorists traveling through Chaska will encounter a 12-week full road closure and detour for both directions of MN-41 between Hundertmark Road and Pioneer Trail beginning as early as 5 a.m. Monday, June 11 through early September 2018 to allow construction crews to widen the road from two to four travel lanes and to construct a pedestrian tunnel under MN-41 near Lake Grace.

Crews will begin setting up traffic control devices and temporary signage as early as Sunday evening, June 10, in preparation for the full road closure.

The Highway 41 intersections at Hundertmark Road and Pioneer Trail will also be reconstructed as part of this project. However, they will remain partially open to traffic during construction.

Motorists will encounter lane restrictions at both intersections and a three-way stop condition at Pioneer Trail beginning June 11 through early September. During the full road closure, motorists will not be able to travel north on MN-41 at Hundertmark Road or south on Highway 41 at Pioneer Trail. Business access will be available at all times. Follow the local access signs.

State Patrol will be present at the intersection of MN-41 and Hundertmark Road beginning at 7 a.m. on June 11 to monitor operations and assist with traffic control, as needed. State Patrol will be on site daily from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the duration of the full road closure.

The signed detour and designated truck route uses MN-212, Powers Boulevard and Lyman Boulevard to bypass this closure.

6/7/2018 9:44 AM (Updated 6/16/2018 8:54 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Edens Spur Tollway (I-94) Improvement Project

Construction will require the full closure of all open road tolling lanes over two nights;  work also scheduled on the frontage road near the Waukegan Road Interchange


Roadway and shoulder repair work at the Edens Spur Toll Plaza is scheduled to begin next week as part of Illinois Tollway work to improve the Edens Spur Tollway (I-94).

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to scheduled lane closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits.

In 2018, the Illinois Tollway is repairing the Edens Spur Tollway from Lake Cook Road to Pfingsten Road and will begin reconstructing the roadway from Pfingsten Road to the Edens Expressway. Repair work is schedule to be complete summer of 2018. Reconstruction is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2020.

In June, work will include removing and replacing segments of the existing asphalt shoulders and pavement at the Edens Spur Tollway Plaza in both open road tolling and cash plaza lanes and resurfacing of the frontage road off of Waukegan Road.

During the week of Monday, June 11, work is scheduled in the cash plaza lanes with up to two lanes closed at a time.

During the week of June 18, both open road tolling lanes in both directions are scheduled to close overnight beginning at 7 p.m. All traffic will be routed through the cash side of toll plazas. I-PASS is accepted in all cash toll plaza lanes. One open road tolling lane in both directions will reopen by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19. The second lane will remain closed to allow concrete time to cure. Similar closures are scheduled for overnight Wednesday, June 20. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by mid-morning on Friday, June 22.

Resurfacing work is also scheduled for late June on the frontage road near the Waukegan Road Interchange.

Toll plaza and frontage road work is scheduled to be completed by the end of July.

The work is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County and the Village of Northbrook, as well as local municipalities, fire and police departments.

Maps, construction and detour information about the Edens Spur Tollway repairs are available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.

The Edens Spur Improvement Project will involve removing and replacing all the existing mainline asphalt pavement and repairs to concrete pavement, including replacing or repairing mainline bridges. Additional work includes replacing the Pfingsten Road Bridge, repairing the Waukegan Road Bridge over the Edens Spur, constructing the barrier separated median with stormwater improvements and upgrading ITS and roadway lighting. All work is scheduled to be complete in 2020.

Originally constructed in 1958, the Edens Spur consists of two lanes in each direction with 4-foot wide inside shoulders and 11-foot wide outside shoulders and an open grass median. Up to 57,000 vehicles use the Edens Spur daily.

These repairs are necessary to extend the life of the roadway and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

6/6/2018 2:54 PM (Updated 6/11/2018 9:13 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intermittent Lane Closures along US-45 in Mokena

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that intermittent, daytime lane closures will take place on US-45 between 191st Street and I-80, in Mokena, beginning, weather permitting, the week of June 4. The lane closures are necessary for an embankment stabilization project on both sides of US-45.

In order to complete the work, intermittent lane closures will take place during the day on US-45 between 191st Street and I-80. Permanent shoulder closures will take place on the outer shoulders of US-45 in both directions.

The scope of the project includes embankment stabilization on both the east and west sides of US-45. The project also includes shoulder and guardrail replacement, as well as drainage improvements.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2018.

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

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

6/6/2018 1:24 PM (Updated 6/9/2018 8:41 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Traffic Signal Modernization Coming to Many St. Joseph County Intersections

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces traffic signal improvements to nine intersections throughout St. Joseph County. Crews have already begun signal modernization installments with work expected to be completed at all sites by the end of June.

Work has already been completed at two intersections:

  • IN-23 and Ironwood Road
  • IN-23 and Douglas Road

Additionally, these seven intersections will also see these improvements:

  • US-20 bypass and IN-331 (Bremen Highway)
  • IN-31 and Cleveland Road
  • IN-23 and Edison Road
  • IN-933 and Angela Boulevard
  • IN-933 and Auten Road
  • IN-933 and Sample Street
  • IN-23 and Chapin Street

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

When waiting in a dedicated left-turn lane, traffic may first see a flashing yellow arrow, depending upon signal phasing. Should there not be a suitable gap in oncoming traffic and sensors detect cars waiting to turn left, the flashing yellow arrow could change to a steady green arrow. This would stop oncoming traffic, allowing a protected left turn for drivers. The graphic included in this release details how traffic should utilize the new signals.

National research has shown the flashing yellow signal is more intuitive for drivers, results in fewer crashes and moves traffic more efficiently at intersections. These signals are being used successfully across Indiana and nationwide. 

More information about the flashing yellow left-turn arrow is available on INDOT’s website at www.in.gov/indot/3202.htm. You may also watch a video about flashing yellow arrows on INDOT’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmSfBsVKs7o

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. 

 

6/5/2018 3:09 PM (Updated 6/9/2018 8:39 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   US-35 Project Rescheduled for July 5

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that its planned culvert replacement project on US-35 between LaPorte and Michigan City has been postponed until July 5.

The project, which will see US-35 between Verma Drive and Pawnee Trail closed for about two weeks, was set to begin June 11, but has been moved in order to accommodate the county’s planned paving project on Johnson Road between LaPorte and Michigan City.

State road detours must be on state-maintained roads only. When US-35 is closed in July, drivers wishing to travel southbound on US-35 will detour east on US-20 and south on IN-39 back to US-35. Drivers wishing to travel northbound on US-35 will detour north on IN-39 and west on US-20 back to US-35.

6/5/2018 3:04 PM (Updated 6/7/2018 11:17 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Traffic to Switch at I-65 Kankakee River Bridge
 The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers of a traffic switch that will occur on I-65 at the Kankakee River Bridge as part of the I-65 Northwest Indiana Expansion Project.

On or around Saturday, June 9, northbound and southbound traffic will shift onto the current southbound bridge structure for the remainder of the project to allow for a complete replacement of the northbound bridge structure. The I-65 Northwest Indiana Expansion Project is on track to conclude by November of this year.

Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., two lanes will be maintained in each direction. Single lane nighttime traffic in the area is likely for the duration of the project so please drive with caution while traveling the area during the evening hours.

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.

 

6/4/2018 4:14 PM (Updated 6/5/2018 10:11 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Knox County: Lane Closures on US-34

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that overnight lane closures and intermittent daily lane reductions will begin Monday, June 11, for US-34 between Seminary Street and Knox County Highway 9.
 
The closures are necessary for crews to perform pavement patching. Work is expected to be complete by Friday, June 22, weather permitting.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 

6/4/2018 9:52 AM (Updated 6/14/2018 8:27 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   MN-95 And MN-96 Road Preservation Project

Motorists can expect periodic lane closures and delays on MN-96 in Washington County and on MN-95 in Chisago County this weekend and early next week. Crews will be completing preventative maintenance work that will extend the life of the pavement surfaces. The road work will consist of seal coating the pavement and shoulders.

The project is scheduled to begin Saturday morning, June 2 on MN-96 between US-61 in White Bear Lake and MN-95 in Stillwater.

Another crew will be doing the same work on MN-95 from North Branch to Taylors Falls, beginning Sunday morning, June 3. During the project, a pilot car and flaggers will control traffic, and motorists should plan for extra time in the areas where crews are working. The project work is scheduled during off-peak daytime hours, evening hours and weekends to minimalize traffic impacts.

The work will last approximately one week on each highway.  Once the sealcoat work is complete, crews will return in late June to install permanent road striping. This work will be done under traffic.

All work is weather dependent and scheduling is approximate.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, and reminds them to slow down in the work area.

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

6/1/2018 1:03 PM (Updated 6/5/2018 9:38 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane reductions on US-67 bridge
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that traffic will be reduced to one lane across the bridge that carries US-67 across the Illinois River beginning Friday, June 1. Traffic will be controlled by signals, which will allow for one alternating lane of traffic in each direction.

The lane closure is necessary for completion of bridge deck patching and repairs to the expansion joints. Construction is expected to be completed by Sept. 16, weather permitting.

The contractor for this project is Freesen Inc. of Springfield.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 6 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict6.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

5/29/2018 5:02 PM (Updated 6/5/2018 10:29 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Repair Work Begins at the I-39 Interchange on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Rochelle

The Illinois Tollway has begun scheduled ramp repairs at the I-39 Interchange on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Rochelle. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of ramp closures and detours.

 At the I-39 Interchange, ramp resurfacing work is scheduled on portions of all eight ramps requiring closure of various ramps and detours throughout June.

 Work has begun today, May 29, with a two-day closure of the ramp connecting eastbound I-88 to southbound I-39. A detour is posted routing traffic through the interchange to access southbound I-39.

 

Ramp closures will continue throughout June and detour routes will be posted to maintain access for travel in all directions. Full closures of the ramps will allow the Tollway to safely accommodate construction and will allow the work to be completed in half the time.

All work is weather dependent. Current ramp closures and detour maps will be available on the interactive map on Illinois Tollway website illinoistollway.com.  The current schedule for repairs on the I-39 Interchange ramps includes:

  • The week of June 4 – closure and repairs on the ramp connecting eastbound I-88 to northbound I-39 and the ramp connecting southbound I-39 to eastbound I-88.
  • The week of June 11 – closure of the ramp connecting northbound I-39 to eastbound I-88.
  • The week of June 18 – closure of the ramp connecting westbound I-88 to northbound I-39.
  • The week of June 25 – closure of the ramp connecting westbound I-88 southbound I-39 and the ramp connecting northbound I-39 to westbound I-88.

The Illinois Tollway has scheduled work to resurface and rebuild ramps and bridges at six interchanges on I-88 between IL-251 and Orchard Road. Work will be staggered so that adjacent interchanges are not under construction at the same time.

 In addition, throughout 2018 traffic on I-88 in this area will be reduced from two lanes to one in each direction for a roadway resurfacing project. The shoulders on this segment of I-88 are too narrow to safely accommodate traffic shifts and provide for work zones.

The improvements on I-88 will extend the life of the roadway and interchanges improving travel in the area and providing convenient access to local communities and support economic opportunities. This work is part of the Tollway’s capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Construction is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, City of DeKalb, DeKalb County, Kane County, Ogle County, Dement Township, Malta Township, DeKalb Township, City of Rochelle, Pierce Township, Kaneville Township, Village of Sugar Grove and Cortland Township, as well as local fire and police departments and Northern Illinois University.

Maps and construction information about the I-88 Interchange Improvements is available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.

5/29/2018 2:51 PM (Updated 5/31/2018 1:48 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Repair Work Scheduled to Begin Next Week at I-290 Interchange on IL-390 Tollway

Extended ramp lane closure needed through August for warranty repair work

Extended lane closures on the ramp connecting westbound I-290 to the westbound IL-390 Tollway are scheduled to begin next week for warranty pavement repair.

Electronic message signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the lane closures. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone to safely accommodate construction and allow the new concrete to cure.

Weather permitting, on Tuesday, May 29, single lane closures and traffic shifts will begin on the ramp connecting westbound I-290 to westbound IL-390. Pavement repair work on the ramp is scheduled to last through August.

5/25/2018 1:23 PM (Updated 5/29/2018 10:20 AM)

Lake County (IL).png   Monaville Road-Cedar Lake Road Roundabout to Close for Water Main Installation

The Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (CLCJAWA) Lake Michigan Water Project requires the closing of the Monaville Road/Cedar Lake Road Roundabout starting Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 6 a.m. The roundabout will reopen by end of day on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The closure is necessary to install 20-inch water mains across both Monaville Road and Cedar Lake Road.

If you have any questions regarding this project please contact Jeff White at CLCJAWA, (847) 980-8208. Information about CLCJAWA projects are also available at www.clcjawa.com.

Detour Routes:

Westbound Monaville Road – Use IL-83, Rollins Road and Fairfield Road

Eastbound Monaville Road – Use Fairfield Road, Rollins Road and IL-83

Northbound Cedar Lake Road – Use Rollins Road, Fairfield Road and IL-132

Southbound Cedar Lake Road – Use IL-132, Fairfield Road and Rollins Road.

5/25/2018 11:27 AM (Updated 5/25/2018 5:41 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Lane Closures for IN-933 Bridge Near South Bend's Leeper Park

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces lane closures for the IN-933 bridge over the St. Joseph River in South Bend, located near Leeper Park. The bridge will be down to one lane in each direction beginning Tuesday, May 29th through the end of June. Crews will be rehabilitating the bridge deck. Traffic is advised to avoid the area, if possible, to avoid delays and back-ups.

5/24/2018 2:43 PM (Updated 5/29/2018 10:21 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Work Continues Along Milwaukee's Valley Bridge

On the evening of Wednesday, May 30, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin the next phase of the Valley Bridge overlay project in the city of Milwaukee. This phase will shift southbound I-43 traffic allowing for the 11th Street / Wisconsin Avenue on-ramp to I-43 south to reopen.
 
As the project advances, access to certain system ramps will continue to become available. Please note that these closures are weather dependent and subject to change.
 
Current long-term ramp closures:

I-794 West to I-43 South (Until Late June)
I-43 North to I-94 West (Until Late June)
I-43 North to 10th Street and Michigan Avenue Off-Ramp (Until Late June)
I-94 East to I-43 South (Until Late July)
Mineral Street/National Avenue On-Ramp to I-43 North (Until Late August)

The primary detour route for navigating interchange access continues to be the I-794 Hoan Bridge. For more information on closures and detour routes, visit 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/i43bridges/.

5/24/2018 1:52 PM (Updated 5/25/2018 5:52 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Jackson County: Lane shift on IL-13

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of an upcoming lane shift on IL-13 in Jackson County.
 
Beginning Tuesday, May 29, weather permitting, traffic on IL-13 west of Carbondale will be shifted into the westbound lanes in a head-to-head configuration with one lane for each direction of travel.
 
This traffic configuration will be in place until early fall 2018.
 
Motorists should use extreme caution through this work zone and be aware of speed reductions and traffic control devices.

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

5/24/2018 1:48 PM (Updated 6/5/2018 9:38 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Irving: IL-16 between Hillsboro, Nokomis

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that road construction will begin Monday, June 4, on IL-16 between Hillsboro and Nokomis, a half-mile northeast of Irving.

The project consists of a bridge replacement and improvements to shoulders, guardrails and pavement, and will require a complete closure of IL-16. The closure will last 25 days, with work expected to be complete by Friday, July 13, weather permitting.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

For IDOT District 6 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict6.

5/24/2018 1:08 PM (Updated 6/5/2018 9:39 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Streetscape Improvements on Northwest Highway in Park Ridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that intermittent lane closures will take place on Northwest Highway between Touhy Avenue and Washington Street, in Park Ridge, for a streetscape project, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, May 29.

In order to complete the work, intermittent lane closures and parking lane closures will take place along Northwest Highway from Touhy Avenue to Washington Street. The lane closures are necessary for crews to replace sidewalk and curb, and traffic impacts will occur in stages. Businesses will have temporary access to storefronts while sidewalk construction is taking place.

The scope of the project includes landscaping, lighting and sidewalk improvements, including additional benches and bicycle racks. The project also consists of roadway resurfacing after the sidewalk construction is completed.

The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2018.

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

5/24/2018 12:20 PM (Updated 5/25/2018 5:54 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Bradley Road Bridge Long-Term Closure Over the North Tri-State Tollway (I-94) in Lake County

Full closure of the Bradley Road Bridge carrying traffic over the North Tri-State Tollway (I-94) in Lake County is scheduled to begin next week for bridge reconstruction. The bridge is scheduled to remain closed through September.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the bridge closure and posted detour.

In 2018, the Illinois Tollway will rebuild the Bradley Road Bridge carrying traffic over I-94 to replace the existing bridge built in the 1950s and provide a new longer and wider bridge to provide two, 12-foot lanes and 8-foot shoulders. Up to 4,500 vehicles use the Bradley Road Bridge daily.

Weather permitting, on Wednesday, May 30, the bridge will close and a detour will be posted directing Bradley Road traffic along Rockland Road (IL-176), St. Mary’s Road and Town Line Road.

The full closure of the Bradley Road Bridge is necessary because the local crossroad bridge over I-94 is too narrow to accommodate traffic while safely completing the reconstruction work.

The Bradley Road Bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic by the end of September. All work is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2019.

Maps, construction and detour information about the Atkinson Road Bridge repairs are available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.

The Bradley Road Bridge reconstruction is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Lake County, as well as local municipalities, school districts, fire and police departments.

These repairs are necessary to extend the life of the bridge and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

5/24/2018 11:42 AM (Updated 6/6/2018 6:57 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Jefferson County: CR-13 in Bonnie

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Campground Road (CR-13) in Bonnie, Jefferson County, of an upcoming road closure.

On Friday, June 1, the bridge carrying Campground Road over I-57 will be closed to all traffic. This closure is necessary to reconstruct the bridge. The closure will be in place for 2½ months and is expected to reopen by Friday, Aug. 17.

Motorists should seek an alternate route. Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.

5/24/2018 9:57 AM (Updated 6/5/2018 9:39 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane reductions for US-50

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that US-50 at Frogtown Road, east of Breese, and at Flat Branch Road west of Carlyle, will be restricted to one lane beginning Tuesday, May 29, weather permitting.

These restrictions are necessary to perform bridge painting on the two overpasses, which is expected to be completed by Aug. 1.

Temporary signals will be in place. Please drive with caution through the construction zones.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.

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

5/23/2018 10:38 PM (Updated 6/5/2018 10:31 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane reduction for IL-141

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorist traveling IL-141, 2 miles west of New Haven, of an upcoming lane reduction.

Beginning Tuesday, May 29, the contractor will begin constructing a box culvert in place of an existing bridge. The operation will be controlled by signals.

Minor delays are expected. Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution when traveling through this area.

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

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

5/23/2018 10:30 PM (Updated 6/5/2018 10:30 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Kankakee: Lane Reductions For US-45/52

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that work will begin Tuesday, May 29, on US-45/52 at exit 308 over I-57 in Kankakee.

The roadway will have one of the two lanes closed in each direction during the duration of the project. The roadwork and lane closures will affect signal timing, and delays can be expected. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this summer.

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

5/23/2018 3:00 PM (Updated 6/5/2018 10:32 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Work On I-43 Rock Freeway Bridges

On Monday, June 4, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin the rehabilitation of several structures along the I-43 Rock Freeway in Waukesha County.
 
Scope of Work

  •     Bridge deck replacement on Crowbar Road Bridge over I-43
  •     Bridge deck overlays along the I-43 structures over Calhoun Road and Beloit Road
  •     Full bridge replacement of Sunnyslope Road Bridge over I-43
  •     Lighting fixture updates to the Racine Avenue interchange and Moorland Road interchange

What to Expect

  •     Full closure of Sunnyslope Road at the bridge from June until late fall. Detour: National Avenue (CR-ES), Moorland Road (CR-O), and Beloit Road (CR-I).
  •     Full closure of Crowbar Road at the bridge from early July until early fall. Detour: National Avenue (CR-ES), WI-164 (Big Bend Road), Janesville Road (CR-L). 
  •     Day-time off-peak and nighttime single lane closures along I-43

The contractor, Zenith Tech, Inc. is planning on completing the project by late fall. The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change. More information can be found on the project website at: https://projects.511wi.gov/43rock/

5/23/2018 2:34 PM (Updated 6/5/2018 10:32 AM)

Lake County (IL).png   Gilmer Road Closed For Culvert Replacement

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Gilmer Road, from Midlothian Road to Diamond Lake Road, to through traffic starting Thursday, June 7 at 6 a.m. and will reopen the afternoon of Friday, July 6. The closure is necessary to replace a culvert south of Sequoia Road. Local traffic will have access to Sequoia Road from the north and access to Darlington Drive from the south.

Detour Route: Midlothian Road to IL-60/83 to Diamond Lake Road.