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

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

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

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

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

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

I-96:

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

  The following ramps will be closed until October:

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

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

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

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

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

4/2/2014 11:49 AM (Updated 9/18/2014 1:51 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pavement Repairs to I-80 in Joliet Saturday

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation will be performing pavement repairs to eastbound I-80 between Houbolt Road and Larkin Avenue (Illinois 7), in Joliet, weather permitting, on Saturday, Sept. 20.

The repairs will require closing the right lane of I-80 from midnight tonight until about 10 a.m. Saturday.

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.

9/19/2014 5:12 PM (Updated 9/19/2014 5:12 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Inspections on Southbound I-55 Sunday

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a routine inspection of the bridge carrying southbound Interstate 55 over the Des Plaines River in Channahon will take place, weather permitting, on Sunday, Sept. 21.

In order to complete the work, lane closures will be needed. At least one lane will be open at all times. This work will take place between 6 and 11 a.m.

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.

9/19/2014 5:11 PM (Updated 9/19/2014 5:11 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pavement Repairs, Lane Closures in Dolton

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a pavement repair project on 142nd Street/Main Street between Indiana and Dolton avenues in Dolton is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Sept 26.

The improvements consist of intermittent pavement repairs, such as pavement patching, milling, and resurfacing, with curb, sidewalk and sewer upgrades.  The project could require reducing the roadway to a single lane of traffic with flaggers present during the daytime hours where construction is taking place.

The anticipated completion date for this project is Nov. 26.

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.

9/19/2014 5:09 PM (Updated 9/19/2014 5:09 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Inspections on I-55 at Cicero Avenue on Saturday

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a routine inspection of the bridge carrying Interstate 55 over the Belt Railway Company of Chicago tracks near Illinois 50 (Cicero Avenue) will take place, weather permitting, on Saturday, Sept. 20.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane and partial ramp closures on northbound and southbound I-55 will be needed.  Please note that all times are approximate. Two lanes will be open to traffic at all times. The closures are as follows:

  • The left lane of northbound I-55 will be closed from 6 to 8 a.m.
  • The left lane of southbound I-55 will be closed from 8 to 10 a.m.
  • The ramp from Cicero Avenue to I-55 northbound will be partially blocked from 10 a.m. to noon. Although the ramp will be open, traffic will be slowed. Pulaski Road or Central Avenue are recommended alternate routes.
  • The ramp from I-55 southbound to Cicero Avenue will be partially blocked, from noon to 2 p.m.

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.

9/19/2014 5:08 PM (Updated 9/19/2014 5:08 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pavement Repairs on IL-53 in Palatine Saturday

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement repairs on southbound Illinois 53 just south of Dundee Road in Palatine will take place, weather permitting, on Saturday, Sept. 20.

In order to perform the work, it will be necessary to close the right lane of southbound Illinois 53 and the Illinois 53 ramp from eastbound Dundee Road. The closures will be in place between 6 and 11 a.m.

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.

 

9/19/2014 5:07 PM (Updated 9/19/2014 5:07 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pavement Repairs at Glen Ellyn Intersection Saturday

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that pavement repairs at the intersection of westbound North Avenue (Illinois 64) and Glen Ellyn Road in Glen Ellyn will take place, weather permitting, on Saturday, Sept. 20.

In order to perform this work safely, it is necessary to close the left lane and center lane of westbound North Avenue, the center lane and right lane of southbound Glen Ellyn Road, the inside left-turn lane of northbound Glen Ellyn Road and the inside left-turn lane of eastbound North Avenue.  Traffic will have one left-turn lane to use on both northbound Glen Ellyn Road and eastbound North Avenue, as well as one right-turn lane on southbound Glen Ellyn Road.  The closures will be in place from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. or until work is complete.

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.

9/19/2014 4:11 PM (Updated 9/19/2014 4:11 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   South Cook County Traffic Signal Upgrades Begin Monday

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that 52 traffic signal modernization projects at various locations in south Cook County are scheduled to begin, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 22.

Traffic signals will be installed at intersections throughout the southern portion of the county. Other work will include changing signal heads to modernized LED signals, installing battery backup systems in the event of power failures, adding pedestrian signal heads, replacing some traffic signal posts and modernizing the controllers. The projects could require reducing some roads to a single lane of traffic, with flaggers present during the daytime hours where construction is taking place.

The anticipated completion date for this project is July 15, 2015.

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

9/19/2014 3:36 PM (Updated 9/19/2014 8:13 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-134 Resurfacing in Lake County Begins Next Week

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a resurfacing project on various locations of Illinois 134 between U.S 12 and Illinois 120 in Lake County will begin, weather permitting, on Monday, Sept. 22.

In order to complete the work, motorists can expect daily lane closures with flaggers at various locations once construction begins. The anticipated completion date for this project is May 15, 2015.

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

9/19/2014 3:19 PM (Updated 9/19/2014 3:19 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Temporary Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Next Week for Beam Installation on Bartlett Road Bridge

Bridge being reconstructed for I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Temporary, overnight lane closures on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) are scheduled next week for beam installation on the Bartlett Road Bridge carrying traffic over I-90 in Hoffman Estates. The bridge is currently closed for reconstruction to make way for the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project.

Weather permitting, beginning at 8 p.m. on Monday, September 22, one lane in each direction on I-90 will close, followed by closure of a second westbound lane at 10 p.m. to prepare for beam installation over the westbound side of the roadway. In addition, brief, intermittent full closures of the westbound lanes are scheduled between 11:30 p.m. on Monday, September 22, and 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 23. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. ahead of the morning rush hour.

Similar closures at the same times are scheduled on Tuesday, September 23, for beam installation over the eastbound side of I-90. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, September 24.

Reconstruction of the Bartlett Road Bridge is being coordinated with Cook County, the Illinois Department of Transportation and the village of Hoffman Estates, along with local school districts and police and fire departments.

Work includes construction of a new concrete bridge with one lane and a shoulder in both directions. The project will also accommodate a future bicycle and pedestrian path on the northbound side of the bridge. The new bridge is scheduled to reopen this fall.

The Bartlett Road Bridge is among 11 local crossroad bridges scheduled to be reconstructed along I-90 this year to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. On the eastern segment of I-90, work is also underway on Higgins Road. On the western segment of I-90, bridges to be removed and reconstructed in 2014 include Town Hall Road, Pearl Street, Johnson Road, Shattuck Road, County Line Road, Harmony-Riley Road, Harmony Road, Hennig Road and Tyrrell Road.

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

9/19/2014 2:34 PM (Updated 9/19/2014 2:34 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-137 Resurfacing in Grayslake

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a resurfacing project on Illinois 137 (Buckley Road) between U.S. 45 and Illinois 83 (Ivanhoe Road) in Grayslake will begin, weather permitting, on Monday, Sept. 22.

In order to complete the work, motorists can expect daily lane closures with flaggers at various locations once construction begins. The anticipated completion date for this project is Oct. 17.

Motorists should 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.

 

9/19/2014 1:44 PM (Updated 9/19/2014 1:44 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Weekend Construction 9/19/14 - 9/22/14

The following weekend construction activities are scheduled, in addition to work already in place. As always, some work may be postponed due to weather or other circumstances. Please check Michigan.gov/drive for current construction and traffic information and follow MDOT on Twitter @ MDOT_MetroDet.  Also, attached is the M-1 Rail announcement regarding the closure of I-75.

I-75:   *****CLOSURE******
In Wayne County, north and south I-75 will be closed between M-10 and I-375 from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday for bridge demolition on M-1 (Woodward Ave) over I-75.  North detour is north I-75 to west I-96 to east I-94 to north I-75. South detour is south I-75 to west I-94 to east I-96 to north I-75.
In Wayne County, the following RAMPS ARE CLOSED from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday due to the I-75 closure.
South I-75 (Chrysler) ramp to south I-75 (Fisher). (Detour west I-94 to east I-96 to south I-75.)
South I-75 ramp to Grand River Ave.
North I-75 ramp to south I-375.
North I-75 ramp to M-3 (Gratiot Ave).
North I-75, local lane ramp, to north I-75 at Rosa Parks Blvd, EXCEPT Sunday 6 am to 1 pm for Grand River exit for football traffic only.
North I-75 ramp to Grand River Ave, EXCEPT Sunday 6 am to 1 pm for football traffic.
Ambassador Bridge ramp to north I-75 and M-10. (Detour west I-96 to east I-94 to north M-10/I-75.)
Clark Avenue ramp to north I-75.
Rosa Parks Blvd ramp to north I-75.
Mack Ave ramp to south I-75.
M-3 (Gratiot Ave) ramp to south I-75.


I-75:
In Oakland County, north I-75 between Crooks and Coolidge roads will have the left lane closed from 7 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday for maintenance.


I-96:
In Wayne County, east I-96 ramp to north I-75 will be closed from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday for I-75 closure.
M-10:
In Wayne County, north and south M-10 (Lodge Fwy) ramp to north I-75 will be closed from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday for I-75 closure.
In Oakland County, south M-10 (Northwestern Hwy), south of US-24 (Telegraph Rd) will have right lane closed from 7 am to 12 pm Saturday for maintenance.


I-94:
In Wayne County, east I-94 at Warren Avenue will have two right lanes closed from 8 am to 5 pm Saturday for road work.


I-275:
In Oakland County, south I-275, south of M-102 (8 Mile Road), will have one lane closed from 7 am to 3 pm, Saturday, for maintenance.


I-375:
In Wayne County, north I-375 ramp to south I-75 will be closed from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday due to I-75 closure.


M-15: (Ortonville Road)
In Oakland County, north and south M-15 (Ortonville Rd) will be closed between Northview and Waldon roads from 6 am to 10 pm Sunday for local event.


M-150: (Rochester Road)
In Oakland County, north and south M-150 between Avon Road and 2nd Street will have one lane closed from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday for weekend road work through mid-October.
In Oakland County, north and south M-150 at M-59 will have one lane closed from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday for weekend road work through mid-October.


M-24: (Lapeer Road)
In Oakland County, north and south M-24 between Davison Lake Road to Burdick will have one lane closed from 7 am to 7 pm both Saturday and Sunday for weekend work through mid-October.


M-29:
In St. Clair County, north and south M-29 between Palms and Nook roads will have one lane closed from 7 am Saturday to 7 pm Sunday for road work.
 
    M-1 closure of I-75 091914.docx
 
The Michigan Department of Transportation:
Providing the highest quality integrated transportation services for economic benefit and improved quality of life.
For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/mdot or contact us.
 

9/19/2014 1:42 AM (Updated 9/19/2014 8:01 PM)

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

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the left lane of eastbound I-74 and the left lane of westbound I-74 between Morton Avenue and I-155 will be closed from 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 19th until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 21st.

During this time, traffic will be shifted onto recently constructed pavement and bridges.

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

9/18/2014 5:10 PM (Updated 9/18/2014 5:10 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Ramp Closures Scheduled on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at I-290 and Roosevelt Road Interchanges

Ogden Avenue Interchange work scheduled later this month

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to continue ramp repairs on the interchanges that connect the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-290, Roosevelt Road and Ogden Avenue. Weather permitting, ramp closures with detours are needed at all three interchanges this month to complete the repairs and electronic message signs and detour signage will be put in place to alert drivers.

I-290 Interchange

This week, a weekend-long closure is scheduled on the ramp carrying eastbound I-290 traffic to southbound I-294 for shoulder repairs and electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers.

Beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 19, the ramp will be closed and a detour will be put in place. The detour will route eastbound I-290 traffic to the Mannheim Road exit and direct drivers to immediately reenter I-290 westbound and then onto southbound I-294. The ramp is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, September 22, in advance of the morning commute.



Work is also planned over the next two consecutive weekends on the ramp carrying northbound I-294 traffic to eastbound I-290. The ramp will remain open during construction, however, traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one. The first weekend of work is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 19. The work will be completed by 5 a.m. on Monday, September 22, in advance of the morning commute. A similar closure is planned for the following weekend from Friday night, September 26, through Monday morning, September 29.

Roosevelt Road Interchange


This weekend, a closure is scheduled on the ramp carrying eastbound Roosevelt Road traffic to southbound I-294 and electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. Beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 19, the ramp will close and a detour will be put in place directing traffic from eastbound Roosevelt Road to Wolf Road and then south to Ogden Avenue before merging onto southbound I-294. The ramp is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, September 22, in advance of the morning commute.



Ogden Avenue Interchange

Two ramps at the Ogden Avenue Interchange are scheduled to close for ramp work this month. Beginning September 22, a two-week closure with a posted detour is scheduled for reconstruction of the ramp carrying southbound I-294 to westbound Ogden Avenue. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers and a detour will be put in place directing southbound I-294 traffic to eastbound Ogden Avenue, then immediately reentering I-294 heading northbound to reach westbound Ogden Avenue.

In addition, a weekend closure is scheduled for the ramp carrying westbound Ogden Avenue traffic to southbound I-294. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers and a detour will be put in place directing traffic south on York Road and Garfield Avenue, then east on 55th Street, south on County Line Road and east on I-55 to reach southbound I-294.