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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daily Lane Closures on Briggs Street between the Interstate 80 Ramps

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that intermittent lane closures will take place on Briggs Street between the ramps to enter and exit Interstate 80, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 23. The closures are necessary to install new traffic signals and improve channelization for the Interstate 80 westbound ramps.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place on Briggs Street between the eastbound and westbound ramps for Interstate 80. When necessary, Briggs Street will be reduced to one lane with flaggers to direct traffic to pass in alternating directions. Shoulder work also will take place on the westbound Interstate 80 exit ramp to Briggs Street.

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2016.

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.

5/19/2016 12:20 PM (Updated 5/20/2016 11:08 AM)

   Illinois - Flash Flood Warning

Counties: Mason

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5/29/2016 3:03 PM (Updated 5/29/2016 3:48 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Counties: La Salle

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5/29/2016 3:03 PM (Updated 5/29/2016 3:48 PM)

   Wisconsin - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Dodge; Fond du Lac; Jefferson; Kenosha; Milwaukee; Ozaukee; Racine; Sheboygan; Walworth; Washington; Waukesha

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5/29/2016 3:03 PM (Updated 5/29/2016 3:48 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Weather Statement

Counties: La Salle

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5/29/2016 3:03 PM (Updated 5/29/2016 3:48 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Fulton; Marshall; Mason; Peoria; Schuyler; Tazewell; Woodford

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5/29/2016 3:03 PM (Updated 5/29/2016 3:48 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Putnam

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5/29/2016 3:03 PM (Updated 5/29/2016 3:48 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Boone; De Kalb; Lee; McHenry; Ogle

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5/29/2016 3:03 PM (Updated 5/29/2016 3:48 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Bridge Beam Placement is Scheduled to Begin This Week on the New Eastbound I-290 Flyover Ramp

 Ramp construction is part of the I-290 Interchange Project on the new Illinois Route 390 Tollway

 Bridge beam placement is scheduled to begin this week for construction of the new flyover ramp bridge connecting eastbound I-290 to eastbound Illinois Route 390 as part of the I-290 Interchange Project. Additional lane and ramp closures with detours will be scheduled overnight as needed into May.

Electronic message signs as well as construction and detour signage will be put in place to alert drivers of the closures and detour.

As part of the Illinois Tollway’s I-290 Interchange Project, the Illinois Department of Transportation is building a new flyover ramp bridge scheduled to be complete in 2017. When completed, the three-level, multi-span structure will pass over both I-290 and Illinois Route 390 and create a new free flow movement.

Weather permitting, at 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, one westbound lane on Illinois Route 390 between Prospect Avenue and Rohlwing Road is scheduled to close, with a full closure of all westbound lanes scheduled from midnight to 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 24, for bridge beam placement.

A detour will be posted directing traffic north on Prospect Avenue, west onto Devon Avenue, south onto Rohlwing Road and then onto the westbound frontage road before reentering Illinois Route 390.

In addition, while the roadway closures are in place, the ramp carrying traffic from westbound Illinois Route 390 to eastbound I-290 will also close with a posted detour from midnight to 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 24. Ramp traffic will be directed along the same detour route to Meacham Road on to eastbound Illinois Route 390 at Meacham Road and then east on to Illinois Route 390 to eastbound I-290.

Roadway and ramp closures with posted detours will occur as needed through May for bridge beam installation.

Full closures on I-290 and Illinois Route 390 are being scheduled overnight to minimize the impact to daily commuters. Work on the new I-290 Interchange and detours are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County and the Village of Itasca, along with local police and fire departments.

The new flyover ramp being constructed by IDOT will provide two, 12-foot lanes with a 10-foot outside shoulder and a 12-foot inside shoulder and will replace the ramp that ends at a signalized intersection at Illinois Route 390. The new flyover ramp bridge will be 1,063 feet in length with a bridge deck that will be approximately 38 feet above Illinois Route 390. A portion of the new flyover ramp bridge will also include a ramp connecting to Hamilton Lakes Drive.

The first portion of the new flyover ramp is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016, with traffic using the off-ramp to Hamilton Lakes Drive to access eastbound Illinois Route 390. The entire ramp is scheduled for completion in 2017 and will coincide with completion of the new Illinois Route 390 Tollway from I-290 east to Illinois Route 83.

4/19/2016 1:43 PM (Updated 5/9/2016 1:09 PM)
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