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Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   I-494 in Bloomington Closed This Weekend Between Highway 212 and Highway 100

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close part of Interstate 494 in both directions in Bloomington this weekend.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, July 20, westbound I-494 will close between Highway 100 and Highway 212. The road is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, July 23. Motorists should follow the signed detour using northbound Highway 100, westbound Highway 62 and southbound Highway 212 to I-494 to bypass the closure.

Eastbound I-494 will also close at 10 p.m. Friday, July 20 between Highway 212 and Highway 100 and will reopen by 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Motorists should follow the signed detour using northbound Highway 212, eastbound Highway 62, and southbound Highway 100 to I-494 to bypass the closure.

This closure is necessary as crews install beams as part of the new entrance ramp from East Bush Lake Road to westbound I-494 in Bloomington.

Motorists should plan ahead and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations. 

For more information, visit the project website at: https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/eng/east-bush-lake-roadi-494-interchange-west-bound-ramp

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

7/16/2018 4:04 PM (Updated 7/16/2018 8:47 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Overnight Lane and Local Road Closures Scheduled on Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and York Road in Oak Brook

Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled this week and next on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and on York Road for bridge replacement work as part of the I-88 Reconstruction Project in Oak Brook.

Bridge beam removal will be scheduled during overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate the repairs at the York Road Bridge.

Weather permitting, on Friday, July 20, one westbound lane on I-88 is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. with a second lane closing at 10 p.m. Intermittent, full closures of I-88, each lasting 15 minutes, will be scheduled to begin at midnight, for bridge beam removal. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning on I-88.

In addition, York Road will be reduced to a single lane over I-88 during bridge beam removal beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 20. Traffic will be maintained in both directions with flaggers. York Road will reopen to one lane in each direction by 7 a.m. the following mornings.

A second night of full stops will also be needed for beam removal over the eastbound lanes. That work is tentatively scheduled for the following weekend on Friday, July 27.

 

7/18/2018 10:03 AM (Updated 7/18/2018 8:48 PM)

Minn St Paul Metro Transit logo.png   Highway 62 to close from July 20-23 for resurfacing in Minneapolis

 The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to close Highway 62 this weekend to resurface the road between Portland Avenue and 28th Minneapolis.

The highway will close between Highway 5 to I-35W at 10 p.m. Friday, July 20 and is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, July 23. The detour is Highway 5, I-494 and I-35W.

Westbound Highway 62 will be open to Hiawatha/Highway 55 to allow access to the federal and state buildings on Highway 62. Traffic continuing on westbound Highway 62 should take Highway 5.

All ramps leading to and from Highway 62 including Cedar Avenue, 28th Avenue, 34th Avenue and Bloomington Avenue will be closed during the weekend.

This is a one weekend project that will provide a smoother ride for motorists on Highway 62.

Motorists should plan ahead and give themselves additional time to reach their destinations.

For more information and to sign up for email updates, visit the project web page: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy7minnetonkaslp/index.html

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

www.mndot.gov

7/16/2018 8:47 PM (Updated 7/16/2018 8:47 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 6/22/2018 1:30 PM)

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 6/22/2018 1:31 PM)

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 6/22/2018 1:31 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 6/22/2018 1:30 PM)
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