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   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Counties: Christian; Clay; Effingham; Morgan; Sangamon; Scott; Shelby

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 106 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
IL
.    ILLINOIS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BOND                 CALHOUN             CHRISTIAN
CLAY                 CLINTON             EFFINGHAM
FAYETTE              GREENE              JACKSON
JERSEY               MACOUPIN            MADISON
MARION               MONROE              MONTGOMERY
MORGAN               PERRY               PIKE
RANDOLPH             SANGAMON            SCOTT
SHELBY               ST. CLAIR           WASHINGTON
4/26/2016 3:06 PM (Updated 4/26/2016 3:06 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Counties: Clinton; Madison; St. Clair; Washington

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
WESTERN CLINTON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEASTERN ST. CLAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS...
SOUTHEASTERN MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS...
* UNTIL 345 PM CDT
* AT 300 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM MARYVILLE TO NEAR LEBANON TO 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
FREEBURG...MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.
HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS.
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.
IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING...AND TREES.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HIGHLAND...BREESE...NEW BADEN...CARLYLE...TRENTON...AVISTON...OKAWVILLE...
ST. ROSE...GERMANTOWN...ALBERS...ST. JACOB...BECKEMEYER...JAMESTOWN...NEW
MEMPHIS...ST. LIBORY...BARTELSO...JOHANNISBURG...DAMIANSVILLE...
SUMMERFIELD AND COVINGTON.
THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 64 IN ILLINOIS BETWEEN EXITS 27 AND 41.
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...60MPH
4/26/2016 3:06 PM (Updated 4/26/2016 3:06 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Counties: Madison; St. Clair

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN ST. CLAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS...
SOUTHWESTERN MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS...
* UNTIL 315 PM CDT
* AT 226 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR ORCHARD FARMS TO BROOKLYN TO NEAR COLUMBIA...
MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.
HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS.
SOURCE...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS. A 60 MPH WIND GUST WAS REPORTED
AT LAMBERT AIRPORT.
IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING...AND TREES.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BELLEVILLE...GRANITE CITY...O`FALLON...EAST ST. LOUIS...COLLINSVILLE...
EDWARDSVILLE...FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS...SWANSEA...GLEN CARBON...SHILOH...WOOD
RIVER...TROY...MARYVILLE...MASCOUTAH...PONTOON BEACH...CENTREVILLE...
LEBANON...FREEBURG...CASEYVILLE AND WASHINGTON PARK.
THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
INTERSTATE 70 IN ILLINOIS NEAR EXIT 21.
INTERSTATE 55 IN ILLINOIS NEAR EXIT 23.
INTERSTATE 64 IN ILLINOIS BETWEEN EXITS 9 AND 23.
THIS ALSO INCLUDES  HORSESHOE LAKE STATE PARK.
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...60MPH
4/26/2016 2:36 PM (Updated 4/26/2016 3:06 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 4/23/2016 10:40 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Interstate 94 in St. Paul closes April 29-May 2

Motorists will encounter delays and a detour on both directions of
Interstate 94 in St. Paul between Highway 280 and Snelling Avenue. The roadway will close
at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29 and is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, May 2.
 

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane between Snelling Avenue and Dale Street. Motorists will not be able to enter westbound I-94 between I-35E and Cretin Avenue. A single lane will be open in the westbound direction between Cretin Avenue and Highway 280.     

During the closure, crews will demolish the Prior Avenue bridge deck, which is being rebuilt this summer. 

Motorists should follow the posted detours using Highway 280, Highway 36 and I-35E to bypass the closure.

For more information about the upcoming project and to view current detours, visit the project webpage at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94bridges/

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

 

4/27/2016 12:24 PM (Updated 4/27/2016 12:24 PM)
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