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Michigan Department of Transportation  logo   I-75 Closed between M-10 to I-375, Wayne County, MI

In Wayne County, north and south I-75 between M-10 and I-375 will be closed from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday for road work on M-1. Detour is north I-75 to west I-96 to east I-94 to north I-75 or south I-75 to west I-94 to east I-96 to north I-75.

10/23/2014 9:33 AM (Updated 10/23/2014 9:33 AM)

Chicago Department of Transportation logo   Chicago River Fall Bridge Lifts Through November 15th

The lifting of the movable bridges over the Chicago River for recreational boat traffic resumes this week, running on Wednesday and Saturday mornings through mid-November.

Each year, in the spring and fall, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) raises the movable bridges along the Main and South Branches of the Chicago River to accommodate recreational boats traveling to and from their storage yards.

“The lifting of Chicago’s iconic movable river bridges every fall marks the closing of the boating season,” said CDOT Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld. “The City coordinates with local boat storage yards each year to create a schedule that accommodates boats while creating the least amount of impact on downtown street traffic.”

During these spring and fall “boat runs,” the bridges are raised sequentially, typically one at a time. Each bridge lift takes an average of 8-12 minutes. This fall, 27 bridges will be lifted in order beginning in the morning at Lake Shore Drive to the Ashland Avenue Bridge on the South Branch.

The fall 2014 bridge lift schedule is as follows:

• Wednesday, October 22nd at 9:30 a.m.
• Saturday, October 25th at 9 a.m.
• Wednesday, October 29th at 9:30 a.m.
• Saturday, November 1st at 9 a.m.
• Wednesday, November 5th at 9:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, November 12th at 9:30 a.m.
• Saturday, November 15th at 9 a.m.

9/24/2014 12:34 PM (Updated 10/20/2014 6:55 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Temporary Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled on Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Next Week for Beam Installation on Church Road Bridge

DOWNERS GROVE, IL _ Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled next week on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) at Church Road in Aurora for beam installation on the bridge carrying traffic over I-88. The Church Road Bridge is currently being reconstructed and widened and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Weather permitting, beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 27, one lane in each direction between Mitchell Road and Church Road on I-88 will close to prepare for beam installation. A second westbound lane will close at 10 p.m. In addition, brief, intermittent full closures in the westbound direction are scheduled between 11 p.m. on Monday, October 27, and 5 a.m. on Tuesday, October 28. The eastbound lane is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. and all westbound lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. ahead of the morning rush hour.

Church Road is currently closed to through traffic at I-88 and a detour is posted.

Similar closures on I-88 will be scheduled on Tuesday, October 28, to complete beam installation work over the eastbound lanes. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, October 29.

Reconstruction of the Church Road Bridge includes construction of a new bridge featuring a reinforced concrete deck on precast concrete beams. Work also includes improving portions of Church Road on either side of the bridge. Up to 7,300 vehicles use this stretch of roadway daily.

The work is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the city of Aurora and the village of North Aurora, as well as Aurora Township and local police and fire departments.

Maps and construction project information about I-88 bridge projects are available in the _Projects by Roadway_ section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway_s website at

The I-88 bridge repairs are part of the 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

10/24/2014 10:43 AM (Updated 10/24/2014 10:43 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Mannheim Road Ramp Closures Sept. 2 - Nov. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that as part of the ongoing Mannheim Interchange project, the ramps from northbound Mannheim Road (U.S.12/45) to westbound I-190 and eastbound I-190 to northbound Mannheim Road are scheduled to close, weather permitting, Tuesday, Sept. 2.
The following detour routes will be posted:

Northbound Mannheim Road to westbound I-190:

  • Northbound Mannheim Road to westbound Zemke Boulevard to southbound Bessie Coleman Drive to westbound I-190.

Eastbound I-190 to northbound Mannheim Road loop ramp closure:

  • Northbound Bessie Coleman Drive to eastbound Zemke Boulevard to northbound Mannheim Road.

The ramps are tentatively scheduled to open November 21, 2014.

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

8/29/2014 6:12 PM (Updated 9/18/2014 1:51 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-94 (Bishop Ford Expressway) Ramp to 103rd Street & Stony Island Closed until October 2014

The work is part of the on-going I-94 (Bishop Ford Expressway) at Stony Island Feeder Interchange reconstruction project. Improvements include two complete bridge replacements, two bridge rehabilitations including bridge deck overlay and deck joint removal and replacement, one new bridge deck and bearing replacement and one bridge removal.  The construction will include demolishing the existing concrete decks, new parapet walls and new bearings on the bridges.  The project also includes the reconstruction of the Stony Island Extension, which includes new jointed pavement, resurfacing and drainage improvements.

The project contains work on multiple interchange ramps and various electrical improvements.  There will be work during night time hours for the beam erection and bridge replacements.  The anticipated completion date for this project is October 31, 2014.

The following detour will be posted:

  • From eastbound I-94 (Bishop Ford) to Exit Ramp 66A – 111th Street.  Traffic will make a left turn on 111th Street and do a complete turn-around and enter the westbound I-94 (Bishop Ford) lanes.  Traffic will travel westbound on I-94 to Exit 65 – 103rd Street and Stony Island Avenue.  Traffic will travel towards the 103rd Street exit ramp.

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

4/4/2014 4:30 PM (Updated 9/18/2014 1:51 PM)
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