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Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Interstate 94 Lowry Tunnel closing overnight Sept. 29 and 30

ROSEVILLE, MN - Motorists will experience overnight delays and a detour on both directions of Interstate 94 in Minneapolis on Monday, Sept. 29 and Tuesday, Sept 30 as the Lowry Tunnel is closed for washing.

The closures will take place between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily.

Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour via the Hennepin-Lyndale Exit.

9/29/2014 2:21 PM (Updated 9/29/2014 10:07 PM)

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 1st at 9:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, October 8th at 9:30 a.m.
• Saturday, October 11th at 9 a.m.
• Wednesday, October 15th at 9:30 a.m.
• Saturday, October 18th at 9 a.m.
• 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 9/29/2014 10:14 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime CLosures on IL-161 from New Baden to Albers

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that there will be daytime lane closures reducing traffic to one lane on IL 161 from just west of IL 160 in New Baden to just west of North Charles Street in Albers beginning on September 24, 2014, weather permitting.  These lane closures are necessary to patch, mill, and resurface the pavement. It is estimated that the project will be completed by November 15, 2014.  Flaggers will be utilized to direct motorists through the work zone.  Please use caution when travelling through this area.   

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

9/23/2014 1:11 PM (Updated 9/26/2014 9:21 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Overnight Closures on I-74 Overpasses at Adams and Jefferson in Peoria

Overnight full closures of westbound I-74 at the Adams and Jefferson overpasses in Peoria are scheduled for the following dates:

  •     8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27th to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, September 28th
  •     8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 4th to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, October 5th
  •     8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11th to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, October 12th
  •     8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18th to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, October 19th

The repair work is necessary to replace bridge beams that were damaged after being hit by a truck hauling a piece of heavy machinery.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4.

9/17/2014 1:02 PM (Updated 9/27/2014 12:35 PM)

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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