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Michigan Department of Transportation logo   Ramp Closed for Two Weeks -- I-96 to I-275 - Wayne County, MI


In Wayne Cty, west I-96/M-14 ramp to south I-275 will CLOSE for two weeks, 9 pm Fri-7/2/15 for repair. Detour is north I-275 to 7 Mile to south I-275.

6/18/2015 9:20 AM (Updated 6/18/2015 9:20 AM)

   Major Incident has I-70 closed in Columbus, Ohio ---Updates Below

West Side Update
9:00 AM


  • Crews continue working around the clock building the “crossover” for the two lanes of I-70 east.
  • Drainage pipe was installed under the new temporary roadway so that when it rains, the water will have somewhere to go.
  • Paving has already begun on the temporary roadway.
  • By Friday at noon, there will be two lanes for both I-70 eastbound and westbound traffic.
  • ODOT is expected to award the contract today to replace a section of the bridge and repair the pavement on the ramp underneath I-70 east.
  • Alternate routes for I-70 east traffic are available of ODOT’s website and social media sites. 


Wednesday, July 1

6:00 AM – Vehicle fire reported
6:30 AM – ODOT on scene
7:00 AM – I-70 EB/WB at  I-270 shut down
7:15 AM – I-270 NB/SB at I-70 shut down
7:30 AM – I-270 NB/SB mainline open, ramps still closed
9:15 AM – ODOT inspectors/engineers on scene
12:15 PM – ODOT Director Wray briefed the media
1:30 PM – Fire Department allowed ODOT to begin inspection
1:30 PM – ODOT began physically inspecting the bridge to determine extent of damage
3:00 PM – ODOT briefed area contractors
4:30 PM – Media briefing on construction timeline
7:00 PM – Excavation on the “crossover” for I-70 east travel begins
10:30 PM – Media briefing by ODOT Deputy Director Ferzan Ahmed on overnight construction of the temporary road for I-70 east

Thursday, July 2

4:30 AM – Contractor still excavating and building temporary road for I-70 travel
7:00 AM – Media briefing by ODOT Deputy Director Ferzan Ahmed on overnight progress
8:00 AM – ODOT leads first tour of the damaged bridge with the media

ODOT Statement attributable to Director Jerry Wray:

 “As we manage the situation on Interstate 70 safety, as always, is ODOT’s top priority.  We have a team of bridge and pavement experts on-site to inspect the bridge.  Once the extent of damage is known, we will work to re-open the highway as quickly and as safely possible.  In the meantime, we are working with the State Highway Patrol and Columbus Police to keep traffic flowing around Columbus as this incident continues to impact areas beyond the immediate crash scene.  As more information is available we will communicate updates.  Please visit for real-time traffic conditions.”

 Note to media: Attached is a map for your use of what’s open and what’s closed.(see pic below) 

For more information contact: Nancy Burton, ODOT District 6 Communications, at 614-205-3131.




7/1/2015 12:48 PM (Updated 7/2/2015 7:36 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Update: Reconstruction of Interstate 55, U.S. 41 Interchange Begins

The following project will go into stage Thursday and Friday morning weather permitting. The ramp will be closed Thursday morning at 1 a.m. to 5 a.m., and on Friday from  1 a.m. to 5 a.m., at which point the northwest ramp will be reduced to an 11 foot lane width for about 1,500 ft. The roadway will remain open to one lane of traffic throughout construction with the exception of occasional night closures.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that the reconstruction of the northbound U.S. 41 (Lake Shore Drive) ramp to outbound Interstate 55 (Stevenson Expressway) is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Monday, June 8. 

Some temporary, overnight closures of the ramp will be scheduled in the coming days to accommodate setting up the work zone that will be in place until the project’s complete next summer. Throughout construction, the ramp will be kept at its current single-lane configuration, but reduced to a width of 11 feet, with some occasional overnight closures required. 

The reconstruction of the southbound Lake Shore Drive ramp to outbound I-55 will begin later this summer and last until winter 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. 

The reconstruction of the outbound ramps represents the start of a larger project to rebuild all the ramps and bridges linking I-55 and Lake Shore Drive, just east of Interstate 90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway). The work consists of the reconstruction and reconfiguration of the six bridges that form the interchange:

  • Inbound and outbound I-55 over McCormick Place and Martin Luther King Drive.
  • Inbound I-55 to northbound and southbound Lake Shore Drive.
  • Northbound and southbound Lake Shore Drive to outbound I-55.

 Throughout the duration of the project, the construction schedule will continue to be coordinated with the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District, Soldier Field, McCormick Place and other facilities and organizations nearby. 

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 at Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at

6/2/2015 3:43 AM (Updated 6/17/2015 1:23 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Detour on Blodgett Road at I-55 for Bridge Work

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that work on the Blodgett Road over I-55 Bridge and Blodgett Road over Grant Creek Bridge near Channahon, will begin, weather permitting, Wednesday, March 18.

In order to complete the work of permanently removing the bridge over I-55 and reconstructing the bridge over Grant Creek, Blodgett Road will be closed between I-55 and Grant Creek until the project is completed at the end of September. A detour will be posted, directing Blodgett Road traffic south on I-55 to Lorenzo Road, west to Will Road, north to Blodgett Road, and to the reverse route.

In addition to the work on Blodgett Road over I-55, the bridge over Grant Creek will be reconstructed and new pavement realigning the west frontage road connection to Blodgett Road will be built. Later in the spring, nighttime lane closures will be required on I-55 for completion of the project. Full stops of traffic for up to 15 minutes between the hours of 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. will also be necessary to complete removal of the structure.

Motorists should allow extra time while the detour is in effect.  Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs for the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment in the area.

3/11/2015 1:47 PM (Updated 6/17/2015 1:23 PM)
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