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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on EB I-290 Between Racine and Peoria

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, lane closures will be installed on eastbound I-290 between Racine Street and Peoria Street for placement of new steel beams over I-290 at Morgan Street.

Lane closures for this work will occur Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  15-minute full expressway closures will occur between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. each night.  The work is part of the on-going Circle Interchange project. www.circleinterchange.org .

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.

4/15/2014 1:03 PM (Updated 4/16/2014 3:47 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Long-term Closure on SB I-55 at Des Plaines River Bridge near Channahon until Sept

Lane closures are necessary to complete structural steel repairs and painting on both structures; bridge deck patching and deck resurfacing on the northbound structure.  Traffic cross-overs after mid-April will be utilized to allow work on the northbound truss structure while the southbound carries traffic across the Des Plaines River.  The anticipated completion date for this project is September 1, 2014.

Each lane northbound and southbound will be reduced to 13' - 10".  A series of warning signs will be erected in advance of the lane closure and in advance of the last interchange.   Warning signs will be at entrance ramps from IL-113, IL-129, Lorenzo Road, River Road, Arsenal Road, Bluff Road, US-6 and I-80.

The Smart Traffic Monitoring (STM) System will be used this year. System sensors, eleven portable changeable message signs and cameras will monitor traffic to give real-time updates of travel times and stopped conditions throughout the work zone. As traffic builds, the signs will change with appropriate messages for motorists. Some changeable signs will be placed in advance of the alternate route designated for this project. An alternate route using I-80 and IL-47 to bypass the I-55 construction zone has been posted.          

Illinois State Police will have extra troopers in the area monitoring and enforcing the posted work zone speed limit and the hand-held cell phone ban.  The new law bans hand-held cellphone use except in an emergency and allows only for speakerphones and headsets that feature voice-activated or one-digit dialing. The new law, which took effect January 1, 2014, also imposes fines starting at $75 for drivers caught using a hand-held cellphone while driving.  Violators could pay $150 for repeat offenses and  eventually have their driver’s licenses suspended.  

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 the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

4/4/2014 4:01 PM (Updated 4/14/2014 4:43 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   I-96 closed in Wayne County until October

I-96:

The eastbound and westbound I-96 service drives (Schoolcraft Road) have only the right lane open between Telegraph and Newburgh roads until October.

  The following ramps will be closed until October:

  • Outer Drive to westbound I-96;
  • Greenfield Road to westbound I-96;
  • Evergreen Road to westbound I-96; and 
  • Northbound and southbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway) ramps to westbound I-96.

On westbound I-96, all express lanes will be forced onto M-39. Local lanes will be forced off onto Telegraph Road. The westbound I-96 local lanes will NOT be able to access M-39.

Eastbound M-14 traffic will be forced off onto I-275.

The northbound and southbound I-275 ramps to eastbound I-96 will be reduced to one lane, with all eastbound traffic forced off at Newburgh Road.

For more information on this $148 million investment, go to the project website at www.96fix.com. Follow project updates on www.facebook.com/96fix and www.twitter.com/96fix.

4/2/2014 11:49 AM (Updated 4/14/2014 4:43 PM)

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

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 4/14/2014 4:43 PM)
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