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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-80 Eastbound Ramp to Center Street/Raynor Closed

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that due to a failure in the bridge deck carrying the ramp from Interstate 80 eastbound to Center Street. in Joliet, the Illinois Department of Transportation must close the ramp beginning today, Aug. 20.

In order to perform this work safely, it is necessary to close the ramp.  Repairs are estimated to take three to four days to complete.  The ramp will be re-opened as soon as possible.  In the meantime, motorists needing to use the Center Street ramp are advised to travel  east on I-80 and use the northbound exit for Illinois 53 (Chicago Street).

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.

8/20/2014 7:03 PM (Updated 8/20/2014 9:15 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   I-69/I-94 Construction closures

Additional I-94/I-69 closures for bridge work

COUNTY:  St. Clair

HIGHWAY: I-94/I-69

CITY: Port Huron

START DATE:
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

PROJECT DETAILS:


I-69 will need to be closed during some evenings and overnight hours throughout August and September to allow Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews to put steel bridgebeams into place. Portable message signs will be in place to alert motorists of these closures.This work is part of the overall I-94/I-69 interchange project.

Wednesday, Aug. 20 - Saturday, Aug. 23

Midnight - 5 a.m. nightly

Westbound I-69 will be closed from westbound I-94 to Wadhams Road.
 

Wednesday, Sept. 3 - Sunday, Sept. 7

Midnight - 5 a.m. nightly

(Work will begin at 11 p.m. on Sept. 3)

Westbound I-69 will be closed from westbound I-94 to Wadhams Road.

 
Tuesday, Sept. 9 - Friday, Sept. 12

8 p.m. - 6 a.m. nightly

Eastbound I-69 will be closed at Wadhams Road.

TRAFFIC IMPACT:


Westbound I-69 traffic will be detoured to westbound I-94, then westbound Gratiot Avenue tonorthbound Wadhams Road to get back to eastbound I-69

Eastbound I-69 traffic will be detoured to northbound Wadhams Road, then eastbound Lapeer Road to the northbound Lapeer Connector to get back to eastbound I-69.

Motorists are encouraged to follow www.michigan.gov/drive and www.twitter.com/MDOT_BWB for up-to-date lane closure info.

8/15/2014 1:55 PM (Updated 8/18/2014 10:31 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Work Scheduled to Begin Next Week on I-88/I-290 Interchange on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Overnight and weekend ramp closures with detours required

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin ramp repairs next week on the interchange connecting I-290/Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Overnight and weekend-long ramp closures will be needed to complete the repairs and electronic message signs and detours will be put in place to alert drivers.

Weather permitting, the ramp carrying southbound I-294 traffic to eastbound I-290 is scheduled to close for three nights during the week of August 18. In addition, a weekend closure of the ramp carrying eastbound I-290 traffic to southbound I-294 is scheduled to begin the evening of Friday, August 22, to Monday, August 25.

The temporary, full closures of the ramps at this interchange are necessary to complete repairs because the ramps are not wide enough to safely accommodate a work zone while maintaining traffic. In addition, the weekend closures are needed to remove the old pavement and provide time for the new concrete to set and cure properly. Repair work will include concrete patching and shoulder repairs to extend the life of the ramps and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers.

Weeknight ramp closures

Weather permitting, three overnight closures will be scheduled the week of August 18. Beginning at 9 p.m. each night, the ramp carrying traffic from southbound I-294 to eastbound I-290 is scheduled to close overnight and a detour will be put in place. The detour will route traffic on southbound I-294 to the North Avenue exit and then direct drivers to immediately reenter I-290 eastbound. The ramp will be reopened by 5 a.m. the following morning, in advance of the morning commute. Similar closures are planned for the following two nights.

Weekend ramp closures
Weather permitting, beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, August 22, the ramp carrying traffic from eastbound I-290 to southbound I-294 is scheduled to close for the weekend and a detour will be put in place. The detour will route traffic on eastbound I-290 to the Mannheim Road exit and direct drivers to immediately reenter I-290 westbound and then onto southbound I-294. The ramp will be reopened by 5 a.m. on Monday, August 25, in advance of the morning commute.

Repair work is scheduled for six ramps at the I-290/I-88 Interchange at I-294, and all work is scheduled to be completed this fall. The majority of work will be done during overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic. However, temporary weekend and overnight ramp closures will be required on several ramps throughout the repair work.

In addition, later this fall, weeknight closures are scheduled for the ramp carrying traffic from westbound I-88/I-290 to southbound I-294. Later this year, weekend closures will be scheduled for the ramp carrying traffic from northbound I-294 to westbound I-290.

Work on the remaining ramps, including the ramp carrying traffic from northbound I-294 to eastbound I-88/I-290 and the ramp carrying traffic from westbound I-290 to northbound I-294, will be completed with shoulder closures and traffic shifts.
The ramp repairs are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Cook and DuPage counties, as well as local municipalities and fire and police departments. Up to 21,900 vehicles a day use the ramps scheduled for improvements this year.

The ramp work on I-294 is part of the 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

8/14/2014 11:04 AM (Updated 8/14/2014 3:37 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-55 NB & SB Exit Ramps to US 30 in Joliet Widening Project Begins August 4

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, work on the northbound and southbound I-55 exit ramps at US Route 30 in Joliet, will begin Monday, August 4, 2014.

The work will require both I-55 exit ramps to be reduced in width. The closures are necessary to complete widening of embankment and installation of an additional left turn lane on the northbound ramp and an additional right turn lane on the southbound ramp. The anticipated completion date for this project is December 15, 2014.

New traffic signals will be installed on US-30 at both the northbound and southbound ramps. A traffic signal interconnect system will also be installed along US-30 connecting the intersections of Hennipin Drive, Voyager Lane, Mall Loop Drive, northbound ramps, southbound ramps and the West Frontage Road.

Motorists can expect delays in advance of these exit ramps.  Drivers are urged to use caution in work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

7/16/2014 4:09 PM (Updated 7/25/2014 2:22 PM)

Indiana Toll Road Logo   Lake Station Interchange to be Restricted for Reconstruction

Beginning Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, extended restrictions will be in place at the Lake Station Exit (Milepost 21) on the Indiana Toll Road.

The project begins with the closure of the westbound exit ramp (from ITR to I-94), and marks the beginning of ITR Concession Co.’s extensive reconstruction of the Lake Station ramp structures. It will include repairing or replacing various elements of three structures within the exit: BHX-A, BHX-B and Structure 5262 (see attached map for clarification). Each will be removed and rebuilt with the same configurations and footprints of the existing structures. Upon completion, the interchange will function as it did prior to the project. No permanent removal of any structure is planned.

The closure of the MP 21 westbound exit ramp (BHX-B) will begin on Monday, Oct. 28, and will last approximately 1.5 years. The entire existing bridge deck and superstructure, along with the concrete pier caps, will be removed. After BHX-B is removed, BHX-A (located beneath BHX-B) will be removed and rebuilt. Concurrently, Str. 5262 will be rebuilt (it is anticipated that one lane will remain open on Str. 5262 during construction). After BHX-A is removed and rebuilt, BHX-B will then be rebuilt. 

Beginning Oct. 28, westbound traffic seeking to exit at MP 21 will be diverted to Exit 17, Gary East. At Gary East, patrons are to take I-65 south and re-connect with I-94. Exit 17 remains a free exit, just as Exit 21.

“ITRCC is pleased to announce the necessary improvements being made to the Lake Station Exit,” said Fernando Redondo, ITRCC CEO. “The rebuilding of these structures will undoubtedly make for smoother travel for patrons.

“We ask that drivers please be patient during this closure, as we believe the end product will be well worth the wait,” he said.

Construction on BHX-A and Str. 5262 are tentatively scheduled to begin in February 2014; notices will be sent at that time. The entire process is expected to be completed in April 2015.  News Release.

5/15/2014 1:26 PM (Updated 7/18/2014 7:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Completion Date for Morgan Street Bridge Extended to Fall 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the ongoing work on the Morgan Street Bridge over I-290 has been extended to early September 2014.  

The work, initially scheduled for completion April 30, 2014, is part of the ongoing Circle Interchange Project.  The work will continue to require nightly lane closures on EB and WB I-290 at the Morgan Street Bridge.  Traffic on I-290 will be reduced at times during off-peak hours.  Heavy equipment will be required during the demolition, resulting in substantial amount of noise during the evening construction.

Motorists can expect significant 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.

4/24/2014 6:41 PM (Updated 7/18/2014 7:55 AM)

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 7/18/2014 7:55 AM)

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 7/18/2014 7:55 AM)
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