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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Damen Ave at I-55 bridge inspections

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place in both directions on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) under Damen Avenue, approximately two miles southwest of I-90/94, in Chicago, weather permitting, Saturday, June 24. The closures are necessary to perform bridge inspections on the structure that carries Damen Avenue over the Stevenson Expressway.

Starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, temporary lane closures will take place in both directions on the Stevenson Expressway under Damen Avenue. The bridge inspection is expected to be completed by 11 a.m.

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.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at

6/23/2017 1:30 PM (Updated 6/23/2017 1:34 PM)

   Illinois - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Hardin; Massac; Pope

...Heavy rain to continue with the remnants of Tropical
Depression Cindy...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* Portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, and western
Kentucky, including the following areas, in southern Illinois,
Hardin, Massac, and Pope. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike,
Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. In western Kentucky,
Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden,
Daviess, Fulton, Graves, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins,
Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Muhlenberg,
Todd, Trigg, Union KY, and Webster.
* Until 5 PM CDT this afternoon
* Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to
produce locally heavy rainfall today. Tropical downpours have
been dumping up to 2 inches per hour in isolated locations in
southern Illinois. Due to the more rapid speed of the storm, the
watch is only in effect through the afternoon hours.
* High rainfall rates could lead to rapid inundation of flood
prone roadways. Sharp rises in creeks and small streams may
occur. Low lying areas may quickly become flooded.
6/23/2017 12:10 PM (Updated 6/23/2017 1:40 PM)

   Illinois - Flash Flood Warning

Counties: Jackson; Perry

At 1132 AM CDT, trained weather spotters reported flooding from
portions of Perry County Missouri, to the Ava, Campbell Hill area to
PInckneyville late this morning. Several roads were completely water
covered and not passable. Remember do not drive across water covered
The rains have let up. This should allow high water to recede
through early afternoon. Until then, flooding will continue in some
locales. Some areas have seen well over 4 inches of rain.
6/23/2017 11:40 AM (Updated 6/23/2017 1:40 PM)

   Illinois - Flash Flood Warning

Counties: Franklin; Gallatin; Hamilton; Johnson; Pope; Saline; White; Williamson

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for...
White County in southeastern Illinois...
Northern Pope County in southern Illinois...
Northern Johnson County in southern Illinois...
Eastern Williamson County in southern Illinois...
Saline County in southern Illinois...
Southeastern Franklin County in south central Illinois...
Hamilton County in south central Illinois...
Gallatin County in southern Illinois...
* Until 445 PM CDT Friday
* At 1040 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have
already fallen in some locations. Flash flooding is expected to
begin shortly.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Marion, Harrisburg, Carmi, Eldorado, McLeansboro, Shawneetown,
Grayville, Carrier Mills, Norris City, Goreville, Galatia, Ridgway,
New Harmony, Crossville, Enfield, Equality, Pittsburg, Creal
Springs, Lake Of Egypt Area and Carriers Mills.
6/23/2017 10:55 AM (Updated 6/23/2017 1:40 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction on Southbound I-39 to Westbound I-88

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on the Interstate ramp from Southbound I-39 to Westbound I-88 near Rochelle will begin on Monday, April 10, 2017. William Charles Construction Company is the contractor for the project to reconstruct portions of the ramp.

The ramp will be closed during the improvement to allow for removal and replacement of the ramp pavement. Southbound I-39 traffic that wants to go westbound on I-88 should follow the detour signing directing them through the interchange.

Drivers should slow down for the construction zone and be alert for the additional traffic that will be using the inter loop ramps at the interchange for the detour route. The project is scheduled to be completed and the ramp opened by the end of June.

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

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4/10/2017 10:21 AM (Updated 5/15/2017 9:32 AM)
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