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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Deck Repairs on SB I-55 near Arsenal Road

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane and shoulder closures will take place on southbound Interstate 55 over the BNSF railroad and Grant Creek, in Will County, weather permitting, Saturday, June 2 through Sunday, June 10. The lane and shoulder closures are necessary for a bridge repair project.

In order to complete the bridge repairs, the right lane and right shoulder will be closed on the structure that carries southbound Interstate 55 over the BNSF railroad near Arsenal Road. During peak travel times, motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route. A suggested alternate route includes taking westbound Interstate 80 to southbound Illinois 47 to meet back with Interstate 55 south of the work zone.

Southbound I-55 will have at least one lane of traffic open at all times during the repairs. Work is expected to be completed by Sunday, June 10, weather permitting.

The bridge repair project will provide temporary repairs to the bridge until a major rehabilitation project takes place in 2019.

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.

5/25/2018 2:46 PM (Updated 5/25/2018 2:46 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Extended Ramp Closures on the Outbound Dan Ryan, Part of JBI Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that extended ramp closures will take place on the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (SB I-90/94), in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, May 16. The ramp closures are necessary to construct new pavement and drainage along the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (EB I-290), as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange Project.

Beginning Tuesday, the ramp from outbound Congress Parkway to the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (SB I-90/94) will be closed. A posted detour will direct traffic to go NB on the Kennedy Expressway, exit at Augusta Boulevard and reenter SB I-90/94.

The ramp from the outbound Dan Ryan to Taylor Street/Roosevelt Road also will be closed. The posted detour will direct traffic to exit at 18th Street, reenter northbound I-90/94 and exit at Roosevelt Road/Taylor Street. The ramp will be accessible to traffic traveling from the inbound Eisenhower to outbound Dan Ryan.

Expected to reopen late August 2018, the ramp closures will allow for improvements on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway. The work is part of the overall Jane Byrne Interchange project.
 
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 overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.

5/2/2018 1:40 PM (Updated 5/16/2018 7:50 AM)

   Illinois - Flash Flood Warning

Counties: Schuyler

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for...
Northwestern Schuyler County in west central Illinois...
* Until 800 PM CDT
* At 458 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two inches of rain have
already fallen in the past hour. Flash flooding is expected to
begin shortly.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Huntsville, Camden and Weinberg King State Park.
5/26/2018 5:11 PM (Updated 5/26/2018 5:41 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Counties: Schuyler

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
West central Schuyler County in west central Illinois...
* Until 600 PM CDT
* At 514 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Augusta, or
17 miles west of Rushville, moving south at 10 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
SOURCE...Trained weather spotters.
IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.
* Locations impacted include...
Huntsville and Camden.
HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...60MPH
5/26/2018 5:26 PM (Updated 5/26/2018 5:41 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Counties: Knox

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Southern Knox County in west central Illinois...
* Until 630 PM CDT
* At 533 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Gilson, or 10
miles southeast of Galesburg, moving southeast at 10 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
SOURCE...Radar indicated.
IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.
* Locations impacted include...
Knoxville, Yates City, Maquon, Gilson and Delong.
This includes Interstate 74 between mile markers 51 and 61.
HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...60MPH
5/26/2018 5:41 PM (Updated 5/26/2018 5:41 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Counties: Hancock

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 PM CDT
FOR NORTHWESTERN HANCOCK AND SOUTH CENTRAL LEE COUNTIES...
At 534 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Montrose, or
over Nauvoo, and is nearly stationary.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
SOURCE...Radar indicated.
IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to
roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include...
Fort Madison, Nauvoo, Montrose, Bluff Park, Galland, Nauvoo State
Park and Sandusky.
HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...60MPH
5/26/2018 5:41 PM (Updated 5/26/2018 5:41 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Weather Statement

Counties: Hancock

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 PM CDT
FOR NORTHWESTERN HANCOCK AND SOUTH CENTRAL LEE COUNTIES...
At 534 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Montrose, or
over Nauvoo, and is nearly stationary.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
SOURCE...Radar indicated.
IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to
roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include...
Fort Madison, Nauvoo, Montrose, Bluff Park, Galland, Nauvoo State
Park and Sandusky.
HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...60MPH
5/26/2018 5:41 PM (Updated 5/26/2018 5:41 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Counties: Adams; Brown; Pike

The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Northeastern Pike County in west central Illinois...
Adams County in west central Illinois...
Brown County in west central Illinois...
* Until 630 PM CDT.
* At 527 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Mendon to near Mount Sterling, moving southeast
at 30 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
SOURCE...Radar indicated.
IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.
* Locations impacted include...
Quincy Regional Airport, Mount Sterling, Camp Point, Payson,
Mendon, Clayton, Golden, Beverly, Buckhorn, Adams, Kingston,
Burton, Liberty, Versailles, Richfield, Perry, Loraine, Plainville,
Woodville and Chambersburg.
This also includes  Siloam Springs State Park.
HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...60MPH
5/26/2018 5:41 PM (Updated 5/26/2018 5:41 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Weather Statement

Counties: Brown

...THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR NORTHWESTERN BROWN COUNTY HAS
EXPIRED...
The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.
Therefore, the warning has been allowed to expire.
Remember, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning still remains in effect for
portions of Brown County.
5/26/2018 5:41 PM (Updated 5/26/2018 5:41 PM)

   Illinois - Severe Weather Statement

Counties: Adams

...THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR NORTHEASTERN ADAMS COUNTY HAS
EXPIRED...
The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.
Therefore, the warning has been allowed to expire.
Remember, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning still remains in effect for
portions of Adams County.
5/26/2018 5:41 PM (Updated 5/26/2018 5:41 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   I-35 Traffic Switch And Long-term Lane Closures

Beginning Monday, April 23, motorists traveling I-35 between MN-97 and MN-8 in Columbus and Forest Lake will encounter lane closures and traffic shifts as crews prepare the road for resurfacing.

The following lane restrictions are currently anticipated:

  • Starting April 23: Periodic lane closures and traffic shifts for approximately one week in both directions of I-35 between MN-8 and MN-97. All lanes will be open during peak travel times between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. on southbound I-35, and between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on northbound I-35.

Crews will be working overnight Friday, April 27, to complete the traffic switch. Once completed, northbound I-35 will be restricted to two lanes for approximately four months as crews resurface the northbound lanes. Southbound I-35 will continue to have three lanes available. All ramps in the area will remain open; however, Highway 8 eastbound ramp will close in May for approximately two weeks. Traffic will be switched again to allow crews to resurface the southbound lanes in early August.

Traffic delays and backups are expected throughout the course of the two-year project. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

The work is part of the I-35 North Metro Split project, which includes resurfacing the existing pavement from the I-35W/I-35E split to MN-8; replacing the MN-97 bridge with a diverging diamond interchange; replacing the northbound I-35W bridge over I-35E and the westbound MN-8 bridge over I-35. The project will provide a better ride quality, as well as improve safety and traffic flow at the MN-97 interchange. Additional information is available at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35northmetrosplit.

4/20/2018 2:18 PM (Updated 5/16/2018 7:47 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation   Westbound I-696 Closures

COUNTY:
Macomb

COMMUNITIES AFFECTED:
Roseville, Warren, Center Line, and Madison Heights

CLOSURE:
Crews will begin implementing westbound I-696 closures at 9 p.m. Friday, April 27, starting with closing the eastbound and westbound I-94 ramps to westbound I-696

The closure of all access points/ramps is expected to be completed by 5 a.m. Saturday, April 28.

PROJECT END DATE:
November 2018

PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $90 million to "Restore the Reuther" in Macomb and Oakland counties, which carries approximately 150,000 vehicles a day. (The winning bid was lower than the original estimate of $110 million.)

In Macomb County, $78 million will be invested to remove and replace all the concrete on both eastbound and westbound I-696 from I-94 to I-75. Only westbound I-696 will be closed (from I-94 to I-75), with traffic detoured throughout the entire project. Eastbound I-696 traffic will always have access, although traffic will be shifted throughout the project. The closing of one direction of the freeway will provide a safer work zone for construction crews and drivers.

In Oakland County, $12 million will be invested to perform major maintenance, with pavement and joint repairs and drainage improvements.

Project location: https://bit.ly/2J8lDt9

TRAFFIC IMPACT:
To provide a freeway-to-freeway detour, the suggested detour for the westbound I-696 closure in Macomb County is westbound I-94 to northbound I-75 to westbound I-696. 

The work in Oakland County will be performed during overnights and weekends, including 10 weekend closures. The freeway will remain open weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For additional project details, go to www.MovingMacomb.org, which will also provide updates on lane restrictions and access to businesses affected by construction. 

4/27/2018 12:07 PM (Updated 5/22/2018 10:04 AM)
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