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Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Weekend Closure and Lane Restrictions on I-35E in St. Paul Begins May 27

Some ramps will reopen to accommodate traffic

Motorists will encounter a weekend road closure and detour on Interstate 35E between I-94 and Maryland Avenue in St. Paul beginning May 29. Additional lane closures and restrictions are scheduled during the week, prior to the weekend closure.

Beginning at approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 southbound I-35E will be two lanes between Little Canada Road and University Avenue. The two lane configuration will remain in place until later this year.

On May 29, northbound I-35E between I-94 and Cayuga Street will close. Southbound I-35E will remain open to traffic. Crews will begin closing ramps to northbound I-35E at 8 p.m. May 29. The freeway will close at 9 p.m. Northbound I-35E will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, June 1.

During the weekend closure, northbound I-35E/eastbound I-94 motorists will be detoured to eastbound I-94 and northbound/westbound I-694 to northbound I-35E. Motorists on westbound I-94 will be detoured to northbound Highway 280, northbound I-35W and eastbound I-694 to access northbound I-35E.

The exit ramp from northbound I-35E to Cayuga Street will remain closed until mid-June. During the ramp closure, motorists will access Cayuga Street via westbound Maryland Avenue and southbound Jackson Street.

Additionally, on June 1, before morning rush hours, the southbound I-35E ramp to Maryland Avenue will close and the southbound ramp to Roselawn Avenue will reopen. During the ramp closure at Maryland Avenue, southbound I-35E motorists will be detoured to westbound Larpenteur Avenue, southbound Rice Street and Maryland Avenue. The Maryland Avenue ramp will reopen by the end of August.

The southbound I-35E exit ramp to Roselawn Avenue will remain open for part of the spring/summer, but will close again later this summer for additional reconstruction. Information will be provided when the scheduled it finalized.

All construction work is weather permitting and the closures may be rescheduled in the case of poor weather conditions.

The work is part of the I-35E Cayuga and MnPASS projects, which aim to reconstruct I-35E and add a MnPASS lane between Little Canada and St. Paul. Read more about the projects at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/35estpaul.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

5/22/2015 3:49 PM (Updated 5/27/2015 3:40 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   MDOT to close eastbound I-69 at Michigan Road in Port Huron for bridge beam work

COUNTY:
St. Clair

HIGHWAY:
Eastbound I-69         

CLOSEST CITY:
Port Huron

START DATE:
8 p.m., Tuesday, May 26

ESTIMATED END DATE:
6 a.m., Saturday, May 30

PROJECT DETAILS:
As part of the project to rebuild the I-69/I-94 interchange, Michigan Road has been closed over I-69 since fall 2013. During the next week, eastbound I-69 will be closed between I-94 and Lapeer Road to allow crews to set beams in place to rebuild Michigan Road.
 
TRAFFIC IMPACT:
8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 - 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 27
8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 - 6 a.m. Thursday, May 28

-        Eastbound I-69 will be closed at I-94. Traffic will be detoured via westbound I-94, Range Road, eastbound I-94, and eastbound I-69.

8 p.m. Thursday, May 28 - 6 a.m. Friday, May 29
8 p.m. Friday, May 29 - 6 a.m. Saturday, May 30
-        The eastbound I-94 ramps to eastbound and westbound I-69 will be closed and traffic detoured.


-        Westbound I-69 traffic will be detoured to the Lapeer Connector, then westbound I-94 to westbound I-69


-        Eastbound I-69 traffic will be detoured via the Lapeer Connector, Lapeer Road, 24th Street, and eastbound I-69 Business Loop.

5/26/2015 12:40 PM (Updated 5/26/2015 12:41 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Temporary, Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled to Begin Next Week on I-290 for Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project

Beam installation for reconstruction of the ramp connecting eastbound Illinois Route 390 to westbound I-290

Temporary, overnight lane closures on I-290 are scheduled to accommodate reconstruction of the ramp carrying eastbound Illinois Route 390 to westbound I-290. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures.

Weather permitting, overnight work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 26, including intermittent, full closures of eastbound I-290 lasting no longer than 15 minutes, for beam installation. In addition, intermittent, full closures will also be scheduled on the ramp from westbound Illinois Route 390 to eastbound I-290 and on the ramp from eastbound I-290 to Illinois Route 390.

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, one lane in both directions on I-290 between Irving Park Road and Devon Avenue will close at 7 p.m. for work to prepare for beam installation. A second lane in both directions will close at 9 p.m. A third eastbound lane will close at 11 p.m. Intermittent, full closures of the eastbound I-290 will be scheduled between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, ahead of the morning rush hour. Similar overnight closures on eastbound I-290 and the ramp from westbound Illinois Route 390 to eastbound I-290 are scheduled to continue on Wednesday, May 27, into Thursday, May 28, for beam installation.

On Thursday, May 28, overnight work will continue with lane closures on westbound I-290 at the Illinois Route 390, including intermittent, full closures lasting no longer than 15 minutes. In addition, intermittent, full closures are scheduled on the ramp from eastbound Illinois Route 390 to westbound I-290.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, one westbound lane on I-290 is scheduled to close for work to prepare for beam installation. A second lane is scheduled to close at 9 p.m. and a third at 11 p.m. Intermittent, full closures of the roadway will be scheduled between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Friday, May 29, ahead of the morning rush hour.

Similar overnight closures on westbound I-290 are scheduled to continue on Saturday, May 30, into Sunday, May 31, with all lanes scheduled to reopen by 7 a.m. A backup closure is scheduled for Sunday, May 31, into Monday, June 1, if needed to complete the beam installation.

Full closures on I-290 are being scheduled overnight to minimize the impact to daily commuters. Up to 240,000 vehicles a day travel through the Illinois Route 390/I-290 area. Work on the new I-290 Interchange and detours are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County and the village of Itasca, along with local police and fire departments.

5/19/2015 3:25 PM (Updated 5/26/2015 2:38 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation logo   MDOT weekend construction 05/29-06/01

I-275:

In Wayne Cty, north I-275 to east I-96 will be closed from 9 pm Fri to 10 pm Sat. Detour is north I-275 to 7 Mile Rd.

And south I-275 ramp to east I-96 will be closed from 10 pm Sat to 10 am Sun for road work. Detour is south I-275 to Ann Arbor Rd. 

ON-GOING CONSTRUCTION: (already in place)

I-94:

In Wayne Cty, EAST I-94 ramp to NORTH I-75 is closed til mid-June for bridge work. Detour is east I-94 to north M-10 to east M-8 (Davison) to north I-75.

5/28/2015 9:31 AM (Updated 5/28/2015 3:17 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Ramp closures at Interchange near South Holland this weekend

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that routine bridge inspections at the interchange of the Kingery Expressway (Interstate 80/94), Bishop Ford Freeway (Interstate 94/Illinois 394) and the Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 80/294) near South Holland will require short-term ramp closures during the early morning hours of Sunday, May 31. Previously scheduled for a date earlier in the month, the project was moved due to weather.

The following closures will take place, weather permitting:

  • Between 1 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., the ramp from the eastbound Tri-State (I-294) to the northbound Bishop Ford (I-94) will be closed. Eastbound drivers will be detoured to the Torrence Avenue exit and entrance ramps to access the northbound Bishop Ford via the westbound I-80/94.
  • Between 3:30 a.m. and 5 a.m., the ramp from the westbound Kingery (I-80/94) to southbound Illinois 394 will be closed. Westbound drivers will be detoured to the 159th Street (U.S. 6) westbound exit to access the southbound Bishop Ford.

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.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu.

Traffic updates are available online at www.travelmidwest.com.

5/27/2015 8:15 PM (Updated 5/28/2015 4:13 PM)

Indiana Toll Road Logo   Lake Station WB Entry Ramp to Indiana Toll Rd to be Closed for Reconstruction

Beginning Monday, March 30, 2015, the westbound entry ramp at the Lake Station (Exit 21) interchange on the Indiana Toll Road will be closed for 13 weeks. The impacted ramp connects both directions of traffic from I-80/94 traveling to westbound Indiana Toll Road.

The closure is part of the ongoing Lake Station rehabilitation project that began in October 2013, and will rebuild three structures in the interchange: BHX-A, BHX-B and 5262B. This next phase of the project includes the replacement of Structure BHX-A (see attached map for clarification). The construction will fully close the westbound entry ramp from I-80/94 onto the ITR until approximately June 29, 2015, while the existing bridge is demolished and reconstructed. The detour route will be I-80/94 to I-65 North, and enter the ITR at Gary East (Exit 17).
 
The entire process is expected to be completed around fall 2015. Upon completion, the interchange will function as it did prior to the project. No permanent removal of any structure is planned.

Along with this new closure, the previous traffic restriction at Lake Station remains in effect as well (ramp closed to westbound Indiana Toll Road traffic exiting at MP 21 (to go either direction on I-94). This traffic is still 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).

Lake Station reconstruction summary:

(see attached map for locations)
 

  • Structure BHX-B: Removed in October 2013. BHX-B remains closed, with rebuilding set to begin in spring 2015 alongside the construction of BHX-A. Anticipated completion in fall 2015.
  • Structure 5262B: Reconstruction began in June 2014 and completed in November 2014.
  • Structure BHX-A: To be removed and rebuilt beginning March 2015. Anticipated completion in June 2015.
  • Indiana Toll Road entering/exiting eastbound traffic is not impacted.

How to get Indiana Toll Road E-ZPass

Indiana’s electronic toll-collection system was successfully implemented along the entire length of the Toll Road on April 1, 2008. E-ZPass transponders may be ordered through the ITRCC Web site, www.ezpassin.com. They are also available by calling our Customer Service Center at 1-888-496-6690 or by visiting the Center at our Granger office, 52551 Ash Road. In addition, you can purchase an E-ZPass for two-axle passenger vehicles and motorcycles at any ITR travel plaza or participating CVS/pharmacy store.

About the ITR

In operation since 1956, the Indiana Toll Road stretches 157 miles across the northernmost part of Indiana from Ohio to the Illinois state line. It links Chicago with the largest cities on the eastern seaboard, and it also serves as the primary connecting route to the Chicago Skyway, a main route to downtown Chicago. The Indiana Toll Road – managed by ITR Concession Co. LLC (ITRCC) – and its nearly 300 employees are proud to serve thousands of patrons every day. ITRCC operates a safe and efficient road while providing high-quality customer service. ITRCC is indirectly owned by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP), Macquarie Atlas Roads (MQA) and Cintra Concessiones (Cintra), which are among the world’s largest developers and managers of infrastructure projects.

 

3/17/2015 1:40 PM (Updated 4/18/2015 3:52 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 4/18/2015 3:52 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Extensive Bridge Reconstruction Work on Illinois Route 171

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the $35 Million dollar bridge reconstruction work on Illinois Route 171 (First Ave) to repair all bridges on the southbound Illinois Route 171 will occur, weather permitting, starting March 30, with preliminary work beginning March 23.

In order to complete the work, lanes will be reduced, weather permitting, with the following details:

  • On March 23, preliminary work will start on the northbound lanes to prepare for and accommodate northbound and southbound traffic.
  • By March 30, all traffic will be on the northbound lanes of Illinois 171.
  • All ramps on the southbound Illinois 171 will be closed to traffic during the entire duration of the project and detour routes will be posted.

The project is expected to be completed by October 31, 2015.

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. 

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu.

3/20/2015 7:40 PM (Updated 4/18/2015 3:52 PM)
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