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Travel Time Watch Zones

The following table lists road sections 8 miles or longer on which: the travel times exceed 33% above their historical average or the congestion is heavy. To see a complete list of all travel times, please visit the Travel Time Report.

There are no travel time watch zones in the Travel Midwest region.

Major Incidents

The following table shows major incidents in the Travel Midwest region, those with high severity or durations greater than 90 minutes. You may click on the location to see a map of the event. To see a complete list of all incidents, please visit the Incident Report.

There are no major incidents in the Travel Midwest region.

Major Construction

The following table lists major construction events in the Travel Midwest region. The Gateway Traveler Information System defines a construction closure as major if:

You may click on the location to see a map of the event. To see a complete list of all construction, please visit the Construction Report.

Major Construction
Location Mile Marker Severity Closure Details Time Periods Source Description
Ramp from SB I-39 to NB US-151 135.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/1/14 12:00 AM to 5/21/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Vehicals will exit at the USH 51 inerchange , proceed south on USH 51 to the STH 30 interchange, turn left onto STH 30, proceed east to IH 39 north, take IH39 north to the USH 151 exit and proceed north on USH 151
EB I-94 at WI-100/108th St 303.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 12/9/13 12:00 AM to 11/24/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Follow Signed Detour
Ramp from EB I-94 to WI-100 322.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/4/14 12:00 AM to 10/31/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: IH 94 EB exit at Moorland Rd. If wanting to go SB on HWY 100 go right/south on Moorland Rd, left/east on Greenfield Ave, continue on Greenfield Ave to HWY 100. If wanting to go NB on HWY 100 go left/north on Moorland Rd, right/eas
EB I-94 at I-80 16.0 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/19/14 2:26 PM to 2:56 PM InDOT Maintenance work
Ramp from WB I-80 to I-94 21.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/28/13 7:00 AM to 4/20/15 11:59 PM Indiana Toll Road Lake Station exit ramp closed for reconstruction. Ramp Demo/Rebuild
Ramp from WB I-94 to WI-50 344.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/14 12:00 AM to 6/13/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Use exit for either CTH C or STH 158 to EFR. Use EFR north from C or south from STH 158 to STH 50.
WB I-94 from 60th St to 12th St 342.7 to 339.2 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/7/14 12:00 AM to 11/1/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - N-S FREEWAY, STH 142 INTERCHANGE | MAINLINE & RAMPS | I 94 | KENOSHA
Ramp from WB I-94 to NB WI-100 303.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 12/6/13 12:00 AM to 10/31/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Southbound US 45 exit at Wisconsin Ave, straight/south on 97th St, right/west on Bluemound Rd, continue to HWY 100; Westbound IH 94 take US 45 north system ramp, Exit at Bluemound Rd, right/west on Bluemound Rd, continue to HWY 100;
Ramp from WB I-94 to SB WI-100 303.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 12/6/13 12:00 AM to 8/14/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Southbound US 45 exit at Wisconsin Ave, straight/south on 97th St, right/west on Bluemound Rd, left/south on HWY 100; Westbound IH 94 exit at 84th St, left/south on 84th St, right/west on Greenfield Ave, continue to HWY 100;
EB US-18 at WI-100 Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/14/14 12:00 AM to 6/1/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - ZOO IC, MAYFAIR RD | I 94 - WATERTOWN PLANK | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
EB US-30 from Briarcliff Rd to US-34 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/22/14 6:00 AM to 8/31/14 11:59 PM IDOT Stage change; Watch for flaggers and signing in work zones, obey posted speed limits and be alert for workers and equipment.
WB US-30 from US-34 to Briarcliff Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/22/14 6:00 AM to 8/31/14 11:59 PM IDOT Stage change; Watch for flaggers and signing in work zones, obey posted speed limits and be alert for workers and equipment.
NWB US-41 from WI-190 to Congress St Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 3/31/14 12:00 AM to 5/2/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - APPLETON AVE - CITY MILWAUKEE | STH 181 - USH 45 | USH 41 | MILWAUKEE
SEB US-41 from Ruby Ave to Congress St Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 4/15/14 12:00 AM to 5/13/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - APPLETON AVE - CITY MILWAUKEE | STH 181 - USH 45 | USH 41 | MILWAUKEE
SEB US-41 from Congress St to WI-190 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 3/31/14 12:00 AM to 5/2/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - APPLETON AVE - CITY MILWAUKEE | STH 181 - USH 45 | USH 41 | MILWAUKEE
Ramp from NB US-45 to Silver Spring Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 3/31/14 12:00 AM to 5/2/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Exit to go EB on Hampton to NB on STH 100 to CTH E
SB US-151 from I-39 to I-39 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 4/19/14 9:00 PM to 4/20/14 5:00 AM daily until 6/14/14 WisDOT Construction - MADISON - PORTAGE | USH 151 OVERPASS STRUCTURES | I 39 | DANE
NEB WI-26 from CR-N to Schwemmer Ln Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/15/14 12:00 AM to 10/31/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - JANESVILLE - FORT ATKINSON RD | CTH N - S FORT INTERCHANGE | STH 26 | JEFFERSON
EB WI-28 from Forest Ave to WI-144 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 12:00 AM to 11/11/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: USH 45 - CTH H - STH 144
WB WI-28 from WI-144 to Forest Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 12:00 AM to 11/12/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 144 - CTH H - USH 45
EB IL-92 from Big Branch Creek to 1.5 miles n/o IL-192 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/14 7:00 AM to 8/29/14 11:59 PM IDOT Road Closed - No Permits 04/28/2014 through 08/15/201
WB IL-92 from 1.5 miles n/o IL-192 to Big Branch Creek Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/14 7:00 AM to 8/29/14 11:59 PM IDOT Road Closed - No Permits 04/28/2014 through 08/15/201
SEB WI-100 from WI-190 to Burleigh St Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 3/17/14 12:00 AM to 5/30/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - MAYFAIR RD, CITY WAUWATOSA, MILW | BURLEIGH ST - SILVER SPRING DR | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
SEB WI-100 from Walnut Rd to US-18 Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/14/14 12:00 AM to 6/1/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - ZOO IC, MAYFAIR RD | I 94 - WATERTOWN PLANK | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
NEB IL-172 at Arch Rd (3 miles north of Tampico) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 9:00 AM to 8/15/14 5:00 PM IDOT Use marked detour route.
NEB IL-172 at Fargo Rd (+0.8 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 8:00 AM to 9/6/14 5:00 PM IDOT Bridge Work; Traffic will be detoured onto Hahnaman Road from Tampico east to IL 40.
SWB IL-172 at Arch Rd (3 miles north of Tampico) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 9:00 AM to 8/15/14 5:00 PM IDOT Use marked detour route.
EB CR-45 from Cedar Lake Rd to Hainesville Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/14 6:00 AM to 8/1/14 3:00 PM Lake County
WB CR-45 from Hainesville Rd to Lakewood Ter (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/14 6:00 AM to 8/1/14 3:00 PM Lake County
Ramp from NB Cumberland Ave/IL-171 to WB I-90 79.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/1/14 9:00 PM to 5/25/14 5:00 AM IDOT Cumberland Avenue Widening Project: I-90 WB DETOUR: Cumberland north to Higgins Road (IL 72); west on Higgins to 90W entrance ramp at Devon Avenue; I-190 WB DETOUR: Cumberland north to Higgins Road (IL 72), west to Des Plaines River Road; south to I-190W ramp; I-294 NB and SB (Tri-State Tollway) DETOUR: Cumberland north to Higgins Road (IL 72); east on Higgins Road to Oriole Avenue; south on Oriole Avenue to Higgins Road; east on Higgins Road to Harlem Avenue; north on Harlem Avenue to Bryn Mawr Avenue, west on Bryn Mawr Avenue to I-90W ramp. Follow interstate signs to I-294 NB and SB.

Road Conditions

Announcements

The following announcements are specific to the trucking community. To see a complete list of all construction announcements, please visit the Construction Announcements Page.

Filter Announcements
   Long-term Closures on NB & SB I-55 at Des Plaines River Bridge near Channahon until Sept

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, a long-term closure of one lane of northbound I-55 at the Des Plaines River Bridge near the village of Channahon, will begin early morning, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.  One southbound lane of I-55 was closed in early April and remains closed.

Lane closures are necessary to complete structural steel repairs, painting, bridge deck patching and deck resurfacing on the northbound structure this year.  Traffic will be routed utilizing the cross-overs late the week of April 28, 2014. The southbound structure will then carry 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. 

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 at www.dot.state.il.us. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

4/4/2014 4:01 PM

   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

   MDOT to Begin Lifting Weight Restrictions in Lower Peninsula on April 21

Effective 8 a.m. Monday, April 21, weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan border north to and including the entire stretch of US-10 from Ludington, Mason County, east to and including M-25 and the entire thumb area. However, for the rest of the state (north of US-10), weight restrictions will remain imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways. State routes typically carry M, I, or US designations.

In the restricted areas, the following will apply:

  • On routes designated as "all-season routes" (designated in green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be no reduction in legal axle weights.
  • On routes designated as "seasonal" (designated in solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be a posted weight reduction of 25 percent for rigid pavements and 35 percent for flexible pavements.

All extended permits will be valid for oversize loads in the weight-restricted area on the restricted routes. Single-trip permits will not be issued for any overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length on the restricted routes.

4/17/2014 2:20 PM

   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

   Whiteside County Weight Restrictions

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that postings to restrict the allowable gross vehicular weights will go into effect on the following roads in Whiteside County effective March 14, 2013:

  •     Garden Plain Road - 5 tons per axle (westbound lane only)
  •     Freeport Road - 11 tons

Depending upon the weather, the postings will be lifted on or before May 1, 2014.

3/11/2014 5:57 PM

   IDOT Announced Vehicle Weight Restrictions in Henry County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that postings to restrict the allowable gross vehicular weights will go into effect on the following roads in Henry County, effective February 1, 2014:  

Fish Hatchery/Grange Road 10 tons
Osco Road 10 tons
Midland Road 10 tons

As weather permits, the postings will be lifted in the vicinity of May 1, 2014.

2/3/2014 5:33 PM

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