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Joliet: Overnight closures on Rowell Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of the ongoing efforts to rebuild the eastbound Interstate 80 bridge over Rowell Avenue/Canadian National Railroad in Joliet, a full closure is scheduled to take place on Rowell Avenue between Linden and Haven avenues from, weather permitting, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, to 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 29.
 
The closure is necessary to facilitate a concrete pour to construct the deck of the new eastbound bridge over Rowell Avenue, anticipated to be completed by the end of this year. A detour will direct motorists to Richards Street, Fourth Street and Mills Road. Access to local residences and businesses will be maintained.

6/27/2022 2:26 PM (Updated 6/27/2022 2:26 PM)
Concrete Restoration and Bridge Work Continues on I-65

LAKE COUNTY, Ind. - Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Rieth-Riley Construction Co. will implement additional closures along the I-65 corridor between I-80/94 and U.S. 30 the week of July 5.

53rd Ave will be closed under I-65 on or after Tuesday, July 5. The official detour will follow Liverpool Rd, 61st Ave and Broadway/State Road 53. This road will be closed through mid-November.

The ramp from southbound I-65 to 61st Ave will be closed for approximately four days beginning on or after Friday, July 8.

As a reminder, the ramp from southbound I-65 to Ridge Rd and ramp from Ridge Rd to I-65 northbound will be closed through early September. Motorists should follow the marked detours, which utilize I-80/94, State Road 53/Broadway and 61st Ave.  

I-65 continues to have three lanes of travel in each direction during daytime hours with lane shifts in place. Overnight lane closures will be utilized to set up, modify and remove the lane shifts through this work zone. Motorists should be prepared for overnight lane closures and changing traffic patterns in the area through fall 2022.

This $25.59 million contract includes concrete pavement restoration on I-65 from U.S. 30 to I-80/94, as well as bridge deck overlay preventative maintenance projects on I-65 at 53rd Ave and 37th Ave/Ridge Rd. Construction will take place in 2022 and 2023, with work this year wrapping up in November.

6/27/2022 11:43 AM (Updated 6/27/2022 11:43 AM)
Jackson Rd and US-6 to be Closed for Bridge Work

ST. JOSEPH & MARSHALL COUNTIES, Ind. - Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Superior Construction Co will begin bridge deck overlay projects on Jackson Rd over U.S. 31 and U.S. 6 over the Yellow River on or after Tuesday, July 5.

Jackson Rd will be closed between Main St and St. Joseph St. The official detour will follow Main St, Kern Rd and Miami Rd.

U.S. 6 will be closed between Miami Trail and State Road 331 near Bremen. The detour will follow State Road 331 and State Road 106.

Both sections of roadway will be closed for approximately two weeks while this bridge preventative maintenance work is ongoing.

6/27/2022 11:25 AM (Updated 6/27/2022 11:25 AM)
Road Closure Planned for U.S. 6 Seal Coating Operation

MARSHALL AND ST. JOSEPH COUNTIES, Ind - The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a seal coating operation for U.S. 6 between State Road 931 and State Road 23 beginning on or after Tuesday, July 5.

This work should take approximately three days, but the schedule is weather dependent and subject to change. The official detour will follow U.S. 31, State Road 4 and State Road 23.  

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Motorists should slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

About Seal Coating:

When seal coating, work is most often completed under road closures to prevent damage to both vehicles and the roadway. If driving through a seal coating work zone, drivers should take extra caution, drive slowly and allow additional space between vehicles to prevent stone chips from damaging windshields or paint.

During these operations, the existing pavement is coated with liquid asphalt, which seals cracks and provides waterproof protection. Aggregate is applied over the seal coat. Once the seal coat has cured, crews will sweep the highway clear of loose stone, apply a fog seal surface coat and paint pavement markings.

This treatment is designed to extend the life of the pavement below by 3-5 years and lower maintenance costs. Seal coating is a cost-effective pavement preservation technique that is utilized across the state of Indiana, saving an estimated $6-$14 in taxpayer expenditures for every $1 invested in extending the life of a roadway.
U.S. 6

6/27/2022 11:02 AM (Updated 6/27/2022 11:03 AM)
I-70 bridge repairs begin June 27
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions will be encountered Monday, June 27, through Thursday, June 30, on eastbound and westbound Interstate 70 near Pocahontas.   
 
Weather permitting, the right lane eastbound over Shoal Creek and westbound over the East Fork of Shoal Creek will be closed from June 27 and part of June 28. The left lane eastbound and westbound over Shoal Creek will be closed from the second part of June 28 through June 30. 
 
These restrictions are needed to do work on the overhead bridge. IDOT District 8 Operations crews will make the needed improvements. Full access will be restored as soon as possible. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
6/24/2022 4:24 PM (Updated 6/24/2022 4:24 PM)
I-55/70 Bridge Repairs Begin June 27

Collinsville, Illinois – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions will be encountered Monday, June 27, through Thursday, June 30, on northbound Interstate 55/70 in Collinsville.  Weather permitting, the right lane northbound over Beltline Road will be closed between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. June 27 through June 30. 

 
These restrictions are needed to do work on the overhead bridge. IDOT District 8 Operations crews will make the needed improvements. Full access will be restored as soon as possible. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
6/24/2022 1:44 PM (Updated 6/24/2022 1:44 PM)
Overnight Closures on Rowell Avenue in Joliet

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of the ongoing efforts to rebuild the eastbound Interstate 80 bridge over Rowell Avenue/Canadian National Railroad, in Joliet, a full closure is scheduled to take place on Rowell Avenue, between Linden and Haven avenues from, weather permitting, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, to 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 29.

The closure is necessary to facilitate a concrete pour to construct the deck of the new eastbound bridge over Rowell Avenue, anticipated to be completed by the end of this year. A detour will direct motorists to Richards Street, Fourth Street and Mills Road. Access to local residences and businesses will be maintained.
 
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 project includes replacing the existing eastbound Interstate 80 bridges over Hickory Creek, Richards Street, Rowell Avenue/Canadian National Railroad, and westbound over Richards Street, with new wider structures, installing new signage and modernized LED lights, reconstructing, and widening eastbound I-80 from Gardner Street to Rowell Avenue. Work is expected to be completed late 2022. Once the eastbound bridges are nearing completion, focus will turn to the bridges in the westbound directions.
 
For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.
 
6/24/2022 12:56 PM (Updated 6/24/2022 12:56 PM)
I-94 and Pipestone Road Work Starts Monday
COLOMA, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) on Monday is starting work to prepare for the I-94 rebuilding project between Red Arrow Highway and Britain Avenue in 2023 and 2024. Work this year is a $7.3 million investment that includes pavement repairs on 8.8 miles of I-94 from Puetz Road to Britain Avenue, widening the eastbound I-94 bridge over Pipestone Road, and building median crossovers and emergency pull-offs on I-94.
 
County: Berrien
 
Highway: I-94
 
Closest cities: Benton Harbor Bridgman
 
Start date: Monday, June 27, 2022
 
Estimated end date: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022
 
Traffic restrictions:
 
Expect left-lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-94, along with single-lane closures on Pipestone Road (with intermittent total closures and a posted detour).
 
The Pipestone Road detours are:
 
    Northbound Pipestone Road: Eastbound I-94, Napier Avenue, westbound I-94, and northbound Pipestone Road.
    Southbound Pipestone Road: Westbound I-94, M-139, eastbound I-94, and southbound Pipestone Road.
 
6/24/2022 11:17 AM (Updated 6/24/2022 11:22 AM)
U.S. 20 bridge repairs begin June 27
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that, weather permitting, repairs on an eastbound U.S. 20 Freeport Bypass bridge in Stephenson County will begin Monday, June 27. The bridge crosses the Jane Addams Trail about 2.5 miles east of Ayp Road.
 
Work will repair the bridge joints in the eastbound outside lane. Repairs should be completed by July 1.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
6/23/2022 2:22 PM (Updated 6/23/2022 2:22 PM)
Illinois 100 lane closures begin June 27
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces a lane closure on Illinois 100 at Elsah Creek beginning on Monday, June 27, weather permitting. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the eastbound direction. This closure is needed to perform bridge painting and it should be completed by mid-July.
 
Immediately following the completion of that work, another lane closure will begin on the same road at Chautauqua Creek. Traffic will again be reduced to one lane in the eastbound direction. This closure is also needed for bridge painting and should be completed in by mid-August.
 
Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
6/23/2022 2:15 PM (Updated 6/23/2022 2:15 PM)
Bridge painting on Illinois 57 over Curtis Creek begins June 27
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that painting of the Illinois 57 over Curtis Creek just south of RJ Peters Drive in Quincy will begin Monday, June 27. 
 
Lane reductions will be necessary for this project.  Temporary barriers, cones and flaggers will be present for traffic control.  This project will help preserve the bridge and create a protective coat on the structural steel.   
  
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.  
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements. 
6/23/2022 2:13 PM (Updated 6/23/2022 2:13 PM)
Cook County: Torrence Avenue at 167th/170th Street intersection improvement begins June 24

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that an intersection improvement at Torrence Avenue (U.S. 6/Illinois 83) and 167th/170th Street, in Lansing and Calumet City, will require daytime lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Friday, June 24.
 
The project, which consist of installing modernizing traffic signals, constructing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, replacing deteriorated curbs and resurfacing, is anticipated to be completed in October. At least one lane in each direction will remain open. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction.

6/23/2022 1:34 PM (Updated 6/23/2022 1:34 PM)
Warren County: US-67 lane closures begin June 28

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lane closures in both directions of U.S. 67, about 6 miles south of Monmouth in Warren County, begin June 28.
 
The lane closures are necessary for pavement repairs on the U.S. 67 bridges over Cedar Creek and will occur both day and night. Work is expected to be complete in mid-August.

6/23/2022 1:29 PM (Updated 6/23/2022 1:31 PM)
Quincy: Bridge painting on Illinois 57 over Curtis Creek begins June 27

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that painting of the Illinois 57 over Curtis Creek just south of RJ Peters Drive in Quincy will begin Monday, June 27.
 
Lane reductions will be necessary for this project.  Temporary barriers, cones and flaggers will be present for traffic control.  This project will help preserve the bridge and create a protective coat on the structural steel.   
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.  
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.

6/23/2022 1:25 PM (Updated 6/23/2022 1:25 PM)
I-80/94 Westbound to Have New Traffic Configuration
LAKE COUNTY, Ind. - Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Superior Construction Co will be changing the traffic pattern on I-80/94 westbound between the Illinois State Line and State Road 912 on or after the evening of Thursday, June 23.
 
During this next phase of work, westbound I-80/94 will continue to have four travel lanes during daytime hours with lane shifts in place. The left inside lane will be directed down a counter flow lane, and the second lane from the left will be directed down a chute lane. These two left lanes will not have access to the following exits: Exit 5 (Cline Ave/State Road 912), Exit 3 (Kennedy Ave), Exit 2 (Indianapolis Blvd/U.S. 41 southbound), and Exit 1 (Calumet Ave/U.S. 41 northbound). Motorists going westbound on I-80/94 will need to be in the right two lanes prior to Burr St to access these exits. 
 
During the construction phase of this project, work will occur 24 hours a day and up to 6 or 7 days a week. Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns on eastbound and westbound I-80/94 through the life of the project, as well as nightly lane closures in both directions. 
 
All work is weather dependent, and the schedule is subject to change. This $31.99 million concrete pavement restoration project is set for completion in May 2023, with major work wrapping up late this year. 
 
INDOT encourages drivers to allow extra time when driving through this area and follow traffic directions carefully. Motorists should slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.
6/22/2022 10:39 AM (Updated 6/22/2022 10:39 AM)
Bridge Work Continues on I-94 in Porter County

PORTER COUNTY, Ind. - Indiana Department of Transportation contractor F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates LLC will continue bridge work on I-94 over Willow Creek and CSX Railroad with a new traffic configuration beginning on or after Friday, July 1.  

I-94 will have three travel lanes open in each direction between the State Road 249 and State Road 51/U.S. 6 exits, but traffic will be shifted to the left using the inside shoulder as a third lane. The right lane and shoulder will be closed in each direction.
 
Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns in the area. This phase of the preventative maintenance work will be ongoing for approximately four weeks.
 
INDOT encourages drivers to allow extra time when driving through this area and follow traffic directions carefully. Motorists should slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.