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Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Traffic Alert - NB ramp at Seven Mile Road closed short term

Northbound onramp from Seven Mile Road to I-94 closed . Short term closure in place to extend merge zone onto I-94

The I-94 North-South project team has announced a short-term closure of the northbound onramp to I-94 at Seven Mile Road. The closure follows the traffic shift now in place between Seven Mile Road and Ryan Road. The closure will allow for construction crews to extend the merge zone for traffic entering the Interstate. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the month, weather dependent, and will be reopened at that time.

Information about the I-94 North-South project is available here;

https://projects.511wi.gov/i94northsouth/

1/15/2019 4:59 PM (Updated 1/15/2019 4:59 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   New Lane Configurations On I-290 Over Salt Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ongoing bridge replacement of Interstate 290 over Salt Creek, located east of Addison Road in Addison, will require new lane configurations starting, weather permitting, Wednesday, Dec. 26.

The adjustment to the work zone will will take place on eastbound I-290 beginning Dec. 26 and on westbound I-290 after Jan. 1. The new traffic pattern will allow for construction of a median crossover, followed by removal and construction of bridges over Salt Creek. Lanes and shoulders in the work zone will be narrowed during construction.

The project is expected to be complete by October.
 
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 www.travelmidwest.com.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.  

12/24/2018 11:15 AM (Updated 12/24/2018 3:56 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-161 near Centralia to close Jan. 2
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-161 over Crooked Creek west of Centralia will be closed beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2, weather permitting.  

The closure is necessary to replace the existing structure crossing Crooked Creek and three adjoining box culverts. IL-161 is scheduled to reopen at this location in December 2019.
 
A detour route will be posted utilizing IL-127, US-50, and US-51.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

 www.idot.illinois.gov  

12/21/2018 4:22 PM (Updated 1/5/2019 8:42 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Des Plaines: Northwest Highway Lane Closures Begin Dec. 26
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction of a new storm water pumping station on Northwest Highway (US-14) at the Union Pacific Railroad viaduct in Des Plaines will require intermittent, daytime lane closures beginning Wednesday, Dec. 26, weather permitting.

During the closure periods, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.

The project consists of construction of a new storm water pump station and associated drainage improvements in the southwest quadrant of the railroad overpass to replace the pump station located in the northwest quadrant of the overpass. 

The work is expected to be completed by late 2020.
 
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.  
12/21/2018 4:20 PM (Updated 1/5/2019 8:36 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   New Traffic Pattern and Ramp Closures Scheduled This Week on 159th Street as Work Continues on Bridge Over Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

A traffic shift and ramp closures are scheduled at the 159th Street Interchange on Tri-State Tollway (I-294) this week to move all traffic onto the new eastbound side of the bridge over the Tollway to accommodate reconstruction of the westbound side. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration into 2019.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. The new traffic pattern and ramp closures are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate traffic during bridge reconstruction.

Weather permitting, during the early morning hours on Thursday, November 1, 159th Street traffic in both directions will be shifted onto the new portion of the bridge providing for one lane of traffic in both directions on 159th Street over I-294.

Simultaneously, the ramps connecting eastbound 159th Street to northbound I-294 and southbound I-294 to eastbound 159th Street are scheduled to reopen and the ramps carrying traffic from westbound 159th Street to southbound I-294 and from northbound I-294 to westbound 159th Street are scheduled to close.

Detours will be posted for ramp traffic. The detour for westbound 159th Street to southbound I-294 will direct traffic to I-57 and I-80. The detour for northbound I-294 to westbound 159th Street will direct traffic to Dixie Highway, 167th Street and Kedzie Avenue.

On I-294, traffic in both directions is shifted to the right with the same number of lanes open as were in place before construction began and will continue to remain in this configuration.

In 2018, the Illinois Tollway began improvements at the 159th Street Interchange to coordinate with future local improvements planned for 159th Street. Work includes rebuilding the existing 159th Street Bridge and reconstructing four ramps at the 159th Street Interchange: southbound I-294 to eastbound 159th Street, eastbound 159th Street to northbound I-294, northbound I-294 to westbound 159th Street and westbound 159th Street to southbound I-294. Lighting and drainage structures will also be upgraded.

The 159th Street Bridge Project will extend the life of the interchange, increase traffic capacity and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. More than 13,000 vehicles use this interchange daily.

Maps, construction and detour information about the 159th Street Bridge Project is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.

The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County and local fire and police departments.  

10/29/2018 12:22 PM (Updated 11/3/2018 11:42 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Ramp Closures On The Kennedy Expressway, Part Of Jane Byrne Interchange Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that ramp closures will begin on the outbound Kennedy Expressway (northbound I-90/94), in Chicago, weather permitting, Wednesday, Aug. 1. The ramp closures are necessary for the construction of the Monroe Street bridge over the Kennedy Expressway, part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange project.

 Starting Wednesday, the entrance ramp from Adams Street to the outbound Kennedy Expressway will reopen to traffic. Upon the reopening of the Adams Street entrance ramp, the following ramp closures will take place:

  • The exit ramp from the northbound Kennedy to Madison Street will be closed until Summer 2019.
    • A posted detour for eastbound Madison Street traffic will direct traffic to exit the northbound Kennedy Expressway at Washington Street, go east on Washington Street and south on Des Plaines Avenue to eastbound Madison Street. 
    • A posted detour for westbound Madison Street traffic will direct traffic to exit the Kennedy at Randolph Street, go west on Randolph Street and south on Halsted Street to westbound Madison Street.
  • The entrance ramp from Jackson Street to the northbound Kennedy Expressway will be closed until Fall 2018.
    • A posted detour will direct traffic to enter the northbound Kennedy Expressway via Adams Street. 

The Monroe Street bridge is one of several expressway bridge improvement projects included in the overall Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction. Of those bridges, the following are completed and open to traffic: Halsted Street, Taylor Street, Morgan Street, Harrison Street and Peoria Street.

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

7/31/2018 5:16 PM (Updated 11/21/2018 11:27 AM)

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 logo   Keep Us Alive Drive 45

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 is our commitment to keep workers and motorists safe in work zones. Each year, many people are killed in construction zone accidents, both commuters and workers. Please abide the posted speed limit in work zones. When workers are present, it's 45 M.P.H. - It's The Law.

Join us in our pledge to increase awareness and promote safe driving in our work zones by displaying an orange ribbon. Together we can make our roadways a safer place to commute and work. With your help, we can see to it that a construction zone is not an end zone.

8/21/2006 12:00 AM (Updated 1/21/2015 10:29 AM)
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