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Weekend Lane Closures Scheduled on Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) for Bridge Joint Work Between North Avenue and Army Trail Road in Addison

Weekend repair and maintenance work on I-355 will continue throughout the summer
 

Lane closures are scheduled this weekend on the northbound Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) between North Avenue and Army Trail Road near Addison for bridge joint repair work. Delays are expected.

Weekend work is expected to continue through the summer at various locations in both directions on I-355 between Army Trail Road and Butterfield Road. In 2021, the Illinois Tollway is completing mainline bridge joint repair work, as well as median barrier removal and replacement, pavement repairs, roadway lighting and electrical work, as well as other minor miscellaneous work along I-355. The lane closures are necessary to safely accommodate a work zone and maintain access for traffic. In addition, the work will necessitate the overnight closures of several ramps at the Roosevelt Road and Army Trail Road interchanges later this summer. Detours will be posted.

“These types of repairs are necessary to keep the Tollway in good condition for years to come,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We work to limit lane closures to temporary overnight and weekend hours to minimize the impact of construction on daily commuters and ask drivers to please be patient and obey the work zone speed limits.”

This weekend, lane closures on northbound I-355 between North Avenue and Army Trail Road are scheduled to begin Friday, June 11, at 7 p.m., and continue as needed into Monday, June 14. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane by 9 p.m. on Friday, and by noon on Saturday, June 12, two lanes are scheduled to be open to traffic for the rest of the weekend. All northbound lanes are scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. on Monday, June 14, dependent on concrete curing.

During the weekend, June 18-20, closures reducing traffic to a single lane will be scheduled at other locations along I-355. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of lane closures. Up-to-date closure information will be posted on the Tollway website in the Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.

6/9/2021 5:59 PM (Updated 6/10/2021 12:11 PM)
I-55/64 Lane Closures Across PSB Begin April 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the three right lanes of eastbound I-55/64, as well as the ramp to southbound IL-3 and the ramp to southbound Tudor Avenue in East St. Louis will close as early as April 1, weather permitting.
 
The closures are necessary to replace the bridge decks on eastbound I-55/64. Lane closures will be in place in this area until early October.
 
The ramp from northbound Piggott Avenue to eastbound I-55/64, which was closed Feb. 22, will remain closed.
 
In Missouri, the Marion Street entrance ramp to northbound I-55 as well as the right lane of northbound I-55 approaching the Poplar Street Bridge will be closed. I-64 will also be reduced to one lane approaching the Poplar Street Bridge.
 
Extensive delays are expected during weekday evening rush hours. The public is urged to plan accordingly and use alternate routes, including the I-70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. Carpooling and using public transportation, following public health guidelines, are encouraged as well.
 
Drivers must pay close attention to changing conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
The closures are part of a $29.8 million project, funded by Rebuild Illinois, to rehabilitate the bridges in this area. The overall project will require various lane closures, with updated information provided in advance of each new traffic configuration.  
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 

3/24/2021 2:53 PM (Updated 4/1/2021 6:52 PM)
I-57 pavement repairs underway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces a right lane closure of northbound Interstate 57 over the railroad, 3 miles north of US 50 near Salem, beginning today, June 21, and ending on Wednesday June 23, at 4 PM. All entrance and exit ramps will remain open during construction.

These restrictions are needed to perform critical bridge deck repairs at this location. 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.

6/21/2021 2:19 PM (Updated 6/21/2021 2:19 PM)
Weekend closure on Ridgeland Avenue over I-290

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the bridge carrying Ridgeland Avenue over the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), in Oak Park, will require a full closure at the bridge, weather permitting, from 10 p.m. Friday, June 25, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 28.

A detour will direct Ridgeland Avenue motorists to Madison Street, Central Avenue and Roosevelt Road. Motorists should also expect occasional overnight lane closures on I-290 at Ridgeland Avenue during that time.

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

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve 2,779 miles of highway and 7.9 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. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

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.

6/21/2021 1:33 PM (Updated 6/21/2021 1:33 PM)
Kingery Highway bridge work begins July 6

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the bridge carrying Kingery Highway (Illinois 83) over Salt Creek, in Villa Park, will begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, July 6.

To complete the work, Kingery Highway will be reduced to two lanes in each direction over the bridge. The project, which consists of deck repairs, a new deck overlay and approaches, is expected to be completed in late 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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve 2,779 miles of highway and 7.9 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. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

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.

6/21/2021 1:27 PM (Updated 6/21/2021 3:03 PM)
Knoxville traffic signal work underway

Four-way stop set at intersection with Bird/Frye

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that replacement of traffic signal mast arms at the intersection of Knoxville Avenue and Bird Boulevard/Frye Road in Peoria is underway.

This intersection will be controlled by a four-way flashing red signal, and motorists can expect intermittent full traffic stops in all directions during the work, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the end of the week.

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 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 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. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.

6/21/2021 1:01 PM (Updated 6/21/2021 3:24 PM)
I-80 ramp to Center Street temporary closure in Joliet

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that pavement patching on the ramp from eastbound Interstate 80 to northbound Center Street, in Joliet, will require a temporary ramp closure, weather permitting, tomorrow, Tuesday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The ramp from Meadowdale Road to northbound Center Street will also be closed during that time. Because of the short nature of the closures, no detour will be posted. Motorists are advised to use the Larkin Avenue (Illinois 7) or Chicago Street (U.S. 52/Illinois 53) as alternative routes.

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.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here

6/21/2021 12:43 PM (Updated 6/21/2021 3:07 PM)
Kane County Bridge Rehabilitation Program

Beginning this week, work will begin on the County’s Bridge Rehabilitation Program on the below-listed structures. Construction work hours will be from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday though Saturday for approximately 3 months, weather permitting.

The Bridge Rehabilitation Program is part of the County’s comprehensive maintenance program to increase the longevity of the County’s bridges by sealing, cleaning and repairing portions of these structures in order to increase longevity.

6/21/2021 10:42 AM (Updated 6/21/2021 3:39 PM)
I-80 bridge work in Joliet

First step to major I-80 reconstruction from Ridge Road to U.S. 30

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a $48 million project to replace the eastbound Interstate 80 bridges over Hickory Creek, Richards Street, Rowell Avenue/Canadian National Railroad, and westbound over Richards Street, in Joliet, Rockdale and New Lenox, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, June 28. The project is part of advance work leading to the $1.2 billion reconstruction of I-80 through Will County, a cornerstone of Gov. JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.

“This project is about much more than replacing worn concrete and steel,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “It represents a significant investment in the Will County area and is a big step forward in our work to improve safety, mobility and create economic opportunity for years to come. We’re asking drivers to be patient, slow down and pay extra attention driving in and around any work zone.” 

Starting Monday, June 21, overnight work will begin to install concrete barriers to prepare for the work zone. Motorists should expect lane shifts and lane closures on both sides of I-80, between Chicago and Briggs streets, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. At least two lanes in each direction will remain open. Daytime traffic will not be impacted.

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.

By Monday, June 28, both eastbound and westbound I-80 traffic will have shifted onto the right shoulders and new temporary pavement. The first stage of the project will consist of building new bridges, pavement, and a concrete barrier wall in the middle of I-80 from Gardner Street to west of Briggs Street. Two lanes in each direction will be maintained throughout construction. The eastbound I-80 ramp to Richards Street will close briefly during the second stage of construction, anticipated in late 2021/early 2022.

The existing bridges were built in the 1960s and are reaching the end of their useful life. The project, which includes replacing the existing four bridges with new wider structures, installing new signage and modernized LED lights, reconstructing, and widening eastbound I-80 from Gardner Street to Rowell Avenue, is expected to be completed late 2022. Once the eastbound bridges are nearing completion, focus will turn to the bridges in the westbound directions.

The eventual replacement of the Des Plaines River bridges and larger improvements to I-80 in Will County are made possible by Governor Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois bipartisan capital plan, which will invest $33.2 billion in transportation infrastructure across all modes throughout the state. The estimated $1.2 billion project is included in IDOT’s current FY22-27 Multi-Year Program with a start date dependent on plan readiness and ongoing land acquisition.

The project will reconstruct 16 miles of I-80, from Ridge Road in Minooka to U.S. 30 in Joliet and New Lenox, while adding or extending auxiliary lanes to improve safety and reduce congestion, as well as improving interchanges at I-55, Illinois 7, Center Street, U.S. 52/Illinois 53, Richards Street and Briggs Street.

6/18/2021 3:13 PM (Updated 6/18/2021 3:13 PM)
IL-49 to close beginning June 21
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that IL-49, 4 miles north of the I-70 Casey interchange, will close from Monday, June 21 through Wednesday, June 23.
 
The closure is necessary to replace a box culvert across IL-49. A detour will be posted routing traffic through Greenup and Charleston.
 
No traffic will be permitted on IL-49 between 1700 N and CR-23 during the repairs except for local traffic. Motorists are encouraged to follow the posted detour and should allow for extra travel time. 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.
6/17/2021 5:05 PM (Updated 6/18/2021 1:15 PM)
Macoupin/Montgomery counties: Work on I-55 begins next week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that work on I-55, from just north of the Livingston/New Douglas interchange (exit 37) to just south Divernon (exit 80) begins the week of June 21.
 
Lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. will be necessary, with traffic control utilizing advance signing and drums. This project consists of patching distressed pavement areas with reinforced concrete. This improvement will help restore pavement durability and enhance the ride quality. Work is expected to be complete by mid-July.
 
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 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 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. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.  

6/17/2021 3:35 PM (Updated 6/21/2021 1:17 PM)
Gross Point Road resurfacing begins June 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a project to resurface Gross Point Road from north of Oakton Street in Morton Grove to Howard Street in Skokie will begin Monday, June 21.
 
The project, which also includes constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, will be completed in two stages. Work will initially require sidewalk closures along Gross Point Road to accommodate ADA ramp construction. Stage two, pavement patching and resurfacing, will begin in mid-July and will require daily, intermittent lane closures on Gross Point Road, from north of Oakton Street to Howard Street. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in late August.
 
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.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve 2,779 miles of highway and 7.9 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. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

6/17/2021 3:32 PM (Updated 6/21/2021 1:19 PM)
Roosevelt Road ramp and Ruble Street closures at Jane Byrne

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction, Ruble Street from Roosevelt Road to Taylor Street will close for approximately three weeks, weather permitting, starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 20.

A detour will direct Ruble Street traffic to Jefferson Street to connect to the Taylor Street entrance ramp to access the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94).

The entrance ramp from Roosevelt Road to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) and to inbound Ida B. Wells Drive will also be closed. A detour will direct traffic to Roosevelt Road and Ashland Avenue to connect to the outbound Eisenhower via the Ashland Avenue ramp. Motorists will connect to the inbound Ida B. Wells via Roosevelt Road and State Street.

The closures are necessary for the construction of structural foundations and electrical work for two high mast light towers that will be installed at a future date.

6/17/2021 10:56 AM (Updated 6/17/2021 4:00 PM)
Pavement Rejuvenator - Extending the Life of County Roads

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be applying pavement rejuvenator, a glue-type substance that can extend the life of a road by five years, to eight newly completed road surfaces in Lake County over the next few weeks.

The maltene-based pavement rejuvenator acts like a glue which creates a tighter road surface. This leads to less rocks chipping off, slows the oxidation process, and prevents water from sitting in cracks in the pavement, reducing damage from freeze-thaw cycles.

Traffic impacts are typically minimal as one lane is closed at a time while the rejuvenator is applied. The process takes about 30 minutes. Once applied, motorists may notice an aggregate spread on the road that looks like sand, which prevents the rejuvenator liquid from getting on vehicles while it soaks into the pavement. Motorists should drive carefully on the aggregate covering following application. The excess aggregate is swept up the following day.  

Pavement rejuvenator is one of the many pavement management techniques LCDOT uses to preserve the county highway system. Learn more by watching this video and visiting LCDOT's website.

Pavement Rejuvenator

Pavement Rejuvenator Locations

 

View a map to see where pavement rejuvenator will be applied in 2021.

 Pavement Rejuvenator

6/17/2021 9:05 AM (Updated 6/21/2021 1:16 PM)
Weekend Lane Closures Scheduled on Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) for Bridge Joint Work Between Butterfield Road and Illinois Route 53

Weekend repair and maintenance work on I-355 will continue throughout the summer

Lane closures are scheduled this weekend in both directions on the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) between Butterfield Road in Downers Grove and IL-3 in Glen Ellyn for bridge joint repair work. Delays are expected.

Beginning on Friday, June 18, at 7 p.m. lane closures on I-355 between Butterfield Road and IL-53 are scheduled to begin and continue as needed into Monday, June 21. Traffic will be reduced to one lane by 9 p.m. on Friday, and by noon on Saturday, June 12, two lanes are scheduled to be open to traffic for the rest of the weekend. All lanes in both directions are scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. on Monday, June 21, dependent on concrete curing.

During the weekend of June 25-27, similar lane closures will be scheduled at other locations along I-355.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of lane closures. Up-to-date closure information will be posted on the Tollway website in the Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.

Weekend work is expected to continue through the summer at various locations in both directions on I-355 between Army Trail Road and Butterfield Road. In 2021, the Illinois Tollway is completing mainline bridge joint repair work, as well as median barrier removal and replacement, pavement repairs, roadway lighting and electrical work, as well as other minor miscellaneous work along I-355. The lane closures are necessary to safely accommodate a work zone and maintain access for traffic. In addition, the work will necessitate overnight closures of several ramps at the Roosevelt Road and Army Trail Road interchanges later this summer. Detours will be posted.

6/16/2021 2:52 PM (Updated 6/17/2021 4:06 PM)
Schuyler County: CR-5 closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the closure of CR-5/LaPrairie Road at the bridge over Cedar Creek, just east of the Schuyler/Adams County line, begins June 21. CR- 5 is a major thoroughfare for traffic traveling between Quincy and Peoria.  
 
The closure is necessary to replace the bridge, providing a safer structure and a smoother driving surface for motorists. This project, led by Schuyler County with oversight from IDOT, is expected to be completed by early August.
 
No traffic will be permitted on County Highway 5 between CR-3100 E and Pine Grove Road during construction. Motorists will need to use alternate routes and should allow for extra travel time. 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.

6/16/2021 2:12 PM (Updated 6/17/2021 4:09 PM)
Silver Glen Road at Randall Road Intersection Improvement

Construction for the Silver Glen Road at Randall Road Intersection Improvement is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, June 21st, weather permitting. Work will be located on the northeast corner of Silver Glen Road at Randall Road. Construction work hours will be from 7:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Saturday, will require temporary daily lane closures, and may have flaggers directing traffic for the safety of the workers and the travelling public. The shoulder area of westbound Silver Glen Road will have a temporary concrete barrier wall installed to protect workers. Work will consist of adding a right turn lane on the east leg of Silver Glen Road and includes earth excavation, placement of aggregate subgrade, resurfacing, and storm sewer installation. All work is anticipated to take approximately four months to complete, weather permitting.

 

 

6/16/2021 8:00 AM (Updated 6/17/2021 4:10 PM)
Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled in June on Joliet Road for Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Work

Temporary, full closures planned for bridge removal as part of bridge reconstruction

Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled next week on westbound Joliet Road at the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to accommodate bridge beam removal for the reconstruction of the I-294 bridge over Joliet Road in Indian Head Park. This work is part of the reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway.

Electronic message and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the lane closures. The closures are needed in this area because the Tollway cannot accommodate traffic and provide a safe work zone. All work is weather dependent.

During the week of June 21, on westbound Joliet Road, intermittent, full closures, each lasting 15 minutes, are scheduled to take place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning. Three nights of closures will be needed to complete the work.

Eastbound Joliet Road is currently closed to traffic in this area and a detour is posted.

Throughout June, bridge work will continue at Joliet Road, as well as on I-294 bridges over Flagg Creek, I-55, and Wolf Road. Storm sewer and roadway work are also scheduled on Joliet Road and I-294.

Local road closures in this area are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook Country Department of Transportation and Highways and the Village of Indian Head Park, as well as local fire and police departments.

Construction on bridges and ramps in and around the I-55 Interchange is part of the Tollway’s Central Tri-State Tollway Project. In 2021, the Tollway’s work in the I-55 Interchange area will begin to accommodate the rebuilding and widening of I-294 between 75th Street and I-55. As part of this work, the ramp connecting I-55 to northbound I-294 will be reconstructed, along with the I-294 bridges over I-55, Wolf Road, Joliet Road and Flagg Creek. Additional work includes the reconstruction of the Plainfield Road Bridge over I-294 and the northbound ramp to the Hinsdale Oasis. Construction in this area is scheduled to be complete in 2025.

The $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is reconstructing and widening the roadway between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street to provide congestion relief, update old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand and address regional needs. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.

Information about the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is available on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com in the Projects section.

6/15/2021 2:44 PM (Updated 6/15/2021 2:44 PM)
IL-37 to close June 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that there will be a road closure on IL-37 (South 10th Street) at the Evansville Western Railway crossing on just south of Casey Avenue and the Jefferson County Jail in Mount Vernon.

Beginning Monday, June 21, at 8 am and concluding on Friday, June 25, at 7 pm, crews from the Evansville Western Railway will be performing repairs.

There will be no traffic permitted through the South 10th Street crossing during the repairs. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of the marked detour should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the downtown Mt. Vernon area, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 

6/15/2021 1:55 PM (Updated 6/15/2021 1:55 PM)
Michigan Avenue bridge cleaning, painting begins this week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a cleaning and painting of the Michigan Avenue bridge, over the Stevenson Expressway (I-55), in Chicago, will require overnight lane closures beginning this week.

To complete the work, motorists should expect various overnight lane closures on both sides of I-55, between Lake Shore Drive and the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 9 p.m. Fridays to 8 a.m. Saturdays, with occasional ramp closures at State Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. At least one lane in each direction will remain open at all time.

Due to the short nature of the closures, no detour will be posted. Alternative routes are encouraged. The work is expected to be completed in August.

Motorists can expect occasional 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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve 2,779 miles of highway and 7.9 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. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

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.

6/15/2021 12:28 PM (Updated 6/15/2021 12:28 PM)
Overnight closure on IL-120 in Woodstock

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a full closure will take place on IL-120 (Washington Street), between US-14 and IL-47 (North Eastwood Drive), from 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, to 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 24.

The closure is necessary to film the Amazon TV show Lightyears. A detour will direct motorists to US-4 and IL-47. 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 detour signs and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

For information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

6/15/2021 12:18 PM (Updated 6/15/2021 12:22 PM)
IN-4 reduced to one lane west of Fish Lake

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for IN-4 between Taylor Rd and CR-700 E beginning on or after Monday, June 21.

The bridge will be reduced to one lane for a bridge deck overlay project through late August. Temporary traffic signals will be installed on each side of the bridge to direct traffic. A bridge deck overlay is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck. Learn more about this treatment on our Facebook page here.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and be prepared to wait for the temporary traffic signal in this location. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area and should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

6/14/2021 11:16 AM (Updated 6/14/2021 3:14 PM)
US-421 to be one lane for NIPSCO utility work

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a lane closure for US-421 between CR-500 S and CR-2400 S beginning Thursday, June 17.

NIPSCO will be performing utility work just south of the Kankakee River through Friday, June 25, weather permitting. Work will take place during the daytime hours of approximately 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and flaggers will direct traffic in the area where work is occurring.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

6/14/2021 10:59 AM (Updated 6/14/2021 3:14 PM)
Weekend closures lifted on I-94/I-694 in Brooklyn Center

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Shortly before 9 p.m. this evening, June 13, 2021, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reopened both eastbound and westbound I-94/I-694 between Highway 252 and Highway 169 in Brooklyn Center. Both directions of the interstate were closed his weekend to allow construction crews to examine the ramp bridge substructure and make any needed repairs on the ramp from westbound I-94/I-694 to southbound Hwy 100 in Brooklyn Center, a second weekend of closures will allow workers to examine the ramp bridge substructure and make any needed repairs.

At the same time, the ramp from southbound Hwy 252 to westbound I-94/I-694 reopened along with all ramps to and from the interstate between Highway 100 and Highway 169 along with the ramps and loops at:

The ramp bridge from westbound I-94/I-694 to southbound Highway 100 closed Friday, June 4 and will remain closed until about 5 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2. During the closure, northbound Highway 100 will remain open. However, all traffic from I-94/I-694 to southbound Highway 100 will detour south on Highway 169, east on I-394 and north on Highway 100.

The project includes replacing the bridge deck on the ramp from westbound I-694 to southbound Highway 100 and repair and resurfacing on the ramp from southbound Highway 252 to westbound I-94/I-694. The work also includes repairs and resurfacing at each end of the ramp bridge along with drainage improvements and shoulder repair.

Weather permitting, all work will be completed by late August.

For more information, please visit the project website at: www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy100brooklyncenter/index.html

6/13/2021 10:02 PM (Updated 6/13/2021 10:07 PM)
Greenup: US-40 to close June 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the closure of US-40 at the bridges over Mill Road and Lincoln Drive, about 1 mile west of the US-40 and IL-130 intersection in Greenup, begins June 14.

The closure is necessary to repair and overlay two bridges. The repairs will improve the safety of the bridges and provide motorists with a smoother driving surface. A detour to I-70 will be posted. Work is expected to be complete by the end of September.

No traffic will be permitted on US-40 between Jefferson Street and Cumberland Road during the repairs except for local traffic. Motorists are encouraged to follow the posted detour and should allow for extra travel time.

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 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 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. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 

6/11/2021 3:32 PM (Updated 6/11/2021 3:32 PM)
Vermilion County: I-74 pavement patching at Danville begins June 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement patching on I-74 between L Street in Tilton and US-150/IL-1 (Georgetown Road) in Danville begins June 14.

The project will require intermittent daytime and nighttime lane closures in both directions of I-74 and will increase the service life of the roadway. Work is expected to be complete in early July.

Passed in 2019, Rebuild Illinois is investing $33.2 billion into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history but also the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
 

6/11/2021 1:33 PM (Updated 6/11/2021 1:34 PM)
Work begins Monday, June 14, on Round Lake Boulevard at US-10 in Coon Rapids

Bridge repairs and signal system replacements at the interchange of Round Lake Boulevard and US-10 and realignment of the loop from northbound Round Lake Boulevard to westbound US-10 in Coon Rapids will begin early Monday, June 14. The work also includes repairs and resurfacing at the bridge along with new concrete barrier and sidewalk on the bridge over US-10. Pedestrian curb ramps also will be upgraded to conform to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

MnDOT also will install a new sidewalk on the east side of Round Lake Blvd. from the Riverside Shopping area to just south of Northdale Boulevard.

During the project, motorists will encounter single lane traffic with traffic shifts, lane and ramp closures and short-term intersection closures between Main Street and Northdale Boulevard. The loop from northbound Round Lake Boulevard to westbound US-10 and the ramp from westbound US-10 to Round Lake Boulevard also will close for approximately two weeks in mid-July.

Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be shared as details become available.

When completed in late July, 2021, (weather permitting) the project will provide a new, upgraded signal system, upgraded pedestrian and bicycle accessibility and improved safety and mobility at the interchange.

For more information and to sign up for project updates, please visit the project website at: www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy10coonrapids/index.html.

All motorists are advised to plan ahead, allow extra time, and check 511 for updates: www.511mn.org

 

6/11/2021 11:56 AM (Updated 6/11/2021 11:56 AM)
Local detour to be added for IN-23 Closure

The Indiana Department of Transportation has coordinated with the City of South Bend to add a local detour for motorists to avoid the IN-23/Eddy St closure between Fellows St and the south side of Jefferson Blvd.

This local detour is for motorists who live or work in the area and will follow Michigan St/US- 31 and Colfax Ave/US-20. Semi trucks and other large vehicles should continue using the official detour that follows Michigan St/US-31, the US-20 bypass and IN-331.

Traffic going northeast on IN-23 can take the right lane and continue on Sample St before a hard road closure prior to the ramps at Lincoln Way. Some access to local businesses has been maintained, with traffic able to access the IN-23 ramp to downtown South Bend.

IN-23 is closed to widen the road and add other features that will increase safety for pedestrians and reduce traffic congestion near Jefferson Intermediate School. The ramps at IN-23 and Lincoln Way/IN-933 and at IN-23 and Mishawaka Ave are also closed. The road and ramps will reopen prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year, but some work may be ongoing with possible lane closures through late August.

The resurfacing and preventative maintenance project on IN-23 between Michigan Street and South Bend Ave and the intersection improvement project to widen the roadway and add turn lanes at IN-23 and S Main St will be ongoing through late August.

SR 23

6/11/2021 10:38 AM (Updated 6/11/2021 2:52 PM)
Resurfacing of IL-81 begins June 14
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, resurfacing of IL-81 in Henry County will begin on Monday, June 14. The project limits are from Atkinson Road to West Street in Kewanee.
 
Daily lane closures with flaggers will be utilized and drivers should be prepared to stop when directed within the work zone. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
 
Advanced Asphalt of Princeton is the contractor of the project, which is expected to be completed by Nov. 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.
6/10/2021 4:37 PM (Updated 6/11/2021 2:53 PM)
Pavement work on Delhi Road in begins June 14
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that as part of the ongoing US-67 Delhi Bypass project, pavement work on the northbound lanes from just south of Delhi Road to Stagecoach Road in Jersey County will continue, weather permitting, Monday, June 14. Traffic impacts will be minimal.
 
The overall multi-phase program will build a new road expanding U.S. 67 from two lanes to four lanes, beginning in Godfrey and progressing north 2.4 miles around Delhi. The Delhi project is expected to be complete in late 2022.
 
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 remain alert for workers and equipment.
6/10/2021 4:07 PM (Updated 6/11/2021 2:54 PM)
Morrison: Work on US-30 begins June 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, resurfacing of US-30 from Jackson Street to French Creek in Morrison will begin on Monday, June 14.

Daily lane closures with flaggers will be utilized throughout the project. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout the construction.

Martin & Company Excavating of Oregon is the contractor of the project, which is expected to be completed by July 30.

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.
 

6/10/2021 2:46 PM (Updated 6/10/2021 8:56 PM)
Alton: IL-140 to close June 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that, weather permitting, IL-140 (East Broadway) from Washington Avenue to Pearl Street in Alton will be closed beginning June 14 for Illinois American Water to install a new sanitary sewer main.

It is expected that this work will take three to four weeks to complete. A marked detour utilizing IL-143 and Cpl. Belchik Expressway will be in place to safely guide motorists around the closure.

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.

6/10/2021 2:24 PM (Updated 6/10/2021 8:45 PM)
Cass County: Work begins next week on IL-125

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces an 11-mile pavement preservation project on IL-125 from Virginia to Ashland starting on Monday, June 14.    
 
Lane closures will occur, but at least one lane will always remain open. Traffic will be controlled with the use of flaggers, warning signs and other devices. Work is expected to be complete by mid-September.
 
This $1.3 million project consist of a cape seal, a treatment to extend the life of the existing pavement, and updating the shoulder and pavement markings. Benefits from the project include providing a new wearing surface for the road.
 
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 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 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. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 

6/10/2021 1:07 PM (Updated 6/10/2021 1:08 PM)
New lane configuration on Westbound I-80 at US-30

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of ongoing I-80/US-30 interchange improvements, westbound I-80 lanes will split at Francis Road to accommodate a westbound center lane to be built between Francis Road and US-30.

To prepare for the traffic shift, starting at 10 p.m. Monday, June 14, lane closures will take place on westbound I-80 between I-355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) and Gougar Road. At least one lane will remain open at all times.

By 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, the stage change will be in place. In the new configuration, the two westbound lanes will split at Francis Road and merge back after US-30. The left westbound lane will shift over to new pavement, while the right westbound lane continues in its current configuration. Westbound motorists wishing to exit at US-30 will need to be in the right lane. The configuration will remain in place through the end of June. Eastbound traffic will not be impacted.

The $47 million project will reconstruct the I-80/US-30 interchange, realign the exit and entrance ramps and extend a third lane to each direction on I-80, from approximately I-355 through the US-30 interchanged. Other components include modernized traffic signals, drainage improvements and the extension of a bicycle and pedestrian path along US-30. Additionally, the bridges that carry I-80 over US-30, Metra’s Rock Island District Line and Hickory Creek will be rebuilt. The entire project wraps up in 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.

6/10/2021 10:39 AM (Updated 6/10/2021 12:13 PM)
Deerfield Parkway Patching to Begin on June 14

The Lake County Division of Transportation will begin pavement patching on Deerfield Parkway between Krause Drive and IL-21/45 starting on Monday, June 14. The project consists of concrete pavement patching and miscellaneous rehabilitation and maintenance work in various locations along the road.

Lane closures will affect one lane of traffic in each direction with intermittent stoppages throughout the day. The project is expected to be completed in August.

Please drive slowly through work zones and watch for workers and trucks entering and exiting the job site.


Deerfield Parkway

Deerfield Parkway

 

 

6/10/2021 8:05 AM (Updated 6/10/2021 9:20 PM)
Main Street in Morton to close June 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Main Street between Nebraska Avenue and Harding Road in Morton will close June 14.

The closure is necessary for painting and repairs to the I-74 bridge over Main Street. Work is expected to be complete in mid-July.

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 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 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. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.co

6/9/2021 4:15 PM (Updated 6/9/2021 4:15 PM)
IN-4 to be closed west of US-31

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for IN-4 between IN-31 and Kenilworth Road beginning Monday, June 14.

The road will be closed just west of Kenilworth Rd for a bridge deck overlay and rehabilitation project over Shidler Hoffman Ditch. IN-4 is expected to reopen in this location in mid-July, 2021.

A bridge deck overlay is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck. Learn more about this treatment on our Facebook page here.

Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow IN-23, US-20/31, and US-31.
 

SR 4

6/7/2021 3:56 PM (Updated 6/9/2021 1:05 PM)
I-55 lane closures in Will County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the bridges carrying I-55 over US-30, Canadian National Railroad, Mink Creek and the Materials Service abandoned railroad, in Will County, will begin, weather permitting, tonight, Monday, June 7.

The first stage of the project, installing a temporary concrete barrier wall and removing rumble strips, will require overnight lane and shoulder closures on both sides of I-55 between Weber Road and I-80. At least two lanes in both directions will remain open at all times. Daytime traffic will not be impacted.

By Monday, June 14, through late August, both sides of I-55 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Weber Road and I-80. Access to entrance and exit ramps will be maintained.

The $5.9 million project, which includes a bridge deck overlay with structural steel repairs and joint replacement, is expected to be completed in November.

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

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve 2,779 miles of highway and 7.9 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. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

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.

6/7/2021 2:51 PM (Updated 6/9/2021 1:07 PM)
95th Street crossing in Oak Lawn closing June 16

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the Metra SouthWest Service Line crossing on 95th Street (US-12), east of 52nd Avenue, in Oak Lawn, will require a full closure, weather permitting, from 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, to 7 a.m. Sunday, June 27.

A detour will direct motorists to Central Avenue, 87th Street and Cicero Avenue (IL-50).

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to detour signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

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.

 

6/7/2021 10:38 AM (Updated 6/7/2021 10:38 AM)
US-12 to be closed east of junction with US-20

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for US-12 between the US-12/20 junction and Old Hobart Rd beginning on or after Thursday, June 10.

The road will be closed to realign where US-12 merges with US-20. A new section of roadway will be constructed to the east of the intersection of US-12 and Lake St, connecting US-12 with US-20 to the south.

Improvements to US-12 will include increased safety due to the newly designed intersection with US-20 and an enhanced drainage/storm sewer system in this location. Three traffic signals will be removed (US-12 at the current US-20 junction, US-12 at Clay St, and US-12 at Lake St), and a traffic signal will be installed at the new junction of US-12 and 20.

Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow US-20 and IN-249. The new section of roadway is expected to open in late-September, 2021.

This realignment will help facilitate Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District's (NICTD) expansion of the Miller South Shore Train Station as part of their Double Track NWI project. NICTD plans to build a new station and parking lot to the west of Lake St. Please contact NICTD with any questions about the Double Track project or Miller Station plans.

US 12

6/4/2021 12:53 PM (Updated 6/9/2021 1:11 PM)
US-150 pavement patching begins June 7
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement patching on War Memorial Drive (US-150) between Brandywine Drive and Adams Street (IL-29) in Peoria begins June 7. 
 
The project will require lane closures in both directions, first between Brandywine and Sheridan Road. When that area is complete, the lane closures will move to between Sheridan and Adams. Work is expected to be complete by June 25. 
 
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. 
6/3/2021 4:17 PM (Updated 6/4/2021 11:17 AM)
Work along I-55 at Sangamon Avenue to close ramps beginning June 7
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs on I-55, consisting of bridge deck overlays and bridge repairs at Sangamon Avenue and at the Sangamon River, begin June 7. 
 
Bridge work at the Sangamon River will reduce traffic to one lane, with traffic control utilizing dynamic message signs, flaggers and barricades. Bridge work at Sangamon Avenue will be completed in stages and no lane reductions will occur on I-55. However, the on ramps from Sangamon Avenue to I-55 will be closed for the entire project, which is estimated to be completed in early December. A detour will be posted. 
 
The project will consist of bridge repair and guardrail improvements. Motorists should know that this will continue to preserve the structures. Additionally, IDOT continues to stress bridge safety.   
  
Motorists can expect delays and will need find an alternate route to enter I-55 from Sangamon Avenue. 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. 
6/3/2021 3:16 PM (Updated 6/4/2021 11:18 AM)
IDOT news release: Pinecrest ramp to I-74 to close June 7
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the ramp from Pinecrest Drive in East Peoria to westbound I-74 will close June 7. 

The closure is necessary for construction of pavement on Pinecrest and the ramp. A detour will be posted during the work, which is expected to last eight weeks. 

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. 

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.

6/3/2021 2:28 PM (Updated 6/4/2021 11:20 AM)
Champaign: Springfield Avenue closes today
 
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Springfield Avenue (IL-10) over Copper Slough, east of Duncan Road, in Champaign will close today, June 2. 
 
The closure is necessary for repairs to the bridge and is expected to last approximately two months. A detour will be posted. 
 
Access to local businesses will be maintained during construction. Prairie Gardens can be accessed east of the bridge on Springfield Avenue or from Duncan Road, while Prairie Materials and Illinois Brick Co. can be accessed from west of the bridge Springfield Avenue. 
 
Passed in 2019, Rebuild Illinois is investing  into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history but also the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. 
 

 
6/2/2021 5:02 PM (Updated 6/9/2021 1:17 PM)
Bridge work to begin on I-80/94 east of Illinois State Line

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a bridge deck overlay project for I-80/94 from the Illinois State Line to Indianapolis Blvd beginning Friday, June 4.

Work will start on the eastbound lanes, with four lanes remaining open during daytime hours through the life of the project. Overnight lane closures will be utilized to set up or reconfigure the work zone lane configuration approximately every seven days beginning overnight on June 4. Work on the eastbound lanes will be ongoing for approximately four weeks.

Motorists should be prepared for lane shifts and changing traffic configurations in the area. During phase one, traffic will be shifted toward the median with work taking place to the right of traffic. Phase two will see the four lanes split with the work zone in the middle. Traffic will be shifted toward the shoulder with the work zone on the left for the third and final phase.

The ramps from eastbound I-80/94 to Calumet Ave, Calumet Ave to eastbound I-80/94, and eastbound I-80/94 to Indianapolis Blvd will be closed while work occurs on the eastbound lanes. Motorists on I-80/94 eastbound can continue to Kennedy Ave and use the ramps to turn around and use westbound I-80/94 to get to Indianapolis Blvd or Calumet Ave. Motorists on Calumet Ave can use US-30 and US-41 to get to eastbound I-80/94.

Due to traffic congestion concerns, the ramp from Torrence Ave in Illinois to eastbound I-80/94 will also be closed during this timeframe. The detour will follow I-80/94 westbound, I-394 southbound, US-30 eastbound, and US-41 northbound.

After work on the eastbound lanes is complete, work will shift to the westbound lanes. INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

6/2/2021 4:00 PM (Updated 6/2/2021 4:00 PM)
IN-4 to be closed east of US-31 for bridge work

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for IN-4 between US-31 and Juniper Road beginning on or after Monday, June 7.

The road will be closed for a bridge overlay project and repairs to the bridge over Bunch Ditch for approximately six weeks. A bridge deck overlay is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck. Learn more about this treatment on our Facebook page here.

Motorists should seek an alternative route. The official detour will follow US-31, US-6, and Miami Rd.
 

6/2/2021 11:58 AM (Updated 6/14/2021 11:17 AM)
Dixon: IL-2 work begins June 2
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, pavement patching and resurfacing on IL-2 from Page Drive to Galena Avenue (US-52 and IL-2/26) in Dixon will begin on June 7.
 
Traffic will be reduced from four to two lanes during the project, which includes pavement patching, hot mix asphalt resurfacing, new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and traffic signal modernization. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
 
Martin & Company Excavating of Oregon is the contractor of the $2,016,252 project, which is expected to be completed by the end of October.
 
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 2,779 miles of highway and 7.9 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. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements. 
6/1/2021 2:04 PM (Updated 6/2/2021 12:22 PM)
Overnight Full Closures Scheduled on Tri-State Tollway(I-294) and Northbound I-57 Ramp

Temporary, overnight lane closures, including intermittent full traffic stops, are scheduled to begin next week on the on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at I-57 for bridge beam placement on the I-294/I-57 Interchange Project.

Altogether, six nights of intermittent, full closures will be needed on I-294 and the ramp connecting northbound I-57 to northbound I-294. The work is part of the Tollway’s construction of a new ramp to connect southbound I-57 to southbound I-294.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the lane closures and full-stops. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone to safely accommodate bridge beam placement. Up-to-date information regarding lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.

“As part of the Illinois Tollway’s dedication to safety, we are committed to prioritizing the safety of both drivers and workers during construction,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We understand the inconvenience that this approach to roadwork can cause, so we are always working to find ways when possible to reduce the impact of this disruption to our customers.”

 

Beginning Tuesday night, June 1, intermittent, full closures of the ramp connecting northbound I-57 to northbound I-294 are scheduled to begin at midnight and end by 3 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2. The ramp is currently reduced to a single lane for construction. Similar closures are also scheduled Wednesday night into Thursday, June 3.

 

On Thursday night, June 3, triple lane closures on northbound I-294 are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. with intermittent, full closures scheduled to begin at midnight. All lanes on I-294 are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Friday, June 4.

 Additional lane closures in both directions on I-294, including intermittent full closures, will also be scheduled during the week of June 7. Up-to-date closure information will be available on the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alert.

 In 2021, work on I-294/I-57 Interchange Project includes completion of roadway widening on I-57, widening of the I-57 bridge over Dixie Highway, replacing the 147th Street Bridge, as well as continued construction of the ramp connecting northbound I-294 to northbound I-57 and the two ramps carrying southbound I-57 to I-294, including a flyover ramp bridge. Work to widen the CSX Railroad Bridge on I-57 is also scheduled to begin this year.

 This work is part of the second phase of the I-294/I-57 Interchange Project, which is building four new ramps to connect southbound I-57 to I-294 and I-294 to northbound I-57, including the flyover ramp bridge. The flyover ramp bridge will carry traffic from southbound I-57 to southbound I-294 and from 147th to southbound I-57. The multi-span structure will be 2,649 feet long with a bridge deck approximately 16 feet above I-294 and 17 feet above I-57. Interchange construction is scheduled to continue into 2022.

 Additional work on this project includes the reconstruction of the I-57 median and the widening of the I-57 mainline, as well as drainage improvements, erosion and sediment control, retaining wall and bridge construction.

 Maps and construction information about the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange Project is available in the Project’s section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

 The $719 million I-294/I-57 Interchange Project is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

 The new interchange is improving travel by providing customers with completed access between the two interstates. For the first time, the new I-294/I-57 Interchange provides motorists with access between I-294 and I-57, including a new interchange at 147th Street. The complete interchange will reduce congestion on local routes, enhance economic development and improve regional mobility. The all-electronic interstate-to-interstate connection better serves commuters and freight operators while opening access for local communities.

 

 

5/28/2021 3:11 PM (Updated 6/2/2021 12:33 PM)
Cook County: I-55 bridge work from June 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the bridge carrying I-55 over Madison Street in Burr Ridge will begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, June 1.

At least three lanes in each direction on I-55 will be maintained throughout the project. Motorists should expect lane shifts and occasional overnight lane and ramp closures. Madison Street will remain open in each direction with lane width reduced to 11 feet.
 
The project, which consists of a bridge deck overlay with joint replacement, new guardrail and structural steel repairs, is expected to be completed in late August.

5/28/2021 1:57 PM (Updated 6/2/2021 12:35 PM)
Williamson County: I-57 pavement work begins June 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on I-57 in Williamson County of upcoming lane reductions.

Beginning Tuesday night, June 1, weather permitting, there will be construction on I-57 from Old IL-13 in Marion (milepost 53) to Johnston City (milepost 59) that will require lane closures beginning at 7 p.m. The contractor will work nightly from 7 p.m. to 7 a,m.

Work includes pavement patches, pavement removal and replacement at the underpasses, milling, resurfacing and pavement markings. Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.

Work is expected to be completed October 15.

To avoid any delays, motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.

5/28/2021 10:16 AM (Updated 6/2/2021 12:36 PM)
Multiple projects scheduled in Chicago

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that multiple improvement projects in Chicago are underway or starting soon and extending into 2022. The seven projects represent a total investment of more than $849 million for the region.

Projects include:  

Jane Byrne Interchange Reconstruction

The ongoing project will completely reconstruct the Jane Byrne Interchange, improve safety and traffic mobility. Jackson Street and Adams Street bridges are currently closed. Work is underway to reconstruct both sides of the mainline Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways (I-90/94), along with construction of a new inbound collector-distributor road. At least three lanes in each direction will be maintained throughout the project. Motorists should expect lane shifts, nightly closures and various lane and ramp closures. The overall project will be substantially completed by the end of 2022. For more information visit: www.janebyrneinterchange.org.             

Montrose Avenue bridge over I-90/94

Ongoing project to replace the bridge that carries Montrose Avenue over the expressway. Work is currently focused on rebuilding the north bridge. The south structure was removed and rebuilt last year. Montrose Avenue traffic is detoured via Cicero Avenue (IL-50), Irving Park Road (IL-19) and Pulaski Road. The project started last spring and is anticipated to be completed this summer.

Kennedy Expressway (I-90) from the Edens Expressway (I-94) junction to Harlem Avenue (IL-43)

Ongoing resurfacing project. Overnight lanes closures are needed to complete the project, which started last summer and is anticipated to be completed this fall.

Harlem Avenue from Irving Park Road (IL-19) to North Avenue (IL-64)

Resurfacing project. Daily closures will be needed to complete the project, which is scheduled to begin this spring and completed this fall.

Harlem Avenue from south of 62nd Street to 111th Street

Resurfacing project with new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daily lane closures will be needed to complete the project, which is scheduled to begin this summer and completed next summer.

North Avenue from Harlem Avenue to Cicero Avenue (IL-50)

Resurfacing project with new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daily lane closures will be needed to complete the project, which is scheduled to begin this spring and completed this fall.

Kedzie Avenue from 87th Street to 103rd Street and from 115th Street to 131st Street

Resurfacing project with new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daily lane closures will be needed to complete the project, which is scheduled to begin this spring and completed this fall.

5/27/2021 5:43 PM (Updated 6/2/2021 12:38 PM)
IDOT Telegram - New Multi-Year Program Continues Rebuild Illinois' Progress
On May 19, Gov. JB Pritzker released the $20.7 billion Multi-Year Program for IDOT, made possible by the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. Over the next six years of this program, IDOT aims to improve roads and bridges and ensure Illinois remains the country’s top transportation network.
 
"With all that's been built over the last two years, even through a global pandemic, today we are announcing the new Multi-Year Program for the next six years that will reconstruct over 2,700 more miles of roads and nearly 8 million square feet of bridges. And of course, the projects in this MYP will continue to create and support hundreds of thousands of jobs for hardworking Illinoisans across our state, bolstering our pandemic recovery in yet one more way," said Gov. Pritzker. "Rebuild Illinois is about investing for the future — supporting this generation and the next, making sure we have good jobs and the roads to get there, and building a state where opportunity is just around the corner for everyone, no matter where you're standing."
 
Included in the program are a multitude of projects that will create economic opportunity, enhance quality of life and improve safety on both the IDOT and local transportation systems. Of the $20.7 billion committed over the next six years, $3.32 billion has been identified for the upcoming fiscal year.
 
Click here to learn more about the Multi-Year Program, access downloadable factsheets and find out about projects in your community.
5/27/2021 1:58 PM (Updated 6/5/2021 10:08 AM)
Multiple projects to impact IN-23 in South Bend

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane and road closures for IN-23 between Main St and South Bend Ave beginning on or after Wednesday, June 2.

IN-23 will be closed from Fellows St to the south side of Jefferson Blvd for a road widening project starting on or after June 2. The ramps at IN-23 and Lincoln Way/IN-933 and at IN-23 and Mishawaka will be closed.  

Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow Michigan St/US-30, US-20, and Bremen Hwy/N Main St. Traffic going northeast on IN-23 will be able to take the right lane and continue on Sample St before a hard road closure prior to the ramps at Lincoln Way. Some access to local business will be maintained, with traffic able to access the IN-23 ramp to downtown South Bend.

A resurfacing and preventative maintenance project on IN-23 between Michigan Street and South Bend Avenue will also begin on or after June 2. There will be alternating lane closures, with one lane remaining open in each direction through the life of the project.

The intersection improvement project to widen the roadway and add turn lanes at IN-23 and S Main St which was originally scheduled to begin May 25 has been delayed. Work is expected to begin at this intersection in the next couple of weeks, and at least one lane will remain open in each direction on IN-23 through the life of the project. Drivers will not be able to turn left onto Main St if going northeast on IN-23.

These projects will be ongoing through late-August, 2021. INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

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5/27/2021 10:39 AM (Updated 6/2/2021 12:43 PM)
Inbound Kennedy lane changes at Jane Byrne

6/1/21 REMINDER:

Overnight work tonight. By 5 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, June 2 the stage change will be in place.

In the new configuration, the three inbound through lanes approaching Jackson Boulevard will split. The left two inbound lanes will continue in their current configuration, while the third inbound lane will shift over to new pavement and will merge back into traffic near Polk Street, just south of Harrison Street.

 

5/27/21 UPDATE:
Due to expected rain, overnight work tonight has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 1.
By 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, the stage change will be in place.

Lanes split just before Jackson Boulevard, exits remain the same

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced is reminding the public that as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction, lane changes and shifts on the inbound Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94), just before Jackson Boulevard, will begin, weather permitting, Friday, May 28.

Overnight lane closures will be required to facilitate the stage change. On both Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27, inbound Kennedy closures will start at 10 p.m., with occasional full stops for no longer than 15 minutes at a time beginning at 1 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. each morning.  

By 5 a.m. Friday, the stage change will be in place. In the new configuration, there will continue to be five inbound lanes and exits remain the same. The right lane stays as an exit lane to Monroe Street. The exit to Ida B. Wells Drive/outbound Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) and Taylor Street remains the same. The three inbound through lanes approaching Jackson Boulevard will split. The left two inbound lanes will continue in their current configuration, while the third inbound lane will shift over to new pavement and will merge back into traffic near Polk Street, just south of Harrison Street.

The new configuration will allow southbound center lanes to be built between Jackson Boulevard and Polk Street as part of construction on the mainline lanes of the Kennedy and Dan Ryan and will remain in place through mid-August. 

Motorists should expect significant delays and 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 neighborhood.

For more information, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org. The mobile-friendly website features a detailed project timeline with an interactive map, photo galleries, a live camera feed of the work zone, and the ability to submit questions and comments to the project team via a “Contact Us” link.

The improved Jane Byrne Interchange will be complete in 2022.