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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   UPDATE: This press release was sent in October to announce the full closure of the Cal Sag Bridge in Crestwood in order to complete steel repairs.

Update:  The Cal Sag Bridge in Crestwood has reopened to traffic, Tuesday, Dec. 12.

 

Full Closure of Cal Sag Bridge in Crestwood for Steel Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that Cicero Avenue (Illinois 50/83) over the Cal Sag Channel will be fully closed between 127th Street and 135th Street, in Crestwood, for a bridge repair project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 16. The repairs also will require a closure on the Illinois Tollway’s exit ramp from the southbound Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 294) to southbound Cicero Avenue.

 In order to complete the work, the structure that carries Cicero Avenue over the Cal Sag Channel will be fully closed until mid-December 2017. A posted detour will direct southbound Cicero Avenue traffic to go west on 127th Street and southeast on Cal Sag Road to meet back with Cicero Avenue. Northbound Cicero Avenue traffic will take the reverse route.

 The Tollway’s exit ramp from southbound Illinois 294 to southbound Cicero Avenue also will be closed. Southbound Interstate 294 traffic should take the Cicero Avenue/127th Street exit ramp and keep right to access 127th Street and northbound Cicero Avenue.

 The scope of the project consists of structural steel repairs on the bridge that carries Illinois 50/83 over the Cal Sag Channel. The repairs will improve safety and extend the lifespan of the bridge.

 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

12/12/2017 4:27 PM (Updated 12/14/2017 11:10 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Overnight closure on I-43 Thursday

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will have crews out on I-43 northbound to complete an inspection of the CR-Y/Racine Avenue bridge which was damaged on December 1st when a dump truck hit the structure.

The closure will begin at 11 p.m. Thursday December 14th and will have the northbound lanes of I-43 closed to traffic. Traffic will be diverted off and allowed to re-enter I-43 using the interchange ramps. The inspection work is expected to be completed by 5 a.m. on Friday.

The inspection will allow for a more detailed assessment to be made to document any damage to the bridge structure which was not visible from the ground.

12/12/2017 2:52 PM (Updated 12/12/2017 2:52 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   I-65 Northwest Indiana Expansion Project Winter Traffic Pattern

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to the traffic patterns and work zone activity that can be expected during the winter months for the I-65 widening project area.

It’s also important to remember that during winter months, the speed limit will remain at the reduced 55 MPH. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, be on the alert for workers and equipment and use caution while driving through winter weather.

The traffic patterns and work zone activity that can be expected during the winter months are listed below.

I-65 from US-231 to just south of US-30

--- I-65 Mainline – Any work in this area of the project that occurs in the winter would be minimal and not involve reconfiguring the existing traffic pattern.

I-65 just south of IN-2 to US-231

--- I-65 Mainline – Traffic will be shifted slightly towards the inside shoulder both northbound and southbound to accommodate an 8-foot outside shoulder during the winter months. This shift will create a 4-foot inside shoulder in each direction, with northbound and southbound traffic being divided by a guardrail or barrier wall for increased safety.

--- US-231 – Traffic will remain one lane in each direction at the I-65 interchange through the winter, with eastbound traffic shifted back onto the east side of the road. A median will divide the two lanes of traffic and the elimination of bi-directional westbound traffic will allow for safer travel during winter weather conditions.

--- IN-2  – Traffic will remain one lane in each direction at the I-65 interchange through the winter.

Kankakee River Bridges


--- During the week of November 29, southbound traffic will shift from the right side of the bridge to the left side.

--- Northbound I-65 traffic will remain unaffected until the 2018 construction season commences.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

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