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Lane closure on northbound Bishop Ford

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that an emergency sewer repair will require a temporary lane closure on the northbound Bishop Ford Freeway (Interstate 94) between Sibley Boulevard and Dolton Avenue, in Calumet City and Dolton, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, June 20.

Starting at 7 p.m., the left lane will be closed, reopening by 5 a.m. Friday. The lane will be closed again at 10 a.m. to allow crews to finish the repair. The lane will reopen by 2 p.m. Friday. 

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.

6/19/2019 5:19 PM (Updated 6/19/2019 5:19 PM)
Roadway, Bridge and Ramp Repairs Begin on Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Between IL-59 and IL-56

Roadway and ramp lane closures between Naperville and Sugar Grove required for repair and maintenance work

Maintenance and repair work is scheduled to begin next week on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) between IL-56 in Sugar Grove and IL-59 in Naperville next week and continue through fall, including work on pavement, bridges and ramps.
 
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place throughout construction to alert drivers to scheduled lane closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits. Most of the work will be performed during the allowable off-peak lane closure hours to minimize the disruption to commuters. All work is weather dependent.
 

During the week of June 24, repair work is scheduled to begin with off-peak lane closures in both directions between Mitchell Road and Orchard Road for pavement repair and shoulder removal and replacement.

 
Work scheduled to continue through June will include shoulder repair and resurfacing between IL-56 and IL-59. In the coming months, bridge repairs and pavement patching will be scheduled primarily between IL-56 and the Aurora Toll Plaza.
 
In 2019, the Illinois Tollway is repairing the roadway between IL-56 in Sugar Grove and IL-59 includes repairing asphalt and concrete pavement on I-88, asphalt shoulder repairs and bridge repairs as well as guardrail, landscaping and roadway drainage and signage upgrades.
 
In addition, repairs are scheduled to ramps at Orchard Road and IL-31, and local road improvements on Orchard Road, IL-25, Randall Road, IL-31, Eola Road and the EJ & E Railroad over I-88. Ramps work include pavement patching and shoulder resurfacing. In most locations, local crossroad bridge improvements will include pavement patching, bridge deck rehabilitation, bridge joint replacement and repairs on bridge beams, piers and girders.
 
The I-88 interchanges are being rehabilitated to continue to provide convenient access to local communities and support economic opportunities. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 
The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, City of Aurora, Village of Sugar Grove, Village of North Aurora, the DuPage County, Kane County, and the BNSF Railway, as well as local fire and police departments.
 
Maps and construction information about the I-88 Roadway Resurfacing and Bridge Repair work is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.
6/19/2019 10:52 AM (Updated 6/20/2019 12:57 AM)
Repairs to Dundee Road over Edens

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a bridge deck overlay as well as installation of new concrete abutments and expansion joints on Dundee Road (IL-68) over the Edens Expressway (I-94), in Glencoe, will require permanent lane closures on Dundee Road and intermittent overnight lane closures on the expressway starting this week.

 
During the initial stage of construction, the outside lanes of Dundee Road will be closed in both directions.  After the completion of the first stage in about six weeks, the inside lanes of Dundee Road will be closed in both directions for another six weeks.  Intermittent overnight lane closures on the Edens will be required to allow for the placement of a protective shielding under the bridge.
 
The work is expected to be complete by mid-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.

 

6/18/2019 2:12 PM (Updated 6/19/2019 11:13 AM)
East Peoria: Lane closures on I-74 at I-474 begin June 24

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that eastbound I-74 at the I-474 interchange in East Peoria will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, June 24.

The lane reductions are necessary so that crews can paint the overpasses and are expected to last until late 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.
 
Follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4 for IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter.

 Visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com for updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas.

6/18/2019 12:38 PM (Updated 6/19/2019 11:13 AM)
Carroll County: Work on IL-40 begins June 24

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on the structure carrying IL-40 over Johnson Creek, located 1.8 miles east of IL-78 will begin on June 24. 

Civil Constructors will be completing the project including expansion joint replacement, beam end repairs and concrete overlay.
 
A road closure and detour will be utilized during the completion of work. Thru traffic should follow the marked detour utilizing IL-78 and Timberlake Road. Drivers should adjust travel times for the detour. Work is expected to be completed by August 8.
 
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 IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.
 
6/18/2019 11:58 AM (Updated 6/18/2019 11:59 AM)
Weekend-Long Ramp Closure Scheduled for Ramp Maintenance on Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) at Roosevelt Road

Extended ramp closures with detours are scheduled through this weekend for pavement repair and resurfacing work on the ramp connecting the northbound Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) to Roosevelt Road.

 
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the ramp closure and detour. The closures are necessary to safely provide a work zone for resurfacing on the ramp. All work is weather dependent.
 
“The Illinois Tollway understands safety is just as important as access for drivers who use the Tollway to reach work and home, and we thank them for their patience,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “Closing the ramps allows us to safely complete this work in less time and minimize the inconvenience to customers.”
 
On Friday, June 21, at 9 p.m. the ramp connecting northbound I-355 to Roosevelt Road is scheduled to close to traffic through 6 a.m. on Monday, June 24, for repair work. A detour will be put in place directing I-355 traffic to exit in advance of Roosevelt Road at the Butterfield Road Interchange and use Highland Avenue to reach Roosevelt Road. In the event drivers miss the advance exit, a second posted detour will direct I-355 traffic to exit at the North Avenue Interchange and use Columbine Avenue to reach Roosevelt Road.
 
  
In 2019, the Illinois Tollway has scheduled roadway, bridge and ramp work on I-355 between Army Trail Road and I-55. Work includes repairs to Boughton Road, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Butterfield Road, Hill Avenue, North Avenue and Crescent Boulevard. Repairs are also scheduled on the ramps at Army Trail Road, North Avenue (Illinois Route 64), Roosevelt Road (Illinois Route 38), Butterfield Road (Illinois Route 56), the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), Ogden Avenue (Illinois Route 34), Maple Avenue, 63rd Street, 75th Street, Boughton Road and I-55. All work is scheduled to be complete in 2019.
 
The improvements are funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 
 
 
6/18/2019 11:04 AM (Updated 6/18/2019 11:06 AM)
US-41 bridge to be resurfaced in Lake County
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that a bridge deck overlay project is set to begin Wednesday on US-41 in Schererville.
 
The bridge over the Wisconsin Central Railroad is being resurfaced, which is located 1.2 miles north of US-30.
 
During the project, traffic will flow one lane in each direction over the bridge. Work is expected to wrap up by mid-August.
 
Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts at any time via the District’s social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.
6/18/2019 10:14 AM (Updated 6/18/2019 10:14 AM)
I-35W weekend closure in Minneapolis scheduled for June 21-24

 The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close I-35W in both directions between I-94 and the intersection of MN-280 in Minneapolis, beginning at 10 p.m., Friday, June 21 through 5 a.m. Monday, June 24.

 
Crews will begin closing the exit and entrance ramps on I-35W beginning at 8 p.m. starting with the southbound ramps first then switching to the northbound ramps. 
 
Access from University Avenue to southbound I-35W will remain open. Motorists will be detoured around the closure from the south using I-94 to MN-280 to I-35W and from the north MN-280 to I-94 to I-35W.
 
Crews will be removing the Fifth Street pedestrian bridge over I-35W to construct a new pedestrian bridge that will be completed in late August 2019.
 
To learn more about the I-35W/Fifth Street pedestrian bridge replacement project, visit: www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wandfifthstbridge
 
There are several projects along the I-35W corridor this year. Please plan ahead, know your route and check the project website and 511 for updates: www.511mn.org
6/17/2019 2:10 PM (Updated 6/17/2019 2:23 PM)
Longmeadow Parkway @ East Of IL-25 To IL-62 And Along IL-62

Starting the week of June 17, 2019 (weather permitting) a new traffic pattern will begin along IL-62 between Royal Boulevard and North Autumn Trail in Barrington Hills,. This traffic pattern change will

allow workers to safely continue roadway widening improvements on the northeasterly side of IL-62. During the work there may be temporary daily single lane closures with flaggers directing traffic.
Construction work hours will be from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday.
 
Motorists are asked to exercise care and reduce speed while driving through the construction zone, obey flaggers and watch out for construction equipment entering and leaving the project site.
 
The Longmeadow Parkway Fox River Bridge Corridor is a planned tree lined parkway and new Fox River Bridge crossing with a landscaped median, approximately 5.6 miles in length, running from Huntley Road
to IL-62. The proposed road passes through portions of the villages of Algonquin, Carpentersville and Barrington Hills, as well as unincorporated areas of Kane County and will provide a valuable benefit to
the public by relieving congestion, encouraging economic development, improving travel options and connecting towns and neighborhoods.
 
Additional information is available on the Longmeadow Parkway page of the Kane County Division of Transportation website.
 
Questions and concerns may be directed to Ken Mielke, Senior Project Manager with the Kane County Division of Transportation, at (630) 406-7172.
 
For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts/Default.aspx.
 
The above-mentioned roads will remain open to traffic, but motorists need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Motorist must watch for construction workers, construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone. Motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work areas. Motorists may want to add additional time to their commutes and consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.  
6/17/2019 11:39 AM (Updated 6/17/2019 7:40 PM)
Longmeadow Parkway @ IL 25 at Bolz Road

Starting the week of June 17, 2019 (weather permitting) a new traffic pattern will begin along IL-25 between Cherokee Road and Silverstone Road in Carpentersville Illinois. This traffic pattern

change will allow workers to safely continue roadway widening improvements on the westerly side of IL-25. During the work there may be temporary daily single lane closures with flaggers directing
traffic. Construction work hours will be from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday.
 
Motorists are asked to exercise care and reduce speed while driving through the construction zone, obey flaggers and watch out for construction equipment entering and leaving the project site.
 
The Longmeadow Parkway Fox River Bridge Corridor is a planned tree lined Parkway and Fox River Bridge crossing with a landscaped median, approximately 5.6 miles in length, running from Huntley Road to IL-62. The proposed road passes through portions of the villages of Algonquin, Carpentersville and Barrington Hills, as well as unincorporated areas of Kane County and will provide a valuable benefit to the public by relieving congestion, encouraging economic development, improving travel options and connecting towns and neighborhoods.
 
Additional information is available on the Longmeadow Parkway page of the Kane County Division of Transportation website.
  
Questions and concerns may be directed to Ken Mielke, Senior Project Manager with the Kane County Division of Transportation, at (630) 406-7172.
 
For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts/Default.aspx.
 
The above-mentioned road will remain open to traffic, but motorists need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Motorist must watch for construction workers, construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone. Motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work areas. Motorists may want to add additional time to their commutes and consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.
6/17/2019 11:21 AM (Updated 6/17/2019 7:41 PM)
Wildwood Road/MN-244 Road Closure In Mahtomedi Scheduled June 17-24

Motorists should expect an emergency closure and detours on Wildwood Road/MN-244 in Mahtomedi as crews replace a drainage pipe beneath the road.

Beginning at 5 a.m., Monday, June 17, both directions of Wildwood Road/MN-244 between Old Wildwood Road and Birchwood Road will close, weather permitting.

This section of road will remain closed for up to seven days.  Westbound and Eastbound MN-244/Wildwood Road motorists will be detoured to Century Ave, I-694, MN-36 and Hilton Trail.

Motorists traveling southbound on MN-244/Wildwood Road will follow the posted detour along MN-96 to Jamaca Avenue/CR-9 to CR-12.

Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses around the work zone by following the posted detour of Lincolntown Avenue to Long Lake Road.

Crews expect to reopen the road by 6 a.m. Monday, June 24. Motorists are urged to plan ahead and allow more time to reach your destination.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

6/14/2019 2:52 PM (Updated 6/17/2019 9:51 AM)
Construction on IL-169 begins June 17
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling IL-169 of  upcoming construction.
 
Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, June 17, the contractor will begin shoulder work on the eastbound and westbound lanes of Illinois 169 between IL-37 and US-45.
 
Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers.
 
Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers, and use caution while traveling through all work zones.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.
6/13/2019 5:09 PM (Updated 6/17/2019 10:13 AM)
Poplar Street Bridge update 6/13
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that after one week of lane closures on the eastbound Poplar Street Bridge for bridge repairs, IDOT is offering some suggestions to avoid congestion during the remaining work.
 
The heaviest congestion is on I-64 approaching the Mississippi River and on the eastbound I-44 and northbound I-55 ramp to the bridge is between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Drivers who must use the Poplar Street Bridge to return to Illinois should try to avoid that time.
 
Commuters who are able to telecommute, shift their traffic hours, use Metrolink, or use the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, McKinley Bridge or I-255/I-270 river bridges around the region during this work are encouraged to do so.
 
The bridge repairs are on the bridges just to the east of the Poplar Street Bridge in Illinois. To complete the work, two lanes are closed eastbound across the Poplar Street Bridge.  In Missouri, one lane is closed on the ramp from eastbound I-44/northbound I-55 to the eastbound PSB and one lane is closed just after the entrance ramp from 6th Street onto the eastbound PSB.  In addition, the ramp from Marion to eastbound I-44/northbound I-55 is closed.  The work is expected to continue until early July.
 
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.

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.

6/13/2019 5:04 PM (Updated 6/13/2019 9:23 PM)
IN-55 Closing Monday in Crown Point for Replacement of Box Culvert

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that IN-55 will close Monday in Crown Point for replacement of a box culvert.

The road will close between Greenview Drive and Greenview Place, with work expected to wrap up by the end of August.

IN- detours must be on state-maintained roads only. Southbound drivers on IN-55 will detour south on US-231, south on I-65 and west on IN-2 back to IN-55. Northbound drivers on IN-55 will detour east on IN-2, north on I-65 and north on US-231 back to IN-55.

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6/13/2019 4:33 PM (Updated 6/17/2019 10:15 AM)
Capital Avenue Bridge to Close Monday for Beam Settings

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that the IN-331 (Capital Avenue) bridge over the St. Joseph River will close Monday, June 17, while crews set new beams on the northbound side of the bridge.

This work is part of a two-year bridge reconstruction project. The road will reopen to traffic one lane in each direction over the southbound side of the bridge once all the new beams are set, which is expected to happen by end of the day Thursday, June 20.

Northbound drivers on Capital Avenue will be detoured east on IN-33 (Lincolnway E.), north on Bittersweet Road and west on McKinley back to Capital Ave. Southbound drivers on Capital Avenue will be detoured east on McKinley, south on Bittersweet Road and west on IN-933 (Lincolnway E.) back to Capital Avenue.

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

6/13/2019 4:30 PM (Updated 6/17/2019 10:17 AM)
Kirk Road from IL-56 to Cherry Lane Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Improvement

Sidewalk and road work at the intersection of Kirk Road at Mesa Lane is scheduled to begin the week of June 17, 2019, weather permitting, as part of the Kirk Road HSIP Improvement.  The anticipated duration for the project is approximately 7 months, weather permitting. Safety improvements consisting of a high friction surface treatment near Cherry Lane, driver feedback speed display signage, enhanced reflective pavement markings, rumble strips, ADA ramps at 10 intersections and traffic signal upgrades to various intersections are included in this improvement on Kirk Road from IL-56 to Cherry Lane.

As this can be an extremely busy road, longer than normal traffic delays are expected during construction. Motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work areas and add additional time to their commutes. Motorists are asked to reduce their speed, watch for construction workers and vehicles entering or leaving the site, obey flaggers and comply with traffic control devices within the work zone. Motorists may want to consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed. A reminder – it is illegal for drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction work zone. Questions and concerns may be directed to David Sitko at (630) 313-0754.

For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts/Default.aspx.

6/13/2019 1:30 PM (Updated 6/17/2019 10:18 AM)
Alexander County: Illinois 3 ramp to southbound I-57 to close June 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-3 near Cairo of an upcoming ramp closure accessing I-57.
 
Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, June 17, the southbound on-ramp at milepost 1 will be closed to facilitate pavement replacement.
 
A marked detour will be in place to direct motorists to access I-57 southbound via IL-37 near Mounds. This ramp closure is expected to last approximately three weeks.

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

6/13/2019 1:14 PM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:41 AM)
Metro East: Lane Closures On I-270 Set June 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that daytime lane restrictions will be encountered on the I-270 Mississippi River Bridge, near Granite City, to perform bridge inspections required by the FHWA.  Weather permitting, the lane closures will take place as follows:

Motorists can expect significant 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.

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.   

6/13/2019 11:53 AM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:42 AM)
Jefferson County: I-57 Lane Closures Begin June 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on I-57 south of Mount Vernon of upcoming bridge construction.
 
Beginning Monday night, June 17, weather permitting, work will begin on the bridges near milepost 85 between Mount Vernon and Ina. The contractor will be allowed to close one lane of traffic on I-57 between 7 pm and 7 am for preliminary patching and shoulder work. All lanes will be open during daytime hours, and lane shifts will be used to facilitate construction of the new bridges.

Motorist should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution when traveling through this area. To avoid any delays motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.  

6/13/2019 11:18 AM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:43 AM)
Quad Cities: Lane closures on I-80 river bridge begin June 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction work on the Interstate 80 bridge over the Mississippi River will begin on Monday, June 17. Interstate Maintenance, Inc. will be starting the $191,000 contract to clean and wash the structure in preparation for inspections.

Daytime lane closures for both eastbound and westbound lanes will be required to complete the work efforts. All lanes will be open to traffic from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and all lanes open Friday through Sunday.

The washing is scheduled to be completed in approximately two 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.

6/12/2019 6:04 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 6:04 PM)
Metro East: Lane restrictions on I-270 begin June 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the westbound and eastbound lanes of I-270, from 0.1 mile west of IL-3 to 0.4 miles east of IL-157, will be intermittently restricted during daytime hours from Thursday, June 13, through Friday, June 28, weather permitting. 

Work on the westbound lanes will begin after 9 a.m., and work on eastbound lanes will be completed before 3 p.m. to avoid rush hour traffic.
 
Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
 
These lane closures are necessary for pavement investigations.

6/12/2019 6:00 PM (Updated 6/17/2019 10:19 AM)
Freeway Drive Bridge Over I-35W In Anoka County Is Closed

The West Freeway Drive/CR- 54 bridge over I-35W in Columbus is currently closed until further notice for concrete deck repairs. Motorists should use alternate routes in the area.

The I-35 North Metro Split project includes resurfacing the existing pavement from the I-35W/I-35E split to MN-8; replacing the MN-97 bridge with a diverging diamond interchange;  replacing the northbound I-35W bridge over I-35E and the westbound MN-8 bridge over I-35. The project will provide a better ride quality, as well as improve safety and traffic flow at the MN-97 interchange. Additional information is available at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35northmetrosplit.

There are several projects along the I-35 corridor this year. Please plan ahead, know your route and check the project website and 511 for updates: www.511mn.org   

6/12/2019 5:53 PM (Updated 6/17/2019 10:21 AM)
Algonquin Road Patching And Resurfacing

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a patching and resurfacing project on Algonquin Road (IL-62) between Golf Road (IL-58) and Elmhurst Road (IL-83), in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Mount Prospect and Des Plaines, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, June 10.

Sidewalk and curb repairs will take place first, followed by patching and resurfacing, which will require daily, intermittent lane closures. During the project, driveways may need to be temporarily closed but every effort will be made to maintain access.
 
Construction will continue through the fall and resume in the spring. The project is expected to be complete by next June.
 
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.   
6/12/2019 8:14 AM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:50 AM)
Woodford County: One Lane of IL-26 Closed near Spring Bay
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the southbound lane of IL-26 between Zimmerman Road and Vesta Drive north of Spring Bay is closed.
 
The closure is necessary because a failing culvert in that area may lead to collapse of the road. Two-way traffic will be maintained with temporary signals until repairs are complete.
 
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.
  
Follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4 for IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter.
 
6/12/2019 8:11 AM (Updated 6/12/2019 12:06 PM)
Lane Closures and Shifts on I-55 South of Arsenal Road

6/19 UPDATE: Equipment issues have been resolved and the project is now due to go into stage with the closure of the northbound I-55 lane by 5 a.m. Monday, June 24.

6/13 UPDATE: Due to delays in the delivery of equipment, the closure of a northbound lane on I-55 will not take place Monday. It is now scheduled to occur in early July, with I-55 still being reduced to one lane in each direction in early August. Work on the project site still will begin on Monday, however. Motorists are advised that the area will be an active work zone and should proceed accordingly.  

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that replacement of the bridge decks and other improvements to I-55 over the BNSF Railroad and Grant Creek south of Arsenal Road in Will County will begin June 17.
 
In order to complete the project, northbound I-55 initially will be reduced to a single lane to accommodate the widening of the shoulders.
 
After the shoulders are widened, the southbound bridge will be closed and I-55 reduced to one lane in each direction on the northbound lanes. The revised configuration is expected to be in place from August until late November, when I-55 returns to two lanes in each direction.
 
Work will resume next spring with the closure of the northbound bridge and traffic crossing over to the southbound lanes to again accommodate one lane in each direction.
 
There will not be a detour, but I-80 and IL-47 is the recommended alternative route. Digital message boards will be in place to display real-time traffic information.
 
The entire project is expected to be complete by fall 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.  Illinois State Police will be patrolling this work zone to enforce posted speed limits.

6/11/2019 4:53 PM (Updated 6/19/2019 5:08 PM)
Overnight lane closures on Eisenhower Expressway
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that cleaning and painting of the Metra bridge over the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) near Irving Park Road (IL-19), in Itasca, will require overnight lane closures starting this evening.
 
In order to complete the project, lane closures will be in place between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. while the work is being done.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of 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.
6/11/2019 2:23 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 12:00 PM)
Patching Work to Begin Wednesday on US-421 in LaPorte County; Resurfacing to Follow

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that patching will begin Wednesday on US-421 in LaPorte County ahead of a planned resurfacing project.

Patching will be done in two phases. First, crews will patch the southern corridor of the project between I-94 and IN-2.

Then, when that work wraps up – up to two weeks, weather permitting – crews will move on to the northern portion, from I-94 to US-20. Once all patching is done, the asphalt resurfacing will take place.

For the patching work, flaggers will direct one lane of traffic around where work is taking place.

Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts at any time via the District’s 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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6/11/2019 2:20 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:51 AM)
US-30 Bridge Work in Joliet starts this week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a bridge deck overlay with joint repairs on US-30 over the CN Railroad tracks between Maple and Walnut streets, in Joliet, will require lanes closures and width restrictions starting, weather permitting, Wednesday, June 12.

In order to complete the project, US-30 will be reduced to one lane in each direction with a width restriction of 8 feet 6 inches. 

The work is expected to be complete by the end of 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

6/10/2019 4:46 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:58 AM)
Daytime Lane Closures On Blodgett Road
6/10 UPDATE: Due to inclement weather and rainy conditions this spring, the anticipated completion date for the project has been changed to mid-July. 
 

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the resurfacing of Blodgett Road between Kelly Road and West Frontage Road, in unincorporated Wilmington Township, will require daytime lane closures controlled by flaggers beginning, weather permitting, April 22

 
The work is expected to be complete by June.
 
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.  
6/10/2019 2:31 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:58 AM)
Lane Closures On IL-160 Begin June 11
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-160 from just south of IL-161 to the intersection of IL-177 will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Tuesday, June 11, weather permitting.  

This work will take place daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Traffic in each direction will be maintained using flaggers.  This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs and asphalt resurfacing and is expected to be completed by late August.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area. 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.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
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6/7/2019 8:07 PM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:52 AM)
Lane closures on US-51 begin June 10
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on US-51 through Carbondale in Jackson County of upcoming lane closures.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, June 10, weather permitting, lane closures will be in place to facilitate paving operations from Pleasant Hill Rd to the Old U.S. 51 connector south of Carbondale. It is anticipated the project will last approximately 3 weeks.

Minor delays are expected. Flaggers and traffic control devices will be in place to direct motorists through the work zone.
 
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6/7/2019 5:08 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:53 AM)
Work On US-52/IL-64 Bridge Over Straddle Creek Begins June 12
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on the structure carrying US-52/IL-64 over Straddle Creek, located 3.4 miles east of IL-78 will begin on June 12.
 
Civil Constructors will be completing the project including expansion joint replacement and concrete overlay.

Lane closures with traffic signals and barrier wall will be installed at the structure. Drivers should be prepared to stop for the signals that will direct travelers thru the construction. Work is expected to be completed by August 26.

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.
 
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6/7/2019 4:47 PM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:53 AM)
Metro East: Two lanes of Poplar Street Bridge closing June 10
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that the right two lanes of northbound I-55/64 will be closing to perform critical repairs to the bridge surface of one of the bridges on the Illinois side.  

The right two lanes will be closed in the early morning hours of Monday, June 10, and are expected to be reopened by Wednesday, July 3.
 
In Missouri, the Marion Street entrance ramp to I-55 northbound and the right lane of I-55 northbound approaching the Poplar Street Bridge will be closed as well.
 
Extensive delays are expected at this location during weekday evening rush hours, and motorists are urged to plan accordingly and use alternate routes including the I-70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.  Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate forms of transportation including carpooling and public transportation.  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.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
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6/7/2019 4:43 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:47 AM)
Peoria: Work on IL-40 in Downtown Peoria begins June 11
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on IL-40 in downtown Peoria will begin Tuesday, June 11.
 
The work will be on Glendale Avenue between Fayette and Main streets, Perry Avenue between Fayette and Main, and Kumpf Boulevard between Glendale and Adams Street. Crews will be resurfacing, patching and making sidewalk ramp upgrades, and the project is expected to last until early September.
 
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.
 
6/7/2019 3:09 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:46 AM)
New Lane Configuration on I-55 at Weber Road
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Weber Road interchange, I-55 traffic will be shifted to the right, weather permitting, starting in the southbound lanes the evening of Tuesday, June 11, and in the northbound lanes the evening of Wednesday, June 12.
 
The change will occur overnight both nights between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists on I-55 can expect delays, changing lane configurations and intermittent full stops.
 
The lane shifts are necessary to construct a center pier for a new Weber Road bridge that will allow the interchange to be converted into a diverging diamond design. Exit and entrance ramps will remain open during this stage of the work, which will be in place until early December.
 
The overall project involves adding a third lane to each direction of Weber Road between 135th Street/Romeo Road and 119th Street/Rodeo Road, with modernized traffic signals and a barrier median. The entire project wraps up in 2021.
 
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.
6/7/2019 11:22 AM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:46 AM)
Gary's Mill Road Bridge Repair In West Chicago
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that improvements to the bridge deck and approaches carrying Gary’s Mill Road over the west branch of the DuPage River, just east of IL-59, in West Chicago, will require the road to be closed starting, weather permitting, June 17.
 
A detour will direct traffic to IL-59 and Roosevelt Road. Access to Currie Elementary School and residences between the bridge and Purnell Road will be maintained.
 
The work is expected to be complete by mid-July.
 
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.   
6/7/2019 10:09 AM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:45 AM)
Clinton County: IL-127 lane closures begin June 11
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-127 over the middle tributary of Flat Branch Creek, 1.2 miles south of the Bond County line, will be restricted to one lane beginning Tuesday, June 11, weather permitting. 

Traffic in each direction will be maintained using temporary traffic signals.  This work is necessary to complete culvert repairs and is expected to be completed by late August .
 
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.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
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6/6/2019 5:33 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:44 AM)
Bond County: Lane closures on I-70 underway
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures will be encountered in the left lane of westbound I-70 to implement pavement repairs between mile marker 39 and 32.  These lane closures will begin today, Thursday, June 6, and should continue until approximately Friday, June 28, weather permitting.  This work is being completed by the department's Greenville Maintenance Yard.  
 
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.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
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6/6/2019 5:09 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:43 AM)
Construction on I-280 bridge begins June 10
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on I-280 bridge over the Mississippi River will begin on Monday, June 10. 
 
Daytime lane closures will be required Monday through Thursday, with all lanes open Friday through Sunday for approximately two weeks to complete the work.

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.
 
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6/6/2019 5:04 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:42 AM)
Cliff Road eastbound closure at MN-77 in Eagan begins June 11

Motorists traveling eastbound on Cliff Road in Eagan will encounter a closure and a detour between the MN-77 ramps for approximately one month beginning at 5:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 11.

Motorists wishing to travel eastbound on Cliff Road should follow the signed detour using southbound MN-77 to I-35E and use the loop ramps in order to bypass the closure or find an alternate route. The westbound directional closure on Cliff Road that is currently in place will reopen prior to the eastbound closure.

Motorists traveling westbound on Cliff Road will use their usual lanes

Work on Cliff Road at MN-77 is expected to run through mid-July. During that time, crews will replace the Cliff Road bridge joints over MN-77, update signals and improve pedestrian accessibility.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

6/6/2019 3:00 PM (Updated 6/6/2019 8:52 PM)
Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled in June for Work to Connect New I-490 Tollway to the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Nightly, temporary full closures planned on I-90 for bridge beam placement over two weeks in June

Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin next week on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) between IL-83 and Higgins Road for bridge beam placement as part of work to construct a new interchange for the I-490 Tollway Project.

Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate the placement of bridge beams over the roadway. Bridge beam placement will be scheduled during overnight hours to provide a safe work zone and minimize the impact on traffic.

“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.”

Weather permitting, beginning the week of June 10 intermittent, full closures in both directions on I-90, each lasting 15 minutes, will be scheduled during weeknights between midnight and 5 a.m. In advance of the full closures, eastbound I-90 traffic will be reduced to a single lane between Oakton Street and Higgins Creek and westbound I-90 traffic will be reduced to a single lane between Higgins Road and Mount Prospect Road each night. Closures will not be scheduled every night, but on an as-needed basis depending on weather. The work is expected to take up to eight evenings over the course of several weeks.

The new I-490/I-90 Interchange will consist of four ramps, including a ramp bridge over I-90 connecting westbound I-90 to I-490, constructed west of Mount Prospect Road and will provide full access between the two Tollways. In addition, the I-490/I-90 Interchange Project will also include construction of a new multi-span bridge that will carry I-490 over the Metropolitan Water Reclamation of Greater Chicago’s Touhy Avenue Reservoir south of I-90. The new interchange is scheduled to be complete in 2023.

The new I-490 Tollway, coupled with the IL-390 Tollway which was completed in 2017, will connect businesses and communities with one of the nation’s busiest airports, transit facilities, major freight transportation hubs, distribution centers and multiple interstate highways including the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).

Designed to accommodate access into the O’Hare International Airport, the two new cashless Tollways include 17 miles of new roads with 15 new or improved interchanges. The new I-490 Tollway will be built to carry north-south traffic around the western border of O'Hare and provide access to the airport. The IL-390 Tollway currently carries east-west traffic between Lake Street (IL-20) and IL-83 and will include an interchange connection to the new I-490 Tollway.  

6/6/2019 11:28 AM (Updated 6/8/2019 8:39 AM)
Overnight ramp, lane closures on Kennedy Expressway at Lawrence Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the retaining wall at the Lawrence Avenue exit and entrance ramps to the eastbound Kennedy Expressway (I-90), in Chicago, will require overnight lane and ramp closures starting, weather permitting, June 17.

In order to complete the project, lane and ramp closures will take place on the eastbound Kennedy Expressway at Lawrence Avenue from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Fridays and 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturdays.

The work is expected to be complete by mid-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.

6/6/2019 10:44 AM (Updated 6/10/2019 11:13 AM)
Culvert work, lane closure on IL-31 in McHenry

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a culvert replacement project on IL-31 between West Lillian Street and Anne Street, in McHenry, will require daily lane and shoulder closures beginning, weather permitting, June 17.

Temporary traffic signals will be installed at Lillian Street and IL-31.  From late June through the end of the project, a wide load restriction will be in place. Staging will be done to minimize the impact to traffic.

The work is expected to be complete by the end of 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.

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  

6/6/2019 10:37 AM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:41 AM)
Nightly, Weekend Lane Closures On Skokie Highway (US-41)

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the resurfacing of Skokie Highway (US-41) from Park Avenue West to Chantilly Lane, in Highland Park, will require nightly and weekend lane closures, as well as daytime shoulder closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, June 17.

In order to complete the work, lane closures will occur from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Concrete patching will be completed over two extended weekend lane closures, from 8 p.m. Fridays to 5 a.m. Mondays in July.

The work is expected to be complete by the end of 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.

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

6/6/2019 10:17 AM (Updated 6/12/2019 7:48 AM)
Repair Work Continues on the North Tri-State Tollway (I-94)

Ramp closures this weekend and traffic shift scheduled to begin next week between Half Day Road and the Edens Spur Tollway for pavement repairs

Work to shift traffic in both directions on the North Tri-State Tollway (I-94) between Half Day Road and the Edens Spur Tollway is scheduled to begin next week as part of ongoing roadway repair work. As part of the repair work in this area, temporary ramp closure with posted detours will be needed this weekend at the Deerfield Road Interchanges.

“The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) remains safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of our overall commitment to roadway safety,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We ask drivers to be attentive in work zones by watching for changing traffic patterns and using caution, especially when workers are present.”

Currently, four lanes are available on I-94 with traffic shifted to the right to safely accommodate a work zone and traffic as repair work is underway.

Weather permitting, during the week of June 10, westbound traffic between the Edens Spur Toll Plaza and Lake Cook Road is scheduled to shift to the left. Once that is complete, eastbound traffic between Half Day Road and the Edens Spur Toll Plaza is scheduled to shift to the left. During the week of June 17, westbound traffic between Lake Cook Road and Half Day Road is scheduled to shift to the left.

All shifts are scheduled to be in place by the end of June, with traffic anticipated to remain in this configuration into fall.

In addition, overnight Saturday, June 15 into Sunday, June 16, the ramp connecting westbound I-94 to Deerfield Road will close for pavement repairs. A detour will be posted directing traffic west to exit at Half Day Road and travel south on North Milwaukee Road to access Deerfield Road.