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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Extended Ramp Closures on the Outbound Dan Ryan, Part of JBI Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that extended ramp closures will take place on the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (SB I-90/94), in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, May 16. The ramp closures are necessary to construct new pavement and drainage along the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (EB I-290), as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange Project.

Beginning Tuesday, the ramp from outbound Congress Parkway to the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (SB I-90/94) will be closed. A posted detour will direct traffic to go NB on the Kennedy Expressway, exit at Augusta Boulevard and reenter SB I-90/94.

The ramp from the outbound Dan Ryan to Taylor Street/Roosevelt Road also will be closed. The posted detour will direct traffic to exit at 18th Street, reenter northbound I-90/94 and exit at Roosevelt Road/Taylor Street. The ramp will be accessible to traffic traveling from the inbound Eisenhower to outbound Dan Ryan.

Expected to reopen late August 2018, the ramp closures will allow for improvements on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway. The work is part of the overall Jane Byrne Interchange project.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.

5/2/2018 1:40 PM (Updated 5/16/2018 7:50 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Overnight Lane Closures On The Edens Expressway Between Glenview Road And Lincoln Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that overnight lane closures begin this week, weather permitting, on the Edens Expressway (I-94) between Glenview Road and Lincoln Avenue in Glenview and Morton Grove. The closures are necessary for a bridge repair project on the structures that carry Glenview Road over the Edens and Lincoln Avenue over the Edens.

In order to complete the work, overnight lane closures will take place on the Edens Expressway between Glenview Road and Lincoln Avenue, reducing the expressway from three lanes to two lanes when necessary. The shoulders on Edens Expressway will be closed at Glenview Road and Lincoln Avenue.

The overall project is expected to be completed in May 2018.

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. 

4/18/2018 11:02 AM (Updated 4/24/2018 11:07 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Jane Byrne Interchange Project: Extended Lane and ramp Closures on IB Eisenhower

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced a lane and ramp closure will take place on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (eastbound I-290), in Chicago, as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, March 26.

Beginning Monday, one lane on the inbound Eisenhower will be closed between Ogden Avenue and Halsted Street, reducing the expressway from four to three lanes.

The ramp from the inbound Eisenhower Expressway to Racine Avenue also will be closed. The posted detour will direct traffic to take the Paulina Street exit ramp to eastbound Congress Parkway and continue to Racine Avenue.

Expected to reopen in Winter 2019, the lane and ramp closures will allow for improvements on the inbound Eisenhower, including new pavement, retaining walls and drainage. The work is part of the overall Jane Byrne Interchange project.

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

The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.

3/21/2018 2:19 PM (Updated 5/22/2018 9:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Chicago: Extended Closure On Ramp From The Inbound Kennedy To Inbound Congress Parkway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that an estimated two-year closure will take place on the ramp that carries traffic from the inbound Kennedy Expressway (southbound I-90/94) to eastbound Congress Parkway beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15, weather permitting.

The closure is necessary to complete road and bridge construction, part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project.
 
Beginning Jan. 9, the ramp from the inbound Kennedy to inbound Congress Parkway will be fully closed for approximately two years. A posted detour will direct southbound I-90/94 traffic to continue south and exit at Roosevelt Road. Motorists should go east on Roosevelt Road, north on Jefferson Street, east on Harrison Street and north on Wells Street to access eastbound Congress Parkway.
 
The ramp closure will allow for construction of a new ramp from the inbound Kennedy to inbound Congress, as well construction on the eastbound Congress Parkway bridge over the Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways and the replacement of the Van Buren Street 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.

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

12/22/2017 2:50 PM (Updated 5/21/2018 6:02 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Metro East: Lane Closure for McKinley Bridge Set May 30

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the eastbound lane of the McKinley Bridge in Venice will be closed between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, weather permitting.  

 
The closure is necessary to complete guardrail and electrical repairs. Motorists are asked to plan ahead and use an alternate route during this time.
 
5/22/2018 12:15 PM (Updated 5/22/2018 12:15 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Woodstock: South Street Bridge over US-14 to close May 29

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that bridge repairs will require a full closure on the structure that carries South Street over US-14 in Woodstock beginning Tuesday, May 29, weather permitting.
 
To complete the bridge repairs, South Street over US-14 will be fully closed. A posted detour will direct traffic to use Davis Road and Dean Street as alternate routes.
 
The scope of the project consists of bridge repairs, including repair of the steel beams under the bridge. It's expected to be completed this summer.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

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

5/22/2018 12:08 PM (Updated 5/22/2018 12:09 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Jefferson County: Harmony Lane at Illinois 15 to close May 29

 

 
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on North Harmony Lane in Jefferson County of an upcoming road closure.  
 
Beginning Tuesday, May 29, North Harmony Lane at the intersection of Illinois 15 will be closed, weather permitting, to facilitate an addition of a turn lane on Illinois 15. This closure is expected to last until Thursday, May 31, weather permitting.
 
Message boards will be in place in advance to inform motorists of the closure.
 
Motorists must seek an alternate route. Please slow down and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.
5/22/2018 12:03 PM (Updated 5/22/2018 12:03 PM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   I-39/90 southbound closed TONIGHT (May 22), Janesville to Beloit
Due to the inclement weather last night, Interstate 39/90 southbound (eastbound) will be closed TONIGHT (May 22) for pavement repairs, between Janesville and Beloit, in Rock County.
 
What you need to know:
 
To safely facilitate the operations, the southbound Interstate will be closed to all traffic from 8:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 22) to 5 a.m. Wednesday (May 23), between the WIS 11/Avalon Road and County S/Shopiere Road interchanges.
The northbound (westbound) Interstate lanes will remain open for motorists.
 

 

5/22/2018 10:28 AM (Updated 5/22/2018 10:28 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Grand Avenue, Skokie Highway ramp closures begin May 29
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that extended ramp closures will take place at Grand Avenue (Illinois 132) and Skokie Highway (U.S. 41) in Gurnee beginning Tuesday, May 29, weather permitting. 

The ramp closures are necessary to allow for the widening of Grand Avenue and related ramp improvements, part of the ongoing project on Grand between Estes Street and Magnolia Avenue.
 
Starting May 29, the ramp from Grand Avenue to northbound Skokie Highway will be closed, as well as the ramp southbound Skokie Highway to Grand Avenue. A posted detour will direct traffic to use North Riverside Drive (Illinois 21).
 
The ramps are expected to reopen by Monday, Aug. 6. Traffic on Grand Avenue will remain one lane in each direction between Estes Street and Magnolia Avenue.
 
The overall project consists of removal and replacement of the Union Pacific Railroad bridge. It also includes pavement reconstruction and widening on Grand Avenue, as well as widening of the southbound U.S. 41 ramp. The overall project will be completed in spring 2019.
 
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.

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

5/21/2018 5:56 PM (Updated 5/21/2018 5:56 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Memorial Day Weekend Travel Planner

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that road work will be suspended around noon Friday, May 25, until the morning hours of Tuesday, May 29, to allow drivers a safer and more efficient holiday travel weekend.

Wherever possible, road restrictions will be removed to ease traffic flow for the influx of holiday drivers. Some closures and restrictions will remain on larger projects that cannot be safely reopened to traffic for the weekend. Around the INDOT Northwest district, those restrictions which will remain include:

Lake County:

  • US-41, Hammond – A stretch of US-41 is closed between Sibley and Michigan streets as part of a bridge project.
  • US-41, Highland – Lanes are closed in each direction between 45th and Main streets as part of a bridge project.
  • IN-912 (Cline Avenue), East Chicago – The exit ramp from Cline Avenue onto Airport Road is closed for bridge work.
  • I-65, Merrillville – Northbound and southbound traffic on I-65 is shifted toward the inside with two lanes moving in each direction between US-30 and US-231 as work is performed on the shoulder.
  • IN-53, Gary – Paving operations have lane closures in each direction on IN-53 between 61st Avenue and I-80/94.

LaPorte County:

  • IN-2, LaPorte – Eastbound and westbound lane closures are in place as part of repaving project.
  • US-20, Michigan City/LaPorte – Eastbound and westbound lane closures will be in place in stretches from IN-212 to IN-2 as part of a repaving project.
  • IN-8, east of LaCrosse – IN-8 is closed between US-421 and IN-39.

Marshall County:

  • US-31, Plymouth – A repaving project between Plymouth Goshen Trail and 14th Road has northbound and southbound lane closures in place.

Porter County:

  • IN-249, Portage – The roadway is reduced to one lane from US-20 to US-12 as repaving is underway.

Newton County:

  • US-41, Kentland – As part of work on a bridge over Montgomery Ditch and repaving operations, traffic is restricted to one lane in between IN-114 and US-24.
  • IN-14, west of Rensselaer – IN-14 is closed between US-41 and IN-55.

Jasper County

  • IN-114, west of Rensselaer – Traffic is down to one lane and controlled by a traffic signal as work is performed on the bridge over Curtis Creek.

Cass County

  • US-24, Logansport – Traffic is down to one lane and controlled by a traffic signal as work is performed on the bridge of Crooked Creek just west of Logansport. One lane is also closed between IN-29 and US-31 as part of concrete pavement restoration.

Pulaski County

  • US-421, Medaryville – US-421 is closed between IN-143 and IN-14 for bridge work.

The public can stay informed about any road restrictions or traffic tie-ups throughout the holiday weekend by liking the INDOT Northwest Facebook page at facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or follow us on Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Also, visit www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

5/21/2018 3:31 PM (Updated 5/22/2018 10:13 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Chicago: Daily Lanes Closures for Cicero Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that daily lane closures will take place on Cicero Avenue (Illinois 50) between Congress Parkway and the CC&P Railroad, located south of 31st Street, in Chicago and Cicero, beginning this week, weather permitting. The lane closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along Cicero Avenue.
 
To complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on Cicero Avenue between Congress Parkway and the CC&P Railroad, located south of 31st Street.
 
The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and pavement patching, as well as sidewalk improvements compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The overall project is expected to be completed this summer.
 
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.

5/21/2018 11:33 AM (Updated 5/22/2018 10:16 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   O'Fallon: Ramp from I-64 to IL-158 to close May 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the eastbound I-64 ramp to northbound IL-158 in O'Fallon will be closed to all traffic beginning Tuesday, May 22, through Wednesday, May 23.

The closure will be daytime hours only from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.  This closure is needed to perform pavement repairs and will be completed by the Belleville Maintenance Yard.
 
Traffic will be detoured to US-50 using exit 14 or exit 23. Advance message boards, traffic control devices and signing will be in place to direct motorists.  IDOT asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone.

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.

5/21/2018 11:27 AM (Updated 5/21/2018 3:22 PM)

Kane County Illinois logo   2018 Kane County Pavement Preservation Project

Starting the week of May 29th, 2018, Kane County will begin the process of applying an asphalt sealer/rejuvenator on the County routes listed below. These roads have been resurfaced within the
last two years. Pavement preservation techniques utilize lower cost maintenance improvements conducted earlier in the life cycle of the asphalt pavement by reducing the water penetration that
leads to freeze/thaw damage and preventing oxidation of the asphalt material. The process will involve spraying the rejuvenator liquid, allowing the liquid to cure, placing sand on the treated roads
for traction, and then sweeping up the excess material.

A list of the roads to be treated this year are listed below. Work is expected to occur in the order the roads are listed. Construction work hours will be from 7:00am until 4:00pm each day for
approximately two to four weeks, weather permitting.

The above-mentioned roads will remain open during treatment, but will be reduced to one lane of
travel using flaggers and temporary daily lane closures.

Motorists need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Motorists 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.

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 Patrick VerHalen (630) 208-3138. For all Kane County
Traffic Advisories, see http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts/Default.aspx

Click this link to find out how Kane County Drivers can “make zero fatalities a reality.” .

5/21/2018 10:41 AM (Updated 5/21/2018 7:45 PM)

Michigan Department of Transportation   Update: Eastbound Blue Water Bridge Paint Repairs Start June 11

Eastbound Blue Water Bridge paint repairs start May 28 June 11

COUNTY:                            
St. Clair

HIGHWAY:                                  
Eastbound I-94 (Blue Water Bridge)

CLOSEST CITY:
                
Port Huron

ESTIMATED  DATE:           
Monday, June 11, 2018

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
     
November 2019

PROJECT:                         
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $8.3 million in steel and paint repairs as well as concrete sealant protectant on the eastbound span of the Blue Water Bridge, heading into Canada. This project will address any steel corrosion and paint repairs required from the U.S. plaza through the mid-span of the eastbound lanes.

Project map: http://bit.ly/2JXVbmZ

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:                    
Work will require intermittent single and double-lane closures during daytime hours (7 a.m. - 4 p.m.) through October. Work is expected to fully conclude in fall 2019.

SAFETY BENEFITS:

This project will improve the overall structure of the bridge and extend the life of the bridge span.

5/21/2018 9:22 AM (Updated 5/21/2018 3:46 PM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Crews To Begin Replacement Of WI-67 Bridge Over Bark River

On May 29, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin reconstructing the WI-67 (Summit Avenue) bridge over the Bark River in Waukesha County. The new bridge profile will be raised and widened to meet current design standards and to accommodate operational improvements. Since June of 2017, the existing bridge has had a reduced weight limit posted for vehicles over 40,000 pounds.
 
Scope of Work

  •     Full bridge replacement
  •     Adjustments to approach roadways to match new bridge profile
  •     Safety and mobility improvements to the WI-67 and Whitaker Lane intersection

Impacts

  •     A full closure of the roadway is necessary to construct the bridge. The official detour will be signed along US-18, WI-83 and I-94. Local access will be maintained to properties near the project.
  •     Recreational use of the Bark River will be restricted at the bridge.

The contractor, Lunda Construction Co., is planning on completing the million project by mid-fall. The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.
More information can be found on the project website at: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis67/.

5/18/2018 11:29 AM (Updated 5/19/2018 8:33 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Calumet Avenue (US-41) Closed in Hammond, IN

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that US-41 (Calumet Avenue) is closed in Hammond between Michigan Street and Sibley Street. This is the site of a bridge project that has been underway since early April with lane closures in place.

Thursday, crews identified a pavement concern that needs to be addressed, requiring a complete closure at this location. It's possible this closure could last through the end of May.

INDOT will continue to update the public as details become available.

5/17/2018 1:25 PM (Updated 5/18/2018 11:20 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Repairs on South Street over U.S. 14 in Woodstock

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that bridge repairs will require a full closure on the structure that carries South Street over US-14, in Woodstock, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, May 29.

In order to complete the bridge repairs, South Street over US-14 will be fully closed. A posted detour will direct traffic to use Davis Road and Dean Street as alternate routes.

The scope of the project consists of bridge repairs, including repair of the steel beams under the bridge. It’s expected to be completed in Summer 2018.

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

5/16/2018 3:30 PM (Updated 5/19/2018 8:51 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation   Steel Repairs To The Westbound Blue Water Bridge Start May 21

COUNTY:                            
St. Clair

HIGHWAY:                                  
Westbound I-94 (Blue Water Bridge)

CLOSEST CITY:                
Port Huron
                       
ESTIMATED DATE:           
Monday, May 21, 2018

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:     
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
                  
PROJECT:                         
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $3.6 million in steel structural repairs to the westbound span of the Blue Water Bridge, heading into the United States. Repairs will be located on the westbound span just south of the Forest Street cul-de-sac.

Project map: http://bit.ly/2JXVbmZ

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:                    
Work will require intermittent single and double-lane closures beginning May 21 through November. Additional traffic impacts that may occur as a result of this project will be shared in advance of their start.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will improve the overall structure of the bridge and extend the life of the bridge span. 

5/16/2018 2:08 PM (Updated 5/19/2018 8:52 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Press Release: Railroad Work Requires Closure of Brown Deer Road (WI-100)

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is notifying motorists of an upcoming full closure of Brown Deer Road WI-100) in the village of Brown Deer in Milwaukee County. Wisconsin Central Ltd. (Canadian National Railway), is performing maintenance work on their railroad crossing located between Deerbrook Trail and Arbon Drive. To complete this work, crews require a full closure of Brown Deer Road at the crossing from Monday, May 21 until mid-day Friday, May 25. Please note that this closure is weather dependent and subject to change.
 
An official detour will be posted using 76th Street WI-181), Good Hope Road (CR-PP) and Green Bay Road WI-57).

5/15/2018 1:30 PM (Updated 5/19/2018 8:57 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Metro East: Lane reductions For I-270 Begin May 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that eastbound and westbound I-270 will be reduced to one lane between IL-157 and IL-159 near Glen Carbon from Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25, weather permitting. These lane restrictions will be in place during nighttime hours only and are necessary to install sensors in the pavement.
 
Delays are expected.  Motorists are urged to reduce speed, obey all traffic control signage, allow extra time and use caution while driving through and near the work zone.

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.

5/15/2018 12:35 PM (Updated 5/19/2018 8:58 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures On US-6 Over I-355, Part of Illinois Tollway Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on the structure that carries US-6 over the Veterans Memorial Tollway I-355), in New Lenox, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, May 17. The lane closures are necessary for bridge work, as part Illinois Tollway’s ongoing project along I-355 between I-55 and I-80.

In order to complete the bridge work, lane closures will take place in both directions on the US-6 bridge over I-355. The work will be completed in multiple stages, reducing US-6 to one lane in each direction when necessary.

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.

5/15/2018 12:28 PM (Updated 5/19/2018 9:00 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Alsip: Lane Closures Set May 21 For 127th Street Bridge Over Cal-Sag

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that bridge repairs will take place on the structure that carries 127th Street (IL-83) over the Cal-Sag Channel, located just west of Cicero Avenue, in Alsip beginning Monday, May 21, weather permitting.

To complete the bridge repairs, a lane closure will take place on the bridge that carries 127th Street over the Cal Sag Channel. Work will begin in the eastbound direction and switch to the westbound direction.

The bridge repairs are expected to last four weeks, with all lanes reopening in mid-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.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

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

5/15/2018 12:05 PM (Updated 5/19/2018 9:02 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Extended Ramp Closures at Grand Avenue and Skokie Highway in Gurnee

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that extended ramp closures will take place at Grand Avenue IL-132) and Skokie Highway (US-41), in Gurnee, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, May 29. The ramp closures are necessary to allow for the widening of Grand Avenue and related ramp improvements, part of the ongoing project on Grand Avenue between Estes Street and Magnolia Avenue.

Starting May 29, the ramp from Grand Avenue to northbound Skokie Highway will be closed, as well as the ramp southbound Skokie Highway to Grand Avenue. A posted detour will direct traffic to use N. Riverside Drive (IL-21).

The ramps are expected to reopen by Monday, August 6. Traffic on Grand Avenue will remain one lane in each direction between Estes Street and Magnolia Avenue.

The overall project consists of removal and replacement of the Union Pacific Railroad bridge. It also includes pavement reconstruction and widening on Grand Avenue, as well as widening of the southbound US-41 ramp. The overall project will be completed in Spring 2019.

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

5/15/2018 10:29 AM (Updated 5/19/2018 9:03 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   79th Street Closure at the CSX Tracks in Chicago for Crossing Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that 79th Street is fully closed at the CSX railroad tracks between Columbus Avenue to Cicero Avenue, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 14. The closure is necessary to perform repairs to the railroad crossing.

In order to complete the repairs, 79th Street is fully closed between Columbus Avenue and Cicero Avenue. A posted detour will direct eastbound 79th Street traffic to go south on Cicero Avenue and northeast on Columbus Avenue (Southwest Highway) to meet back with 79th Street. Westbound 79th Street traffic should take the reverse route.

The crossing repairs are expected to be completed by Tuesday, May 22, weather permitting.

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.

5/14/2018 6:34 PM (Updated 5/16/2018 11:18 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Repairs on IL-83 over Cal Sag Channel in Alsip

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) that bridge repairs will take place on the structure that carries 127th Street (IL-83) over the Cal Sag Channel, located just west of Cicero Avenue, in Alsip, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 21.

In order to complete the bridge repairs, a lane closure will take place on the bridge that carries 127th Street over the Cal Sag Channel. Work will begin in the eastbound direction and switch to the westbound direction.

The bridge repairs are expected to last four weeks, with all lanes reopening in mid-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.

5/14/2018 5:54 PM (Updated 5/16/2018 11:19 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   MnDOT MN-7 resurfacing project starts Monday in St. Louis, Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin the MN-7 resurfacing project Monday, May 14. It is expected to be complete by late August 2018, weather permitting. It will extend from Baker Road in Minnetonka, just east of I-494, to Louisiana Avenue in St. Louis Park.

The work consists of pavement restoration, drainage improvements and sidewalk ramp access improvements. It will result in smoother rides and safety improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

Motorists should not see any lane or ramp closures the first two weeks of the project.

Expect congestion and traffic delays along MN-7 through the duration of the project. Some night, weekend work and the usual construction noise are expected. Intersection closures are expected in the following areas:

  • Oak Ridge / 5th Avenue North:  Drainage work will temporarily close access to MN-7 from Oak Ridge/5th Avenue North: starting Tuesday, May 29
  • Baker Road:  Ramp to westbound Baker Road  from MN-7 will be closed starting Tuesday, May 29
  • Concurrent local projects on Blake Road/Aquila Avenue South and Texas Avenue will result in intersection closures starting during the month of June.

Closures are weather permitting and subject to change.

All businesses and residences will remain accessible throughout the project.

For more information, or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy7minnetonkaslp

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

5/11/2018 1:30 PM (Updated 5/12/2018 8:43 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   MN-3 in Inver Grove Heights Closes May 13

Motorists who travel both directions of MN-3 between MN-149 and MN-55 in Inver Grove Heights should plan for delays and detours as crews close MN-3 between CR-71/Rich Valley Boulevard and MN-55 in Inver Grove Heights.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13, Highway 3 will be closed and detoured between CR-71/Rich Valley Blvd to just north of Ann Marie Trail as crews reconstruct the road. Motorists should follow the signed detour of I-494 and MN-149 in order to bypass this closure. Access to residences will be maintained however, during this closure there will be no thru access on MN-3 from CR-71/Rich Valley Boulevard to MN-55.

This closure is expected to last approximately 40 days when crews close the MN-3 intersection at Rich Valley Boulevard.

This work is part of a summer-long MN-3 project to add turn lanes, reconstruct the CR-71/Rich Valley Boulevard intersection and resurface MN-3 between MN-149 to just north of Ann Marie Trail in Inver Grove Heights.

For more information about this project or to sign up for email updates visit the project website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy3invergrove.

5/11/2018 10:07 AM (Updated 5/14/2018 9:27 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Auburn: Work on IL-4, Illinois 104

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that road construction will begin Monday, May 21, on IL-4 and IL-104 in Auburn.

The project involves patching, milling, resurfacing, shoulder work, culvert replacement and sidewalk, drainage, and intersection improvements. Work is expected to be complete this fall.

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

5/11/2018 9:15 AM (Updated 5/22/2018 10:05 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Bridge Work to Cause US-12 Lane Closure

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that US-12(E. Columbus Drive) in East Chicago will have a lane closed in each direction due to bridge work, starting Monday, with work expected to last through early November.

Eastbound traffic will be one lane between McCook Avenue and Euclid Avenue, while westbound traffic will be one lane between Euclid Avenue and Melville 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 http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

5/10/2018 1:33 PM (Updated 5/12/2018 8:50 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Ramp Closure at Cline Ave. and Airport Rd

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that the southbound ramp from IN-912 (Cline Avenue) connecting to Airport Road will be closed starting Monday for a bridge deck replacement. Work is expected to last through the end of September.

Traffic wishing to exit onto Airport Road will be diverted off IN-912 at Guthrie Street, connecting to Airport Road via the frontage road adjacent to IN-912.

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.

5/10/2018 11:38 AM (Updated 5/12/2018 8:52 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Long-Term Bridge Closures Scheduled to Begin Next Week Over Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in DeKalb and Ogle Counties

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin repair work in May on two local crossroad bridges carrying traffic over the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) including the Watson Road Bridge in DeKalb County and the Woodlawn Road Bridge in Ogle County.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the start of construction and bridge closures.

Beginning the week of May 14, work is scheduled to begin and continue through July at the Watson Road and Woodlawn Road bridges. Both bridges will be closed to traffic and no detours will be posted. The full closure of both bridges is necessary because these local crossroad bridges over I-88 are too narrow to accommodate traffic while safely completing the work.

In 2018, the Illinois Tollway is repairing 17 local crossroad bridges carrying traffic over I-88, between Illinois Route 251 near Rochelle and Illinois Route 56 near Sugar Grove. Bridge work and closures are being staggered so that adjacent bridges are not under construction at the same time and can be used as alternative routes.

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.

Bridges scheduled for repairs include: Steward Road/Main Street (Rochelle), Mulford Road, Locust Road, Woodlawn Road, Tower Road, Willrett Road, Shabbona Road, University Road, South First Street, Peace Road, Somonauk Road, Hinckley Road, Keslinger Road, County Line Road, Watson Road, Dauberman Road, Main Street (Kane County) and Bliss Road.