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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/9/2021 5:59 PM (Updated 7/1/2021 10:40 AM)
I-55/64 Lane Closures Across Poplar Street Bridge

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

3/24/2021 2:53 PM (Updated 7/1/2021 10:41 AM)
I-57 pavement repairs set Sept. 21-22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces a lane closure on northbound Interstate 57 south of US 50, between the 115 and 116 mile markers over an abandoned railroad line near Salem.

On Tuesday, September 21, the left lane will be closed from 7: AM to 4:30 PM and on Wednesday, September 22, the right lane will be closed from 7 AM to 4:30 PM. All entrance and exit ramps will remain open during construction.

These restrictions are needed to perform bridge deck repairs at this location. IDOT District 8 Operations crews will make the needed improvements. Full access will be restored as soon as possible.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

9/20/2021 3:58 PM (Updated 9/21/2021 9:39 AM)
IN-49 to have lane closures near Chesterton

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for IN-49 between Indian Boundary Rd and I-94 near Chesterton beginning on or around Monday, September 27.

The right driving lane will be closed in both directions for approximately two weeks while work is conducted under the bridge deck over CSX Railroad and the Little Calumet River. Traffic will still be able to enter and exit I-94.

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

9/20/2021 11:39 AM (Updated 9/21/2021 9:42 AM)
Boone County: Business U.S. 20 bridge repairs begin Sept. 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that weather permitting, repairs to the bridge carrying Business U.S. 20 over Beaver Creek in Boone County will begin Monday, September 20. The bridge is located between Rockford and Belvidere.

Work will begin in the eastbound lane before shifting to the westbound lane. Drivers should be prepared to stop near the work zone as one lane of traffic will be maintained and controlled with signals. The project is scheduled to end Friday, September 24.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area and be prepared for slow and stopped traffic. 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.

9/19/2021 12:26 AM (Updated 9/19/2021 12:26 AM)
Adams Parkway pavement repairs begin Sept. 19
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that intermittent lane restrictions will begin on Illinois 111/3 (Homer Adams Parkway) between Alby Street and College Avenue (Illinois 140) on Sunday night, September 19, weather permitting. 
 
The restrictions for this stage of work will take place between 6 pm and 6 am during weekdays, and one lane will remain open in each direction at all times. This stage of construction is needed to continue to do pavement repairs and place a new lift of asphalt. This stage of work is expected to be completed by mid-October.
 
This stage of construction is part of a larger project that will include many additional lane restrictions. The times and locations of future restrictions will be announced as the project continues. The entire project is expected to be completed by June 2022.
 
Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
9/17/2021 4:05 PM (Updated 9/17/2021 4:05 PM)
Fulton: IL-136 Mississippi River bridge inspection begins Sept. 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that weather permitting, an inspection of the IL-136 Mississippi River bridge in Fulton will begin Monday, Sept. 20.

The work will require a daily closure of the eastbound lane from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 24. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to the nearby US-30 Mississippi River bridge (Gateway Bridge).

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.

9/17/2021 1:22 PM (Updated 9/21/2021 9:44 AM)
CORRECTED - New Traffic Shifts, Ramp Closures to Begin at St. Charles Road Interchange as Work Continues on Ramps, Bridges Over Tri-State Tollway (I-294), I-290
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NEW TRAFFIC SHIFTS, RAMP CLOSURES TO BEGIN AT ST CHARLES ROAD INTERCHANGE AS WORK CONTINUES ON RAMPS, BRIDGES OVER TRI-STATE TOLLWAY (I-294), I-290
 
St. Charles Road remains open during interchange reconstruction
 
DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Traffic shifts and ramp closures are scheduled to begin next week to accommodate ongoing work to reconstruct the St. Charles Road Interchange at I-290. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration into summer of 2022.
 
This work is part of the Illinois Tollway’s project to reconfigure the I-290/I-88 Interchange at the Tri-State Tollway (I-294).
 
Beginning Tuesday, September 21, three nights of temporary overnight closures will be needed at the ramp connecting northbound I-294 to westbound I-290. The ramp will close from 11p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning with a posted detour directing traffic to Mannheim Road to access I-290. See map below.
 
On Tuesday, September 21, at 7 a.m. traffic in both directions on the St. Charles Road bridges over I-294 and I-290 will be reduced to one lane in both directions and shifted onto the newly constructed westbound side of the bridges. The traffic shift will allow the Tollway to maintain traffic while rebuilding the eastbound side of the bridges.
 
In addition, beginning at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, new traffic patterns will be put in place on various ramps at the St. Charles Road Interchange at I-290. The ramps are anticipated to remain in this configuration until summer 2022 to accommodate ramp re-alignment and reconstruction of the I-290 and I-294 bridges.
 
• Both newly reconstructed ramps connecting westbound St. Charles Road to westbound I-290 will reopen to traffic.
 
• The ramp connecting westbound I-290 to eastbound St. Charles Road will close with a posted detour directing traffic through the St. Charles Road Interchange ramps to access eastbound St. Charles Road. See map below.
 
• The ramp connecting eastbound St. Charles Road to westbound I-290 is scheduled to close with a posted detour directing traffic to eastbound I-290 and through the Mannheim Road Interchange to access westbound I-290. See map below.
 
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to changing traffic patterns, ramp closures and detours. Up-to-date information regarding lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alert. The long-term closures and traffic shifts are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate traffic during construction. All work is weather dependent.
 
Information including maps, construction updates are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.
9/17/2021 12:49 PM (Updated 9/17/2021 12:50 PM)
Metro East: PSB lane closure configuration to change Sept. 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that beginning at 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, weather permitting, crews will begin changing the lane closure configuration of I-55/64 eastbound across the Poplar Street Bridge. Crews will be opening the three right lanes and closing the two left lanes.
 
In Missouri, the I-55 northbound ramp approaching the Poplar Street Bridge will change from a right lane closure to a left lane closure. I-64 eastbound approaching the Poplar Street Bridge will also change from a right lane closure to a left lane closure. Both ramps will remain with a single lane open approaching the Poplar Street Bridge.
 
All ramps on the Illinois side will be open.
 
This closure change is necessary to replace an expansion joint in the bridge and is anticipated to reopen by mid-October.
 
Extensive delays are expected during weekday evening rush hours. The public is urged to plan accordingly and use alternate routes, including the Interstate 70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. Carpooling and using public transportation, following public health guidelines, are encouraged as well.
 
Drivers must pay close attention to changing conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
The closures are part of a $29.8 million project, funded by Rebuild Illinois, to rehabilitate the bridges in this area. The overall project will require various lane closures, with updated information provided in advance of each new traffic configuration.  
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements

9/17/2021 12:47 PM (Updated 9/21/2021 9:52 AM)
East Moline: Work on I-80 begins Sept. 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction on I-80 near the I-88 and IL-5/92 interchange (exits 4A-B) in East Moline will begin on Monday, Sept. 20. The work will be from 0.8 mile north to 1 mile south of the interchange.

Complete Asphalt Service Co. of Pittsfield is the contractor of the $96,879 project, which will route, clean, and seal the centerline and shoulder joints of I-80. Work will also include pavement striping upon completing the sealing. The work will require temporary daytime lane closures and is expected to be completed in approximately two weeks.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area and be prepared for slow and stopped traffic. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.

9/17/2021 12:33 PM (Updated 9/21/2021 9:53 AM)
Christian County: US-51 work begins Sept. 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on U.S. 51 from Cold Springs Road in Pana to the Shelby County line begins Sept. 20. 

 The work will reduce U.S. 51 to one lane at times, with traffic control utilizing dynamic message signs, flaggers and barricades.  
 
This million-dollar resurfacing project is expected to be completed by mid-November. Motorists can expect a smoother driving surface when this is completed. 
9/17/2021 12:25 PM (Updated 9/17/2021 12:33 PM)
River Grove: Overnight lane closures on North Avenue begin Sept. 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a cleaning and painting of the bridge that carries the Canadian National Railroad over North Avenue, in River Grove, will require overnight lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Sep. 20.

To complete the work, motorists should expect various overnight lane closures on both sides of North Avenue, between First and Fifth avenues, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 9 p.m. Fridays to 8 a.m. Saturdays. At least one lane in each direction will remain open at all time.
 
The work is expected to be complete in late November.
9/17/2021 12:15 PM (Updated 9/17/2021 12:35 PM)
Greene County: Lane closures on US-67, IL-108 begin Sept. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that both lanes of US-67 from Hilltop (south of White Hall) to NE 1500 (north of Roodhouse) and both lanes of IL-108 inside the city limits of Carrollton will encounter intermittent lane restrictions during daytime hours only on Tuesday, September 21, and Wednesday, September 22, weather permitting. These lane closures are necessary for investigations of the pavement.
 
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.

9/17/2021 11:59 AM (Updated 9/21/2021 9:54 AM)
Decatur: 22nd Street at the railroad crossing to close for improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that 22nd Street in Decatur (IL-121) will be closed from Monday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Oct. 1.

The closure is necessary to upgrade and make repairs to the surface crossing. A detour will be posted routing traffic using Eldorado Street, Main Street and Pershing Road.

Traffic will not be permitted to travel north at the intersection of 22nd Street and US-36. Motorists are encouraged to follow the posted detour and should allow for extra travel time. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

9/16/2021 4:37 PM (Updated 9/21/2021 9:55 AM)
East Moline: IL-5/92 to close Sept. 20
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that Illinois 5 / 92 in East Moline will be closed at the BNSF Railway crossing from Monday, Sept. 20, through Saturday, Sept. 25. The crossing is located between Morton Drive and Barstow Road.
 
The closure will allow the BNSF Railway to remove and replace their at-grade crossing and repave the approaches. There will be a marked detour directing traffic to Morton Drive, 40th Street, 158th Street North and Barstow Road.
9/16/2021 12:40 PM (Updated 9/16/2021 12:41 PM)
IL-116 pavement patching begins Sept. 17
GERMANTOWN HILLS – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement patching on Illinois 116 from Lourdes Road in Germantown Hills to Illinois 26, north of East Peoria, begins Sept. 17. 
 
The work will reduce Illinois 116 to one lane in each direction and is expected to last about a month. 
9/15/2021 2:43 PM (Updated 9/15/2021 2:43 PM)
Overnight lane closures on North Avenue begin Sep. 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a cleaning and painting of the bridge that carries the Canadian National Railroad over North Avenue, in River Grove, will require overnight lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Sep. 20.

To complete the work, motorists should expect various overnight lane closures on both sides of North Avenue, between First and Fifth avenues, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 9 p.m. Fridays to 8 a.m. Saturdays. At least one lane in each direction will remain open at all time.

The work is expected to be complete in late November.

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

9/14/2021 4:27 PM (Updated 9/16/2021 9:33 AM)
Whiteside County: IL-84 resurfacing begins Sept. 16

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction on IL-84 in Whiteside County will begin Thursday, Sept. 16. The work will be between US-30, near Fulton, and Albany.

Work includes patching, milling and resurfacing of IL-84. One lane of traffic will be open and controlled by flaggers when workers are present, and the road will be open to two-way traffic at other times.

Valley Construction Co. of Rock Island is the contractor of the project, which is expected to be completed by Oct. 31.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area and be prepared for slow and stopped traffic. 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.

9/14/2021 3:25 PM (Updated 9/16/2021 9:33 AM)
I-74 lane closures begin Sept. 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on the I-474/IL-6 overpasses on I-74 in Peoria begins Sept. 15. 

 The work will reduce I-74 to one lane in each direction through the end of the week. 

 Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements. 

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

9/14/2021 1:48 PM (Updated 9/16/2021 9:34 AM)
Chicago: 95th Street closing at rail crossing Sep. 16

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the Union Pacific Railroad crossing on 95th Street (US-12/20) at Eggleston Avenue in Chicago will require a full closure starting, weather permitting, 9 a.m. Thursday, Sep. 16.

A posted detour will direct motorists to Halsted Street (IL-1), 87th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. The work is expected to be complete by 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sep. 22. 
9/14/2021 1:34 PM (Updated 9/16/2021 9:35 AM)
Lane Closures Sceduled on North Avenue, Lake Street and Local Roads

UNDER THE TRI-STATE TOLLWAY (I-294) IN ELMHURST AND NORTHLAKE
Closures along with overnight frontage road and ramp detours needed to safely accommodate
bridge beam placement for Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project


Nightly bridge beam placement work associated with the reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is scheduled to begin this week and continue through September and will require lane closures on I-294, North Avenue, Lake Street under I-294 along with overnight closures on ramps and detours.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers when lane closures on North Avenue, Lake Street and adjacent ramps are scheduled and when detours of westbound Lake Street and the I-290 Frontage Road under I-294 are required.

Up-to-date information regarding lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alert. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone to safely accommodate bridge beam placement. All work is weather dependent.

Beginning this week and continuing for two weeks, single lane closures in both directions are scheduled on North Avenue under I-294.

In addition, beginning this week and continuing through the end of September, overnight, intermittent full closures will be scheduled as needed on North Avenue and Lake Street under I-294.  

When the overnight closures are needed, the ramp connecting westbound I-290 to eastbound Lake Street/North Avenue will be closed with no posted detour, and nightly detours of the I-290 Frontage Road and westbound Lake Street under I-294 will be required. See following detour map.

During the closures, the detour for I-290 North Frontage Road beneath I-294 will route traffic via Northwest Avenue, Grand Avenue and County Line Road, and the posted detour for westbound Lake Street will route traffic via Railroad Avenue and North Avenue. See following detour map.

In addition, on the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294), one lane will be closed nightly during the bridge beam placement work.

Additional off-peak lane closures will be scheduled as needed on the Tollway and local roads and ramps to complete this work.

Detour for westbound Lake Street



Detour for I-290 North Frontage Road



Ongoing overnight lane closures are scheduled to continue over the next two years on these roadways for bridge removal and construction associated with the reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).

Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County, City of Elmhurst and City of Northlake, as well as local fire and police departments.

Construction updates, project information, maps and detour information for work that is part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

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

9/13/2021 7:35 PM (Updated 9/14/2021 10:23 AM)
Hinsdale Oasis Over-The-Road Pavilion Closing

TO MAKE WAY FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO CENTRAL TRI-STATE (I-294) TOLLWAY

Removal will allow construction of new lanes to reduce congestion and improve travel

The Illinois Tollway’s Hinsdale Oasis pavilion will close to the public today, September 13, in preparation for the anticipated removal of the over-the-road structures as part of the $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project. The two adjoining fuel stations and convenience stores operated by 7-Eleven will remain open and continue to provide services for both northbound and southbound travelers along I-294. 

The anticipated closure of the pavilion was initially announced in 2017 upon the expansion of the Move Illinois capital program to include the widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway. Removing the oasis will allow a fifth lane to be added in each direction as part of the Tollway project to reconstruct the roadway from Balmoral Avenue to 95th Street. The 2017 announcement also included the previously removed O’Hare Oasis over-the-road pavilion and bridge structure, which was removed in 2018 as part of the project.

The Central Tri-State Tollway is being reconstructed to provide congestion relief, update old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand and address regional needs as a part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion Move Illinois capital program.  More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily. 

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

9/13/2021 7:15 PM (Updated 9/14/2021 10:27 AM)
Madison County: IL-111 bridge repairs begin Sept. 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-111 between New Poag Road and Gateway Commerce Center Drive will be restricted to one lane beginning on Monday, September 13.

Two-way traffic will be maintained by the use temporary traffic signals. This work is necessary to make repairs on two separate bridge decks and is expected to be completed by November.
 
Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.

9/10/2021 3:41 PM (Updated 9/16/2021 9:37 AM)
MnDOT announces completion of 35W@94 project in Minneapolis

The Minnesota Department of Transportation today announced that the I-35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project is complete, with all lanes and ramps expected to reopen by Friday evening, Sept. 10.

“To the residents of Minneapolis, the local businesses, and all Minnesotans who travel on I-35W and I-94, we want to say thank you for patience,” said MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher. “From better pedestrian bridges and improved transit options to new E-ZPass lanes, new ramps and rebuilt bridges, this work will benefit everyone who lives, walks, bikes, uses transit or drives in the area – and with the help of our partners, this project finished on-time and on-budget.”

The four-year, $239 million project included partnerships with Hennepin County, city of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council.

Crews rebuilt 2.5 miles of freeway between 43rd Street and I-94; rebuilt and repaired bridges; added access from southbound I-35W to a rebuilt Lake Street, providing a connection to businesses; and added a ramp from northbound I-35W to 28th Street.

They also rebuilt the ramp from I-35W north to I-94 west, including a dedicated lane for motorists seeking to continue through the Lowry Tunnel.

Metro Transit built a transit station at 31st and Lake streets that is a centerpiece of the Orange Line bus service that launches later this year and will provide faster bus service into downtown Minneapolis.

A southbound E-ZPass lane has been added for vehicles with at least two occupants, motorcyclists and single-occupancy vehicles willing to pay for a more efficient drive during peak hours.

Walkers and bikers have improved paths and bridges, including new 24th and 40th street bridges that are wider and more accessible. The Green Crescent provides walking and biking access from Midtown Greenway and Lake Street and offers a beautiful green space for people to enjoy.

Crews replaced aging bridges at 26th Street, 38th Street and Franklin Avenue.

This marks the end of a process that started with planning two decades ago and involved input from many organizations, groups and neighborhoods.

Ames, Lunda and Shafer served as the contractors in a joint partnership.

The project started in August 2017.

For more details about the project, visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/.

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

9/10/2021 1:39 PM (Updated 9/16/2021 9:38 AM)
Rock Island County: Andalusia Road repairs begin Sept. 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction on Andalusia Road from IL-92 (Centennial Expressway) in Rock Island to US-67 in Milan will begin on Monday, Sept. 13.

The project will include patching, milling and resurfacing the 2.3-mile section of Andalusia Road. Valley Construction of Rock Island is the contractor of the $1.1 million project, which is anticipated to be completed in mid-November. 

9/10/2021 12:06 PM (Updated 9/14/2021 10:35 AM)
Overnight I-80 lane closures in Tinley Park begin Sep. 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that cleaning and painting of the bridge that carries the Ridgeland Avenue over I-80, in Tinley Park, will require overnight lane closures on Ridgeland Avenue at the bridge beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Sep. 13.

To complete the work, motorists should also expect various overnight lane closures on both sides of I-80 at Ridgeland Avenue, from 9 p.m. Fridays to 8 a.m. Saturdays and from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays.

The work is anticipated to be completed in November. 
9/10/2021 10:20 AM (Updated 9/14/2021 10:36 AM)
Closures on I-80/94 in Lansing over multiple weekends

9/10/21 UPDATE: This weekend work has been cancelled. 

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that pavement patching and repairs of I-80/94 from IL-394 to just east of Wentworth Avenue, in Lansing, will require lane closures beginning, weather permitting, tomorrow, Friday, Sep. 10.

The work will require five consecutive weekend lane closures. Starting at 9 p.m. tomorrow to 5 a.m. Monday, Sep. 13, lane closures will take place on eastbound I-80/94. At least two eastbound lanes will remain open. Westbound I-80/94 will not be impacted.

Additional weekend lane closures will be scheduled on eastbound and westbound I-80/94, including various ramp closures with detours in the coming weekends to complete the work.

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.

9/9/2021 5:09 PM (Updated 9/14/2021 10:42 AM)
Calumet Park: 127th Street closing at rail crossing Sep. 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the Metra Electric District Line crossing on 127th Street at Lincoln Street in Calumet Park will require a full closure starting, weather permitting, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sep. 14.
 
A posted detour will direct motorists to Vincennes Road, 119th Street, Ashland Avenue, I-57 (eastbound) and Ashland Avenue (westbound). The work is expected to be complete by 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sep. 22.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to detour signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

9/9/2021 2:55 PM (Updated 9/16/2021 9:38 AM)
Henry County: I-80 bridge painting begins Sept. 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, painting on three bridges over I-80 in Henry County will begin Monday, September 13. Two bridges are located east of the IL-82 interchange (exit 19) and one is located east of the IL-78 interchange (exit 33).

Lane closures will be utilized during the project. Three Star Painting Inc. of Merrillville, Ind., is the contractor of the $595,650 project, which is expected to be completed by the end of September.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area and be prepared for slow and stopped traffic. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered.

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.

9/9/2021 11:57 AM (Updated 9/16/2021 9:41 AM)
Henry County: I-74 pavement patching begins Sept. 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, pavement patching in the eastbound lanes of I-74 between the Big X interchange (I-74/80/280) and the IL-81 interchange (exit 24) in Henry County will begin at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13.

One eastbound lane of traffic will be maintained throughout the project, which is expected to be completed by Friday, Oct. 8. 
9/9/2021 10:26 AM (Updated 9/14/2021 10:46 AM)
Bridge Beam Delivery Continues in September for New Southbound Mile Long Bridge on Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project

Concrete beam deliveries escorted by State Police will impact travel on I-90, I-294

Transport and delivery of bridge beams are scheduled to continue in September for the Illinois Tollway’s new southbound Mile Long Bridge on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Delivery of new concrete and steel beams for the Mile Long Bridge Project is anticipated to continue through early 2022.

During the month of September, 75 concrete beams from a Wisconsin manufacturing plant and 11 steel beam segments from a Kentucky manufacturing plant are expected to be delivered.

Transport trucks with the concrete beams will be escorted by Illinois State Police and will be traveling at a low rate of speed typically between hours of 4 a.m. and noon on weekdays, however some concrete beam transport will be scheduled during overnight hours to accommodate BNSF Railway schedules. The steel beams will not require a State Police escort and the times of deliveries will vary. All deliveries are weather dependent and schedules will be available on Daily Construction Alerts posted on the Tollway’s website.

Throughout September, 53 precast, prestressed concrete beams will be delivered to the construction site. Each of the beams weighing approximately 115 tons and measuring up to 7.5 feet tall and up to 187 feet long will be transported from Wisconsin traveling eastbound on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) to southbound I-294 to the construction site.

The trucks with the beams will be parked along the southbound Mile Long Bridge and concrete beams will be installed over the BNSF Railway and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

In addition, in late September delivery of steel beam segments is scheduled to begin. Each of the steel segments, measuring up to 10 feet tall and up to 134 feet long, will be transported from Kentucky through Indiana and then travel northbound on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294/I-80) to the work zone.

After delivery to the construction site, the steel beam segments will be combined to make 52 up beams installed over the County Forest Preserve District property and the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal.

Altogether 250 concrete beams and 165 steel beam segments will be delivered to the site for the new southbound Mile Long Bridge Project during the course of the project
 

As part of the Central Tri-State Tollway Project, the Illinois Tollway is reconstructing the Mile Long Bridge that carries up to 150,000 vehicles daily over two major railroads, the Des Plaines River, the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal and the Illinois & Michigan Canal and local roads, and over several major distribution centers. Construction of the new northbound structure was completed in 2020 and construction of the new southbound structure is scheduled to be complete in 2022.

A  contract to build the new northbound bridge structure began in summer 2019 and was completed in November 2020. Work began on a second million contract in 2020 to remove the old northbound structure and deliver the new southbound Mile Long Bridge to drivers by the end of 2022. The entire Mile Long Bridge Project is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2023.

The Mile Long Bridge Project includes building two, new side-by-side 4,800-foot-long bridge structures designed to last 100 years and increasing capacity to five lanes in each direction. The original bridge structures were built in 1958.

Both of the new bridges feature 27 spans supported by 26 piers, compared to the previous structures with 53 piers, reducing the impact on waterways, roadway and rail operations below. In addition, the bridges’ inside shoulders in both directions will be built to serve as Flex Lanes for transit, for emergency vehicles and as an alternate lane when warranted.

The Illinois Tollway is coordinating work on the Mile Long Bridge Project with the Village of Hodgkins, Village of Countryside, Village of Willow Springs, Village of Justice, Cook County, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Coast Guard, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), IDNR Office of Water Resources and the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission, as well as numerous businesses located near the Mile Long Bridge.

Construction information about the Mile Long Bridge Project and the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is available in the “Projects Section on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com.


 

9/8/2021 6:47 PM (Updated 9/16/2021 9:42 AM)
Closure on County Line Road in Plainfield Township

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the intersection of IL-126 and County Line Road, in Plainfield Township, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Sep. 27.

To complete the work, a full closure will take place on County Line Road, between IL-126 and Renwick Road, along with lane widths reduced to 11 feet on IL-126. A detour will direct motorists to Drauden and Caton Farm roads. Access to local residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction. County Line Road is anticipated to reopen to traffic in mid-November.

The $1.2 million project involves reconstructing and widening the existing intersection, realigning County Line Road, installing a new traffic signal and guardrail, along with resurfacing and new pavement markings. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2022.

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

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.

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

9/8/2021 11:20 AM (Updated 9/8/2021 11:20 AM)
Hancock County: Fort Madison Bridge to close Sept. 13
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the Fort Madison Bridge (IL-9) that crosses the Mississippi River between Niota and Fort Madison, Iowa, will close on Monday, Sept. 13.  
 
The closure is necessary for repairs and inspection of the railroad. A detour will be posted that will direct traffic to the US-136 bridge in Hamilton and Keokuk, Iowa. Work is expected to be completed by Oct. 17.
   
No traffic will be permitted to cross the Fort Madison Bridge during inspections, and motorists are encouraged to follow the posted detour and should allow for extra travel time. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
9/8/2021 11:17 AM (Updated 9/8/2021 4:46 PM)
Work Scheduled to Begin on New Pedestrian Bridge Over Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) for Hinsdale and Western Springs

The Illinois Tollway is starting work this week on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Pedestrian Bridge Project in Hinsdale and Western Springs, beginning with traffic shifts on the 47th Street Bridge to provide a construction work zone.

 In coordination with the Village of Hinsdale, the Village of Western Springs and the Western Springs Park District, the Illinois Tollway is building a new pedestrian bridge over I-294 to maintain a convenient connection between Veeck Park and Spring Rock Park and community pathways for pedestrians and bicyclists as part of the $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway Project. The pedestrian bridge is being relocated from its current location near Ogden Avenue to a new location adjacent to 47th Street selected by the villages.

 Beginning this week, on 47th Street one lane in both directions between Princeton Road and Fair Elms Avenue is scheduled to close for median removal and temporary pavement work. Once that work is complete, all traffic on 47th Street will be shifted onto the eastbound side of the road and reduced to a single lane in both directions to provide for a construction work zone. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through 2022.

 

On I-294, traffic in this area is currently shifted and will remain in this configuration through the end of the year for construction of piers and abutments for the new pedestrian bridge.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be in place in advance to alert drivers to the construction work zones and lane closures scheduled as needed on I-294 and 47th Street throughout the project. Up-to-date closure information will be available on the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.

Work on the I-294 Pedestrian Bridge Project will include removal of trees in the footprint of the new bridge and ramps and within the work zone on the north side of 47th Street. To minimize disruption in the parks and at the request of the local communities and the park district, construction access will be from 47th Street for work to build piers and abutments in the parks on both sides with work scheduled to be complete in fall 2022. A new pre-fabricated steel pedestrian bridge structure is scheduled to be moved into place in spring 2023.

The Illinois Tollway’s construction schedule will ensure that local residents will continue to have access to a pedestrian bridge over I-294. The removal of the existing bridge near Ogden Avenue will be scheduled after the new pedestrian bridge adjacent to 47th Street opens to the public. The project is scheduled to be complete in 2023.

Site selection, design and construction planning for the I-294 Pedestrian Bridge was developed in consultation with Hinsdale, Western Springs and the Western Springs Park District. The bridge design features a steel structure and ADA accessible sloped ramps with ornamental vertical fencing painted black. The Tollway worked with the municipalities and the park district to incorporate design details into the new pedestrian bridge and to include landscape restoration and improvements at both locations in the project.

 

Information about the I-294 Pedestrian Bridge Project will be maintained in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com. Construction in this area will be coordinated with the Village of Hinsdale, Village of Western Springs, Western Springs Park District, as well as the Lyons Township School District.

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

9/7/2021 6:24 PM (Updated 9/16/2021 9:43 AM)
Clinton County: Construction of research track along US-50 underway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that it has begun construction of a research and certification track along US-50 near Trenton.

The purpose of this track is to certify, validate and calibrate IDOT and contractor equipment, which will aide in the construction of smoother, safer and structurally sound roads. This work is expected to be completed by spring 2022.
9/7/2021 11:07 AM (Updated 9/14/2021 10:56 AM)
Kampsville Ferry to close Sept. 13
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements and repairs to the Kampsville Ferry will require a full closure on both sides of the Illinois River beginning, Monday, Sept. 13. To complete the work, the full closure will last through Friday, Sept. 30.
 
The following detour will be in place: 
The full closure is necessary to construct new roadway ramps to the ferry. After the work is completed, the ferry will reopen Friday, Sept. 30, and construction will continue with the ferry office parking lot, but traffic should be minimally affected. The overall project is expected to be complete in summer 2022.
 
Drivers should be alert and obey the construction signs. Motorists should follow the signed detour during the complete closure. 
9/7/2021 9:47 AM (Updated 9/14/2021 10:59 AM)
Adams St/I-474 ramps to close Sept. 7
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ramps from Adams Street (US-24) to westbound Interstate 474 and from eastbound I-474 to Adams (exit 6) will close Sept. 7.  
 
The closures are necessary for patching and resurfacing the ramps and are expected to last two weeks. A detour will be posted. 
 
The ramps currently closed at I-474 and Airport Road will reopen prior to this work. 
9/2/2021 12:07 PM (Updated 9/3/2021 2:46 PM)
Glenwood Dyer Road lane reductions begin Sep. 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the bridge that carries Glenwood Dyer Road over IL-394, in Glenwood and Lynwood, will begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, Sep. 14. 

To accommodate the work, Glenwood Dyer Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Dante and Stony Island avenues with lane widths reduced to 11 feet. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. 
 
The $1.4 million project, which consists of a new bridge deck overlay with joint and structural steel repairs, along with modernized traffic signals, is expected to be completed in summer 2022.
9/2/2021 11:47 AM (Updated 9/3/2021 2:52 PM)
Wamac: Old US-51 to close Sept. 7

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that, weather permitting, Old US-51 in Wamac will be closed between Greenview Road and Greenview Church Road beginning September 7, for utility work. It is expected that this work will take three weeks to complete.

9/2/2021 11:36 AM (Updated 9/3/2021 2:55 PM)
Irving Park Road intersection improvements begin Sept. 7

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that intersection improvements on Irving Park Road (IL-19) at Scott Street and at Judd Avenue in Schiller Park will require daytime lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, Sep. 7.
 
The $2.4 million project will reconstruct the intersection and install modernized traffic signals. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2022.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.

9/1/2021 4:02 PM (Updated 9/1/2021 4:02 PM)
POSTPONED: St. Mary's Road Closure

Due to a conflict with an adjacent Metra Railroad closure and detour route, the new closure date for the work on St. Mary's Road is now scheduled from Monday, September 27 at 7 a.m. until late afternoon Sunday, October 17.

 
Original News Release from August 24th
 
The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) in conjunction with Canadian National Railroad, on behalf of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway (EJ & E RR), will be temporarily closing St. Mary’s Road between IL-176 and IL 60. The closure will begin at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7 and is scheduled to reopen late afternoon Monday, Sept. 27. The work is being done as part of the resurfacing of St. Mary's Road, which is also adding bike friendly shoulders, drainage improvements, and improvements to the EJ&E RR pavement approach at the existing railroad crossing.
 
DETOUR ROUTE: IL-176 to IL-21 to IL-60.
 
Local traffic will have access from IL-176 south to the railroad crossing and from IL-60 north to the railroad crossing. The railroad crossing will be closed to all traffic.
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9/1/2021 9:50 AM (Updated 9/3/2021 3:47 PM)
Knoxville Avenue (IL-40) lane closure begins Sept. 7
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the right lane of northbound Knoxville Avenue (IL-40) between Prospect and Mount Hawley roads in Peoria will close Sept. 7. 
 
The closure is necessary to repair a culvert and is expected to last until the end of October. 
8/31/2021 10:18 AM (Updated 9/16/2021 9:49 AM)
95th Street closing at rail crossing Sep. 16

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the Union Pacific Railroad crossing on 95th Street (US-12/20) at Eggleston Avenue, in Chicago, will require a full closure starting, weather permitting, 9 a.m. Thursday, Sep. 16.

 A posted detour will direct motorists to Halsted Street (IL-1), 87th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. The work is expected to be complete by 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sep. 22.
8/31/2021 9:37 AM (Updated 9/3/2021 3:18 PM)
127th Street closing at rail crossing Sep. 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the Metra Electric District Line crossing on 127th Street at Lincoln Street, in Calumet Park, will require a full closure starting, weather permitting, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sep. 14. 

A posted detour will direct motorists to Vincennes Road, 119th Street, Ashland Avenue, Interstate 57 (eastbound) and Ashland Avenue (westbound). The work is expected to be complete by 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sep. 22.
8/31/2021 9:31 AM (Updated 9/3/2021 3:22 PM)
Nightly Closures Scheduled At I-55 Interchange

FOR CENTRAL TRI-STATE TOLLWAY (I-294) PROJECT
I-55 lane closures and ramps connecting I-294 and I-55 needed through September for bridge beam placement


Overnight lane closures on I-55, along with nightly ramp closures will be scheduled through September to accommodate bridge beam placement on I-55 as part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project.

Beginning Tuesday, August 31, two nights of lane closures are needed on northbound I-55 at I-294. One northbound lane on I-55 is scheduled to close at 9 p.m., followed by a second lane at midnight. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. each following morning.

Following the Labor Day holiday, nightly closures on I-55 along with closure and detour of the ramp connecting southbound I-294 to northbound I-55 are scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 7, with up to seven nights of closures anticipated. The overnight ramp and lane closures are scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. and reopen by 4 a.m. each following morning.

During the closures, a detour will be posted routing southbound I-294 traffic through the interchange ramps at Countyline Road back on to northbound I-294 to access northbound I-55