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New Interchange Opens At US-169 And 101st Avenue In Brooklyn Park

The long-awaited new interchange at US-169 and 101st Avenue in northwest Brooklyn Park opened to traffic around 10 a.m. this morning. The new interchange features a new bridge to carry 101st Avenue traffic over US-169 along with new ramps and loops between US-169 and 101st Avenue. Work also included resurfacing of 101st Avenue between Jefferson Highway and Xylon Avenue and construction of multi-use trails, sidewalks and storm water drainage.

Construction of the new interchange began this spring in March. The new interchange will improve transportation and safety for local and regional traffic in the northwest metro region of the Twin Cities. It will also improve access to US-169 in Brooklyn Park, southern Champlin, eastern Maple Grove and Osseo as well as foster economic development along US-169 and MN-610.

Some additional landscaping and cleanup work will be completed in the spring of 2021.

Road work continues to be a critical service. MnDOT is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org

11/25/2020 8:49 PM (Updated 1/28/2021 1:52 PM)
Vermilion County: Tilton Road bridge replacement begins March 6
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a $5.3 million Rebuild Illinois project to replace the Tilton Road bridge over Interstate 74, just west of exit 215 near Danville, will begin, weather permitting, March 6.
 
The project involves replacing the Tilton Road bridge as well as construction of retaining walls along the interstate. Intermittent lane closures on I-74 and a complete closure of Tilton Road will be required. The project will be complete by the end of November, weather permitting.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year one included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway and 128 bridges along with 228 additional safety improvements.
3/5/2021 3:30 PM (Updated 3/5/2021 3:30 PM)
Du Quoin: Railroad repairs to close US 51 starting March 8
Railroad repairs to close US 51 starting March 8
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on US 51 in Du Quoin of an upcoming road closure.
 
Beginning Monday, March 8, weather permitting, U.S. 51 will be closed between Hickory Street and Division Street in Du Quoin. This closure is necessary to repair the existing railroad overpass bridge. The road closure is expected to last one month.
 
Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure. Motorists should seek an alternate route or follow the marked detour route along Illinois 154 and Illinois 14.
 
Emergency vehicles will be allowed to cross the bridge.
3/5/2021 3:25 PM (Updated 3/5/2021 3:25 PM)
Peoria: Bob Michel Bridge inspection set March 10-12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that inspection of the Bob Michel Bridge, which carries Illinois 40 over the Illinois River, is scheduled for March 10-12.
 
The inspection will require intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily from Adams Street in Peoria to Tractor Drive/River Road in East Peoria.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

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

3/4/2021 3:27 PM (Updated 3/4/2021 8:16 PM)
Work to begin on Zoo Interchange North Leg

Work to begin on Zoo Interchange North Leg -- Ramp closures begin night of March 7th.

On March 7th, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin the reconstruction of the North Leg of the Zoo Interchange. This works marks the beginning of the final steps in the full reconstruction of the Zoo Interchange. Governor Evers committed to the completion of the project in his previous budget. The North Leg is the segment of I-41/US 45 between Watertown Plank Road and Burleigh Road.

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Overnight I-41 closures to begin the evening of Sunday, March 7 with long-term construction staging to begin the evening of Friday, March 12.

Monday morning, March 8:

- long-term closure of Meinecke Ave bridge over I-41. Demo scheduled for overnight Wednesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 18. Bridge remains closed through late November 2021

Wednesday evening, March 10:

- long-term (through 2023) closure of I-41 SB exit to westbound North Avenue

- long-term (through 2023) closure of I-41 SB exit to eastbound North Avenue 

- long-term (through 2023) closure of North Avenue entrance to I-41 SB

Saturday evening, March 13:

- long-term closure (through 2023) of I-41 NB exit to westbound North Avenue

- long-term closure (through 2023) of North Avenue entrance ramp to I-41 NB

Detours will be posted with southbound traffic being routed onto WIS 100 at Burleigh Road. Northbound traffic will still have access to the exit to WIS 100 northbound during the 2021 construction season.

For more information on the project; https://projects.511wi.gov/zoo-interchange-project/

3/3/2021 8:17 PM (Updated 3/3/2021 8:17 PM)
Pinecrest bridge removal begins March 5

This phase of Rebuild Illinois project to last four weeks

EAST PEORIA – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that removal of the Pinecrest Drive bridge over Interstate 74 (exit 98) in East Peoria begins March 5.

The work will require lane closures in one or both directions between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday evening through Sunday morning for approximately four weeks. In addition, all lanes of I-74 in both directions will be closed at Pinecrest between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., with traffic detouring using the off- and on-ramps.

The work is part of a $9.6 million project to replace the Pinecrest Drive bridge, made possible by Gov. JB Pritzker’s historic and bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. The new bridge will have a minimum clearance of 16 feet 6 inches, or two feet higher than the existing bridge. The entire project is expected to be complete in November.

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

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

3/2/2021 3:31 PM (Updated 3/2/2021 3:31 PM)
I-64 lane closures begin March 8

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that I-64 from east of Okawville to the Jefferson County line will have intermediate lane restrictions in each direction beginning at 6 p.m. March 8, weather permitting.

Lane closures can be expected between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. daily. One lane of traffic in each direction will always remain open. This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs.  Work is anticipated to be completed in early July.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area.  Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

3/2/2021 12:53 PM (Updated 3/2/2021 12:53 PM)
As Illinois Tollway Rebuilds Bridge Ovesr Tri-State Tollway (I-94)

Full closure of bridge in Gurnee scheduled for nine months with posted detour

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin work this week to remove and rebuild the Stearns School Road Bridge carrying traffic over the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) in Gurnee. Reconstruction of the Stearns School Road Bridge is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

Beginning today, March 1, on I-94 daily lane closure in both directions will be scheduled between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with up to two lanes closed at a time for advance work to prepare for bridge removal and reconstruction. In addition, overnight lane closures will be also scheduled during the week with up to three lanes closed at a time and 15-minute full closures scheduled overnight Thursday, March 4 into Friday, March 5.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of construction. All work is weather dependent.

Once advance work is complete, a full closure of the Stearns School Road Bridge is scheduled to begin later in March. To safely accommodate construction and reduce the duration of work, the bridge is scheduled to be closed to traffic with a posted detour for nine months. Full closure and a traffic detour are necessary because the bridge is too narrow to accommodate traffic while safely providing a work zone to complete the removal and reconstruction of the bridge. Up to 15,900 vehicles travel on this section of Stearns School Road daily.

“The Illinois Tollway understands safety is just as important as access for drivers who use the Tollway to reach work and home, and we thank them for their patience,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “Closing the bridge allows us to safely complete this work in less time and minimize the inconvenience to customers.”

Following closure of the bridge, a posted detour will be put in place directing Stearns School Road traffic to use Dilleys Road, Grand Avenue and Hunt Club Road to route around the bridge closure. Stearns School Road will be closed between Hunts Club Road and Dilleys Road, however access to Gurnee Mills Mall off Stearns School Road will remain open during construction.

In addition, on I-94, traffic shifts and overnight lane closures will continue to be scheduled in both directions as needed to accommodate work on the bridge.

Construction and detours are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Village of Gurnee, Warren Township and Lake County, as well as local fire and police departments.

The Illinois Tollway, Village of Gurnee and Lake County Division of Transportation are working in coordination to replace the 70‐year‐old Stearns School Road Bridge over the Tri‐State Tollway (I‐94). The new bridge structure will be designed to provide for three lanes of traï¬Âƒc, as well as additional bicycle and pedestrian access.

As part of the Stearns School Road Bridge Project, the existing two‐lane bridge carrying traï¬Âƒc over the Tollway will be removed and replaced with a new, wider bridge structure. This Tollway‐led project is planned to construct a new bridge that will carry three lanes of Stearns School Road over the North Tri‐State Tollway (I‐94) along with 4‐foot‐wide shoulders, replacement of the existing pedestrian path on the north side and the addition of a new sidewalk on the south side. In addition, since the Illinois Tollway typically constructs new bridges with a 75‐year service life, the new bridge will be designed to accommodate future local roadway improvements

These repairs are necessary to extend the life of the local crossroad bridge and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, and includes in local cost participation for the improvements.

Maps and construction about the Stearns School Road Project are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com.

3/1/2021 2:21 PM (Updated 3/1/2021 2:23 PM)
Pinecrest Drive Bridge Replacement Resumes March 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that construction on the Pinecrest Drive overpass on I-74 (exit 98) in East Peoria resumes Monday, March 1.
 
The  project, made possible by Gov. Pritzker’s historic and bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program, involves replacing the bridge that carries Pinecrest Drive over I-74. The height of the new bridge will have a minimum clearance of 16 feet 6 inches, or two feet higher than the existing bridge.  
 
The work is expected to be complete and the new bridge open in November of this year.  
 
In order to complete the project, both directions of Pinecrest Drive will have lanes shifted slightly to allow construction of the west half of the bridge. Two lanes will be open in each direction of I-74 during morning and afternoon rush hours, with occasional overnight lane closures.   
 
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. 

2/26/2021 9:38 AM (Updated 3/2/2021 11:32 AM)
I-24 bridge lane closures begin March 1
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on I-24 near Metropolis that there will be a lane closure on the bridge that carries I-24 over the Ohio River.

The closures are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 1, extending through Friday, March 5, on eastbound Interstate 24, and Monday, March 8, extending through Friday, March 12, 2021 on westbound Interstate 24. 

The closure will be effective from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day during these time periods. A consultant crew will be preforming the bi-annual inspection of the bridge.

Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the construction site as quickly as possible. Through traffic is encouraged to seek alternate routes while this work is underway.

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

2/25/2021 3:12 PM (Updated 3/2/2021 11:33 AM)
Overnight Ramp and Lane Closures, Traffic Shifts Scheduled in February, March on Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and I-290 for ComEd Work

Ongoing ramp closures with detours and overnight lane closures continuing for ComEd transmission line work


Overnight ramp and lane closures are scheduled to begin next week and continue into March on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at the I-290 Interchange to provide a work zone to safely accommodate work related to the relocation of ComEd transmission lines for Illinois Tollway construction. Delays are expected.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures and detours. All work is weather dependent. Up-to-date information regarding lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts.

Drivers can anticipate ongoing overnight ramp and lane closures continuing through 2021 on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), as well as I-290 and some local roads, as ComEd continues to relocate transmission lines for Illinois Tollway’s reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway. The Illinois Tollway and Illinois Department of Transportation are working to schedule this work during overnight hours to reduce the impact on daily commuters.

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

Overnight Sunday, February 28 into Monday, March 1, lane closures, including intermittent 15-minute full roadway closures in both directions are scheduled on I-294 and I-290 near North Avenue, where both interstates run parallel to one another, for the removal of a ComEd utility wire that crosses both roadways.

On I-294, two northbound lanes are scheduled to close at 10 p.m., with a third lane closure at midnight, and two southbound lanes are scheduled to close at 11 p.m. with a third lane closing at 1 a.m. On I-290, two lanes in both directions are scheduled to close at 11 p.m. with a third lane in both directions closing at midnight. On both I-294 and I-290, intermittent 15-minute full closures will begin after 1:00 a.m.

In addition, temporary closure of the ramp connecting northbound I-290 to Lake Street and the ramp connecting North Avenue to southbound I-290 will be needed during the full roadway closures.

All lanes and ramps on both I-294 and I-290 are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, March 1. If this work cannot be completed during this time, similar closures will be scheduled during the week of March 1.

Additional scheduled overnight lane and ramp closures in March include:

All work and schedules are weather dependent and additional overnight closures will be scheduled during March, as needed.

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 .

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

The 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 program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.

2/24/2021 11:57 AM (Updated 2/26/2021 10:37 AM)
Lane to be closed on US-20 for water main work

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a lane closure for US-20 between Oak Hill St and Samuelson Rd starting Monday, March 1.

The eastbound right lane and shoulder will be closed for water main work. The restriction will be in place for approximately 10 days.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.
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2/23/2021 11:42 AM (Updated 2/23/2021 11:42 AM)
Work Scheduled This Week on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to Begin Mainline Reconstruction Between Wolf Road and St. Charles Road

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to resume work this week on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project northern section between Balmoral Avenue and St. Charles Road, including roadway reconstruction and widening and construction of the ramps for the new I-294/I-490 Tollway Interchange.

All work is weather dependent. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to changes in traffic patterns. Up-to-date information regarding lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts.

Beginning Friday, February 19, two weeks of overnight lane closures are scheduled on I-294 between North Avenue and St. Charles Road nightly between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., including 15-minute full closures as needed, for work to prepare for traffic shifts and a southbound counterflow lane for traffic between the Bensenville Yard Railroad Bridge and Wolf Road.

Once the advance work is complete, in March work will continue to shift southbound I-294 to the left with one southbound lane traveling in a counterflow lane on the northbound side of I-294 between the Bensenville Yard Railroad Bridge and Wolf Road. Additional traffic shifts will be scheduled in March and April in both directions, including a shift on southbound I-294 that will extend the counterflow lane from Wolf Road to St. Charles Road, creating a continuous counterflow from the Bensenville Yard Railroad Bridge to St. Charles Road in April.

Southbound traffic entering the counterflow lane at the Bensenville Yard Railroad Bridge will not be able to change lanes until just past St. Charles Road. The counterflow lane will include shoulders and several emergency pull-out areas for drivers in need of stopping.

The traffic shifts and counterflow lane will remain in this configuration through the end of 2021 as work begins to reconstruct and widen I-294 between Wolf Road and St. Charles Road, including rebuilding the bridges carrying I-294 over North Avenue, Grand Avenue and the Union Pacific Railroad and constructing the ramps that will connect I-294 to the new I-490 Tollway. Repair work is also scheduled on the Wolf Road Bridge over I-294.

Additional counterflow lanes that will move northbound traffic onto the southbound side of I-294 will be needed as the roadway rebuilding and widening continues in 2022.

Reconstruction and widening work on the Central Tri-State Tollway between Balmoral Avenue and St. Charles Road began in June 2018 and is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2024. Work in this northern section of the Central Tri-State includes repairing, resurfacing and widening I-294 between Balmoral Avenue and St. Charles Road along with improvements to medians, bridges and ramps, as well as reconstructing the inside shoulders to include Flex Lanes. The Illinois Tollway has already completed roadway, bridge and ramp improvements between Balmoral Avenue and the O’Hare Oasis in Schiller Park.

Work in this section also includes construction of the new I-490/I-294 Interchange with two new ramp bridges that will provide access for the new I-490 Tollway and a new southbound exit ramp from I-294 to County Line Road between Grand Avenue and North Avenue. Improvements as part of this project also include guardrail, drainage, lighting and signage installation, as well as landscaping improvements.

Construction updates, project information, maps and detour information for work that is part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project and theI-490/I-294 Interchange Project are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, Village of Schiller Park, Village of Rosemont, Village of Franklin Park, City of Elmhurst, Village of Berkeley and City of Northlake, as well as local fire and police departments.

 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. 

2/18/2021 3:55 PM (Updated 2/18/2021 9:07 PM)
Long-Term Lane Closures Scheduled on Joliet Road in Indian Head Park for Central Tri-State Tollway(I-294) Project

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin a long-term lane closure next week on Joliet Road under the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in Indian Head Park as work begins to rebuild the bridge carrying I-294 over Joliet Road. Construction on bridges and ramps in and around the I-55 Interchange is part of the Tollway’s Central Tri-State Tollway Project rebuilding and widening I-294 between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street.

Electronic message and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers on Joliet Road and I-294 to the construction work zones and lane closures. All work is weather dependent.

“As part of the Illinois Tollway’s dedication to safety, we are committed to prioritizing the safety of both drivers and workers during construction,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We will make every effort to minimize the impact of construction and ask drivers to please be patient and obey the work zone speed limits.”

Beginning the week of February 15, on Joliet Road traffic will be shifted to the left and reduced to one lane in each direction under I-294. The lane closures are needed to provide a work zone for I-294 bridge construction and safety accommodate traffic while bridge work is underway. Construction along Joliet Road will include work to extend the bridge abutments, storm sewer relocation and pavement work.

The closures on Joliet Road are scheduled to remain in place through March, when the Illinois Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin work on an adjacent project. Additional closures on Joliet Road will be scheduled throughout project as needed.

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

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

The Illinois Tollway reconstruction of ramps and bridges in the I-55 Interchange area are necessary to accommodate the rebuilding and widening of I-294, as well as to reduce congestion, improve safety and address operational issues as well as infrastructure conditions.

The 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 program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.

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

2/10/2021 1:07 PM (Updated 2/10/2021 1:09 PM)
Illinois Tollway Begins Work to Rebuild Windsor Drive Bridge Over Ramps Connecting Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

The Illinois Tollway has begun work to install temporary traffic signals on Windsor Drive in Oak Brook for the reconstruction of the Windsor Drive Bridge over the ramps connecting the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and the Tri-State Tollway  (I-294). Reconstruction of the Windsor Drive Bridge is being done in coordination with Oak Brook’s work to rebuild and widen Windsor Drive.

 Work to install temporary traffic signals on Windsor Drive is currently underway to maintain traffic access and accommodate the Tollway bridge removal and reconstruction. The temporary traffic signals are scheduled to be complete during the week of December 21 and activated in early January when bridge construction begins.

 “The Illinois Tollway understands safety is just as important as access for drivers traveling daily to work and home, and we thank them for their patience,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “Reducing lanes on the Windsor Drive Bridge will allow us to safely complete this work in less time and minimize the inconvenience to customers.”

 During the first stage of construction, Windsor Drive traffic will be reduced to a single lane crossing the bridge with the temporary traffic signals maintaining bi-directional travel. Bridge traffic is scheduled to remain reduced to a signal lane through spring as the portion of the bridge carrying northbound traffic is removed and rebuilt. Drivers should anticipate travel delays. 

 Once the first stage of construction is complete, Windsor Drive traffic will have access to two lanes, one lane in each direction, eliminating the need for traffic control signals, on the new northbound side of the bridge while the southbound side of the bridge is removed and replaced. All bridge work is scheduled to be complete by the end of fall.

 In addition, during construction, Tollway ramps connecting I-88 and I-294 will remain open with shoulder closures and traffic shifts as needed. Full ramp closures will be scheduled as needed for bridge beam removal and replacement.

 Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to the lane closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits. All work is weather dependent.

 The Tollway’s Windsor Drive Bridge Project is removing the existing two-lane bridge carrying traffic over the Tollway ramps connecting I-88 and I-294 and replacing it with a new, wider bridge structure. The new bridge will provide four lanes on Windsor Drive along with a 10' wide landscaped raised median and sidewalks in both directions.

 Bridge replacement will also accommodate work underway by the Village of Oak Brook to widen Windsor Drive to four lanes between Swift Road and Cermak Road. In addition, the existing four-span bridge will be replaced with a two-span structure to improve Tollway maintenance and operations in the area and accommodate any ramp or roadway improvements needed in the future. 

 Additional work on this project includes, the reconstruction of outside shoulders on the ramps connecting eastbound I-88 to southbound I-294 and northbound I-294 to westbound I-88, along with erosion control and landscaping. All work is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021

 This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The Windsor Drive Bridge Project is being coordinated with the Village of Oak Brook as well as local fire and police departments. Currently, up to 6,500 vehicles use Windsor Drive daily.

 Maps and construction information about the Windsor Drive Bridge Project are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com. Information about Oak Brook’s Windsor Drive Widening and Streetscape Project is available on the village’s website at www.oak-brook.org.

 

12/18/2020 4:35 PM (Updated 12/21/2020 12:38 PM)
Lane closures on Deerpath Road in Lake Forest

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a project to construct a new pump station at Deerpath Road and Skokie Highway (US-41), in Lake Forest, will require daily, intermittent lane closures on Deerpath Road from Skokie Highway to just west of Green Bay Road beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, Dec. 1.

 The project also includes decommissioning the existing pump station, installing two detention ponds and making drainage improvements. Deerpath Road from Skokie Highway to Golf Lane will be resurfaced and dedicated left and right turn lanes installed at Skokie Highway. In addition, new sidewalks and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps will also be installed throughout the project limits. 

 Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction, which is anticipated to be completed in late 2022.

 Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to detour 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 3,300 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.

 

11/24/2020 4:17 PM (Updated 11/25/2020 11:58 AM)
Meacham Road Resurfacing Begins This Month

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Meacham Road from Algonquin Road (IL-62), in Schaumburg, to Emerson Avenue, in Rolling Meadows, passing through unincorporated Palatine, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Nov. 30.

The project, which also includes constructing new shoulders, installing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and making drainage improvements, is expected to be completed in summer 2021. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

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 3,300 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.

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.

11/23/2020 4:20 PM (Updated 11/25/2020 11:59 AM)
Barrington Road resurfacing begins Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Barrington Road, from Rand Road (US-12) to Liberty Street (IL-176), in Wauconda, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, Oct. 28.

The project, which also includes constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and replacing deteriorated curbs, is expected to be completed in spring 2021. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
 
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 3,300 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.
 
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.
10/26/2020 2:16 PM (Updated 10/26/2020 2:16 PM)
Long-Term Lane Closure Scheduled on Butterfield Road in Berkley and Hillside for I-290/I-88 Interchange Project at I-294

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin a long-term lane closure next week on Butterfield Road under the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in Berkley and Hillside as advance work begins on a project to reconstruct the I-290/I-88 Interchange at I-294.

Construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the construction work zones and lane closures. All work is weather dependent.
 
“The Illinois Tollway promotes safety of both drivers and workers as we plan and implement roadway improvements,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We will make every effort to minimize the impact of construction and ask drivers to please be patient and obey the work zone speed limits.”
 
Beginning the week of October 26, traffic on Butterfield Road will be reduced to a single lane in both directions under I-294, between Calvin Avenue and I-290. The closures are scheduled to remain in place through the end of 2022.
 
Lane closures on Butterfield Road are needed to provide a safe work zone for workers and accommodate drivers while construction is underway.
 
Construction beginning this fall and winter includes advance underground utility work. In spring 2021, reconstruction of the bridge over Butterfield Road is scheduled to begin.
 
Local road closures in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Village of Berkeley and the Village of Hillside, as well as local fire and police departments.
 
The Illinois Tollway’s Central Tri-State Tollway Project includes the reconstruction of the interchange ramps connecting the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and I-290, to reduce congestion, improve safety and address operational issues as well as infrastructure conditions. Construction on the I-290/I-88 Interchange Project at I-294 is scheduled for 2020 through 2026.
 
Information about the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is available on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com in the Projects section.
 
The 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 program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.
10/21/2020 4:37 PM (Updated 10/21/2020 4:37 PM)
Williamson County: I-57 work begins Oct. 5

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

Beginning Monday night, October 5, weather permitting, there will be construction on I-57 from Old IL-13 in Marion (exit 53) to Johnston City (exit 59) that will require lane closures beginning at 7 pm. The contractor will work nightly from 7 pm to 7 am. Work includes pavement patching, pavement removal and replacement at the underpasses, milling, resurfacing and pavement markings. Work is expected to be completed in July 2021. 
 
Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.
 
To avoid any delays motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.
10/1/2020 12:59 PM (Updated 10/1/2020 12:59 PM)
Work at Harlem/Archer intersection begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the intersection of Harlem Avenue (IL-43) and Archer Avenue (IL-171), in Chicago and Summit, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 28.

The project involves widening the existing intersection to allow for wider left turn lanes on Harlem Avenue, installing modernized traffic signals, constructing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, patching and resurfacing, along with adding raised reflective pavement markers and drainage improvements.
 
To complete the work, right turns at the intersection will not be allowed between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weekdays. During that time, motorists can also expect periodic lane closures. Access to businesses will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in late spring 2021.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
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.
 
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.
9/22/2020 12:23 PM (Updated 9/22/2020 12:23 PM)
Sangamon County: Widening of IL-125 begins week of Sept. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on IL-125 between Pleasant Plains and the IL-97 junction begins the week of Sept. 21. 

The project involves widening and resurfacing the road, which will increase safety and improve drainage. IL-125 will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by flaggers during the work, which is expected to be complete next spring. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements. 
 
For IDOT District 6 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict6.
9/18/2020 1:24 PM (Updated 9/18/2020 1:24 PM)
Bond County: US-40 resurfacing begins Sept. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that US-40 from Pokey Road to Overpass Road and Millersburg Road from US-40 to the South Frontage Road will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Monday, September 21, weather permitting.  

This work will take place daily between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM.  Traffic in each direction will be maintained using flaggers.  This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs and complete asphalt resurfacing.  Work is expected to be completed by June 2021.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to construction signage and watch for changing conditions, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment while approaching and traveling through 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.
9/18/2020 11:34 AM (Updated 9/18/2020 11:34 AM)
Decatur: US-36/IL-121 work begins Sept. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on US-36/IL-121 from 19th Street to Airport Road in Decatur begins Sept. 21.

The project involves pavement resurfacing and patching, repairs to curbs and gutters, pedestrian improvements, and new pavement markings. Daily lane closures will be necessary during the work, which is expected to be complete in fall 2021 and will give a smoother driving surface. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 
For IDOT District 7 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict7.
9/18/2020 11:27 AM (Updated 9/18/2020 11:27 AM)
Henderson County: IL-164 work begins Sept. 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on IL-164 from the Warren County line to Oquawka in Henderson County begins Sept. 14. 

The project involves resurfacing, replacement of curbs and gutters, and upgrades to guardrails and pedestrian accommodations. Daytime lane closures will be necessary during the work, which is expected to be complete in July 2021.  
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements. 
 
Follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4 for IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter.
 
Visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com for updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas.
9/10/2020 12:53 PM (Updated 9/23/2020 9:22 AM)
Centralia: Work on McCord Street begins Sept. 8
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that McCord Street (westbound IL-161) from North Locust Street to North Hickory Street in Centralia will be restricted to one lane beginning Tuesday, September 8, weather permitting.  
This work is necessary to complete bridge deck repairs and asphalt resurfacing and is expected to be completed by August 2021.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
 
9/4/2020 1:41 PM (Updated 9/4/2020 1:41 PM)
INDOT to install Intersection Conflict Warning Systems across Indiana

The Indiana Department of Transportation will start installing the first Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (ICWS) next week in various locations across the state. 

The systems will improve safety at non-signalized, stop-controlled intersections, reducing severe crashes by up to 20 to 30 percent, according to The Federal Highway Administration.
 
HOW THEY WORK
 
Intersection Conflict Warning Systems are put in place to alert drivers of oncoming traffic at two-way, stop-controlled intersections. 
 
INDOT will install lights and signage to alert drivers on both intersecting roads that traffic is approaching or there is a waiting vehicle. The ICWS uses vehicle detection under the pavement to trigger the system. 
 
The ICWS uses:  
  •     signs
  •     flashing yellow warning lights 
The lights and signage provide drivers with a real-time warning of vehicles either approaching the intersection on the major road or waiting at the stop sign to enter the intersection from the minor road.
 
Drivers should use the lights as a warning that traffic could be approaching on the major road or turning onto the major road from the minor road. Drivers should still use care even if the lights are not flashing. 
ICWS
 
Installations are scheduled to begin Monday, August 31 and continue into late spring of 2021.
 
Below is a list of the individual intersections in each district where the systems will be installed (in no particular order). For updated information on when the warning systems will be installed, please follow the districts on social media. 
 
East Central (Greenfield District) 
  •     US-27 and IN-28
  •     IN-38 and Moontown/Hinkle Road 
  •     US-40 and CR-600 E 
  •     US-40 and IN-3/ S CR-325 W 
Northeast (Fort Wayne District) 
  •     IN-109 and CR-400 N 
  •     IN-26 and CR-950 E/ CR-900 S
Southeast (Seymour District) 
  •     IN-60 and Old IN-60 junction 
  •     IN-60 and Ebenezer Church Rd 
  •     IN-144 and Pennington/Neitzel Rd 
  •     IN-46 and Lower Schooner Rd 
  •     IN-46 and Sewell Rd 
Southwest (Vincennes District) 
  •     IN-70 and IN-275
  •     IN-65 and Boonville/New Harmony Rd 
  •     IN-5 and IN-54
West Central (Crawfordsville District) 
  •     IN-47 and CR-625 E 
  •     US-41 and Evans Ave 
  •     IN-63 and IN-28
8/26/2020 11:20 AM (Updated 2/26/2021 10:45 AM)
Adams Street over Kennedy To Close Aug. 31
Last of the 11 local street bridges at the interchange to be replaced

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the next major phase of the Jane Byrne Interchange project will begin with the upcoming closure of the Adams Street bridge over the Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94).

“The Adams Street bridge is the last of the eleven local street bridges at the interchange to be replaced,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “This major milestone and other recently completed improvements are delivering a safer experience for anyone traveling through the Jane Byrne Interchange. We ask for the public’s continued patience, to stay alert, slow down and give their undivided attention going through this and all other work zones.” 

To remove the existing bridge over the expressway, Adams Street between Halsted Street and Des Plaines streets will close, weather permitting, 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31.
 
A detour will direct traffic south on Des Plaines Street, west on Van Buren Street and north on Halsted Street to reconnect with Adams Street.
 
Pedestrians should use the Monroe Street bridge as an alternate route. Bicyclists will be detoured south on Halsted Street, east on Harrison Street and north on Clinton Street to reconnect with Adams Street.
 
The Adams Street entrance ramp to the outbound Kennedy also will close, with a detour directing traffic north on Jefferson Street and west on Madison Street to enter the expressway via Madison Street. The inbound Kennedy exit ramp to Adams Street will close as well, with motorists directed to exit at Monroe Street and access Adams Street via Halsted Street.
 
The new Adams Street bridge is expected to open in fall 2022. The structure will have two westbound lanes and wider sidewalks on both sides of the street, enhancing connections and improving safety for all transportation users in the surrounding neighborhoods.
 
To accommodate the additional capacity, operational and safety improvements to the expressway and ramp system at the Jane Byrne, a total of 11 bridges carrying local traffic have needed to be replaced. Completed are Taylor Street, Morgan Street and Van Buren Street as well as two bridges each at Peoria Street, Halsted Street and Harrison Street. In addition to Adams Street, Jackson Boulevard is under construction.
 
Other significant impacts at the Jane Byrne this year include: 
Additional details, schedules and impacts to traffic will be shared in advance, closer to the individual project start dates. 
 
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.
 
Recently, IDOT unveiled a new mobile-friendly website that features a detailed project timeline with an interactive map, photo galleries and the ability to submit questions and comments to the project team via a “Contact Us” link. For more information and to watch an overview of ongoing construction, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org.
 
The improved Jane Byrne Interchange will be complete in 2022.
8/25/2020 10:31 AM (Updated 8/30/2020 2:12 PM)
Lane Closures On I-55 At Weber Road Begin Tuesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that as part of ongoing reconstruction of the Weber Road interchange in Romeoville and Bolingbrook, overnight lane closures, accompanied by 15-minute full expressway stops, will take place on both sides of Interstate 55 starting, weather permitting, Tuesday, Aug. 25, to Friday, Aug. 28.  
 
The closures are necessary to install steel support beams for a new Weber Road bridge that will allow the interchange to be converted into a diverging diamond design. Each night, starting at 9 p.m., both sides of I-55 approaching Weber Road will be reduced to two lanes in each direction. A second lane in both directions will close at 11 p.m. At 12:01 a.m., full traffic stops for no longer than 15 minutes at a time will take place on both sides of the expressway near Weber Road. Exit and entrance ramps will remain open and all lanes reopen by 5 a.m. each morning.
 
The overall project involves adding a third lane to each direction of Weber Road between 135th Street/Romeo Road and 119th Street/Rodeo Road, with modernized traffic signals, new LED lighting, improved drainage and a barrier median. The entire project wraps up in early 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.
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.
8/21/2020 4:29 PM (Updated 8/22/2020 8:28 AM)
Michigan Avenue resurfacing begins Aug. 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a patching and resurfacing of Michigan Avenue from Balbo Drive to Garfield Boulevard (55th Street), in Chicago, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 17.

The project, which also involves constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, will be carried out in three stages to minimize traffic disruption. The initial stage, Garfield Boulevard to 37th Street, will require daily intermittent lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Left turns will continue to be allowed where normally permitted. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction. 
 
Work on 37th Street to 24th Place is anticipated to begin in mid-October, with Cermak to Balbo scheduled for early spring 2021. The overall project is expected to be completed in summer 2021.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here for details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
8/11/2020 10:13 AM (Updated 8/11/2020 10:13 AM)
Clinton County: US-50 work begins Aug. 10

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that US-50 from 1 mile east of Crackerneck Road to just miles west of St. Rose Road in Clinton County will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Monday, August 10, weather permitting.  

This work will take place daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Traffic  will be maintained using flaggers. This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs, structure repairs and asphalt resurfacing and is expected to be completed by July 2021.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
8/6/2020 3:40 PM (Updated 8/6/2020 3:40 PM)
Des Plaines River Road resurfacing begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Des Plaines River Road (US-45), from Milwaukee Avenue (IL-21/US-45), in Prospect Heights, to Rand Road (US-12), in Des Plaines, passing through Mount Prospect, begins, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 10. 

 
In addition, the project will also patch Milwaukee Avenue from Lake Cook Road to Des Plaines River Road, in Wheeling. To complete the work, there will be permanent lane closures for patching on Milwaukee Avenue and daytime lane closures on Des Plaines River Road. One lane in each direction will remain open and access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
 
The project, which also includes replacing deteriorated medians and curbs, improving drainage and constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in fall 2021.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here for details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com. 
8/5/2020 1:47 PM (Updated 8/5/2020 1:51 PM)
New light towers for US-14-IL-31 interchange

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that new light towers are scheduled to be installed at the US-14-IL-31 interchange, in Crystal Lake, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Occasional daytime lane and shoulder closures will be required until the project wraps up in May.
 
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.
7/30/2020 4:05 PM (Updated 7/30/2020 4:09 PM)
Kane County: Work on IL-31 begins Aug. 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that improvements to State Street (IL-31) from West Road in Elgin to Strom Drive in West Dundee will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, August 3. 

The project includes patching and resurfacing the 5.6-mile stretch of State Street, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, improving drainage and replacing deteriorated curbs, as well repairs to the State Street bridge over US-20 (Elgin Bypass). 
 
Access to homes and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2021. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
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.
 
7/28/2020 10:31 AM (Updated 7/28/2020 10:31 AM)
IL-31 improvements begin August 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to State Street (IL-31) from West Road, in Elgin, to Strom Drive, in West Dundee, will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, August 3.

 The project includes patching and resurfacing the 5.6-mile stretch of State Street, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, improving drainage and replacing deteriorated curbs, as well repairs to the State Street bridge over US-20 (Elgin Bypass).

 Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2021.

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

 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.

7/21/2020 4:37 PM (Updated 7/22/2020 11:06 AM)
Work on US-54 in Pittsfield begins this week
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on Jackson and Washington streets (US-54) in Pittsfield begins this week.
 
The project involves resurfacing, upgrading traffic signals and improving sidewalk accessibility from Benton Street at Jackson to Archer Street at Washington. These upgrades will provide a smoother driving surface, increase efficiency at intersections and create safer sidewalks. Lane closures will be necessary — with traffic controlled by flaggers — during the work, which is expected to be complete in late November 2021. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
For IDOT District 6 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict6 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com
7/21/2020 2:46 PM (Updated 7/21/2020 2:47 PM)
IL-47 and Main Street improvements begin Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the intersection of IL-47 and Main Street, in Blackberry Township, will require daily lane closures with lane widths reduced to 11 feet beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 20.

 The project involves reconstructing and widening the existing four-way intersection, adding left turn lanes, installing new traffic signals and curbs. In addition, two bridges, IL-47 and Main Street over Blackberry Creek, will be reconstructed.

 To prepare for the work, temporary pavement will be built along the south side of Main Street and the east side of IL-47 to allow traffic to remain one lane in each direction. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

 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.

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

7/17/2020 3:16 PM (Updated 7/20/2020 12:04 PM)
Improvements on Dundee Road in Palatine

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that starting this week, improvements on Dundee Road (IL-68) from Rand Road (US-12) to Kennedy Drive (North Frontage Road), in Palatine, will require daily lane closures.

The project includes modernizing traffic signals at Kennedy Drive, Rand and Baldwin roads, patching and resurfacing, constructing new raised medians and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, installing new street lighting and storm sewers, replacing deteriorated curbs and landscaping.
 
Two lanes in each direction will remain open at all times. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in October 2021.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
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.
7/14/2020 11:58 AM (Updated 7/14/2020 11:59 AM)
Project to rehab multiple bridges over I-290

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to five bridges that carry traffic over the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) from 25th Avenue, in Bellwood, to Circle Avenue, in Forest Park, passing through Maywood and Broadview, will begin, weather permitting, tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7.

To complete the work, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction just before each bridge. The project, which includes deck and structural steel repairs, will begin on the Fifth and 17th avenues bridges. Work will get underway later this year on the Ninth, 25th and Circle avenues bridges. The entire project is expected to be completed in summer 2021.

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

7/6/2020 7:02 PM (Updated 7/8/2020 4:12 PM)
Mannheim Road resurfacing begins June 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Mannheim Road (US-12/45) from Irving Park Road (IL-19), in Schiller Park, to Lake Street (US-20), in Melrose Park, passing through Franklin Park, Northlake and Stone Park, will require daytime, nighttime and occasional weekend lane closures, beginning, weather permitting, June 15.

At least one lane in each direction will remain open and access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. Improvements include patching and resurfacing the 4-mile stretch of Mannheim Road, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, replacing deteriorated medians and curbs.

The project is expected to be completed in summer 2021

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

6/4/2020 5:12 PM (Updated 6/9/2020 10:16 AM)
Adams County: Work on IL-57 begins May 11

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that improvements to a 7.1-mile stretch of IL-57 from Maine Street in Quincy to just south of Marblehead begin May 11. 

The project involves pavement patching and resurfacing, replacement of two bridge decks, and improvements to intersections and pedestrian accommodations. At times during construction, lane closures with width reductions as well as flaggers will be necessary. Every effort will be made to maintain access to homes and businesses during the work, which is expected to be complete in June 2021. 
 
The end result of the project will be a smoother road surface for motorists as well as improved safety for drivers and pedestrians. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
For IDOT District 6 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict6.
5/8/2020 10:13 AM (Updated 5/8/2020 11:20 AM)
Western Avenue Bridge Rehab Begins April 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the rehabilitation of the Western Avenue bridge over the Cal Sag Channel, in Blue Island, will begin, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 15.

To accommodate the work, Western Avenue from Grove Street to Des Plaines Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with lane widths reduced to 9.6 feet. Access to businesses within the work zone will be maintained during construction.
 
The project involves removing and replacing the south approach and structural steel repairs to the north span and truss. Along with deck patching and installing new LED roadway lighting and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps.
 
The work is expected to be completed in December 2021.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com. 
4/10/2020 9:46 AM (Updated 12/18/2020 9:54 AM)
Keep Us Alive Drive 45

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 is our commitment to keep workers and motorists safe in work zones. Each year, many people are killed in construction zone accidents, both commuters and workers. Please abide the posted speed limit in work zones. When workers are present, it's 45 M.P.H. - It's The Law.

Join us in our pledge to increase awareness and promote safe driving in our work zones by displaying an orange ribbon. Together we can make our roadways a safer place to commute and work. With your help, we can see to it that a construction zone is not an end zone.

8/21/2006 12:00 AM (Updated 1/21/2015 10:29 AM)

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