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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Illinois Department of Transportation Pavement patching begins July 23 at Illinois 37 and Old 13
Pavement patching begins July 23
at Illinois 37 and Old 13
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorist of the pavement patching at the intersection of Illinois 37 and Old Illinois 13 in Marion.    
 
Beginning Monday, July 23, weather permitting, the contractor will begin pavement patching. This work will require daily lane closures.
 
Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic. Delays are expected and motorists should consider other routes.
 
Motorist should reduce speed, be alert to flaggers, equipment and workers and use extreme caution when traveling through this area.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.
 
7/20/2018 4:56 PM (Updated 7/20/2018 4:56 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Railroad Crossing Work To Close Calumet Avenue in Hammond

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that US-41 (Calumet Avenue) in Lake County (Hammond) will close Monday, July 23, between IN-312 (Chicago Street) and Gostlin Street while crews rebuild a railroad crossing.

The closure is expected to last about a week.

State road detours must be on state-maintained roads only. Northbound drivers on US-41 will be detoured east on IN-312 and northwest on US-20 back to US-41. Southbound drivers on US-41 will be detoured southeast on US-20 and west on IN-312 back to US-41.

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

7/20/2018 11:42 AM (Updated 7/21/2018 8:44 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   IN-2 In Hebron To Close For Bridge Replacement

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that IN-2 in Lake County (Hebron) is closing starting Tuesday, July 24, until mid-November for a bridge replacement.

The road will be closed between Grand Boulevard and Union Street at Singleton Ditch.

State road detours must be on state-maintained roads only. Eastbound drivers on IN-2 will be detoured north on I-65 and southeast on US-231 back to IN-2. Westbound drivers on IN-2 will be detoured northwest on US-231 (from the junction with southbound IN-2) and south on I-65 back to IN-2.

7/20/2018 11:10 AM (Updated 7/21/2018 8:52 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Normal: Ramp, Lane Closures for I-74 Begin July 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation announce that the closure of the eastbound Interstate 74 ramp to northbound I-55 northbound ramp is set for July 23 and that lane closures on the I-74 bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad west of Normal will begin July 25, weather permitting.

The closures are necessary for crews to perform skid-proofing operations. The offramp from I-74 to I-55 will be closed for approximately two days, weather permitting. The I-74 bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad will have one lane open in each direction during this project, which is expected to be completed in two days, weather permitting. These estimated times are 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.  IDOT Twitter site.

7/20/2018 10:58 AM (Updated 7/21/2018 8:54 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Resurfacing Set For US-20 Through Michigan City

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that a resurfacing project is set to begin Monday, July 23, on US-20 in Michigan City.

Lanes will be closed throughout the project between County Line Road and IN-212, with one lane flowing in each direction.

Speed limit reductions will also be in place, going down to 45 mph in 55 mph zones and going down to 35 mph in 45 mph zones.

7/20/2018 10:53 AM (Updated 7/21/2018 8:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-20 near Stockton to close July 23
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the closure of US-20, 3 miles west of Stockton, beginning at 8 a.m. July 23. 
 
The closure is necessary for crews to perform bridge repairs, which are expected to be completed by Monday, Sept. 17, weather permitting. A marked detour will be in place utilizing Illinois 73 south to US- 52/IL-64 west to IL-84 north back to US-20.
 
Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at  http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.
7/19/2018 6:29 PM (Updated 7/20/2018 11:21 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Repairs to Centennial Bridge begin July 23
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs to the US-67 Centennial Bridge over the Mississippi River will begin on Monday, July 23.
 
Most of the repairs will be completed from under the bridge with no disruption to traffic. Repairs needed over the river will require daytime lane closures, with one eastbound and one westbound lane open at all times. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of August.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at 
7/19/2018 3:45 PM (Updated 7/20/2018 11:22 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intermittent Lane Closures Set July 23 For Oakdale/Dubois Road
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Oakdale/Dubois Road will be intermittently restricted to one lane from Rice Road to IL-127 beginning Monday, July 23. This work is necessary for pavement resurfacing and is expected to be completed by mid-August, weather permitting.
 
IDOT advises the traveling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.  Delays should be expected and the use of alternate routes may be beneficial.

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.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

7/19/2018 3:41 PM (Updated 7/21/2018 8:56 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure of Lake Street in Montgomery for Crossing Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a full closure will take place on Lake Street (IL-31) at the Burlington Junction Railway (BJR) crossing, in Montgomery, beginning, weather permitting, Saturday, Aug. 4. The closure is necessary to repair the badly deteriorated at-grade railroad crossing.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 4, Lake Street will be fully closed at the railroad tracks at N. Ashland Avenue. A posted detour will direct northbound Lake Street traffic to go west on Aucutt Road, north on Orchard Road (CR-83), and east on Jericho Road to meet back with Lake Street. Southbound Lake Street traffic should take the reverse route.

The crossing repairs are scheduled to be completed by 7 a.m. Sunday, August 12.

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.

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.

7/19/2018 1:09 PM (Updated 7/21/2018 9:06 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Construction of MN-65 Reduced Conflict Intersections in Ham Lake, East Bethel begins Monday, July 23

Work on two of six RCIs on MN-65 planned in 2018

A two-year project to build six Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCIs) on MN-65 in Ham Lake and East Bethel gets underway Monday, July 23 at the intersection of 157th Avenue and MN-65 in Ham Lake. Construction on the second RCI at the intersection of 187th Avenue and MN-65 in East Bethel will begin on Monday, July 30. As work begins on the two intersections, the MN-65 medians will close and traffic will not be allowed to cross the highway. However, traffic will be able to turn right off MN-65 or turn right from the side road onto MN-65. A signed detour will direct motorists at both locations. Construction will wrap up at both locations by early October, 2018.

The remaining four RCIs will be built during the 2019 construction season at: 143rd Avenue, 153rd Avenue, 181st Avenue and Viking Boulevard. The RCI at Viking Boulevard and MN-65 in East Bethel will be the first signalized RCI in Minnesota.

The project also includes lengthening the left turn lanes at nine locations between East Bethel and Spring Lake Park in 2019. All work on RCIs and turn lanes will be completed by fall 2019. Construction of Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCIs) and turn lane improvements will improve safety and mobility on the MN-65 corridor between 85th Ave. in Spring Lake Park and Sims Road in East Bethel.

In an RCI, drivers always make a right turn, followed by a U-turn. Motorists approaching divided highways from a side street are not allowed to make left turns or cross traffic; instead, they are required to turn right onto the highway and then make a U-turn at a designated median opening. This reduces potential conflict points and increases safety. Generally, the delay caused by a signal is greater than the delay caused by the RCI.

For more information on the Highway 65 Reduced Conflict Intersections project, and turn lane extension work, a list of project locations or to sign up for updates, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy65rci/. Additional information about Reduced Conflict Intersections is available at www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/rci/.  

7/18/2018 11:38 PM (Updated 7/19/2018 11:12 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Illinois Department of Transportation Portion of IL-78 closes July 25
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a road closure will be installed July 25 in Carroll County. The road closure will be on IL-78 north of Argo Fay Road. 
 
The closure begins 10AM July 25 and concludes August 24. Marked detour in place for culvert replacement.  A marked detour will be in place directing traffic during the closure.
 
Workers will be performing culvert replacement.
 
For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at 
7/17/2018 4:20 PM (Updated 7/21/2018 9:12 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Metro East: Lane restrictions Set For I-255

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions will be encountered on southbound I-255 at milepost 22, approximately 2 miles south of Collinsville.

Weather permitting, the lane restrictions will occur as follows:

  • On Tuesday, July 17, the left lane will be closed at 9 a.m.  The left lane will remain closed until all lanes are re-opened.
  • On Wednesday, July 18, the center lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • On Thursday, July 19, the center lane will be closed at 9 a.m.  The center lane and left lane will remain closed until all lanes are re-opened at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 23.

These lane restrictions are needed to repair the concrete deck and driving surface of the bridge.

Significant traffic delays are anticipated, motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes. Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists making their way through the work zone.  The Department asks that all motorists be patient and use additional caution when travelling near and through this work zone. For more information.

7/17/2018 9:07 AM (Updated 7/21/2018 9:22 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   MN-62 To Close From July 20-23 For Resurfacing in Minneapolis

The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to close MN-62 this weekend to resurface the road between Portland Avenue and 28th Minneapolis.

The highway will close between MN-5 to I-35W at 10 p.m. Friday, July 20 and is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, July 23. The detour is MN-5, I-494 and I-35W.

Westbound MN-62 will be open to Hiawatha/MN-55 to allow access to the federal and state buildings on MN-62. Traffic continuing on westbound MN-62 should take MN-5.

All ramps leading to and from MN-62 including Cedar Avenue, 28th Avenue, 34th Avenue and Bloomington Avenue will be closed during the weekend.

This is a one weekend project that will provide a smoother ride for motorists on MN-62.

Motorists should plan ahead and give themselves additional time to reach their destinations.

For more information and to sign up for email updates, visit the project web page: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy7minnetonkaslp/index.html

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

www.mndot.gov

7/16/2018 8:47 PM (Updated 7/21/2018 8:58 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   I-494 in Bloomington Closed This Weekend Between US-212 and MN-100

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close part of I-494 in both directions in Bloomington this weekend.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, July 20, westbound I-494 will close between MN-100 and US-212. The road is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, July 23. Motorists should follow the signed detour using northbound Highway 100, westbound MN-62 and southbound US-212 to I-494 to bypass the closure.

Eastbound I-494 will also close at 10 p.m. Friday, July 20 between US-212 and MN-100 and will reopen by 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Motorists should follow the signed detour using northbound US-212, eastbound MN-62, and southbound MN-100 to I-494 to bypass the closure.

This closure is necessary as crews install beams as part of the new entrance ramp from East Bush Lake Road to westbound I-494 in Bloomington.

Motorists should plan ahead and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations. 

For more information, visit the project website at: https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/eng/east-bush-lake-roadi-494-interchange-west-bound-ramp

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

7/16/2018 4:04 PM (Updated 7/19/2018 11:27 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Dixon: Lane closures planned for Lincoln Highway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, a lane closure will be installed in Lee County. The lane closure will be on US-52 (Lincoln Highway) eastbound from Crawford Avenue to Countryside Lane in Dixon.

The lane closure will be in the passing lane from Monday, July 16 to July 20, and then switch to the driving lane from July 23 to July 27, 2018.
Workers will be performing pavement patching.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.

7/16/2018 10:31 AM (Updated 7/16/2018 10:31 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Lanes To Close As Part of US-41 Resurfacing

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that a resurfacing project is set to begin Monday, July 16, on US-41 in Lake County just west of Cedar Lake and Lowell.

Lane closures will be in place from 135th Place to IN-2, with one lane flowing in each direction. During the first phase, traffic will use the inside lanes. During the second phase, traffic will be switched to the outside lanes.

The project is expected to last through October.

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

7/13/2018 1:26 PM (Updated 7/14/2018 10:35 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Long Term Traffic Shift Scheduled to begin This Weeked on Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355)

Traffic shifts are scheduled to begin this weekend for ongoing roadway resurfacing work on the north end of the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) in DuPage County. A work zone traffic split in both directions will create a 9-mile express lane between Army Trail Road and Butterfield Road restricting access to exit ramps and cash lanes at the Army Trail Toll Plaza.

 Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the new traffic patterns and work zone speed limits. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration for about a month.

 Weather permitting, on Saturday, July 14, between Il-53 and Butterfield Road, northbound traffic will be shifted to provide a work zone in the middle with two lanes on the right and one express lane on the left. Then during the week of Monday, July 16, the northbound lanes between Il-53 and Army Trail Road will shift. Once the shift is complete, northbound traffic traveling in the express lane on the left will not have access to exits between Butterfield Road and Army Trail Road, including Roosevelt Road, North Avenue and Army Trail Road, as well as cash lanes at the Army Trail Toll Plaza. Trucks are prohibited from using this lane.

 Next week, southbound traffic is also scheduled to shift into a similar configuration. Southbound traffic traveling in the express lane on the left will not have access to exits between Army Trail Road and Butterfield Road, including North Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Butterfield Road as well as cash lanes at the Army Trail Toll Plaza.

Later this summer, the segment of I-355 between Butterfield Road and I-55 is also scheduled to shift into a split traffic configuration.

Roadway resurfacing work includes milling off four inches of asphalt pavement in both directions and replacing it with a new, four-inch asphalt overlay. Traffic will intermittently be driving on rough surfaces throughout the duration of construction.

During roadway resurfacing work on I-355 the Illinois Tollway is shifting traffic to provide room for a work zone and safely accommodate traffic. Whenever possible, the Tollway uses traffic shifts and shoulders to keep as many lanes open during peak hours as were available before construction.

In 2018, the Illinois Tollway has scheduled roadway, bridge and ramp work on throughout the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355). Between Army Trail Road and I-55, work includes resurfacing to provide a smoother riding surface for the traveling public, including widening of the roadway between Butterfield Road (Illinois Route 56) and Roosevelt Road (Illinois Route 38). In addition, roadway lighting, signage and guardrail improvements are scheduled, as well as retaining wall and noisewall work. All work is scheduled to be complete in summer 2019.

The improvements are funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Maps and construction information about the I-355 Roadway Resurfacing and Repair work is available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.

Work Zone Safety

The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) remains safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of the agency’s overall commitment to roadway safety.

The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) remains safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of the agency’s overall commitment to roadway safety.

A variable work zone speed limit from 45 to 55 mph will be in effect in areas with construction on I-355. Work zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution, especially when workers are present.

In addition, the Illinois Tollway reminds motorists that the “Move Over Law” requires motorists to change lanes or to slow down and proceed with caution when passing any vehicle on the side of the road with hazard lights activated. If you see flashing lights ahead, please move over or slow down.

Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for drivers speeding in work zones or failure to comply with the Move Over Law.

The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. Posted signs advise drivers of a $10,000 fine and a 14-year jail sentence for hitting a roadway worker. Penalties for failure to slow down or move over for avehicle on the shoulder with flashing lights includes up to a $10,000 fine, 2-year suspension of driving privileges and jail time, in extreme cases.

Getting Tollway Construction Information

The Illinois Tollway has a variety of ways customers can get the latest travel information, including:

  • Illinoistollway.com – Explore Projects section, live roadway images and real-time roadway incident information.
  • Daily construction alerts — Daily and long-term lane and shoulder closure schedules.
  • Travelmidwest.com – Real-time travel times.
  • Twitter.com – Real-time roadway incident information at Tollway Trip 90, Tollway Trip 88, Tollway Trip 355, Tollway Trip 94/294 and Tollway Trip 390. 
7/12/2018 3:49 PM (Updated 7/19/2018 11:07 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane closures begin July 30 on Veterans Parkway
 The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures on Veterans Parkway between Washington Street and Clearwater Avenue in Bloomington will begin Monday, July 30.

The closures are necessary for the resurfacing of Veterans Parkway. The work will be performed between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. with one lane open in each direction on Veterans Parkway and at the intersection of IL-9 during the project, which is expected to be completed in November.

There will be a public open house available to any businesses or individuals with questions or concerns about this project. Representatives from IDOT and Rowe Construction Co. will be on hand from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Eastland Suites and Conference Center in Bloomington.

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 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

7/12/2018 2:40 PM (Updated 7/19/2018 11:29 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Work getting underway on the Central Segment of I-94 project

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is planning to begin work the week of July 16th on the Central Segment of the I-94 North-South project. The project stretches 4.5 miles from just north of WI-20 to just south of CR-G in Racine County. Work is already underway on the South Segment which runs between WI-142 and WI-20. The first stage of the project will run until late 2018.

The next stage of work, stage two, will have all traffic shifted on to the current southbound lanes. This matches up with the configuration in place on the South Segment. Full access will remain in place at WIS 20. During stage two, the northbound onramp at CR-K will be closed. CR-K, under the freeway, will also see a period of full closures. The duration of the closure on CR-K will be limited. Kraut Road will also be closed to traffic during this stage.

At the completion of stage two, traffic will return to the proper sides of the freeway and three lanes of traffic will be open.

Once all work is complete, there will be four lanes in each direction on I-94. WisDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and use alternative routes when able. Access will be maintained to local businesses, watch for specialized signage directing customers. All work is weather dependent.

For additional information on the I-94 North/South project go to: https://projects.511wi.gov/i94northsouth/

For the latest traffic information, visit: https://511wi.gov/

7/12/2018 12:10 PM (Updated 7/14/2018 10:41 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Ramp Improvements along IL-59 in Warrenville

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will begin this week on IL-59 between Batavia Road and Ferry Road, in Warrenville. The lane closures are necessary for a resurfacing project and sidewalk improvements.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place at various locations along IL-59 from Batavia Road to Ferry Road.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and pavement patching, as well as pedestrian ramp improvements that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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

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

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

7/12/2018 12:02 PM (Updated 7/14/2018 10:42 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daily Lane Closures on 79th Street between Cicero Avenue and Lawndale Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on 79th Street between Cicero Avenue and Lawndale Avenue, beginning, weather permitting, the week of July 9. The lane closures are necessary for a resurfacing project and pedestrian safety improvements.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on 79th Street between Cicero Avenue and Lawndale Avenue

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing the roadway, as well as installation of new pedestrian ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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

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

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

7/12/2018 11:55 AM (Updated 7/14/2018 10:43 AM)

Kane County Illinois logo   2018 Kane County Crack Sealing Project

Starting the week of July 16th, 2018, routing and crack sealing will begin on the below-listed roads.
Construction work hours will be from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm each day for approximately four to
six weeks, weather permitting.

County Highway From   To     
Allen Road Harmony Road Brier Hill Road
Harter Road 1500' southeast of Scott Road IL Route 47
French Road Walker Rd / N Main Street IL Route 72
Healy Rd - Norris Rd Bliss Road Tanner Road
Plato Road 650' east of IL Route 47 Muirhead Road
Kirk Road Wilson Street Cherry Lane
Corron Road Burlington Road Bowes Road

 The Crack Sealing program is part of the County’s comprehensive road maintenance program to
increase the longevity of the roads by sealing road cracks preventing water from penetrating the road
base and reducing the life of the pavement.

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

Motorists need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Motorists
must watch for construction workers, construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey
flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone. Motorists should expect delays while
traveling through the work areas. Motorists may want to add additional time to their commutes and
consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.

A reminder – it is illegal for drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway
construction work zone.

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

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

7/11/2018 9:10 PM (Updated 7/11/2018 9:13 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Sidewalk Improvements on IL-56 in Hillside and Berkeley

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a road improvement project begins this week along IL-56 in Hillside and Berkeley. The overall improvements include resurfacing and pedestrian safety enhancements.In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place at the following locations:

  • Butterfield Road (IL-56) between Cadwell Avenue and Washington Boulevard
  • Washington Boulevard (IL-56) between Butterfield Road and Mannheim Road

The overall project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching, drainage work and landscaping. The project also includes sidewalk improvements, including curb and gutter, and pedestrian ramps complaint with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2018.

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

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

7/11/2018 8:36 PM (Updated 7/12/2018 11:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Sidewalk Improvements along Grand Avenue from U.S. 45 to the Tri State Tollway

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Grand Avenue (IL-132) between US-45 and the Tri State Tollway (I-94), in Gurnee and Lake Villa, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 16. The closures are necessary for resurfacing project which includes pedestrian safety upgrades along Grand Avenue.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on Grand Avenue between US-45 and the Tri State Tollway. Intermittent nighttime lane closures also will be necessary as part of the project.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching, and drainage repair. It will improve pedestrian safety with signal repairs, new sidewalks and upgraded pedestrian crossings compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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

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

7/11/2018 3:32 PM (Updated 7/14/2018 10:44 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on IL-176 between IL-23 and IL-47

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a resurfacing project will take place on IL-176 between IL-23 and IL-47, in Marengo, beginning, weather permitting, the week of July 9.

In order to complete the work, intermittent daytime lane closures will take place on IL-176, with flaggers to direct motorists through the work zone. Nighttime lane closures also will be necessary at times.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2018.

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

7/11/2018 3:30 PM (Updated 7/12/2018 11:32 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Sidewalk Improvements on IL-72 between Reinking Road and Van Buren Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-72 between Reinking Road and Van Buren Street, in Pingree Grove, West Dundee, East Dundee, Sleepy Hollow and Elgin, beginning, weather permitting, the week of July 9. The lane closures are necessary for a resurfacing and sidewalk improvement project along IL-72.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place in both directions on IL-72 from Reinking Road to Van Buren Street, reducing IL-72 to one lane in each direction with flaggers. Intermittent closures also will take place on sidewalk ramps within the project limits. Access to residences and businesses will not be impacted.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and concrete patching along IL-72. It also includes new pedestrian ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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

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

7/11/2018 3:04 PM (Updated 7/12/2018 11:35 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Madison County: Lane closures set July 12 for IL-4

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-4 from I-55 to I-70 will be intermittently restricted to one lane during daylight hours beginning Thursday, July 12, weather permitting. 

The closures are necessary for crews to do pavement patching, which is expected to be completed by mid-August. Two-way traffic will be maintained using flaggers.
 
IDOT advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.  Delays should be expected and the use of alternate routes may be beneficial.

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

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7/11/2018 11:11 AM (Updated 7/14/2018 10:47 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   WisDOT Soliciting Bids For Culvert Project On Foxconn Local Roads Bids Due August 14, 2018

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is advertising bidding opportunities for a project to build a box culvert for the future Wisconn Valley Way and replace the box culvert on CR-KR.

This contract is preparatory work to install drainage structures in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stream and migratory bird limitation timeframes. Installing these culverts ahead of the roadway projects protects area resources, leverages adjacent road construction closures and facilitates next phase of roadway lets in late fall.

Contractors bidding for all WisDOT Foxconn development roads are expected to actively engage community workforce and businesses by submitting a workforce inclusionary plan.

Contractors should visit http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/contractors/hcci/default.aspx for information on any pre-bid workshops, letting dates and electronic plans. 

7/10/2018 4:22 PM (Updated 7/20/2018 11:29 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Normal: Lane closures on Center Street begin July 16

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures on Center Street (southbound U.S. Business 51) in Normal will begin Monday, July 16.

The closures are necessary for crews to perform bridge repairs to the structure that carries Center Street over Sugar Creek in Normal. One lane will remain open at all times during this work, which is expected to last through the end of October.

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.

7/10/2018 2:57 PM (Updated 7/10/2018 2:57 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Peoria: Lane closures on Murray Baker Bridge begin July 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that daytime lane closures will begin Thursday, July 12, on the eastbound side of the Murray Baker Bridge.
 
The closures are necessary for routine bridge washing and will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with one lane open at all times. They are expected to last about three to five days on the eastbound side of I-74, weather permitting, with work switching to the westbound side, where the same work time and lane closures will apply.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

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

7/9/2018 10:56 AM (Updated 7/9/2018 10:56 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Roadway, Bridge and Ramp Repairs Begin on Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Between York Road and IL-59

Roadway and ramp lane closures required for repair work

Repair work is scheduled to begin on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) between York Road and IL-59 this week and continue through the end of the year, including work on pavement, bridges and ramps.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place throughout construction to alert drivers to scheduled lane closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits. Most of the work will be performed overnight and on weekends during the allowable lane closure hours to minimize the disruption to commuters.

Weather permitting, during the week of July 9, repair work is scheduled with off-peak lane closures in the eastbound lanes between IL-59 and Washington Street for pavement removal and replacement.

In late July, pavement repair on two ramps at the Winfield Road Interchange are scheduled over two weekends. During that time, traffic on the ramps connecting westbound I-88 to Winfield Road and Winfield Road to eastbound I-88 will be reduced.

In 2018, the Illinois Tollway will complete intermittent pavement and bridge repairs in areas as needed along 16 miles of I-88 between Oak Brook and Naperville to extend the life of the roadway by providing timely repairs and maintenance, as well as shoulder, retaining wall and noisewall repairs and guardrail, drainage and lighting improvements. Work will also include ramp repairs at nine locations, including Winfield Road, Freedom Drive, Naperville Road, IL-53, I-355, Highland Avenue, Midwest Road, IL-83 and Spring Road (22nd Street).

The Illinois Tollway is coordinating construction work with the Illinois Department of Transportation, DuPage County, local municipalities as well as local fire and police departments.

The improvements are funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Maps and construction information about the I-88 Roadway and Bridge Repair work is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.

7/9/2018 9:36 AM (Updated 7/9/2018 4:06 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection of IL-146 and Main Street in Anna to close July 16

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-146 and Main Street in Anna of an upcoming road closure.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, July 23, the 4-way intersection at IL-146and Main Street will be closed to all traffic for concrete pavement replacement. Work is expected to be complete by 7 p.m. Monday, July 23, weather permitting.

A marked detour will be in place to direct motorists around the closure. Access to all businesses will remain open.

7/9/2018 8:05 AM (Updated 7/11/2018 8:05 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   New Traffic Pattern Scheduled Next Week on York Road as Work Continues on Bridge Over Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

York Road Bridge over I-88 remains open during reconstruction

A traffic shift is scheduled on the York Road Bridge over the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) next week to move all traffic onto the new northbound side of the bridge to accommodate reconstruction of the southbound side. The work is part of the I-88 Reconstruction Project in Oak Brook.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. The new traffic pattern is necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate traffic during bridge reconstruction.

Weather permitting, after the morning commute on Monday, July 9, York Road traffic in both directions will be shifted onto the new portion of the bridge providing for one lane of traffic in both directions on York Road over I-88 during this stage of construction. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration through summer.

On I-88, between I-290 and York Road, all eastbound traffic is currently shifted to the right and all westbound traffic is shifted to the left, with one lane of traffic traveling on the eastbound side of I-88.

7/6/2018 2:03 PM (Updated 7/7/2018 2:33 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Construction Scheduled to Begin Next Week on Local Bridges Over the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin repair work in July on four local crossroad bridges carrying traffic over the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in Cook and DuPage Counties including Cermak Road, 31st Street, 47th Street, and Willow Springs Road.

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

 Beginning the week of July 9, lane closures are scheduled to begin on each of the local crossroad bridges. All of the bridges will remain open during repairs with traffic shifted and reduced to one lane in each direction to safety accommodate both traffic and the work zone.

 Repairs will be completed in two stages and are expected to require up to four months at each bridge. Please check the Daily Construction Alert for up-to-date closure information.

 In most locations, local crossroad bridge repairs will include pavement patching, bridge deck repairs, bridge joint replacement and repairs on bridge beams, piers and girders.

 In 2018, the Illinois Tollway is repairing nine local crossroad bridges including Cermak Road, 31st Street, Ogden Avenue, 47th Street, 55th Street, Willow Springs Road and 5th Avenue over I-294 and the 47th Street and 55th Street bridges over Flagg Creek.

 Repair work is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County, DuPage County, local communities, as well as local fire and police departments.

 Information about the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) local crossroad bridge repairs is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section. 

7/5/2018 3:24 PM (Updated 7/7/2018 2:35 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Culvert replacement to close US-35 in LaPorte County

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that US-35 between Michigan City and LaPorte will close Monday, July 9, for up to three weeks for a culvert replacement.

The road will be closed between Verma Drive and Pawnee Trail.

This project was previously scheduled to begin in early June but was delayed in order to accommodate a LaPorte County paving project on Johnson Road.

State road detours must be on state-maintained roads only. Northbound drivers on US-35 will be detoured north on IN-39 and then west on US-20 back to US-35. Southbound drivers on US-35 will be detoured east on US-20 and south on IN-39 back to US-35.

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

7/5/2018 1:43 PM (Updated 7/7/2018 2:37 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daily Lane Closures for US-45 Improvements between Grass Lake Road and Country Place

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on US-5 between Grass Lake Road and Country Place, in Old Mill Creek and Lindenhurst, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 9. The lane closures are necessary for a road improvement project on US-45.

 In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on US-45 from Grass Lake Road and Country Place. Intermittent lane closures also will occur on Grass Lake Road.

 The scope of the project consists of widening US-45 to include two lanes in each direction with new curb, medians, guardrail and turn lanes. Work also will take place at the US-45 and Grass Lake Road intersection. The project also consists of pedestrian improvements, including new sidewalk.

 The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2019. 

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

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

7/3/2018 2:25 PM (Updated 7/5/2018 11:18 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Safety Improvements along Roosevelt Road in Lombard and Villa Park

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Roosevelt Road (I-38) between Finley Road and Ardmore Avenue, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 9. The lane closures are necessary for a resurfacing project and pedestrian safety improvements.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on Roosevelt Road between Finley Road and Ardmore Avenue.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing the roadway, as well as installation of new pedestrian ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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

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

7/3/2018 12:32 PM (Updated 7/7/2018 2:39 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime Lane Closures on Fullerton Avenue in River Grove

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Fullerton Avenue between 1st Avenue (IL-171) and Webster Street, in River Grove, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 9. The lane closures are necessary for a resurfacing and sidewalk improvement project.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place on Fullerton Avenue between 1st Avenue and Webster Street.

The overall project consists of resurfacing the roadway and pedestrian safety improvements, including new sidewalk ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2019.

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

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

7/3/2018 12:00 PM (Updated 7/7/2018 2:42 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Nightly Lane Closures for Bridge Repairs on Southbound I-94 over I-57

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a bridge repair project will take place on the structure that carries I-94 over I-57, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 9. The bridge repair project will require nighttime lane closures on southbound I-94.

In order to complete the work, nighttime lane closures will take place on southbound I-94 over I-57, reducing the southbound I-94 bridge to one lane.

The project is expected to be completed in August 2018.

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

7/3/2018 11:56 AM (Updated 7/7/2018 2:40 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Sidewalk Improvements on US-30 in Joliet

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that intermittent lane closures will take place along US-30 between Collins Street and I-80, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 9. The lane closures are necessary for a resurfacing project and sidewalk improvements.

In order to complete the work, intermittent lane closures will take place on US-30 from Collins Street to I-80.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching, and curb and gutter replacement. The project includes various pedestrian safety improvements, including new sidewalk and pedestrian ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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

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

7/3/2018 11:46 AM (Updated 7/7/2018 2:43 PM)

Kane County Illinois logo   Huntley Road at Galligan Road Intersection Reconstruction Project

Starting the week of Monday, July 9, 2018, road construction activities will begin on Huntley Road from approximately 500 feet northeast of Galligan Road to approximately 300 feet east of Square Barn Road, and on Galligan Road at Huntley Road to approximately 1300 feet south of the intersection in Unincorporated Gilberts, Kane County. During the work, there may be temporary single lane closures with flaggers directing traffic. Construction work hours will be from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday thru Saturday. This work is anticipated to take approximately five months to complete, weather permitting.

County Highway
From To
Huntley Road 500 ft east of Galligan Rd 300 ft east of Square Barn Rd
Galligan Road 1300 f sourth of Huntley Rd Huntley Rd

The initial work will include setting up erosion and traffic controls, storm sewer work, and installation of temporary pavement. Completion of this first stage of work is targeted for mid-summer, weather permitting. Once this initial stage is complete, construction activities will then focus on the placement of additional pavement and installation of the new traffic signal. A new press release and additional signage will be provided prior to any new traffic pattern changes due the construction activities or installation of the traffic signal.

The above-mentioned roads will remain open during construction, but may be reduced to one lane of travel using temporary daily lane closures. Motorist need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Motorists must watch for construction workers, construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone. Motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work areas. Motorists may want to add additional time to their commutes and consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.

A reminder – it is illegal for drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction work zone. 

7/3/2018 11:24 AM (Updated 7/7/2018 2:50 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Repairs on IL-64 over Fox River in St. Charles

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a bridge repair project will take place on the structure that carries IL-64 over the Fox River, in St. Charles, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 9.

In order to complete the bridge repairs, permanent lane closures will take place on IL-64, reducing the bridge to one lane in each direction for the duration of the project. Parking on the IL-64 bridge also will be prohibited.

The scope of the project consists of bridge deck repair and joint repairs. It is expected to be completed in Fall 2018.

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

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

7/3/2018 10:30 AM (Updated 7/7/2018 2:51 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Jo Daviess County: Bridge weight changed on US-20 near Stockton

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a bridge weight posting will be placed on a bridge on US-20, 3 miles west of Stockton on Tuesday July 3. The weight limit posting will be 15 tons until further notice.

Truck Detour Route: US-20 to IL-73 south in Lena to west US-52/IL-64 in Lanark to IL-84 north in Savanna back to US-20.

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7/2/2018 5:05 PM (Updated 7/3/2018 10:12 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Morrison: Pavement Patching Along Lincoln Way Begins July 9

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that pavement patching on Lincoln Way (US-30) from Hillandale Court to Bartlet Street in Morrison will begin on Monday, July 9, weather permitting.

To complete the work, which involves concrete patching as well as new curbs and gutters, daytime lane closures on Lincoln Way and various side roads are needed. No work will be completed during the week of the 2018 Whiteside County Fair.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.

7/2/2018 12:02 PM (Updated 7/2/2018 3:20 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Franklin County: Lane Reductions Set July 9 For IL-14

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-14 east of Benton in Franklin County of an upcoming lane reduction.
 
Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, July 9, IL-14 approximately 10 miles east of Benton at the CN Railroad viaduct will be reduced to one lane. This lane reduction is necessary to facilitate slope repair along the roadway. Temporary signals will be in place to direct traffic. The lane reduction is expected to be lifted by 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.
 
Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the lane reduction.

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

7/2/2018 8:30 AM (Updated 7/3/2018 10:13 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project Begins on Higgins Road, Mannheim Road/Interstate 190 Interchange

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a resurfacing project is underway on Higgins Road (IL-72) between Touhy Avenue and Cumberland Avenue (IL-171), as well as the ramps at the Mannheim Road (US-45) and the Kennedy Expressway (I-190) interchange.

 In order to complete the work, nightly lane and ramp closures will take place on Higgins Road, and at the Mannheim Road/I-190 interchange.

 Extending through Des Plaines, Park Ridge and Rosemont, the resurfacing project will improve safety and mobility along Higgins Road and at the Mannheim Road/Kennedy Expressway interchange. As part of the project, new sidewalk ramps along Higgins Road will provide improved accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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

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

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

6/29/2018 4:05 PM (Updated 7/3/2018 10:14 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   MN-62 Resurfacing Project In Edina, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka Starts July 9

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will start work resurfacing and improving MN-62 from Tracy Avenue in Edina to Beach Road/Clearwater Drive in Eden Prairie and Minnetonka Monday, July 9.

Motorists should plan for congestion and traffic delays along MN-62 through the duration of the project. Some night and weekend work will be needed, and there could be construction noise. Some lane, shoulder, and ramp closures are expected in the following areas:

  • Beach Road and Clearwater Drive
  • Gleason Road and Tracy Avenue
  • Two to four directional weekend closures on MN-62 from MN-100 to I-494
  • A number of ramps along MN-62 will need to be temporarily closed.

All businesses and residences will remain accessible throughout the project.

The work is expected to be complete by late October 2018, weather permitting

Work on MN-62 consists of pavement resurfacing, drainage improvements, ramp repairs and sidewalk access improvements. It will result in smoother rides, extended pavement life and safety improvements for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.

For more information, or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project website at:  www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy62

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

6/29/2018 11:22 AM (Updated 6/30/2018 8:34 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   US-6 Resurfacing Project Set To Begin July 2

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that a resurfacing project for US-6 between IN-49 and IN-39 in Porter and LaPorte counties is set to begin Monday, July 2. The project is expected to be completed by October.

During the project, flaggers will direct one lane of traffic around where work is being done.

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

6/28/2018 12:04 PM (Updated 6/30/2018 8:37 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Long-Term Bridge Lane Closures Scheduled to Begin in July Over Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in DeKalb, Ogle Counties

Dauberman Road Bridge in Kane County also scheduled to close for two months beginning in June

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin repair work on local crossroad bridges carrying traffic over the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) including the Dauberman Road Bridge in Kane County the Hinckley Road, Shabbona Road and Tower Road Bridges in DeKalb County; and Locust Road and Main Street Bridges in Ogle County.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the start of construction and closures. When possible, the Tollway will stage construction so bridges can remain open to traffic during repairs. However, the full closure of some bridges is necessary because the local crossroad bridges over I-88 are too narrow to accommodate traffic while safely completing the work.

On Friday, June 29, work is scheduled to begin at the Dauberman Road Bridge. The bridge will close to traffic for two months and a detour will be posted directing traffic to use Perry Road, County Line Road and Keslinger Road.

The week of July 9, the Locust Road Bridge is scheduled to close for a month. No detour will be posted.

In mid-July, work is scheduled to begin on the Shabbona Road and Hinkley Road Bridges, as well as the Main Street Bridge in Rochelle.

  • At Shabbona Road, bridge work is scheduled to continue through August. The bridge will remain open; however, all traffic will be limited to a single lane over I-88 with traffic in both directions controlled by flaggers on a daily basis during construction.
  • At the Hinckley Road Bridge, a full closure is scheduled to last for a month. No detour will be posted.
  • At Main Street, the bridge is scheduled to close for a month. A detour will be posted.

In late July, Tower Road Bridge is also scheduled to close for a month. No detour will be posted.

The Woodlawn Road and Watson Road Bridges in DeKalb County, which were closed for repairs in May, have reopened. Work at the Main Street Bridge in Elburn, which was underway since early June, is also complete.

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

In most locations, local crossroad bridge improvements will include pavement patching, bridge deck rehabilitation, bridge joint replacement and repairs on bridge beams, piers and girders.

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