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Adams Street Lane Closures Begin Dec. 9

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures on Adams Street (IL-29) at the McClugage Bridge (War Memorial Drive/US-150) in Peoria begin Monday, Dec. 9.

The left lane in each direction will be closed for work in the median to prepare for construction of the US-150 new bridge over Adams Street. This configuration will last for several weeks, and no detour will be posted.
 
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 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.  
12/6/2019 1:15 PM (Updated 12/7/2019 8:34 AM)
Halsted Street In Phoenix Closed For Crossing Repairs

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the CSX Railroad crossing on Halsted Street (IL-1), just north of 155th Street, in Phoenix, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Dec. 9.

Starting at 9 a.m., Halsted Street will be closed between Sibley Avenue (IL-83) and 159th Street (US-6).
 
Local traffic only will be allowed north of the work zone between Sibley Avenue and 154th Street as well as south of the work zone between 155th Street and 159th Street. A detour will direct traffic to Sibley Avenue, Wood Street and 159th Street.
 
The work is expected to be complete by 3 p.m. on Dec. 21.
 
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. 
12/6/2019 12:31 PM (Updated 12/7/2019 8:35 AM)
Belleville: Illinois Street To Close Dec. 11

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that, weather permitting, IL-159 (South Illinois Street) from East McKinley Street to East Cleveland Street in Belleville will be closed for repairs to the railroad crossing Wednesday, December 11, from 8 a.m. and continuing until Friday, December 13, at 4 p.m. A marked detour will be in place to safely guide motorists around the closure.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.    
12/6/2019 12:18 PM (Updated 12/7/2019 8:36 AM)
Southbound I-55/70 lane closures begin Dec. 6

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions will be encountered on southbound I-55/70 near milepost 3.2, just west of IL-203. The lane restrictions are needed to repair bridge expansion joints.  Weather permitting, the lane restrictions will occur as follows:

Friday, December 6, the 2 left lanes will be closed from 9 am to 3 pm.

Monday, December 9, the left lane will be closed from 9 am to 3 pm.

Tuesday, December 10, the left lane will be closed from 9 am to 3 pm.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

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

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

12/5/2019 4:05 PM (Updated 12/9/2019 9:20 AM)
Pike County: Florence Bridge To Close Dec. 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the bridge that carries IL-106 over the Illinois River at Florence will close Thursday, Dec. 12.

The closure is necessary as part of ongoing repairs on the bridge and will last from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 12. A detour utilizing IL-100, I-72 and US-54 will be posted.
 
Motorists can expect delays and 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.
 
For IDOT District 6 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict6.  
12/5/2019 12:49 PM (Updated 12/7/2019 8:39 AM)
Massac County: Lane Closures On I-24 Bridge Start Dec. 9

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on I-24 near Metropolis, Illinois 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, December 9,  through Thursday, December 12. The closure will be effective from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day during these time periods.
 
Crews will be preforming maintenance work on the structure carrying I-24 over the Ohio River. This work is planned on a weather-permitting basis.
 
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.   
12/3/2019 10:43 AM (Updated 12/7/2019 8:45 AM)
IL-13 Lane Shift Underway

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-13 through Carbondale in Jackson County of an upcoming LANE SHIFT.
 
Beginning Monday, November 25, 2019 at 4:00 P.M., eastbound traffic on IL-13 will be shifted to the westbound lanes via cross-over from Giant City Road to Reed Station Road. Traffic will be in a head-to-head configuration with two lanes of traffic for each direction of travel.
 
This traffic configuration will be in place throughout the construction season of 2020.
 
Motorists should use extreme caution through this work zone and be aware of speed reductions and traffic control devices. 

11/25/2019 4:09 PM (Updated 11/26/2019 10:24 AM)
Improvements to Golf Road in Schaumburg

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that median, curb and gutter replacement, as well as pedestrian ramp improvements, on Golf Road (IL-58) between Basswood Street and I-290/IL-53, in Schaumburg, will require intermittent, daytime lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Nov. 4.

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

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.

10/30/2019 5:56 PM (Updated 10/31/2019 11:59 AM)
New Traffic Pattern Scheduled This Week on Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Mile Long Bridge

Additional traffic shifts planned on to prepare for bridge reconstruction work

Work to shift northbound traffic on the Central Tollway (I-294) between Archer Avenue (IL-171) and the Mile Long Bridge is scheduled to begin this week as part of bridge reconstruction work. Traffic will remain in this configuration through fall.                                                              

Weather permitting, overnight Wednesday, October 2, lane closures will be scheduled on northbound I-294 between Archer Avenue (IL-171) and the Mile Long Bridge to prepare for a long-term traffic shift. The first lane is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. with a second lane closing at 8 p.m. and a third at 1 a.m. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Thursday, October 3 in advance on the morning rush hour. Similar closures also are scheduled overnight Thursday, with all lanes scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Friday, October 4. When work to shift traffic is complete, all traffic will be shifted to the right.

Currently, traffic in both directions is shifted between 75th St and I-55. Additional closures will be scheduled later in the month in both directions to extend the traffic shifts across the length of the Mile Long Bridge.

The Mile Long Bridge is one of the first major construction segments for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project . Currently, up to 150,000 vehicles travel across the Mile Long Bridge daily. Construction is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2023.

The Mile Long Bridge Project includes building two, new side-by-side bridge structures near Countryside, Hodgkins, Willow Springs and Justice to carry I-294 northbound and southbound traffic over three water resources and local roads, a major distribution center for UPS, a segment of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the Canadian National Railroad.

The new 4,800-foot-long bridge structures will increase capacity from four lanes to five lanes in each direction to accommodate reconstruction and widening of the Tri-State Tollway between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street. In addition, the inside shoulders on the bridge will be built to serve as Flex Lanes to provide for transit, assist emergency vehicles and serve as an alternate lane to reduce traffic congestion when warranted.

The design of the new bridge structures took into consideration the sensitive aquatic ecosystem, navigable waterways and existing railroad and roadway operations underneath the structure. Each of the new structures will have fewer piers to reduce the environmental impact on the waterways and industrial areas below. Each bridge will have 27 spans supported by 26 piers, compared to the existing structures each with 53 piers. The spans will be made up of a total of nearly 600 steel or concrete beams of various lengths.

Construction information about the Mile Long Bridge Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Explore Projects section on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com

9/30/2019 5:07 PM (Updated 10/16/2019 8:34 PM)
White County: Lane Closures on IL-141 Begin Sept. 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-141 of upcoming bridge construction.

Beginning Monday, September 30, weather permitting, there will be construction to remove and replace the bridge carrying IL-141 over a tributary to Cane Creek, 0.25 mile east of IL-1 that will require lane closures beginning at 7 am. 

Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. Work is expected to last until summer 2020. Motorists should be aware of the 10'-6" width restriction, 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.  
9/27/2019 12:56 PM (Updated 9/30/2019 9:15 AM)
DuPage County: New Lane Configurations For I-290 Work Zone

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ongoing bridge replacement of I-290 over Salt Creek east of Addison Road will require new lane configurations starting, weather permitting, Sept. 30.

With the upcoming completion of the eastbound bridge, eastbound traffic will return to the eastbound bridge while westbound traffic will continue on temporary westbound pavement, separated by barrier walls from the construction zone.
 
The work is expected to be complete by June 2020.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
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.   
9/23/2019 1:45 PM (Updated 9/25/2019 11:19 AM)
Intersection improvements at Kedzie and 119th Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that improvements to the intersection of Kedzie Avenue and 119th Street, in Chicago, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 30.

In the first stage of the project, the right lane of southbound Kedzie Avenue will be closed between 117th and 121st streets, with daily lane closures in the northbound lanes. After the first stage is complete, the right lane of southbound Kedzie will be opened and the right lane of northbound Kedzie will be closed between 117th and 121st street, with daily lane closures in the southbound lanes.
 
The project consists of installing storm sewers, widening and resurfacing the intersection, adding new sidewalks and modernizing traffic signals.
 
The work is expected to be complete by August 2020.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
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.  
9/20/2019 1:59 PM (Updated 9/21/2019 8:46 AM)
New lane configurations on I-290 over Salt Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ongoing bridge replacement of I-290 over Salt Creek east of Addison Road will require new lane configurations starting, weather permitting, Sept. 30.

With the upcoming completion of the eastbound bridge, eastbound traffic will return to the eastbound bridge while westbound traffic will continue on temporary westbound pavement, separated by barrier walls from the construction zone.

The work is expected to be complete by June 2020.

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

9/18/2019 6:16 PM (Updated 9/23/2019 10:56 AM)
Rehab of Sauk Trail bridge over I-57

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that rehabilitation of the bridge carrying Sauk Trail over I-57, in Richton Park, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 16.

In order to complete the work, there will be permanent lane closures on Sauk Trail and intermittent overnight closures on I-57. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Sauk Trail, with access to all businesses maintained during construction. There will be turn lanes at the ramp entrances to I-57 as well as to the Walmart located nearby.

The work is expected to be complete by November 2020.

9/9/2019 5:21 PM (Updated 9/10/2019 10:29 AM)
New Traffic Shift Scheduled to Begin on I-57 for Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange Project

Work to shift southbound traffic on I-57 at the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is scheduled to begin this week as part of the I-294/I-57 Interchange Project – Phase 2. Three lanes of traffic will remain open, as will the 147th Street ramps.

 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 median reconstruction.

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

During the week of September 3, nightly lane closures will be need on southbound I-57 to prepare for the traffic shift so work can begin for drainage improvements and median construction. All work is weather dependent.

 Beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 6, southbound shoulders are scheduled to close and traffic will be shifted to the right to provide a work zone. Traffic will be shifted for about 1.5 miles north of I-294. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through the end of the year.

 This work is part of the second phase of the I-294/I-57 Interchange Project, which is building four new ramps to connect southbound I-57 to I-294 and 294 to northbound I-57. As part of this work, the I-57 median will be reconstructed and the I-57 mainline will be widened. This work includes earth excavation, drainage improvements, erosion and sediment control, retaining wall and bridge construction.

 Maps and construction information about the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) I-57 Interchange Project is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and in the Projects section.

 The  I-294/I-57 Interchange Project is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

 The new interchange is improving travel by providing customers with completed access between the two interstates. For the first time, the new I-294/I-57 Interchange provides motorists with access between I-294 and I-57, including a new interchange at 147th Street. The complete interchange will reduce congestion on local routes, enhance economic development and improve regional mobility. The all-electronic interstate-to-interstate connection better serves commuters and freight operators while opening access for local communities.

9/3/2019 2:24 PM (Updated 9/24/2019 10:07 AM)
Construction Scheduled to Begin on Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge Project on Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Advance work is scheduled to begin this week as the Illinois Tollway prepares to begin rebuilding the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge over the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Construction of the new bridge is a multi-year project scheduled to complete by the end of 2022.

The Illinois Tollway is reconstructing the BNSF Railway Bridge, which carries the triple-track railroad over I-294 between Hinsdale and Western Springs, to accommodate the reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway. The existing bridge will be replaced with a longer, wider two-span steel beam structure that will accommodate four tracks and will allow for reconstruction and widening of the Tollway underneath. The new fourth track on the bridge will be used for maintenance purposes by BNSF.

“Reconstruction of the BNSF Railway Bridge will allow for improvements on I-294, one of the busiest sections of the Tollway, and is a critical piece of the Tollway’s $4 billion Central Tri-State Project,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “The Illinois Tollway promotes safety of both workers and the public as we plan and implement roadway improvements. We will make every effort to minimize the impact of construction on our customers and ask drivers to please be patient and obey the work zone speed limits.”

Work in 2019 and 2020 includes construction of the bypass bridge that will allow for uninterrupted commuter rail and freight operations during bridge reconstruction. Once the bypass bridge is complete, the existing bridge will be removed and rebuilt in 2021 and 2022. On average, approximately 104 Metra and Amtrak trains cross this bridge daily, as well as 52 daily freight trains.

On I-294, the Tollway will maintain four lanes of traffic in both directions throughout construction using traffic shifts, however off-peak lane closures and intermittent full closures will be scheduled as needed for bridge beam removal and placement work.

Beginning the week of September 3, temporary, off-peak lane closures in both directions on I-294 will be scheduled for shoulder work between Flagg Creek North and Maple Avenue in preparation for a traffic shift. When the shoulder work is complete, traffic in both directions is scheduled to shift to the left with reduced lane widths.

Residents adjacent to the project can expect to see installation of a temporary, 8-foot chain-link construction fencing with dark mesh to create a safe work zone while limiting sight and nuisances around the construction zone on the mainline of I-294 and along the BNSF Railway. Throughout the bridge project, construction will be occurring adjacent to Veeck and Peirce Parks in Hinsdale and Spring Rock Park in Western Springs. As a result, a portion of each of the parks will be closed throughout the project to provide for a safe work zone and to allow park activities to continue throughout construction.

The BNSF Railway Bridge Project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Metra, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway and Cook County, along with local municipalities, park districts, as well as police and fire departments. The work is part of the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Construction information about the BNSF Bridge Project is available in the Projects section on the Tollways website at illinoistollway.com

9/3/2019 2:07 PM (Updated 9/9/2019 9:46 AM)
US-50 lane restrictions begin Sept. 3
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that US- 50 from Lacket Street in Salem to Metcalf Road will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Tuesday, September 3, weather permitting.  

This work will take place daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Traffic in each direction will be maintained using flaggers. This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs and asphalt resurfacing and is expected to be completed by early June 2020.
 
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.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8
8/29/2019 5:04 PM (Updated 9/4/2019 12:11 PM)
Schedule change for 167th Street repairs over I-57

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that improvements to the 167th Street bridge over I-57, in Oak Forest and Country Club Hills, that began in April will continue with some upcoming changes to the schedule.

 This project will be completed in several stages, requiring temporary, daytime lane closures on 167th Street and occasional overnight lane closures on I-57.

 Now through late September, 167th Street will continue to be reduced to one lane in each direction over I-57.  The eastbound 167th Street ramp to northbound I-57 will be closed, with a detour directing traffic to Crawford Avenue/Pulaski Road to access the interstate via 159th Street (US-6). The southbound I-57 ramp to eastbound 167th Street also will be closed, with a detour directing traffic to the 159th Street exit to access 167th Street via Cicero Avenue (IL-50).

 From late September to late November, 167th Street will remain one lane in each direction, but the westbound 167th Street ramp to southbound I-57 will be closed, with a detour directing traffic to Cicero Avenue and 159th Street to access the interstate. The northbound I-57 ramp to westbound 167th Street also will be closed, with a detour directing traffic to access 167th Street exit via the 159th Street interchange.

 From late November to late December, all lanes and ramps will be open with intermittent, temporary closures at times to wrap up the project.

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

 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.

8/29/2019 2:24 PM (Updated 8/30/2019 9:09 AM)
Work On IL-164 Begins Aug. 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on IL-164 about 3 miles south of Oquawka begins Monday, Aug. 26.

The project involves repairs and deck patching to the bridge that carries IL-164 over Henderson Creek. Traffic will be reduced to one lane controlled by temporary signals. Work is expected to be complete by June 2020.
 
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 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 
8/20/2019 11:35 AM (Updated 9/4/2019 1:22 PM)
Work On IL-78/116 In Farmington Begins July 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction along IL-78/116 between Main Street and Lightfoot Road will begin Monday, July 22.

The work involves road resurfacing, replacing the sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and installation of ornamental lighting. Lane closures will be necessary during the project, which is expected to be complete in December.

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 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4  

7/19/2019 4:00 PM (Updated 9/4/2019 1:29 PM)
Dempster Street resurfacing In Morton Grove And Skokie

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that patching, resurfacing, curb and gutter replacement and ADA ramp improvements on Dempster Street (IL-58) between Waukegan Road (IL-43) in Morton Grove and Skokie Boulevard (US-41) in Skokie will require daily, intermittent lane closures starting, weather permitting, July 15.

In order to complete the project, lanes on Dempster Street will be reduced in work zones.
 
The work is expected to be complete by June 2020.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
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.    
7/9/2019 10:32 AM (Updated 7/13/2019 9:34 AM)
Kennedy Noise Wall Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of the ongoing improvements to the Kennedy Expressway (I-90) between the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and Harlem Avenue (IL-43) noise abatement walls will be installed along the frontage roads of I-90 between Cumberland Avenue (IL-171) and Harlem Avenue (IL-43). 

Starting the week of July 8, weather permitting, Higgins Road (IL-72) between Canfield Avenue and Oriole Avenue will be reduced to one lane westbound.  Eastbound traffic will be detoured on Canfield Avenue, Foster Avenue and Harlem Avenue.  

The project consists of installation of a precast concrete and steel beam noise abatement wall of varying height, with a maximum height of 25 feet, between Cumberland Avenue and Harlem Avenue on the northside of I-90 and from Canfield Avenue to Harlem Avenue on the southside of I-90.  

The installation of the sound walls is expected to be complete by the end of December.  

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. 

7/5/2019 2:39 PM (Updated 7/9/2019 10:48 AM)
New RCI At 153rd Avenue And MN-65 In Ham Lake Is Completed, Opened Today

The newly constructed Reduced Conflict Intersection at 153rd Ave N.E. (Anoka CR-61) and MN-65 in Ham Lake opened to traffic just before noon in time for the July 4th holiday weekend. Although the new intersection is now open to traffic, motorists may still encounter temporary short-term lane closures for cleanup work.

Work (and traffic restrictions) continues on new RCIs at 143rd Ave. in Ham Lake and 181st Ave. in East Bethel through early August.   There also will be work on sidewalk and gutter and drainage at the existing RCI at 169th Ave and MN-65 in August.  
 
The second and final year of a project to reduce fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes continues in East Bethel and Ham Lake. Crews are building the last four of six RCIs on MN-65 in Ham Lake and East Bethel. The RCIs being built in 2019 are at: 143rd Avenue, 153rd Avenue, 181st Avenue and Viking Boulevard. RCIs were built last year at 157th Avenue and 187th Avenue.
 
Construction of RCIs and longer left turn lanes will improve safety and mobility on the MN-65 corridor between 85th Avenue in Spring Lake Park and Sims Road in East Bethel.
 
For more information about the MN-65 RCI project, a list of project locations, timelines and detour routes, visit: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy65rci.
 
Additional information about RCIs is available at: mndot.gov/roadwork/rci.   
7/3/2019 3:02 PM (Updated 7/6/2019 8:35 AM)
Taylor Street Exit on Inbound Ike (I-290) Closing Next Week
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Taylor Street exit on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) will be closed, weather permitting, starting at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 1, as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction in downtown Chicago.
 
The ramp will be closed until spring 2020 to reconfigure the exit as well as the outbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94). 
 
A detour will direct motorists to the outbound Dan Ryan and 18th Street interchange to access Taylor Street via the inbound Dan Ryan. Motorists wishing to get to the University of Illinois Chicago campus can also use the recently reopened Racine Avenue exit.
 
Expect delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.   
6/27/2019 10:15 AM (Updated 6/29/2019 8:30 AM)
Kirk Road from IL-56 to Cherry Lane Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Improvement

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

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

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

6/13/2019 1:30 PM (Updated 7/15/2019 7:27 PM)
Jefferson County: I-57 Lane Closures Begin June 17

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

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

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

6/13/2019 11:18 AM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:43 AM)
Repair Work Continues on the North Tri-State Tollway (I-94)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional ramp overnight, weekend ramp closures with detours will be scheduled later this summer on the ramps connecting Deerfield Road to eastbound I-94 and eastbound I-94 to Lake Cook Road for repair and resurfacing work. Only one ramp will be closed at a time.

Electronic message signs and construction signage are in place in advance to alert drivers to the upcoming traffic shifts. All work is weather dependent.

In 2019, work is scheduled between Half Day Road and the Edens Spur and includes mainline, shoulder and ramp pavement patching and overlays. Construction will also include drainage improvements, noisewall and retaining wall repairs. Roadway lighting work is scheduled along the mainline between the Edens Spur and Duffy Lane.

The repair work is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

Maps, construction and detour information about the North Tri-State Tollway repairs are available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.

The work is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Lake County, Cook County, as well as local municipalities, fire and police departments. Up to 160,000 vehicles use segments of I-94 daily.

These repairs are necessary to extend the life of the roadway 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. 

6/5/2019 1:18 PM (Updated 6/8/2019 8:49 AM)
Resurfacing of I-74 near St. Joseph set June 3
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that resurfacing of I-74 from about 2 miles east of St. Joseph to IL- 49 will begin Monday, June 3.

The project involves removal of old pavement and putting down a fresh layer and will require lane closures in both directions. Work is expected to be complete by mid-December.

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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5/31/2019 6:40 PM (Updated 9/4/2019 1:30 PM)
IL-47 Interchange Project Scheduled to Begin Next Week on Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

6/6 UPDATE: Due to inclement weather and continued rainy conditions this spring, the date for shifting traffic on Illinois 47 and closing Plato Road now is scheduled to take place June 24, weather permitting. The detour route also has been revised to direct traffic to Burlington and Dittman roads when the intersection of Plato Road and Illinois 47 is closed. The completion date remains unchanged at this time. 

Interchange scheduled to be complete by end of 2019 will provide full access for Sugar Grove

The Illinois Tollway’s IL-47 Interchange Project on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Sugar Grove is scheduled to begin next week. The project is providing a new, full-access interchange and repairing the IL-47 Bridge carrying traffic over I-88 to complete an existing partial interchange that currently only provides access to and from the west.

Improvements to the IL-47 Interchange will open up access between the Tollway and IL-47, a regional north-south transportation route extending from Wisconsin into Central Illinois. Work is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year. Approximately 3,000 vehicles currently use this interchange daily.

Beginning the week of April 1, advance work is scheduled to begin on I-88 and on IL-47 to prepare for new ramp construction and existing ramp reconfiguration. On I-88, shoulder closures and temporary lane closures will be scheduled for striping and rumble strip removal. On IL-47 between Finley Road and Seavey Road, traffic is scheduled to be reduced to a single lane in both directions for the removal of the concrete median.

Once the initial work is complete, permanent lane shifts on I-88 are scheduled to begin and IL-47 will be reduced to one lane in each direction with permanent lane shifts for the duration of the project.

The IL-47 Interchange Project will build three new ramps to accommodate travel to and from the east and improve access to westbound I-88 and also reconstruct the two existing ramps carrying traffic to and from westbound I-88. The project also includes rehabilitation of the existing IL-47 Bridge carrying traffic over I-88, including a bridge surface overlay, removal of the existing median and reconfiguration of the traffic pattern to improve travel. Additional work also includes roadway lighting and drainage improvements.

The project is funded in part by Illinois Tollway’s 15-year capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. Consistent with the Tollway’s Interchange and Roadway Cost-Sharing Policy requiring local communities to cover the remaining cost of interchange improvements, the local share will be split: IDOT will contribute approximately 25 percent and the remainder will be funded by Marengo and McHenry County.

To cover the Tollway’s share of the project and ongoing maintenance costs, the IL-47 Interchange will be an all-electronic interchange with cashless toll plazas for vehicles with I-PASS located on the ramps carrying traffic to and from the east. Cars with I-PASS will pay 55 cents. Trucks tolls will range from $1.95 to $5.00 during daytime hours, with overnight discounts offered. Those without I-PASS can pay their tolls online at the cash rate within the seven-day grace period. Grace period toll payments are double the I-PASS rates.

The IL-47 Interchange Project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Kane County, Blackberry Township, the Village of Sugar Grove, as well as local fire and police departments.

Maps, construction and detour information about the IL-47 Interchange Project is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.