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Weekend-Long Lane Closures Scheduled For Pavement Repairs On The Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355)

Lane closures needed in both directions for pavement repairs

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Weekend lane closures, with traffic reduced to a single lane, are scheduled this weekend on the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) between I-80 and just north of 159th Street for pavement repairs.

Electronic message signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the lane closures. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone to safely accommodate repair work and allow the new concrete to cure. All work is weather dependent, and delays are expected.

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

Weather permitting, weekend lane closures will be scheduled to begin overnight Friday, July 17, and continue as needed into Monday, July 20. Northbound I-355 traffic between 159th Street and Fiddyment Creek and southbound I-355 traffic between U.S. Route 6 and I-80 are scheduled to be reduced to a single lane by 8 p.m. on Friday, July 17. In addition, lane reductions will be needed on the ramps connecting southbound I-355 to westbound I-80 and 159th Street to northbound I-355 beginning by 8 p.m. on Friday, July 17.

On I-355, traffic will be limited to a single lane in both directions and ramp traffic will also remained reduced through the weekend. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 20.

 

7/14/2020 4:19 PM (Updated 7/14/2020 4:19 PM)
Illinois 3 to close July 15
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that there will be a road closure at the railroad crossing on Illinois 3 near Gorham, just north of Skeeter Park and Town Creek Roads.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, and concluding at 6 p.m. Friday, July 17, crews from Union Pacific Railway will be removing and replacing the railroad crossing on Illinois 3. There will be no traffic permitted through the crossing during the repairs. 

To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of the marked detour 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 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

7/14/2020 3:58 PM (Updated 7/14/2020 3:58 PM)
Closures on I-80 in Joliet over multiple weekends

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that bridge deck patching with joint repairs on Interstate 80, in Joliet, will require weekend lane and ramp closures beginning, Friday, July 17.

 The work is expected to take place, weather permitting, from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday over eight consecutive weekends, excluding Labor Day weekend. The first stage of the project will require lane closures on both sides of I-80 from Center Street to Rowell Avenue. At least one lane in both directions will remain open at all times.

 In addition, work will get underway in August on the following ramps; Chicago Street (U.S. 52/Illinois 53) to eastbound I-80, Richards Street to westbound I-80, and westbound I-80 to Chicago Street. During that time, ramps will be closed, and detours will be posted.

 The entire project is expected to be completed in early October.

 The eventual replacement of the Des Plaines River bridges and larger improvements to I-80 in Will County are a cornerstone project in Gov. JB Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital program, which will invest $33.2 billion in transportation infrastructure across all modes throughout the state. The estimated $1.2 billion project is included in IDOT’s current multi-year plan, with construction tentative to begin in three years.

 The project will reconstruct 16 miles of I-80, from Ridge Road in Minooka to U.S. 30 in Joliet and New Lenox, while adding or extending auxiliary lanes to improve safety and reduce congestion, as well as improving interchanges at I-55, Illinois 7, Center Street, U.S. 52/Illinois 53, Richards Street and Briggs Street.

 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.

7/14/2020 3:39 PM (Updated 7/14/2020 3:39 PM)
Ramps at US-30 and IN-49 to be resurfaced

PORTER COUNTY, Ind. - The Indiana Department of Transportation announces ramp closures at the US-30 and State Road 49 interchange from July 15 through July 21 for resurfacing. 

 
Resurfacing Schedule:

Drivers should seek an alternate route. The schedule is weather dependent and subject to change. 

US 30 & SR 49

 

7/14/2020 2:28 PM (Updated 7/14/2020 2:28 PM)
Chester: Illinois 3 at Mary's River to close July 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Illinois 3 just south of Chester at the Mary's River will be closed beginning on Wednesday, July 15, weather permitting.  

 
A marked detour will be utilized to move traffic around the closure. This closure is necessary to complete bridge repairs and is expected to be completed and reopened by mid-August.
 
Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
7/14/2020 2:19 PM (Updated 7/14/2020 2:19 PM)
Improvements on Dundee Road in Palatine

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

The project includes modernizing traffic signals at Kennedy Drive, Rand and Baldwin roads, patching and resurfacing, constructing new raised medians and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, installing new street lighting and storm sewers, replacing deteriorated curbs and landscaping.
 
Two lanes in each direction will remain open at all times. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in October 2021.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
7/14/2020 11:58 AM (Updated 7/14/2020 11:59 AM)
Peoria-area I-474 ramps to close July 18-19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the ramps to and from I-474 at the Airport Road and US-24/Adams Street interchanges will close July 18 and 19 for pavement patching.  

The ramps to be closed are as follows:    
 
 
Detours for all closures 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 and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com. 
 
7/14/2020 11:30 AM (Updated 7/14/2020 11:30 AM)
Champaign County: I-74 Bridge Repairs begin July 14
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs to two bridges on Interstate 74 in Champaign County begin July 14. 
 
The work is on the bridges that carry I-74 over Union Pacific railroad tracks just east of St. Joseph and will reduce the interstate to one lane in each direction. Traffic will be controlled with drums and concrete barriers, and message boards will be in place to inform motorists. Construction is expected to be complete by early November. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.
7/14/2020 9:06 AM (Updated 7/14/2020 9:07 AM)
U.S. 6 to be closed for patching and resurfacing

LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. - The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for U.S. 6 between State Road 39 and U.S. 35 starting Monday, July 20.

Crews will be patching the road for a resurfacing project. U.S. 6 will be reduced to one lane in each direction for local traffic only. Through traffic should find an alternate route. The official detour will follow State Road 39, U.S. 30 and U.S. 35.

The road is expected to reopen in mid-August, 2020.

US 6

7/13/2020 7:44 PM (Updated 7/13/2020 7:50 PM)
Metro East: I-55 Work Set July 14-15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the daytime closure of the inside lane along both northbound and southbound I-55 between Exchange Ave and 3rd St. in East St. Louis on July 14 and 15.

The closure will be during non-peak hours and is required to repair a damaged concrete barrier wall. The IDOT East St. Louis Maintenance Yard will make the needed repairs. Full access will be restored as soon as this work is completed.

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. 

7/13/2020 5:03 PM (Updated 7/13/2020 6:20 PM)
Bement: Macon Street To Close July 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Macon Street (Illinois 105) in Bement will close July 20.
 
The closure is necessary for Norfolk Southern Railway to replace its crossing just north of Bodman Street. A detour will be posted during the work, which is expected to last seven to 10 days. 
 
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.  

7/13/2020 4:34 PM (Updated 7/13/2020 6:21 PM)
Metro East: I-55/70 pavement repairs begin July 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces nightly lane closures on northbound I-55/70 between Black Lane and IL-111 beginning on Tuesday, July 14, weather permitting.  

All lanes will be open between the hours of 6 AM and 6 PM.  This work is necessary to do pavement repairs and is expected to be complete by July 20.
 
Drivers may experience delays when traveling through the work zone.  Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
 
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.
7/13/2020 10:38 AM (Updated 7/13/2020 10:38 AM)
2020 Bowes Road Resurfacing Program

Construction for the Bowes Road Resurfacing program is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, July 20, 2020, weather permitting. Construction will take place on Bowes Road, between Nesler Road and about 1,900 feet West of Randall Road, with working hours between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday thru Saturday, requiring temporary daily lane closures and flaggers directing traffic for the safety of the workers and the travelling public. The resurfacing process is part of our annual maintenance to increase the longevity of County roads. The program will consist of milling and resurfacing, ADA sidewalk work, curb and gutter removal and replacement work, and application of pavement markings. This work is anticipated to take approximately three months to complete, weather permitting. Listed below are the portions of roads to be resurfaced, with curb and gutter replacement noted.

The above-mentioned road will remain open during construction, but may include temporary daily lane closures and flaggers, primarily from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Bowes Road. Motorists should expect long delays while traveling through the work areas and should 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, visit the Traffic Alerts Page of the KDOT website.
7/13/2020 10:00 AM (Updated 7/13/2020 10:00 AM)
IN-149 to be closed starting July 20

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that the scheduled road closure for IN-149 from Lenburg Rd north to Joliet Ave will begin Monday, July 20. 

The road will be closed for approximately one month and is expected to reopen in late August, 2020. This is an intersection improvement project with added turn lanes and resurfacing. 
 
Drivers should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow US-20, IN-49 and US-6. The intersection of Lenburg Rd and IN-149 will be open for motorists to travel east or west on Lenburg Rd or south on IN-149.
7/13/2020 9:32 AM (Updated 7/13/2020 9:33 AM)
IL-3 Lane Closure Set July 14-15
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that all lanes of IL-3 from 0.8 miles north of Monsanto Avenue in Sauget to 0.1 miles south of Ruby Street in Cahokia will be intermittently restricted during daytime hours only on Tuesday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 15, weather permitting.  

These lane closures are necessary for inspection of the pavement.
 
Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
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
7/10/2020 4:29 PM (Updated 7/13/2020 6:19 PM)
Work on IL-5 begins July 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting,  construction on IL-5 (John Deere Road) from 70th Street in Moline to Colona Road in Carbon Cliff will begin on Monday, July 13.

The work involves patching and resurfacing the 2.5-mile section of Illinois 5. Lane closures, with one lane open in each direction, will be required for the duration of the project, which is anticipated to be complete in mid-November.

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

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

 

7/10/2020 4:08 PM (Updated 7/13/2020 10:14 AM)
Carbondale: IL-13 rail crossing work begins July 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that there will be lane reductions on IL-13 eastbound (Walnut Street) and westbound (Main Street) at the railroad crossing near US-51 (Illinois Avenue) in Carbondale.

Beginning at 7 p.m. July 13 and concluding at 11:59 p.m. July 15, crews from Canadian National Railway will be performing repairs on the railroad crossing. Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the crossing during the repairs. 
 
Motorists may consider alternate routes to avoid the work area when feasible. 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 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.
7/10/2020 3:11 PM (Updated 7/10/2020 3:11 PM)
Breese: US-50 bridge work begins July 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on the US-50 bridges over Walnut Street in Breese will begin Monday, July 13, weather permitting.  

This work will take place daily between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM. One lane traffic in each direction will be maintained using flaggers or temporary traffic signals when lane closures are required. This work is necessary to complete painting of the US-50 structures and is expected to be completed by late September.
 
Motorists and pedestrians should allow extra time for trips through this area, 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.
7/10/2020 3:00 PM (Updated 7/10/2020 3:01 PM)
Polo: Work on Division Street begins July 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction will begin Monday, July 13, on Division Street ((IL-26/US-52) in Polo.

The work involves reconstructing the ADA sidewalk ramps between Elkhorn Street and Dement Street. Traffic will be reduced to one lane at times, utilizing flaggers to direct traffic through the work area, for the anticipated two-month duration of the project.
 
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 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.
7/10/2020 1:45 PM (Updated 7/10/2020 1:45 PM)
Bloomington: Bunn Street to close July 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Bunn Street at Veterans Parkway (BR-I-55) in Bloomington will close July 13.

The closure is necessary for repairs to the bridge that carries Veterans Parkway over Bunn Street. The project also will require periodic lane closures on Veterans. Work is expected to be complete by July 31. 
 
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.
7/10/2020 11:29 AM (Updated 7/10/2020 11:30 AM)
Overnight Closures Scheduled on Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and Ramp From LaGrange Road

Ramp and temporary lane closures needed to safely accommodate bridge beam removal

 
Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin next week on the on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between the 83rd Street Toll Plaza and Archer Avenue for bridge beam removal as part of the Tollway’s work to prepare for roadway reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between I-55 and 95th Street.
 
Up to 10 nights of intermittent, full closures in both directions may be needed on I-294, along with the closure and detour of the ramp connecting southbound LaGrange Road to southbound I-294, for bridge beam removal to construct a new Archer Avenue Bridge over I-294.
 
Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. The temporary closures are necessary to safely accommodate the removal of bridge beams. Bridge beam removal will be scheduled during overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic. All work is weather dependent.
 
“This work is necessary to keep the Tollway in good condition for years to come,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We work to limit lane closures to temporary overnight hours to minimize the impact of construction on daily commuters.”
 
During the week of July 13, on I-294 one lane in both directions is scheduled to close at 8 p.m. each night, with a second lane closing at 10 p.m. and a third lane closing at midnight. Intermittent, full closures of I-294, each lasting 15 minutes, will begin after midnight.
 
In addition, the ramp connecting southbound LaGrange Road to southbound I-294 is scheduled to close at 8 p.m. and a detour will be posted. The detour will route traffic east on Archer Avenue to Oak Grove Avenue and then to westbound Archer Avenue where traffic will be directed to the ramp onto LaGrange Road which will provide access to southbound I-294.
 
All lanes on I-294 and the ramp are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.
 
To accommodate the rebuilding and widening of I-294, the Illinois Tollway will reconstruct the eastbound and westbound Archer Avenue Bridges over I-294, the eastbound Archer Avenue Bridge over 79th Street and the bridge carrying westbound Archer Avenue over the ramp connecting southbound LaGrange Road to I‐294. Ramp and local road improvements on Archer Avenue and 79th Street will also be included as part of the construction. Work also includes drainage and lighting improvements and landscaping.
 
Construction updates, project information, maps and detour information for work that is part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com .
 
Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, Village of Justice and Village of Willow Springs as well as local fire and police departments.
 
The Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is reconstructing and widening the roadway between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street to provide congestion relief, update old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand and address regional needs. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.
 
 
 
 
7/10/2020 11:26 AM (Updated 7/10/2020 11:26 AM)
New traffic signals to be installed throughout St. Joe County

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces installation of new traffic signals in various locations throughout St. Joseph County beginning Monday, July 13.

37 intersections will be getting new traffic signals, and each intersection should take one day. A majority of the impacted intersections are along IN-23 and IN-933, with a few on IN-331, US-6, US-31 and US-20 as well.

During installation, lane closures will be needed and flaggers will direct traffic. The schedule is weather dependent but is projected to be completed in early September, 2020. 

The current standard when modernizing traffic signals includes a flashing yellow arrow, and there are already traffic signals like this in the St. Joseph County area.

About Flashing Yellow Arrow Traffic Signals

The flashing yellow arrow signals allow left-turning traffic to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and pedestrians and turn when a suitable gap is available. This type of signal improves intersection efficiency by using cross-traffic gaps to allow more left turns.

When waiting in a dedicated left-turn lane, traffic may first see a flashing yellow arrow, depending upon signal phasing. Should there not be suitable gaps in oncoming through traffic and sensors detect cars waiting to turn left, the flashing yellow arrow could change to a steady green arrow. This would stop oncoming traffic, allowing a protected left turn for drivers. The graphic below details how traffic should utilize the new signals.

National research has shown the flashing yellow signal is more intuitive for drivers, results in fewer crashes, and moves traffic more efficiently at intersections. These signals are being used successfully across Indiana, and nationwide.

Learn more about these traffic signals on our website https://www.in.gov/indot/3202.htm.

7/9/2020 4:43 PM (Updated 7/10/2020 11:40 AM)
Williamson County: IL-166 bridge repairs begin July 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-166 in Williamson County of upcoming bridge repairs.

Beginning Monday, July 13, weather permitting, there will be repairs to the bridge carrying IL-166 over the South Fork Saline River, 3.3 miles south of IL-13, that will require lane closures beginning at 7 am. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. 
 
The project should be completed by October 16. Motorists should be aware of the 12'-0" 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.
7/9/2020 4:41 PM (Updated 7/9/2020 4:42 PM)
I-57 pavement repairs begin July 13
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Interstate 57 from the Jefferson County Line to the Fayette County Line will have various lane restrictions in each direction beginning Monday, July 13, weather permitting. 

One lane of traffic in each direction will always remain open.  This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs and is anticipated to be completed by late September.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area, 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.

7/9/2020 2:49 PM (Updated 7/9/2020 9:36 PM)
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The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that I-57 from the Jefferson County Line to the Fayette County Line will have various lane restrictions in each direction beginning Monday, July 13, weather permitting. 

One lane of traffic in each direction will always remain open.  This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs and is anticipated to be completed by late September.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area, 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.

7/9/2020 2:41 PM (Updated 7/10/2020 11:42 AM)
McClugage Bridge inspection begins July 13

Lane closures on eastbound span 

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a routine inspection of the eastbound span of the McClugage Bridge, which carries US-150 over the Illinois River, begins July 13. 
 
The inspection will require intermittent lane closures on the bridge from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is expected to last two weeks. 
 
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 and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com. 
 
7/9/2020 2:36 PM (Updated 7/9/2020 2:37 PM)
Traffic signal upgrade at Belvidere and Green Bay begins July 13
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a traffic signal upgrade at Green Bay Road (Illinois 131) and Belvidere Road (Illinois 120) in Waukegan will require daily lane closures, beginning Monday, July 13.
 
The project, which also includes constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be complete in late September.
 
Click
 here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

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

 

7/9/2020 2:24 PM (Updated 7/9/2020 9:28 PM)
Carlinville: Main Street to close July 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Main Street (IL-108) will close at the railroad tracks just west of Alton Road in Carlinville on July 12. 

The closure, which will begin at 8 p.m., is necessary for repairs to the Union Pacific railroad crossing. No traffic will be allowed to cross the tracks during the work, which is expected to be complete by 8 p.m. July 14. A 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 6 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict6.
7/9/2020 11:15 AM (Updated 7/9/2020 11:15 AM)
Peoria: Work at Knoxville/Lake intersection begins July 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that improvements to the intersection of Knoxville Avenue (IL-40) and Lake Street in Peoria begin July 13. 

The project involves rebuilding the medians in both directions of Knoxville Avenue to allow for offset left-turn lanes as well as other related items. Offset left-turn lanes are oriented such that they do not line up directly across from each other, which increases the visibility of oncoming traffic and makes left turns safer.  
 
The work will require lane closures on Knoxville, and traffic patterns will change as it progresses. Motorists also can expect lane reductions on southbound Knoxville as well as on Lake Street. All construction is expected to be complete by early 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. 
 
Follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4 for IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter.
 
Visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com for updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas.
7/9/2020 11:08 AM (Updated 7/9/2020 11:08 AM)
US-41 lane closures pushed back to July 20-23

US-41 lane closures pushed back to July 20-23

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that lane closures for US-41 between 121st St and US-20 (Indianapolis Blvd) have been postponed and will begin Monday, July 20.  
 
One lane will be closed at a time for a paving project. The project was originally planned to begin on July 13 but needed to be pushed back due to equipment issues. Weather dependent, the project is expected to be completed on Thursday, July 23. 
 
INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.
 
US 41

 

7/9/2020 11:05 AM (Updated 7/10/2020 11:44 AM)
Dan Ryan Lane Closure at Jane Byrne Starts Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction, a lane closure on the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) will begin, weather permitting, Monday, July 13. The closure is necessary for the first stage of reconstruction of the Dan Ryan and Kennedy expressways (I-90/94) through the interchange.

Starting at 10 p.m. Monday, the ramp from the inbound Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to the inbound Ryan will be reduced from two lanes to one lane. The inbound Ryan’s right lane will be closed from the Stevenson ramp to Roosevelt Road. In addition, the flyover ramp connecting the inbound Ryan to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) will be reduced to one lane from roughly Roosevelt Road to Taylor Street. 
 
The new traffic configuration will be in effect through mid-September. 
 
Motorists, especially traveling on the inbound Stevenson and Dan Ryan, should anticipate significant delays, especially during the initial days of the closure. The public is asked to plan ahead, buckle up, put down all devices and remain patient driving through the work zone
 
To prepare for this next stage of the project, the ramp from the outbound Stevenson to the inbound Ryan will be closed from between midnight and 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 14. A detour will direct traffic to continue on the outbound Stevenson to access the inbound expressway via the Pulaski Road interchange.
 
The closure is necessary to begin reconstructing the new pavement on Dan Ryan and Kennedy over the next three construction seasons. 
 
Other significant impacts at the Jane Byrne this year include:
Additional details, schedules and impacts to traffic will continue to be shared in advance of individual project start dates. 
 
The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods.
 
Recently, IDOT unveiled a new mobile-friendly website that features a detailed project timeline with an interactive map, photo galleries and the ability to submit questions and comments to the project team via a “Contact Us” link. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org.
 
The improved Jane Byrne Interchange will be complete in 2022.
7/9/2020 10:34 AM (Updated 7/10/2020 11:45 AM)
UPDATE: Weekly Construction Update: July 6-10

We are asking travelers to put safety first this. Please buckle up, drive carefully through work zones, and watch for pavement buckling caused by heat. 

NOTE: Alerts and updates provided via these sites are not intended for use while driving. When driving, your focus should always be on the road.

Here are some important highlights in the next few weeks:

    MADISON: Starting Monday, July 13, the two Beltline interchange loop ramps will be CLOSED until early-to-mid-October 2020.

    JANESVILLE: Weather-permitting, in mid-July, I-39/90 northbound traffic will travel on the newly expanded northbound Interstate lanes between the US 14/Humes Road and WIS 26/Milton Avenue interchanges.

BELOIT – I-43/WIS 81 northbound will be CLOSED over I-39/90 between the interchange ramps:

7/8/2020 3:38 PM (Updated 7/8/2020 4:07 PM)
CANCELED Overnight Ramp and Lane Closure Scheduled Next Weekend on St. Charles Road and I-290 at the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

 Ramp closure with detour and temporary local lane closures needed for ComEd transmission line work

Overnight closures are scheduled next weekend on St. Charles Road, as well as on the ramps connecting westbound I-290 to St. Charles Road, adjacent to the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Nightly ramp and local road closures are necessary to provide a work zone to safely accommodate work related to the relocation of Com Ed transmission lines.

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

“The Illinois Tollway promotes safety of both drivers and workers as we schedule and implement roadway improvements,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We work to limit lane closures to temporary overnight and weekend hours to minimize the impact of construction on daily commuters.”

On Friday, July 17, beginning at 8 p.m. the ramp carrying westbound I-290 traffic to eastbound St. Charles Road is scheduled to close with a posted detour routing I-290 traffic to the exit for westbound St. Charles Road and then through the interchange ramps in order to continue east on St. Charles Road.

In addition, at 10 p.m. temporary full closures, each lasting 15 minutes, are also scheduled to begin on the ramp carrying westbound St. Charles Road traffic to westbound I-290.

On St. Charles Road, beginning at 8 p.m. single lane closures will be put in place in both directions between Arthur Avenue and Fair Avenue, with temporary, full roadway closures, each lasting 15 minutes, scheduled to begin in both directions at 10 p.m.

The 15-minute ramp and roadway closures are scheduled to be complete by 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, and all lanes on St. Charles Road and the ramp from westbound I-290 to eastbound St. Charles Road are scheduled to reopen by 10 a.m.

Similar closures and detours will be scheduled overnight Saturday, July 18, into Sunday, July 19.

If the work cannot be completed during this time, backup closures are scheduled during the week of July 20 with similar hours.



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

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

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


7/8/2020 3:03 PM (Updated 7/14/2020 3:36 PM)
Construction Update: Wadsworth Road East of US 41

July 8, 2020

Eastbound Wadsworth Road is currently closed at the Des Plaines River bridge. Westbound Wadsworth Road remains open to traffic.

Work is beginning this week to remove the eastbound lane shoulder, construct a new bike lane, and remove the concrete for the patches and new bridge expansion joint. The contractor is preparing for the new curb and gutter on the frontage road.

Traffic Impacts: Once the work on the south side of the bridge is complete, the westbound lane will be shifted to the other side of the bridge. Watch for trucks coming in and out of the jobsite. Please drive carefully through work zones. Eastbound traffic should follow the posted detour route.


Wasdsworth Road Lane Shifted
Des Plaines River Bridge

About the Project

Description: Safety improvement to widen and resurface Wadsworth Road, construct a frontage road, and make repairs to the bridge over the Des Plaines River. Work will consist of: earth excavation, the construction of storm sewer, aggregate subgrade, concrete curb and gutter, pavement surface removal, hot-mix asphalt paving, the installation of guardrail, pavement markings and landscaping, and other related items.

Project Website: lakecountyil.gov/4373

7/8/2020 2:47 PM (Updated 7/8/2020 4:10 PM)
Metro East: I-270 resurfacing begins July 10

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that I-270, from IL-3 to just east of the I-55/70/270 interchange, will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction beginning on Friday, July 10, weather permitting. 

These lane closures will occur Friday evenings at 7 P.M. through Monday mornings at 6 A.M. and each weeknight between 6 P.M. to 6 A.M. All lanes will be open Monday through Friday between 6 A.M. and 6 P.M. 
 
This work is necessary to place a new asphalt surface and is expected to be complete by mid-September. 
 
Drivers may experience delays when traveling through the work zone. Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
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7/8/2020 1:52 PM (Updated 7/8/2020 1:55 PM)
IN-106 to be closed in Bremen for underground work

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for IN-106 in Bremen between Montgomery St and Washington St beginning Monday, July 13.

This road closure is due to underground water and sewer main replacement, installation of new drainage, and utility work. The closure will be in place for approximately 60 days.

Drivers should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow IN-331, US-6 and CR-321/Douglas Rd. INDOT will be resurfacing IN-106 from US-6 W to US-6 E which will cause future lane closures in this area.

US-6 is also currently closed near Bremen between IN-106 and Miami Rd for a bridge super structure replacement over the east branch of Bunch Ditch. The official detour for this closure follows IN-106 and IN-331. The project is expected to be completed by the end of September, 2020.
 

US 6 and SR 106

7/8/2020 9:41 AM (Updated 7/8/2020 8:11 PM)
Lake County: Belvidere Road bridge maintenance begins this week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that cleaning and painting of bridges on Belvidere Road (IL-120) over Greenleaf Street and the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Waukegan and Park City will start this week.

The work will primarily take place under the bridge and will not impact traffic; however, occasional daytime lane closures will be required on Belvidere Road and Greenleaf Street. Work is expected to be complete in early November. 
 
Motorists can expect occasional delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
 
For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.
 
7/7/2020 12:46 PM (Updated 7/7/2020 12:46 PM)
IN-8 to be closed for seal coating operation

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for IN-8 for seal coating between US-421 and IN-39 starting Monday, July 13. 

Seal coating is expected to be finished in about three days, depending upon weather conditions. During the operation only local traffic will have access. 
 
Drivers should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow US-421, State Road IN-10 and IN-39. 
7/7/2020 12:40 PM (Updated 7/7/2020 12:40 PM)
Project to paint multiple bridges on Belvidere Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that cleaning and painting of bridges on Belvidere Road (IL-120) over Greenleaf Street and the Canadian Pacific Railroad, in Waukegan and Park City, will start this week.

The work will primarily take place under the bridge and will not impact traffic, however occasional daytime lane closures will be required on Belvidere Road and Greenleaf Street. Work is expected to be complete in early November. 

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

7/6/2020 7:19 PM (Updated 7/8/2020 12:28 PM)
Traffic signal upgrade at Belvidere and Green Bay roads

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a traffic signal upgrade at Green Bay Road (IL-131) and Belvidere Road (IL-120), in Waukegan, will require daily lane closures, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 13.

The project, which also includes constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be complete in late September.

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

7/6/2020 7:15 PM (Updated 7/8/2020 12:29 PM)
Project to rehab multiple bridges over I-290

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

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

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

7/6/2020 7:02 PM (Updated 7/8/2020 4:12 PM)
Champaign: Construction starts on US-150 bridge, first step to remake I-57/I-74 interchange as part of Rebuild Illinois

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today a  project to replace the US-150 bridge over I-57 begins July 8. The project is one of the first steps to accommodate a new-and-improved I-57/74 interchange, a highlight of Gov. JB Pritzker's Rebuild Illinois capital program.

"The US-150 bridge and the I-57/74 interchange represent a significant investment in the Champaign-Urbana area and one of the biggest for Central Illinois in Rebuild Illinois," said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. "Thanks to Gov. Pritzker's support and leadership, IDOT is committed to creating economic opportunity across the state by investing in infrastructure while improving safety and quality of life."

Starting Wednesday, US-150 over I-57 will be reduced to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals while the new bridge is built. Occasional, overnight lane closures on I-57 will be required as well until the project wraps up in late summer 2021.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changing conditions and signs in the work zone, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Built in 1964, the US-150 bridge has exceeded its anticipated lifecycle and due for replacement. In August, a similar project will begin on the Mattis Avenue bridges at both I-57 and I-74. All of the bridges will be built higher and longer to accommodate the new ramps as part of the rebuilt I-57/I-74 interchange.

The I-57/74 interchange project is due to start in late summer 2021, remaking a critical regional freight juncture that handles almost 40,000 vehicles a day. The new interchange will improve traffic flow and safety by eliminating conflict points and reducing turning movements.

Gov. Pritzker's historic and bipartisan Rebuild Illinois is investing into the state's aging transportation system over six years, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history, but the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

7/6/2020 4:07 PM (Updated 7/8/2020 4:15 PM)
Peoria: IL-6 ramp closures begin July 7

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the ramps to and from Allen Road and Knoxville Avenue (IL-40) on IL-6 in Peoria will close July 7. 

The closures are necessary for paving of IL-6 in the area and will last approximately 60 minutes through July 9. No IL-6 traffic will be allowed on or off at those interchanges during the closures. The same pattern will take place July 14-16. 
 
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.
7/6/2020 2:17 PM (Updated 7/6/2020 2:17 PM)
Ford County: IL-115 closed for bridge replacement

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-115 between US-24 at Piper City and IL-54 at Roberts is closed. 

The closure is necessary to remove and replace the bridge that carries IL-115 over Spring Creek Tributary in Ford County. A detour utilizing US-24, I-57 and IL-54 will be posted during the work, which is expected to be complete in early August. 
 
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. 
 
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7/6/2020 1:59 PM (Updated 7/6/2020 2:05 PM)
Lane closures scheduled for US-41 in Whiting

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for US-41 between 121st St and US-20 (Indianapolis Blvd) beginning Monday, July 13.  

One lane will be closed at a time for a paving project. Weather dependent, the project is expected to be completed on Thursday, July 16. 

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

7/6/2020 9:34 AM (Updated 7/8/2020 4:17 PM)
Higgins Road bridge rehab begins July 9

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the rehabilitation of the Higgins Road (IL-72) bridge over the Fox River, in East and West Dundee, will begin, weather permitting, Thursday, July 9.

To accommodate the work, Higgins Road from Third Street to River Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with lane widths reduced to 10.3 feet. In addition, left turns from Higgins Road onto Water and River streets will not be allowed. A recommended alternate route is Van Buren Street. Access to businesses within the work zone will be maintained during construction.

The project, which involves repairing structural concrete and bridge joints, resurfacing and painting the bridge bearings, is expected to be completed in late August.

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.

7/2/2020 6:13 PM (Updated 7/3/2020 11:13 AM)
Longmeadow Parkway West of Sundown Rd to IL-25 Bolz Road Closure

Starting the Wednesday July 8th, Bolz Road will be closed to traffic between Sandbloom Road and the entrance to the stone quarry for 8 to 10 weeks, weather permitting, to allow construction crews to safely and efficiently construct the new Bolz Road roadway realignment and install new water main and storm sewer. Traffic will be routed around Bolz Road using Sandbloom Road, IL-62 and IL-25 as shown below.