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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Saline County: IL-142 to close March 29

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-142 in Saline County of an upcoming road closure.
 
Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, March 29, IL-142 will be closed between Phipps Road and Douglas/Francis Road, approximately 1 mile south of the Hamilton County line, weather permitting. The road is expected to be open by 6 a.m.  Monday, April 1.
 
This closure is necessary to facilitate the replacement of a drainage structure.
 
Motorists should seek an alternate route. Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.

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

3/21/2019 11:18 AM (Updated 3/21/2019 11:18 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   East Peoria: Bridge repairs along IL-40 begin March 25

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs to bridges along IL-40 will begin Monday, March 25.

The work is on the three following bridges:
 

  •     IL-40 over Camp Street and Farm Creek;
  •     IL-40 over Washington Street; and
  •     Washington Street over Farm Creek.


Ramp closures are expected as part of this project and marked detours will be in place. Additionally, there will repairs to the median on Washington Street just south of River Road, which will require lane closures. More information will be announced ahead of when any closures are expected.

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.

3/21/2019 10:51 AM (Updated 3/21/2019 10:51 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Rockford: Work on US-20/IL-2 interchange begins March 25

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction work on US-20/IL-2 interchange will begin March 25.

The work will involve reconstructing US-20 and IL-2 with new concrete pavement and shoulders, and the bridges carrying US-20 over IL-2 will be removed and replaced. The existing cloverleaf interchange will be configured as a diamond interchange with new signal installations at the ramp intersections with IL-2.

To allow continued traffic movement, crossovers, detours and lane reductions using flaggers will be utilized as needed. This project is estimated to be completed by October 30, 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 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.

3/20/2019 6:05 PM (Updated 3/21/2019 10:42 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   County Line Road Closure in Elmhurst to Begin Next Week for Utility Work

Detour will be posted for southbound County Line Road

A portion of southbound County Line Road in Elmhurst will be closed temporarily beginning next week for utility work related to the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project. A detour will be posted.

Weather permitting, during the week of March 25, southbound County Line Road between Grand Avenue and Romans Road, located north of North Avenue, will close. A detour will be posted routing southbound County Line Road traffic to Northwest Avenue via Grand Avenue. Northbound County Line Road traffic will remain open.

This closure is scheduled to last into summer. Additional closures in the area are scheduled through 2020 to realign a portion of County Line Road to accommodate the reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway and for construction of a new ramp that will connect Southbound I-294 to County Line Road thereby providing new access to North Avenue and Lake Street. The new ramp construction is part of the North Avenue Interchange Project. 

When completed, the North Avenue Interchange Project will provide a new ramp from southbound I-294 to County Line Road to help reduce congestion at the interchange and on local roads. In addition, the North Avenue and Lake Street (U.S. Route 20) intersection will be reconfigured to improve traffic flow and provide new direct access to eastbound North Avenue.

In addition, drainage improvements are planned to help alleviate flooding in the area during periods of heavy rainfall. Construction of detention ponds to hold stormwater and the installation of storm sewers will help address flooding along North Avenue. In partnership with the Illinois Tollway and cities of Northlake and Elmhurst, Cook County is leading the project's design and will be constructing the project improvements.

Construction information about the North Avenue Project is available on the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways website at cookcountyil.gov/service/construction-schedule

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3/20/2019 11:20 AM (Updated 3/20/2019 11:40 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction

 PROJECT AREA
The I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project is part of an overall plan to improve the I-74 corridor from Moline, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa. Between 2017 and 2021, construction will take place between Avenue of the Cities in Moline and Middle Road in Bettendorf. The project includes the replacement of the I-74 bridges over the Mississippi River as well as interchange ramp reconfigurations and local roadway improvements.

 

I-74 Corridor Limits

I-74 Study Area


I-74 Study Area

I-74 MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE

  • Construct a new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge along a new alignment to the east of the existing bridge
  • Install roadway and aesthetic lighting on and underneath the bridge structures
  • Install a pedestrian/bike path, including a scenic overlook, on the eastbound bridge with connections to paths in Bettendorf and Moline
  • Install an elevator in Bettendorf for increased access to connecting paths

MAINLINE

  • Reconstruct and improve I-74 to provide six through lanes with additional lanes at select locations
  • Shift alignment of I-74 to the east of the existing bridge

DOWNTOWN BETTENDORF

  • Maintain the existing Holmes Street/Mississippi Boulevard underpass but close the existing northbound Kimberly Road underpass
  • Eliminate existing ramps at State Street and Kimberly Road
  • Convert Grant Street in the vicinity of I-74 to a two-way street with three lanes in each direction

MIDDLE ROAD

  • Improve interchange design features

U.S. 67 DIAGONAL CONNECTOR

  • Reconstruct and improve the interchange with a full-access interchange at Grant Street (U.S. 67)
  • Provide new connector roadways to route State Street traffic toward the I-74 interchange ramps at Grant Street

DOWNTOWN MOLINE

  • Provide an improved full-access interchange with ramp connections at 7th Avenue/19th Street and at 6th Avenue (Illinois 92 eastbound), and a partial interchange with ramps to and from the north at River Drive

AVENUE OF THE CITIES

  • Improve interchange design features
3/20/2019 8:01 AM (Updated 3/20/2019 12:02 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Rock Island County: Construction on U.S. 67 begins March 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting,
construction work on U.S. 67 between Milan and Rock Island will begin Friday, March 22.

Civil Constructors Inc. will be starting the $8.7 million contract to complete structural steel and bridge deck repairs to the three bridges carrying US 67 over the Rock River between Milan and Rock Island.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the duration of the project. Access for residents and to all businesses within the project limits will be maintained at all times. The project is scheduled to be completed by late 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.

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3/19/2019 4:07 PM (Updated 3/19/2019 4:07 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   McLean County: I-39, 74 pavement patching begins April 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement patching on Interstate 39 and Interstate 74 will begin Monday, April 1.
 
The work zone on I-39 is at Normal north to the Woodford County line, and on I-74 southwest of Bloomington. The patching will require lane closures with at least one lane open in each direction during the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of April, weather permitting.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

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

3/19/2019 3:53 PM (Updated 3/19/2019 3:53 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Galesburg: Farnham Street bridge work begins April 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work on the bridge that carries Farnham Street over US-34 will begin Monday, April 1.
 
The project involves straightening and replacing steel girders on the bridge, located a half-mile west of the I-74/US-34 interchange, and will require intermittent lane closures on the ramps from I-74. A detour will be posted during the construction, which is expected to be finished in May.
 
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.

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.

3/19/2019 11:22 AM (Updated 3/19/2019 11:22 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Champaign: Work on Bradley Avenue Begins March 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on Bradley Avenue over I-57 will begin Wednesday, March 20.

The work involves removal and replacement of the bridge that carries Bradley Avenue over I-57, addition of bike lanes and sidewalks to the bridge, and drainage improvements. To facilitate this project, Bradley Avenue will be closed through the end of November. I-57 may have sporadic closures, but only at night.

To safely guide motorists around the work zone, a detour will be posted that utilizes Duncan Road, Springfield Avenue and Staley Road.

Motorists can expect delays and 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.

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

3/18/2019 12:15 PM (Updated 3/18/2019 3:20 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction along I-72 begins March 18
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction along I-72 northwest of Barry will begin Monday, March 18.

The work involves widening, resurfacing and replacement of expansion joints and will require a lane closure in each direction. Work is expected to be complete by Aug. 30.

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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3/14/2019 2:35 PM (Updated 3/15/2019 11:59 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction along I-70 to resume March 18
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction along I-70 between Altamont and the Little Wabash River will resume Monday, March 18.

Pavement patching will require daytime lane closures on the eastbound side and once completed, all westbound traffic will be diverted to the eastbound side, where two-way traffic will be maintained with a concrete barrier wall to facilitate rehabilitation of the westbound lanes. Work is expected to be completed later this year, and the eastbound side will undergo rehabilitation in 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.
 
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3/14/2019 2:30 PM (Updated 3/15/2019 11:58 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Work on Old US-51 begins March 18
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to replace box
culverts along Old US-51 will begin Monday, March 18.

The work zone will be from 2 miles south of Heyworth to 5 miles north and will require intermittent weeklong road closures at each location. In addition to the eight new culverts, new guardrails will be installed and pavement will be patched. Work is expected to be complete by Oct. 15.

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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 www.idot.illinois.gov

3/14/2019 2:28 PM (Updated 3/15/2019 11:58 AM)

WISDOT.png   Construction continues on I-39/90 between Beloit and Janesville

Crews will resume work next week to reconstruct and expand approximately 12 miles of I-39/90 from Hart Road near Beloit north to the I-39/90 and US-14 interchange (Exit 171B) in Janesville. Construction crews are currently working on the northbound Interstate lanes in preparation for the upcoming traffic switch within these limits.

What you need to know:

  • Electronic weekly construction updates for this project will start tomorrow (March 15) and continue through the 2019-2020 construction seasons.
  • During daytime hours and weekends, I-39/90 remains open to two lanes of traffic in each direction.
  • Nightly single lane closures are expected on I-39/90 in this area between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Anticipated construction staging between Janesville and Beloit:
    • Crews will finish work on I-39/90 northbound within these limits. Be alert for minor traffic shifts in this area.
    • In mid-April, all Interstate traffic is expected to shift onto the newly completed northbound concrete pavement between Beloit and Janesville. Two lanes will remain open in each direction separated by a temporary barrier wall.
      • The Interstate crossovers will be located south of the US-14 interchange in Janesville and close to the Hart Road overpass near Beloit. Learn more about the Interstate crossovers.
      • This will allow crews to complete reconstruction and expansion of the southbound lanes within the project limits.
    • Besides periodic nighttime closures, ramps will remain open at all interchanges via temporary connections:
      • CR-S/Shopiere Road (Exit 183);
      • WI-11/Avalon Road (Exit 177); and
      • WI-11/Racine Street (Exit 175).
  • During construction, local roadways will be closed under I-39/90 as crews remove and replace the Interstate bridges.
  • In summer 2019, noise barriers are anticipated to be constructed along I-39/90 southbound between the US-14 (Humes Road) and WI-11 (Racine Street) interchanges. The remaining sections of noise barrier from Randolph Road to US-14 will be extended this year or 2020.
  • This section of the Interstate project is scheduled to be completed in spring 2020 (weather-permitting).
  • All lane restrictions, ramp and road closures, and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.
  • Remember to be alert for crews and equipment in this area, eliminate distractions when driving, do not tailgate, and drive with caution through all work zones.

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3/14/2019 2:19 PM (Updated 3/15/2019 12:04 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled on Tri-State Tollway (I-294) for Bridge Beam Removal at the O'Hare Oasis

Temporary, full closures planned March 17 through 21

Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin this weekend on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at the O’Hare Oasis for removal of the bridge beams on the over-the-road pavilion structure.

Bridge beam removal will be scheduled during overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate bridge beam removal.

Weather permitting, on Sunday, March 17, at 8 p.m. one southbound lane on I-294 is scheduled to close, followed by closure of a second lane at 10 p.m. and a third at midnight. Intermittent, full closures of southbound I-294, each lasting 15 minutes, will be allowed between 12:30 and 4 a.m. for bridge beam removal. All lanes on I-294 are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, March 18. A second night of southbound closures is scheduled for Monday into Tuesday, March 19, to complete removal of beams over the southbound lanes of I-294.

In addition, once southbound bridge beam removal is complete, two nights of closures in the northbound lanes of I-294 are anticipated overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, March 20, and again overnight Wednesday into Thursday, March 21, to complete removal of all the bridge beams. All work is weather dependent.

The O’Hare Oasis fuel stations and convenience stores operated by 7-Eleven remain open to provide services for both northbound and southbound travelers along I-294. During removal of bridge beams, the ramp will be open for fuel station access, except when overnight, full traffic stops are in place.

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

Removing the O’Hare Oasis will allow a fifth lane to be added in each direction between Balmoral Avenue and Wolf Road in Franklin Park, as part of the Tollway’s Central Tri-State Tollway Project. Following removal of the over-the-road pavilion, the O’Hare Oasis parking lots will be restored. The work is scheduled to be complete in 2019.

The Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is being rebuilt from Balmoral Avenue to 95th Street to provide congestion relief, update old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand and address regional needs. In 2018, the Illinois Tollway work began to repair, resurface and widen I-294 to five lanes as well as reconstructing barrier walls, medians and shoulders in the northern section of the project between Balmoral Avenue and Wolf Road in Franklin Park.

The Central Tri-State Project also includes reconfiguring the I-290/I-88 Interchange at I-294, rebuilding the Mile Long Bridge and the BNSF Railway Bridge as well as integrating Flex Lanes and SmartRoad technology. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.

Maps, construction and detour information about the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) 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.   

3/14/2019 11:32 AM (Updated 3/16/2019 8:30 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Franklin Grove: Construction on IL-38 begins March 18

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction work on IL-38 in Franklin Grove will begin Monday, March 18, weather permitting.

The work involves removing and replacing the culvert carrying IL-38 over the drainage ditch at North Spring Street. Daytime lane closures with flaggers will be required for approximately two weeks to complete the pre-stage widening. 
 
For the remaining duration of the project, IL-38 will be reduced to one lane utilizing temporary traffic signals. The project is scheduled to be completed by early August.
 
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.
3/13/2019 1:28 PM (Updated 3/14/2019 11:14 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bond County: I-70 Lane Closures begin March 18

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that there will be periodic daytime lane closures in both directions on I-70, 4 miles west of Pocahontas, beginning from 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, March 18, weather permitting.  

These closures are necessary to complete the final cleanup work related to the bridge deck replacement of the Baumann Road structure over I-70.  This work is expected to be completed by mid-April.
 
Please stay alert and use extra caution when approaching and driving through the work zone.
 
3/13/2019 1:27 PM (Updated 3/14/2019 11:14 AM)

WISDOT.png   Interstate Construction Begins At WI-26 And US-14 Interchanges, Janesville

This week, crews will begin work to reconstruct and expand I-39/90 from Kennedy Road, north of the WI-26 interchange (Exit 171A), to the I-39/90 and US-14 interchange (Exit 171B) in Janesville. Electronic weekly construction updates for this project will begin on Friday, March 22, and continue through the 2019-2021 construction seasons.

What you need to know:​ 

  • I-39/90 remains open to two lanes in each direction during daytime hours and weekends.
  • During the next few weeks, nightly lane closures and periodic overnight ramp closures are anticipated from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. weeknights. Crews will prepare the southbound lanes to accommodate all Interstate traffic on the one side (two lanes each way separated by a median barrier wall).
  • In early April, work will begin on the northbound Interstate lanes and northbound traffic will be shifted over to temporary lanes onto the southbound side of I-39/90 during construction. When the northbound expansion is complete within these limits, both northbound and southbound motorists will be shifted to the new northbound pavement as crews reconstruct and expand the Interstate’s southbound lanes.
  • RAMPS: During construction, short- and long-term ramp closures are planned at the WI-26/Milton Avenue and US-14/Humes Road interchanges.

                        In 2019, the following interchange ramps are scheduled to be closed:

  • WI-26 to I-39/90 northbound – Four-month closure              Approximate Date of Closure: Spring/Summer 2019                 Detour: WI-26 and US-14
  • US-14 ramp to I-39/90 northbound – One day closure         Approximate Date of Closure: Spring/Summer 2019                 Detour: US-14 and WI-26
  • I-39/90 northbound ramp to US-14 – Two-day closure         Approximate Date of Closure: Spring 2019 and Fall 2019        Detour: US-14 and WI-26

                       View the anticipated interchange ramps closures for 2020 and 2021.

  • ROADWAYS:

        Reconstruction activities will include bridge demolitions which will require closure of roadways under the Interstate, including US-14, WI-26 and Kennedy Road. The planned 2019 closures are listed below.

  • WI-26 will be closed under the Interstate for three consecutive nights between mid-April and early May 2019.
  • US-14 under I-39/90 is anticipated to be closed for three consecutive nights in mid to late May 2019.
  • Kennedy Road will be closed under the Interstate for three to four months starting in early April 2019.
  • Alternate local routes are required during these closures.

        A new roadway extension (Ryan Road) will also be built under the Interstate, linking Morse Street and Deerfield Drive. Sidewalks will also be provided.

        The I-39/90 and WI-26/Milton Avenue interchange will be reconstructed into a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). Wisconsin’s first DDI opened in fall 2016 at the I-39/90 and WI-11/Avalon Road, south of Janesville.

        The I-39/90 and US-14/Humes Road interchange will be reconfigured to a diamond interchange with traffic signals.
        A Collector/Distributor (C/D) lane system will be constructed on I-39/90 at the WI-26 and US-14 interchanges to separate high-speed Interstate through traffic from interchange traffic merging on and off I-39/90.

  • The C/D lanes are dedicated lanes parallel to I-39/90 and separated from the Interstate by a concrete barrier. View the C/D navigation map.
  • Traffic exiting at WI-26 or US-14 will need to merge off at one location and choose the appropriate ramp lane to their destination.
  • The lane system, which improves traffic flow and safety, is in effect in locations throughout the state with the closest at I-39/90/94 and US-151 on Madison’s east side.
  • NOISE BARRIERS: View information on I-39/90 noise barriers.

                         Noise barrier construction will also continue this year along I-39/90 southbound between the US-14 and WIS 11/Racine Street interchanges.
                         The remaining sections of noise barrier from Randolph Road to US-14 will be extended this year or 2020.
                        In addition, noise barrier walls will be installed in 2021 on the southbound side of I-39/90 near Kennedy Road.

  • All lane restrictions, ramp and road closures, and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.
  • Please continue to be alert, eliminate distractions when driving and don't tailgate in work zones!

The I-39/90 construction work in Janesville is scheduled to be completed in fall 2021.

In 2022, US 14/Humes Road will be reconstructed to an urban roadway between Deerfield Drive and WI-26/Milton Avenue (view the US 14 planned improvements). A sidewalk/shared used path will be built on each side as part of the project. Lane and turn restrictions are anticipated during this six-month project, as well as full closure of US-14 from Pontiac Drive to Milton Avenue (view the construction staging). Motorists will be required to use alternate routes.

As a reminder, a public meeting regarding these I-39/90 improvements is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the AmericInn in Janesville (3900 Milton Avenue). A formal presentation is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Forward this email to family, friends and co-workers who travel this area, and encourage them to sign up for project email updates! You can also share the post on the I-39/90 Project Facebook page

3/12/2019 5:20 PM (Updated 3/16/2019 8:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Two Roads Have Weight Limits Lowered
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that postings to restrict the allowable gross vehicular weights will go into effect on the following roads in Whiteside County effective March 15:
  • Garden Plain Road: 5 tons per axle (westbound lane only)
  • Freeport Road: 11 tons
Depending upon the weather, the postings will be lifted on or before May 1.
 
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3/12/2019 2:59 PM (Updated 3/16/2019 8:44 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Illinois Tollway Begins Construction on New Full-Access IL-23 Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin work on the IL-23 Interchange Project on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Marengo this week. The project will create a new, full-access interchange with local road improvements, including construction of roundabouts.

The IL-23 Interchange will be the first interstate connection in McHenry County. The Tollway is building four ramps as part of a partial cloverleaf interchange on the east side of IL-23 that will provide full access between IL-23 and I-90. The interchange is scheduled to be complete this fall.

Weather permitting, beginning overnight on Friday, March 15, traffic on I-90 in both directions is scheduled to shift to the inside lanes to provide a work zone for ramp pavement construction. Eastbound lanes are scheduled to shift first, followed by westbound lanes. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration for two months.

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

Once work on I-90 is done, traffic on IL-23 is scheduled to be reduced and shifted. At times during the project, traffic on IL-23 may be reduced to one lane during off-peak hours for construction. At those times, traffic will be maintained in both directions with flaggers. In addition, on Harmony Road, a closure and detour betweenIL-23  and Maple Street will also be needed to complete work on the project.

The IL-23 Interchange is being designed with roundabouts or traffic circles to provide efficient and safe traffic flow for the new interchange ramp connections with IL-23. With roundabouts, traffic is permitted to flow in only one direction around a central island, and priority is given to traffic already traveling in the circle. Traffic projections estimate the new interchange will serve a total of about 4,800 vehicles daily.

As part of the project, a portion of IL-23 will be widened and reconstructed between Coon Creek Road and Harmony Road. The IL-23 Bridge carrying traffic over I-90 was rebuilt in 2017 in anticipation of the new interchange.

In addition, the project will also provide for local road improvements including improving a portion of Harmony Road and rebuilding the intersection of IL-23 and Harmony Road to include a roundabout with a pedestrian crossing with 10-foot wide sidewalks to ensure safe pedestrian crossings.

The IL-23 Interchange Project will create opportunity for continued economic development along IL-23 and will open up access between the Tollway and the northwest suburbs. This will be the first direct interstate connection to I-90 constructed in McHenry County.

The IL-23 Interchange Project is funded in part by Illinois Tollway’s 15-year 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.

Maps, construction and detour information about the IL-23 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.