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IDOT news release: US-150 traffic signal upgrades set April 9-10

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that traffic signal upgrades are set April 9-10 at the following intersections in Peoria: 

 
 
The work will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day and will turn each intersection into a four-way stop while underway. 
 
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. 
 
4/7/2020 2:02 PM (Updated 4/7/2020 2:02 PM)
Des Plaines River Road resurfacing begins April 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that resurfacing of Des Plaines River Road from Foster Avenue, in Schiller Park, to First Avenue (IL-171), in River Grove, passing through Franklin Park, will require daytime lane closures beginning, weather permitting, April 13.

The project, which consists of resurfacing the 4.4 mile stretch of Des Plaines River Road, constructing new shoulders and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, replacing deteriorated curbs and drainage improvements, is expected to be completed in November.
 
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.
 
 
4/7/2020 12:39 PM (Updated 4/7/2020 12:42 PM)
New lane configuration on inbound Kennedy at Canfield

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of ongoing improvements to the Kennedy Expressway (I-90), traffic will be shifted to the right shoulder between Canfield Avenue and Harlem Avenue (I-43) beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, April 9.

The lane shifts are necessary to complete the installation of new storm sewers.
 
Stating at 9 p.m., the left shoulder will be closed and traffic on inbound I-90 between Canfield and Harlem avenues will be shifted to the right. This configuration is expected to remain in place through late 2020.
 
The Kennedy improvements, between Harlem Avenue and Interstate 190, include widening and resurfacing as well as drainage improvements and new noise and retaining walls. A new collector-distributor road will be added at the Cumberland Avenue interchange along the outbound expressway.
 
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.
4/7/2020 12:30 PM (Updated 4/7/2020 12:30 PM)
Lane closures scheduled for I-65 NB and SB at MM 253.7

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures on I-65 NB and SB at mile marker 253.7 during the overnight hours beginning Monday, April 13 and ending Friday, April 17. INDOT will be installing protective shielding for bridge repair.  

Work hours and available driving lanes will vary nightly. Drivers utilizing I-65 anytime during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. should be cautious, look for road crews, and follow traffic directions carefully. 
 
From 9 p.m. on April 13 to 5 a.m. on April 14, the outside lane and shoulder of NB I-65 at MM 253.7 will be closed. The center lane will also be closed during allowable hours. 
 
Work will be done on the inside lanes on the NB and SB sides from 9 p.m. on April 14 to 8 a.m. on April 15 and again between 9 p.m. on April 15 to 8 a.m. on April 16. The inside lane and shoulder of NB I-65 at MM 253.7 will be closed during the first half of each shift, and the inside lane and shoulder of SB I-65 at MM 253.7 will be closed during the second half of each shift.
 
From 8 p.m. on April 16 to 6 a.m. on April 17, the outside lane and shoulder of SB I-65 at MM 253.7 will be closed. The center lane will also be closed during allowable hours. 
 
All work is weather dependent. INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones. 
 
4/7/2020 10:34 AM (Updated 4/7/2020 10:34 AM)
Intersection Improvements at US-6 and 179th Street
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the intersection of US-6 and 179th Street, in Orland Park, will begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 21.
In order to complete the work, the intersection will have daily lanes width reductions from 12 feet to 10 feet, with occasional lane closures.
 
The project, which includes reconstructing and aligning the skewed intersection to meet at a 90-degree angle, installing new traffic signals and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be complete in 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.
4/7/2020 10:23 AM (Updated 4/7/2020 10:40 AM)
Traffic Shift Scheduled to Begin This Week on Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Between Aurora Toll Plaza and Illinois Route 59

As part of pavement and bridge repair project, off-peak lane closures also will be scheduled as needed

Traffic shifts in both directions are scheduled to begin this week on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) between the Aurora Toll Plaza and IL-59 in Naperville as part of roadway maintenance and repair work.
 
Electronic message signs and construction signage are in place throughout construction to alert drivers to scheduled lane closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits. All work is weather dependent.
 
“The Illinois Tollway promotes safety of both drivers and workers as we plan and implement roadway improvements,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We will make every effort to minimize the impact of construction on our customers and ask drivers to please be patient and obey the work zone speed limits.”
 
Between Aurora Toll Plaza and IL-59, traffic shifts are scheduled overnight Tuesday, April 7, into Wednesday, April 8, for eastbound traffic and overnight Thursday, April 9, into Friday, April 10, for westbound traffic.
 
Traffic in both directions will be shifted to the right to allow for a work zone on the inside lanes and shoulders. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration into June, and then additional traffic shifts will be schedule into the summer to move traffic to the left to provide a work zone for the outside lanes and shoulders.
 
While the work zones are in place, the Tollway will work to maintain three lanes of traffic for drivers. However, additional temporary lane closures will be scheduled as needed to complete repairs.
 
In 2020, the Illinois Tollway has scheduled maintenance and repair work on roadway, bridges and ramps between the Aurora Toll Plaza and Illinois Route 59, including mainline pavement and ramp patching, bridge painting, removal and replacement of the Illinois Prairie Path Bridge, ditch cleaning, signing, lighting, pavement markings and erosion control. This work is scheduled for completion in 2021. The I-88 roadway and bridge improvements will provide customers a smoother surface, improve the overall driving experience and extend the life of the roadway.
 
This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. Construction is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, DuPage County, Kane County, City of Naperville, Naperville Township, City of Aurora, Aurora Township and The Illinois Prairie Path corporation, as well as local fire and police departments.
 
Maps and construction information about the I-88 Roadway, Bridge and Ramp Repair is available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at llinoistollway.com. 
4/7/2020 10:15 AM (Updated 4/7/2020 10:15 AM)
Closures scheduled for IN-8 east of LaCrosse

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces road closures on IN-8 east of LaCrosse for work on the bridge structure at Pitner Ditch between S 875 W and S 600 W and for pipe lining between S 500 W and S 400 W.

The closure is scheduled to begin Monday, April 13 and anticipated to last for approximately 15 calendar days. All work is weather dependent.

Drivers should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow US-421, IN-10 and IN-39.

 

SR 8 Lacrosse

4/6/2020 6:27 PM (Updated 4/7/2020 10:43 AM)
Downtown Joliet Bridge Closures Begin April 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the installation of aerial cables on four bridges over the Des Plaines River in Joliet will require short-term full bridge closures, starting at 7 a.m., weather permitting, Monday, April 20.

The work is part of an ongoing project to upgrade the movable bridges to be controlled from a central control office, creating a more efficient system of lifting and lowering the bridges and increasing safety for pedestrians, motorists and marine traffic.

The bridges will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the following dates and times: 

Work will also resume on the installation of fiber optic cable, which began in 2019. The entire project is expected to be finished in late 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.  

4/6/2020 5:28 PM (Updated 4/7/2020 10:48 AM)
McLean County: I-55 resurfacing underway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that resurfacing of I-55 between Lexington and the Livingston County line is underway.

The work will require lane closures in both directions and is expected to be complete by Nov. 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.
 
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.
4/6/2020 11:43 AM (Updated 4/6/2020 11:43 AM)
Franklin County: Work on I-57 Begins April 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on I-57 that there will be a lane closure. This work will be at milepost 75, north of Benton.

The closure is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 13, and will extend through Thursday, April 16.
 
Maintenance crews will be repairing the structure carrying northbound I-57 over Marcum Branch.
 
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.  
4/6/2020 9:47 AM (Updated 4/6/2020 6:45 PM)
I-55 pavement work begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that pavement repairs on I-55 between Gardner and Braidwood will begin, Monday, April 6.

The work involves patching, resurfacing of shoulders and the resurfacing of the ramps at the Gardner interchange (exit 227). Lane closures will be required between Gardner and the Red Road interchange (exit 233).

The repairs are part of a larger resurfacing and bridge repair project on I-55 expected to be complete by early fall 2021.

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

For IDOT District 3 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict3 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.

4/3/2020 4:50 PM (Updated 4/7/2020 10:50 AM)
Work on IL-111 begins April 6
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane restrictions will be encountered on northbound and southbound IL-111 at Engineer Road in Pontoon Beach beginning Monday, April 6. Work is expected to be completed by September 15. 

This work is necessary to construct turn lane, traffic signal, and intersection improvements. Traffic control devices will be utilized during this lane closure, to assist motorists making their way through the work zone. 

The Department asks that all motorists be patient, reduce speed, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this 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.
4/3/2020 3:30 PM (Updated 4/7/2020 10:54 AM)
Overnight lane restrictions, temporary closures planned on Interstate 694 early next week

Traffic in both directions of Interstate 694 will encounter overnight lane restrictions and temporary closures April 6-8 at the I-694/Rice Street interchange in Shoreview, Vadnais Heights and Little Canada. Construction crews will install beams for the new northbound side of the Rice Street bridge.

Overnight lane restrictions on eastbound and westbound I-694 will begin at 10 p.m. Monday, April 6. Beginning at 11:30 p.m., the Minnesota State Patrol will temporarily stop traffic in each direction for up to 15 minutes while bridge beams are lifted into place over eastbound I-694. Both the lane restrictions and closures will be complete by 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 7.

Westbound I-694 will close to traffic at 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. Traffic will be detoured via the I-694 exit and entrance ramps at Rice Street, and the Minnesota State Patrol will control access to I-694 from Rice Street. I-694 will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 8.

Reconstruction of the I-694/Rice Street interchange began in March 2019 and is expected to last through late 2020. The project will improve traffic flow in the interchange and create better pedestrian and bike facilities along Rice Street.

Visit ramseycounty.us/694Rice for more information about the project and to subscribe to email and text alerts.

Call 511 or visit www.511mn.org for updates on state road conditions and follow @TwinCities511 for daily traffic updates.

4/3/2020 3:23 PM (Updated 4/3/2020 3:23 PM)
Metro East: Lane Closures On PSB Ramps Begin April 7

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that daytime lane restrictions will be encountered on the Poplar Street Bridge Complex (outbound) from IL-3 to Trendley Avenue in East St. Louis beginning April 7, weather permitting, at the following locations:  

The aforementioned lane restrictions are necessary to conduct surveys and inspections on the bridges carrying these routes.  A minimum of one lane of traffic will be maintained during the lane restrictions.  All lanes will be opened back up to traffic on outbound I-55/64 and the IL-3 and 13th Street/Tudor Avenue ramps between 3 PM and 7 AM.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area.  Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.  
4/3/2020 2:32 PM (Updated 4/6/2020 6:47 PM)
Belleville: IL-13, 15 Ramp Closures Begin April 6
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that ramp closures will be encountered at the IL-13 and IL-15 interchange in Belleville.  Weather permitting, the ramp closures will occur as follows: 
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.  
4/3/2020 1:30 PM (Updated 4/6/2020 6:48 PM)
Road Closure Scheduled for US-6 near US-35 Intersection

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure on US-6 near the US-35 intersection beginning Monday, April 27.

US-6 will be closed for a bridge deck and approach repair for the bridge over Kankakee River. The work is expected to be complete by May 14. All work is weather dependent.

Drivers should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow IN-23, US-30 and US-35

US 6 Bridge
4/3/2020 1:30 PM (Updated 4/7/2020 10:56 AM)
MN-280 retaining wall repair begins Monday, April 6 in Roseville

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin retaining wall repairs along the left side of the ramp from northbound MN-280 to northbound I-35W in Roseville on Monday, April 6. During the repairs, the ramp will be reduced to a single lane.

Construction crews will work from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. However the ramp will remain a single lane until completion of the project on Wednesday, April 29.
 
During the closure, motorists are advised to use alternate routes if possible to avoid congestion and delays.
 
MnDOT road work has been identified as a critical service in Governor Walz’s Stay at Home executive order and will continue. We are working to be as flexible as possible with scheduling during this period of lower traffic volumes to keep projects moving forward in a timely manner. Following guidance from state health officials and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, crews will maintain social distancing practices while working.
 
For Minnesota statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, or call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.
4/3/2020 1:24 PM (Updated 4/7/2020 10:58 AM)
Work on IL-203 begins April 6

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-203 between Eagle Park/Big Bend Road and Harrison Street in Madison will be restricted to one lane in each direction beginning Monday, April 6, weather permitting. 

Two-way traffic will be maintained utilizing the two southbound lanes through the work zone. This restriction is necessary to perform inlet repairs under the Schoolhouse Trail viaduct.  It is expected that this work will be completed by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 9. 
 
Traffic control devices will be utilized during this lane closure, to assist motorists making their way through the work zone.  The Department asks that all motorists be patient, reduce speed, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this 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.
4/3/2020 12:20 PM (Updated 4/3/2020 12:21 PM)
IDOT news release: I-74 traffic switch underway
Rebuild of eastbound lanes in Woodford County to last into fall
 
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that traffic on I- 74 between mileposts 109 and 118 in southern Woodford County has switched to the westbound lanes in both directions. 
 
The switch is necessary to accommodate the reconstruction of the eastbound lanes within the work zone and is expected to last into late fall. 
 
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
4/3/2020 11:36 AM (Updated 4/3/2020 12:23 PM)
Metro East: I-255 Bridge Deck Repair Underway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces thath the northbound right lane of I- 255 at milepost 12.4 will be closed today, April 3.  The lane closure is needed to repair the driving surface of the bridge over Prairie du Pont Creek.  It is anticipated all lanes will be reopened at noon on Wednesday, April 8.  

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 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
4/3/2020 11:24 AM (Updated 4/3/2020 12:23 PM)
I-55 South Frontage Road Resurfacing begins April 6
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that resurfacing of I- 55 South Frontage Road from Cass Avenue, in Darien, to Lemont Road, in Woodridge, passing through Lemont, will require daily intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, April 6.
The project, which consists of resurfacing the 2.5 mile stretch of Frontage Road, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and landscaping, is expected to be completed in July.
 
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. 
4/3/2020 9:37 AM (Updated 4/3/2020 12:24 PM)
Work on IL- 5/92 begins April 6

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction on IL- 5/92 just north of IL-84 will begin Monday, April 6.

Civil Constructors will be making miscellaneous bridge repairs, including a new concrete overlay on the structure carrying IL-5/IL 92 over the IAIS Railroad. It is scheduled to be completed by mid-August.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction with temporary barrier wall for this bridge work. Drivers should be alert for the lane closures and reduce speed when traveling through the work area. 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.

4/2/2020 2:20 PM (Updated 4/7/2020 10:59 AM)
Madison County: Work on IL-140 begins April 6

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-140 between Brakhane Road and Quercus Grove Road, approximately 2.5 miles west of Hamel, will be restricted to one lane beginning Monday, April 6, weather permitting.  

Two-way traffic will be maintained using temporary traffic signals. This work is necessary to do bridge repairs and is expected to be completed by 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.
4/2/2020 2:15 PM (Updated 4/3/2020 12:26 PM)
106th Street closing at rail crossing April 25

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the Belt Railroad Company of Chicago crossing on 106th Street, east of Torrence Avenue, in Chicago will require a full closure starting, weather permitting, 6 a.m. Saturday, April 25.

A posted detour will direct motorists to Torrence Avenue, 100th Street, Commercial Avenue and Muskegon Avenue.
 
The work is expected to be complete by 7 a.m. Sunday, May 3.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to detour signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
4/2/2020 12:04 PM (Updated 4/2/2020 12:04 PM)
Construction Scheduled to Begin on New Ramp Connecting Northbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to Northbound I-57

Construction of the new ramp to connect the northbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to northbound I-57 is scheduled to begin in April as work resumes to complete the second phase of the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange Project.                                                                                                                                                                    

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the construction work zone. Work to construct this ramp is expected to last two years.
 
“The Illinois Tollway promotes safety of both drivers and workers as we plan and implement roadway improvements,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We will make every effort to minimize the impact of construction on our customers and ask drivers to please be patient and obey the work zone speed limits.”
 
Weather permitting, beginning the week of April 6, traffic on northbound I-294 will be reduced from four to three lanes so construction work for the new ramp can begin adjacent to northbound I-294. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through the end of the year.
 
On I-57 and 147th Street, lane closures and traffic shifts will also be put in place later this spring and summer to accommodate ramp construction.
 
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 also includes 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 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. 
4/2/2020 11:35 AM (Updated 4/6/2020 7:35 PM)
Start of US-45 Resurfacing Project

 Project will resurface roadway between WI-50 and WI-11

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will get underway with the resurfacing of US-45 between WIS-50 and WIS-11. The project is expected to be complete in late summer.
 
Work on the temporary signals at US-45 and WIS-50 will begin the week of April 6th.
 
The project will include resurfacing of the roadway in addition to multiple culverts being replaced within the project limits. Traffic will be detoured around the construction zone.
 
All work is subject to change and is weather dependent. For additional information about the project visit; https://projects.511wi.gov/45kenosha/  
4/2/2020 11:15 AM (Updated 4/7/2020 11:02 AM)
Brainard Avenue Closing at Rail Crossing April 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad crossing on Brainard Avenue, just west of State Line Road, in Burnham, will require a full closure starting, weather permitting, 9 a.m. Monday, April 13.

A posted detour will direct motorists to Torrence Avenue, 159th Street/River Oaks Drive/165th Street and Calumet Avenue (U.S. 41).
 
The work is expected to be complete by 7 a.m. Sunday, April 19.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to detour signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. 
4/2/2020 10:50 AM (Updated 4/3/2020 12:29 PM)
US-30 Bridge Work in Joliet Starts this Week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that starting this week a bridge deck overlay with joint repairs on US-30 over the CN Railroad tracks between Maple and Walnut streets, in Joliet, will require lane closures and width restrictions.

 
In order to complete the project, US-30 will be reduced to one lane in each direction with a width restriction of 8 ft. 6 in.
 
The work is expected to be completed, weather permitting, in November.
 
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.
4/2/2020 10:35 AM (Updated 4/3/2020 12:29 PM)
Northwest Highway resurfacing begins April 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that resurfacing of Northwest Highway (US-14) from Smith Road to Hicks Road, in Palatine will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, April 13.

The project, which consists of resurfacing the 1.6 mile stretch of Northwest Highway, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and replacing deteriorated curbs, is expected to be completed in 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.
4/1/2020 3:23 PM (Updated 4/1/2020 3:23 PM)
Hutchins Road Bridge Construction

The Hutchins Road bridge construction is still going strong. The bridge abutments have been poured. Two of the three culverts on the south side of the bridge have been removed. The south section of the creek has been graded and rip rap, which is loose stone, has been installed to armor the creek banks. The next steps are to remove the remaining culvert and grade and armor the north creek bank. This will be followed by the installation of steel beams to support the bridge. 

Traffic impacts: Hutchins Road from IL-132 to Stearns School Road is still closed as crews replace existing large culverts with a new bridge structure.
 
Detour Route: IL-132 to US-45 to Stearns School Road. Local traffic will be allowed from IL-132 north to Edgewood Drive and from Stearns School Road south to Grandwood Dr. The road is closed to all through traffic at Mill Creek.
4/1/2020 11:48 AM (Updated 4/1/2020 11:48 AM)
Lane restrictions scheduled for US-31 between Toll Road and state line

The NB and SB passing lanes on US-31 between the Indiana Toll Road and the Michigan state line will be restricted beginning on or after Monday, April 6.

This restriction is the first phase of a project to reconstruct US-31 and will be to construct median crossovers. 12 ft. driving lanes will be available. No wide loads are permitted.

This restriction will last for approximately two weeks. After the crossovers are complete, the SB lanes will be converted to two-way traffic while construction is completed on the NB lanes.

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.

3/31/2020 3:44 PM (Updated 4/1/2020 11:23 AM)
Higgins Road Resurfacing begins April 6
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that resurfacing of Higgins Road (IL-72) from Commonwealth Drive to Glen Lake Road, in Hoffman Estates, passing through South Barrington and Schaumburg, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 6.
 
In addition, motorists can also expect periodic overnight lane closures at the Sutton Road (IL-59) and Higgins Road intersection. During that time, one lane in each direction will be maintained.
 
The project, which consists of resurfacing the 8-mile stretch of Higgins Road, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and replacing deteriorated curbs, is expected to be completed in November.
 
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.
3/31/2020 12:46 PM (Updated 4/1/2020 11:12 AM)
Niles Center Road Rsurfacing begins This Week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that starting this week resurfacing of Niles Center Road from Touhy Avenue to Church Street, in Skokie, will require daily, intermittent lane closures, access to local residences will be maintained.

The project, which consists of resurfacing Niles Center Road and constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in November.
 
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. 
3/31/2020 12:42 PM (Updated 3/31/2020 1:14 PM)
Rochelle: Work on IL-38 begins April 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction is to begin on Thursday, April 2, on IL-38 from Phill Road to I-39 in Rochelle.

The work involves concrete patching and will require lane closures, with one lane open in each direction and all lanes open over the weekends. The project is anticipated to be completed within 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 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.
3/31/2020 11:28 AM (Updated 3/31/2020 12:03 PM)
Belleville: Lane Closure On IL-13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a ramp closure will be encountered at IL-13 westbound, west of 74th Street in Belleville. 

The IL-13 westbound lane will be closed until April 16. Motorists that need to travel westbound at this location will be directed by detour signing to use 74th Street and Illinois 15 to bypass this closure. 
 
The ramp closure is needed to replace a bridge girder previously damaged by an oversize load. The ramp carrying traffic to IL-13 eastbound will remain open during this work, but will be reduced from two lanes to a single traffic lane. 
 
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.  
3/31/2020 10:23 AM (Updated 4/6/2020 6:52 PM)
Mile Long Bridge Beam Delivery Continues in April on Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project

Beam deliveries escorted by State Police will impact travel on I-90, I-290, I-355, I-80, I-57 and I-294

Transport and delivery of bridge beams will continue in April for the Illinois Tollway’s new northbound Mile Long Bridge on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and overnight lane closures will be scheduled as needed on I-294 to accommodate beam placement.

About 50 concrete beams from a Wisconsin manufacturing plant and material for 45 steel beams from an Indiana manufacturing plant are expected to be delivered in April. Transport trucks with the concrete beams will be escorted by Illinois State Police, as needed, and will be traveling at a low rate of speed between hours of 4:30 a.m. and noon on weekdays. The steel beams do not require a State Police escort and the times of deliveries will vary. All delivery schedules are weather dependent.
 
During the week of March 30 and continuing through April, steel beams, measuring up to 10 feet tall and up to 130 feet long, will be transported from the Indiana border traveling northbound on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294/I-80) to I-55 north to US-45 south to exit at the job site at West Lawndale Avenue Island on the east side of the bridge.
 
In addition, concrete beams, each measuring nearly 8 feet tall and up to 161 feet long, will continue to be transported from the Wisconsin border.
 
Duing the week of March 30, these beams will be traveling eastbound on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) to I-290, then south to the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), south to I-55, north to I-57 and north on I-294. These beams will be erected from northbound I-294 overnight. To accommodate the beam installation, overnight lane closures will be scheduled for three nights on northbound I-294 between the 83rd Street Toll Plaza and the Mile Long Bridge, with a single lane closure expected to begin at 6 p.m., followed by a double lane closure at 8 p.m. between Archer Avenue and the Mile Long Bridge. All lanes are scheduled reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning on weekdays and by 9 a.m. the following morning on Saturdays.
 
Beginning the week of April 6 and continuing through April, concrete beams will be transported from the Wisconsin border traveling eastbound on I-90 to I-290, then south to I-355, south to I-294, exiting at 75th Street and continuing to the job site on Santa Fe Drive.
 
Delivery of more than 430 concrete beams and steel beams to the construction site near Countryside, Hodgkins, Willow Springs and Justice is more than halfway complete and will continue over the coming months.
 
This work is part of the Illinois Tollway’s project to reconstruct the Mile Long Bridge that carries traffic over two major railroads, the Des Plaines River, the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal and the Illinois & Michigan Canal and local roads, and over several major distribution centers.
 
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 project includes building two, new side-by-side 4,800-foot-long bridge structures to increase capacity from four lanes to five lanes in each direction as part of the reconstruction and widening of the Central 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 with 106 piers. The spans will be made up of a total of nearly 600 steel or concrete beams of various lengths.
 
The Illinois Tollway is coordinating work on the Mile Long Bridge Project with the Village of Hodgkins, Village of Countryside, Village of Willow Springs, Village of Justice, Cook County, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), IDNR Office of Water Resources and the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission, as well as numerous businesses located near the Mile Long Bridge.
 
The work is part of the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 
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. 
3/30/2020 1:15 PM (Updated 4/6/2020 6:53 PM)
Massac County: Work on US-45 begins April 6

 The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on US-45 of upcoming road work.


Beginning Monday, April 6, weather permitting, there will be construction on US-45 from the Johnson County line to IL-169 that will require lane closures beginning at 7 am. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers. 

Work is expected to last for two weeks and includes pavement patching, asphalt surface removal, asphalt paving and pavement markings. Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.

To avoid any delays motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.
3/30/2020 1:11 PM (Updated 3/31/2020 1:17 PM)
Clinton County: US-50 near Shattuc to close April 6

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that US-50 from Shattuc Road to Shattuc Road/CR-206A near Shattuc in Clinton County will be closed for rehabilitative work of the railroad crossing from 8 a.m. Monday, April 6, to 3 p.m. Friday, April 10. 

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.
 
3/30/2020 12:55 PM (Updated 3/30/2020 12:55 PM)
Toll Road EB outside lane and shoulder restriction scheduled

The Indiana Department of Transportation will be closing the EB outside drive lane and shoulder of the I-80/90 Toll Road from mile marker 52 to 54 beginning Monday, April 6th at 6 a.m.

This closure is part of the project to reconstruct the US-20 bridge that crosses over the toll road. The lane and shoulder are expected to be reopened by late afternoon on Friday, April 10. 
 
INDOT encourages drivers to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependent. 
3/30/2020 11:49 AM (Updated 3/30/2020 11:49 AM)
Main Street Bridge Painting Underway

Update 3:42 p.m. April 6: This work will continue with a lane closure in the southbound lanes beginning at 11 a.m. April 7. All northbound lanes will be open. Work is expected to be complete by April 8.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that painting of the bridge that carries Main Street IL-29/116/US-24) over Farm Creek in East Peoria is underway. 

The work will require daily reductions in the northbound lanes beginning at 7 a.m., with the project expected to be complete by April 2. 
 
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   
3/30/2020 11:08 AM (Updated 4/6/2020 6:54 PM)
Montrose Avenue Brdge Over Kennedy Closing Monday

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the Montrose Avenue bridge over the Kennedy Expressway (I- 90/94) will close, weather permitting, by 5 a.m. Monday, March 30.
 
The closure is necessary to demolish and reconstruct the bridge. A detour will direct traffic to Cicero Avenue (IL-50), Irving Park Road (IL-19) and Pulaski Road.

Motorists should expect overnight lane and ramp closures on the Kennedy and the Edens Expressway approaching Montrose Avenue nightly after 9 p.m. Additionally, the Kennedy express lanes may be closed at times to facilitate bridge work. Throughout construction, access to the Chicago Transit Authority’s Blue Line station at Montrose Avenue will be maintained.

The project, which includes, removing and replacing the existing bridge and approach pavement, upgrading existing lighting and installing lighting under the bridge and over the CTA station, is expected to be completed in 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 remain 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. 

3/27/2020 4:42 PM (Updated 4/6/2020 6:59 PM)
Overnight Ramp Closures Scheduled in April for Utility Relocation Along the Central Tri-State (I-294) Tollway

Overnight closures are scheduled to occur again next week at multiple ramps and local roadways along the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), including I-290, Lake Street (US-20) and North Avenue (IL-64), to accommodate ComEd transmission line relocation for tower construction adjacent to the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and County Line Road. All work is weather dependent.

“As part of the Illinois Tollway’s dedication to safety, we are committed to prioritizing the safety of both drivers and workers during construction,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We understand the inconvenience that this approach to roadwork can cause, so we are always working to find ways when possible to reduce the impact of this disruption to our customers.”
 
Weather permitting, beginning Sunday, April 5, and continuing through April, nightly closures and detours will be scheduled, between midnight and 5 a.m. on Tollway ramps and mainline and between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. on and local roads. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone to safely accommodate relocation of ComEd transmission lines.
 
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures and detours. Up-to-date information regarding additional lane closures will also be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts.
 
Ramp closures for utility relocation will include the following locations. Detour maps are available on the Tollway’s website: 
        For access to North Avenue and Lake Street, a detour will be posted routing traffic via eastbound I-290 to northbound Mannheim Road to reach North Avenue and Lake Street.  
        For access to northbound I-294, a detour will be posted routing traffic via eastbound I-290 and through the Mannheim Road interchange to westbound I-290 to reach northbound I-294. 
In addition to the ramp closures, local road and tollway closures will also be needed, including: 
The closures and detours are being coordinated with the local communities, the Illinois Department of Transportation, DuPage County, Cook County and local fire and police departments. 
3/27/2020 2:11 PM (Updated 3/28/2020 11:35 AM)
Correction: Lane Restrictions Scheduled For I-80/I-94 EB And WB Ramps At Central Ave

 Lane restrictions are scheduled to begin April 5 on the I-80/I-94 and I-65 interchange corridor. These restrictions will impact the EB and WB ramps of I-80/I-94 at Central Ave, and the Central Ave on-ramp to I-65 SB/I-65 NB/I-94 WB ramps will be closed. 

For the WB I-80/I-94 ramp to I-65 SB/I-65 NB/I-94 WB ramps, ramp traffic will be reduced to one lane before the bridge over Burns Ditch and will expand back to normal lanes after the worksite. 

The detour for the Central Ave on-ramp will be Central Ave to Martin Luther King Dr to 15th Street to I-65. From there, drivers will be able to go to I-65 NB or I-65 SB. For drivers going to I-94, they will need to take I-65 SB from 15th Street to the I-94 WB exit.

For the EB I-80/I-94 ramp and I-65 ramp to EB I-80/I-94 and Central Ave exit ramp, ramp traffic will be reduced to one lane before the bridge over Burns Ditch and will expand back to normal lanes after the worksite. Traffic merging to this ramp from I-80/I-94 will remain in the left lane. Traffic merging from the I-65 ramp will need to yield to traffic coming from I-80/I-94 and merge into the left lane when safely possible. The ramp to I-80/I-94 and exit ramp to Central Ave will be open during this time as the lane restriction does not block those ramp lanes.

This contract was awarded to RQAW, and they will be doing a bridge deck overlay. This portion of the project is expected to be completed within two weeks.

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. 

I80.I90 and I65 Interchange Corridor

3/27/2020 12:47 PM (Updated 4/6/2020 7:14 PM)
Rockford: Work on I-39, US 20 begins April 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction on I-39 from Baxter Road to the Harrison Avenue interchange and US-20 from Alpine Road to I-39 will begin on April 1.

The work involves pavement upgrades and restoration to the I-39 and US-20 roadways. Work will begin at Baxter Road with a four-day interchange closure followed by pre-staging work for sequenced lane closures and traffic shifts along I-39 and US-20.
 
Updates on traffic pattern changes will be provided to media outlets on a regular basis.
 
Sequenced lane closures, traffic shifts, and detours will be utilized during this project. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction at various stages of the improvement with major delays anticipated.
 
All motorists are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid the delays and congestion. Work is expected to be completed by October 31, 2020.
 
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.
3/27/2020 12:43 PM (Updated 3/27/2020 12:43 PM)
Lane Closures on Ohio Feeder for Bridge Work
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs on the Milwaukee Avenue bridge over the Ohio Street feeder ramp, will begin, weather permitting, April 1.
To accommodate the work, starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 to mid-May, the ramp from the inbound Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to eastbound Ohio Street will be reduced from two to one lane between the mainline Kennedy and Milwaukee Avenue.
 
The Ohio Street feeder ramp will be reduced from three to two lanes at the Milwaukee Avenue bridge. The Kennedy reversible lanes and the Ontario entrance ramp will not be impacted.
 
The closures are necessary to perform substructure bridge repairs and underpass lighting improvements. Work is expected to be completed in July.
 
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 remain 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.
3/27/2020 11:43 AM (Updated 3/31/2020 1:19 PM)
Work on I-155 ramp at Morton begins March 31

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs to the ramp that carries southbound Main Street over I-155 to southbound I-155 at Morton begin March 31. 

The work will require a lane closure on northbound I-155 and is expected to be complete in 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. 
 
For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com. 
 
3/27/2020 11:39 AM (Updated 3/27/2020 11:39 AM)
Lane restrictions scheduled for I-80/I-90 EB and WB ramps at Central Ave

Lane restrictions are scheduled to begin April 5 on the I-80/I-94 and I-65 interchange corridor. These restrictions will impact the EB and WB ramps of I-80/I-94 at Central Ave. 

For the WB I-80/I-94 ramp and Central Ave on-ramp to I-65 SB/I-65 NB/I-94 WB ramps, ramp traffic will be reduced to one lane before the bridge over Burns Ditch and will expand back to normal lanes after the worksite. Traffic merging from WB I-80/I-94 will remain in the left lane and will need to watch for traffic attempting to merge from the Central Ave ramp. Central Ave will need to yield to interstate traffic before merging into the lane.

For the EB I-80/I-94 ramp and I-65 ramp to EB I-80/I-94 and Central Ave exit ramp, ramp traffic will be reduced to one lane before the bridge over Burns Ditch and will expand back to normal lanes after the worksite. Traffic merging to this ramp from I-80/I-94 will remain in the left lane. Traffic merging from the I-65 ramp will need to yield to traffic coming from I-80/I-94 and merge into the left lane when safely possible. The ramp to I-80/I-94 and exit ramp to Central Ave will be open during this time as the lane restriction does not block those ramp lanes.

This contract was awarded to RQAW, and they will be doing a bridge deck overlay. This portion of the project is expected to be completed within two weeks.

3/26/2020 4:16 PM (Updated 3/28/2020 11:58 AM)
Greene County: Second project on IL-267 Begins March 30
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-267 at Lick Creek, approximately 7.5 miles north of Greenfield, will be restricted to one lane beginning  Monday, March 30. 
 
Two-way traffic will be maintained using temporary traffic signals. This work is necessary to construct a new bridge deck and is expected to be complete by 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.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.  
3/26/2020 2:15 PM (Updated 3/31/2020 1:20 PM)
Madison County: Work on IL-162 begins March 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-162 between IL-157 and IL-159 will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning on Monday, March 30. 

Two-way traffic will be maintained using flaggers. This work is necessary to construct a new asphalt surface and is expected to be completed by July.
 
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.
3/26/2020 12:24 PM (Updated 3/31/2020 12:50 PM)
Wataga: US-34/IL-167 work begins April 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that improvements to the intersection of US-34 and IL-167 in Wataga begin April 1. 

The work involves road resurfacing and replacement of culverts and guardrails and will require closure of Depot Road and the reduction of IL-167 to one lane at US-34. Depot Road traffic will use the marked detour, and IL-167 traffic will be controlled by temporary signals during the project, which is expected to be complete in November. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 

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.

3/26/2020 11:35 AM (Updated 3/26/2020 11:38 AM)
Next Phase of Byrne Improvements begins Friday with Closure of Jackson Boulevard over Kennedy

Progress continues this year with several ramp, mainline Kennedy, Ryan improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding the public that the next major phase of the Jane Byrne Interchange project will begin with the upcoming closure of the Jackson Boulevard bridge over the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94). The bridge project marks the first of several traffic impacts this construction season that will result in safer, smoother travel through the interchange. 
 
“This coming year will see significant progress with the reconstruction of the Jane Byrne Interchange, and we look forward to the many improvements to come,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “We appreciate the public’s continued patience. We ask that they drop their devices, be on the alert for changes in traffic patterns and give their undivided attention going through this and all other work zones.” 
 
To remove the existing bridge over the expressway, Jackson Boulevard between Halsted Street and Des Plaines Avenue will close starting, weather permitting, at 5 a.m. Friday, March 27.
 
A detour will direct vehicular traffic east on Jackson Boulevard, south on Halsted Street, east on Van Buren Street and north on Jefferson Street to reconnect with Jackson Boulevard. 
 
Pedestrians should use the Van Buren Street bridge as an alternate route. Bicyclists will be detoured south on Halsted Street, east on Harrison Street and north on Clinton Street to reconnect with Jackson Boulevard.
 
The Jackson Boulevard entrance ramp to the outbound Kennedy also will close, with a detour directing traffic north on Halsted Street to enter the expressway via Madison Street. The inbound Kennedy exit ramp to Jackson Boulevard will close as well, with motorists directed to exit at Monroe Street and access Jackson Boulevard via Des Plaines Avenue.
 
The new Jackson Boulevard bridge is expected to open in 2022. The structure will have two lanes and a dedicated bike lane, as well as sidewalks on both sides, enhancing connections and improving safety for all transportation users in the surrounding neighborhoods. 
 
For more information and to view a construction overview video, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org.
 
Other significant impacts at the Jane Byrne this year include:
 Additional details, schedules and impacts to traffic will be shared in advance, closer to the individual project start dates.  
 
The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org
 
Recently, IDOT unveiled a new mobile-friendly website that features a detailed project timeline with an interactive map, photo galleries and the ability to submit questions and comments to the project team via a “Contact Us” link. For more information, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org
 
The improved Jane Byrne Interchange will be complete in 2022.
3/26/2020 10:03 AM (Updated 3/26/2020 11:16 AM)
Fabyan Parkway, Orchard and Randall Roads Highway Safety Intersection Project (HSIP)
Traffic signal equipment upgrades are scheduled for 29 intersections along Fabyan Parkway, Orchard and Randall Roads from Mill Creek Drive east to Raddant Road, and Mill Street south to Jericho Road, starting the week of March 30, 2020, weather permitting.  This work will be conducted in two stages and is anticipated to be completed by mid-May 2021.  The improvements will involve removal and modification of traffic signals and street lights, handicap ramps and pedestrian crossings. 
 
Stage one work, which will include upgrades to sidewalk, pedestrian crossings, and new traffic signal foundations taking approximately 3 – 4 weeks at each intersection and may result in temporary day time lane closures and disruptions of traffic at the intersections.  Work will be done during the hours of 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday, weather 
permitting, and will start at Fabyan Parkway and Mill Creek Drive and Fabyan Parkway and Branson (add Drive/Street/Road…whatever is appropriate). Work will then proceed east.  
 
Below are the 29 intersections listed in no particular order from north to south. This list is for informational purposes only, and does not represent the order of work and therefore is subject to modification: 
The second stage of work will involve the removal of existing traffic signal mast arms and the installation of a yellow flashing phase signal heads to the existing traffic signals at all locations. This work will require the temporary shutdown of traffic signals with the control of the intersections replaced by 4-way stop signs for approximately 4-6 hours per intersection. During this work phase, traffic traveling through the intersections shall experience longer than normal traffic delays. Additional press releases will be provided to the public before the second phase begins, warning them of this upcoming work. 
 
Motorists should expect delays during the first stage of the work and are encouraged to pay attention to temporary lanes closures and flaggers around the work area.  Motorists may want to consider seeking alternate routes during the second stage portion of the traffic signal upgrades. 
 
Any questions or concerns may be directed to David Boesch with the Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT) at (630) 584-1170.  
 
For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts.  
 
3/26/2020 7:58 AM (Updated 3/26/2020 8:05 AM)
Lane restrictions scheduled for US-20 bridge over Toll Road

US-20 will be restricted to one lane in each direction for reconstruction of the bridge over the I-80/90 Toll Road starting on or after Wednesday, April 1.

The lane restriction will be between CR-150 E and CR-175 E. This project is expected to be completed by November 2020. 
 
The project will be completed in two phases. During phase one of the project, the existing westbound lanes on the north side of the bridge will be used for one lane in each direction.Traffic will switch to the south side of the bridge during phase two. 
3/25/2020 3:28 PM (Updated 3/25/2020 3:29 PM)
Williamson County: Work on Herrin Road begins March 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Herrin Road of upcoming lane reductions. 

Beginning Monday, March 30, weather permitting, there will be roadwork on Herrin Road from Christmas Tree Road to just east of I-57 that will require lane closures beginning at 7 am. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers. 
 
Work is expected to last for four weeks and includes asphalt surface removal, asphalt paving and pavement markings. 
 
Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones. To avoid any delays, motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.
3/25/2020 2:27 PM (Updated 3/25/2020 2:33 PM)
Greene County: Work on IL-267 begins March 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-267 at Apple Creek, approximately 9 miles north of Greenfield, will be restricted to one lane beginning Monday, March 30. 

Two-way traffic will be maintained by the use of temporary traffic signals. This work is necessary to construct a new bridge deck and is expected to be completed by November. 
 
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.
3/25/2020 2:16 PM (Updated 3/25/2020 2:21 PM)
Winnebago County: Work on IL-251 begins March 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction on IL-251 from the Wisconsin state line to south of Forest Hills Road in Machesney Park will begin on March 30.

The work involves pavement patching, resurfacing, guardrail reconstruction, and traffic signal updates. Nightly lane closures will be utilized from Forest Hills Road to Elevator/Hononegah Road. Daytime lane closures will be utilized from Elevator/Hononegah Road to the Wisconsin State Line during the work.
 
In-roadway work is expected to be completed by October 9.
 
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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3/25/2020 1:45 PM (Updated 3/25/2020 1:45 PM)
Sidewalk upgrades in Washington begin April 1
Improvements along Business 24 
 
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that improvements to pedestrian accommodations on Business US-24 in Washington begin April 1. 
 
The work involves upgrades to wheelchair ramps, medians and crosswalks at Peoria Street (BR-24) and Bondurant Street and will require lane reductions. Additionally, crosswalks will be placed along Washington Road (BR-24/IL-8) between Washington and East Peoria. The project is expected to last about 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. 
 
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3/25/2020 1:43 PM (Updated 3/25/2020 2:23 PM)
INDOT to Close Two Sections of IN-8 for Bridge Work

The Indiana Department of Transportation will close two sections of IN-8 west of Kouts for work on structures at Cornell Ditch and Sandy Hook Ditch. 

The closure is scheduled to begin on or after Monday, March 30. IN- 8 will be closed between CR-S 200 W and CR-S 250 W for bride deck replacement at Cornell Ditch. IN-8 will also be closed between CR-S 50 W and CR-S 150 W for deck patching and epoxy overlay at Sandy Hook Ditch. 
 
The contract is expected to be complete by the end of June, 2020. 
 
During the closure, drivers are encouraged to take the detour route. The official detour will follow US-231, IN-10 and IN- 49
 
S.R. 8 Detour
3/25/2020 1:35 PM (Updated 3/25/2020 2:25 PM)
Macon County: Resurfacing of US-51 begins March 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement patching on US-51 from I-72 to the DeWitt County line begins March 30. 

The work will require daily lane closures, with at least one lane open at all times. Access to businesses within the work zone will be maintained during the project, which is expected to last about four 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.
 
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3/25/2020 12:30 PM (Updated 3/25/2020 12:32 PM)
Lane Reductions Scheduled on Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) for Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge Project

Long-term lane closure needed through April for bridge center pier work

Northbound traffic on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between 47th Street and Ogden Avenue near Hinsdale and Western Springs is scheduled to be reduced from four to three lanes beginning this week through April for work to rebuild the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge over the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).
 
“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.”
 
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the closures. Up-to-date information regarding additional lane closures will also be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts. All work is weather dependent.
 
On Wednesday, March 25, on southbound I-294, overnight lane closures will be scheduled to relocate construction equipment to the roadway median for bridge construction. This will include 15-minute, full lane closures between midnight and 5 a.m. on Thursday, March 26.
 
In addition, on northbound I-294, a lane closure will be put in place closing the left lane and reducing traffic from four to three lanes by 5 a.m. on Thursday, March 26. Traffic is scheduled to stay in this configuration through April.
 
Additional lane closures will be scheduled in both directions as needed.
 
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.
 
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 Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.
 
The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 294 miles of roadways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) and the IL-390 Tollway.  
3/25/2020 12:02 PM (Updated 3/28/2020 12:12 PM)
Cairo: Daytime Closures of US 60/62 Bridge begin March 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling in the Cairo area that the US 60/62 bridge over the Mississippi River will be closed to all traffic for routine inspection.

 
The closures are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Monday, March 30, through noon Thursday, April 2, and 8 a.m. Monday, April 6, through noon Thursday, April 9.
 
The bridge will be open to all traffic from 5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night.
 
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3/25/2020 11:49 AM (Updated 3/25/2020 11:49 AM)
County: Waukegan Road resurfacing begins March 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the resurfacing of Waukegan Road (IL-43) from US-41 in Park City to just south of McGaw Road/Pulaski Road in Waukegan will require daily lane closures beginning March 30, weather permitting.

The project, which consists of patching and resurfacing Waukegan Road, new curbs and pedestrian ramp improvements, is expected to be complete in early July.
 
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.
 
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3/25/2020 11:34 AM (Updated 3/25/2020 11:34 AM)
Fabyan Parkway over the Fox River Bridge Improvement

Kane County Section No. 17-00479-00-BR

Work on the Fabyan Parkway over the Fox Bridge is scheduled to resume the week of March 30, 2020, with an anticipated completion date of mid-June 2020, weather permitting. Work will consist of completing the deck pavement, light pole work and bridge structural repair and maintenance. During this work, Fabyan Parkway will continue to be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction until project completion. Motorists are to be cautious and be alert for new lane configurations as well as equipment on the bridge and workers walking within the work zone.


As this portion of Fabyan Parkway can experience heavy traffic, 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.

3/25/2020 8:02 AM (Updated 3/25/2020 8:02 AM)
Pavement repairs on I-39/90 northbound near Janesville and Madison

One lane will be CLOSED along I-39/90 northbound from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the following work zones:

The lane closure will allow crews to complete necessary pavement repairs.

Please plan ahead, be alert for crews and equipment near the travel lane, and allow extra time to safely reach your destination.

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3/24/2020 5:32 PM (Updated 3/24/2020 5:32 PM)
Massac County: Work on I-24 begins March 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling the eastbound lanes of I-24 in Massac County of upcoming lane reductions.

Beginning Monday, March 30, weather permitting, there will be road work on the eastbound lanes of I-24 in Massac County that will require lane closures beginning at 7am. Traffic will be reduced to one lane. 

Work is expected to last for three weeks. Work includes patching the centerline and pavement markings. Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.

To avoid any delays motorists should seek an alternate route.
 
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3/24/2020 3:27 PM (Updated 3/24/2020 3:29 PM)
Peoria: Sidewalk improvements begin March 26
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that improvements to pedestrian accommodations on Jefferson and Adams streets in Peoria begin March 26. 
 
The work involves upgrades to wheelchair ramps, medians, crosswalks and crosswalk signbetween Hancock and Wayne streets and will require lane reductions. The project is expected to last about four months. 
 
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.

3/24/2020 1:53 PM (Updated 3/24/2020 1:57 PM)
I-80 ramp to Center Street in Joliet closed

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ramp from eastbound I-80 to northbound Center Street, in Joliet, is closed for emergency repairs. The closure is necessary to perform pavement repairs on the bridge deck. 

To accommodate repairs, later this week, the northbound Raynor Avenue ramp to Center Street will close. Motorists are advised to use Chicago Street (US-52/IL-53) to McDonough Street (US-6, 52) to Pleasant Street.

The work is expected to be completed in April.

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

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

3/23/2020 9:29 PM (Updated 3/24/2020 12:47 PM)
Bridge cleaning and painting begins Tuesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that cleaning and painting of the Touhy Avenue bridge, over the Des Plaines River, in Park Ridge and the Wolf Road bridge, over Weller Creek, in Des Plaines, will begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, March 24.

Most of the work will take place under the bridge and will not impact traffic, however occasional daytime lane closures will be required. Work is expected to be complete by early July. 
 
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.
3/23/2020 2:29 PM (Updated 3/23/2020 2:29 PM)
Update : The Ashland Avenue closure has been postponed due to utilities until April 6.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Ashland Avenue between 127th and 138th streets, in Riverdale, will close, weather permitting, March 30.

The closure is necessary for the removal of a bridge over Ashland Avenue at 135th Street/Jackson Street.

Beginning at 5 a.m. Monday, March 30 through late April, Ashland Avenue between 127th and 138th streets will be closed. A posted detour will direct traffic to 138th, Halsted and 127th streets. Access to local residences and businesses will be maintained.

In early May, Ashland Avenue reopens with one narrow lane in each direction and width restrictions of 8’6” between 138th Street and Broadway Street. 

The work, which also includes constructing retaining walls and curbs, is expected to be complete in September.

Motorists can expect delays, follow the posted detour 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.

3/20/2020 5:16 PM (Updated 3/27/2020 5:40 PM)
Waukegan Road resurfacing begins March 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the resurfacing of Waukegan Road (IL-43) from US-41, in Park City, to just south of McGaw Road/Pulaski Road, in Waukegan, will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, March 30.

The project, which consists of patching and resurfacing Waukegan Road, new curbs and pedestrian ramp improvements, is expected to be complete in early July.

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.

3/20/2020 5:00 PM (Updated 3/23/2020 1:22 PM)
Ogden Avenue resurfacing in Westmont

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that resurfacing of Ogden Avenue (US-34) between west of Washington Street and east of Kingery Highway (IL-83), in Westmont, will require intermittent daytime lane closures beginning, weather permitting, April 6.

One lane in each direction will remain open at all times and access to businesses in the work zone will be maintained. The project, which consists of patching and resurfacing, pedestrian ramps and replacing deteriorated medians and curbs, is expected to be completed by 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.

 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.

3/20/2020 4:47 PM (Updated 3/23/2020 1:23 PM)
Concrete Restoration Work Resumes on US-20 Bypass in South Bend

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that a concrete pavement restoration project is restarting on the US-20 Bypass in South Bend.

This project, which is restoring concrete on both the mainline and ramps between US-31 and the Elkhart County line, started last year and is set to wrap up by June.
 
Currently, an eastbound lane restriction is in place between US-31 and Clover Road, just west of the east junction with IN-331. By March 27, the eastbound ramps at Ironwood will close.
 
State road detours must use state routes only. To get around the closures at Ironwood, eastbound drivers will use the interchange at IN-331 (Bremen Highway) to turn around on US-20 and use the westbound ramps to access Ironwood.
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3/20/2020 1:00 PM (Updated 3/20/2020 1:01 PM)
Work on IL-29 in Peoria begins March 25

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on IL-29 about a half-mile north of Lorentz Avenue in Peoria begins March 25. 

The work involves improvements to sidewalks, curbs and drainage structures and will reduce IL-29 to one lane in each direction. Two-way traffic in the northbound lanes will be maintained by barriers. The project is expected to be complete by June 1. 
 
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. 
 
3/19/2020 11:41 AM (Updated 3/19/2020 11:43 AM)
Effingham County: I-70 work resumes March 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction in the I-70 work zone between Altamont and the Little Wabash River resumes March 23. 

The work involves installing a concrete barrier wall for two-way traffic in the westbound lanes while the eastbound lanes are rebuilt, which is expected to be complete in November. Several emergency pull-off areas both east- and westbound are in the work zone and are clearly marked for motorists' use.
 
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, maintain the posted 55 mph speed limit in the work zone, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
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3/18/2020 3:44 PM (Updated 3/18/2020 3:44 PM)
Freeport: IL-26 bridge work begins March 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction on the bridge carrying IL-26 over the Pecatonica River, a half-mile north of BR-20 in Freeport, will begin March 23.

The work involves expansion joint replacement, deck patching and resurfacing. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction at the structure. Work is expected to be completed by June 18.
 
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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3/18/2020 12:58 PM (Updated 3/18/2020 12:59 PM)
Henry County: I-74 work resumes

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that resurfacing has resumed on I-74 between IL-81 (exit 24) and IL-17 (exit 32).

Lane closures will remain in place for approximately two weeks to complete pre-staging traffic control in the westbound lanes. Upon completion of pre-staging, eastbound traffic will be crossed over to the westbound side with both eastbound and westbound traffic reduced to a single lane and separated by a barrier wall. The traffic configuration will remain in place until July, at which point all traffic will be shifted to the eastbound side to resurface the westbound lanes.
 
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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3/17/2020 12:32 PM (Updated 3/17/2020 3:28 PM)
Morton: Work on Two I-155 Ramps begins March 18

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on two ramps to I-155 in Morton begins March 18.

The work involves repairs to bridges on the ramp from Birchwood Street (Illinois 98) to northbound I-155 and the ramp from Main Street to southbound I-155. Both ramps will be closed during the project, which is expected to last until August. Marked detours 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.
 
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3/16/2020 12:52 PM (Updated 3/17/2020 3:32 PM)
Construction Update: Hutchins Road Bridge Construction

Hutchins Road Bridge Construction: March 16, 2020

 
The Hutchins Road bridge construction is underway. The watermain work is almost complete, and the piles for the bridge abutments, which help support the weight of the bridge, have been driven. Crews will now begin to frame and pour the concrete for the bridge abutments and start removing the existing culverts so the new stream can be constructed.
 
Traffic impacts: Hutchins Road from IL 132 to Stearns School Road is still closed as crews replace existing large culverts with a new bridge structure.
 
Detour Route: Illinois Route 132 to US Route 45 to Stearns School Road. Local traffic will be allowed from IL 132 north to Edgewood Drive and from Stearns School Road south to Grandwood Dr. The road is closed to all through traffic at Mill Creek.
 
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3/16/2020 12:34 PM (Updated 3/17/2020 3:33 PM)
I-55 Reduced To Lane In Each Direction Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding the public that I-55 south of Arsenal Road in Will County will be reduced to one lane in each direction, weather permitting, the morning of Monday, March 16. The lane closures are needed to start the second and final year of a project to replace the I-55 bridge decks over the BNSF Railroad and Grant Creek.

 Weekend lane closures on northbound I-55 will continue tonight. Starting at 9 p.m., northbound I-55 will be reduced to a single lane between River Road and Arsenal Road. The closures are necessary to make temporary pavement repairs so northbound I-55 can accommodate both directions of traffic when work resumes on replacing the southbound I-55 bridge decks.

 At 5 a.m. Monday, I-55 will be reduced to a single lane in both directions. Later this construction season, I-55 will remain one lane in each direction but shift to the southbound lanes while the northbound bridge decks are replaced.

 The entire project is due to wrap up and all lanes reopen in late fall.

 Backups and congestion approaching the work zone should be anticipated at all times. Motorists must slow down, put down their phones and devices, avoid all distractions and give their undivided attention to traffic control signs and changing conditions in and around the work zone. 

 Special precautions again will be implemented to enhance safety. Signs will be posted several miles in advance in both directions. Temporary rumble strips also will be installed to alert approaching motorists. The work zone speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph, with Illinois State Police dedicating special patrols in the area at all times to enforce all traffic laws.

 Additionally, a dynamic merge system, commonly referred to as a zipper merge, will be used this year to help manage congestion and reduce travel times through the work zone. Digital message signs will advise motorists when to move out of the left lane and prepare to enter the work zone.  During uncongested traffic, motorists will be instructed to slow down and move to the right lane well in advance of the work zone.  During more congested periods, drivers will be encouraged to use both lanes, taking turns merging into the open lane at the point the left lane is closed.

 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.

3/13/2020 2:54 PM (Updated 3/17/2020 3:35 PM)
Lighting project at two interchanges

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that new light poles and light towers will be installed at the I-290 / IL-53 interchange with Interstate 90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) interchange, in Rolling Meadows and at the I-57 and US-30 interchange, in Matteson. 

In order to complete the work, both interchanges will have daily shoulder closures with occasional lane closures. The operation will take place during regular daytime hours, with minimal impacts on the peak morning and afternoon travel periods.

The work in Rolling Meadows is starting this week. The Matteson location will begin, weather permitting, the week of March 16.

Both locations are expected to be complete by early November.

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.

3/12/2020 4:28 PM (Updated 3/17/2020 3:37 PM)
Woodford County: I-39 Pavement Repairs Begin March 16

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement repairs on I-39 in Woodford County begin March 16.

The work involves patching and resurfacing from mileposts 19 to 23, between El Paso and Minonk, and will require lane closures in both directions. The project is expected to last through October.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. When feasible, use of alternate routes to avoid the work area should be considered. Drivers are also urged to pay close attention to changing conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers, as well as equipment.
 
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3/12/2020 12:03 PM (Updated 3/17/2020 3:38 PM)
I-55 bridge work at Sherman begins March 16

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on northbound I-55 just north of Springfield will begin March 16.

The work involves replacing the deck and joints of the bridge that carries I-55 over the Union Pacific railroad at the Sherman interchange (exit 105) and will be done in two stages to minimize traffic disruption. There will be no lane closure during the initial stage, and during the second stage one lane will be closed with the open lane potentially reduced in width. The project is expected to be complete by June 1.

Replacing the bridge deck will give motorists a smoother ride, and replacing joints will assure the bridge’s safety and preserve its integrity.

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.

3/11/2020 4:49 PM (Updated 3/17/2020 3:39 PM)
IL-78 in Knox County to Cose March 16

Bridge, culvert replacement on tap

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-78, about a mile south of the intersection with IL-8 in Knox County, will close March 16.

The closure is necessary to replace the bridge over West Kickapoo Fork Creek and a box culvert south of the bridge. A detour will be posted utilizing West Graham Chapel Road and North Wiley Road. The road is scheduled to be reopened in early September and all work finished by October.

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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3/11/2020 12:30 PM (Updated 3/17/2020 3:40 PM)
Construction Resumes In Janesville Area

As the spring season approaches, Interstate 39/90 construction will begin another season in the Janesville area. This week, crews will resume work on I-39/90 from Kennedy Road, north of the WIS 26 interchange (Exit 171A), to the I-39/90 and US 14 interchange (Exit 171B) in Janesville. This section of work is anticipated to be completed in fall 2021.

Electronic weekly construction updates for this project will begin on Friday (March 13), and continue through the 20202-2021 construction seasons.

What you need to know:

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 WIS 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.

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3/10/2020 2:41 PM (Updated 4/6/2020 7:28 PM)
I-74 Rebuild Underway Soon
Update: The striping, signing and barrier wall placement is expected to last about two weeks, at which time two-way traffic in the westbound lanes will begin.
 
Preparation for eastbound construction begins March 11

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to prepare the eastbound lanes of I-74 between mileposts 109 and 120 for reconstruction begins March 11.

 
The work involves striping and signing ahead of placing a barrier wall for two-way traffic in the westbound lanes, which will begin March 16. Construction in the eastbound lanes is expected to be complete in the fall.
 
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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3/10/2020 1:47 PM (Updated 3/17/2020 3:42 PM)
Rockford: Work On US-20/IL-2 Interchange Resumes March 16
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction on US-20/IL-2 interchange will resume March 16.
 
The contractor is resurfacing US-20 and IL-2, replacing the bridges carrying US-20 over IL-2, and rebuilding the existing cloverleaf interchange 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. US-20 traffic control includes placing barrier wall for head to head traffic in the eastbound lanes.
 
The westbound traffic exiting onto Illinois 2 should continue using existing US 20 exit ramp. To go west on US-20 from Illinois 2, traffic will need to follow the marked detour: north on Illinois 2, west on Springfield Avenue, west on Montague Road to US-20 westbound. This project is estimated to be completed by October 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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3/10/2020 1:31 PM (Updated 3/17/2020 3:46 PM)
IL-117 Prep Work begins March 12
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to prepare IL-117 between Goodfield and Eureka for resurfacing begins March 12.
The work involves tree removal and relocation of utilities and will require intermittent lane closures. The entire project is expected to be complete in November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 
3/10/2020 1:26 PM (Updated 3/17/2020 3:48 PM)
Massac County: I-24 Bridge Replacement Begins March 16

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of an upcoming bridge construction project on I-24 between mileposts 34 and 36 in Massac County, north of Metropolis, beginning March 16, weather permitting.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with the use of crossovers during construction of the structure, this traffic configuration will be in place until November 15, to facilitate construction of a new bridge in the northbound/westbound lanes.
 
Local traffic should be aware that Country Club Road will also be reconstructed within the work zone at this time.Country Club Road will be reduced to one lane and closed at times during construction of the structure.
 
Motorists should use extreme caution through this work zone and be aware of speed reductions and traffic control devices.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.
3/9/2020 3:03 PM (Updated 3/17/2020 3:52 PM)
Work on South Main Street bridge begins March 9

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures on South Main Street (US-51 Business northbound) will begin Monday, March 9.


The closures are necessary for repairs to the bridge that carries Main Street over the Norfolk Southern railroad in downtown Bloomington. The project includes replacing joints, repairing structural concrete and applying a pavement treatment to increase safety. In addition to the lane closures, width of the open lane will be reduced to 10 feet during the work, which is expected to be complete by the end of July.

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.

3/6/2020 4:54 PM (Updated 3/17/2020 3:52 PM)
Lane Closures On Roosevelt Road In Elmhurst

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that two bridge improvement projects over Salt Creek in Elmhurst, will begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, March 10.

To accommodate the work, Roosevelt Road (IL-38) from Butterfield Road (IL-56) to York Road will be reduced to two lanes in each direction. In addition, Bush Hill Road will be reduced to a single lane between Butterfield and York roads, with a temporary traffic signal conducting the flow of traffic through the area.
 
The project, which consists of expansion joints replacement, deck repairs and a new deck overlay and approaches for both bridges is expected to be completed in July. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Alternative routes are strongly encouraged. 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.  
3/6/2020 12:57 PM (Updated 3/7/2020 8:37 AM)
Lane Closures Set March 9 For IL-167 At Wataga

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to prepare the intersection of IL-167 and Depot Road in Wataga for a culvert replacement begins Monday, March 9.

The preliminary work involves tree removal, relocation of utilities and a temporary widening, and will require intermittent lane closures. The entire project is expected to be completed in November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.     
3/6/2020 11:17 AM (Updated 3/7/2020 8:39 AM)
Second Year of I-55 bridge Work in Will County to Begin

Extra safety measures in place for final year of two-year project, backups anticipated   

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a project to replace the bridge decks on I-55 over the BNSF Railroad and Grant Creek, south of Arsenal Road in Will County, resumes, weather permitting, Friday, March 6. Temporary northbound lane closures are scheduled the next two weekends with the permanent work zone anticipated to be in place March 16.

Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, northbound I-55 will be reduced to a single lane between River Road and Arsenal Road. All lanes reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, March 9. The same northbound closures and hours will be in effect, weather permitting, the weekend of Friday, March 13. 
 
The weekend closures are necessary to make temporary pavement repairs so northbound I-55 can accommodate both directions of traffic when work resumes on replacing the southbound I-55 bridge decks. 
 
That will occur on March 16 at 5 a.m., weather permitting, when I-55 will be reduced to a single lane in both directions between River Road and Arsenal Road. Later this construction season, I-55 will remain one lane in each direction but shift to the southbound lanes while the northbound bridge decks are replaced.
 
The entire project is due to wrap up and all lanes reopen in late fall. 
 
Backups and congestion approaching the work zone should be anticipated at all times. Motorists must slow down, put down their phones and devices, avoid all distractions and give their undivided attention to traffic control signs and changing conditions in and around the work zone.
 
Special precautions again will be implemented to enhance safety. Signs will be posted several miles in advance in both directions. Temporary rumble strips also will be installed to alert approaching motorists. The work zone speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph, with Illinois State Police dedicating special patrols in the area at all times to enforce all traffic laws.
 
Additionally, a dynamic merge system, commonly referred to as a zipper merge, will be used this year to help manage congestion and reduce travel times through the work zone. Digital message signs will advise motorists when to move out of the left lane and prepare to enter the work zone.  During uncongested traffic, motorists will be instructed to slow down and move to the right lane well in advance of the work zone.  During more congested periods, drivers will be encouraged to use both lanes, taking turns merging into the open lane at the point the left lane is closed.  
3/5/2020 9:54 AM (Updated 3/6/2020 11:47 AM)
Chicago: Canfield Ramp From Kennedy To Close March 16

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that as part of ongoing improvements to the Kennedy Expressway (I-90), the outbound ramp to Canfield Avenue will close March 16, weather permitting.

The closure, previously scheduled for early March, is necessary to rebuild the ramp and retaining walls. A detour will direct traffic to the Cumberland Avenue (IL-171) exit and Higgins Road (IL-72).
 
At the same time, eastbound Higgins Road (IL-72) between Canfield Avenue and Oriole Avenue will close. A detour will direct traffic to Canfield, Foster and Harlem avenues. In addition, westbound Higgins Road will be reduced to one lane.
 
The Kennedy improvements, which are between Harlem Avenue (IL-43) and I-190, include widening and resurfacing, new noise and retaining walls, drainage improvements and a new collector-distributor road at the Cumberland Avenue interchange along the outbound expressway.
 
The Canfield Avenue ramp and Higgins Road are expected to fully open to traffic in 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 remain 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.    
3/4/2020 4:00 PM (Updated 3/7/2020 8:46 AM)
Villa Grove: IL-130 Bridge Replacement Begins In March

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to replace the bridge that carries Sycamore Street (IL-130) over the Embarras River in Villa Grove will begin the week of March 9.

The removal of the current bridge will be done in stages to maintain two-way traffic, which will be controlled by temporary signals. The new bridge will consist of new abutments, piers, girders and concrete driving lanes as well as the addition of a multi-use path.
 
Major construction is expected to be complete by mid-December, with any remaining minor work finished by June 2021.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.  
3/2/2020 9:26 AM (Updated 3/7/2020 8:43 AM)
Grand Avenue Lane Reductions Begins March 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the Grand Avenue bridge, over the Des Plaines River, in River Grove, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, March 2.

The first stage of the project will require daily intermittent lane closures on Grand Avenue. Then, beginning the week of March 16 through late August, Grand Avenue from Indian Boundary Road to Rhodes Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction. In addition, left turns from Grand Avenue onto Des Plaines River Road will not be allowed. Motorists should follow the posted detour.
 
The project consists of bridge joint repairs and the installation of a new bridge deck and approaches, along with traffic signal modifications and new ADA compliant sidewalk ramps at the Grand Avenue and Des Plaines River Road intersection.
 
The work is expected to be completed by late August.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Alternative routes are strongly encouraged. 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.  
2/27/2020 11:15 AM (Updated 2/29/2020 8:36 AM)
159th Street Resurfacing Begins March 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that resurfacing of 159th Street (US-6) from 94th Avenue, in Orland Park, to Cicero Avenue (IL-50), in Oak Forest, passing through Orland Hills and Tinley Park, will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, March 2.

 The project, which consists of resurfacing the 5-mile stretch of 159th Street and constructing new ADA compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in July.

 Curb, gutter and sidewalk repairs along 159th Street between 94th Avenue and Ridgeland Avenue were completed in November 2019.

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

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

2/25/2020 2:24 PM (Updated 2/29/2020 8:30 AM)
Park Ridge: Northwest Highway Resurfacing Begins March 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that resurfacing of Northwest Highway (US-14) from Miner Street to Merrill Street in Park Ridge will require daily lane closures beginning March 2, weather permitting.

The project, which consists of resurfacing the 3.5 mile stretch of Northwest Highway, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and replacing deteriorated curbs and sidewalks, is expected to be completed in November.
 
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.  
2/25/2020 10:18 AM (Updated 2/29/2020 8:39 AM)
Work On IL-123 Over I-55 Begins March 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs to the bridge that carries IL-123 over I-55 at Williamsville will begin Monday, March 2.

The work involves bridge deck replacement and will be done in stages to maintain two-way traffic on IL-123 with lane width restrictions. There also will be periodic nighttime lane closures on I-55. All construction is expected to be complete by Nov. 30.
 
The repairs to the bridge are part of IDOT’s Transportation Asset Management Plan and will prolong the life of the structure. As a result, motorists will have a smoother road surface that is free of potholes.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 6 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict6 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.    
2/21/2020 11:24 AM (Updated 2/22/2020 8:57 AM)
East Peoria: Riverfront Drive Ramp To Washington Street Closes Feb. 24

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the ramp from Riverfront Drive to eastbound Washington Street in East Peoria will close Monday, Feb. 24.

The closure is necessary to allow reconstruction of the ramp to accommodate future detour traffic from I-74. All current eastbound Washington Street traffic will be detoured to westbound Washington toward the Bob Michel Bridge (IL-40) and River Road.
 
The ramp is expected to reopen in its original configuration by Thanksgiving, when construction on the Murray Baker Bridge (I-74) is complete.
  
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.
2/20/2020 11:54 AM (Updated 2/22/2020 8:59 AM)
Outbound Kennedy ramp to Canfield Avenue to close
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of ongoing improvements to the Kennedy Expressway (I-90), the outbound ramp to Canfield Avenue will close, weather permitting, March 2.
 
The closure is necessary to rebuild the ramp and retaining walls. A detour will direct traffic to the Cumberland Avenue (IL-171) exit and Higgins Road (IL-72).
 
The Kennedy improvements, between Harlem Avenue (IL-43) and I-190, includes widening and resurfacing, new noise and retaining walls and, drainage improvements, as well as a new collector-distributor road at the Cumberland Avenue interchange along the outbound expressway.
 
The Canfield ramp is expected to open to traffic in 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 remain 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.
 
2/18/2020 4:50 PM (Updated 2/21/2020 2:42 PM)
Harlem Avenue Resurfacing Begins March 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the second phase of resurfacing of Harlem Avenue (IL-43) from 171st Street, in Tinley Park to just north of 159th Street (US-6), in Orland Park, will require daily lane closures with flaggers beginning, weather permitting, March 1.

The project, which consists of resurfacing Harlem Avenue, constructing new ADA compliant sidewalk ramps and replacing deteriorated curbs, is expected to be completed by July.
 
Harlem Avenue between US-30 and 171st Street was resurfaced in November 2019.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com. 
2/18/2020 10:13 AM (Updated 2/22/2020 9:01 AM)
St. Clair County: IL-13/15 Lane Restrictions Begin Jan. 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-13/15 between Rogers Street in Freeburg and the Kaskaskia River Bridge will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Monday, January 13, weather permitting.  

The restriction is required to make pavement repairs and will take place between 7 AM - 6 PM.  Traffic will be maintained in both directions using flaggers.  This work is expected to be completed by late summer.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area.  Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.   
1/9/2020 2:39 PM (Updated 2/4/2020 10:36 AM)
Work on Main Street resumes Dec. 12
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction will resume Dec. 12 on northbound Main Street (IL-29/US-24) between Poplar Street and Margaret Drive in Creve Coeur.
 
The work involves resurfacing, storm sewer construction, and replacement of sidewalks, curbs and gutters and will require lane closures. The project is expected to be complete in July 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.

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.

12/11/2019 4:41 PM (Updated 1/6/2020 8:46 AM)
Mc Henry County -- New Traffic Pattern At US-20 And Harmony Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that as part of the ongoing project to reconstruct and convert the intersection of US-20 and Harmony Road into a roundabout, a new traffic pattern will start the week of Dec. 9.

The new traffic patterns are as follows:
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.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.  
12/9/2019 12:49 PM (Updated 12/9/2019 3:11 PM)
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 1/2/2020 10:59 AM)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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

MAINLINE

DOWNTOWN BETTENDORF

MIDDLE ROAD

U.S. 67 DIAGONAL CONNECTOR

DOWNTOWN MOLINE

AVENUE OF THE CITIES

3/20/2019 8:01 AM (Updated 12/23/2019 9:31 AM)
Keep Us Alive Drive 45

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

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

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