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Wisconsin - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Dunn; Pepin; Pierce; St. Croix

...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL EXPECTED TONIGHT...
.A Flash Flood Watch has been issued tonight for areas from the
Twin Cities, south and east of a line from Mankato, to Blue Earth
in Minnesota, and areas south of New Richmond to Elk Mound in
Wisconsin.
Recent heavy rainfall has led to very moist soil conditions, and
elevated streams and creeks across portions of east central, and
south central Minnesota, as well as portions of west central
Wisconsin. Thunderstorms are expected to become more widespread
this evening across southern Minnesota, and into west central
Wisconsin. The combination of deep moisture, high rainfall rates,
and the antecedent conditions, will lead to rapid runoff. The
rapid runoff could lead to flash flooding, especially in flood
prone areas.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...
The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued
a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Minnesota and west central
Wisconsin, including the following areas, in Minnesota, Anoka,
Blue Earth, Carver, Dakota, Faribault, Freeborn, Goodhue,
Hennepin, Le Sueur, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Steele, Waseca, and
Washington. In west central Wisconsin, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce,
and St. Croix.
* From this evening through Thursday morning
* Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall. 1 to 3 inches of rain
expected, with localized higher amounts possible.
* Flash flooding is possible along area streams, as well as in
urban and low-lying areas.
7/17/2019 3:00 AM (Updated 7/17/2019 8:00 AM)
Minnesota - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Anoka; Blue Earth; Carver; Dakota; Faribault; Freeborn; Goodhue; Hennepin; Le Sueur; Ramsey; Rice; Scott; Steele; Waseca; Washington

...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL EXPECTED TONIGHT...
.A Flash Flood Watch has been issued tonight for areas from the
Twin Cities, south and east of a line from Mankato, to Blue Earth
in Minnesota, and areas south of New Richmond to Elk Mound in
Wisconsin.
Recent heavy rainfall has led to very moist soil conditions, and
elevated streams and creeks across portions of east central, and
south central Minnesota, as well as portions of west central
Wisconsin. Thunderstorms are expected to become more widespread
this evening across southern Minnesota, and into west central
Wisconsin. The combination of deep moisture, high rainfall rates,
and the antecedent conditions, will lead to rapid runoff. The
rapid runoff could lead to flash flooding, especially in flood
prone areas.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...
The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued
a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Minnesota and west central
Wisconsin, including the following areas, in Minnesota, Anoka,
Blue Earth, Carver, Dakota, Faribault, Freeborn, Goodhue,
Hennepin, Le Sueur, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Steele, Waseca, and
Washington. In west central Wisconsin, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce,
and St. Croix.
* From this evening through Thursday morning
* Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall. 1 to 3 inches of rain
expected, with localized higher amounts possible.
* Flash flooding is possible along area streams, as well as in
urban and low-lying areas.
7/17/2019 3:00 AM (Updated 7/17/2019 8:00 AM)
Wisconsin - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Buffalo; Crawford; Grant; La Crosse; Monroe; Richland; Trempealeau; Vernon

...Flash Flooding Possible Tonight...
.Thunderstorms could produce repeated rounds of heavy rainfall
tonight which may lead to flash flooding. The location of where
the heaviest rain will fall may change so be sure to monitor
forecasts closely today. Be ready to move to higher ground if
heavy rain develops. Also, be alert for possible rock and
mudslides in steep terrain areas.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...
The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and
portions of southwest and west central Wisconsin.
* From this evening through Thursday morning
* Thunderstorms could produce repeated rounds of heavy rainfall
tonight. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible with
localized higher amounts.
* Be prepared for rapidly rising water levels and possible
flooding if you are near a river, stream, or low lying area. Be
ready to move to higher ground if heavy rain develops. Rock and
mudslides are possible in steep terrain areas.
7/17/2019 3:30 AM (Updated 7/17/2019 8:00 AM)
Minnesota - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Dodge; Fillmore; Houston; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

...Flash Flooding Possible Tonight...
.Thunderstorms could produce repeated rounds of heavy rainfall
tonight which may lead to flash flooding. The location of where
the heaviest rain will fall may change so be sure to monitor
forecasts closely today. Be ready to move to higher ground if
heavy rain develops. Also, be alert for possible rock and
mudslides in steep terrain areas.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...
The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and
portions of southwest and west central Wisconsin.
* From this evening through Thursday morning
* Thunderstorms could produce repeated rounds of heavy rainfall
tonight. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible with
localized higher amounts.
* Be prepared for rapidly rising water levels and possible
flooding if you are near a river, stream, or low lying area. Be
ready to move to higher ground if heavy rain develops. Rock and
mudslides are possible in steep terrain areas.
7/17/2019 3:30 AM (Updated 7/17/2019 8:00 AM)
Illinois - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Carroll; Jo Daviess; Stephenson; Whiteside

...Flash Flood Threat Tonight...
.Thunderstorms could produce repeated rounds of heavy rainfall
tonight into early Thursday morning which may lead to flash
flooding. Heavy rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be
possible in the watch area, and the rain may come down at high
rates of over an inch an hour. This kind of rainfall may produce
rapidly rising water along small creeks and streams. Flash
flooding is also possible in urban areas due to high rainfall
rates.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...
The National Weather Service in Quad Cities has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of northwest Illinois and Iowa,
including the following areas, in northwest Illinois, Carroll,
Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Whiteside. In Iowa, Benton,
Buchanan, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, and
Linn.
* From this evening through Thursday morning
* Locally heavy rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with rainfall rates of 1
to 2 inches per hour.
* Be prepared for rapidly rising water levels and possible
flooding if you are near a river, stream, or low lying area. Be
ready to move to higher ground if heavy rain develops.
7/17/2019 4:15 AM (Updated 7/17/2019 8:00 AM)
Overnight Kennedy Lane Closures

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the cleaning and painting of three railroad bridges over the Kennedy Expressway (I-90) between Milwaukee Avenue and Cicero Avenue, in Chicago, will require intermittent, overnight lane closures beginning, weather permitting, April 1. 

The closures will be in place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. while the work is being done.
 
The project is expected to be complete by the end of October.
 
 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.  
3/22/2019 3:35 PM (Updated 6/27/2019 11:41 AM)
Overnight ramp, lane closures on Kennedy Expressway at Lawrence Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the retaining wall at the Lawrence Avenue exit and entrance ramps to the eastbound Kennedy Expressway (I-90), in Chicago, will require overnight lane and ramp closures starting, weather permitting, June 17.

In order to complete the project, lane and ramp closures will take place on the eastbound Kennedy Expressway at Lawrence Avenue from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Fridays and 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturdays.

The work is expected to be complete by mid-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.

6/6/2019 10:44 AM (Updated 6/27/2019 11:41 AM)
New Lane Configuration on I-55 at Weber Road
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Weber Road interchange, I-55 traffic will be shifted to the right, weather permitting, starting in the southbound lanes the evening of Tuesday, June 11, and in the northbound lanes the evening of Wednesday, June 12.
 
The change will occur overnight both nights between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists on I-55 can expect delays, changing lane configurations and intermittent full stops.
 
The lane shifts are necessary to construct a center pier for a new Weber Road bridge that will allow the interchange to be converted into a diverging diamond design. Exit and entrance ramps will remain open during this stage of the work, which will be in place until early December.
 
The overall project involves adding a third lane to each direction of Weber Road between 135th Street/Romeo Road and 119th Street/Rodeo Road, with modernized traffic signals and a barrier median. The entire project wraps up in 2021.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
6/7/2019 11:22 AM (Updated 6/27/2019 11:41 AM)
Overnight lane closures on Eisenhower Expressway
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that cleaning and painting of the Metra bridge over the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) near Irving Park Road (IL-19), in Itasca, will require overnight lane closures starting this evening.
 
In order to complete the project, lane closures will be in place between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. while the work is being done.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of October.
 
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.
6/11/2019 2:23 PM (Updated 6/27/2019 11:41 AM)
Lane Closures and Shifts on I-55 South of Arsenal Road

6/19 UPDATE: Equipment issues have been resolved and the project is now due to go into stage with the closure of the northbound I-55 lane by 5 a.m. Monday, June 24.

6/13 UPDATE: Due to delays in the delivery of equipment, the closure of a northbound lane on I-55 will not take place Monday. It is now scheduled to occur in early July, with I-55 still being reduced to one lane in each direction in early August. Work on the project site still will begin on Monday, however. Motorists are advised that the area will be an active work zone and should proceed accordingly.  

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that replacement of the bridge decks and other improvements to I-55 over the BNSF Railroad and Grant Creek south of Arsenal Road in Will County will begin June 17.
 
In order to complete the project, northbound I-55 initially will be reduced to a single lane to accommodate the widening of the shoulders.
 
After the shoulders are widened, the southbound bridge will be closed and I-55 reduced to one lane in each direction on the northbound lanes. The revised configuration is expected to be in place from August until late November, when I-55 returns to two lanes in each direction.
 
Work will resume next spring with the closure of the northbound bridge and traffic crossing over to the southbound lanes to again accommodate one lane in each direction.
 
There will not be a detour, but I-80 and IL-47 is the recommended alternative route. Digital message boards will be in place to display real-time traffic information.
 
The entire project is expected to be complete by fall 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.  Illinois State Police will be patrolling this work zone to enforce posted speed limits.

6/11/2019 4:53 PM (Updated 6/27/2019 11:41 AM)
Rescheduled I-80 Bridge Inspection Next Week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the rescheduled routine inspection of the westbound I-80 bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, May 28. The inspection was originally scheduled the week of May 6, but postponed due to weather.

Daily lane closures will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. A minimum of two lanes will remain open while inspections are taking place.

The bridge inspection is expected to be completed Thursday, May 30, weather permitting.

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.

The inspections are being done in conjunction with an upcoming yearlong maintenance project on both bridges. Any additional issues discovered during the inspections will be addressed once construction begins in the field later this summer.

The larger project, currently under contract, involves steel repairs and bearing replacements. The process for fabricating new parts as already begun, with work on the bridges expected to start in June or July. The repairs will be taking place under both structures, with any necessary lane closures scheduled at night to avoid disrupting traffic during the daytime hours.

The project will be finished next summer.

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.   

5/1/2019 1:49 PM (Updated 7/1/2019 4:07 PM)

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