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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Repairs, Lane Closures on I-290/IL-53 over I-90

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lane closures will take place this week on southbound I-290/IL-53 between IL-72 (Higgins Road) and I-90 (Jane Addams Tollway). The lane closures are necessary for bridge repairs along southbound I-290/IL-53.

In order to complete the project, southbound I-290/IL-53 will be reduced to two express lanes and one local lane through the work zone by Friday, Aug. 10, weather permitting. The project is expected to be completed in late fall.

The improvements consist of bridge repairs on southbound I-290/IL-53 over I-90, Illinois 58 (Golf Road), Woodfield Road and Higgins Road in Schaumburg and Rolling Meadows.

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.

8/7/2018 1:27 PM (Updated 8/8/2018 11:01 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   I-43 Rehabilitation Project Begins Next Week In Ozaukee County

Nightly full closures begin August 5


The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Southeast Region office announces northbound and southbound I-43 nightly, full closures and daily single lane closures as part of the I-43 Rehabilitation Project to begin on August 5 in Ozaukee County. Project is scheduled for an early October completion.

Traffic impacts

  • Overnight hours: I-43 between WI-32 and north Ozaukee County line will have various full freeway closures in one direction at a time.
    • Detour will be posted.
  • Daytime hours: I-43 between WI-32 and north Ozaukee County line will have various interim single lane closures in both directions. Expect delays.
  • Changeable message signs will be used to advise the public of changing conditions.
  • Traffic impacts will be incorporated into the Wisconsin Lane Closure System on the 511 Wisconsin website at www.511wi.gov.

The I-43 Rehabilitation Project is a project to improve 34 miles of I-43 mainline and interchange ramps from the WI-32/County V to the north Ozaukee County line. The project will be utilizing a diamond grinding operation to remove a thin layer of the concrete pavement to improve ride quality. In addition, the project will repair shoulder edge drops and damaged beam guard, install a high-friction surface treatment at two curves and replace signing and pavement markings.

Construction details for this project will be provided on the Southeast Region Project website at https://projects.511wi.gov/i43diamond/.  Construction updates will begin the first week of construction.

Motorists should slow down, be patient and pay attention to their surroundings in this and all work zones.

8/1/2018 3:00 PM (Updated 8/6/2018 9:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Jane Byrne Interchange Project: Extended Lane and ramp Closures on IB Eisenhower

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced a lane and ramp closure will take place on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (eastbound I-290), in Chicago, as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, March 26.

Beginning Monday, one lane on the inbound Eisenhower will be closed between Ogden Avenue and Halsted Street, reducing the expressway from four to three lanes.

The ramp from the inbound Eisenhower Expressway to Racine Avenue also will be closed. The posted detour will direct traffic to take the Paulina Street exit ramp to eastbound Congress Parkway and continue to Racine Avenue.

Expected to reopen in Winter 2019, the lane and ramp closures will allow for improvements on the inbound Eisenhower, including new pavement, retaining walls and drainage. The work is part of the overall Jane Byrne Interchange project.

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

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.

3/21/2018 2:19 PM (Updated 6/22/2018 1:30 PM)

   Minnesota - Flash Flood Watch

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

...Flash Flooding Possible Tonight and Thursday Morning...
.Another round of heavy rain is expected from tonight into
Thursday morning. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected
with locally higher amounts possible.
High rainfall rates are expected, which could lead to urban
flooding. Area rivers will also be on the rise and flash flooding
is possible. In addition, there could be mud and rock slides in
the steeper terrain areas.
The time to prepare is now. Do not wait until heavy rain or
flooding is occurring.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* Portions of southeast Minnesota and Wisconsin, including the
following areas, in southeast Minnesota, Dodge, Fillmore,
Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona. In Wisconsin,
Adams, Buffalo, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe,
Trempealeau, and Vernon.
* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Thursday afternoon
* Heavy rainfall of 2 to 4 inches, locally higher possible.
Widespread flooding is possible.
* Prepare a plan of action now. Know where to go if water rises
in your area. NEVER cross a flooded road.
9/19/2018 10:37 AM (Updated 9/19/2018 12:07 PM)

   Wisconsin - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Adams; Buffalo; Jackson; Juneau; La Crosse; Monroe; Trempealeau; Vernon

...Flash Flooding Possible Tonight and Thursday Morning...
.Another round of heavy rain is expected from tonight into
Thursday morning. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected
with locally higher amounts possible.
High rainfall rates are expected, which could lead to urban
flooding. Area rivers will also be on the rise and flash flooding
is possible. In addition, there could be mud and rock slides in
the steeper terrain areas.
The time to prepare is now. Do not wait until heavy rain or
flooding is occurring.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* Portions of southeast Minnesota and Wisconsin, including the
following areas, in southeast Minnesota, Dodge, Fillmore,
Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona. In Wisconsin,
Adams, Buffalo, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe,
Trempealeau, and Vernon.
* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Thursday afternoon
* Heavy rainfall of 2 to 4 inches, locally higher possible.
Widespread flooding is possible.
* Prepare a plan of action now. Know where to go if water rises
in your area. NEVER cross a flooded road.
9/19/2018 10:37 AM (Updated 9/19/2018 12:07 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Chicago: Extended Closure On Ramp From The Inbound Kennedy To Inbound Congress Parkway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that an estimated two-year closure will take place on the ramp that carries traffic from the inbound Kennedy Expressway (southbound I-90/94) to eastbound Congress Parkway beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15, weather permitting.

The closure is necessary to complete road and bridge construction, part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project.
 
Beginning Jan. 9, the ramp from the inbound Kennedy to inbound Congress Parkway will be fully closed for approximately two years. A posted detour will direct southbound I-90/94 traffic to continue south and exit at Roosevelt Road. Motorists should go east on Roosevelt Road, north on Jefferson Street, east on Harrison Street and north on Wells Street to access eastbound Congress Parkway.
 
The ramp closure will allow for construction of a new ramp from the inbound Kennedy to inbound Congress, as well construction on the eastbound Congress Parkway bridge over the Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways and the replacement of the Van Buren Street bridge.
 
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.

12/22/2017 2:50 PM (Updated 6/22/2018 1:30 PM)
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