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Travel Time Watch Zones

The following table lists road sections 8 miles or longer on which: the travel times exceed 33% above their historical average or the congestion is heavy. To see a complete list of all travel times, please visit the Travel Time Report.

There are no travel time watch zones in the Travel Midwest region.

Major Incidents

The following table shows major incidents in the Travel Midwest region, those with high severity or durations greater than 90 minutes. You may click on the location to see a map of the event. To see a complete list of all incidents, please visit the Incident Report.

Major Incidents
Location Description Mile Marker Closure Details Status Start Time Estimated End Time Source
EB US-18 at Gehrke Ln Accident with injury All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 12/13/17 5:35 AM 12/13/17 10:40 AM WisDOT
WB US-18 at Gehrke Ln Accident with injury All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 12/13/17 5:35 AM 12/13/17 10:40 AM WisDOT
WB IL-16 from Locust St to Oak St Building collapse, scheduled for demolition; Rerouting traffic from State Street to Washington (IL-29) to Hickory (still-IL-29) to IL-16/US-51. All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 10/23/17 11:06 PM 2/9/18 4:04 PM IDOT

Major Construction

The following table lists major construction events in the Travel Midwest region. The Gateway Traveler Information System defines a construction closure as major if:

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Location Mile Marker Severity Closure Details Time Periods Source Description
NB I-35/80 from IA-141 (+0.1 miles) to 86th St (-0.5 miles) 127.6 to 129.0 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 12/12/17 8:00 PM to 12/14/17 6:00 AM IowaDOT left lane closed
NB I-35 from 1st St (+0.3 miles) to 36th St (-0.8 miles) 92.9 to 93.9 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 12/12/17 8:00 PM to 12/15/17 6:00 AM IowaDOT left lane closed
SB I-35/80 from 86th St (+0.5 miles) to IA-141 (-0.1 miles) 128.5 to 127.1 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 12/12/17 8:00 PM to 12/14/17 6:00 AM IowaDOT left lane closed
SB I-35/80 at Meredith Dr (+0.4 miles) 126.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed 9/16/17 8:57 PM to 7/6/21 6:17 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
Ramp from SB WI-145 to NB I-41 Major All lanes closed 12/13/17 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM daily until 12/15/17 WisDOT Maintenance - Short duration closure or restriction to place mastic
Ramp from NB I-41 to WB WI-100 Major All lanes closed 12/13/17 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM daily until 12/15/17 WisDOT Maintenance - Short duration closure or restriction to place mastic
Ramp from WB WI-100 to NB I-41 Major All lanes closed 12/13/17 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM daily until 12/15/17 WisDOT Maintenance - Short duration closure or restriction to place mastic
Ramp from EB WI-74 to SB I-41 Major All lanes closed 12/13/17 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM daily until 12/15/17 WisDOT Maintenance - Short duration closure or restriction to place mastic
SB I-65 (Casimir Pulaski Memorial Hwy) from 49th Ave (-0.5 miles) to 49th Ave (-0.5 miles) 257.3 to 257.3 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 9/30/17 8:09 AM to 7/20/21 5:29 AM InDOT road maintenance operations
EB I-74 at Middle Rd (-0.3 miles) 3.5 Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/17/17 8:45 PM to 4/6/21 6:05 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
SB I-75 (Lake Erie Circle Tour) from Dix Hwy to Northline Rd 40.0 to 37.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/1/17 11:00 PM to 11/30/18 11:00 AM MDOT SB I-75 is closed for bridge work.
EB I-80 at I-35 137.8 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 8/21/17 8:12 PM to 6/10/21 5:32 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
EB I-80 at 38th St 88.7 Major lane -1, lane, closed 9/28/17 8:31 PM to 7/18/21 5:51 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80 at 12th Ave (+0.5 miles) 124.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed 7/16/17 7:54 PM to 5/5/21 5:14 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80 at Ireland Ave (+0.5 miles) 237.8 Major lane -1, lane, closed 12/9/17 9:00 PM to 9/29/21 3:52 AM IowaDOT right lane closed
EB I-80 at US-6 (-0.1 miles) 188.9 Major lane -1, lane, closed 9/24/17 8:23 PM to 7/14/21 5:43 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80 at Delta Ave (+0.1 miles) 256.5 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 7/9/17 8:02 PM to 4/28/21 5:22 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
WB I-80 at J Ave (+0.2 miles) 213.0 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 9/30/17 8:00 PM to 7/20/21 7:07 PM IowaDOT left lane closed
WB I-80 at D Ave (-0.7 miles) 207.8 Major lane -1, lane, closed 11/6/17 7:53 PM to 8/26/21 6:13 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-90 (Indiana East-West Toll Rd) from Virginia St (+0.1 miles) to Old Hobart Rd (+0.1 miles) 15.0 to 20.0 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 12/11/17 7:00 AM to 12/14/17 5:00 PM Indiana Toll Road Crack Sealing - 24 Hour Continuous Closure
EB I-94 at MN-55 233.9 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 5/10/17 8:48 AM to 2/27/21 5:08 AM MnDOT two right lanes blocked
EB I-94 at Prior Ave 237.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/28/17 2:36 PM to 11/17/20 11:56 AM MnDOT closed to traffic
Ramp from EB I-94 to SB WI-181 304.8 Major All lanes closed 12/22/16 12:00 AM to 8/1/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 East to the WIS 100 Exit Ramp; take WIS 100 South to Greenfield Ave, Greenfield Ave East to 84th St; OR, Take I-94 East to the 68th-70th St Exit; take 70th St North to OConnor St, OConnor St West to 84th St
Ramp from SB WI-181 to WB I-94 305.4 Major All lanes closed 11/10/17 12:00 AM to 6/30/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: 84th St NB to Bluemound Rd WB to Moorland Rd SB to I-94 WB
Ramp from WB I-94 to SB I-41 305.0 Major All lanes closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 6/28/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: WB I-94 to SB 84th St to WB Greenfield Ave to SB I-41/894
Ramp from SB I-294 to SB IL-50 12.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/16/17 7:00 AM to 12/20/17 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Brdg Repairs; ***Long Term Closure***
NB I-380 (IA-27) at 120th St (+0.3 miles) 11.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/10/17 8:18 PM to 3/30/21 5:38 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
WB I-494 from US-52 to MN-3 (-0.3 miles) 65.3 to 66.0 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 2/12/17 4:54 PM to 12/2/20 2:14 PM MnDOT two right lanes blocked
WB US-6 at 104th St Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 7/16/17 8:53 PM to 5/5/21 6:13 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
SB US-45 from Kelm Rd to College Ave Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 12/11/17 6:00 AM to 12/15/17 8:00 PM,
12/18/17 6:00 AM to 12/22/17 8:00 PM,
12/25/17 6:00 AM to 12/29/17 8:00 PM
WisDOT Permit - GAS MAIN INSTALLATION
EB US-50 from IL-37 to IL-37 Major All lanes closed 6/6/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
EB US-50 from IL-37 to IL-37 Major All lanes closed 6/6/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
WB US-50 from Washington St to IL-37 Major All lanes closed 6/6/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
SEB US-150 from Chambers St to Allens Ave Major All lanes closed 3/1/17 12:00 AM to 11/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
WB US-150 from Allens Ave to Chambers St Major All lanes closed 3/1/17 12:00 AM to 11/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
NB IL-1 from Water St to 1110N Major All lanes closed 8/21/17 12:00 AM to 11/1/19 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
NB IL-1 from Water St to 1110N Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/21/17 7:00 AM to 6/30/18 6:00 PM IDOT Detour using U.S. 50 and Business 50
SB IL-1 from 1110N to Water St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/21/17 7:00 AM to 6/30/18 6:00 PM IDOT Detour using U.S. 50 and Business 50
SB IL-1 from 1110N to Water St Major All lanes closed 8/21/17 12:00 AM to 11/1/19 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
EB IL-8 from Knox Road 450 to Knox Highway 22 Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
WB IL-8 from Knox Highway 22 to Knox Road 450 Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
EB IL-15 from Liberty Church Rd to US-51 Major All lanes closed 11/27/17 12:00 AM to 6/1/18 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 16'.
WB IL-15 from Tucker Rd to Liberty Church Rd Major All lanes closed 11/27/17 12:00 AM to 6/1/18 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 16'.
EB IL-16 from Oak St to Locust St Major All lanes closed 11/1/17 12:00 AM to 10/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic. State Street to IL 29
WB IL-16 from Locust St to Oak St Major All lanes closed 11/1/17 12:00 AM to 10/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic. State Street to IL 29
NB IL-29 from VFW Rd (-0.2 miles) to VFW Rd Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
SB IL-29 from VFW Rd to VFW Rd (+0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
SB WI-32 from Forest Hill Ave to Puetz Rd Major All lanes closed 12/13/17 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily until 12/22/17 WisDOT Construction - Aerial Utility Construction Along both NB/SB Shoulder Permit#40U-318-17
EB MN-36 from Water St to WI-64 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/27/17 2:50 PM to 4/16/21 12:10 PM MnDOT bridge is closed
WB MN-36 from WI-64 to Water St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/27/17 2:50 PM to 4/16/21 12:10 PM MnDOT bridge is closed
NB WI-57 from Meinecke Ave to Wright St Major All lanes closed 11/27/17 12:00 AM to 12/15/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: Fond du Lac Ave North to 27th St, then north to Center St, then east to 20th St
SB WI-57 from Wright St to Meinecke Ave Major All lanes closed 11/27/17 12:00 AM to 12/15/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: Center St west to 27th St, south to Fond du Lac Ave, then south to 20th St
NB IL-78 from IL-8 (-0.4 miles) to IL-8 (-0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
NB IL-78 from Laura Rd (+0.1 miles) to Maple St Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
SB IL-78 from Maple St to Laura Rd (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
SB IL-78 from IL-8 (+0.2 miles) to IL-8 (+0.4 miles) Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
NB IL-100 from Maple St (+0.1 miles) to Park St Major All lanes closed 12/11/17 12:00 AM to 12/13/17 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed. Use Kampsville or Brussels Ferry
SB IL-100 from Park St to Maple St (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 12/11/17 12:00 AM to 12/13/17 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed. Use Kampsville or Brussels Ferry
EB IL-108 from Locust St to 1st St Major All lanes closed 1/8/16 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is prohibited.
EB IL-108 from I-55 to I-55 Major All lanes closed 6/19/17 12:00 AM to 8/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 12'.
EB IL-143 from Yellow Slough Rd (+0.2 miles) to NE Rd (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
EB IL-143 at Shoal Creek Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT The closure is necessary to replace the existing bridge crossing Shoal Creek. The work is expected to be completed in December 2018. A detour route will be posted utilizing U.S. 40 to Interstate 70 (Highland/Pierron Exit 30) to Illinois 127 (Greenville Exit 45).
WB IL-143 from NE Rd (+0.1 miles) to Yellow Slough Rd (-0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
WB IL-143 at Shoal Creek Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT The closure is necessary to replace the existing bridge crossing Shoal Creek. The work is expected to be completed in December 2018. A detour route will be posted utilizing U.S. 40 to Interstate 70 (Highland/Pierron Exit 30) to Illinois 127 (Greenville Exit 45).
NB IL-148 from 9th St to 6th St Major All lanes closed 12/11/17 12:00 AM to 12/20/17 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
SB IL-148 from 6th St to 9th St Major All lanes closed 12/11/17 12:00 AM to 12/20/17 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
NB IN-149 from County Road 875 N to County Road 1000 N Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/29/17 7:00 AM to 12/14/17 6:46 AM InDOT all lanes blocked
SB IN-149 from County Road 1000 N to County Road 875 N Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/29/17 7:00 AM to 12/14/17 6:46 AM InDOT all lanes blocked
NB Cedar Lake Rd from IL-120 to Park Ave (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/5/17 7:00 AM to 9/30/18 3:00 PM Lake County Widening and Rebuilding
SB Cedar Lake Rd from Park Ave (-0.1 miles) to IL-120 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/5/17 7:00 AM to 9/30/18 3:00 PM Lake County Widening and Rebuilding
WB Eisenhower / I-290 from Wells St to Kennedy / Dan Ryan Expy (I-90/94) 30.5 to 29.9 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, up to two lanes open 11/7/17 12:00 AM to 4/15/18 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
WB Eisenhower / I-290 from Kennedy / Dan Ryan Expy (I-90/94) to Peoria St 29.9 to 29.6 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, one or two lanes open 11/7/17 12:00 AM to 4/15/18 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
EB Washington St from Hainesville Rd to Lake St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/25/15 7:00 AM to 12/31/17 3:00 PM Lake County Reconstruct and widen and construct railroad underpass
WB Washington St from Lake St to Hainesville Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/25/15 7:00 AM to 12/31/17 3:00 PM Lake County Reconstruct and widen and construct railroad underpass

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Announcements

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   Overnight closure on I-43 Thursday

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will have crews out on I-43 northbound to complete an inspection of the CR-Y/Racine Avenue bridge which was damaged on December 1st when a dump truck hit the structure.

The closure will begin at 11 p.m. Thursday December 14th and will have the northbound lanes of I-43 closed to traffic. Traffic will be diverted off and allowed to re-enter I-43 using the interchange ramps. The inspection work is expected to be completed by 5 a.m. on Friday.

The inspection will allow for a more detailed assessment to be made to document any damage to the bridge structure which was not visible from the ground.

12/12/2017 2:52 PM

   Completion of major construction projects highlight 2017 road construction season

The St. Croix River Crossing, MN-53 realignment project in Virginia, US-169/Nine Mile Creek project, I-694 and I-94 in the Twin Cities were some of the major projects completed during the 2017 road construction season.

For a complete list of 2017 projects and their status, see mndot.gov/roadwork/current.html; for studies and plans for possible future projects, visit mndot.gov/roadwork/future.html.

Statewide project highlights in 2017 include:

Twin Cities area

  • St. Croix River Crossing – The new bridge across the St. Croix River opened to traffic Aug. 2. The four-year project carries traffic from Oak Park Heights, Minn., to St. Joseph, Wis.
  • I-35W at I-94, downtown to Crosstown – Construction continues on this four-and-a-half-year project, which includes extending the MnPASS lane on I-35W, constructing a bus transit station at Lake Street, adding two new exit ramps on I-35W to Lake Street/28th Street, and repairing several bridges in the area.
  • I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center – Crews made improvements to the freeway, 50 bridges and the ramps in a nine-mile stretch from Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis to Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center. It included repairs and improvements to the Lowry Hill Tunnel. The project is mostly done with crews returning in spring 2018 for work under two bridges.
  • I-94 St. Paul to Maplewood – All westbound and eastbound lane resurfacing on I-94 between St. Paul and Maplewood is complete and motorists now have three travel lanes in each direction. Motorists should expect off-peak lane restrictions in both directions on I-94 and travel delays as project work continues until late fall.
  • US-169/Nine Mile Creek – The US-169 Nine Mile Creek project replaced the bridge over Nine Mile Creek in Edina and made improvements from MN-62 to MN-55. The project was completed in September, more than a month early.
  • I-694 between Lexington Avenue in Arden Hills and Rice Street in Little Canada – The second and final year of construction to add a third general purpose lane in each direction of I-694 was completed this fall. The project also rebuilt the interstate ramps at Lexington Avenue, Victoria Street and Rice Street, along with improving storm water drainage throughout the project area.

Northern Minnesota

  • MN-2 Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks – Reconstruction of the Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks wraps up summer 2018, but crews have made significant progress this year. Along with a brand new pier, the southern half of the bridge deck is complete. When finished, the bridge will feature a new layout that maintains four lanes of traffic and adds a protected walkway that connects the Greenway Trail on each side of the river.
  • MN-9, MN-12, MN-29 in Benson – Work on two separate projects in the city of Benson were completed this season. The first project brought the city’s sidewalks up to Americans with Disability Act standards and upgraded the signal systems. The second involved resurfacing MN-9, MN-12 and MN-29 in and near the city.
  • MN-10 railroad bridge and resurfacing in Detroit Lakes – Work will be completed in November on this project to replace the eastbound MN-10 bridge over the CP Railway line and resurface MN-10 in concrete from MN-59 to Summit Avenue.
  • MN-10 in Glyndon – This project involved resurfacing the traffic lanes through Glyndon and the installing center left turn lanes/medians for access control.
  • MN-23 in West Duluth – This project reconstructed almost two miles of the highway, replaced two bridges, improved accessibility and included bike lanes and trail connections.
  • I-35 Pine and Carlton counties – These projects included resurfacing approximately 10 miles of pavement, installing new guardrail and repairing a bridge.
  • MN-53 relocation project – The new alignment for the roadway and bridge opened in September, more than a month ahead of schedule. Crews are putting the finishing touches on the new highway, as well as removing the concrete pavement, the Second Avenue bridge, underground utilities and signs from the old alignment.
  • MN-59 roundabout near Detroit Lakes – Crews constructed a roundabout at the MN-59/Becker CR-22 intersection this summer. The work began in late spring and was completed prior to WE Fest.
  • I-94 from Evansville to Garfield – The 2017 work on this project is nearing completion, which included resurfacing 15 miles of eastbound I-94 and re-decking the eastbound bridges at MN-79 and MN-114. The westbound lanes and bridges will be completed next construction season.
  • MN-210 in Jay Cooke State Park – The project was completed in September. Work began in May 2015 to resurface the roadway that was washed out in a 2012 flood. During the construction, crews improved drainage and flattened slopes to help prevent future problems caused by flooding and erosion.

Central Minnesota

  • MN-10 in Elk River – Project reconstructs the Highway 10 bridge over Lake Orono and the road surface from Joplin St/185th Ave to Xenia Ave in Elk River. Work will continue through fall 2018.
  • MN-24 in Clearwater – A new MN-24 bridge over the Mississippi River in Clearwater opened in August. The updated structure includes wider lanes and shoulders and improved pedestrian access on the route between MN-10 and I-94. The old bridge will be dismantled by June 2018.
  • MN-169 in Aitkin – Constructed a new roundabout at MN-169 and Southgate/Red Oak Drive for improved safety and local access to retail shops in Aitkin.
  • MN-371 Nisswa to Jenkins – Expanded MN-371 to four lanes from Nisswa to Jenkins. All four lanes opened Oct. 6 and include a new alignment and interchange at MN-371/CR-11 in Pequot Lakes, Paul Bunyan State trail bridges and trail segments, and two reduced conflict intersections.

Western Minnesota

  • MN-19 from Marshall to Vesta – Crews are nearing completion of a cold in-place recycle project. CIR, which is cost-effective and environmentally friendly, consists of milling in-place bituminous pavement, crushing the materials, adding oil, remixing it, followed by re-laying the materials with a paver and compacting it.
  • MN-71/MN-7 roundabout near Blomkest – A roundabout was constructed at the intersection of MN-71 and MN-7. The roundabout provides increased safety and reduces delay times, vehicle emissions and fuel consumption.

Southern Minnesota

  • MN-4 in St. James – This multi-year project will include reconstruction of approximately 1.6 miles of Highway 4, including two new mini-roundabouts. Project will be complete in early 2019.
  • MN-15 in New Ulm – Resurfaced deteriorating pavement, added center two-way left turn lane, repaired two bridges and made improvements to traffic signals and sidewalks.
  • MN-22 Mankato to Mapleton – The MN-22 Victory Memorial Drive project will continue through 2019. The project includes repaving, bridge work, a roundabout and replacing trees that have to be removed for the project.
  • I-35 and MN-14 bridge replacements – Five bridges were replaced near Owatonna, three on I-35 and two on MN-14.
  • MN-43 Winona Bridge – The new bridge opened to two-way traffic in August 2016, while the existing bridge remains closed for rehabilitation work. The older bridge is expected to be completed between fall 2019 and spring 2020.
  • US-52 between Zumbrota and Rosemount – Resurfacing the northbound lanes and installing a cable median barrier was completed from north of Rochester to south of Zumbrota. A bridge replacement was completed at MN-58 over US-52 at Zumbrota and two bridge replacements at the Little Cannon River on US-52 in Cannon Falls were completed.
  • MN-63 Red Wing Bridge – Bridge piers are being built on the new bridge and the connecting ramp to US-61 at Red Wing is under construction. Traffic will remain open on the bridge through construction. Work continues this winter with an anticipated opening in fall 2019.
  • I-90 preservation projects – Pavement and bridge repairs occurred at several locations along I-90 in southern Minnesota. The project also made improvements to lighting systems and upgraded the Worthington Weigh Station.
  • MN-99 bridge in St. Peter – Rehabilitation of the historic bridge will be complete in early December. Traffic is detoured while crews finish final construction and painting of the bridge.

Thanks for your patience and safe driving through construction zones this year.

More information

For Minnesota statewide travel information, visit 511mn.org, call 511 or log on to mndot.gov.

11/1/2017 8:19 PM

   Full Closure of Cal Sag Bridge in Crestwood for Steel Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that Cicero Avenue (IL-50/83) over the Cal Sag Channel will be fully closed between 127th Street and 135th Street, in Crestwood, for a bridge repair project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 16. The repairs also will require a closure on the Illinois Tollway’s exit ramp from the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to southbound Cicero Avenue.

 In order to complete the work, the structure that carries Cicero Avenue over the Cal Sag Channel will be fully closed until mid-December 2017. A posted detour will direct southbound Cicero Avenue traffic to go west on 127th Street and southeast on Cal Sag Road to meet back with Cicero Avenue. Northbound Cicero Avenue traffic will take the reverse route.

 The Tollway’s exit ramp from southbound I-294 to southbound Cicero Avenue also will be closed. Southbound I-294 traffic should take the Cicero Avenue/127th Street exit ramp and keep right to access 127th Street and northbound Cicero Avenue.

 The scope of the project consists of structural steel repairs on the bridge that carries IL-50/83 over the Cal Sag Channel. The repairs will improve safety and extend the lifespan of the 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.

10/6/2017 7:01 PM

   Southbound I-75 Detroit To Downriver

COUNTY:
Wayne
COMMUNITIES AFFECTED:
Detroit, Melvindale, River Rouge, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Taylor, Southgate, and Brownstown Township

START DATE:
Weekend of Feb. 4, 2017

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Late 2018

PROJECT DETAILS:
Southbound I-75 will be closed from Detroit to Downriver in less than three weeks. This closure is part of the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) approximately $200 million investment in major repairs over a two-year period.

The detour begins at I-96 in Detroit to Northline Road in 2017; during 2018, the detour will be from I-96 to Sibley Road. Only southbound I-75 will be closed during the two-year period while northbound I-75 will remain open at all times.

The project includes:

  • Removing and replacing all concrete on the I-75 Rouge River bridge, the largest concrete surface in Michigan (approximately 20 football fields).
  • Replacing concrete on the I-75 bridge at Fort Street, south of Springwells Road.
  • Removing the Goddard Street bridge over I-75 and replacing it with two smaller bridges.
  • Repairing 13 other bridges along I-75 through the Downriver communities.
  • Adding intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment. ITS includes a combination of electronic, telecommunication and information technology MDOT uses to improve safety and travel times on the transportation system.

The decision to close one direction of I-75 is based on multiple factors, including:

  • Speed: Rebuilding one side of the bridge at a time without traffic present will result in the project being completed in the shortest amount of time.
  • Cost: The shorter project duration resulting from rebuilding one side of bridge at a time will result in the lowest overall project cost.
  • Safety: If the bridge was constructed in sections with both directions of traffic sharing one side, there wouldn't be adequate room for emergency crews to respond to incidents on the bridge.
  • Mobility: Maintaining limited two-way traffic on one side of freeway would cause back-ups in both directions, as opposed to one direction. 
  • Quality: Rebuilding one side of the bridge at a time will allow construction to proceed without interruption since there will be no need to maintain traffic. The decreased vibrations from nearby traffic will result in the best quality workmanship.
  • Duration: By closing southbound I-75, construction activity will move faster since not as much time and effort will be needed to shift traffic.

Motorists will see signs announcing the closure along I-75 to allow residents, businesses, and drivers plenty of time to prepare alternate routes. Detours and details can be found at the project website, www.75rougeriver.com.

The detour route is southbound I-75 to westbound I-96, then southbound I-275 to southbound I-75 in Monroe. Other alternate routes include I-94, M-85 (Fort Street), Jefferson Avenue, and Dix Highway.

1/31/2017 2:37 PM

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