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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure of Grand Avenue east of Skokie Highway, Part of Ongoing Project on Grand Avenue in Gurnee

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a full closure will take place on Grand Avenue (Illinois 132) east of Skokie Highway (U.S. 41), in Gurnee, beginning, weather permitting, Friday, Oct. 27. The closure is necessary for beam placement and construction of a temporary bridge, part of the ongoing improvements on Grand Avenue between U.S. 41 and Waveland Avenue.

 Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Grand Avenue will be fully closed at the railroad tracks located east of U.S. 41 until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30. A posted detour will direct eastbound Grand Avenue traffic to go on south on Skokie Highway, east on Washington Street and north on N. Green Bay Road (Illinois 131) to meet back with Grand Avenue. Westbound Grand Avenue traffic will take the reverse route.

 The full closure will reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, weather permitting. On Monday, traffic on Grand Avenue will resume to one lane in each direction between Skokie Highway and Waveland Avenue.

 The overall project consists of removal and replacement of the Union Pacific Railroad bridge. It also includes pavement reconstruction and widening on Grand Avenue, as well as widening of the southbound U.S. 41 ramp. The overall project will be completed in Spring 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.

10/19/2017 3:35 PM (Updated 10/21/2017 8:23 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   U.S. 231 Daytime Restrictions at I-65 Interchange Ramps

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting motorists to daytime lane closures on U.S. 231, at the I-65 interchange ramps for demolition of the bridge. The work is expected to last until November 4. 

During this time, U.S. 231 will be reduced to one single, inside lane with flaggers directing traffic. Flashing red traffic signals will be activated for the duration of the work. Lane closures should be expected between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

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

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new

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About Next Level Roads

“In Indiana, the Crossroads of America is more than a motto; it’s our mission.”

– Governor Eric Holcomb

Next Level Roads is Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s initiative to elevate Indiana’s economic competitiveness and quality of life for all Hoosiers through investment in transportation infrastructure. This sustainable, data-driven plan dedicates more than $30 billion over the next 20 years to improving the conditions of existing roads and bridges – both state and local, finishing major projects, and building for the future. Next Level Roads is enhancing Indiana’s position as a leader in freight and logistics and empowering cities, towns and counties to build communities that attract jobs and talent. Learn more about Next Level Roads at in.gov/indot.

About the Indiana Department of Transportation

INDOT empowers businesses to deliver Indiana to the world and bring the world to Indiana by providing a transportation network that is second to none. The agency builds and maintains more than 28,000 lane miles of highway and 5,600 bridges, and provides oversight for 117 public aviation facilities and more than 4,000 miles of active rail lines. Indiana ranked as the #1 state in the U.S. for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2016 “Top States for Business” ranking.Learn more about INDOT at in.gov/indot.

10/19/2017 3:04 PM (Updated 10/21/2017 8:26 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures Saturday at Harlem Avenue and Montrose Avenue for Pavement Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place at Harlem Avenue (IL-43) and Montrose Avenue, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Saturday, Oct. 28. The closures are required to perform pavement repairs.

In order to complete the repairs, a lane closure will take place on northbound Harlem Avenue at Montrose Avenue. Montrose Avenue also will be closed at the intersection.

The repairs are expected to be completed by 2 p.m. Saturday, 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.

10/19/2017 1:05 PM (Updated 10/21/2017 8:28 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Press release - Rail crossing closure on WI-164

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is working with Union Pacific Rail Road to have a new rail crossing installed across WIS 164 just North of County VV in Sussex. The closure will begin after the morning rush hour on Monday October 23rd and will remain in place until noon on Friday October 27th.

Detours will be posted using County Highways to direct motorists around the closure. The project will be a complete crossing removal and installation. New ballast, ties and rails will be installed in addition to new approach panels on the roadway.

For traffic information go to https://511wi.gov/.

10/19/2017 11:25 AM (Updated 10/21/2017 8:30 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Elm Creek Rest Area on I-94 in Maple Grove to reopen Friday, Oct. 20

Motorists can resume using Elm Creek Rest Area in Maple Grove at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20.

The rest area on Interstate 94 has been closed since Oct. 9 while crews did sidewalk repairs and other improvements.

MnDOT's Safety Rest Area Program provides motorists in Minnesota with a coordinated system of rest areas and waysides. It helps motorists travel safer and more efficiently.

For more information on rest areas, please see this web page: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/restareas/

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

10/19/2017 11:08 AM (Updated 10/21/2017 8:35 AM)

Kane County Illinois logo   Longmeadow Parkway Randall Road to Karen Drive New Construction

Starting Monday October 23rd, 2017, weather permitting, the south leg of Barrett Drive will be closed for four days to allow crews room to safely place and cure new concrete pavement at the
intersection of Longmeadow Parkway and Barrett Drive. The north leg of Barrett Drive will remain open to traffic during this work. We ask that you avoid this area, find alternate routes and adjust your travel
time accordingly.

Motorists are asked to exercise care and reduce speed while driving through the construction zone, obey flaggers and watch out for construction equipment entering and leaving the project site.

The Longmeadow Parkway Fox River Bridge Corridor is a planned tree-lined parkway and new Fox River Bridge crossing with a landscaped median, approximately 5.6 miles in length, running from Huntley Road
to IL Route 62. The proposed road passes through portions of the Villages of Algonquin, Carpentersville and Barrington Hills, as well as unincorporated areas of Kane County and will provide a valuable benefit
to the public by relieving congestion, encouraging economic development, improving travel options and connecting towns and neighborhoods.

10/18/2017 3:45 PM (Updated 10/21/2017 8:38 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Upcoming Closures on I-65 in Lake County

The Indiana Department of Transportation is alerting drivers of two upcoming closures on I-65 in Lake County.

This Friday, October 20, crews will be setting beams at the I-65 bridge structure over Wirtz Ditch (approximately MM 245, two miles south of US-231) bridge structure during daytime hours. Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., there will be a 10-minute rolling closure on I-65 southbound while equipment is repositioned.

In addition, the evening of October 23, crews will be performing repair work and the 109th Avenue ramp to I-65 northbound in Crown Point will be completely closed between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning (or earlier if work is completed). During this time, westbound 109th Avenue traffic should proceed to Broadway and then north to US-30. Eastbound 109th Avenue traffic should proceed to Colorado and then travel north to US-30. The ramp to southbound I-65 will remain open.

Motorists are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zone, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new. 

10/18/2017 11:56 AM (Updated 10/21/2017 8:11 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Brighton: Lane restrictions for Maple Street (IL-111/267) begin Oct. 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, there will be periodic lane restrictions/closures along IL-111/267 from Jersey Street to just south of Belvedere Circle in Brighton.

The restrictions are needed to allow the village of Brighton to safely work on their water main. Working hours will be between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., starting Monday, Oct. 23,and ending Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Delays are anticipated, and motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes. Traffic control devices and flaggers will be utilized to assist motorists making their way through the work zone. IDOT asks that travelers be patient, slow down and use extra caution near and through this work zone.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8. Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org.

10/18/2017 11:18 AM (Updated 10/21/2017 8:41 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Peoria: Daytime lane closures on Murray Baker Bridge begin Oct. 23

Bridge inspection should last two weeks


The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced daytime lane closures beginning Monday, Oct. 23, on the Murray Baker Bridge, which carries Interstate 74 over the Illinois River between Peoria and East Peoria. Traffic will be reduced to one lane between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., beginning with the westbound direction.
 
The lane closures will allow for the annual routine inspection of the bridge and last for 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, restrain from using mobile devices and be on the 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.

10/17/2017 4:09 PM (Updated 10/17/2017 4:09 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   St. Clair County: Lane closures for SB I-255 begin Oct. 18
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that lane restrictions will be encountered on southbound I-255, approximately 2 miles south of Collinsville, at milepost 22.  These lane restrictions are needed for bridge deck patching.
 
On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the southbound left lane will be closed to traffic at 8 a.m.  The left lane will remain closed until Tuesday, Oct. 31.
 
From Wednesday, Oct. 18, to Tuesday, October 24, the southbound center lane will also be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The center lane will be re-opened to traffic each day at 3 p.m.
 
Traffic delays are anticipated, and motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes.
 
Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists making their way through the work zone. IDOT asks that all motorists be patient and use additional caution when travelling near and through this work zone.
 

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8. Additional information is available at www.stl-traffic.org.

10/17/2017 1:14 PM (Updated 10/21/2017 8:43 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure of 5th Avenue in River Grove for WCL Crossing Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that 5th Avenue will be closed at the Wisconsin Central Ltd. Railroad crossing located north of North Avenue (IL-64), in River Grove, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 23. The closure is necessary to repair a badly deteriorated at-grade railroad crossing.

In order to complete the work, 5th Avenue will be fully closed at the railroad crossing north of North Avenue. A posted detour will direct northbound 5th Avenue traffic to go east on North Avenue, north on 1st Avenue (IL-171), west on Grand Avenue and south on Des Plaines River Road to meet back with 5th Avenue. Southbound 5th Avenue traffic will take the reverse route.

The crossing repairs are expected to be completed on Sunday, Oct. 29, weather permitting.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to 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.

10/17/2017 11:12 AM (Updated 10/21/2017 8:44 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Traffic Lanes To Shift On IL-29 North of Chillicothe

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that beginning Tuesday, Oct. 17, traffic will shift from the northbound lanes to the southbound lanes on IL-29 at Senachwine Creek and Coon Creek north of Chillicothe in Peoria County.
 
Two separate sets of temporary signals will continue to be in place to direct traffic. The project should be complete by Thanksgiving.
 
Please slow down and use caution while driving through all work zones.

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.

10/16/2017 1:26 PM (Updated 10/17/2017 12:33 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Work zone at Old Red Bud Road south of Waterloo
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that lane restrictions will be in place along northbound Illinois 3 at its intersection with Old Red Bud Road, south of Waterloo, beginning Monday, Oct. 16.

The restrictions are required for the improvement and reconstruction of the intersection with Old Red Bud Road. Work is being completed by the Monroe County Highway Department and is expected to be
completed by Nov. 1.
 
Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists during these restrictions. IDOT asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8. Additional information is also available at http://stl-traffic.org.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

10/13/2017 4:32 PM (Updated 10/13/2017 4:32 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   DeKalb County: Timeline For IL-23 Project Extended

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced a change to the construction schedule for work being performed on IL-23 in Sycamore and DeKalb.
 
This project consists of ADA sidewalk improvements and resurfacing on IL-23 from Fox Avenue in Sycamore to Fourth Street in DeKalb. A majority of the resurfacing work was expected to be completed by late November. However, an unanticipated site condition was discovered between Peace Road and Oakland Drive and resulted in a delay in work for that section to maintain safe traveling conditions while it was evaluated for the best long-term solution.

Additional work is needed at this location and will be completed early in the 2018 construction season. Temporary repair work will take place during the next couple of months to ensure safe conditions through the winter.

The remainder of the project is progressing as expected. To minimize the impact on traffic, extended lane closures will continue to be set up for resurfacing from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Businesses along IL-23 will be accessible while construction is taking place. Work will continue into late November.

Motorists are urged to use extreme caution when traveling around and through the work zone and to be alert for flaggers and all other workers.

For IDOT District 3 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict3.

10/13/2017 12:39 PM (Updated 10/18/2017 6:32 AM)

Lake County (IL).png   Winchester Road to Close for Repairs to Existing Railroad Crossing

The Canadian National Railway and the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Winchester Road at the Canadian National Railroad crossing west of U.S. Route 45. The closure will begin at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25th and is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, October 31st in the late afternoon. The closure is necessary to improve ride quality at the existing railroad crossing. This project will include replacing the crossing surface, asphalt and concrete milling, repaving and striping. 

Local traffic will be allowed from Midlothian Road to the Canadian National railroad crossing. The railroad crossing will be closed to all traffic. 

Detour Route: Midlothian Road to Peterson Road to U.S Route 45. 

10/13/2017 11:21 AM (Updated 10/14/2017 8:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Vermilion County: Bismarck Road Lane Restrictions Begin Oct. 16

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that traffic on CR-15 (Bismarck Road) in Vermilion County will be restricted to one lane beginning Monday, Oct. 16.
 
The restriction is necessary to accommodate repairs to two bridges over the North Fork Vermilion River. Work is expected to be completed by Nov. 22, weather permitting.

Motorists are reminded to reduce speeds in work zones and be alert for workers and machinery. 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, restrain from using mobile devices and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

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

10/12/2017 11:06 AM (Updated 10/14/2017 8:39 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Iroquois County: U.S. 52 south of Martinton to close

Rail crossing work begins Oct. 16

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the U.S. 52-Union Pacific Railroad grade crossing located south of Martinton will close on Monday, Oct. 16.

U.S. 52 will be closed for approximately 12 days to allow the Union Pacific Railroad to rebuild its crossing. U.S. 52 traffic will detour as follows:

  • U.S. 52 westbound traffic will proceed west on U.S. 24 to Illinois 1, then north on Illinois 1 back to U.S. 52.
  • U.S. 52 eastbound traffic will proceed south on Illinois 1 to U.S. 24, then east on U.S. 24 back to U.S. 52.

Motorists are urged to use caution and expect delays while traveling the detour route. Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 3 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict3 

10/12/2017 3:54 AM (Updated 10/12/2017 3:54 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   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 (Updated 10/20/2017 10:54 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Major Traffic Changes On Ramsey County Road In Arden Hills And Shoreview

With completion of work on the south side of Ramsey County Road I near Rice Creek Parkway and Old Highway 8, you’ll find major traffic changes in the area beginning today. County Road I traffic is now a single lane in each direction on the south side of the road east of I-35W.

Additional traffic changes include:

  • County Road I is closed at I-35W between the ramps on each side of the interstate.
    Note: The ramps between southbound I-35W and County Road I on the west side of the interstate remain open. The ramp from northbound I-35W to County Road I is closed until December.
  • Rice Creek Parkway is closed at County Road I. You will have to follow a signed detour to reach Rice Creek Parkway.
  • The new Old Hwy 8 frontage road is now open between County Rd I and County Road H on the east side of I-35W. County Road I traffic on the east side of the interstate will detour south on the new frontage road to reach northbound and southbound I-35W and to reach County Road I west of the interstate.
  • I-35W traffic will use County Road H and the new Old Hwy 8 frontage road to reach County Road I east of I-35W as well as the Drivers’ Exam Station and Minnesota Fleet & Surplus Services locations. The new ramp from northbound I-35W to County Road H opened in mid-September.

The Ramsey County project includes construction of a roundabout at the ramp from I-35W northbound, Rice Creek Parkway and Old Highway 8 which leads in to the Arden Hills Driver Services facility. The county is also rebuilding and realigning the ramp from northbound I-35W to County Road I. The ramp from County Road I to northbound I-35W has closed permanently.

In addition, the county plans to improve trail access, build raised medians and new road shoulders. The newly opened frontage road between County Road H and County Road I on the east side of the freeway is also part of the work.

Weather permitting, the project is expected to be complete by early December.

For more information, please visit the project web site:  https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/roads-transit/2017-construction-maintenance/county-road-irice-creek-parkway-roundabout. For more information on the benefits of roundabouts and how to drive them, check out MnDOT’s roundabout website.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

10/6/2017 5:12 PM (Updated 10/17/2017 1:01 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Van Buren Street Fully Closed for Bridge Replacement, part of Jane Byrne Interchange Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that an extended closure will take place on Van Buren Street over the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) between Halsted Street and Des Plaines Street, in Chicago, for a bridge replacement project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, October 9.

 Beginning Monday, the structure that carries Van Buren Street over the Kennedy Expressway will be fully closed until Summer 2018. A posted detour will direct westbound Van Buren Street traffic to go south on Des Plaines Street, west on Harrison Street and north on Racine Avenue to meet back with Van Buren Street. Eastbound Van Buren Street traffic will be detoured to travel north on Halsted Street, east on Jackson Boulevard, and south on Des Plaines Street to meet back with Van Buren Street. Pedestrian traffic should use Jackson Street to the north, Halsted Street to the west and Des Plaines Street to the east.

 The project consists of a full bridge replacement on Van Buren Street over the Kennedy Expressway. It also includes roadway reconstruction, traffic signal improvements, lighting and aesthetic improvements.

 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 Van Buren Street bridge replacement is part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange project, a $475 million overhaul of the interchange that links the Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94), the Kennedy Expressway, the Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290), and Congress Parkway. It involves upgrading the surrounding bridges, roadway and drainage systems to relieve congestion and improve safety at one of the country’s worst bottlenecks.

 For more information on the Jane Byrne Interchange, visit www.CircleInterchange.org. 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

10/5/2017 4:08 PM (Updated 10/10/2017 12:06 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   St. Clair County: Lane Closure For EB I-64 Ramp To I-255

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the eastbound I-64 ramp to I-255 will be reduced to one lane beginning Thursday, Oct. 5.

Beginning at 9 a.m., the ramp lanes from eastbound I-64 to I-255 will be reduced to one lane. This lane closure is necessary to paint the bridge carrying 81st Street traffic over I-64. This work is expected to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting.

In addition to the above closure, more closures are planned for the eastbound lanes and westbound lanes of I-64 east of the I-255 interchange. More details of these closures will be announced as they get closer.

Delays are expected. Motorists are urged to reduce speed, obey all traffic control signage, allow extra time and use caution while driving through and near the work zone.

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.

10/4/2017 10:08 PM (Updated 10/10/2017 12:03 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions For I-255

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lane restrictions will be encountered on I-255 between Collinsville Road and the Mississippi River in St. Clair and Monroe counties beginning Sunday, Oct. 1

Two of three lanes will be restricted in both directions Sunday through Friday between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. to accommodate pavement patching crews. One lane will remain open at all times. Work is expected to be completed by Nov. 22, weather permitting.
 
Motorists are urged to use caution, obey all warning signs and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone.

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.

9/27/2017 11:31 AM (Updated 10/10/2017 12:00 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Traffic signal improvements on IL-120 and US-45

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that daytime lane closures will take place on IL-120 between IL-134 and US-45 and on US-45 between IL-120 and Winchester Road in Grayslake, Hainesville and Libertyville beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27, weather permitting. The closures are necessary for a traffic signal modernization project along IL-120 and U.S. 45.
 
To complete the work, intermittent daytime lane closures will take place on IL-120 from Illinois 134 to US-45 and on US-45 from IL-120 to Winchester Road. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with flaggers when necessary.
 
The scope of the project includes traffic signal modernization and channelization along IL-120 and US-45. The project is expected to be completed next summer.
 
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.

9/25/2017 2:44 PM (Updated 10/21/2017 8:41 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane closures for US-24 near El Paso

The Illinois Department of Transportation late last week announced lane closures for US-24 near El Paso beginning Monday, Oct. 2.
 
The closures are needed for roadway improvements on US-24 from one mile east of El Paso to 2.5 miles east of El Paso. At least one lane will remain open in each direction during the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of November, weather permitting.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are 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 on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 5 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict5 or view area construction details on IDOT's traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.

9/25/2017 11:36 AM (Updated 9/25/2017 12:51 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Eastbound I-694 traffic moved this weekend to new pavement between Arden Hills and Vadnais Heights

Monday, September 25, morning commuters on eastbound I-694 will find themselves traveling on two new lanes of the interstate between Lexington Avenue in Arden Hills and I-35E in Little Canada. Traffic was switched onto the two new left lanes of pavement through the area late Friday night, Sept. 22. The concrete median barrier dividing the eastbound lanes has also been removed. The barrier had divided the lanes into an inside through lane with no exits and an outside lane that allowed traffic to exit the eastbound interstate.

Although traffic has been switched to the newly built inside lanes of eastbound I-694, the roadway will remain two lanes until early November. The ramp from Rice Street to westbound I-694 along with the ramps between Victoria Street and the eastbound interstate remain closed. The ramp from eastbound Highway 10 to eastbound I-694 also remains closed until later this month. 

The second and final year of construction to add a third general purpose lane in each direction of I-694 began in April and focused on the eastbound lanes of the interstate. Last year’s work rebuilt and added a third lane in the westbound direction of the interstate.

In addition to rebuilding the interstate, the project also included reconstructing the interstate ramps at Lexington Avenue, Victoria Street and Rice Street along with improving storm water drainage throughout the project area.

When complete in November of 2017, the project will improve driver safety and accessibility, increase capacity to lessen congestion and provide smoother road surfaces. In addition, the new roadway will enhance the movement of freight and support economic development.

For more information about the Enhance 694 project and informative videos about the project, please visit www.enhance694.com. You can also sign up for email alerts throughout the work. For other transportation information, please visit www.mndot.gov. For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org

9/24/2017 9:31 PM (Updated 10/10/2017 11:56 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Work Between Collinsville Road, Mississippi River

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that lane restrictions will be encountered on I-255 between Collinsville Road and the Mississippi River in St. Clair and Monroe Counties to complete pavement repairs beginning Sunday, Sept. 17.

Two of three lanes will be restricted in both directions Sunday through Friday between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. One lane will remain open at all times. Work is expected to be completed by Nov. 22, 2017, weather permitting.
 
Motorists are urged to use caution, obey all warning signs and allow extra time when travelling through the work zone.
 
The contractor on this project is Keeley and Sons from East St. Louis.

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.

9/14/2017 2:55 PM (Updated 9/23/2017 8:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane closures set for US-40 near Troy

Work to last until Sept. 15; resurfacing to begin Sept. 24

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that US-40 will be intermittently restricted to one lane from I-55/70 to 1/4 mile east of Bethany Lane starting Tuesday, Sept. 12, weather permitting.

Two-way traffic will be maintained using flaggers and other traffic control devices. The concrete median and sidewalk work will take place daily from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. beginning Sept. 12 and ending Sep. 15.
 
Starting September 24, pavement patching and resurfacing work will take place nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on this route. All work is expected to be completed by late November 2017.
 
Motorists are urged to use caution, obey all warning signs and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.

9/12/2017 3:59 PM (Updated 10/16/2017 4:11 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-51 Business to undergo ADA upgrades

Work to close US-51 Business lanes Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that roadway improvements on US-51 Business from Raab Road to Osage Street will begin Sept. 13.
 
The project includes accessibility improvements to sidewalks along US-51 Business. At least one lane will remain open in each direction during the project duration. The project is expected to be completed by the end of November, weather permitting.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through the area. To avoid the work area, 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 on the alert for workers and equipment.

For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5 or view area construction details on IDOT's traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.

9/12/2017 2:52 PM (Updated 9/15/2017 10:59 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures On I-57 In Williamson County

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of upcoming lane closures on I-57 in Williamson County.
 
Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, northbound I-57 will be reduced to one lane from four miles north of the IL-148 interchange to Old IL-13 in Marion. This closure is necessary for repaving the road surface.
 
Due to the high volume of traffic on this section of roadway, major delays can be expected daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Motorists should also be aware that incidents causing delays can occur at any time. The work is expected to be completed by mid-November.
 
A smart traffic control system will convey real-time traffic delay information to message boards located in advance of the work zone along I-57, I-24 and approaches to the interstate. Motorists are urged to pay attention to these messages and seek alternate routes when directed.
 
Local traffic is encouraged to utilize other state routes to avoid this section of roadway if possible. IL-148 and IL-37 have been marked as a detour routes for through traffic.

9/7/2017 12:25 PM (Updated 9/15/2017 11:08 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   US-231 Closure in Jasper County for Bridge Reconstruction

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the closure of US-231/W Washington Street, between Park Avenue and Front Street in Rensselaer Tuesday, September 12 through the middle of November. Crews will close the road to reconstruct the bridge over the Iroquois River.

State road detours must be along state-maintained roadways only. Drivers traveling north on US-231 with be detoured north on I-65, east of IL-114 and back to US-231. Drivers traveling south on US-231 will be detoured west on IL-114, south on I-65 and back to US-231.

Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts at any time via the District’s social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest  or  Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

9/6/2017 2:19 PM (Updated 9/15/2017 11:09 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-57 Lane Reductions In Jefferson County

I-57 lane closures begin Sept. 5

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling I-57 in Jefferson County of upcoming lane reductions. 
 
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5, I-57 at milepost 89.2, the bridge over Dodds Creek, will be reduced to one lane in both directions. This lane reduction is expected to last until November, weather permitting.
 
There will be a lane with restriction of 14'9" throughout the construction zone.
 
Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers, and use extreme caution when traveling through this area.

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

8/30/2017 6:16 PM (Updated 9/15/2017 11:11 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure of I-55 East Frontage Road at Black Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a full closure will take place on I-55 East Frontage Road south of Black Road, in Joliet and Shorewood, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 28. The closure is necessary for a roadway improvement project.

In order to complete the work, I-55 East Frontage Road will be closed south of Black Road with a posted detour. Local traffic can access East Frontage Road from US-52

The scope of the project consists of realigning, reconstructing and widening the roadway to reduce the existing curve and improve safety. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

8/24/2017 4:39 PM (Updated 9/28/2017 5:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   New Traffic Pattern, Ramp Closures Tonight On The Eastbound Kennedy Expressway

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a new traffic pattern will take place tonight on the eastbound Kennedy Expressway (I-90), in Chicago. The closures are part of the ongoing improvements on I-90 from Cumberland Avenue to Harlem Avenue.

Beginning the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 23, the following closures will take place:

  • All lanes on the eastbound Kennedy Expressway will be shifted to the left between Cumberland Avenue and Harlem Avenue. Both shoulders also will be closed along the corridor.
  • The Canfield Road entrance ramp to the eastbound Kennedy Expressway will be closed. A posted detour will direct motorists to access the eastbound Kennedy Expressway from the Harlem Avenue entrance ramp.

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 30, westbound Higgins Avenue (IL-72) will be closed from Harlem Avenue to Oriole Avenue. Westbound Higgins Avenue traffic should go north on Harlem Avenue and west on Bryn Mawr Avenue to meet back up with Higgins Avenue. Parking restrictions will take place on Higgins Avenue and Bryn Mawr Avenue while construction activities are taking place.

The road and ramp closures are expected to reopen by Winter 2017.

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.

8/23/2017 1:37 PM (Updated 9/9/2017 8:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on IL-72 over Tyler Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-72 over Tyler Creek, in unincorporated Kane County, beginning, this week, weather permitting. The closures are necessary to replace an existing box culvert at the bridge.

 In order to complete the work, lane closures will take place on the structure that carries IL-72 over Tyler Creek. IL-72 will be reduced to one lane between Reinking Road and Big Timber Road with temporary traffic signals and lighting. Traffic will shift to the south side of IL-72 to allow for construction on the north side. Motorists will be required to stop for a period of time to allow for traffic in the opposite direction to pass.

 The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

 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

8/22/2017 4:50 PM (Updated 8/23/2017 11:05 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Upcoming US-231 Daytime Restrictions at I-65 Overhead Bridge

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting motorists to daytime lane restrictions on US-231 at I-65 for overhead bridge widening on Monday, August 21. The work is expected to last through November.

During this time, US-231 will be reduced to a minimum of one lane in each direction at I-65 at all times.

Motorists may experience delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the flaggers and signs in the work zone, obey the posted 45 MPH speed limit and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

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8/18/2017 1:53 PM (Updated 9/8/2017 11:33 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Irving Park Road Improvements from Seymour Avenue to the Des Plaines River

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily and nightly lane closures will take place on Irving Park Road (IL-19) from Seymour Avenue to the Des Plaines River, in Schiller Park, beginning, weather permitting, the week of August 16. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and sidewalk improvement project.

In order to complete the work, nighttime lane closures will take place on Irving Park Road between Seymour Avenue and Scott Avenue. Daytime lane closures will be utilized on the stretch of Irving Park Road between Scott Avenue and the Des Plaines River. The daytime closures will avoid peak travel times. Intermittent sidewalk closures also will take place along Irving Park Road as needed for sidewalk replacement.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, pavement patching, and drainage improvements, as well curb and gutter replacement. The project also consists of removal and replacement of sidewalks and pedestrian ramps to make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

8/18/2017 1:44 PM (Updated 8/19/2017 8:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Repairs on Sibley Road over the Little Calumet River

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Sibley Road (IL-83) over the Little Calumet River, in Dolton and Harvey, for bridge repairs, beginning this week, weather permitting.

In order to complete the work, traffic on the structure that carries Sibley Road over the Little Calumet River will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

8/18/2017 1:18 PM (Updated 8/19/2017 8:35 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   WI-36 and CR-Y Intersection

Visibility at intersection to be improved
 
Beginning the week of August 28, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin work at the intersection of WI-36 and CR-Y (Loomis Road) located in the town of Norway in Racine County.

This intersection is positioned on a horizontal curve and currently experiences a higher than average crash rate per year. A significant amount of these crashes result in severe injuries.
 
The intent of this project is to improve the overall safety of the intersection by adjusting the alignment of the left turn bays along both directions of WI-36 and installing more visible traffic signals. During the project the intersection will remain open to motorists, but temporary left turn lane and single lane closures will be necessary to implement these safety improvements.
 
The contractor James Peterson Sons, Inc. plans on completing the project by late fall. This schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.
 
More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/wis36/.

8/17/2017 1:53 PM (Updated 8/19/2017 8:45 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Deck Improvement on Palatine Road over Milwaukee Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Palatine Road over Milwaukee Avenue (US-45/IL-25), in Wheeling, beginning, weather permitting, the week of August 14. The closures are necessary for a bridge deck improvement project.

In order to complete the work, the structure that carries Palatine Road over Milwaukee Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

The scope of the project consists of bridge deck improvement to extend the life of the bridge and provide a smoother ride for motorists. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

8/16/2017 6:13 PM (Updated 9/15/2017 11:01 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   I-41 Ramps In Menomonee Falls Closing Long-Term

Beginning 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will close two ramps at I-41/US 45 and Main St. in the village of Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County.

 The southbound I-41/US 45 entrance ramp from Main Street and the northbound I-41/US 45 exit ramp to eastbound Main Street will be closing. These ramps are anticipated to be closed until early winter.
 
The adjacent interchanges are scheduled to remain open during these Main St. ramp closures. The official detour is making use of the interchange to the south (WIS 145) by way of Main Street (WIS 100/Brown Deer Road). The interchange to the north (Pilgrim Road Interchange) will remain an unsigned, alternate route.
 
The closures will allow the contractor room to build temporary widening of I-41/US 45 so three lanes of traffic in each direction can be maintained during future operations. The project centers around replacing a small bridge on both the entrance ramp to southbound I-41/US 45 and the I-41/US 45 mainline. Associated work will involve replacement of storm sewer, concrete barrier and beam guard, along with new lighting, signing and pavement marking. 
 
More information about this project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/41wauk/
8/8/2017 4:58 PM (Updated 8/15/2017 7:17 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-41, Hibbard Road Improvements in Wilmette

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that an intersection improvement project at US-41 (Skokie Road) and Hibbard Road in Wilmette will begin, weather permitting, Wednesday, Aug. 9.

The project consists of widening and resurfacing the intersection, as well as modernizing traffic signals. In order to complete the work, lane closures will be necessary.

In late August, US-41 traffic will shift between Lake and Wilmette avenues to accommodate the work zone. Hibbard Road will be open to southbound traffic only, with a detour posted for northbound traffic. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

The estimated completion date is early 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.

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.

8/8/2017 11:55 AM (Updated 8/12/2017 9:12 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   186th Street Improvements in Lansing

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on 186th Street in Lansing will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 7.

The project consists of resurfacing 186th Street from IL-83 (Torrence Avenue) to Wentworth Avenue, in addition to drainage adjustments and cleaning as well as sidewalk curb ramp installation to improve pedestrian accessibility. In In order to complete the work, two-way traffic will be reduced to a single lane controlled by flaggers during the daytime hours.

The estimated completion date is late 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.

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.

8/3/2017 2:49 PM (Updated 9/15/2017 11:01 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Butterfield Road Improvements in Oakbrook Terrace, Elmhurst

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on IL-56 (Butterfield Road) in Oakbrook Terrance and Elmhurst will begin, weather permitting, Wednesday, Aug. 9.

The project consists of resurfacing IL-56 from just west of IL-83 (Kingery Highway) to Cadwell Avenue/High Street, in addition to new sidewalk ramps to improve pedestrian accessibility. In order to complete the work, lane closures will be necessary in both directions during the daytime houses and occasionally overnight and on the weekends.

The estimated completion date is mid-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.

8/3/2017 1:37 PM (Updated 9/8/2017 11:36 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Wood Street Improvements in Hazel Crest, East Hazel Crest

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on Wood Street in Hazel Crest and East Hazel Crest will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 7.

The project consists of resurfacing Wood Street from I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) to 167th Street, in addition to drainage adjustments and cleaning as well as sidewalk curb ramp installation to improve pedestrian accessibility. In order to complete the work, lane closures will be necessary during the daytime hours.

The estimated completion date is late 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.

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.

8/3/2017 12:56 PM (Updated 8/5/2017 9:06 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-136 Rehabilitation
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces weather permitting; work is scheduled to begin August 4, 2017 for the rehabilitation of US-136 between US-150 and McLean / Champaign County line.
 
This project will include; 7 miles of cold milling, patching, resurfacing and pavement striping. Also, the repairs of a drainage structures over an unnamed ditch.

The contractor for this project is Rowe Construction Co. The estimated completion date is November 30, 2017 weather permitting.

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

For IDOT District 5 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict5 or view area construction details on IDOT's traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.

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8/2/2017 7:47 PM (Updated 9/15/2017 11:02 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Replacement, Pavement Reconstruction on IL-132 from US-41 to Waveland Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-132 between US-41 and Waveland Avenue, in Gurnee, beginning, weather permitting, Friday, July 28. The closures are necessary for a bridge replacement and pavement reconstruction project.

In order to complete the work, IL-132 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between US-41 and Waveland Avenue.

The scope of the project consists of removal and replacement of the Union Pacific railroad bridge. It also includes pavement reconstruction and widening on IL-132, as well as widening the southbound US-41 ramp.

The overall project is expected to be completed in Spring 2019.

The lane closures for this project are adjacent to lane closures that are taking place for a separate project on IL-132 from Ferndale Avenue to Estes Avenue.

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.

7/25/2017 11:39 AM (Updated 9/15/2017 11:05 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Improvements on Chicago Street from I-80 to Washington Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will take place on Chicago Street (IL-53) between I-80 and Washington Street, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, July 19. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and pedestrian improvement project along Chicago Street.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place in both directions on Chicago Street between I-80 and Washington Street. One lane will remain open in each direction while construction activities are taking place.

The scope of the project includes roadway resurfacing, pavement patching and sidewalk upgrades including new pedestrian signals. The overall improvements will enhance mobility, accessibility and safety along Chicago Street.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

7/19/2017 11:20 AM (Updated 9/15/2017 11:15 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Improvements on IL-31 from Main Street to Maple Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-31 between Main Street and Maple Avenue, in Batavia and North Aurora, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, July 18. The closures are necessary for resurfacing and pedestrian ramp improvements along IL-31.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on IL-31 between Main Street and Maple Avenue when construction activities are taking place.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, pavement patching and pedestrian ramp improvements. The overall project will improve mobility and safety for motorists and pedestrians.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

7/18/2017 10:47 AM (Updated 7/22/2017 11:05 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Improvements along Ogden Avenue between Raymond Drive and I-355

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place on Ogden Avenue (US-34) between Raymond Drive and I-355, in Lisle and Naperville, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 17. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and pedestrian improvement project along Ogden Avenue.

In order to complete the work, lane closures will take place in both directions on Ogden Avenue from Raymond Drive to west of I-355. The temporary lane closures will be necessary during day, night and weekend hours. Sidewalk closures will take place, as necessary, with detours for pedestrians.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement marking, drainage repairs and installation of sidewalks that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The overall project will improve mobility and pedestrian accessibility.

The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

7/17/2017 11:24 AM (Updated 8/6/2017 10:36 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Ramp Improvements on IL-25 from Wilson St to North Ave

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on IL-25 between Wilson Street and North Avenue, in Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 17. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and pedestrian improvement project on IL-25.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place in both directions on IL-25. Access to driveways and side streets will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, curb and gutter replacement and reconstruction of sidewalks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

7/17/2017 11:06 AM (Updated 9/15/2017 11:05 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Improvements on IL-25 Between IL-72 and Bolz Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-25 from IL-72 to Bolz Road, in Carpentersville, East Dundee, and Barrington Hills, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 10. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and improvement project along IL-25.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place along IL-25 between IL-72 and Bolz Road. Illinois 25 will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with flaggers, when necessary. Nighttime lane closures and sidewalk ramp closures also will be utilized throughout the duration of the project. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching and pedestrian improvements, including construction of pedestrian ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

7/10/2017 12:50 PM (Updated 7/10/2017 3:43 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Periodic Lane Closures on IN-53/Broadway and US-30 in Lake County, Indiana

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to periodic lane closures on IN-53/Broadway, between 4th Avenue and US-231 and on US-30, between US-41 and IN-55, Monday, June 26 through the end of November. Crews will periodically close lanes to patch sections of the road, mill and resurface as part of a rehabilitation project.

During this project, both IN-53/Broadway and US-30 will remain open to all through traffic, but will have lane restrictions in the construction areas. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment. 

6/21/2017 2:10 PM (Updated 9/15/2017 11:17 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement Project at Harlem Avenue and 46th/47th Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place at the intersection of Harlem Avenue (IL-43) and 46th/47th Street, in Forest View, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, June 6. The closures are necessary for an intersection improvement project.

In order to complete the work, Harlem Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction when necessary. Temporary traffic signals will be utilized for the duration of the project.

The scope of the project includes new traffic signals, pavement patching, widening and resurfacing. The project also consists of removal and replacement of curb and gutter as well as storm sewer installation and new striping. The overall project will be completed in Fall 2017.

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

6/6/2017 6:35 PM (Updated 6/15/2017 12:27 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing on US-30/IL-56 from County Line Road to I-88

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on US-30/IL-56 between County Line Road and west of I-88, in Big Rock and Sugar Grove, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, June 1. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place in both directions on US-30/IL-56 from County Line Road to west of I-88.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, as well as the removal and replacement of concrete curb and gutter. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

5/31/2017 11:11 AM (Updated 6/3/2017 9:22 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-41 Lane Closures between Galesburg and Abingdon

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that road construction work will begin Monday, June 5 on IL-41 from Monmouth Boulevard in Galesburg to south of Hunter Street in Abingdon.
 
One lane of IL-41 will be closed and traffic will be controlled by flaggers for milling, resurfacing, shoulder improvement and drainage work to be completed. The project is expected to be completed in early November.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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5/30/2017 7:05 PM (Updated 6/1/2017 12:58 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Widening and Resurfacing on Northwest Highway at Broadway Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Northwest Highway (US-14) at Broadway Street, in Des Plaines, beginning, weather permitting, the week of May 30. The closures are necessary for a widening and resurfacing project.

In order to complete the work, Northwest Highway will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the duration of the project.

The scope of the project consists of widening and resurfacing the roadway, as well as the installation of a new traffic signal. The project will add a left turn lane from southeast bound Northwest Highway to Broadway Street.

The overall project is expected to be completed in Spring 2018.

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.

5/30/2017 5:31 PM (Updated 6/14/2017 9:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Safety Improvement Project in Kane County

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a safety improvement project continues at various locations in Kane County. The project includes construction of pedestrian ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Beginning this week, construction of new pedestrian ramps will continue at the following locations. Daily lane closures will be necessary when construction activities are taking place.

  • IL-64 at Renaux Boulevard in St. Charles
  • IL-64 at New Peck Road in St. Charles
  • IL-64 at Kirk Road in St. Charles
  • IL-31 at Timbers Trail in St. Charles
  • IL-31 at Viewpointe Drive in St. Charles
  • IL-31 at Kellar Place in St. Charles
  • IL-31 at Horne Street in St. Charles
  • IL-25 at Webster Street in Batavia
  • IL-25 at Adams Street in Batavia
  • IL-25 at Laurel Street in Batavia

Beginning the week of August 8, construction of new pedestrian ramps will begin at the following locations. Daily lane closures will be necessary when construction activities are taking place.

  • IL-25 at Long Avenue in North Auro
  • IL-56 at Laurel Drive in North Aurora
  • IL-56 at Banbury Road in North Aurora
  • IL-31 at Marvo Street in North Aurora
  • IL-31 at John Street in North Aurora
  • IL-31 at Airport Road in North Aurora
  • US-30 at Gordon Road in Montgomery

Additional locations will be announced as construction progresses. The overall project will be completed in Fall 2017.

These locations are part of the second stage of the project. Additional locations will be announced as construction progresses. The overall project will be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

5/30/2017 11:31 AM (Updated 7/30/2017 12:58 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure of Vincennes Avenue, Lane Closures on Halsted Street for Intersection Improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a stage change will take place at the intersection improvement project on Halsted Street (IL-1) and Vincennes Avenue, in Harvey and Phoenix, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, May 18.
 
In order to complete the work, a full closure of Vincennes Avenue will remain in place between Halsted Street and 152nd Street with a posted detour. The detour will direct northbound Vincennes traffic west on 159th Street and north on Halsted Street to reconnect with Vincennes Avenue. Halsted Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction during construction activities. Street parking will be prohibited on the south side of Belle Court. Access to local businesses will remain open.
 
The scope of the project includes reconstruction and widening on Halsted Street and resurfacing on Vincennes Avenue. The overall improvements to the intersection include installation of modernized traffic signals and improvements to drainage, sidewalk and curb and gutter.
 
The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.
 
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.

5/18/2017 12:21 PM (Updated 5/20/2017 9:19 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pavement Reconstruction Project along IL-132 from Ferndale Street to Estes Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-132 between Ferndale Street and Estes Street, in Gurnee, for a pavement reconstruction project, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, May 10.

In order to complete the work, IL-132 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Ferndale Street to Estes Street. Estes Street also will be closed at the intersection of IL-132.

The scope of the reconstruction project includes pavement patching, as well as improvements to storm sewers, sidewalk, curb and gutter. This portion of the project will be completed in Fall 2017, part of a larger project expected to be completed in Spring 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

5/10/2017 11:28 AM (Updated 5/15/2017 7:58 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing on IL-19 between Bartlett Road and Wise Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Irving Park Road (IL-19) between Bartlett Road and Wise Road, in Schaumburg, Hanover Park and Streamwood, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 8.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will be necessary on Irving Park Road from Bartlett Road to Wise Road when construction activities are taking place. Temporary sidewalk closures will be required in order to reconstruct ramps at various locations along Irving Park Road.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching, shoulder reconstruction and drainage improvements. The overall project will enhance safety for pedestrians by updating sidewalk ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

5/8/2017 11:37 AM (Updated 5/8/2017 3:26 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Harlem Ave from 26th Street to I-55

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Harlem Avenue from 26th Street to I-55, in Berwyn, Lyons, Riverside, Stickney and Forest View, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 24. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along Harlem Avenue.

In order to complete the work, Harlem Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction with flaggers during construction activities. The closures will take place during the day and reopen by the evening.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and pavement patching, as well as removal and replacement of curb and gutter. New pedestrian ramps will be installed, improving safety along Harlem Avenue.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

4/24/2017 9:46 AM (Updated 4/24/2017 3:56 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-74 Lane Closures in Knox County and Peoria County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that motorists will encounter lane closures at various locations on I-74 in Knox and Peoria counties:

  •  One lane will be closed in both directions of I-74 at Lincoln Street (MM 47) in Galesburg until mid-May for a bridge replacement project. Beginning in mid-May and continuing until the end of November, all traffic will use the eastbound lanes - one lane in each direction, separated by barrier wall. The westbound bridge will be replaced this year; the eastbound bridge will be replaced in 2018.
  •  One lane will be closed in both directions of I-74 until the end of November between the Spoon River and IL-78 (MM 61-70) for a resurfacing project. This project also includes guardrail replacement, shoulder widening and drainage work.
  •  Intermittent lane closures in both directions of I-74 will be in effect at the Heinz Lane, Thousand Dollar Road, IL-78, Knox Station Road, and Knox Road bridges until August for a bridge painting project. The lane closures will be in effect at one location at a time.
  •  Intermittent lane closures in both directions of I-74 will be in effect until mid-July between Exit 54 near Knoxville and Exit 88 in Peoria for a guardrail replacement project.
  •  Lane closures in both directions of I-74 will be in place at Exit 51 near Knoxville until mid-July for a bridge construction project. This is a continuation of a project from 2016.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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.

4/18/2017 5:41 PM (Updated 4/22/2017 8:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures for Intersection Improvement Project at Ogden Avenue and La Grange Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place at the intersection of Ogden Avenue (US-34) and La Grange Road (US-12/20/45), in La Grange, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 18. The closures are necessary for an intersection improvement project.

Starting Tuesday, Ogden Avenue and La Grange Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction at the intersection during daytime hours, when necessary. Temporary lane closures also will occur on Ogden Avenue from east of La Grange Road to Burlington Avenue.

The scope of the project includes widening the intersection to add a right turn lane from westbound Ogden Avenue to northbound La Grange Road, as well as realigning the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Locust Avenue to install a traffic signal at that location. The project also consists of roadway resurfacing and traffic signal modernization, as well as new curb and gutter, sidewalk, lighting, sewer and drainage structures.

The overall project will be completed in Fall 2017.

Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route, as delays are expected when workers are present. 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.

4/17/2017 3:42 PM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:22 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closure on 1st Avenue, north of North Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on 1st Avenue (IL-171), north of North Avenue (IL-64), in River Grove, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 18. The closures are necessary to replace a box culvert that carries IL-171 over an equestrian path.

In order to complete pre-stage work, northbound 1st Avenue will be reduced to one lane north of North Avenue.

The scope of the project includes replacement of a box culvert, new pavement construction and guardrail replacement. The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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. 

4/17/2017 2:55 PM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:23 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   I-94 Lane Closures for Bridge Restoration Project in Portage

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to lane closures on I-94, between mile marker 15.8 (Exit 16) and mile marker 16.3 (See map) Monday, April 17 through the middle of November. Crews will remove and replace the I-94 bridge deck over the Indiana Toll Road and reinforce the concrete columns under State Road 51.

During the project, through traffic will always be maintained on I-94 but will be reduced to two lanes in each directions at times. INDOT urges drivers to remember that this is an active work zone and to slow down prior to entering the construction area. Motorists should expect periodic delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers should pay close attention to the signs in the work zone, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

4/11/2017 11:16 AM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement Project at Butterfield Road and Raddant Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that an intersection improvement project will take place at Butterfield Road (IL-56) and Raddant Road, in Aurora, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 10. The project will require daily lane closures at the intersection.

Beginning Monday, daily lane closures will take place on Butterfield Road at Raddant Road for pre-stage work. Access to driveways and side streets will be maintained at all times.

The scope of the project consists of widening, drainage improvements and new traffic signal installation. The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

4/10/2017 9:38 AM (Updated 4/10/2017 9:49 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   I-94 Long-term Ramp and Lane Closures in the East Metro

Construction preparation continues with several ramp and lane closures on I-94 between St. Paul and Maplewood starting on April 7, weather permitting.  Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, the northbound Highway 61 ramp to eastbound I-94 will close. This closure will remain in effect through fall 2017.

In addition, the following ramps will also close from 8 p.m. April 7 to May 2017:

  • White Bear Avenue to westbound I-94
  • Burns Avenue to eastbound I-94 (McKnight Road ramp)
  • Hudson Place to westbound I-94
  • Westbound I-94 to Hudson Place
  • Southbound Etna Street to eastbound I-94
  • McKnight Road to westbound I-94

Westbound I-94 to Etna Street is not scheduled to close this week, but will close at a later date yet to be determined.

Motorists will also encounter lane closures in both directions of I-94 between Kellogg Boulevard and the I-694/I-494 interchange:

  • Eastbound I-94 from 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8 will be reduced to a single lane.
  • Westbound I-94 from 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 8 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9 will be reduced to a single lane.

Closure durations and time frames are all approximate and weather dependent.

The I-94 reconstruction and improvement project will provide a smoother, safer, long-lasting road with better pedestrian accessibility and improved drainage capabilities. Performing periodic pavement repairs at the appropriate times can greatly increase a road’s lifespan. The project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years. Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2017.

For more information about the project, visit: www.mndot.gov/i94eastmetro. Follow the project on Twitter @mndotnews for daily traffic updates.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

4/7/2017 10:22 AM (Updated 4/12/2017 6:46 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation   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 (Updated 4/22/2017 8:55 AM)

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 logo   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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