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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Illinois 127 Closed South Of Alto Pass
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling Illinois 127 in Union County of a road closure.
 
Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, the route will be closed at Chestnut Street in Alto Pass south to Rhine Road. The closure is necessary due to slope instability from recent rainfall causing pavement settlement. This portion of the roadway is closed for the safety of the motoring public.

Motorists should use the marked detour or seek an alternate route.
 
Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9
2/22/2019 4:00 PM (Updated 2/23/2019 8:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Rescheduled overnight Eisenhower, Kennedy closures

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the beam placements for the new Monroe Street bridge over I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) that was postponed this week due to weather has been rescheduled, requiring several days of overnight expressway lane and ramp closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Feb. 25.

 The work will occur in three stages:

 Stage 1 

  • Starting at 10 p.m. next Monday and Tuesday, lane closures begin on the southbound Kennedy, with the Jackson Boulevard and Adams Street exit ramps closed. The three right expressway lanes will be closed at 1 a.m. All lanes and ramps reopen by 5 a.m.

 Stage 2

  • Starting at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, lane closures begin on the northbound Kennedy, with the Adams Street and Jackson Boulevard entrance ramps closed. At 11:59 p.m., the two left expressway lanes will be closed. All lanes and ramps reopen by 10 a.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday.
  • Starting at 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, lane closures begin on the southbound Kennedy, with the Randolph Street and Madison Street entrance ramps closed. The Kennedy express lanes will be closed as well. At 1 a.m., the four left lanes will be closed, with all lanes closed intermittently for no more than 15 minutes at Monroe Street until 7 a.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday. All lanes and ramps reopen by 10 a.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday. 

Stage 3 

  • Starting at 10 p.m. Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5, the left lane of the southbound Kennedy will be closed until 5 a.m.  
  • Starting at 10 p.m. Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5, lanes closures begin on the northbound Kennedy, with the Adams Street and Jackson Boulevard entrance ramps closed. At 1 a.m., the four left lanes will be closed, with all lanes closed intermittently for no more than 15 minutes at Monroe Street. All lanes and rams reopen by 5 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Starting at 1 a.m. Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5, the westbound Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) to northbound Kennedy ramp will be closed until 5 a.m. A detour will direct traffic south on Wells Street, west on Harrison Street, south on Desplaines Street and west on Roosevelt Road to reconnect with the northbound Kennedy. 

The Monroe Street bridge is one of several expressway bridge improvement projects included in the Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction. Of those bridges, the following are completed and open to traffic: Halsted Street, Taylor Street, Morgan Street, Harrison Street and Peoria Street.

 The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.

2/21/2019 4:50 PM (Updated 2/22/2019 11:07 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Work to begin March 4 on US-35 bridge in LaPorte

US-35 Bridge in LaPorte Set for Deck Replacement

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that a bridge deck replacement project is set to begin March 4 on US-35 in the City of LaPorte.

The bridge, which is adjacent to the courthouse in downtown LaPorte and just north of IN-2 (Lincoln Way), will maintain one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of the project.

During the first phase, traffic will use the southbound side of the bridge while crews work on the northbound side. The eight-span bridge is approximately 1,100 feet long.

The project is set to finish by the end of October.

2/20/2019 5:06 PM (Updated 2/21/2019 11:06 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Metro East: Two Lanes Of I-255 At IL-3 Exit Closed For Pavement Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the right two lanes of southbound I-255 at the IL-3 Columbia exit (exit 6) have been closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 19, to perform pavement maintenance.  All ramps will remain open. The Columbia Maintenance Yard will make the needed repairs, and full access will be restored as soon as possible.
 
In addition to this work, pothole patching will be ongoing along the length of I-255 from the Jefferson Barracks Bridge to I-55/70 in both the northbound and southbound directions.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8

2/19/2019 12:46 PM (Updated 2/23/2019 8:29 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures On Dundee, Lee And Shermer Roads

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that an advance project for a culvert replacement and intersection reconstruction at Dundee and Lee roads, in Northbrook, will require daytime, temporary lane closures on Dundee, Lee and Shermer roads beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, Feb. 19.
The closures will last until April, weather permitting, when the larger project begins to replace the culvert and reconstruct the intersection, as well as the south leg of Lee Road. Additionally, a bike path and retaining wall will be built at the southeast corner of the intersection.

Starting in April, weather permitting, Dundee Road will be closed from Waukegan Road (Illinois 43) to Skokie Boulevard. Additional information will be made available to the public regarding the closure and detour prior to the start of construction.

The anticipated 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.

State of Illinois
JB Pritzker, Governor
Illinois Department of Transportation Matt Magalis, Acting Secretary    

2/8/2019 5:57 PM (Updated 2/11/2019 9:24 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   New Lane Configurations On I-290 Over Salt Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ongoing bridge replacement of I-290 over Salt Creek, located east of Addison Road in Addison, will require new lane configurations starting, weather permitting, Wednesday, Dec. 26.

The adjustment to the work zone will will take place on eastbound I-290 beginning Dec. 26 and on westbound I-290 after Jan. 1. The new traffic pattern will allow for construction of a median crossover, followed by removal and construction of bridges over Salt Creek. Lanes and shoulders in the work zone will be narrowed during construction.

The project is expected to be complete by 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.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.  

12/24/2018 11:15 AM (Updated 2/11/2019 9:24 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Ramp Closures On The Kennedy Expressway, Part Of Jane Byrne Interchange Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that ramp closures will begin on the outbound Kennedy Expressway (northbound I-90/94), in Chicago, weather permitting, Wednesday, Aug. 1. The ramp closures are necessary for the construction of the Monroe Street bridge over the Kennedy Expressway, part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange project.

 Starting Wednesday, the entrance ramp from Adams Street to the outbound Kennedy Expressway will reopen to traffic. Upon the reopening of the Adams Street entrance ramp, the following ramp closures will take place:

  • The exit ramp from the northbound Kennedy to Madison Street will be closed until Summer 2019.
    • A posted detour for eastbound Madison Street traffic will direct traffic to exit the northbound Kennedy Expressway at Washington Street, go east on Washington Street and south on Des Plaines Avenue to eastbound Madison Street. 
    • A posted detour for westbound Madison Street traffic will direct traffic to exit the Kennedy at Randolph Street, go west on Randolph Street and south on Halsted Street to westbound Madison Street.
  • The entrance ramp from Jackson Street to the northbound Kennedy Expressway will be closed until Fall 2018.
    • A posted detour will direct traffic to enter the northbound Kennedy Expressway via Adams Street. 

The Monroe Street bridge is one of several expressway bridge improvement projects included in the overall Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction. Of those bridges, the following are completed and open to traffic: Halsted Street, Taylor Street, Morgan Street, Harrison Street and Peoria Street.

The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org

7/31/2018 5:16 PM (Updated 11/21/2018 11:27 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.

8/21/2006 12:00 AM (Updated 1/21/2015 10:29 AM)
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