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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Weekend Lane Closures on Interstate 55 in Bolingbrook for Bridge Deck Repairs

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place in both directions on Interstate 55 between Joliet Road and Illinois 53, in Bolingbrook, for three consecutive weekends, beginning, weather permitting, Sept. 23, Sept. 30, and Oct. 7.

The lane closures are necessary to perform bridge deck repairs on the structures that carry Interstate 55 over Joliet Road and Illinois 53. The repairs are part of the ongoing improvement project on I-55 between Weber Road and Willow Springs Road.

In order to complete the bridge deck repairs, the following lane closures will begin at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, Sept. 30, and Oct. 7.

  • Interstate 55 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Joliet Road and Illinois 53.
  • The southbound Interstate 55 exit at Joliet Road also will be closed. A posted detour will direct motorists to exit at Illinois 53. Motorists should travel south on Illinois 53 to Joliet Road.

The closures are expected to reopen by 10 a.m. the following Sunday.

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.

 

9/22/2017 1:23 PM (Updated 9/22/2017 1:24 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full closure of I-55/70 at I-255 begins Friday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced this week that a full closure of westbound Interstate 55/70 under Interstate 255 near Collinsville will begin Friday, Sept. 22, weather permitting.
 
Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, westbound Interstate 55/70 will be closed directly under Interstate 255. Westbound Interstate 55/70 traffic must exit onto Interstate 255. Because of this closure, the ramp from northbound Interstate 255 to westbound Interstate 55/70 will be closed as well as the entrance ramp from Illinois 157 to westbound Interstate 55/70. Westbound Interstate 55/70 traffic west of the Interstate 255 interchange will not be affected.
 
A posted detour will direct westbound Interstate 55/70 traffic to southbound Interstate 255 to westbound Interstate 64 to westbound Interstate 55/70. Another posted detour will direct Illinois 157 traffic to Collinsville Road west to southbound Interstate 255 to westbound Interstate 64 to westbound Interstate 55/70. The ramps from westbound Interstate 55/70 to Interstate 255 will remain open at all times.
 
The closure is necessary to paint two bridges carrying Interstate 255 over Interstate 55/70. The interstate is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25.
 
Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes, anticipate additional travel times and use caution while driving through and near the construction work zone.
 
By utilizing a full expressway closure and keeping construction restricted to the weekend when traffic volumes are down, IDOT aims to reduce the length of time the work zone is needed during heavier traveled weekday periods.

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.

9/19/2017 1:39 PM (Updated 9/19/2017 1:39 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   I-94 east to close in Brooklyn Center Sept. 22-25

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – A section of Interstate 94 east in Brooklyn Center is scheduled to close this weekend for paving, weather permitting.

The closure of I-94 east from Interstate 694 to Highway 252 in Brooklyn Center will start at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 and is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25.

The detour is to Highway 169 south to I-394 east.

The ramps to and from Shingle Creek Parkway to I-94 east will be closed.  I-94 east could see some lane closures from Highway 252 to Highway 55 but the interstate and ramps will remain open.

Crews have complete paving on Interstate 94 west and Interstate 94 east from Highway 55 to Highway 252.

Also, the ramp from Third Street in downtown Minneapolis to I-394 west will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

These closures are part of the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project that started March 20. The project is resurfacing nine miles of freeway, repairing 50 bridges and repairing all ramps from Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis to Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center.

The work this year is expected to be complete by the end of October. Crews will return in spring of 2018 for ramp repairs. The project is scheduled to be complete by July of 2018.

9/20/2017 6:13 PM (Updated 9/20/2017 6:13 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   I-94 West closed at Lowry Tunnel in Minneapolis overnights next week

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Motorists will see overnight closures at the Lowry Hill Tunnel on westbound Interstate 94 in Minneapolis next week.

The tunnel will close daily, weather permitting, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26; Wednesday, Sept. 27; Thursday, Sept. 28; Friday, Sept. 29; Sunday Oct. 1.

Crews will not work Saturday, Sept. 30 and the tunnel will remain open to traffic during overnight hours.

The detour is the prohibited vehicle route that takes motorists off I-94 west at the Hennepin/Lyndale exit.

The eastbound tunnel will remain open.

Crews will work on installing curb, permanent striping, lighting and final work inside the tunnel on I-94 west while the tunnel is closed.

The work is part of the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project that started March 20. The $46 million project included resurfacing nine miles of freeway, fixing 50 bridges, ramp repairs and repairs to the Lowry Hill and Portland Avenue tunnels. Much of the work is complete. Crews will continue making improvements on I-94 through October and will return in spring of 2018 for some ramp and bridge work. The project is expected to be complete by July of 2018.

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

www.mndot.gov

9/21/2017 3:53 PM (Updated 9/22/2017 7:33 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Recurring I-65 & I-70 North Split Ramp weekend Closures

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Rieth-Riley Construction plans recurring weekend closures of the I-70 West ramp to I-65 South at the North Split to repair damage sustained from a fiery crash in April.

Starting Friday, Sept. 15 at 9 p.m., the I-70 West ramp to I-65 South will close until Monday, Sept. 18 at 6 a.m. During that time, traffic will be diverted to the parallel collector-distributor ramp (Exit 83A) to Michigan Street, Ohio Street and Fletcher Avenue. The left lane of the Exit 83A ramp will also be closed. Drivers can use the right lane and continue through the ramp system to access I-65 South and I-70 West.

Weather permitting, ramp and lane closures are expected to recur each weekend for approximately five weekends as repairs are made to sections of pavement and concrete wall.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/bulletins/1b6572b

9/13/2017 12:36 PM (Updated 9/15/2017 10:55 AM)
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