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Travel Time Watch Zones

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

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Travel Time Watch Zones
Roadway Congestion From To Travel Time (minutes) Average Travel Time (minutes) Distance (miles) Speed (mph)
NB Bishop Ford Fwy Medium congestion I-80 Dan Ryan 27 15 12.0 miles 27 mph
NB Bishop Ford Fwy Medium congestion I-80 (via Bishop Ford) I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Dan Ryan) 42 28 23.1 miles 34 mph
NB Bishop Ford Fwy Light congestion I-80 Stony Island Ext 16 11 9.6 miles 37 mph
WB Kennedy Expy Medium congestion I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange IL-43 (Harlem Ave) 22 16 11.9 miles 32 mph
WB I-90 Medium congestion I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange Cumberland Av 24 17 13.4 miles 33 mph

Major Incidents

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

Major Incidents
Location Description Mile Marker Closure Details Status Start Time Estimated End Time Source
SB I-35W at 8th St crash 19.2 Various lanes closed Updated 3/25/17 8:37 AM Unknown MnDOT
WB I-94 at I-275 Accident 194.7 All lanes closed and both shoulders open New 3/25/17 9:59 AM Unknown MDOT
EB I-694 at US-10 (+0.1 miles) crash 41.4 Various lanes closed Updated 3/25/17 8:39 AM Unknown MnDOT

Major Construction

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

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Location Mile Marker Severity Closure Details Time Periods Source Description
Ramp from EB WI-19 to SB I-39 130.8 Major All lanes closed 3/1/17 12:00 AM to 6/30/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Detour route is EB STH 19 to SB US 51 to SB IH 39
Ramp from NB I-41 to EB WI-100 322.9 Major All lanes closed 11/30/15 12:00 AM to 11/15/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 West to the 84th St Exit; take 84th St South to Greenfield Ave, Greenfield Ave West to Hwy 100; OR, Take I-94 West to the Moorland Rd-South Exit; take Moorland Rd South to Greenfield Ave, Greenfield Ave East to Hwy 100
Ramp from SB I-41 to WB WI-59 0.9 Major All lanes closed 11/12/16 12:00 AM to 6/15/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-41/US 45 South to the Bluemound Rd Exit; take Bluemound Rd West to Mayfair Rd/Hwy 100, Mayfair Rd/Hwy 100 South to Greenfield Ave; OR, Take I-41/894/US 45 South to the National Ave Exit; take National Ave West to Hwy 100, Hwy
Ramp from EB WI-59 to SB I-41 1.3 Major All lanes closed 11/12/16 12:00 AM to 10/15/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take Greenfield Ave West to Hwy 100, Hwy 100 South to National Ave, National Ave East to the I-41/894/US 45 South Entrance Ramp; OR, Take Greenfield Ave West to Hwy 100, Hwy 100 South to Beloit Rd, Beloit Rd East to the I-41/894/US
Ramp from SB I-55 to EB IL-54 99.5 Major All lanes closed 3/25/17 6:00 AM to 3/26/17 5:24 AM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
SB I-75 from US-12 (-0.2 miles) to Dix Hwy 49.1 to 39.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/4/17 6:00 AM to 11/30/18 6:00 PM MDOT SB I-75 is closed for bridge work. Local traffic can use SB I-75 to access the Ambassador Bridge, Clark Ave, Livernois Ave, and M-85/ Springwells St. All traffic will be required to exit at M-85/ Springwells St (exit 45).
SB I-75 from Dix Hwy to Northline Rd 39.9 to 37.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/1/17 11:00 PM to 11/30/18 11:00 AM MDOT SB I-75 is closed for bridge work.
Ramp from EB I-80 to SB IN-933 76.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/23/17 8:00 AM to 4/13/17 8:00 PM Indiana Toll Road Ramp Paving - 24 Hour Continuous Closure - Detour: Exit at 72 - US 31, to US 12, to 933 South
Ramp from WB I-80 to SB IN-933 76.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/23/17 8:00 AM to 4/13/17 8:00 PM Indiana Toll Road Ramp Paving - 24 Hour Continuous Closure - Detour: Exit at 72 - US 31, to US 12, to 933 South
EB I-90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) from Barrington Rd (+1.5 miles) to Barrington Rd (+2.6 miles) 63.7 to 64.8 Major Left two lanes closed, two lanes open 3/25/17 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy Widening and Reconst
EB I-94 at Prior Ave 237.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/28/17 2:36 PM to 11/17/20 11:56 AM MnDOT closed to traffic
Ramp from EB I-94 to NB I-41 304.3 Major All lanes closed 8/15/16 12:00 AM to 5/26/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 East to the STH 164/CTH J Exit; take STH 164/CTH J North to Capitol Dr/STH 190, Capitol Dr/STH 190 East to the I-41/US 45 North Entrance Ramp; OR, Take I-94 East to the Moorland Rd Exit; take Moorland Rd North to Bluemoun
Ramp from EB I-94 to SB WI-181 305.1 Major All lanes closed 12/22/16 12:00 AM to 11/22/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 East to the WIS 100 Exit Ramp; take WIS 100 South to Greenfield Ave, Greenfield Ave East to 84th St; OR, Take I-94 East to the 68th-70th St Exit; take 70th St North to OConnor St, OConnor St West to 84th St
WB I-94 from MN-55 to 49th Ave 230.9 to 226.6 Major Right two lanes closed, two or three lanes open 3/24/17 2:08 PM to 1/11/21 10:28 AM MnDOT two right lanes blocked
EB I-290 (Eisenhower Expy) from Halsted St to Canal St 29.8 to 30.2 Major Left lane and left shoulder closed, two or three lanes open 10/10/16 7:00 AM to 6/30/17 11:59 PM IDOT *** Long Term Closure ***
WB I-494 from US-52 to MN-3 (-0.3 miles) 65.3 to 66.0 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 2/12/17 4:54 PM to 12/2/20 2:14 PM MnDOT two right lanes blocked
EB US-6 from County Road 17 (+0.2 miles) to Adam St (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/20/17 8:00 PM to 10/31/17 5:00 AM InDOT bridge is closed
WB US-6 from Adam St (+0.1 miles) to County Road 17 (-0.2 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/20/17 8:00 PM to 10/31/17 5:00 AM InDOT bridge is closed
EB US-40 from I-70 to Shawnee Rd Major All lanes closed 2/20/17 12:00 AM to 8/31/17 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement.
WB US-40 from Shawnee Rd to I-70 Major All lanes closed 2/20/17 12:00 AM to 8/31/17 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement.
NB US-45 from 128th St to WI-50 Major All lanes closed 3/20/17 12:00 AM to 7/7/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: USH 45 NB go left/east on Il 173. Go left/north onto I94 NB. Exit at STH 50. Go left/west on STH 50 to USH 45.
SB US-45 from WI-50 to 128th St Major All lanes closed 3/20/17 12:00 AM to 7/7/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: USH 45 SB go left/east on STH 50. Go right/south onto I94 SB. Exit at Il 173. Go right/west on Il 173 to USH 45.
NB US-51 at 1000 (+0.7 miles) 132.0 Major All lanes closed 3/1/16 12:00 AM to 11/16/17 12:00 AM IDOT Bridge closed. Vehicle width restricted to 15' 5".
SB US-51 at 1000 (-0.7 miles) Major All lanes closed 3/1/16 12:00 AM to 11/16/17 12:00 AM IDOT Bridge closed. Vehicle width restricted to 15' 5".
SEB US-150 from Chambers St to Allens Ave Major All lanes closed 3/1/17 12:00 AM to 11/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
WB US-150 from Allens Ave to Chambers St Major All lanes closed 3/1/17 12:00 AM to 11/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
NB US-169 from US-212 to 7th St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/23/17 2:30 AM to 10/31/17 10:00 PM MnDOT road closure
NB US-169 at Bren Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/17/17 5:00 AM to 10/7/17 5:00 PM MnDOT closed
SB US-169 from 7th St to US-212 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/23/17 2:30 AM to 10/31/17 10:00 PM MnDOT road closure
SB US-169 at Bren Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/17/17 5:00 AM to 10/7/17 5:00 PM MnDOT closed
NB US-421 at Bailey Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/6/17 7:00 AM to 6/15/17 11:59 PM InDOT Bridge Deck Replacement. DETOUR: Drivers traveling north on U.S. 421 will be detoured east on State Road 8, north on State Road 39, west on U.S. 30 and back to U.S. 421. Drivers traveling south on U.S. 421 will be detoured east on U.S. 30, south on State Road 39, west on State Road 8 and back to U.S. 421.
SB US-421 at Bailey Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/6/17 7:00 AM to 6/15/17 11:59 PM InDOT Bridge Deck Replacement. DETOUR: Drivers traveling north on U.S. 421 will be detoured east on State Road 8, north on State Road 39, west on U.S. 30 and back to U.S. 421. Drivers traveling south on U.S. 421 will be detoured east on U.S. 30, south on State Road 39, west on State Road 8 and back to U.S. 421.
EB M-8 at Joseph Campau St (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/20/17 6:00 AM to 5/5/17 4:00 PM MDOT Close for bridge repairs.
Ramp from SEB IL-13 to EB IL-15 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/8/15 12:00 AM to 7/30/17 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
NWB WI-16 from River Rd to WI-73 Major All lanes closed 3/6/17 6:00 AM to 6/30/17 5:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: NB STH 26 to WB STH 33 to SB USH 151 (Exit 118)
SEB WI-16 from WI-73 to River Rd Major All lanes closed 3/6/17 6:00 AM to 6/30/17 5:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: NB USH 151 to EB STH 33 to SB STH 26 (Exit 52)
NB IL-53 from Braceville Rd to Center St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/26/16 12:00 AM to 8/31/17 11:59 PM IDOT Intersection reconstruction with HMA pavement, earthwork excavation, drainage system improvements and channelization. Detour: Front St (IL-53) and Center St traffic East of the UPRR crossing will be detoured North to IL-113 (Main St) or South to Division St
SB IL-53 from Center St to Braceville Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/26/16 12:00 AM to 8/31/17 11:59 PM IDOT Intersection reconstruction with HMA pavement, earthwork excavation, drainage system improvements and channelization. Detour: Front St (IL-53) and Center St traffic East of the UPRR crossing will be detoured North to IL-113 (Main St) or South to Division St
EB IL-54 from I-55 to I-55 (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 3/25/17 6:00 AM to 3/26/17 5:24 AM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
NEB WI-67 from US-18 to Genesee Lake Rd Major All lanes closed 3/6/17 6:00 AM to 4/24/17 6:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Summit Ave, Village Summit USH 18 - CTH DR | STH 67 Waukesha County | WAUKESHA
Ramp from NB I-41 to WI-100 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/30/15 12:00 AM to 11/15/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 West to the 84th St Exit; take 84th St North to Bluemound Rd, Bluemound Rd West to Mayfair Rd/Hwy 100; OR, Take I-94 West to the Moorland Rd-North Exit; take Moorland Rd North to Bluemound Rd, Bluemound Rd East to Mayfair
EB IL-110 at 11th St (+0.3 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/7/17 7:00 AM to 10/15/17 2:00 PM IDOT Bridge Replacement; A marked detour will direct motorists to Cameron Road and U.S. 34 during this time.
WB IL-110 at 11th St (-0.3 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/7/17 7:00 AM to 10/15/17 2:00 PM IDOT Bridge Replacement; A marked detour will direct motorists to Cameron Road and U.S. 34 during this time.
EB IL-116 at 600 East Rd (+0.4 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/15/16 12:00 AM to 7/29/17 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.; The marked detour route includes IL 115, US 24 and I-57.
WB IL-116 at 600 East Rd (-0.4 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/15/16 12:00 AM to 7/29/17 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.; The marked detour route includes IL 115, US 24 and I-57.
NEB IL-129 from Braceville Rd to Reed St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/26/16 12:00 AM to 8/31/17 11:59 PM IDOT Intersection reconstruction with HMA pavement, earthwork excavation, drainage system improvements and channelization. Detour: Front St (IL-53) and Center St traffic East of the UPRR crossing will be detoured North to IL-113 (Main St) or South to Division St
SWB IL-129 from Reed St to Braceville Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/26/16 12:00 AM to 8/31/17 11:59 PM IDOT Intersection reconstruction with HMA pavement, earthwork excavation, drainage system improvements and channelization. Detour: Front St (IL-53) and Center St traffic East of the UPRR crossing will be detoured North to IL-113 (Main St) or South to Division St
EB IL-164 at 215th Ave (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 3/7/17 12:00 AM to 10/17/17 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
WB IL-164 at 215th Ave (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 3/7/17 12:00 AM to 10/17/17 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
NWB WI-175 from Willow Creek Rd to Beechwood Industrial Ct Major All lanes closed 3/6/17 12:00 AM to 11/18/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: CTH Y (Lannon Rd) east to I-41 NB to WIS 60 West.
NWB WI-175 from Railroad St to WI-60 Major All lanes closed 3/6/17 12:00 AM to 11/18/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: CTH Y (Lannon Rd) East to I-41 North to WIS60 West.
SEB WI-175 from WI-60 to Railroad St Major All lanes closed 3/6/17 12:00 AM to 11/18/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: WIS60 East to I-41 South to CTH Y (Lannon Road) West
SEB WI-175 from Beechwood Industrial Ct to Willow Creek Rd Major All lanes closed 3/6/17 12:00 AM to 11/18/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: WIS60 East to I-41 South to CTH Y (Lannon Road) West
NB WI-181 from Sheridan Ave (-0.1 miles) to Carmen Ave Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 2/20/17 12:00 AM to 6/30/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - N 76th St, City Milwaukee | Grantosa Dr - Florist Ave | STH 181 | MILWAUKEE
SB WI-181 from Carmen Ave to Leon Ter Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 2/20/17 12:00 AM to 6/30/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - N 76th St, City Milwaukee | Grantosa Dr - Florist Ave | STH 181 | MILWAUKEE
NEB IL-229 from US-34 to South St Major All lanes closed 2/1/17 12:00 AM to 5/1/17 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions. Vehicle weight restricted to 20 tons.
SWB IL-229 from South St to US-34 Major All lanes closed 2/1/17 12:00 AM to 5/1/17 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions. Vehicle weight restricted to 20 tons.
EB IL-250 at Virginia Rd (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 3/6/17 12:00 AM to 7/3/17 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
WB IL-250 at Virginia Rd (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 3/6/17 12:00 AM to 7/3/17 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
SB Dan Ryan from 87th St to I-57 / Bishop Ford (I-94) 61.8 to 62.9 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, three lanes open 3/26/17 1:00 AM to 8:00 AM IDOT
WB Eisenhower Expy from Wells St to Halsted St 30.5 to 29.8 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, one or two lanes open 10/10/16 7:00 AM to 6/30/17 11:59 PM IDOT *** Long Term Closure ***
SEB Kennedy Local from East River Rd to Cumberland Ave (IL-171) 3.0 to 79.6 Major Right three lanes and right shoulder closed, up to one lanes open 3/25/17 11:59 PM to 3/26/17 7:00 AM IDOT
SEB Kennedy Local from East River Rd to Cumberland Ave (IL-171) 3.0 to 79.6 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, up to two lanes open 3/25/17 9:00 PM to 3/26/17 7:00 AM IDOT
Ramp from SEB Kennedy Local to SB Cumberland Ave 79.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/25/17 9:00 PM to 3/26/17 7:00 AM IDOT
SEB Kennedy Local from Cumberland Ave (IL-171) to Harlem Ave (IL-43) 79.6 to 81.2 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, one lane open 3/25/17 11:59 PM to 3/26/17 7:00 AM IDOT Weave left to right at 3AM

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Announcements

The following announcements are specific to the trucking community. To see a complete list of all construction announcements, please visit the Construction Announcements Page.

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   Bridge Repair Project on 115th Street over the Bishop Ford

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that closures will take place on the structure that carries 115th Street over the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94), in Chicago, for a bridge repair project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, March 20.

In order to complete the work, 115th Street over the Bishop Ford will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Nightly lane closures also will be required on the Bishop Ford under the 115th Street bridge, as needed.

The scope of the project includes repairs to the bridge and reconstruction of the bridge deck. The project is expected to be complete in Summer 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.

3/3/2017 10:10 AM

   Rest Area Closures - I-64, I-57 and I-70

Collinsville, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following rest area closures. 

The I-64 Gateway Rest Area, Westbound, will be closed to all visitors and traffic beginning Monday, March 27, 2017.  It is anticipated that the closure will go through May 11, 2017.

 I-64 Gateway Rest Area Eastbound will remain open during this closure. 

The I-57 Post Oak Rest Area, Northbound, will be closed to all visitors and traffic beginning Wednesday, March 29, 2017.  It is anticipated that the closure will go through May 15, 2017. 

I-57 Post Oak Rest Area, Southbound, will remain open during this closure. 

The I-64 and I-57 rest area closures are necessary for lighting and other improvements at these facilities.  Fager-McGee Commercial Construction and FW Electric are contracted through Illinois Capital Development Board to perform this work.  Traffic control devices will be utilized to close the facilities to traffic.

The I-70 Silver Lake Rest Area, both Eastbound and Westbound, will be closed to all visitors and traffic beginning Monday, April 3, 2017.  It is anticipated that these closures will go through May 5, 2017, weather permitting.  These closure are necessary for parking lot resurfacing.  Killian Corporation and Keeley & Sons Inc. are performing this work. 

Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists during these restrictions. The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone. Additional information is also available at http://stl-traffic.org.

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

3/24/2017 4:03 PM

   Westbound Lowry Tunnel Reduced to 1 lane overnights starting March 27

Motorists will see lane reductions overnight while crews remove concrete in the westbound Lowry Tunnel on I-94 in Minneapolis.

Starting Monday, March 27, the westbound half of the Lowry Tunnel will be reduced to two lanes at 8 p.m. and to one lane at 10 p.m. The tunnel should reopen daily by 6 a.m. These restrictions could be in place through March 30.

Restrictions remain on eastbound side Sunday and potentially Monday, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. If eastbound side work is required Monday, it should be no more than an hour or two then shift to westbound. While crews work in the eastbound tunnel, the eastbound I-394 ramp to I-94 east will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The concrete removal in the tunnel is expected to be done by the end of next week.

This work is in preparation to shift both directions of traffic into one side of the tunnel. Traffic will be shifted in mid to late May while bridge and tunnel work requires crews to close the westbound tunnel.

In addition to the tunnel work, on Monday, March 27, the left lane of eastbound I-94 will close from I-694 in Brooklyn Center to Seventh Street in Minneapolis. Traffic will eventually be reduced to two lanes on both directions of I-94 through fall.

Traffic capacity on I-94 will be reduced for much of the spring, summer and fall. Motorists should plan ahead, prepare for delays and pay attention in work zones.

Traffic restrictions and ramp and road closures will regularly change during the project. Visit the project website for updates on closures:

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr/

MnDOT’s 511 website provides real-time updates.

3/24/2017 12:56 PM

   Road Postings Restricting Vehicular Weights to be Lifted

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that road postings restricting vehicular weights will be lifted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 on the following roads in Whiteside County:
 
Garden Plain Road
Freeport Road

For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.

3/20/2017 7:18 PM

   Lane Closures Scheduled to Begin This Week on Roselle Road Over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Local road lane closures are scheduled this week at the Roselle Road Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Schaumburg to complete local improvements and wrap up the project. Electronic message signs are in place to alert drivers in advance to the scheduled lane closures and traffic patterns.

Weather permitting, long-term lane closures will begin on Monday, March 20, and continue through summer to complete shoulder work, roadway lighting, landscaping and traffic signal improvements. The local road lane closures are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate the completion of construction activities.

Work will begin with the closure of one right lane in both directions on Roselle Road between Hillcrest Boulevard and Central Avenue. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration into May, at which time the closures of one left lane in both directions will be put in place to complete roadway median work. All work is scheduled to be complete this summer.

The local road lane closures are being coordinated with the Village of Schaumburg, Cook County and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local police and fire departments.

3/20/2017 11:07 AM

   US-20/31 Ramp Closures in South Bend for Maintenance Work

Maintenance Crews will be clipping shoulders to ensure proper drainage.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers of periodic ramp closures on the US-20/31 Bypass in South Bend, Monday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 29. INDOT maintenance crews will be clipping shoulders between Mayflower Road and US-20. During the closures, crews will remove excess sod and dirt that accumulates along the shoulders of the roadway to allow water to drain properly into roadside drainage.

Closures to occur at approximate times below, weather permitting:

3/20/17 US-20/31 SB Ramp to Mayflower Road 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
3/20/17 Mayflower Road Ramp to US-20/31 SB 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
3/21/17 Mayflower Road Ramp to US-20/31 NB 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3/23/17 US-20/31 NB Ramp to IN-2 EB  7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
3/23/17 IN-2 WB Ramp to US-20/31 WB 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
3/24/17 US-20/31 SB Ramp to IN-2 WB 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3/27/17 IN-2 Westbound Ramp to US-20/31 SB 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
3/27/17 US-20/31 SB Ramp to IN-2 EB 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3/28/17 IN-2 EB Ramp to US-20/31 NB 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3/29/17 US-20/31 NB Ramp to IN-2 WB 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Crews will also be working on the Mayflower ramps to northbound US-20/31 on 3/22/17. The work on these ramps will not require them to be closed.

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

3/17/2017 2:53 PM

   I-65 Bridge Project to Close Lanes South of Roselawn in Jasper County

Crews to close one northbound and one southbound lane of the bridge over Moffitt Ditch

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to lane closures on I-65, between IN-10 and IN-14, from mile marker 225 to 227, south of Roselawn, Monday, March 20 through the end of September. Crews will close one north and one southbound lane at a time, over the Moffitt Ditch bridge to make repairs and to restore the bridge surface.

During the project, I-65 will be open to all through traffic, but restricted to one north and one southbound lane in the work zone. Motorists should expect periodic delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. 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.

Taking care of what we have

INDOT has been expanding its investments in maintenance and preservation projects to keep pavement and bridges in good condition for as long as possible, targeting bridges and roadway sections with the right treatments at the right times.

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.

3/13/2017 5:36 PM

   Spring Weight Restrictions Update

Effective 1/2 hour before sunrise on March 8th, 2017 weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan border north to and including US-12 at the Michigan/Indiana border east to I-94 in Berrien County then north and east to I-69 in Calhoun County then north on I-69 to Lansing and continuing on I-69 east to Port Huron, St. Clair County. Frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways north of the US-12, I-94, I-69 line.

State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US designations.

Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960.

- On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green or gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight.

- On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be a weight reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.

Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.

Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.

Detailed Weight Restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers.

Please refer to the MDOT Truck Operator's Map for route designations.

Spring Weight Restrictions: http://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/APSWB/SWBHome.htm?bulletin=weight

3/6/2017 1:33 PM

   Work on WI-67 (US-18-CR-DR) Has Begun

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has begun initial work on WI-67, from US-18 to CR-DR, in the village of Summit in Waukesha County. This segment of roadway has deteriorated and is in need of resurfacing. Improvements on the project also include:

    Replacing the signals at US-18 and WI-67
    Rehabilitating the WI-67 structures over the Bark River
    Implementing various safety improvements

Beginning the week of March 6, traffic will be restricted to a single lane operation along northbound WI-67 at the Bark River for rehabilitation of the northbound structure. Upon completion of that work, traffic will then be restricted to a single lane operation along southbound WI-67 at the Bark River for rehabilitation of the southbound structure. During these bridge operations, access to WI-67 from Whitaker Lane will be closed.
 
The final phase of the project will implement pavement operations throughout the corridor and traffic signal work at WI-67 and US-18.

More information about the WI-67 resurfacing project can be found at http://projects.511wi.gov/wis67/.

2/27/2017 1:11 PM

   Intermittent Lane Closures on I-70 from Prairie Road to Baumann Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced there will be intermittent lane closures in each direction on I-70 from Prairie Road (mile post 26) to Baumann Road (mile post 33) near Highland beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2017, weather permitting. These lane restrictions will be necessary to make repairs to the pavement. Traffic will be maintained utilizing message boards, flaggers, signs and other traffic control devices. This work is expected to be completed by the end of March 2017.

All lanes will be open to peak hour traffic during the following times:

Eastbound I-70: Monday through Thursday - 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Westbound I-70: Monday through Friday - 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 A.M.

Eastbound and Westbound I-70: Fridays - 12:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M.

The contractor on this project is Kilian Corporation/Keeley & Sons, Inc., Joint Venture, of Mascoutah, IL. John Adcock is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation in the area. If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact him at 618-346-3352.

Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org.

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

2/23/2017 9:05 AM

   Whiteside County Vehicular Weight Restrictions

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that postings to restrict the allowable gross vehicular weights will go into effect on the following roads in Whiteside County effective February 14, 2017: 

Garden Plain Road -------- 5 tons per axle (westbound lane only)
Freeport Road -------------- 11 tons

Depending upon the weather, the postings will be lifted on or before May 1, 2017.

2/14/2017 8:29 AM

   Southbound I-75 Detroit To Downriver

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

START DATE:
Weekend of Feb. 4, 2017

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Late 2018

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

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

The project includes:

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

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

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

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

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

1/31/2017 2:37 PM

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