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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)
WB I-290 Medium congestion Circle Wolf Rd 27 20 14.0 miles 31 mph
WB I-290 Medium congestion Circle Harlem Ave 21 14 8.8 miles 25 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.

There are no major incidents in the Travel Midwest region.

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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Major Construction
Location Mile Marker Severity Closure Details Time Periods Source Description
NB I-39/90/94 from WI-19 (+0.8 miles) to CR-V (-0.2 miles) 130.0 to 126.9 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 7/22/14 8:00 PM to 7/23/14 6:00 AM WisDOT Construction - MADISON - LAKE DELTON RD | I 39 | DANE
SB I-39/90/94 from River Rd (+0.4 miles) to US-51 (-0.2 miles) 129.6 to 132.2 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 7/22/14 8:00 PM to 7/23/14 6:00 AM daily until 7/24/14 WisDOT Construction - MADISON - LAKE DELTON RD | I 39 | DANE
Ramp from SB I-39 to SB US-151 135.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/1/14 12:00 AM to 8/29/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Vehicles will exit at the USH 51 inerchange , proceed south on USH 51 to the STH 30 interchange, turn left onto STH 30, proceed east to IH 39 north, take IH39 north to the USH 151 exit and proceed north on USH 151.
Ramp from SB WI-32 to NB I-43 93.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/22/14 8:00 PM to 7/23/14 5:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: No Detour Required.
NEB I-43 from Hodunk Rd (+0.8 miles) to Bowers Rd (+0.3 miles) 31.6 to 33.6 Major Left two lanes closed, up to one lanes open 7/15/14 5:00 AM to 8/31/14 5:00 AM WisDOT Construction - ROCK FREEWAY SB | USH 12 - STH 83 | I 43 | WALWORTH
SB I-43 (North-South Fwy) from Good Hope Rd (+0.1 miles) to Lexington Blvd 79.8 to 77.5 Major Right two lanes closed, up to one lanes open 7/22/14 8:00 PM to 7/23/14 5:00 AM daily until 7/24/14 WisDOT Construction - N-S FREEWAY | 1500 FT S OF LEXINGTON BLVD - STH 32 | I 43 | OZAUKEE
Ramp from SB WI-83 to SWB I-43 43.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/19/14 12:00 AM to 11/10/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 83 go west on CTH L. Continue on CTH L to STH 20. Go right/west on STH 20. To continue onto IH 43 SB go left/south onto the ramp.
Ramp from EB I-90 to EB I-94 20.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/5/14 6:00 AM to 11/26/14 11:59 PM Indiana Toll Road *** Long Term Closure ***; Ramp Closed through 11/26/14; Detour in place; Demo Rebuild
EB I-94 at WI-100/108th St 303.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 12/9/13 12:00 AM to 11/24/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Follow Signed Detour
Ramp from EB I-94 to NB US-45 304.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/22/14 9:00 PM to 7/23/14 4:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: 94 to Moorland to Bluemound to HWY 100 to North Ave to USH 45 NB
Ramp from EB I-94 to WB WI-50 343.6 Major All lanes closed 7/18/14 12:00 AM to 10/15/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Off-Ramp from 94E to 71st St to 125th Ave to STH 50.
Ramp from EB I-94 to WB IL-132 8.1 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/11/14 5:00 AM to 9/3/14 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway *** Long Term Closure ***
Ramp from EB I-94 to NWB WI-100 322.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/4/14 12:00 AM to 10/31/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: IH 94 EB exit at Moorland Rd. If wanting to go SB on HWY 100 go right/south on Moorland Rd, left/east on Greenfield Ave, continue on Greenfield Ave to HWY 100. If wanting to go NB on HWY 100 go left/north on Moorland Rd, right/east on Bluemond Rd, continue on Bluemound to HWY 100.
Ramp from WB I-80 to I-94 21.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/30/14 7:00 AM to 8/3/14 11:59 PM Indiana Toll Road Lake Station exit ramp closed for reconstruction until Spring 2015.
Ramp from WB WI-50 to WB I-94 343.6 Major All lanes closed 7/18/14 12:00 AM to 10/15/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: 118th Ave to 71st St to 94W On-Ramp.
WB I-94 from 60th St to 12th St 342.7 to 339.2 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/7/14 12:00 AM to 11/1/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - N-S FREEWAY, STH 142 INTERCHANGE | MAINLINE & RAMPS | I 94 | KENOSHA
Ramp from WB WI-20 to WB I-94 333.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/15/14 9:30 PM to 7/30/14 12:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Use STH 20 - East Frontage Road - CTH K - I-94 WEST (NB)
Ramp from WB I-94 to EB WI-20 333.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/15/14 9:30 PM to 7/30/14 12:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Use I-94 WEST (NB) - STH 11 - East Frontage Road - STH 20
Ramp from WB I-94 to NB US-45 304.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/22/14 9:00 PM to 7/23/14 4:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: 94 to 84th St to Bluemound to Hwy 100 to North to USH 45 NB
Ramp from WB I-94 to NB WI-100 303.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 12/6/13 12:00 AM to 10/31/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Southbound US 45 exit at Wisconsin Ave, straight/south on 97th St, right/west on Bluemound Rd, continue to HWY 100; Westbound IH 94 take US 45 north system ramp, Exit at Bluemound Rd, right/west on Bluemound Rd, continue to HWY 100;
Ramp from WB I-94 to SB WI-100 303.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 12/6/13 12:00 AM to 8/14/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Southbound US 45 exit at Wisconsin Ave, straight/south on 97th St, right/west on Bluemound Rd, left/south on HWY 100; Westbound IH 94 exit at 84th St, left/south on 84th St, right/west on Greenfield Ave, continue to HWY 100;
Ramp from EB I-196 to SB M-40 47.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/12/14 7:00 AM to 10/31/14 11:59 PM MDOT Traffic will be detoured north on US-31 to M-40, then south to I-196.
Ramp from NB M-40 to EB I-196 47.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/12/14 7:00 AM to 10/31/14 11:59 PM MDOT Traffic will be detoured north on M-40 to 32nd Street, then east to I-196.
EB US-12 from Greenway Blvd to Mineral Point Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/22/14 7:00 PM to 7/23/14 6:00 AM daily until 7/26/14 Gateway
EB US-12 from Rimrock Rd to Agriculture Dr (+0.3 miles) Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 7/22/14 8:00 PM to 7/23/14 5:00 AM,
7/23/14 8:00 PM to 7/24/14 5:00 AM,
7/24/14 8:00 PM to 7/25/14 5:00 AM,
7/25/14 9:30 PM to 7/26/14 5:00 AM,
... more, ending on 8/2/14
WisDOT Construction - CITY MADISON, S MADISON BELTLINE | TODD DR - I 39/90 | USH 12 | DANE
Ramp from EB US-12 to WB WI-50 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/27/14 12:00 AM to 8/31/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: For traffic that wants to exit EB USH12 to head EB STH50 the loop ramp is closed. The traffic signal on the existing offramp to WB50 (north of B-64-29) has been temporarily reconfigured to allow a left turn to access WB50 when the l
Ramp from SEB US-12 to NB WI-120 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/27/14 12:00 AM to 8/31/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: For traffic that wants to exit EB USH12 to head EB STH50 the loop ramp is closed. The traffic signal on the existing offramp to WB50 (north of B-64-29) has been temporarily reconfigured to allow a left turn to access WB50 when the l
WB US-12 from I-39 (+0.3 miles) to Monona Dr (+0.2 miles) Major Left two lanes closed, one or two lanes open 7/22/14 9:30 PM to 7/23/14 5:00 AM daily until 8/2/14 WisDOT Construction - CITY MADISON, S MADISON BELTLINE | TODD DR - I 39/90 | USH 12 | DANE
WB US-12 from Monona Dr (+0.7 miles) to Fish Hatchery Rd Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 7/22/14 9:30 PM to 7/23/14 5:00 AM daily until 8/2/14 WisDOT Construction - CITY MADISON, S MADISON BELTLINE | TODD DR - I 39/90 | USH 12 | DANE
WB US-12 from Monona Dr (+0.7 miles) to Rimrock Rd Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 7/22/14 8:00 PM to 7/23/14 5:00 AM daily until 7/26/14 WisDOT Construction - Detour: No Detour - STOC - Wisconsin State Patrol and Contractor Message Boards in place.
SEB US-14 at US-151 (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/9/14 12:00 AM to 8/4/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Continue south on USH 14, exit at McCoy Road and turn left, turn left to get back onto USH 14, to return to eastbound USH 12 (beltline).
EB US-18 at 97th St Major All lanes and shoulders open 7/23/14 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily until 7/25/14 WisDOT Single lane closed; Permit - duct installation across bluemound at 97th st.
EB US-18 at 95th St Major All lanes and shoulders open 7/23/14 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily until 7/25/14 WisDOT Single lane closed; Permit - duct installation across bluemound at 95th st.
EB US-30 from Briarcliff Rd to US-34 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/22/14 6:00 AM to 8/31/14 11:59 PM IDOT Stage change; Watch for flaggers and signing in work zones, obey posted speed limits and be alert for workers and equipment.
WB US-30 from US-34 to Briarcliff Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/22/14 6:00 AM to 8/31/14 11:59 PM IDOT Stage change; Watch for flaggers and signing in work zones, obey posted speed limits and be alert for workers and equipment.
NWB US-41 from Congress St to 91st St Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 7/1/14 12:00 AM to 7/25/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - APPLETON AVE - CITY MILWAUKEE | STH 181 - USH 45 | USH 41 | MILWAUKEE
NWB US-41 from 91st St to Mill Rd Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 5/18/14 12:00 AM to 7/30/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - APPLETON AVE - CITY MILWAUKEE | STH 181 - USH 45 | USH 41 | MILWAUKEE
Ramp from SWB WI-144 to NWB US-41 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/25/14 12:00 AM to 11/15/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: WIS 144 south to WIS 60 east to US 41
Ramp from SEB US-41 to SWB WI-144 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/8/14 12:00 AM to 11/15/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: US 41 South to WIS 60 West to WIS 144 north
SEB US-41 from US-45 to 91st St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/18/14 12:00 AM to 7/30/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Stage 2 - Traffic Pattern. SB USH 41 traffic will enter northern median crossover and be diverted into Lane 1 of the NB USH 41 side. SB traffic will then be diverted back on the SB side near 91st street.
SEB US-41 from 91st St to Congress St Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 7/1/14 12:00 AM to 7/25/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - APPLETON AVE - CITY MILWAUKEE | STH 181 - USH 45 | USH 41 | MILWAUKEE
NB US-45 from US-18 to WI-100 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/22/14 10:00 PM to 7/23/14 4:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: USH 45 to Greenfield to HWY 100 to North to USH 45 NB
NB US-45 from US-18 to North Ave Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 7/22/14 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM WisDOT Construction - ZOO IC, WATERTOWN PLANK INTERCHANGE | WISCONSIN AVE - UNDERWOOD PKWY | USH 45 | MILWAUKEE
SB US-45 from Good Hope Rd to US-41 (+0.1 miles) Major Left two lanes closed, up to one lanes open 7/22/14 10:00 PM to 7/23/14 5:00 AM WisDOT Maintenance - Asphalt repair
SB US-45 from North Ave to Watertown Plank Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/22/14 9:00 PM to 7/23/14 4:30 AM daily until 7/24/14 WisDOT Construction - Detour: North to HWY 100 to Bluemound to 97th to Wisconsin to USH 45 SB
NEB WI-26 from CR-N to Schwemmer Ln Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/15/14 12:00 AM to 10/31/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - JANESVILLE - FORT ATKINSON RD | CTH N - S FORT INTERCHANGE | STH 26 | JEFFERSON
EB WI-28 from Forest Ave to WI-144 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 12:00 AM to 11/11/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: USH 45 - CTH H - STH 144
WB WI-28 from WI-144 to Forest Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 12:00 AM to 11/12/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 144 - CTH H - USH 45
SWB WI-36 from Industrial Loop to Rawson Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 7/23/14 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM WisDOT Maintenance - Pavement repair
NB IL-40 at 1.3 miles NW of Milledgeville Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/21/14 7:00 AM to 10/3/14 11:59 PM IDOT Follow marked detour
SB IL-40 at 1.3 miles NW of Milledgeville Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/21/14 7:00 AM to 10/3/14 11:59 PM IDOT Follow marked detour
NB IL-43 from Northpoint Blvd to US-41 Major Various lanes closed 2/25/14 7:00 AM to 8/29/14 3:00 PM Lake County Bridge deck replacement and resurfacing
SB IL-43 from US-41 to Northpoint Blvd Major Various lanes closed 2/25/14 7:00 AM to 8/29/14 3:00 PM Lake County Bridge deck replacement and resurfacing
EB IL-64 at Thatcher Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/23/14 7:00 AM to 12/31/14 12:00 AM IDOT Bridge Reconstruction Project; A detour route will be posted to access southbound Thatcher Avenue at Chicago Avenue and to access northbound Thatcher at Fullerton Avenue.
WB IL-64 at Thatcher Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/23/14 7:00 AM to 12/31/14 12:00 AM IDOT Bridge Reconstruction Project; A detour route will be posted to access southbound Thatcher Avenue at Chicago Avenue and to access northbound Thatcher at Fullerton Avenue.
NB WI-73 from WI-106 to Fadness Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/21/14 12:00 AM to 11/1/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I39 NB to USH 12 EB.
SB WI-73 from Fadness Rd to WI-106 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/21/14 12:00 AM to 11/1/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take USH 12 WB to IH39 SB.
NB IL-78 at RR Crossing Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/21/14 7:00 AM to 8/1/14 11:59 PM IDOT Follow marked detour
SB IL-78 at RR Crossing Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/21/14 7:00 AM to 8/1/14 11:59 PM IDOT Follow marked detour
EB IL-92 at 99th Ave (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/7/14 8:00 AM to 8/29/14 5:00 PM IDOT Follow marked detour; No Permits 05/07/2014 through 08/15/2014
EB IL-92 from Big Branch Creek to 1.5 miles n/o IL-192 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/7/14 7:00 AM to 8/29/14 11:59 PM IDOT Road Closed
WB IL-92 from 1.5 miles n/o IL-192 to Big Branch Creek Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/7/14 7:00 AM to 8/29/14 11:59 PM IDOT Road Closed
WB IL-92 at 99th Ave (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/7/14 8:00 AM to 8/29/14 5:00 PM IDOT Follow marked detour; No Permits 05/07/2014 through 08/15/2014
EB M-96 at Railroad Tracks Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/21/14 7:00 AM to 7/31/14 11:59 PM MDOT During the closure, traffic will be detoured on Augusta Drive, M-89 and M-37.
WB M-96 at Railroad Tracks Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/21/14 7:00 AM to 7/31/14 11:59 PM MDOT During the closure, traffic will be detoured on Augusta Drive, M-89 and M-37.
NB WI-100 from WI-190 to Courtland Ave Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 6/26/14 12:00 AM to 8/29/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - MAYFAIR RD, CITY WAUWATOSA, MILW | BURLEIGH ST - SILVER SPRING DR | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
NB WI-100 from Hampton Ave to Silver Spring Dr Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 6/26/14 12:00 AM to 8/29/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - MAYFAIR RD, CITY WAUWATOSA, MILW | BURLEIGH ST - SILVER SPRING DR | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
NWB WI-100 from WI-38 to WI-241 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 7/9/14 8:00 AM to 8/29/14 8:00 PM WisDOT Construction - RYAN RD | 27TH ST - STH 38 | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
SB WI-100 from Courtland Ave to WI-190 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 6/25/14 12:00 AM to 8/29/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - MAYFAIR RD, CITY WAUWATOSA, MILW | BURLEIGH ST - SILVER SPRING DR | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
SEB WI-100 from Silver Spring Dr to Hampton Ave Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 6/25/14 12:00 AM to 8/8/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - MAYFAIR RD, CITY WAUWATOSA, MILW | BURLEIGH ST - SILVER SPRING DR | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
SEB WI-100 from WI-241 to WI-38 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 6/30/14 4:00 PM to 8/29/14 8:00 PM WisDOT Construction - RYAN RD | 27TH ST - STH 38 | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
NEB IL-172 at Arch Rd (3 miles north of Tampico) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 9:00 AM to 8/15/14 5:00 PM IDOT Use marked detour route.
NEB IL-172 at Fargo Rd (+0.8 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 8:00 AM to 9/6/14 5:00 PM IDOT Bridge Work; Traffic will be detoured onto Hahnaman Road from Tampico east to IL 40.
SWB IL-172 at Arch Rd (3 miles north of Tampico) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 9:00 AM to 8/15/14 5:00 PM IDOT Use marked detour route.
NB WI-241 from Bolivar Ave to Cleveland Ave Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 3/31/14 12:00 AM to 11/15/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - S 27TH ST | W HOWARD AVE - UP RR | STH 241 | MILWAUKEE
SB WI-241 from Cleveland Ave to Cold Spring Rd Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 3/31/14 12:00 AM to 11/15/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - S 27TH ST | W HOWARD AVE - UP RR | STH 241 | MILWAUKEE
EB CR-45 from Cedar Lake Rd to Hainesville Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/14 6:00 AM to 7/25/14 3:00 PM Lake County Install and construct the water main, drainage, aggregate base, curbs and most of the pavement
WB CR-45 from Hainesville Rd to Lakewood Ter (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/14 6:00 AM to 7/25/14 3:00 PM Lake County Install and construct the water main, drainage, aggregate base, curbs and most of the pavement
WB 83rd St at Albany Ave (3100 West) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/16/14 9:00 AM to 7/31/14 11:59 PM Chicago DOT DETOUR: WB 83rd Street will be detoured to SB California, to WB 87th Street, to NB Kedzie, and back to WB 83rd Street. EB 83rd Street will be open to traffic.
NB Halseted St (IL-1) at 155th St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/14/14 9:00 AM to 7/27/14 9:00 AM IDOT The posted detour route for SB traffic on Halsted Street is to proceed SB on Morgan Street/Park Avenue, to EB 159th Street back to Halsted Street. The posted detour route for NB traffic on Halsted Street is to proceed WB on 159th Street, to NB Park Avenue back to Halsted Street. The posted detour route for EB traffic on 155th Street is to proceed SB on Vincennes Avenue, to EB 159th Street, to NB Park Avenue back to 155th Street. The posted detour route for WB traffic on 155th Street is to proceed SB on Park Avenue, to WB 159th Street, to NB Vincennes Avenue back to 155th Street.
SB Halseted St (IL-1) at 155th St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/14/14 9:00 AM to 7/27/14 9:00 AM IDOT The posted detour route for SB traffic on Halsted Street is to proceed SB on Morgan Street/Park Avenue, to EB 159th Street back to Halsted Street. The posted detour route for NB traffic on Halsted Street is to proceed WB on 159th Street, to NB Park Avenue back to Halsted Street. The posted detour route for EB traffic on 155th Street is to proceed SB on Vincennes Avenue, to EB 159th Street, to NB Park Avenue back to 155th Street. The posted detour route for WB traffic on 155th Street is to proceed SB on Park Avenue, to WB 159th Street, to NB Vincennes Avenue back to 155th Street.
Ramp from EB Kennedy Local to WB I-290 51.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/23/14 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM IDOT DETOUR: Detour to 18th Street & return

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Announcements

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   Long-term Closures on NB & SB I-55 at Des Plaines River Bridge near Channahon until Sept

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, a long-term closure of one lane of northbound I-55 at the Des Plaines River Bridge near the village of Channahon, began on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.  One southbound lane of I-55 was closed in early April and remains closed.

Lane closures are necessary to complete structural steel repairs, painting, bridge deck patching and deck resurfacing on the northbound structure this year.  Traffic will be routed utilizing the cross-overs late the week of April 28, 2014. The southbound structure will then carry traffic across the Des Plaines River.  The anticipated completion date for this project is September 1, 2014. 

Each lane northbound and southbound will be reduced to 13' - 10".  A series of warning signs will be erected in advance of the lane closure and in advance of the last interchange.   Warning signs will be at entrance ramps from IL 113, IL 129, Lorenzo Road, River Road, Arsenal Road, Bluff Road, US 6 and I-80.

The Smart Traffic Monitoring (STM) System will be used this year. System sensors, eleven portable changeable message signs and cameras will monitor traffic to give real-time updates of travel times and stopped conditions throughout the work zone. As traffic builds, the signs will change with appropriate messages for motorists. Some changeable signs will be placed in advance of the alternate route designated for this project. An alternate route using I-80 and IL 47 to bypass the I-55 construction zone has been posted.

Illinois State Police will have extra troopers in the area monitoring and enforcing the posted work zone speed limit and the hand-held cell phone ban.  The new law bans hand-held cellphone use except in an emergency and allows only for speakerphones and headsets that feature voice-activated or one-digit dialing. The new law, which took effect January 1, 2014, also imposes fines starting at $75 for drivers caught using a hand-held cellphone while driving.  Violators could pay $150 for repeat offenses and eventually have their driver’s licenses suspended.      

Motorists can expect delays during times when the lane closures are in effect and should 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. 

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 at www.dot.state.il.us. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

4/4/2014 4:01 PM

   I-96 closed in Wayne County until October

I-96:

The eastbound and westbound I-96 service drives (Schoolcraft Road) have only the right lane open between Telegraph and Newburgh roads until October.

  The following ramps will be closed until October:

  • Outer Drive to westbound I-96;
  • Greenfield Road to westbound I-96;
  • Evergreen Road to westbound I-96; and 
  • Northbound and southbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway) ramps to westbound I-96.

On westbound I-96, all express lanes will be forced onto M-39. Local lanes will be forced off onto Telegraph Road. The westbound I-96 local lanes will NOT be able to access M-39.

Eastbound M-14 traffic will be forced off onto I-275.

The northbound and southbound I-275 ramps to eastbound I-96 will be reduced to one lane, with all eastbound traffic forced off at Newburgh Road.

For more information on this $148 million investment, go to the project website at www.96fix.com. Follow project updates on www.facebook.com/96fix and www.twitter.com/96fix.

4/2/2014 11:49 AM

   I-55 NB & SB Exit Ramps to US 30 in Joliet Widening Project Begins August 4

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, work on the northbound and southbound I-55 exit ramps at US Route 30 in Joliet, will begin Monday, August 4, 2014.

The work will require both I-55 exit ramps to be reduced in width. The closures are necessary to complete widening of embankment and installation of an additional left turn lane on the northbound ramp and an additional right turn lane on the southbound ramp. The anticipated completion date for this project is December 15, 2014.

New traffic signals will be installed on US-30 at both the northbound and southbound ramps. A traffic signal interconnect system will also be installed along US-30 connecting the intersections of Hennipin Drive, Voyager Lane, Mall Loop Drive, northbound ramps, southbound ramps and the West Frontage Road.

Motorists can expect delays in advance of these exit ramps.  Drivers are urged to use caution in work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

7/16/2014 4:09 PM

   WB I-94 Watervliet rest area closed July 8 - Oct. 10

The Watervliet rest area on westbound I-94 in Berrien County will be closed for construction from today through Friday, Oct. 10.
 
http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,1607,7-151-9621_11041_21800_21802_22731-65277--,00.html


The Michigan Department of Transportation:
Providing the highest quality integrated transportation services for economic benefit and improved quality of life.
For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/mdot or contact us.

7/9/2014 9:49 AM

   SB I-55 Weigh Station Ramp in Bolingbrook Closed July 7

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, pavement patching on the southbound ramp to the weigh station on I-55 in Bolingbrook, will begin Monday, July 7, 2014.

Work involves pavement patching on the ramp and requires that the ramp be closed to all traffic.  The estimated completion date for the project is July 30, 2014.

7/3/2014 12:00 AM

   Des Plaines Oasis Pavilion Removal during the week of June 30

Roof and window removal will occur this month, structural removal will begin later this summer 

Roof removal on the over-the-road pavilion structure at the Des Plaines Oasis on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) is scheduled to begin the week of June 30.

Workers will begin disassembling the roof and removing sections of it from inside the building.  No lane closures will be required.

As the roof is removed, workers will also begin the process of removing the windows. The pavilion will be wrapped in a thick mesh curtain wall, which will prevent any debris from landing on the roadway below while the windows are removed inward through the interior of the structure. No closure of lanes will be required for window removal.

Removal of the over-the-road pavilion will allow a fourth lane to be added in each direction from O’Hare International Airport to Elgin as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project which will reduce congestion and increase driver safety by accommodating up to 30,000 more vehicles daily. The demolition also is necessary as the Tollway proceeds with construction of the $3.4 billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project.

The Des Plaines Oasis fuel stations and convenience stores operated by 7-Eleven remain open to provide services for both eastbound and westbound travelers along I-90.

The over-the-road pavilion, bridge deck and center pier column are scheduled to be removed by fall. The $4.1 million project, which also includes restoring the site and making parking lot improvements, is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

The I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The project includes reconstructing and widening 62 miles of I-90 between Rockford and O’Hare Airport to make the Tollway a state-of-the-art, 21st century transportation link.

When completed, the project will create eight lanes of traffic from the Kennedy Expressway to Randall Road and six lanes from Randall Road to I-39. It is expected to save drivers up to 27 minutes on a trip from Elgin to the Kennedy Expressway, while saving drivers about $440 million annually in reduced traffic delays.

7/1/2014 12:55 PM

   Interstate 35E traffic changes begin June 18

Motorists on I-35E in St. Paul will soon encounter some additional long-term lane and ramp closures between Maryland Avenue and Little Canada Road as crews reconstruct the road and build a new MnPASS Express lane. A detailed map of the closures is available on the project website.

Beginning at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, traffic on southbound I-35E will be reduced to two lanes. At 9 p.m. the following ramps will close:

  • Little Canada Road to southbound I-35E
  • Southbound I-35E to eastbound Highway 36
  • Westbound and eastbound Highway 36 to southbound I-35E
  • Roselawn Avenue to southbound I-35E

Toward the beginning of next week, (information will be made available as soon as the exact date is determined) northbound I-35E will be reduced to two lanes and the following ramps will close:

  • Maryland Avenue to northbound I-35E
  • Northbound I-35E to Roselawn Avenue
  • Roselawn Avenue to northbound I-35E
  • Northbound I-35E to westbound Highway 36
  • Northbound I-35E to eastbound Highway 36
  • Westbound and eastbound Highway 36 to northbound I-35E
  • Northbound I-35E to Little Canada Road

Interstate 35E will remain two lanes in each direction and the ramps will remain closed until approximately mid-October.

The construction is part of a project that includes adding a MnPASS Express Lane between Little Canada Road and Maryland Avenue, improving the pavement on I-35E and replacing the Arlington Avenue the Wheelock Parkway, and Larpenteur Avenue Bridges. Details of the project are available at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/35estpaul/mnpass.html.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

6/17/2014 10:54 AM

   Illini Prairie Rest Area Closures

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the Illini Prairie Rest Area (Northbound & Southbound) located on I-57, Mile Marker 221, near Pesotum, is scheduled to be closed beginning Monday, June 16, 2014. It is anticipated the rest area will open during September 2014.

6/13/2014 6:08 PM

   Parking Lot Rehabilitation Begins Next Week at Illinois Tollway Oases

Work on the Illinois Tollway’s Oases Parking Lot Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to begin this week starting with the closure of commercial truck parking lots at the Lake Forest and Hinsdale Oases on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294) and at the Belvidere Oasis on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90).

Closure of the commercial truck parking lots will allow the Tollway to complete the work in about half the time, reducing the overall impact to customers. Oases pavilion buildings, fuel stations and car parking lots will remain open during construction.

In 2014, the Illinois Tollway will rehabilitate parking lots at seven Tollway oases including the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis in South Holland, Hinsdale Oasis, O'Hare Oasis in Schiller Park and Lake Forest Oasis on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80), the Belvidere Oasis on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the DeKalb Oasis on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88).

During the week of June 2, the truck parking lots will be closed at the Lake Forest, Hinsdale and Belvidere Oases
. Parking lot rehabilitation work will begin at the first three oases and is scheduled to be complete in July.

After the first three oases commercial truck parking lots reopen, closures will be scheduled at the O'Hare Oasis and the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294/I-80) and at the DeKalb Oasis on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in July with work scheduled to be complete by this fall.

After reconstruction begins on the commercial truck lots at each oasis location, work will also begin on the car parking lots. Car parking lots will remain open with work being done in segments, and at no time will the car parking areas be completely closed during construction. All work is scheduled to be complete in October.

Overnight closures and traffic shifts will be used on ramps carrying traffic to and from the oases to accommodate construction.

The oases project will include curb and sidewalk upgrades, rebuilding the commercial truck parking lots with concrete pavement and replacement of car parking lots and service roads with asphalt pavement.  Pavement replacement and repairs will extend the life of the oases parking lots and service roads, providing a smooth driving and parking surface for customers.

5/30/2014 9:53 AM

   MDOT Lifts Seasonal Weight Restrictions on All State Trunklines

Effective 6 a.m. Friday, May 23, seasonal weight restrictions will no longer be in effect on all state trunkline highways in the state of Michigan. State routes typically carry M, I, or US designations.

For weight restriction information and updates, call 800-787-8960, or you can access this information on MDOT's website at www.michigan.gov/truckers, under "Restrictions." All-season routes are designated in green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map, which is available online. You also may sign up to receive e-mail alerts.
 

Trucking companies located in New Jersey and Canada can obtain information by calling 517-373-6256.

5/21/2014 12:47 PM

   Lake Station Interchange to be Restricted for Reconstruction

Beginning Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, extended restrictions will be in place at the Lake Station Exit (Milepost 21) on the Indiana Toll Road.

The project begins with the closure of the westbound exit ramp (from ITR to I-94), and marks the beginning of ITR Concession Co.’s extensive reconstruction of the Lake Station ramp structures. It will include repairing or replacing various elements of three structures within the exit: BHX-A, BHX-B and Structure 5262 (see attached map for clarification). Each will be removed and rebuilt with the same configurations and footprints of the existing structures. Upon completion, the interchange will function as it did prior to the project. No permanent removal of any structure is planned.

The closure of the MP 21 westbound exit ramp (BHX-B) will begin on Monday, Oct. 28, and will last approximately 1.5 years. The entire existing bridge deck and superstructure, along with the concrete pier caps, will be removed. After BHX-B is removed, BHX-A (located beneath BHX-B) will be removed and rebuilt. Concurrently, Str. 5262 will be rebuilt (it is anticipated that one lane will remain open on Str. 5262 during construction). After BHX-A is removed and rebuilt, BHX-B will then be rebuilt. 

Beginning Oct. 28, westbound traffic seeking to exit at MP 21 will be diverted to Exit 17, Gary East. At Gary East, patrons are to take I-65 south and re-connect with I-94. Exit 17 remains a free exit, just as Exit 21.

“ITRCC is pleased to announce the necessary improvements being made to the Lake Station Exit,” said Fernando Redondo, ITRCC CEO. “The rebuilding of these structures will undoubtedly make for smoother travel for patrons.

“We ask that drivers please be patient during this closure, as we believe the end product will be well worth the wait,” he said.

Construction on BHX-A and Str. 5262 are tentatively scheduled to begin in February 2014; notices will be sent at that time. The entire process is expected to be completed in April 2015.  News Release.

5/15/2014 1:26 PM

   Completion Date for Morgan Street Bridge Extended to Fall 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the ongoing work on the Morgan Street Bridge over I-290 has been extended to early September 2014.  

The work, initially scheduled for completion April 30, 2014, is part of the ongoing Circle Interchange Project.  The work will continue to require nightly lane closures on EB and WB I-290 at the Morgan Street Bridge.  Traffic on I-290 will be reduced at times during off-peak hours.  Heavy equipment will be required during the demolition, resulting in substantial amount of noise during the evening construction.

Motorists can expect significant delays during times when the lane closures are in effect and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signing in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

4/24/2014 6:41 PM

   I-94 (Bishop Ford Expressway) Ramp to 103rd Street & Stony Island Closed for Interchange Reconstruction until October

The work is part of the on-going I-94 (Bishop Ford Expressway) at Stony Island Feeder Interchange reconstruction project. Improvements include two complete bridge replacements, two bridge rehabilitations including bridge deck overlay and deck joint removal and replacement, one new bridge deck and bearing replacement and one bridge removal.  The construction will include demolishing the existing concrete decks, new parapet walls and new bearings on the bridges.  The project also includes the reconstruction of the Stony Island Extension, which includes new jointed pavement, resurfacing and drainage improvements.

The project contains work on multiple interchange ramps and various electrical improvements.  There will be work during night time hours for the beam erection and bridge replacements.  The anticipated completion date for this project is October 31, 2014.

The following detour will be posted:

  • From eastbound I-94 (Bishop Ford) to Exit Ramp 66A – 111th Street.  Traffic will make a left turn on 111th Street and do a complete turn-around and enter the westbound I-94 (Bishop Ford) lanes.  Traffic will travel westbound on I-94 to Exit 65 – 103rd Street and Stony Island Avenue.  Traffic will travel towards the 103rd Street exit ramp.

Motorists can expect delays during times when the lane closures are in effect and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signing in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

4/4/2014 4:30 PM

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