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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.

There are no travel time watch zones in the Travel Midwest region.

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
NWB US-14 from Western Ave to Hanbury Dr Gas leak All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 11/20/17 3:58 PM 11/21/17 4:13 PM IDOT
SEB US-14 from Hanbury Dr to Western Ave Gas leak All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 11/20/17 3:58 PM 11/21/17 4:13 PM IDOT
EB US-20 from Railroad Ave to County Road 1100 W Incident with flooding Right lane closed, one lane open Updated 11/18/17 2:54 PM 11/20/17 8:42 PM InDOT
WB IL-16 from Locust St to Oak St building collapse; Rerouting traffic from State Street to Washington (IL-29) to Hickory (still-IL-29) to IL-16/US-51. All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 10/23/17 11:06 PM 11/21/17 4:04 PM IDOT
EB OH-105 from US-23 to OH-582 There is currently flooding on SR-105 between US-23 and SR-582. The road is closed. Motorist should use an alternate route. All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 11/19/17 2:07 PM Unknown ODOT
WB OH-105 from OH-582 to US-23 There is currently flooding on SR-105 between US-23 and SR-582. The road is closed. Motorist should use an alternate route. All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 11/19/17 2:07 PM Unknown ODOT

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-35 from 1st St (+0.3 miles) to 36th St (-0.8 miles) 92.9 to 93.9 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/19/17 8:00 PM to 11/22/17 6:00 AM IowaDOT left lane closed
SB I-35/80 at Meredith Dr (+0.4 miles) 126.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed 9/16/17 8:57 PM to 7/6/21 6:17 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
NB I-41/94 from Oakwood Rd (+0.2 miles) to Puetz Rd 323.4 to 321.6 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 11/20/17 9:30 PM to 11/21/17 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - N-S Freeway, Ryan Road Interchange | Ryan Rd, Bridge & Ramps | IH 94 Milwaukee County | MILWAUKEE
Ramp from NB I-41 to NB WI-100 Major All lanes closed 11/20/17 8:00 PM to 11/21/17 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: No Detour
Ramp from NB WI-145 to SB I-41 Major All lanes closed 11/20/17 10:00 PM to 11/21/17 4:30 AM WisDOT Maintenance - Detour: Use Alt. Route
Ramp from SB I-41 to WB WI-100 322.4 Major All lanes closed 11/21/17 8:00 PM to 11/22/17 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: No Detour
SB I-57 from Halsted St (IL-1) to 127th St 357.3 to 353.2 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, one lane open 11/21/17 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM IDOT Moving Operation
SB I-65 (Casimir Pulaski Memorial Hwy) from 49th Ave (-0.5 miles) to 49th Ave (-0.5 miles) 257.3 to 257.3 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 9/30/17 8:09 AM to 7/20/21 5:29 AM InDOT road maintenance operations
EB I-74 at Middle Rd (-0.3 miles) 3.5 Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/17/17 8:45 PM to 4/6/21 6:05 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-74 from US-67 to River Dr 4.9 to 1.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed 11/20/17 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
Ramp from WB I-74 to EB IL-5 4.5 Major All lanes closed 3/27/17 12:00 AM to 12/1/17 11:59 PM IDOT Ramp closed.
WB I-74 from River Dr to US-67 1.2 to 4.9 Major lane -1, lane, closed 11/20/17 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
EB I-80 at I-35 137.8 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 8/21/17 8:12 PM to 6/10/21 5:32 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
EB I-80 at 38th St 88.7 Major lane -1, lane, closed 9/28/17 8:31 PM to 7/18/21 5:51 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80 at 12th Ave (+0.5 miles) 124.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed 7/16/17 7:54 PM to 5/5/21 5:14 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80 at US-6 (-0.1 miles) 188.9 Major lane -1, lane, closed 9/24/17 8:23 PM to 7/14/21 5:43 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80 at Delta Ave (+0.1 miles) 256.5 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 7/9/17 8:02 PM to 4/28/21 5:22 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
WB I-80 at J Ave (+0.2 miles) 213.0 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 9/30/17 8:00 PM to 7/20/21 7:07 PM IowaDOT left lane closed
WB I-80 at D Ave (-0.7 miles) 207.8 Major lane -1, lane, closed 11/6/17 7:53 PM to 8/26/21 6:13 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
WB I-80 from 72nd St (+0.8 miles) to 34th Ave (-0.3 miles) 142.4 to 141.5 Major lane -1, lane, closed 11/20/17 9:00 PM to 11/21/17 6:00 AM IowaDOT right lane closed
WB I-88 (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) from Meyers Rd to Highland Ave 135.4 to 134.3 Major Right two lanes and left shoulder closed, two lanes open 11/20/17 8:00 PM to 11/21/17 12:00 AM Illinois Tollway
EB I-90 (Indiana East-West Toll Rd) from Old Hobart Rd (+0.1 miles) to County Road 11 (+0.1 miles) 20.0 to 93.0 Major Left and right lanes closed, up to four lanes open 11/20/17 6:00 AM to 11/21/17 4:00 PM Indiana Toll Road Moving Operation - Punch List Items. Crew will switch lane during shift
NWB I-90 Express/94 Express (I-90 Express Ln) from Ogden Ave to Montrose Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/21/17 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM IDOT
NWB I-90 Express/94 Express (I-90 Express Ln) from Ogden Ave to Montrose Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/21/17 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM IDOT
NWB I-90 Express/94 Express (I-90 Express Ln) from Ogden Ave to Montrose Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/20/17 9:00 PM to 11/21/17 5:00 AM IDOT
SEB I-90 Express/94 Express (I-90 Express Ln) from Montrose Ave to Ogden Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/21/17 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM IDOT
SEB I-90 Express/94 Express (I-90 Express Ln) from Montrose Ave to Ogden Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/21/17 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM IDOT
SEB I-90 Express/94 Express (I-90 Express Ln) from Montrose Ave to Ogden Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/20/17 9:00 PM to 11/21/17 5:00 AM IDOT
WB I-90 (Indiana East-West Toll Rd) from County Road 11 (-0.1 miles) to Old Hobart Rd (-0.1 miles) 93.0 to 20.0 Major Left and right lanes closed, up to 7 lanes open 11/20/17 6:00 AM to 11/21/17 4:00 PM Indiana Toll Road Moving Operation - Punch List Items. Crew will switch lane during shift
EB I-94 at MN-55 233.9 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 5/10/17 8:48 AM to 2/27/21 5:08 AM MnDOT two right lanes blocked
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 SB WI-181 304.8 Major All lanes closed 12/22/16 12:00 AM to 8/1/18 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
Ramp from SB WI-181 to WB I-94 305.4 Major All lanes closed 11/10/17 12:00 AM to 6/30/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: 84th St NB to Bluemound Rd WB to Moorland Rd SB to I-94 WB
Ramp from SB WI-181 to WB I-94 305.4 Major All lanes closed 5/9/17 12:00 AM to 12/15/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: To go West: Take 84th St North to Bluemound Rd, Bluemound Rd West to Moorland Rd, Moorland Rd South to the I-94 West Entrance Ramp; To go North: Take 84th St North to Watertown Plank Rd, Watertown Plank Rd West to the I-41/US 45 No
Ramp from WB I-94 to SB I-41 305.0 Major All lanes closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 6/28/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: WB I-94 to SB 84th St to WB Greenfield Ave to SB I-41/894
WB I-96 (Jeffries Fwy) from Grand Blvd to Tireman St 189.1 to 189.1 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/16/17 8:00 AM to 12/4/17 5:00 AM MDOT Bridge is closed in both directions.
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from Kedzie Ave to Claire Blvd 9.8 to 10.5 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 11/20/17 7:00 PM to 11/21/17 5:00 AM Illinois Tollway Rdwy/Brdg Repairs and Preserv
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from Ridgeland Ave (-0.6 miles) to US-12 (+0.1 miles) 14.0 to 17.6 Major Left two lanes closed, two lanes open 11/20/17 7:00 PM to 11/21/17 5:00 AM Illinois Tollway Rdwy/Brdg Repairs and Preserv
SB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from 5th Ave (+0.2 miles) to IL-171 22.4 to 20.3 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 11/20/17 8:00 PM to 11/21/17 5:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Deck Patching
SB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from 5th Ave (+0.2 miles) to IL-171 22.4 to 20.3 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 11/21/17 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Deck Patching
Ramp from SB I-294 to SB IL-50 12.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/16/17 7:00 AM to 12/20/17 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Brdg Repairs; ***Long Term Closure***
SB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from US-6 (-0.1 miles) to 171st St 6.5 to 4.8 Major Left two lanes closed, two lanes open 11/21/17 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM Illinois Tollway Pvmt/Brdg Repair and Preserv
SB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from 171st St to IL-394 Major Left two lanes closed, two or three lanes open 11/21/17 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM Illinois Tollway Pvmt/Brdg Repair and Preserv
Ramp from SB I-355 to Lake St 32.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/20/17 11:59 PM to 11/21/17 1:00 AM IDOT
NB I-380 (IA-27) at 120th St (+0.3 miles) 11.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/10/17 8:18 PM to 3/30/21 5:38 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
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 IN-19 to IN-15 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/1/17 8:00 PM to 12/1/17 5:00 AM InDOT bridge is closed
WB US-6 from IN-15 to IN-19 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/1/17 8:00 PM to 12/1/17 5:00 AM InDOT bridge is closed
WB US-6 at 104th St Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 7/16/17 8:53 PM to 5/5/21 6:13 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
NB US-45 from 128th St to WI-50 Major All lanes closed 3/20/17 12:00 AM to 11/30/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: USH 45 NB traffic make a right on IL 173 and head east to US 41 (about 3.5 miles.) Take a left on US 41 / Skokie Hwy and head north. Merge onto I-94 NB and continue to WIS 50 / exit 344 (about 6 miles.) Take a left onto WIS 50 and h
NB US-45 from 7th Ave to 52nd Rd Major All lanes closed 7/10/17 12:00 AM to 12/1/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 11 west to STH 75 north to STH 20 east
SB US-45 from Kelm Rd to College Ave Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 11/20/17 6:00 AM to 11/24/17 8:00 PM,
11/27/17 6:00 AM to 12/1/17 8:00 PM,
12/4/17 6:00 AM to 12/8/17 8:00 PM,
12/11/17 6:00 AM to 12/15/17 8:00 PM,
... more, ending on 12/29/17
WisDOT Permit - GAS MAIN INSTALLATION
SB US-45 from 52nd Rd to 7th Ave Major All lanes closed 7/10/17 12:00 AM to 12/1/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 20 west to STH 75 south to STH 11 east
SB US-45 from WI-50 to 128th St Major All lanes closed 3/20/17 12:00 AM to 11/30/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: US 45 SB traffic make a left on WIS 50 and head east to I-94 (about 5 miles.) Take a right on the I-94 SB entrance ramp and head south to the US 41 / I-94 Split (about 6 miles.) Stay in the left lanes and merge onto US 41 SB (exit 1
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 IL-1 from Water St to 1110N Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/21/17 7:00 AM to 6/30/18 6:00 PM IDOT Detour using U.S. 50 and Business 50
SB IL-1 from 1110N to Water St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/21/17 7:00 AM to 6/30/18 6:00 PM IDOT Detour using U.S. 50 and Business 50
EB WI-20 at Maple Rd Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/20/17 7:00 AM to 11/24/17 7:00 PM WisDOT Permit - REPLACEMENT OF GAS VALVE PITS
EB MN-36 from Water St to WI-64 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/27/17 2:50 PM to 4/16/21 12:10 PM MnDOT bridge is closed
WB MN-36 from WI-64 to Water St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/27/17 2:50 PM to 4/16/21 12:10 PM MnDOT bridge is closed
SB M-53 (Van Dyke Ave.) from 15 mile to 14 mile Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/15/17 11:00 PM to 11/21/17 4:00 AM MDOT Total closure of SB M-53
EB IL-143 at Shoal Creek Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT The closure is necessary to replace the existing bridge crossing Shoal Creek. The work is expected to be completed in December 2018. A detour route will be posted utilizing U.S. 40 to Interstate 70 (Highland/Pierron Exit 30) to Illinois 127 (Greenville Exit 45).
WB IL-143 at Shoal Creek Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT The closure is necessary to replace the existing bridge crossing Shoal Creek. The work is expected to be completed in December 2018. A detour route will be posted utilizing U.S. 40 to Interstate 70 (Highland/Pierron Exit 30) to Illinois 127 (Greenville Exit 45).
NEB IL-150 at 2nd St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/21/17 8:00 AM to 11:59 PM IDOT Railroad Crossing Rehabilitaion
SWB IL-150 at 2nd St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/21/17 8:00 AM to 11:59 PM IDOT Railroad Crossing Rehabilitaion
Ramp from EB WI-190 to EB WI-74 Major All lanes closed 8/31/17 12:00 AM to 12/1/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 190 to STH 164 to CTH M to CTH F or STH 190 to STH 164 to CTH K to CTH F
EB MN-610 from River Rd (-0.2 miles) to River Rd Major Left two lanes closed, two lanes open 11/21/17 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM MnDOT two left lanes blocked
WB MN-610 from River Rd to River Rd (+0.2 miles) Major Left two lanes closed, up to two lanes open 11/21/17 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM MnDOT two left lanes blocked
NB Cedar Lake Rd from IL-120 to Park Ave (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/5/17 7:00 AM to 9/30/18 3:00 PM Lake County Widening and Rebuilding
SB Cedar Lake Rd from Park Ave (-0.1 miles) to IL-120 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/5/17 7:00 AM to 9/30/18 3:00 PM Lake County Widening and Rebuilding
SB Dan Ryan from 87th St to I-57 / Bishop Ford (I-94) 61.8 to 62.9 Major Left three lanes and left shoulder closed, two lanes open 11/20/17 11:59 PM to 11/21/17 6:00 AM IDOT
EB Edwards Rd at US-45 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/17/17 8:00 AM to 12/31/17 3:00 PM Lake County
WB Edwards Rd at US-45 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/17/17 8:00 AM to 12/31/17 3:00 PM Lake County
WB Eisenhower / I-290 from Wells St to Kennedy / Dan Ryan Expy (I-90/94) 30.5 to 29.9 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, up to two lanes open 11/7/17 12:00 AM to 4/15/18 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
WB Eisenhower / I-290 from Kennedy / Dan Ryan Expy (I-90/94) to Peoria St 29.9 to 29.6 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, one or two lanes open 11/7/17 12:00 AM to 4/15/18 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
NB Halsted St from 152nd St to 151st St Major Various lanes closed 5/1/17 7:00 AM to 11/30/17 6:00 PM Chicago DOT Intersection Improvements : Detour will direct northbound Vincennes traffic west on 159th Street and north on Halsted Street to reconnect with Vincennes Avenue
Ramp from SEB Kennedy Local to WB I-290 51.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/21/17 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM IDOT Detour Posted
Ramp from SEB Kennedy Local to EB I-290 51.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/21/17 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM IDOT Detour Posted
Ramp from Lake St to SB I-355 30.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/21/17 1:00 AM to 2:00 AM IDOT
NB Lincoln Ave. (IL-53) from Hobson Rd to 71st St Major All lanes closed 9/25/17 12:00 AM to 12/11/17 11:59 PM IDOT Retaining Wall repair and Construction.
SB Lincoln Ave. (IL-53) from 71st St to Hobson Rd Major All lanes closed 9/25/17 12:00 AM to 12/11/17 11:59 PM IDOT Retaining Wall repair and Construction.
WB N. Division St. (US-14) from Oak Grove Rd to Diggins Rd. Major Various lanes closed 10/23/17 12:00 AM to 11/30/17 11:59 PM IDOT Culvert Replacement.
EB N. Division St. (US-14) from Diggins Rd. to Oak Grove Rd Major Various lanes closed 10/23/17 12:00 AM to 11/30/17 11:59 PM IDOT Culvert Replacement.
Ramp from NB Stevenson / I-55 to SB IL-83 274.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/20/17 9:00 PM to 11/21/17 5:00 AM IDOT IL 83 CD exit ramps closed
Ramp from NB Stevenson / I-55 to NB IL-83 274.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/20/17 9:00 PM to 11/21/17 5:00 AM IDOT IL 83 CD exit ramps closed
EB Washington St from Hainesville Rd to Lake St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/25/15 7:00 AM to 12/31/17 3:00 PM Lake County Reconstruct and widen and construct railroad underpass
WB Washington St from Lake St to Hainesville Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/25/15 7:00 AM to 12/31/17 3:00 PM Lake County Reconstruct and widen and construct railroad underpass

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   Completion of major construction projects highlight 2017 road construction season

The St. Croix River Crossing, MN-53 realignment project in Virginia, US-169/Nine Mile Creek project, I-694 and I-94 in the Twin Cities were some of the major projects completed during the 2017 road construction season.

For a complete list of 2017 projects and their status, see mndot.gov/roadwork/current.html; for studies and plans for possible future projects, visit mndot.gov/roadwork/future.html.

Statewide project highlights in 2017 include:

Twin Cities area

  • St. Croix River Crossing – The new bridge across the St. Croix River opened to traffic Aug. 2. The four-year project carries traffic from Oak Park Heights, Minn., to St. Joseph, Wis.
  • I-35W at I-94, downtown to Crosstown – Construction continues on this four-and-a-half-year project, which includes extending the MnPASS lane on I-35W, constructing a bus transit station at Lake Street, adding two new exit ramps on I-35W to Lake Street/28th Street, and repairing several bridges in the area.
  • I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center – Crews made improvements to the freeway, 50 bridges and the ramps in a nine-mile stretch from Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis to Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center. It included repairs and improvements to the Lowry Hill Tunnel. The project is mostly done with crews returning in spring 2018 for work under two bridges.
  • I-94 St. Paul to Maplewood – All westbound and eastbound lane resurfacing on I-94 between St. Paul and Maplewood is complete and motorists now have three travel lanes in each direction. Motorists should expect off-peak lane restrictions in both directions on I-94 and travel delays as project work continues until late fall.
  • US-169/Nine Mile Creek – The US-169 Nine Mile Creek project replaced the bridge over Nine Mile Creek in Edina and made improvements from MN-62 to MN-55. The project was completed in September, more than a month early.
  • I-694 between Lexington Avenue in Arden Hills and Rice Street in Little Canada – The second and final year of construction to add a third general purpose lane in each direction of I-694 was completed this fall. The project also rebuilt the interstate ramps at Lexington Avenue, Victoria Street and Rice Street, along with improving storm water drainage throughout the project area.

Northern Minnesota

  • MN-2 Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks – Reconstruction of the Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks wraps up summer 2018, but crews have made significant progress this year. Along with a brand new pier, the southern half of the bridge deck is complete. When finished, the bridge will feature a new layout that maintains four lanes of traffic and adds a protected walkway that connects the Greenway Trail on each side of the river.
  • MN-9, MN-12, MN-29 in Benson – Work on two separate projects in the city of Benson were completed this season. The first project brought the city’s sidewalks up to Americans with Disability Act standards and upgraded the signal systems. The second involved resurfacing MN-9, MN-12 and MN-29 in and near the city.
  • MN-10 railroad bridge and resurfacing in Detroit Lakes – Work will be completed in November on this project to replace the eastbound MN-10 bridge over the CP Railway line and resurface MN-10 in concrete from MN-59 to Summit Avenue.
  • MN-10 in Glyndon – This project involved resurfacing the traffic lanes through Glyndon and the installing center left turn lanes/medians for access control.
  • MN-23 in West Duluth – This project reconstructed almost two miles of the highway, replaced two bridges, improved accessibility and included bike lanes and trail connections.
  • I-35 Pine and Carlton counties – These projects included resurfacing approximately 10 miles of pavement, installing new guardrail and repairing a bridge.
  • MN-53 relocation project – The new alignment for the roadway and bridge opened in September, more than a month ahead of schedule. Crews are putting the finishing touches on the new highway, as well as removing the concrete pavement, the Second Avenue bridge, underground utilities and signs from the old alignment.
  • MN-59 roundabout near Detroit Lakes – Crews constructed a roundabout at the MN-59/Becker CR-22 intersection this summer. The work began in late spring and was completed prior to WE Fest.
  • I-94 from Evansville to Garfield – The 2017 work on this project is nearing completion, which included resurfacing 15 miles of eastbound I-94 and re-decking the eastbound bridges at MN-79 and MN-114. The westbound lanes and bridges will be completed next construction season.
  • MN-210 in Jay Cooke State Park – The project was completed in September. Work began in May 2015 to resurface the roadway that was washed out in a 2012 flood. During the construction, crews improved drainage and flattened slopes to help prevent future problems caused by flooding and erosion.

Central Minnesota

  • MN-10 in Elk River – Project reconstructs the Highway 10 bridge over Lake Orono and the road surface from Joplin St/185th Ave to Xenia Ave in Elk River. Work will continue through fall 2018.
  • MN-24 in Clearwater – A new MN-24 bridge over the Mississippi River in Clearwater opened in August. The updated structure includes wider lanes and shoulders and improved pedestrian access on the route between MN-10 and I-94. The old bridge will be dismantled by June 2018.
  • MN-169 in Aitkin – Constructed a new roundabout at MN-169 and Southgate/Red Oak Drive for improved safety and local access to retail shops in Aitkin.
  • MN-371 Nisswa to Jenkins – Expanded MN-371 to four lanes from Nisswa to Jenkins. All four lanes opened Oct. 6 and include a new alignment and interchange at MN-371/CR-11 in Pequot Lakes, Paul Bunyan State trail bridges and trail segments, and two reduced conflict intersections.

Western Minnesota

  • MN-19 from Marshall to Vesta – Crews are nearing completion of a cold in-place recycle project. CIR, which is cost-effective and environmentally friendly, consists of milling in-place bituminous pavement, crushing the materials, adding oil, remixing it, followed by re-laying the materials with a paver and compacting it.
  • MN-71/MN-7 roundabout near Blomkest – A roundabout was constructed at the intersection of MN-71 and MN-7. The roundabout provides increased safety and reduces delay times, vehicle emissions and fuel consumption.

Southern Minnesota

  • MN-4 in St. James – This multi-year project will include reconstruction of approximately 1.6 miles of Highway 4, including two new mini-roundabouts. Project will be complete in early 2019.
  • MN-15 in New Ulm – Resurfaced deteriorating pavement, added center two-way left turn lane, repaired two bridges and made improvements to traffic signals and sidewalks.
  • MN-22 Mankato to Mapleton – The MN-22 Victory Memorial Drive project will continue through 2019. The project includes repaving, bridge work, a roundabout and replacing trees that have to be removed for the project.
  • I-35 and MN-14 bridge replacements – Five bridges were replaced near Owatonna, three on I-35 and two on MN-14.
  • MN-43 Winona Bridge – The new bridge opened to two-way traffic in August 2016, while the existing bridge remains closed for rehabilitation work. The older bridge is expected to be completed between fall 2019 and spring 2020.
  • US-52 between Zumbrota and Rosemount – Resurfacing the northbound lanes and installing a cable median barrier was completed from north of Rochester to south of Zumbrota. A bridge replacement was completed at MN-58 over US-52 at Zumbrota and two bridge replacements at the Little Cannon River on US-52 in Cannon Falls were completed.
  • MN-63 Red Wing Bridge – Bridge piers are being built on the new bridge and the connecting ramp to US-61 at Red Wing is under construction. Traffic will remain open on the bridge through construction. Work continues this winter with an anticipated opening in fall 2019.
  • I-90 preservation projects – Pavement and bridge repairs occurred at several locations along I-90 in southern Minnesota. The project also made improvements to lighting systems and upgraded the Worthington Weigh Station.
  • MN-99 bridge in St. Peter – Rehabilitation of the historic bridge will be complete in early December. Traffic is detoured while crews finish final construction and painting of the bridge.

Thanks for your patience and safe driving through construction zones this year.

More information

For Minnesota statewide travel information, visit 511mn.org, call 511 or log on to mndot.gov.

11/1/2017 8:19 PM

   Madison County: Lane restrictions for I-70

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced I-70 will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction from the I-55/70/270 interchange to 2.5 miles east of the I-55/70/270 interchange starting Sunday evening, Oct. 29, weather permitting. 

Approximate area pictured below: 

The restrictions will take place nightly from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the westbound direction and from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. in the eastbound direction. These restrictions are necessary for pavement repairs.  All work is expected to be completed by the end of 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.

10/26/2017 12:24 PM

   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

   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

   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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