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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.

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:

You may click on the location to see a map of the event. To see a complete list of all construction, please visit the Construction Report.

Major Construction
Location Mile Marker Severity Closure Details Time Periods Source Description
Ramp from SB I-43 to WB WI-100 82.1 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/5/15 9:30 PM to 7/6/15 5:30 AM daily until 7/9/15 WisDOT Construction - Detour: Use Beloit Rd. detour
Ramp from SB I-43 to EB WI-100 81.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/5/15 9:30 PM to 7/6/15 5:30 AM daily until 7/9/15 WisDOT Construction - Detour: Use Beloit Rd. detour
Ramp from SB I-43 to SB US-45 59.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/5/15 9:30 PM to 7/6/15 5:30 AM daily until 7/9/15 WisDOT Construction - Detour: Use Beloit Rd. detour
Ramp from NB IL-59 to EB I-90 60.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/22/15 12:00 AM to 8/5/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy and Bridge Widening; *** Long Term Closure ***
Ramp from SB IL-59 to EB I-90 59.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/22/15 12:00 AM to 8/5/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy and Bridge Widening; *** Long Term Closure ***
Ramp from WB I-90 to NB IL-31 55.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/7/15 12:00 AM to 8/31/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy Widening and Reconst; *** Long Term Closures ***
Ramp from NB IL-31 to WB I-90 54.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/5/15 12:00 AM to 8/31/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy Widening and Reconst; *** Long Term Closures ***
Ramp from WB I-90 to SB IL-31 54.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/5/15 12:00 AM to 8/31/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy Widening and Reconst; *** Long Term Closures ***
Ramp from EB WI-20 to EB I-94 332.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/20/15 12:00 AM to 11/24/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Use WIS 20 to West Frontage Road to 58th Road to West Frontage Road to WIS 11 to I-94 EB (SB); *** Long Term Closure ***
Ramp from EB I-94 to WB WI-20 332.7 Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 7/3/15 12:00 AM to 8/28/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - N-S FREEWAY, STH 20 INTERCHANGE | MAINLINE & RAMPS | I 94 | RACINE
EB I-94 at Glenlord Rd (-0.3 miles) 24.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/27/15 7:00 AM to 8/29/15 11:59 PM MDOT Bridge Replacement; Eastbound I-94 traffic will be crossed over onto westbound lanes during construction. Two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction during most of construction, with some intermittent nighttime double-lane closures.
NB I-94-Express (Dan Ryan Exp) at Entrance from NB Chicago Skywy (I-90) 58.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/15/15 12:00 AM to 10/31/15 11:59 PM IDOT ***Long Term Closure***
Ramp from WB I-80 to I-94 21.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/18/15 7:00 AM to 11/15/15 11:59 PM Indiana Toll Road Lake Station exit ramp closed for Ramp Demo/Rebuild ***Long Term***
Ramp from WB I-94 to EB I-894 304.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/9/15 12:00 AM to 8/26/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: I-94 to 70th St to Greenfield to the I-894/US 45 South Ramp And I-94 to HWY 100 to Greenfield to the I-894/US 45 South Ramp And I-94 to Moorland to Greenfield to the I-894/US 45 South Ramp
Ramp from EB I-190 to NB Mannheim Rd 1.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/9/15 12:00 AM to 7/17/15 11:59 PM IDOT DETOUR: NB Bessie Coleman to Zemke Blvd ***Long Term Closure***
Ramp from WB I-190 to SB Mannheim Rd 77.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/16/15 12:00 AM to 9/4/15 11:59 PM IDOT Detour posted ***Long Term Closure***
Ramp from WB I-894 to WB I-94 0.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/9/15 12:00 AM to 11/28/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: I-894/US 45 to Beloit Rd to HWY 100 to the I-94 West Ramp. And I-894/US 45 to Greenfield to HWY 100 to the I-94 West Ramp. And US 45 North to Watertown Plank to HWY 100 to the I-94 West Ramp.
Ramp from NWB US-12 to WB WI-50 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/10/15 12:00 AM to 8/19/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: For WB USH12 traffic intending to exit off onto STH50, traffic will continue WB on USH12 until STH120 offramp, traffic will take STH120 west until on ramp to EB USH12. Traffic will get back on EB USH12 until STH50 off ramps. Detour e
EB US-14 from Market St to CR-P Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/30/15 12:00 AM to 10/16/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: County KP to Bourbon Street to County P to USH 14
WB US-14 from CR-P to County Road Kp Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/30/15 12:00 AM to 10/16/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: CTH P to Bourbon Street to CTH KP to USH 14
NWB US-20 from Brier Hill Rd to Allen Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/13/15 7:00 AM to 11/30/15 11:59 PM IDOT Allow extra time and watch for flaggers.
SEB US-20 from Allen Rd to Brier Hill Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/13/15 7:00 AM to 11/30/15 11:59 PM IDOT Allow extra time and watch for flaggers.
NEB IL-2 from US-20 (+0.1 miles) to Morgan St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/22/15 7:00 AM to 11/24/15 11:59 PM IDOT Follow marked detour. No permits effective June 22-July 31, 2015, Max Width-NB only 10'-6" effective July 31-November 24, 2015. No permits SB only effective July 31-November 24, 2015.
SWB IL-2 from Morgan St to US-20 (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/22/15 7:00 AM to 11/24/15 11:59 PM IDOT Follow marked detour. No permits effective June 22-July 31, 2015, Max Width-NB only 10'-6" effective July 31-November 24, 2015. No permits SB only effective July 31-November 24, 2015.
EB IN-8 from County Road 875 to County Road 600 W Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/15/15 7:00 AM to 8/14/15 7:00 PM InDOT
WB IN-8 from County Road 600 W to County Road 875 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/15/15 7:00 AM to 8/14/15 7:00 PM InDOT
EB IL-19 at e/o York Rd Major Various lanes closed 3/23/15 1:00 AM to 8/2/15 11:59 PM IDOT
WB IL-19 at e/o York Rd Major Various lanes closed 3/23/15 1:00 AM to 8/2/15 11:59 PM IDOT
EB WI-20 from Renaissance Blvd to 90th St Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/13/15 12:00 AM to 7/17/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - WASHINGTON AVE, VILLAGE STURTEVANT | CTH H - 90TH ST | STH 20 | RACINE
WB WI-20 from 90th St to Renaissance Blvd Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/13/15 12:00 AM to 7/17/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - WASHINGTON AVE, VILLAGE STURTEVANT | CTH H - 90TH ST | STH 20 | RACINE
WB WI-20 from County Road V to Sylvania Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/7/15 12:00 AM to 8/14/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - N-S FREEWAY, STH 20 INTERCHANGE | MAINLINE & RAMPS | I 94 | RACINE
NB IL-25 from Army Trail Rd to Hickory Ln Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/23/15 9:00 AM to 7/17/15 11:59 PM IDOT closed in order to build the new intersection.Stearns Road will remain open eastbound and westbound with access to IL Route 25 north only. Traffic for south bound IL Route 25 will be detoured using Illinois Route 31 and Illinois Route 64/Kirk/Dunham Roads. More information
SB IL-25 from Hickory Ln to Army Trail Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/23/15 9:00 AM to 7/17/15 11:59 PM IDOT closed in order to build the new intersection.Stearns Road will remain open eastbound and westbound with access to IL Route 25 north only. Traffic for south bound IL Route 25 will be detoured using Illinois Route 31 and Illinois Route 64/Kirk/Dunham Roads. More information
Ramp from IL-25 to WB I-90 56.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/10/15 12:00 AM to 9/4/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Bridge and Ramp Reconst; *** Long Term Closures ***
NB WI-38 from Layton Ave to Howard Ave Major Various lanes closed 4/20/15 12:00 AM to 7/18/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: NB traffic will be directed to the Left SB lane for the length of the project. SB STH 38 will be split to have one lane of SB traffic and one lane of NB traffic.
NB IL-40 at Otter Creek Dr Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/11/15 7:00 AM to 9/30/15 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge Work; Traffic will be detoured from IL 40 at Milledgeville north on Shannon Road to IL 64, and then west on IL 64 to IL 78 at Mt. Carroll.
NB IL-40 at Center Dr (+0.3 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/11/15 7:00 AM to 10/31/15 11:59 PM IDOT Construction over Otter Creek; Follow detour
SB IL-40 at Center Dr (-0.3 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/11/15 7:00 AM to 10/31/15 11:59 PM IDOT Construction over Otter Creek; Follow detour
SB IL-40 at Otter Creek Dr Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/11/15 7:00 AM to 9/30/15 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge Work; Traffic will be detoured from IL 40 at Milledgeville north on Shannon Road to IL 64, and then west on IL 64 to IL 78 at Mt. Carroll.
NB IN-55 from Parry Ct (-0.1 miles) to Clark St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/18/15 8:00 AM to 8/2/15 11:59 PM InDOT Drivers travelling south on SR 55 will be detoured east/southeast on U.S. 231, south on I-65, west on SR 2 and back to SR 55. Drivers travelling north on State Road 55 will be detoured east on SR 2, north on I-65, west/northwest on U.S. 231, and back to SR 55.
SB IN-55 from Parry Ct to Harrison St Major All lanes and shoulders open 6/18/15 8:00 AM to 8/2/15 11:59 PM InDOT Drivers travelling south on SR 55 will be detoured east/southeast on U.S. 231, south on I-65, west on SR 2 and back to SR 55. Drivers travelling north on State Road 55 will be detoured east on SR 2, north on I-65, west/northwest on U.S. 231, and back to SR 55.
NB WI-67 from Armour Rd to WI-16 Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 6/24/15 12:00 AM to 9/25/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - OCONOMOWOC - WAUKESHA | STH 67 - I 94 | STH 16 | WAUKESHA
NB WI-73 from I-39 to WI-106 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/21/15 12:00 AM to 7/18/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: IH 39/90 NB/WB to USH 12/18 EB
NB WI-73 from WI-106 to US-12 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/5/15 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM daily until 8/31/15 WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 73 NB Detour Traffic to follow IH39/90 NB to USH 12 EB to STH 73 NB
NB WI-73 from Schaeffer Rd to US-151 (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/25/15 7:00 AM to 7/16/15 5:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Traffic turns West on to CTH V. Use the on ramp to USH 151 North at CTH V. Traffic will travel North on USH 151 to Exit 115 and turn North on to STH 73.
NB WI-73 from US-151 (-0.1 miles) to US-151 (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 5/20/15 7:00 AM to 7/6/15 5:00 PM WisDOT Construction - I 94 - COLUMBUS | USH 151 S JCT INTERCHANGE AREA | STH 73 | COLUMBIA
SB WI-73 from US-151 (-0.3 miles) to US-151 (+0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 5/20/15 7:00 AM to 7/6/15 5:00 PM WisDOT Construction - I 94 - COLUMBUS | USH 151 S JCT INTERCHANGE AREA | STH 73 | COLUMBIA
SB WI-73 from US-151 (+0.2 miles) to Deansville Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/25/15 7:00 AM to 7/16/15 5:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 73 South turn onto the on ramp to USH 151 South. Follow USH 151 SB to CTH V. Turn East on to CTH V to the intersection with STH 73.
SB WI-73 from US-12 to WI-106 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/8/15 12:00 AM to 8/31/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 73 SB Detour Traffic to follow USH 12 EB to IH39/90 SB to STH 73 SB
SB WI-73 from WI-106 to I-39 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/21/15 12:00 AM to 7/18/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: USH 12/18 WB to IH 39/90 SB/EB
NB WI-100 at Burleigh St Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 6/5/15 7:00 AM to 7/10/15 5:00 PM WisDOT Permit - inside left turn lane closed
SB WI-164 from Pearl St to Broadway Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 7/5/15 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily until 7/10/15 WisDOT Permit - Les Paul Parkway Water Main Project - Phase 1 (E. Broadway Ave. to Arcadian Ave.
Ramp from SB IL-171 to NB Stevenson / I-55 281.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/15 12:00 AM to 10/31/15 11:59 PM IDOT ***Long Term Closure***
NB WI-241 from Forest Hill Ave to Minnesota Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/20/15 12:00 AM to 7/18/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - 27th St, City Franklin/Oak Creek | W Drexel Ave - College Ave (Cth Zz) | Sth 241 | MILWAUKEE
NB WI-241 from Minnesota Ave to Ramsey Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 5/4/15 12:00 AM to 7/18/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - 27th St, City Franklin/Oak Creek | W Drexel Ave - College Ave (Cth Zz) | Sth 241 | MILWAUKEE
SB WI-241 from Ramsey Ave to Minnesota Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 5/4/15 12:00 AM to 7/18/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - 27th St, City Franklin/Oak Creek | W Drexel Ave - College Ave (Cth Zz) | Sth 241 | MILWAUKEE
SB WI-241 from Minnesota Ave to Forest Hill Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/27/15 12:00 AM to 7/18/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - 27th St, City Franklin/Oak Creek | W Drexel Ave - College Ave (Cth Zz) | Sth 241 | MILWAUKEE
EB CR-51 from IL-59 to Fairfield Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/15/15 6:00 AM to 8/14/15 3:00 PM Lake County
WB CR-51 from Fairfield Rd to IL-59 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/15/15 6:00 AM to 8/14/15 3:00 PM Lake County
Ramp from NB Dan Ryan Elevated to EB I-290 52.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/13/15 12:00 AM to 12/31/16 11:59 PM IDOT ***Long Term Closure***
Ramp from SB Mannheim Rd to EB I-190 1.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/18/15 12:00 AM to 7/17/15 11:59 PM IDOT Detour posted ***Long Term Closure***
Ramp from SB Stevenson / I-55 to SB IL-171 282.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/15 12:00 AM to 10/31/15 11:59 PM IDOT Access to cd system from SB I-55 closed ***Long Term Closure***
EB Washington St from West St to County St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/28/15 7:00 AM to 3/1/16 3:00 PM Lake County For more information refer to the project website: www.lakecountycourthouseexpansion.com
WB Washington St from County St to West St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/28/15 7:00 AM to 3/1/16 3:00 PM Lake County For more information refer to the project website: www.lakecountycourthouseexpansion.com

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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   Wisconsin DMV Follows New Federal Rules for Truckers

Proof of citizenship, residency requirements begin

Federal law now requires operators of a commercial vehicle to provide proof of US citizenship or proof of legal temporary status when they apply for an original, renewal, or change of authority to their commercial driver license (CDL) or commercial learner permit (CLP).

Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) abides by these new conditions and developed tools to help commercial drivers understand the requirements. Drivers who carry a CDL card now need to bring acceptable documentation to a Wisconsin DMV service center. For US citizens that proof is normally a valid US passport or a certified birth certificate.

Drivers who carry a license that has a non domiciled notation printed on the face of the CDL/CLP will now need to present the following documentation to a Wisconsin DMV service center:

  • An unexpired employment authorization document (EAD) issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or
  • An unexpired foreign passport accompanied by an approved I-94 form documenting the applicant's most recent admittance into the United States.

New testing/training requirements
Drivers who are training at any of Wisconsin’s truck driving schools and who are not permanent residents of the state are now required to hold a CLP from their home state of residence before they begin the behind the wheel portion of the course. As of July 8, these drivers can either take their skill test in Wisconsin or return to their state of residence to be tested. DMV is unable to issue licenses to residents of others states.

Wisconsin DMV is following the Commercial Learner’s Permit Rule parts 383 (www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=f2163c790ef202eb287e7124bc6535dc&mc=true&node=pt49.5.383&rgn=div5) and 384 (www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=f2163c790ef202eb287e7124bc6535dc&mc=true&node=pt49.5.384&rgn=div5) of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations administered by the Federal Motor Carrier’s Safety Administration (FMCSA).

To help truckers know what to bring to a DMV customer service center to obtain a new license, renew an expiring license, or make changes to their CDL, check out the online Driver License Guide (https://app.wi.gov/DLGuides/). The Driver License Guide enables drivers, even fleet owners, to check their eligibility and status and ensure they have the proper endorsements. The step-by-step process also creates a personalized checklist of the documents needed to obtain a new card at a DMV customer service center.

The mobile-friendly, self-serve Driver License Guide helps customers conveniently get information specific to their Wisconsin driver license record. They can also browse anonymously to explore and learn about obtaining a driver license. Both commercial and regular drivers can access their information with this first of its kind online application.

Only the DMV website with .gov is the official state website. Other DMV sites with .org and .com are not official and may have extra charges for forms or list information that is dated or incorrect. In addition to the expanding services on its website, WisDOT connects with customers on Facebook (www.facebook.com/WisDOT) and Twitter @WisconsinDOT (https://twitter.com/WisconsinDOT).
 

 

6/11/2015 11:37 AM

   Extensive Bridge Reconstruction Work on Illinois Route 171

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the $35 Million dollar bridge reconstruction work on Illinois Route 171 (First Ave) to repair all bridges on the southbound Illinois Route 171 will occur, weather permitting, starting March 30, with preliminary work beginning March 23.

In order to complete the work, lanes will be reduced, weather permitting, with the following details:

  • On March 23, preliminary work will start on the northbound lanes to prepare for and accommodate northbound and southbound traffic.
  • By March 30, all traffic will be on the northbound lanes of Illinois 171.
  • All ramps on the southbound Illinois 171 will be closed to traffic during the entire duration of the project and detour routes will be posted.

The project is expected to be completed by October 31, 2015.

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. 

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu.

3/20/2015 7:40 PM

   July 4th ODOT West Side Update

West Side Update
SATURDAY UPDATE

The contractor began work at 7 AM today cleaning up and removing the damaged bridge span at Interstate 70 and 270. Meanwhile, traffic on 70 EB and WB is travelling through the construction zone at the reduced speeds of 45 miles per hour.

Since the “crossover” opened yesterday at 11:59, ODOT traffic cameras have been monitoring the traffic around the clock.

The contractor is expected to work most of the day and then be back tomorrow morning.

ODOT Construction Inspector Jason Lucas was on scene most of the day yesterday and captured video as the last piece of the bridge span was demolished. We have shared that video and other demolition pictures on our Facebook page.  

ODOT Statement attributable to Director Jerry Wray:

"ODOT and our contractor partner, Shelly and Sands, are working hard to re-open I-70 and ramps to I-270 on the west side of Columbus. We're pleased with the great progress, but there is much work still to do. As we work to replace and repair the damaged bridge, I encourage everyone to slow down, pay attention to the road and drive safe. We want everyone to make it home safe at the end of the day. I know this is a major inconvenience, but we appreciate your continued patience as we resolve this difficult situation."

TIMELINE

Wednesday, July 1

6:00 AM – Vehicle fire reported

6:30 AM – ODOT on scene

7:00 AM – I-70 EB/WB at  I-270 shut down

7:15 AM – I-270 NB/SB at I-70 shut down

7:30 AM – I-270 NB/SB mainline open, ramps still closed

9:15 AM – ODOT inspectors/engineers on scene

12:15 PM – ODOT Director Wray briefed the media

1:30 PM – Fire Department allowed ODOT to begin inspection

1:30 PM – ODOT began physically inspecting the bridge to determine extent of damage

3:00 PM – ODOT briefed area contractors

4:30 PM – Media briefing on construction timeline

5:45 PM – I-70 WB open

7:00 PM – Excavation on the “crossover” for I-70 east travel begins

10:30 PM – Media briefing by ODOT Deputy Director Ferzan Ahmed on overnight construction of the temporary road for I-70 east

Thursday, July 2

4:30 AM – Contractor still excavating and building temporary road for I-70 travel

7:00 AM – Media briefing by ODOT Deputy Director Ferzan Ahmed on overnight progress

8:00 AM – ODOT leads first tour of the damaged bridge with the media

11:45 AM – Media briefing on temporary road construction

2:00 PM – Bids opened

4:30 PM – Media briefing with ODOT and Shelly and Sands

7:00 PM – ODOT Traffic team starts installing overhead “guide” signs to help drivers

8:00 PM – Contractor starts paving the crossover

 

Friday, July 3

4:00 AM – ODOT Traffic Team completes installation of 10 overhead guide signs on 270 NB/SB and 70 EB.

6:00 AM – Some striping of the crossover begins

8:00 AM – Bridge Demo begins

10:00 AM – Contractor places “final” surface course of asphalt on the crossover.

11:55 AM – Barrels removed and crossover opens

HIGH NOON – Two lanes of 70 EB now open at 270 on the west side.

5:00 PM – Last piece of the damaged bridge span comes down

Saturday, July 4

7:00 AM – Contractor cleaning up and removing demolition debris.

7/4/2015 11:11 AM

   Eastbound nightly road closure on North at Kennedy Expy

NIGHTLY CLOSURE OF NORTH AVENUE BETWEEN ELSTON AND KENNEDY EXPRESSWAY TO TRUCK TRAFFIC ONLY FOR SEWER REPAIRS.

CLOSURE IS PERMITTED NIGHTLY FROM 7:00 PM - 6:00 AM EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THROUGH JULY 28.

DETOUR WESTBOUND NORTH AVENUE TRUCK TRAFFIC TO SOUTHBOUND HALSTED STREET, TO WESTBOUND DIVISION STREET, TO NORTHBOUND ASHLAND AVENUE, AND BACK TO WESTBOUND
NORTH AVENUE. REVERSE FOR EASTBOUND NORTH AVENUE TRUCK TRAFFIC.

7/1/2015 8:37 PM

   Lane reductions on I-94 at Touhy Avenue Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane reductions will occur along Interstate 94 (Edens Expressway) at the Touhy Avenue bridge for a bridge repainting project beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 6.

In order to complete the work, lanes will be reduced to one lane under the bridge, from approximately 3,500 feet north and south of Touhy Avenue.

The project will be complete by August 15.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu.

7/1/2015 2:58 AM

   Lane reduction along US 12 / IL 53 in Arlington Heights

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will occur along U.S. Route 12 / Illinois Route 53 (Rand Road) in Arlington Heights for a resurfacing project beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 6.

In order to complete the work, US 12 / IL 53 traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Arlington Heights Road to Lake Cook Road. Lane closures will only occur during the daytime hours.

The project will be complete by October 15.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu.

Traffic updates are available online at www.travelmidwest.com.

7/1/2015 2:08 AM

   Lake Cook Road closed for reconstruction and patching work

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane reductions and closures will occur along Lake Cook Road in the Village of Deer Park, for drainage repairs beginning weather permitting, Monday, July 6.

In order to complete the work, Lake Cook Road will be reduced to one lane with flaggers, between Ela Road and Quentin Road.

The project will be complete by the end of July.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu.

Traffic updates are available online at www.travelmidwest.com.

7/1/2015 1:55 AM

   I-80/I-294 ramp closed for resurfacing project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the ramp connecting eastbound Interstate 80 to northbound Interstate 294 will be closed for a resurfacing project beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, July 7.

In order to complete the work, the ramp will be closed for a total of seven consecutive days beginning at 12:01 a.m. July 7. A detour will be posted for motorists to use northbound Interstate 57 to the newly constructed northbound Interstate 294 interchange.

The project will be complete by July 14.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

7/1/2015 1:46 AM

   Temporary, Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled Throughout July on I-290 for Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project

Closures needed for bridge beam and sign installation for the I-290 Interchange Project  

Temporary, overnight lane closures on I-290 will be scheduled throughout July to accommodate reconstruction of the ramp carrying westbound Illinois Route 390 to eastbound I-290 and to install new roadway signage for the I-290 Interchange Project. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures.

Weather permitting, overnight work is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 1, including intermittent, full closures of westbound I-290 lasting no longer than 15 minutes, for beam installation. One lane in each direction on I-290 between Irving Park Road and Devon Avenue is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. for work to prepare for beam installation, with a second lane in both directions scheduled to close at 9 p.m., and a third westbound lane scheduled to close at 11 p.m. Intermittent, full closures will be scheduled between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on westbound I-290, as well as on the ramp from eastbound Illinois Route 390 to westbound I-290. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, ahead of the morning rush hour. 

Similar nightly overnight closures on I-290 and on the ramps from eastbound Illinois Route 390 to westbound I-290 and westbound Illinois Route 390 to eastbound I-290 are scheduled to continue during the weeks of July 6 and July 13, for beam installation. 

In addition, weather permitting, additional overnight closures on eastbound I-290 between Higgins Road and Biesterfield Road are scheduled on Monday, July 13, including intermittent, full closures lasting no longer than 15 minutes, for roadway signage installation. 

Full closures on I-290 are being scheduled overnight to minimize the impact to daily commuters. Up to 240,000 vehicles a day travel through the Illinois Route 390/I-290 area. Work on the new I-290 Interchange and detours are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County and the village of Itasca, along with local police and fire departments.

I-290 Interchange Project

As part of the EOWA Project, the Illinois Tollway is completely rebuilding the I-290 Interchange at Illinois Route 390, formerly known as the Elgin O'Hare Expressway. Currently, about 83,000 vehicles per day use ramps at the Illinois Route 390/I-290 Interchange; 127,000 vehicles per day are expected to use the new interchange ramps when it opens in 2017 – an increase of more than 53 percent. Today, about 240,000 vehicles a day travel through the Illinois Route 390/I-290 area. By 2030, that number is expected to increase to 340,000.

The I-290 Interchange Project is estimated at approximately $440 million and will include 17 ramps and 15 new bridges in the interchange area between Meacham/Medinah Road and Prospect Avenue and will create direct access with a new fly-over ramp and free-flow traffic movements to and from Illinois Route 390 in all directions. The I-290 Interchange Project also includes construction of a new Rohlwing Road Bridge and access improvements along Illinois Route 390 between Meacham Road/Medinah Road and Prospect Avenue. The new I-290 Interchange Project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.

Maps and construction project information about the EOWA Project are available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

Work Zone Safety

A 55 mph speed limit is in effect 24/7 on I-290. Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should slow down in construction zones, whether or not workers are present, watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution at all times. 

Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for drivers speeding in work zones. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. Posted signs advise drivers of a $10,000 fine and 14-year jail sentence for hitting a roadway worker.

Getting Tollway Construction Information

The Illinois Tollway has a variety of ways customers can get the latest travel information, including:

  • www.illinoistollway.com – Construction/Planning section, Tollway Trip Calculator, live roadway images and real-time roadway incident information
  • 1-800-TOLL-FYI – Daily lane closure information
  • www.travelmidwest.com – Real-time travel times
  • www.twitter.com – Real-time roadway incident information at Tollway Trip 90, Tollway Trip 88, Tollway Trip 355 and Tollway Trip 94/294

 About Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project

Considered a Project of National and Regional Significance by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the $3.4 billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project represents a fiscally responsible approach to address the area’s diverse travel needs – improving travel efficiency, providing western access to O’Hare International Airport, creating opportunities for jobs and economic development, enhancing multi-modal connections and reducing congestion. The project includes 17 miles of new roads with 15 new or improved interchanges as part of a new, all-electronic toll road that includes rehabilitating and widening Illinois Route 390, formerly known as the Elgin O’Hare Expressway, and extending it east along Thorndale Avenue to O’Hare and building a new roadway around the western border of O’Hare linking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Broadly supported by local governments, the project is the result of bipartisan consensus reached by the Elgin O’Hare Advisory Council in 2011, which brought together local communities, business, labor, public finance and regional planning and transportation experts.

 About Move Illinois

The Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, will improve mobility, relieve congestion, reduce pollution, create as many as 120,000 jobs and link economies across the Midwest region. Move Illinois will address the remaining needs of the existing Tollway system; rebuild and widen the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a state-of-the-art, 21st century corridor; construct a new interchange to connect the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-57; build a new, all-electronic Elgin O’Hare Western Access and fund planning studies for the Illinois Route 53/120 Project, Illiana Expressway and other emerging projects.

 About the Illinois Tollway

The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 286 miles of interstate tollways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80).

6/30/2015 7:07 PM

   Temporary closures for bridge repair in Cook, Lake, Will, DuPage and McHenry Counties

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane, ramp and shoulder closures will occur in Cook, Lake, Will, DuPage and McHenry Counties for 27 bridge rehabilitation projects beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 6.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures will occur in the following locations:
  • I-90 SB Right Side Locals 180 ft. north of 31st.
  • I-94 SB Left Side 320 ft. past Michigan Ave.
  • I-94 SB 130th St. Exit Ramp
  • I-94 NB North of RR Bridge @ 128th st.
  • I-94 NB @ RR Bridge
  • US 41 SB 0.5 miles south of Deerfield Rd left side
  • US 41 SB 0.75 miles south of Deerfield Rd left side
  • US 41 center Median at Lexus dealership south of Parkside Dr.
  • US 41 center median at Parkside Dr.
  • US 41 south of Applewood Ct.
  • US 41 0.1 miles south of Old Mill Rd.
  • I-290 east of Butterfield Rd.
  • I-290 EB Exit Ramp @ 2100 ft. east of Butterfield Rd right side
  • Lake St. Ramp to I-90/94 EB
  • I-90/94 EB before Division St. Exit Ramp
  • 16A) I-90/94 WB East of Kimball Ave.
  • 16B) I-90/94 WB east of Kimball Ave.
  • I-90/94 over Kimball Ave between outbound & reversible lanes
  • I-90/94 over Kimball Ave outbound lanes north.
  • I-90/94 over Kimball Ave between inbound & reversible lanes.
  • I-90/94 over Kimball Ave. outbound lanes
  • Des Planes Ave. over I-290
  • Center St. NB over I-80
  • US 20 off ramp from I-355 SB to WB of US 20 100 ft. from intersection
  • I-290 EB 0.5 miles east of Mill Rd.
  • I-290 WB Right side west of Emroy Ave.
  • IL 53 Extension ramp from EB Lake Cook to SB IL 53 Ext.
  • US 12 over Nippersink Creek

The projects, which primarily involve routine repairs to bridge barrier and noise walls, will be complete by October 9.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu.

6/30/2015 6:38 PM

   IL 3 between IL 151 and Chester

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling Illinois 3 between IL 151 and Chester, Illinois that the route is closed indefinitely today (June 18, 2015) at 2:00 p.m. due to high water created from Mississippi River flooding. Warning and detour signs are installed to inform motorists of the road closure and means to get around the closure. The road will remain closed until the flood waters recede from the area.

Motorists are advised that a marked detour route is in place. Under no conditions should motorists attempt to drive through these waters as your vehicle could be swept away from these rising waters.

NOTE: Road Closure information is available at www.dot.il.gov or by calling District 9 Communications at 618-351-5248.

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

6/18/2015 2:19 PM

   Ramp Closed for Two Weeks -- I-96 to I-275 - Wayne County, MI

I-96/M-14:

In Wayne Cty, west I-96/M-14 ramp to south I-275 will CLOSE for two weeks, 9 pm Fri-7/2/15 for repair. Detour is north I-275 to 7 Mile to south I-275.

6/18/2015 9:20 AM

   US 136 East of Fisher

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a lane reduction on US 136 between Owl Creek and the Sangamon River east of Fisher will begin June 22, 2015.

The lane closures are necessary for stage constructed bridge work to be completed on the bridges carrying US 136 over Owl Creek and the Sangamon River. These two bridges are approximately 1.5 miles apart.

The work will include bridge deck patching, joint repairs, a thin concrete overlay, and other miscellaneous bridge repairs. Traffic will be reduced to one lane on US 136 during this time and will be controlled by temporary signals on both structures. There will be a width restriction of 15 feet, 9 inches on both bridges.

The overall project has an anticipated completion date of October 15, 2015, weather permitting. The contractor for the project is Stark Excavating.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.

6/18/2015 12:04 AM

   IL 72 West of Davis Junction

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on IL 72 west of Davis Junction will begin on Monday, June 22, 2015. Martin & Company Excavating will be making repairs to the bridge carrying IL 72 over the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad. The contract will be completed by early September.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane across the railroad overpass and controlled by temporary traffic signals as the structure repairs are completed on one lane of the bridge at a time. The contractor will be making concrete deck repairs, replacing expansion joints, and placing a new wearing surface on the structure.

Motorists should be prepared to stop for the temporary traffic signals. Drivers should expect short delays and plan their trips allowing for extra time to go through the work area.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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

6/17/2015 11:59 PM

   Veterans Parkway in Bloomington

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting; work is scheduled to begin June 15, 2015 for pavement patching on Veterans Pkwy from west of Commerce Parkway to Jackson Street in Bloomington.

Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on Veterans Pkwy. Work is expected to be complete July 31, 2015.

For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.

6/11/2015 3:43 AM

   Torrence Avenue Bridge in Chicago Closing for Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that the Torrence Avenue bridge over the Grand Calumet River, approximately one mile south of 130th Street in Chicago, will be closed for emergency repairs on Friday, May 29. The closure is anticipated to last until mid-August.

Detours will be posted. Northbound traffic will be detoured east on Sibley Boulevard, north on Burnham Avenue, northwest on Brainard Avenue and west on 130th Street to reconnect with Torrence Avenue. Southbound traffic will take the reverse route. Motorists should be advised that Torrence Avenue currently is detoured north of 130th Street due to an ongoing Chicago Department of Transportation project.

Deterioration of the main truss members was discovered during a routine bridge inspection last week. Initially, IDOT posted a 15-ton weight restriction on the bridge. After additional analysis, however, IDOT chose to close the structure and expedite the repairs to the truss. Ultimately, this structure has been identified for replacement at an estimated cost of $13 million in IDOT's FY2016-21 Proposed Highway Improvement Program.

Expect delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in 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 http://goo.gl/upgvZu.

5/28/2015 3:30 PM

   Detour on Blodgett Road at I-55 for Bridge Work

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that work on the Blodgett Road over I-55 Bridge and Blodgett Road over Grant Creek Bridge near Channahon, will begin, weather permitting, Wednesday, March 18.

In order to complete the work of permanently removing the bridge over I-55 and reconstructing the bridge over Grant Creek, Blodgett Road will be closed between I-55 and Grant Creek until the project is completed at the end of September. A detour will be posted, directing Blodgett Road traffic south on I-55 to Lorenzo Road, west to Will Road, north to Blodgett Road, and to the reverse route.

In addition to the work on Blodgett Road over I-55, the bridge over Grant Creek will be reconstructed and new pavement realigning the west frontage road connection to Blodgett Road will be built. Later in the spring, nighttime lane closures will be required on I-55 for completion of the project. Full stops of traffic for up to 15 minutes between the hours of 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. will also be necessary to complete removal of the structure.

Motorists should allow extra time while the detour is in effect.  Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs for the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment in the area.

3/11/2015 1:47 PM

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