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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)
SB Stevenson Expy Medium congestion Dan Ryan Harlem Ave 26 19 9.1 miles 21 mph
I-290 Medium congestion I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange Thorndale Ave 49 36 25.0 miles 31 mph
WB I-290 Medium congestion I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange Wolf Rd 35 23 14.0 miles 23 mph
WB I-290 Medium congestion I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange Harlem Ave 29 17 8.8 miles 18 mph

Major Incidents

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

Major Incidents
Location Description Mile Marker Closure Details Status Start Time Estimated End Time Source
NEB M-43 at Oneida Rd Closed for Emergency Culvert Repair. Detour: Oneida Rd to Mt Hope Highway, to Cochran. All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 8/26/15 11:51 AM 8/28/15 2:39 PM MDOT
WB M-43 at Oneida Rd Closed for Emergency Culvert Repair. Detour: Oneida Rd to Mt Hope Highway, to Cochran. All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 8/26/15 11:51 AM 8/28/15 2:39 PM MDOT
WB IL-176 from IL-59 to Anderson Rd IL Rte 176 - between Forest Garden Rd and Anderson Rd in Wauconda is closed due to a crash. (Tue Aug 25, 2015 at 8:06 AM) All lanes closed Clearing 8/25/15 7:53 AM 8/25/15 9:42 AM Lake County

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
Ramp from NB I-39 to NB WI-73 160.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/27/15 10:00 PM to 8/28/15 5:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take Exit 163 STH 59 WB to USH 51 NB
SB I-39/90 from US-151 (-0.4 miles) to US-12 (+0.4 miles) 135.3 to 142.5 Major Right two lanes closed, up to one lanes open 8/27/15 9:00 PM to 8/28/15 6:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Janesville - Portage | USH 12/18 - STH 30 | I 39 | DANE
NB I-43/94 (North-South Fwy) from Lincoln Ave to Greenfield Ave 312.9 to 312.0 Major Right two lanes closed, one or two lanes open 8/27/15 9:30 PM to 8/28/15 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - I 43 NORTH SOUTH | HOWARD AVE - THE VALLEY BRIDGE | I 43/I 94 | MILWAUKEE
SB I-43/94 (North-South Fwy) from WI-38 (+0.1 miles) to Maple St 311.9 to 312.4 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 8/27/15 9:30 PM to 8/28/15 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - I 43 NORTH SOUTH | HOWARD AVE - THE VALLEY BRIDGE | I 43/I 94 | MILWAUKEE
Ramp from SWB I-43 to NEB WI-67 25.7 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 8/27/15 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily until 8/28/15 WisDOT Construction - I 43 | New Signal, I 43 & STH 67 | STH 67 | WALWORTH
Ramp from SB IL-171 to NB I-55 282.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/15 7:00 AM to 10/31/15 11:59 PM IDOT ***Long Term Closure***
Ramp from SB IL-171 to SB I-55 281.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/15 8:00 AM to 10/31/15 6:00 PM IDOT ***Long Term Closure***
Ramp from SB IL-59 to EB I-90 59.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 9/18/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Entrance Ramp Closed; *** Long Term Closure ***
Ramp from NB IL-59 to EB I-90 60.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 9/18/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Entrance Ramp Closed; *** Long Term Closure ***
WB I-90 (Indiana Toll Road) from Taylor Rd (+0.2 miles) to Buchanan St (-0.3 miles) 16.0 to 14.0 Major Left two lanes closed, up to one lanes open 8/27/15 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Indiana Toll Road Joint Inspection
Ramp from NB IL-25 to WB I-90 56.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 9/4/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Entrance Ramp Closed; *** 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 ***
EB I-94 from Springdale Rd (+0.1 miles) to Moorland Rd 296.4 to 300.6 Major Left two lanes closed, one or two lanes open 8/27/15 9:00 PM to 8/28/15 5:00 PM daily until 8/29/15 WisDOT Maintenance - Repair bridge approaches
EB I-94 from WI-181 to 76th St 305.3 to 305.8 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 8/27/15 9:30 PM to 8/28/15 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - ZOO IC, ZOO INTERCHANGE PHASE 1 | LINCOLN - BLUEMOUND, 121ST - 70TH | USH 45 | MILWAUKEE
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.
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 WB I-94 to NB WI-100 303.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/1/15 12:00 AM to 11/30/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 to the 84th St Exit, 84th St North to Bluemound, Bluemound West to HWY 100 OR Take I-94 to the Moorland Exit, Moorland North to Bluemound, Bluemound East to HWY 100.
Ramp from WB I-94 to SEB WI-100 303.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/1/15 12:00 AM to 11/28/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take the 84th St exit North to Bluemound, Bluemound West to HWY 100. OR Take the US45 North Ramp North to the Watertown Plank Exit, Watertown Plank West to HWY 100. OR Take the Moorland exit to Bluemound or Greenfield, Bluemound or
Ramp from WB I-94 to SEB WI-100 303.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/1/15 12:00 AM to 11/30/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 to the 84th St Exit, 84th St South to Greenfield, Greenfield West to HWY 100 OR Take I-94 to the Moorland Exit, Moorland South to Greenfield, Greenfield East to HWY 100.
Ramp from EB I-190 to NB Mannheim Rd 1.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/20/15 12:00 AM to 11/25/15 11:59 PM IDOT Detour posted ***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***
NWB I-794 (Lake Pky) from Lincoln Memorial Dr (-0.1 miles) to Harbor Dr 11.3 to 13.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/27/15 10:00 PM to 8/28/15 5:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Detour Carferry to Becher St. to I-43 NB to 794.
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.
EB US-6 at 400th St (IL-84) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 10/6/15 11:59 PM IDOT Resurfacing; US 6 traffic will be detoured onto I-280 and IL 84 traffic will be detoured on Cleveland Road and I-80. Be alert for detour signing and workers.
EB US-6 from 108th Ave to 104th Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/19/15 7:00 AM to 8/29/15 7:00 AM IDOT RR Crossing Improvements; Detour posted. Westbound traffic will use 104th Avenue, 167th Street, and 108th Avenue to reconnect with 159th Street. Eastbound traffic will follow the reverse route.
WB US-6 from 104th Ave to 108th Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/19/15 7:00 AM to 8/29/15 7:00 AM IDOT RR Crossing Improvements; Detour posted. Westbound traffic will use 104th Avenue, 167th Street, and 108th Avenue to reconnect with 159th Street. Eastbound traffic will follow the reverse route.
WB US-6 at 400th St (IL-84) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 10/6/15 11:59 PM IDOT Resurfacing; US 6 traffic will be detoured onto I-280 and IL 84 traffic will be detoured on Cleveland Road and I-80. Be alert for detour signing and workers.
Ramp from EB US-12 to SB US-151 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/27/15 10:00 PM to 8/28/15 5:00 AM daily until 8/29/15 WisDOT Construction - Detour: Use EB US 12 to Todd Dr off ramp. Take Todd Dr to WB US 12 on ramp. Use WB US 12 to SB US 151 exit.
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
WB US-18 from Calhoun Rd to Woelfel Rd Major Various lanes closed 7/20/15 6:00 AM to 9/25/15 4:00 PM WisDOT Permit - auxiliary lane and adjacent lane closed
Ramp from EB US-20 to NB US-31 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 11/30/15 11:59 PM InDOT Replace Bypass Bridge; Traffic will be detoured around the ramp closures by utilizing the interchanges at the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and Nimtz Road and the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and State Road 2.
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.
EB US-30 from Il-59 to Renwick Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/8/15 8:00 AM to 11/20/15 5:00 PM IDOT Detour posted; Limited access for local residences and commercial properties will be allowed. Watch for flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
WB US-30 from Renwick Rd to Il-59 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/8/15 8:00 AM to 11/20/15 5:00 PM IDOT Detour posted; Limited access for local residences and commercial properties will be allowed. Watch for flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
NB US-31 at Ireland Rd (-0.3 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 11/30/15 11:59 PM InDOT Replace Bypass Bridge; Traffic will be detoured around the ramp closures by utilizing the interchanges at the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and Nimtz Road and the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and State Road 2.
Ramp from NB US-31 to WB US-20 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 11/30/15 11:59 PM InDOT Replace Bypass Bridge; Traffic will be detoured around the ramp closures by utilizing the interchanges at the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and Nimtz Road and the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and State Road 2.
SB US-31 at Ireland Rd (+0.3 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 11/30/15 11:59 PM InDOT Replace Bypass Bridge; Traffic will be detoured around the ramp closures by utilizing the interchanges at the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and Nimtz Road and the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and State Road 2.
EB US-34 at 1st St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/17/15 7:00 AM to 8/28/15 11:59 PM IDOT At Railroad Crossing
WB US-34 at 1st St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/17/15 7:00 AM to 8/28/15 11:59 PM IDOT At Railroad Crossing
NB US-45 from Underwood Pky to Burleigh St Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 8/28/15 2:00 AM to 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Zoo Ic, Ped Bridge Over Ush 45 | At Wauwatosa West Hs | Ush 45 Milwaukee County | MILWAUKEE
NWB US-51 at Van Buren St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/14/15 7:00 AM to 9/4/15 12:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: No detour-traffic will be routed onto southbound lanes
Ramp from EB WI-16 to SWB US-151 Major All lanes closed 7/17/15 9:00 PM to 10/23/15 7:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 16/60 to USH 151 NB to STH 73 N to USH 151 SB
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 11/25/15 11:59 PM IDOT Follow marked detour. Road closed no permits effective June 22 through 11/25/2015
NEB IN-2 from County Road 100 S to County Road 275 W Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/13/15 7:00 AM to 9/4/15 11:59 PM InDOT Bridge Rehabilitation; State road detours must be along state-maintained roadways only. Drivers travelling south on State Road 2 will be detoured east on U.S. 30, south on State Road 49, west on State Road 8, and back to State Road 2. Drivers travelling north on State Road 2 will be detoured east on State Road 8, north on State Road 49, west on U.S. 30, and back to State Road 2.
SWB IN-2 from County Road 275 W to County Road 100 S Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/13/15 7:00 AM to 9/4/15 11:59 PM InDOT Bridge Rehabilitation; State road detours must be along state-maintained roadways only. Drivers travelling south on State Road 2 will be detoured east on U.S. 30, south on State Road 49, west on State Road 8, and back to State Road 2. Drivers travelling north on State Road 2 will be detoured east on State Road 8, north on State Road 49, west on U.S. 30, and back to State Road 2.
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 11/25/15 11:59 PM IDOT Follow marked detour. Road closed no permits effective June 22 through 11/25/2015
EB WI-16 from CR-JK (-0.1 miles) to CR-JK (+0.3 miles) Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 8/27/15 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily until 8/28/15 WisDOT Construction - OCONOMOWOC - WAUKESHA | STH 67 - I 94 | STH 16 | WAUKESHA
WB WI-16 from CR-JK (-0.3 miles) to CR-JK (+0.3 miles) Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 8/28/15 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM WisDOT Construction - OCONOMOWOC - WAUKESHA | STH 67 - I 94 | STH 16 | WAUKESHA
WB WI-20 from Commerce Dr to Renaissance Blvd Major All lanes and shoulders open 8/3/15 12:00 AM to 11/13/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - WASHINGTON AVE, VILLAGE STURTEVANT | CTH H - 90TH ST | STH 20 | RACINE
NEB IN-23 at Tyler St (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/17/15 7:00 AM to 11/15/15 11:59 PM InDOT Replacing the bridge deck over Pine Creek.
SWB IN-23 at Tyler St (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/17/15 7:00 AM to 11/15/15 11:59 PM InDOT Replacing the bridge deck over Pine Creek.
NB WI-38 from Layton Ave to Howard Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 7/7/15 12:00 AM to 9/15/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - S Howell Ave | Layton Ave - Howard Ave | Sth 38 | MILWAUKEE
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.
EB WI-59 from WI-164 to Sulton St Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 8/24/15 7:00 AM to 8/28/15 5:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Les Paul Parkway Water Main - Phase 1 (E. Broadway Ave. to Arcadian Ave.
EB WI-59 at Calhoun Rd Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 8/27/15 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily until 8/31/15 WisDOT Construction - Zoo IC, 2015 TMP Projects | Various Locations, Mke And Wauk Co | IH 94 Milwaukee And Waukesha Counties | MILWAUKEE
WB WI-59 at Calhoun Rd Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 8/27/15 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily until 8/31/15 WisDOT Construction - Zoo IC, 2015 TMP Projects | Various Locations, Mke And Wauk Co | IH 94 Milwaukee And Waukesha Counties | MILWAUKEE
WB WI-59 from Sulton St to WI-164 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 8/25/15 7:00 AM to 8/31/15 5:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Les Paul Parkway Water Main - Phase 1 (E. Broadway Ave. to Arcadian Ave.)
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 7/26/15 12:00 AM to 8/29/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: IH 39/90 NB to USH 12/18 EB to STH 73 NB
NB WI-73 from WI-106 to US-12 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/28/15 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
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 7/26/15 12:00 AM to 8/29/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: USH 12/18 WB to IH 39/90 SB to STH 73
NB WI-100 at Burleigh St Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 8/28/15 6:00 AM to 9/25/15 4:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Left lane closed
NB WI-181 from Donges Bay Rd to Knightsbridge Dr Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 8/27/15 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily until 10/1/15 WisDOT Construction - Construct new sanitary sewer main and laterals in DOT right of way.
SB WI-181 from Knightsbridge Dr to Donges Bay Rd Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 8/27/15 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily until 10/1/15 WisDOT Construction - Construction of new sanitary sewer mains and the laterals in DOT right of way.
NB WI-241 from Forest Hill Ave to Minnesota Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/20/15 12:00 AM to 9/12/15 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 9/12/15 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 9/12/15 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 9/12/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - 27th St, City Franklin/Oak Creek | W Drexel Ave - College Ave (Cth Zz) | Sth 241 | MILWAUKEE
Ramp from NB Arlington Heights Rd to EB I-90 70.7 to 70.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/24/15 7:00 PM to 10/31/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy Widening and Reconst; *** Long Term Closure ***
Ramp from NB Chicago Skwy to NB Dan Ryan Express 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 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***
NB Harlem Ave (IL-43) at Stanley Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/27/15 7:00 AM to 9/4/15 11:59 PM IDOT RR Repairs: A detour will be posted. Southbound traffic will use Cermak Road, First Avenue (Illinois 171) and Ogden Avenue to reconnect with Harlem Avenue. Northbound traffic will follow the reverse route.
SB Harlem Ave (IL-43) at Stanley Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/27/15 7:00 AM to 9/4/15 11:59 PM IDOT RR Repairs: A detour will be posted. Southbound traffic will use Cermak Road, First Avenue (Illinois 171) and Ogden Avenue to reconnect with Harlem Avenue. Northbound traffic will follow the reverse route.
Ramp from EB Kennedy Local to EB I-290 51.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/19/15 12:00 AM to 8/31/15 11:59 PM IDOT Detour to EB I-90/94 to EB Roosevelt to NB Jefferson to EB Harrison to NB Wells to EB Congress Parkway; 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
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

Announcements

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   Weekend Closures for Jane Byrne Flyover Work Start Aug. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that several lane closures on the expressway system surrounding the Jane Byrne Interchange in Chicago have been scheduled for four weekends starting Aug. 21.
 
The closures are necessary for the installation of steel beams that will support the deck of the new flyover bridge linking the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (westbound Interstate 90/94) to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (westbound Interstate 290). Construction started in 2014, with lane closures put into effect in March.
 
The bridge, part of the larger Jane Byrne Interchange overhaul, will consist of six steel beams stretching across 12 piers. During the weekend closures, the beams will be placed for the portion of the bridge that arches over the Dan Ryan, Kennedy and the Eisenhower expressways.
 
The weekends were selected after coordinating with the City of Chicago to minimize the impact to special events and festivals. The city will remain open for business and visitors should not change their plans. But the public is advised to anticipate longer travel times if they are driving in this area during the weekends the closures are scheduled, especially during the overnight hours. The use of public transportation is encouraged.
 
To allow for the installation of the beams the first two weekends, the inbound Kennedy Expressway (eastbound I-90/94) ramp to inbound Congress Parkway will close the evening of Aug. 19 until the morning of Aug. 31. A detour route will be posted utilizing the Roosevelt Road exit, Jefferson Street, Harrison Street and Wells Street to connect with Congress Parkway.
 
The remaining closures and the impacts to traffic:
 
Aug. 21-23 and Aug. 28-30

  • Inbound Congress Parkway (eastbound I-290) at the Byrne Interchange will close at 10 p.m. both Fridays. Traffic can still access the I-90/94 exit ramps.

A detour will direct traffic to the outbound Dan Ryan’s Roosevelt Road exit, Jefferson Street, Harrison Street and Wells Street to connect with Congress Parkway.

  • Outbound Eisenhower (I-290) at the Byrne Interchange will close by 5 a.m. both Saturdays. Traffic can still access the I-90/94 exit ramps.

A detour will direct traffic to Wells Street, Harrison Street, Jefferson Street, Van Buren Street and Ashland Avenue to connect with the Eisenhower. Lower Wacker Drive also will follow this same detour.

  • Both directions of the Kennedy and Dan Ryan (I-90/94) between Ohio Street and 18th Street will be reduced to one lane at 8 p.m. Saturday, with all lanes closed for 15-minute intervals between 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. All lanes will be reopened by 10 a.m. Sunday.

A recommended detour will direct traffic in both directions to the outbound Eisenhower’s Ashland Avenue exit and entrance ramps to access the Kennedy and Dan Ryan again from the inbound Eisenhower.

  • All lanes on Congress Parkway will reopen and the previous traffic configuration restored by 5 a.m. Monday.

 
Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 16-18

  • Outbound Eisenhower at the Byrne Interchange will close at 10 p.m. both Fridays. Traffic can still access the I-90/94 exit ramps.

A detour will direct traffic to Wells Street, Harrison Street, Jefferson Street, Van Buren Street and Ashland Avenue to connect with the Eisenhower.
 

  • Inbound Kennedy (eastbound I-90/94) between Ohio Street and the Eisenhower will be reduced to one lane at 8 p.m. both Saturdays, with all lanes closed for 15-minute intervals between 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. All inbound lanes will be reopened by 8 a.m. both Sundays.

A recommended detour will direct traffic to the outbound Eisenhower’s Ashland Avenue exit and entrance ramps to access the Dan Ryan from the inbound Eisenhower.
 

  • All lanes on Congress Parkway will reopen and the previous traffic configuration restored by 5 a.m. Monday.

Dynamic Message Signs and traffic control aides with the city’s Office of Emergency Management & Communications will be throughout the area during these weekends to help maintain the flow of traffic.
 
Motorists merely traveling through the region and seeking to avoid the work zone are advised to use Interstate 80, Interstate 39, Interstate 294 (Tri-State Tollway), Interstate 355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) and Lake Shore Drive.
 
All of the scheduled closures are weather dependent. They will be rescheduled for other weekends if the work cannot proceed due to unfavorable conditions.
 
The new flyover will replace an existing single-lane, winding ramp with a two-lane ramp and bridge that begins just south of Roosevelt Road and arches over Harrison Street, the rest of the Jane Byrne Interchange and Halsted Street before connecting to the outbound Eisenhower near Morgan Street. From ramp to ramp, the entire structure will be about one mile in length.
 
When it is complete next summer, the flyover will improve efficiency, traffic flow and safety for the approximately 400,000 motorists that drive through the Jane Byrne Interchange each day.
 
The overall Jane Byrne Interchange project will relieve congestion at one of the country’s worst bottlenecks. The interchange where the Dan Ryan, Eisenhower and Kennedy expressways and Congress Parkway meet was built in the 1950s and 1960s and has long outlived its original design.
 
Please visit www.circleinterchange.org for detailed closure information, other ongoing impacts to traffic and background information about the project, including a streaming high-resolution view of the work zone.
 
For regular updates on this and other projects, follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.  

8/21/2015 6:26 PM

   Kennedy (I-90/94) to Congress Ramp Closes Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today is reminding motorists that the inbound Kennedy Expressway (eastbound Interstate 90/94) ramp to inbound Congress Parkway will be closing, weather permitting, at 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, until the morning of Monday, Aug. 31. The work is part of the ongoing overhaul of the Jane Byrne Interchange.

A detour route will be posted directing inbound Kennedy traffic to the Roosevelt Road exit, Jefferson Street, Harrison Street and Wells Street to connect with Congress Parkway.

While the ramp is closed, it will be used over the next two weekends to stage the equipment and materials needed for the installation of steel beams that will support the deck of the new flyover bridge linking the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (westbound Interstate 90/94) to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (westbound Interstate 290).

Installing the beams will require a total of four weekends of lane closures, starting this Friday, Aug. 21. The other weekends are Aug. 28-30, Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 16-18. During the first two weekends, both directions of Congress Parkway at the Byrne Interchange will be closed, though traffic can still access the I-90/94 ramps. Both the Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways will be reduced to one lane during the overnight hours Saturday into Sunday morning, with intermittent full stops on all lanes.

Please visit www.circleinterchange.org for detailed closure information, other ongoing impacts to traffic and background information about the project, including a streaming high-resolution view of the work zone.

The weekends were selected after coordinating with the City of Chicago to minimize the impact to special events and festivals. The city will remain open for business and visitors should not change their plans. But the public is advised to anticipate longer travel times if they are driving in this area during the weekends the closures are scheduled, especially during the overnight hours. The use of public transportation is encouraged.

Separately, also as part of the Jane Byrne project, IDOT is planning overnight ramp closures during the overnight hours of Thursday, Aug 20, and Friday, Aug. 21, for the removal of the beams on the old Halsted Street bridge over the Eisenhower Expressway.

Starting at 1 a.m. Thursday, the inbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan will be closed until 5 a.m. Traffic will be directed to the outbound Kennedy and the Augusta Boulevard entrance and exit ramps to access the outbound Dan Ryan. There also will be intermittent stops of no longer than 15 minutes on the ramp from the inbound Eisenhower to the outbound Kennedy during this same timeframe.

Starting at 1 a.m. Friday, the inbound Kennedy ramp to the outbound Eisenhower will be closed until 5 a.m. Traffic will be directed to continue on the Dan Ryan and the 18th Street exit and entrance ramps to access the outbound Eisenhower.

Motorists can continue to 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.

The Regional Transportation Authority reminds residents to visit the RTA Trip Planner, www.rtachicago.org, to find alternate means of travel using the region’s public transportation system.  The Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace provide more than two million passenger trips each day and the region’s robust system can help drivers avoid the delays that may occur due to this road construction.

For regular updates on this and other projects, follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.   

8/18/2015 3:24 PM

   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

   I-270 from St. Thomas Road to the Mississippi River

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announces that beginning tonight, lane restrictions will occur on I-270 from St. Thomas Road to the Chain of Rocks Mississippi River Bridge.  Work on this project will be done at night between the hours of 6:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning.  These lane restrictions are necessary to perform pavement patching and resurfacing.  This work is expected to be completed by November 15, 2015, weather permitting.
 
Delays are expected.  The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.
 
The contractor on this project is Keeley & Sons of E. St. Louis, IL.  If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact John Scheibal, Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, at (618) 346-3353.

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

8/26/2015 4:36 PM

   Ramp from SB I-35E to EB I-94/SB US-52 Closes Aug. 26

Update: Ramp from southbound Interstate 35E to eastbound Interstate 94/southbound Highway 52 closes Aug. 26

Ramp remains closed until early November


Motorists will experience delays and a detour on southbound Interstate 35E in St. Paul as the ramp to eastbound Interstate 94/southbound Highway 52 closes at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26.

During the closure, southbound I-35E motorists will be detoured to eastbound Highway 36 (the ramp from southbound I-35E to eastbound Highway 36 will be reopened) and southbound I-694 to access eastbound I-94. To access southbound Highway 52, motorists will be directed to continue south on I-694 to southbound I-494 and then to Highway 52.

The ramp will remain closed until early November as construction crews widen the deck of the ramp. The new, widened ramp will have an additional lane, allowing for one dedicated lane from southbound I-35E to eastbound I-94 and one dedicated lane to southbound Highway 52.

The ramp closure, previously anticipated to begin Aug. 25, was delayed due to a delay in opening the southbound I-35E to eastbound Highway 36 ramp, which is part of the detour route. The ramp closure start date is weather permitting and may again be rescheduled in the case of poor weather conditions.

The work is part of the I-35E Cayuga project, which aims to reconstruct I-35E between University Avenue and Maryland Avenue, including replacement of the Cayuga Bridge, the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge and the railroad bridges along I-35E. Read more about the Cayuga project by visiting

www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/35estpaul/cayuga.html

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

8/18/2015 9:29 AM

   Crews Test I-65 Northbound Bridge Repairs

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. – Specialized crews working for Walsh Construction Company have been on site this week testing the solution for bridge pier settlement where I-65 northbound crosses Wildcat Creek.

Structural engineers with the Indiana Department of Transportation reviewed preliminary designs over the weekend, and continue to review new information from engineering subcontractors. Specialized geotechnical construction crews mobilized on site Sunday evening, and began installing a test micropile near the pier on Monday.

Walsh plans to install steel casings, grout and high-strength, small-diameter micropiles through the footers of the existing pier and deep into the soil. The process involves drilling steel casings through the water-tight soils, injecting grout to fill and densify the sandy soils below, and then installing the micropiles.

Test pile installation is expected to be completed today, then the grout must cure for three days. Crews will test how the micropile distributes load to the adjacent soils before finalizing the designs to repair the bridge.

Micropiles have been used effectively to stabilize other bridge piers around the country. Walsh estimates the repairs will be completed and I-65 northbound reopened between Lebanon and Lafayette by mid-September.

In addition, Walsh and Purdue University have installed a variety of sensors to ensure safety for traffic using the southbound bridge and monitor any movement on the northbound bridge.

What happened

INDOT awarded an $82.8 million design-build contract in January to Walsh Construction Company of Crown Point to widen and rehabilitate I-65 from State Road 38 to State Road 25 in Lafayette. Construction crews drove steel piles into nearby soils to widen the existing piers and sheet piling to work below the Wildcat Creek waterline.

The piles pierced the water-tight soils to a sandy layer with water under pressure. Sand and/or water percolated up from beneath the bridge pier, causing it to tilt. Structural engineers monitoring the riverbank pier noticed the pier settling and tilting, and ordered the bridge closed on Aug. 7 in the interests of safety.

Detour

I-65 northbound merges to one lane and is diverted onto U.S. 52 at Exit 141 north of Lebanon. The northbound lanes are closed to all traffic between U.S. 52 and State Road 25 (Exit 175). The I-65 southbound lanes remain open within the work zone, INDOT urges drivers to allow extra following distance and stay alert.

The detour over U.S. 52, State Road 28 and U.S. 231 maximizes use of four-lane roads and minimizes traffic signals. To improve traffic flow on the detour, INDOT:

  • Activated temporary signals on Sunday at the State Road 28 intersections with U.S. 52 and U.S. 231 in Tippecanoe County,
  • Removed the stop sign for U.S. 231 traffic on Tuesday at State Road 18 in White County,
  • Installed signage and arrow boards to clearly mark the detour,
  • Posted on dynamic message signs as far south as the Louisville metro area,
  • Suspended construction where the detour rejoins I-65 in White County, and
  • Continues to monitor traffic flow and adjust U.S. 231 signal timings.

The measures listed above have greatly improved traffic flow since the initial closure, and the detour now adds about 9 miles and 25 minutes to northbound I-65. INDOT thanks the motoring public for their continued patience.

While construction continues on many state highways in the area, INDOT has pulled back barrels and barricades to the greatest extent possible on three other routes that maximize four-lane highways:

  •  I-74 west to I-57 north in Illinois
  •  I-74 west to State Road 63 north to U.S. 41 north to U.S. 24 east
  •  Keystone Parkway north to U.S. 31 north to U.S. 35 north to U.S. 24 west

Daily round-trip rail service also is available between Indianapolis and Chicago with stops in Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer and Dyer. Tickets are available at Amtrak.com, 800-USA-RAIL and other sales channels, including Amtrak mobile apps, and are subject to discounts and rewards programs.

Stay updated

There are several ways that drivers can stay updated on the closure:
 

8/14/2015 2:04 PM

   Eastbound Frontage Road Ramp Closure Near Irving Park Road in Schaumburg Scheduled for Illinois Route 390 Work

Temporary closure and detour needed for bridge construction

The ramp carrying traffic from the eastbound frontage road onto eastbound Illinois Route 390 near Irving Park Road in Schaumburg is scheduled to close for about two months for bridge construction work as part of the Illinois Route 390 Project. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closure and detour.

Weather permitting, on Monday, August 17, the ramp is scheduled to close and a signed detour will be put in place directing traffic to continue along the eastbound frontage road and enter Illinois Route 390 east of Wright Boulevard.

The ramp closure is needed to accommodate reconstruction of the Illinois Route 390 bridge carrying traffic over Rodenburg Road. Bridge work is scheduled to be complete in October.

The Illinois Tollway is coordinating the ramp and roadway construction with the village of Schaumburg and Illinois Department of Transportation.

Construction information about the Illinois Route 390 Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

Work Zone Safety

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.

8/13/2015 12:26 PM

   Work to Reconstruct Eastbound Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Between Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and River Road to Begin This Weekend

Eastbound traffic shifts scheduled to continue through fall to complete work this year

Traffic shifts on the eastbound Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) between the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and River Road are scheduled to begin this weekend and continue through the fall for roadway reconstruction. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to new traffic patterns with work scheduled to be complete this year.

Removal and full reconstruction of the eastbound lanes between I-294 and River Road will allow the Tollway to replace old, worn-out pavement with new roadway to better serve customers. The project will also include painting the bridge carrying I-294 traffic over I-90. The westbound lanes in the segment between the Kennedy Expressway and I-294 were rebuilt in 2014.

Due to space limitations on I-90 between the southbound exit to I-294 and River Road, several phases of traffic shifts will be needed in this area continuing through the fall in order to reconstruct the roadway one lane at a time under the bridge carrying I-294 over I-90.

Weather permitting, beginning Saturday, August 15, the first traffic shift will be put in place with overnight eastbound lane closures scheduled between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. on Sunday, August 16. When complete, the first stage will have two eastbound lanes shifted to the left and the right lane shifted onto the right shoulder for traffic continuing eastbound on I-90 or exiting to northbound I-294.