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Travel Time Watch Zones

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

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Travel Time Watch Zones
Roadway Congestion From To Travel Time (minutes) Average Travel Time (minutes) Distance (miles) Speed (mph)
NB I-57 Medium congestion I-80 (via I-57) I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange 52 36 25.8 miles 29 mph
WB Kennedy Expy Light congestion I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange IL-43 (Harlem Ave) 19 13 11.9 miles 38 mph
NB Bishop Ford Fwy Medium congestion I-80 (via Bishop Ford) I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Dan Ryan) 47 30 23.1 miles 30 mph
NB Bishop Ford Fwy Medium congestion I-80 Stony Island Ext 22 13 9.6 miles 26 mph
NB Bishop Ford Fwy Medium congestion I-80 Dan Ryan 30 16 12.0 miles 25 mph
SB Stevenson Expy Heavy congestion Dan Ryan I-294 138 19 15.6 miles 7 mph
SB Stevenson Expy Heavy congestion Dan Ryan Harlem Ave 82 11 9.1 miles 7 mph
SB Stevenson Expy Heavy congestion Dan Ryan I-355 147 29 24.0 miles 10 mph
EB I-290 Medium congestion Wolf Rd I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange 29 18 14.0 miles 29 mph
I-290 Medium congestion Thorndale Ave I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange 44 32 25.5 miles 34 mph
NB I-39/I-90 Light congestion Illinois State Line WI-26/Milton Av 26 18 16.3 miles 38 mph
SB I-39/I-90 Medium congestion WI-26/Milton Av Illinois State Line 31 19 16.3 miles 32 mph
WB I-290 Light congestion I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange Wolf Rd 20 15 14.0 miles 41 mph
WB I-290 Light congestion I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange Harlem Ave 13 9 8.8 miles 39 mph
EB I-90 Light congestion Elgin Plaza Schaumburg/IL-53 21 15 14.1 miles 39 mph
EB I-90 Medium congestion Elgin Plaza O'Hare Area 43 26 24.5 miles 34 mph
EB I-90 Medium congestion Schaumburg/IL-53 O'Hare Area 22 11 10.3 miles 29 mph
NB Stevenson Expy Heavy congestion I-355 Dan Ryan 130 34 24.4 miles 11 mph
NB I-55 Medium congestion I-355 I-294 18 12 8.9 miles 27 mph
NB Stevenson Expy Heavy congestion I-294 Kedzie Ave 84 18 12.6 miles 8 mph
NB Stevenson Expy Heavy congestion I-294 Cicero Ave 63 15 10.7 miles 9 mph
NB Stevenson Expy Heavy congestion IL-43 (Harlem Ave) Dan Ryan 70 15 9.2 miles 8 mph
NB Stevenson Expy Heavy congestion I-294 Dan Ryan 112 23 16.1 miles 8 mph
NB Stevenson Expy Heavy congestion I-294 King Dr 124 25 17.9 miles 8 mph
NB I-57 Medium congestion I-80 Dan Ryan 35 18 14.3 miles 24 mph
NB I-57 Medium congestion I-80 111th St 24 13 10.9 miles 27 mph
EB Kennedy Expy Light congestion Montrose Ave I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange 13 9 8.2 miles 40 mph

Major Incidents

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

There are no major incidents in the Travel Midwest region.

Major Construction

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

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
NB I-39 at IL-38 99.7 Major Various lanes closed 5/4/15 7:00 AM to 6/1/15 11:59 PM IDOT Ramp Lanes will be narrowed. Occasional lane closures on I-39 and on IL-38. Thre ramp from IL-38 to southbound I-39 will be closed to all traffic. Follow marked detour.
NB I-39/90/94 from CR-J (-0.1 miles) to Kent Rd 115.7 to 114.3 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/28/15 12:00 AM to 5/22/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Madison - Portage | Rowan Creek Bridges | I 39 | COLUMBIA
SB I-39/90/94 from Black Rd (+0.4 miles) to CR-J (-0.2 miles) 113.9 to 115.5 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/28/15 12:00 AM to 5/22/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Madison - Portage | Rowan Creek Bridges | I 39 | COLUMBIA
SB I-39 at IL-38 99.5 Major Various lanes closed 5/4/15 7:00 AM to 6/1/15 11:59 PM IDOT Ramp Lanes will be narrowed. Occasional lane closures on I-39 and on IL-38. Thre ramp from IL-38 to southbound I-39 will be closed to all traffic. Follow marked detour.
Ramp from EB IL-38 to SB I-39 99.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/4/15 7:00 AM to 6/1/15 11:59 PM IDOT Ramp Lanes will be narrowed. Occasional lane closures on I-39 and on IL-38. Thre ramp from IL-38 to southbound I-39 will be closed to all traffic. Follow marked detour.
Ramp from I-80/I-94 to WB I-90 15.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/18/15 8:00 AM to 6/29/15 11:59 PM Indiana Toll Road Lake Station entrance ramp closed for Bridge Demo/Rebuild for 13 weeks ***Long Term Closure***
EB I-88 (Ronald Reagan Memorial Hwy) at Whitney Rd 63.1 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/27/15 7:00 AM to 5/31/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Bridge repairs include pavement patching, replacing bridge joints and repairing beams and girders
WB I-88 (Ronald Reagan Memorial Hwy) at Whitney Rd 63.1 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/27/15 7:00 AM to 5/31/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Bridge repairs include pavement patching, replacing bridge joints and repairing beams and girders
EB I-90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) from IL-23 (+0.1 miles) to Getty Rd (+0.3 miles) 36.2 to 37.8 Major Right two lanes closed, up to two lanes open 5/5/15 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy Widening and Reconst
EB I-90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) from Getty Rd (+0.3 miles) to Getty Rd (+1.3 miles) 37.8 to 38.8 Major Right two lanes closed, up to two lanes open 5/5/15 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy Widening and Reconst
WB I-90 (Indiana Toll Road) from Taylor Rd (+0.2 miles) to Bridge St (-0.3 miles) 16.0 to 13.0 Major Right two lanes closed, up to one lanes open 5/5/15 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Indiana Toll Road Joint Repair
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 All lanes and shoulders closed 3/20/15 12:00 AM to 7/2/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Use I-94 EB (SB) to County K to West Frontage Road to WIS 20; *** Long Term Closure ***
Ramp from SEB WI-100 to EB I-94 323.1 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/23/15 12:00 AM to 5/9/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take HWY 100 South to Greenfield to I-894/US45 North to 94 East. OR Take HWY 100 North to Watertown Plank to Glenview to I-94 East
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 EB IL-132 to WB I-94 8.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/27/15 7:00 AM to 5/19/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Entrance Ramp Closed; *** Long Term Closure ***
Ramp from WB I-94 to NB US-45 304.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/5/15 11:00 PM to 5/6/15 4:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take 68th st to 76th st to Bluemound to Glenview to Watertown Plank Rd to the US45 North Ramp. OR Take the HWY 100 exit to HWY100 to North Ave to the US45 North ramp
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 EB 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 Carferry Dr to Harbor Dr 11.1 to 13.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/5/15 10:00 PM to 5/6/15 5:00 AM daily until 5/9/15 WisDOT Construction - Detour: Detour 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-12 from Fish Hatchery Rd to Agriculture Dr (+0.3 miles) Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 5/5/15 8:00 PM to 5/6/15 5:00 AM daily until 5/31/15 WisDOT Construction - CITY MADISON, S MADISON BELTLINE | TODD DR - I 39/90 | USH 12 | DANE
Ramp from NWB US-12 to WB WI-50 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/10/15 12:00 AM to 7/15/15 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
WB US-12 from Monona Dr (+0.7 miles) to Fish Hatchery Rd Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 5/5/15 8:00 PM to 5/6/15 5:00 AM daily until 5/31/15 WisDOT Construction - CITY MADISON, S MADISON BELTLINE | TODD DR - I 39/90 | USH 12 | DANE
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.
Ramp from SB WI-73 to NEB US-151 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/20/15 7:00 AM to 5/11/15 5:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: SB STH 73 to use STH 73 - USH 151 Interchange North of Columbus to access USH 151 NB.
Ramp from SB WI-73 to NEB US-151 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/20/15 7:00 AM to 5/11/15 5:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Follow STH 73 north through Columbus to STH 73 - USH 151 Interchange north of Columbus.
Ramp from SB US-151 to EB I-90/SB I-39 136.2 Major Various lanes closed 5/5/15 7:00 PM to 5/6/15 6:00 AM daily until 5/22/15 WisDOT Construction - Detour: USH 151S, Exit 97B N/W IH39/90/94, Exit 132 USH 51S, On Ramp S/E IH 39/90/94
Ramp from SWB US-151 to SB WI-73 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/20/15 7:00 AM to 5/11/15 5:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Use Exit 118 and follow STH 16/60 East to STH 73.
EB WI-16 from Brown St (-0.5 miles) to Sawyer Rd Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 3/16/15 12:00 AM to 6/26/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - OCONOMOWOC - WAUKESHA | STH 67 - I 94 | STH 16 | WAUKESHA
WB WI-16 from Sawyer Rd (-0.2 miles) to Brown St (+0.5 miles) Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 3/16/15 12:00 AM to 6/26/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - OCONOMOWOC - WAUKESHA | STH 67 - I 94 | STH 16 | WAUKESHA
EB IL-19 at e/o York Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/23/15 1:00 AM to 7/24/15 11:59 PM IDOT Detour info: Eastbound IL 19 traffic will turn north on to York Rd./Elmhurst Rd., east on IL Rte 72 (Touhy Ave), east on to IL72 (Higgins Rd), south on US Rte. 12/45/Mannheim Rd. Westbound IL 19 traffic will turn north on to US Route 12/45/Mannheim Rd., west on IL72/Higgins Rd., west on IL 72/Touhy Ave, south on Elmhurst Rd./York Rd.
WB IL-19 at e/o York Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/23/15 1:00 AM to 7/24/15 11:59 PM IDOT Detour info: Eastbound IL 19 traffic will turn north on to York Rd./Elmhurst Rd., east on IL Rte 72 (Touhy Ave), east on to IL72 (Higgins Rd), south on US Rte. 12/45/Mannheim Rd. Westbound IL 19 traffic will turn north on to US Route 12/45/Mannheim Rd., west on IL72/Higgins Rd., west on IL 72/Touhy Ave, south on Elmhurst Rd./York Rd.
EB WI-20 from Renaissance Blvd to 90th St Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/13/15 12:00 AM to 7/6/15 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 7/6/15 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 7/1/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - N-S FREEWAY, STH 20 INTERCHANGE | MAINLINE & RAMPS | I 94 | RACINE
EB WI-36 from Ramsey Ave (+0.2 miles) to Grange Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 5/5/15 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM WisDOT Maintenance - Pavement repair
NB WI-38 from Layton Ave to Howard Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/20/15 12:00 AM to 6/20/15 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.
SB WI-38 from Howard Ave to Layton Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/20/15 12:00 AM to 6/20/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - S Howell Ave | Layton Ave - Howard Ave | Sth 38 | MILWAUKEE
SB WI-67 from WI-16 (-0.1 miles) to Armour Rd Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 3/10/15 12:00 AM to 7/17/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - OCONOMOWOC - WAUKESHA | STH 67 - I 94 | STH 16 | WAUKESHA
NB WI-73 from US-151 to US-151 (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/6/15 7:00 AM to 6/1/15 5:00 PM WisDOT Construction - I 94 - COLUMBUS | USH 151 S JCT INTERCHANGE AREA | STH 73 | COLUMBIA
NWB WI-100 from Armour Ave to Howard Ave (-0.1 miles) Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/3/15 12:00 AM to 5/11/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Sth 100 | Sth 100 & Coldspring Intersection | Sth 100 | MILWAUKEE; Moving Operation
SEB WI-100 from Howard Ave (+0.1 miles) to Armour Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/3/15 12:00 AM to 5/11/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Sth 100 | Sth 100 & Coldspring Intersection | Sth 100 | MILWAUKEE
EB IL-132 at I-94 / IL-132 Exit Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/2/15 9:50 AM to 5/19/15 3:00 PM Lake County Ramp Construction
WB IL-132 at I-94 / IL-132 Exit Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/2/15 9:50 AM to 5/19/15 3:00 PM Lake County Ramp Construction
NB WI-164 from Lincoln Ave to Coral Dr Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 4/27/15 12:00 AM to 5/15/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Open cut installation of 12" HP gas main at STH 164 & Greenfield.
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 IL-171 at Main St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/20/15 7:00 AM to 6/1/15 11:59 PM IDOT Storm sewer and manhole reconstruction; DETOUR: Southbound IL 171 traffic will be directed right (west) onto Lake Street, then left (south) on 5th Avenue, then left (east) on Madison Street, and then back to southbound IL 171. Northbound IL 171 traffic will be directed left (west) onto Madison Street, then right (north) on 5th Avenue, then right (east) on Lake Street, and then back to Northbound IL 171.
SB IL-171 at Main St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/20/15 7:00 AM to 6/1/15 11:59 PM IDOT Storm sewer and manhole reconstruction; DETOUR: Southbound IL 171 traffic will be directed right (west) onto Lake Street, then left (south) on 5th Avenue, then left (east) on Madison Street, and then back to southbound IL 171. Northbound IL 171 traffic will be directed left (west) onto Madison Street, then right (north) on 5th Avenue, then right (east) on Lake Street, and then back to Northbound IL 171.
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-20 from IL-83 to US-45 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/30/15 7:00 AM to 6/5/15 3:00 PM Lake County Peterson Road Widening
WB CR-20 from US-45 to IL-83 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/30/15 7:00 AM to 6/5/15 3:00 PM Lake County Peterson Road Widening
EB 156th st at US-45 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/10/15 7:00 AM to 5/5/15 11:59 PM IDOT Intersection Reconstruction: DETOUR: The 156th Street detour will direct traffic to 159th Street and 94th Avenue.
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***
NB CR-4 at Roberts Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/11/14 7:00 AM to 11/27/15 3:00 PM Lake County Replacing the existing signalized intersection with a multi-late roundabout
SB CR-4 at Roberts Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/11/14 7:00 AM to 11/27/15 3:00 PM Lake County Replacing the existing signalized intersection with a multi-late roundabout
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

Road Conditions

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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   IL-19 / Irving Park Road Closed between York Rd & South Access Rd

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that Illinois 19 (Irving Park Road) between York Road and South Access Road will be closed immediately. A large number of trucks have ignored a posted truck detour. The new railroad bridge over the roadway has been struck by over-height trucks multiple times since the road reopened recently. In order to address this serious safety issue, the road must be closed to all traffic.

Traffic will be affected in the following manner:

  • Eastbound and westbound IL 19 will be closed to all traffic between York Rd and South Access Road, just east of York Rd., immediately.
  • The roadway will reopened in approximately 4 months after the new railroad bridge is put in service.
  • A detour will be posted during this closure.
  • South Access Road will remain open to O'Hare Airport cargo deliveries during the closure and accessible via the detour route.

The following posted detour routes will be in effect for the full roadway closure:

  • Eastbound IL 19 traffic will turn north on to York Rd./Elmhurst Rd.,  east on IL Rte 72 (Touhy Ave), east on to IL72 (Higgins Rd), south on US Rte. 12/45/Mannheim Rd.
  • Westbound IL 19 traffic will turn north on to US Route 12/45/Mannheim Rd., west on IL72/Higgins Rd., west on IL 72/Touhy Ave, south on Elmhurst Rd./York Rd.

The entire railroad flyover project, which kicked off  in February 2013, also includes the reconstruction of the intersection of Irving Park Road and York Road, which respectively carry 37,000 vehicles and 28,000 vehicles each day. An average of 25 freight trains pass through the crossing each day, delaying 6,400 vehicles and costing motorists 1,500 daily hours of delays that will be eliminated as a result of this project. The project is in conjunction with the Village of Bensenville, DuPage County, the City of Chicago’s O’Hare Modernization Program, the Canadian Pacific Railroad and Metra.

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. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

3/23/2015 7:21 PM

   I-39 between Rockford and Rochelle

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on I-39 will begin on Sunday evening, April 26, 2015. Work is starting to resurface the 20 mile section of I-39 from Baxter Road south of Rockford to I-88 near Rochelle. Rock Road Companies and William Charles Construction Company are the two contractors for the $33 million project that is expected to take two construction seasons to complete.

To minimize traffic congestion and reduce travel delays, work will be scheduled to have all lanes open by Friday morning for each weekend. The contractors can start work at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening and must have all lanes open by 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in the areas where work operations are underway.

Work will begin at the north end of the 20 mile project near Baxter Road and proceed toward Rochelle. The contractors will be making concrete pavement repairs, milling off the existing bituminous overlays and resurfacing the roadway. The pavement under many of the overhead bridges will be removed and replaced to improve the vertical clearances under the structures.

Motorists need to be extra alert when traveling through the area at night. Most of the construction work will be done between 7:00 p.m. in the evening and 8:00 a.m. the next morning. Drivers need to reduce speed because of the limited visibility and slowing moving construction vehicles that will be entering and exiting the work areas. Drivers should also be prepared to stop for vehicles moving slowly because of the lane closures.

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

4/24/2015 12:11 AM

   Blue Water Bridge construction

Blue Water Bridge closing lanes for resurfacing

COUNTY:
St. Clair County

HIGHWAY:
Blue Water Bridge​

CLOSEST CITY:
Port Huron and Sarnia, Ontario

START DATE:
Noon
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Crews will begin moving traffic barriers at 7 a.m.

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Early July 2015

PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Blue Water Bridge Canada (BWBC) are resurfacing the original span of the Blue Water Bridge, built in 1937. The eastbound spanwill accommodate both directions of traffic throughout the project. This work will preserve the safety and reliability of the bridge and is expected to be finished early July. 

TRAFFIC IMPACT:
Motorists will find only one lane of traffic open when entering each direction across the bridge, with two lanes available as vehicles approach the toll plazas at each end of the bridge. There will be limited lane availability during the project, which will prevent the use of a dedicated lane for NEXUS and F.A.S.T. motorists, as well as buses.

Wide loads will be restricted to less than 11 feet, and bicyclists cannot be accommodated during the construction.

This plan has been developed to help reduce delays and promote the efficient flow of vehicles during work, while also maintaining emergency vehicle access. Due to the longer wait times expected at the border, motorists are encouraged to travel at off-peak hours if possible, or travel south to use the international bridge or tunnel crossings in the Detroit/Windsor area.

For Blue Water Bridge traffic updates and other bridge information on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/MDOT_BWB and www.twitter.com/bluewaterbridge

Download MDOT's Mi Drive traffic information app: www.michigan.gov/drive.

3/26/2015 2:16 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

   Lake Station WB Entry Ramp to Indiana Toll Rd to be Closed for Reconstruction

Beginning Monday, March 30, 2015, the westbound entry ramp at the Lake Station (Exit 21) interchange on the Indiana Toll Road will be closed for 13 weeks. The impacted ramp connects both directions of traffic from I-80/94 traveling to westbound Indiana Toll Road.

The closure is part of the ongoing Lake Station rehabilitation project that began in October 2013, and will rebuild three structures in the interchange: BHX-A, BHX-B and 5262B. This next phase of the project includes the replacement of Structure BHX-A (see attached map for clarification). The construction will fully close the westbound entry ramp from I-80/94 onto the ITR until approximately June 29, 2015, while the existing bridge is demolished and reconstructed. The detour route will be I-80/94 to I-65 North, and enter the ITR at Gary East (Exit 17).
 
The entire process is expected to be completed around fall 2015. Upon completion, the interchange will function as it did prior to the project. No permanent removal of any structure is planned.

Along with this new closure, the previous traffic restriction at Lake Station remains in effect as well (ramp closed to westbound Indiana Toll Road traffic exiting at MP 21 (to go either direction on I-94). This traffic is still diverted to Exit 17, Gary East. At Gary East, patrons are to take I-65 South and re-connect with I-94. Exit 17 remains a free exit, just as Exit 21).

Lake Station reconstruction summary:

(see attached map for locations)
 

  • Structure BHX-B: Removed in October 2013. BHX-B remains closed, with rebuilding set to begin in spring 2015 alongside the construction of BHX-A. Anticipated completion in fall 2015.
  • Structure 5262B: Reconstruction began in June 2014 and completed in November 2014.
  • Structure BHX-A: To be removed and rebuilt beginning March 2015. Anticipated completion in June 2015.
  • Indiana Toll Road entering/exiting eastbound traffic is not impacted.

How to get Indiana Toll Road E-ZPass

Indiana’s electronic toll-collection system was successfully implemented along the entire length of the Toll Road on April 1, 2008. E-ZPass transponders may be ordered through the ITRCC Web site, www.ezpassin.com. They are also available by calling our Customer Service Center at 1-888-496-6690 or by visiting the Center at our Granger office, 52551 Ash Road. In addition, you can purchase an E-ZPass for two-axle passenger vehicles and motorcycles at any ITR travel plaza or participating CVS/pharmacy store.

About the ITR

In operation since 1956, the Indiana Toll Road stretches 157 miles across the northernmost part of Indiana from Ohio to the Illinois state line. It links Chicago with the largest cities on the eastern seaboard, and it also serves as the primary connecting route to the Chicago Skyway, a main route to downtown Chicago. The Indiana Toll Road – managed by ITR Concession Co. LLC (ITRCC) – and its nearly 300 employees are proud to serve thousands of patrons every day. ITRCC operates a safe and efficient road while providing high-quality customer service. ITRCC is indirectly owned by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP), Macquarie Atlas Roads (MQA) and Cintra Concessiones (Cintra), which are among the world’s largest developers and managers of infrastructure projects.

 

3/17/2015 1:40 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

   M-222 bridge over US-131 near Martin closed for reconstruction

COUNTY: Allegan

HIGHWAY: M-222

CLOSEST CITY: Martin

START DATE: Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

ESTIMATED END DATE: Thursday, July 9, 2015

PROJECT: Replace the M-222 bridge over US-131 in Martin, Allegan County.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:

M-222 will be closed during bridge reconstruction and traffic will follow the posted detours on US-131 and M-89. Nighttime lane closures on US-131.

The new M-222 bridge is expected to open to traffic in time for the B-93 Birthday Bash event in June.

1/28/2015 12:52 PM

   MDOT lifts more weight restrictions in Lower Peninsula

Effective April 22, weight restrictions will be lifted on all state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border north to and including the entire stretch of M-72 from Leelanau County to Alcona County. State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US designations.

In the restricted areas, the following will apply:
            - On routes designated as "all-season routes" (designated in green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be no reduction in legal axle weights.
            - On routes designated as "seasonal" (designated in solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be a posted weight reduction of 25 percent for rigid pavements and 35 percent for flexible pavements.

All extended permits will be valid for oversize loads in the weight-restricted area on the restricted routes. Single-trip permits will not be issued for any overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length on the restricted routes.

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

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

4/6/2015 9:21 AM

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