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

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

Major Incidents

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

Major Incidents
Location Description Mile Marker Closure Details Status Start Time Estimated End Time Source
NB IL-84 at White St (+0.1 miles) Water main repair on the south side of Hanover. Expected to last one week. Detour in place. All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 1/22/17 6:07 PM 1/29/17 6:22 PM IDOT

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 WI-78 to SB I-39 84.1 Major All lanes closed 1/23/17 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: This will be a ramp closure per Jeff Gustafson during Helicopter Rope Pulling
Ramp from NB I-41 to EB WI-100 322.9 Major All lanes closed 11/30/15 12:00 AM to 11/15/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 West to the 84th St Exit; take 84th St South to Greenfield Ave, Greenfield Ave West to Hwy 100; OR, Take I-94 West to the Moorland Rd-South Exit; take Moorland Rd South to Greenfield Ave, Greenfield Ave East to Hwy 100
Ramp from SB I-41 to WB WI-59 0.9 Major All lanes closed 11/12/16 12:00 AM to 6/15/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-41/US 45 South to the Bluemound Rd Exit; take Bluemound Rd West to Mayfair Rd/Hwy 100, Mayfair Rd/Hwy 100 South to Greenfield Ave; OR, Take I-41/894/US 45 South to the National Ave Exit; take National Ave West to Hwy 100, Hwy
Ramp from EB WI-59 to SB I-41 1.3 Major All lanes closed 11/12/16 12:00 AM to 10/15/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take Greenfield Ave West to Hwy 100, Hwy 100 South to National Ave, National Ave East to the I-41/894/US 45 South Entrance Ramp; OR, Take Greenfield Ave West to Hwy 100, Hwy 100 South to Beloit Rd, Beloit Rd East to the I-41/894/US
NB I-55/70 from Fairmont Ave to Fairmont Ave (+0.2 miles) 9.2 to 9.4 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 1/23/17 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM IDOT
Ramp from WB I-64 to EB IL-158 19.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/23/17 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM daily until 1/24/17 IDOT
WB I-64 from IL-158 (-0.2 miles) to IL-158 18.8 to 18.6 Major Right lane closed, one lane open 1/23/17 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM daily until 1/24/17 IDOT
Ramp from WB I-64 to WB IL-158 18.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/23/17 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM daily until 1/24/17 IDOT
EB I-90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) from Meacham Rd (+0.3 miles) to I-290 (+0.3 miles) 67.7 to 68.5 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 1/23/17 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy and Bridge Widening
NWB I-90 Express/94 Express (I-90 Express Ln) from Ogden Ave to Montrose Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/23/17 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM IDOT
SEB I-90 Express/94 Express (I-90 Express Ln) from Montrose Ave to Ogden Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/23/17 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM IDOT
Ramp from WB I-90 to EB I-290 52.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/12/16 12:00 AM to 10/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Work includes bridge demolition, bridge construction, pavement, roadway lighting, pavement marking and signage. Detour: Exit northbound I90/94 at Roosevelt Rd., right on Roosevelt Rd to State St
EB I-94 from MN-101 to Maple Grove Pkwy 207.5 to 213.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/20/17 10:00 PM to 1/23/17 5:00 AM MnDOT closed
EB I-94 from MN-610 to Weaver Lake Rd (+0.9 miles) 212.4 to 216.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/20/17 10:00 PM to 1/23/17 5:00 AM MnDOT Preliminary Bridge Removal; WB I-94: Detour north on Highway 169 and west on new Highway 610 to reach westbound I-94. EB I-94: Detour east on new Highway 610 and south on Highway 169 to reach eastbound I-94.
EB I-94 from MN-610 to Weaver Lake Rd (+0.9 miles) 212.4 to 216.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/20/17 10:00 PM to 1/23/17 5:00 AM MnDOT Bridge Removal; DETOUR: Westbound I-94: Detour north on Highway 169 and west on new Highway 610 to reach westbound I-94. Eastbound I-94: Detour east on new Highway 610 and south on Highway 169 to reach eastbound I-94. NOTE: Local traffic on westbound I-94 will be able to exit at I-494, Hemlock Lane (County Road 61), Weaver Lake Road and Maple Grove Parkway. However motorists will not be able to travel from Maple Grove Parkway to westbound I-94. Travelers should use the signed detour to avoid congestion and possible delays on the interstate west of I-494.
Ramp from EB I-94 to NB I-41 304.3 Major All lanes closed 8/15/16 12:00 AM to 5/26/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 East to the STH 164/CTH J Exit; take STH 164/CTH J North to Capitol Dr/STH 190, Capitol Dr/STH 190 East to the I-41/US 45 North Entrance Ramp; OR, Take I-94 East to the Moorland Rd Exit; take Moorland Rd North to Bluemoun
Ramp from EB I-94 to SB WI-181 305.1 Major All lanes closed 12/22/16 12:00 AM to 11/22/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 East to the WIS 100 Exit Ramp; take WIS 100 South to Greenfield Ave, Greenfield Ave East to 84th St; OR, Take I-94 East to the 68th-70th St Exit; take 70th St North to OConnor St, OConnor St West to 84th St
Ramp from WB I-94 to SB I-41 305.0 Major All lanes closed 3/9/15 12:00 AM to 5/6/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 West to the 84th St Exit; take 84th St South to Greenfield Ave, Greenfield Ave West to the I-41/894/US 45 South Entrance Ramp; OR, Take I-94 West to the Moorland Rd-South Exit Ramp; take Moorland Rd South to Greenfield Ave
WB I-94 from Weaver Lake Rd (-0.8 miles) to MN-610 215.8 to 212.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/20/17 10:00 PM to 1/23/17 5:00 AM MnDOT Preliminary Bridge Removal; WB I-94: Detour north on Highway 169 and west on new Highway 610 to reach westbound I-94. EB I-94: Detour east on new Highway 610 and south on Highway 169 to reach eastbound I-94.
WB I-94 from Weaver Lake Rd (-0.8 miles) to MN-610 215.8 to 212.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/20/17 10:00 PM to 1/23/17 5:00 AM MnDOT Bridge Removal; DETOUR: Westbound I-94: Detour north on Highway 169 and west on new Highway 610 to reach westbound I-94. Eastbound I-94: Detour east on new Highway 610 and south on Highway 169 to reach eastbound I-94. NOTE: Local traffic on westbound I-94 will be able to exit at I-494, Hemlock Lane (County Road 61), Weaver Lake Road and Maple Grove Parkway. However motorists will not be able to travel from Maple Grove Parkway to westbound I-94. Travelers should use the signed detour to avoid congestion and possible delays on the interstate west of I-494.
WB I-94 from Maple Grove Pkwy to MN-101 212.8 to 207.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/20/17 10:00 PM to 1/23/17 5:00 AM MnDOT closed
EB I-290 (Eisenhower Expy) from Halsted St to Canal St 29.8 to 30.2 Major Left lane and left shoulder closed, two or three lanes open 10/10/16 7:00 AM to 6/30/17 11:59 PM IDOT *** Long Term Closure ***
NB US-51 at 1000 (+0.7 miles) 132.0 Major All lanes closed 3/1/16 12:00 AM to 11/16/17 12:00 AM IDOT Bridge closed. Vehicle width restricted to 15' 5".
SB US-51 at 1000 (-0.7 miles) Major All lanes closed 3/1/16 12:00 AM to 11/16/17 12:00 AM IDOT Bridge closed. Vehicle width restricted to 15' 5".
NB US-169 from US-212 to 7th St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/23/17 2:30 AM to 10/31/17 11:59 PM MnDOT road closure
NB US-169 at Bren Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/17/17 5:00 AM to 10/7/17 5:00 PM MnDOT closed
SB US-169 from 7th St to US-212 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/23/17 2:30 AM to 10/31/17 11:59 PM MnDOT road closure
SB US-169 at Bren Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/17/17 5:00 AM to 10/7/17 5:00 PM MnDOT closed
Ramp from SEB IL-13 to EB IL-15 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/8/15 12:00 AM to 7/30/17 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
EB IL-17 from Prairie Ave to Chicago St Major All lanes closed 8/24/16 12:00 AM to 1/31/17 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
WB IL-17 from Chicago St to Prairie Ave Major All lanes closed 8/24/16 12:00 AM to 1/31/17 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
NB IL-53 from Braceville Rd to Center St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/26/16 12:00 AM to 8/31/17 11:59 PM IDOT Intersection reconstruction with HMA pavement, earthwork excavation, drainage system improvements and channelization. Detour: Front St (IL-53) and Center St traffic East of the UPRR crossing will be detoured North to IL-113 (Main St) or South to Division St
SB IL-53 from Center St to Braceville Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/26/16 12:00 AM to 8/31/17 11:59 PM IDOT Intersection reconstruction with HMA pavement, earthwork excavation, drainage system improvements and channelization. Detour: Front St (IL-53) and Center St traffic East of the UPRR crossing will be detoured North to IL-113 (Main St) or South to Division St
Ramp from NB I-41 to WI-100 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/30/15 12:00 AM to 11/15/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 West to the 84th St Exit; take 84th St North to Bluemound Rd, Bluemound Rd West to Mayfair Rd/Hwy 100; OR, Take I-94 West to the Moorland Rd-North Exit; take Moorland Rd North to Bluemound Rd, Bluemound Rd East to Mayfair
EB IL-116 at 600 East Rd (+0.4 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/15/16 12:00 AM to 7/29/17 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.; The marked detour route includes IL 115, US 24 and I-57.
WB IL-116 at 600 East Rd (-0.4 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/15/16 12:00 AM to 7/29/17 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.; The marked detour route includes IL 115, US 24 and I-57.
NEB IL-129 from Braceville Rd to Reed St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/26/16 12:00 AM to 8/31/17 11:59 PM IDOT Intersection reconstruction with HMA pavement, earthwork excavation, drainage system improvements and channelization. Detour: Front St (IL-53) and Center St traffic East of the UPRR crossing will be detoured North to IL-113 (Main St) or South to Division St
SWB IL-129 from Reed St to Braceville Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/26/16 12:00 AM to 8/31/17 11:59 PM IDOT Intersection reconstruction with HMA pavement, earthwork excavation, drainage system improvements and channelization. Detour: Front St (IL-53) and Center St traffic East of the UPRR crossing will be detoured North to IL-113 (Main St) or South to Division St
SB Dan Ryan from 87th St to I-57 / Bishop Ford (I-94) 61.8 to 62.9 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, three lanes open 1/22/17 11:59 PM to 1/23/17 6:00 AM IDOT
WB Eisenhower Expy from Wells St to Halsted St 30.5 to 29.8 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, one or two lanes open 10/10/16 7:00 AM to 6/30/17 11:59 PM IDOT *** Long Term Closure ***

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Announcements

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   Twice-postponed Bridge Demolition Set This Weekend For 101st Ave. Bridge over I-94 in Maple Grove, Minnesota

I-94 closes this weekend for demolition of bridge over I-94

With the promise of good weather this weekend, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has rescheduled the demolition of the 101st Avenue N. bridge crossing I-94 in Maple Grove. Both directions of I-94 will close to through traffic between I-494 and the new interchange of MN-610 and I-94 this weekend, although local westbound traffic will still be able to travel west on I-94 to Maple Grove Parkway. Motorists will encounter lane closures on I-94 beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 as construction crews move equipment into the area for the bridge removal. The interstate will close to through traffic in each direction at 10 p.m. and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23.

During the closure, motorists should follow the signed detours to reach their destinations:

  • Westbound I-94: Detour north on MN-169 and west on new MN-610 to reach westbound I-94.
  • Eastbound I-94: Detour east on new MN-610 and south on MN-169 to reach eastbound I-94.

NOTE:  Local traffic on westbound I-94 will be able to exit at I-494, Hemlock Lane (CR-61), Weaver Lake Road and Maple Grove Parkway. However motorists will not be able to travel from Maple Grove Parkway to westbound I-94. Travelers should use the signed detour to avoid congestion and possible delays on the interstate west of I-494.

The 101st Avenue bridge is being removed since the new MN-610 corridor runs along the former alignment of 101st Avenue between CR-81 and I-94.

For more information about the MN-610 project, visit www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/610west/

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

1/9/2017 1:41 PM

   Frozen Road Law Takes Effect in Northern Half of Wisconsin on Thursday -- Law Affects Log Haulers and Transporters of Salt or Abrasives in Zones 1 and 2

Wisconsin's frozen road law takes effect Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. for the regions designated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) as Zones 1 and 2 – roughly the northern half of the state. The declaration applies to all numbered state and federal highways. The law does not apply to Interstate highways except to portions of I-39 and I-41 as specified in state law (348.01(2)(bc) and (bd). The frozen road determination for the remaining portions of the state will be made once conditions warrant.

The frozen road law allows heavier loads for trucks carrying peeled or unpeeled forest products cut crosswise (not including woodchips), and salt and sand for winter maintenance until approximately early March, unless thawing necessitates an earlier cancellation of the provision or continued cold weather allows for an extension of the declaration period.

The declaration is issued once the ground under highway pavement is frozen to a depth of at least 18-inches, allowing the maximum gross weight for trucks hauling logs or salt and sand for maintaining roads in winter to go up to 98,000 pounds on vehicles with a minimum of five axles (from the normal 80,000 pounds). Special permits for hauling the increased weights are not required in Zones 1 and 2, however, vehicles must be legally licensed at 80,000 pounds to handle the increased weights. The higher weight limits do not apply to county or local roads unless authorized by the local agency having maintenance authority. Also, higher weights may not be transported on any highways or bridges specifically posted for lower weight limits.

WisDOT and county highway personnel monitor temperature forecasts, along with frost tubes – liquid-filled devices under pavement – to help determine when roads are adequately frozen to accommodate heavier loads. Further information can be found on the WisDOT website and by checking a recorded message on the Frozen Road Hotline at (608) 266-8417. Haulers with specific questions can contact WisDOT’s Oversize/Overweight Permits Unit at (608) 266-7320.

12/21/2016 12:51 PM

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