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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)
EB Kennedy Expy Medium congestion O'Hare Ohio St 53 20 15.2 miles 16 mph
EB Kennedy Expy Medium congestion O'Hare I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange 56 22 16.3 miles 16 mph
WB I-90 Medium congestion Montrose Ave O'Hare 17 11 10.0 miles 34 mph
SB Edens Expy Medium congestion Lake Cook Rd (via Edens) I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange (via Kennedy) 64 31 23.0 miles 20 mph
WB Kennedy Expy Medium congestion I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange IL-43 (Harlem Ave) 25 16 11.9 miles 27 mph
WB Kennedy Expy Medium congestion I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange O'Hare 31 22 17.5 miles 34 mph
SB Stevenson Expy Medium congestion Dan Ryan I-294 29 21 15.6 miles 31 mph
SB Stevenson Expy Medium congestion Dan Ryan Harlem Ave 21 13 9.1 miles 25 mph
EB I-290 Medium congestion Wolf Rd I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange 24 17 14.0 miles 34 mph
WB I-290 Light congestion I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange Harlem Ave 14 9 8.8 miles 38 mph
EB I-290 Medium congestion Harlem Ave I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange 15 10 8.9 miles 34 mph
WB I-90 Medium congestion I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange Cumberland Av 27 19 13.4 miles 29 mph
I-90 Heavy congestion Cumberland Av I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange 53 20 13.4 miles 13 mph
EB Kennedy Expy Heavy congestion Montrose Ave I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange 48 13 8.2 miles 9 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
Ramp from SB WI-83 to SWB I-43 43.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/19/14 12:00 AM to 12/5/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 83 go west on CTH L. Continue on CTH L to STH 20. Go right/west on STH 20. To continue onto IH 43 SB go left/south onto the ramp.
Ramp from EB I-90 to EB I-94 20.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/5/14 6:00 AM to 12/7/14 11:59 PM Indiana Toll Road Ramp to I-94 closed through 12/7/14; Detour in place; *** Long Term Closure ***
Ramp from SEB WI-100 to EB I-94 303.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/27/14 12:00 AM to 12/6/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Head South at HWY 100, Turn Left/East at Greenfield Ave, Left/North at NB US-45/894, Right/East at I-94 East;
Ramp from EB I-94 to NWB WI-100 322.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/4/14 12:00 AM to 12/6/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: IH 94 EB exit at Moorland Rd. If wanting to go SB on HWY 100 go right/south on Moorland Rd, left/east on Greenfield Ave, continue on Greenfield Ave to HWY 100. If wanting to go NB on HWY 100 go left/north on Moorland Rd, right/east on Bluemond Rd, continue on Bluemound to HWY 100.
Ramp from WB I-80 to I-94 21.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/30/14 7:00 AM to 3/31/15 11:59 PM Indiana Toll Road Lake Station exit ramp closed for Ramp Demo/Rebuild until Spring 2015.
Ramp from WB IL-132 to WB I-94 8.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/28/14 8:00 AM to 12/7/14 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway ***Long Term Closure*** Ramp Construction
Ramp from WB I-94 to NB WI-100 303.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/27/14 12:00 AM to 12/6/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Southbound US-45: Exit at Watertown Plank Rd, Right/West at Watertown Plank Rd, Continue to HWY 100; Westbound I-94: Merge onto NB US-45, Exit at Watertown Plank Rd Exit Ramp 40B, Continue West on Watertown Plank Rd to HWY 100;
Ramp from NB WI-100 to WB I-94 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/26/14 12:00 AM to 11/27/14 12:00 AM daily until 12/7/14 WisDOT Construction - Detour: From NB HWY 100: Continue straight/north to Bluemound Rd, turn left/west at Bluemound Rd, turn left/south at Moorland Rd, turn right/west at WB I-94 entrance ramp;
Ramp from WB I-94 to SEB WI-100 303.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/27/14 12:00 AM to 12/6/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Southbound US-45: Exit at Watertown Plank Rd, Right/West at Watertown Plank Rd, Left/South at HWY 100; Westbound I-94: Exit at SB US-45, Continue South on US-45, Exit at Lincoln Ave, Turn Right/West at Lincoln Ave, Left/South at HW
Ramp from EB I-190 to NB Manneheim Rd 1.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/2/14 7:00 AM to 11/26/14 11:59 PM IDOT Mannheim Interchange Project; Detour - NB Mannheim Rd to WB I-190: NB Mannheim Rd to WB Zemke Blvd to SB Bessie Coleman Dr to WB I-190; EB I-190 to NB Mannheim Rd Loop Closure: NB Bessie Coleman Dr to EB Zemke Blvd to NB Mannheim Rd; ***Long Term Closure***
NWB I-794 (Lake Pky) from Harbor Dr to Van Buren St 13.2 to 13.5 Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 11/26/14 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM WisDOT Construction - HOAN BRIDGE & LAKE FREEWAY | MILWAUKEE RIVER - CARFERRY DR | I 794 | MILWAUKEE
Ramp from WB I-894 to EB WI-59 1.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/15/14 12:00 AM to 11/30/17 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take Greenfield Exit West to 108th st, 108th st North to Bluemound (West Bluemound Detour). Take Greenfield East to 84th st, 84th st North to Bluemound. (East Bluemound Detour)
EB US-18 from 97th St to 95th St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/16/14 12:00 AM to 5/22/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take 108th st SB to Greenfield, Greenfield EB to 84th st, 84th NB to Kearney, Kearney EB to 76th st, 76th NB to Bluemound.
WB US-18 from 95th St to 97th St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/16/14 12:00 AM to 5/22/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take 84th st NB to WTP, WTP WB to 108th st, 108th st SB to Bluemound.
SB US-31 from Jewell Ave to Yoder St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/28/14 9:00 AM to 12/31/14 11:59 PM InDOT Drivers will be able to continue accessing US-31 by way of Main Street, Kern Road, and Ireland Road.
SB US-31 from Yoder St to Dice St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/28/14 9:00 AM to 12/31/14 11:59 PM InDOT Drivers will be able to continue accessing US-31 by way of Main Street, Kern Road, and Ireland Road.
SB US-31 from Dice St to Pulling St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/28/14 9:00 AM to 12/31/14 11:59 PM InDOT Drivers will be able to continue accessing US-31 by way of Main Street, Kern Road, and Ireland Road.
SB US-31 from Pulling St to Gilmer St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/28/14 9:00 AM to 12/31/14 11:59 PM InDOT Drivers will be able to continue accessing US-31 by way of Main Street, Kern Road, and Ireland Road.
SB US-31 from Gilmer St to Pasadena Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/28/14 9:00 AM to 12/31/14 11:59 PM InDOT Drivers will be able to continue accessing US-31 by way of Main Street, Kern Road, and Ireland Road.
SB US-31 from Pasadena Ave to Detroit Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/28/14 9:00 AM to 12/31/14 11:59 PM InDOT Drivers will be able to continue accessing US-31 by way of Main Street, Kern Road, and Ireland Road.
SB US-31 from Detroit Ave to Lucinda St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/28/14 9:00 AM to 12/31/14 11:59 PM InDOT Drivers will be able to continue accessing US-31 by way of Main Street, Kern Road, and Ireland Road.
EB IN-8 from US-421 to County Road 300 (+0.6 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/22/14 6:00 AM to 11/30/14 11:59 PM InDOT Resurfacing; The detour for through traffic follows U.S. 421, S.R. 39 and U.S. 30.
WB IN-8 from County Road 300 (-0.6 miles) to US-421 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/22/14 6:00 AM to 11/30/14 11:59 PM InDOT Resurfacing; The detour for through traffic follows U.S. 421, S.R. 39 and U.S. 30.
EB WI-59 from Johnson Rd to Calhoun Rd Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 11/26/14 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM WisDOT Permit - DOT duct installation in center median between Moorland and Barker Rd
WB WI-59 from Calhoun Rd to Barker Rd Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 11/26/14 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM WisDOT Permit - DOT duct in center median from Moorland Rd to Barker Rd
EB IL-64 at Thatcher Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/23/14 7:00 AM to 12/31/14 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge Reconstruction Project; A detour route will be posted to access southbound Thatcher Avenue at Chicago Avenue and to access northbound Thatcher at Fullerton Avenue.
WB IL-64 at Thatcher Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/23/14 7:00 AM to 12/31/14 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge Reconstruction Project; A detour route will be posted to access southbound Thatcher Avenue at Chicago Avenue and to access northbound Thatcher at Fullerton Avenue.
WB IL-75 from Pecatonica River to Galena Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/15/14 8:00 AM to 6/30/15 11:59 PM IDOT The Road will be closed to traffic; Follow marked detour:: Road Closed - No Permits - Effective 09/29/2014 through 12/15/2014
WB IL-75 from Galena Ave to Pecatonica River Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/15/14 8:00 AM to 6/30/15 11:59 PM IDOT The Road will be closed to traffic; Follow marked detour:: Road Closed - No Permits - Effective 09/29/2014 through 12/15/2014
WB IL-75 from Pecatonica River to Galena Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/15/14 8:00 AM to 6/30/15 11:59 PM IDOT The Road will be closed to traffic; Follow marked detour:: Road Closed - No Permits - Effective 09/29/2014 through 12/15/2014
NB WI-100 from WI-190 to Silver Spring Dr Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 11/11/14 12:00 AM to 11/28/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - MAYFAIR RD, CITY WAUWATOSA, MILW | BURLEIGH ST - SILVER SPRING DR | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
NWB WI-100 from WI-38 to WI-241 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 7/9/14 8:00 AM to 12/12/14 8:00 PM WisDOT Construction - RYAN RD | 27TH ST - STH 38 | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
SEB WI-100 from WI-241 to WI-38 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 6/30/14 4:00 PM to 12/12/14 8:00 PM WisDOT Construction - RYAN RD | 27TH ST - STH 38 | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
EB IL-132 at I-94 / IL-132 Exit Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/26/14 7:00 AM to 11/28/14 3:00 PM Lake County Ramp Construction
EB IL-132 at I-94 / IL-132 Exit Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/26/14 7:00 AM to 11/28/14 3:00 PM Lake County Ramp Construction
WB IL-132 at I-94 / IL-132 Exit Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/26/14 7:00 AM to 11/28/14 3:00 PM Lake County Ramp Construction
WB IL-132 at I-94 / IL-132 Exit Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/26/14 7:00 AM to 11/28/14 3:00 PM Lake County Ramp Construction
NB M-139 at Niles Main St Bridge Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/13/14 6:00 AM to 11/15/15 11:59 PM MDOT During construction, traffic will be detoured on Lincoln Avenue, Grant Street, Broadway Street, North 5th Street, M-51, and Wayne Street.
SB M-139 at Niles Main St Bridge Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/13/14 6:00 AM to 11/15/15 11:59 PM MDOT During construction, traffic will be detoured on Lincoln Avenue, Grant Street, Broadway Street, North 5th Street, M-51, and Wayne Street.
NB WI-181 from Oconnor St to Honey Creek Pky Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/13/14 12:00 AM to 12/1/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take Kearney to 76th st, 76th st NB to Bluemound, Bluemound WB to 84th st.
SB WI-181 from Honey Creek Pky to I-94 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/13/14 12:00 AM to 12/1/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take Bluemound EB, 76th st SB, Kearney EB, 70th SB, Greenfield West to 84th st.
NB WI-241 from Bolivar Ave to Cleveland Ave Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 3/31/14 12:00 AM to 11/29/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - S 27TH ST | W HOWARD AVE - UP RR | STH 241 | MILWAUKEE
SB WI-241 from Cleveland Ave to Cold Spring Rd Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 3/31/14 12:00 AM to 11/29/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - S 27TH ST | W HOWARD AVE - UP RR | STH 241 | MILWAUKEE
NB CR-4 from Kelsey Rd (CR-30) Ct to Roberts Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/11/14 6:00 AM to 12/12/14 11:59 AM Lake County ***Long Term Closure***; DETOUR: Roberts Road, Lake County Route V-45, to U.S. Route 59 to Kelsey Road, Lake County Route V-49. Local traffic will have access to residences and businesses, from the south, within the closure area.
SB CR-4 from Roberts Rd to Kelsey Rd (CR-30) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/11/14 6:00 AM to 12/12/14 11:59 AM Lake County ***Long Term Closure***; DETOUR: Roberts Road, Lake County Route V-45, to U.S. Route 59 to Kelsey Road, Lake County Route V-49. Local traffic will have access to residences and businesses, from the south, within the closure area.
EB CR-20 from IL-83 to US-45 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/27/14 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 3/27/14 7:00 AM to 6/5/15 3:00 PM Lake County Peterson Road Widening
NWB Busse Hwy at Touhy Ave Major Various lanes closed 11/10/14 7:00 AM to 12/31/14 11:59 PM IDOT Detour: SEB Traffic to proceed EB On Elm St to SE on US-14 (Northwest Hwy) to west on Touhy Ave; NWB traffic to proceed EB on Touhy Ave to NW on US-14 (Northwest Hwy) to SB on Greenwood Ave to SE on Busse Hwy.
SEB Busse Hwy at Touhy Ave Major Various lanes closed 11/10/14 7:00 AM to 12/31/14 11:59 PM IDOT Detour: SEB Traffic to proceed EB On Elm St to SE on US-14 (Northwest Hwy) to west on Touhy Ave; NWB traffic to proceed EB on Touhy Ave to NW on US-14 (Northwest Hwy) to SB on Greenwood Ave to SE on Busse Hwy.
EB Pecatonica River from Galena Ave to IL-75 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/15/14 8:00 AM to 6/30/15 11:59 PM IDOT The Road will be closed to traffic; Follow marked detour:: Road Closed - No Permits - Effective 09/29/2014 through 12/15/2014
EB CR-31 at IL-83 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/25/14 7:00 AM to 11/28/14 3:00 PM Lake County
WB CR-31 at IL-83 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/25/14 7:00 AM to 11/28/14 3:00 PM Lake County

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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   Reconstructed Ramp to Open at IL-25 Interchange on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Traffic shifts on I-90 and Illinois Route 25 Bridge over I-90 scheduled 

Traffic will be shifted onto a newly reconstructed ramp at the Illinois Route 25 Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) on November 21 as part of the $72 million interchange project in Elgin. The shift will allow work to rebuild the interchange to continue through the winter.

The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is reconstructing the Illinois Route 25 Bridge and the ramp bridge carrying westbound entrance and exit ramp traffic over I-90 to accommodate the new, wider roadway being built as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. In addition, the existing ramps at this full-access interchange will be reconstructed.

Weather permitting, crews will open the reconstructed ramp carrying eastbound I-90 traffic to Illinois Route 25 before the evening rush hour on November 21. Traffic is currently traveling on a temporary ramp that was used during construction of the new ramp. Turn lanes on the ramp carrying traffic from I-90 to Illinois Route 25 will remain reduced to one right and one left turn lane during construction.

Traffic shifts are also scheduled on I-90 to prepare for winter construction at the interchange. Weather permitting, overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin after 7 p.m. on Monday, November 24, to shift eastbound traffic on I-90 to the right to provide a work zone on the left at the Illinois Route 25 Interchange. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, ahead of the morning rush hour. A similar shift is scheduled for westbound traffic the week of December 1.

In addition, on Illinois Route 25 all traffic is scheduled to be shifted on the bridge carrying Illinois Route 25 over I-90 during the week of December 1. All traffic will be moved onto the newly reconstructed northbound side of the bridge. The southbound bridge will then be removed over the winter months and reconstruction of a new southbound bridge will begin in spring 2015.

Construction is being coordinated with Kane and Cook counties, the city of Elgin and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local municipalities and police and fire departments. Up to 9,000 vehicles use the existing interchange daily.

Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project

The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is reconstructing the Illinois Route 25 Bridge over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), as well as the four ramps that make up the interchange, and includes improvements to Illinois Route 25 and construction of a Park & Ride facility by Pace. The project cost is estimated at $72 million with work scheduled to be complete in 2016.

The project will reconstruct the Illinois Route 25 Bridge and the ramp bridge carrying the westbound entrance and exit movements over I-90, rebuild the eastbound and westbound entrance and exit ramps and reconstruct the existing ramp toll plazas to provide one I-PASS Only lane and one automatic coin machine. The ramps will be reconstructed and realigned to accommodate the wider I-90 roadway and will improve traffic flow.

The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The Illinois Route 25 Bridge and ramps were constructed as part of the original Tollway system in the 1950s.

Work Zone Safety

A 35 mph work zone speed limit is in effect 24/7 in the construction zone on Illinois Route 25 and ramps. The work zone speed limit on I-90 is 55 mph in both directions of I-90 between Illinois Route 25 and Elmhurst Road, whether or not workers are present, while a 45 mph work zone speed limit is in place in both directions west of Illinois Route 25. Drivers should continue to 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.

11/21/2014 12:42 PM

   Illinois Tollway Reminds Commercial Truck Drivers That Toll Rates Will Change in 2015 to Pay for Roadway Improvements

New rates are first adjustment for trucks and trailers since 2005

The Illinois Tollway reminded commercial truck drivers and customers with cars and trucks with two-axle and three-axle trailers that toll rates for their vehicles will increase beginning January 1, 2015, to help rebuild, improve and expand the agency’s 286-mile system of toll roads to make travel easier and more efficient.

The toll rate increase was previously approved by the Tollway Board of Directors in 2008, nearly seven years ago, to fund the second phase of the agency’s Congestion-Relief Program.  The phased toll rate increase remains in place and will help finance the Tollway’s current 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, which was approved by the Tollway Board in 2011. Toll rates will remain the same for cars and motorcycles.

The previously approved, phased toll rate increase will be the first for commercial trucks and trailers since 2005 and includes a 40 percent increase in toll rates beginning January 1, 2015, and an additional 10 percent increase in rates in 2016 and 2017 from 2014 rates. Beginning in 2018, annual toll rate increases for trucks and trailers will be linked to the Consumer Price Index.

Overnight discounts averaging 25 percent will still apply to commercial trucks and trucks and cars with trailers traveling between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. to help ease traffic congestion during peak travel times.

Commercial trucks account for about 11 percent of the Tollway’s more than 2.2 million daily toll transactions. Cars and trucks with two-axle and three-axle trailers account for approximately 0.4 percent of the Tollway’s annual transactions.

Toll rates are typically higher for trucks and cars that tow trailers than for cars and motorcycles because their weight causes more damage to roads, ultimately impacting agency maintenance costs.  A fully loaded truck weighs up to 80,000 pounds and causes as much damage as 10,000 cars. The average truck travelling on the Illinois Tollway is not always full, resulting in damage that more typically equates to 4,000 cars.

The Tollway’s truck rates will average 44 cents per mile in 2015 – still in the bottom half of all toll road agencies in the nation.

As part of a more comprehensive commercial vehicle strategic plan, the Tollway is also considering ways to enhance truck parking along the Tollway system and exploring new customer service features that can improve account management for commercial vehicle fleets.

For more information and a list of daytime and overnight toll rates by plaza, please visit www.illinoistollway.com.

11/18/2014 12:34 PM

   Busse Highway closed at Touhy Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a portion of Busse Highway, where the road meets Touhy Avenue in the City of Park Ridge, will be closed for construction.

In order to complete the work, the following detours will occur:

  • Southeastern-bound traffic on Busse Highway will detour east onto Elm Street, continuing southeast to Northwest Highway and then west onto Touhy Avenue.
  • Northwestern-bound traffic on Busse Highway will detour east on to Touhy Avenue, continuing northwest to Northwest Highway and then south onto Greenwood Avenue and southeast onto Busse Highway.

Eastbound and westbound travel on Touhy Avenue will be reduced to single lanes, and motorists will not have the ability to turn at Busse Highway.

The project will remove and replace the pedestrian walkway at the Metra bridge, and is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 31.

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.

11/6/2014 3:44 PM

   I-55 Ramp Closures at US-30 due to Joliet Widening Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, work on the northbound and southbound I-55 exit ramps at US Route 30 in Joliet, will begin Monday, August 4, 2014.

The work will require both I-55 exit ramps to be reduced in width. The closures are necessary to complete widening of embankment and installation of an additional left turn lane on the northbound ramp and an additional right turn lane on the southbound ramp. The anticipated completion date for this project is December 15, 2014.

New traffic signals will be installed on US-30 at both the northbound and southbound ramps. A traffic signal interconnect system will also be installed along US-30 connecting the intersections of Hennipin Drive, Voyager Lane, Mall Loop Drive, northbound ramps, southbound ramps and the West Frontage Road.

Motorists can expect delays in advance of these exit ramps.  Drivers are urged to use caution in work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

7/16/2014 4:09 PM

   Illinois Statewide Closures

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/home/Comm/emergency-road-closures

11/17/2013 3:42 PM

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