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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 Montrose Ave 22 16 8.5 miles 22 mph
EB I-290 Medium congestion Wolf Rd Circle 27 17 14.0 miles 29 mph
I-290 Medium congestion Thorndale Ave Circle 46 34 25.5 miles 34 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:

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Major Construction
Location Mile Marker Severity Closure Details Time Periods Source Description
NB I-39/90/94 from WI-19 to CR-V 131.2 to 126.9 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 4/24/14 8:00 PM to 4/25/14 5:00 AM WisDOT Construction - MADISON - LAKE DELTON RD | I 39 | DANE
SB I-39/90/94 from CR-V to WI-19 126.9 to 131.0 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/24/14 8:00 PM to 4/25/14 5:00 AM WisDOT Construction - MADISON - LAKE DELTON RD | I 39 | DANE
Ramp from SB I-39 to SB US-151 135.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/1/14 12:00 AM to 5/21/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Vehicles will exit at the USH 51 inerchange , proceed south on USH 51 to the STH 30 interchange, turn left onto STH 30, proceed east to IH 39 north, take IH39 north to the USH 151 exit and proceed north on USH 151.
EB I-94 from Moorland Rd to WI-100 300.5 to 303.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/24/14 11:00 PM to 4/25/14 4:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: I-94 EB to Moorland to Greenfield to I-894/US45 NB to I-94 EB
EB I-94 at WI-100/108th St 303.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 12/9/13 12:00 AM to 11/24/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Follow Signed Detour
EB I-94 from WI-181 to 76th St 305.2 to 306.0 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 4/24/14 9:30 PM to 4/25/14 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - ZOO IC, S 76TH ST BRIDGE OVER I94 | KEARNEY ST - O'CONNOR ST | LOC ST | MILWAUKEE
EB I-94 from CR-G to CR-K 327.4 to 329.4 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/24/14 9:30 PM to 4/25/14 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - N-S FREEWAY | S RACINE CO LINE - RAWSON AVE | I 94 | RACINE
EB I-94 at CR-G 327.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/24/14 9:00 PM to 4/25/14 6:00 AM WisDOT Construction - No Detour. Scale to be closed.
EB I-94 at CR-G 327.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/24/14 9:00 PM to 4/25/14 6:00 AM WisDOT Construction - No Detour. Scale to be closed.
Ramp from EB I-94 to NWB WI-100 322.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/4/14 12:00 AM to 10/31/14 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 10/28/13 7:00 AM to 5/4/15 11:59 PM Indiana Toll Road Lake Station exit ramp closed for reconstruction. Ramp Demo/Rebuild
Ramp from WB I-94 to WI-50 344.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/14 12:00 AM to 6/13/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Use exit for either CTH C or STH 158 to EFR. Use EFR north from C or south from STH 158 to STH 50.
WB I-94 from 60th St to 12th St 342.7 to 339.2 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/7/14 12:00 AM to 11/1/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - N-S FREEWAY, STH 142 INTERCHANGE | MAINLINE & RAMPS | I 94 | KENOSHA
Ramp from WB WI-20 to WB I-94 333.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/24/14 9:00 PM to 4/25/14 6:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Traffic to use east and west frontage roads.
WB I-94 from Spring St to CR-K 332.2 to 329.4 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/24/14 9:30 PM to 4/25/14 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - N-S FREEWAY | S RACINE CO LINE - RAWSON AVE | I 94 | RACINE
WB I-94 from 70th St to WI-181 306.2 to 305.5 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 4/24/14 9:30 PM to 4/25/14 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - ZOO IC, S 76TH ST BRIDGE OVER I94 | KEARNEY ST - O'CONNOR ST | LOC ST | MILWAUKEE
Ramp from SB US-45 to WB I-94 0.1 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/24/14 11:00 PM to 4/25/14 4:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: US45 SB to Wisconsin to Bluemound to HWY 100 to I-94 WB
WB I-94 from I-894 to WI-100 304.1 to 303.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/24/14 11:00 PM to 4/25/14 4:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: I-94 WB to US45 NB to Bluemound to HWY 100 to I-94 WB
Ramp from WB I-94 to NB WI-100 303.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 12/6/13 12:00 AM to 10/31/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Southbound US 45 exit at Wisconsin Ave, straight/south on 97th St, right/west on Bluemound Rd, continue to HWY 100; Westbound IH 94 take US 45 north system ramp, Exit at Bluemound Rd, right/west on Bluemound Rd, continue to HWY 100;
Ramp from WB I-94 to SB WI-100 303.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 12/6/13 12:00 AM to 8/14/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Southbound US 45 exit at Wisconsin Ave, straight/south on 97th St, right/west on Bluemound Rd, left/south on HWY 100; Westbound IH 94 exit at 84th St, left/south on 84th St, right/west on Greenfield Ave, continue to HWY 100;
Ramp from WB I-894 to WB I-94 0.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/24/14 11:00 PM to 4/25/14 4:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: I-894/US45 NB to Greenfield to Moorland to I-94 WB
WB US-12 from Todd Dr to Seminole Hwy Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/24/14 10:00 PM to 4/25/14 5:00 AM daily until 4/26/14 WisDOT Construction - S MADISON BELTLINE | RAYMOND ROAD TO SEMINOLE HIGHWAY PHASE 1 | USH 18 | DANE
EB US-18 at WI-100 Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/14/14 12:00 AM to 4/24/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - ZOO IC, MAYFAIR RD | I 94 - WATERTOWN PLANK | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
EB US-30 from Briarcliff Rd to US-34 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/22/14 6:00 AM to 8/31/14 11:59 PM IDOT Stage change; Watch for flaggers and signing in work zones, obey posted speed limits and be alert for workers and equipment.
WB US-30 from US-34 to Briarcliff Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/22/14 6:00 AM to 8/31/14 11:59 PM IDOT Stage change; Watch for flaggers and signing in work zones, obey posted speed limits and be alert for workers and equipment.
NWB US-41 from WI-190 to Congress St Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 3/31/14 12:00 AM to 5/2/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - APPLETON AVE - CITY MILWAUKEE | STH 181 - USH 45 | USH 41 | MILWAUKEE
Ramp from SWB WI-144 to NWB US-41 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/25/14 12:00 AM to 11/15/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: WIS 144 south to WIS 60 east to US 41
SEB US-41 from Ruby Ave to Congress St Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 4/15/14 12:00 AM to 5/13/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - APPLETON AVE - CITY MILWAUKEE | STH 181 - USH 45 | USH 41 | MILWAUKEE
SEB US-41 from Congress St to WI-190 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 3/31/14 12:00 AM to 5/2/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - APPLETON AVE - CITY MILWAUKEE | STH 181 - USH 45 | USH 41 | MILWAUKEE
Ramp from NB US-45 to Silver Spring Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 3/31/14 12:00 AM to 5/2/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Exit to go EB on Hampton to NB on STH 100 to CTH E
NEB WI-26 from CR-N to Schwemmer Ln Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/15/14 12:00 AM to 10/31/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - JANESVILLE - FORT ATKINSON RD | CTH N - S FORT INTERCHANGE | STH 26 | JEFFERSON
EB WI-28 from Forest Ave to WI-144 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 12:00 AM to 11/11/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: USH 45 - CTH H - STH 144
WB WI-28 from WI-144 to Forest Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 12:00 AM to 11/12/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 144 - CTH H - USH 45
NWB M-37 from Star School Rd to River Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/21/14 7:00 AM to 5/22/14 6:00 PM MDOT Drain Construction; Local traffic will be detoured on Starr School Road, State Street and Clinton Street. Commercial trucks will be detoured on M-79, M-66 and M-43.
SEB M-37 from River Rd to Star School Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/21/14 7:00 AM to 5/22/14 6:00 PM MDOT Drain Construction; Local traffic will be detoured on Starr School Road, State Street and Clinton Street. Commercial trucks will be detoured on M-79, M-66 and M-43.
NB IL-40 at 1.3 miles NW of Milledgeville Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/21/14 7:00 AM to 9/12/14 11:59 PM IDOT Follow marked detour
SB IL-40 at 1.3 miles NW of Milledgeville Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/21/14 7:00 AM to 9/12/14 11:59 PM IDOT Follow marked detour
NB IL-43 from Northpoint Blvd to US-41 Major Various lanes closed 2/25/14 7:00 AM to 8/29/14 3:00 PM Lake County Bridge deck replacement and resurfacing
SB IL-43 from US-41 to Northpoint Blvd Major Various lanes closed 2/25/14 7:00 AM to 8/29/14 3:00 PM Lake County Bridge deck replacement and resurfacing
EB IL-92 from Big Branch Creek to 1.5 miles n/o IL-192 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/14 7:00 AM to 8/29/14 11:59 PM IDOT Road Closed - No Permits 04/28/2014 through 08/15/201
WB IL-92 from 1.5 miles n/o IL-192 to Big Branch Creek Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/14 7:00 AM to 8/29/14 11:59 PM IDOT Road Closed - No Permits 04/28/2014 through 08/15/201
EB M-96 from Cliff St to Michigan Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/25/14 8:00 AM to 7/18/14 5:00 PM MDOT Bridge Replacement; M-96 and Raymond Road will be detoured during construction.
NB WI-100 from Burleigh St to WI-190 Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/7/14 12:00 AM to 5/30/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - MAYFAIR RD, CITY WAUWATOSA, MILW | BURLEIGH ST - SILVER SPRING DR | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
NB WI-100 from WI-190 to Hampton Ave Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/7/14 12:00 AM to 5/30/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - MAYFAIR RD, CITY WAUWATOSA, MILW | BURLEIGH ST - SILVER SPRING DR | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
NWB WI-100 from Theodore Trecker Way to US-18 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 4/24/14 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - ZOO IC, UPRR & STH 100 BRIDGES OVR I 94 | TERMINAL, CONST/BRIDGE REPLACEMENT | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
NWB WI-100 from Theodore Trecker Way to US-18 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/24/14 11:00 PM to 4/25/14 4:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Theodore Trecker Way to Curtis Rd to 121st St to Bluemound to HWY 100
SB WI-100 from Hampton Ave to WI-190 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/21/14 12:00 AM to 5/30/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - MAYFAIR RD, CITY WAUWATOSA, MILW | BURLEIGH ST - SILVER SPRING DR | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
SEB WI-100 from WI-190 to Burleigh St Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 3/17/14 12:00 AM to 5/30/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - MAYFAIR RD, CITY WAUWATOSA, MILW | BURLEIGH ST - SILVER SPRING DR | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
SEB WI-100 from Walnut Rd to US-18 Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/14/14 12:00 AM to 4/24/14 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - ZOO IC, MAYFAIR RD | I 94 - WATERTOWN PLANK | STH 100 | MILWAUKEE
NEB IL-172 at Arch Rd (3 miles north of Tampico) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 9:00 AM to 8/15/14 5:00 PM IDOT Use marked detour route.
NEB IL-172 at Fargo Rd (+0.8 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 8:00 AM to 9/6/14 5:00 PM IDOT Bridge Work; Traffic will be detoured onto Hahnaman Road from Tampico east to IL 40.
SWB IL-172 at Arch Rd (3 miles north of Tampico) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/24/14 9:00 AM to 8/15/14 5:00 PM IDOT Use marked detour route.
SB WI-241 from Howard Ave to College Ave Major All lanes and shoulders open 4/24/14 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily until 5/5/14 WisDOT Construction - S 27TH ST | COLLEGE AVE - HOWARD AVE | STH 241 | MILWAUKEE
EB CR-45 from Cedar Lake Rd to Hainesville Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/14 6:00 AM to 8/1/14 3:00 PM Lake County
WB CR-45 from Hainesville Rd to Lakewood Ter (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/14 6:00 AM to 8/1/14 3:00 PM Lake County
Ramp from NB Cumberland Ave/IL-171 to WB I-90 79.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/1/14 9:00 PM to 5/25/14 5:00 AM IDOT Cumberland Avenue Widening Project: I-90 WB DETOUR: Cumberland north to Higgins Road (IL 72); west on Higgins to 90W entrance ramp at Devon Avenue; I-190 WB DETOUR: Cumberland north to Higgins Road (IL 72), west to Des Plaines River Road; south to I-190W ramp; I-294 NB and SB (Tri-State Tollway) DETOUR: Cumberland north to Higgins Road (IL 72); east on Higgins Road to Oriole Avenue; south on Oriole Avenue to Higgins Road; east on Higgins Road to Harlem Avenue; north on Harlem Avenue to Bryn Mawr Avenue, west on Bryn Mawr Avenue to I-90W ramp. Follow interstate signs to I-294 NB and SB.
Ramp from EB Kennedy Local to WB I-290 51.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/25/14 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM IDOT DETOUR: Ramp Closed. Detour to Roosevelt & Return

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   Roselle Road Interchange Project Scheduled to Begin Week of April 28 on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

The Illinois Tollway’s Roselle Road Interchange Project on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Schaumburg is scheduled to begin the week of April 28, with work to prepare for the removal and reconstruction of the bridge carrying Roselle Road over I-90 and the start of reconstruction work on the existing ramps.

The Roselle Road Interchange Project will reconstruct the Roselle Road Bridge to accommodate the new, wider Tollway being built as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project and build new ramps to complete the existing partial interchange. The project cost is estimated at $35-$45 million with work scheduled to be complete in 2016.

Bridge Work Begins Next Week

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 28, Roselle Road between Commerce Drive and Central Road will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes in each direction and work will begin to remove the median and install temporary pavement and traffic signals. In May, all traffic on Roselle Road is scheduled to shift to the southbound side of the bridge for removal and reconstruction of the northbound side of the bridge.

In addition, work is scheduled to begin to reconstruct the portions of the existing westbound exit ramp and eastbound entrance ramp adjacent to Roselle Road. On the westbound exit ramp, at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 28, one I-PASS Only lane will close to build temporary pavement. However, one automatic coin machine and one I-PASS Only lane will remain open at all times.

The Roselle Road Bridge and the existing ramps will remain open throughout construction and traffic will be shifted as the existing ramps and bridge are rebuilt and widened.

The Roselle Road Interchange Project will reconstruct the Roselle Road Bridge carrying traffic over I-90, rebuild the two existing ramps providing access to and from the east and construct new ramps to carry traffic to and from the west. The existing eastbound entrance ramp will be reconstructed with the same configuration, while the existing westbound exit ramp will be reconstructed and widened to provide a second northbound turn lane onto Roselle Road. The new ramps will provide a new westbound entrance to I-90 accessible from Central Road and a new eastbound exit from I-90 to Roselle Road.

Work in 2014 includes reconstruction of the bridge and a portion of the existing ramps. Construction scheduled for 2015-2016 includes completion of work on the existing ramps, as well as work to build the new ramps to complete a full-access interchange.

Work Zone Safety

A 35 mph work zone speed limit will be in effect 24/7 in the construction zone on Roselle Road 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 between Elmhurst Road and I-294. 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.

4/24/2014 1:40 AM

   Traffic Shifts Scheduled to Begin This Week for Lee Street Interchange Project on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to shift traffic this week in both directions on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and on the Lee Street Bridge as part of the Lee Street Interchange Project.
 
The Lee Street Interchange Project is reconstructing the Lee Street Bridge carrying traffic over I-90 and rebuilding the two existing ramps providing access to and from the east to accommodate the new, wider Tollway being built as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. The project is funded by the Tollway's 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 
I-90 Overnight Traffic Shifts
Weather permitting, overnight lane closures are scheduled this week to shift eastbound and westbound I-90 traffic to the right under the Lee Street Bridge and provide a work zone to construct the center support column for the bridge. During overnight hours, two lanes on I-90 will be closed to complete pavement striping and to shift traffic, leaving one lane open overnight. Lane reductions will be removed by 5 a.m. daily in advance of the morning rush hour.
 
Work zones are already in place on the right shoulders in both directions along I-90 for retaining wall construction, utility relocations and drainage improvements that are required in advance of rebuilding and widening the roadway.
 
Lee Street Bridge and Ramp Work Begins
On the morning of Thursday, April 24, weather permitting, all traffic is scheduled to be shifted onto the southbound side of the Lee Street Bridge with one lane open in both directions. Southbound traffic will be shifted first and then northbound traffic will be moved onto the southbound side of the bridge. After traffic on the bridge has been shifted, work will also begin to reconstruct the eastbound entrance and westbound exit ramps connecting Lee Street to I-90.
 
Traffic will remain in this configuration until late summer while the northbound side of the bridge is reconstructed and then traffic will be moved onto the new lanes on the northbound side of the bridge while the southbound side of the bridge is reconstructed. The Lee Street Bridge and ramps will remain open throughout construction.
 
Work Zone Safety
A 45 mph work zone speed limit will be in effect 24/7 in the construction zone on Lee Street and the ramps. The work zone speed limit on I-90 is 55 mph in both directions between Illinois Route 25 and Elmhurst Road, whether or not workers are present, while a 45 mph work zone speed limit will be in place in both directions between Elmhurst Road and I-294. 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.
 
I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project
The Illinois Tollway is rebuilding and widening 62 miles along the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I‐90) as a 21st century, state‐of‐the-art corridor linking Rockford to O’Hare International Airport. The I‐90 corridor from Chicago to Rockford serves nearly 1 million travelers per day. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 
In 2014, the Illinois Tollway is scheduled to complete the reconstruction and widening between Elgin and Rockford. The eastbound lanes were completed in 2013. Work on the segment of I-90 from the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to Elgin is scheduled for 2014-2016.
 
Ongoing construction will have an impact on travel throughout the 62-mile-long I-90 corridor. Whenever possible, the Tollway will use traffic shifts and shoulders to keep as many lanes open during peak hours as were available before construction, however, some lane closures will be needed during the construction season.
 
As a result, drivers may want to consider an alternate route. Depending on the destination, traffic traveling west to Rockford and Wisconsin can use the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) to I-39 as an alternate route. Likewise, traffic travelling east toward Chicago and O’Hare International Airport can use the I-39/I-88 alternate route.
 

 

Getting Tollway Construction Information
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4/21/2014 11:02 PM

   Long-term Closures on NB & SB I-55 at Des Plaines River Bridge near Channahon until Sept

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, a long-term closure of one lane of northbound I-55 at the Des Plaines River Bridge near the village of Channahon, will begin early morning, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.  One southbound lane of I-55 was closed in early April and remains closed.

Lane closures are necessary to complete structural steel repairs, painting, bridge deck patching and deck resurfacing on the northbound structure this year.  Traffic will be routed utilizing the cross-overs late the week of April 28, 2014. The southbound structure will then carry traffic across the Des Plaines River.  The anticipated completion date for this project is September 1, 2014. 

Each lane northbound and southbound will be reduced to 13' - 10".  A series of warning signs will be erected in advance of the lane closure and in advance of the last interchange.   Warning signs will be at entrance ramps from IL 113, IL 129, Lorenzo Road, River Road, Arsenal Road, Bluff Road, US 6 and I-80.

The Smart Traffic Monitoring (STM) System will be used this year. System sensors, eleven portable changeable message signs and cameras will monitor traffic to give real-time updates of travel times and stopped conditions throughout the work zone. As traffic builds, the signs will change with appropriate messages for motorists. Some changeable signs will be placed in advance of the alternate route designated for this project. An alternate route using I-80 and IL 47 to bypass the I-55 construction zone has been posted.

Illinois State Police will have extra troopers in the area monitoring and enforcing the posted work zone speed limit and the hand-held cell phone ban.  The new law bans hand-held cellphone use except in an emergency and allows only for speakerphones and headsets that feature voice-activated or one-digit dialing. The new law, which took effect January 1, 2014, also imposes fines starting at $75 for drivers caught using a hand-held cellphone while driving.  Violators could pay $150 for repeat offenses and eventually have their driver’s licenses suspended.      

Motorists can expect delays during times when the lane closures are in effect and should allow extra time for trips through this area.  Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the 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 www.dot.state.il.us. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

4/4/2014 4:01 PM

   I-96 closed in Wayne County until October

I-96:

The eastbound and westbound I-96 service drives (Schoolcraft Road) have only the right lane open between Telegraph and Newburgh roads until October.

  The following ramps will be closed until October:

  • Outer Drive to westbound I-96;
  • Greenfield Road to westbound I-96;
  • Evergreen Road to westbound I-96; and 
  • Northbound and southbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway) ramps to westbound I-96.

On westbound I-96, all express lanes will be forced onto M-39. Local lanes will be forced off onto Telegraph Road. The westbound I-96 local lanes will NOT be able to access M-39.

Eastbound M-14 traffic will be forced off onto I-275.

The northbound and southbound I-275 ramps to eastbound I-96 will be reduced to one lane, with all eastbound traffic forced off at Newburgh Road.

For more information on this $148 million investment, go to the project website at www.96fix.com. Follow project updates on www.facebook.com/96fix and www.twitter.com/96fix.

4/2/2014 11:49 AM

   Ramp Closure on I-55 at IL 43/Harlem Avenue in Summit to Begin April 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, a routine bridge inspection on Illinois Route 43/Harlem Avenue near I-55 in Summit, will be performed on Saturday, April 26, 2014. 

In order to complete the work, it will be necessary to close the I-55 northbound ramp to IL 43/Harlem Avenue from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Due to the short duration of the closure, a detour will not be posted.  Drivers needing to access IL 43 can travel further on I-55 to IL 50 (Cicero Ave), exit to Cicero Ave, turn left and take the next ramp to access I-55 southbound.  Once on I-55 SB, drivers can then access IL 43.

Motorists can expect delays during times when the lane closures are in effect and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signing 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 www.dot.state.il.us. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

4/24/2014 2:04 AM

   Lane Closures on I-57 at Cal Sag Bridge in Blue Island to Begin May 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, joint repair bridge work on southbound and northbound I-57 over the Cal Sag in Blue Island, will begin Thursday, May 1, 2014.

The inside shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 will be closed until early June.  Lane 3 and the outbound shoulder will close sometime in early June until July 7.  There will be two lanes of traffic NB and SB open during construction.

The following alternate routes will be posted:

  • Northbound I-57 traffic should exit at west 159th Street. Take 159th to Cicero Avenue, travel north to 127th Street.  Turn east on 127th and follow to the I-57 northbound entrance.
  • Southbound I-57 traffic should exit west 127th to Cicero, travel south on Cicero to 159th.  Turn east on 159th and follow to the I-57 southbound entrance.

Motorists can expect delays during times when the lane closures are in effect and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signing 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 www.dot.state.il.us. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

4/24/2014 1:50 AM

   MDOT to Begin Lifting Weight Restrictions in Lower Peninsula on April 21

Effective 8 a.m. Monday, April 21, weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan border north to and including the entire stretch of US-10 from Ludington, Mason County, east to and including M-25 and the entire thumb area. However, for the rest of the state (north of US-10), weight restrictions will remain imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways. State routes 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.

4/17/2014 2:20 PM

   I-94 (Bishop Ford Expressway) Ramp to 103rd Street & Stony Island Closed for Interchange Reconstruction until October

The work is part of the on-going I-94 (Bishop Ford Expressway) at Stony Island Feeder Interchange reconstruction project. Improvements include two complete bridge replacements, two bridge rehabilitations including bridge deck overlay and deck joint removal and replacement, one new bridge deck and bearing replacement and one bridge removal.  The construction will include demolishing the existing concrete decks, new parapet walls and new bearings on the bridges.  The project also includes the reconstruction of the Stony Island Extension, which includes new jointed pavement, resurfacing and drainage improvements.

The project contains work on multiple interchange ramps and various electrical improvements.  There will be work during night time hours for the beam erection and bridge replacements.  The anticipated completion date for this project is October 31, 2014.

The following detour will be posted:

  • From eastbound I-94 (Bishop Ford) to Exit Ramp 66A – 111th Street.  Traffic will make a left turn on 111th Street and do a complete turn-around and enter the westbound I-94 (Bishop Ford) lanes.  Traffic will travel westbound on I-94 to Exit 65 – 103rd Street and Stony Island Avenue.  Traffic will travel towards the 103rd Street exit ramp.

Motorists can expect delays during times when the lane closures are in effect and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signing in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

4/4/2014 4:30 PM

   Whiteside County Weight Restrictions

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that postings to restrict the allowable gross vehicular weights will go into effect on the following roads in Whiteside County effective March 14, 2013:

  •     Garden Plain Road - 5 tons per axle (westbound lane only)
  •     Freeport Road - 11 tons

Depending upon the weather, the postings will be lifted on or before May 1, 2014.

3/11/2014 5:57 PM

   IDOT Announced Vehicle Weight Restrictions in Henry County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that postings to restrict the allowable gross vehicular weights will go into effect on the following roads in Henry County, effective February 1, 2014:  

Fish Hatchery/Grange Road 10 tons
Osco Road 10 tons
Midland Road 10 tons

As weather permits, the postings will be lifted in the vicinity of May 1, 2014.

2/3/2014 5:33 PM

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