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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.

Congestion: Light congestion Light   Medium congestion Medium   Heavy congestion Heavy   Unknown congestion Unknown   congestion level information

Travel Time Watch Zones
Roadway Congestion From To Travel Time (minutes) Average Travel Time (minutes) Distance (miles) Speed (mph)
EB I-90 Light congestion South Beloit Plaza Marengo-Hampshire Plaza 54 35 34.5 miles 38 mph
NB I-57 Light congestion I-80 111th St 18 13 10.9 miles 36 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 NB WI-26 to NB I-39 171.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/17/14 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM WisDOT Maintenance - Detour: CMS will be placed 1 week prior to closure. Traffic will be directed to use USH 14.
SB I-39/90/94 from CR-V to WI-19 126.6 to 130.2 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/17/14 8:00 PM to 4/18/14 5:00 AM WisDOT Construction - MADISON - LAKE DELTON RD | I 39 | DANE
Ramp from SB I-39 to NB 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: Vehicals 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 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
Ramp from EB I-94 to NB US-45 304.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/17/14 11:00 PM to 4/18/14 4:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: I 94 EB to Moreland to Bluemound to 97th to Wisconsin to USH 45 NB OR 94 EB to 84th/76th to Bluemound to 97th to USH 45 NB
Ramp from EB I-94 to NWB US-41 307.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/17/14 9:00 PM to 4/18/14 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Exit right/south towards Miller Park Way. Exit right/west towards Canal St. Go right/east on Frederick Miller Way. Go right/south toward US 41NB/I-94. Continue on 41NB.
Ramp from EB I-94 to 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/eas
Ramp from WB I-80 to I-94 21.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/28/13 7:00 AM to 4/20/15 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 I-94 to NWB US-41 307.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/17/14 9:00 PM to 4/18/14 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Exit left/south towards Miller Park Way. Exit right/west towards Canal St. Go right/east on Frederick Miller Way. Go right/south toward US 41NB/I-94. Continue on 41NB.
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;
SB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from 87th St to 95th St 18.7 to 17.6 Major Right two lanes closed, three lanes open 4/17/14 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM Illinois Tollway Noise Wall Construction
EB US-18 at WI-100 Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/14/14 12:00 AM to 6/1/14 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 Wisconsin Ave to Wells St Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/17/14 9:00 PM to 4/18/14 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - STADIUM FREEWAY | BREWER STADIUM - STATE ST | USH 41 | MILWAUKEE
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
SB US-41 from Highland Blvd to US-18 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 4/16/14 8:00 PM to 4/17/14 6:00 AM WisDOT Construction - STADIUM FREEWAY | BREWER STADIUM - STATE ST | USH 41 | MILWAUKEE
SB US-41 from Highland Blvd to US-18 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/17/14 8:00 PM to 4/18/14 6:00 AM WisDOT Construction - STADIUM FREEWAY | BREWER STADIUM - STATE ST | USH 41 | MILWAUKEE
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
SB US-151 from I-39 to I-39 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 4/17/14 9:00 PM to 4/18/14 5:00 AM WisDOT Construction - MADISON - PORTAGE | USH 151 OVERPASS STRUCTURES | I 39 | DANE
SB US-151 from I-39 to I-39 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 4/17/14 9:00 PM to 4/18/14 5:00 AM daily until 6/14/14 WisDOT Construction - MADISON - PORTAGE | USH 151 OVERPASS STRUCTURES | I 39 | DANE
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
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
NB WI-100 from Burleigh St to Hampton Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 3/17/14 6:00 AM to 5/30/14 6:00 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 6/1/14 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.
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.

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.

Filter Announcements
   Lane Closures on EB I-290 Between Racine and Peoria

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, lane closures will be installed on eastbound I-290 between Racine Street and Peoria Street for placement of new steel beams over I-290 at Morgan Street.

Lane closures for this work will occur Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  15-minute full expressway closures will occur between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. each night.  The work is part of the on-going Circle Interchange project. www.circleinterchange.org .

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.

4/15/2014 1:03 PM

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

Lane closures are necessary to complete structural steel repairs and painting on both structures; bridge deck patching and deck resurfacing on the northbound structure.  Traffic cross-overs after mid-April will be utilized to allow work on the northbound truss structure while the southbound carries 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.

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

   I-57 in Jefferson County, IL

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on northbound Interstate 57 on Monday, April 14, 2014 that there will be a lane closure beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Maintenance crews will be engaged in the repair of the northbound bridge over eastbound Interstate 64.  The bridge is located at the tri-level interchange, south of Mt. Vernon, Illinois.  Only one lane of traffic will be open at this structure.  The closure should last until April 18th, 2014.

Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the construction site as quickly as possible.

Through traffic should seek alternate routes.

4/7/2014 3:28 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

   Weight restrictions imposed on all state highways in Michigan

Effective 8 a.m. Friday, April 4, weight restrictions will be imposed on all state trunkline highways in the state of Michigan. 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.

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.

4/1/2014 3:17 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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