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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 I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange 43 32 16.3 miles 22 mph
WB I-90 Medium congestion Montrose Ave O'Hare 23 16 10.0 miles 21 mph
WB Kennedy Expy Medium congestion I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange IL-43 (Harlem Ave) 29 22 11.9 miles 25 mph
EB I-290 Medium congestion Wolf Rd I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange 34 23 14.0 miles 24 mph
I-90 Medium congestion Cumberland Av I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange 40 29 13.4 miles 20 mph
NB Stevenson Expy Light congestion I-355 Dan Ryan 38 28 24.4 miles 37 mph
NB Stevenson Expy Medium congestion I-294 Kedzie Ave 22 15 12.6 miles 32 mph
NB Stevenson Expy Medium congestion I-294 Cicero Ave 19 13 10.7 miles 32 mph
NB Stevenson Expy Light congestion I-294 Dan Ryan 26 19 16.1 miles 36 mph
EB Kennedy Expy Medium congestion Montrose Ave I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange 24 18 8.2 miles 21 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 IL-171 to NB I-55 282.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/15 7:00 AM to 10/31/15 11:59 PM IDOT ***Long Term Closure***
Ramp from SB IL-171 to SB I-55 281.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/15 8:00 AM to 10/31/15 6:00 PM IDOT ***Long Term Closure***
EB I-88 (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) from Tollway Authority (+0.2 miles) to Church Rd (-0.3 miles) 118.0 to 118.6 Major Left two lanes closed, one to three lanes open 8/2/15 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM Illinois Tollway Bridge Removal/Replace and Misc. Repairs
WB I-88 (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) from Church Rd (+0.3 miles) to Mitchell Rd (+0.3 miles) 118.6 to 118.0 Major Left two lanes closed, one or two lanes open 8/2/15 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM Illinois Tollway Bridge Removal/Replace and Misc. Repairs
Ramp from SB IL-59 to EB I-90 59.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 8/5/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Entrance Ramp Closed; *** Long Term Closure ***
Ramp from NB IL-59 to EB I-90 60.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 8/5/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Entrance Ramp Closed; *** Long Term Closure ***
Ramp from NB IL-25 to WB I-90 56.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 9/4/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Entrance Ramp Closed; *** Long Term Closure
Ramp from WB I-90 to NB IL-31 55.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/7/15 12:00 AM to 8/31/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy Widening and Reconst; *** Long Term Closures ***
Ramp from NB IL-31 to WB I-90 54.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/5/15 12:00 AM to 8/31/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy Widening and Reconst; *** Long Term Closures ***
Ramp from WB I-90 to SB IL-31 54.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/5/15 12:00 AM to 8/31/15 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy Widening and Reconst; *** Long Term Closures ***
Ramp from EB I-94 to NB US-45 304.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/27/15 5:00 AM to 8/3/15 5:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take the HWY 100 Exit North to Watertown Plank, Watertown Plank East to the US 45 North Ramp. OR Take the 84th St Exit, 84th St North to Watertown Plank, Watertown Plank West to the US45 North Ramp.
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 Left lane closed, two lanes open 7/3/15 12:00 AM to 8/28/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - N-S FREEWAY, STH 20 INTERCHANGE | MAINLINE & RAMPS | I 94 | RACINE
EB I-94 at Glenlord Rd (-0.3 miles) 24.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/27/15 7:00 AM to 8/29/15 11:59 PM MDOT Bridge Replacement; Eastbound I-94 traffic will be crossed over onto westbound lanes during construction. Two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction during most of construction, with some intermittent nighttime double-lane closures.
NB I-94-Express (Dan Ryan Exp) at Entrance from NB Chicago Skywy (I-90) 58.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/15/15 12:00 AM to 10/31/15 11:59 PM IDOT ***Long Term Closure***
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 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 WB I-94 to NB WI-100 303.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/1/15 12:00 AM to 11/30/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 to the 84th St Exit, 84th St North to Bluemound, Bluemound West to HWY 100 OR Take I-94 to the Moorland Exit, Moorland North to Bluemound, Bluemound East to HWY 100.
Ramp from WB I-94 to SEB WI-100 303.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/1/15 12:00 AM to 11/28/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take the 84th St exit North to Bluemound, Bluemound West to HWY 100. OR Take the US45 North Ramp North to the Watertown Plank Exit, Watertown Plank West to HWY 100. OR Take the Moorland exit to Bluemound or Greenfield, Bluemound or
Ramp from WB I-94 to SEB WI-100 303.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/1/15 12:00 AM to 11/30/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 to the 84th St Exit, 84th St South to Greenfield, Greenfield West to HWY 100 OR Take I-94 to the Moorland Exit, Moorland South to Greenfield, Greenfield East to HWY 100.
Ramp from EB I-190 to NB Mannheim Rd 1.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/20/15 12:00 AM to 11/25/15 11:59 PM IDOT Detour posted ***Long Term Closure***
Ramp from WB I-190 to SB 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***
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-6 at 400th St (IL-84) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 10/6/15 11:59 PM IDOT Resurfacing; US 6 traffic will be detoured onto I-280 and IL 84 traffic will be detoured on Cleveland Road and I-80. Be alert for detour signing and workers.
WB US-6 at 400th St (IL-84) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 10/6/15 11:59 PM IDOT Resurfacing; US 6 traffic will be detoured onto I-280 and IL 84 traffic will be detoured on Cleveland Road and I-80. Be alert for detour signing and workers.
Ramp from NWB US-12 to WB WI-50 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/10/15 12:00 AM to 8/19/15 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
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
WB US-18 from Calhoun Rd to Woelfel Rd Major All lanes and shoulders open 7/20/15 6:00 AM to 8/28/15 4:00 PM WisDOT Permit - auxiliary lane and adjacent lane closed
WB US-18 from Moreland Blvd to Eales Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/27/15 12:00 AM to 8/7/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: S. on Whiterock to Main, West on Main to Barstow, N. on Barstow to St. Paul, NE on St. Paul to USH 18
Ramp from EB US-20 to NB US-31 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 11/30/15 11:59 PM InDOT Replace Bypass Bridge; Traffic will be detoured around the ramp closures by utilizing the interchanges at the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and Nimtz Road and the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and State Road 2.
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.
EB US-30 from Il-59 to Renwick Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/8/15 8:00 AM to 11/20/15 5:00 PM IDOT Detour posted; Limited access for local residences and commercial properties will be allowed. Watch for flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
WB US-30 from Renwick Rd to Il-59 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/8/15 8:00 AM to 11/20/15 5:00 PM IDOT Detour posted; Limited access for local residences and commercial properties will be allowed. Watch for flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
NB US-31 at Ireland Rd (-0.3 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 11/30/15 11:59 PM InDOT Replace Bypass Bridge; Traffic will be detoured around the ramp closures by utilizing the interchanges at the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and Nimtz Road and the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and State Road 2.
Ramp from NB US-31 to WB US-20 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 11/30/15 11:59 PM InDOT Replace Bypass Bridge; Traffic will be detoured around the ramp closures by utilizing the interchanges at the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and Nimtz Road and the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and State Road 2.
SB US-31 at Ireland Rd (+0.3 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/7/15 7:00 AM to 11/30/15 11:59 PM InDOT Replace Bypass Bridge; Traffic will be detoured around the ramp closures by utilizing the interchanges at the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and Nimtz Road and the U.S. 31/20 Bypass and State Road 2.
SB US-51 at Siverado Dr (-0.2 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/24/15 6:00 AM to 8/15/15 10:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: SB traffic will have a single lane on NB US 51. Access across SB US 51 at Jackson Street and STH 138.
Ramp from EB WI-16 to SWB US-151 Major All lanes closed 7/17/15 9:00 PM to 9/4/15 7:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 16/60 to USH 151 NB to STH 73 N to USH 151 SB
NEB IL-2 from US-20 (+0.1 miles) to Morgan St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/22/15 7:00 AM to 11/24/15 11:59 PM IDOT Follow marked detour. No permits effective June 22-July 31, 2015, Max Width-NB only 10'-6" effective July 31-November 24, 2015. No permits SB only effective July 31-November 24, 2015.
NEB IN-2 from County Road 100 S to County Road 275 W Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/13/15 7:00 AM to 9/4/15 11:59 PM InDOT Bridge Rehabilitation; State road detours must be along state-maintained roadways only. Drivers travelling south on State Road 2 will be detoured east on U.S. 30, south on State Road 49, west on State Road 8, and back to State Road 2. Drivers travelling north on State Road 2 will be detoured east on State Road 8, north on State Road 49, west on U.S. 30, and back to State Road 2.
SWB IN-2 from County Road 275 W to County Road 100 S Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/13/15 7:00 AM to 9/4/15 11:59 PM InDOT Bridge Rehabilitation; State road detours must be along state-maintained roadways only. Drivers travelling south on State Road 2 will be detoured east on U.S. 30, south on State Road 49, west on State Road 8, and back to State Road 2. Drivers travelling north on State Road 2 will be detoured east on State Road 8, north on State Road 49, west on U.S. 30, and back to State Road 2.
SWB IL-2 from Morgan St to US-20 (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/22/15 7:00 AM to 11/24/15 11:59 PM IDOT Follow marked detour. No permits effective June 22-July 31, 2015, Max Width-NB only 10'-6" effective July 31-November 24, 2015. No permits SB only effective July 31-November 24, 2015.
EB IN-8 from County Road 875 to County Road 600 W Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/15/15 7:00 AM to 8/14/15 7:00 PM InDOT
WB IN-8 from County Road 600 W to County Road 875 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/15/15 7:00 AM to 8/14/15 7:00 PM InDOT
EB IL-19 at e/o York Rd Major Various lanes closed 3/23/15 1:00 AM to 8/2/15 11:59 PM IDOT
WB IL-19 at e/o York Rd Major Various lanes closed 3/23/15 1:00 AM to 8/2/15 11:59 PM IDOT
EB WI-20 from River St to Main St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/1/15 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: Partial closure
EB WI-20 from Renaissance Blvd to 90th St Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/13/15 12:00 AM to 8/3/15 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 8/3/15 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 8/14/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - N-S FREEWAY, STH 20 INTERCHANGE | MAINLINE & RAMPS | I 94 | RACINE
WB WI-20 from Main St to River St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/1/15 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: Partial closure
NB WI-32 from Water St to Erie St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/27/15 12:00 AM to 8/12/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: S. 1st St. to Pittsburgh Ave to Erie St. to Young St.
SB WI-32 from Erie St to Water St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/27/15 12:00 AM to 8/12/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: S. 1st St. to Pittsburgh Ave to Erie St. to Young St.
NB WI-38 from Layton Ave to Howard Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 7/7/15 12:00 AM to 9/15/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - S Howell Ave | Layton Ave - Howard Ave | Sth 38 | MILWAUKEE
NB IL-40 at Otter Creek Dr Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/11/15 7:00 AM to 9/30/15 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge Work; Traffic will be detoured from IL 40 at Milledgeville north on Shannon Road to IL 64, and then west on IL 64 to IL 78 at Mt. Carroll.
NB IL-40 at Center Dr (+0.3 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/11/15 7:00 AM to 10/31/15 11:59 PM IDOT Construction over Otter Creek; Follow detour
SB IL-40 at Center Dr (-0.3 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/11/15 7:00 AM to 10/31/15 11:59 PM IDOT Construction over Otter Creek; Follow detour
SB IL-40 at Otter Creek Dr Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/11/15 7:00 AM to 9/30/15 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge Work; Traffic will be detoured from IL 40 at Milledgeville north on Shannon Road to IL 64, and then west on IL 64 to IL 78 at Mt. Carroll.
NB IN-55 from Parry Ct (-0.1 miles) to Clark St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/18/15 8:00 AM to 8/2/15 11:59 PM InDOT Drivers travelling south on SR 55 will be detoured east/southeast on U.S. 231, south on I-65, west on SR 2 and back to SR 55. Drivers travelling north on State Road 55 will be detoured east on SR 2, north on I-65, west/northwest on U.S. 231, and back to SR 55.
SB IN-55 from Parry Ct to Harrison St Major All lanes and shoulders open 6/18/15 8:00 AM to 8/2/15 11:59 PM InDOT Drivers travelling south on SR 55 will be detoured east/southeast on U.S. 231, south on I-65, west on SR 2 and back to SR 55. Drivers travelling north on State Road 55 will be detoured east on SR 2, north on I-65, west/northwest on U.S. 231, and back to SR 55.
EB WI-60 from Bullen Rd to Del Monte Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/2/15 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: STH 60 to Wibu Rd to Richard Rd to USH 51 to STH 60
WB WI-60 from Hilldale Dr to Wilson Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 7/13/15 6:00 AM to 8/13/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Sumner St, City Hartford | Main St (STH 83) - Kettle Moraine Rd | STH 60 | WASHINGTON
WB WI-60 from Del Monte Rd to Bullen Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/2/15 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: STH 60 to USH 51 to Richard Rd to Wibu Rd to STH 60
NB WI-67 from Armour Rd to WI-16 Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 6/24/15 12:00 AM to 9/25/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - OCONOMOWOC - WAUKESHA | STH 67 - I 94 | STH 16 | WAUKESHA
NB WI-73 from I-39 to WI-106 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/26/15 12:00 AM to 8/29/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: IH 39/90 NB to USH 12/18 EB to STH 73 NB
NB WI-73 from WI-106 to US-12 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/2/15 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM daily until 8/31/15 WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 73 NB Detour Traffic to follow IH39/90 NB to USH 12 EB to STH 73 NB
SB WI-73 from US-12 to WI-106 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/8/15 12:00 AM to 8/31/15 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 73 SB Detour Traffic to follow USH 12 EB to IH39/90 SB to STH 73 SB
SB WI-73 from WI-106 to I-39 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/26/15 12:00 AM to 8/29/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: USH 12/18 WB to IH 39/90 SB to STH 73
NB WI-164 from Pearl St to WI-59 Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 7/6/15 7:00 AM to 8/21/15 5:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Les Paul Parkway Water Main - Phase 1 (E. Broadway Ave. to Arcadian Ave.)
SB WI-164 from Arcadian Ave to Pearl St Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 7/6/15 7:00 AM to 8/21/15 5:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Les Paul Parkway Water Main - Phase 1 (E. Broadway Ave. to Arcadian Ave.)
NB WI-241 from Forest Hill Ave to Minnesota Ave Major Left lane closed, two lanes open 4/20/15 12:00 AM to 9/12/15 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 9/12/15 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 9/12/15 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 9/12/15 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - 27th St, City Franklin/Oak Creek | W Drexel Ave - College Ave (Cth Zz) | Sth 241 | MILWAUKEE
Ramp from NEB Frontage Rd to EB IL-390 7.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/20/15 7:00 AM to 12/20/15 11:59 PM IDOT Ramp Improvements; DETOUR: For Springinsguth Road ramp closures, Illinois Route 390 and Springinsguth Road traffic will be detoured using Irving Park Road, Barrington Road and Lake Street.
Ramp from WB IL-390 to WB IL-19 7.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/20/15 7:00 AM to 12/20/15 11:59 PM IDOT Ramp Improvements; DETOUR: For Springinsguth Road ramp closures, Illinois Route 390 and Springinsguth Road traffic will be detoured using Irving Park Road, Barrington Road and Lake Street.
Ramp from NB Chicago Skwy to NB Dan Ryan Express Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/15/15 12:00 AM to 10/31/15 11:59 PM IDOT ***Long Term Closure***
NB Dan Ryan from 75th St to 69th St 60.3 to 59.6 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, up to three lanes open 8/1/15 11:00 PM to 8/2/15 7:00 AM IDOT
NB Dan Ryan from 75th St to 69th St 60.3 to 59.6 Major Left four lanes and left shoulder closed, up to one lanes open 8/2/15 1:00 AM to 7:00 AM IDOT
NB Dan Ryan from 75th St to 69th St 60.3 to 59.6 Major Left three lanes and left shoulder closed, up to two lanes open 8/1/15 11:59 PM to 8/2/15 7:00 AM IDOT Express lanes closed. All traffic diverted into Local Lanes
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***
NB Dan Ryan Express at 69th St 59.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/1/15 11:59 PM to 8/2/15 7:00 AM IDOT Express lanes closed. All traffic diverted into local lanes
NB Dan Ryan Express from 69th St to 63rd St 59.5 to 58.7 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, one or two lanes open 8/1/15 11:00 PM to 8/2/15 7:00 AM IDOT
NB Edens from Pratt Ave to Touhy Ave 40.3 to 39.8 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, one lane open 8/1/15 11:59 PM to 8/2/15 8:00 AM IDOT
Ramp from SB Mannheim Rd to WB I-190 77.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/16/15 12:00 AM to 8/16/15 11:59 PM IDOT Detour WB Zemke Blvd to SB Bessie Coleman ***Long Term Closure***
NB Stevenson / I-55 from 1.0 miles south of IL-171 to 1.0 miles north of IL-171 281.4 to 283.4 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, one lane open 8/1/15 11:59 PM to 8/2/15 8:00 AM IDOT
SB Stevenson / I-55 from 1.0 miles north of IL-171 to 1.0 miles south of IL-171 283.4 to 281.4 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, one lane open 8/1/15 11:59 PM to 8/2/15 8:00 AM IDOT
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***

Announcements

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   Wisconsin DMV Follows New Federal Rules for Truckers

Proof of citizenship, residency requirements begin

Federal law now requires operators of a commercial vehicle to provide proof of US citizenship or proof of legal temporary status when they apply for an original, renewal, or change of authority to their commercial driver license (CDL) or commercial learner permit (CLP).

Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) abides by these new conditions and developed tools to help commercial drivers understand the requirements. Drivers who carry a CDL card now need to bring acceptable documentation to a Wisconsin DMV service center. For US citizens that proof is normally a valid US passport or a certified birth certificate.

Drivers who carry a license that has a non domiciled notation printed on the face of the CDL/CLP will now need to present the following documentation to a Wisconsin DMV service center:

  • An unexpired employment authorization document (EAD) issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or
  • An unexpired foreign passport accompanied by an approved I-94 form documenting the applicant's most recent admittance into the United States.

New testing/training requirements
Drivers who are training at any of Wisconsin’s truck driving schools and who are not permanent residents of the state are now required to hold a CLP from their home state of residence before they begin the behind the wheel portion of the course. As of July 8, these drivers can either take their skill test in Wisconsin or return to their state of residence to be tested. DMV is unable to issue licenses to residents of others states.

Wisconsin DMV is following the Commercial Learner’s Permit Rule parts 383 (www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=f2163c790ef202eb287e7124bc6535dc&mc=true&node=pt49.5.383&rgn=div5) and 384 (www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=f2163c790ef202eb287e7124bc6535dc&mc=true&node=pt49.5.384&rgn=div5) of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations administered by the Federal Motor Carrier’s Safety Administration (FMCSA).

To help truckers know what to bring to a DMV customer service center to obtain a new license, renew an expiring license, or make changes to their CDL, check out the online Driver License Guide (https://app.wi.gov/DLGuides/). The Driver License Guide enables drivers, even fleet owners, to check their eligibility and status and ensure they have the proper endorsements. The step-by-step process also creates a personalized checklist of the documents needed to obtain a new card at a DMV customer service center.

The mobile-friendly, self-serve Driver License Guide helps customers conveniently get information specific to their Wisconsin driver license record. They can also browse anonymously to explore and learn about obtaining a driver license. Both commercial and regular drivers can access their information with this first of its kind online application.

Only the DMV website with .gov is the official state website. Other DMV sites with .org and .com are not official and may have extra charges for forms or list information that is dated or incorrect. In addition to the expanding services on its website, WisDOT connects with customers on Facebook (www.facebook.com/WisDOT) and Twitter @WisconsinDOT (https://twitter.com/WisconsinDOT).
 

 

6/11/2015 11:37 AM

   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

   Weekend Lane Closures on Dan Ryan for Beam Installation at 63rd Street Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the express and local lanes on the Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94) will be closed during the overnight hours this weekend, weather permitting, for the installation of beams for the new 63rd Street bridge.

 
In order to complete the work, the inbound express left lane will be closed from 8 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. The two inbound express left lanes will be closed from 11 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday,  with a full closure of the inbound express lanes from midnight Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday. The inbound local left lane will be closed between 1 and 7 a.m. Sunday.
 
Additionally, the two right inbound local lanes will be closed 11 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday, with a full inbound local lane closure between 1 and 5 a.m. Monday. Inbound express lanes will remain open. Access to the inbound expressway will be closed at 71st Street from 11 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.
 
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.

 

7/31/2015 5:06 PM

   Bridge and Ramp Work Scheduled on Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

Lane reductions and shifts planned on ramp at the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to accommodate bridge repair work

 

  • Lane reductions are scheduled to begin next week on the ramp carrying westbound Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) traffic to southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to accommodate work on the I-294 bridge over I-88.
  • Weather permitting, beginning the week of July 27, traffic is scheduled to be reduced to one lane on the ramp carrying westbound I-88 traffic to southbound I-294 to provide a work zone for bridge repairs.
  • The ramp is expected to stay in this configuration until mid-August.

Illinois Tollway Keeps Drivers Informed

The Tollway offers the following ways for drivers to get the latest travel information before they get on the road:

  • www.illinoistollway.com – Construction/Planning section, Tollway Trip Calculator, live roadway images and real-time roadway incident information
  • 1-800-TOLL-FYI – Daily lane closure and travel information
  • www.travelmidwest.com – Real-time travel times
  • www.twitter.com – Real-time roadway incident information at Tollway Trip 90, Tollway Trip 88, Tollway Trip 355 and Tollway Trip 94/294
7/29/2015 12:38 AM

   U.S. 20, South Bend - 20 Minute Closures for Bridge Beam Removal

AVOID AREA: Complete Closures of U.S. 20 in South Bend for 20 Minute Intervals This Week Crews will be removing 54,000 lb bridge beams just west of the South Bend Airport

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces periodic 20 minute closures of U.S. 20, between Pine Road and W. Linwood Blvd, just west of the South Bend International Airport, beginning on Thursday, July 30th.

  • The closures are necessary to ensure driver safety as crews remove nearly two dozen pieces of bridge beams for the U.S. 31/20 Bypass bridge spanning over U.S. 20/Lincoln Way.
  • These 20 minute complete closures of all eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. 20 will continue periodically throughout the day Thursday-Saturday and again on Monday (between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.).
  • Please note: Crews will be staging the crane and other equipment on Wednesday, July 29th.
  • Brief closures on U.S. 20 are possible beginning after 1pm on Wednesday. To avoid lengthy delays Wednesday-Monday, we are urging drivers to avoid this area.

Because the beams are so large, crews will shore up the center of the bridge, cut each of the 11 overhead beams in half, and then remove them in two pieces.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

7/29/2015 12:30 AM

   Temporary, Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Boone County for Bridge Work

Work Scheduled at Garden Prairie Road Bridge as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project

 

Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Boone County for construction of the new Garden Prairie Road Bridge over I-90. Reconstruction of the local crossroad bridge is part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project and is scheduled to be complete this year.

The week of August 3, temporary, overnight lane closures on I-90 at Garden Prairie Road will be scheduled over two nights, including intermittent full closures of the roadway, for installation of new bridge beams. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures.

Weather permitting, overnight lane closures will begin in the westbound lanes, closing two lanes at 8 p.m., with temporary, full roadway closures, each lasting 15 minutes, scheduled between midnight and 3 a.m. All westbound lanes will reopen by 5 a.m., ahead of the morning rush hour.

Similar closures will be scheduled the following night in the eastbound lanes, closing two lanes at 8 p.m., with temporary, full roadway closures, each lasting 15 minutes, scheduled between midnight and 3 a.m. All eastbound lanes will reopen by 5 a.m., ahead of the morning rush hour.

The Garden Prairie Road Bridge carrying traffic over I-90 in Boone County is currently closed for reconstruction and scheduled to reopen this fall.

Reconstruction of the Garden Prairie Road Bridge is being coordinated with Boone County, Riley Township and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local school districts and police and fire departments.

The bridge, which was originally built in the 1950s, will be reconstructed to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. The new bridge will be reconstructed to include one lane in both directions and shoulders. Up to 180 vehicles use Garden Prairie Road on a daily basis.

The bridge is among five local crossroad bridges scheduled to be reconstructed along I-90 this year to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. Local crossroad bridges being removed and reconstructed in 2015 also include the Anthony Road Bridge in McHenry County, Higgins Road Bridge (Illinois Route 72) in Gilberts, with work continuing on the Tyrrell Road Bridge and the Higgins Road Bridge (Illinois Route 72) in Hoffman Estates.

Maps and construction project information about the I-90 local crossroad bridge projects are available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

7/29/2015 12:15 AM

   Lane closures on eastbound I-394 in Minneapolis and Golden Valley begin July 31

Motorists traveling on Interstate 394 between Golden Valley and Minneapolis will encounter slow moving traffic and lane closures as all eastbound traffic on I-394 between Highway 100 and I-94 is shifted onto the two HOV Reversible Lanes.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, July 31 construction crews will close the mainline lanes on eastbound I-394 between Highway 100 and I-94. During the closure, all eastbound I-394 traffic between Highway 100 and I-94 will shift to the two HOV/Reversible Lanes.

The mainline lanes of eastbound I-394 will remain closed for approximately two weeks. Motorists should expect significant delays during the morning and evening rush hours and plan accordingly.

Several ramps will also close:

  • Eastbound I-394 to Penn Avenue
  • Penn Avenue to eastbound I-394
  • Northbound Highway 100 to eastbound I-394

Southbound Highway 100 to eastbound I-394 will use the HOV ramp/lanes.

Construction crews will continue working on south Wayzata Boulevard between Penn Avenue and France Avenue. The boulevard will remain open for traffic, but motorists should plan for slow moving traffic and periodic traffic stops. 

Motorists are reminder that Lyndale Avenue over Dunwoody Boulevard/Hennepin Avenue will remain closed until the fall. Motorists are detoured to Dunwoody Boulevard to access westbound I-394 and to Hennepin Avenue, 11th Street and Linden Avenue to bypass the closure and continue traveling on Lyndale Avenue.

For more information about the project or to sign up to receive email projects updates, visit the project website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/i394minneapolis/

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5.1.1

7/28/2015 8:32 PM

   Eastbound I-94 in St. Paul closed starting July 31

Motorists will encounter delays and a detour on eastbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul this weekend. I-94 between Highway 280 and I-35E will close at 10 p.m. Friday, July 31.

All eastbound I-94 ramps between Highway 280 and I-35E also will  close at 9 p.m. Friday, July 31.

Motorists should follow the posted detour using I-35E, I-694, I-35W and Highway 280 to bypass the closure.

In addition, westbound I-94 the left lane will close between Lexington Avenue and Cretin Avenue beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, July 31.

All lanes and ramps, with the exception of westbound I-94 to Highway 51/Snelling Avenue, will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3.

The closure is necessary so crews can pour the south side of the Highway 51/Snelling Avenue bridge deck spanning I-94.

To view all current closures and detours or to sign up for email updates, visit the project website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/snellingfalconheights/

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org.

7/27/2015 10:13 AM

   Illinois Tollway, IDOT and DuPage County Announce Opening of First New Ramps for Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project I-290 Interchange

Ramps improve access and provide free-flow travel to new Illinois Route 390

The Illinois Tollway’s Executive Director Greg Bedalov and Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom, Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn and DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin today announced the opening of three new ramps connecting I-290 to the new Illinois Route 390 as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project.

“I commend the state and local leaders on the progress made so far on one of the largest roadway projects in the state and across the nation,” said Governor Bruce Rauner. “The $3.4 billion Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project will bring needed congestion relief, reduced travel times, new access to O’Hare International Airport, as well as much-needed opportunities for economic development and new jobs for the region.”

“Opening these new ramps represents the realization of a decades-long vision for the western suburbs,” said Illinois Tollway Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom. “Motorists will begin to realize the benefits of a world-class, modern roadway relieving congestion today and opening the way for improved access to O’Hare International Airport.”

As part of the EOWA Project, the Illinois Tollway is completely rebuilding the I-290 Interchange at Illinois Route 390, formerly known as the Elgin O'Hare Expressway. The new I-290 Interchange will feature new third-level, multi-span flyover ramp bridge structures that will pass over both I-290 and Illinois Route 390. The new flyover ramp will provide free-flow travel between I-290 and Illinois Route 390.

Beginning Friday night, July 24, crews will work over the weekend to open the interchange’s first three new ramps to traffic, including the flyover ramp from westbound I-290 to westbound Illinois Route 390 and the ramp from eastbound I-290 to westbound Illinois Route 390, creating new, free-flow traffic movements to the west and eliminating the signalized intersection at Thorndale Avenue. A new ramp from westbound I-290 to eastbound Illinois Route 390 will also open in time for the morning commute on Monday, July 27.

“The Tollway’s completion of these initial ramps brings us one step closer to realizing the full benefits of a new interchange connecting I-290 and the new Illinois Route 390,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Greg Bedalov. “The Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project will enable the Chicago region to retain and strengthen its competitive edge over other major cities and unlock the economic potential of the region in the years ahead.”

“The Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project is a great example of how working together from the local level on up can get things done,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. “This is a great day for regional transportation and helps to ensure the continued success in a part of Illinois that’s one of the state’s biggest economic engines. We are proud to have worked on this project from the beginning and look forward to the many milestones that lie ahead.”

The new flyover ramp completed by the Illinois Tollway connecting westbound I-290 to westbound Illinois Route 390 includes eight concrete piers with 6- to 8-foot-diameter columns and 54 steel girders to support the new ramp. The total length of the flyover ramp bridge is 2,100 feet with a bridge deck 34 feet above grade at its highest point. 

IDOT began construction this month on the second flyover ramp that will carry I-290 eastbound traffic to eastbound Illinois Route 390, with completion scheduled by the end of 2017.

“We are very excited to have improved connections between Illinois Route 390 and I-290,” said Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson, who is also a Tollway Board member. “The new ramps will significantly improve mobility benefitting local businesses, commuters and the area’s freight and manufacturing industries.”

“We look forward to working with the Tollway as we fulfill the promise this road carries with it for the communities and citizens who live here,” said DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin. “Together, we will continue to actively recruit new business and encourage existing companies to expand along this corridor, so that our local communities can attain the economic goals they set forth.”

Scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017, the I-290 Interchange Project is estimated at approximately $440 million and altogether will include 17 ramps and 15 new bridges in the interchange area between Meacham/Medinah Road and Prospect Avenue, including the new I-290 Interchange, the new Rohlwing Road Bridge and frontage roads, local access improvements and part of the new Illinois Route 390 roadway. The I-290 Interchange Project will create direct access with free-flow traffic movements to and from Illinois Route 390 in all directions and reduce travel times by up to 35 percent.

Currently, about 83,000 vehicles per day use ramps at the I-290 Interchange, with up to 127,000 vehicles per day expected to use the new interchange ramps when it opens in 2017 – an increase of more than 53 percent. Today, about 240,000 vehicles a day travel through the Illinois Route 390/I-290 area. By 2030, that number is expected to increase to 340,000.

The I-290 Interchange Project is part of the $3.4 billion Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project, which is included in the Tollway's 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Moving the Future.