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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)
NB I-57 Light congestion I-80 111th St 17 12 10.9 miles 37 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.

Major Incidents
Location Description Mile Marker Closure Details Status Start Time Estimated End Time Source
SB I-475 (Uaw Fwy) at Stewart Ave (-0.2 miles) The exit is closed due to a water main break. 10.0 All lanes and shoulders closed New 2/9/16 10:22 AM Unknown MDOT
WB I-694 at McKnight Rd crash 49.9 Various lanes closed Updated 2/9/16 3:44 PM Unknown MnDOT
EB IL-98 at Bartruff Ln TRAFFIC TRANS INCIDENTS Various lanes closed Updated 2/7/16 12:55 PM 2/9/16 6:35 PM IDOT
EB Forest Blvd from Brinson Rd to 81st St WATER ON PAVEMENT All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 1/22/16 4:23 AM 2/12/16 12:00 PM IDOT
WB Forest Blvd from 81st St to Brinson Rd WATER ON PAVEMENT All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 1/22/16 4:23 AM 2/12/16 12:00 PM IDOT

Major Construction

The following table lists major construction events in the Travel Midwest region. The Gateway Traveler Information System defines a construction closure as major if:

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
NWB I-90 Express/94 Express (I-90 Express Ln) from Ogden Ave to Montrose Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/9/16 9:00 PM to 2/10/16 5:00 AM IDOT
SEB I-90 Express/94 Express (I-90 Express Ln) from Montrose Ave to Ogden Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/9/16 9:00 PM to 2/10/16 5:00 AM IDOT
Ramp from WB I-90 to SB IL-31 54.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/5/15 12:00 AM to 3/31/16 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy Widening and Reconst; ***Long Term Closure***
EB I-94 from Dousman Rd (+0.2 miles) to WI-67 (+0.2 miles) 281.3 to 281.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/10/16 2:00 AM to 2:15 AM WisDOT Construction - East-West Freeway | Sth 67 Nb & Sb Bridge | I 94 | WAUKESHA; Moving Operation
Ramp from SB WI-67 to EB I-94 281.7 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 2/10/16 2:00 AM to 2:15 AM WisDOT Construction - East-West Freeway | Sth 67 Nb & Sb Bridge | I 94 | WAUKESHA; Moving Operation
Ramp from EB I-94 to SB I-43 310.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/10/16 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM WisDOT Maintenance - Detour: Use Alt Route
Ramp from WB I-94 to EB I-894 305.0 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 SB WI-100 304.1 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/30/15 12:00 AM to 5/31/16 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 WB I-94 to SB WI-100 304.1 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/30/15 12:00 AM to 5/31/16 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Ramp is only accessible by taking I-41 SB to the I-94 West Ramp, HWY 100 South Exit on Right. Detours: 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, Moorla
WB I-94 from WI-67 (-0.2 miles) to WI-67 (+0.2 miles) 282.1 to 281.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/9/16 10:00 PM to 2/10/16 5:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Exit at STH 67, travel straight through the traffic signals to access the I-94 WB on-ramp.
Ramp from EB I-190 to NB Mannheim Rd 1.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/20/15 12:00 AM to 12/31/17 11:59 PM IDOT Detour posted; Long Term Closure
Ramp from EB I-894 to WB WI-59 0.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/9/16 9:30 PM to 2/10/16 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-41/894/US 45 South to the National Ave Exit; take National Ave West to Hwy 100, Hwy 100 North to Greenfield Ave; OR, Take I-41/894/US 45 South to the Oklahoma Ave Exit; take Oklahoma Ave West to Hwy 100, Hwy 100 North to Gree
EB US-12 from WI-11 (+0.3 miles) to CR-NN (+0.4 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/9/16 9:00 PM to 2/10/16 6:00 AM daily until 2/11/16 WisDOT Construction - Detour: EB 12 traffic will be diverted to exit at I43 SB at I43/US12 interchange. Traffic will head south on I43 until the STH 67 interchange in which traffic will be directed north on STH 67. Traffic heads north on 67 until intersection wi
WB US-12 from WI-120 to WI-11 (-0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed 2/9/16 9:00 PM to 2/10/16 6:00 AM daily until 2/11/16 WisDOT Construction - Detour: WB US 12 traffic will be diverted to exit at WIS 120. Traffic will head north on WIS 120 to WIS 11, traffic will go west on WIS 11 to I-43 Interchange. Traffic can head north or south on I-43. Traffic intending to continue westbound
SB US-41 from Lloyd St to Vliet St Major Right two lanes closed, up to one lanes open 2/9/16 8:00 PM to 2/10/16 6:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Stadium Freeway | State St - Lisbon Ave | USH 41 | MILWAUKEE
Ramp from NB US-45 to WB Greenfield Av 1.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/9/16 9:30 PM to 2/10/16 5:30 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-41/894/US 45 North to the National Ave Exit; take National Ave West to Hwy 100, Hwy 100 North to Greenfield Ave; OR, Take I-41/894/US 45 North to the Watertown Plank Rd Exit; take Watertown Plank Rd West to Hwy 100, Hwy 100 S
NB US-60 from Fort Defiance Rd (-0.6 miles) to Fort Defiance Rd (-0.4 miles) Major All lanes closed 3/16/15 12:00 AM to 3/18/16 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
SB US-60 from Fort Defiance Rd (+0.4 miles) to Fort Defiance Rd (+0.6 miles) Major All lanes closed 3/16/15 12:00 AM to 3/18/16 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
NB US-67 from Camden Rd (-0.3 miles) to Camden Rd (-0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed 12/30/15 12:00 AM to 3/16/16 11:59 PM IDOT Closed for crossing improvements.
NB US-67 at Camden Rd (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 12/30/15 12:00 AM to 3/16/16 11:59 PM IDOT Closed for crossing improvements.
SB US-67 at Camden Rd (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 12/30/15 12:00 AM to 3/16/16 11:59 PM IDOT Closed for crossing improvements.
SB US-67 from Camden Rd (+0.2 miles) to Camden Rd (+0.3 miles) Major All lanes closed 12/30/15 12:00 AM to 3/16/16 11:59 PM IDOT Closed for crossing improvements.
Ramp from EB IL-13 to EB IL-15 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/8/15 12:00 AM to 5/30/16 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
Ramp from WB IL-15 to WB IL-13 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/8/15 12:00 AM to 5/30/16 11:59 PM IDOT Ramp closed.
Ramp from WB IL-15 to SB IL-13 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/8/15 12:00 AM to 5/30/16 11:59 PM IDOT Ramp closed.
SB WI-32 from Elm Rd to Elm Rd (+0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 2/10/16 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily until 2/26/16 WisDOT Permit - Left Turn lane closed on Hwy 32SB @ County line rd. to place a guard truck to protect Hwy during wire pull
NB IL-157 at St Clair Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/4/16 12:00 AM to 9/30/16 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
SB IL-157 at St Clair Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/4/16 12:00 AM to 9/30/16 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
NB WI-241 from Minnesota Ave to Ramsey Ave Major Left lane closed, one or two lanes open 5/4/15 12:00 AM to 4/2/16 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, one or two lanes open 5/4/15 12:00 AM to 4/2/16 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - 27th St, City Franklin/Oak Creek | W Drexel Ave - College Ave (Cth Zz) | Sth 241 | MILWAUKEE
Ramp from SB 84th ST to EB I-94 305.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 12/10/15 12:00 AM to 6/18/16 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take Kearney East to the 68th/70th St on ramp to IH-94 East
Ramp from NB Chicago Skwy to NB Dan Ryan Local 59.3 to 58.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/9/16 10:00 PM to 2/10/16 5:00 AM IDOT
Ramp from NB Dan Ryan Elevated to EB I-290 52.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/13/15 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT ***Long Term Closure***
SB Dan Ryan Express from Garfield Blvd (55th St) to 63rd St 57.7 to 58.7 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, one or two lanes open 2/9/16 11:00 PM to 2/10/16 6:00 AM IDOT
SB Dan Ryan Express from Garfield Blvd (55th St) to 63rd St 57.7 to 58.7 Major Left three lanes and left shoulder closed, up to one lanes open 2/10/16 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM IDOT Express lane closed. All traffic diverted into local lanes.
EB Grand Ave (IL-132) at w/o Fairfield Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/28/15 8:00 AM to 5/30/16 11:59 PM IDOT Detour Posted: Westbound traffic will be routed to Fairfield Road, Monaville Road, and Illinois 59 to reconnect with Grand Avenue. Eastbound traffic will follow the reverse route.

Winter 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
   Overnight Freeway and Ramp Closures of I-94 under WI-67

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to set bridge girders for construction of the WIS 67 (northbound) Bridge over I-94, in Waukesha County. Safety to the traveling public is of the utmost priority. The safest way to work on the bridge is to close the freeway underneath and the nearby ramp.
Closures for I-94 East/West occur between the WIS 67 entrance and exit ramps.

Monday and Tuesday, February 8 - 9

  • I-94 West is scheduled to close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Wednesday through Thursday, February 10-11

  • I-94 East is scheduled to close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • WI-67 southbound entrance ramp (loop ramp) to I-94 East is scheduled to close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Detour:
 
I-94 West: Exit the freeway on WIS 67 exit ramp. Cross WIS 67 to connect with the entrance ramp to I-94 West.
 
I-94 East: Exit freeway on WIS 67 exit ramp, turn right (south) on WIS 67 to Delafield Road (County DR), turn left (east) on County DR to County P. Follow the roundabout north to I-94 East entrance ramp.
 
WIS 67 southbound entrance ramp (loop ramp) to I-94 East: Proceed south on WIS 67 to Delafield Road (County DR), turn left (east) on County DR to County P. Follow the roundabout north to I-94 East entrance ramp.
 
The aforementioned activity is part of the WIS 67 Reconstruction Project. More information can be found on 511 Wisconsin at http://projects.511wi.gov/wis67/.

2/5/2016 2:43 PM

   [INDOT] Lake Effect Snow to Hit Parts of the District

Moderate to heavy snow and strong winds will create white out conditions in some areas

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is warning of white out conditions likely to occur tonight and Wednesday in parts of the Northwest District. INDOT crews will remain in full call-out mode to continue to pre-treat, salt and plow, but due to high winds and heavy accumulation, road conditions are expected to be hazardous at times.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for LaPorte and St. Joseph Counties. Forecasters are calling for bursts of moderate to heavy snow, white out conditions at times in areas affected by lake effect snow and several inches of accumulation. Our snow route cycles result in plow trucks treating lanes every 2-3 hours, but continuous snowfall and strong winds, especially in the rural open areas, make clearing pavement especially challenging. Alternating 12-hour shifts of plow drivers will continue as long as necessary and resources will be adjusted as needed to keep highways open and as safe as possible.

Motorists must slow down and drive to the conditions on the road. It is important that individuals take the time to brush off their cars completely so they can see properly and that the snow blowing off their cars isn’t a hazard for those around them. Drivers should avoid unnecessary travel. Always give snow plows room to safely do their work, don’t follow too closely, and brake early and slowly.

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.

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new 

2/9/2016 3:51 PM

   Frozen road law expands today to Zones 2 and 3

Law impacts log haulers, transport of salt/abrasives for roads

Effective Friday (January 22) at 12:01 a.m., Wisconsin's frozen road law will expand to include numbered state and federal highways within the areas designated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) as Zones 2 and 3. The frozen road law is already in effect in Zone 1 in the far northern portion of Wisconsin. The frozen road determination for Zones 4 and 5 in the southern portion of the state will be made once conditions warrant.

The frozen road law allows heavier loads for trucks carrying peeled or unpeeled forest products cut crosswise (not including woodchips), and salt and sand for winter maintenance until approximately early March, unless thawing necessitates an earlier cancellation of the provision or continued cold weather allows for an extension of the declaration period. WisDOT and county highway personnel monitor temperature forecasts, along with frost tubes—liquid-filled devices under pavement—to help determine when roads are adequately frozen to accommodate heavier loads.

The declaration is issued once the ground under highway pavement is frozen to a depth of at least 18-inches, allowing the maximum gross weight for trucks hauling logs or salt and sand for maintaining roads in winter to go up to 98,000 pounds on vehicles with a minimum of five axles (from the normal 80,000 pounds). Special permits for hauling the increased weights are not required in Zones 1, 2 and 3, however, vehicles must be legally licensed at 80,000 pounds to handle the increased weights. The higher weight limits do not apply to county or local roads unless authorized by the local agency having maintenance authority. Also, higher weights may not be transported on any highways or bridges specifically posted for lower weight limits.

More information can be found on the DMV section of the WisDOT website under “Commercial license and vehicle” and by checking the Frozen Road Hotline at (608) 266-8417. Haulers with specific questions can contact WisDOT’s Oversize/Overweight Permits Unit at (608) 266-7320.

1/22/2016 11:08 AM

   Frozen road law takes effect Friday in northern Wisconsin

 Frozen road law takes effect Friday in northern Wisconsin 

Law affects log haulers and transporters of salt or abrasives in Zone 1
 
Wisconsin's frozen road law takes effect Friday, January 15 at 12:01 a.m. for the region designated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) as Zone 1 which includes US 8 along with numbered state and federal highways north of US 8. The frozen road determination for other portions of the state will be made once conditions warrant.
 
The frozen road law allows heavier loads for trucks carrying peeled or unpeeled forest products cut crosswise (not including woodchips), and salt and sand for winter maintenance until approximately early March, unless thawing necessitates an earlier cancellation of the provision or continued cold weather allows for an extension of the declaration period. WisDOT and county highway personnel monitor temperature forecasts, along with frost tubes—liquid-filled devices under pavement—to help determine when roads are adequately frozen to accommodate heavier loads.
 
The declaration is issued once the ground under highway pavement is frozen to a depth of at least 18-inches, allowing the maximum gross weight for trucks hauling logs or salt and sand for maintaining roads in winter to go up to 98,000 pounds on vehicles with a minimum of five axles (from the normal 80,000 pounds). Special permits for hauling the increased weights are not required in Zone 1, however, vehicles must be legally licensed at 80,000 pounds to handle the increased weights. The higher weight limits do not apply to county or local roads unless authorized by the local agency having maintenance authority. Also, higher weights may not be transported on any highways or bridges specifically posted for lower weight limits.
 
Further information can be found on the DMV section of the WisDOT website under “Commercial license and vehicle” and by checking a recorded message on the Frozen Road Hotline at (608) 266-8417. Haulers with specific questions can contact WisDOT’s Oversize/Overweight Permits Unit at (608) 266-7320.
 
1/14/2016 12:57 PM

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