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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 I-290 Medium congestion Harlem Ave I-90/94/Jane Byrne Interchange 17 10 8.9 miles 31 mph
EB Kennedy Expy Medium congestion Montrose Ave I-290/Jane Byrne Interchange 29 18 8.2 miles 17 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
NB I-57 at Campground Rd (-1.3 miles) Accident 85.0 Right lane closed, one lane open Updated 4/23/18 11:06 AM 4/23/18 2:45 PM IDOT
NB I-75 (Lake Erie Circle Tour) at Huron River Dr (+0.3 miles) Accident 26.6 Right two lanes closed, one lane open Updated 4/23/18 1:19 PM 4/23/18 3:15 PM MDOT
Ramp from WB I-80/90 to WB I-80/94 Incident with property damage 21.0 All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 4/9/18 2:38 PM 4/24/18 9:38 AM Indiana Toll Road
EB IL-72 at Elmhurst Rd (+0.2 miles) sink hole Right lane and right shoulder closed, two lanes open Updated 4/18/18 1:27 AM 5/31/18 4:30 AM 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:

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Major Construction
Location Mile Marker Severity Closure Details Time Periods Source Description
NB I-35/80 from IA-141 to IA-28 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/19/18 8:00 PM to 4/27/18 5:00 AM IowaDOT left lane closed
NB I-35/80 at 3rd St (+0.3 miles) Major lane -1, lane, closed 2/27/18 9:45 PM to 12/17/21 7:05 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
NB I-35 from 1st St (+0.3 miles) to 36th St (-0.8 miles) 92.9 to 93.9 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/22/18 8:00 PM to 4/27/18 6:00 AM IowaDOT left lane closed
SB I-35/80 from IA-28 to IA-141 131.0 to 127.0 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/19/18 8:00 PM to 4/27/18 5:00 AM IowaDOT left lane closed
SB I-35/80 at Meredith Dr (+0.4 miles) 126.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed 9/16/17 8:57 PM to 7/6/21 6:17 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
SB I-35 at Ashworth Rd (-0.2 miles) 72.4 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 12/28/17 8:48 PM to 10/17/21 7:08 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
SB I-35 at George Mills Civic Pkwy (+0.4 miles) 70.1 Major lane -1, lane, closed; lane -2, lane, closed 1/15/18 7:43 PM to 11/4/21 6:03 PM IowaDOT two right lanes blocked
Ramp from NB I-39 to WB WI-30 138.5 Major All lanes closed 4/23/18 7:00 PM to 4/24/18 5:00 AM daily until 4/25/18 WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take NB I-39 to High Crossing Blvd exit. Use High Crossing Blvd to SB I-39 on ramp. Take SB I-39 to WB WIS 30 exit.
Ramp from SB I-39 to WB I-90 84.8 Major All lanes closed 4/23/18 12:00 AM to 5/8/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Southbound IH 39 traffic should utilize westbound STH 33 (Exit #87) and proceed to westbound IH 90/94.
Ramp from SB I-39 to WB I-90 84.8 Major All lanes closed 4/23/18 12:00 AM to 5/8/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Southbound IH 39 traffic should utilize westbound STH 33 (Exit #87) and proceed to westbound IH 90/94.
Ramp from NB WI-78 to SB I-39 84.1 Major All lanes closed 4/23/18 12:00 AM to 5/8/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Northbound STH 78 traffic should continue to northbound IH 39, exit to westbound STH 33 (Exit #87), re-enter onto SB IH 39 and proceed to southbound IH 39/90/94.
Ramp from SB I-39 to NB US-51 155.5 Major All lanes closed 4/23/18 8:00 PM to 4/24/18 5:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Use STH 59 to the south.
Ramp from SB I-39 to NB US-51 155.5 Major All lanes closed 4/23/18 8:00 PM to 4/24/18 5:00 AM daily until 4/25/18 WisDOT Construction - Detour: Use STH 59 exit.
Ramp from SB US-51 to SB I-39 155.8 Major All lanes closed 4/23/18 8:00 PM to 4/24/18 5:00 AM daily until 4/25/18 WisDOT Construction - Detour: Use STH 59
Ramp from SB WI-181 to NB I-41 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/10/17 12:00 AM to 6/30/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: 84th St NB to Bluemound Rd WB to Moorland Rd SB to I-94 WB
Ramp from SB WI-145 to NB I-41 Major All lanes closed 4/23/18 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily until 4/27/18 WisDOT Maintenance - Detour: Use Alternate Route
Ramp from NB I-41 to EB WI-100 Major All lanes closed 3/5/18 12:00 AM to 6/11/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Exit NB STH 145 and follow signed detour to Main St.
Ramp from SB I-41 to EB I-94 1.0 Major All lanes closed 12/22/16 12:00 AM to 8/1/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 East to the WIS 100 Exit Ramp; take WIS 100 South to Greenfield Ave, Greenfield Ave East to 84th St; OR, Take I-94 East to the 68th-70th St Exit; take 70th St North to OConnor St, OConnor St West to 84th St
SB I-41/94 from Puetz Rd to WI-100 (+0.2 miles) 321.7 to 322.9 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 4/23/18 9:30 PM to 4/24/18 5:30 AM daily until 4/26/18 WisDOT Construction - N-S Freeway, Ryan Road Interchange | Ryan Rd, Bridge & Ramps | IH 94 Milwaukee County | MILWAUKEE
NB I-43 at Racine Ave 53.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/23/18 9:00 PM to 4/24/18 5:00 AM daily until 4/30/18 WisDOT Repairing bridge girders. Detour: Motorists are to utilize the Racine Avenue off-ramp, and navigate straight through the roundabout to re-enter the Racine Avenue on-ramp continuing to I-43 northbound.
Ramp from NB I-43 to EB I-794 311.1 Major All lanes closed 3/2/18 12:00 AM to 5/7/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Follow posted detour
Ramp from SB I-43 to SB WI-100 59.6 Major All lanes closed 4/24/18 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Traffic should use the off ramp to WIS 100 NB from I-43SB off-ramp and turn right to go SB on 108th Street
SB I-65 (Casimir Pulaski Memorial Hwy) from 49th Ave (-0.5 miles) to 49th Ave (-0.5 miles) 257.3 to 257.3 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 9/30/17 8:09 AM to 7/20/21 5:29 AM InDOT road maintenance operations
EB I-74 at Middle Rd (-0.3 miles) 3.5 Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/17/17 8:45 PM to 4/6/21 6:05 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
Ramp from WB I-74 to EB IL-5 4.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/12/18 7:00 AM to 11/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT
Ramp from NB I-75 to SEB Clark St 47.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/1/17 8:00 AM to 5/31/18 11:00 PM MDOT Entrance ramp closed
SB I-75 (Lake Erie Circle Tour) from Dix Hwy to Northline Rd 40.0 to 37.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/1/17 11:00 PM to 11/30/18 11:00 AM MDOT SB I-75 is closed for bridge work.
EB I-80 at I-35 137.8 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 8/21/17 8:12 PM to 6/10/21 5:32 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
EB I-80 at 38th St 88.7 Major lane -1, lane, closed 9/28/17 8:31 PM to 7/18/21 5:51 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80 at 128th St (-0.9 miles) 100.6 Major lane -1, lane, closed 2/11/18 9:00 AM to 12/2/21 1:05 AM IowaDOT right lane closed
EB I-80 at 12th Ave (+0.5 miles) 124.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed 7/16/17 7:54 PM to 5/5/21 5:14 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80 at IA-146 131.8 Major lane -1, lane, closed 4/23/18 8:00 AM to 4/27/18 5:00 AM IowaDOT right lane closed
EB I-80 at IA-146 131.8 Major lane -1, lane, closed 4/23/18 8:00 AM to 4/27/18 5:00 AM IowaDOT right lane closed
EB I-80 at B Ave (-0.8 miles) 154.0 Major lane -1, lane, closed 4/23/18 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
EB I-80 at Ireland Ave (+0.5 miles) 237.8 Major lane -1, lane, closed 12/9/17 9:00 PM to 9/29/21 3:52 AM IowaDOT right lane closed
EB I-80 at US-6 (-0.1 miles) 188.9 Major lane -1, lane, closed 9/24/17 8:23 PM to 7/14/21 5:43 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80 at 1st Ave 242.7 Major lane -1, lane, closed 3/16/18 8:39 PM to 1/3/22 4:59 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80 at Delta Ave (+0.1 miles) 256.5 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 7/9/17 8:02 PM to 4/28/21 5:22 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
EB I-80/90 (Indiana Toll Rd) from County Road 375 E (-0.2 miles) to County Road 935 E (+0.3 miles) 124.0 to 156.5 Major Left and right lanes closed, up to six lanes open 4/23/18 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Indiana Toll Road Pothole Patching - Moving Operation . Crews will be switching lanes during shift
WB I-80/90 (Indiana Toll Rd) from County Road 935 E (-0.3 miles) to County Road 375 E (+0.2 miles) 156.5 to 124.0 Major Left and right lanes closed, up to four lanes open 4/23/18 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Indiana Toll Road Pothole Patching - Moving Operation . Crews will be switching lanes during shift
WB I-80 at Dubuque St (+0.5 miles) 242.9 Major lane -1, lane, closed 2/22/18 8:42 PM to 12/12/21 6:02 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
WB I-80 at J Ave (+0.2 miles) 213.0 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 9/30/17 8:00 PM to 7/20/21 7:07 PM IowaDOT left lane closed
WB I-80 at D Ave (-0.7 miles) 207.8 Major lane -1, lane, closed 11/6/17 7:53 PM to 8/26/21 6:13 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
WB I-80 at B Ave (+0.8 miles) 204.3 Major lane -1, lane, closed 4/24/18 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
WB I-90 (Indiana East-West Toll Rd) from County Road 11 (-0.1 miles) to Old Hobart Rd (-0.1 miles) 93.0 to 20.0 Major Left and right lanes closed, up to 7 lanes open 4/23/18 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Indiana Toll Road Moving Operation - Painting / Striping - Crew will be switching lanes during shift
EB I-94 at MN-55 233.9 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 5/10/17 8:48 AM to 2/27/21 5:08 AM MnDOT two right lanes blocked
EB I-94 at Prior Ave 237.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/28/17 2:36 PM to 11/17/20 11:56 AM MnDOT closed to traffic
Ramp from WB I-94 to SB Miller Park Way 308.3 Major All lanes closed 4/24/18 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily until 4/25/18 WisDOT Maintenance - Infrared Bridge Deck Inspection
Ramp from WB I-94 to SB I-41 305.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 6/28/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: WB I-94 to SB 84th St to WB Greenfield Ave to SB I-41/894
Ramp from WB I-94 to SEB WI-35 3.4 Major All lanes closed 4/23/18 7:00 AM to 4/25/18 5:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take I-94 WB traffic west to Carmichael Rd off ramp, cross over I-94, and take Carmichael on ramp to I-94 EB to get back to STH 35S SB.
WB I-235 at 63rd St (+0.2 miles) 3.7 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 1/12/18 8:55 PM to 11/1/21 7:15 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
NB I-380 (IA-27) at Forevergreen Rd (-0.1 miles) 2.0 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/23/18 9:00 PM to 4/24/18 4:00 AM IowaDOT left lane closed
NB I-380 (IA-27) at 120th St (+0.3 miles) 11.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/10/17 8:18 PM to 3/30/21 5:38 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
Ramp from EB I-394 to WB I-94 7.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/23/18 12:00 AM to 6/15/18 11:59 PM MnDOT Part of the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project
EB I-474 (Shade Lohmann Brg) from Wesley Rd (-0.3 miles) to Wesley Rd 8.1 to 8.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/3/18 7:00 AM to 9/7/18 11:59 PM IDOT Repainting of Bridge
WB I-494 from US-52 to MN-3 (-0.3 miles) 65.3 to 66.0 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 2/12/17 4:54 PM to 12/2/20 2:14 PM MnDOT two right lanes blocked
Ramp from WB I-794 to NB I-43 0.6 Major All lanes closed 3/8/18 12:00 AM to 6/24/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Follow posted detour
EB US-6 from Oak Ave to IL-50 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/2/18 7:00 AM to 11/15/18 11:59 PM IDOT Replace existing structures carrying US 6 and IL 50 over Midlothian Creek. Detour: The posted detour will utilize Harlem Ave (IL 43), 167th St. and Cicero Ave (IL 50)
WB US-6 from IL-50 to Oak Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/2/18 7:00 AM to 11/15/18 11:59 PM IDOT Replace existing structures carrying US 6 and IL 50 over Midlothian Creek. Detour: The posted detour will utilize Harlem Ave (IL 43), 167th St. and Cicero Ave (IL 50)
WB US-6 at 104th St Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 7/16/17 8:53 PM to 5/5/21 6:13 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
SEB US-12 from Buckingham Rd to Warner Rd (-0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed 4/12/18 12:00 AM to 7/18/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: FT. Atkinson -> Milton -> Whitewater by means of STH 26 and STH 59
SEB US-12 Br from Warner Rd (+0.2 miles) to Twinkling Star Rd Major All lanes closed 4/12/18 12:00 AM to 7/18/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Whitewater -> Milton -> Ft. Atkinson via STH 59 & STH 26
EB US-30 (Jefferson St) from Bluff St to Desplaines St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/24/18 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM IDOT Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, the Jefferson Street bridge over the Des Plaines River will be fully closed to vehicles and pedestrians. A posted detour will direct traffic to south on Raynor Avenue (U.S. 52), east on McDonough Street (U.S. 52), and north on Chicago Street (Illinois 53) to meet back with eastbound U.S. 30. The bridge closure will not impact marine traffic. Will open by 7PM April 24.
SB US-45 from WI-20 to Church Rd Major All lanes closed 3/12/18 12:00 AM to 8/26/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: WIS 20 to WIS 75 to WIS 11.
EB US-50 from IL-37 to IL-37 Major All lanes closed 6/6/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
EB US-50 from IL-37 to IL-37 Major All lanes closed 6/6/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
WB US-50 from Washington St to IL-37 Major All lanes closed 6/6/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
SEB US-150 from Chambers St to Allens Ave Major All lanes closed 3/1/17 12:00 AM to 11/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
WB US-150 from Allens Ave to Chambers St Major All lanes closed 3/1/17 12:00 AM to 11/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
NB IL-1 from Water St to 1110N Major All lanes closed 8/21/17 12:00 AM to 11/1/19 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
NB IL-1 from Water St to 1110N Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/21/17 7:00 AM to 6/30/18 6:00 PM IDOT Detour using U.S. 50 and Business 50
SB IL-1 from 1110N to Water St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/21/17 7:00 AM to 6/30/18 6:00 PM IDOT Detour using U.S. 50 and Business 50
SB IL-1 from 1110N to Water St Major All lanes closed 8/21/17 12:00 AM to 11/1/19 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
NEB IN-2 from Colorado St to County Line Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/20/18 12:00 AM to 12/9/21 9:20 PM InDOT all lanes blocked
SWB IN-2 from County Line Rd to Colorado St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/20/18 12:00 AM to 12/9/21 9:20 PM InDOT all lanes blocked
EB IL-8 from Knox Road 450 to Knox Highway 22 Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
WB IL-8 from Knox Highway 22 to Knox Road 450 Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
EB WI-11 at Pinks Ln Major All lanes closed 4/23/18 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily until 4/30/18 WisDOT Permit - installing new gas service
EB IL-15 from Liberty Church Rd to US-51 Major All lanes closed 11/27/17 12:00 AM to 6/1/18 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 16'.
WB IL-15 from Tucker Rd to Liberty Church Rd Major All lanes closed 11/27/17 12:00 AM to 6/1/18 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 16'.
EB IL-16 from Oak St to Locust St Major All lanes closed 11/1/17 12:00 AM to 10/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic. State Street to IL 29
WB IL-16 from Locust St to Oak St Major All lanes closed 11/1/17 12:00 AM to 10/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic. State Street to IL 29
WB WI-20 at Beaumont Ave (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 3/30/18 6:00 AM to 6/29/18 6:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Sth 20 | Intersection With Cth C | STH 020, Racine County | RACINE
NEB WI-23 at Dewey Ave Major All lanes closed 3/26/18 6:00 AM to 6/23/18 6:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: South Dewey Avenue will be detoured along Lucky Street to the West, south along Pine Street, to Division Street. Traffic then will proceed along Division Street where it will continue southeast to South Dewey Avenue south of the pr
SB WI-27 at Austin St Major All lanes closed 4/24/18 6:00 AM to 5/4/18 6:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Ih 90-Sth 16//City Of Sparta | River Road To Sth 16 | STH 27 Monroe County | MONROE
NB IL-29 from VFW Rd (-0.2 miles) to VFW Rd Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
SB IL-29 from VFW Rd to VFW Rd (+0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
NB WI-31 from 6 Mile Rd to 6 Mile Rd (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 4/16/18 6:00 AM to 5/3/18 6:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: STH 31 NB traffic will turn west on 6 Mile Road to STH 38. Follow STH 38 to 7 Mile Road. Turn east on 7 Mile and follow back to STH 32.
SB WI-31 from WI-32 to 6 Mile Rd Major All lanes closed 4/16/18 6:00 AM to 5/3/18 6:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: STH 32/31 SB will turn west on 7 Mile Road and follow to STH 38. Follow STH 38 until it turns into CTH G/6 Mile Road. Follow CTH G/6 Mile Road easterly back to STH 31
SB WI-31 at Kingdom Ct Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/23/18 6:00 AM to 4/30/18 6:00 AM WisDOT Permit - Advanced utility work for DOT Project No. 2350-09-71
NB WI-32 from 7th St to Goold St Major All lanes closed 4/4/18 12:00 AM to 11/15/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take N Main St North to Goold St and go West on Goold St to connect back to WIS 32.
NB WI-32 at Matthew Dr Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 3/27/18 12:00 AM to 5/31/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Permit - relocating gas main along WI-32
NB WI-32 from Edgar Ter to 6 Mile Rd Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 3/27/18 12:00 AM to 5/31/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Permit - relocating gas main along wi-32
NB WI-32 at 6 Mile Rd Major All lanes closed 4/16/18 6:00 AM to 5/3/18 5:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: STH 32 NB traffic to take 6 Mile Road west to STH 38. Follow STH 38 to 7 Mile Road. 7 Mile Road east to STH 32.
SB WI-32 from 7 Mile Rd to 6 Mile Rd Major All lanes closed 4/16/18 6:00 AM to 5/3/18 6:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: STH 32 SB traffic will turn west on 7 Mile Road. Follow 7 Mile Road to STH 38. Follow STH 38 to where it turns into CTH G/Six Mile Road and follow that easterly back to STH 32.
EB WI-50 from Warren St to Broad St Major All lanes closed 3/12/18 12:00 AM to 5/25/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: Reroute traffice to Geneva St (one block north of Main St) via Center St on the east end and Maxwell St on the west end
EB IL-64 from IL-84 (-0.2 miles) to IL-84 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/31/13 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle height restricted to 14' 1", width to 8' 6".
EB IL-64 from IL-84 (-0.2 miles) to IL-84 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/17/17 12:00 AM to 11/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement.
EB IL-64 at IL-84 (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/1/18 4:00 AM to 5/25/18 9:00 PM IDOT Unknown Bridge Failure
WB IL-64 from IL-84 to IL-84 (+0.2 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/17/17 12:00 AM to 11/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement.
WB IL-64 from IL-84 to IL-84 (+0.2 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/31/13 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle height restricted to 14' 1", width to 8' 6".
WB IL-64 at IL-84 (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/1/18 4:00 AM to 5/25/18 9:00 PM IDOT Unknown Bridge Failure
NB WI-67 from WI-50 to I-43 (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 4/16/18 12:00 AM to 9/14/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: WIS 67 NB to WIS 50 WB to I-43 NB to WIS 67 NB
SB WI-67 at I-43 (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 4/16/18 12:00 AM to 9/14/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: I-43 SB to WIS 50 EB to WIS 67
NB IL-78 from IL-8 (-0.4 miles) to IL-8 (-0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
NB IL-78 from Laura Rd (+0.1 miles) to Maple St Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
SB IL-78 from Maple St to Laura Rd (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
SB IL-78 from IL-8 (+0.2 miles) to IL-8 (+0.4 miles) Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
EB IL-108 from Locust St to 1st St Major All lanes closed 1/8/16 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is prohibited.
EB IL-108 from I-55 to I-55 Major All lanes closed 6/19/17 12:00 AM to 8/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 12'.
SB WI-120 from Madaus St (+0.1 miles) to US-12 (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 4/23/18 6:00 AM to 4/25/18 6:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Take Hwy 11 West to I-43 SB. Take I-43 SB south to Hwy 12 East. Take Hwy 12 East to STH 120.
EB IL-143 from Yellow Slough Rd (+0.2 miles) to NE Rd (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
EB IL-143 at Shoal Creek Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT The closure is necessary to replace the existing bridge crossing Shoal Creek. The work is expected to be completed in December 2018. A detour route will be posted utilizing U.S. 40 to Interstate 70 (Highland/Pierron Exit 30) to Illinois 127 (Greenville Exit 45).
WB IL-143 from NE Rd (+0.1 miles) to Yellow Slough Rd (-0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
WB IL-143 at Shoal Creek Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT The closure is necessary to replace the existing bridge crossing Shoal Creek. The work is expected to be completed in December 2018. A detour route will be posted utilizing U.S. 40 to Interstate 70 (Highland/Pierron Exit 30) to Illinois 127 (Greenville Exit 45).
NB WI-145 from 107th St to Good Hope Rd (+0.1 miles) Major Left two lanes closed, up to one lanes open 4/24/18 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM WisDOT Maintenance - Bridge Maintenance
SB WI-145 from I-41 to Good Hope Rd (-0.1 miles) Major Left two lanes closed, up to one lanes open 4/24/18 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM WisDOT Maintenance - Bridge Maintenance
NB IN-149 from Leeper Dr to County Road 1000 N Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/19/18 8:00 AM to 6/16/18 11:59 PM InDOT Bridge Work. Detours: NB drivers on SR 149 will be detoured east on US 6, north on SR 49, west on I-94, west on US 20, and back to SR 149. SB drivers will be detoured east on US 20, east on I-94, south on SR 49, west on US 6 and back to SR 149. State road detours must be along state-maintained roadways only. Until mid June.
NB MN-149 from Cherokee Ave to Cliff St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/12/18 2:56 PM to 12/27/18 5:00 PM MnDOT bridge is closed
SB MN-149 from Cliff St to Cherokee Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/12/18 2:56 PM to 12/27/18 5:00 PM MnDOT bridge is closed
SB IN-149 from County Road 1000 N to Leeper Dr Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/19/18 8:00 AM to 6/16/18 11:59 PM InDOT Bridge Work. Detours: NB drivers on SR 149 will be detoured east on US 6, north on SR 49, west on I-94, west on US 20, and back to SR 149. SB drivers will be detoured east on US 20, east on I-94, south on SR 49, west on US 6 and back to SR 149. State road detours must be along state-maintained roadways only. Until mid June.
NEB WI-154 at WI-130 Major All lanes closed 4/23/18 12:00 AM to 5/25/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: From the intersection of STH 154 EB and STH 130, take STH 130 SB to USH 14 EB in Lone Rock to STH 23 NB in Spring Green to STH 154 EB in Loganville.
SWB WI-154 from WI-23 to WI-130 Major All lanes closed 4/23/18 12:00 AM to 5/25/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: From the intersection of STH 154 WB and STH 23 in Loganville, take STH 23 SB to USH 14 WB in Spring Green to STH 130 NB in Lone Rock to the intersection of STH 154 WB.
EB Eisenhower / I-290 from Ogden Ave to Kennedy / Dan Ryan Expy (I-90/94) 28.4 to 29.8 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, one to three lanes open 3/25/18 12:00 AM to 8/27/18 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
EB Eisenhower / I-290 from Kennedy / Dan Ryan Expy (I-90/94) to Canal St 29.8 to 30.1 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, one or two lanes open 12/20/17 12:00 AM to 6/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
WB Eisenhower / I-290 from Peoria St to Morgan St 29.6 to 29.5 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, two lanes open 12/14/17 12:00 AM to 6/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
WB Higgins Rd (IL-72) from Locust Dr to Randall Rd Major All lanes closed 4/23/18 9:00 AM to 4/24/18 11:59 PM IDOT Line Clearance Tree Trimming.
Ramp from SEB Kennedy Local to EB I-290 51.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/19/18 12:00 AM to 5/30/20 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
NB Lincoln Ave. (IL-53) from Hobson Rd to 71st St Major All lanes closed 4/16/18 12:00 AM to 6/18/18 11:59 PM IDOT Retaining Wall repair and Construction.
SB Lincoln Ave. (IL-53) from 71st St to Hobson Rd Major All lanes closed 4/16/18 12:00 AM to 6/18/18 11:59 PM IDOT Retaining Wall repair and Construction.

Announcements

The following announcements are specific to the trucking community. To see a complete list of all construction announcements, please visit the Construction Announcements Page.

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   Update: Overnight Lane and Ramp Closures Begin on the Inbound Kennedy for Bridge Repair Project

UPDATE: This press release reflects an updated start date for the bridge repair project.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a bridge repair project will require nightly lane closures on the inbound Kennedy Expressway (southbound I-90/94) between North Street and Ohio Street, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, the week of April 2.

In order to complete the work, lane closures will take place on the inbound Kennedy from North Street to Ohio Street, reducing the expressway to a single lane, when necessary. The Kennedy Reversible Lanes will be impacted by the nightly closures, as well as ramps from the southbound Kennedy to Augusta Boulevard, Ogden Avenue and Ohio Street.

Lane and ramp closures will take place anytime between the following times:

  • 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday
  • 10 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday
  • 9 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday

The bridge repair project is expected to be completed by May 2018.

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.

3/21/2018 2:39 PM

   Extended Lane, Ramp Closures Begin Monday On Inbound Eisenhower, Part Of Jane Byrne Interchange Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced a lane and ramp closure will take place on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (eastbound I-290), in Chicago, as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, March 26.

Beginning Monday, one lane on the inbound Eisenhower will be closed between Ogden Avenue and Halsted Street, reducing the expressway from four to three lanes.

The ramp from the inbound Eisenhower Expressway to Racine Avenue also will be closed. The posted detour will direct traffic to take the Paulina Street exit ramp to eastbound Congress Parkway and continue to Racine Avenue.

Expected to reopen in Winter 2019, the lane and ramp closures will allow for improvements on the inbound Eisenhower, including new pavement, retaining walls and drainage. The work is part of the overall Jane Byrne Interchange project.

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.

The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.

3/21/2018 2:19 PM

   Chicago: Extended Closure on Ramp from the Inbound Kennedy to Inbound Congress Parkway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that an estimated two-year closure will take place on the ramp that carries traffic from the inbound Kennedy Expressway (southbound I-90/94) to eastbound Congress Parkway beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15, weather permitting.

The closure is necessary to complete road and bridge construction, part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project.
 
Beginning Jan. 9, the ramp from the inbound Kennedy to inbound Congress Parkway will be fully closed for approximately two years. A posted detour will direct southbound I-90/94 traffic to continue south and exit at Roosevelt Road. Motorists should go east on Roosevelt Road, north on Jefferson Street, east on Harrison Street and north on Wells Street to access eastbound Congress Parkway.
 
The ramp closure will allow for construction of a new ramp from the inbound Kennedy to inbound Congress, as well construction on the eastbound Congress Parkway bridge over the Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways and the replacement of the Van Buren Street bridge.
 
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.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.

12/22/2017 2:50 PM

   Updated Spring Weight Restriction Bulletin #10

Effective Monday, April 23, 2018 at 6:00 am, weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan border north to and including US-10 in Ludington in Mason County from the M-116 intersection then east to M-66 then North on M-66 to M-61, then east on M-61 to the intersection of US-23 in City of Standish, Arenac County. Frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways north of this line.

State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US designations. Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For companies located in Canada or New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-373-6256.

- On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green or gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight.

- On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be a weight reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.

Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.

Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.

Detailed Weight Restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers.

Please refer to the MDOT Truck Operator's Map for route designations.


Spring Weight Restrictions:
http://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/APSWB/SWBHome.htm?bulletin=weight

4/20/2018 2:42 PM

   Interstate 35 Traffic Switch And Long-term Lane Closures Expected To Begin April 23

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Beginning Monday, April 23, motorists traveling Interstate 35 between Highway 97 and Highway 8 in Columbus and Forest Lake will encounter lane closures and traffic shifts as crews prepare the road for resurfacing.

The following lane restrictions are currently anticipated:

  • Starting April 23: Periodic lane closures and traffic shifts for approximately one week in both directions of I-35 between Highway 8 and Highway 97. All lanes will be open during peak travel times between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. on southbound I-35, and between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on northbound I-35.

Crews will be working overnight Friday, April 27, to complete the traffic switch. Once completed, northbound I-35 will be restricted to two lanes for approximately four months as crews resurface the northbound lanes. Southbound I-35 will continue to have three lanes available. All ramps in the area will remain open; however, Highway 8 eastbound ramp will close in May for approximately two weeks. Traffic will be switched again to allow crews to resurface the southbound lanes in early August.

Traffic delays and backups are expected throughout the course of the two-year project. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

The work is part of the I-35 North Metro Split project, which includes resurfacing the existing pavement from the I-35W/I-35E split to Highway 8; replacing the Highway 97 bridge with a diverging diamond interchange; replacing the northbound I-35W bridge over I-35E and the westbound Highway 8 bridge over I-35. The project will provide a better ride quality, as well as improve safety and traffic flow at the Highway 97 interchange. Additional information is available at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35northmetrosplit.

4/20/2018 2:18 PM

   2 Ramps To I-94 West, Access To Whitney Pedestrian Bridge Close Monday

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation resumes work on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis on Monday, April 23 with closures that will affect motorists, walkers and bicyclists.

Two highway ramps to westbound I-94 in Minneapolis are scheduled to close at 12:01 a.m., Monday - the ramp from eastbound I-394 to westbound I-94, and the ramp from northbound Lyndale Avenue South to westbound I-94. The ramps are expected to be closed about two months.

The Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, the pedestrian bridge over I-94 between the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Loring Park, also closes for repairs April 23.

In addition, starting April 24, motorists should expect some day and nighttime lane closures on I-94 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and off-peak lane closures on Hennepin/Lyndale Avenue while crews complete bridge repairs.

Painting the bridge will require three weekend closures in May of I-94 from I-35W to I-394 and of Hennepin and Lyndale avenues. Restoring the bridge’s wooden deck could continue into August.

MnDOT has set detours for all closures:

  • For the I-394 east ramp to westbound I-94, motorists can take northbound Highway 100, before the I-394/I-94 junction, to eastbound Highway 55, to northbound Lyndale Avenue and then to the westbound I-94 entrance ramp. Access from eastbound I-394 to eastbound I-94 remains open.
  • For the northbound Lyndale Avenue South ramp to westbound I-94 closure, continue north onto Lyndale Avenue North and use the westbound I-94 entrance ramp just north of Seventh Street. Access from Lyndale Avenue South to westbound I-394 remains open.
  • During the bridge closure, pedestrians and bicyclists can cross Lyndale Avenue at the Oak Grove Street/Vineland Place intersection.

I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center is a maintenance and restoration project for a nine-mile stretch of I-94 between Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis and Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn
Center. In 2017, MnDOT resurfaced nine miles of freeway and repaired almost 50 bridges and the Lowry Tunnel. 2018 is the second and final year of the project. 

4/20/2018 1:40 PM

   Spring Weight Restrictions Update

General Spring Weight Restriction Bulletin #9

Effective Thursday, April 19th,2018 at 4:00pm, weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan border north to and including M-46 in Muskegon County from the US-31 Business Route in the City of Muskegon then east to US-131 then North on US-131 to M-46 then east to the intersection of I-75 North near Saginaw to the intersection of M-25 near Bay City, East to M-46 including the entire Thumb Region. Frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways north of the M-46 line.

State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US designations. Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For companies located in Canada or New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-373-6256.

  • On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green or gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight.
  • On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be a weight reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.

Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.

Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.

Detailed Weight Restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers.

Please refer to the MDOT Truck Operator's Map for route designations.

Active Permit Restrictions: http://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/APSWB/APBHome.htm?bulletin=active

Spring Weight Restrictions: http://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/APSWB/SWBHome.htm?bulletin=weight

4/19/2018 3:51 PM

   Daytime Full Closure of Jefferson Street Bridge in Joliet

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a daytime full closure will take place on Jefferson Street (eastbound U.S. 30) over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 24. The bridge closure is necessary for crews to prepare for a bridge repair project.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, the Jefferson Street bridge over the Des Plaines River will be fully closed to vehicles and pedestrians. A posted detour will direct traffic to south on Raynor Avenue (U.S. 52), east on McDonough Street (U.S. 52), and north on Chicago Street (Illinois 53) to meet back with eastbound U.S. 30. The bridge closure will not impact marine traffic.

The Jefferson Street bridge will reopen to traffic by 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.

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.

4/18/2018 1:36 PM

   Metro East: Lane Restrictions In Place For Interstate 255

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane restrictions are in place along northbound and southbound Interstate 255 from Illinois 157 to Illinois 15 in St. Clair County. 

These lane restrictions have been in place since Monday, April 9, and should continue until approximately July 2. These restrictions are required to complete emergency pavement patching on I-255.
 
Traffic control devices are in place to assist motorists during these restrictions. Motorists should consider alternate routes: To access the Jefferson Barracks Bridge from I-255 southbound, use I-55 westbound to Illinois 3 (exit 1) southbound in East St. Louis or I-55/70 to exit 11 to Illinois 157 southbound to I-255 southbound.  For I-255 northbound, use Illinois 3 northbound at exit 10 to I-55 eastbound or Illinois 157 eastbound at exit 13 to I-55/70 westbound to I-255 northbound.
 
IDOT asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone. 

4/18/2018 10:13 AM

   Bridge Maintenance Required On Two Southeast Region Structures

Temporary closures needed to facilitate work
 
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is advising motorists of several closures that will be happening in southeastern Wisconsin over the next several weeks. Maintenance crews will be repairing bridge girders on the structure carrying Racine Avenue (County Y) over I-43 northbound in Waukesha County, as well as the I-43 southbound structure over US 12 in Walworth County. This work consists of heat-straightening applications to repair damaged steel girders which will help restore the structural integrity of the bridges.
 
I-43 Southbound Bridge over US 12, Walworth County

  • Closure: Loop exit ramp from I-43 southbound to US 12 eastbound, as well as the collector-distributor lanes on eastbound US 12 at the bridge. Travel lanes on eastbound US 12 are to remain open.
  • Detour: These closures affect access to the County NN Interchange and US 12 eastbound. Motorists should continue south along I-43 and use the nearby WIS 67 (Lincoln Street) interchange to return to I-43 northbound to access US 12 eastbound and County NN.
  • Approximate Closure Duration: April 12 – April 22

Racine Avenue (County Y) Bridge over I-43 Northbound, Waukesha County

  • Closure: Full closure of I-43 northbound at the bridge during nighttime hours (9pm-5am)
  • Detour: Motorists are to utilize the Racine Avenue off-ramp, and navigate straight through the roundabout to re-enter the Racine Avenue on-ramp continuing to I-43 northbound.
  • Approximate Closure Duration: Nightly closures from April 16 – April 29

Both projects are required maintenance due to previous bridge hits from over-height vehicles. This specialized work also requires painting, and is heavily dependent on weather and is subject to change.

More information on traffic conditions, work zones and travel times can be found at www.511wi.gov.  

4/9/2018 5:16 PM

   US-20 Between Ida County Road M-25 And US-71 Near Early

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – March 30, 2018 – Road construction work for the expansion of US-20 in Ida and Sac counties will require closing the roadway to traffic between Ida County Road M-25 near Galva and US-71 near Early from noon Monday, April 9, until Friday, September 28, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Sioux City District 3 Office.

Motorists will be directed around the work zone on a signed detour using Ida County Road M-25, Ida/Sac County Road D-15, and US-71.

C.J. Moyna and Sons Inc. was awarded the $45,778.318 road construction project.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit 511ia.org; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at https://iowadot.gov/511/511-social-media-sites); or download the free app to your mobile device.

4/3/2018 10:37 AM

   Blue Water Bridge Tolling Operations Now Accepting Credit And Debit Cards

Fast facts: - MDOT's eastbound Blue Water Bridge span recently began accepting credit and debit cards as payment at toll booths.

  • BWB staff are working to improve the customer experience, including exploring the addition of a new commuter program.
  • Beginning April 1, customers paying in Canadian currency will pay a reduced rate based on calculations over the previous six-month exchange rate.

April 2, 2018 -- Effective immediately, the eastbound span of the Blue Water Bridge (BWB) is now accepting credit and debit cards as payment for toll fares. Following a recent software upgrade, the BWB administration completed a test trial of the new program with the addition of credit and debit cards and found the system to be functioning smoothly.

"BWB staff have been working to implement positive changes with the tolling operations that will create more ease for our customers," said BWB Administrator Amy Winn-VanHoeck. "When the token program expired, customers were left with only the option to pay cash at the tolls. This sometimes resulted in motorists having to be re-routed off the bridge. Fortunately, that will no longer be a concern."

The addition of credit and debit cards is expected to be a welcome accommodation for motorists, which will eventually be accompanied by the addition of a new commuter program. Winn-VanHoeck says she and her staff have been working to establish a new program that will improve ease of routine travel, as well as curb the expense. "We have some customers who cross twice a day throughout the year, and we need to have a program established that can support that kind of consistent travel, making it quicker and easier for them to cross, while also offering a discount," Winn-VanHoeck added.

While the commuter program is still in its early stages, motorists can rest assured that this is a priority for BWB leadership and that Winn-VanHoeck is diligently leading that charge.

Beginning April 1, customers paying in Canadian dollars (CAD) will notice a change in tolls, as the most recent parity policy adjustment reduced fares by $.25. The rates listed below will be in effect April 1 through Sept. 30, 2018:

  • Passenger vehicle tolls will decrease to $3.75 (CAD) per trip.
  • Each extra axle will decrease to $3.75 (CAD) per trip.
  • Trucks and buses per axle will decrease to $4 (CAD) per trip.
4/2/2018 4:06 PM

   Closures Scheduled to Begin Next Week for 159th Street Interchange Work on Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Bridge and ramp reconstruction begins in Markham

Temporary, overnight closures are scheduled next week on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to begin bridge reconstruction as part of improvements planned at the 159th Street Interchange in Markham. The bridge will remain open during construction, however ramp closures will be needed for interchange improvements.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the start of construction, as well as for ramp closures. The closures are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate traffic.

In 2018, the Illinois Tollway has scheduled improvements at the 159th Street Interchange to coordinate with future local improvements planned for 159th Street. Work will include rebuilding the existing 159th Street Bridge and reconstructing four ramps at the 159th Street Interchange: southbound I-294 to eastbound 159th Street, eastbound 159th Street to northbound I-294, northbound I-294 to westbound 159th Street and westbound 159th Street to southbound I-294. Lighting and drainage structures will also be upgraded.

The 159th Street Bridge Project will extend the life of the interchange, increase traffic capacity and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. More than 13,000 vehicles use this interchange daily.

Beginning the week of April 2, daily lane closures will be scheduled during off peak hours on 159th Street for median removal and temporary pavement work to prepare for traffic shifts for bridge reconstruction. Once that work is complete in mid-April, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

In addition, on I-294 roadway shoulder closures and overnight lane closures will be needed in both directions at 159th Street for temporary pavement work to prepare for traffic shifts to accommodate bridge reconstruction. Overnight ramp lane closures may also be needed during this time.

Beginning in mid-April, four-month full closures are scheduled to begin on the ramps carrying traffic from southbound I-294 to eastbound 159th Street and from eastbound 159th Street to northbound I-294. Detours will be posted.

Maps, construction and detour information about the 159th Street Bridge Project is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.

The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County and local fire and police departments.

3/29/2018 11:53 AM

   Rescheduled Long-Term Traffic Shift to Begin Next Week in Oak Brook for Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Reconstruction Project

Westbound roadway reconstruction scheduled in 2018 between I-290 and York Road

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin work next week to start the rebuilding and widening of the westbound side of the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) between I-290 and York Road in Oak Brook.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of work that will have an impact on traffic in both directions on I-88. More than 130,000 vehicles use this stretch of I-88 daily.

Beginning Monday, April 2, overnight lane closures are scheduled to remove rumble strips and pavement markings as well as install construction barrier wall to prepare for the new work zone.

On Wednesday, April 4, all eastbound traffic is scheduled to shift overnight to the right. Once that work is complete, in late April all westbound traffic will be shifted to the left, with one lane of traffic traveling on the eastbound side of I-88 to accommodate a work zone and at least two lanes of traffic in both directions.

In addition, traffic on the ramp connecting the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to westbound I-88 will be shifted onto temporary pavement to allow for reconstruction and realignment of the ramp to meet up with the new roadway and shoulder.

During construction, westbound traffic traveling in the lane on the eastbound side of I-88 will be shifted back onto the westbound side of the roadway after the York Road Toll Plaza, so drivers exiting at the 22nd Street ramp and cash-paying customers must travel in the right lane on the westbound side of I-88 in order to access the cash side of the toll plaza as well as the 22nd Street exit ramp. I-PASS customers will be able to pay their tolls electronically in either lane. There is no toll collection at this toll plaza for eastbound traffic.


All work is weather dependent, and traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through late summer.

In late summer, a new traffic configuration will be put in place to complete reconstruction of the westbound lanes on I-88. At that time, the westbound lanes will shift to the right onto newly construction pavement. Eastbound traffic and the westbound lane traveling on the eastbound side will remain in the same configuration. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration into winter. Reconstruction of the eastbound side of I-88 is scheduled for 2019.

The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that I-88 remains safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of the agency’s overall commitment to roadway safety. A 45 mph work zone speed limit will be in effect in areas with construction on I-88.

Maps and construction information about the I-88 Reconstruction Project is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.

The I-88 Reconstruction Project will extend the life of the roadway, increase traffic capacity and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. In addition, to rebuilding and widening I-88, the two-year project also includes rebuilding and widening the York Road Bridge, repair and widening of the I-88 bridges over Roosevelt Road, improvements on the ramps connecting I-88 and I-294 and noisewall construction adjacent to residential areas.

The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Village of Oak Brook, the City of Elmhurst, Village of Hillside, York Township and DuPage County, as well as local fire and police departments. The project is funded by the Tollway’s Move Illinois Program. 

3/28/2018 12:14 PM

   Spring Weight Restrictions Update

***Please note M-46 & US-31BR originates in Muskegon County, not Ottawa County as listed in the original bulletin #8

General Spring Weight Restriction Bulletin #8


Effective at Noon March 27th, 2018 weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan border north to and including M-46 in Muskegon County from the US-31 Business Route in the City of Muskegon then east to US-131 then North on US-131 to M-46 then east to the intersection of M-25 in Port Sanilac, Sanilac County. Frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways north of the M-46 line.

State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US designations. Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For companies located in Canada or New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-373-6256.

  • On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green or gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight.
  • On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be a weight reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.

Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.

Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.

Detailed Weight Restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers.

Please refer to the MDOT Truck Operator's Map for route designations.

3/27/2018 11:23 AM

   Interchange Improvement Project Begins at US-20 and IL-59

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place at the US-20/IL-59 interchange, in Bartlett and Streamwood, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 3. The closures are necessary for an interchange reconstruction project.

Beginning April 3, IL-59 will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with lane width reductions on US-20 and IL-59. Daily lane closures are currently underway at the interchange.

The overall project consists of rehabilitation of the bridge that carries US-20 over IL-59, construction of a new ramp, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements. The scope of the project also consists of roadway reconstruction ramp modification, retaining and noise walls.

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.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

3/27/2018 11:13 AM

   Annie Glidden Road Interchange Reconstruction Begins Next Week on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in DeKalb

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin reconstruction work at Annie Glidden Road Interchange next week with the closure of the ramp connecting Annie Glidden Road to westbound I-88. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to scheduled closures and detours.

The Illinois Tollway has scheduled work to resurface and rebuild ramps and bridges at six interchanges on I-88 between IL-251 and Orchard Road. At the Annie Glidden Road Interchange, all four ramps connecting I-88 to Annie Glidden Road are scheduled to be rebuilt. Bridge deck repairs are also scheduled on the ramp bridge connecting Annie Glidden Road and eastbound I-88. Lighting improvements are also planned.

Maps and construction information about the I-88 Interchange Improvements is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.

Weather permitting, on Monday, April 2, the ramp connecting Annie Glidden Road to westbound I-88 is scheduled to close for six weeks. A detour will be posted directing traffic to use Lincoln Highway (Illinois Route 38) and the Peace Road Interchange to access I-88.

Once the work at the westbound I-88 entrance ramp is complete in May, the other three ramps at the interchange are scheduled to close simultaneously with traffic once again routed to the Peace Road Interchange. All work at the interchange is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer.

Ramp and bridge closures and detours will allow the Tollway to safely accommodate construction and will allow the work to be completed in half the time. Work will be staggered so that adjacent interchanges are not under construction at the same time.

In addition, throughout 2018 traffic on I-88 in this area will be reduced from two lanes to one in each direction for a roadway resurfacing project. The shoulders on this segment of I-88 are too narrow to safely accommodate traffic shifts and provide for work zones.

The improvements on I-88 will extend the life of the roadway and interchanges improving travel in the area and providing convenient access to local communities and support economic opportunities. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Construction is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, City of DeKalb, DeKalb County, Kane County, Ogle County, Dement Township, Malta Township, DeKalb Township, City of Rochelle, Pierce Township, Kaneville Township, Village of Sugar Grove and Cortland Township, as well as local fire and police departments and Northern Illinois University.

3/27/2018 11:03 AM

   Springfield: Nighttime Lane Closures On I-55

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces nighttime lane closures on I-55 from Southwind Road to Stevenson Drive beginning Monday, April 9, through the fall.
 
Motorists can expect one lane to be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. Fridays through Sundays. All lanes of traffic will be open during peak travel times.
 
The project consists of patching, milling and paving I-55/I-72/I-55 Business and the ramps at Stevenson Drive and the I-55/I-72 interchange.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

For IDOT District 6 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict6.

3/27/2018 10:17 AM

   Spring Weight Restrictions Update

General Spring Weight Restriction Bulletin #7

Effective Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 6:00 AM, weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan border north to and including M-43 in Van Buren County east to I-69/I-96 in Eaton County (on the West side of Lansing), then north on I-69/I-96 in Eaton County and continuing on I-69 east to Port Huron, St. Clair County. Frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways north of the M-43, I-69 line.

State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US designations. Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For companies located in Canada or New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-373-6256.

  • On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green or gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight.
  • On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be a weight reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.

Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.

Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.

Detailed Weight Restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers.

Please refer to the MDOT Truck Operator's Map for route designations. 

3/22/2018 11:05 AM

   Work on Shade-Lohmann Bridge begins April 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces upcoming lane closures on the Shade-Lohmann Bridge beginning Tuesday, April 3.
 
Crews will spend approximately two weeks preparing to transition all traffic to the westbound lanes before repainting the structure that carries eastbound I-474/US-24 over the Illinois River between Bartonville and Creve Coeur. The construction zone is expected to be in place through early September.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and watch for changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices, and be alert for workers and equipment.

3/20/2018 12:46 PM

   Overnight Lane Closures on the Kennedy Expressway at Addison Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that overnight lane closures will take place on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90) under Addison Street, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, the week of March 19. The lane closures are necessary for a bridge repair project on the structure that carries Addison Street over the Kennedy.

In order to complete the bridge repairs, temporary, overnight lane closures will take place in both directions on the Kennedy Expressway at Addison Street. A permanent shoulder closure also will take place in the express lanes on the Kennedy. Travel lanes will be reduced during construction.

The project will extend the life of the structure that carries Addison Street over the Kennedy Expressway. The overall project is expected to be completed in May 2018.

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.

3/20/2018 9:42 AM

   Monroe Street Bridge Reconstruction Begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that an extended bridge closure will take place on Monroe Street between Halsted Street and Des Plaines Avenue to reconstruct the Monroe Street bridge over the Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94), in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Feb. 26. The bridge reconstruction project is part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange project.

Beginning Monday, the structure that carries Monroe Street over I-90/94 will be fully closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. A posted detour will direct westbound Monroe Street vehicle traffic to go south on Des Plaines Avenue, west on Adams Street, and north on Halsted Street to meet back with Monroe Street. Eastbound Monroe Street traffic should go north on Halsted Street, east on Madison Street and south on Des Plaines Avenue to meet back with Monroe Street. Pedestrians should use the Madison Street bridge.

Expected to open in Summer 2019, the new structure will have two lanes in each direction, as well as sidewalks on both sides of the bridge. The scope of the project includes total reconstruction of the Monroe Street bridge over the Kennedy Expressway. It also includes new retaining walls, lighting and traffic signal enhancements.

The Monroe Street bridge is one of several expressway bridge improvement projects included in the overall Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction. Of those bridges, the following are completed and open to traffic: Halsted Street, Taylor Street, Morgan Street, Harrison Street and Peoria Street.

The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.

2/23/2018 11:37 AM

   Revised High Rise Bridge/ Valley Bridge Work - Closures Delayed

*** Work delayed until Friday Night and Week of March 5th. ***

Maintenance project will require ramp closures
 
As early as March 1, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin work on a concrete overlay project on the Valley Bridge that carries I-43/I-94, in the city of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County.
 
The Valley Bridge was initially constructed in 1967, and the concrete deck was replaced between 1988 and 1989. Since then, segments of these bridges have seen rehabilitation efforts. In 2008, the decks were widened as part of the Marquette Interchange project, and in 2013, the southern portion of the bridge received a concrete overlay. This project will overlay the northern section at the junction of the Marquette Interchange and is a planned maintenance project designed to extend the lifespan of this structure.
 
Traffic impacts: Since the Valley Bridge operation will overlay units tying into the Marquette Interchange, long term system ramp closures of the Marquette Interchange will be required.
 
To safely implement these improvements while maximizing traffic flow, I-43 will be reduced to two (2) lanes in each direction along the bridge. The following closures will occur during the project for varying durations. Please note that these closures are weather dependent and subject to change.

  •     I-94 East to I-43 South (March 1 – Late July)   *** March 5th/6th ***
  •     I-794 West to I-43 South (March 1 – Late June)   *** March 5th/6th ***
  •     11th Street and Wisconsin Avenue on Ramp to I-43 South (March 1 – Late May)   *** March 5th/6th ***
  •     I-43 North to I-794 East and Plankinton Avenue Exit Ramp (March 2 – Early May)
  •     Mineral Street/National Avenue on Ramp to I-43 North (March 2 – Late August)
  •     I-43 North to I-94 West (Early May – Late June)
  •     I-43 North to 10th Street and Michigan Avenue Exit Ramp (Early May – Late June)

Primary detour route for I-43 North to the east, and I-794 West to the south is the Hoan Bridge.
 
Schedule: March 2018 to fall 2018

For more information on closures and detour routes, visit 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/i43bridges/.

2/21/2018 6:12 PM

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