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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)
NB Stevenson Expy Medium congestion IL-43 (Harlem Ave) Dan Ryan 22 15 9.0 miles 25 mph
I-35E Medium congestion CR-42 (+0.2 miles) I-94 33 21 18.2 miles 33 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-55 at Kennedy Rd (+3.4 miles) Accident 118.0 Right two lanes closed, one lane open Updated 1/23/19 3:23 PM 1/23/19 5:09 PM IDOT
WB I-80 at J Ave (-0.1 miles) earlier crash 213.2 Right lane closed, one lane open Updated 1/23/19 2:55 PM Unknown IowaDOT
WB I-88 (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) at Bliss Road (+0.6 miles) I-88 Westbound - INCIDENT - West of Bliss Road - MP 111.0 - 1 left lane blocked of 2 111.0 Left lane and left shoulder closed, one lane open Updated 1/23/19 12:31 PM 1/23/19 5:06 PM Illinois Tollway
WB I-94 at Shook Rd (-0.1 miles) Accident 194.6 Right lane and right shoulder closed, three lanes open Updated 1/23/19 9:40 AM Unknown MDOT
EB IL-105 from 35th St to Lake Shore Dr Water main break. Various lanes closed Updated 1/12/19 11:22 AM 1/24/19 11:35 AM IDOT
EB Chicago Ave from Morgan St to Green St Accident All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 1/23/19 3:03 PM 1/23/19 4:49 PM Chicago DOT
WB Chicago Ave from Green St to Morgan St Accident All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 1/23/19 3:03 PM 1/23/19 4:49 PM Chicago DOT
NWB Des Plaines River Rd at Belmont Ave Metra Railroad crossing blocked All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 1/23/19 12:16 PM 1/23/19 5:01 PM IDOT
SEB Des Plaines River Rd at Belmont Ave Metra Railroad crossing blocked All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 1/23/19 12:16 PM 1/23/19 5:01 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:

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Major Construction
Location Mile Marker Severity Closure Details Time Periods Source Description
Ramp from NB I-41 to NB WI-241 325.2 Major All lanes closed 10/15/18 12:00 AM to 7/1/20 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Permanent Closure, Use alternate route
Ramp from NB I-41 to EB WI-100 Major All lanes closed 1/24/19 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM WisDOT Permit - Detour: Use Pilgrim Rd Exit
SB I-41/94 from Braun Rd to 12th St 336.0 to 338.9 Major Left two lanes closed, one lane open 1/23/19 9:30 PM to 1/24/19 5:30 AM daily until 1/25/19 WisDOT Construction - N-S Freeway, Cth E To Cth Kr | Mainline | IH 94 Kenosha County | KENOSHA
EB I-44 at MO-JJ (+1.1 miles) 231.0 Major Various lanes closed 11/5/18 8:00 AM to 3/1/19 5:00 PM MoDOT Expect delays due to GUARD RAIL/CABLE WORK on I-44 in Both Directions.
EB I-44 at Shrewsbury Ave (-0.1 miles) 282.4 Major Various lanes closed 1/1/19 12:00 AM to 12/31/19 12:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION on I-44 Eastbound.
WB I-44 at Shrewsbury Ave (-0.2 miles) 282.7 Major Various lanes closed 1/1/19 12:00 AM to 12/31/19 12:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION on I-44 Westbound.
WB I-44 at I-270 (-0.3 miles) 276.3 Major Various lanes closed 10/1/18 12:00 AM to 6/3/19 12:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to NEW PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION on US-50 Westbound.
WB I-44 at Yarnell Rd (+0.2 miles) 275.2 Major Various lanes closed 12/13/18 12:00 AM to 2/1/19 12:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to NEW PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION on US-50 Westbound.
WB I-44 at St Louis Inn Rd (+3.0 miles) 231.1 Major Various lanes closed 11/5/18 7:00 AM to 3/1/19 4:00 PM MoDOT Expect delays due to GUARD RAIL/CABLE WORK on I-44 in Both Directions.
NB I-55 from 1400 Rd (+0.6 miles) to 2170 Rd (-0.6 miles) 194.0 to 203.0 Major One lane closed, one lane open 8/15/18 12:00 AM to 4/1/19 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement.
NB I-55 (Barack Obama Presidential Expy) from IL-47 (+0.5 miles) to IL-47 (+1.1 miles) 220.4 to 221.0 Major One lane closed, one lane open 9/4/18 12:00 AM to 7/11/19 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement.
SB I-55 (Barack Obama Presidential Expy) from IL-47 (-1.1 miles) to IL-47 (-0.5 miles) 221.1 to 220.5 Major One lane closed, one lane open 9/4/18 12:00 AM to 7/11/19 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement.
SB I-55 from 2170 Rd (+0.6 miles) to 1400 Rd (-0.6 miles) 203.1 to 194.1 Major One lane closed, one lane open 8/15/18 12:00 AM to 4/1/19 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement.
NB I-57 from Friendship School Rd (+0.2 miles) to Tunnel Ln (+1.0 miles) 29.0 to 31.8 Major One lane closed, one lane open 4/2/18 12:00 AM to 5/31/19 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Structure Closed and traffic using crossing over onto NB lanes.
SB I-57 from Campground Rd (-1.0 miles) to Friendship School Rd (-0.2 miles) 31.9 to 29.0 Major One lane closed, one lane open 4/2/18 12:00 AM to 5/31/19 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Structure Closed and traffic using crossing over onto NB lanes.
SB I-65 at US-20 (+0.3 miles) 261.7 Major All lanes closed 1/23/19 2:05 PM to 6:06 PM InDOT All lanes of southbound I-65 are closed near the Indiana Toll Road due to construction work. Seek alternate routes as you travel southbound on I-65 near mile 261.7.
Ramp from NB I-75 to EB US-6 179.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/19/17 7:00 AM to 11/30/20 3:00 PM ODOT The exit ramp from I-75 northbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15 (exit 156) closed June 19 for approximately three years.
Ramp from EB I-90 to SB I-65 16.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/27/18 12:00 AM to 5/31/19 11:59 PM Indiana Toll Road I-65 Project - EB & WB Exit Ramps to I 65 South is Closed until May 31, 2019. Detour is in place - 24 Hour Continuous Closure.
Ramp from WB I-90 to SB I-65 17.1 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/27/18 12:00 AM to 5/31/19 11:59 PM Indiana Toll Road I-65 Project - EB & WB Exit Ramps to I 65 South is Closed until May 31, 2019. Detour is in place - 24 Hour Continuous Closure.
Ramp from NB I-294 to WB US-6 7.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/24/18 7:00 AM to 5/23/19 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway ***Long Term Closure***
Ramp from WB US-6 to SB I-294 6.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/9/18 7:00 AM to 5/23/19 11:59 PM Illinois Tollway ***Long Term Closure***
EB I-474 from Airport Rd (+0.5 miles) to Adams St (+0.5 miles) 5.0 to 6.8 Major One lane closed, one lane open 6/4/18 12:00 AM to 2/15/19 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement.
EB I-474 from Airport Rd (+0.6 miles) to Adams St (+0.5 miles) 5.2 to 6.8 Major One lane closed, one lane open 6/4/18 12:00 AM to 2/15/19 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 10'.
WB I-474 from Adams St (-0.5 miles) to Airport Rd (-0.5 miles) 6.8 to 5.0 Major One lane closed, one lane open 6/4/18 12:00 AM to 2/15/19 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement.
WB I-474 from Adams St (-0.5 miles) to Kickapoo Creek Rd (+0.6 miles) 6.8 to 5.2 Major One lane closed, one lane open 6/4/18 12:00 AM to 2/15/19 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 10'.
WB US-14 from US-12 (+0.1 miles) to Olson Rd (+0.9 miles) Major All lanes closed 9/13/18 12:00 AM to 5/23/19 11:45 PM WisDOT Emergency - Detour: US-14 W, US-12 W, WI-78 S
NB US-41 from 93rd Ave to 77th Ave Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/26/18 6:00 AM to 4/19/22 8:24 PM InDOT right lane closed
SB US-41 from 77th Ave to 93rd Ave Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/26/18 6:00 AM to 4/19/22 8:24 PM InDOT right lane closed
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'.
NB US-51 from Jackson St to Oak St Major All lanes closed 12/13/18 12:00 AM to 1/23/19 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic. IL 13 WB to IL 149
NB US-67 at Patterson Rd (+0.1 miles) Major Various lanes closed 1/22/19 9:00 AM to 2/7/19 9:00 PM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE MAINTENANCE on US-67 Northbound.
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.
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.
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 IL-13 from D Blaney Miller Rd to Lake Rd Major One lane closed, one lane open 8/24/18 12:00 AM to 7/15/19 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 16'.
WB IL-13 from Lake Rd to Airport Rd Major One lane closed, one lane open 8/24/18 12:00 AM to 7/15/19 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 22'.
EB IL-14 at 2350 East Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/25/07 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.New Harmony Bridge is ClosedSTATE LINE BRIDGE RESTRICTION|Closed to all traffic.
WB IL-14 at 2350 East Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/25/07 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.New Harmony Bridge is ClosedSTATE LINE BRIDGE RESTRICTION|Closed to all traffic.
EB IL-15 from IL-159 to Green Mount Rd Major All lanes closed 2/26/18 12:00 AM to 5/31/19 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 11'.
WB IL-15 from Green Mount Rd to IL-159 Major All lanes closed 2/26/18 12:00 AM to 5/31/19 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 11'.
EB IL-17 from 379 East Rd (-0.3 miles) to 379 East Rd Major All lanes closed 12/7/18 12:00 AM to 1/31/19 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
WB IL-17 from 379 East Rd to 379 East Rd (+0.3 miles) Major All lanes closed 12/7/18 12:00 AM to 1/31/19 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
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'.
EB WI-50 from Deerpath Rd to Circle Dr Major All lanes closed 1/24/19 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Walworth County Sheriff to provide rolling closure for approx 10 minutes per occurrence.
WB WI-50 from Circle Dr to Deerpath Rd Major All lanes closed 1/24/19 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Walworth County Sheriff to provide rolling closure for wire crossing. Approx. 10 minutes per occurrence.
SB IN-53 from US-20 to 11th Ave Major lane -1, lane, closed 7/15/17 12:28 PM to 5/4/21 9:48 AM InDOT construction work
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".
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".
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-161 from Shattuc Rd to Noltings Rd Major All lanes closed 12/10/18 12:00 AM to 1/31/20 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
WB IL-161 from Noltings Rd to Shattuc Rd Major All lanes closed 12/10/18 12:00 AM to 1/31/20 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
SB Dan Ryan from 87th St to I-57 / Bishop Ford (I-94) 61.8 to 62.9 Major Right three lanes and right shoulder closed, two lanes open 1/23/19 11:59 PM to 1/24/19 6:00 AM IDOT
Ramp from NB Dan Ryan Elevated to EB I-290 52.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/1/15 12:00 AM to 10/31/20 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
Ramp from NB Dan Ryan Elevated to WB I-290 52.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/1/16 12:00 AM to 8/31/19 11:59 PM IDOT 1 lane open; Long Term Closure
EB Edwards Rd at US-45 Major All lanes closed 8/17/17 8:00 AM to 2/1/19 3:00 PM Lake County Culvert Repair
WB Edwards Rd at US-45 Major All lanes closed 8/17/17 8:00 AM to 2/1/19 3:00 PM Lake County Culvert Repair
EB Eisenhower / I-290 from Ogden Ave to Kennedy / Dan Ryan Expy (I-90/94) 28.4 to 29.8 Major Left lane and left shoulder closed, two to four lanes open 3/25/18 12:00 AM to 4/30/19 11:59 PM IDOT 3 lanes open; Long Term Closure
EB Eisenhower / I-290 from Peoria St to Canal St 29.6 to 30.1 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, one or two lanes open 11/6/18 12:00 AM to 3/31/19 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
WB Eisenhower / I-290 from Wacker Dr to Canal St 30.3 to 30.1 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, two lanes open 4/1/18 12:00 AM to 3/31/19 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
Ramp from WB Eisenhower / I-290 to SB I-90 30.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/15/18 12:00 AM to 9/30/20 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
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 Ramp closed. Detour posted; Long Term Closure
Ramp from SEB Kennedy Local to WB I-290 51.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/24/19 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM IDOT Detour Posted

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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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   "TRUCKS PARK HERE" - New Truck Parking Availability System
Finding a spot for your big rig is getting a little easier. The Iowa Department of Transportation, in coordination with seven other states, has launched a new data-driven system to help commercial drivers easily locate available truck parking at both state-run rest areas and select private truck stops around the Midwest.
 
Iowa’s system called “Trucks Park Here” will make commercial drivers aware of available parking along Interstate 80, and portions of I-380, I-35, I-235, and I-29. The data is currently accessible through public data feeds that can be utilized by application developers, in-cab navigation system makers, and others wishing to utilize the parking information. Access to the data feeds can found in the parking information link on www.trucksparkhere.com. Later this month, available parking locations will be added to the rest area layer on Iowa's traveler information sites and mobile apps at www.511ia.org.
 
“Trucks Park Here” will collect truck parking availability data using a variety of in-pavement and parking lot entrance/exit sensors. Phil Mescher of the Iowa DOT’s Office of Systems Planning led this effort for the state and said, “All eight states have worked to make the data showing available truck parking consistent; however, each is taking a little different approach on where the data is displayed. While some states are using more sign-based approaches like placing information on digital message boards on the roadway, in Iowa we decided to take a more technology-based approach. We are making information available to those who can use the data in existing in-cab systems or develop apps for drivers. In addition, we thought it was important to provide the information on our existing 511 traveler information site that many Iowa drivers are already using.”
 
This initiative is part of a larger Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials’ truck parking information management system effort being funded in part through a $25 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awarded to eight partnering states – Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. For more information on the project, as well as how to find truck parking information for the other participating states, visit www.trucksparkhere.com.
 
For additional information, please contact Phil Mescher at 515-239-1629 or email at phil.mescher@iowadot.us  
1/8/2019 12:15 PM

   New Lane Configurations On I-290 Over Salt Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ongoing bridge replacement of Interstate 290 over Salt Creek, located east of Addison Road in Addison, will require new lane configurations starting, weather permitting, Wednesday, Dec. 26.

The adjustment to the work zone will will take place on eastbound I-290 beginning Dec. 26 and on westbound I-290 after Jan. 1. The new traffic pattern will allow for construction of a median crossover, followed by removal and construction of bridges over Salt Creek. Lanes and shoulders in the work zone will be narrowed during construction.

The project is expected to be complete by October.
 
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.  

12/24/2018 11:15 AM

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