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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Solar Eclipse 2017

On Aug. 21, Illinois — and southern Illinois in particular — will be home to some of the best solar eclipse viewing in the country.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon travels between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow on the Earth’s surface. An approximately 75-mile area in southern Illinois centered on Carbondale will be treated to a full eclipse — when the moon completely blocks the sun for nearly three minutes. The rest of the state will see a partial eclipse of 85 percent to 90 percent coverage.

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How IDOT is preparing

The Illinois Department of Transportation has been coordinating with other agencies on the state and local levels throughout the spring and summer to make sure the eclipse weekend and viewing events run as smoothly as possible.

IDOT staff will be ready and available if they are needed to assist with traffic detours, communicating travel information and more.

Expect congestion

Crowds of 100,000 to 200,000 are expected to come to the prime viewing areas in southern Illinois. Among the heaviest traveled corridors are anticipated to be U.S. 51 and Illinois 13 corridors, plus Interstate 57. Any lane closures on state projects will be lifted throughout the weekend and the day after the eclipse.

Travel Tips

Solar Eclipse Driving Tips

Viewing Tips

As always, you should never look directly at the sun, especially during an eclipse. To safely view the eclipse, consider:

  • Eclipse glasses:

    These special shades are similar to 3D glasses but are certified eclipse-safe for direct viewing. Regular sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe to view the eclipse.
  • Solar filters:

    If you want to use a telescope, binoculars or camera, do not use them unprotected even if you have safe eclipse glasses. Consult the manufacturer for a proper filter to attach to your device.
  • Pinhole viewer:

    This is a simple, inexpensive way to indirectly view the eclipse. Just take two sheets of white paper (card stock is better) and poke a hole in the middle of one sheet. With your back to the sun, hold the sheet with the hole over the other sheet and adjust them until you see a dot of light. That’s the sun! As the moon travels across the sun, a crescent will appear. 

Resources 

SIU  Carbondale

Souther IL Eclipse Committee

 

 

Illinois DNR

NASA

7/26/2017 12:35 PM (Updated 8/16/2017 12:48 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Repair Project on 115th Street over the Bishop Ford

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that closures will take place on the structure that carries 115th Street over the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94), in Chicago, for a bridge repair project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, March 20.

In order to complete the work, 115th Street over the Bishop Ford will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Nightly lane closures also will be required on the Bishop Ford under the 115th Street bridge, as needed.

The scope of the project includes repairs to the bridge and reconstruction of the bridge deck. The project is expected to be complete in Summer 2017.

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.

3/3/2017 10:10 AM (Updated 4/11/2017 11:53 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Deck Improvement on Palatine Road over Milwaukee Avenue

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Palatine Road over Milwaukee Avenue (U.S. 45/Illinois 25), in Wheeling, beginning, weather permitting, the week of August 14. The closures are necessary for a bridge deck improvement project.

In order to complete the work, the structure that carries Palatine Road over Milwaukee Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

The scope of the project consists of bridge deck improvement to extend the life of the bridge and provide a smoother ride for motorists. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

8/16/2017 6:13 PM (Updated 8/16/2017 6:13 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction on I-74 begins Aug. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work along I-74 just north of IL-5/John Deere Road will begin Monday, Aug. 21. Civil Constructors will be making repairs to the drainage ditch on the west side of the Interstate just south of 38th Avenue/Coaltown Road.

The southbound outside lane will be closed as the contractor repairs the slopes and drainage ditch along the interstate. Drivers should be alert for the lane closure and also for construction vehicles moving slowly that are entering and exiting the work area.
 
The contract is scheduled to be completed by the end of August.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.

8/16/2017 3:49 PM (Updated 8/16/2017 3:49 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   All Lanes Will Be Closed on Westbound I-270 in Madison County

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a full closure on westbound I-270 from the Interstate 55/70/270 interchange near Troy to IL-3 is scheduled to begin on Friday, August 18, weather permitting.
 
Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, westbound I-270 will be closed from the I-55/70/270 interchange to IL-3.  A posted detour will direct traffic to take westbound I-55/70 to northbound I-255 to westbound New Poag Road to southbound IL-3 to access westbound I-270.  Westbound traffic will not be able to travel on I-270, west of the I-55/70/270 interchange.  The closure is necessary for pavement repairs on I-270.
 
The closure is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, August 21.
 
The contractor on this project is Microsurfacing Contractors, LLC, of Bridgeton, Missouri.
 
Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes during construction weekends and anticipate some longer travel times.
 
By utilizing a full expressway closure and keeping construction restricted to the weekend when traffic volumes are down, IDOT aims to reduce the length of time the work zone is needed during heavier traveled weekday periods.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

8/15/2017 5:36 PM (Updated 8/16/2017 12:48 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   All Lanes Will Be Closed on Eastbound I-55/70 in St. Clair County
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a full closure on eastbound I-55/70 from the I-55/70/64 interchange in East St. Louis to Interstate 255 near Collinsville is scheduled to begin on Friday, August 18, weather permitting. 
 
Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, eastbound I-55/70 will be closed from the I-55/70/64 interchange to I-255.  A posted detour will direct traffic to take eastbound I-64 to northbound I-255 to access eastbound I-55/70.  Eastbound I-55/70 traffic will not be able to travel east of the I-55/70/64 interchange.  The closure is necessary to make bridge repairs on a bridge west of IL-203, to perform pavement repairs on I-55/70 west of I-255, and to paint two bridges west of I-255.
 
In addition to the above closure, the right lane of eastbound I-55/70 will be restricted from Black Lane to I-255 near Collinsville from 9 p.m. Thursday night and continuing through Friday.  This lane restriction is necessary to prepare for the above closure.
 
The interstate is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, August 21.
 
Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and anticipate some longer travel times.
 
By utilizing a full expressway closure and keeping construction restricted to the weekend when traffic volumes are down, IDOT aims to reduce the length of time the work zone is needed during heavier traveled weekday periods.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org. 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

8/15/2017 5:24 PM (Updated 8/16/2017 12:48 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-40 east of Pocahontas in Bond County is now Open
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that US-40, which has been closed at a location 1.7 miles east of Pocahontas, has been reopened to vehicular traffic.  The closure was necessary to replace the existing structure crossing the West Fork of Shoal Creek.
 
Minor work is still ongoing in the area, so motorists are advised to use caution while driving through and near the work zone.
 
The General Contractor on this project is Keller Construction Company of Glen Carbon, IL.  
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org. 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

8/15/2017 5:08 PM (Updated 8/16/2017 11:18 AM)

Lake County, Illinois logo   New Date for Start of ROAD CLOSURE: Center Street Culvert Repair Begins Aug. 21

NEW DATE FOR START OF ROAD CLOSURE: Center Street Culvert Repair Begins Aug. 21

Updated Information: The contractor has changed the date for the start of this closure to begin on Aug. 21. The road is still expected to be open by Sept. 1 as originally planned.

Grayslake, IL - The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Center Street, between IL 83 and Atkinson Road, to replace the large culvert just east of IL 83 in Grayslake. The heavy flash flooding on July 12-13 in Grayslake undermined the culvert leading to a partial collapse of the pavement. This culvert was on schedule to be replaced in 2018, but after evaluating the impact from the flash flooding, this culvert will need to be replaced this year.


Monitoring the Culvert

Immediately following the flood, LCDOT completed a temporary repair of the pavement and lowered the weight limits for the road. A mobile traffic monitoring camera was installed at the site so that engineers could monitor the road condition remotely. This was done to keep the road open as long as possible while design and engineering plans were developed and construction activities were coordinated. Now that all of the pieces are in place, a full road closure is necessary to replace the culvert. 


Road Closure and Detour Map

The closure will begin on Aug. 21, and is expected to open on Sept. 1, 2017. Crews will begin with removing the old culvert, then they will install the new culvert, and finally replace the pavement to open the road.

DETOUR ROUTE: IL 83 to IL 120 to Atkinson Road
 

Center Street Closure for Culvert Replacement Aug. 2017

Lake County Website

8/15/2017 3:29 PM (Updated 8/15/2017 4:11 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   LANE REDUCTIONS Set for IL 13 in Crainville, Williamson County

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling in Williamson County of upcoming nighttime lane reductions.
 
Beginning Monday, August 14, 2017, at 7:00 P.M., traffic on IL 13 between Division Street and west of IL 148 will be reduced to one lane in both eastbound and westbound directions. The lane reductions will be lifted at 7:00 A.M., and nighttime lane reductions will continue until Thursday at 7:00 A.M. when work is complete, weather permitting.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

8/14/2017 5:23 PM (Updated 8/14/2017 5:23 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions For The Week Of August 14, 2017

Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
 
BOND COUNTY

  • US-40, 1.7 miles east of Pocahontas at the structure crossing the West Fork Shoal Creek, complete closure to replace the existing bridge through mid-August 2017. (PAG)

CALHOUN COUNTY 

  • IL-96 from Kampsville to Mozier intermittently restricted to one lane during daylight hours so a new asphalt surface can be built. Two-way traffic will be maintained by the use of flaggers, and work is expected to be completed by the end of October 2017.  (JA) 

CLINTON COUNTY

  • IL-161 at Drive In Road in Germantown lane restrictions in both directions for intersection and drainage improvements through October 1, 2017. (Ops)
  • Albers Road will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction from 0.2 mile south of I-64 to approximately 0.3 mile north of I-64 weekdays between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM to complete pavement patching, asphalt removal and resurfacing, aggregate shoulders, pavement striping and guardrail replacement until the end of August 2017. (PAG)
  • US-50 westbound over Shoal Creek 2.5 miles east of Breese intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM to place rock for erosion control beneath the structure through the end of August 2017. (PAG)

GREENE/CALHOUN COUNTY

  • Joe Page Bridge carrying IL-16/100 across the Illinois River in Hardin restricted to one lane to perform maintenance and paint the existing bridge through the end of September 2017. Temporary signals will be installed to maintain two-way traffic through this area.  (JA)

GREENE COUNTY 

  • IL-267 from the Morgan County line to 0.4 miles south of Short Road in Greene County intermittently restricted to one lane during daylight hours so a new asphalt surface can be built. Two-way traffic will be maintained by the use of flaggers, and this work is expected to be completed by the end of October 2017.  (JA)

JERSEY COUNTY

  • IL-3 from Grafton Hills Road to IL-109 near Grafton one lane restricted to perform widening, box culvert extensions and resurfacing through December 2017. (JA)

MADISON COUNTY

  • **NEW** I-55/70 eastbound lane closures at I-255 near Collinsville to paint two bridges carrying I-255 traffic over I-55/70 and to perform pavement repairs. Two lanes will remain open during weekdays, as well as the ramp to I-255.  The work is expected to be completed by August 25, 2017.  (JTC)
  • I-70 near Highland lane closures in each direction from Prairie Road (mile post 26) to Baumann Road (mile post 33) near Highland, weather permitting, to make repairs to the pavement through Fall 2017. (JA)
  • **NEW** I-270 Mississippi River Bridge near Granite City westbound right lane closed daily Monday, August 14 to Thursday, August 17 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for bridge deck patching. (Ops)
  • I-270 from IL-3 to I-55/70/270 interchange CLOSED until 5:00 AM on Monday, August 14 to make pavement repairs. A posted detour will direct traffic to take northbound IL-3 to eastbound IL-143 to southbound I-255 to eastbound I-55/70 near Collinsville to access eastbound I-70.  Eastbound I-270 traffic will not be able to travel east of IL 3.  (JA)
  • I-270 between IL-3 and the I-55/70/270 interchange intermittent lane restrictions daily Sunday night through Friday morning between the hours of 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM so pavement repairs can be done through mid-September 2017. (JA)
  • IL-111 (Central Avenue) from 8th Street to Thomas Street in Roxana lane restrictions in both directions for relocation of a water main, sidewalk and ADA improvements, and the installation of highway lighting through November 1, 2017. (Ops/Monroe)
  • IL-143, 0.3 miles east of IL-3, will be restricted to one lane in each direction to perform repairs on the existing bridge and is expected to be completed by the end of October 2017. (JA)
  • IL-157 (Bluff Road) and Main Street north of IL-162, lane restrictions for intersection and drainage improvements to construct a fourth leg to the intersection until October 31, 2017. (Ops)
  • Baumann Road at I-70 approximately 1.5 miles north of Pierron closed to perform repairs to the existing structure through late summer 2017. (JA)
  • SIU Northern Access Road over Cahokia Creek between IL-143 and New Poag Road reduced to one lane for approximately one month. At that time, the northbound and southbound lanes will both be reduced to one lane for the remainder of the project to repair the surfaces of both bridges through Fall 2017. (JA)

MARION COUNTY 

  • US-51 will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction from north of US-50 to south of Britt Road weekdays between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM to complete pavement patching, asphalt removal and resurfacing, aggregate shoulders, pavement striping, and guardrail replacement until the end of October 2017. (PAG)

RANDOLPH COUNTY

  • IL-150 east of IL-4 to Locust Street in Steeleville eastbound and westbound lane restrictions between the hours of 6:30 AM and 7:30 PM for pavement repairs and asphalt overlay through late-August 2017. (JGG)

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

  • Martin Luther King Bridge CLOSED westbound Monday, August 14 to Friday, August 18 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day to perform bridge inspections. The westbound lane will be reopened each day at 6:00 PM.  Eastbound lanes will remain open during this work.  (Ops)
  • I-64, from the Green Mount Road interchange to the IL-4 interchange, eastbound and westbound daily and nightly lane restrictions to add additional lanes to I-64 and construct a new interchange at Rieder Road through fall 2017. All westbound lanes, west of IL-158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM and all westbound lanes, east of IL-158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  All eastbound lanes, west of IL-158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM and from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM and all eastbound lanes, east of IL-158, will remain open from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. (SEP)
  • I-255 between just north of IL-15 and IL-3 lane closures in both directions to make shoulder repairs through September 1, 2017. (JGG)
  • IL-15 will have frequent lane shifts with narrow lanes from Racehorse Drive to the entrance for the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows to complete bridge repairs over IL-157 and Harding ditch. A posted detour will direct truck traffic to take IL-13 and IL-163 around the work zone.  Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of October 2017.  (JTC)
  • **NEW** IL-15 eastbound just west of I-255 at Pocket Road in St. Clair County lane closures Monday, August 14 to Friday, August 18 to make pavement repairs. All lanes will be reopened daily by 3:00 PM.  Flaggers will be utilized to assist traffic through the work zone.  (JGG)

List of daily lane closures, weather permitting:
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017

  • Martin Luther King Bridge CLOSED westbound from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM to perform bridge inspections. The westbound lane will be reopened each day at 6:00 PM.  Eastbound lanes will remain open during this work.  (Ops)
  • IL-15 eastbound just west of I-255 at Pocket Road in St. Clair County lane closures to make pavement repairs through Friday, August 18. All lanes will be reopened daily by 3:00 PM.  Flaggers will be utilized to assist traffic through the work zone.  (JGG)

 TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017

  • Martin Luther King Bridge CLOSED westbound from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM to perform bridge inspections. The westbound lane will be reopened each day at 6:00 PM.  Eastbound lanes will remain open during this work.  (Ops)
  • IL-15 eastbound just west of I-255 at Pocket Road in St. Clair County lane closures to make pavement repairs. All lanes will be reopened daily by 3:00 PM.  Flaggers will be utilized to assist traffic through the work zone.  (JGG)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017

  • Martin Luther King Bridge CLOSED westbound from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM to perform bridge inspections. The westbound lane will be reopened each day at 6:00 PM.  Eastbound lanes will remain open during this work.  (Ops)
  • IL-15 eastbound just west of I-255 at Pocket Road in St. Clair County lane closures to make pavement repairs. All lanes will be reopened daily by 3:00 PM.  Flaggers will be utilized to assist traffic through the work zone.  (JGG)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017

  • Martin Luther King Bridge CLOSED westbound from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM to perform bridge inspections. The westbound lane will be reopened each day at 6:00 PM.  Eastbound lanes will remain open during this work.  (Ops)
  • IL-15 eastbound just west of I-255 at Pocket Road in St. Clair County lane closures to make pavement repairs. All lanes will be reopened daily by 3:00 PM.  Flaggers will be utilized to assist traffic through the work zone.  (JGG)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017

  • Martin Luther King Bridge CLOSED westbound from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM to perform bridge inspections. The westbound lane will be reopened each day at 6:00 PM.  Eastbound lanes will remain open during this work.  (Ops)
  • IL-15 eastbound just west of I-255 at Pocket Road in St. Clair County lane closures to make pavement repairs. All lanes will be reopened daily by 3:00 PM.  Flaggers will be utilized to assist traffic through the work zone.  (JGG)

 

8/14/2017 5:16 PM (Updated 8/15/2017 10:11 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Marquette Interchange Overlay Work Begins

Maintenance project will require overnight ramp closures
 
As early as the evening of Wednesday, August 16, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin work on a polyester polymer overlay project in the Marquette Interchange (I-43/I-94/I-794), in the city of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County.
 
Bridge deck overlays are an integral part of the structures maintenance program that helps attain the 75 year lifespan of the Marquette Interchange structures.
 
Daytime and nighttime lane restrictions, along with overnight ramp closures will occur. Several weekend closures of the I-94 eastbound through lanes to I-794 eastbound will also be required
 
The majority of operations will be completed by late fall 2017. More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at http://projects.511wi.gov/marqint/.

8/14/2017 4:57 PM (Updated 8/14/2017 4:57 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement Project at LaGrange Road and Plainfield Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place at LaGrange Road (US-12/20/45) and Plainfield Road, in Countryside, beginning, weather permitting, the week of Monday, August 14. The lane closures are necessary for an intersection improvement project consisting of widening and resurfacing  the roadway, as well as traffic signal modernization.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures with flaggers will take place at the intersection of LaGrange Road and Plainfield Road. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes while construction activities are taking place.

The scope of the project includes widening the intersection to allow for a right-turn lane from southbound LaGrange Road to westbound Plainfield Road. The project also consists of resurfacing the roadway, as well as installation of new curb and gutter, and storm sewers. The overall improvements will enhance pedestrian safety with new sidewalks and modernized traffic signals.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

8/14/2017 1:30 PM (Updated 8/14/2017 1:30 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Sidewalk Improvement Project on Vermont Street from Francisco Ave to Irving Ave

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Vermont Street between Francisco Avenue and Irving Avenue, in Blue Island, beginning, weather permitting, the week of Monday, August 14. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and sidewalk improvement project along Vermont Street.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place on Vermont Street from Francisco Avenue to Irving Avenue. Vermont Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction while construction activities are taking place. Parking lanes will have temporary restrictions as well.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching, curb and gutter replacement and new pavement markings. It also includes sidewalk removal and replacement to improve pedestrian safety.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

8/14/2017 1:02 PM (Updated 8/14/2017 1:02 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   I-394 East Ramp to I-94 East in Minneapolis

The ramp from I-394 east to I-94 east in Minneapolis will close for two weeks early morning on Monday Aug. 14.

A previous release incorrectly announced the closing date for Tuesday morning.

Crews will start closing the ramp late Sunday, Aug. 13. Motorists will see the ramp closed in time for rush hour Monday, Aug. 14.

Crews will begin reopening the ramp late Aug. 27 in time for rush hour Aug, 28.

The detour is MN-100 south to MN-62 east to I-35W north.

Motorists should plan their routes in advance and give themselves plenty of time to reach their destinations.

The I-394 east ramp to I-94 east leads through the Lowry Hill Tunnel. That has been the only lane open in the eastbound tunnel since Aug. 4.

The closure is so crews can make improvements as part of the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project.

Please see the project web page for more information including detour maps. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr/

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

8/10/2017 9:22 AM (Updated 8/16/2017 12:48 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures Will Be Encountered on Eastbound I-55/70 in Madison County
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will be encountered on eastbound I-55/70 at I-255 near Collinsville.  The lane closures are necessary to paint two bridges carrying I-255 traffic over I-55/70 and to perform pavement repairs.  Two lanes will remain open during weekdays, as well as the ramp to I-255.  This work will begin on Monday, August 14 and is expected to be completed by August 25, weather permitting. 
 
The contractor on this project is Venus Painting Company of Valparaiso, Indiana.
 

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

8/9/2017 6:48 PM (Updated 8/10/2017 2:53 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-98 Closure near North Pekin

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-98 will be closed just east of Parkway Drive, near North Pekin, beginning Monday, Aug. 14.
 
Motorists should follow the posted detour route. The closure is necessary for slope repair work to be completed and will be in effect for approximately two weeks. The overall project is expected be completed in four weeks.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

Follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4 for IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter.

Visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com for updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas.

8/9/2017 6:38 PM (Updated 8/10/2017 2:55 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Farnham Street Closure in Galesburg-Rescheduled for August 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Farnham Street/Knox Road 500 E. will be closed at US-34 in Galesburg beginning August 21.
 
The closure is necessary for bridge beam replacement work to be completed.
 
Weekend closures of US-34 at this location also are scheduled for Aug. 11-13 (eastbound) and Aug. 25-27 (westbound).
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

Follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4 for IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter.

Visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com for updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas.

8/9/2017 6:24 PM (Updated 8/10/2017 2:57 PM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   I-41 Ramps In Menomonee Falls Closing Long-Term

Beginning 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will close two ramps at I-41/US 45 and Main St. in the village of Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County.

 The southbound I-41/US 45 entrance ramp from Main Street and the northbound I-41/US 45 exit ramp to eastbound Main Street will be closing. These ramps are anticipated to be closed until early winter.
 
The adjacent interchanges are scheduled to remain open during these Main St. ramp closures. The official detour is making use of the interchange to the south (WIS 145) by way of Main Street (WIS 100/Brown Deer Road). The interchange to the north (Pilgrim Road Interchange) will remain an unsigned, alternate route.
 
The closures will allow the contractor room to build temporary widening of I-41/US 45 so three lanes of traffic in each direction can be maintained during future operations. The project centers around replacing a small bridge on both the entrance ramp to southbound I-41/US 45 and the I-41/US 45 mainline. Associated work will involve replacement of storm sewer, concrete barrier and beam guard, along with new lighting, signing and pavement marking. 
 
More information about this project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/41wauk/
8/8/2017 4:58 PM (Updated 8/15/2017 7:17 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-41, Hibbard Road Improvements in Wilmette

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that an intersection improvement project at US-41 (Skokie Road) and Hibbard Road in Wilmette will begin, weather permitting, Wednesday, Aug. 9.

The project consists of widening and resurfacing the intersection, as well as modernizing traffic signals. In order to complete the work, lane closures will be necessary.

In late August, US-41 traffic will shift between Lake and Wilmette avenues to accommodate the work zone. Hibbard Road will be open to southbound traffic only, with a detour posted for northbound traffic. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

The estimated completion date is early December.

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.

8/8/2017 11:55 AM (Updated 8/12/2017 9:12 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   WI-175 And Lannon Road Closing To All Traffic

Intersection closure will last more than two weeks
 
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 9, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin a full closure of the WI-175 and Lannon Road (CR-Y) Intersection, in Washington County.
 
The closure is necessary for reconstruction of the intersection into a roundabout. In addition to the roundabout construction, a box culvert under WI-175 north of the intersection at Willow Creek is being removed and replaced.
 
All movements through the intersection will be prohibited until August 26, when it is scheduled to be reopened. The intersection will reopen only if it’s safe and operational with signing, pavement marking and lighting. During this hard closure of the intersection the signed detour will involve I-41/US-45 via CR-Q. 
 
The aforementioned work is part of the WI-175 resurfacing project. More information can be found at http://projects.511wi.gov/175rich/.

8/8/2017 10:25 AM (Updated 8/12/2017 9:13 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-38 Improvements in Villa Park

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on IL-38 (Roosevelt Road) in Villa Park will begin, weather permitting, Aug. 15.

The project consists of resurfacing IL-38 between Summit and Villa avenues, with the addition of new sidewalks, improved sewers, curbs, gutters and medians. In order to complete the work, lane closures will be necessary.

The estimated completion date is late November.

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.

8/7/2017 6:04 PM (Updated 8/8/2017 10:41 AM)

Lake County, Illinois logo   Center Street Culvert Repair Begins Aug. 16

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Center Street, between IL 83 and Atkinson Road, to replace the large culvert just east of IL 83 in Grayslake. The heavy flash flooding on July 12-13 in Grayslake undermined the culvert leading to a partial collapse of the pavement. This culvert was on schedule to be replaced in 2018, but after evaluating the impact from the flash flooding, this culvert will need to be replaced this year.

Immediately following the flood, LCDOT completed a temporary repair of the pavement and lowered the weight limits for the road. A mobile traffic monitoring camera was installed at the site so that engineers could monitor the road condition remotely. This was done to keep the road open as long as possible while design and engineering plans were developed and construction activities were coordinated. Now that all of the pieces are in place, a full road closure is necessary to replace the culvert. 

The closure will begin on Aug. 16, and is expected to open on Sept. 1, 2017. Crews will begin with removing the old culvert, then they will install the new culvert, and finally replace the pavement to open the road.

DETOUR ROUTE
: IL 83 to IL 120 to Atkinson Road

8/7/2017 10:35 AM (Updated 8/7/2017 10:35 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Asbury Avenue Improvements in Evanston

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on Asbury Avenue in Evanston will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 7.

The project consists of resurfacing Asbury Avenue between Howard and Oakton streets, as well as cleaning drainage facilities, adding new sidewalks to improve pedestrian accessibility and replacing curbs and gutters. In order to complete the work, intermittent lane and sidewalk closures will be necessary.

The estimated completion date is late 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.

8/4/2017 3:22 PM (Updated 8/5/2017 8:46 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-89 Lane Reduction in Marshall County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-89 will be reduced to one lane, approximately one mile south of IL-17 in Marshall County, from Monday, Aug. 7 until Friday, Aug. 18.
 
Traffic will be controlled by temporary signals during this time. The lane reduction is necessary for concrete repair work.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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8/4/2017 11:09 AM (Updated 8/5/2017 8:47 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Closure on Wright Street at WIS 50 in Delavan

Access to intersection businesses will be maintained

On Monday, August 7, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin a four-week full closure of Wright Street at WIS 50 (East Geneva Street) in the city of Delavan, Walworth County. The closure is necessary for reconstruction of the WIS 50 and Borg Road/Wright Street Intersection and to address a water main under Wright Street.

The closure prohibits traffic on the north leg (Wright Street) of the intersection. There will be a lane closure on WIS 50. The operation will not impact the south leg of the intersection (Borg Street).
Access to businesses will be maintained. Motorists wishing to access businesses north of WIS 50 near Wright Street should go use the following detour. From WIS 50, go north on Bauer Parkway following the roadway as it loops east to become Hobbs Drive. Go south on Wright Street to enter those locations.

The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.

This activity is related to the WIS 50 project. More information can be found on the project website at: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis50walw/.

8/4/2017 8:55 AM (Updated 8/5/2017 8:50 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   186th Street Improvements in Lansing

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on 186th Street in Lansing will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 7.

The project consists of resurfacing 186th Street from IL-83 (Torrence Avenue) to Wentworth Avenue, in addition to drainage adjustments and cleaning as well as sidewalk curb ramp installation to improve pedestrian accessibility. In In order to complete the work, two-way traffic will be reduced to a single lane controlled by flaggers during the daytime hours.

The estimated completion date is late 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.

8/3/2017 2:49 PM (Updated 8/8/2017 10:52 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Butterfield Road Improvements in Oakbrook Terrace, Elmhurst

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on Illinois 56 (Butterfield Road) in Oakbrook Terrance and Elmhurst will begin, weather permitting, Wednesday, Aug. 9.

The project consists of resurfacing Illinois 56 from just west of Illinois 83 (Kingery Highway) to Cadwell Avenue/High Street, in addition to new sidewalk ramps to improve pedestrian accessibility. In order to complete the work, lane closures will be necessary in both directions during the daytime houses and occasionally overnight and on the weekends.

The estimated completion date is mid-November.

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.

8/3/2017 1:37 PM (Updated 8/5/2017 9:02 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Wood Street Improvements in Hazel Crest, East Hazel Crest

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on Wood Street in Hazel Crest and East Hazel Crest will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 7.

The project consists of resurfacing Wood Street from I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) to 167th Street, in addition to drainage adjustments and cleaning as well as sidewalk curb ramp installation to improve pedestrian accessibility. In order to complete the work, lane closures will be necessary during the daytime hours.

The estimated completion date is late 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.

8/3/2017 12:56 PM (Updated 8/5/2017 9:06 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-136 Rehabilitation
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces weather permitting; work is scheduled to begin August 4, 2017 for the rehabilitation of US-136 between US-150 and McLean / Champaign County line.
 
This project will include; 7 miles of cold milling, patching, resurfacing and pavement striping. Also, the repairs of a drainage structures over an unnamed ditch.

The contractor for this project is Rowe Construction Co. The estimated completion date is November 30, 2017 weather permitting.

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, restrain from using mobile devices and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

For IDOT District 5 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict5 or view area construction details on IDOT's traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.

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8/2/2017 7:47 PM (Updated 8/5/2017 9:07 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime Lane Restrictions Scheduled for Martin Luther King Bridge in East St. Louis Beginning August 7

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces daytime lane restrictions will be encountered on the Martin Luther King Bridge, beginning Monday, August 7, 2017.  The lane closures are needed to perform bridge inspections.  Weather permitting, the lane restrictions will occur as follows:
 
From Monday, August 7 to Thursday, August 10, the eastbound right lane will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.  The eastbound left lane and the westbound lane will be open during this work.
 
On Friday, August 11, both eastbound lanes of the MLK Bridge will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The eastbound lanes will be re-opened at 3 p.m.  The westbound lane will remain open during this work.
 
From Monday, August 14 to Friday, August 18, the MLK Bridge will be closed in the westbound direction, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.  The westbound lane will be re-opened each day at 6 p.m.  The eastbound lanes will remain open during this work.
 
There will be no overnight or weekend lane restrictions.  All lanes will be available during directional peak periods.
 
It is anticipated these lane restrictions will cause traffic delays, motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes.  Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists during these restrictions. The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone. Additional information is also available at http://stl-traffic.org.

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8/2/2017 6:44 PM (Updated 8/3/2017 11:43 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Traffic Changes Coming Friday to I-94 Near Lowry Tunnel

Motorists driving on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis through the Lowry Hill Tunnel will see lane changes this week.

In preparation for the changes, I-94 east will close at the tunnel from midnight until 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4 and traffic will take the Hennepin/Lyndale exit. Interstate 394 east to I-94 east through the tunnel remains open during this tunnel closure.

Early Friday morning, traffic will shift to the westbound side of the tunnel. Drivers will see two lanes in each direction with a concrete barrier in the middle.

The speed limit is 40 mph. Trucks and buses weighing more than 9,000 pounds are prohibited.

Traffic from I-394 east to I-94 east will continue to be able to use the eastbound tunnel until Aug. 14. Then the ramp from I-394 to I-94 east will close until Aug. 28 for improvements.

The following ramps will be closed during this stage:

  • I-35W north to I-94 west
  • Highway 55 to I-94 east
  • Fourth Avenue to I-94 west
  • I-94 east to I-35W south

This final stage is expected to be in place until mid-September while crews work on bridges near the Lowry Hill Tunnel and make repairs inside the tunnel.

Please see the project web page for more information including detour maps. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr/

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

8/2/2017 12:27 PM (Updated 8/16/2017 12:48 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   US-31 Lane Closures for Spot Paving in St. Joseph County

Crews to repair and repave sections of the road for restoration


The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to lane closures on U.S. 31, between mile marker 256 and mile marker 257, near the Indiana/Michigan State Line in St. Joseph County (Map Attached), Today, August 2 through the end of August. Crews will repair and repave sections of the road for restoration.

During the project, U.S. 31 will be open to all through traffic, but restricted to one lane in both directions. Motorists should expect delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to message boards, signs and cones in the work zone, obey the posted speed limit and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

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

8/2/2017 11:22 AM (Updated 8/5/2017 9:20 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   25th Avenue Improvements in Franklin Park and Melrose Park

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on 25th Avenue (Rose Street) in Franklin Park and Melrose Park will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 7.

The project consists of resurfacing one mile of 25th Avenue Road between Grand and Armitage avenues, repairing curbs and gutters and cleaning the drainage system. Portions of sidewalk will be closed during construction, with parking restrictions on both sides of the road during working hours.

The estimated completion date is late September.

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.

8/1/2017 5:00 PM (Updated 8/5/2017 9:09 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-39 Lane Closures in Woodford County
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that intermittent lane closures will be in place on northbound and southbound I-39 in Woodford County (MM 9-27) from Monday, Aug. 7 to Friday, Sept. 8.
 
The lane closures are necessary for concrete patching work to be completed and will not exceed five miles in length at any given time.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
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8/1/2017 4:58 PM (Updated 8/3/2017 11:47 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Illinois Department of Transportation Construction Work Set for the 50 Mile Section of US 20 Beginning August 7
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on US-20 will begin on Monday, August 7, 2017. Northern Contracting will be replacing guardrail on the 50 mile section of US-20 from IL-26 north of Freeport to east of Belvidere. The contract is scheduled to be completed by early October.
 
Drivers should be alert for lane closures and for construction vehicles on the shoulders.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
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8/1/2017 4:49 PM (Updated 8/3/2017 11:48 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Wireton Road Resurfacing in Blue Island

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on Wireton Road in Blue Island will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 7.

The project consists of resurfacing Wireton Road between 127th and Vermont streets, repairing curbs and gutters and cleaning the drainage system. Portions of sidewalk will be closed during construction, with parking restrictions on both sides of the road during working hours.

The estimated completion date is late September.

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.

8/1/2017 4:47 PM (Updated 8/5/2017 9:11 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Sidewalk Improvements on Ridge Boulevard from Fargo Avenue to Devon Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will take place on Ridge Boulevard between Fargo Avenue and Devon Avenue, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, August 15. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and pedestrian sidewalk improvement project along Ridge Boulevard.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place on Ridge Boulevard from Fargo Avenue to Devon Avenue while construction activities are taking place

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and restriping the roadway to provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists. It also consists of construction of new sidewalk ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

7/25/2017 5:11 PM (Updated 7/27/2017 1:21 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Sidewalk Improvements on Tower Road from I-94 Frontage Road to Forestway Drive

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Tower Road from I-94 Frontage Road to Forestway Drive, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, August 15. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and pedestrian sidewalk improvement project along Ridge Boulevard.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on Tower Road from I-94 Frontage Road to Forestway Drive while construction activities are taking place

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and restriping the roadway to provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists. It also consists of construction of new sidewalk ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

7/25/2017 5:08 PM (Updated 7/27/2017 1:23 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Replacement, Pavement Reconstruction on IL-132 from US-41 to Waveland Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-132 between US-41 and Waveland Avenue, in Gurnee, beginning, weather permitting, Friday, July 28. The closures are necessary for a bridge replacement and pavement reconstruction project.

In order to complete the work, IL-132 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between US- 41 and Waveland Avenue.

The scope of the project consists of removal and replacement of the Union Pacific railroad bridge. It also includes pavement reconstruction and widening on IL-132, as well as widening the southbound US- 41 ramp.

The overall project is expected to be completed in Spring 2019.

The lane closures for this project are adjacent to lane closures that are taking place for a separate project on IL-132 from Ferndale Avenue to Estes Avenue.

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

7/25/2017 11:39 AM (Updated 8/14/2017 6:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Weekday Lane Closures for Bridge Inspections on I-55 over the Des Plaines River

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that routine bridge inspections will take place on the structure that carries I-55 over the Des Plaines River, near Channahon, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, August 7. The bridge inspections will require daytime lane closures during the week.

In order to complete the work, lane closures will take place on the I-55 bridge over the Des Plaines River. The closures will take place Monday – Thursday between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. The bridge inspections will begin Aug. 7 on southbound I-55 and move to northbound I-55 on Aug. 14.

The inspections are expected to be completed by August 17, weather permitting.

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

7/25/2017 10:58 AM (Updated 7/29/2017 9:35 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project, Pedestrian Ramp Improvements along Illinois 60/83 from the EJ & EE Railroad to Illinois 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will take place on IL-60/83 between the Wisconsin Central railroad tracks and IL-21, in Vernon Hills, Libertyville and Mundelein, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 24. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and pedestrian safety improvement project.
 
In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on IL-60/83 between the EJ&EE railroad tracks and IL-21 while construction activities are taking place. Temporary sidewalk closures also will be required.
 
The scope of the project consists of roadway resurfacing, pavement patching and drainage improvements, as well as curb and gutter reconstruction. The project will enhance safety for pedestrians by improving sidewalk ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
 
The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.
 
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.

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7/24/2017 5:58 PM (Updated 7/29/2017 9:39 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project, Safety Improvements on Lake Street from Arlington Drive to Summerfield Drive

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane and sidewalk closures will take place on Lake Street (US-20) from Arlington Drive to Summerfield Drive, in Bloomingdale, Hanover Park, Keeneyville and Roselle, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 24. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and pedestrian improvement project.
 
In order to complete the work daily lane closures will take place on Lake Street between Arlington Drive and Summerfield Drive during construction activities. Temporary sidewalk closures will be required at various locations along Lake Street.
 
The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching, and drainage improvements, as well as curb and gutter reconstruction. The project will enhance pedestrian safety by reconstruction sidewalk ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
 
The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.
 
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.

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7/24/2017 5:50 PM (Updated 7/29/2017 9:41 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on US-30 between East End Avenue and State Street for Drainage Improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will take place on US-30 between East End Avenue and State Street, in Chicago Heights, for a drainage improvement project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 24.

In order to complete the work, intermittent, daily lane closures will be necessary on US-30 from East End Avenue to State Street while construction activities are taking place.

The scope of the project consists of cleaning, repairing and lining the existing drainage structures to improve the drainage system along US-30. The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

7/24/2017 3:23 PM (Updated 7/25/2017 10:26 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project, Sidewalk Ramp Improvements on IL-1 between Cutoff Road and 15th Street

 The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on IL-1 between Cutoff Road and 15th Street, in Chicago Heights, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 24. The closures are necessary for a project that will resurface the roadway and improve the sidewalk ramps along IL-1.

In order to complete the work, intermittent, daytime lane closures will take place on IL-1 from Cutoff Road to 15th Street.

The scope of the project consists of roadway resurfacing, pavement patching, and curb and gutter reconstruction. The project will improve safety and accessibility with the construction of sidewalks compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

7/24/2017 3:09 PM (Updated 7/25/2017 10:22 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US Business 20 (Walnut Street) Road Closure, Rockford
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that US Business 20 (Walnut Street) in Rockford will be closed to all through traffic from Monday, July 24 through Friday, August 4, 2017. The closure will allow the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) to remove and replace their at-grade crossing and signals located between the Rock River and Madison Street.
 
To allow continued traffic movement, a detour will be marked utilizing South Church Street, Cedar Street, South Main Street, Morgan Street, College Avenue and Kishwaukee Street.

Drivers are asked to be alert for the road closure and use alternate roadways when traveling in this area.
 
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7/21/2017 4:19 PM (Updated 7/24/2017 10:21 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Ramp width restrictions will be encountered at the interchange of IL-4 and I-64 in St. Clair County
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced width restrictions will be encountered on all four ramps at the interchange of IL-4 and I-64 to make pavement repairs. All ramps will remain open. This work will begin on Monday, July 24, and should be completed by Friday, August 4, 2017, weather permitting.
 
The contractor on this project is Kinney Contractors from Raymond, Illinois. 
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org. 

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7/21/2017 4:17 PM (Updated 7/24/2017 10:22 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closure, IL-161 At Drive In Road in Germantown,Clinton County, IL
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions may be encountered in both directions along IL-161, at its intersection with Drive In Road in Germantown. These lane restrictions will be in place from July 24, 2017 to October 1, 2017.  These restrictions are required for  intersection and drainage improvements.  Work is being completed by the Village of Germantown.
 
Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists during these restrictions. The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone. Additional information is also available at http://stl-traffic.org. 

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7/20/2017 5:14 PM (Updated 7/22/2017 10:46 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-29 Lane Closure in Putnam County
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-29 will be reduced to one lane at Senachwine Creek, just north of Putnam in Putnam County, beginning Monday, July 24.
 
The lane closure is necessary for a bridge replacement project and is scheduled to remain in place through October. One-way traffic on IL 29 will be controlled by signals while the work is being completed.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
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7/20/2017 5:00 PM (Updated 7/22/2017 10:47 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Improvements on Chicago Street from Interstate 80 to Washington Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will take place on Chicago Street (IL-53) between I-80 and Washington Street, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, July 19. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and pedestrian improvement project along Chicago Street.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place in both directions on Chicago Street between I-80 and Washington Street. One lane will remain open in each direction while construction activities are taking place.

The scope of the project includes roadway resurfacing, pavement patching and sidewalk upgrades including new pedestrian signals. The overall improvements will enhance mobility, accessibility and safety along Chicago Street.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

7/19/2017 11:20 AM (Updated 7/22/2017 10:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Sidewalk Repairs on Cicero Avenue between 175th Street and Steger Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place an Cicero Avenue between 175th  Street and Steger Road, in Richton Park, Matteson and Country Club Hills, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, July 19. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and pedestrian improvement project along Cicero Avenue.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on Cicero Avenue between 175th Street and Steger Road.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching, and curb and gutter replacement. The project will improve pedestrian safety by making repairs to the sidewalk and adding pedestrian traffic signals.

The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

7/19/2017 11:06 AM (Updated 7/22/2017 10:56 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Chicago Street from Manhattan Road to Doris Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Chicago Street (Illinois 53) from Manhattan Road to Doris Avenue, in Joliet and Elwood, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, July 19.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place in both directions at various locations along Chicago Street between Manhattan Road and Doris Avenue. At least one lane in each direction will remain open while construction activities are taking place.

The scope of project includes reconstruction and resurfacing of the roadway and shoulders. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

Motorists can expect delays and should seek alternate routes 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.

7/19/2017 8:57 AM (Updated 7/22/2017 10:57 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   113th Avenue Bridge to be closed at I-65

Beginning on or after July 24, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers that 113th Avenue Bridge over I-65 in Crown Point will be closed for resurfacing.

The closure is expected to last four weeks and the posted detour will follow 109th Avenue.

During this time, access to all local businesses along 113th Avenue will be maintained. A pedestrian walking path will also remain accessible.

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.

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7/18/2017 11:16 AM (Updated 7/22/2017 11:01 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pedestrian, Bicyclist Safety Project Begins along Golf Road between Roosevelt Blvd and Ring Road East

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Golf Road (IL-58) between Roosevelt Boulevard and Ring Road East, in Schaumburg and Rolling Meadows, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 24. The closures are necessary for a pedestrian improvement project and the construction of a new multi-use path along Golf Road.

In order to complete the work, temporary, daily lane closures will take place on westbound Golf Road from Roosevelt Boulevard to Ring Road East during off-peak hours. Vehicular traffic will be maintained at all times while construction activities are taking place.

The scope of the project includes the construction of a multi-use path along Golf Road. It also includes new pedestrian traffic signals and sidewalk improvements that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The project will enhance accessibility and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. It is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

7/18/2017 11:03 AM (Updated 7/22/2017 11:02 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Improvements on Lincoln Ave from Western Ave to Foster Ave

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures and sidewalk closures will take place on Lincoln Avenue from Western Avenue to Foster Avenue, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, July 18. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and pedestrian improvement project.

In order to complete the work, intermittent lane closures will take place on Lincoln Avenue from Western Avenue to Foster Avenue. Sidewalk closures also will take place, when necessary.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing the roadway and making sidewalk repairs and ramp improvements to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The overall project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

7/18/2017 11:01 AM (Updated 7/22/2017 11:03 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Improvements on IL-31 from Main Street to Maple Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-31 between Main Street and Maple Avenue, in Batavia and North Aurora, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, July 18. The closures are necessary for resurfacing and pedestrian ramp improvements along IL-31.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on IL-31 between Main Street and Maple Avenue when construction activities are taking place.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, pavement patching and pedestrian ramp improvements. The overall project will improve mobility and safety for motorists and pedestrians.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

7/18/2017 10:47 AM (Updated 7/22/2017 11:05 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Roadway, Sidewalk Improvements on IL-126 from Wallin Drive to the DuPage River

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures and sidewalk closures will take place along IL-126 between Wallin Drive and the DuPage River, in Plainfield, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 17. The closures are necessary for a roadway and sidewalk improvement project.

In order to complete the work, nighttime lane closures will take place on IL-126 from Wallin Drive to west of the DuPage River. Daytime sidewalk closures will take place, as well as other daytime lane closures, when necessary.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and improvements to the shoulders. The sidewalks will be removed and replaced to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The overall project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

7/17/2017 11:42 AM (Updated 7/17/2017 11:42 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Improvements along Ogden Avenue between Raymond Drive and I-355

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place on Ogden Avenue (US-34) between Raymond Drive and I-355, in Lisle and Naperville, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 17. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and pedestrian improvement project along Ogden Avenue.

In order to complete the work, lane closures will take place in both directions on Ogden Avenue from Raymond Drive to west of I-355. The temporary lane closures will be necessary during day, night and weekend hours. Sidewalk closures will take place, as necessary, with detours for pedestrians.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement marking, drainage repairs and installation of sidewalks that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The overall project will improve mobility and pedestrian accessibility.

The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

7/17/2017 11:24 AM (Updated 8/6/2017 10:36 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Ramp Improvements on IL-25 from Wilson St to North Ave

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on IL-25 between Wilson Street and North Avenue, in Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 17. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and pedestrian improvement project on IL-25.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place in both directions on IL-25. Access to driveways and side streets will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, curb and gutter replacement and reconstruction of sidewalks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

7/17/2017 11:06 AM (Updated 7/17/2017 11:07 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-96 from Kampsville to Mozier in Calhoun County
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-96 from Kampsville to Mozier will be intermittently restricted to one lane during daylight hours beginning Monday, July 17, 2017, weather permitting.  Two-way traffic will be maintained by the use of flaggers.  This work is required so a new asphalt surface can be built and is expected to be completed by the end of October this year.
 
The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.
 
The contractor on this project is Illinois Valley Paving, a division of United Contractors Midwest, Inc., of Springfield, IL.

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7/14/2017 4:41 PM (Updated 7/17/2017 11:13 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-40 and River Road in East Peoria
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that road work is scheduled to begin Monday, July 17 in the vicinity of the intersection of IL-40 (West Washington Street) and River Road in East Peoria.
 
The work will include adding a second right-turn lane from River Road onto IL-40 toward the Bob Michel Bridge, updating traffic signals, sidewalk additions and upgrades, and patching.
 
Motorists should expect lane reductions and travel delays in this area. The project is expected to be completed by mid-October.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
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Visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com for updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas.

7/14/2017 4:37 PM (Updated 7/29/2017 9:44 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Improvements on IL-31 from Park Place to IL-120

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on IL-31 between Park Place and IL-120, in McHenry, beginning, weather permitting, Friday, July 14. The closures are necessary for a pavement resurfacing and pedestrian improvement project along Illinois 31.

In order to complete the work, intermittent, daytime closures will take place on IL-31 from Park Place to Illinois 120.

The scope of the project includes pavement resurfacing and reconstruction of pedestrian ramps to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

7/14/2017 3:53 PM (Updated 7/29/2017 9:47 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing on IL-31 from US-14 to Orchard Lane

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on IL-31 between US-14 and Orchard Lane, in Crystal Lake, beginning, weather permitting, Friday, July 14. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along Illinois 31.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on IL-31 in both directions with flaggers, when necessary. The closures will extend on IL-31 from north of US-14 to Orchard Lane.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

7/14/2017 3:51 PM (Updated 7/29/2017 9:50 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Racine CR-K Crossroads

Reconstructs roadway east and west of I-94 ramps

Beginning the week of July 17, work will start on CR-K in Racine County. This project will reconstruct CR-K east and west of the I-94 ramps approximately ¾ mile on each side. It will not address CR-K under I-94. The improvement includes traffic signals at all four legs of the CR-K and East Frontage Road Intersection, replacing the existing stops signs for the north and south movements.

This project will have no impacts to mainline traffic on the freeway. There will be very minimal impacts to the interstate ramps. Access to all businesses and residents will be maintained.

Initial work will focus on CR-K east of the I-94 ramps. During this stage, traffic will remain open on CR-K under I-94 along with interchange ramps and frontage roads.

At a later date, CR-K west of I-94 ramps will be closed to all traffic. More information will be shared closer to that closure. 

The contractor, Cornerstone USA, plans on completing the project in spring 2018. Operations will cease during winter months.

This project is part of the I-94 North/South Program. It is not the planned CR-K Interchange Reconstruction Project. More information about the I-94 North/South Program can be found on 511 Wisconsin at www.plan94.org.

7/14/2017 12:00 PM (Updated 7/24/2017 7:35 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intermittent Lane Closures on US-50 Westbound at Shoal Creek in Clinton County

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that US-50 westbound over Shoal Creek, 2.5 miles east of Breese, will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction beginning July 13, 2017, weather permitting.  This work will take place weekdays between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM.  This closure is necessary to place rock for erosion control beneath the structure.
 
This work is anticipated to be completed by the end of August 2017.
 
Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes, obey all traffic control signage and allow extra time when travelling in the area.
 
The General Contractor on this project is Stutz Excavating Company of Alton, IL. 

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7/12/2017 6:51 PM (Updated 7/17/2017 11:19 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing, Pedestrian Improvements on IL-25 Between IL-72 and Bolz Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-25 from IL-72 to Bolz Road, in Carpentersville, East Dundee, and Barrington Hills, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 10. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and improvement project along IL-25.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place along IL-25 between IL-72 and Bolz Road. Illinois 25 will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with flaggers, when necessary. Nighttime lane closures and sidewalk ramp closures also will be utilized throughout the duration of the project. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching and pedestrian improvements, including construction of pedestrian ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

7/10/2017 12:50 PM (Updated 7/10/2017 3:43 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Three Bridges in St. Joseph, Marshall & Porter Counties to be Rehabilitated

Crews to start work on U.S. 31 bridge after 4th of July holiday

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to lane closures on U.S. 31 at the bridge over Lincoln Highway, the Conrail Railroad Tracks and 10th Road, between 9A road and 11th Road in Marshall County, Wednesday, July 5 through the end of September. Crews will seal, restore and rehabilitate the concrete surface of the bridge as part of this restoration. This project is one of three bridges to be rehabilitated in St. Joseph, Marshall and Porter Counties. The projects are a $1.3 million dollar restoration investment that INDOT has awarded to JCI Bridge Group.

The other two bridges that are part of this contract are the State Road 933 bridge over Baugo Creek in Oceola and the State Road 149 bridge over Salt Creek in Porter County. The rehabilitation efforts for these bridges will begin in late August or early September.

During the project, U.S. 31 will be open to through traffic but restricted to one northbound and one southbound lane at the bridge. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zone, obey the posted speed limit and be on the alert for workers and equipment. 

6/27/2017 2:50 PM (Updated 6/27/2017 2:50 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Periodic Lane Closures on IN-53/Broadway and US-30 in Lake County, Indiana

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to periodic lane closures on IN-53/Broadway, between 4th Avenue and US-231 and on US-30, between US-41 and State Road 55, Monday, June 26 through the end of November. Crews will periodically close lanes to patch sections of the road, mill and resurface as part of a rehabilitation project.

During this project, both IN-53/Broadway and US-30 will remain open to all through traffic, but will have lane restrictions in the construction areas. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment. 

6/21/2017 2:10 PM (Updated 6/21/2017 2:10 PM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Work along I-41 in Menomonee Falls

Full ramp closures scheduled this summer

Beginning the week of June 26, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin work on I-41/US 45 near Main St. in the village of Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County.

The project centers around replacing a small bridge on both the I-41/US 45 southbound entrance ramp and on the I-41/US 45 mainline. Associated work will involve replacement of storm sewer, concrete barrier and beam guard, along with new lighting, signing and pavement marking.

WisDOT is taking great steps to minimize traffic impacts throughout the project. No lane closures will be scheduled during peak times and much of the work will take place in the evening hours. Later this summer, full ramp closures will be required. Detour routes will be provided during these closures.

The contractor Zenith Tech, Inc. plans on completing the $3.4 million project in mid-2018, with work ceasing during winter months. All ramps and lane closures will be reopened during winter shutdown with additional ramp closures scheduled for spring 2018.

Please note that the schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.

More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/41wauk/.

6/20/2017 10:57 PM (Updated 6/30/2017 11:15 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   MN-110 EB Closure in Mendota Heights

Motorists traveling eastbound on MN-110 in Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake, West St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights will encounter a closure and a detour between I-35E and I-494 beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 12.

Motorists wishing to travel eastbound on MN-110 should follow the signed detour using I-35E, I-494, MN-3 and westbound MN-110 in order to bypass the closure.  The north and south movements will remain open at the intersections of MN-149/Dodd Road, Delaware Avenue and MN-110. However, there will be several intersections that may be restricted or closed throughout the work zone.

Motorists traveling westbound on MN-110 will use their usual lanes.

Note: Nearby residences and businesses may experience some noise during construction work. Beginning, June 12, the contractor will be working 24 hours per day at least 6 days a week. This work may include, but is not limited to: removals, excavation/grading, installation/removal of shoring, and installation of a box culvert under MN-110. The overnight construction is expected to continue through mid-September.

Work on MN-110 between MN-13/55 and I-494 is expected to run though fall 2017. During that time, there will be pavement, signing and drainage improvements along with construction of a Dakota County pedestrian underpass.

For more details about this project visit the project website mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy110mendotaheights

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

6/6/2017 6:44 PM (Updated 6/15/2017 12:23 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-133 Lane Closures Scheduled in Douglas County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces box culvert replacement work beginning Thursday, June 15, on IL-133 approximately four miles east of Arcola and will run through August 31, 2017.
 
IL-133 will be reduced to one lane during much of the project. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for traveling though this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered.
 
Additionally, IL-133 will be closed to through traffic between IL-130 and I-57, from 6 a.m. Monday, June 19, to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 23. Traffic will be detoured to US-36 during this closure.
 
Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, restrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 

For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5 or view area construction details on IDOT's traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.

6/6/2017 6:42 PM (Updated 6/15/2017 12:26 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement Project at Harlem Avenue and 46th/47th Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place at the intersection of Harlem Avenue (IL-43) and 46th/47th Street, in Forest View, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, June 6. The closures are necessary for an intersection improvement project.

In order to complete the work, Harlem Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction when necessary. Temporary traffic signals will be utilized for the duration of the project.

The scope of the project includes new traffic signals, pavement patching, widening and resurfacing. The project also consists of removal and replacement of curb and gutter as well as storm sewer installation and new striping. The overall project will be completed in Fall 2017.

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

6/6/2017 6:35 PM (Updated 6/15/2017 12:27 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing on US-30/IL-56 from County Line Road to I-88

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on US-30/IL-56 between County Line Road and west of I-88, in Big Rock and Sugar Grove, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, June 1. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place in both directions on US-30/IL-56 from County Line Road to west of I-88.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, as well as the removal and replacement of concrete curb and gutter. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

5/31/2017 11:11 AM (Updated 6/3/2017 9:22 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-41 Lane Closures between Galesburg and Abingdon

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that road construction work will begin Monday, June 5 on IL-41 from Monmouth Boulevard in Galesburg to south of Hunter Street in Abingdon.
 
One lane of IL-41 will be closed and traffic will be controlled by flaggers for milling, resurfacing, shoulder improvement and drainage work to be completed. The project is expected to be completed in early November.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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5/30/2017 7:05 PM (Updated 6/1/2017 12:58 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Rest Area Closures Scheduled for Rend Lake Rest Areas on Northbound and Southbound I-57

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on I-57 in Franklin County of upcoming rest area closures.
 
Beginning Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 2:00 P.M., the Rend Lake north and southbound rest areas will be closed for extensive remodeling. The rest areas are expected to reopen in the fall of 2017.

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5/30/2017 6:42 PM (Updated 6/15/2017 9:12 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Widening and Resurfacing on Northwest Highway at Broadway Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Northwest Highway (US-14) at Broadway Street, in Des Plaines, beginning, weather permitting, the week of May 30. The closures are necessary for a widening and resurfacing project.

In order to complete the work, Northwest Highway will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the duration of the project.

The scope of the project consists of widening and resurfacing the roadway, as well as the installation of a new traffic signal. The project will add a left turn lane from southeast bound Northwest Highway to Broadway Street.

The overall project is expected to be completed in Spring 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.

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.

5/30/2017 5:31 PM (Updated 6/14/2017 9:34 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Final Construction Season Begins at St. Croix Crossing

Premier infrastructure project to open to traffic in late summer

The final summer construction season on the St. Croix Crossing bridge project has begun and crews will perform a variety of finishing details throughout the summer to prepare for traffic later this year.

Construction crews have been working at the project site throughout the winter and early spring, but with warmer temperatures and more predictable weather, contractors are now able to schedule more work.

“We were able to fully connect all the bridge spans with closure pours during the winter months and began work on things like electrical and drainage systems,” said Terry Zoller, project engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. “With better weather, we should be able to move more quickly to finish this iconic project.”

May

During May, crews began work to finish the driving and walking surfaces of the bridge and to chip seal the bridge deck. In this process, an epoxy resin is poured and evenly spread onto the driving surface of the bridge. Small, aggregate gravel is then broadcast on top of it. The gravel sticks to the epoxy, creating a water-tight, non-slip driving surface that is smooth and more durable. Two layers of the epoxy and aggregate will be completed to create a longer-lasting driving surface that will stand up better to Midwest weather extremes. Chip sealing will continue through early June, according to Zoller.

Professional painting crews also began the long process of painting the bridge with a tan color reflective of the bluffs on the east bank of the St. Croix River. The paint is formulated specifically for the bridge, to better withstand temperature and weather extremes without peeling or cracking. Workers will apply paint to the majority of the bridge structure by roller brush to avoid overspray issues and to directly apply a more even coat of paint on all surfaces. Crews will spray the approach bridges because they can more easily access the surfaces to paint. Zoller said the painting will likely require much of the summer months to complete, due to the bridge’s significant size and weather conditions that can change from day to day.

Road crews added curb, gutter and sidewalk systems and median barriers. On the Wisconsin side, crews completed backfilling behind the bridge abutment and will finish the approach ramp to the westbound side of the bridge in June.

June

During June, work will take place to complete installation of electrical systems within the bridge, including its lighting systems. Bridge planners chose to use lighting systems that illuminate the driving and walking surfaces of the bridge during nighttime hours but avoid giving off any significant ambient light. Lighting fixtures will also use energy-efficient LED technology to light surfaces.

Crews will also complete work on storm water drainage systems for the bridge, which will carry water from the bridge deck to holding ponds on either side of the bridge. Sediments from the storm water will be allowed to settle in the holding ponds before the water is placed back into the St. Croix River. In addition, mooring cells located near Xcel Energy’s King Plant, which held barges of construction materials, will continue to be removed throughout June. The St. Croix riverbed, where the cells were located, will be restored to its original condition.

“We wanted to build a bridge that all of Minnesota and Wisconsin would be proud of for generations to come,” said Zoller. “A bridge that safely carries traffic but also lives in harmony with the surrounding ecosystem and reduces environmental impacts wherever possible. Everyone involved with this project knows we are accomplishing these goals.”

July

Restoration work around the massive construction project, which is scheduled to begin in June, will continue through July and beyond. Although landscaping will continue in future weeks and months, construction equipment will be removed. On the bridge, crews will paint the lane markings on the eastbound and westbound sides. Installation of ornamental railings and light fixtures will be concluded and painting operations will likely wrap up as well.

Although no official opening date has been determined, Zoller expects most on-bridge work to be completed by August. During the months after the bridge opens to traffic, crews will need to landscape areas previously used for construction operations. Additional lighting or signage may also be required.

“We know that people are chomping at the bit to begin using this beautiful bridge,” said Zoller, “but we want to make sure everything is just right before the first car drives across.” 

5/30/2017 1:43 PM (Updated 6/3/2017 9:07 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Safety Improvement Project in Kane County

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a safety improvement project continues at various locations in Kane County. The project includes construction of pedestrian ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Beginning this week, construction of new pedestrian ramps will continue at the following locations. Daily lane closures will be necessary when construction activities are taking place.

  • IL-64 at Renaux Boulevard in St. Charles
  • IL-64 at New Peck Road in St. Charles
  • IL-64 at Kirk Road in St. Charles
  • IL-31 at Timbers Trail in St. Charles
  • IL-31 at Viewpointe Drive in St. Charles
  • IL-31 at Kellar Place in St. Charles
  • IL-31 at Horne Street in St. Charles
  • IL-25 at Webster Street in Batavia
  • IL-25 at Adams Street in Batavia
  • IL-25 at Laurel Street in Batavia

Beginning the week of August 8, construction of new pedestrian ramps will begin at the following locations. Daily lane closures will be necessary when construction activities are taking place.

  • IL-25 at Long Avenue in North Auro
  • IL-56 at Laurel Drive in North Aurora
  • IL-56 at Banbury Road in North Aurora
  • IL-31 at Marvo Street in North Aurora
  • IL-31 at John Street in North Aurora
  • IL-31 at Airport Road in North Aurora
  • US-30 at Gordon Road in Montgomery

Additional locations will be announced as construction progresses. The overall project will be completed in Fall 2017.

These locations are part of the second stage of the project. Additional locations will be announced as construction progresses. The overall project will be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

5/30/2017 11:31 AM (Updated 7/30/2017 12:58 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Closure Planned for Old IL-13 - Big Muddy Bridge in Jackson County

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorist of an upcoming bridge closure on Old IL-13 in Jackson County.
 
Beginning at 12:00 A.M. on June 1, 2017, Big Muddy Bridge on Old IL-13 in Murphysboro will be closed to traffic. This closure is necessary to facilitate repairs to the bridge. The bridge is expected to be reopened by August 18, 2017, weather permitting. Local traffic is encouraged to follow the marked detour routes.
 
Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.

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5/24/2017 4:28 PM (Updated 6/5/2017 10:10 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   I-65 Northwest Indiana Expansion Project Underway

Work for widening project to begin on I-65 from IN-2 to US-30

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the commencement of major efforts on the I-65 Northwest Indiana Expansion project to start on or around June 1. INDOT is alerting motorists to a shifting traffic pattern at several locations (See below).

During the project, the speed limit will reduced to 55 MPH for the length of the expansion and bridge work. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

I-65 from US-231 to just south of US-30

-I-65 Mainline – On or after June 1, two lanes of traffic in each direction will be shifted toward the existing median. Initial work will include removing signage and guardrail, installing erosion control measures and patching existing pavement. After that, a new outside shoulder will be constructed and the existing lanes will be restriped to provide three lanes on northbound and southbound I-65. During peak hours, two lanes will be maintained in each direction. Intermittent single lane closures will occur at night.

-93rd Avenue – On or after July 15, the 93rd Avenue overpass will be closed for resurfacing. That closure is expected to last four to six weeks. The posted detour will follow 101st Avenue.

-113th Avenue – Upon completion of the work at 93rd Avenue, the 113th Avenue overpass will be closed for resurfacing. That closure is expected to last four to six weeks. The posted detour will follow 109th Avenue.

I-65 just south of IN-2 to US-231

-I-65 Mainline – On or after June 1, there will be intermittent, overnight single lane closures while a portion of the outside shoulder is reconstructed. This is expected to last approximately one week. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction during peak hours.

-Following the outside shoulder reconstruction, mainline I-65 traffic will be shifted toward the outline shoulder while drainage installation and road construction occurs in the median. During peak hours, two lanes will be maintained in each direction. Intermittent single lane closures will occur at night.

Kankakee River Bridges

-On or after June 1, a portion of the outside lane and shoulder will be resurfaced. During peak hours, two lanes of southbound traffic will be maintained at all times. Intermittent single lane closures will occur at night.

-Northbound I-65 traffic will not be affected during the 2017 construction season.

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.

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5/24/2017 11:45 AM (Updated 6/30/2017 11:14 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Closure on US-45 in Racine County

Full closure of segments of US-45 and CR-C

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin a reconstruction project on US-45 from 7th Ave. to WI-20, in Racine County. Work on this approximate 3.5 mile roadway involves removing the old roadway, grading the roadway and ditches, replacing culverts, paving a new roadway and replacing the signalized intersection at CR-C with a roundabout. The project is scheduled to last two construction seasons.
 
Stage 1 will take place from just north of 7th Ave. (near Union Grove High School) to just north of Church Road. To complete this work, a full closure of the roadway is scheduled to begin Monday, June 5. During construction, this segment of US-45 and of CR-C at US-45 will be closed to through traffic but open to local traffic. Local traffic consists of vehicles with a destination, including a business that is within the closed section of roadway.
 
Motorists wishing to bypass the construction are encouraged to use the official detour on WI-75, accessing it by way of WI-20 or WI-11. As the closure of CR-C is limited to near US-45, motorists wishing to accessing businesses in that area are encouraged to use CR-C, rather than US-45, whenever possible.
 
Later this spring to early summer, a smaller segment of US 45 near the high school will be closed to ALL traffic for complete removal of the roadway to replace a large culvert. This hard closure may last up to eight weeks.
 
Stage 1 is scheduled to be completed in fall 2017. Work will cease over winter months at which time the road will be reopened. Stage 2 is scheduled to begin spring 2018, resulting in a full closure of US-45 from just north of Church Road to WI-20. This roadway is anticipated to be reopened in fall 2018.
 
The contractor Payne & Dolan, Inc. plans on completing the project in fall 2018. Please note that the schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.
As always, please use caution when driving through work zone. More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/us45rac/.

5/23/2017 10:37 AM (Updated 6/14/2017 9:49 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   US-6 Closure for Bridge Rehabilitation in Porter County

Crews will close US-6 to all traffic at the bridge over CSX Railroad Tracks

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to the closure of US-6, between County Road 500 E and County Road 450 N in Porter County Monday, June 5 through the middle of September. Crews will close the road to restore the bridge over the CSX Railroad tracks. This project is a $1.5 million dollar US-6 bridge rehabilitation investment that INDOT has awarded to Ellas Construction LLC.

State road detours must be along state-maintained roadways only. Drivers traveling west on US-6 will be detoured south on State Road 39, west on US-30, north on IN-49 and back to US-6. Drivers traveling east on US-6 will be detoured south on IN-49, east on US-30, north on State Road 39 and back to US-6.

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.

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5/22/2017 12:05 PM (Updated 5/30/2017 9:32 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure of Vincennes Avenue, Lane Closures on Halsted Street for Intersection Improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a stage change will take place at the intersection improvement project on Halsted Street (IL-1) and Vincennes Avenue, in Harvey and Phoenix, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, May 18.
 
In order to complete the work, a full closure of Vincennes Avenue will remain in place between Halsted Street and 152nd Street with a posted detour. The detour will direct northbound Vincennes traffic west on 159th Street and north on Halsted Street to reconnect with Vincennes Avenue. Halsted Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction during construction activities. Street parking will be prohibited on the south side of Belle Court. Access to local businesses will remain open.
 
The scope of the project includes reconstruction and widening on Halsted Street and resurfacing on Vincennes Avenue. The overall improvements to the intersection include installation of modernized traffic signals and improvements to drainage, sidewalk and curb and gutter.
 
The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.
 
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.

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5/18/2017 12:21 PM (Updated 5/20/2017 9:19 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Construction Along WI-142

Full closure needed for bridge/roundabout work

Beginning May 15, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to start a roadway resurfacing project along WI-142, from Edgewood Street to CR-J (312th Avenue), in Racine County. The roadway was originally built in 1975, and last received spot improvements in 1990 and 1998. Please note that this segment of roadway improvements does not include work on the Burlington Bypass Interchange.

The purpose of this project is to improve the condition of the corridor by resurfacing the roadway, adding turn lanes and updating adjacent intersections. The project will also consist of removing the bridge over the White River State Trail and replacing it with a roundabout. The roundabout is being constructed based on the request from the City of Burlington to connect McCanna Parkway to  WI-142 (Bushnell Road).
 
To safely demolish the bridge and construct the roundabout, there will be a road closure to through traffic along WI-142 at this location. For traffic looking to get around the closure, signed detours will be routed along Durand Avenue/State Street and WI-11/ WI-36/ WI-83.
 
The contractor Payne & Dolan, Inc. plans on completing the project by this fall. The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.
 
More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/wis142/

5/10/2017 11:48 AM (Updated 7/1/2017 9:07 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pavement Reconstruction Project along IL-132 from Ferndale Street to Estes Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-132 between Ferndale Street and Estes Street, in Gurnee, for a pavement reconstruction project, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, May 10.

In order to complete the work, IL-132 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Ferndale Street to Estes Street. Estes Street also will be closed at the intersection of IL-132.

The scope of the reconstruction project includes pavement patching, as well as improvements to storm sewers, sidewalk, curb and gutter. This portion of the project will be completed in Fall 2017, part of a larger project expected to be completed in Spring 2019.

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

5/10/2017 11:28 AM (Updated 5/15/2017 7:58 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing on IL-19 between Bartlett Road and Wise Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Irving Park Road (IL-19) between Bartlett Road and Wise Road, in Schaumburg, Hanover Park and Streamwood, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 8.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will be necessary on Irving Park Road from Bartlett Road to Wise Road when construction activities are taking place. Temporary sidewalk closures will be required in order to reconstruct ramps at various locations along Irving Park Road.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching, shoulder reconstruction and drainage improvements. The overall project will enhance safety for pedestrians by updating sidewalk ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

5/8/2017 11:37 AM (Updated 5/8/2017 3:26 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions for IL-140 in Madison County

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-140 will be restricted to one lane at Paddock Creek beginning Monday, May 15, 2017, weather permitting. Two-way traffic will be maintained through this area via temporary traffic signals that will be installed.  This work is required in order to make repairs to the existing bridge and is expected to be completed by the end of August this year.
 
The Department advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.
 
The General Contractor on this project is Plocher Construction Company of Highland, Illinois.  Mr. John Adcock is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation.  If you have any questions concerning this project, you may contact him at (618) 346-3352.
 
Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org

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5/8/2017 9:50 AM (Updated 6/14/2017 9:50 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daily Lane Closures on Ogden Avenue over Cress Creek, Naperville

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Ogden Avenue (US-34) between Royal Street/George Drive and Benedetti Drive, in Naperville, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 1. The closures are necessary to make repairs to the box culvert on US-34 over Cress Creek.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on Ogden Avenue between Royal Street/George Drive and Benedetti Drive while construction activities are taking place.

The repairs are expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

5/1/2017 11:31 AM (Updated 5/1/2017 3:22 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Colfax St from US-14 to Quentin Road, Palatine

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place on Colfax Street between US-14 and Quentin Road, in Palatine, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 1.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures with flaggers will take place on Colfax Street from US-14 to Quentin Road. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, patching and replacement of curb and gutter. The overall improvements include new roadway and shoulder.

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

4/26/2017 11:30 AM (Updated 4/29/2017 11:33 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Broadway St from Francisco Ave to Ashland Ave, Blue Island

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Broadway Street between Francisco Avenue and Ashland Avenue, in Blue Island, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 1.

In order to complete the work, Broadway Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction with flaggers between Francisco Avenue and Ashland Avenue while work is taking place. Parking lanes will have temporary restrictions while work is taking place.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching and replacement of curb and gutter. The overall project will improve safety by adding raised reflective pavement markers and sidewalk removal and replacement.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

4/26/2017 11:20 AM (Updated 4/29/2017 11:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Archer Road (IL-171) between 55th Place and 63rd Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will take place on Archer Road (IL-171) from 55th Place to 63rd Street, in Summit, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 24. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along Archer Road.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place in both directions on Archer Road between 55th Place and 63rd Street.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and pavement patching, as well as removal and replacement of curb and gutter. The overall project will improve safety and reconstruct sidewalk and ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

4/24/2017 9:55 AM (Updated 4/24/2017 3:56 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Harlem Ave from 26th Street to I-55

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Harlem Avenue from 26th Street to I-55, in Berwyn, Lyons, Riverside, Stickney and Forest View, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 24. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along Harlem Avenue.

In order to complete the work, Harlem Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction with flaggers during construction activities. The closures will take place during the day and reopen by the evening.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and pavement patching, as well as removal and replacement of curb and gutter. New pedestrian ramps will be installed, improving safety along Harlem Avenue.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

4/24/2017 9:46 AM (Updated 4/24/2017 3:56 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-74 Lane Closures in Knox County and Peoria County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that motorists will encounter lane closures at various locations on I-74 in Knox and Peoria counties:

  •  One lane will be closed in both directions of I-74 at Lincoln Street (MM 47) in Galesburg until mid-May for a bridge replacement project. Beginning in mid-May and continuing until the end of November, all traffic will use the eastbound lanes - one lane in each direction, separated by barrier wall. The westbound bridge will be replaced this year; the eastbound bridge will be replaced in 2018.
  •  One lane will be closed in both directions of I-74 until the end of November between the Spoon River and IL-78 (MM 61-70) for a resurfacing project. This project also includes guardrail replacement, shoulder widening and drainage work.
  •  Intermittent lane closures in both directions of I-74 will be in effect at the Heinz Lane, Thousand Dollar Road, IL-78, Knox Station Road, and Knox Road bridges until August for a bridge painting project. The lane closures will be in effect at one location at a time.
  •  Intermittent lane closures in both directions of I-74 will be in effect until mid-July between Exit 54 near Knoxville and Exit 88 in Peoria for a guardrail replacement project.
  •  Lane closures in both directions of I-74 will be in place at Exit 51 near Knoxville until mid-July for a bridge construction project. This is a continuation of a project from 2016.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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4/18/2017 5:41 PM (Updated 4/22/2017 8:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on 123rd Street from La Grange Rd to Harlem Ave

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will take place on 123rd Street from La Grange Road to Harlem Avenue, in Palos Park and Palos Heights, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 18. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project on 123rd Street.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place on 123rd Street between La Grange Road and Harlem Avenue during off-peak hours. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with flaggers during construction activities. 

The scope of the project includes resurfacing and pavement patching, as well as repair of sidewalk, curb and gutter. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes through the 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.

4/17/2017 3:55 PM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:22 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures for Intersection Improvement Project at Ogden Avenue and La Grange Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place at the intersection of Ogden Avenue (US-34) and La Grange Road (US-12/20/45), in La Grange, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 18. The closures are necessary for an intersection improvement project.

Starting Tuesday, Ogden Avenue and La Grange Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction at the intersection during daytime hours, when necessary. Temporary lane closures also will occur on Ogden Avenue from east of La Grange Road to Burlington Avenue.

The scope of the project includes widening the intersection to add a right turn lane from westbound Ogden Avenue to northbound La Grange Road, as well as realigning the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Locust Avenue to install a traffic signal at that location. The project also consists of roadway resurfacing and traffic signal modernization, as well as new curb and gutter, sidewalk, lighting, sewer and drainage structures.

The overall project will be completed in Fall 2017.

Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route, as delays are expected when workers are present. 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.

4/17/2017 3:42 PM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:22 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closure on 1st Avenue, north of North Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on 1st Avenue (IL-171), north of North Avenue (IL-64), in River Grove, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 18. The closures are necessary to replace a box culvert that carries IL-171 over an equestrian path.

In order to complete pre-stage work, northbound 1st Avenue will be reduced to one lane north of North Avenue.

The scope of the project includes replacement of a box culvert, new pavement construction and guardrail replacement. The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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. 

4/17/2017 2:55 PM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:23 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvements at IL-53 and Division Street, part of High-Speed Rail Program

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that closures will take place near the intersection of Front Street (IL-53) and Division Street, in Braidwood, for an intersection improvement project, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, April 14. The improvements are part of the Chicago-to-St. Louis high-speed rail program.

In order to complete the work, Front Street will be closed between Main Street (IL-113) and Kankakee Street. Division Street also will be closed at the railroad crossing between Front Street and Washington Street. A detour will direct traffic to use Washington Street via the Kankakee Street or Main Street crossings. Washington Street will remain open for the duration of the Front Street closure.

The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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 upgrades are part of the high-speed rail program to accommodate passenger service between Chicago and St. Louis at speeds up to 110 mph, reducing the length of the trip by one hour. The entire corridor is tentatively scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017. Approximately 150 crossings along the route will be improved to include additional safety features.

For details on other upcoming closures and additional information on the high-speed rail program, visit www.idothsr.org.

4/13/2017 11:42 AM (Updated 4/13/2017 11:43 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   IN-49 Lane Closures in Porter County for Restoration

Crews will remove old asphalt and completely restore IN-49 in this location

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting motorists of lane closures on IN-49, between US-30 and the Indiana Toll Road, near Valparaiso and Chesterton in Porter County, Monday, April 24 through the end of August. Crews will mill away portions of the old roadway, then replace it with new asphalt.

During the project, IN-49 will remain open to all through traffic, but restricted in areas to one lane in both directions. Motorists should expect periodic delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

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.

4/11/2017 12:04 PM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:12 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   I-94 Lane Closures for Bridge Restoration Project in Portage

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to lane closures on I-94, between mile marker 15.8 (Exit 16) and mile marker 16.3 (See map) Monday, April 17 through the middle of November. Crews will remove and replace the I-94 bridge deck over the Indiana Toll Road and reinforce the concrete columns under State Road 51.

During the project, through traffic will always be maintained on I-94 but will be reduced to two lanes in each directions at times. INDOT urges drivers to remember that this is an active work zone and to slow down prior to entering the construction area. Motorists should expect periodic delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers should pay close attention to the signs in the work zone, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

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.

4/11/2017 11:16 AM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Harts Road between Milwaukee Avenue and Croname Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place on Hart Road between Milwaukee Avenue and Croname Road, in Niles, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 10. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along Hart Road.

In order to complete the work, lane closures will take place on Hart Road from Milwaukee Avenue and Croname Road with flaggers during construction activities. Access to businesses will be maintained for the duration of the project.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching, and the installation of new pavement markings. The overall improvements will enhance safety with sidewalk ramp improvements.

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

4/10/2017 12:49 PM (Updated 4/10/2017 12:49 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement Project at Butterfield Road and Raddant Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that an intersection improvement project will take place at Butterfield Road (IL-56) and Raddant Road, in Aurora, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 10. The project will require daily lane closures at the intersection.

Beginning Monday, daily lane closures will take place on Butterfield Road at Raddant Road for pre-stage work. Access to driveways and side streets will be maintained at all times.

The scope of the project consists of widening, drainage improvements and new traffic signal installation. The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

4/10/2017 9:38 AM (Updated 4/10/2017 9:49 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   I-94 Long-term Ramp and Lane Closures in the East Metro

Construction preparation continues with several ramp and lane closures on I-94 between St. Paul and Maplewood starting on April 7, weather permitting.  Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, the northbound Highway 61 ramp to eastbound I-94 will close. This closure will remain in effect through fall 2017.

In addition, the following ramps will also close from 8 p.m. April 7 to May 2017:

  • White Bear Avenue to westbound I-94
  • Burns Avenue to eastbound I-94 (McKnight Road ramp)
  • Hudson Place to westbound I-94
  • Westbound I-94 to Hudson Place
  • Southbound Etna Street to eastbound I-94
  • McKnight Road to westbound I-94

Westbound I-94 to Etna Street is not scheduled to close this week, but will close at a later date yet to be determined.

Motorists will also encounter lane closures in both directions of I-94 between Kellogg Boulevard and the I-694/I-494 interchange:

  • Eastbound I-94 from 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8 will be reduced to a single lane.
  • Westbound I-94 from 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 8 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9 will be reduced to a single lane.

Closure durations and time frames are all approximate and weather dependent.

The I-94 reconstruction and improvement project will provide a smoother, safer, long-lasting road with better pedestrian accessibility and improved drainage capabilities. Performing periodic pavement repairs at the appropriate times can greatly increase a road’s lifespan. The project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years. Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2017.

For more information about the project, visit: www.mndot.gov/i94eastmetro. Follow the project on Twitter @mndotnews for daily traffic updates.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

4/7/2017 10:22 AM (Updated 4/12/2017 6:46 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   US-169 Edina-Golden Valley Reduced to 1 Lane Each Direction Monday

Motorists will encounter one lane closed on both northbound and southbound US-169 between Fifth Street-Lincoln Drive and I-394 starting at 5 a.m. Monday, April 10.

The lane reduction is necessary as crews resurface the road on US-169, replace guardrail, lengthen the acceleration/deceleration lanes at Cedar Lake Road, and other road improvements.

The Nine Mile Creek Bridge on US-169 remains closed between the Bren Road/Londonderry and Fifth Street – Lincoln Drive exit as crews continue to rebuild the bridge.

Motorists are advised to follow the signed detours to bypass the bridge closure and lane reduction on US-169:

  • Northbound detour: Eastbound MN-62, Northbound MN-100, Westbound I-394 to US-169
  • Southbound detour: Westbound I-394, Southbound I-494 to US-169

The work is expected to last through October 2017, weather permitting.

For more information, or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

4/5/2017 11:42 AM (Updated 4/10/2017 9:58 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Nightly Lane Closures for Improvements on I-55 between Weber Road and Willow Springs Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary, nighttime lane closures will take place on I-55 between Weber Road and Willow Springs Road, in Bolingbrook, Woodridge, Romeoville, Darien, Burr Ridge and Willowbrook, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 3. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and patching project.

In order to complete the work, temporary nighttime lane closures will take place at various locations along I-55 between Weber Road and Willow Springs Road.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, roadway patching, bridge deck repairs and drainage improvements. The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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 

4/3/2017 10:13 PM (Updated 4/6/2017 11:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures for Improvement Project along IL-59 from North Avenue to I-90

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-59 from North Avenue (IL-64) to the Jane Adams Tollway (I-90), in Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, Streamwood, West Chicago and Wayne, for an improvement project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 3.

In order to complete the work, IL-59 will be reduced to one lane in each direction while construction activities are taking place. To alleviate traffic congestion, northbound lane closures will be avoided during the morning rush and southbound lane closures will be avoided during the evening rush.

The scope of the project includes pavement patching, replacement of curb and gutter, and left turn lane improvements on northbound IL-59 at West Park Avenue. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

4/3/2017 9:53 PM (Updated 4/8/2017 8:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Talcott Road from Sibley Street to Canfield Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Talcott Road between Sibley Street and Canfield Avenue, in Park Ridge, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 3.

In order to complete the work, Talcott Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction when the work is taking place from Sibley Street to Canfield Avenue.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, patching, drainage improvements and replacement of curb and gutter. The overall project will enhance pedestrian safety and reconstruct pedestrian ramps to be complaint with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

4/3/2017 8:51 PM (Updated 4/8/2017 8:38 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement Project at Dundee Road and Buffalo Grove Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that an intersection improvement project is taking place at Dundee Road (IL-68) and Buffalo Grove Road, in Buffalo Grove. The work will require temporary, intermittent lane closures for the duration of the project.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place in both directions on Dundee Road and Buffalo Grove Road. The lane closures will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Access to local businesses will remain open.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, as well as improvements to the sidewalk, traffic signals and drainage at the intersection. The project is expected to be complete in Fall 2017.

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

3/21/2017 10:19 AM (Updated 3/25/2017 9:24 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   I-65 Bridge Project to Close Lanes South of Roselawn in Jasper County

Crews to close one northbound and one southbound lane of the bridge over Moffitt Ditch

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to lane closures on I-65, between IN-10 and IN-14, from mile marker 225 to 227, south of Roselawn, Monday, March 20 through the end of September. Crews will close one north and one southbound lane at a time, over the Moffitt Ditch bridge to make repairs and to restore the bridge surface.

During the project, I-65 will be open to all through traffic, but restricted to one north and one southbound lane in the work zone. Motorists should expect periodic delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Taking care of what we have

INDOT has been expanding its investments in maintenance and preservation projects to keep pavement and bridges in good condition for as long as possible, targeting bridges and roadway sections with the right treatments at the right times.

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

3/13/2017 5:36 PM (Updated 3/20/2017 9:55 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation   Southbound I-75 Detroit To Downriver

COUNTY:
Wayne
COMMUNITIES AFFECTED:
Detroit, Melvindale, River Rouge, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Taylor, Southgate, and Brownstown Township

START DATE:
Weekend of Feb. 4, 2017

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Late 2018

PROJECT DETAILS:
Southbound I-75 will be closed from Detroit to Downriver in less than three weeks. This closure is part of the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) approximately $200 million investment in major repairs over a two-year period.

The detour begins at I-96 in Detroit to Northline Road in 2017; during 2018, the detour will be from I-96 to Sibley Road. Only southbound I-75 will be closed during the two-year period while northbound I-75 will remain open at all times.

The project includes:

  • Removing and replacing all concrete on the I-75 Rouge River bridge, the largest concrete surface in Michigan (approximately 20 football fields).
  • Replacing concrete on the I-75 bridge at Fort Street, south of Springwells Road.
  • Removing the Goddard Street bridge over I-75 and replacing it with two smaller bridges.
  • Repairing 13 other bridges along I-75 through the Downriver communities.
  • Adding intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment. ITS includes a combination of electronic, telecommunication and information technology MDOT uses to improve safety and travel times on the transportation system.

The decision to close one direction of I-75 is based on multiple factors, including:

  • Speed: Rebuilding one side of the bridge at a time without traffic present will result in the project being completed in the shortest amount of time.
  • Cost: The shorter project duration resulting from rebuilding one side of bridge at a time will result in the lowest overall project cost.
  • Safety: If the bridge was constructed in sections with both directions of traffic sharing one side, there wouldn't be adequate room for emergency crews to respond to incidents on the bridge.
  • Mobility: Maintaining limited two-way traffic on one side of freeway would cause back-ups in both directions, as opposed to one direction. 
  • Quality: Rebuilding one side of the bridge at a time will allow construction to proceed without interruption since there will be no need to maintain traffic. The decreased vibrations from nearby traffic will result in the best quality workmanship.
  • Duration: By closing southbound I-75, construction activity will move faster since not as much time and effort will be needed to shift traffic.

Motorists will see signs announcing the closure along I-75 to allow residents, businesses, and drivers plenty of time to prepare alternate routes. Detours and details can be found at the project website, www.75rougeriver.com.

The detour route is southbound I-75 to westbound I-96, then southbound I-275 to southbound I-75 in Monroe. Other alternate routes include I-94, M-85 (Fort Street), Jefferson Avenue, and Dix Highway.

1/31/2017 2:37 PM (Updated 4/22/2017 8:55 AM)

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 logo   Keep Us Alive Drive 45

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 is our commitment to keep workers and motorists safe in work zones. Each year, many people are killed in construction zone accidents, both commuters and workers. Please abide the posted speed limit in work zones. When workers are present, it's 45 M.P.H. - It's The Law.

Join us in our pledge to increase awareness and promote safe driving in our work zones by displaying an orange ribbon. Together we can make our roadways a safer place to commute and work. With your help, we can see to it that a construction zone is not an end zone.

8/21/2006 12:00 AM (Updated 1/21/2015 10:29 AM)
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