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Westbound I-94/I-694 closed and detoured this weekend in Brooklyn Center

As repairs and resurfacing continue on I-94/I-694 in Brooklyn Center, the westbound lanes of the interstate will be closed and detoured this weekend for pavement resurfacing.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, April 30, the westbound lanes of the interstate will close from MN-100 to Brooklyn Boulevard. At the same time, the loop from Shingle Creek Parkway to the westbound interstate will close along with the ramp from southbound MN-252 to the westbound roadway.

During the closure, the ramp from the westbound I-94/I-694 to Brooklyn Boulevard will close but all other traffic movements will remain open at Brooklyn Boulevard.

 During the weekend closure, motorists will need to follow the signed detours to avoid the closure:

The westbound interstate is expected to reopen around 5 a.m. Monday, May 3.

Additional traffic changes begin next week 

The ramp from Brooklyn Boulevard to eastbound I-94/I-694 and the ramp from westbound I-94/I-694 to Brooklyn Boulevard will reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, May 3. At the same time, construction crews will close the ramp from Brooklyn Boulevard to the westbound interstate and the ramp from the eastbound interstate to Brooklyn Boulevard until 9 p.m. Friday, May 7. 

Repairs and resurfacing on I-94/694 between Brooklyn Boulevard and Dupont Avenue began Monday, April 12, in Brooklyn Center. The project also includes drainage improvements, signal system work and upgrading pedestrian/bicycle crossings throughout the corridor to meet Americans with Disabilities Act Standards. Those improvements include traffic signals, ramp and sidewalk updates.

Weather permitting, all work will be completed by early June.

4/28/2021 6:32 PM (Updated 5/12/2021 9:25 AM)
I-55/64 Lane Closures Across PSB Begin April 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the three right lanes of eastbound I-55/64, as well as the ramp to southbound IL-3 and the ramp to southbound Tudor Avenue in East St. Louis will close as early as April 1, weather permitting.
 
The closures are necessary to replace the bridge decks on eastbound I-55/64. Lane closures will be in place in this area until early October.
 
The ramp from northbound Piggott Avenue to eastbound I-55/64, which was closed Feb. 22, will remain closed.
 
In Missouri, the Marion Street entrance ramp to northbound I-55 as well as the right lane of northbound I-55 approaching the Poplar Street Bridge will be closed. I-64 will also be reduced to one lane approaching the Poplar Street Bridge.
 
Extensive delays are expected during weekday evening rush hours. The public is urged to plan accordingly and use alternate routes, including the I-70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. Carpooling and using public transportation, following public health guidelines, are encouraged as well.
 
Drivers must pay close attention to changing conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
The closures are part of a $29.8 million project, funded by Rebuild Illinois, to rehabilitate the bridges in this area. The overall project will require various lane closures, with updated information provided in advance of each new traffic configuration.  
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 

3/24/2021 2:53 PM (Updated 4/1/2021 6:52 PM)
Vale Park Rd To Be Closed Over IN-49

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for the Vale Park Rd bridge over IN-49 beginning Tuesday, May 18.

The road will be closed for approximately two weeks for construction work. IN-49 will not be closed in this location.

Motorists should seek an alternate route

5/17/2021 1:12 PM (Updated 5/17/2021 3:19 PM)
Benton: Bailey Lane to close May 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that there will be a road closure on Bailey Lane (IL-14) just east of Main Street (IL-37) between Grand and Frisco streets.

Beginning at 8 am Thursday, May 20, and concluding at 7 pm Thursday, May 20, crews from the Union Pacific Railroad will be performing repairs on the railroad crossing on IL- 14 in Benton. There will be no traffic permitted through the crossing during the repairs.

To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of the marked detour should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

5/17/2021 11:47 AM (Updated 5/17/2021 3:16 PM)
I-474 Bridge Washing Begins This Afternoon

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that washing of the Shade-Lohmann Bridge (I-474) over the Illinois River begins this afternoon, May 17.

The work will require lane closures between 3 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily until May 21 and is part of a project to wash several bridges in District 4: 

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.

5/17/2021 10:16 AM (Updated 5/17/2021 3:17 PM)
Bridge repairs begin May 17 on IL-84

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that a section of IL-84 in Carroll County will be reduced to one lane starting Monday, May 17, 2021 to perform bridge deck and joint repairs. The bridge is located 4 miles north of Savanna.

The northbound lane will be closed from Monday, May 17, to Wednesday, May 19. Work will then shift to the southbound lane, which will close on Wednesday, May 19. The project is expected to be completed on Friday, May 21.

Drivers should be prepared to stop near the work zone as one lane of traffic will be maintained and controlled with signals.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 

5/14/2021 8:58 PM (Updated 5/17/2021 12:08 PM)
Macon County: US-36 and US-51 work near Decatur May 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on US-36 from I-72 to just west of Harristown Boulevard and on US-51 from I-72 to just south of Cantrell Road west of Decatur begins Monday, May 17.

The work will reduce each road to one lane in each direction at times, with traffic control utilizing dynamic message signs, spotters and barricades. The interchange ramp work will be completed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. with ramp closures in place. A marked state route detour will be in place during the ramp closures. Only one ramp will be allowed to be closed at a time.

This project includes resurfacing, guardrail upgrades and pavement markings. Motorists can expect a smoother driving surface with this work, which is expected to be complete this fall.

5/14/2021 2:56 PM (Updated 5/17/2021 11:58 AM)
Overnight ramp closure to I-55 at IL-171

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that maintenance on the entrance ramp from southbound IL-171 to the inbound and outbound Stevenson Expressway (I-55), in McCook, will require a ramp closure, weather permitting, from 11 p.m. Friday, May 21, to 6 a.m. Saturday.

 Due to the short nature of the closure, no detour will be posted. Motorists are advised to use Harlem Avenue (IL-43) as an alternative route to access the expressway.

 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.

 For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

5/14/2021 2:44 PM (Updated 5/17/2021 11:59 AM)
St. Clair County: IL-157 pavement repairs from May 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane restrictions will begin on IL-157 between Petroff Drive in Caseyville and State Street in East St. Louis on Monday, May 17, weather permitting.

These lane restrictions will be between 6 PM and 6 AM daily. These restrictions are needed to complete pavement repairs and work is expected to be completed by the end of September.

5/14/2021 2:16 PM (Updated 5/17/2021 12:01 PM)
Litchfield: Union Avenue/IL-16 closure May 18-21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Union Avenue (IL-16) between Clinton and Adams streets in Litchfield will close May 18.
 
The closure is necessary for repairs to the railroad crossing and will begin at 6 a.m., lasting until 6 p.m. May 21. A detour will be posted.
 
No traffic will be permitted to cross the railroad tracks during the repairs, and motorists are encouraged to follow the posted detour and should allow for extra travel time. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

5/14/2021 10:32 AM (Updated 5/17/2021 12:02 PM)
Mount Vernon: Broadway railroad crossing work begins May 19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that there will be a road closure on eastbound Broadway Street (IL-15) at the Union Pacific railroad crossing, about a half-mile east of 10th Street (IL-37) in Mount Vernon.

Beginning at 8 am Wednesday, May 19, and concluding at 7 pm Wednesday, May 19, crews from the Union Pacific will be performing repairs on the railroad crossing. There will be no traffic permitted through the Broadway/3rd St. crossing during the repairs.

To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of the marked detour should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the downtown Mount Vernon area, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 

5/13/2021 1:55 PM (Updated 5/13/2021 1:55 PM)
MN-316 in Hastings closing May 24-Oct. 15

Motorists traveling on MN-316 between Malcolm Avenue and Tuttle Drive in Hastings will encounter a full closure and detour of MN-316 as crews begin a summer-long project to reconstruct MN-316 and add three roundabouts. The closures of MN-316 will be done in stages to minimize some of the impacts during construction.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, May 24, MN-316 will be closed and detoured between Malcolm Avenue and Tuttle Drive. Residents in the Tuttle Drive neighborhood on either side of MN-316 should follow this local detour:
 


Motorists traveling through the area that do not need to access a residential neighborhood or businesses in the area should follow the signed regional detour using US-61 to bypass MN-316 and the closure area.

For more details about this project, view detour maps and to sign up for email updates, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy316.

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

5/13/2021 1:12 PM (Updated 5/13/2021 1:12 PM)
Clinton County: US-50 pavement work begins May 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that US-50 in Clinton County from just west of St. Rose Road to just west of Frogtown Road will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Monday, May 17, weather permitting.

This work will take place daily between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM. Traffic will be maintained using flaggers. This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs and asphalt resurfacing. Work is expected to be completed by early July.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to construction signage and watch for changing conditions, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
 

5/13/2021 12:35 PM (Updated 5/13/2021 12:35 PM)
Weekend lane closures on I-55 in Will County

One lane in each direction from I-80 to the Kankakee River - expect delays

The Illinois Department of Transportation is remining the public that a patching and resurfacing of I-55, from north of River Road, in Wilmington, to just north of the I&M Canal, in Channahon, will begin, weather permitting, tomorrow, Friday, May 14. Major travel delays are anticipated. The closure, originally scheduled for last weekend, was postponed due to inclement weather.

The work will initially require two consecutive weekend lane closures. Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, May 14, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 17, I-55 between I-80 and the Kankakee River will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

The same closures and hours will be in effect, weather permitting, the weekend of Friday, May 21.

Beginning May 24, motorists can expect various lane and partial ramp closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 9 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday. At least one lane in each direction will remain open.

Due to the short nature of the closures, no detour will be posted. Alternative routes are encouraged.

The $8.1 million project, which consists of resurfacing the 8.5-mile stretch of I-55, rumble strips and pavement striping, is expected to be completed in 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.

5/13/2021 11:43 AM (Updated 5/13/2021 12:20 PM)
NIPSCO To Close IN-2 East Of I-65

UPDATE - Work has been postponed

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a delay to the road closure for IN-2 between Clay St and Grand Blvd.

The road will be closed for NIPSCO to remove the casings from the gas transmission lines. This work was originally set to begin this week but has been postponed to approximately mid-June.

An update will be sent out when a new start date has been determined.

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for IN-2 between Clay St and Grand Blvd beginning Thursday, May 20.

The road will be closed for NIPSCO to remove the casings from the gas transmission lines. Work will be ongoing through late-June, 2021.

Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow I-65 and U.S. 231.
 

SR 2

 

5/13/2021 8:05 AM (Updated 5/17/2021 3:12 PM)
Multi-county pavement marking project to be completed in WisDOT's Northwest Region in 2021

Project includes centerline and edge line marking in 14 of Northwest Region’s 20 counties

To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a contract for pavement marking on highways in 14 of the Norwest Region’s 20 counties. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, May 17, in Trempealeau County.

Sir Lines-A-Lot of Edina, Minn., is the prime contractor for the project. Work will entail longline marking of centerlines and edge lines and special marking of words, arrows, stop bars, diagonals, curbs and crosswalks.

Longline marking is planned in the following counties:
 


Special marking is planned in the following counties:
 


Highways will remain open, but work will result in lane closures. Marking on busier segments will be completed at night.

Work is scheduled for completion in October.

5/12/2021 4:42 PM (Updated 5/17/2021 12:06 PM)
Marion County: I-57 lane closures from May 13-18

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that I-57 from the Fayette County line to a half-mile south of the St. Peter Road bridge in Marion County will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction during weekday daytime hours beginning Thursday, May 13, through Tuesday, May 18, weather permitting. These lane closures are necessary for investigations of the pavement.

5/12/2021 1:30 PM (Updated 5/17/2021 12:07 PM)
Cook County: Cicero Avenue lane reductions begin May 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that improvements to the bridge that carries Cicero Avenue (IL-50) over the Belt Railroad in Chicago and Bedford Park will begin Monday, May 17, weather permitting.
 
To accommodate the work, Cicero Avenue will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between 67th and 71st streets. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
 
The project, which consists of a new bridge deck overlay with joint replacement and structural steel repairs, is expected to be completed in 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.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

 

5/12/2021 12:03 PM (Updated 5/12/2021 12:03 PM)
Benton: East Main Street to close May 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that there will be a road closure on East Main Street (IL-34) just east of the Benton Square at the railroad crossing near Frisco Street.

Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, May 17, and concluding at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, crews from the Union Pacific Railroad will be performing repairs on the railroad crossing on IL-34 in Benton. There will be no traffic permitted through the crossing during the repairs.

To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of the marked detour should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
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5/12/2021 11:52 AM (Updated 5/12/2021 12:00 PM)
Restrictions ahead for US-20/35 and I-94 interchange

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane and ramp closures for the US-20/35 and I-94 interchange for bridge painting beginning Wednesday, May 19.

I-94 will be reduced to one lane in each direction at this interchange from approximately 6 p.m. on May 19 to 7 a.m. on May 20 to set up the traffic configuration for this project. Starting on the morning of May 20, I-94 will have two open lanes in each direction.

The ramp from eastbound US-20 to westbound I-94 will be closed. Motorists can use the cloverleaf ramps as a detour by taking the ramp to eastbound I-94, then the ramp to westbound US-20, followed by the ramp to westbound I-94.

This project will be ongoing through mid-September, 2021. Painting is one of many preservation techniques utilized by INDOT to extend the life of bridge structures. Prior to painting, beams and other components are sandblasted to remove existing rust and the new coat of paint acts as a sealant to protect from water, salt and other chemicals that may cause corrosion.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

5/12/2021 9:22 AM (Updated 5/12/2021 9:22 AM)
Johnson Rd to be closed over I-94

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for Johnson Rd over I-94 beginning Wednesday, May 19.

The road will be closed for approximately two weeks for a bridge deck sealing project. Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow Pahs Rd, Cleveland Rd and CR-W 400 N.

All work is weather dependent.
Johnson Rd

Johnson Rd

 

5/12/2021 8:07 AM (Updated 5/12/2021 9:23 AM)
Bureau County: Bridge over I-80 is closed


The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the bridge carrying 645 East Road over I-80 in Bureau County is closed because of the poor condition of its concrete deck. The bridge is located 2 miles west of the IL-40 interchange (exit 45).
 
An inspection of the structure found full-depth failures on its deck and the bridge could not be safely repaired to reopen to traffic. Temporary repairs were made under the bridge deck to protect traffic on I-80 from debris.
 
Replacement of the bridge has been expedited from construction year 2024 to 2022.
 

5/11/2021 10:34 AM (Updated 5/12/2021 9:24 AM)
Madison County: I-70 pavement repairs scheduled to begin from May 13


The Illinois Department of Transportation announced a lane closure on the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 between the I-70/270/55 interchange and 2.6 miles east of the I-70/270/55 interchange, beginning on Thursday, May 13, weather permitting.

The westbound direction will be reduced to a single lane, around the clock starting at 5 am. This stage of work is necessary to make pavement repairs and is expected to be completed by June 11.
 
This stage of work is part of a larger project that will include many additional lane closures. The times and locations of future closures will be announced as the project continues. The entire project is expected to be completed by November.
 
Drivers may experience delays when traveling through the work zone. Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.

5/11/2021 9:56 AM (Updated 5/11/2021 9:56 AM)
31st Street bridge repairs begin May 24

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the bridge carrying 31st Street over Salt Creek, in Westchester and La Grange Park, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, May 24. To complete the work, 31st Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction over the bridge.

The $1.16 million project, which includes a bridge deck overlay with structural steel repairs and joint replacement, is expected to be completed in 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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

5/10/2021 9:43 AM (Updated 5/10/2021 9:43 AM)
2021 Kane County Chip Seal Project

Starting this week, Kane County will begin the pavement preservation project by applying a chip seal treatment to a portion of Empire Road, Healy Road, and Norris Road. Chip sealing involves application of a bituminous liquid mixed with a crushed limestone aggregate. Pavement preservation techniques utilize lower cost maintenance improvements conducted earlier in the life cycle of the asphalt pavement by reducing the water penetration that leads to freeze/thaw damage and preventing oxidation of the asphalt material. These treatments will extend the overall lifespan of the roadways.
 
A list of the roads to be treated this year are listed below and on the map. Construction work hours will be from 7:00am until 4:00pm each day for approximately six weeks, weather permitting.
 
The below-mentioned roads will remain open during treatment, but will be reduced to one lane of travel using flaggers and temporary daily lane closures in order to safely complete this work:

Motorists need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Motorists must watch for construction workers, construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone. Motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work areas. Motorists may want to add additional time to their commutes and consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.

5/10/2021 9:32 AM (Updated 5/10/2021 3:38 PM)
Calumet Ave to be closed for railroad crossing work

Calumet Ave in Munster will be closed just north of 45th St from Monday, May 17 to Monday, May 31 (weather permitting).

Canadian National Railroad will be completing infrastructure crossing improvements at this location. Detours will be clearly marked through town, but motorists from I-94 may want to seek an alternate route.

Further questions should be directed toward the City of Munster, as this is not an INDOT-related project.

5/10/2021 9:19 AM (Updated 5/10/2021 9:19 AM)
Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Roadway Resurfacing Scheduled to Begin Next Week in Dixon

Traffic reduced to a single lane in both direction during May

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin roadway resurfacing work next week on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) between Burkett Road and Red Brick Road in Dixon with traffic reductions scheduled to continue through May.

“These types of repairs are necessary to keep the Tollway in good condition for years to come,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We will make every effort to minimize the impact of construction on our customers and ask drivers to please be patient and obey the work zone speed limits.”

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the closures. All work is weather dependent. Up-to-date information regarding lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts.

On Monday, May 10, beginning at 7 a.m. traffic in both directions is scheduled to be reduced to a single lane between Burkett Road and Red Brick Road to accommodate road work. The shoulders on this segment of I-88 are too narrow to safely accommodate two lanes of traffic and provide for work zones during construction.

The resurfacing work will extend the life of the roadway and provide a smoother riding surface for the traveling public. The Illinois Tollway is coordinating construction work with local fire and police departments.

The improvements are funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

5/7/2021 3:25 PM (Updated 5/7/2021 3:35 PM)
Rockford: 20th Street bridge over US-20 to close May 10

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, work will begin on Monday, May 10, to replace the 20th Street bridge over US-20 in Rockford. The bridge will be closed for the duration of the project. A marked detour utilizing Sandy Hollow Road to 11th Street and 11th Street to Samuelson Road will be posted.

When completed in early October, the new 20th Street bridge will include a multi-use path that allows pedestrians and bicyclists to safely travel with traffic across US 20. The structure will also provide lateral clearance for a future third lane in each direction on US-20. Sjostrom and Sons, Inc. of Rockford is the contractor for the $4.25 million project.

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of Rebuild Illinois, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 

5/7/2021 2:22 PM (Updated 5/7/2021 2:22 PM)
Metro East: IL-159 pavement repairs begin May 9

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane restrictions will begin on IL-159 just north of I-64 between Fountains Parkway and Rosewood Village on Sunday, May 9, weather permitting.

These lane restrictions will be between 8 pm and 5 am daily. These restrictions are needed to complete pavement repairs and work is expected to be completed by the end of May.
 
Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
 

5/7/2021 2:08 PM (Updated 5/7/2021 2:08 PM)
IN-4 to be resurfaced through North Liberty

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a resurfacing and preventative maintenance project for IN-4 through North Liberty beginning on or after Monday, May 10.

The road will be reduced to one lane, with flaggers directing traffic in the location where work is occurring. Work will be ongoing through early-July, 2021.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

SR 4

5/6/2021 12:32 PM (Updated 5/7/2021 3:38 PM)
IN-23 to be resurfaced in South Bend

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a resurfacing and preventative maintenance project for IN-23 between Michigan Street and South Bend Avenue beginning on or after Monday, May 10.

There will be alternating lane closures, with one lane remaining open in each direction through the life of the project. Work will be ongoing through mid-August, 2021.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.
SR 23

5/6/2021 12:18 PM (Updated 5/7/2021 3:39 PM)
Adams Street lane closures begin May 10

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that there will be lane closures on the bridges that carry Adams Street over railroad tracks just east of the I-474 interchange beginning May 10. 

The closures are necessary for soil samples to be taken at the bridges and are expected to last through May 21.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 

5/5/2021 4:26 PM (Updated 5/7/2021 3:40 PM)
Saline County: Work on US-45 begins May 10

The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting motorists traveling on US-45 of upcoming lane closures beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, May 10, weather permitting.

There will be box culvert construction on the structure carrying US-45 over a stream that will require lane closures and the replacement of the box culvert carrying Feazel Road, off of US-45, over Panky Branch. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. The project should be completed by Oct. 29.

Motorists should be aware of the 11’-3” width restriction, reduce speed, be alert for equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.
To avoid any delays motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.
 

5/5/2021 12:32 PM (Updated 5/5/2021 12:32 PM)
Kane County Bridge Rehabilitation Project - Stearns over Fox, Dunham over CC&P Railroad and Burlington over Ferson Creek Bridges

Repair work for the Burlington Road over Ferson Creek bridge is scheduled to begin the week of May 10th, weather permitting. Work on the Stearns and Dunham bridges is scheduled to begin the week of May 17th, weather permitting.  Construction work hours will be from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday requiring temporary daily lane closures and flaggers directing traffic for the safety of the workers and the travelling public. The work is part of our annual bridge maintenance program to increase the longevity of our County bridges. The work will consist of drainage system repairs, curb repair, expansion joint repair, deck sealing with crack and structural repairs and other misc. work. This work is anticipated to take approximately two to three months to complete, weather permitting.
 
The above-mentioned roads will remain open during construction, but may include temporary daily lane closures and flaggers, primarily from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Drivers should expect long delays while traveling through the work areas and should add additional time to their commutes. Motorists are asked to reduce their speed, watch for construction workers and vehicles entering or leaving the site, obey flaggers, comply with traffic control devices within the work zone and may want to consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.
 

5/5/2021 12:11 PM (Updated 5/5/2021 12:11 PM)
IDOT news releases: IL-9 in Bushnell to close May 10

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-9 (Ludwig Street) between Sperry Street and IL-41 (Green Street) will close at 8 a.m. May 10.

The closure is necessary for BNSF Railway to make repairs to the railroad crossing. A detour will be posted during the work, which is expected to last about a week.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.

5/5/2021 11:40 AM (Updated 5/5/2021 11:42 AM)
Work begins this week on Cermak Road bridges

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that starting this week, work on the bridges carrying Cermak Road over Gardner Avenue/Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, 25th Avenue and Addison Creek, in Broadview and Westchester, will require lane closures.

To complete the work, Cermak Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Norfolk Avenue and 17th Avenue with lane widths reduced to 11 feet. Motorists should also expect periodic lane reductions on Terry Lane and 19th Avenue and occasional left turn restrictions from Cermak Road.

The $9.5 million project involves replacing the bridge over Addison Creek as well as rehabilitating the bridges over Gardner Avenue/Indian Harbor Belt Railroad and 25th Avenue. The project will also include new guardrail, resurfacing and replacing deteriorated sidewalk and curbs. Work is expected to be completed in late 2022.

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

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

 

5/5/2021 10:26 AM (Updated 5/5/2021 10:26 AM)
US-40 work in Effingham County begins May 5
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on US-40 from Henrietta Street in Effingham west 4.8 miles to west of Lake Sara Road (900th Street) begins Wednesday, May 5.
 
The work will reduce US-40 to one lane at times, with traffic control utilizing dynamic message signs, flaggers and barricades.
 
The project consists of sealing joints and an oil and chip seal with a slurry seal overlay. Traffic will be driving on the oil & chip seal prior to the overlay. Motorists can expect a smoother driving surface with this work, which is expected to be completed later this month.
 
Motorists are encouraged to avoid the work area, when feasible, and the use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements. 
5/4/2021 4:16 PM (Updated 5/5/2021 11:43 AM)
Cicero Avenue lane reductions begin May 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the bridge that carries Cicero Avenue (IL-50) over the Belt Railroad Company, in Chicago and Bedford Park, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, May 17.

To accommodate the work, Cicero Avenue will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between 67th and 71st streets. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

The project, which consists of a new bridge deck overlay with joint replacement and structural steel repairs, is expected to be completed in 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.

 

5/4/2021 4:12 PM (Updated 5/5/2021 11:43 AM)
US-41 to have lane closures for culvert replacement

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for US-41 near 157th Ave beginning Tuesday, May 11.

There will be alternating lane closures in the area through late July, 2021 to replace a culvert. A culvert is a structure that allows water to flow under a road, railroad, trail, or similar obstruction from one side to the other.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.
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5/4/2021 9:37 AM (Updated 5/5/2021 11:51 AM)
Metro East: I-70 Lane Closures Begin May 6

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced a 21-day lane closure on the eastbound lanes of I-70 between the I-70/270/55 interchange and 2.6 miles east of the I-70/270/55 interchange, beginning on Thursday, May 6, weather permitting.

The eastbound direction will be reduced to a single lane starting at 6 pm. In addition to I-70 eastbound, the ramps from I-270 eastbound and from I-55/70 north/eastbound will be reduced to one lane also. This stage of work is necessary to make pavement repairs and is expected to be completed by June 1.
 
This stage of work is part of a larger project that will include many additional lane closures. The times and locations of future closures will be announced as the project continues. The entire project is expected to be completed by November.
 
Motorists traveling on the I-270 eastbound ramp and the I-55/70 north/eastbound ramp will be directed to merge together by the use of changeable message boards located on each ramp and on I-70 eastbound up to the actual merge point. Motorists are urged to pay close attention to the changeable message boards, follow the directions on them and give fellow drivers plenty of room to merge.
 
Drivers may experience delays when traveling through the work zone. Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.

5/3/2021 11:43 AM (Updated 5/3/2021 3:09 PM)
Moultrie County: IL-128 to close May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-128 about a mile south of Bethany Road will close May 3.

The closure is necessary to replace the bridge over Wilborn Creek. A detour will be posted during the work, which is expected to be complete in August.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

4/30/2021 3:38 PM (Updated 4/30/2021 3:38 PM)
Dixie Highway resurfacing begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Dixie Highway, from Chicago Road (IL-1), in Chicago Heights, to 183rd Street, in Homewood, passing through Flossmoor, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

The $3.1 million project consists of resurfacing the 3.5-mile stretch of Dixie Highway and constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in 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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter

4/30/2021 12:39 PM (Updated 4/30/2021 12:39 PM)
Cermak Road resurfacing begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Cermak Road (22nd Street), between Kedzie and Damen avenues, as well as Ashland Avenue to Halsted Street, in Chicago, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

The $1.4 million project, which also includes new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in August. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter

4/30/2021 12:33 PM (Updated 4/30/2021 12:33 PM)
Ashland Avenue resurfacing begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Ashland Avenue, from Cermak Road (22nd Street), to just before 31St Place, in Chicago, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

The project, which also includes new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in July. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter

4/30/2021 12:13 PM (Updated 4/30/2021 12:13 PM)
31st Street lane reductions begin Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the bridge carrying 31st Street over the Des Plaines River, in Riverside, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

To complete the work, 31st Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction over the bridge.  Motorists should also expect periodic lane reductions from Golfview Avenue to Des Plaines Avenue.

The project, which consists of structural steel, joint and railing repairs, new deck overlay and approaches, is expected to be completed in July.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

4/30/2021 11:54 AM (Updated 4/30/2021 11:54 AM)
I-39 bridge repairs begin May 3
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that construction on the bridges carrying northbound and southbound Interstate 39 over Kilbuck Creek in Ogle County will begin on Monday, May 3, weather permitting. The bridges are located at milepost 107 between exits 111 (IL-72) and 104 (IL-64).
 
Martam Construction Inc. of Elgin is the contractor of the $1,754,249 project, which is funded under Gov. JB Pritzker’s bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital plan. Work includes deck patching, expansion joint replacement, concrete overlay and structure repairs. One lane of traffic on each bridge will be maintained throughout the project, which is expected to be completed by mid-July.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
The Rebuild Illinois capital program is investing $33.2 billion into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history, but the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck under Rebuild Illinois. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
4/29/2021 3:51 PM (Updated 4/30/2021 11:55 AM)
Joliet Road and 55th Street intersection improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the intersection of Joliet Road and 55th Street, in McCook, will require lane closures beginning, weather permitting, the week of May 3.

Throughout construction one lane in each direction will remain open on Joliet Road and 55th Street with lane widths reduced to 10.5 feet.

The project, which involves reconstructing and realigning the existing intersection and installing modernized traffic signals, is expected to be completed in late September.

4/29/2021 10:34 AM (Updated 4/29/2021 4:05 PM)
Lincoln Highway (US-30), from Harlem Avenue (IL-43), to Cicero Avenue (IlL-50), in Matteson

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Lincoln Highway (US-30), from Harlem Avenue (IL-43), to Cicero Avenue (IL-50), in Matteson, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 17.

The $2 million project will resurface the 2.8-mile stretch of Lincoln Highway and construct new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in late September.

4/29/2021 10:28 AM (Updated 4/29/2021 4:06 PM)
US-45 patching (South La Grange Road) from Colorado Av to Stuenkel Rd in Frankfort

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a patching of US-45 (South La Grange Road), from Colorado Avenue, to Stuenkel Road, in Frankfort, will require intermittent, daytime lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 17.

Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in late July.

4/29/2021 9:58 AM (Updated 4/29/2021 4:07 PM)
US-20 improvements begin this week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to US-20 (Grant Highway), from south of Beck Road, to West Union Road, in McHenry, begin this week.

The $9.7 million project will reconstruct and convert the intersection of US-20 and South Union, Beck/Marengo roads into a modern roundabout with new lighting and drainage improvements. In addition, US-20 will be widened at Coral Road and at West Union Road to accommodate new center turn lanes.

To complete the project, US-20 between Coral and West Union roads will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with lane widths reduced to 11 feet. In late May, Beck Road will be closed for approximately three months to accommodate construction of the roundabout. A detour will direct motorists to Church, Harmony Hill and Coral roads. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

4/28/2021 4:13 PM (Updated 4/28/2021 4:15 PM)
Work on IL-29 in Chillicothe begins May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on IL-29 (Fourth Street) between Truitt Avenue and Senanchwine Creek in Chillicothe begins May 3.

The project involves resurfacing and improving sidewalk ramps and will require daily lane closures. Work is expected to be complete in late July.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.  

4/28/2021 12:24 PM (Updated 4/28/2021 1:13 PM)
Palatine Road resurfacing begins May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Palatine Road, from Algonquin Road (IL-62), in South Barrington, to Roselle Road, in Inverness and Palatine, passing through Hoffman Estates and Barrington Hills, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

The $1.7 million project consists of resurfacing the 4.8-mile stretch of Palatine Road, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and installing pedestrian push button posts at the intersections. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in 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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter

4/28/2021 12:16 PM (Updated 4/28/2021 1:14 PM)
47th Street resurfacing begins May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a patching and resurfacing of 47th Street, from east of Plainfield Road, in Brookfield, to west of Harlem Avenue (Illinois 43), in Lyons, passing through McCook, will require daytime lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

The project, which also includes new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, reflective pavement markers and curbs, is anticipated to be complete in August.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

4/28/2021 11:59 AM (Updated 4/28/2021 1:14 PM)
Washington Boulevard resurfacing begins May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Washington Boulevard, from Cicero Avenue (IL-50), to Hamlin Avenue, in Chicago, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in late July.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter

4/28/2021 11:52 AM (Updated 4/28/2021 11:52 AM)
Rock Falls: Construction on US-30 begins May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, pavement patching on US-30 from Prophetstown Road to First Avenue (IL-40) in Rock Falls will begin on Monday, May 3. Lane closures will be utilized during the project.

G.M. Sipes Construction Inc. of Rushville is the contractor for the $362,455 project, which is expected to be completed by Wednesday, June 30.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of Rebuild Illinois, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

4/28/2021 11:23 AM (Updated 4/28/2021 1:15 PM)
IL-83 from Buffalo Grove Rd to US-45 patching scheduled in May

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a patching of IL-83 (McHenry Road), from Buffalo Grove Road, in Buffalo Grove, to US-45, in Vernon Hills, passing through Long Grove, will require intermittent, daytime lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. The 1.7 million project is expected to be completed in late September.

4/28/2021 10:48 AM (Updated 4/28/2021 1:16 PM)
Ogden Avenue (US-34) from I-294 to Edgewood Ave in La Grange resurfacing

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Ogden Avenue (US-34), from I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), in Western Springs, to Edgewood Avenue, in La Grange, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning this week.

The $1.6 million project will resurface the 1.5-mile stretch of Ogden Avenue and construct new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in late July.

4/28/2021 10:29 AM (Updated 4/28/2021 1:17 PM)
IDOT news release: Work on Main Street (IL-116/US-24/150) in East Peoria begins May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on Main Street (IL-116/US-24/150) between I-74 and Highview Road begins May 3. 

The project involves resurfacing and pedestrian improvements and will require lane closures. At least one lane in each direction will be open at all times during the work, which is expected to be complete in July. 

4/27/2021 12:56 PM (Updated 4/27/2021 1:05 PM)
Henry County: I-74 bridge repairs begin May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, repairs on the bridges carrying I-74 over Osco-Orion Road in Henry County will begin on Monday, May 3. The bridges are located 6 miles south of the I-80/280 interchange.

General Constructors Inc. of Bettendorf, Iowa, is the contractor for the $627,393 project, which includes deck patching, expansion joint replacement, concrete overlay and structure repairs. One lane will be closed in each direction at each bridge. Work is expected to be completed by mid-July.

4/27/2021 12:20 PM (Updated 4/27/2021 1:06 PM)
Lane Closures Ahead At US-20/31 Bypass And IN-2

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for the US-20/31 bypass over IN-2 and IN-2 under the bypass beginning Monday, May 3.

US-20/31 and IN-2 will both be restricted to one lane in each direction in this location. Lane closures will alternate to facilitate bridge painting and preventative maintenance work. This project will be ongoing through early August, 2021.

Painting is one of many preservation techniques utilized by INDOT to extend the life of bridge structures. Prior to painting, beams and other components are sandblasted to remove existing rust and the new coat of paint acts as a sealant to protect from water, salt and other chemicals that may cause corrosion.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

4/26/2021 10:56 AM (Updated 4/26/2021 4:02 PM)
IN-2 To Be Reduced To One Lane East of US-41

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures on the IN-2 bridge over Bruce Ditch beginning Monday, May 3.

The bridge will be reduced to one lane, and temporary traffic lights will be installed to direct traffic. These restrictions will be in place to patch the bridge deck and resurface the asphalt on either side of the bridge.

The project will be ongoing through late June, 2021. INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and be prepared to wait for the temporary traffic signal in this location. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

4/26/2021 10:49 AM (Updated 4/26/2021 4:35 PM)
IN-2 Closed At Hayes Leonard Rd

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for IN-2 between Thornhill Dr and Thornapple Way/CR-100 W beginning Monday, April 26.

This closure is to complete the widening and repaving of IN-2 at Hayes Leonard Rd, and will be ongoing through late May, 2021.

Drivers should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow US-30, IN-49 and IN-8.

4/26/2021 9:18 AM (Updated 4/26/2021 4:36 PM)
Ramp closure at McClugage begins May 3

REMINDER: The ramp from Adams to War Memorial closes May 3. In addition, southbound Illinois 116 between US 150 and Centennial Drive in East Peoria will be reduced to a single lane to install a barrier wall for future work.
 
 
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the ramp from northbound Adams Street (IL-29) to eastbound War Memorial Drive (US-150) closes May 3. 
 
The closure is necessary for removal of the ramp. Motorists wanting to use eastbound War Memorial from northbound Adams will turn left at the newly installed signal at that intersection. 
  
This traffic pattern will remain in place until the opening of the new McClugage Bridge, which is expected in late 2022. 
 
For the most current traffic pattern changes and other impacts, IDOT has launched a project website. In addition, site visitors can subscribe to receive construction updates and traffic alerts throughout project construction. 
 
The eastbound McClugage Bridge is being replaced after more than 70 years of serving the Peoria metro area. Scheduled for completion in 2023, the new structure will deliver improved capacity and safety, reduced travel times and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. 

 

4/23/2021 3:04 PM (Updated 4/30/2021 12:09 PM)
Kane County: Ellithorpe Road Culvert Replacement Road Closure

Culvert replacement work is scheduled to begin the week of May 3rd on Ellithorpe Road located between Peplow and Chapman Roads in Burlington, Illinois. This will require a road closure of Ellithorpe Road in order to safely and efficiently complete this work. The anticipated duration for the culvert repair work is approximately 2 months, weather permitting. Work will consist of the demolition of the existing culvert, replacement with new precast concrete box culvert, resurfacing, landscape restoration, and all other work necessary to complete the project.
 
While the section of Ellithorpe Road between Peplow Road and Chapman Road will be closed to traffic during the duration of this project, local traffic only will still be permitted within the road closure. A posted detour will re-route traffic around the construction using Burlington Road, IL 47, Ramm Road, and Peplow Road. Motorists are asked to please follow the posted detour.

4/23/2021 10:34 AM (Updated 4/23/2021 11:56 AM)
130th Street patching begins May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a patching of 130th Street, from Indiana Avenue to east of the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94), in Chicago, will require intermittent, daytime lane closures and occasional, overnight lane closures, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. Work is which is expected to be completed in August.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

4/22/2021 1:25 PM (Updated 4/22/2021 1:25 PM)
Ballard Road resurfacing begins May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Ballard Road, from Rand Road, in Des Plaines, to Greenwood Road, in Niles, passing through Park Ridge, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

The project, which also includes constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in late fall. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter

 

4/22/2021 1:20 PM (Updated 4/22/2021 1:20 PM)
25th Avenue bridge repairs begin May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the bridge carrying 25th Avenue over the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, in Franklin Park, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

To complete the work, 25th Avenue from North Avenue (IL-64), to Dickens Avenue, will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

The project, which includes a bridge deck overlay with joint and structural steel repairs, is expected to be completed in 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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

4/22/2021 1:10 PM (Updated 4/22/2021 1:10 PM)
Replacement of 20th Street bridge over US-20 begins April 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, work will begin on Monday, April 26, to replace the 20th Street bridge over US-20 in Rockford. The project begins with shoulder replacement work on US 20 to prepare for the removal and replacement of the structure.

The shoulder replacement work will be done in two weeks, with overnight lane closures between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. All lanes will be open during the weekends. The 20th Street bridge is tentatively scheduled to close on Monday, May 10, to begin the removal and replacement work.

When completed in early October, the new 20th Street bridge will include a multi-use path that allows pedestrians and bicyclists to safely travel with traffic across US-20. The structure will also provide lateral clearance for a future third lane in each direction on US-20. Sjostrom and Sons, Inc. of Rockford is the contractor for the $4.25 million project.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of Rebuild Illinois, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 

4/22/2021 11:42 AM (Updated 4/22/2021 11:45 AM)
Harlem Avenue resurfacing begins May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Harlem Avenue (IL-43), from North Avenue (IL-64), in Oak Park and River Forest, to Irving Park Road (IL-19), in Chicago, passing through Elmwood Park, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

The project, which consists of resurfacing the 3-mile stretch of Harlem Avenue, is expected to be completed in late September. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

4/22/2021 11:41 AM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:00 PM)
Busse Road resurfacing begins May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Busse Road (IL-83), from Higgins Road (IL-72), in Elk Grove Village, to Golf Road (IL-58), in Mt. Prospect, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

The project consists of resurfacing the 1.7-mile stretch of Busse Road and constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in August.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter

4/22/2021 11:35 AM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:00 PM)
IL-53 resurfacing begins May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of IL-53, from Hoff Road to Manhattan Road, in Elwood, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

The project, which consists of resurfacing the 3.3-mile stretch of IL-53 and constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in late November. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

4/22/2021 11:11 AM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:02 PM)
Arlington Heights Road resurfacing begins May 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Arlington Heights Road, from Higgins Road (IL-72), to Palatine Road, in Arlington Heights, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 3.

The project consists of resurfacing the 5-mile stretch of Arlington Heights Road, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and installing pedestrian push button posts at the intersections. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in 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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter

4/21/2021 12:51 PM (Updated 4/21/2021 12:51 PM)
IL-83 resurfacing begins April 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of IL-83 (Kingery Highway/Busse Road), from north of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), in Elmhurst, to Irving Park Road (IL-19), in Bensenville, passing through Addison and Wood Dale, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, April 26.

The project, which consists of resurfacing the 2.3 mile stretch of IL-83 and constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in late November. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter

4/21/2021 12:44 PM (Updated 4/21/2021 12:44 PM)
Peoria: Adams Street lane closures begin April 22


The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Adams Street (IL-29) will be reduced to one lane in both directions between Lorentz Avenue and Eureka Street beginning April 22.
 
The closures are necessary to prepare for the eventual closure of the ramp from northbound Adams to eastbound War Memorial Drive (US-150) as part of the new McClugage Bridge project. This traffic configuration will remain in place until the new bridge is finished.
 
For the most current traffic pattern changes and other impacts, IDOT has launched a project website. In addition, site visitors can subscribe to receive construction updates and traffic alerts throughout project construction.
 
The eastbound McClugage Bridge is being replaced after more than 70 years of serving the Peoria metro area. Scheduled for completion in 2023, the new structure will deliver improved capacity and safety, reduced travel times and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

4/21/2021 11:55 AM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:05 PM)
Green Bay Road resurfacing begins this week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Green Bay Road (IL-131), from north of IL-120 to the Canadian National Railroad, in Waukegan, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning this week.

The project, which consists of resurfacing the 4.2 mile stretch of Green Bay Road and constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in October. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

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.

4/21/2021 11:50 AM (Updated 4/21/2021 11:50 AM)
Grand Avenue improvement project resumes tomorrow

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that an improvement project on Grand Avenue (IL-132), between Skokie Highway (US-41), and Waveland Avenue, in Gurnee, resumes, weather permitting, Thursday, April 22.

To complete the project, Grand Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Skokie Highway to Magnolia Avenue. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained during construction. Work is anticipated to be completed in July.

The $19.8 million project consists of removal and replacement of the Union Pacific Railroad bridge, new sidewalks, curbs, retaining walls, storm sewers and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Along with pavement reconstruction and widening on Grand Avenue, as well as widening of the southbound U.S. 41 ramp.

4/21/2021 11:26 AM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:05 PM)
Work at Willow/Pfingsten intersection begins this week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that beginning this week, improvements to the intersection of Willow and Pfingsten roads, in Glenview, will require daytime lane closures with flaggers.

 The project will resurface and widen the intersection to allow for new right-turn lanes on Willow Road, install modernized traffic signals and construct new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Work is expected to be completed in August.

 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.

 Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

 For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

4/20/2021 2:27 PM (Updated 4/21/2021 1:23 PM)
Work at Maple/Gougar intersection begins this week

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the intersection of Maple Road (US-6) and Gougar Road, in New Lenox and Joliet, begin this week.

 The project will reconstruct the existing four-way stop intersection to a signalized intersection with dedicated turn lanes, new lighting and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps.

 Maple and Gougar roads will remain open with lane widths reduced to 11 feet. Work is expected to be completed in 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.

 Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

 For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

 

4/20/2021 2:22 PM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:07 PM)
IL-137 resurfacing in begins April 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of IL-137 from Russell Road, in Winthrop Harbor, to Greenwood Road, in Waukegan, passing through Beach Park and Zion, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 26.

 The project consists of resurfacing the 7.5 mile stretch of IL-137 and constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in 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.

 Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

 For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter

4/20/2021 2:14 PM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:08 PM)
Traffic pattern switch on IL-9 bridge begins April 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that as part of ongoing construction on the John T. McNaughton Bridge (IL-9), two-way traffic will switch to the eastbound lanes beginning April 21.

Work will then proceed on the westbound lanes, where crews will be replacing joints and bearings, repairing structural steel and patching the deck. Traffic will be separated by a barrier wall, which will remain in place through July.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.


For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.
 

4/20/2021 12:32 PM (Updated 4/20/2021 12:33 PM)
Bridge work to begin at US-20 and Elm Rd

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces road restrictions at US-20 and Elm Rd beginning Monday, April 26 for bridge rehabilitation and painting.

During phase one, US-0 westbound will be reduced to one lane, and the ramp from northbound Elm Rd to westbound US-20 will be closed. Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow Elm Rd, Kern Rd and Bremen Hwy/IN-331.

Painting is one of many preservation techniques utilized by INDOT to extend the life of bridge structures. Prior to painting, beams and other components are sandblasted to remove existing rust and the new coat of paint acts as a sealant to protect from water, salt and other chemicals that may cause corrosion.

This project will be ongoing through late-September, 2021. INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions closely. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

US 20 and Elm Rd

4/20/2021 11:59 AM (Updated 4/20/2021 12:36 PM)
IN-23 to be reduced to two lanes over US-20/31

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for IN-23 over US-20/31 beginning Monday, April 26.

IN-23 will be reduced to one lane in each direction for a bridge preventative maintenance project. Work will be ongoing through late-May, 2021.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones

4/20/2021 11:33 AM (Updated 4/20/2021 11:33 AM)
113th Ave to be closed for bridge repairs

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a closure for the 113th Ave bridge over I-65 beginning Monday, April 26.

113th Ave will be closed between Delaware Pkwy and Iowa St for bridge rehabilitation and repairs from collision damage. The closure will be in place for approximately three weeks.

Motorists should seek an alternate route. Detour to follow Delaware Pkwy, 109th Ave and Iowa St.

4/20/2021 10:27 AM (Updated 4/20/2021 10:27 AM)
IN-912/Cline Ave to have lane closures for bridge work

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for IN-912/Cline Ave between Airport Rd and US-20 for bridge work beginning Wednesday, April 21.

There will be alternating lane closures to facilitate bridge repairs and bridge deck overlays in the area. During phase one, the right northbound and southbound driving lanes will be closed. The left passing lanes will be closed for phase two.

A bridge deck overlay is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck. Learn more about this treatment on our Facebook page here.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions closely. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

SR 912

4/20/2021 10:21 AM (Updated 4/20/2021 12:00 PM)
Sangamon County: Work on I-55 Lake Springfield Bridge begins April 19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs on the I-55 bridge over Lake Springfield begin April 19.   
 
The project involves resurfacing the bridge deck and shoulders as well as guardrail improvements, and will require lane closures Mondays through Fridays. At least one lane will remain open in both directions overnight and at least two lanes will remain open in both directions during the day. Dynamic message signs and barricades will be utilized for traffic control.
 
Work is expected to be complete by June 11. Benefits from the project include bridge preservation and a smoother road surface. 

4/16/2021 2:15 PM (Updated 4/20/2021 12:41 PM)
UPDATED: Construction of a Reduced Conflict Intersection in East Bethel begins Monday, April 19 Median closures to follow in mid-May

Construction of a Reduced Conflict Intersection at MN-65 and Klondike Drive in East Bethel will begin Monday, April 19. As work begins Monday morning, motorists should watch for lane and shoulder closures on both sides of the highway as work begins in the median north and south of the intersection. Lane restrictions will remain in place along the inside lanes of MN-65 through mid-June.

The median at MN-65 and Klondike Drive will close in mid-May and remain closed through mid-June.

When the median is closed, Klondike Drive traffic will not be able to cross MN-65 or make left turns onto MN-65 from the intersection. Northbound MN-65 traffic will not be able to turn left onto westbound Klondike Drive and motorists on southbound MN-65 will not be able to turn left onto eastbound Klondike Drive. Traffic will still be able to make a right turn off the highway onto Klondike Drive. A signed detour will be in place to direct motorists during the median closure.

Once median work is complete, construction will begin along the outside lanes of MN-65. Klondike Drive will be closed for approximately seven days on each side of the highway, one side at a time. During the closures all traffic between MN-65 and Klondike Drive will detour at Viking Boulevard.

Weather permitting, all work will be completed by late August.

For more information on the MN-65/Klondike Drive Reduced Conflict Intersection project, or to sign up for email updates, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy65-klondike/. Additional information about Reduced Conflict Intersections is available at www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/rci/.

4/15/2021 6:06 PM (Updated 4/20/2021 12:43 PM)
Park Avenue lane reductions begin April 19
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the Park Avenue bridge (IL-176) over the Des Plaines River in Libertyville will begin Monday, April 19, weather permitting.
 
To complete the work, Park Avenue from Hough Street to Ashbury Lane will be reduced to one-way traffic controlled by a temporary signal. Additionally, the North Shore Bike Path will be closed at the bridge. Bicyclists should follow the posted detour.
 
The project, which consists of repairs to the bridge deck and structure, is expected to be completed in July.
 
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.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 
4/15/2021 5:35 PM (Updated 4/20/2021 12:44 PM)
47th Street improvement project resumes Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of 47th Street, from Wolf Road, in Western Springs, to County Line Road, in Hinsdale, resumes, weather permitting, Monday, April 19.

The work will require daytime, intermittent lane closures and is expected to be completed in late May. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained during construction.

The overall improvements include patching and resurfacing, replacing deteriorated medians and curbs, installing new guardrail and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of Rebuild Illinois, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

4/15/2021 5:00 PM (Updated 4/20/2021 12:53 PM)
Overnight I-55 lane closures at IL-59 in Will County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that construction of a new bridge carrying northbound IL-59 over I-55, in Will County, will require overnight lane closures starting at, weather permitting, 9 p.m. Monday, April 19.

To complete the work, motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, from 9 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday and from 8 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday. Three lanes in each direction with lane widths reduced to 11 feet will remain open during the daytime.

The new structure is being built next to the existing south bridge, as part of advance work for a new diverging diamond interchange at I-55 and Illinois 59. Work on the new bridge is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

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 eventual conversion of a diverging-diamond interchange at I-55 and Illinois 59 and larger improvements to the I-55 at Illinois 59 corridor in Will County are a cornerstone project in Gov. JB Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital program, which will invest $33.2 billion in transportation infrastructure across all modes throughout the state. The estimated $75.5 million I-55 at Illinois 59 access project is included in IDOT’s current multi-year program. The project also received a federal BUILD Grant for work on both the state and local systems.

The project will convert the existing partial-access interchange at I-55 and Illinois 59 into a full-access, diverging-diamond interchange, add auxiliary lanes on I-55 between Illinois 59 and U.S. 52, improve the intersection of Illinois 59 and Seil Road, relocate and reconstruct the East Frontage Road to provide necessary distance from the interchange, and provide bike and pedestrian accommodations to Illinois 59 crossing I-55.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of Rebuild Illinois, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

4/15/2021 3:05 PM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:11 PM)
US-231 to be resurfaced from Main St to I-65

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for US-231 between I-65 and S Main St starting Sunday, April 18.

US-231 is being resurfaced in this location, and work will occur mainly during the hours of 9pm to 6am Sunday through Thursday. Flaggers will direct traffic in the area where work is occurring. This project will be ongoing through mid-July, 2021.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.
 

4/15/2021 12:00 PM (Updated 4/15/2021 12:00 PM)
Governors Highway resurfacing begins April 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a patching and resurfacing of Governors Highway, from Cicero Avenue (IL-50) to Steger Road, in University Park, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 26.

Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in late June.

4/15/2021 9:39 AM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:13 PM)
Menard County: IL-97 work begins today

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on IL-97 from New Salem State Park to the Sangamon County line begins today.
 
The work will reduce IL-97 to one lane at times, with traffic control utilizing dynamic message signs, flaggers and barricades.  
 
This project, made possible by Gov. JB Pritzker’s historic and bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program, includes resurfacing, guardrail improvement and shoulder upgrades. Motorists can expect a smoother driving surface with this work, which is expected to be complete mid-July.  

4/15/2021 9:32 AM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:13 PM)
Rand Road resurfacing begins April 19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a resurfacing of Rand Road (US-12) from IL-22 in Lake Zurich to Old Rand Road in North Barrington will require intermittent, daytime lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 19.
 
The project, which also includes constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in late September. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

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.

4/14/2021 8:13 PM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:15 PM)
Wilmington: Resurfacing of IL-102 begins April 19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of IL-102 from Ryan Street in Wilmington to Warner Bridge Road in Wesley Township will require daily lane closures, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 19.
 
The project, which consists of resurfacing the 10-mile stretch of IL-102, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and installing milled rumble strips, is expected to be completed in August. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
 
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.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

4/14/2021 3:25 PM (Updated 4/14/2021 3:25 PM)
IL-176 lane reductions begin April 19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the Park Avenue (IL-176) bridge, over the Des Plaines River, in Libertyville, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, April 19.

To complete the work, Park Avenue from Hough Street to Ashbury Lane will be reduced to one-way traffic controlled by a temporary signal. Additionally, the North Shore Bike Path will be closed at the bridge. Bicyclists should follow the posted detour.

The project, which consists of repairs to the bridge deck and structure, is expected to be completed in July.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

 

4/14/2021 3:17 PM (Updated 4/14/2021 3:17 PM)
First Avenue/IL-171 lane reductions begin April 19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the First Avenue (IL-171) bridge, over the Des Plaines River, in River Grove, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, April 19.

To complete the work, First Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Fullerton Avenue to Des Plaines River Road. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

The project, which consists of repairs to the bridge deck and structure, is expected to be completed by the end of July.

4/14/2021 3:15 PM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:16 PM)
Des Plaines Avenue resurfacing in Riverside begins April 19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Des Plaines Avenue from 26th Street to 31st Street, in Riverside, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 19.

The project, which also consists of constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in late June. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter

4/14/2021 2:58 PM (Updated 4/14/2021 2:58 PM)
Northbound Counterflow Begins on Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Between 95th Street and the 83rd Street Toll Plaza

Local road lane closures scheduled on Roberts Road and 87th Street to accommodate bridge reconstruction

Beginning this week, northbound traffic on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between 95th Street and the 83rd Street Toll Plaza is scheduled to be shifted into a counterflow configuration with two lanes traveling on the southbound side for mainline bridge reconstruction as part of the $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project. In addition, lane closures on local roads underneath the Tollway will begin later this month as part of this work.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to changes in traffic patterns and construction throughout the construction season. Up-to-date information regarding lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts.

“The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring the roadway remains safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of our overall commitment to roadway safety,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We ask drivers to be attentive in work zones by watching for changing traffic patterns and using caution, especially when workers are present.”

Overnight Thursday, April 15, all northbound traffic on I-294 between the 83rd Street Toll Plaza and 95th Street will be shifted to the left with two northbound lanes traveling in counterflow lanes on the southbound side of I-294. Work will begin at 8 p.m. with a single lane closure, followed by closure of a second lane at 10 p.m. and closure of a third lane at midnight to move northbound traffic. Southbound traffic is currently shifted to the right to accommodate the new traffic pattern. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Friday, April 16.

Once the counterflow is in place, during the week of April 19, I-294 traffic between 82nd Street and  LaGrange Road will be shifted in both directions to provide a work zone for roadway reconstruction and widening work.

Mainline I-294 traffic in the area is scheduled to remain in this configuration through summer. Four lanes of traffic will be maintained in both directions.

In addition, during the week of April 19, on both Roberts Road and 87th Street lane closures will be put in place in both directions underneath I-294 to accommodate reconstruction of the I-294 mainline bridge over the local roads. On both roads, overnight, full roadway closures with detours will be scheduled to safely accommodate removal and replacement of bridge beams. However, to reduce disruption to traffic in the area, both roads will not be closed at the same time.

Additional lane closures on both I-294 and the local roads will be scheduled as needed throughout the construction season to complete mainline bridge reconstruction.

Construction updates, project information, maps and detour information for work that is part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

4/14/2021 12:16 PM (Updated 4/14/2021 12:16 PM)
Kane County Resurfacing Program

April 14, 2021 - Construction for the Annual County Resurfacing program is scheduled to begin on Friday, April 16th, weather permitting. Construction work hours will be from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday requiring temporary daily lane closures and flaggers directing traffic for the safety of the workers and the travelling public. The resurfacing process is part of our annual maintenance to increase the longevity of County roads. The program will consist of milling and resurfacing, structure adjustments, sidewalk improvements, curb and gutter replacement work on portions of roads, and application of pavement markings. This work is anticipated to take approximately six months to complete, weather permitting.
Roads will remain open during construction, but may include temporary daily lane closures and flaggers, primarily from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Jericho Road, Keslinger Road, Silver Glen Road, and Randall Road. Motorists should expect long delays while traveling through the work areas and should add additional time to their commutes. Motorists are asked to  reduce their speed, watch for construction workers and vehicles entering or leaving the site, obey flaggers and comply with traffic control devices within the work zone. Motorists may want to consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.
 

4/14/2021 11:32 AM (Updated 4/14/2021 11:32 AM)
Multiple Projects Scheduled In Will County Area

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that multiple improvement projects in the Will County area are scheduled to get underway beginning this spring. The seven projects represent a total investment of more than $140 million for the region, with $75 million coming from Gov. JB Pritzker’s bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.

“With the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, we are restoring and transforming Illinois’s aging infrastructure,” said Gov. Pritzker. “Rebuild Illinois is not only about investing in infrastructure but about investing in people and communities as well. In the coming months, IDOT will undertake projects that will ultimately create safer roads and bridges and provide jobs in the Will County area and across the entire state.”

Projects include (link to map):

I-55 from I-80 to US-52 (Jefferson Street)
The project will convert the existing interchange into a diverging diamond interchange and add auxiliary lanes along both sides of I-55. Three lanes of I-55 in both directions will be maintained throughout construction, with one lane in each direct on local routes. The project is scheduled to begin in fall 2021 and completed fall 2023.

I-55 at IL-59
A new bridge will be constructed as part of advance work for a new diverging diamond interchange. Three lanes of I-55 in both directions will be maintained throughout construction. Work is scheduled to begin in spring 2021 and completed fall 2021.

I-55 from north of River Road to north of the I&M Canal

Resurfacing project, with rumble strips installed on shoulders. Overnight lane closures will be required, with multiple weekend lane closures anticipated. The project is scheduled to begin in spring 2021 and completed fall 2021.

I-55 from south of I-80 to Weber Road

Rehabilitation of three bridges that carry I-55 over US-30, Canadian National Railroad and Mink Creek. Two lanes of I-55 will be maintained between the bridges throughout construction. Overnight lane closures are anticipated. The project is scheduled to begin in spring 2021 and completed fall 2021.

I-55 at IL-53 and I-55 at Joliet Road
Both structures will be re-decked and widened. Three lanes of I-55 in both directions will be maintained throughout construction and overnight lane closures are anticipated. The project is scheduled to begin in spring 2021 and completed fall 2021.

I-80 from Gardner Street to Rowell Avenue (eastbound) and Richard Street (westbound)
Pavement reconstruction, widening, replacing or rehabilitating the eastbound I-80 bridges over Hickory Creek, Richards Street and Canadian National Railroad/Rowell Avenue and westbound Richards Street. Two lanes of I-80 in both directions will be maintained through construction. The eastbound I-80 ramp to Richard Street will close during the second stage of construction. The overall project is scheduled to begin in spring 2021 and completed fall 2022.

IL-1 from Burrville Road to just north of IL-394 and IL-394 from IL-1 to County Line Road
Resurfacing project, with new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and culvert replacement between Elmscourt Street and New Monee Road. Daily lane closures will be necessary to complete the project, which is scheduled to begin in spring 2021 and completed fall 2021.
These projects are in addition to ongoing interchange reconstructions and capacity improvements at US-30 and I-80 and Weber Road and I-55.

“These projects represent a significant investment in the Will County area and are a big step forward in our work to improve safety, mobility and create economic opportunity for years to come,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “We’re asking drivers to be patient, slow down and pay extra attention driving in and around any work zone.”

In addition to improving roads and bridges, Rebuild Illinois identifies in the Chicago area $400 million for the CREATE program, $500 million to establish passenger rail to the Quad Cities and Rockford, and $4 billion for the Regional Transportation Authority, which oversees the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace.

Passed in 2019, Rebuild Illinois is investing $33.2 billion into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history but also the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

4/12/2021 2:43 PM (Updated 4/12/2021 3:13 PM)
IN- 249 to be reduced to two lanes over I-94

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for the IN-249 bridge over I-80/94 starting Monday, April 19.

During phase one, the inside left passing lanes northbound and southbound will be closed, and the outside right driving lanes will be closed during phase two. Lane closures will be in place through mid-July, 2021 for a bridge deck overlay and preventative maintenance.

A bridge deck overlay is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck. Learn more about this treatment on our Facebook page here.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

4/12/2021 2:24 PM (Updated 4/12/2021 2:24 PM)
Lane closures on US-52 near Cannon Falls begin April 19

Length and width limit also in effect

Motorists traveling on US-52 will encounter lane closures in both directions north of the Cannon River in Cannon Falls beginning Monday, April 19.

Both directions of US-52 will be reduced to a single lane between County Road 86/280th Street and MN-19 near Cannon Falls beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 19.

Truck restrictions, as well as a length and width restriction, will be in effect. Prohibited vehicles, including buses and hazardous materials or vehicles required to stop at the at-grade railroad crossing, will be detoured around the area due to the narrowed lanes. This traffic will be detoured via MN-19, MN-56, and CR-86/280th Street.

During construction on US-52 near Cannon Falls, crews will resurface the road, update guardrail and repair two bridges. All lanes are expected to reopen in fall 2021.

For more details about this project, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy52hampton-cannonfalls.

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

4/12/2021 1:33 PM (Updated 4/12/2021 1:33 PM)
Clinton County: Old US-50 pavement repairs begin April 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Old US-50 from 13th Street in Carlyle to Carter Street in Beckemeyer will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Monday, April 12, weather permitting.

Construction will take place daily between the hours of 7 AM and 7:00. Traffic in each direction will be maintained using flaggers. This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs and is expected to be completed by late July.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 

4/9/2021 3:39 PM (Updated 4/9/2021 3:39 PM)
Multiple projects scheduled in East Lake County area

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that multiple improvement projects in the East Lake County area are scheduled to get underway beginning this spring. The six projects represent a total investment of $43 million for the region, made possible by Gov. JB Pritzker’s historic and bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.

“With the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, we are restoring and transforming Illinois’s aging infrastructure,” said Gov. Pritzker. “Rebuild Illinois is not only about investing in infrastructure but about investing in people and communities as well. In the coming months, IDOT will undertake projects that will ultimately create safer roads and bridges and provide jobs in the East Lake County area and across the entire state.”

Projects include (link to map):
 

             Ongoing project to replace the existing pump station. Deerpath Road from Skokie Highway to Golf Lane will be resurfaced, new sidewalks and ADA-compliant sidewalk      ramps, along with new dedicated turn lanes at Skokie Highway. Later this year, Deerpath Road will be reduced to single lane traffic, with bridge signal assistance, for approximately one month and exit ramps to Deerpath Road will be closed for several weeks. The project started last fall and is anticipated to be completed in fall 2022.
 

              Resurfacing project with new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daily lane closures will be necessary to complete the project, which is scheduled to begin this summer and completed this fall.
 

             Ongoing project to remove and replace the Union Pacific Railroad bridge, over IL-132, reconstruction and widening on Grand Avenue, as well as widening of the southbound US-41 ramp. Grand Avenue is reduced to one lane in each direction. The project started in 2017 and is anticipated to be completed this summer.
 

             Resurfacing project with new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daily lane closures will be necessary to complete the project, which is scheduled to begin this summer and completed this fall.
 

             Resurfacing project with new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daily lane closures will be necessary to complete the project, which is scheduled to begin this summer and completed this fall.
 

             Resurfacing project with new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daily lane closures will be necessary to complete the project, which is scheduled to begin this summer and completed this fall.

“These projects represent a significant investment in the East Lake County area and are a big step forward in our work to improve safety, mobility and create economic opportunity for years to come,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “We’re asking drivers to be patient, slow down and pay extra attention driving in and around any work zone.”

In addition to improving roads and bridges, Rebuild Illinois identifies in the Chicago area $400 million for the CREATE program, $500 million to establish passenger rail to the Quad Cities and Rockford, and $4 billion for the Regional Transportation Authority, which oversees the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace.

Passed in 2019, Rebuild Illinois is investing $33.2 billion into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history but also the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
 

4/9/2021 3:01 PM (Updated 4/12/2021 9:26 AM)
CR-800 N bridge over I-94 to be closed

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for CR-W 800 N over I-94 beginning Thursday, April 15.

The bridge over I-94 between Meer Rd and CR-N 500 W will be closed for a bridge deck overlay project through mid-June, 2021.

Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow Meer Rd, Warnke Rd, CR-N 525 W and CR-N 500 W.

4/9/2021 12:46 PM (Updated 4/9/2021 3:06 PM)
I-80 work in Joliet begins ***UPDATE***

4/29/21 UPDATE: The I-80 closures are rescheduled for this weekend (April 30 - May 3).

I-80 lane and ramp closures this weekend to accommodate pavement repairs.

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, April 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 3, eastbound I-80, from east of Larkin Avenue (IL-7) to Briggs Street will be reduced to one lane. In addition, the entrance ramp from Chicago Street to eastbound I-80 will be closed. During that time, a detour will direct traffic to Richards Street to access eastbound I-80.

 

4/23/2021 UPDATE

I-80 closures this weekend (April 23-26) have been postponed until further notice.

 

4/9/21 UPDATE:

Closures this weekend (April 9-12) have been postponed due to the weather.  

Closures are still scheduled for the weekend of April 16 and the weekend of April 23.


Overnight lane closures followed by multiple weekend lane, ramp closures

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that bridge deck patching and repairs to I-80 between Chicago Street (US-52/IL-53) and Briggs Street, in Joliet, will require overnight lane closures, followed by multiple weekend lane and ramp closures, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 5. To minimize the impact to traffic, construction will be carried out in several stages.

The work will initially take place over three consecutive nights, weather permitting, starting at 10 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Thursday, April 8. The first stage of the project, installing a temporary concrete barrier wall and rumble strips, will require lane and shoulder closures on both sides of I-80, from Chicago Street to Briggs Street. At least one lane in both directions will remain open at all times. Daytime traffic will not be impacted.

Shoulder closures will continue for approximately four to six weeks to accommodate temporary pavement construction as part of advance work to replace the eastbound I-80 bridges over Hickory Creek, Richards Street, Rowell Avenue/Canadian National Railroad, and westbound over Richards Street.

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, April 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 12, eastbound I-80, from east of Larkin Avenue (IL-7) to Briggs Street will be reduced to one lane. In addition, the entrance ramp from Chicago Street to eastbound I-80 will be closed. During that time, a detour will direct traffic to Richards Street to access eastbound I-80.

The same closures and hours will be in effect, weather permitting, the weekend of Friday, April 16 and, if needed, the weekend of Friday, April 23.

The weekend closures are necessary to make pavement repairs so the interstate can accommodate both directions of traffic when work on replacing the eastbound I-80 bridges begin later this spring.

The eventual replacement of the Des Plaines River bridges and larger improvements to I-80 in Will County are a cornerstone project in Gov. JB Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital program, which will invest $33.2 billion in transportation infrastructure across all modes throughout the state. The estimated $1.2 billion project is included in IDOT’s current multi-year plan.

The project will reconstruct 16 miles of I-80, from Ridge Road in Minooka to US-30 in Joliet and New Lenox, while adding or extending auxiliary lanes to improve safety and reduce congestion, as well as improving interchanges at I-55, IL-7, Center Street, US-52/IL-53, Richards Street and Briggs Street.

4/9/2021 11:46 AM (Updated 4/29/2021 2:11 PM)
Repairs, resurfacing begin Monday, April 12 on I-94/I-694 in Brooklyn Center

Repairs and resurfacing on I-94/694 between Brooklyn Boulevard and Dupont Avenue begin Monday, April 12 in Brooklyn Center. The project also includes drainage improvements, signal system work and upgrading pedestrian/bicycle crossings throughout the corridor to meet Americans with Disabilities Act Standards. Those improvements include traffic signals, ramp and sidewalk updates.

As preliminary work begins at 10 p.m. on Sunday evening, April 11, motorists will encounter lane closures in both directions of the interstate between Brooklyn Boulevard and Highway 100 to cover signs and remove pavement markings from the roadway.

Beginning Monday morning, April 12, the ramp from Brooklyn Boulevard to eastbound I-94/694 and the ramp from westbound I-94/694 to Brooklyn Boulevard will close until mid-May. During the closure, traffic will detour west on I-94/694 to Hennepin County Road 81/Bottineau Boulevard and back east on I-94/694.

The project also requires four weekend directional closures on I-94/694 between Brooklyn Boulevard and Highway 100. All weekend closures will start at 10 p.m. on Fridays and continue through 5 a.m. the following Mondays. The directional full closures are:

All weekend closures are weather dependent.

The posted detour for all these closures is Highway 100, I-394, US-169 and back to I-94/694.

Weather permitting, all work will be completed by early June.

All motorists are advised to plan ahead, allow extra time, and check 511 for updates: www.511mn.org

4/8/2021 5:44 PM (Updated 4/9/2021 11:37 AM)
Pike County: I-72 work begins week of April 12


The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on I-72 from the I-172 interchange to west of Hull in Pike County begins the week of April 12. 
 
The project involves removal of sections of pavement expansion joints, placement of reinforcement and concrete patching. The work will reduce I-72 to one lane in each direction, with traffic control utilizing dynamic message signs, spotters and barricades.  
 
Drivers will enjoy a smoother driving surface as a result of this project, which is expected to be complete by early July.  
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

4/8/2021 3:00 PM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:19 PM)
Multiple Projects Scheduled In Kane And DuPage Area

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that multiple improvement projects in Kane and DuPage counties are scheduled to get underway beginning this spring. The seven projects represent a total investment of more than $41 million for the region, made possible by Gov. JB Pritzker’s bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.

“With the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, we are restoring and transforming Illinois’s aging infrastructure,” said Gov. Pritzker. “Rebuild Illinois is not only about investing in infrastructure but about investing in people and communities as well. In the coming months, IDOT will undertake projects that will ultimately create safer roads and bridges and provide jobs in Kane and DuPage counties and across the entire state.”

Projects include:

“These projects represent a significant investment in Kane and DuPage counties and are a big step forward in our work to improve safety, mobility and create economic opportunity for years to come,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “We’re asking drivers to be patient, slow down and pay extra attention driving in and around any work zone.”

In addition to improving roads and bridges, Rebuild Illinois identifies in the Chicago area $400 million for the CREATE program, $500 million to establish passenger rail to the Quad Cities and Rockford, and $4 billion for the Regional Transportation Authority, which oversees the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace.

Passed in 2019, Rebuild Illinois is investing $33.2 billion into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history but also the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com.

4/8/2021 2:19 PM (Updated 4/12/2021 3:59 PM)
Jersey County: Work on US-67 begins April 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces a traffic staging change on US-67 just south of Delhi from the current four-lane configuration to two lanes, beginning on Monday, April 12, weather permitting.

The new configuration will have northbound traffic merging with southbound traffic sooner than the current traffic pattern. This new traffic pattern will continue for several months and it allows the contractor to connect the new pavement to the current pavement with minimal impact to the motoring public.
 
Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
 

4/8/2021 11:53 AM (Updated 4/8/2021 11:53 AM)
Clinton County: IL-161 lane closures begin April 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that IL-161 will have intermittent lane restrictions from just west of Slant Road near Bartelso to just west of Broadway in Centralia beginning on Monday, April 12, weather permitting.

Traffic in each direction will be maintained using flaggers. These restrictions are necessary to place a new bituminous surface treatment and new pavement markings. This work is expected to be completed by the end of July.

4/8/2021 11:33 AM (Updated 4/8/2021 12:09 PM)
IL-102 resurfacing in Wilmington begins April 19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of IL-102, from Ryan Street, in Wilmington, to Warner Bridge Road, in Wesley Township, will require daily lane closures, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 19.

The project, which consists of resurfacing the 10-mile stretch of Illinois 102, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and installing milled rumble strips, is expected to be completed in August. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

4/8/2021 11:28 AM (Updated 4/8/2021 11:28 AM)
McLean County: I-55 bridge work at Funks Grove begins April 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on I-55 over the ramps to the Funks Grove rest area begins April 12.
 
The project involves joint replacement, deck patching and general maintenance on the bridge that carries I-55 over the access ramps for the rest area. Lane closures will be required while median crossovers are constructed. After completion of the median crossovers, traffic will run head to head with a barrier wall in place. Work is expected to be complete by Nov. 1.
 
 Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 

4/7/2021 4:26 PM (Updated 4/7/2021 4:26 PM)
Normal: Work on Raab Road begins April 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on Raab Road over I-55/74 in Normal begins April 12.
 
The project involves joint replacement and general maintenance on the bridge that carries Raab Road over I-55/74 and will reduce Raab Road to one lane, with traffic controlled by temporary signals. There will be no lane closures on the interstate. Work is expected to be complete by July 1.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 

4/7/2021 1:11 PM (Updated 4/7/2021 1:11 PM)
McLean County: I-55 bridge work at Normal begins April 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on I-55 over westbound I-74 northwest of Normal begins April 12.
 
The project involves joint replacement, deck patching and general maintenance on the bridge that carries I-55 over westbound I-74. Lane closures will be required, with two lanes open in each direction at all times. Work is expected to be complete by Nov. 1.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

4/7/2021 12:02 PM (Updated 4/7/2021 12:02 PM)
US-30 to have lane closures between IN-39 and US-35

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for US-30 over the Kankakee River starting Thursday, April 8.

US-30 will be reduced to one lane in each direction through late-June, 2021 for a bridge deck overlay project. A bridge deck overlay is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck. Learn more about this treatment on our Facebook page here.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

US 30

4/7/2021 11:40 AM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:21 PM)
IN-2 To Be Resurfaced In Downtown LaPorte

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a resurfacing project for IN-2/Lincolnway in Downtown LaPorte starting Monday, April 12 with ADA ramp and pedestrian work activities.

Night time paving operations will begin on or around May 21 and will take place between approximately 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Lane closures or moving flagging operations will occur while resurfacing is taking place.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

4/5/2021 1:52 PM (Updated 4/5/2021 3:21 PM)
IN-149 To Be Reduced To Two Lanes Over I-94

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for the IN-149 bridge over I-80/94 starting Tuesday, April 6.

During phase one, the inside left lanes northbound and southbound will be closed, and the outside right lanes will be closed during phase two. Lane closures will be in place through late-May, 2021 for a bridge deck overlay and painting. These preventative maintenance activities prolong the life of the bridge deck.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

4/5/2021 1:18 PM (Updated 4/5/2021 3:20 PM)
Temporary closure of 18th Street ramp at Byrne

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction, the ramp from 18th Street to the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) will close for approximately six weeks starting, weather permitting, at 5 a.m. Monday, April 12.
 
The closure is needed to construct an overhead sign structure foundation and is expected to be completed by 5 a.m. Monday, May 25.
 
A detour will direct traffic west on 18th Street, south on Union Avenue, west on Cermak Road, north on Halsted Street, east on Roosevelt Road, to connect to the outbound Eisenhower (I-290) via the Ruble Street ramp. Motorists will continue north on Ruble Street to connect to the inbound Ryan via the Taylor Street ramp.
 
Motorists should expect significant delays and 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 limit and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods.
 
For more information, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org. The mobile-friendly website features a detailed project timeline with an interactive map, photo galleries, a live camera feed of the work zone, and the ability to submit questions and comments to the project team via a “Contact Us” link.
 
The improved Jane Byrne Interchange will be complete in 2022.

4/5/2021 1:02 PM (Updated 4/6/2021 10:11 AM)
217th Ave bridge repair to cause lane closure on I-65 SB

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces repairs for the 217th Ave bridge over I-65 beginning Monday, April 12.

The 217th Ave bridge over I-65 between IN-2 and the Kankakee River has been closed since July 2019 due to an over-height truck striking the bridge. Crews will be removing and replacing the damaged steel bridge beam and adjacent concrete.

One southbound I-65 lane will be closed in this location (mile marker 235) while work is occurring. 20 minute rolling slowdowns will also be utilized as needed during the hours of 10pm to 5am.

Typically, INDOT projects take years to go from the planning stage to construction due to the amount of development needed including designing the project and acquiring funding. In this case, INDOT had to develop an entire project from scratch after the bridge was damaged. The bridge is expected to reopen in early July, 2021.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

4/5/2021 11:21 AM (Updated 4/5/2021 11:21 AM)
Madison County: Old Alton-Edwardsville Road resurfacing begins April 5

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that intermittent lane restrictions will begin on Old Alton-Edwardsville Road between Wanda Road and Cahokia Creek Road on Monday, April 5, weather permitting.

The lane restrictions are needed to resurface the road. Work is expected to be complete by the end of May.
 
Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.

 

4/2/2021 1:11 PM (Updated 4/2/2021 1:11 PM)
Sangamon County: I-72 bridge maintenance begins April 6

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the washing and painting of bridges on I-72 at Sixth Street and Second Street in Springfield begins April 6.
 
The project is part of IDOT’s goal of preserving the integrity and safety of its bridges. Work will begin at Sixth Street, which will be reduced to one lane in each direction. When Sixth Street is complete, by approximately June 1, the project will move to Second Street. Second will be closed periodically between June 1 and Sept. 1 for a total of 30 days, with nighttime lane closures on I-72. All construction is expected to be complete by Sept. 1.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 

4/1/2021 3:49 PM (Updated 4/2/2021 11:19 AM)
Putnam County: IL-71 bridge resurfacing begins April 5

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on IL-71 about 1.5 miles east of the I-180 interchange in Putnam County begins April 5.
 
The project involves replacing and resurfacing the bridge deck and will reduce the bridge to one lane, with traffic controlled by temporary signals. Work is expected to be complete in August.
 
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 should be prepared to stop as traffic will be signalized and reduced to one lane. Drivers are urged to use caution especially when heading westbound as the project is at the bottom of a hill and traffic will be stopped at the traffic signals. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zone, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices, and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 

4/1/2021 3:28 PM (Updated 4/1/2021 3:28 PM)
Champaign: Work resumes April 1 on two I-74 bridges

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the $32.6 million project to replace two bridges on I-74 in Champaign, one over the Canadian National Railroad yard and the other over Market Street, resumes April 1. The project is a highlight of Gov. JB Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital program.

Starting Thursday, two-way traffic will shift to the westbound lanes while the eastbound portions of the two bridges are reconstructed. Also, the Neil Street ramp to eastbound I-74 will close. A detour utilizing Prospect Avenue to access eastbound I-74 will be posted. This work is expected to be complete for the winter stage by Nov. 25.

Both of these bridges were constructed in the mid-1950s and widened in 1992. The superstructures have both reached advanced stages of deterioration and are due to be replaced. Some substructure repairs, including the replacement of one pier near the Canadian National yard, will also be included in this $32.6 million project.

4/1/2021 1:39 PM (Updated 4/2/2021 11:20 AM)
Pulaski Road improvement project resumes Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that construction along Pulaski Road, between 76th Street and 77th Street, in Chicago, resumes, weather permitting, Monday, April 5.  

The work will be carried out in two stages, northbound Pulaski Road initially will be reduced to a single lane from 78th Street to 76th Street.

The closures are expected to remain in place for approximately two months. During the second stage, Pulaski Road will be reduced from three to two lanes in each direction.

The project involves rebuilding the center raised medians to extend the northbound left turn lane on Pulaski Road at 76th Street, constructing new sidewalks on the east side of Pulaski Road, new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, pavement widening and resurfacing, installing new LED streetlights and drainage improvements. Additionally, as part of the overall project, the deteriorated bridge that carried Ford City Drive over Pulaski Road and ramps were removed last year. The $2.2 million project is expected to be completed in late September.

4/1/2021 11:26 AM (Updated 4/1/2021 12:14 PM)
Lawrence Avenue improvement project resumes April 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to Lawrence Avenue from Mannheim Road (US-12/45) to Rose Street, in Schiller Park, resumes, weather permitting, Monday, April 12.

To complete the project, Lawrence Avenue from Rose Street to 25th Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with lane widths reduced to 9.6 feet. Access to businesses within the work zone will be maintained during construction.

The project, which includes patching and resurfacing, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, replacing deteriorated curbs, along with installing new storm sewers and improving drainage, is expected to be completed in late July.

4/1/2021 11:19 AM (Updated 4/1/2021 12:15 PM)
US-12 east of IN-149 to be reduced to two lanes

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for US-12 east of IN-149 in Burns Harbor beginning Thursday, April 1.

The US-12 bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad will be reduced to one lane in each direction for a bridge deck overlay and other bridge maintenance activities through early-October, 2021. 

The ramp lanes on the bridge for exit and entry into Cleveland-Cliffs (F.K.A. ArcelorMittal) will be closed, but the ramps will remain open. A temporary stop sign will be installed at the top of the ramp onto US-12 due to the merging lane being closed. 

A bridge deck overlay is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck. Learn more about this treatment on our Facebook page here

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

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3/26/2021 4:10 PM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:24 PM)
Adams County: IL-104 patching begins March 29

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement patching on IL-104 between I-172 and Quincy Regional Airport beginThe Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement patching on IL-104 between I-172 and Quincy Regional Airport begins March 29.  

The work will reduce IL-104 to one lane in each direction, with traffic control utilizing dynamic message signs, spotters and barricades. Motorists will enjoy a smoother driving surface as a result of this project, which is expected to be complete by the end of May.

3/26/2021 12:53 PM (Updated 4/1/2021 12:28 PM)
I-55/70 Bridge Repairs Set March 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces a two-lane closure on northbound I-55/70 over IL-111. Work will be done between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, March 26, weather permitting.

These restrictions are needed to perform critical bridge deck and bridge joint repairs. IDOT District 8 Operations crews will make the needed improvements. All entrance and exit ramps will remain open during the work. Full access will be restored as soon as possible.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

3/25/2021 11:32 AM (Updated 4/1/2021 1:26 PM)
I-74 work in Tazewell County begins March 29

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on both directions of I-74 between Morton (exit 102) and Goodfield (exit 112) begins March 29.

The work involves removing and replacing shoulders and guardrails, and is part of a larger project to repair 10 bridges along I-74. The first phase of repairs is expected to be complete in October, with the second phase ending next spring.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com

3/25/2021 3:01 AM (Updated 4/1/2021 1:14 PM)
I-74 work in Peoria County begins March 29

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on I-74 between the Kickapoo (exit 82) and IL-78 (exit 71) interchanges in Peoria County begins March 29.

The project involves drainage repairs and pavement patching and resurfacing. I-74 will be reduced to one lane in each direction during the work, which is expected to be complete in September.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

3/24/2021 1:16 PM (Updated 4/1/2021 1:06 PM)
Massac County: Work on I-24 begins March 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on eastbound and westbound lanes of I-24 of upcoming lane reductions.

Beginning Monday, March 22, weather permitting, there will be roadwork on I-24 that will require lane reductions. Work includes various bridge repairs, patching resurfacing and new shoulders, guardrail, and pavement markings along the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-24 from the Johnson County line to the Ohio River, milepost 24 to milepost 39.
 
Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution when traveling through this area. Work is expected to be completed November 15, 2022.
 
Eastbound and westbound traffic lanes will be reduced to one lane at various locations with a max width of 14’-3”.
3/18/2021 9:56 AM (Updated 4/1/2021 1:03 PM)
Traffic Shifts Scheduled to Resume Work on Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange Project

Work in 2021 includes completion of roadway widening on I-57, as well as continued ramp construction

Traffic shifts on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and I-57 are scheduled to begin next week as work resumes on the I-294/I-57 Interchange Project. Work is continuing to construct the new interchange ramps that will connect northbound I-294 to northbound I-57 and southbound I-57 to northbound I-294, as well roadway widening on I-294 and I-57.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to changes in traffic patterns and construction throughout the construction season. Up-to-date information regarding lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts. All work is weather dependent.

Work in 2021 includes completion of roadway widening on I-57, widening of the I-57 bridge over Dixie Highway, replacing the 147th Street Bridge, as well as continued construction of the ramp connecting northbound I-294 to northbound I-57 and the two ramps carrying southbound I-57 to I-294, including a flyover ramp bridge. Work to widen the CSX Railroad Bridge on I-57 is also scheduled to begin this year.

“The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring the roadway remains safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of our overall commitment to roadway safety,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We ask drivers to be attentive in work zones by watching for changing traffic patterns and using caution, especially when workers are present.”

Beginning the week of March 22, traffic on southbound I-294 will be reduced from four to three lanes to provide a work zone to construct the new auxiliary lane from southbound I-57 onto southbound I-294. Work will also continue to build retaining walls and reconstruct mainline bridges. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through summer.

In addition, on I-57, traffic shifts will be scheduled in both directions between Kedzie Avenue and 147th Street as well as between 147th Street and Thornton Road. These closures and shifts are needed for ramp pier work located in the median of I-57 and for work to widen the bridges over 149th Street and Dixie Highway, as well as on collector-distributors roads and retaining walls. After the shifts are put in place, traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration into summer.

This work is part of the second phase of the I-294/I-57 Interchange Project, which is building four new ramps to connect southbound I-57 to I-294 and 294 to northbound I-57, including the flyover ramp bridge. The flyover ramp bridge will carry traffic from southbound I-57 to southbound I-294 and from 147th to southbound I-57. The multi-span structure will be 2,649 feet long with a bridge deck approximately 16 feet above I-294 and 17 feet above I-57. Interchange construction is scheduled to continue into 2022.

Additional work on this project includes the reconstruction of the I-57 median and the widening of the I-57 mainline, as well as drainage improvements, erosion and sediment control, retaining wall and bridge construction.

Maps and construction information about the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) I-57 Interchange Project is available in the Project’s section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com

The new interchange is improving travel by providing customers with completed access between the two interstates. For the first time, the new I-294/I-57 Interchange provides motorists with access between I-294 and I-57, including a new interchange at 147th Street. The complete interchange will reduce congestion on local routes, enhance economic development and improve regional mobility. The all-electronic interstate-to-interstate connection better serves commuters and freight operators while opening access for local communities.

 

3/17/2021 6:46 PM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:35 PM)
Jefferson Street bridge in Joliet
 
3/17/21 UPDATE: Jefferson Street bridge in Joliet is estimated to remain closed until October 2021, due to fabrication of mechanical components needed to complete repairs, including the main gear shaft that is needed to move the bridge.
 
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the Jefferson Street (US-30) bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will close, weather permitting, Monday, June 1.
 
The closure is necessary to replace mechanical components on the movable bridge. A detour will direct traffic to Raynor Avenue (US-52), McDonough Street (US-6/52) and Chicago Street (IL-53).
 
The work is expected to be completed in August.
 
3/17/2021 1:16 PM (Updated 4/1/2021 1:02 PM)
US-34 bridge replacement begins March 22
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on US-34 over TR-162 (120th Street) in Warren County, about 4 miles east of Monmouth, begins March 22.  
 
The work involves replacing the bridges that carry US-34 over TR-162 and will reduce U.S. 34 to one lane in each direction during the project, which is expected to be complete in June 2022. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements. 
 
3/16/2021 3:05 PM (Updated 3/17/2021 11:11 AM)
Quincy Memorial Bridge to close April 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Quincy Memorial Bridge (eastbound US-24) will close for repairs April 1.  
 
Two-way traffic will be maintained on the Bayview Bridge (westbound US-24) during the closure. The Bayview Bridge will be posted with a maximum width of 14 feet during the closure of the Memorial Bridge, which is expected to last until Nov. 30.
 
This $7.25 million project consists of resurfacing the bridge deck, joint replacements and repairs, painting, structural steel repairs, lighting replacement and repairs and other miscellaneous work. Benefits from the project include providing a smoother road surface, installing safety equipment, and needed maintenance to the structure. IDOT is currently reviewing long-term plans for replacing the Quincy Memorial Bridge and will be seeking input at a public meeting to be held later this year.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips on the Bayview Bridge. When feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway and 128 bridges along with 228 additional safety improvements.
 

3/16/2021 11:30 AM (Updated 3/16/2021 11:30 AM)
Quad Cities: I-280 bridge deck replacement begins March 15
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that final preparations begin next week to shift all traffic on the I-280 Mississippi River bridge (Sergeant John F. Baker Jr. Bridge) to the eastbound lanes as part of a three-year deck replacement and resurfacing project. 
 
Starting Monday, March 15, work will begin to install concrete barriers to prepare for the traffic shift. There will be temporary lane closures in both directions of I-280 to allow for the work to occur.
 
By Friday, March 19, weather permitting, traffic over the bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction so construction can begin on the westbound lanes. A lane in each direction will be separated by a concrete barrier, which will be maintained throughout the work zone to complete the project.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changing conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and remain alert for workers and equipment.
 
The westbound bridge deck will take one construction season to complete, with a tentative completion date of November. The eastbound bridge deck will be replaced in 2022, with traffic shifting to the new westbound bridge deck in the spring. The approach from the bridge to the Illinois 92 interchange will be resurfaced in 2023. The bridge also will be painted.
 
The overall project is scheduled to wrap up in late 2023.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
3/12/2021 4:56 PM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:36 PM)
Work Beginning on Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project Mainline Reconstruction Between I-55 and 95th Street

The Illinois Tollway is resuming work on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project’s southern section between I-55 and 95th Street, including the start of work to reconstruct and widen the roadway to five lanes in both directions.

 Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to changes in traffic patterns and construction throughout the construction season. Up-to-date information regarding lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts.

 “The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring the roadway remains safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of our overall commitment to roadway safety,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We ask drivers to be attentive in work zones by watching for changing traffic patterns and using caution, especially when workers are present.”

 As work resumes for the 2021 construction season, daily shoulder closures and overnight lane closures will be scheduled as needed between 95th Street and LaGrange Road for installation of temporary lighting along the roadway and protective shielding under 87th Street and Roberts Road bridges, as well as pavement patching and rumble strip removal.

 Once this advance work is complete, traffic shifts will be put in place on I-294 between the 82nd Street Toll Plaza and 95th Street. On southbound I-294, four lanes of traffic will remain open and shifted to the right. On northbound I-294, four lanes of traffic will be shifted to the left, with two northbound lanes traveling in a counterflow lane on the southbound side of I-294.

 Between LaGrange Road and the 82nd Street Toll Plaza, traffic in both directions will be shifted to the outside shoulders in both directions to accommodate construction work.

Additional traffic shifts will be scheduled later this spring, including in both directions on I-294 between the Mile Long Bridge and I-55, as well as on the ramps connecting I-55 to northbound I-294 and southbound I-294 to I-55. Additional traffic shifts, lane reductions and ramp detours will be scheduled needed to complete work between I-55 and 95th Street.

 The traffic shifts and counterflow lane are scheduled to remain in this configuration through the end of 2021 as work begins to reconstruct and widen I-294 between I-55 and 95th Street.

 Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, Village of Burr Ridge, City of Countryside, City of Hickory Hills, Village of Hodgkins, Village of Indian Head, Village of Justice, as well as local fire and police departments.

 Work in this southern section of the Central Tri-State Project between I-55 and 95th Street includes rebuilding and widening the roadway to five lanes in both directions, including construction of new I-294 bridges over I-55, Flagg Creek, 87th Street and Roberts Road, as well as reconstructing shoulders including adding Flex Lanes and is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2023.

 Construction in the southern section of Central Tri-State Tollway Project started in 2019 with the Mile Long Bridge Project. Work to prepare for mainline reconstruction and widening began in 2020, including work to reconstruct the Archer Avenue Interchange. Work in this section also includes working with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways and the Village of Justice to build a new interchange at 88th/Cork Avenue. In addition, improvements will also be made to local crossroad bridges, including Willow Springs Road and 5th Avenue, and the ramp connecting I‐55 to northbound I‐294 is also scheduled to be rebuilt.

 Construction updates, project information, maps and detour information for work that is part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

 The $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is reconstructing and widening the roadway between Balmoral Avenue and 95thStreet to provide congestion relief, update old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand and address regional needs. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.

 

3/12/2021 3:38 PM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:37 PM)
Alton: College Avenue bridge resurfacing begins March 15
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces lane closures on College Avenue (IL-140/111) between Kendall Avenue and Fosterburg Road beginning on Monday, March 15, weather permitting. 
 
The eastbound and westbound directions will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. This work is necessary to make bridge deck repairs and is expected to be completed by September.
 
Drivers may experience long delays when traveling through the work zone and are encouraged to find alternate routes during construction. Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
 
3/12/2021 11:34 AM (Updated 3/17/2021 11:16 AM)
Northwest Highway bridge repairs begin March 15
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the Northwest Highway (US-14) bridge, over the Fox River in Cary and Fox River Grove will begin, weather permitting, Monday, March 15.
 
To accommodate the work, Northwest Highway will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Ebert Drive to Opatrny Drive. In addition, left turns from southeast bound Northwest Highway onto River Road and to 215 Northwest Highway (The Arlington Club) will not be allowed. Motorists should follow the posted detour.
 
The project, which consists of deck and joint repairs and the installation of a new deck overlay, is expected to be completed in 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.
 
3/11/2021 3:02 PM (Updated 3/17/2021 11:16 AM)
US-45 work begins March 15
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on US-45 south of IL-14 of upcoming lane reductions.
 
Beginning Monday, March 15, weather permitting, there will be construction on US 45 that will require lane closures. Work includes 8.2 miles of patching, milling and resurfacing along US-45 from IL-14 to IL-1. The contractor will also be working on sidewalks in Norris City.
 
Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution when traveling through this area. Work is expected to last several months.
 
To avoid any delays, motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.
3/11/2021 2:32 PM (Updated 3/17/2021 11:17 AM)
Work on IL-9 bridge at Pekin begins March 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on the McNaughton Bridge, which carries IL-9 over the Illinois River at Pekin, begins March 15.

The project involves replacement of bearings and expansion joints, bridge deck patching, substructure repairs and miscellaneous lighting repairs. Lane closures on Ann Eliza and Second streets will be necessary for about two weeks. Work is expected to be complete by November.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.


For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.
 

3/10/2021 3:29 PM (Updated 4/23/2021 12:38 PM)
Northbound US-41 lane to be closed north of US-231

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a lane closure for US-41 northbound between US-231 and Joliet St beginning Monday, March 15. 

The northbound right driving lane will be closed, and the left passing lane will remain open to traffic. The lane restrictions will be in place through late-November 2021 as part of a contract to construct auxiliary lanes for two-way left turn lanes.

INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

3/9/2021 1:48 PM (Updated 3/17/2021 11:22 AM)
Northwest Highway lane reductions begin March 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the Northwest Highway (US-14) bridge, over the Fox River, in Cary and Fox River Grove, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, March 15.

To accommodate the work, Northwest Highway will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Ebert Drive to Opatrny Drive. In addition, left turns from southeast bound Northwest Highway onto River Road and to 215 Northwest Highway (The Arlington Club) will not be allowed. Motorists should follow the posted detour.

The project, which consists of deck and joint repairs and the installation of a new deck overlay, is expected to be completed in 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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

3/8/2021 9:13 AM (Updated 3/8/2021 9:13 AM)
Vermilion County: Tilton Road bridge replacement begins March 6
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a $5.3 million Rebuild Illinois project to replace the Tilton Road bridge over I-74, just west of exit 215 near Danville, will begin, weather permitting, March 6.
 
The project involves replacing the Tilton Road bridge as well as construction of retaining walls along the interstate. Intermittent lane closures on I-74 and a complete closure of Tilton Road will be required. The project will be complete by the end of November, 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, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year one included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway and 128 bridges along with 228 additional safety improvements.
3/5/2021 3:30 PM (Updated 3/8/2021 9:14 AM)
I-64 lane closures begin March 8

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that I-64 from east of Okawville to the Jefferson County line will have intermediate lane restrictions in each direction beginning at 6 p.m. March 8, weather permitting.

Lane closures can be expected between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. daily. One lane of traffic in each direction will always remain open. This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs.  Work is anticipated to be completed in early July.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area.  Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

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.

3/2/2021 12:53 PM (Updated 3/2/2021 12:53 PM)
As Illinois Tollway Rebuilds Bridge Ovesr Tri-State Tollway (I-94)

Full closure of bridge in Gurnee scheduled for nine months with posted detour

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin work this week to remove and rebuild the Stearns School Road Bridge carrying traffic over the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) in Gurnee. Reconstruction of the Stearns School Road Bridge is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

Beginning today, March 1, on I-94 daily lane closure in both directions will be scheduled between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with up to two lanes closed at a time for advance work to prepare for bridge removal and reconstruction. In addition, overnight lane closures will be also scheduled during the week with up to three lanes closed at a time and 15-minute full closures scheduled overnight Thursday, March 4 into Friday, March 5.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of construction. All work is weather dependent.

Once advance work is complete, a full closure of the Stearns School Road Bridge is scheduled to begin later in March. To safely accommodate construction and reduce the duration of work, the bridge is scheduled to be closed to traffic with a posted detour for nine months. Full closure and a traffic detour are necessary because the bridge is too narrow to accommodate traffic while safely providing a work zone to complete the removal and reconstruction of the bridge. Up to 15,900 vehicles travel on this section of Stearns School Road daily.

“The Illinois Tollway understands safety is just as important as access for drivers who use the Tollway to reach work and home, and we thank them for their patience,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “Closing the bridge allows us to safely complete this work in less time and minimize the inconvenience to customers.”

Following closure of the bridge, a posted detour will be put in place directing Stearns School Road traffic to use Dilleys Road, Grand Avenue and Hunt Club Road to route around the bridge closure. Stearns School Road will be closed between Hunts Club Road and Dilleys Road, however access to Gurnee Mills Mall off Stearns School Road will remain open during construction.

In addition, on I-94, traffic shifts and overnight lane closures will continue to be scheduled in both directions as needed to accommodate work on the bridge.

Construction and detours are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Village of Gurnee, Warren Township and Lake County, as well as local fire and police departments.

The Illinois Tollway, Village of Gurnee and Lake County Division of Transportation are working in coordination to replace the 70‐year‐old Stearns School Road Bridge over the Tri‐State Tollway (I‐94). The new bridge structure will be designed to provide for three lanes of traï¬Âƒc, as well as additional bicycle and pedestrian access.

As part of the Stearns School Road Bridge Project, the existing two‐lane bridge carrying traï¬Âƒc over the Tollway will be removed and replaced with a new, wider bridge structure. This Tollway‐led project is planned to construct a new bridge that will carry three lanes of Stearns School Road over the North Tri‐State Tollway (I‐94) along with 4‐foot‐wide shoulders, replacement of the existing pedestrian path on the north side and the addition of a new sidewalk on the south side. In addition, since the Illinois Tollway typically constructs new bridges with a 75‐year service life, the new bridge will be designed to accommodate future local roadway improvements

These repairs are necessary to extend the life of the local crossroad bridge and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, and includes in local cost participation for the improvements.

Maps and construction about the Stearns School Road Project are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com.

3/1/2021 2:21 PM (Updated 3/1/2021 2:23 PM)
Illinois Tollway Begins Work to Rebuild Windsor Drive Bridge Over Ramps Connecting Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

The Illinois Tollway has begun work to install temporary traffic signals on Windsor Drive in Oak Brook for the reconstruction of the Windsor Drive Bridge over the ramps connecting the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and the Tri-State Tollway  (I-294). Reconstruction of the Windsor Drive Bridge is being done in coordination with Oak Brook’s work to rebuild and widen Windsor Drive.

 Work to install temporary traffic signals on Windsor Drive is currently underway to maintain traffic access and accommodate the Tollway bridge removal and reconstruction. The temporary traffic signals are scheduled to be complete during the week of December 21 and activated in early January when bridge construction begins.

 “The Illinois Tollway understands safety is just as important as access for drivers traveling daily to work and home, and we thank them for their patience,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “Reducing lanes on the Windsor Drive Bridge will allow us to safely complete this work in less time and minimize the inconvenience to customers.”

 During the first stage of construction, Windsor Drive traffic will be reduced to a single lane crossing the bridge with the temporary traffic signals maintaining bi-directional travel. Bridge traffic is scheduled to remain reduced to a signal lane through spring as the portion of the bridge carrying northbound traffic is removed and rebuilt. Drivers should anticipate travel delays. 

 Once the first stage of construction is complete, Windsor Drive traffic will have access to two lanes, one lane in each direction, eliminating the need for traffic control signals, on the new northbound side of the bridge while the southbound side of the bridge is removed and replaced. All bridge work is scheduled to be complete by the end of fall.

 In addition, during construction, Tollway ramps connecting I-88 and I-294 will remain open with shoulder closures and traffic shifts as needed. Full ramp closures will be scheduled as needed for bridge beam removal and replacement.

 Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to the lane closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits. All work is weather dependent.

 The Tollway’s Windsor Drive Bridge Project is removing the existing two-lane bridge carrying traffic over the Tollway ramps connecting I-88 and I-294 and replacing it with a new, wider bridge structure. The new bridge will provide four lanes on Windsor Drive along with a 10' wide landscaped raised median and sidewalks in both directions.

 Bridge replacement will also accommodate work underway by the Village of Oak Brook to widen Windsor Drive to four lanes between Swift Road and Cermak Road. In addition, the existing four-span bridge will be replaced with a two-span structure to improve Tollway maintenance and operations in the area and accommodate any ramp or roadway improvements needed in the future. 

 Additional work on this project includes, the reconstruction of outside shoulders on the ramps connecting eastbound I-88 to southbound I-294 and northbound I-294 to westbound I-88, along with erosion control and landscaping. All work is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021

 This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The Windsor Drive Bridge Project is being coordinated with the Village of Oak Brook as well as local fire and police departments. Currently, up to 6,500 vehicles use Windsor Drive daily.

 Maps and construction information about the Windsor Drive Bridge Project are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com. Information about Oak Brook’s Windsor Drive Widening and Streetscape Project is available on the village’s website at www.oak-brook.org.

 

12/18/2020 4:35 PM (Updated 12/21/2020 12:38 PM)
Lane closures on Deerpath Road in Lake Forest

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a project to construct a new pump station at Deerpath Road and Skokie Highway (US-41), in Lake Forest, will require daily, intermittent lane closures on Deerpath Road from Skokie Highway to just west of Green Bay Road beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, Dec. 1.

 The project also includes decommissioning the existing pump station, installing two detention ponds and making drainage improvements. Deerpath Road from Skokie Highway to Golf Lane will be resurfaced and dedicated left and right turn lanes installed at Skokie Highway. In addition, new sidewalks and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps will also be installed throughout the project limits. 

 Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction, which is anticipated to be completed in late 2022.

 Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to detour signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

 Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

 

11/24/2020 4:17 PM (Updated 11/25/2020 11:58 AM)
Meacham Road Resurfacing Begins This Month

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Meacham Road from Algonquin Road (IL-62), in Schaumburg, to Emerson Avenue, in Rolling Meadows, passing through unincorporated Palatine, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Nov. 30.

The project, which also includes constructing new shoulders, installing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and making drainage improvements, is expected to be completed in summer 2021. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

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.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

11/23/2020 4:20 PM (Updated 11/25/2020 11:59 AM)
Long-Term Lane Closure Scheduled on Butterfield Road in Berkley and Hillside for I-290/I-88 Interchange Project at I-294

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin a long-term lane closure next week on Butterfield Road under the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in Berkley and Hillside as advance work begins on a project to reconstruct the I-290/I-88 Interchange at I-294.

Construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the construction work zones and lane closures. All work is weather dependent.
 
“The Illinois Tollway promotes safety of both drivers and workers as we plan and implement roadway improvements,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We will make every effort to minimize the impact of construction and ask drivers to please be patient and obey the work zone speed limits.”
 
Beginning the week of October 26, traffic on Butterfield Road will be reduced to a single lane in both directions under I-294, between Calvin Avenue and I-290. The closures are scheduled to remain in place through the end of 2022.
 
Lane closures on Butterfield Road are needed to provide a safe work zone for workers and accommodate drivers while construction is underway.
 
Construction beginning this fall and winter includes advance underground utility work. In spring 2021, reconstruction of the bridge over Butterfield Road is scheduled to begin.
 
Local road closures in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Village of Berkeley and the Village of Hillside, as well as local fire and police departments.
 
The Illinois Tollway’s Central Tri-State Tollway Project includes the reconstruction of the interchange ramps connecting the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and I-290, to reduce congestion, improve safety and address operational issues as well as infrastructure conditions. Construction on the I-290/I-88 Interchange Project at I-294 is scheduled for 2020 through 2026.
 
Information about the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is available on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com in the Projects section.
 
The Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is reconstructing and widening the roadway between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street to provide congestion relief, update old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand and address regional needs. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.
10/21/2020 4:37 PM (Updated 10/21/2020 4:37 PM)
Williamson County: I-57 work begins Oct. 5

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on I-57 in Williamson County of upcoming lane reductions.

Beginning Monday night, October 5, weather permitting, there will be construction on I-57 from Old IL-13 in Marion (exit 53) to Johnston City (exit 59) that will require lane closures beginning at 7 pm. The contractor will work nightly from 7 pm to 7 am. Work includes pavement patching, pavement removal and replacement at the underpasses, milling, resurfacing and pavement markings. Work is expected to be completed in July 2021. 
 
Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.
 
To avoid any delays motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.
 
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10/1/2020 12:59 PM (Updated 10/1/2020 12:59 PM)
Work at Harlem/Archer intersection begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the intersection of Harlem Avenue (IL-43) and Archer Avenue (IL-171), in Chicago and Summit, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 28.

The project involves widening the existing intersection to allow for wider left turn lanes on Harlem Avenue, installing modernized traffic signals, constructing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, patching and resurfacing, along with adding raised reflective pavement markers and drainage improvements.
 
To complete the work, right turns at the intersection will not be allowed between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weekdays. During that time, motorists can also expect periodic lane closures. Access to businesses will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in late spring 2021.
 
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.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 
For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.
9/22/2020 12:23 PM (Updated 9/22/2020 12:23 PM)
Bond County: US-40 resurfacing begins Sept. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that US-40 from Pokey Road to Overpass Road and Millersburg Road from US-40 to the South Frontage Road will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Monday, September 21, weather permitting.  

This work will take place daily between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM.  Traffic in each direction will be maintained using flaggers.  This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs and complete asphalt resurfacing.  Work is expected to be completed by June 2021.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to construction signage and watch for changing conditions, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
 
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.
9/18/2020 11:34 AM (Updated 9/18/2020 11:34 AM)
Decatur: US-36/IL-121 work begins Sept. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on US-36/IL-121 from 19th Street to Airport Road in Decatur begins Sept. 21.

The project involves pavement resurfacing and patching, repairs to curbs and gutters, pedestrian improvements, and new pavement markings. Daily lane closures will be necessary during the work, which is expected to be complete in fall 2021 and will give a smoother driving surface. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 
For IDOT District 7 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict7.
9/18/2020 11:27 AM (Updated 9/18/2020 11:27 AM)
Henderson County: IL-164 work begins Sept. 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on IL-164 from the Warren County line to Oquawka in Henderson County begins Sept. 14. 

The project involves resurfacing, replacement of curbs and gutters, and upgrades to guardrails and pedestrian accommodations. Daytime lane closures will be necessary during the work, which is expected to be complete in July 2021.  
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements. 
 
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.
9/10/2020 12:53 PM (Updated 9/23/2020 9:22 AM)
Centralia: Work on McCord Street begins Sept. 8
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that McCord Street (westbound IL-161) from North Locust Street to North Hickory Street in Centralia will be restricted to one lane beginning Tuesday, September 8, weather permitting.  
This work is necessary to complete bridge deck repairs and asphalt resurfacing and is expected to be completed by August 2021.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
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.
 
9/4/2020 1:41 PM (Updated 9/4/2020 1:41 PM)
INDOT to install Intersection Conflict Warning Systems across Indiana

The Indiana Department of Transportation will start installing the first Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (ICWS) next week in various locations across the state. 

The systems will improve safety at non-signalized, stop-controlled intersections, reducing severe crashes by up to 20 to 30 percent, according to The Federal Highway Administration.
 
HOW THEY WORK
 
Intersection Conflict Warning Systems are put in place to alert drivers of oncoming traffic at two-way, stop-controlled intersections. 
 
INDOT will install lights and signage to alert drivers on both intersecting roads that traffic is approaching or there is a waiting vehicle. The ICWS uses vehicle detection under the pavement to trigger the system. 
 
The ICWS uses:  
  •     signs
  •     flashing yellow warning lights 
The lights and signage provide drivers with a real-time warning of vehicles either approaching the intersection on the major road or waiting at the stop sign to enter the intersection from the minor road.
 
Drivers should use the lights as a warning that traffic could be approaching on the major road or turning onto the major road from the minor road. Drivers should still use care even if the lights are not flashing. 
ICWS
 
Installations are scheduled to begin Monday, August 31 and continue into late spring of 2021.
 
Below is a list of the individual intersections in each district where the systems will be installed (in no particular order). For updated information on when the warning systems will be installed, please follow the districts on social media. 
 
East Central (Greenfield District) 
  •     US-27 and IN-28
  •     IN-38 and Moontown/Hinkle Road 
  •     US-40 and CR-600 E 
  •     US-40 and IN-3/ S CR-325 W 
Northeast (Fort Wayne District) 
  •     IN-109 and CR-400 N 
  •     IN-26 and CR-950 E/ CR-900 S
Southeast (Seymour District) 
  •     IN-60 and Old IN-60 junction 
  •     IN-60 and Ebenezer Church Rd 
  •     IN-144 and Pennington/Neitzel Rd 
  •     IN-46 and Lower Schooner Rd 
  •     IN-46 and Sewell Rd 
Southwest (Vincennes District) 
  •     IN-70 and IN-275
  •     IN-65 and Boonville/New Harmony Rd 
  •     IN-5 and IN-54
West Central (Crawfordsville District) 
  •     IN-47 and CR-625 E 
  •     US-41 and Evans Ave 
  •     IN-63 and IN-28
8/26/2020 11:20 AM (Updated 2/26/2021 10:45 AM)
Adams Street over Kennedy To Close Aug. 31
Last of the 11 local street bridges at the interchange to be replaced

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the next major phase of the Jane Byrne Interchange project will begin with the upcoming closure of the Adams Street bridge over the Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94).

“The Adams Street bridge is the last of the eleven local street bridges at the interchange to be replaced,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “This major milestone and other recently completed improvements are delivering a safer experience for anyone traveling through the Jane Byrne Interchange. We ask for the public’s continued patience, to stay alert, slow down and give their undivided attention going through this and all other work zones.” 

To remove the existing bridge over the expressway, Adams Street between Halsted Street and Des Plaines streets will close, weather permitting, 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31.
 
A detour will direct traffic south on Des Plaines Street, west on Van Buren Street and north on Halsted Street to reconnect with Adams Street.
 
Pedestrians should use the Monroe Street bridge as an alternate route. Bicyclists will be detoured south on Halsted Street, east on Harrison Street and north on Clinton Street to reconnect with Adams Street.
 
The Adams Street entrance ramp to the outbound Kennedy also will close, with a detour directing traffic north on Jefferson Street and west on Madison Street to enter the expressway via Madison Street. The inbound Kennedy exit ramp to Adams Street will close as well, with motorists directed to exit at Monroe Street and access Adams Street via Halsted Street.
 
The new Adams Street bridge is expected to open in fall 2022. The structure will have two westbound lanes and wider sidewalks on both sides of the street, enhancing connections and improving safety for all transportation users in the surrounding neighborhoods.
 
To accommodate the additional capacity, operational and safety improvements to the expressway and ramp system at the Jane Byrne, a total of 11 bridges carrying local traffic have needed to be replaced. Completed are Taylor Street, Morgan Street and Van Buren Street as well as two bridges each at Peoria Street, Halsted Street and Harrison Street. In addition to Adams Street, Jackson Boulevard is under construction.
 
Other significant impacts at the Jane Byrne this year include: 
Additional details, schedules and impacts to traffic will be shared in advance, closer to the individual project start dates. 
 
The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.
 
Recently, IDOT unveiled a new mobile-friendly website that features a detailed project timeline with an interactive map, photo galleries and the ability to submit questions and comments to the project team via a “Contact Us” link. For more information and to watch an overview of ongoing construction, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org.
 
The improved Jane Byrne Interchange will be complete in 2022.
8/25/2020 10:31 AM (Updated 8/30/2020 2:12 PM)
Lane Closures On I-55 At Weber Road Begin Tuesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that as part of ongoing reconstruction of the Weber Road interchange in Romeoville and Bolingbrook, overnight lane closures, accompanied by 15-minute full expressway stops, will take place on both sides of Interstate 55 starting, weather permitting, Tuesday, Aug. 25, to Friday, Aug. 28.  
 
The closures are necessary to install steel support beams for a new Weber Road bridge that will allow the interchange to be converted into a diverging diamond design. Each night, starting at 9 p.m., both sides of I-55 approaching Weber Road will be reduced to two lanes in each direction. A second lane in both directions will close at 11 p.m. At 12:01 a.m., full traffic stops for no longer than 15 minutes at a time will take place on both sides of the expressway near Weber Road. Exit and entrance ramps will remain open and all lanes reopen by 5 a.m. each morning.
 
The overall project involves adding a third lane to each direction of Weber Road between 135th Street/Romeo Road and 119th Street/Rodeo Road, with modernized traffic signals, new LED lighting, improved drainage and a barrier median. The entire project wraps up in early 2022.
 
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.
8/21/2020 4:29 PM (Updated 8/22/2020 8:28 AM)
Michigan Avenue resurfacing begins Aug. 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a patching and resurfacing of Michigan Avenue from Balbo Drive to Garfield Boulevard (55th Street), in Chicago, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 17.

The project, which also involves constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, will be carried out in three stages to minimize traffic disruption. The initial stage, Garfield Boulevard to 37th Street, will require daily intermittent lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Left turns will continue to be allowed where normally permitted. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction. 
 
Work on 37th Street to 24th Place is anticipated to begin in mid-October, with Cermak to Balbo scheduled for early spring 2021. The overall project is expected to be completed in summer 2021.
 
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 for details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
8/11/2020 10:13 AM (Updated 8/11/2020 10:13 AM)
Clinton County: US-50 work begins Aug. 10

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that US-50 from 1 mile east of Crackerneck Road to just miles west of St. Rose Road in Clinton County will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Monday, August 10, weather permitting.  

This work will take place daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Traffic  will be maintained using flaggers. This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs, structure repairs and asphalt resurfacing and is expected to be completed by July 2021.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
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.
8/6/2020 3:40 PM (Updated 8/6/2020 3:40 PM)
Des Plaines River Road resurfacing begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Des Plaines River Road (US-45), from Milwaukee Avenue (IL-21/US-45), in Prospect Heights, to Rand Road (US-12), in Des Plaines, passing through Mount Prospect, begins, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 10. 

 
In addition, the project will also patch Milwaukee Avenue from Lake Cook Road to Des Plaines River Road, in Wheeling. To complete the work, there will be permanent lane closures for patching on Milwaukee Avenue and daytime lane closures on Des Plaines River Road. One lane in each direction will remain open and access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
 
The project, which also includes replacing deteriorated medians and curbs, improving drainage and constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in fall 2021.
 
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 for details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com. 
8/5/2020 1:47 PM (Updated 8/5/2020 1:51 PM)
New light towers for US-14-IL-31 interchange

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that new light towers are scheduled to be installed at the US-14-IL-31 interchange, in Crystal Lake, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Occasional daytime lane and shoulder closures will be required until the project wraps up in May.
 
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.
7/30/2020 4:05 PM (Updated 7/30/2020 4:09 PM)
Kane County: Work on IL-31 begins Aug. 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that improvements to State Street (IL-31) from West Road in Elgin to Strom Drive in West Dundee will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, August 3. 

The project includes patching and resurfacing the 5.6-mile stretch of State Street, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, improving drainage and replacing deteriorated curbs, as well repairs to the State Street bridge over US-20 (Elgin Bypass). 
 
Access to homes and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2021. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
 
For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.
 
7/28/2020 10:31 AM (Updated 7/28/2020 10:31 AM)
IL-31 improvements begin August 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to State Street (IL-31) from West Road, in Elgin, to Strom Drive, in West Dundee, will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, August 3.

 The project includes patching and resurfacing the 5.6-mile stretch of State Street, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, improving drainage and replacing deteriorated curbs, as well repairs to the State Street bridge over US-20 (Elgin Bypass).

 Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2021.

 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.

7/21/2020 4:37 PM (Updated 7/22/2020 11:06 AM)
Work on US-54 in Pittsfield begins this week
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on Jackson and Washington streets (US-54) in Pittsfield begins this week.
 
The project involves resurfacing, upgrading traffic signals and improving sidewalk accessibility from Benton Street at Jackson to Archer Street at Washington. These upgrades will provide a smoother driving surface, increase efficiency at intersections and create safer sidewalks. Lane closures will be necessary — with traffic controlled by flaggers — during the work, which is expected to be complete in late November 2021. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
For IDOT District 6 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict6 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com
7/21/2020 2:46 PM (Updated 7/21/2020 2:47 PM)
IL-47 and Main Street improvements begin Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the intersection of IL-47 and Main Street, in Blackberry Township, will require daily lane closures with lane widths reduced to 11 feet beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 20.

 The project involves reconstructing and widening the existing four-way intersection, adding left turn lanes, installing new traffic signals and curbs. In addition, two bridges, IL-47 and Main Street over Blackberry Creek, will be reconstructed.

 To prepare for the work, temporary pavement will be built along the south side of Main Street and the east side of IL-47 to allow traffic to remain one lane in each direction. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

 The project is expected to be completed in summer 2022.

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

7/17/2020 3:16 PM (Updated 7/20/2020 12:04 PM)
Improvements on Dundee Road in Palatine

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that starting this week, improvements on Dundee Road (IL-68) from Rand Road (US-12) to Kennedy Drive (North Frontage Road), in Palatine, will require daily lane closures.

The project includes modernizing traffic signals at Kennedy Drive, Rand and Baldwin roads, patching and resurfacing, constructing new raised medians and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, installing new street lighting and storm sewers, replacing deteriorated curbs and landscaping.
 
Two lanes in each direction will remain open at all times. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in October 2021.
 
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.
7/14/2020 11:58 AM (Updated 7/14/2020 11:59 AM)
Project to rehab multiple bridges over I-290

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to five bridges that carry traffic over the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) from 25th Avenue, in Bellwood, to Circle Avenue, in Forest Park, passing through Maywood and Broadview, will begin, weather permitting, tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7.

To complete the work, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction just before each bridge. The project, which includes deck and structural steel repairs, will begin on the Fifth and 17th avenues bridges. Work will get underway later this year on the Ninth, 25th and Circle avenues bridges. The entire project is expected to be completed in summer 2021.

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.

7/6/2020 7:02 PM (Updated 7/8/2020 4:12 PM)
Mannheim Road resurfacing begins June 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Mannheim Road (US-12/45) from Irving Park Road (IL-19), in Schiller Park, to Lake Street (US-20), in Melrose Park, passing through Franklin Park, Northlake and Stone Park, will require daytime, nighttime and occasional weekend lane closures, beginning, weather permitting, June 15.

At least one lane in each direction will remain open and access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. Improvements include patching and resurfacing the 4-mile stretch of Mannheim Road, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, replacing deteriorated medians and curbs.

The project is expected to be completed in summer 2021

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.

6/4/2020 5:12 PM (Updated 6/9/2020 10:16 AM)
Adams County: Work on IL-57 begins May 11

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that improvements to a 7.1-mile stretch of IL-57 from Maine Street in Quincy to just south of Marblehead begin May 11. 

The project involves pavement patching and resurfacing, replacement of two bridge decks, and improvements to intersections and pedestrian accommodations. At times during construction, lane closures with width reductions as well as flaggers will be necessary. Every effort will be made to maintain access to homes and businesses during the work, which is expected to be complete in June 2021. 
 
The end result of the project will be a smoother road surface for motorists as well as improved safety for drivers and pedestrians. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
For IDOT District 6 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict6.
5/8/2020 10:13 AM (Updated 5/8/2020 11:20 AM)
Western Avenue Bridge Rehab Begins April 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the rehabilitation of the Western Avenue bridge over the Cal Sag Channel, in Blue Island, will begin, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 15.

To accommodate the work, Western Avenue from Grove Street to Des Plaines Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with lane widths reduced to 9.6 feet. Access to businesses within the work zone will be maintained during construction.
 
The project involves removing and replacing the south approach and structural steel repairs to the north span and truss. Along with deck patching and installing new LED roadway lighting and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps.
 
The work is expected to be completed in December 2021.
 
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.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com. 
4/10/2020 9:46 AM (Updated 12/18/2020 9:54 AM)
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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