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Kane County Resurfacing Program - Meredith Road

November 22, 2022 - Installation of safety full width pavement rumble strips on Meredith Road near the intersection of Keslinger Road is scheduled for the week of Monday, November 28th, weather permitting. Work will include full width milling of pavement on Meredith Road to create a Vibratory Alert feature to drivers as you approach the Meredith and Keslinger intersection. 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. These Rumble strips are part of our annual Pavement Resurfacing Program to keep our County roads safe and increase their longevity. This portion of milling is anticipated to take approximately 2 days to complete, weather permitting.

11/22/2022 11:23 AM (Updated 11/22/2022 11:24 AM)
Ryan/Kennedy lane changes at Jane Byrne
Two ramps reopen: Ike to Kennedy and Kennedy to Lake Street
 
CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction, stage changes are scheduled to take place on the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94) beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, Nov. 22. 
 
Starting at 10 p.m. Tuesday, lane closures are scheduled to take place on the inbound Dan Ryan. At least one inbound Ryan lane will be open at all times, with all lanes fully reopening by 5 a.m. Wednesday in a new lane configuration. 
 
In the new configuration:
At the same time, the outbound Kennedy exit ramp to Lake Street and the outbound Eisenhower/Ida B. Wells Drive ramp to the outbound Kennedy will reopen. 
 
The new configuration will allow the right lanes to be built between Van Buren and Madison streets as part of construction on the mainline lanes of the Kennedy/Dan Ryan, remaining in place through late December. The four mainline lanes of Kennedy and Dan Ryan through the interchange are expected to be open, weather permitting, in late December. 
 
As ongoing work continues, 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 limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment. 
 
The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. 
 
For more information, 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 substantially completed by the end of this year.
11/18/2022 1:21 PM (Updated 11/18/2022 1:57 PM)
ILLINOIS TOLLWAY AWARDS NEARLY $25.4 million IN CONTRACTS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN November
More than $10.5 billion invested since start of Move Illinois Program
 
DOWNERS GROVE, IL –The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors today approved six construction and professional engineering services contracts totaling nearly $25.4 million at its November Board meeting.
 
More than $1.1 billion in contracts has been approved by the Tollway Board in 2022, as part of the 11th year of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion Move Illinois capital program.
 
To date, more than $10.5 billion has been invested by the Illinois Tollway since the Move Illinois Program began in 2012, with more than $2.7 billion of that total committed to small, diverse and veteran-owned firms. In addition, the capital program has created or sustained an estimated 115,600 total jobs as of October.
 
“The Tollway is committed to creating opportunities for small and diverse businesses to participate in our Move Illinois Program,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Cassaundra Rouse. “The contracts approved today will help us maintain and upgrade our roads to ensure our customers can continue to travel safely.”
 
November construction contracts awards include:
 
    A $9.9 million contract to F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates, Chicago, IL, for roadway construction for the new I-490 Tollway near Touhy Avenue.
    A $3.9 million contract to Road Safe Traffic Systems Inc., Romeoville, IL for systemwide pavement marking installation.
    A $3.2 million contract to John Burns Construction Co., Orland Park, IL for weigh-in-motion Installation on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) between Orchard Road and Eola Road.
    A $3.2 million contract to Maintenance Coatings Co, South Elgin, IL, for pavement marking installation on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) between the Kishwaukee River and the Des Plaines River.
    A $1.2 million contract to Meade Inc., McCook, IL, for systemwide intelligent transportation system (ITS) device installation and material fabrication.
 
November professional engineering services contract award includes:
 
    A $4 million contract to Legat Architects Inc., Chicago Heights, IL, systemwide facilities design services upon request.
 
The contracts approved in November include one contractor and nine subcontractors and subconsultants that are certified as disadvantaged, minority-and women-owned business enterprise (D/M/WBE) firms and four subcontractors and subconsultant that are certified veteran-owned firms. Commitments for D/M/WBE participation range from 25.82 to 62.42 percent per contract and commitments for veteran participation range from 3.10 to 9.00 percent per contract.
 
Illinois Tollway professional engineering services contracts are selected in accordance with the qualifications-based selection process (Illinois Public Act 87-673 (30 ILCS 535/1-535/80) Architectural, Engineering and Land Surveying Qualifications-Based Selection Act), which requires state agencies to select professional architects, engineers and surveyors based on demonstrated competence and professional qualifications. Construction contracts for Illinois Tollway projects are competitively bid under the rules of the Illinois Procurement Code. All contracts are presented to the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors for review and approval.
 
The Illinois Tollway broadcasts all public meetings on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com. This includes all board meetings and public bid openings. Also provided is detailed information about current Tollway construction and professional engineering services contracts through the Construction Contract Tracker. Contractors and consultants can also access resources online to help them learn about how to do business with the Tollway, including construction bid-letting schedules, professional service bulletins, manuals and construction bid calendars. These resources can be found in the “Doing Business” section of the Tollway’s website.
 
About Move Illinois
 
The Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, is improving mobility, relieving congestion, reducing pollution, creating as many as 152,000 jobs and linking economies throughout the region. The first 10 years of Move Illinois are on schedule and within budget, delivering the new Illinois Route 390 Tollway and a rebuilt and widened Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) with its new SmartRoad corridor, as well as opening a new interchange connecting the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-57. Progress continues on projects addressing the remaining needs of the existing Tollway system, delivering the new I-490 Tollway Project and reconstructing the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).
 
About the Illinois Tollway
 
The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 294 miles of roadways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) and the Illinois Route 390 Tollway.
 
11/17/2022 5:15 PM (Updated 11/17/2022 5:15 PM)
Weekend Lane Closures Scheduled on Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) Between Bruce Road and Spring Creek

Northbound traffic reduced to a single lane and shifted onto the shoulder for electrical and pavement work  

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Lane closures are scheduled this weekend for electrical installation and pavement repair work as part of a weigh-in-motion replacement project on the northbound Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) between Bruce Road and Spring Creek. Delays are expected. 
 
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of lane closures. Extended lane closures are necessary to safely accommodate a work zone for the repairs. Up-to-date closure information will be posted on the Tollway website in the Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent. 
 
On Friday, November 18, beginning at 7 p.m. lane closures are scheduled on northbound I-355 between Bruce Road and Spring Creek with traffic reduced to a single lane and shifted onto the shoulder by 8 p.m. All lanes and shoulders are scheduled to reopen by 7 a.m. on Sunday, November 20.  
 
Similar weekend closures will also be scheduled in early December to complete the work. 
 
In 2022, the Illinois Tollway is completing mainline pavement and weigh-in-motion replacement work, as well as bridge joint repair, median barrier removal and replacement, roadway lighting and electrical work, and other minor miscellaneous work along I-355.
11/14/2022 1:04 PM (Updated 11/14/2022 1:08 PM)
Bureau and La Salle counties: I-80 work begins Nov. 7

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that construction on Interstate 80 in Bureau and La Salle counties will begin on Monday, Nov. 7. The work zone is between the I-180 interchange (exit 61) and the Illinois 251 interchange (exit 75).  

Work will mill and resurface the centerline joints along with installing pavement markings  and raised reflective pavement markers. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during the project, which is expected to be completed by early December. 
11/4/2022 10:22 AM (Updated 11/4/2022 10:23 AM)
Overnight Closures Scheduled on Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and Plainfield Road for Bridge Reconstruction Work

Lane closures and full stops needed to safely accommodate bridge beam placement for new Plainfield Road Bridge over I-294 and Flagg Creek

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin next week on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between I-55 and the Hinsdale Oasis, on the ramp carrying traffic from I-55 to northbound I-294 and on Plainfield Road for bridge beam placement as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the local crossroad bridge over I-294 and Flagg Creek.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to lane closures, full traffic stops and work zone speed limits. This work is scheduled during overnight hours to provide a safe work zone and reduce the disruption to daily drivers. Up-to-date information regarding closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.
 
On Monday, November 7, traffic on Plainfield Road is scheduled to be reduced to one lane between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., as needed, to place beams for the Plainfield Road Bridge over Flagg Creek. Flaggers will be used to maintain bi-directional traffic.
 
In addition, during the week of November 7, on northbound I-294 lane closures are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. with traffic reduced to a single lane by 11 p.m. to place beams for the Plainfield Road Bridge over I-294. The ramp carrying I-55 traffic to northbound I-294 is also scheduled to be reduced to one lane at 8 p.m., followed by intermittent, full closures, each lasting 15 minutes, beginning at midnight.
 
On Plainfield Road beginning at 10 p.m. traffic is scheduled to be reduced to a single lane with flaggers used to maintain bi-directional traffic.
 
All lanes on northbound I-294, the ramp and Plainfield Road are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.
 
Once the northbound work is complete, closures are scheduled to begin on southbound I-294 with the first lane closing at 8 p.m. and traffic reduced to a single lane by 11 p.m. Intermittent, full closures, each lasting 15 minutes, are scheduled to begin at midnight. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. the following morning.
On Plainfield Road, traffic will once again be scheduled to be reduced to a single lane beginning at 10 p.m. with flaggers used to maintain bi-directional traffic. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.
 
The Plainfield Road Bridge will remain open to traffic throughout construction, with one lane in both directions available for up to 14,200 vehicles using the bridge daily. Reconstruction of the Plainfield Road Bridge is scheduled to be complete in 2023.
 
The existing local road bridge carrying Plainfield Road traffic over the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is being removed and rebuilt with a new, longer and higher bridge structure to accommodate the reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway. In addition, Cook County is currently conducting a study for the improvements of Plainfield Road, and the new bridge will be built to ensure compatibility with future plans.
 
The new Plainfield Road Bridge structure will provide for one lane of traffic and wide shoulders in each direction. To provide for local pedestrian and bicycle access, a protected sidewalk will be included on the north side of the bridge and a new a protected bicycle/multi-use path and sidewalk will be built on the south side.
 
Additional work on this project includes restoration of retaining and noisewalls, sewer construction, utility work, lighting, landscaping and drainage improvements.
 
This project is being coordinated with Cook County, Village of Burr Ridge, Village of Indian Head Park and Village of Western Springs, as well as local fire and police departments.
 
The $4 billion 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, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.
 
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.
 
 
Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution, especially when workers are present. On Plainfield Road, a 35 mph work zone speed limit will be in effect throughout construction. On I-294, a 45 mph work zone speed limit is in effect throughout the construction season.
 
The Illinois Tollway reminds motorists that the “Move Over Law” requires motorists to change lanes or to slow down and proceed with caution when passing any vehicle on the side of the road with hazard lights activated. If you see flashing lights ahead, please move over or slow down.
 
Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for drivers speeding in work zones or failure to comply with the Move Over Law. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $250 with up to a $25,000 fine and a 14-year jail sentence for hitting a roadway worker. Penalties for failure to slow down or move over for a vehicle on the shoulder with flashing lights includes up to a $10,000 fine, 2-year suspension of driving privileges and jail time, in extreme cases.
11/2/2022 2:22 PM (Updated 11/2/2022 2:26 PM)
I-94 and US-31 lanes reopening this week in Benton Township

 Fast facts:

- All lanes of I-94 are reopening today, while crews are putting the final touches on US-31 for an anticipated weekend opening.  

- When complete, US-31 will connect to I-94 and I-196, allowing motorists to remain on the freeway.

- The completion of the $121.5 million project, started in 2020, will complete building of the US-31 freeway first started in 1972
 
All lanes of I-94 are reopening today, while contract crews are putting the finishing touches on US-31 this week. Weather pending, all lanes of US-31 and the connection to I-94 are expected to open to traffic this weekend.
 
Work started in 2020 and has involved building about 2 miles of new highway connecting US-31 to I-94, new interchanges with I-94 and I-196, rebuilding the I-94 Business Loop in Benton Harbor, rebuilding 3.5 miles of I-94, building several new bridges, and repairing several other bridges. $94 million of the funding came from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Rebuilding Michigan bonding program and supported 1,206 jobs.
11/1/2022 9:57 AM (Updated 11/1/2022 10:00 AM)
Signal Work At Adams And Spalding Set Oct. 27

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that traffic signal maintenance at the intersection of Adams Street (Illinois 29) and Spalding Avenue in Peoria is set Oct. 27.
 
The signals will be turned off and the intersection controlled by four-way stop signs during the work, which will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and last one day.
 
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 2,500 miles of highway and nearly 10 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. Accomplishments through Year Three of Rebuild Illinois included approximately $8.6 billion of improvements statewide on 4,422 miles of highway, 412 bridges, and 621 additional safety improvements.

10/26/2022 7:10 PM (Updated 10/26/2022 7:10 PM)
Traffic Shifts Scheduled on I-57 at Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to Provide Work Zone For Winter Construction
Construction continuing on I-57 bridge widening work over the CSX Railroad 
 
DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin traffic shifts this week on I-57 at the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange to prepare for winter and accommodate construction work as weather allows. 
 
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 winter. Up-to-date information regarding closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent. 
 
On southbound I-57, beginning Wednesday, October 26, three nights of lane closures will be needed to shift traffic to the right and provide a work zone in the center of I-57. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. each morning in advance of morning rush hour. 
 
Northbound I-57 traffic is tentatively scheduled to shift during the week of October 31.  
 
Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through winter. 
 
Tollway work is continuing to widen the CSX Railroad Bridge on I-57 as part of the I-294/I-57 Interchange Project. Pavement, and joint work will continue into 2023 at the I-57 bridge over the railroad. In addition, the Illinois Department of Transportation is resurfacing I-57 in this area. 
 
This work is part of the second phase of the I-294/I-57 Interchange Project. In September 2022, the Tollway completed and opened four new ramps to connect southbound I-57 to I-294 and I-294 to northbound I-57, including a flyover ramp bridge. 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 $719 million I-294/I-57 Interchange Project is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. 
 
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 new interstate-to-interstate connection better serves commuters and freight operators while opening access for local communities.
10/25/2022 11:27 AM (Updated 10/25/2022 11:27 AM)
I-94 to be reduced to two lanes near US-421

LAPORTE & PORTER COUNTIES, Ind. - Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Rieth-Riley Construction will begin a pavement patching project on I-94 on or after Thursday, October 20.

Eastbound and westbound I-94 will be reduced to two lanes to the east and west of U.S. 421. Approximately 4 miles of roadway will be impacted, and work will be ongoing through the end of November. Traffic will be shifted to the left inside lanes during phase one and to the right outside lanes during phase two.

INDOT encourages drivers to allow extra time when driving through this area and follow traffic directions carefully. Motorists should slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.