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Ramp Closures Scheduled In October On North Tri-State Tollway (I-94) At Deerfield Rd And Lake Cook Rd

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Temporary ramp closures with posted detours are scheduled to begin next week at the Deerfield Road and Lake Cook Road Interchanges on the North Tri-State Tollway (I-94) to accommodate pavement resurfacing as part of ongoing roadway repair work.

“The Illinois Tollway prioritizes the safety of both drivers and workers when planning for roadway maintenance and repairs,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “While roadwork detours are inconvenient for drivers, the closures are necessary to provide a safe work zone for construction workers and completion of the repair work.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures and detour. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone to safely accommodate resurfacing work. All work is weather dependent.

Weather permitting, beginning Tuesday, October 15, and ending Sunday, October 20, nightly closures are scheduled to start at 10 p.m. on the ramp connecting eastbound I-94 to Lake Cook Road. A detour will be posted directing traffic to exit at Half Day Road and travel west to southbound Milwaukee Road to access Lake Cook Road. The ramp will reopen each morning by 5 a.m. in advance of the morning rush hour. 

 In addition, beginning Monday, October 21, and continuing through Thursday, October 24, nightly closures are scheduled to start at 10 p.m. on the ramp connecting Deerfield Road to eastbound I-94/I-294. While the entrance ramp at Deerfield Road is closed, a detour will be posted directing traffic to Saunders Road and travel south to Lake Cook Road to access both southbound I-294 and the eastbound Edens Spur Tollway (I-94). The ramp will reopen each morning by 5 a.m. in advance of the morning rush hour.

In 2019, work is scheduled between Half Day Road and the Edens Spur and includes mainline, shoulder and ramp pavement patching and overlays. Construction will also include drainage improvements, noisewall and retaining wall repairs. Roadway lighting work is scheduled along the mainline between the Edens Spur and Duffy Lane. The repair work is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

The repair work is coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Lake County, Cook County, as well as local municipalities, fire and police departments and is scheduled overnight to minimize the impact to Tollway drivers. Up to 160,000 vehicles use segments of I-94 daily.

Maps, construction and detour information about the North Tri-State Tollway repairs are available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and in the Projects section.

 These repairs are necessary to extend the life of the roadway and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Work Zone Safety

Construction work zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7. On I-94, 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. Posted signs advise drivers of a $10,000 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. 

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 120,000 jobs and linking economies throughout the region. The first seven years of Move Illinois is on schedule and within budget, delivering the rebuilt and widened Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a state-of-the-art 21st century corridor and 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 Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project and planning for emerging projects, including reconstruction of 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. 

10/11/2019 3:58 PM (Updated 10/12/2019 8:32 AM)
Traffic Shift Rescheduled on Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Mile Long Bridge--Updated

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled over the next two weekends on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between Archer Avenue (Illinois Route 171) and the Mile Long Bridge for sign truss removal. In addition, work to shift traffic in both directions has also been rescheduled to next week.

“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.”
 
Weather permitting, overnight Sunday, October 13, into Monday, October 14, intermittent, full closures of northbound I-294, each lasting 15 minutes, will be scheduled between midnight and 2 a.m. for sign truss removal. Lane closures are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. with traffic reduced to a single lane in advance of the full closures. Similar closures are scheduled for the southbound lanes the following week, Sunday, October 20, into Monday, October 21.
 
In addition, beginning the week of October 14, overnight lane closures will be scheduled on northbound I-294 between Archer Avenue (Illinois Route 171) and the Mile Long Bridge to prepare for a long-term traffic shift. The first lane is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. with a second lane closing at 8 p.m. and a third closing at 1 a.m. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. each day in advance on the morning rush hour.
 
When work to shift traffic is complete, all traffic on the south end of the Mile Long Bridge will be shifted to the right. Currently, traffic in both directions is already shifted between 75th St and I-55 on the north end of the Mile Long Bridge. Traffic in both areas will remain in this configuration through fall to accommodate construction in the median to prepare for the 2020 construction season.
 
Additional closures and traffic shifts will be scheduled later this year to shift traffic into its winter configuration. 
 
The Mile Long Bridge is one of the first major construction segments for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project with an estimated to cost of between $550 million and $650 million. Currently, up to 150,000 vehicles travel across the Mile Long Bridge daily. Construction is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2023.
 
The Mile Long Bridge Project includes building two, new side-by-side bridge structures near Countryside, Hodgkins, Willow Springs and Justice to carry I-294 northbound and southbound traffic over three water resources and local roads, a major distribution center for UPS, a segment of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the Canadian National Railroad.
 
The new 4,800-foot-long bridge structures will increase capacity from four lanes to five lanes in each direction to accommodate reconstruction and widening of the Tri-State Tollway between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street. In addition, the inside shoulders on the bridge will be built to serve as Flex Lanes to provide for transit, assist emergency vehicles and serve as an alternate lane to reduce traffic congestion when warranted.
 
The design of the new bridge structures took into consideration the sensitive aquatic ecosystem, navigable waterways and existing railroad and roadway operations underneath the structure. Each of the new structures will have fewer piers to reduce the environmental impact on the waterways and industrial areas below. Each bridge will have 27 spans supported by 26 piers, compared to the existing structures each with 53 piers. The spans will be made up of a total of nearly 600 steel or concrete beams of various lengths.
 
The Illinois Tollway is coordinating work on the Mile Long Bridge Project with the Village of Hodgkins, Village of Countryside, Village of Willow Springs, Village of Justice, Cook County, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), IDNR Office of Water Resources and the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission, as well as numerous businesses located near the Mile Long Bridge.
 
The work is part of the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 
Construction information about the Mile Long Bridge Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Explore Projects section on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com.
10/10/2019 1:37 PM (Updated 10/10/2019 1:38 PM)
Kenosha Road In Beach Park To Be Closed

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of the ongoing realignment of Kenosha Road at Green Bay Road (IL-131), in Beach Park, Kenosha Road will be closed between Green Bay Road and Cypress Drive starting, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 14.

A detour will direct traffic to Green Bay Road and 21st Street. Kenosha Road will remain open south of 21st Street to Cypress Drive.
 
Kenosha Road will be reopened by early November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.  
10/10/2019 10:08 AM (Updated 10/12/2019 8:38 AM)
Metro East: I-55/64 Lane Closures Near PSB begin Oct. 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures will begin next week on southbound I-55/64 near the Poplar Street Bridge. 

Beginning at approximately 9 a.m. Monday, October 14, crews will begin installing traffic control devices to close the left lane of southbound I-55/64. One lane will remain closed in this section through Sunday, October 27. During this time, the two right lanes of I-55/64 and the exits to southbound Tudor/Piggott and IL-3 will remain accessible.

It is anticipated that once this work is complete, crews will reopen the left lane completely and close the two right lanes of southbound I-55/64. These two right lanes will remain closed for approximately one month. During that time, marked detour routes will be in place for traffic accessing southbound Tudor/Piggott and IL-3.  More information on the exact time frame of these closures will be announced at a later date.

These closures are necessary to perform critical repairs to the badly deteriorated joints and wearing surfaces of the bridges in this area.

Extensive delays are expected at this location during weekday morning rush hours. Motorists are urged to plan accordingly and use alternate routes including the Interstate 70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, and drivers are also encouraged to seek alternate forms of transportation including carpooling and public transportation.

Motorists are urged to slow down and obey all construction signage, refrain from using mobile devices, and stay alert for changing conditions while approaching and traveling through the work zone.

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

10/9/2019 8:51 PM (Updated 10/10/2019 1:08 PM)
Massac County: Two ramps at I-24 exit 27 to close Oct. 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on I-24 of upcoming ramp closures at the New Columbia/Big Bay Interchange.

Beginning Tuesday, October 15, weather permitting, the southbound (EB) exit ramp and the northbound (WB) entrance ramp will be closed at the New Columbia/Big Bay Interchange of I-24 for bridge repairs. 
 
Work includes joint reconstruction, deck repairs, overlay removal and replacement, bearing replacement and substructure repairs. The work is expected to last approximately five weeks. 
 
Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution when traveling through this area.  
 
To avoid any delays motorists should seek an alternate route.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.
10/9/2019 12:41 PM (Updated 10/9/2019 8:15 PM)
Knoxville Avenue Patching begins Oct. 14
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement patching along Knoxville Avenue (IL-40) between Timber Lane and Bethany Way in Peoria begins Monday, Oct. 14.
 
Lane closures will be necessary during the work, which is expected to last approximately three weeks.
 
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 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 
10/9/2019 10:50 AM (Updated 10/9/2019 11:18 AM)
IL-98 Near Groveland To Close Oct. 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-98 between California Road and Cole Hollow Road west of Groveland will close Monday, Oct. 14.

The closure is necessary to replace a culvert and is expected to last approximately four to six weeks. A detour utilizing IL-29 and I-474, 74 and 155 will be posted.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. 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 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com. 
10/8/2019 11:03 AM (Updated 10/12/2019 8:43 AM)
Portion of WI-40 in Rusk County to close temporarily

WI-40 just south of Chippewa Trail and north of Old CR-D in Rusk County tentatively is scheduled to be closed to traffic at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 and remain closed until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 for marsh repair.

That stretch is part of a larger resurfacing project on WI-40 between the Chippewa-Rusk county line and US-8 in Bruce, which is nearing completion.

During the closure for marsh repair, motorists will be directed to use a detour along WI-64 to WI-27 to US-8.

The work is weather dependent, and if it can be completed sooner, WI-40 will reopen early.

10/7/2019 5:07 PM (Updated 10/8/2019 10:28 AM)
Bloomington: Resurfacing Of Veterans Parkway Underway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work on Veterans Parkway (Business I-55) from Morris Avenue to Business US-51 on the south side of Bloomington is underway.

The project includes 1 mile of patching, milling and resurfacing and has an estimated completion date of October 31, 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.  

10/7/2019 5:02 PM (Updated 10/12/2019 8:45 AM)
US-12 Bridge in Michigan City to Have Lane Closures Starting Monday

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that crews will start removing the center median Monday on the US-12 bridge over Trail Creek in Michigan City.

One lane will flow in each direction between Michigan Boulevard and Blue Chip Casino, with work anticipated to wrap up by the end of October.

This work is being done in advance of a bridge deck replacement project -- which is slated to start in spring of 2020 – in order to build the traffic crossover once construction starts.

10/4/2019 10:42 AM (Updated 10/5/2019 8:37 AM)
IL-143 down to one lane Oct. 7
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-143 from Wyandotte Street to Pin Oak Road will be restricted to one lane beginning on Monday, October 7, weather permitting.  

Two-way traffic will be maintained using temporary traffic signals. The restriction is necessary to do repairs to the bridge over Mooney Creek and is expected to be completed by the end of November.
 
Motorists should allow extra time when traveling through this area. 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.

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.
10/3/2019 3:02 PM (Updated 10/4/2019 11:07 AM)
White County: Patching along I-64 begins Oct. 7

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Interstate 64 in White County of upcoming road construction.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 7, weather permitting, work will begin on I-64 at the  Wayne County line and continue for 6.5 miles east. The contractor will be pavement patching and working on miscellaneous drainage maintenance.  Motorist should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution when traveling through this area.
 
To avoid any delays motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.
10/2/2019 11:20 AM (Updated 10/2/2019 8:23 PM)
Tazewell County: Lane closures set Oct. 4 for I-74, I-474

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures along eastbound I-74 and I-474 in Tazewell County begin Friday, Oct. 4.

The closures are necessary as part of ongoing bridge painting in the area. The left lane of eastbound Interstate 474 and the right lane of eastbound I-74 will be reduced to one lane prior to the junction of eastbound I-74/I-474. Once east of the I-74/I-474 junction, eastbound  I-74 will have two lanes open. One lane will carry eastbound  I-74 traffic and the other lane will carry traffic from eastbound I-474. This configuration is expected to last through October.
 
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.
 
Follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4 for IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter.  
10/1/2019 10:09 AM (Updated 10/5/2019 8:44 AM)
New Traffic Pattern Scheduled This Week on Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Mile Long Bridge

Additional traffic shifts planned on to prepare for bridge reconstruction work

Work to shift northbound traffic on the Central Tollway (I-294) between Archer Avenue (IL-171) and the Mile Long Bridge is scheduled to begin this week as part of bridge reconstruction work. Traffic will remain in this configuration through fall.                                                              

“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.”

Weather permitting, overnight Wednesday, October 2, lane closures will be scheduled on northbound I-294 between Archer Avenue (IL-171) and the Mile Long Bridge to prepare for a long-term traffic shift. The first lane is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. with a second lane closing at 8 p.m. and a third at 1 a.m. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Thursday, October 3 in advance on the morning rush hour. Similar closures also are scheduled overnight Thursday, with all lanes scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Friday, October 4. When work to shift traffic is complete, all traffic will be shifted to the right.

Currently, traffic in both directions is shifted between 75th St and I-55. Additional closures will be scheduled later in the month in both directions to extend the traffic shifts across the length of the Mile Long Bridge.

The Mile Long Bridge is one of the first major construction segments for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project . Currently, up to 150,000 vehicles travel across the Mile Long Bridge daily. Construction is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2023.

The Mile Long Bridge Project includes building two, new side-by-side bridge structures near Countryside, Hodgkins, Willow Springs and Justice to carry I-294 northbound and southbound traffic over three water resources and local roads, a major distribution center for UPS, a segment of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the Canadian National Railroad.

The new 4,800-foot-long bridge structures will increase capacity from four lanes to five lanes in each direction to accommodate reconstruction and widening of the Tri-State Tollway between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street. In addition, the inside shoulders on the bridge will be built to serve as Flex Lanes to provide for transit, assist emergency vehicles and serve as an alternate lane to reduce traffic congestion when warranted.

The design of the new bridge structures took into consideration the sensitive aquatic ecosystem, navigable waterways and existing railroad and roadway operations underneath the structure. Each of the new structures will have fewer piers to reduce the environmental impact on the waterways and industrial areas below. Each bridge will have 27 spans supported by 26 piers, compared to the existing structures each with 53 piers. The spans will be made up of a total of nearly 600 steel or concrete beams of various lengths.

The Illinois Tollway is coordinating work on the Mile Long Bridge Project with the Village of Hodgkins, Village of Countryside, Village of Willow Springs, Village of Justice, Cook County, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), IDNR Office of Water Resources and the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission, as well as numerous businesses located near the Mile Long Bridge.

Construction information about the Mile Long Bridge Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Explore Projects section on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com

9/30/2019 5:07 PM (Updated 10/5/2019 8:46 AM)
East Peoria: Portion of River Trail to close Oct. 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the River Trail of Illinois bicycle path between River Road and Clock Tower Drive in East Peoria will close Tuesday, Oct. 1.
 
The closure is necessary to accommodate equipment on the path for repairs to the ramps from Washington Street to I-74 and Camp Street. Work is expected to last approximately two to three weeks.
 
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.

9/30/2019 4:13 PM (Updated 10/1/2019 10:21 AM)
I-74 Lane Closures begin Oct. 4 -Updated

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures along eastbound I-74 between I-474 and I-155 begin Friday, Oct. 4.

The left lane of eastbound Interstate 474 and the right lane of eastbound I-74 will be reduced to one lane prior to the junction of eastbound I-74/I-474. Once east of the I-74/I-474 junction, eastbound  I-74 will have two lanes open. One lane will carry eastbound  I-74 traffic and the other lane will carry traffic from eastbound I-474.

The closures are necessary as part of ongoing bridge painting in the area. Eastbound I-74 will be reduced to one lane through October.

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 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4  

9/27/2019 3:53 PM (Updated 10/1/2019 10:23 AM)
White County: Lane Closures on IL-141 Begin Sept. 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-141 of upcoming bridge construction.

Beginning Monday, September 30, weather permitting, there will be construction to remove and replace the bridge carrying IL-141 over a tributary to Cane Creek, 0.25 mile east of IL-1 that will require lane closures beginning at 7 am. 

Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. Work is expected to last until summer 2020. Motorists should be aware of the 10'-6" width restriction, 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.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.  
9/27/2019 12:56 PM (Updated 9/30/2019 9:15 AM)
Sheridan Road Closed In Glencoe For Bridge Work

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that deck resurfacing and the installation of new expansion joints on the bridge carrying Sheridan Road over the ravine between Ravine Glade Street and Hawthorn Avenue, in Glencoe, will require a full closure of Sheridan Road starting, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 30.

A detour will be posted directing traffic around the work zone on South Avenue, Green Bay Road and Park Avenue. 
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.   
9/27/2019 11:13 AM (Updated 9/28/2019 8:52 AM)
IL-16/100 resurfacing begins Sept. 30
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-16/100 will be intermittently restricted to one lane between the Joe Page Bridge and Busby Lane near East Hardin beginning on Monday, September 30, weather permitting.  

Two-way traffic will be maintained with the use of flaggers. This work will take place daily between the hours of 6 AM and 6 PM and is necessary to replace the asphalt surface.  This work is expected to be completed by the end of November.
 
Motorists should allow extra time when traveling through this area.  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.

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.
9/26/2019 5:12 PM (Updated 9/30/2019 9:15 AM)
New Traffic Shift Scheduled on Ramp at Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)/Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Interchange

Ramp reconstruction scheduled to continue through fall  

A new traffic shift is scheduled to begin this weekend on the ramp connecting the eastbound Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) as ramp reconstruction work continues.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the new traffic pattern changes. All work is weather dependent.

Overnight Friday, September 27, into Saturday, September 28, one lane on the ramp connecting eastbound I-88 to southbound I-294 is scheduled to close at midnight to prepare for the traffic shift. When the lane reopens, two lanes of traffic will be split with a work zone in the middle. Traffic exiting to York Road will need to stay to the right. Traffic will be able to access I-294 from both lanes.

A backup date of Monday, September 30, into Tuesday, October 1, has been scheduled in case of weather delays.

Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through October.

In 2019, the Illinois Tollway is improving two ramps at the I-88/I-294 Interchange – eastbound I-88 to southbound I-294 and northbound I-294 to westbound I-88. Ramp improvements include pavement reconstruction, bridge rehabilitation, construction of noisewalls, guardrail and cable median work, as well as drainage, landscaping, roadway lighting and signage work.

Pavement reconstruction and bridge rehabilitation will improve the overall driving experience and extend the life of the ramps. More than 23,730 vehicles use the ramp connecting eastbound I-88 to southbound I-294.    

9/24/2019 5:00 PM (Updated 9/28/2019 8:56 AM)
IL-3 lane restrictions begin Sept. 30
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-3 from Gilmore Lake Road in Columbia to Halifax Drive in Waterloo will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction beginning Monday, September 30, weather permitting.  

This work will take place daily and traffic in each direction will be maintained using flaggers.  All northbound lanes will remain open between 6 AM - 9 AM and all southbound lanes between 3 PM - 6 PM.  This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs and asphalt resurfacing and is expected to be completed by late November.  Additional guardrail work will be completed throughout the winter and all work will be completed by Spring of 2020.
 
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.
 
9/24/2019 4:24 PM (Updated 9/25/2019 11:20 AM)
DuPage County: New Lane Configurations For I-290 Work Zone

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ongoing bridge replacement of I-290 over Salt Creek east of Addison Road will require new lane configurations starting, weather permitting, Sept. 30.

With the upcoming completion of the eastbound bridge, eastbound traffic will return to the eastbound bridge while westbound traffic will continue on temporary westbound pavement, separated by barrier walls from the construction zone.
 
The work is expected to be complete by June 2020.
 
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.   
9/23/2019 1:45 PM (Updated 9/25/2019 11:19 AM)
Lake County: Work On Belvidere Road Begins Sept. 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that drainage improvements on Belvidere Road (IL-120) just east of Wilson Road in unincorporated Lake County will begin Sept. 30.

The project will require daytime lane closures with one-way traffic controlled by flaggers. The work is expected to be complete by mid-November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
 
For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.   
9/23/2019 12:53 PM (Updated 9/23/2019 3:17 PM)
I-255 Lane Restrictions Begin Sept. 23
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane restrictions on northbound I-255 will be encountered Monday, September 23. 

Weather permitting, the northbound left lane and center lane on I-255 over St. Clair Avenue, at mile 19, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for bridge deck repairs. The right lane will remain open during this work.
 
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.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
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9/20/2019 4:39 PM (Updated 9/23/2019 3:18 PM)
New Lane Closures On IL-59 In Warrenville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that ongoing culvert repairs on IL-59, just north of Mack Road, in Warrenville, will require a new lane closure pattern starting, weather permitting, the week of Sept. 23.

Starting next week, the northbound lanes will be reopened and the right southbound lanes will be closed from Willow Lane to Mack Road.

The work is expected to be complete by mid-October.

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

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

9/20/2019 4:26 PM (Updated 9/23/2019 3:19 PM)
Drainage Work To Close Lanes On IN-331 In St. Joseph County

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that a drainage project is set to start Monday on IN-331 (Capital Avenue) in St. Joseph County.

One lane will be closed in each direction between Harrison Road and Jefferson Boulevard, with the project anticipated to wrap up by November.
9/20/2019 2:38 PM (Updated 9/21/2019 8:41 AM)
Intersection improvements at Kedzie and 119th Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that improvements to the intersection of Kedzie Avenue and 119th Street, in Chicago, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 30.

In the first stage of the project, the right lane of southbound Kedzie Avenue will be closed between 117th and 121st streets, with daily lane closures in the northbound lanes. After the first stage is complete, the right lane of southbound Kedzie will be opened and the right lane of northbound Kedzie will be closed between 117th and 121st street, with daily lane closures in the southbound lanes.
 
The project consists of installing storm sewers, widening and resurfacing the intersection, adding new sidewalks and modernizing traffic signals.
 
The work is expected to be complete by August 2020.
 
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.  
9/20/2019 1:59 PM (Updated 9/21/2019 8:46 AM)
IN-23 To Be Resurfaced In Granger

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that a resurfacing project starts Monday on IN-23 in Granger, between Bittersweet Road and the Michigan state line.

Flaggers will direct one lane of traffic around where workers are present.

The project is anticipated to wrap up by the end of October.   

9/20/2019 12:26 PM (Updated 9/23/2019 10:54 AM)
Closures Scheduled at the Balmoral Avenue Interchange on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Extended closure needed for bridge and ramp pavement work, delays are expected

Extended lane closures on Balmoral Avenue and on the ramp connecting the northbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to Balmoral Avenue are scheduled to begin next week for bridge and ramp pavement repairs. Drivers in the area are urged to slow down and obey posted work zone speed limits and to expect delays. 

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the lane closures. Lane closures are necessary to provide a work zone to safely accommodate bridge deck maintenance and repair work.
 
“The Illinois Tollway promotes safety of both drivers and workers as we plan and implement repairs,” 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.”
 
Weather permitting, beginning at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, September 23, the right lane on westbound Balmoral Avenue is scheduled to close to traffic through early October. Once these repairs are completed, the left lane on eastbound Balmoral Avenue and the inside left-turn lane on the westbound side are scheduled to close until the end of October.
 
In addition, beginning at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, September 23, and continuing through the end of October, one left-turn lane on the ramp carrying northbound I-294 traffic to westbound Balmoral Avenue will be closed to prevent drivers from turning into the work zone.
 
Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Village of Rosemont, as well as local fire and police departments.
 
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.
 
Maps, construction and detour information about the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and in the Projects section.   
9/20/2019 11:31 AM (Updated 9/21/2019 8:53 AM)
New lane configurations on I-290 over Salt Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ongoing bridge replacement of I-290 over Salt Creek east of Addison Road will require new lane configurations starting, weather permitting, Sept. 30.

With the upcoming completion of the eastbound bridge, eastbound traffic will return to the eastbound bridge while westbound traffic will continue on temporary westbound pavement, separated by barrier walls from the construction zone.

The work is expected to be complete by June 2020.

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.

9/18/2019 6:16 PM (Updated 9/23/2019 10:56 AM)
Belvidere Road improvements in Lake County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that drainage improvements on Belvidere Road (IL-120) just east of Wilson Road, in unincorporated Lake County, will begin Sept. 30.

The project will require daytime lane closures with one-way traffic controlled by flaggers. The work is expected to be complete by mid-November.

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

9/18/2019 6:13 PM (Updated 9/23/2019 10:56 AM)
Overnight Lane Closures on I-35 Near Forest Lake begin (Tonight) Sept. 16

Access from the Highway 97 ramp to southbound I-35E and southbound I-35W will close Sept. 20 through late Oct.

Beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, southbound I- 35 between MN-97 in Columbus and the I-35W/I-35E split in Lino Lakes will be reduced to a single lane of traffic as crews prepare to pave the southbound lanes.

Beginning 5 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, motorists on southbound I-35 will need to stay in the left lane to access southbound I-35W, and remain in the right lane to access southbound I-35E. Drivers should pay close attention to signs in the area showing the designated lanes as they approach the construction zone.

In addition, motorists should expect changes in their access to southbound I-35 from the MN-97 ramp. Beginning at 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, motorists using the Highway 97 ramp to southbound I-35 will not be able to access southbound I-35W or southbound I-35E without using the posted detour of northbound I-35, to the Broadway Avenue/CR-2 exit, to southbound I-35. 

Southbound I-35E and southbound I-35W access will remain closed through late Oct. 2019.

The ramp closure is necessary for crews to pave the southbound outside lanes of I-35. The detour map for the Highway 97 to southbound I-35 ramp closure can be found on the project website at: dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35northmetrosplit.    

9/16/2019 5:47 PM (Updated 9/17/2019 10:11 AM)
Winnebago County: US-20 work begins Sept. 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction on US-20 at Winnebago Road will begin September 23. 

Rock Road Companies Inc. will be completing the intersection resurfacing and signal upgrade improvements project.
 
Nightly lane closures will be utilized between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Roadway work is expected to be completed by mid-October.
 
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 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.
9/16/2019 11:37 AM (Updated 9/16/2019 11:38 AM)
Work on Leverett Road begins Sept. 16
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on Leverett Road between Market Street and US-45 just north of Champaign begins Monday, Sept. 16.

The project involves pavement repair and resurfacing and will require lane closures. One lane will remain open at all times, with traffic controlled by flaggers and cones. Work is expected to be complete by the end of 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.
 
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.

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9/13/2019 3:58 PM (Updated 9/17/2019 10:15 AM)
Lane Closures On Vermont Street In Blue Island
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairing and clearing drainage structures on Vermont Street between Western and Ashland avenues, in Blue Island, will require daytime lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 16.
 
In order to complete the work, traffic will be temporarily reduced to one lane with flaggers.  Parking also will be temporarily restricted during construction.
 
The work is expected to be complete by mid-November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.  
9/13/2019 10:50 AM (Updated 9/14/2019 8:46 AM)
I-57 work begins Sept. 16
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling northbound on I-57 south of Mount Vernon of an upcoming lane reduction.
 
Beginning Monday, September 16, weather permitting, northbound I-57 will be reduced to one lane near milepost 91 to facilitate bridge repair work. The work is expected to last 6 weeks. Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution when traveling through this area.
 
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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9/12/2019 5:33 PM (Updated 9/13/2019 11:12 AM)
Madison County: Work on IL-255 begins Sept. 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL- 255, from I-270 to IL-143, will be restricted to one lane in each direction beginning on Sunday, September 15, weather permitting. 

These lane closures will take place nightly from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday night through Saturday morning.  The lane closures will also be in effect on Saturday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. This work is necessary to provide a new asphalt surface and is expected to be completed by the end of October.
 
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.

9/11/2019 3:58 PM (Updated 9/12/2019 10:26 AM)
Madison County: Work On IL-4 Begins Sept. 16

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-4 from Blue Spruce Lane to the St. Clair County line will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning on Monday, September 16, weather permitting.  

Two-way traffic will be maintained using flaggers. This work is necessary to place a new bituminous surface treatment and is expected to be completed by mid-October.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area.  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.
 
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.   
9/11/2019 12:45 PM (Updated 9/14/2019 8:55 AM)
Central Avenue Resurfacing in Chicago
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing and sidewalk improvement project on Central Avenue between 53rd and 47th streets, in Chicago, will require daytime lane closures starting, weather permitting, Thursday, Sept. 19.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of 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.
9/10/2019 1:44 PM (Updated 9/12/2019 10:27 AM)
Kane County: IL-31 Resurfacing Begins Sept. 16

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the resurfacing of Lake Street (IL-31) from Webster Street in Montgomery to Rathbone Avenue in Aurora will require daily lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 16.

The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
 
For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.  
9/10/2019 11:23 AM (Updated 9/14/2019 8:59 AM)
McLean County: Old US-66 Pavement Work Begins Sept. 10

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement repairs on Old US-66 from the Livingston County line south 7 miles in northern McLean County begin Tuesday, Sept. 10.

This project involves patching and resurfacing and will require intermittent lane closures. One lane in each direction will be open at all times during the work, which is expected to be complete by the end of 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.  

9/9/2019 6:19 PM (Updated 9/14/2019 9:00 AM)
Resurfacing of Lake Street in Montgomery, Aurora

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the resurfacing of Lake Street (IL-31) from Webster Street in Montgomery to Rathbone Avenue in Aurora will require daily lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 16.

The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.

9/9/2019 5:39 PM (Updated 9/10/2019 10:27 AM)
Overnight Ike lane closures set Sept. 11

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that drainage improvements on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) at 31st Avenue in Bellwood will require overnight lane closures starting Wednesday, Sept. 11.
 
Allowable hours for the closures are 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Fridays to Saturdays, and 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturdays to Sundays.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.

9/9/2019 5:31 PM (Updated 9/9/2019 5:31 PM)
Rehab of Sauk Trail bridge over I-57

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that rehabilitation of the bridge carrying Sauk Trail over I-57, in Richton Park, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 16.

In order to complete the work, there will be permanent lane closures on Sauk Trail and intermittent overnight closures on I-57. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Sauk Trail, with access to all businesses maintained during construction. There will be turn lanes at the ramp entrances to I-57 as well as to the Walmart located nearby.

The work is expected to be complete by November 2020.

9/9/2019 5:21 PM (Updated 9/10/2019 10:29 AM)
Resurfacing Of Elston Begins Sept. 9

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing of Elston Avenue between the Edens Expressway (I-94) and Central Park Avenue in Chicago will require intermittent lane and sidewalk closures starting Monday, Sept. 9.
 
The project also involves replacing sidewalks and installing sidewalk ramps.
 
The work is expected to be complete by December.

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

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

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

9/7/2019 10:24 AM (Updated 9/7/2019 10:24 AM)
Work on Scranton Avenue begins Sept. 9
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that drainage improvements on Scranton Avenue at Sheridan Road in Lake Bluff will require daytime lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 9.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

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9/6/2019 6:12 PM (Updated 9/6/2019 6:12 PM)
Daytime Lane Closures On Shermer Road In Glenview

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the removal of an existing sidewalk and installation of a wider concrete path to facilitate bicycle traffic alongside Shermer Road, between Lake Avenue and Willow Road, in Glenview, will require daytime lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 9.

The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.

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

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

9/6/2019 3:38 PM (Updated 9/7/2019 10:08 AM)
Curb improvements, Resurfacings in Mundelein

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that three projects in Mundelein will require daily lane and shoulder closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 9.

The work to be done and project locations:

Curb and sidewalk ramp improvements on Lake Street (US-45), from Lake Woodlawn Drive to Illinois 83, this fall, followed by milling, patching and resurfacing in Spring 2020.

Curb and sidewalk ramp improvements, as well as milling, patching and resurfacing, on IL-176 from Hilltop Terrace to Del Webb Boulevard, expected to be completed by the end of November.

Curb and sidewalk ramp improvements, as well as milling, patching and resurfacing, on IL-60/83 from IL-176 to the CN Railroad tracks, expected to be completed by the end of November.

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

9/6/2019 2:07 PM (Updated 9/9/2019 9:35 AM)
Overnight lane closures on Ike in Bellwood

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that drainage improvements on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) at 31st Avenue, in Bellwood, will require overnight lane closures starting, weather permitting, Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Allowable hours for the closures are 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Fridays to Saturdays, and 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturdays to Sundays.

The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.

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

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

9/6/2019 1:09 PM (Updated 9/6/2019 1:09 PM)
Work on Main Street in East Peoria begins Sept. 9

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs to the bridge that carries Main Street (US-24) over Farm Creek just west of the Main/Camp Street intersection begins Monday, Sept. 9.

The project involves replacing bridge joints and will require lane closures and changed traffic configurations. A detour for traffic using northbound Main Street to westbound Camp Street will be posted. Work is expected to be complete by Nov. 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.
9/4/2019 1:57 PM (Updated 9/9/2019 9:38 AM)
Work on Jefferson Street in Springfield set Sept. 9
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction along Jefferson Street (IL-97) just east of Veterans Parkway (Illinois 4) begins Monday, Sept. 9.
 
The project involves patching the surface of the bridge that carries Jefferson Street over Spring Creek and will require lane closures and width restrictions of 12.5 feet. One lane in each direction will be open at all times during the work, which is expected to be complete by Oct. 31.
 
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.
9/4/2019 12:08 PM (Updated 9/9/2019 9:38 AM)
New Traffic Shift Scheduled to Begin on I-57 for Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange Project

Work to shift southbound traffic on I-57 at the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is scheduled to begin this week as part of the I-294/I-57 Interchange Project – Phase 2. Three lanes of traffic will remain open, as will the 147th Street ramps.

 Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. The new traffic pattern is necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate traffic during median reconstruction.

 “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.”

During the week of September 3, nightly lane closures will be need on southbound I-57 to prepare for the traffic shift so work can begin for drainage improvements and median construction. All work is weather dependent.

 Beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 6, southbound shoulders are scheduled to close and traffic will be shifted to the right to provide a work zone. Traffic will be shifted for about 1.5 miles north of I-294. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through the end of the year.

 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. As part of this work, the I-57 median will be reconstructed and the I-57 mainline will be widened. This work includes earth excavation, 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 on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and in the Projects section.

 The  I-294/I-57 Interchange Project is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year 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 all-electronic interstate-to-interstate connection better serves commuters and freight operators while opening access for local communities.

9/3/2019 2:24 PM (Updated 9/24/2019 10:07 AM)
Work on Business US-24 Underway
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that resurfacing on Business US-24 between US-24 near Eureka and Lynn Street in Washington is underway.
 
The resurfacing requires daytime lane closures and 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.  
9/3/2019 2:19 PM (Updated 9/17/2019 10:18 AM)
Construction Scheduled to Begin on Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge Project on Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Advance work is scheduled to begin this week as the Illinois Tollway prepares to begin rebuilding the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge over the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Construction of the new bridge is a multi-year project scheduled to complete by the end of 2022.

The Illinois Tollway is reconstructing the BNSF Railway Bridge, which carries the triple-track railroad over I-294 between Hinsdale and Western Springs, to accommodate the reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway. The existing bridge will be replaced with a longer, wider two-span steel beam structure that will accommodate four tracks and will allow for reconstruction and widening of the Tollway underneath. The new fourth track on the bridge will be used for maintenance purposes by BNSF.

“Reconstruction of the BNSF Railway Bridge will allow for improvements on I-294, one of the busiest sections of the Tollway, and is a critical piece of the Tollway’s $4 billion Central Tri-State Project,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “The Illinois Tollway promotes safety of both workers and the public as we plan and implement roadway improvements. 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.”

Work in 2019 and 2020 includes construction of the bypass bridge that will allow for uninterrupted commuter rail and freight operations during bridge reconstruction. Once the bypass bridge is complete, the existing bridge will be removed and rebuilt in 2021 and 2022. On average, approximately 104 Metra and Amtrak trains cross this bridge daily, as well as 52 daily freight trains.

On I-294, the Tollway will maintain four lanes of traffic in both directions throughout construction using traffic shifts, however off-peak lane closures and intermittent full closures will be scheduled as needed for bridge beam removal and placement work.

Beginning the week of September 3, temporary, off-peak lane closures in both directions on I-294 will be scheduled for shoulder work between Flagg Creek North and Maple Avenue in preparation for a traffic shift. When the shoulder work is complete, traffic in both directions is scheduled to shift to the left with reduced lane widths.

Residents adjacent to the project can expect to see installation of a temporary, 8-foot chain-link construction fencing with dark mesh to create a safe work zone while limiting sight and nuisances around the construction zone on the mainline of I-294 and along the BNSF Railway. Throughout the bridge project, construction will be occurring adjacent to Veeck and Peirce Parks in Hinsdale and Spring Rock Park in Western Springs. As a result, a portion of each of the parks will be closed throughout the project to provide for a safe work zone and to allow park activities to continue throughout construction.

The BNSF Railway Bridge Project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Metra, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway and Cook County, along with local municipalities, park districts, as well as police and fire departments. The work is part of the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Construction information about the BNSF Bridge Project is available in the Projects section on the Tollways website at illinoistollway.com

9/3/2019 2:07 PM (Updated 9/9/2019 9:46 AM)
Resurfacing Of IL-9 Begins Sept. 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that resurfacing of IL-9 from just east of the US-24 junction to the McNaughton Bridge begins Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Lane closures will be necessary during this project, which is expected to be complete in 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.
8/30/2019 12:39 PM (Updated 9/4/2019 12:10 PM)
Resurfacing Of Knoxville Avenue Begins Sept. 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that resurfacing of Knoxville Avenue (IL-40) between Ravinswood Road and Bethany Way in Peoria begins Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Lane closures will be required during the work, which is expected to be complete in 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.
 
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8/30/2019 10:43 AM (Updated 9/4/2019 12:11 PM)
US-50 lane restrictions begin Sept. 3
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that US- 50 from Lacket Street in Salem to Metcalf Road will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Tuesday, September 3, weather permitting.  

This work will take place daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Traffic in each direction will be maintained using flaggers. This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs and asphalt resurfacing and is expected to be completed by early June 2020.
 
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.
 
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8/29/2019 5:04 PM (Updated 9/4/2019 12:11 PM)
Schedule change for 167th Street repairs over I-57

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that improvements to the 167th Street bridge over I-57, in Oak Forest and Country Club Hills, that began in April will continue with some upcoming changes to the schedule.

 This project will be completed in several stages, requiring temporary, daytime lane closures on 167th Street and occasional overnight lane closures on I-57.

 Now through late September, 167th Street will continue to be reduced to one lane in each direction over I-57.  The eastbound 167th Street ramp to northbound I-57 will be closed, with a detour directing traffic to Crawford Avenue/Pulaski Road to access the interstate via 159th Street (US-6). The southbound I-57 ramp to eastbound 167th Street also will be closed, with a detour directing traffic to the 159th Street exit to access 167th Street via Cicero Avenue (IL-50).

 From late September to late November, 167th Street will remain one lane in each direction, but the westbound 167th Street ramp to southbound I-57 will be closed, with a detour directing traffic to Cicero Avenue and 159th Street to access the interstate. The northbound I-57 ramp to westbound 167th Street also will be closed, with a detour directing traffic to access 167th Street exit via the 159th Street interchange.

 From late November to late December, all lanes and ramps will be open with intermittent, temporary closures at times to wrap up the project.

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

 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.

8/29/2019 2:24 PM (Updated 8/30/2019 9:09 AM)
Randall Road over Mill Creek Bridge Rehabilitation

Randall Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction located ½ mile south of Main Street Road in Batavia starting the week of September 2nd through mid to late November 2019, weather permitting to allow crews to safely work on the bridge rehabilitation improvement. This reduction in lanes is expected to result in very long delays traveling through the work zone. Work will consist of a new concrete bridge deck overlay, concrete parapet, asphalt approaches and new guardrail.

As this can be an extremely busy road, much longer than normal traffic delays are expected during construction. Drivers are advised to add additional time to commutes or seek alternate routes during this time 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. 
8/27/2019 10:29 AM (Updated 8/31/2019 8:48 AM)
Improvements To IL-53 In Addison And Lombard

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that resurfacing, curb replacements and pedestrian ramp improvements on IL-53 (Rohlwing Road/Columbine Avenue) from Sidney Avenue, in Addison, to St. Charles Road, in Lombard, will require intermittent lane closures starting, weather permitting, Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The work is expected to be complete by the end of 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.   

8/26/2019 6:18 PM (Updated 9/4/2019 1:21 PM)
IL-56 Lane Closures Begin Sept. 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs to the Hankes Road bridge over IL-56 in Sugar Grove will begin Sept. 3.

The project involves painting, installing an asphalt overlay on the bridge and other miscellaneous repairs. There will be daily lane closures on IL-56 and flaggers controlling traffic on Hankes Road.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of October.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
 
For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.    
8/26/2019 10:43 AM (Updated 8/31/2019 8:57 AM)
Golf Road Resurfacing In Glenview, Morton Grove

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing of Golf Road (IL-58) between Lincoln Street and Waukegan Road (IL-43), in Glenview and Morton Grove, will require daily lane closures starting, weather permitting, Sept. 3.

The project consists of patching and resurfacing as well as gutter removal and replacement, detector loop replacement, sidewalk curb ramp improvements and pedestrian crossing signal improvements.
 
The work is expected to be complete by mid-November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com. 
8/23/2019 12:41 PM (Updated 8/24/2019 8:26 AM)
Work on IL-31 begins Aug. 26
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a patching and an asphalt overlay project on IL- 31 between James R. Rakow Road and Northwest Highway (US-14) in Crystal Lake will require daytime lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 26.
 
Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during daytime hours.  Access to businesses and residences will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.
8/22/2019 4:48 PM (Updated 8/26/2019 9:49 AM)
IL-176 improvements in Crystal Lake, Prairie Grove

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that shoulder grading, patching and resurfacing IL-176 from Smith Road, in Crystal Lake, to the Fox River, in Prairie Grove, will require daily lane and shoulder closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 26.

The work is expected to be complete by early November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
8/22/2019 11:49 AM (Updated 8/24/2019 8:35 AM)
Hankes Road bridge repairs over IL-56

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the Hankes Road bridge over IL-56, in Sugar Grove, will begin, weather permitting, Sept. 3.

The project involves painting, installing an asphalt overlay on the bridge and other miscellaneous repairs. There will be daily lane closures on IL-56 and flaggers controlling traffic on Hankes Road.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of October.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.co
8/22/2019 11:16 AM (Updated 8/24/2019 8:39 AM)
Work On IL-164 Begins Aug. 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on IL-164 about 3 miles south of Oquawka begins Monday, Aug. 26.

The project involves repairs and deck patching to the bridge that carries IL-164 over Henderson Creek. Traffic will be reduced to one lane controlled by temporary signals. Work is expected to be complete by June 2020.
 
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 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 
8/20/2019 11:35 AM (Updated 9/4/2019 1:22 PM)
Amboy: Work On US-52 Begins Aug. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on the structure carrying US-52 over the Green River on the south edge of Amboy will begin  Wednesday, August 21. 

The project involves repairs to the expansion joints and bridge deck surface. Traffic will be reduced to one lane utilizing flaggers to complete the widening work on August 21 and August 22. Both lanes will be open Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25 for Amboy Depot Days. Beginning Monday, August 26, traffic will be reduced to one lane utilizing temporary traffic signals to complete the repairs. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-October.
 
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 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2. 
8/20/2019 10:48 AM (Updated 8/24/2019 8:53 AM)
Resurfacing of IL-29 Begins Aug. 20

Lane reduction set between Chillicothe and Sparland

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that resurfacing and bridge deck patching on IL-29 between Chillicothe and Sparland begins Tuesday, Aug. 20.
The work zone is from Senachwine Creek in Chillicothe to just south of IL-17 in Sparland and will be reduced to one lane controlled by flaggers. In areas of bridge deck patching, traffic will be controlled by temporary signals. Work is expected to be complete by mid-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.
 
For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 
8/19/2019 10:44 AM (Updated 9/4/2019 1:23 PM)
IL-78 Work In Stark County Begins Aug. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on IL-78 between IL-17 and the Stark/Henry county line will begin Wednesday, Aug. 21.

The project involves pavement resurfacing and repairs and will require daytime lane closures, with traffic controlled by flaggers. 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.
 
For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 
8/16/2019 2:30 PM (Updated 9/4/2019 1:23 PM)
Randall Road Culvert Extension of Tributary to Mill Creek

Starting the week of August 19, 2019, Kane County will begin work on to extend the existing boxculvert over the tributary to Mill Creek under Randall Road between Mill Street and Fabyan Parkway in Batavia, Illinois. This project will include widening Randall Road to provide full width shoulders on either side of the road. Construction work hours will be from 7:00am until 4:00pm each day for approximately three months, weather permitting.

Randall Road will remain open in both directions during construction, but may be reduced to one lane of travel using flaggers and temporary daily lane closures.
 
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 long delays while traveling through the work areas. Motorists may want to addadditional time to their commutes and consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.
 
A reminder – it is illegal for drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction work zone.
 
Questions and concerns may be directed to Patrick VerHalen (630) 208-3138. For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts/Default.aspx.
 
Click this link to find out how Kane County Drivers can “make zero fatalities a reality.”
8/15/2019 11:33 AM (Updated 8/17/2019 8:43 AM)
Clinton County: IL-161 To Close Aug. 19 West Of Centralia

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the intersection of IL-161 and Noltings Road will close at 6 a.m. Monday, August 19, weather permitting.  

This closure is necessary for reconstruction of the intersection.  A detour utilizing IL-127, US-50 and US-51 will be posted. Work is expected to be complete by December 1.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area.  Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the detour signs, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
8/14/2019 11:17 AM (Updated 9/4/2019 1:24 PM)
Culvert repairs on IL-59 in Warrenville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that culvert repairs on IL- 59, just north of Mack Road, in Warrenville, will require lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 19.

In order to complete the project, northbound IL-59 will be reduced to one lane for up to four weeks. Following completion of the work on the northbound lanes, the southbound lanes will be reduced to one lane for another three to four weeks.

The project is expected to be complete by mid-October.

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

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

8/13/2019 2:17 PM (Updated 8/14/2019 11:25 AM)
New lane configuration at Cumberland Circle

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of an ongoing reconstruction of the Cumberland Circle at Golf Road (IL-58) and North Wolf Road, in Des Plaines, a new lane configuration will start, weather permitting, Friday, Aug. 16.

Wolf Road and State Street will be opened to the circle and again have access to and from westbound Golf Road. There will continue to be no access to or from eastbound Golf Road. On Aug. 24, eastbound Golf Road will be shifted from the right lane to the left lanes and the circle will be closed at Broadway Street from all directions.
 
The overall project consists of reconstructing the existing traffic circle into a modern roundabout. These improvements will reduce the footprint of the existing circle, provide a larger turn radius for trucks, add splitter islands directing vehicles into their proper lanes and introduce new overhead signage. In addition, the improvements will provide crosswalks on all five legs of the roundabout as well as improved drainage and lighting.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.  
8/13/2019 10:16 AM (Updated 8/17/2019 8:53 AM)
McLean County: Work on I-55/74 begins Aug. 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on I-55/74 will begin Monday, Aug. 12.

The work involves repairs to the bridges that carry I-55/74 over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and White Oak Road in Normal and will require lane closures. Two lanes in each direction will be open at all times during the project, which is expected to be complete by the end of October.

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 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5

8/7/2019 9:41 PM (Updated 9/4/2019 1:25 PM)
Piatt County: Work on IL-48 begins Aug. 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction along IL-48 south of Weldon in Piatt County begins Monday, Aug. 12.

The project involves repairs to the bridge that carries IL-48 over an unnamed creek about 4 miles south of Weldon and will require lane closures and width restrictions. Work is expected to be complete by the end of October.
 
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 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.
8/7/2019 4:20 PM (Updated 8/7/2019 9:30 PM)
Work on IL-78/97 begins Aug. 12
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on IL-78/97 north of Havana begins Monday, Aug. 12.
 
The project involves shoulder and guardrail reconstruction along the northbound lane just north of Dickson Mounds Road (CR-9) as well as erosion mitigation. This will require daytime lane closures with traffic controlled by flaggers. Work is expected to be complete in mid-October.
 
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.
8/7/2019 10:29 AM (Updated 8/7/2019 11:10 AM)
Belvidere Road Resurfacing In Gurnee And Park City

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that resurfacing, curb and gutter repairs to Belvidere Road (IL-120) from east of the Tri-State Tollway (I-94), in Gurnee, to Waukegan Road (IL-43), in Park City, will require daily lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 12.

The Belvidere Road ramps to and from Greenleaf Avenue, Waukegan Road (IL-43) and Skokie Boulevard (US- 41) will be partially or fully closed intermittently during off-peak hours.

The work is expected to be complete by mid-November.

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

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

8/6/2019 4:29 PM (Updated 8/10/2019 8:59 AM)
Harlem Avenue Bridge Repairs Over Cal-Sag Channel

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the structural steel and deck on the bridge carrying Harlem Avenue (IL-43) over the Cal-Sag Channel, in Palos Heights, will require lane reductions and width restrictions starting, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 12.

In order to complete the work, Harlem Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction with a width restriction of 11 feet.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.  
8/6/2019 1:07 PM (Updated 8/10/2019 9:04 AM)
IN-331 to close at bridge over Yellow River

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that the IN-331 bridge over the Yellow River in Bremen is closing Monday for a superstructure replacement project.

The bridge is anticipated to reopen in early November.
 
State road detours must be on state-maintained roads only. Northbound drivers on IN-331 will be detoured west on US-6, north on US-31 and east on US-20 Bypass back to IN-331. Southbound drivers on SR 331 will be detoured west on US-20 Bypass, south on US-31 and east on US-6 back to IN-331.
 
Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts at any time via the District’s social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.
8/1/2019 2:06 PM (Updated 8/1/2019 9:45 PM)
Adams Street Ramp to I-474 To Close Aug. 7

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the ramp from northbound Adams Street (US-24) to eastbound I-474 will close Wednesday, Aug. 7.

The closure is part of the ongoing bridge repairs in the area and is expected to last until late October. A detour will be posted.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. 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 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 
8/1/2019 11:52 AM (Updated 9/6/2019 1:25 AM)
Milwaukee Avenue Pavement Repairs in Lake, Cook counties

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement repairs along Milwaukee Avenue (IL-21/US-45) in Cook and Lake counties will require intermittent, daytime lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, July 29.

The initial phase of work will take place between Townline Road (IL-60) in Vernon Hills and Church Street in Libertyville. Subsequent phases will follow on sections between Harts Road in Niles and Glenview Road in Glenview as well as between Washington Street and Skokie Highway (US-41) in Gurnee.

The work is expected to be complete by the end of 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.

7/26/2019 1:13 PM (Updated 7/29/2019 9:16 AM)
Lake Zurich Road Pavement Patching Next Week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement patching and resurfacing on Lake Zurich Road (IL-22) from IL-83 in Long Grove to North Quentin Road, in Kildeer, will require intermittent daily lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, July 29.

In addition to patching and resurfacing, centerline rumble strips will be added. Traffic signal detector loops, curbs and gutters will be replaced. 
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of October.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.  
7/25/2019 12:39 PM (Updated 7/27/2019 10:14 AM)
Bridge Repairs on Ogden Avenue in La Grange

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the bridge carrying Ogden Avenue (US-34) over the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, in La Grange, will require permanent lane closures and width restrictions starting, weather permitting, Friday, July 26.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Burlington Avenue and Washington Avenue. Access to driveways and side streets in the work zone will be maintained during construction. In addition, lane widths in both directions will be reduced to nine feet.
 
The project consists of repairs to the bridge joints, substructure and concrete.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of 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.
7/24/2019 1:24 PM (Updated 8/4/2019 1:06 PM)
14th Street At Dugdale Street To Close For Roundabout Construction

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing 14th Street at Dugdale Street beginning Monday, August 5 at 5 a.m. The closure will

last approximately 90 days while the existing four-way stop intersection is converted to a roundabout.  When the road reopens, motorists will be driving through the new roundabout. Please follow the signed detour routes. 
 
Detour Routes:
Local traffic will have access to residences and businesses, from all directions, within the closure area. For additional information regarding this project please visit: 14thStProject.com.  
7/22/2019 1:15 PM (Updated 9/4/2019 1:28 PM)
Work On IL-78/116 In Farmington Begins July 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction along IL-78/116 between Main Street and Lightfoot Road will begin Monday, July 22.

The work involves road resurfacing, replacing the sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and installation of ornamental lighting. Lane closures will be necessary during the project, which is expected to be complete in December.

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 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4  

7/19/2019 4:00 PM (Updated 9/4/2019 1:29 PM)
Dempster Street resurfacing In Morton Grove And Skokie

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that patching, resurfacing, curb and gutter replacement and ADA ramp improvements on Dempster Street (IL-58) between Waukegan Road (IL-43) in Morton Grove and Skokie Boulevard (US-41) in Skokie will require daily, intermittent lane closures starting, weather permitting, July 15.

In order to complete the project, lanes on Dempster Street will be reduced in work zones.
 
The work is expected to be complete by June 2020.
 
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.    
7/9/2019 10:32 AM (Updated 7/13/2019 9:34 AM)
McLean County: Work On Old US-51 Set July 9

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction along Old US-51 will begin Tuesday, July 9.

The work involves pavement patching and replacement of guardrails and culverts in an area from 2 miles south of Heyworth to 5 miles north of Heyworth. Intermittent weeklong closures of Old US-51 where structures are being replaced will be required, and motorists must find an alternate route. The project is expected to be complete by mid-October.

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.     

7/8/2019 4:47 PM (Updated 9/17/2019 10:20 AM)
Kennedy Noise Wall Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of the ongoing improvements to the Kennedy Expressway (I-90) between the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and Harlem Avenue (IL-43) noise abatement walls will be installed along the frontage roads of I-90 between Cumberland Avenue (IL-171) and Harlem Avenue (IL-43). 

Starting the week of July 8, weather permitting, Higgins Road (IL-72) between Canfield Avenue and Oriole Avenue will be reduced to one lane westbound.  Eastbound traffic will be detoured on Canfield Avenue, Foster Avenue and Harlem Avenue.  

The project consists of installation of a precast concrete and steel beam noise abatement wall of varying height, with a maximum height of 25 feet, between Cumberland Avenue and Harlem Avenue on the northside of I-90 and from Canfield Avenue to Harlem Avenue on the southside of I-90.  

The installation of the sound walls is expected to be complete by the end of December.  

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

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

7/5/2019 2:39 PM (Updated 7/9/2019 10:48 AM)
Lane Reductions On Waukegan Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that bridge joint repairs and the installation of a bridge deck overlay on the structure carrying Waukegan Road (IL-43) over Belvidere Road (IL-120), in Waukegan and Park City, will require reductions to one lane in each direction starting, weather permitting, Monday, July 8.

The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.

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

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

7/5/2019 2:21 PM (Updated 7/8/2019 3:37 PM)
Randolph County: Lane Restrictions on IL-150 Begin July 8

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-150 from Murphysboro Road to Briar Hill Road will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Monday, July 8, weather permitting. 

This work will take place daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Traffic in each direction will be maintained using flaggers.  This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs, shoulder widening, and asphalt resurfacing.  This work is expected to be completed by the end of October.
 
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.    

7/3/2019 5:56 PM (Updated 7/6/2019 8:32 AM)
New RCI At 153rd Avenue And MN-65 In Ham Lake Is Completed, Opened Today

The newly constructed Reduced Conflict Intersection at 153rd Ave N.E. (Anoka CR-61) and MN-65 in Ham Lake opened to traffic just before noon in time for the July 4th holiday weekend. Although the new intersection is now open to traffic, motorists may still encounter temporary short-term lane closures for cleanup work.

Work (and traffic restrictions) continues on new RCIs at 143rd Ave. in Ham Lake and 181st Ave. in East Bethel through early August.   There also will be work on sidewalk and gutter and drainage at the existing RCI at 169th Ave and MN-65 in August.  
 
The second and final year of a project to reduce fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes continues in East Bethel and Ham Lake. Crews are building the last four of six RCIs on MN-65 in Ham Lake and East Bethel. The RCIs being built in 2019 are at: 143rd Avenue, 153rd Avenue, 181st Avenue and Viking Boulevard. RCIs were built last year at 157th Avenue and 187th Avenue.
 
Construction of RCIs and longer left turn lanes will improve safety and mobility on the MN-65 corridor between 85th Avenue in Spring Lake Park and Sims Road in East Bethel.
 
For more information about the MN-65 RCI project, a list of project locations, timelines and detour routes, visit: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy65rci.
 
Additional information about RCIs is available at: mndot.gov/roadwork/rci.   
7/3/2019 3:02 PM (Updated 7/6/2019 8:35 AM)
Montgomery County: I-55 Bridge Painting Begins July 8

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that cleaning and painting of three bridges over I-55 in Montgomery County will begin Monday, July 8.

The bridges are between mileposts 67 and 75 and include CR-3300N north of Farmersville, Morrisonville Avenue south of Farmersville and Waggoner Avenue at Waggoner. The painting will require lane closures on I-55 as well as full closures of the frontage roads at times. Work is expected to be completed by mid-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.
 
For IDOT District 6 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict6.   
7/3/2019 1:39 PM (Updated 7/6/2019 8:46 AM)
Kickapoo Creek/Farmington intersection to close July 8

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the north leg of the intersection of Kickapoo Creek and Farmington roads as well as the intersection of Farmington and Red Bud Drive will close to all traffic Monday, July 8.

 The closures are necessary as part of the reconstruction of these intersections and the replacement of the Farmington Road bridge over Kickapoo Creek. The intersections are expected to remain closed until late October. Detours will be posted to guide motorists safely around the work zone.

 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 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.

7/2/2019 2:38 PM (Updated 7/3/2019 11:33 AM)
Taylor Street Exit on Inbound Ike (I-290) Closing Next Week
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Taylor Street exit on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) will be closed, weather permitting, starting at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 1, as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction in downtown Chicago.
 
The ramp will be closed until spring 2020 to reconfigure the exit as well as the outbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94). 
 
A detour will direct motorists to the outbound Dan Ryan and 18th Street interchange to access Taylor Street via the inbound Dan Ryan. Motorists wishing to get to the University of Illinois Chicago campus can also use the recently reopened Racine Avenue exit.
 
Expect 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 and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.   
6/27/2019 10:15 AM (Updated 6/29/2019 8:30 AM)
Cook County: 159th Street Resurfacing Begins July 1

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on 159th Street (US-6) from 94th Avenue in Orland Park to Ridgeland Avenue in Oak Forest will begin Monday, July 1, weather permitting.

The first week of construction will require rolling closures in both directions for curb, gutter and sidewalk repairs. After July 8, intermittent daytime lane closures will be necessary to begin resurfacing the eastbound lanes. Once the eastbound lanes are completed, work will begin westbound from Ridgeland Avenue to 94th Avenue.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of October. Starting in spring 2020, the improvements will be extended from Ridgeland Avenue in Oak Forest east to Pulaski Road in Markham.
 
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.    
6/26/2019 4:21 PM (Updated 6/29/2019 8:33 AM)
Johnson County: US-45 Bridge Construction Begins July 1
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of an upcoming bridge construction project on US-45 just south of IL-146 in Vienna beginning July 1, weather permitting.
 
The project will consists of the removal and replacement of the existing structure carrying US-45 over the Little Cache Creek.
 
Stage construction will be utilized for the project, reducing traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals and a lane width restriction of 12'- 4".
 
Motorists should use extreme caution through the work zone and be aware of speed reductions, width restrictions and traffic control devices.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.   
6/24/2019 11:51 AM (Updated 6/29/2019 8:44 AM)
Roadway, Bridge and Ramp Repairs Begin on Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Between IL-59 and IL-56

Roadway and ramp lane closures between Naperville and Sugar Grove required for repair and maintenance work

Maintenance and repair work is scheduled to begin next week on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) between IL-56 in Sugar Grove and IL-59 in Naperville next week and continue through fall, including work on pavement, bridges and ramps.
 
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place throughout construction to alert drivers to scheduled lane closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits. Most of the work will be performed during the allowable off-peak lane closure hours to minimize the disruption to commuters. All work is weather dependent.
 
During the week of June 24, repair work is scheduled to begin with off-peak lane closures in both directions between Mitchell Road and Orchard Road for pavement repair and shoulder removal and replacement.
 
Work scheduled to continue through June will include shoulder repair and resurfacing between IL-56 and IL-59. In the coming months, bridge repairs and pavement patching will be scheduled primarily between IL-56 and the Aurora Toll Plaza.
 
In 2019, the Illinois Tollway is repairing the roadway between IL-56 in Sugar Grove and IL-59 includes repairing asphalt and concrete pavement on I-88, asphalt shoulder repairs and bridge repairs as well as guardrail, landscaping and roadway drainage and signage upgrades.
 
In addition, repairs are scheduled to ramps at Orchard Road and IL-31, and local road improvements on Orchard Road, IL-25, Randall Road, IL-31, Eola Road and the EJ & E Railroad over I-88. Ramps work include pavement patching and shoulder resurfacing. In most locations, local crossroad bridge improvements will include pavement patching, bridge deck rehabilitation, bridge joint replacement and repairs on bridge beams, piers and girders.
 
The I-88 interchanges are being rehabilitated to continue to provide convenient access to local communities and support economic opportunities. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 
The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, City of Aurora, Village of Sugar Grove, Village of North Aurora, the DuPage County, Kane County, and the BNSF Railway, as well as local fire and police departments.
 
Maps and construction information about the I-88 Roadway Resurfacing and Bridge Repair work is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.   
6/19/2019 10:52 AM (Updated 6/22/2019 10:45 AM)
Repairs To Dundee Road Over Edens

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a bridge deck overlay as well as installation of new concrete abutments and expansion joints on Dundee Road (IL-68) over the Edens Expressway (I-94), in Glencoe, will require permanent lane closures on Dundee Road and intermittent overnight lane closures on the expressway starting this week.

During the initial stage of construction, the outside lanes of Dundee Road will be closed in both directions.  After the completion of the first stage in about six weeks, the inside lanes of Dundee Road will be closed in both directions for another six weeks.  Intermittent overnight lane closures on the Edens will be required to allow for the placement of a protective shielding under the bridge.
 
The work is expected to be complete by mid-November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.   
6/18/2019 2:12 PM (Updated 6/22/2019 10:45 AM)
Kirk Road from IL-56 to Cherry Lane Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Improvement

Sidewalk and road work at the intersection of Kirk Road at Mesa Lane is scheduled to begin the week of June 17, 2019, weather permitting, as part of the Kirk Road HSIP Improvement.  The anticipated duration for the project is approximately 7 months, weather permitting. Safety improvements consisting of a high friction surface treatment near Cherry Lane, driver feedback speed display signage, enhanced reflective pavement markings, rumble strips, ADA ramps at 10 intersections and traffic signal upgrades to various intersections are included in this improvement on Kirk Road from IL-56 to Cherry Lane.

As this can be an extremely busy road, longer than normal traffic delays are expected during construction. Motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work areas and 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. A reminder – it is illegal for drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction work zone. Questions and concerns may be directed to David Sitko at (630) 313-0754.

For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts/Default.aspx

6/13/2019 1:30 PM (Updated 7/15/2019 7:27 PM)
Jefferson County: I-57 Lane Closures Begin June 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on I-57 south of Mount Vernon of upcoming bridge construction.
 
Beginning Monday night, June 17, weather permitting, work will begin on the bridges near milepost 85 between Mount Vernon and Ina. The contractor will be allowed to close one lane of traffic on I-57 between 7 pm and 7 am for preliminary patching and shoulder work. All lanes will be open during daytime hours, and lane shifts will be used to facilitate construction of the new bridges.

Motorist should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution when traveling through this area. To avoid any delays motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.

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

6/13/2019 11:18 AM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:43 AM)
Lane Closures and Shifts on I-55 South of Arsenal Road

6/19 UPDATE: Equipment issues have been resolved and the project is now due to go into stage with the closure of the northbound I-55 lane by 5 a.m. Monday, June 24.

6/13 UPDATE: Due to delays in the delivery of equipment, the closure of a northbound lane on I-55 will not take place Monday. It is now scheduled to occur in early July, with I-55 still being reduced to one lane in each direction in early August. Work on the project site still will begin on Monday, however. Motorists are advised that the area will be an active work zone and should proceed accordingly.  

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that replacement of the bridge decks and other improvements to I-55 over the BNSF Railroad and Grant Creek south of Arsenal Road in Will County will begin June 17.
 
In order to complete the project, northbound I-55 initially will be reduced to a single lane to accommodate the widening of the shoulders.
 
After the shoulders are widened, the southbound bridge will be closed and I-55 reduced to one lane in each direction on the northbound lanes. The revised configuration is expected to be in place from August until late November, when I-55 returns to two lanes in each direction.
 
Work will resume next spring with the closure of the northbound bridge and traffic crossing over to the southbound lanes to again accommodate one lane in each direction.
 
There will not be a detour, but I-80 and IL-47 is the recommended alternative route. Digital message boards will be in place to display real-time traffic information.
 
The entire project is expected to be complete by fall 2020.
 
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.  Illinois State Police will be patrolling this work zone to enforce posted speed limits.

6/11/2019 4:53 PM (Updated 10/10/2019 10:16 AM)
Overnight lane closures on Eisenhower Expressway
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that cleaning and painting of the Metra bridge over the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) near Irving Park Road (IL-19), in Itasca, will require overnight lane closures starting this evening.
 
In order to complete the project, lane closures will be in place between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. while the work is being done.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of 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.
6/11/2019 2:23 PM (Updated 10/10/2019 10:16 AM)
US-30 Bridge Work in Joliet starts this week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a bridge deck overlay with joint repairs on US-30 over the CN Railroad tracks between Maple and Walnut streets, in Joliet, will require lanes closures and width restrictions starting, weather permitting, Wednesday, June 12.

In order to complete the project, US-30 will be reduced to one lane in each direction with a width restriction of 8 feet 6 inches. 

The work is expected to be complete by the end of 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

6/10/2019 4:46 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:58 AM)
New Lane Configuration on I-55 at Weber Road
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Weber Road interchange, I-55 traffic will be shifted to the right, weather permitting, starting in the southbound lanes the evening of Tuesday, June 11, and in the northbound lanes the evening of Wednesday, June 12.
 
The change will occur overnight both nights between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists on I-55 can expect delays, changing lane configurations and intermittent full stops.
 
The lane shifts are necessary to construct a center pier for a new Weber Road bridge that will allow the interchange to be converted into a diverging diamond design. Exit and entrance ramps will remain open during this stage of the work, which will be in place until early December.
 
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 and a barrier median. The entire project wraps up in 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.
6/7/2019 11:22 AM (Updated 10/10/2019 10:16 AM)
Culvert work, lane closure on IL-31 in McHenry

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a culvert replacement project on IL-31 between West Lillian Street and Anne Street, in McHenry, will require daily lane and shoulder closures beginning, weather permitting, June 17.

Temporary traffic signals will be installed at Lillian Street and IL-31.  From late June through the end of the project, a wide load restriction will be in place. Staging will be done to minimize the impact to traffic.

The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.

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

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

6/6/2019 10:37 AM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:41 AM)
Nightly, Weekend Lane Closures On Skokie Highway (US-41)

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the resurfacing of Skokie Highway (US-41) from Park Avenue West to Chantilly Lane, in Highland Park, will require nightly and weekend lane closures, as well as daytime shoulder closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, June 17.

In order to complete the work, lane closures will occur from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Concrete patching will be completed over two extended weekend lane closures, from 8 p.m. Fridays to 5 a.m. Mondays in July.

The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.

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

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

6/6/2019 10:17 AM (Updated 7/27/2019 10:18 AM)
Repair Work Continues on the North Tri-State Tollway (I-94)

Ramp closures this weekend and traffic shift scheduled to begin next week between Half Day Road and the Edens Spur Tollway for pavement repairs

Work to shift traffic in both directions on the North Tri-State Tollway (I-94) between Half Day Road and the Edens Spur Tollway is scheduled to begin next week as part of ongoing roadway repair work. As part of the repair work in this area, temporary ramp closure with posted detours will be needed this weekend at the Deerfield Road Interchanges.

“The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) 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.”

Currently, four lanes are available on I-94 with traffic shifted to the right to safely accommodate a work zone and traffic as repair work is underway.

Weather permitting, during the week of June 10, westbound traffic between the Edens Spur Toll Plaza and Lake Cook Road is scheduled to shift to the left. Once that is complete, eastbound traffic between Half Day Road and the Edens Spur Toll Plaza is scheduled to shift to the left. During the week of June 17, westbound traffic between Lake Cook Road and Half Day Road is scheduled to shift to the left.

All shifts are scheduled to be in place by the end of June, with traffic anticipated to remain in this configuration into fall.

In addition, overnight Saturday, June 15 into Sunday, June 16, the ramp connecting westbound I-94 to Deerfield Road will close for pavement repairs. A detour will be posted directing traffic west to exit at Half Day Road and travel south on North Milwaukee Road to access Deerfield Road.