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Weekend Lane Closures Scheduled on Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) for Bridge Joint Work Between North Avenue and Army Trail Road in Addison

Weekend repair and maintenance work on I-355 will continue throughout the summer

Lane closures are scheduled this weekend on the northbound Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) between North Avenue and Army Trail Road near Addison for bridge joint repair work. Delays are expected.

Weekend work is expected to continue through the summer at various locations in both directions on I-355 between Army Trail Road and Butterfield Road. In 2021, the Illinois Tollway is completing mainline bridge joint repair work, as well as median barrier removal and replacement, pavement repairs, roadway lighting and electrical work, as well as other minor miscellaneous work along I-355. The lane closures are necessary to safely accommodate a work zone and maintain access for traffic. In addition, the work will necessitate the overnight closures of several ramps at the Roosevelt Road and Army Trail Road interchanges later this summer. Detours will be posted.

“These types of repairs are necessary to keep the Tollway in good condition for years to come,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We work to limit lane closures to temporary overnight and weekend hours to minimize the impact of construction on daily commuters and ask drivers to please be patient and obey the work zone speed limits.”

This weekend, lane closures on northbound I-355 between North Avenue and Army Trail Road are scheduled to begin Friday, June 11, at 7 p.m., and continue as needed into Monday, June 14. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane by 9 p.m. on Friday, and by noon on Saturday, June 12, two lanes are scheduled to be open to traffic for the rest of the weekend. All northbound lanes are scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. on Monday, June 14, dependent on concrete curing.

During the weekend, June 18-20, closures reducing traffic to a single lane will be scheduled at other locations along I-355. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of lane closures. Up-to-date closure information will be posted on the Tollway website in the Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.

6/9/2021 5:59 PM (Updated 7/1/2021 10:40 AM)
I-55/64 Lane Closures Across Poplar Street Bridge

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

3/24/2021 2:53 PM (Updated 7/1/2021 10:41 AM)
Bridge work continues on I-94 in Porter County

PORTER COUNTY, Ind. - The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures on I-94 in Porter County for a bridge project that will be ongoing through late October.

The two right lanes of I-94 eastbound and westbound will be closed from approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, August 1 to 4 a.m. Monday, August 2 between State Road 149 and Wagner Rd/County Line Rd. These closures will be in place to implement the next maintenance of traffic configuration at the bridge on I-94 over U.S. 20. 

The left lane of I-94 will then be closed in both directions in this area starting Monday morning through Friday, August 6 for construction work at the bridge. In addition to the left lane closures, the two lanes remaining open will shift as motorists approach the work zone and then shift back after passing the work zone.

The traffic restrictions will then flip for the next phase of work the following week. The two left lanes of I-94 eastbound and westbound will be closed from approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, August 8 to 4 a.m. Monday, August 9 to set up the next maintenance of traffic. The right lane will then be closed from Monday morning through Friday, August 13.  

From Monday, August 9 to Friday, August 13, the ramps from westbound I-94 to westbound U.S. 20 and eastbound I-94 to eastbound U.S. 20 will also be closed. For westbound, the detour will be to follow I-94 to State Road 249 and take State Road 249 to U.S. 20. For eastbound, the detour will be to follow I-94 to State Road 49 and take State Road 49 to U.S. 20. 

This schedule is weather dependent and subject to change. INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area and should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

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About the Indiana Department of Transportation
Over the past 100 years, INDOT has transformed the state of Indiana into the Crossroads of America we know today. With six district offices and 3,500 employees, the agency is responsible for constructing and maintaining more than 29,000 lane miles of highways, more than 5,700 bridges, and supporting 4,500 rail miles and 117 airports across the state. Indiana once again ranked #1 in the U.S. for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2019 “America’s Top States for Business” ranking. Learn more about INDOT at in.gov/indot.

About the Indiana Hands-Free Law
On July 1, 2020, Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed the Indiana Hands-Free Law to reduce distracted driving across the state. Since then, drivers have been prohibited from holding a mobile device while their vehicles are in motion. With help from the Indiana State Police and other law enforcement agencies, over 5,400 citations and more than 10,500 warnings have been issued. For more information on Indiana’s Hands-Free Law, visit www.HandsFreeIndiana.com.

 

7/30/2021 2:35 PM (Updated 7/30/2021 2:35 PM)
Cook County: 111th Street pavement sealing begins Aug. 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a crack and joint sealing of 111th Street, from Central Avenue, in Oak Lawn, to Pulaski Road, in Chicago, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 2.
 
The project, which consists of routing, cleaning and sealing cracks in the concrete pavement to extend its useful life, along with new pavement marking, is expected to be completed in early September. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.
 

7/30/2021 1:15 PM (Updated 7/30/2021 1:15 PM)
Randolph Street ramp closure, inbound Ryan lane changes at Jane Byrne

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction, a stage change on the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94) will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 2.

To prepare for the next stage of the project, starting at 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, lanes closures will begin on the inbound Dan Ryan, just north of 31st Street, to facilitate a new lane split. At 1 a.m., full closures for no longer than 15 minutes at a time will take place on the inbound Ryan. By 5 a.m. Tuesday, the new lane pattern will be in place.

In the new configuration:

The new configuration will allow the northbound center lanes to be built from just south of Roosevelt Road to Ida B. Wells as part of construction on the mainline lanes of the expressway and will remain in place through September.   

Additionally, the ramp from the outbound Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94) to Randolph Street will close starting, weather permitting, at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3. A detour will direct traffic to the Lake Street exit ramp, east on Des Plaines Street and south to Randolph Street. The closure is necessary to accommodate ramp and retaining wall reconstruction and is anticipated to reopen in late December.

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

The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods.

For more information, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org. The mobile-friendly website features a detailed project timeline with an interactive map, photo galleries, a live camera feed of the work zone, and the ability to submit questions and comments to the project team via a “Contact Us” link.  

The improved Jane Byrne Interchange will be complete in 2022.

 

7/29/2021 4:40 PM (Updated 7/29/2021 4:40 PM)
Traffic pattern to shift on US-41 north of US-231

Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Milestone Contractors North plans to change the traffic pattern on US-41 north of US-231 starting on or after Thursday, August 5.

The right driving lane will be closed both northbound and southbound between US-231 and 101st, and from 101st to 97th, northbound traffic will be shifted into the southbound passing lane. This configuration will be in place through late November.

Work has been ongoing in this area for a $5.1 million contract to add two-way left turn lanes to the roadway between US-231 and W 93rd Ave and for a small structure pipe lining near 106th. The contract completion date is in May, 2022. 

7/29/2021 2:27 PM (Updated 7/29/2021 2:27 PM)
IN-130 to be closed between Hobart and Valparaiso

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for IN-130 between E Cleveland Ave in Hobart and IN-149 near Valparaiso beginning on or after Thursday, August 5 through early October.

IN-130 will be closed to thru traffic for resurfacing along this stretch, arch rehab of the Salt Creek bridge and intersection improvement projects (road widening) at CR-600 N, Wolf Rd/CR-450 W and IN-149.

Motorists wishing to go between Hobart and Valparaiso will need to seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow US-6 and IN-149.

Access to commercial and residential properties will be maintained. Local traffic should note that all lanes of IN-130 will be blocked at Salt Creek and CR-450 N, and CR-600 N will be blocked from eastbound IN-130. CR-600 N is also closed between CR-750 W and IN-130.

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

7/29/2021 1:09 PM (Updated 7/29/2021 1:09 PM)
Henry County: I-80 bridge painting
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, bridge painting on Interstate 80 in Henry County will begin Monday, August 2. The work will require daily lane closures.
 
The work will occur on the bridges crossing Mineral Creek about 2.5 miles east of the I-74/280 interchange and US 6 over I-80 located 2.5 miles east of the Atkinson interchange (exit 27). Three Star Painting of Merrillville, Ind., is the contractor for the $396,650 project, which is expected to be completed by Sunday, August 29. 
7/29/2021 12:25 PM (Updated 7/29/2021 12:25 PM)
Galesburg: Patching of US-150 begins Aug. 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement patching on Henderson Street (US-150) between Home Boulevard and North Street in Galesburg begins Aug. 2.
 
The work will reduce Henderson to one lane in each direction and is expected to be complete by September.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.

7/29/2021 11:56 AM (Updated 7/29/2021 11:56 AM)
Rockford: US Bypass 20 construction begins Aug. 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, repairs on US Bypass 20 between Falconer and Simpson roads in Rockford will begin Monday, Aug. 2. A lane closure in each direction will be utilized throughout the project.

The repairs are the start of a two-year project to improve this 6.5-mile section of road. Work this year includes patching of the road and the exit and entrance ramps at Montague and Meridian roads. This work is expected to be completed by mid-October.

Work will continue in 2022 to remove the road surface and replace it with a smooth layer of asphalt. William Charles Construction Co. LLC of Rockford is the contractor of the project.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area and be prepared for slow and stopped traffic. 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.

 

7/28/2021 3:43 PM (Updated 7/28/2021 3:43 PM)
Edgar County: IL-49 work begins Aug. 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on IL-49 through Edgar County begins Aug. 2.
 
The project involves resurfacing the travel lanes and shoulders, and will require intermittent lane and shoulder closures. Work is expected to be complete by late November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.
 

7/28/2021 3:35 PM (Updated 7/28/2021 4:09 PM)
Ramp Closures Scheduled at Archer Avenue Interchange for Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project

 Two-month detour of the ramp connecting westbound Archer Avenue to southbound I-294 needed for ramp reconstruction

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin a long-term closure this weekend for the ramp connecting westbound Archer Avenue to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294), as work continues on improvements at the Archer Avenue Interchange as part of the Tollway’s Central Tri-State Tollway Project. The ramp closure and posted detour are scheduled to be in place through September.

Electronic message and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers on Archer Avenue and I-294 to the construction work zones, ramp closures and detours. Up-to-date information regarding lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts. All work is weather dependent.
 
On Saturday, July 31, beginning at 7 p.m. the ramp connecting westbound Archer Avenue to southbound I-294 is scheduled to close with a posted detour for two months to accommodate ramp reconstruction. The posted detour will direct traffic to continue westbound on Archer Avenue to LaGrange Road and 95th Street before routing traffic to access the ramp to southbound I-294.
 
The ramp carrying eastbound Archer Avenue to southbound I-294 is also currently closed and detoured.
 
To accommodate the rebuilding and widening of I-294, the Illinois Tollway is reconstructing the eastbound and westbound Archer Avenue Bridges over I-294, the eastbound Archer Avenue Bridge over 79th Street and the bridge carrying westbound Archer Avenue over the ramp connecting southbound LaGrange Road to I‐294. Ramp and local road improvements on Archer Avenue and 79th Street will also be included as part of the construction. Work also includes drainage and lighting improvements and landscaping.
 
Construction updates, project information, maps and detour information for work that is part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com
 
Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, Village of Justice and Village of Willow Springs as well as local fire and police departments. 
 
 
7/28/2021 2:59 PM (Updated 7/28/2021 4:15 PM)
Rock Falls: I-88 bridge repairs over the Hennepin Canal

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, repairs to the bridges carrying I-88 across the Hennepin Canal in Rock Falls in Whiteside County will begin on Monday, August 2. The bridges are just west of the IL-40 interchange (exit 41). 

Work will involve deck patching, expansion joint replacement, concrete overlay installation and structure repairs. One lane in each direction will be closed during the project, which Civil Constructors Inc. of Freeport is the contractor. Work is expected to be completed by Nov. 4.
7/28/2021 12:27 PM (Updated 7/28/2021 4:20 PM)
US-12 to have lane closures near Ogden Dunes

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for the US-12 bridge over Burns Ditch/Deep River beginning on or after Tuesday, August 3.

Lane restrictions will be in place through mid-October for bridge preventative maintenance with a thin deck overlay. Lane closures will alternate so motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns in the area.

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

7/28/2021 11:31 AM (Updated 7/28/2021 11:31 AM)
US-24 bridge work near I-74
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on the US-24 bridge (Adams Street) over Kickapoo Creek, near the I-474 interchange, begins Aug. 2. 
 
The project involves maintenance and resurfacing and will reduce US-24 to one lane in each direction, with the ramp from northbound US-24 to eastbound I-74 closing Aug. 4. A detour will be posted during the work, which is expected to be complete in mid-September. 
7/28/2021 10:49 AM (Updated 7/28/2021 4:29 PM)
Bishop Ford ramp closures at Dolton Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that replacement of an overhead sign structure on the outbound Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94), in Calumet City and Dolton, will require ramp closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 2.

Starting at 8 p.m., the entrance ramps from eastbound and westbound Dolton Avenue to the inbound Bishop Ford will be closed. A detour will direct traffic to Torrence and 130th avenues to connect to the inbound Bishop Ford via the 130th Avenue ramp. All lanes will remain open on both sides of the Bishop Ford with a reduced 45 mph speed limit at Dolton Avenue.

The closures are needed to construct a new overhead sign structure foundation and is expected to be completed by Friday, Sep. 3.

7/27/2021 4:49 PM (Updated 7/28/2021 4:30 PM)
111th Street pavement sealing begins Aug. 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a crack and joint sealing of 111th Street, from Central Avenue, in Oak Lawn, to Pulaski Road, in Chicago, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 2.

The project, which consists of routing, cleaning and sealing cracks in the concrete pavement to extend its useful life, along with new pavement marking, is expected to be completed in early September. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

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

7/27/2021 4:28 PM (Updated 7/28/2021 4:32 PM)
Waukegan Road resurfacing

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a patching and resurfacing of Waukegan Road (IL-43), from Ammer Road, in Glenview, to Lake Cook Road, in Deerfield, passing through Northfield and Northbrook. will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 2.

The project, which also includes new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is anticipated to be complete in late November. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
7/27/2021 12:08 PM (Updated 7/27/2021 3:08 PM)
Peterson Road closures in Libertyville begin Aug. 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that cleaning and painting of the bridge that carries the Metra Milwaukee District North Line over Peterson Road, in Libertyville, will require a full closure on both sides of Peterson Road at the bridge, weather permitting, from Monday, Aug. 2, to Monday, Aug. 16.

A detour will direct motorists to US-45 and Buckley Road (IL-137). Access to businesses and residences will be maintained.

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

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.

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

7/27/2021 11:59 AM (Updated 7/27/2021 11:59 AM)
Lake Street (US-20) pavement sealing

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a crack and joint sealing of Lake Street (US-20), from I-355, to Kingery Highway (IL-83), in Addison, will require daily, intermittent and occasional overnight lane closures, beginning this week. 

The project, which consists of routing, cleaning and sealing cracks in the concrete pavement to extend its useful life, along with new pavement marking, is expected to be completed in September. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. 
7/27/2021 11:57 AM (Updated 7/27/2021 12:16 PM)
First Avenue lane reductions begin this week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the bridge carrying First Avenue (IL-171), over the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), in Maywood and Forest Park, will require lane closures starting this week.

To complete the work, First Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction over the bridge. Motorists should also expect periodic overnight lane closures on I-290 at First Avenue.

The project, which consists of deck, joints and structural steel repairs, is expected to be completed by November.

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

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.

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

7/27/2021 11:48 AM (Updated 7/27/2021 11:48 AM)
Elmhurst Road resurfacing
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a patching and resurfacing of Elmhurst Road (IL-83), from Oakton Street, in Des Plaines, to Golf Road (IL-58), in Mount Prospect, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 9.
 
The project, which also includes new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is anticipated to be complete by December. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
7/27/2021 11:42 AM (Updated 7/27/2021 12:18 PM)
IL-111 Resurfacing begins July 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that intermittent lane restrictions will begin on IL-111/267/US-67 on Friday, July 30, weather permitting. The lane restrictions will be on the following routes: 

Two-way traffic will be maintained by the use of flaggers. These restrictions are needed to place a new asphalt surface and the work is expected to be completed by the end of September.

7/26/2021 7:48 PM (Updated 7/27/2021 12:20 PM)
Traffic Shift Scheduled On Plainfeild Rd Near Western Springs

FOR LOCAL ROAD BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION OVER TRI-STATE TOLLWAY (I-294)
Daily lane closures scheduled in both directions this week to prepare for traffic shift

DOWNERS GROVE, IL — The Illinois Tollway will begin work this week to shift traffic on Plainfield Road near Western Springs as construction begins work to remove and rebuild the local road bridge over the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and Flagg Creek near Western Springs. Delays are expected.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to lane closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits. Up-to-date information regarding closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.

During the week of July 26, work will take place to construct temporary pavement in advance of the traffic shift. To accommodate this advance work and traffic, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Plainfield Road will be reduced to a single lane as needed with flaggers used to maintain bi-directional traffic.

Once the advance work is completed, traffic in both directions on the Plainfield Road Bridge will be shifted on the north side of the bridge in early August and work will begin to remove and rebuild the south side. Traffic is anticipated to remain in this configuration into spring 2022.

The Plainfield Road Bridge will remain open to traffic throughout construction, with one lane in both directions available for up to 14,200 vehicles using the bridge daily. Reconstruction of the Plainfield Road Bridge is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2022.

The existing local road bridge carrying Plainfield Road traffic over the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is being removed and rebuilt with a new, longer and higher bridge structure to accommodate the reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway. In addition, Cook County is currently conducting a study for the improvements of Plainfield Road, and the new bridge will be built to ensure compatibility with future plans.

The new Plainfield Road Bridge structure will provide for one lane of traffic and wide shoulders in each direction. To provide for local pedestrian and bicycle access, a protected sidewalk will be included on the north side of the bridge and a new a protected bicycle/multi-use path and sidewalk will be built on the south side.

Additional work on this project includes restoration of retaining and noisewalls, sewer construction, utility work, lighting, landscaping and drainage improvements.

This project is being coordinated with Cook County, Village of Burr Ridge, Village of Indian Head Park and Village of Western Springs, as well as local fire and police departments.

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

Information about the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is available on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com in the Projects section.

7/26/2021 3:33 PM (Updated 7/26/2021 3:37 PM)
Columbia Ave bridge over I-80/94 to be closed

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for Columbia Ave between 176th Pl and River Dr beginning on or after Monday, August 9.

The Columbia Ave bridge over I-80/94 will be closed for a bridge deck overlay project through mid-September. A bridge deck overlay is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck.

Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow 175th St, Calumet Ave and Broadmoor Ave.

7/26/2021 9:37 AM (Updated 7/26/2021 1:45 PM)
War Memorial lane closures begin July 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lane closures on War Memorial Drive (US-150) between Adams Street (IL-29) and Prospect Road in Peoria begin July 26. 

 The closures are necessary to replace a portion of the sidewalk along westbound War Memorial. As work begins, westbound War Memorial will be reduced to one lane to set up a concrete barrier wall. Throughout the remainder of construction, westbound traffic will be shifted left and have two lanes through the work zone. Work is expected to be complete by the end of August. 

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

 Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements. 

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

 

7/23/2021 2:49 PM (Updated 7/26/2021 9:55 AM)
Union County: IL-127 to close July 26
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Illinois 127 in Alto Pass of an upcoming road closure.
 
Beginning Monday, July 26 at 7 a.m., Illinois 127 will be closed from Chestnut Street to just north of Rhine Road, weather permitting. Access to Bald Knob Cross, Peach Barn Winery and Alto Pass will be accessible and open to traffic. The road is expected to be open no later than Friday, Aug. 13.
 
This closure is necessary to facilitate bridge removal, earthwork and pavement reconstruction.
 
Motorists should seek an alternate route.
 
Advanced message boards have been placed at the intersections of IL-127 and Old IL-13, and IL-127 and IL-146 to alert traffic of the closure.
7/23/2021 2:39 PM (Updated 7/27/2021 12:26 PM)
Roosevelt Road ramp and Ruble Street closures at Jane Byrne ***UPDATE***

7/23/21 Update

Ruble Street from Roosevelt Road to Taylor Street and the entrance ramp from Roosevelt Road to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) and to inbound Ida B. Wells Drive are scheduled to reopen, weather permitting, by 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 27.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction, Ruble Street from Roosevelt Road to Taylor Street will close for approximately three weeks, weather permitting, starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 20.

A detour will direct Ruble Street traffic to Jefferson Street to connect to the Taylor Street entrance ramp to access the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94)

The entrance ramp from Roosevelt Road to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) and to inbound Ida B. Wells Drive will also be closed. A detour will direct traffic to Roosevelt Road and Ashland Avenue to connect to the outbound Eisenhower via the Ashland Avenue ramp. Motorists will connect to the inbound Ida B. Wells via Roosevelt Road and State Street.

The closures are necessary for the construction of structural foundations and electrical work for two high mast light towers that will be installed at a future date.

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

The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods.

For more information, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org. The mobile-friendly website features a detailed project timeline with an interactive map, photo galleries, a live camera feed of the work zone, and the ability to submit questions and comments to the project team via a “Contact Us” link.

The improved Jane Byrne Interchange will be complete in 2022.

 

 

7/23/2021 1:57 PM (Updated 7/23/2021 1:57 PM)
Inbound Kennedy lane changes at Jane Byrne

Part of several lane shifts and splits to occur on mainline I-90/94 through 2022

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction, a stage change on the inbound Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) will begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, July 27.

To prepare for the next stage of the project, starting at 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, lane closures will begin on the inbound Kennedy to remove the current split-lane configuration, just before Jackson Boulevard. At 1 a.m., full closures for no longer 15 minutes at a time will take place on the inbound Kennedy. By 5 a.m. Wednesday, the new lane pattern will be in place. In the new configuration, the right lane stays as an exit lane to Monroe Street. The exit to Ida B. Wells Drive/outbound Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) and Taylor Street remains the same. The three inbound through lanes will shift slightly to the right near Jackson Boulevard, with the exits remaining the same.

The new configuration will remain in place through early October.

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

The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods.

For more information, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org. The mobile-friendly website features a detailed project timeline with an interactive map, photo galleries, a live camera feed of the work zone, and the ability to submit questions and comments to the project team via a “Contact Us” link.

The improved Jane Byrne Interchange will be complete in 2022.

7/23/2021 12:07 PM (Updated 7/23/2021 12:09 PM)
Halsted Street resurfacing begins July 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a patching and resurfacing of Halsted Street (IL-1), from 159th Street to 148th Street, in Harvey, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 26. 

 
The project, which also includes new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is anticipated to be complete in November. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
7/23/2021 12:01 PM (Updated 7/23/2021 12:03 PM)
I-74 work at Pinecrest entering next phase

Completion of overpass begins July 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the second phase of construction at the Pinecrest Drive interchange on I-74 (exit 98) in East Peoria begins July 26. The work involves switching traffic on Pinecrest to the newly constructed pavement and bridge section so that construction can begin on the rest of the pavement and bridge.  

Lane closures on I-74 in one or both directions will be necessary between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday evenings through Sunday mornings for approximately three weeks. In addition, all lanes of I-74 in both directions will be closed at Pinecrest between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., with traffic detouring using the off- and on-ramps, and the currently closed ramps will be opened.  

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

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.

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

7/23/2021 11:46 AM (Updated 7/23/2021 11:46 AM)
Centennial Bridge inspections in begin July 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that weather permitting, an inspection of the Centennial Bridge carrying US-67 across the Mississippi River in Rock Island will begin Monday, July 26. The work will require daily lane closures through Friday, Aug. 6.

Work will begin on the northbound side of the bridge and the outer lane will be closed from Monday, July 26, through Friday, July 30. Work will later shift to the southbound side of the bridge on Monday, Aug. 2, and the outer lane will be closed through Friday, Aug. 6. The lane closures will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

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

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.
 

7/22/2021 1:05 PM (Updated 7/22/2021 1:05 PM)
US-67 repairs
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement repairs on US-67 from just north of the Business US-67 turnoff (60th Avenue) to just south of where Business US-67 rejoins (90th Avenue) at Roseville begin July 26. 
 
The work will require daytime lane closures and is expected to be complete in September. 
 
7/22/2021 10:07 AM (Updated 7/22/2021 12:35 PM)
Bridge work continues on I-94 in Porter County

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures on I-94 in Porter County for phase two of a bridge project that will be ongoing through late October.

Two lanes of eastbound and westbound I-94 will be closed between US-20 (Portage) and US-20 (Burns Harbor) from approximately 8 p.m. Sunday, July 25 to 6 a.m. Monday, July 26. Lane closures will alternate so motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns in the area. These lane closures will be in place to configure traffic for phase two work.

The left lane of eastbound and westbound I-94 will be closed between IN-249 to IN-149 from Sunday, July 25 to Friday, July 30. The two lanes remaining open will shift as motorists approach the work zone and then shift back after passing the work zone. The purpose of the single left lane closures are for the construction of thin overlays on bridge decks and other miscellaneous bridge work.

Two lanes of eastbound and westbound I-94 will be closed again in this area from approximately 8 p.m. Thursday, July 29 to 6 a.m. Friday, July 30. Lane closures will alternate to remove portions of the phase two maintenance of traffic setup.

Preventative maintenance work like bridge deck overlays and bridge painting operations extend the life of a bridge deck and bridge structures. INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area and should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

7/21/2021 12:06 PM (Updated 7/21/2021 12:06 PM)
US-41 to have lane closures over Little Calumet River

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for US-41/Indianapolis Blvd between Interstate Plaza Dr/Cabela Dr and 81st St beginning Tuesday, July 27 for a bridge deck overlay and repair project over the Little Calumet River.

During phase one, the inside northbound and southbound lanes will be closed to install crossovers. This work will take approximately two days, and traffic will utilize the outside lane in both directions.

Traffic will be switched to phase two when the crossover is complete, with the northbound lanes closed and southbound lanes converted to two-way traffic. Northbound traffic will utilize the crossover to continue traveling north in the southbound left lane over the bridge and then crossing back into the northbound lanes of traffic after the bridge.

When work in the northbound lanes is complete (currently estimated for early September), traffic will flip and the southbound lanes will be closed and northbound converted to two-way traffic. Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns in the area.

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

7/20/2021 2:23 PM (Updated 7/20/2021 2:23 PM)
Bridge work to flip to eastbound I-80/94 at Cline Ave

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that ongoing bridge work on I-80/94 at IN-912/Cline Ave will be switching from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes next week.

There will be overnight lane closures on westbound I-80/94 between mile marker 6.2 and 3 beginning at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, July 26 through 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 27. Lane restrictions will begin with one right lane closed at 8 p.m., two right lanes closed after 10 p.m. and three right lanes closed after 12 a.m.

There will be overnight lane closures on eastbound I-80/94 between mile marker 2.2 to 5.4 from approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 29 to 5 a.m. on Friday, July 30. One left lane will be closed beginning at 8 p.m., and two left lanes will be closed after 10 p.m.

These lane closures will be in place to change the current work zone lane configuration on I-80/94 at IN-912/Cline Ave. Beginning the morning of Friday, July 30, westbound traffic will be shifted to the right utilizing the outside shoulder as a fourth lane. Eastbound traffic will be split, with two lanes to the left of the work zone and two lanes to the right. The furthest left lane will crossover the median and use the westbound shoulder.

The schedule is weather dependent and subject to change. This is phase four of a bridge deck overlay and repair project that will be ongoing through October, 2021.

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

7/20/2021 12:18 PM (Updated 7/20/2021 12:18 PM)
State Street closing at rail crossing Aug. 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the Metra Electric District Line crossing on State Street and 121st Street, in Chicago, will require a full closure starting, weather permitting, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3.

A detour will direct motorists to 127th Street, Halsted Street (IL-1) and 119th Street. 
 
The work is expected to be complete by 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to detour signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
7/20/2021 11:10 AM (Updated 7/20/2021 11:53 AM)
Concrete restoration project has started on IN-55

The Indiana Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists of a concrete restoration project on IN-55 between IN-2 and US-231 which began Friday, July 16.

 
Currently, northbound IN-55 is closed to all traffic from IN-2 to 153rd St. Motorists wishing to go north from State Road 2 should seek an alternate route. The official detour follows IN-2, I-65 and US-231. 
 
Local traffic seeking to access businesses or homes on IN-55 between IN-2 and 153rd will need to come from the north and utilize southbound IN-55 to get to their destination. Under no circumstances should motorists drive north on the southbound side of the roadway. 
 
The road will close in three-mile segments to complete this work, and this project will be ongoing through October, 2021.
 
SR 55
7/20/2021 10:28 AM (Updated 7/20/2021 11:56 AM)
US-30 pavement sealing begins Thursday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a crack and joint sealing of US-30 (Lincoln Highway/Plainfield Road), from Larkin Avenue (IL-7) to Jefferson Street (US-30/52), in Joliet, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, July 22.

The project, which consists of routing, cleaning and sealing cracks in the concrete pavement to extend its useful life, along with new pavement marking, is expected to be completed in mid-August. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

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

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

7/20/2021 12:27 AM (Updated 7/22/2021 12:42 PM)
Corron Road Thin Lift Overlay Improvement

Construction is scheduled to begin on the above-mentioned project located in Campton Hills, Illinois late in the week of July 19th. The improvement consists of pavement removal with an application of a thin asphalt overlay to the existing roadway which will extend the life of the pavement. Minor curb and gutter replacement will precede the grinding and overlay on the east side of Corron Road near the Corron Historic Farm. Pavement removal and paving are expected to begin the week of July 26th, weather permitting.  The anticipated completion date for the project is August 26, 2021, weather permitting.
 
The above-mentioned road will remain open during construction, but may include temporary daily lane closures and flaggers primarily Monday through Saturday from 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

7/19/2021 10:57 AM (Updated 7/19/2021 3:40 PM)
Kirk Road at Dunham Road Intersection Improvement

Construction is scheduled to begin the week of July 19th, for the Kirk Road at Dunham Road intersection reconstruction improvement project, located in St. Charles, Illinois. The improvements will increase safety and improve traffic operations through the intersection. The work consists of intersection and roadway widening, resurfacing, new traffic signals, drainage, and landscape restoration. The anticipated completion date for the project is November 30, 2021, weather permitting
 
The above-mentioned roads will remain open during construction, but may include temporary daily lane closures and flaggers primarily Monday through Saturday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 

7/15/2021 12:32 PM (Updated 7/15/2021 12:32 PM)
Ramp closure at Kern Rd and US-31 rescheduled
The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that the ramp closure previously scheduled for Kern Rd to northbound US-31 will begin on or after Monday, July 19. 
 
The ramp will be closed for approximately three weeks, weather permitting, for a bridge deck overlay project. A bridge deck overlay is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck.
 
Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow Ironwood Rd and US-20. This schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.
Kern Rd
7/15/2021 10:34 AM (Updated 7/20/2021 12:04 PM)
Traffic to be shifted at I-94 and US-20/35 interchange

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces I-94 will be reduced to one lane in each direction at the US-20/35 interchange from approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, July 19 to the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 20 to set up phase two of the bridge project in this location.

Starting in the morning on July 20, two lanes of traffic will use the outside shoulder and far right lane in both directions as construction begins in the center lanes and median. The ramp from eastbound US-20 to westbound I-94 will remain closed. Motorists can use the cloverleaf ramps as a detour by taking the ramp to eastbound I-94, then the ramp to westbound US-20, followed by the ramp to westbound I-94.

This change was originally scheduled to occur during the overnight hours on Friday, July 16 but has been postponed due to rain.

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

7/14/2021 1:04 PM (Updated 7/16/2021 11:48 AM)
McHenry Road closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the bridge carrying McHenry Road over the Wheeling Drainage Ditch, in Wheeling, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, July 19.

To complete the work, McHenry Road will be closed between Elmhurst Road (IL-83) and Dundee Road (IL-68). A detour will direct motorists to Elmhurst Road and Dundee Road. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

The project, which consists of structural concrete repairs, a new deck overlay and approaches, is expected to be completed in late September.

7/14/2021 10:57 AM (Updated 7/20/2021 12:24 PM)
I-94 & I-35E, St. Paul construction begins Sunday evening, July 18

A two-year project to repair and resurface I-94 between Western Avenue and Mounds Boulevard and I-35E between I-94 north and University Avenue in St. Paul will begin Sunday evening, July 18.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday, July 18, construction crews will close the left two lanes of eastbound and westbound I-94 from just west of Western Avenue to St. Peter Street. The lanes will remain closed until Saturday, Aug. 21. Later in the week, the ramp from 12th Street to westbound I-94 and southbound I-35E will close on Wednesday, July 21st, until early October.

As work continues this summer, motorists will encounter additional lane and ramp closures on the interstate and some local roads through this area. When possible, MnDOT will attempt to keep two lanes of traffic open in each direction. Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted on the website and sent out in email updates as details become available. All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

The project is being carried out in three stages during the next two construction seasons. Construction will continue next year on I-94 between Marion Street and I-35E, from spring through mid-summer 2022. The final stage will complete work on I-94 from I-35E to Mounds and run from mid-summer through fall 2022. Both stages next year will include work on I-35E between I-94 and University Avenue.

In addition to repairs and resurfacing, work also includes resurfacing ramps and frontage roads along I-94, repairing drainage and upgrading storm sewers, bridge rehabilitation work as well as repairing sidewalks and upgrading pedestrian sidewalks and approaches to Americans with Disability Act (ADA) standards.

When completed in the fall of 2022, the project will provide a smoother, longer-lasting road surface, improve safety and mobility along the corridor and upgrade pedestrian/bicycle accessibility.

For more information, please visit the I-94&I-35E in St. Paul project webpage.

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

7/13/2021 3:27 PM (Updated 7/13/2021 3:27 PM)
Road work on I-474 near Peoria

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that patching, resurfacing and other improvements to I-474 from I-74 to the Illinois River in Peoria County will require lane closures in each direction, beginning July 19.
 
This year, the project will focus on I-474 from the Illinois River in Peoria County to north of the Airport Road interchange, as well as the ramps at US-24 (Adams Street) and Airport Road. Eventually, full ramp closures of up to 14 days will be needed and traffic will be detoured.
 
The project, which also includes expansion joint replacement, drainage improvements, guardrail replacement, electrical improvements, structural repairs and related work, is expected to be completed by November 2022.

7/13/2021 12:53 PM (Updated 7/20/2021 12:28 PM)
Illinois Tollway Begins Work to Rebuild Plainfield Road Bridge Over Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Near Western Springs

The Illinois Tollway will begin work this week to remove and rebuild the Plainfield Road Bridge over the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and Flagg Creek near Western Springs.

The Plainfield Road Bridge will remain open to traffic throughout construction with up to 14,200 vehicles using the bridge daily.

Reconstruction of the Plainfield Road Bridge is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2022.

“The Illinois Tollway promotes safety of both drivers and workers as we plan and implement roadway improvements,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We will make every effort to minimize the impact of construction and ask drivers to please be patient and obey the work zone speed limits.”

Advance work is scheduled to begin during the week of July 12, with off-peak lane closures and shoulder closures on northbound I-294 for temporary pavement and barrier wall work. In addition, on Plainfield Road advance work will begin to remove guardrail, adjacent trees and prepare temporary pavement with shoulder closures.

Once the advance work is complete, in late July daytime lane closures will be scheduled on Plainfield Road to install barrier walls to create a construction work zone. Traffic in both directions on the Plainfield Road Bridge will be shifted on the north side of the bridge so work can begin to remove and rebuild the south side. One lane of traffic in both directions will be maintained in the construction work zone on Plainfield Road throughout construction.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to lane closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits. Up-to-date information regarding closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.

The existing local road bridge carrying Plainfield Road traffic over the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is being removed and rebuilt with a new, longer and higher bridge structure to accommodate the reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway. In addition, Cook County is currently conducting a study for the improvements of Plainfield Road, and the new bridge will be built to ensure compatibility with future plans.

The new Plainfield Road Bridge structure will provide for one lane of traffic and wide shoulders in each direction. To provide for local pedestrian and bicycle access, a protected sidewalk will be included on the north side of the bridge and a new a protected bicycle/multi-use path and sidewalk will be built on the south side.

Additional work on this project includes restoration of retaining and noisewalls, sewer construction, utility work, lighting, landscaping and drainage improvements.

This project is being coordinated with Cook County, Village of Burr Ridge, Village of Indian Head Park and Village of Western Springs, as well as local fire and police departments.

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

Information about the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is available on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com in the Projects section.

7/12/2021 2:29 PM (Updated 7/13/2021 12:33 PM)
US-20 to be reduced to two lanes near Rolling Prairie

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for US-20 between Byron Rd/CR-N 400 W and Prairie St/CR-N 450 E beginning Monday, July 19.

The US-20 bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad will be reduced to one lane in each direction for a bridge deck overlay project through late August. Lane closures will alternate so motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns in the area. A bridge deck overlay is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck.

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

7/12/2021 1:41 PM (Updated 7/13/2021 12:56 PM)
US-20 to be reduced to two lanes over Deep River

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for US-20 between County Line Rd and Dombey Rd beginning Monday, July 19.

The US-20 bridge over Burns Ditch/Deep River will be reduced to one lane in each direction for a bridge deck overlay and preventative maintenance project through early October. Lane closures will alternate so motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns in the area. A bridge deck overlay is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck.

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

7/12/2021 12:51 PM (Updated 7/13/2021 12:35 PM)
IN-23 to be closed for multiple culvert replacements

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that IN-23 will be closed between US-6 and US-30 beginning Monday, July 19.

The road will be closed in three locations for culvert replacements: just south of CR-600 N, just north of CR-650 N and at Union Rd south of Walkerton. This work will take approximately two weeks, weather permitting.

Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow UR-30, UR-31 and US-6.
 

7/12/2021 11:42 AM (Updated 7/12/2021 1:54 PM)
I-55 ramp to Joliet Road reopens, Joliet Road ramp to I-294 closes

7/20/21 UPDATE:

The I-55 ramp to Joliet Road reopening and the Joliet Road ramp to I-294 closure has been rescheduled to, weather permitting, Friday, July 23.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the ramp from inbound I-55 to Joliet Road will reopen, weather permitting, Tuesday, July 20.

 The ramp was closed earlier this year to accommodate the ongoing reconstruction of the Joliet Road bridge over Flagg Creek and the Illinois Tollway’s Interstate 294 (Tri-State Tollway) project in Indian Head Park.

 Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, the ramp from westbound Joliet Road to northbound I-294 will close, with an anticipated reopening in early November. The closure is necessary to complete Flagg Creek bridge construction near where the I-294 ramp begins. A detour will direct traffic to outbound I-55, exit County Line Road (southbound) and reenter inbound I-55 to the northbound I-294 exit.

 The $2.9 million project, which includes a new higher bridge deck and structural steel replacement, is expected to be completed in late November.

 Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to detour signs and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

 

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.

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

 

7/9/2021 4:18 PM (Updated 7/20/2021 11:02 AM)
Milan: Bridge painting on I-280 in begins July 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that, weather permitting, cleaning and painting of I-280 bridges over Case Creek in Milan will begin Monday, July 12.

The bridges are located 2 miles west of I-74. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during the work.

Three Star Painting Inc. of Merrillville, Indiana, is the contractor for the $179,995 project, which is expected to be completed in early August.

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

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve 2,779 miles of highway and 7.9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 

7/9/2021 2:47 PM (Updated 7/9/2021 2:47 PM)
Work on US-30 over Elkhorn Creek begins July 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction on the bridge carrying US-30 over Elkhorn Creek in Whiteside County will begin on Monday, July 12.

The bridge is located 2.5 miles west of Rock Falls. Martin & Co. Excavating of Oregon is the contractor of the $147,605 project, which includes expansion joint replacement. Drivers should be prepared to stop near the work zone as one lane of traffic will be maintained with a barrier wall and controlled with signals. Work is expected to be completed by mid-August.

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

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve 2,779 miles of highway and 7.9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 

7/9/2021 1:52 PM (Updated 7/9/2021 1:52 PM)
Metro East: I-270 to close July 12

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced a 21-day complete closure of eastbound I-270 between I-55 and eastbound I-70, beginning on Monday, July 12, weather permitting. This section of roadway will be completely closed to traffic for 21 days starting at 5 am. The detour route for this closure is as follows:

This stage of work is necessary to make pavement repairs and is expected to be completed by Aug. 6.
 
This stage of work is part of a larger project that will include many additional lane closures. The times and locations of future closures will be announced as the project continues. The entire project is expected to be completed by November.
 
Drivers may experience delays when traveling through the work zone. Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.

7/9/2021 12:27 PM (Updated 7/9/2021 1:53 PM)
IN-149 bridge over I-94 to be painted

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces overnight lane closures and ongoing lane shifts for I-94 at IN-149 (mile marker 21-22) beginning Thursday, July 15.

Restrictions on I-94 eastbound and westbound will be in place through early October to facilitate painting the IN-149 bridge. Three lanes of traffic will remain open during daytime hours, with overnight lane closures utilized to set up or reconfigure the work zone lane configuration.

During phase one, the inside left shoulder and lane of I-94 eastbound and westbound will be closed. Traffic will be shifted to the right and will utilize the right shoulder for a third lane of traffic. This traffic setup will begin in the early morning hours of July 15 and be ongoing for approximately four weeks.

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

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

7/9/2021 11:55 AM (Updated 7/9/2021 11:59 AM)
Vermilion County: Resurfacing of IL-9 begins July 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on IL-9 from the Ford/Vermilion county line to IL-1 in Hoopeston begins July 12.
 
The project involves pavement patching and resurfacing, and intermittent lane closures will be required. This work will extend the surface life of the road and is expected to be complete in late November.
 
Passed in 2019, Rebuild Illinois is investing $33.2 billion into the state’s aging transportation system, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history but also the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
 
As part of the new FY2022-27 Proposed Highway Improvement Program released in July, IDOT is investing nearly $21 billion to improve roads and bridges over the next six years, the second multi-year plan that reflects the impact of Rebuild Illinois.
 

7/8/2021 4:08 PM (Updated 7/8/2021 4:09 PM)
Will County: I-55 lane closures begin Sunday

Project part of several to Rebuild Illinois, improve key travel, freight corridor

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the left lane of northbound I-55 between US-30 and IL-126, in Plainfield and Joliet, will be closed starting Sunday night, July 11, for pavement patching and bridge repairs. The improvements are part of several planned along I-55 in the next two years to rehabilitate a critical travel and freight corridor for Will County and the entire state, an investment made possible by the Gov. Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.

'I-55 connects one end of the state to the other and in many ways is the backbone of our entire interstate system,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “This project will not only improve transportation for the Will County area, but it will make a vital corridor for the state’s economy easier to travel and safer for freight activity and tourism.”

Starting at 9 p.m. Sunday, one lane of northbound I-55 for roughly 4.5 miles will be closed to accommodate a series of bridge deck overlays, shoulder reconstructions and full-depth patching repairs between Weber Road and I-80. A similar lane closure will take place in the southbound direction in approximately two weeks, resulting in I-55 between IL-126 and US-30 reduced to two lanes in each direction until the overall $6 million project between Weber Road and I-80 is complete this fall.

Occasional overnight lane closures will be scheduled, as needed, between IL-126 and Weber Road and between US-30 and I-80.

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.

Several other projects on I-55 are currently underway or will be starting in the coming months:

·            I-55 at Madison Street

Deck overlay and bridge repairs. All lanes of I-55 will be maintained throughout construction, with occasional overnight lane closures as needed. The project started earlier this spring and is anticipated to be completed in late 2023.

.             I-55 at Lemont Road

The existing bridge will be replaced with a wider bridge, with the interstate reconstructed to accommodate the wider structure. All lanes of I-55 and access to Lemont Road will be maintained throughout the project. Work is scheduled to begin later this summer and completed in fall 2023.

·            I-55 from I-80 to US-52 (Jefferson Street)

The project will convert the existing IL-59 interchange into a diverging diamond interchange and add auxiliary lanes along both sides of I-55. Three lanes of I-55 in both directions will be maintained throughout construction, with one lane in each direction on local routes. Starting in spring 2021, a new bridge will be constructed as part of advance work for the new diverging diamond interchange. The remainder of the work is scheduled to begin in winter 2021/2022 and anticipated to wrap up in fall 2023.

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

Resurfacing project, with rumble strips installed on shoulders. Overnight lane closures will be required, with multiple weekend lane closures anticipated. The project started earlier this spring and is anticipated to be completed in late fall.

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

Rehabilitation of the bridges that carry I-55 over US-30, Canadian National Railroad and Mink Creek and the Materials Service abandoned railroad. Two lanes of I-55 will be maintained between the bridges throughout construction. Overnight lane closures are anticipated. The project started earlier this summer and is anticipated to be completed in late fall.

·            I-55 at IL-53 and I-55 at Joliet Road

Both structures will be redecked and widened. Three lanes of I-55 in both directions will be maintained throughout construction and overnight lane closures are anticipated. Work is scheduled to begin later this summer and completed in fall 2023.

.            I-55 at Weber Road

Converting the existing interchange into a diverging diamond. The overall project, which includes adding a third lane to each direction of Weber Road between 135th Street/Romeo Road and 119th Street/Rodeo Road, wraps up in early 2022.

.            I-55 over the Kankakee River  

Bridge deck overlay and joint repairs. I-55 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from south of Lorenzo Road to north of River Road. The project is scheduled to begin this fall and completed in summer 2022.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.

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

7/8/2021 3:53 PM (Updated 7/8/2021 3:53 PM)
I-74 ramps at Brimfield close July 12 for resurfacing

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the I -74 ramps at Brimfield (exit 75) will close July 12.

The closures are necessary to resurface the ramps, with work expected to be complete July 16.  

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

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.

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

7/7/2021 4:09 PM (Updated 7/7/2021 4:09 PM)
Kane County Pavement Marking Program

The annual Kane County Urethane Pavement Marking Program work will begin the week of July 26, 2021, weather permitting. The work shall include installation of urethane pavement makings onto 18 miles of County highways as indicated on the attached map. The County’s typical process is to apply the durable urethane pavement marking to the high volume County highways. This pavement marking project will improve the visibility of the lane markings for the motoring public. The work is anticipated to be completed by the end of October, weather dependent.

The work shall include the following locations:
 


Temporary daily lane closures will be required Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to safely accomplish this work. Lane closures are scheduled to start in the north end of the county, working their way south until all necessary lane lines have been restriped. The north to south progression may change as weather impacts may dictate alternate striping sequences. Temporary flagger control of intersections will be required in order to safely accomplish the work. Please watch for workers, equipment on the roadway and shoulders, anticipate increased travel times and exercise caution while traveling in freshly painted areas.

7/7/2021 11:59 AM (Updated 7/7/2021 11:59 AM)
Ogle County: Resurfacing of IL-64

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, resurfacing on IL-64 in Ogle County will begin on Wednesday, July 7. The project limits are from US-52 to IL-26.

Daily lane closures with flaggers will be utilized and drivers should be prepared to stop when directed within the work zone. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. Helm Civil of Freeport is the contractor of the $1,497,762 project, which is expected to be completed by August 8.

7/6/2021 10:11 AM (Updated 7/6/2021 11:10 AM)
Rockford: East State Street work

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that, weather permitting, construction on East State Street (Business US-20) in Rockford will begin Tuesday, July 6. The work zone is between Buckley Drive and Mid America Drive and includes the intersection with Perryville Road.

Daytime lane closures will be required, and two lanes in each direction on East State Street will be open. There will be intermittent multiple lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., when one lane in each direction will be open. Work includes resurfacing, and installing new storm sewers, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, and a multi-use path with lighting.

At Perryville Road, this intersection will be reconstructed to include a separate, dedicated right turn lane and dual left turn lanes from East State Street onto Perryville Road. New traffic signals will be installed in this intersection.

7/2/2021 2:08 PM (Updated 7/6/2021 11:15 AM)
Marion County: Kinlou Road closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Kinlou Road, just west of the Clay County line, will be closed to all traffic beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2021, weather permitting. This work is necessary to replace the existing structure over a tributary to Skillet Fork Creek. Kinlou Road is expected to be reopened in early August.
 
Motorists will need to find an alternate route during this closure. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to construction signage and watch for changing conditions, obey the posted speed limits, and refrain from using mobile devices.

6/30/2021 4:33 PM (Updated 7/1/2021 10:43 AM)
Villa Park: Kingery Highway (IL-83) bridge work

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the bridge carrying Kingery Highway (IL-83) over Salt Creek in Villa Park, will begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, July 6.
 
To complete the work, Kingery Highway will be reduced to two lanes in each direction over the bridge. The project, which consists of deck repairs, a new deck overlay and approaches, is expected to be completed in late October.

6/30/2021 1:11 PM (Updated 6/30/2021 1:40 PM)
Joliet: Jefferson Street resurfacing

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that patching and resurfacing of Jefferson Street (US-52/30),from Joyce Road to Bluff Street in Joliet will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning Tuesday, July 6.
 
The $2.5 million project, which consists of resurfacing the 2.8-mile stretch of Jefferson Street and constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is anticipated to be complete in late November. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve 2,779 miles of highway and 7.9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

6/29/2021 3:26 PM (Updated 7/1/2021 10:32 AM)
Multiple projects scheduled in southern Cook County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that multiple improvement projects in southern Cook County are underway or starting soon and extending into 2022. The six projects represent a total investment of $27 million for the region, with $14 million coming from Gov. JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.

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

Projects include:  

Steger Road over I-57
Deck replacement project on the bridge carrying Steger Road over I-57. A full bridge closure will be required. Traffic will be detoured via Ridgeland Avenue, Sauk Trail and Cicero Avenue (IL-50). The project is scheduled to begin this summer and completed this fall.

Glenwood Dyer Road from Stony Island Avenue to Torrence Avenue (IL-83)
The improvement project includes widening the existent pavement to accommodate a two-way left-turn lane, installing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and traffic signal modernization at Stony Island Avenue. One lane in each direction will be maintained throughout construction. The project is scheduled to begin this summer and completed next fall.

Dixie Highway from Chicago Road (IL-1) to 183rd Street
Ongoing resurfacing project with ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daily lane closures are needed to complete the project, which began earlier this spring and is anticipated to be completed in late fall.

IL-394 from north of 186th Street to south of Joe Orr Road
Ongoing resurfacing project with ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daily lane closures are needed to complete the project, which began earlier this spring and is anticipated to be completed this summer.

Harlem Avenue from 111th Street to US-6
Resurfacing project with new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Daily lane closures will be needed to complete the project, which is scheduled to begin this spring and completed this fall

IL-83/127th Street at Tinley Creek
Bridge replacement and intersection improvement project with dedicated right turns, resurfacing and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. Staged construction with daily lane closures. Traffic will be maintained in one direction. Temporary traffic signals, construction signage and lane closures will facilitate existing traffic. Left-turn detours will be provided. The project is scheduled to begin this fall and completed in fall 2022.

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

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

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

6/28/2021 11:25 AM (Updated 7/1/2021 10:43 AM)
East St. Louis: St. Clair Avenue lane closures
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane restrictions on St Clair Avenue over Harding Ditch will begin on Tuesday, June 29, weather permitting. Lane restrictions will be in each direction with one lane remaining open in each direction. These restrictions are needed to complete bridge repairs and work is expected to be completed by the end of August.
 
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.
6/28/2021 10:50 AM (Updated 7/1/2021 10:53 AM)
Traffic Shift Scheduled on Windsor Drive in Oak Brook as Work Continues on Local Crossroad Bridge Improvements

Work to rebuild the Windsor Drive Bridge over Tollway ramps connecting I-88 and I-294scheduled to continue through 2021

A traffic shift is scheduled next week on Windsor Drive in Oak Brook as the Illinois Tollway reaches the halfway point of its work to reconstruct the bridge carrying traffic over ramps connecting the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294).

Weather permitting, beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, all Windsor Drive traffic will be shifted onto the new northbound side of the bridge and temporary traffic signals will be removed providing for a lane of travel in both directions crossing the bridge. Traffic will remain in this configuration until late fall to accommodate reconstruction of the southbound lanes on the bridge.

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

Work is underway to remove the existing two-lane bridge carrying traffic over the Tollway ramps connecting I-88 and I-294 and replace it with a new, wider bridge structure.

The Tollway ramps connecting I-88 and I-294 remain open with shoulders closed. Full ramp closures will be scheduled as needed for bridge beam removal and replacement.

The Tollway’s $7.5 million Windsor Drive Bridge Project will provide four lanes on Windsor Drive along with a 10-foot-wide landscaped raised median and sidewalks in both directions. Additional work on this project includes, the reconstruction of outside shoulders on the ramps connecting eastbound I-88 to southbound I-294 and northbound I-294 to westbound I-88, along with erosion control and landscaping. All work is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021

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

This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The Windsor Drive Bridge Project is being coordinated with the Village of Oak Brook as well as local fire and police departments. Currently, up to 6,500 vehicles use Windsor Drive daily.

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

6/25/2021 12:07 PM (Updated 6/25/2021 12:07 PM)
Clinton County: IL-161 bridge maintenance

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that IL-161 over Wilken Lake and the Shoal Creek Overflow, just east of Germantown, will be restricted to one lane beginning Thursday, June 24, weather permitting.

Traffic in each direction will be maintained using flaggers and/or temporary traffic signals to complete cleaning and painting of the structures and is expected to be completed by early August.
 
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.

6/23/2021 4:33 PM (Updated 7/1/2021 10:56 AM)
IN-149 in Porter County updates

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces IN-149 at Lenburg Rd/La Hayne Rd is now open to traffic.Lenburg Rd

There are still some items that will need to be done under flagging conditions at this intersection over the next few weeks: placing shoulder stone, permanent pavement markings, asphalt smoothness testing, and activation of a new turn signal. Please watch out for road crews and leave extra time if traveling through the area.

IN-149 is currently reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge rehabilitation work on the bridge over I-94. This project will be ongoing through mid-July.

Starting on or after Wednesday, July 7, INDOT will be resurfacing IN-149 from IN-130 to US-12. This work will be done under lane closures with flaggers directing traffic in the area where work is occurring. Work will be ongoing through mid-November.

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

CSX Railroad will be closing IN-149 just south of Old Porter Rd (south of US-20) from approximately Monday, July 12 through Thursday, July 22 (weather permitting). They will be rebuilding the railroad crossing in this location. The detour will follow US-20, IN-49 and US-6.

SR 149 over I-94

IN-149 bridge work over I-94

State Road 149

6/23/2021 3:19 PM (Updated 7/1/2021 11:02 AM)
Kingery Highway bridge work

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the bridge carrying Kingery Highway (IL-83) over Salt Creek, in Villa Park, will begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, July 6.

To complete the work, Kingery Highway will be reduced to two lanes in each direction over the bridge. The project, which consists of deck repairs, a new deck overlay and approaches, is expected to be completed in late October.

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

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve 2,779 miles of highway and 7.9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

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

6/21/2021 1:27 PM (Updated 6/24/2021 11:11 AM)
Kane County Bridge Rehabilitation Program

Beginning this week, work will begin on the County’s Bridge Rehabilitation Program on the below-listed structures. Construction work hours will be from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday though Saturday for approximately 3 months, weather permitting.

The Bridge Rehabilitation Program is part of the County’s comprehensive maintenance program to increase the longevity of the County’s bridges by sealing, cleaning and repairing portions of these structures in order to increase longevity.

6/21/2021 10:42 AM (Updated 6/21/2021 3:39 PM)
I-80 bridge work in Joliet

First step to major I-80 reconstruction from Ridge Road to US-30


The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a $48 million project to replace the eastbound I-80 bridges over Hickory Creek, Richards Street, Rowell Avenue/Canadian National Railroad, and westbound over Richards Street, in Joliet, Rockdale and New Lenox, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, June 28. The project is part of advance work leading to the $1.2 billion reconstruction of I-80 through Will County, a cornerstone of Gov. JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.

“This project is about much more than replacing worn concrete and steel,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “It represents a significant investment in the Will County area and is a big step forward in our work to improve safety, mobility and create economic opportunity for years to come. We’re asking drivers to be patient, slow down and pay extra attention driving in and around any work zone.” 

Starting Monday, June 21, overnight work will begin to install concrete barriers to prepare for the work zone. Motorists should expect lane shifts and lane closures on both sides of I-80, between Chicago and Briggs streets, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. At least two lanes in each direction will remain open. Daytime traffic will not be impacted.

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.

By Monday, June 28, both eastbound and westbound I-80 traffic will have shifted onto the right shoulders and new temporary pavement. The first stage of the project will consist of building new bridges, pavement, and a concrete barrier wall in the middle of I-80 from Gardner Street to west of Briggs Street. Two lanes in each direction will be maintained throughout construction. The eastbound I-80 ramp to Richards Street will close briefly during the second stage of construction, anticipated in late 2021/early 2022.

The existing bridges were built in the 1960s and are reaching the end of their useful life. The project, which includes replacing the existing four bridges with new wider structures, installing new signage and modernized LED lights, reconstructing, and widening eastbound I-80 from Gardner Street to Rowell Avenue, is expected to be completed late 2022. Once the eastbound bridges are nearing completion, focus will turn to the bridges in the westbound directions.

The eventual replacement of the Des Plaines River bridges and larger improvements to I-80 in Will County are made possible by Governor Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois bipartisan capital plan, which will invest $33.2 billion in transportation infrastructure across all modes throughout the state. The estimated $1.2 billion project is included in IDOT’s current FY22-27 Multi-Year Program with a start date dependent on plan readiness and ongoing land acquisition.

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

6/18/2021 3:13 PM (Updated 6/22/2021 11:21 AM)
Gross Point Road resurfacing

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a project to resurface Gross Point Road from north of Oakton Street in Morton Grove to Howard Street in Skokie will begin Monday, June 21.
 
The project, which also includes constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, will be completed in two stages. Work will initially require sidewalk closures along Gross Point Road to accommodate ADA ramp construction. Stage two, pavement patching and resurfacing, will begin in mid-July and will require daily, intermittent lane closures on Gross Point Road, from north of Oakton Street to Howard Street. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in late August.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve 2,779 miles of highway and 7.9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

6/17/2021 3:32 PM (Updated 6/24/2021 11:14 AM)
Weekend Lane Closures Scheduled on Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) for Bridge Joint Work Between Butterfield Road and Illinois Route 53

Weekend repair and maintenance work on I-355 will continue throughout the summer

Lane closures are scheduled this weekend in both directions on the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) between Butterfield Road in Downers Grove and IL-3 in Glen Ellyn for bridge joint repair work. Delays are expected.

Beginning on Friday, June 18, at 7 p.m. lane closures on I-355 between Butterfield Road and IL-53 are scheduled to begin and continue as needed into Monday, June 21. Traffic will be reduced to one lane by 9 p.m. on Friday, and by noon on Saturday, June 12, two lanes are scheduled to be open to traffic for the rest of the weekend. All lanes in both directions are scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. on Monday, June 21, dependent on concrete curing.

During the weekend of June 25-27, similar lane closures will be scheduled at other locations along I-355.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of lane closures. Up-to-date closure information will be posted on the Tollway website in the Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.

Weekend work is expected to continue through the summer at various locations in both directions on I-355 between Army Trail Road and Butterfield Road. In 2021, the Illinois Tollway is completing mainline bridge joint repair work, as well as median barrier removal and replacement, pavement repairs, roadway lighting and electrical work, as well as other minor miscellaneous work along I-355. The lane closures are necessary to safely accommodate a work zone and maintain access for traffic. In addition, the work will necessitate overnight closures of several ramps at the Roosevelt Road and Army Trail Road interchanges later this summer. Detours will be posted.

6/16/2021 2:52 PM (Updated 6/17/2021 4:06 PM)
Schuyler County: CR-5 closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the closure of CR-5/LaPrairie Road at the bridge over Cedar Creek, just east of the Schuyler/Adams County line, begins June 21. CR- 5 is a major thoroughfare for traffic traveling between Quincy and Peoria.  
 
The closure is necessary to replace the bridge, providing a safer structure and a smoother driving surface for motorists. This project, led by Schuyler County with oversight from IDOT, is expected to be completed by early August.
 
No traffic will be permitted on County Highway 5 between CR-3100 E and Pine Grove Road during construction. Motorists will need to use alternate routes and should allow for extra travel time. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

6/16/2021 2:12 PM (Updated 6/17/2021 4:09 PM)
Michigan Avenue bridge cleaning, painting

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a cleaning and painting of the Michigan Avenue bridge, over the Stevenson Expressway (I-55), in Chicago, will require overnight lane closures beginning this week.

To complete the work, motorists should expect various overnight lane closures on both sides of I-55, between Lake Shore Drive and the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 9 p.m. Fridays to 8 a.m. Saturdays, with occasional ramp closures at State Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. At least one lane in each direction will remain open at all time.

Due to the short nature of the closures, no detour will be posted. Alternative routes are encouraged. The work is expected to be completed in August.

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

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve 2,779 miles of highway and 7.9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

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

6/15/2021 12:28 PM (Updated 6/24/2021 11:56 AM)
IN-4 reduced to one lane west of Fish Lake

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for IN-4 between Taylor Rd and CR-700 E beginning on or after Monday, June 21.

The bridge will be reduced to one lane for a bridge deck overlay project through late August. Temporary traffic signals will be installed on each side of the bridge to direct traffic. A bridge deck overlay is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck. Learn more about this treatment on our Facebook page here.

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

6/14/2021 11:16 AM (Updated 6/14/2021 3:14 PM)
Greenup: US-40 closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the closure of US-40 at the bridges over Mill Road and Lincoln Drive, about 1 mile west of the US-40 and IL-130 intersection in Greenup, begins June 14.

The closure is necessary to repair and overlay two bridges. The repairs will improve the safety of the bridges and provide motorists with a smoother driving surface. A detour to I-70 will be posted. Work is expected to be complete by the end of September.

No traffic will be permitted on US-40 between Jefferson Street and Cumberland Road during the repairs except for local traffic. Motorists are encouraged to follow the posted detour and should allow for extra travel time.

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

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

6/11/2021 3:32 PM (Updated 6/24/2021 11:59 AM)
Local detour to be added for IN-23 Closure

The Indiana Department of Transportation has coordinated with the City of South Bend to add a local detour for motorists to avoid the IN-23/Eddy St closure between Fellows St and the south side of Jefferson Blvd.

This local detour is for motorists who live or work in the area and will follow Michigan St/US- 31 and Colfax Ave/US-20. Semi trucks and other large vehicles should continue using the official detour that follows Michigan St/US-31, the US-20 bypass and IN-331.

Traffic going northeast on IN-23 can take the right lane and continue on Sample St before a hard road closure prior to the ramps at Lincoln Way. Some access to local businesses has been maintained, with traffic able to access the IN-23 ramp to downtown South Bend.

IN-23 is closed to widen the road and add other features that will increase safety for pedestrians and reduce traffic congestion near Jefferson Intermediate School. The ramps at IN-23 and Lincoln Way/IN-933 and at IN-23 and Mishawaka Ave are also closed. The road and ramps will reopen prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year, but some work may be ongoing with possible lane closures through late August.

The resurfacing and preventative maintenance project on IN-23 between Michigan Street and South Bend Ave and the intersection improvement project to widen the roadway and add turn lanes at IN-23 and S Main St will be ongoing through late August.

SR 23

6/11/2021 10:38 AM (Updated 6/11/2021 2:52 PM)
Resurfacing of IL-81
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, resurfacing of IL-81 in Henry County will begin on Monday, June 14. The project limits are from Atkinson Road to West Street in Kewanee.
 
Daily lane closures with flaggers will be utilized and drivers should be prepared to stop when directed within the work zone. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
 
Advanced Asphalt of Princeton is the contractor of the project, which is expected to be completed by Nov. 1.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
6/10/2021 4:37 PM (Updated 6/24/2021 12:03 PM)
Pavement work on Delhi Road
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that as part of the ongoing US-67 Delhi Bypass project, pavement work on the northbound lanes from just south of Delhi Road to Stagecoach Road in Jersey County will continue, weather permitting, Monday, June 14. Traffic impacts will be minimal.
 
The overall multi-phase program will build a new road expanding U.S. 67 from two lanes to four lanes, beginning in Godfrey and progressing north 2.4 miles around Delhi. The Delhi project is expected to be complete in late 2022.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and remain alert for workers and equipment.
6/10/2021 4:07 PM (Updated 6/24/2021 12:04 PM)
Cass County: Work on IL-125

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces an 11-mile pavement preservation project on IL-125 from Virginia to Ashland starting on Monday, June 14.    
 
Lane closures will occur, but at least one lane will always remain open. Traffic will be controlled with the use of flaggers, warning signs and other devices. Work is expected to be complete by mid-September.
 
This $1.3 million project consist of a cape seal, a treatment to extend the life of the existing pavement, and updating the shoulder and pavement markings. Benefits from the project include providing a new wearing surface for the road.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

6/10/2021 1:07 PM (Updated 6/24/2021 12:08 PM)
New lane configuration on Westbound I-80 at US-30

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of ongoing I-80/US-30 interchange improvements, westbound I-80 lanes will split at Francis Road to accommodate a westbound center lane to be built between Francis Road and US-30.

To prepare for the traffic shift, starting at 10 p.m. Monday, June 14, lane closures will take place on westbound I-80 between I-355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) and Gougar Road. At least one lane will remain open at all times.

By 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, the stage change will be in place. In the new configuration, the two westbound lanes will split at Francis Road and merge back after US-30. The left westbound lane will shift over to new pavement, while the right westbound lane continues in its current configuration. Westbound motorists wishing to exit at US-30 will need to be in the right lane. The configuration will remain in place through the end of June. Eastbound traffic will not be impacted.

The $47 million project will reconstruct the I-80/US-30 interchange, realign the exit and entrance ramps and extend a third lane to each direction on I-80, from approximately I-355 through the US-30 interchanged. Other components include modernized traffic signals, drainage improvements and the extension of a bicycle and pedestrian path along US-30. Additionally, the bridges that carry I-80 over US-30, Metra’s Rock Island District Line and Hickory Creek will be rebuilt. The entire project wraps up in October.

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

6/10/2021 10:39 AM (Updated 6/10/2021 12:13 PM)
I-55 lane closures in Will County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the bridges carrying I-55 over US-30, Canadian National Railroad, Mink Creek and the Materials Service abandoned railroad, in Will County, will begin, weather permitting, tonight, Monday, June 7.

The first stage of the project, installing a temporary concrete barrier wall and removing rumble strips, will require overnight lane and shoulder closures on both sides of I-55 between Weber Road and I-80. At least two lanes in both directions will remain open at all times. Daytime traffic will not be impacted.

By Monday, June 14, through late August, both sides of I-55 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Weber Road and I-80. Access to entrance and exit ramps will be maintained.

The $5.9 million project, which includes a bridge deck overlay with structural steel repairs and joint replacement, is expected to be completed in November.

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

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve 2,779 miles of highway and 7.9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

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

6/7/2021 2:51 PM (Updated 6/9/2021 1:07 PM)
US-12 east of junction with US-20 closure

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for US-12 between the US-12/20 junction and Old Hobart Rd beginning on or after Thursday, June 10.

The road will be closed to realign where US-12 merges with US-20. A new section of roadway will be constructed to the east of the intersection of US-12 and Lake St, connecting US-12 with US-20 to the south.

Improvements to US-12 will include increased safety due to the newly designed intersection with US-20 and an enhanced drainage/storm sewer system in this location. Three traffic signals will be removed (US-12 at the current US-20 junction, US-12 at Clay St, and US-12 at Lake St), and a traffic signal will be installed at the new junction of US-12 and 20.

Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow US-20 and IN-249. The new section of roadway is expected to open in late-September, 2021.

This realignment will help facilitate Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District's (NICTD) expansion of the Miller South Shore Train Station as part of their Double Track NWI project. NICTD plans to build a new station and parking lot to the west of Lake St. Please contact NICTD with any questions about the Double Track project or Miller Station plans.

US 12

6/4/2021 12:53 PM (Updated 6/24/2021 12:19 PM)
Work along I-55 at Sangamon Avenue to close ramps
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs on I-55, consisting of bridge deck overlays and bridge repairs at Sangamon Avenue and at the Sangamon River, begin June 7. 
 
Bridge work at the Sangamon River will reduce traffic to one lane, with traffic control utilizing dynamic message signs, flaggers and barricades. Bridge work at Sangamon Avenue will be completed in stages and no lane reductions will occur on I-55. However, the on ramps from Sangamon Avenue to I-55 will be closed for the entire project, which is estimated to be completed in early December. A detour will be posted. 
 
The project will consist of bridge repair and guardrail improvements. Motorists should know that this will continue to preserve the structures. Additionally, IDOT continues to stress bridge safety.   
  
Motorists can expect delays and will need find an alternate route to enter I-55 from Sangamon Avenue. 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.
6/3/2021 3:16 PM (Updated 6/24/2021 12:22 PM)
Champaign: Springfield Avenue closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Springfield Avenue (IL-10) over Copper Slough, east of Duncan Road, in Champaign will close today, June 2.
 
The closure is necessary for repairs to the bridge and is expected to last approximately two months. A detour will be posted.
 
Access to local businesses will be maintained during construction. Prairie Gardens can be accessed east of the bridge on Springfield Avenue or from Duncan Road, while Prairie Materials and Illinois Brick Co. can be accessed from west of the bridge Spri