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Wildwood Road/Highway 244 Road Closure In Mahtomedi Scheduled June 17-24

Motorists should expect an emergency closure and detours on Wildwood Road/MN-244 in Mahtomedi as crews replace a drainage pipe beneath the road.

Beginning at 5 a.m., Monday, June 17, both directions of Wildwood Road/MN-244 between Old Wildwood Road and Birchwood Road will close, weather permitting.

This section of road will remain closed for up to seven days.  Westbound and Eastbound MN-244/Wildwood Road motorists will be detoured to Century Ave, I-694, MN-36 and Hilton Trail.

Motorists traveling southbound on MN-244/Wildwood Road will follow the posted detour along MN-96 to Jamaca Avenue/CR-9 to CR-12.

Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses around the work zone by following the posted detour of Lincolntown Avenue to Long Lake Road.

Crews expect to reopen the road by 6 a.m. Monday, June 24. Motorists are urged to plan ahead and allow more time to reach your destination.

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

6/14/2019 2:52 PM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:26 AM)
Construction on Illinois 169 begins June 17
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling Illinois 169 of  upcoming construction.
 
Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, June 17, the contractor will begin shoulder work on the eastbound and westbound lanes of Illinois 169 between Illinois 37 and U.S. 45.
 
Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers.
 
Motorists should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers, and use caution while traveling through all work zones.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.
6/13/2019 5:09 PM (Updated 6/13/2019 9:29 PM)
Poplar Street Bridge update 6/13
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that after one week of lane closures on the eastbound Poplar Street Bridge for bridge repairs, IDOT is offering some suggestions to avoid congestion during the remaining work.
 
The heaviest congestion is on I-64 approaching the Mississippi River and on the eastbound I-44 and northbound I-55 ramp to the bridge is between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Drivers who must use the Poplar Street Bridge to return to Illinois should try to avoid that time.
 
Commuters who are able to telecommute, shift their traffic hours, use Metrolink, or use the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, McKinley Bridge or I-255/I-270 river bridges around the region during this work are encouraged to do so.
 
The bridge repairs are on the bridges just to the east of the Poplar Street Bridge in Illinois. To complete the work, two lanes are closed eastbound across the Poplar Street Bridge.  In Missouri, one lane is closed on the ramp from eastbound I-44/northbound I-55 to the eastbound PSB and one lane is closed just after the entrance ramp from 6th Street onto the eastbound PSB.  In addition, the ramp from Marion to eastbound I-44/northbound I-55 is closed.  The work is expected to continue until early July.
 
Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.

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

6/13/2019 5:04 PM (Updated 6/13/2019 9:23 PM)
IN-5 Closing Monday in Crown Point for Replacement of Box Culvert

LAKE COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that IN-55 will close Monday in Crown Point for replacement of a box culvert.

The road will close between Greenview Drive and Greenview Place, with work expected to wrap up by the end of August.

IN- detours must be on state-maintained roads only. Southbound drivers on IN-55 will detour south on US-231, south on I-65 and west on IN-2 back to IN-55. Northbound drivers on IN-55 will detour east on IN-2, north on I-65 and north on US-231 back to IN-55.

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6/13/2019 4:33 PM (Updated 6/14/2019 11:18 AM)
Capital Avenue Bridge to Close Monday for Beam Settings

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that the State Road 331 (Capital Avenue) bridge over the St. Joseph River will close Monday, June 17, while crews set new beams on the northbound side of the bridge.

This work is part of a two-year bridge reconstruction project. The road will reopen to traffic one lane in each direction over the southbound side of the bridge once all the new beams are set, which is expected to happen by end of the day Thursday, June 20.

Northbound drivers on Capital Avenue will be detoured east on SR 933 (Lincolnway E.), north on Bittersweet Road and west on McKinley back to Capital Ave. Southbound drivers on Capital Avenue will be detoured east on McKinley, south on Bittersweet Road and west on SR 933 (Lincolnway E.) back to Capital Avenue.

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

6/13/2019 4:30 PM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:33 AM)
Kirk Road –IL 56 to Cherry Lane Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Improvement

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

As this can be an extremely busy road, longer than normal traffic delays are expected during construction. Motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work areas and add additional time to their commutes. Motorists are asked to reduce their speed, watch for construction workers and vehicles entering or leaving the site, obey flaggers and comply with traffic control devices within the work zone. Motorists may want to consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed. A reminder – it is illegal for drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction work zone. Questions and concerns may be directed to David Sitko at (630) 313-0754.

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

6/13/2019 1:30 PM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:40 AM)
Alexander County: Illinois 3 ramp to southbound I-57 to close June 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-3 near Cairo of an upcoming ramp closure accessing I-57.
 
Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, June 17, the southbound on-ramp at milepost 1 will be closed to facilitate pavement replacement.
 
A marked detour will be in place to direct motorists to access I-57 southbound via IL-37 near Mounds. This ramp closure is expected to last approximately three weeks.

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

6/13/2019 1:14 PM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:41 AM)
Metro East: Lane Closures On I-270 Set June 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that daytime lane restrictions will be encountered on the I-270 Mississippi River Bridge, near Granite City, to perform bridge inspections required by the FHWA.  Weather permitting, the lane closures will take place as follows:

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

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.

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

6/13/2019 11:53 AM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:42 AM)
Jefferson County: I-57 Lane Closures Begin June 17

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

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

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

6/13/2019 11:18 AM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:43 AM)
Quad Cities: Lane closures on I-80 river bridge begin June 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction work on the Interstate 80 bridge over the Mississippi River will begin on Monday, June 17. Interstate Maintenance, Inc. will be starting the $191,000 contract to clean and wash the structure in preparation for inspections.

Daytime lane closures for both eastbound and westbound lanes will be required to complete the work efforts. All lanes will be open to traffic from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and all lanes open Friday through Sunday.

The washing is scheduled to be completed in approximately two weeks.

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

6/12/2019 6:04 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 6:04 PM)
Metro East: Lane restrictions on Interstate 270 begin June 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the westbound and eastbound lanes of I-270, from 0.1 mile west of Illinois 3 to 0.4 miles east of Illinois 157, will be intermittently restricted during daytime hours from Thursday, June 13, through Friday, June 28, weather permitting. 

Work on the westbound lanes will begin after 9 a.m., and work on eastbound lanes will be completed before 3 p.m. to avoid rush hour traffic.
 
Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
 
These lane closures are necessary for pavement investigations.

6/12/2019 6:00 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 6:00 PM)
Freeway Drive Bridge Over Interstate 35W In Anoka County Is Closed

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The West Freeway Drive/County Road 54 bridge over Interstate 35W in Columbus is currently closed until further notice for concrete deck repairs. Motorists should use alternate routes in the area.

The I-35 North Metro Split project includes resurfacing the existing pavement from the I-35W/I-35E split to Highway 8; replacing the Highway 97 bridge with a diverging diamond interchange;  replacing the northbound I-35W bridge over I-35E and the westbound Highway 8 bridge over I-35. The project will provide a better ride quality, as well as improve safety and traffic flow at the Highway 97 interchange. Additional information is available at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35northmetrosplit.

There are several projects along the I-35 corridor this year. Please plan ahead, know your route and check the project website and 511 for updates: www.511mn.org   

6/12/2019 5:53 PM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:49 AM)
Work zone, Ike (I-290) Lane Reconfiguration at Jane Byrne Interchange

6/15 UPDATE: Due to the forecast, tonight’s stage change has been rescheduled for tomorrow night, weather permitting. Lane and ramp closures will begin at 10 p.m. Sunday, with intermittent full stops starting at 1 a.m. All lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a new lane configuration will go into effect, weather permitting, Sunday, June 16, for the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction.

In the new configuration, one lane will be closed on the inbound Eisenhower from Ogden Avenue to Halsted Street, reducing lanes from four to three, with traffic shifted to the south. The left and center lanes will access inbound Ida B. Wells Drive, with the ramp to the outbound Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94) accessible from the center lane. The right lane will access the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94).

The new configuration will last for the remainder of this year to complete construction of the new inbound pavement between Racine Avenue and Halsted Street.

Overnight lane and ramp closures will take place this weekend, weather permitting, in order to reconfigure the work zone.

Starting at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, June 15, the inbound Eisenhower will be reduced to two lanes between Damen Avenue and Halsted Street. The Ashland Avenue entrance ramp and Racine Avenue exit ramp will be closed. The lanes to Ida B. Wells Drive between Halsted Street and Wells Street also will be closed. 

At 1 a.m. Sunday, the inbound Eisenhower will be reduced to a single lane, with the ramp to the outbound Kennedy closing. The inbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Kennedy and Ida B. Wells Drive will reopen at one point during the overnight hours, with the inbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan (Interstate 90/94) closing. Detours will be posted while the ramps are closed.

All lanes and ramps will reopen by 8 a.m. Sunday.

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 the Byrne project and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.

6/12/2019 5:47 PM (Updated 6/16/2019 12:47 AM)
Algonquin Road Patching And Resurfacing

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a patching and resurfacing project on Algonquin Road (IL-62) between Golf Road (IL-58) and Elmhurst Road (IL-83), in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Mount Prospect and Des Plaines, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, June 10.

Sidewalk and curb repairs will take place first, followed by patching and resurfacing, which will require daily, intermittent lane closures. During the project, driveways may need to be temporarily closed but every effort will be made to maintain access.
 
Construction will continue through the fall and resume in the spring. The project is expected to be complete by next June.
 
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.   
6/12/2019 8:14 AM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:50 AM)
Woodford County: One Lane of IL-26 Closed near Spring Bay
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the southbound lane of IL-26 between Zimmerman Road and Vesta Drive north of Spring Bay is closed.
 
The closure is necessary because a failing culvert in that area may lead to collapse of the road. Two-way traffic will be maintained with temporary signals until repairs are complete.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
  
Follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4 for IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter.
 
6/12/2019 8:11 AM (Updated 6/12/2019 12:06 PM)
Lane Closures and Shifts on I-55 South of Arsenal Road

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

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

6/11/2019 4:53 PM (Updated 6/14/2019 9:30 AM)
Overnight lane closures on Eisenhower Expressway
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that cleaning and painting of the Metra bridge over the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) near Irving Park Road (IL-19), in Itasca, will require overnight lane closures starting this evening.
 
In order to complete the project, lane closures will be in place between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. while the work is being done.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of October.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
6/11/2019 2:23 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 12:00 PM)
Patching Work to Begin Wednesday on US-421 in LaPorte County; Resurfacing to Follow

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that patching will begin Wednesday on US-421 in LaPorte County ahead of a planned resurfacing project.

Patching will be done in two phases. First, crews will patch the southern corridor of the project between I-94 and IN-2.

Then, when that work wraps up – up to two weeks, weather permitting – crews will move on to the northern portion, from I-94 to US-20. Once all patching is done, the asphalt resurfacing will take place.

For the patching work, flaggers will direct one lane of traffic around where work is taking place.

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

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6/11/2019 2:20 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:51 AM)
US-30 Bridge Work in Joliet starts this week

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

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

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

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

6/10/2019 4:46 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:58 AM)
Lane Shift And Ramp Closures Begin June 16 On I-494 In Inver Grove Heights And South St. Paul

Motorists traveling eastbound Interstate 494 between 7th Avenue and MN-61 in South St. Paul should plan for major delays as eastbound I-494 is reduced to a single lane and ramps close beginning Sunday, June 16.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16 eastbound I-494 will be a single lane between 7th Avenue and MN-61 as crews begin placing barrier for a traffic switch to complete the I-494 bridge work over Concord Street. Once crews complete their traffic switch by 5 a.m. Monday, June 17, eastbound I-494 will be reduced to two lanes between 7th Avenue and MN-61 until early-August.

In addition, the Concord loop ramp to eastbound I-494 will also be closed and detoured beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16 through early-August. Motorists should follow the signed detours to Hardman Avenue to eastbound I-494 during the closures.

Motorists should expect delays on adjacent routes due to the lane and ramp closures on eastbound I-494. Please plan ahead and know your route.

These traffic shifts and ramp closures are part of a larger project on I-494 where crews will widen, resurface and replace bridge joints on the Concord St/MN-156 bridge, construct auxiliary lanes on westbound I-494 between Hardman Ave. to west of 5th Ave., improve drainage and construct noise walls.

For more information about this project or to sign up for email updates visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/I494invergroveheights.  

6/10/2019 3:30 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:57 AM)
Daytime Lane Closures On Blodgett Road
6/10 UPDATE: Due to inclement weather and rainy conditions this spring, the anticipated completion date for the project has been changed to mid-July. 
 

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the resurfacing of Blodgett Road between Kelly Road and West Frontage Road, in unincorporated Wilmington Township, will require daytime lane closures controlled by flaggers beginning, weather permitting, April 22

 
The work is expected to be complete by June.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.  
6/10/2019 2:31 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:58 AM)
Lane Closures On IL-160 Begin June 11
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-160 from just south of IL-161 to the intersection of IL-177 will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Tuesday, June 11, weather permitting.  

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

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.   
6/7/2019 8:07 PM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:52 AM)
Lane closures on US-51 begin June 10
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on US-51 through Carbondale in Jackson County of upcoming lane closures.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, June 10, weather permitting, lane closures will be in place to facilitate paving operations from Pleasant Hill Rd to the Old U.S. 51 connector south of Carbondale. It is anticipated the project will last approximately 3 weeks.

Minor delays are expected. Flaggers and traffic control devices will be in place to direct motorists through the work zone.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.
 www.idot.illinois.gov
 
6/7/2019 5:08 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:53 AM)
Work On US-52/IL-64 Bridge Over Straddle Creek Begins June 12
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on the structure carrying US-52/IL-64 over Straddle Creek, located 3.4 miles east of IL-78 will begin on June 12.
 
Civil Constructors will be completing the project including expansion joint replacement and concrete overlay.

Lane closures with traffic signals and barrier wall will be installed at the structure. Drivers should be prepared to stop for the signals that will direct travelers thru the construction. Work is expected to be completed by August 26.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at  http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.


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6/7/2019 4:47 PM (Updated 6/15/2019 8:53 AM)
Metro East: Two lanes of Poplar Street Bridge closing June 10
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that the right two lanes of northbound I-55/64 will be closing to perform critical repairs to the bridge surface of one of the bridges on the Illinois side.  

The right two lanes will be closed in the early morning hours of Monday, June 10, and are expected to be reopened by Wednesday, July 3.
 
In Missouri, the Marion Street entrance ramp to I-55 northbound and the right lane of I-55 northbound approaching the Poplar Street Bridge will be closed as well.
 
Extensive delays are expected at this location during weekday evening rush hours, and motorists are urged to plan accordingly and use alternate routes including the I-70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.  Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate forms of transportation including carpooling and public transportation.  Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

6/7/2019 4:43 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:47 AM)
Peoria: Work on IL-40 in Downtown Peoria begins June 11
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on IL-40 in downtown Peoria will begin Tuesday, June 11.
 
The work will be on Glendale Avenue between Fayette and Main streets, Perry Avenue between Fayette and Main, and Kumpf Boulevard between Glendale and Adams Street. Crews will be resurfacing, patching and making sidewalk ramp upgrades, and the project is expected to last until early 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.
 
6/7/2019 3:09 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:46 AM)
New Lane Configuration on I-55 at Weber Road
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Weber Road interchange, I-55 traffic will be shifted to the right, weather permitting, starting in the southbound lanes the evening of Tuesday, June 11, and in the northbound lanes the evening of Wednesday, June 12.
 
The change will occur overnight both nights between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists on I-55 can expect delays, changing lane configurations and intermittent full stops.
 
The lane shifts are necessary to construct a center pier for a new Weber Road bridge that will allow the interchange to be converted into a diverging diamond design. Exit and entrance ramps will remain open during this stage of the work, which will be in place until early December.
 
The overall project involves adding a third lane to each direction of Weber Road between 135th Street/Romeo Road and 119th Street/Rodeo Road, with modernized traffic signals and a barrier median. The entire project wraps up in 2021.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
6/7/2019 11:22 AM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:46 AM)
Gary's Mill Road Bridge Repair In West Chicago
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that improvements to the bridge deck and approaches carrying Gary’s Mill Road over the west branch of the DuPage River, just east of IL-59, in West Chicago, will require the road to be closed starting, weather permitting, June 17.
 
A detour will direct traffic to IL-59 and Roosevelt Road. Access to Currie Elementary School and residences between the bridge and Purnell Road will be maintained.
 
The work is expected to be complete by mid-July.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.   
6/7/2019 10:09 AM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:45 AM)
Clinton County: IL-127 lane closures begin June 11
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-127 over the middle tributary of Flat Branch Creek, 1.2 miles south of the Bond County line, will be restricted to one lane beginning Tuesday, June 11, weather permitting. 

Traffic in each direction will be maintained using temporary traffic signals.  This work is necessary to complete culvert repairs and is expected to be completed by late 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.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
6/6/2019 5:33 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:44 AM)
Bond County: Lane closures on I-70 underway
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures will be encountered in the left lane of westbound I-70 to implement pavement repairs between mile marker 39 and 32.  These lane closures will begin today, Thursday, June 6, and should continue until approximately Friday, June 28, weather permitting.  This work is being completed by the department's Greenville Maintenance Yard.  
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
6/6/2019 5:09 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:43 AM)
Construction on I-280 bridge begins June 10
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on I-280 bridge over the Mississippi River will begin on Monday, June 10. 
 
Daytime lane closures will be required Monday through Thursday, with all lanes open Friday through Sunday for approximately two weeks to complete the work.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at  http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.
 
6/6/2019 5:04 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:42 AM)
Cliff Road eastbound closure at MN-77 in Eagan begins June 11

Motorists traveling eastbound on Cliff Road in Eagan will encounter a closure and a detour between the MN-77 ramps for approximately one month beginning at 5:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 11.

Motorists wishing to travel eastbound on Cliff Road should follow the signed detour using southbound MN-77 to I-35E and use the loop ramps in order to bypass the closure or find an alternate route. The westbound directional closure on Cliff Road that is currently in place will reopen prior to the eastbound closure.

Motorists traveling westbound on Cliff Road will use their usual lanes

Work on Cliff Road at MN-77 is expected to run through mid-July. During that time, crews will replace the Cliff Road bridge joints over MN-77, update signals and improve pedestrian accessibility.

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

6/6/2019 3:00 PM (Updated 6/6/2019 8:52 PM)
Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled in June for Work to Connect New I-490 Tollway to the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Nightly, temporary full closures planned on I-90 for bridge beam placement over two weeks in June

Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin next week on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) between IL-83 and Higgins Road for bridge beam placement as part of work to construct a new interchange for the I-490 Tollway Project.

Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate the placement of bridge beams over the roadway. Bridge beam placement will be scheduled during overnight hours to provide a safe work zone and minimize the impact on traffic.

“As part of the Illinois Tollway’s dedication to safety, we are committed to prioritizing the safety of both drivers and workers during construction,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We understand the inconvenience that this approach to roadwork can cause, so we are always working to find ways when possible to reduce the impact of this disruption to our customers.”

Weather permitting, beginning the week of June 10 intermittent, full closures in both directions on I-90, each lasting 15 minutes, will be scheduled during weeknights between midnight and 5 a.m. In advance of the full closures, eastbound I-90 traffic will be reduced to a single lane between Oakton Street and Higgins Creek and westbound I-90 traffic will be reduced to a single lane between Higgins Road and Mount Prospect Road each night. Closures will not be scheduled every night, but on an as-needed basis depending on weather. The work is expected to take up to eight evenings over the course of several weeks.

The new I-490/I-90 Interchange will consist of four ramps, including a ramp bridge over I-90 connecting westbound I-90 to I-490, constructed west of Mount Prospect Road and will provide full access between the two Tollways. In addition, the I-490/I-90 Interchange Project will also include construction of a new multi-span bridge that will carry I-490 over the Metropolitan Water Reclamation of Greater Chicago’s Touhy Avenue Reservoir south of I-90. The new interchange is scheduled to be complete in 2023.

The new I-490 Tollway, coupled with the IL-390 Tollway which was completed in 2017, will connect businesses and communities with one of the nation’s busiest airports, transit facilities, major freight transportation hubs, distribution centers and multiple interstate highways including the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).

Designed to accommodate access into the O’Hare International Airport, the two new cashless Tollways include 17 miles of new roads with 15 new or improved interchanges. The new I-490 Tollway will be built to carry north-south traffic around the western border of O'Hare and provide access to the airport. The IL-390 Tollway currently carries east-west traffic between Lake Street (IL-20) and IL-83 and will include an interchange connection to the new I-490 Tollway.  

6/6/2019 11:28 AM (Updated 6/8/2019 8:39 AM)
Overnight ramp, lane closures on Kennedy Expressway at Lawrence Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the retaining wall at the Lawrence Avenue exit and entrance ramps to the eastbound Kennedy Expressway (I-90), in Chicago, will require overnight lane and ramp closures starting, weather permitting, June 17.

In order to complete the project, lane and ramp closures will take place on the eastbound Kennedy Expressway at Lawrence Avenue from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Fridays and 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturdays.

The work is expected to be complete by mid-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.

6/6/2019 10:44 AM (Updated 6/10/2019 11:13 AM)
Culvert work, lane closure on IL-31 in McHenry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/6/2019 10:17 AM (Updated 6/12/2019 7:48 AM)
Repair Work Continues on the North Tri-State Tollway (I-94)

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

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

“The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) remains safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of our overall commitment to roadway safety,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We ask drivers to be attentive in work zones by watching for changing traffic patterns and using caution, especially when workers are present.”

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

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

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

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

Additional ramp overnight, weekend ramp closures with detours will be scheduled later this summer on the ramps connecting Deerfield Road to eastbound I-94 and eastbound I-94 to Lake Cook Road for repair and resurfacing work. Only one ramp will be closed at a time.

Electronic message signs and construction signage are in place in advance to alert drivers to the upcoming traffic shifts. All work is weather dependent.

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

The repair work is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

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

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

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

6/5/2019 1:18 PM (Updated 6/8/2019 8:49 AM)
Daily Lane Closures on IL-53 in Lisle
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project with sidewalk improvements on Illinois 53 (Lincoln Avenue) from Interstate 88 to 59th Street in Lisle will require daily lane closures starting Monday, June 10.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of September.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
6/4/2019 5:05 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 8:17 AM)
Flooding Update 6/11
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the OPENING of: 
  •     the Levee Gates, 2 miles north of IL 143 at East Broadway in East Alton at Wood River Creek
These road and facility closures continue due to the persistent flooding:
  •     IL 100 from US 67 in Alton to IL 16 in Jersey County,
  •     US 67 at Henry Street to West 3rd Street in Alton,
  •     IL 3 in Chester, Truck By-Pass (Water Street),
  •     IL 155 outside of Prairie du Rocher,
  •     Brussels Ferry,
  •     Kaskaskia Street in Chester,
  •     IL 100 in Calhoun County from junction of IL16/100 in Jersey County to Pearl in Pike County,
  •     IL 96 from County Highway 2 to Pike County Line (some roads open to local traffic),
  •     IL 3, in Randolph County, at Mary's River to the Jackson County line,
  •     IL 108 from Eldred to IL 100 - including the Kampsville Ferry,
  •     Chester Bridge closed by MoDOT (MO 51 & IL 150),
  •     IL 16/100 between Eldred and Hardin including the Joe Page Bridge,
  •     IL 96, Kampsville, from IL 100 to Jefferson Avenue,
  •     IL 3, in Grafton, from Grafton Hills Road to IL 100, and
  •     IL 3, in Randolph County, at Nine Mile Creek near Evansville
  •     Eldred Road from IL 108 to IL 16/100, Greene County
The Department will continue monitoring State roadways in the affected areas of Illinois.   Based upon current hydrological forecasts, flooding has or may require closure of State Highways and Ferries along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. Over the next several days, we will provide updates, as warranted, when developments occur.
 
Traffic control devices and directional signage, including dynamic message boards, have been deployed to guide motorists safely around major closures.  Travelers are advised to consider alternate routes or allow additional time to travel known flood prone areas.  Regardless, all motorists are urged to be patient, reduce speed and exercise added caution throughout the Metro East region - as traffic patterns and travel times will likely be affected.
 
Since this is a very dynamic situation, please see the Department's website: http://www.idot.illinois.gov/home/Comm/emergency-road-closures for the latest information on roadway closures throughout Illinois.   .

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.

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

6/3/2019 5:16 PM (Updated 6/11/2019 8:15 PM)
Midlothian Road to Close at Metra Railroad Tracks for Repairs to Railroad Crossing

Metra will be closing Midlothian Road to through traffic from IL-137 to Peterson Road. The closure will begin at 6 a.m. on Friday, June 14 and is scheduled to reopen the afternoon of Monday, June 17. The closure is necessary to improve ride quality at the existing railroad crossing. This project will include track repairs and resurfacing.

Local traffic will be allowed from Peterson Road to the Prairie Crossing Metra Station parking lot.

Detour Route: IL-137 to US-45 to Peterson Road.

6/3/2019 10:43 AM (Updated 6/3/2019 3:14 PM)
Resurfacing of I-74 near St. Joseph set June 3
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that resurfacing of I-74 from about 2 miles east of St. Joseph to IL- 49 will begin Monday, June 3.

The project involves removal of old pavement and putting down a fresh layer and will require lane closures in both directions. Work is expected to be complete by mid-December.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

5/31/2019 6:40 PM (Updated 6/4/2019 10:03 AM)
Work on Prospect Ave. bridge over I-74 begins June 3
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs to the bridge that carries Prospect Avenue over I-74 in Champaign will begin Monday, June 3.

The project involves making repairs to the bridge and replacing the bridge deck and will begin with placing protective shielding under the bridge and installing temporary signals on Prospect Avenue, which will require both daytime and nighttime lane closures on Prospect and Interstate 74.

Permanent lane closures on Prospect Avenue to allow for structural repairs and replacement of the bridge deck will begin Thursday, June 13. One lane of traffic in each direction and one turn lane will be open at all times during construction, which is expected to last until November.

Because of the potential for gridlock, IDOT is urging motorists to avoid the construction area whenever feasible. When traveling on I-74, motorists wanting to reach North Prospect Avenue should use the Neil Street exit and take Neil to Town Center Boulevard to Prospect. I-57 motorists should use the Olympian Drive exit to reach North Prospect.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

5/31/2019 6:07 PM (Updated 6/4/2019 10:02 AM)
Lane closures on Collinsville Road set June 3
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Collinsville Road between Barn Road and St. Louis Avenue will be restricted to one lane in each direction starting Monday, June 3, weather permitting.  

One lane of traffic in both directions will remain open at all times.  This work is necessary to perform bridge painting and is expected to be completed by the end of August.
 
Delays could be experienced, and drivers should allow extra time for trips through this area.  Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

5/31/2019 5:42 PM (Updated 5/31/2019 5:42 PM)
Lane closures on I-74 begin June 3
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures on I-74 between Duncan and Lindsay roads will begin Monday, June 3.

The closures are necessary so that crews can paint the bridges carrying Duncan and Lindsay roads over I-74. The first work zone will be in the eastbound lanes, which is expected to last three to four weeks. Work will then switch to the westbound lanes, which also is expected to take about three to four weeks. One lane will remain open at all times during the work.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.
 www.idot.illinois.gov
 
5/31/2019 5:40 PM (Updated 6/4/2019 10:01 AM)
I-80-US-30 Interchange Reconstruction Stage Change

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ongoing reconstruction of the US-30 interchange, in New Lenox, will require traffic to be shifted on I-80 beginning, weather permitting, Monday, June 3.

Traffic will be shifted to the right on the eastbound lanes between Gougar and Francis roads during the overnight hours Monday, weather permitting. The westbound lanes also will be shifted to the right during the overnight hours either Tuesday or Wednesday, weather permitting. One lane will be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on the nights when the lanes are being shifted.

In the new configuration, which will be in place until this fall, two lanes in each direction will be maintained on I-80 at all times, with access to and from US-30. A 45 mph speed limit will be posted and enforced through the work zone. 

This phase of the project will allow for the construction of additional inside travel lanes, shoulders and medians, as well as new storm sewers. 

The overall project involves extending a third lane in each direction on I-80 from approximately I-355 through the US-30 interchange. The bridges carrying I-80 over US-30, Metra’s Rock Island District Line and Hickory Creek will be rebuilt.  Other components of the project include modernized traffic signals, drainage improvements and the extension of a bicycle and pedestrian path along US-30. An earlier project replaced the Old Plank Road Trail bridge over I-80.

The new interchange is expected to be complete in late 2021.

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

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

5/31/2019 3:34 PM (Updated 6/8/2019 8:56 AM)
Lane closures at Randall Road US-20 begin June 3
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction of an entrance ramp from northbound Randall Road to eastbound US-20 in Elgin will require intermittent lane closures beginning June 3.
 
The project consists of resurfacing the shoulder of eastbound US-20, adding rumble strips, installing temporary signals, performing drainage improvements and building a retaining wall for the new ramp, as well as constructing a cul-de-sac on Weld Road and new pavement for the ramp.
 
The work is expected to be complete by July 2020.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.
 www.idot.illinois.gov
 
5/30/2019 4:00 PM (Updated 5/31/2019 11:49 AM)
Golf Road Resurfacing begins June 10

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the resurfacing of Golf Road (IL-58) from Meijer Drive, in Rolling Meadows, to Broadway Street, in Des Plaines, passing through Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, June 10. 

The project consists of resurfacing Golf Road, constructing new pedestrian ramps and replacing deteriorated medians and gutters. Work will proceed from Meijer Drive to the east, with the project expecting to reach the intersection of Mount Prospect Road by the end of October.
 
The remaining portion of the project is anticipated to resume in next spring and be completed by June 2020.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
5/30/2019 2:53 PM (Updated 5/31/2019 11:46 AM)
Construction for New Randall Road US-20 Ramp

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction of an entrance ramp from northbound Randall Road to eastbound US-20, in Elgin, will require intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, June 3.

The project consists of resurfacing the shoulder of eastbound US-20, adding rumble strips, installing temporary signals, performing drainage improvements and building a retaining wall for the new ramp, as well as constructing a cul-de-sac on Weld Road and new pavement for the ramp.
 
The work is expected to be complete by July 2020.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment. 
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
5/24/2019 1:04 PM (Updated 5/30/2019 9:13 PM)
Nighttime lane closures on IL-146 set May 28
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-146 through Anna in Union County of upcoming nighttime lane closures.
 
Beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, nighttime lane closures will be in place to facilitate patching and paving operations from the Jonesboro Square to the IL-146/Old US-51 intersection in Anna.
 
Periodic closures of minor side roads and parking lanes will be necessary to complete this work. It is anticipated the project will last approximately two months.
 
Delays are expected. Flaggers and traffic control devices will be in place to direct motorists through the work zone.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

5/23/2019 5:04 PM (Updated 5/24/2019 12:52 PM)
Montrose Blacktop to close May 28
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the Montrose Blacktop will close about 1.5 miles south of IL-121 on Tuesday, May 28.

The closure is necessary to replace the bridge over Brush Creek. A detour will be posted to guide motorists safely around the closure. Work is expected to be complete by mid-August.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 7 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict7.
5/23/2019 4:25 PM (Updated 5/27/2019 9:40 AM)
Silver Glen Road over Otter Creek Bridge Replacement

Bridge replacement work is scheduled to begin on the week of May 27, 2019 on Silver Glen
Road Bridge over Otter Creek, located approximately 0.75 miles west of Randall Road.
The
anticipated duration for the bridge repair work is approximately 6 months, weather permitting. Work
will consist of the demolition of the existing bridge and pedestrian bridge and replacement with a
three span reinforced concrete slab bridge and steel truss pedestrian bridge, reconstruction of
approach roadway, resurfacing, earthwork, restoration, guardrail, temporary traffic signal and all other
work necessary to complete the project.

In order to safely replace this bridge structure, a detour restricting any traffic over a maximum
width of ten feet (10’-0”) is required during the first phase of the project, for approximately 14
weeks. The posted detour route will be Corron Road, Bowes Road, and Randall Road.


All bicyclists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the use of the area during construction for the
safety of both the workers and the residents.

During the working hours of 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday, the contractor will be
using both roadway shoulders along the bridge to temporarily store vehicles and equipment. Silver
Glen Road will also be temporarily reduced to one lane of travel, in each direction, during the
duration of the project, using temporary traffic signals. The pedestrian walkway may also be
intermittently closed during this time.
Motorists are to be cautious and be alert for equipment
within the roadway shoulder areas and the workers walking within these areas.

Motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work areas and should add additional time
to their commutes. Motorists are asked to reduce their speed, watch for construction workers and
vehicles entering or leaving the site, obey flaggers and comply with traffic control devices within the
work zone. Motorists may want to consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being
completed. A reminder – it is illegal for drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving through a
highway construction work zone.
Questions and concerns may be directed to David Sitko at (630)
313-0754.

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

5/23/2019 10:54 AM (Updated 5/25/2019 4:26 PM)
Traffic Set To Shift On I-65 In Lake County

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces a new traffic configuration will take effect Tuesday, May 28, as part of a concrete restoration project on I-65 between US-30 and US-231.

Two lanes of traffic will flow in each direction on the southbound side of I-65 while crews work in the northbound lanes. As a result, the ramps for northbound I-65 at 109th Avenue will be closed.

Work is expected to be complete by late July.

State road detours must use state-maintained roads only. Northbound drivers wishing to access 109th Avenue will detour west on US-231 and north on IN-53 to 109th Avenue.

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

5/23/2019 10:44 AM (Updated 5/25/2019 4:27 PM)
I-494 Ramps At Tamarack Road And I-694 Ramp At 10th Street To Close May 30

Motorists traveling on I-494 and I-694 in the Woodbury and Oakdale area will encounter lane and ramp closures and detours starting May 30, weather permitting.

Beginning at 6 a.m., Thursday, May 30, the following lane closures will be in place:


Also, beginning at 6 a.m., Thursday, May 30, the following ramps will close to traffic:

These closures will remain in place through September, 2019 and are needed to accommodate detoured interstate traffic from the I-94/I-494/I-694 Interchange reconstruction project.

Motorists should follow the posted detours and allow for extra time to reach their destination.

The I-94/I-494/I-694 interchange and bridge reconstruction project is being done to provide a smoother, safer, long-lasting road with updated bridges and some mobility improvements. Performing periodic pavement repairs at the appropriate times can greatly increase a road’s lifespan. The project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years. Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2020.

For more information about the project and detour maps, visit: www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94-494-694/. Follow the project on Twitter @mndotnews for daily traffic updates.

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

5/22/2019 1:36 PM (Updated 5/25/2019 4:32 PM)
Bridge Deck Replacement On Willow Road In Glenview

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the bridge carrying Willow Road over the Metra Milwaukee District Line tracks between Patriot Boulevard and Old Willow Road, in Glenview, will begin this week.

While construction is ongoing, two lanes of traffic will remain open in both directions, though intermittent closures during non-peak hours should be anticipated initially while the work zone is established. Changes to traffic flow will be denoted by temporary barrier walls and pavement markings. Businesses in the work zone will have continuous access to Willow Road during the project.

The work is expected to be complete by October 2020.

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

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

5/22/2019 12:12 PM (Updated 5/25/2019 4:35 PM)
Madison County: Lane Restrictions On U.S. 40 Begin May 28

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that US-40 at Spring Valley Road will be restricted to one lane in each direction beginning Tuesday, May 28, 2019, weather permitting. 

These restrictions will take place daily between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. This work is necessary to complete pavement widening and signal installation and is expected to be completed by early November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.

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

5/22/2019 11:34 AM (Updated 5/25/2019 4:37 PM)
Pavement Repairs On IL-316 Begin May 23
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement repairs along IL-316 in Coles County will begin Thursday, May 23.

The work zone runs from just north of IL-16 to D Street in Charleston, and daily lane closures will be required with one lane in each direction open at all times. The repairs are expected to be complete by July 5.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 7 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict7.  
5/21/2019 4:41 PM (Updated 5/25/2019 4:38 PM)
Macon: Reconfiguration Of US-51-Andrews Street Intersection Begins May 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on US-51 at Andrews Street in Macon will begin Wednesday, May 22.

The four-way intersection is being converted into a safer J-turn intersection, which will require daily lane closures. The work is expected to be complete by Sept. 1.

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

For IDOT District 7 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict7.  

5/21/2019 11:07 AM (Updated 5/25/2019 4:56 PM)
Daily lane closures on IL-53 in Long Grove

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the resurfacing and widening of IL-53 between Long Grove Road and Middlesax Drive, in Long Grove, will require intermittent, daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, May 28.

The project consists of resurfacing and widening IL-53 to accommodate construction of a center turn lane through the project limits. In addition, other project elements included paved shoulders, drainage improvements, retaining walls and new guardrail.

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

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

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

5/20/2019 12:43 PM (Updated 5/22/2019 11:27 AM)
Work on I-72 bridges begins May 22
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on I-72 between the MacArthur Boulevard and Sixth Street interchanges in Springfield begins Wednesday, May 22.

The project involves a complete replacement of the bridge deck and guardrails on I-72 over Sixth Street as well as repaving of Sixth Street under I-72. This work will require lane and ramp closures and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30.

In addition, Second Street over I-72 will be closed from June 1 to Sept. 1 for bridge deck replacement, which will require motorists to use the posted detour.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
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5/17/2019 4:26 PM (Updated 5/20/2019 9:11 AM)
Vermilion County: Bridge repairs along IL-1 begin May 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs to the bridge that carries IL-1 over the North Fork in Vermilion County will begin Monday, May 20.

The project involves patching and bridge deck repairs and will require lane closures, with two-way traffic maintained by flaggers. Work will be done between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and is expected to be complete by mid-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.

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

5/15/2019 11:43 AM (Updated 5/18/2019 9:03 AM)
Kane County: IL-47 at Plato Construction delayed until June 24
6/6 UPDATE: Due to inclement weather and continued rainy conditions this spring, the date for shifting traffic on Illinois 47 and closing Plato Road now is scheduled to take place June 24, weather permitting. The detour route also has been revised to direct traffic to Burlington and Dittman roads when the intersection of Plato Road and Illinois 47 is closed. The completion date remains unchanged at this time.
 
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the IL-47 and Plato Road intersection in Kane County will be reconstructed into a roundabout beginning June 24.
 
The project is expected to be complete by 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.
 
5/15/2019 11:01 AM (Updated 6/6/2019 9:16 PM)
MN-50/US-52 Park and Pool Lot to close for construction May 15

The MN-50/US-52 Park and Pool lot near Hampton will close for approximately one month on the morning of Wednesday, May 15. Motorists who carpool from the Hampton area should make alternate plans for a park and pool location.

Beginning at 5 a.m., Wednesday, May 15 the Park and Pool lot will close as crews expand and repave the lot. The closure is expected to last through mid-June, weather permitting.

Final construction work in the Park and Pool lot is expected to be complete in July of 2019.

5/14/2019 3:13 PM (Updated 5/15/2019 11:18 AM)
Bond County: Lane Closures on IL-127 begin May 16
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-127 from the Montgomery County line to IL-140 will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Thursday, May 16, weather permitting.  
 
This work will take place daily between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.  Traffic in each direction will be maintained using flaggers. This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs and is expected to be completed by the end of June.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
5/13/2019 1:58 PM (Updated 5/14/2019 10:12 AM)
Lane Closures on Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a culvert replacement and other drainage improvements to Milwaukee Avenue (IL-21) at Corporate Woods Parkway, in Vernon Hills, will require permanent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, May 20.
 
In order to complete the project, traffic on Milwaukee Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction approaching the work zone.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of September.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
5/10/2019 1:42 PM (Updated 5/14/2019 10:26 AM)
Pike County: Work on I-72 Begins May 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on I-72 from the Sny Slough to just east of the I-172 interchange will begin Monday, May 20.

The work involves repairing and resurfacing the road and shoulders, drainage improvements, pavement marking, and repairs to three bridges in the work zone. Lane closures will be required - with one lane open in each direction at all times - during the project, which is expected to be complete by mid-September. Scheduled ramp closures will have a detour posted.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.  
5/9/2019 1:04 PM (Updated 5/14/2019 10:29 AM)
New Traffic Pattern Scheduled to Begin Next Week as Work Continues on the Edens Spur Tollway (I-94) Improvement Project

All traffic shifting onto the eastbound side for reconstruction of the westbound lanes; traffic will remain reduced to one lane in both directions

A traffic shift is scheduled next week on the Edens Spur Tollway (I-94) between Pfingsten Road and the Edens Expressway moving all traffic onto the newly reconstructed eastbound side of roadway to accommodate reconstruction of the westbound side. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration through the fall.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to scheduled lane closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits. Delays are expected.

Weather permitting, during the week of May 13, Edens Spur Tollway traffic in the eastbound direction will be shifted. Once that work is complete, traffic traveling in the westbound direction will also be shifted, providing for one lane of travel in both directions on the eastbound side of the Edens Spur.

In 2019, the Tollway is reconstructing the westbound lanes of the Edens Spur, between Pfingsten Road and the Edens Expressway. This work includes removing existing pavement and replacing it with new, full-depth asphalt pavement. Eight mainline bridges will be removed and replaced as part of this work.

The work is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County and the Village of Northbrook, as well as local municipalities, fire and police departments.

The Edens Spur Improvement Project is removing and replacing all existing mainline pavement and replacing or repairing mainline bridges. Additional work includes replacing the Pfingsten Road Bridge, repairing the Waukegan Road Bridge over the Edens Spur, constructing the barrier separated median with stormwater improvements and upgrading ITS and roadway lighting. All work is scheduled to be complete in 2020.

Originally constructed in 1958, the Edens Spur consists of two lanes in each direction with 4-foot wide inside shoulders and 11-foot wide outside shoulders and an open grass median. Up to 57,000 vehicles use the Edens Spur daily.

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

Maps and construction about the Edens Spur Tollway repairs are available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.  

5/8/2019 6:19 PM (Updated 5/14/2019 10:31 AM)
Resurfacing of 127th Street/Burr Oak Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing, from east of I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) to Artesian Avenue, in Alsip and Blue Island, will require intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, May 20.

The work is expected to be complete by November.

The project also involves median rehabilitation and pedestrian improvements.

5/8/2019 3:28 PM (Updated 5/14/2019 10:33 AM)
Lake Street resurfacing in Roselle, Bloomingdale and Addison
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on Lake Street (US-20) from Summerfield Drive to I-355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway), in Roselle, Bloomingdale and Addison, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, May 20.
 
The work is expected to be complete by August 2020.
 
The project also involves replacing curbs and installing new pedestrian ramps.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
5/8/2019 3:04 PM (Updated 5/14/2019 10:34 AM)
Traffic to Shift on Ramps Connecting Irving Park Road to Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Scheduled for Roadway Construction

Ramp shifts needed to accommodate widening work on the Central Tri-State Project

Long-term traffic shifts are scheduled to begin May 8 on the ramps connecting Irving Park Road to the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in Schiller Park to accommodate roadway widening and construction work on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project. Delays are expected.

 Construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to the traffic shifts. The closures and shifts are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate traffic.

 Weather permitting, on Wednesday, May 8, traffic is scheduled to shift to the right on the I-294 northbound entrance ramps and southbound exit ramps at Irving Park Road to prepare the ramps for a long-term traffic shift. Once the preliminary work is complete, the traffic on all four ramps will be shifted to the left side through fall.

 The traffic shifts on both ramps are necessary to safely accommodate traffic and workers during mainline roadway construction. In order to widen I-294 in both directions, traffic will be shifted to the inside shoulders between the O’Hare Oasis and Balmoral Avenue.

 Similar shifts are also scheduled on the ramps at the O’Hare Oasis.

 In 2019, the Illinois Tollway is continuing work to repair, resurface and widen I-294 to five lanes between Balmoral Avenue and Wolf Road in Franklin Park, as well as starting the reconstruction of two major bridges: The Mile Long Bridge between Hodgkins and Willow Springs and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge in Hinsdale and Western Springs.

 Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, Village of Schiller Park, Village of Rosemont and Village of Franklin Park, as well as local fire and police departments.

 The Central Tri-State Tollway is being reconstructed 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.

 A detailed planning and refinement process is underway to complete design and construction plans for reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294), including reconfiguring the I-290/I-88 Interchange at I-294, rebuilding the Mile Long Bridge and the BNSF Railway Bridge as well as integrating Flex Lanes and SmartRoad technology. The Central Tri-State Concept includes findings and draft recommendations being considered and evaluated by the Tollway as it moves forward in the reconstruction of the Central Tri-State.

 Maps, construction and detour information about the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.   

5/7/2019 5:24 PM (Updated 5/18/2019 9:22 AM)
IL-64 Resurfacing begins May 13
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that resurfacing of IL-64 between IL-47 and Randall Road, in Lily Lake, Campton Hills and St. Charles, will require intermittent, daytime lane closures beginning, weather permitting, May 13.
 
The 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. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
5/7/2019 2:17 PM (Updated 6/5/2019 9:28 AM)
Indianapolis Avenue resurfacing in Chicago

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that resurfacing of Indianapolis Avenue (US-12/41/20) between Ewing Avenue and 106th Street, in Chicago, will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, May 15.

In addition to the resurfacing, curbs, gutters and detector loops will be replaced and new pedestrian ramps will be installed.

The 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. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

5/7/2019 2:07 PM (Updated 5/14/2019 10:37 AM)
Kane County ADA Ramp Improvements Project Kane County

Starting the week of May 13th, 2019, Kane County will begin the process of updating pedestrian crossings to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Each crossing will have the sidewalks and curbs replaced with depressed curbs, detectable warnings, and wheelchair accessible slopes. Each crossing will be closed for up to 5 days at a time to allow for concrete removal, replacement, and curing. A list of the crossings that will be improved are listed below in no specific construction order. Signs indicating start dates will be posted at each route approximately one week prior to starting construction at the crossing. Construction work hours will be 9am – 3pm Monday through Friday for approximately three months, weather permitting.

Intersection Intersection

The above-mentioned roads will remain open during construction, but may be reduced to one lane of travel using flaggers and temporary daily lane closures.

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

5/7/2019 2:04 PM (Updated 5/7/2019 2:04 PM)
2019 Kane County Pavement Preservation Project
Starting the week of May 13th, 2019, Kane County will begin the process of applying an asphalt sealer/rejuvenator on the County routes listed below. These roads have been resurfaced within the last two years. Pavement preservation techniques utilize lower cost maintenance improvements conducted earlier in the life cycle of the asphalt pavement by reducing the water penetration that leads to freeze/thaw damage and preventing oxidation of the asphalt material. The process will involve spraying the rejuvenator liquid, allowing the liquid to cure, placing sand on the treated roads for traction, and then sweeping up the excess material. 
 
A list of the roads to be treated this year are listed below. Signs indicating start dates will be posted at each route approximately one week prior to starting the application of the rejuvenator. Construction work hours will be as indicated on the below table. The project is anticipated to take approximately three months, weather permitting.

The above-mentioned roads will remain open during treatment, but will be reduced to one lane of  travel using flaggers and temporary daily lane closures.

Motorists need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Motorists must watch for construction workers, construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone. Motorists should expect delays whilethis work is being completed.

5/7/2019 2:00 PM (Updated 5/7/2019 2:00 PM)
Rescheduled I-80 bridge inspection next week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the rescheduled routine inspection of the westbound I-80 bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, May 28. The inspection was originally scheduled the week of May 6, but postponed due to weather.

Daily lane closures will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. A minimum of two lanes will remain open while inspections are taking place.

The bridge inspection is expected to be completed Thursday, May 30, weather permitting.

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

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

The inspections are being done in conjunction with an upcoming yearlong maintenance project on both bridges. Any additional issues discovered during the inspections will be addressed once construction begins in the field later this summer.

The larger project, currently under contract, involves steel repairs and bearing replacements. The process for fabricating new parts as already begun, with work on the bridges expected to start in June or July. The repairs will be taking place under both structures, with any necessary lane closures scheduled at night to avoid disrupting traffic during the daytime hours.

The project will be finished next summer.

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

5/1/2019 1:49 PM (Updated 5/22/2019 2:41 PM)
Coles County: Work On IL-316 Bridge Begins May 6

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs to the bridge that carries IL-316 over Riley Creek, about 6 miles west of Charleston, will begin Monday, May 6.

To facilitate the repairs, IL-316 will be closed. Access to all entrances will be maintained during the project, which is expected to be complete by Aug. 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.
 
For IDOT District 7 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict7.  
5/1/2019 11:50 AM (Updated 5/4/2019 9:20 AM)
I-35 traffic switch in Lino Lakes/Columbus rescheduled for May 2

The I-35 traffic switch between the I-35W/I-35E split and MN-97 in Lino Lakes and Columbus, originally planned to be completed by Monday, April 29, has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 2.

Beginning at 2 p.m. May 2, motorists traveling on northbound I-35E will encounter a new traffic lane configuration. The left lane of northbound I-35E will be shifted to the southbound side of the freeway, south of the I-35W/I-35E split. Motorists exiting to MN-97 will need to stay in the right lane as they approach the construction zone. The lane shift will remain in place for several months, as crews resurface the inside lanes of northbound I-35.

Motorists will continue to encounter off-peak lane closures on I-35 between the I-35W/I-35W split and MN-8 as needed this spring and summer, as crews resurface the freeway and construct the new MN-97 and MN-8 bridges over I-35. Northbound I-35 may have lane closures from midnight to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to midnight, and southbound I-35 may have lane closures from midnight to 5 a.m. and from 8 a.m. to midnight.

There will also be off-peak lane closures on I-35W and I-35E, just south of the split. Northbound I-35E may have lane closures from midnight to 2 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight, and southbound I-35W/I-35E may have lane closures from midnight to 5 a.m. and from 8 a.m. to midnight.

The work is part of the I-35 North Metro Split project, which includes resurfacing the existing pavement from the I-35W/I-35E split to MN-8; replacing the MN-97 bridge with a diverging diamond interchange;  replacing the northbound I-35W bridge over I-35E and the westbound MN-8 bridge over I-35. The project will provide a better ride quality, as well as improve safety and traffic flow at the MN-97 interchange. Additional information is available at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35northmetrosplit.

4/30/2019 3:55 PM (Updated 5/1/2019 11:08 AM)
Moving lane closures to begin Wednesday on IN-933 in St. Joe County

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that milling is set to begin Wednesday on IN-933 in St. Joseph County, as part of a resurfacing project between IN-23 and IN-331 (Capital Avenue).

This work is weather permitting. In the case of rain, the start of work will be pushed to the next day.

Milling will begin on the east end of the project (near Capital Avenue) and feature moving lane closures with flaggers directing traffic around where work is taking place.

Milling work is expected to wrap up by early June with the paving work and new lane configuration (one lane each direction with a center turn lane between Capital Avenue and Logan Street in Mishawaka) complete by the end of July.

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

4/30/2019 10:36 AM (Updated 5/4/2019 9:21 AM)
Chicago Heights: Lincoln Highway Bridge Work Begins May 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that improvements to the bridge carrying Lincoln Highway (US-30) over Thorn Creek, in Chicago Heights will require lane closures between Edgewood Avenue and Chicago Road (IL-1) beginning Wednesday, May 1.
 
The project consists of substructure repairs, reconstruction of bridge joints and a new concrete overlay.
 
Access to all businesses will be maintained in the work zone. The work is expected to be complete by the end of July.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

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

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

4/26/2019 1:26 PM (Updated 4/27/2019 8:24 AM)
Lane Closures For Bridge Work On Kingery Highway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that improvements to the bridges on Kingery Highway IL-83) over Ogden Avenue (US-34) and the BNSF Railroad tracks just west of the West Hinsdale station will require lane closures beginning, weather permitting, May 14.

The project consists of installing a new deck surface and making repairs to the bridge joints. In the first phase of the project, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and shifted to the northbound lanes. Future phases will shift traffic to the southbound lanes. Portable message signs will inform motorists of these changes as they occur.

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

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

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

4/25/2019 11:21 AM (Updated 4/27/2019 8:33 AM)
US-14 resurfacing in Des Plaines and Park Ridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing and patching project on US-14 from Western Avenue, in Des Plaines, to Vernon Avenue, in Park Ridge, will require daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures beginning this week.

In addition to the resurfacing, the project includes the installation of sidewalk pedestrian ramps. Overnight lane closures could be possible during the course of construction.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of October.

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

4/24/2019 4:10 PM (Updated 4/25/2019 11:05 AM)
Lane closures on Northwest Highway in Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect and Des Plaines

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that resurfacing and patching of Northwest Highway (US-14) from Vail Avenue, in Arlington Heights, to State Street, in Des Plaines, will require daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures beginning, weather permitting, this week.

In addition to the resurfacing, the project consists of the installation of new sidewalk pedestrian ramps. There will be no lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for eastbound lanes and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for westbound lanes.

The work is expected to be complete by June 2020.

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

4/24/2019 3:52 PM (Updated 4/25/2019 11:05 AM)
Butterfield Road Resurfacings, Safety Improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that two projects to improve pavement conditions and safety on Butterfield Road (IL-56) are scheduled to begin, weather permitting, in early May.

Both projects will require daily lane closures:

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

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

4/24/2019 3:47 PM (Updated 4/27/2019 8:37 AM)
Culvert replacements on US-20 in Hampshire

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a project to replace culverts and make other drainage improvements on US-20, in Hampshire, will require lane closures at two locations beginning, weather permitting, May 13.

The projects are both over Harmony Creek: On US-20 near the intersections with Getty Road and Big Timber Road. Traffic will be reduced to single lanes controlled by traffic signals at both locations. 

Beginning in July, Getty Road will be closed for the duration of the project. A detour will direct traffic to Harmony Road and Big Timber Road.

The work is expected to be complete by December.

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

4/24/2019 3:33 PM (Updated 4/25/2019 11:06 AM)
Orchard Road Ramp Work Begins Today on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora

The Illinois Tollway is continuing ramp reconstruction and repair work at the Orchard Road Interchange on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora beginning today, April 23. The ramps will remain open during construction.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance. Delays are expected.

Following the morning rush hour today, lane closures began in the center lanes on the ramp connecting westbound I-88 to Orchard Road and also on the right side of the ramp connecting Orchard Road to eastbound I-88. Weather permitting, the closures are expected to last for about a week to accommodate pavement repair work and allow time for concrete to cure.

Work that began at these locations in 2018 is scheduled to be complete by the end of spring. Drivers can also use the Illinois Route 31 Interchange to the east as an alternative.

To complete the interchange improvements in 2019, repair work also is scheduled on the ramps connecting eastbound I-88 to Orchard Road and Orchard Road to westbound I-88. Work on these ramps will include pavement patching and shoulder resurfacing.

The improvements on the Orchard Road Interchange on I-88 will extend the life of the interchange, improve travel in the area and provide convenient access to local communities and support economic opportunities. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Construction is being coordinated with Kane County, City of Aurora and the Village North Aurora as well as local fire and police departments.

Maps and construction information about the I-88 Interchange Improvements is available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.  

4/23/2019 1:16 PM (Updated 4/27/2019 8:39 AM)
MnDOT to Start Improvement Project April 29 On Central Avenue Bridge In Wayzata

Motorists and pedestrians will see improvements to the Central Avenue (CR-101) bridge over US-12  in Wayzata through a construction project that starts April 29.

MnDOT, in partnership with Hennepin County, will widen the bridge, install new concrete on the road, add left turn lanes, repair ramps and replace sidewalks.

The improvements will enhance safety and improve the drive for the 18,000 people who use the bridge daily.

Motorists will see work happening in the area, however, traffic impacts will be limited until late June when the bridge is closed.

Work is expected to be completed in fall 2019, weather permitting. To learn more about the Highway 12, Central Avenue bridge project, visit: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy12andcountyroad101bridge/

Please plan ahead, know your route and check the project website and 511 for updates: www.511mn.org  

4/23/2019 10:21 AM (Updated 4/27/2019 8:43 AM)
Lane closures on IL-38 in Kane County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that bridge repairs to IL-38 over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, between Elburn and Maple Park, will require lane closures beginning, weather permitting, May 1.

 The project consists of structural steel replacement, substructure repairs and the installation of a new bridge deck and approaches. Traffic will be reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal.

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

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

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

4/19/2019 3:37 PM (Updated 4/24/2019 11:21 AM)
IL-31 improvements in Oswego, Montgomery

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that bridge repairs and pavement improvements on IL-31 between Caterpillar Drive and the IL-31 Frontage Road, in Oswego and Montgomery, will begin, we