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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Overnight Lane Closures On The Edens Expressway Between Glenview Road And Lincoln Avenue

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that overnight lane closures begin this week, weather permitting, on the Edens Expressway (Interstate 94) between Glenview Road and Lincoln Avenue in Glenview and Morton Grove. The closures are necessary for a bridge repair project on the structures that carry Glenview Road over the Edens and Lincoln Avenue over the Edens.

In order to complete the work, overnight lane closures will take place on the Edens Expressway between Glenview Road and Lincoln Avenue, reducing the expressway from three lanes to two lanes when necessary. The shoulders on Edens Expressway will be closed at Glenview Road and Lincoln Avenue.

The overall project is expected to be completed in May 2018.

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. 

4/18/2018 11:02 AM (Updated 4/21/2018 8:58 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Update: Overnight Lane and Ramp Closures Begin on the Inbound Kennedy for Bridge Repair Project

UPDATE: This press release reflects an updated start date for the bridge repair project.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a bridge repair project will require nightly lane closures on the inbound Kennedy Expressway (southbound I-90/94) between North Street and Ohio Street, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, the week of April 2.

In order to complete the work, lane closures will take place on the inbound Kennedy from North Street to Ohio Street, reducing the expressway to a single lane, when necessary. The Kennedy Reversible Lanes will be impacted by the nightly closures, as well as ramps from the southbound Kennedy to Augusta Boulevard, Ogden Avenue and Ohio Street.

Lane and ramp closures will take place anytime between the following times:

  • 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday
  • 10 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday
  • 9 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday

The bridge repair project is expected to be completed by May 2018.

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

3/21/2018 2:39 PM (Updated 4/12/2018 2:24 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Extended Lane, Ramp Closures Begin Monday On Inbound Eisenhower, Part Of Jane Byrne Interchange Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced a lane and ramp closure will take place on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (eastbound I-290), in Chicago, as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, March 26.

Beginning Monday, one lane on the inbound Eisenhower will be closed between Ogden Avenue and Halsted Street, reducing the expressway from four to three lanes.

The ramp from the inbound Eisenhower Expressway to Racine Avenue also will be closed. The posted detour will direct traffic to take the Paulina Street exit ramp to eastbound Congress Parkway and continue to Racine Avenue.

Expected to reopen in Winter 2019, the lane and ramp closures will allow for improvements on the inbound Eisenhower, including new pavement, retaining walls and drainage. The work is part of the overall Jane Byrne Interchange project.

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

The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.

3/21/2018 2:19 PM (Updated 4/21/2018 8:25 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Chicago: Extended Closure on Ramp from the Inbound Kennedy to Inbound Congress Parkway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that an estimated two-year closure will take place on the ramp that carries traffic from the inbound Kennedy Expressway (southbound I-90/94) to eastbound Congress Parkway beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15, weather permitting.

The closure is necessary to complete road and bridge construction, part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project.
 
Beginning Jan. 9, the ramp from the inbound Kennedy to inbound Congress Parkway will be fully closed for approximately two years. A posted detour will direct southbound I-90/94 traffic to continue south and exit at Roosevelt Road. Motorists should go east on Roosevelt Road, north on Jefferson Street, east on Harrison Street and north on Wells Street to access eastbound Congress Parkway.
 
The ramp closure will allow for construction of a new ramp from the inbound Kennedy to inbound Congress, as well construction on the eastbound Congress Parkway bridge over the Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways and the replacement of the Van Buren Street bridge.
 
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.

12/22/2017 2:50 PM (Updated 4/12/2018 2:26 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Illinois Department Of Transportation Resurfacing Of Illinois 78 In Morrison Begins April 23
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement resurfacing is planned for Illinois 78 in Morrison from South Cherry Street to just south of Academic Drive. Work will start at 7 a.m. April 23 and should be completed by the end of May.

Roadway improvements will require IL 78 traffic to be detoured onto south Cherry Street and East Park Street from April 23 through April 25.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.

 www.idot.illinois.gov
4/20/2018 4:40 PM (Updated 4/21/2018 8:26 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation   Updated Spring Weight Restriction Bulletin #10

Effective Monday, April 23, 2018 at 6:00 am, weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan border north to and including US-10 in Ludington in Mason County from the M-116 intersection then east to M-66 then North on M-66 to M-61, then east on M-61 to the intersection of US-23 in City of Standish, Arenac County. Frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways north of this line.

State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US designations. Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For companies located in Canada or New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-373-6256.

- On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green or gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight.

- On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be a weight reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.

Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.

Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.

Detailed Weight Restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers.

Please refer to the MDOT Truck Operator's Map for route designations.


Spring Weight Restrictions:
http://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/APSWB/SWBHome.htm?bulletin=weight

4/20/2018 2:42 PM (Updated 4/20/2018 2:42 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Interstate 35 Traffic Switch And Long-term Lane Closures Expected To Begin April 23

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Beginning Monday, April 23, motorists traveling Interstate 35 between Highway 97 and Highway 8 in Columbus and Forest Lake will encounter lane closures and traffic shifts as crews prepare the road for resurfacing.

The following lane restrictions are currently anticipated:

  • Starting April 23: Periodic lane closures and traffic shifts for approximately one week in both directions of I-35 between Highway 8 and Highway 97. All lanes will be open during peak travel times between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. on southbound I-35, and between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on northbound I-35.

Crews will be working overnight Friday, April 27, to complete the traffic switch. Once completed, northbound I-35 will be restricted to two lanes for approximately four months as crews resurface the northbound lanes. Southbound I-35 will continue to have three lanes available. All ramps in the area will remain open; however, Highway 8 eastbound ramp will close in May for approximately two weeks. Traffic will be switched again to allow crews to resurface the southbound lanes in early August.

Traffic delays and backups are expected throughout the course of the two-year project. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

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 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.

4/20/2018 2:18 PM (Updated 4/21/2018 8:48 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   2 Ramps To I-94 West, Access To Whitney Pedestrian Bridge Close Monday

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation resumes work on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis on Monday, April 23 with closures that will affect motorists, walkers and bicyclists.

Two highway ramps to westbound I-94 in Minneapolis are scheduled to close at 12:01 a.m., Monday - the ramp from eastbound I-394 to westbound I-94, and the ramp from northbound Lyndale Avenue South to westbound I-94. The ramps are expected to be closed about two months.

The Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, the pedestrian bridge over I-94 between the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Loring Park, also closes for repairs April 23.

In addition, starting April 24, motorists should expect some day and nighttime lane closures on I-94 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and off-peak lane closures on Hennepin/Lyndale Avenue while crews complete bridge repairs.

Painting the bridge will require three weekend closures in May of I-94 from I-35W to I-394 and of Hennepin and Lyndale avenues. Restoring the bridge’s wooden deck could continue into August.

MnDOT has set detours for all closures:

  • For the I-394 east ramp to westbound I-94, motorists can take northbound Highway 100, before the I-394/I-94 junction, to eastbound Highway 55, to northbound Lyndale Avenue and then to the westbound I-94 entrance ramp. Access from eastbound I-394 to eastbound I-94 remains open.
  • For the northbound Lyndale Avenue South ramp to westbound I-94 closure, continue north onto Lyndale Avenue North and use the westbound I-94 entrance ramp just north of Seventh Street. Access from Lyndale Avenue South to westbound I-394 remains open.
  • During the bridge closure, pedestrians and bicyclists can cross Lyndale Avenue at the Oak Grove Street/Vineland Place intersection.

I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center is a maintenance and restoration project for a nine-mile stretch of I-94 between Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis and Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn
Center. In 2017, MnDOT resurfaced nine miles of freeway and repaired almost 50 bridges and the Lowry Tunnel. 2018 is the second and final year of the project. 

4/20/2018 1:40 PM (Updated 4/21/2018 8:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Jersey County: Eldred Road to close April 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Eldred Road will be closed to all traffic from north of Illinois 16/100 for approximately 1 mile on Monday, April 23. 

This road closure is necessary to replace a cross-road pipe culvert. Work is being completed by the IDOT Jerseyville Maintenance Yard and should be complete by the morning of Tuesday, April 24.
 
Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists during these restrictions. Marked detours will be in place. IDOT asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone.

4/20/2018 10:01 AM (Updated 4/20/2018 10:01 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Inspections On I-80 Over The Des Plaines River

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that routine bridge inspections will take place on Interstate 80 over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 30.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place on the structure that carries Interstate 80 over the Des Plaines River. The bridge inspections will begin on westbound I-80 on Monday, April 30 and switch to eastbound I-80 on Monday, May 7.

The closures will take place daily between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, when necessary. A minimum of two lanes will remain open while inspections are taking place.

The bridge inspections are expected to be completed by Saturday, May 12, 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.

4/19/2018 3:59 PM (Updated 4/21/2018 8:32 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Portion of Illinois 14 To Close April 20
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Illinois 14 in Hamilton County of upcoming road closures:
  • Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20, Illinois 14 will be closed between County Road 1400 E and County Road 1500 E/Army Navy Store Road. The road is expected to reopen by 6 a.m. Monday, April 23.
  • Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, Illinois 14 will be closed between Miller Store Road and Dolan Lake Road. The road is expected to reopen by 6: a.m. Monday, April 30.
These closures are necessary to facilitate the repair of two drainage structures.
 
The work is expected to create significant delays, so motorists should seek an alternate route. Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

4/19/2018 3:57 PM (Updated 4/21/2018 8:33 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Lane Closures Scheduled On Roosevelt Road To Prepare For Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Bridge Repairs

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Daily lane closures will be needed on Roosevelt Road under the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in Hillside beginning Friday, April 20, to prepare for bridge repair work beginning in May.

 Construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the closures. The closures are necessary to provide a work zone that safely accommodates the construction and traffic.

 Two days of lane reductions on Roosevelt Road are scheduled for Friday, April 20, and Monday, April 23, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. to prepare for the I-294 bridge repairs. All work is weather dependent.

 Once the advance work is complete, nightly lane closures on I-294 will be scheduled reducing traffic to two lanes in both directions for the mainline bridge repair work. Construction will take place during nighttime hours to reduce the impact on daily commuters with lane closures scheduled generally from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weeknights, 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. on Fridays into Saturdays and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sundays into Mondays. Work is scheduled to be complete this fall.

 In 2018, the Illinois Tollway is working on I-294 bridges at eight locations including 87th Street, Roberts Road, I-55, Wolf Road in Indian Head Park, Joliet Road, Flagg Creek, Salt Creek and Roosevelt Road. Work at all locations includes bridge deck and approach slab patching and bridge joint repairs.

 The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County and local fire and police departments.

 Repair work on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is necessary to maintain and extend the life of the roadway and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. The work is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

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

 Work Zone Safety

The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and local roads remain safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of the agency’s overall commitment to roadway safety.

 Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution, especially when workers are present. On I-294, a 45 mph work zone speed limit is in effect throughout the construction season.

 The Illinois Tollway reminds motorists that the “Move Over Law” requires motorists to change lanes or to slow down and proceed with caution when passing any vehicle on the side of the road with hazard lights activated. If you see flashing lights ahead, please move over or slow down.

Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for drivers speeding in work zones or failure to comply with the Move Over Law.

 The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. Posted signs advise drivers of a $10,000 fine and a 14-year jail sentence for hitting a roadway worker.

 Penalties for failure to slow down or move over for a vehicle on the shoulder with flashing lights includes up to a $10,000 fine, 2-year suspension of driving privileges and jail time, in extreme cases.

 About Move Illinois

The Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, is improving mobility, relieving congestion, reducing pollution, creating as many as 120,000 jobs and linking economies throughout the region. The first five years of Move Illinois is on schedule and within budget, delivering the rebuilt and widened Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a state-of-the-art 21st century corridor and opening a new interchange connecting the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-57. Progress continues on projects addressing the remaining needs of the existing Tollway system, delivering the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project and planning for emerging projects, including reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).

 About the Illinois Tollway

The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 294 miles of roadways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) and the Illinois Route 390 Tollway.

4/19/2018 3:55 PM (Updated 4/21/2018 8:34 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Patching of Illinois 121 Set April 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that pavement patching on Illinois 121 from the southern city limits of Mount Zion to U.S. 36 will begin Monday, April 23.

The patching will take place between 7 p.m. April 23 and 6 a.m. April 24. Motorists are asked to slow down and use extra caution when traveling through this and all work zones.
 
For IDOT District 7 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict7.
 
4/19/2018 3:53 PM (Updated 4/21/2018 8:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closure On Illinois 72 Over Tyler Creek

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a lane closure will take place on Illinois 72 between Reinking Road and Big Timer Road, in unincorporated Kane County, for a drainage project, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 24.

In order to complete the work, the bridge that carries Illinois 72 over Tyler Creek will be reduced to one lane. Traffic will shift to the newly-constructed north side of the pavement to allow for the construction of pavement on the south side. Temporary traffic signals will be in place to direct motorists to pass through the work zone in alternating directions.

The scope of the project includes replacement of a box culvert on Illinois 72. The overall project is expected to be completed in Summer 2018.

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.

4/19/2018 1:58 PM (Updated 4/21/2018 8:54 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on IL-53 from Hobson Road to 75th Street

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will begin this week on Lincoln Avenue (Illinois 53) between Hobson Road and 75th Street, in Woodridge. The lane closures are necessary for a project to repair retaining walls and improve drainage along Illinois 53.

In order to complete the work, northbound Illinois 53 will be reduced to one lane and shifted onto the median. Intermittent lane closures are expected on Illinois 53 between Hobson Road and 71th Street with flaggers, when necessary. Access to driveways and businesses will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.

The overall project will be completed in Summer 2018.

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.

4/19/2018 12:07 PM (Updated 4/19/2018 12:07 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement Project Begins At US-30 And 119th Street In Plainfield

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that an intersection improvement project will take place on US-30 and 119th Street, in Plainfield, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 23.

Beginning Monday, a shoulder closure will take place on US-30 at the intersection with 119th Street to allow for preliminary work. Lane width restrictions and daily lane closures also will begin at the intersection as part of the project.

The overall project consists of roadway widening, channelization and traffic signal installation. The project will improve driving conditions, enhance safety, and add turn lanes at each leg of the intersection.

The project is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2018.

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. 

4/18/2018 2:33 PM (Updated 4/21/2018 8:59 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Weekend Lane Closures Scheduled for Pavement Work on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Des Plaines

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Weekend lane closures, with traffic reduced to a single lane beginning overnight Friday, April 20, are scheduled on the westbound Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) between Lee Street and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in Des Plaines for warranty pavement repair.

Electronic message signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the lane closures. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone to safely accommodate repair work and allow the new concrete to cure.

Weather permitting, weekend lane closures will be scheduled to begin overnight Friday, April 20, and continue as needed into Monday, April 23. Traffic will be reduced to a single westbound lane by midnight on Friday, April 30. At 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, one lane will reopen and traffic will be limited to two lanes for the rest of the weekend.

All open road tolling lanes at the Devon Toll Plaza will be closed and traffic will be routed through the cash toll plaza. I-PASS is accepted in all lanes at the cash plaza.

In addition, one lane on the ramp carrying traffic from northbound I-294 to westbound I-90 will close at midnight on Friday, April 20. The lane will remain closed until repairs are complete.

Similar closures will be scheduled for the weekend of April 27 to complete warranty pavement repair work.

Up-to-date closure information will be posted on the Tollway website in the Daily Construction Alert.

4/18/2018 2:15 PM (Updated 4/18/2018 2:15 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime Full Closure of Jefferson Street Bridge in Joliet

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a daytime full closure will take place on Jefferson Street (eastbound U.S. 30) over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 24. The bridge closure is necessary for crews to prepare for a bridge repair project.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, the Jefferson Street bridge over the Des Plaines River will be fully closed to vehicles and pedestrians. A posted detour will direct traffic to south on Raynor Avenue (U.S. 52), east on McDonough Street (U.S. 52), and north on Chicago Street (Illinois 53) to meet back with eastbound U.S. 30. The bridge closure will not impact marine traffic.

The Jefferson Street bridge will reopen to traffic by 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.

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.

4/18/2018 1:36 PM (Updated 4/18/2018 1:36 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures for Bridge Repair Project on US-52/53

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on the structure that carries U.S. 52/53 over Hickory Creek, from Patterson Road to Interstate 80, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 18. The lane closures are necessary for a bridge repair project.

In order to complete the work, U.S. 52/53 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Patterson Road and Interstate 80.

The overall project is expected to be completed in Summer 2018.

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. 

4/18/2018 1:32 PM (Updated 4/21/2018 9:00 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Metro East: Lane Restrictions In Place For Interstate 255

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane restrictions are in place along northbound and southbound Interstate 255 from Illinois 157 to Illinois 15 in St. Clair County. 

These lane restrictions have been in place since Monday, April 9, and should continue until approximately July 2. These restrictions are required to complete emergency pavement patching on I-255.
 
Traffic control devices are in place to assist motorists during these restrictions. Motorists should consider alternate routes: To access the Jefferson Barracks Bridge from I-255 southbound, use I-55 westbound to Illinois 3 (exit 1) southbound in East St. Louis or I-55/70 to exit 11 to Illinois 157 southbound to I-255 southbound.  For I-255 northbound, use Illinois 3 northbound at exit 10 to I-55 eastbound or Illinois 157 eastbound at exit 13 to I-55/70 westbound to I-255 northbound.
 
IDOT asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone. 

4/18/2018 10:13 AM (Updated 4/21/2018 9:01 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Crews To begin Green Tree Road Bridge Replacement Over I-43

On April 24, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin reconstructing the Green Tree Road Bridge over I-43 in Milwaukee County. The existing bridge, constructed in 1961, is scheduled for a full replacement.

Scope of Work
    • Full bridge replacement with longer spans and higher profile
    • Safety and operational improvements to Good Hope Road entrance ramp to I-43 southbound
    • Adjustments to Green Tree Road and Jean Nicolet Road to match new bridge profile
Traffic Impacts
    • Early May: 90-day closure of Good Hope Road entrance ramp to I-43 southbound
    • With the bridge being located over I-43, minor impacts to the freeway will be seen in various stages of the project. Travel lanes will be adjusted to allow for work under the bridge, and short-term overnight closures will take place to allow for storm sewer work, bridge demolition and bridge forming.
    • Early May: Overnight full freeway closures for storm sewer work
    • Mid-June: Overnight full freeway closures for bridge demolition
    • August/September: Overnight full freeway closures for bridge forming
    • WisDOT is reminding motorists that throughout the project, access to and from Nicolet High School will see reconfigured traffic control movements.
Posted Detour
    • For both the ramp closure and overnight freeway closures, motorists should use Good Hope Road, WIS 57 (Green Bay Road), and Silver Spring Drive to connect back with I-43 in either direction.
The contractor, Lunda Construction, Co. is planning on completing the $6.6 million project by late fall of this year. The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.
More information can be found on the project website at: https://projects.511wi.gov/greentree/.
4/17/2018 3:39 PM (Updated 4/21/2018 9:03 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime road closures of Illinois 149 begin April 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that daytime road closures of Illinois 149 at the Union Pacific Railroad west of Murphysboro will begin Friday, April 20, weather permitting.
 
The closures are necessary so that railroad crews can begin driving pilings for the new bridge. Work will take place during daytime hours only and is expected to last through Thursday, April 26.
 
There will be a marked detour posted for drivers to getaround the work zone. Please use extreme caution and refrain from using mobile devices when approaching this and all other work zones.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9

4/17/2018 2:37 PM (Updated 4/19/2018 8:46 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Preparations begin next Tuesday, April 17 for Highway 169 resurfacing project, Elm Creek bridges replacement in Champlin, Brooklyn Park

ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- If the weather cooperates next week, preparation work will begin on Tuesday, April 17th on both directions of Highway 169 between Highway 610 in Brooklyn Park and East Hayden Lake Road in Champlin. Crews will begin temporarily widening the pavement and installing a temporary signal system at 117th Avenue and Highway 169. Workers will also prepare the northbound side of the highway to carry traffic during resurfacing of the southbound roadway, beginning in early May. As crews begin installing new lane markers and other traffic control on northbound Highway 169, traffic will be restricted to a single lane during non-peak periods in both directions of the highway. Work will also be done on signal systems to help smooth traffic flow during the project.

Once the changes are made, traffic will be moved into a single lane in each direction on the northbound roadway to start repairs and resurfacing in early May. When the southbound lanes are completed in early summer, traffic will be switched onto the southbound lanes for work on the northbound side of the road until early fall.

On the north end of the project, single lane traffic is expected to begin Monday morning, April 23rd on Highway 169 between East Hayden Lake Road and the Mississippi River as work begins on the Elm Creek bridges and the highway through this area. Traffic will be shifted to a single lane in each direction on the northbound side of the roadway until early summer. Once the southbound bridge and roadwork is completed, traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes to complete work on the northbound side of the road.

All work is expected to be complete by mid-September.

If you’d like more information about the Highway 169 projects, please visit the project website at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy169champlin.  For other transportation information, please visit www.mndot.gov. For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

4/13/2018 5:24 PM (Updated 4/13/2018 5:24 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Local Road Closures Scheduled on Roosevelt Road at the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Elmhurst

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Work is scheduled to begin next week to repair and widen the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) bridges over Roosevelt Road in Elmhurst. Long-term lane closures are needed on Roosevelt Road to allow for a work zone for repairs on the bridge piers and abutments. Construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closures.

 Weather permitting, on Monday, April 16, at 9 a.m. a single lane closure in each direction is scheduled to begin on Roosevelt Road at I-88, with two lanes of traffic remaining open to traffic in each direction. Single lane closures on Roosevelt Road will be in place through the summer.

 In 2018, the Illinois Tollway will widen and repair the bridges carrying I-88 over Roosevelt Road. The existing bridges will be widened to accommodate rebuilding and widening of I-88 between York Road and the Tri-State Tollway. The work will include repairs to the existing bridge deck, beams and piers. Construction on the bridges is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2018.

 Work to improve the east end of I-88 between York Road and I-290 is underway including the reconstruction and widening westbound I-88 to provide four lanes of new roadway scheduled for completion this year and reconstruction of the eastbound lanes scheduled for completion in 2019. In addition, to accommodate the roadway improvements, the York Road Bridge is being reconstructed and widened and the ramps connecting eastbound I-88 to northbound I-294 and southbound I-294 to westbound I-88 will be reconfigured to match up with the newly widened pavement.

 The I-88 Reconstruction Project will extend the life of the roadway, increase traffic capacity and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. More than 130,000 vehicles use this stretch of I-88 daily and more than 43,900 vehicles use Roosevelt Road daily.

 The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Village of Oak Brook, the City of Elmhurst, Village of Hillside, York Township and DuPage County, as well as local fire and police departments. The project is funded by the Tollway’s Move Illinois Program.

 Work Zone Safety

The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and other area roadways remain safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of the agency’s overall commitment to roadway safety.

 Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution, especially when workers are present. On York Road, a 30 mph work zone speed limit is in effect throughout the construction season. On I-88, a 45 mph work zone speed limit will be in place.

 Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for drivers speeding in work zones. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. Posted signs advise drivers of a $10,000 fine and a 14-year jail sentence for hitting a roadway worker.

 I-88 Reconstruction Project

The I-88 Reconstruction Project will extend the life of the roadway, increase traffic capacity and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. In addition, to rebuilding and widening I-88, the two-year project also includes rebuilding and widening the York Road Bridge, repair and widening of the I-88 bridges over Roosevelt Road, improvements on the ramps connecting I-88 and I-294 and noisewall construction adjacent to residential areas.

 The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Village of Oak Brook, the City of Elmhurst, Village of Hillside, York Township and DuPage County, as well as local fire and police departments. The project is funded by the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion Move Illinois Program.

 About Move Illinois

The Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, is improving mobility, relieving congestion, reducing pollution, creating as many as 120,000 jobs and linking economies throughout the region. The first five years of Move Illinois is on schedule and within budget, delivering the rebuilt and widened Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a state-of-the-art 21st century corridor and opening a new interchange connecting the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-57. Progress continues on projects addressing the remaining needs of the existing Tollway system, delivering the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project and planning for emerging projects, including reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).

 About the Illinois Tollway

The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 292 miles of roadways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) and the Illinois Route 390 Tollway.

4/13/2018 5:20 PM (Updated 4/18/2018 10:18 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bond County: Lane closure set April 16 for portion of Interstate 70

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that there will be a lane closure in each direction of Interstate 70 from Sugar Loaf Road (mile post 38) to east of Pleasant Mound Avenue (mile post 48) near Greenville beginning Monday, April 16, weather permitting.
 


These lane restrictions will be necessary to make repairs to the bridges and pavement and is expected to be completed by December 2018. 

Traffic will be maintained utilizing message boards, flaggers, signs and other traffic control devices.  Please be aware significant delays are expected, and motorists are advised to use alternate routes. If you drive through the work zone, please stay alert and use extra caution.

4/13/2018 1:07 PM (Updated 4/13/2018 1:07 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Work On US-34 Bridge Over Little Vermilion River Begins
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that bridge work has begun  begin on US-34 over the Little Vermillion River on the east side of Mendota.

The removal and replacement of the bridge will require lane closures. Traffic signals will be utilized to maintain one lane of traffic throughout
the duration of the project, which is expected to last into late August.

Additionally, intersection improvements are being made at the intersection of US-34 and County Highway 38. To facilitate this work, County Highway 38 is closed south of US-34. This closure is expected to last up to 3 months.

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4/12/2018 5:22 PM (Updated 4/18/2018 10:24 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Illinois 94 To Close For A Week Beginning April 16
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the temporary closure of Illinois 94 approximately six miles north of Carthage from 6 a.m. Monday, April 16, to 8 a.m. Monday, April 23, for culvert repairs.
 
A marked detour will be posted. Motorists are advised to avoid this section of Illinois 94 while repairs are made.
 
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 on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
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4/12/2018 3:14 PM (Updated 4/18/2018 10:25 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Springfield: Lane closures set April 16 for Peoria Road (Business 55)

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces lane closures for construction on the bridges carrying the Interstate 55 Business Loop (Peoria Road) over the Sangamon River beginning Monday, April 16, through August.

The project consists of bridge deck overlays as well as guardrail and paving improvements. Construction requires the closure of one lane in each direction, and open lanes will have width restrictions.

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 alert for workers and equipment.

4/12/2018 2:29 PM (Updated 4/12/2018 2:29 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Weekend Ramp Closures Scheduled for Repairs at US-6 Interchange on the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355)

Detours will be posted for ramp repair work scheduled over consecutive weekends in April

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin repair work this weekend at the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) US-6 Interchange, including weekend ramp closures with posted detours throughout the month of April.

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

At the US-6 Interchange, ramp pavement repair work is scheduled to be complete by the end of April. In addition, bridge deck and structure repairs and sealing, as well as approach slab and bridge joint replacement on the US-6 Bridge over I-355 is scheduled for summer.

On Friday, April 13, the ramp carrying traffic from US-6 to northbound I-355 is scheduled to close 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Monday, April 16. A detour will be posted directing traffic to the 159th Street Interchange using Cedar Road, 167th Street and Gougar Road to enter northbound I-355. In addition, traffic shifts will be in place on the ramp carrying traffic from southbound I-355 to US-6 from 6 p.m., Friday, April 13, until 3 p.m. on Monday, April 16.


On Friday, April 20, the ramp carrying traffic from northbound I-355 to US-6 is scheduled to close at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, April 23. A detour will be posted directing traffic from I-80 to Lincoln Highway (U.S. Route 30), to Gougar Road to reach US-6. In addition, traffic shifts will be in place on the ramp carrying traffic from southbound I-355 to US-6 from 6 p.m., Friday, April 20 until 3 p.m. on Monday, April 23.