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Peoria: Murray Baker Bridge Lane Closure Schedule Update
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following schedule for lane closures to accommodate work to prepare the Murray Baker Bridge (I-74) for deck replacement later this year:
 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com. 
1/16/2020 12:02 PM (Updated 1/21/2020 12:04 PM)
Mile Long Bridge Beam Delivery Begins This Week on Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project

Beam deliveries escorted by State Police will impact travel on I-90, I-290, I-55 and US-45

Transport and delivery of bridge beams will begin this week for the Illinois Tollway’s new northbound Mile Long Bridge on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294). This work is part of the Illinois Tollway’s project to reconstruct Mile Long Bridge that carries traffic over two major railroads, the Des Plaines River, the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal and the Illinois & Michigan Canal and local roads, and over several major distribution centers.
 
The first deliveries are scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 14. All deliveries are weather dependent and schedules will be available on Daily Construction Alerts posted on the Tollway’s website. Transport trucks will be escorted by Illinois State Police and will be traveling at a low rate of speed between hours of 4 a.m. and noon on weekdays.
 
Beams will be transported from the Wisconsin border traveling eastbound on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) to I-290, then south to the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), south to I-55, north to US-45, south to exit at the job site at West Lawndale Avenue Island on the east side of the bridge.
 
Delivery of more than 230 concrete beams from an assembly site in Wisconsin to the construction site near Countryside, Hodgkins, Willow Springs and Justice will continue over the coming months. The precast, prestressed concrete beams will be trucked approximately 300 miles to the bridge site with special 10-foot-wide, heavy-load semi-trailers, featuring 14 axles, rear steering and custom engineered swivel bolsters.
 
Initially, 40 beams will be delivered throughout January, each weighing approximately 115 tons and measuring 90 inches tall and 200 to 218 feet long. These beams will be installed on new bridges piers constructed over the Lawndale Avenue Solids Management Area owned by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Additional deliveries of concrete and also steel beams will continue throughout the year.
 
The Mile Long Bridge is one of the first major construction segments for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project. Currently, up to 150,000 vehicles travel across the Mile Long Bridge daily. Construction is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2023.
 
The project includes building two, new side-by-side 4,800-foot-long bridge structures to increase capacity from four lanes to five lanes in each direction as part of the reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street. In addition, the inside shoulders on the bridge will be built to serve as Flex Lanes to provide for transit, assist emergency vehicles and serve as an alternate lane to reduce traffic congestion when warranted.
 
The design of the new bridge structures took into consideration the sensitive aquatic ecosystem, navigable waterways and existing railroad and roadway operations underneath the structure. Each of the new structures will have fewer piers to reduce the environmental impact on the waterways and industrial areas below. Each bridge will have 27 spans supported by 26 piers, compared to the existing structures with 106 piers. The spans will be made up of a total of nearly 600 steel or concrete beams of various lengths.
 
The Illinois Tollway is coordinating work on the Mile Long Bridge Project with the Village of Hodgkins, Village of Countryside, Village of Willow Springs, Village of Justice, Cook County, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), IDNR Office of Water Resources and the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission, as well as numerous businesses located near the Mile Long Bridge.
 
The work is part of the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 
Construction information about the Mile Long Bridge Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Explore Projects section on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com. 
1/13/2020 1:25 PM (Updated 1/13/2020 3:43 PM)
St. Clair County: Illinois 13/15 Lane Restrictions Begin Jan. 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-13/15 between Rogers Street in Freeburg and the Kaskaskia River Bridge will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Monday, January 13, weather permitting.  

The restriction is required to make pavement repairs and will take place between 7 AM - 6 PM.  Traffic will be maintained in both directions using flaggers.  This work is expected to be completed by late summer.
 
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.   
1/9/2020 2:39 PM (Updated 1/11/2020 8:39 AM)
I-474 Bridge Work Begins Jan. 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work on the bridges that carry I-474 over Kickapoo Creek Road, just west of the Adams Street interchange, begins Monday, Jan. 13.

The right eastbound lane and the left westbound lane will be closed during the work, which is expected to last about 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.
 
For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.  
1/8/2020 11:47 AM (Updated 1/11/2020 9:03 AM)
Brandon Bridge in Joliet Closed for Emergency Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that Brandon Road Bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, is closed for emergency repairs. The closure is necessary to replace a mechanical component on the bridge that failed yesterday evening.

Motorists should cross the river at McDonough Street via US-6, US-52/IL-53 and Laraway Road. Signage has been installed alerting drivers at US-6 immediately north of the bridge, as well as near Larkin Avenue on US-6.  To the south of the Brandon Road Bridge advance signs have been placed at Woodruff Road, Patterson Road, and Laraway Road. IDOT is working to get all traffic detours in place.
 
The evaluation of the necessary repairs is ongoing. A more definitive timeline for when the bridge can reopen will be announced later.
 
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. 
1/6/2020 1:12 PM (Updated 1/11/2020 9:05 AM)
Randall Road at Weld Road/US-20 Intersection Improvement

Road work at the intersection of Randall Road at Weld Road/US-20 has been completed for 2019. Remaining work comprised of paving, traffic signal work, striping, ramp, and site restoration on Randall and Weld Roads will resume in early 2020 with an anticipated completiondate of June 2020.


As the Randall Road/US-20 intersection is a very busy interchange, longer than normal traffic delays should be expected once construction resumes, anticipated to occur after April 2020, weather permitting. Motorists should expect long 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.

1/3/2020 3:47 PM (Updated 1/6/2020 8:46 AM)
Metro East: I-255 Lane Restrictions Begin Jan. 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that I-255 from IL-15 to I-64 will experience lane restrictions beginning on Thursday, January 2, weather permitting.  

A minimum of two open lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained weekdays between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., but on weeknights and weekends traffic may be reduced to one lane. These restrictions are needed to make pavement repairs. All work will be completed by the end of January.
 
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. 
12/27/2019 10:55 AM (Updated 12/28/2019 8:22 AM)
Jane Byrne: Outbound Wells Drive to Outbound Kennedy Closing Jan. 4
Ramp will be demolished, rebuilt to reopen by the end of 2020
 
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that, weather permitting, the ramp from outbound Ida B. Wells Drive to the outbound Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) will close at 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4. The closure is necessary to demolish and rebuild the ramp in time to reopen by the end of 2020.
 
The posted detour will direct Ida B. Wells Drive traffic northbound to Dearborn Street, westbound to Van Buren Street, northbound to Jefferson Street and eastbound to the Adams Street ramp to connect to the Kennedy.
 
Motorists 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.
 
This closure is necessary to demolish and reconstruct the ramp, which also will accommodate a future collector-distributor ramp system on the Kennedy. The new design will improve safety and efficiency by relocating several left-hand entrance ramps and reducing conflict points through a heavily congested area.
 
The closure of this ramp marks the first major closure at the Jane Byrne Interchange for the 2020 construction season, which will include additional closures and construction stage changes. Upcoming work in 2020 includes the closure, demolition, and reconstruction of the inbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Kennedy as well as ongoing reconstruction of the outbound Ida B. Wells Drive ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan and the inbound Kennedy ramp to inbound Ida B. Wells Drive.
 
Additionally, the final two surface street overpasses in the project area, Adams Street and Jackson Boulevard over the Kennedy Expressway, will close this spring for bridge reconstruction, with a tentative reopening scheduled for 2022. Work will continue on widening the inbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan as well as the inbound Kennedy ramp to the outbound Eisenhower, however, there are no anticipated long-term closures of these two ramps.
 
The Jane Byrne Interchange project will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it daily, while enhancing mobility for bicycles, pedestrians and transit.  The overall project will be complete in 2022, following reconstruction of the mainline Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways and opening of new collector-distributor ramps through the interchange in 2021.
 
For more information, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org.  
12/18/2019 2:31 PM (Updated 1/6/2020 8:43 AM)
Frozen Road Law takes Effect Thursday In Northern WI

Law affects log haulers, transport of road salt/sand in Zones 1 and 2

Wisconsin's frozen road law takes effect Thursday, December 19 at 12:01 a.m. for the regions designated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) as Zones 1 and 2. It means that effective Thursday, the frozen road law will apply to roughly the northern half of Wisconsin. The frozen road determination for the southern portion of the state will be made once conditions warrant.
 
The frozen road law allows heavier loads for trucks carrying peeled or unpeeled forest products cut crosswise (not including woodchips), and salt and sand for winter maintenance for a period of time determined by weather conditions. WisDOT and county highway personnel monitor temperature forecasts, along with frost tubes - liquid-filled devices under pavement - to help determine when roads are adequately frozen to accommodate heavier loads.
 
The declaration is issued once the ground under highway pavement is frozen to a depth of at least 18-inches, allowing the maximum gross weight for trucks hauling logs or salt and sand for maintaining roads in winter to go up to 98,000 pounds on vehicles with a minimum of five axles (from the normal 80,000 pounds). Special permits for hauling the increased weights are not required in Zone 1, however, vehicles must be legally licensed at 80,000 pounds to handle the increased weights. The higher weight limits do not apply to county or local roads unless authorized by the local agency having maintenance authority. Also, higher weights may not be transported on any highways or bridges specifically posted for lower weight limits.
 
The “Motor carrier/trucker” section of the WisDOT website contains comprehensive information impacting commercial motor vehicle operators including weight restriction programs and frozen road declaration. Customers can also check a recorded message on the Frozen Road Hotline at 608/266-8417. Haulers with specific questions can contact WisDOT’s Oversize/Overweight Permits Unit at 608/266-7320.  
12/18/2019 11:09 AM (Updated 12/21/2019 8:43 AM)
Work on Main Street resumes Dec. 12
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction will resume Dec. 12 on northbound Main Street (IL-29/US-24) between Poplar Street and Margaret Drive in Creve Coeur.
 
The work involves resurfacing, storm sewer construction, and replacement of sidewalks, curbs and gutters and will require lane closures. The project is expected to be complete in July 2020.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4 for IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter.

Visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com for updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas.

12/11/2019 4:41 PM (Updated 1/6/2020 8:46 AM)
Mc Henry County -- New Traffic Pattern At US-20 And Harmony Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that as part of the ongoing project to reconstruct and convert the intersection of US-20 and Harmony Road into a roundabout, a new traffic pattern will start the week of Dec. 9.

The new traffic patterns are as follows:
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.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.  
12/9/2019 12:49 PM (Updated 12/9/2019 3:11 PM)
IL-13 Lane Shift Underway

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-13 through Carbondale in Jackson County of an upcoming LANE SHIFT.
 
Beginning Monday, November 25, 2019 at 4:00 P.M., eastbound traffic on IL-13 will be shifted to the westbound lanes via cross-over from Giant City Road to Reed Station Road. Traffic will be in a head-to-head configuration with two lanes of traffic for each direction of travel.
 
This traffic configuration will be in place throughout the construction season of 2020.
 
Motorists should use extreme caution through this work zone and be aware of speed reductions and traffic control devices. 

11/25/2019 4:09 PM (Updated 1/2/2020 10:59 AM)
White County: Lane Closures on IL-141 Begin Sept. 30

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

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

Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. Work is expected to last until summer 2020. Motorists should be aware of the 10'-6" width restriction, reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.
 
To avoid any delays motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.  
9/27/2019 12:56 PM (Updated 9/30/2019 9:15 AM)
DuPage County: New Lane Configurations For I-290 Work Zone

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

With the upcoming completion of the eastbound bridge, eastbound traffic will return to the eastbound bridge while westbound traffic will continue on temporary westbound pavement, separated by barrier walls from the construction zone.
 
The work is expected to be complete by June 2020.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
 
For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.   
9/23/2019 1:45 PM (Updated 9/25/2019 11:19 AM)
Intersection improvements at Kedzie and 119th Street

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

In the first stage of the project, the right lane of southbound Kedzie Avenue will be closed between 117th and 121st streets, with daily lane closures in the northbound lanes. After the first stage is complete, the right lane of southbound Kedzie will be opened and the right lane of northbound Kedzie will be closed between 117th and 121st street, with daily lane closures in the southbound lanes.
 
The project consists of installing storm sewers, widening and resurfacing the intersection, adding new sidewalks and modernizing traffic signals.
 
The work is expected to be complete by August 2020.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.  
9/20/2019 1:59 PM (Updated 9/21/2019 8:46 AM)
Work On IL-164 Begins Aug. 26

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

The project involves repairs and deck patching to the bridge that carries IL-164 over Henderson Creek. Traffic will be reduced to one lane controlled by temporary signals. Work is expected to be complete by June 2020.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 
8/20/2019 11:35 AM (Updated 9/4/2019 1:22 PM)
Dempster Street resurfacing In Morton Grove And Skokie

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

In order to complete the project, lanes on Dempster Street will be reduced in work zones.
 
The work is expected to be complete by June 2020.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.    
7/9/2019 10:32 AM (Updated 7/13/2019 9:34 AM)
Taylor Street Exit on Inbound Ike (I-290) Closing Next Week
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Taylor Street exit on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) will be closed, weather permitting, starting at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 1, as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction in downtown Chicago.
 
The ramp will be closed until spring 2020 to reconfigure the exit as well as the outbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94). 
 
A detour will direct motorists to the outbound Dan Ryan and 18th Street interchange to access Taylor Street via the inbound Dan Ryan. Motorists wishing to get to the University of Illinois Chicago campus can also use the recently reopened Racine Avenue exit.
 
Expect delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.   
6/27/2019 10:15 AM (Updated 6/29/2019 8:30 AM)
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)
I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction

PROJECT AREA
The I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project is part of an overall plan to improve the I-74 corridor from Moline, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa. Between 2017 and 2021, construction will take place between Avenue of the Cities in Moline and Middle Road in Bettendorf. The project includes the replacement of the I-74 bridges over the Mississippi River as well as interchange ramp reconfigurations and local roadway improvements.

I-74 Corridor Limits

I-74 Study Area


I-74 Study Area

I-74 MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE

MAINLINE

DOWNTOWN BETTENDORF

MIDDLE ROAD

U.S. 67 DIAGONAL CONNECTOR

DOWNTOWN MOLINE

AVENUE OF THE CITIES

3/20/2019 8:01 AM (Updated 12/23/2019 9:31 AM)
Keep Us Alive Drive 45

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 is our commitment to keep workers and motorists safe in work zones. Each year, many people are killed in construction zone accidents, both commuters and workers. Please abide the posted speed limit in work zones. When workers are present, it's 45 M.P.H. - It's The Law.

Join us in our pledge to increase awareness and promote safe driving in our work zones by displaying an orange ribbon. Together we can make our roadways a safer place to commute and work. With your help, we can see to it that a construction zone is not an end zone.

8/21/2006 12:00 AM (Updated 1/21/2015 10:29 AM)

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