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Meacham Road Resurfacing Begins This Month

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Meacham Road from Algonquin Road (Illinois 62), in Schaumburg, to Emerson Avenue, in Rolling Meadows, passing through unincorporated Palatine, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Nov. 30.

The project, which also includes constructing new shoulders, installing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and making drainage improvements, is expected to be completed in summer 2021. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

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

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

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

11/23/2020 4:20 PM (Updated 11/23/2020 4:20 PM)
Closure of Grand Avenue east of Skokie Highway

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of ongoing improvements on Grand Avenue (Illinois 132) between Skokie Highway (U.S. 41) and Waveland Avenue, in Gurnee, a full closure will take place on Grand Avenue beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, Dec. 1. The closure is necessary to demolish the Union Pacific Railroad temporary bridge.

Starting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, Grand Avenue will be fully closed at the railroad bridge, located just east of Skokie Highway, until 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, weather permitting. A detour will direct traffic to Skokie Highway, Washington Street and Green Bay Road (Illinois 131). 

In addition, temporary pavement will be constructed between Skokie Highway and Waveland Avenue. Beginning the week of Dec. 7 until early spring, Grand Avenue will be two lanes in each direction. Early in the spring, Grand Avenue will return to one lane in each direction between Skokie Highway and Waveland Avenue to accommodate work.

As work is ongoing, motorists can also expect periodic daytime lane closures. During this time, motorists should continue to anticipate occasional 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 project consists of removal and replacement of the Union Pacific Railroad bridge, new sidewalks, curbs, retaining walls and storm sewers. It also includes widening on Grand Avenue, as well as widening of the southbound U.S. 41 ramp and is anticipated to be completed in summer 2021.

 

11/23/2020 4:19 PM (Updated 11/23/2020 4:19 PM)
New Northbound Mile Long Bridge Scheduled to Open to Traffic Next Week on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

 

Illinois Tollway marking major milestone to keep

Central Tri-State Tollway Project on track for customers
 
The Illinois Tollway is preparing to open the new northbound Mile Long Bridge to traffic next week, marking the halfway point in the construction project to deliver the new bridge and a major milestone for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project.
"The Mile Long Bridge is an extraordinary project, and completion of the new northbound structure stands out due to the hard work and perseverance of the many engineering and construction firms continuing to move forward during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. "The northbound bridge contract is the largest in the Illinois Tollway's history, and we are pleased to deliver this first piece to our customers within budget and on schedule."
 
Construction of the northbound structure started in summer of 2019, and the Tollway will open the new bridge to northbound traffic ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, with work that impacts traffic beginning as early as the evening of Monday, November 23, weather permitting.
 
The Mile Long Bridge Project includes replacement of two side-by-side structures – one to carry northbound traffic and the other to carry southbound traffic – to replace the original bridge built in 1958.
 
The contract to build the new northbound bridge structure began in summer 2019. Work will continue over the winter under a second contract to remove the old northbound structure and construct the new southbound Mile Long Bridge beginning in spring 2021. The entire Mile Long Bridge Project is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2023.
 
The Mile Long Bridge 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 distribute on centers. Currently, up to 150,000 vehicles travel across the Mile Long Bridge daily.
 
The construction project includes building two, new side-by-side 4,800-foot-long bridge structures designed to last 100 years and increasing capacity to five lanes in each direction. The inside shoulders in both directions will be built to serve as Flex Lanes for transit, for emergency vehicles and as an alternate lane when warranted.
 
Facts about the new northbound Mile Long Bridge:
 
 
Additional construction information about the Mile Long Bridge Project is available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com. 
11/20/2020 11:38 AM (Updated 11/20/2020 11:38 AM)
Interstate 55 improvement project in Will County wrapping up

The $7.9 million improvement project replaced the bridge decks, joints and structural steel on I-55 over the BNSF Railroad and Grant Creek.

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

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

11/19/2020 4:38 PM (Updated 11/19/2020 8:31 PM)
Illinois Tollway Reopening Edens Spur (I-94), Completing Improvement Project

Traffic scheduled to shift into final configuration Thursday and Friday

The Illinois Tollway plans to reopen all lanes and restore eastbound and westbound traffic to its permanent configuration this week as completion nears on the Edens Spur Tollway (I-94) Improvement Project.

During the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, all westbound lanes on the Edens Spur Tollway between the Union Pacific Railroad and Edens Expressway are scheduled to reopen to traffic and will be followed by the reopening of the eastbound lanes during the afternoon of Friday, November 20. Up to 57,000 vehicles use the Edens Spur daily.
 
Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. All work is weather dependent.
 
Additional temporary lane and shoulder closures may be scheduled as needed through winter and into spring to complete landscaping and other minor work for the project.
 
The Edens Spur Improvement Project, which began in 2018, removed and replaced all existing mainline asphalt pavement and replaced or repaired mainline bridges. Additional work included 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.
 
Planning and construction of the project was done in coordination with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County and the Villages of Northbrook and Deerfield.
 
In coordination with local communities, replacement of the Pfingsten Road Bridge over the Eden Spur included improvements for pedestrian and bicycle access with a wider sidewalk on the northbound side of the bridge and a new barrier-separated path on the southbound side of the bridge to tie into a future multi-use path. In addition, a new water main was constructed under the Edens Spur at Pfingsten Road to provide a future connection between the Villages of Deerfield and Northbrook.
 
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.
 
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  program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 
Maps and construction about the Edens Spur Improvement Project are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com
11/18/2020 4:05 PM (Updated 11/18/2020 4:07 PM)
I-70 project near Effingham complete

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today the completion of the 8-mile reconstruction project on I-70 from just west of Effingham to Altamont. 

The project, which started in 2018, involved resurfacing, improved drainage and safety upgrades. This section of I-70 carries more than 23,000 vehicles daily with truck traffic consisting of about 45% of those vehicles. 
 
In 2019, the westbound lanes were closed, and traffic was maintained utilizing crossovers. This allowed for one lane of traffic in each direction. The work zone saw several severe crashes occur, where slow-moving or inoperative vehicles and distracted driving were primary factors. 
 
With traffic at a standstill from the crashes, secondary crashes occasionally occurred, however, those crashes were often more severe. Additional advance message boards and work-zone speed limit signs were installed to warn approaching traffic and remind motorists to maintain a safe speed through the work zone. These additions helped, but crashes were still occurring. 
 
The newly constructed westbound lanes opened in fall 2019, and work in the eastbound lanes began in 2020 with two-way traffic in the westbound lanes. Prior to this, several safety measures were implemented to help reduce the number of crashes. 
 
Four emergency pull-off points were constructed in each direction for motorists to use in case of emergencies. Signs reminding motorists to maintain the 55 mph work-zone speed limit were installed, as were additional signs informing motorists the distance to the end of the work zone. 
 
As work progressed, it was evident that the additional pull-off points and safety improvements helped reduce crashes. Additionally, with fewer crashes in the work zone and traffic continuing to maintain safe speeds, severe crashes were greatly reduced. With the new safety measures and the continued communication with emergency responders, IDOT was able to provide a safer environment for motorists as well as workers in the construction zone. 
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included approximately improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 
For IDOT District 7 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict7.
11/18/2020 11:08 AM (Updated 11/18/2020 11:08 AM)
Joliet Road closing at rail crossing in Woodridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the BNSF Railroad crossing on Joliet Road, just east of International Boulevard, in Woodridge, will require a full closure beginning, weather permitting, 9 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 17.

A detour will direct motorists to I-55 and IL-53 (Bolingbrook Drive).
 
The work is expected to be complete by 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 
For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.
11/16/2020 10:51 AM (Updated 11/16/2020 10:51 AM)
IL-59 and Champion Road intersection improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that starting this week, improvements to the intersection of IL-59 and Champion Road, in Plainfield and Naperville, will require daytime, intermittent lane closures.

 The project involves, installing modernized traffic signals, constructing new sidewalk and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and making drainage improvements. Access to businesses within the work zone will be maintained during the project, which is expected to be completed in Nov. 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.

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

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

11/9/2020 3:12 PM (Updated 11/16/2020 2:33 PM)
Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and Local Lane Closures Scheduled in November for Noisewall and Shoulder Repairs

Extended lane and shoulder closures are scheduled on the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between Devon Avenue and Higgins Road for shoulders repairs and work to repair and install noisewalls and retaining walls.

 
Electronic message signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the lane closures. The traffic reduction is necessary to provide a work zone to safely accommodate construction. All work is weather dependent.
 
“These types of repairs are necessary to keep the Tollway in good condition for years to come,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We will make every effort to minimize the impact of construction on our customers and ask drivers to please be patient and obey the work zone speed limits.”
 
On Monday, November 2, beginning at 8 a.m., on southbound I-294 the outside lane between Devon Avenue and Higgins Road is scheduled to close through November. Shoulders in this area are already closed. Three lanes will remain open to traffic during construction.
 
Off-peak daytime closures on Devon Avenue also will be scheduled as needed during this time. Additional work will be scheduled over the Union Pacific Railroad between Golf Road and Central Road later this year. All work is scheduled for completion in spring of 2021.
 
Up-to-date closure information will be posted in the Daily Construction Alert on the Tollway’s website www.illinoistollway.com.  
10/29/2020 1:23 PM (Updated 10/29/2020 1:23 PM)
Whiteside County: I-88 Bridge Work Near Rock Falls begins Nov. 2
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work will begin on Monday, November 2, on the bridge carrying I-88 over the Rock River west of Rock Falls.
 
The project involves maintenance upgrades to the drainage components at the expansion joints. Most of the project will be completed from underneath the structure without affecting traffic. However, intermittent lane closures may be required to complete the project, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of November.
 
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.
10/29/2020 12:14 PM (Updated 10/29/2020 12:26 PM)
Madison, Bond counties: IL-140 pavement repairs begin Oct. 28

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces intermittent lane closures on IL-140 between IL-4 and IL-127 beginning on Wednesday, October 28, weather permitting.  

Two-way traffic will be maintained using flaggers.  This work is necessary to make pavement repairs and is expected to be completed by December.
 
Drivers may experience delays when traveling through the work zone.  Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
10/27/2020 3:03 PM (Updated 10/27/2020 3:03 PM)
Barrington Road resurfacing begins Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Barrington Road, from Rand Road (US-12) to Liberty Street (IL-176), in Wauconda, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, Oct. 28.

The project, which also includes constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and replacing deteriorated curbs, is expected to be completed in spring 2021. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included  improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 
For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.
10/26/2020 2:16 PM (Updated 10/26/2020 2:16 PM)
Bridge Removal To Begin On Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) For BNSF Railway Bridge Project

Beginning the week of October 26 and continuing into the winter, lane closures and long-term traffic shifts on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) will be scheduled as needed for ongoing reconstruction of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge between Hinsdale and Western Springs as part of the Central Tri-State Tollway Project.

Working in coordination with BNSF, the Tollway has completed a temporary bridge to provide for uninterrupted commuter rail and freight operations during bridge reconstruction. BNSF and Metra trains are now using this temporary bypass bridge and the Tollway is beginning work to remove the existing bridge and construct the new bridge.
 
“The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring the roadway remains safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of our overall commitment to roadway safety,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We ask drivers to be attentive in work zones by watching for changing traffic patterns and using caution, especially when workers are present.”
 
During the week of October 26, overnight lane closures on I-294 will be scheduled as needed in both directions at the BNSF Bridge for work to prepare removing the existing bridge structures.
 
Beginning in early November, work to remove the bridge structures will begin. These activities will occur during overnight and weekend hours due to allowable Tollway lane closure times and BNSF track outage availability to ensure a safe construction zone for workers, as well as rail and roadway commuters.
 
Steel bridge beam removal will require scheduling of at least three nights of lane closures in each direction on I-294. The overnight closures will include up to three lanes closed at a time with intermittent, full roadway closures after midnight. Lanes will be reopened by 5 a.m. in advance of rush hour each morning.
 
Following removal of the overhead bridge structures, traffic is scheduled to shift to the outside lanes to accommodate removal and reconstruction of the center bridge pier. This work will include intermittent pile driving, with as much of the work scheduled during daytime hours as possible, however night and weekend work may be scheduled based on BNSF track outage availability.
 
Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through the end of the year, with additional lane closures and traffic shifts will be scheduled in both directions in early 2021 as construction activities continue through the winter.
 
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to lane closures and traffic shifts. Up-to-date information regarding specific lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts. All work is weather dependent.
 
The Illinois Tollway is reconstructing the BNSF Railway Bridge, which carries the triple-track railroad over I-294 between Hinsdale and Western Springs, to accommodate the reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway. The existing bridge will be replaced with a longer, wider two-span steel beam structure that will accommodate four tracks and will allow for reconstruction and widening of the Tollway underneath. The new fourth track on the bridge will be used for maintenance purposes by BNSF.
 
The BNSF Railway Bridge Project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Metra, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway and Cook County, along with local municipalities, park districts, as well as police and fire departments.
 
The work is part of the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. Construction information about the BNSF Bridge Project is available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.
10/26/2020 1:04 PM (Updated 10/26/2020 1:04 PM)
Long-Term Lane Closure Scheduled on Butterfield Road in Berkley and Hillside for I-290/I-88 Interchange Project at I-294

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin a long-term lane closure next week on Butterfield Road under the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in Berkley and Hillside as advance work begins on a project to reconstruct the I-290/I-88 Interchange at I-294.

Construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the construction work zones and lane closures. All work is weather dependent.
 
“The Illinois Tollway promotes safety of both drivers and workers as we plan and implement roadway improvements,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We will make every effort to minimize the impact of construction and ask drivers to please be patient and obey the work zone speed limits.”
 
Beginning the week of October 26, traffic on Butterfield Road will be reduced to a single lane in both directions under I-294, between Calvin Avenue and I-290. The closures are scheduled to remain in place through the end of 2022.
 
Lane closures on Butterfield Road are needed to provide a safe work zone for workers and accommodate drivers while construction is underway.
 
Construction beginning this fall and winter includes advance underground utility work. In spring 2021, reconstruction of the bridge over Butterfield Road is scheduled to begin.
 
Local road closures in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Village of Berkeley and the Village of Hillside, as well as local fire and police departments.
 
The Illinois Tollway’s Central Tri-State Tollway Project includes the reconstruction of the interchange ramps connecting the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and I-290, to reduce congestion, improve safety and address operational issues as well as infrastructure conditions. Construction on the I-290/I-88 Interchange Project at I-294 is scheduled for 2020 through 2026.
 
Information about the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is available on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com in the Projects section.
 
The Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is reconstructing and widening the roadway between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street to provide congestion relief, update old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand and address regional needs. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.
10/21/2020 4:37 PM (Updated 10/21/2020 4:37 PM)
Inbound I-55 Lane, Shoulder Closures Begin Oct. 12

10/8/20 Correction: Repairs are on the inbound bridge.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding the public that repairs to the bridge carrying outbound I-55 (Stevenson Expressway), over the Belt Railroad Company of Chicago, just east of Cicero Avenue (Illinois 50), in Chicago, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 12.

To complete the repairs, motorists should expect lane closures on inbound I-55, from Cicero Avenue to Pulaski Road, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. Motorists can also expect an occasional closure on the Cicero Avenue entrance ramp to inbound I-55. A detour will not be posted due to the short duration of the closure. During that time, motorists seeking to access inbound I-55 are advised to use the entrance ramp at Central Avenue or Pulaski Road. In addition, the left shoulder on inbound I-55 will be closed for the duration of the project.
 
At least one inbound lane will remain open at all times. The project is expected to be completed in November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 
For more information on IDOT projects, click here. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.
10/7/2020 1:04 PM (Updated 10/21/2020 12:24 PM)
Macon County: Two bridges south of Decatur to close week of Oct. 5

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Business US-51 flyover and Riley Road over US-51 south of Decatur will close the week of Oct. 5. 

The closures are necessary for replacement of expansion joints and parapets, which will extend the service life of the bridges. The detour for the northbound Business US-51 flyover utilizes US-51 to the Business US-51 interchange just north of Elwin. A detour for Riley Road also will be posted. Work is expected to last two months, weather permitting. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 
For IDOT District 7 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict7.
10/2/2020 12:37 PM (Updated 10/2/2020 12:37 PM)
Williamson County: I-57 work begins Oct. 5

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on I-57 in Williamson County of upcoming lane reductions.

Beginning Monday night, October 5, weather permitting, there will be construction on I-57 from Old IL-13 in Marion (exit 53) to Johnston City (exit 59) that will require lane closures beginning at 7 pm. The contractor will work nightly from 7 pm to 7 am. Work includes pavement patching, pavement removal and replacement at the underpasses, milling, resurfacing and pavement markings. Work is expected to be completed in July 2021. 
 
Motorists should 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.
10/1/2020 12:59 PM (Updated 10/1/2020 12:59 PM)
Sibley Boulevard bridge repairs begin this week

 

10/15/20 UPDATE:

Starting at 10 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 16, to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, weather permitting, the right lane on the eastbound Bishop Ford at Sibley Boulevard will be closed. At the same time, the ramp from westbound Sibley Boulevard to eastbound Bishop Ford will also be closed. A detour will direct Sibley Boulevard traffic to Lincoln Avenue to connect to eastbound Bishop Ford via the Lincoln Avenue ramp. 

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The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that starting this week, repairs to the bridge carrying Sibley Boulevard (IL-83) over the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94), in Dolton, will require lane closures. 

To complete the work, westbound Sibley Boulevard is reduced from two to one lane of traffic on the bridge. Motorists can also expect occasional weekend lane closures on the eastbound Bishop Ford at Sibley Boulevard. At the same time, the ramp from westbound Sibley Boulevard to eastbound Bishop Ford will also be closed. A detour will direct Sibley Boulevard traffic to Lincoln Avenue to connect to eastbound Bishop Ford via the Lincoln Avenue ramp.
 
The project, which includes bridge deck and structural steel repairs, is expected to be completed in 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.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 
For more information on IDOT projects, click here.  You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

 

9/29/2020 3:34 PM (Updated 10/16/2020 9:33 AM)
I-74 ramps at Goodfield reopen

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the westbound I-74 on- and off-ramps at Goodfield/IL-117 (exit 112) have been reopened.

For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on twitter @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.
9/23/2020 10:22 AM (Updated 9/23/2020 10:22 AM)
Work at Harlem/Archer intersection begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the intersection of Harlem Avenue (IL-43) and Archer Avenue (IL-171), in Chicago and Summit, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 28.

The project involves widening the existing intersection to allow for wider left turn lanes on Harlem Avenue, installing modernized traffic signals, constructing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, patching and resurfacing, along with adding raised reflective pavement markers and drainage improvements.
 
To complete the work, right turns at the intersection will not be allowed between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weekdays. During that time, motorists can also expect periodic lane closures. Access to businesses will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in late spring 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.
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 
For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.
9/22/2020 12:23 PM (Updated 9/22/2020 12:23 PM)
IL-159 pavement repairs begin Sept. 21
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that nightly intermittent lane restrictions will begin on IL-159 between Clay Street and Kinloch Avenue on Monday, September 21, weather permitting.  

The lane closures will only occur between 7 PM and 7 AM and one lane in each direction will remain open during the work.  The work is needed to do pavement repairs and is expected to be complete by the end of September.
 
Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 

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

9/18/2020 4:09 PM (Updated 9/23/2020 9:17 AM)
Sangamon County: Widening of IL-125 begins week of Sept. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on IL-125 between Pleasant Plains and the IL-97 junction begins the week of Sept. 21. 

The project involves widening and resurfacing the road, which will increase safety and improve drainage. IL-125 will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by flaggers during the work, which is expected to be complete next spring. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements. 
 
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9/18/2020 1:24 PM (Updated 9/18/2020 1:24 PM)
Bond County: US-40 resurfacing begins Sept. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that US-40 from Pokey Road to Overpass Road and Millersburg Road from US-40 to the South Frontage Road will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Monday, September 21, weather permitting.  

This work will take place daily between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM.  Traffic in each direction will be maintained using flaggers.  This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs and complete asphalt resurfacing.  Work is expected to be completed by June 2021.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to construction signage and watch for changing conditions, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
9/18/2020 11:34 AM (Updated 9/18/2020 11:34 AM)
Decatur: US-36/IL-121 work begins Sept. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on US-36/IL-121 from 19th Street to Airport Road in Decatur begins Sept. 21.

The project involves pavement resurfacing and patching, repairs to curbs and gutters, pedestrian improvements, and new pavement markings. Daily lane closures will be necessary during the work, which is expected to be complete in fall 2021 and will give a smoother driving surface. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 
For IDOT District 7 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict7.
9/18/2020 11:27 AM (Updated 9/18/2020 11:27 AM)
Illinois Department of Transportation I-74 work near Danville begins Sept. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on I-74 near Danville, just east of exit 210, begins Sept. 21. 

The project involves replacing the bridges that carry I-74 over the Salt Fork Vermilion River. Two median crossovers will be needed to accommodate construction, which will require lane closures. One lane in both directions will be open at all times during the work, this year's portion of which is expected to be complete by the end of November. 
 
"This Rebuild Illinois project is another example of the significant investment being made for the future," said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. "Thanks to Gov. Pritzker's support and leadership, Rebuild Illinois is creating economic opportunity across the state by investing in infrastructure while improving safety and quality of life." 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.
 
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.
9/16/2020 1:41 PM (Updated 10/29/2020 12:36 PM)
Johnson County: IL-37 bridge repairs begin Sept. 16

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-37 of upcoming bridge repairs. 

Beginning Wednesday, September 16, weather permitting, there will be repairs to the bridge carrying IL-37 over the Cache River just south of West Vienna that will require lane closures beginning at 7am. 
 
Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. The bridge repairs should be completed by December 1. 
 
Motorists should be aware of the 11' - 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.
9/14/2020 2:40 PM (Updated 9/14/2020 2:40 PM)
47th Street resurfacing begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of 47th Street, from Wolf Road, in Western Springs, to County Line Road, in Hinsdale, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 14.
 
The project, which also involves replacing deteriorated medians and curbs and installing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, will be carried out in two stages to minimize traffic disruption. The initial stage will require permanent lane closures, with lane widths reduced to 12 feet in each direction on 47th Street between County Line Road and Commonwealth Avenue. All lanes will reopen by mid-October with intermittent daytime lane closures through the end of construction, which is anticipated to be in late November
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at

www.gettingaroundillinois.com

9/11/2020 3:25 PM (Updated 9/14/2020 1:45 PM)
Henderson County: IL-164 work begins Sept. 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on IL-164 from the Warren County line to Oquawka in Henderson County begins Sept. 14. 

The project involves resurfacing, replacement of curbs and gutters, and upgrades to guardrails and pedestrian accommodations. Daytime lane closures will be necessary during the work, which is expected to be complete in July 2021.  
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements. 
 
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.
9/10/2020 12:53 PM (Updated 9/23/2020 9:22 AM)
Lake County: IL-60 resurfacing begins Sept. 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that resurfacing of IL-60 from Belvidere Road (IL-120) in Volo to IL-83 in Mundelein will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 14.
 
The project will require daytime lane closures with one-way traffic controlled by flaggers. Improvements include patching and resurfacing the 6.5-mile stretch of Illinois 60, installing milled rumble strips and new shoulders. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
 
The project is expected to be completed in summer 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.

9/9/2020 6:10 PM (Updated 9/23/2020 9:23 AM)
Lebanon Road work underway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Lebanon Road just west of IL-161 over Schoenberger Creek will be restricted to a single lane beginning on Wednesday, September 9, weather permitting.  

This restriction will utilize temporary traffic signals to move traffic through the work zone and is necessary to complete bridge repairs and is expected to be completed and reopened by the end of November.
 
Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
 
9/9/2020 1:23 PM (Updated 9/9/2020 1:24 PM)
Johnson County: Work on IL-147 begins Sept. 8

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-147 of upcoming bridge repairs. 

Beginning Tuesday, September 8, weather permitting, there will be repairs to bridges carrying IL-147 over various creeks from the Pope County line to 2.4 miles west of Simpson that will require lane closures beginning at 7 am. 
 
At each bridge, traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. The repairs should be completed by December 1. 
 
Motorists should be aware of the width restrictions, reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones. Width restrictions:
To avoid any delays motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.
 
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9/4/2020 2:25 PM (Updated 9/4/2020 2:26 PM)
Centralia: Work on McCord Street begins Sept. 8
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that McCord Street (westbound IL-161) from North Locust Street to North Hickory Street in Centralia will be restricted to one lane beginning Tuesday, September 8, weather permitting.  
This work is necessary to complete bridge deck repairs and asphalt resurfacing and is expected to be completed by August 2021.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
 
9/4/2020 1:41 PM (Updated 9/4/2020 1:41 PM)
Northbound US-41 to be reduced to one lane near St. John

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a lane closure for northbound US-41 between US-231 and 101st Ave beginning Wednesday, September 9. 

The right driving lane will be closed, and the left passing lane will remain open. This lane closure will be in place through late-November, 2020. 
 
INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones. 
 
US 41

 

9/2/2020 10:00 AM (Updated 9/4/2020 3:32 PM)
Utility work to cause lane closures on IN-8 east of Kouts

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for IN-8 between IN-49 and CR-S 450 E beginning Monday, September 7. 

Lane closures will alternate so drivers should be prepared for changing traffic patterns in this area. This is a utility project for replacement of poles and overhead wires and is expected to be ongoing through early-December, 2020. 
 
INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones. 
8/31/2020 10:03 AM (Updated 8/31/2020 10:03 AM)
Utility work to cause lane closures on IN-49 north of Kouts

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for IN-49 between IN-8 and CR-E 400 S beginning Monday, September 7. 

Lane closures will alternate so drivers should be prepared for changing traffic patterns in this area. This is a utility project for replacement of poles and overhead wires and is expected to be ongoing through mid-December, 2020. 
 
INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and follow traffic directions carefully. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones. 
 
8/31/2020 9:51 AM (Updated 8/31/2020 10:04 AM)
INDOT to install Intersection Conflict Warning Systems across Indiana

The Indiana Department of Transportation will start installing the first Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (ICWS) next week in various locations across the state. 

The systems will improve safety at non-signalized, stop-controlled intersections, reducing severe crashes by up to 20 to 30 percent, according to The Federal Highway Administration.
 
HOW THEY WORK
 
Intersection Conflict Warning Systems are put in place to alert drivers of oncoming traffic at two-way, stop-controlled intersections. 
 
INDOT will install lights and signage to alert drivers on both intersecting roads that traffic is approaching or there is a waiting vehicle. The ICWS uses vehicle detection under the pavement to trigger the system. 
 
The ICWS uses:  
The lights and signage provide drivers with a real-time warning of vehicles either approaching the intersection on the major road or waiting at the stop sign to enter the intersection from the minor road.
 
Drivers should use the lights as a warning that traffic could be approaching on the major road or turning onto the major road from the minor road. Drivers should still use care even if the lights are not flashing. 
ICWS
 
Installations are scheduled to begin Monday, August 31 and continue into late spring of 2021.
 
Below is a list of the individual intersections in each district where the systems will be installed (in no particular order). For updated information on when the warning systems will be installed, please follow the districts on social media. 
 
East Central (Greenfield District) 
Northeast (Fort Wayne District) 
Southeast (Seymour District) 
Southwest (Vincennes District) 
West Central (Crawfordsville District) 
8/26/2020 11:20 AM (Updated 9/1/2020 10:15 AM)
2020 Kane County Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Construction for the 2020 Kane County Bridge Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, August 31st, weather permitting. Construction work hours will be from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday thru Saturday, for all three locations. Work at all three locations is anticipated to take approximately three months to complete, weather permitting.

The Scott Road over Welch Creek Bridge, located approximately ½ mile west of Dauberman Road, will have a full road closure of Scott Road between Florence Road and Dauberman Road for the duration of the project. There will be a detour re-routing traffic using Davis, Scott, Swan, Main Street, and Dauberman Roads. Motorists will be asked to follow the posted detour signs. Local traffic only will still be permitted within the road closure as necessary.  Work will consist of replacing existing guardrail, and bridge rehabilitation repairs.
 
The Hughes Road over Blackberry Creek Bridge, located approximately ½ mile west of Green Road, will be temporarily reduced to one lane of travel, in each direction, during the duration of the project, using temporary traffic signals. Motorists are to be cautious and be alert for equipment within the roadway shoulder areas and the workers walking within these areas.  Work will consist of bridge rehabilitation repairs.
 
During the Granart Road over Big Rock Creek Bridge project, located just north of Jericho Road, one lane of travel in each direction, will be temporary shifted to the north half of the bridge during Stage One and then shifted to the south half of the during Stage Two. One lane of travel in each direction will be maintain during the duration of this work. Work will consist of bridge rehabilitation repairs including a bridge deck overlay, along with replacing some existing guardrail.
 
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.
8/25/2020 3:35 PM (Updated 8/25/2020 3:35 PM)
Adams Street over Kennedy To Close Aug. 31
Last of the 11 local street bridges at the interchange to be replaced

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the next major phase of the Jane Byrne Interchange project will begin with the upcoming closure of the Adams Street bridge over the Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94).

“The Adams Street bridge is the last of the eleven local street bridges at the interchange to be replaced,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “This major milestone and other recently completed improvements are delivering a safer experience for anyone traveling through the Jane Byrne Interchange. We ask for the public’s continued patience, to stay alert, slow down and give their undivided attention going through this and all other work zones.” 

To remove the existing bridge over the expressway, Adams Street between Halsted Street and Des Plaines streets will close, weather permitting, 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31.
 
A detour will direct traffic south on Des Plaines Street, west on Van Buren Street and north on Halsted Street to reconnect with Adams Street.
 
Pedestrians should use the Monroe Street bridge as an alternate route. Bicyclists will be detoured south on Halsted Street, east on Harrison Street and north on Clinton Street to reconnect with Adams Street.
 
The Adams Street entrance ramp to the outbound Kennedy also will close, with a detour directing traffic north on Jefferson Street and west on Madison Street to enter the expressway via Madison Street. The inbound Kennedy exit ramp to Adams Street will close as well, with motorists directed to exit at Monroe Street and access Adams Street via Halsted Street.
 
The new Adams Street bridge is expected to open in fall 2022. The structure will have two westbound lanes and wider sidewalks on both sides of the street, enhancing connections and improving safety for all transportation users in the surrounding neighborhoods.
 
To accommodate the additional capacity, operational and safety improvements to the expressway and ramp system at the Jane Byrne, a total of 11 bridges carrying local traffic have needed to be replaced. Completed are Taylor Street, Morgan Street and Van Buren Street as well as two bridges each at Peoria Street, Halsted Street and Harrison Street. In addition to Adams Street, Jackson Boulevard is under construction.
 
Other significant impacts at the Jane Byrne this year include: 
Additional details, schedules and impacts to traffic will be shared in advance, closer to the individual project start dates. 
 
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.
 
Recently, IDOT unveiled a new mobile-friendly website that features a detailed project timeline with an interactive map, photo galleries and the ability to submit questions and comments to the project team via a “Contact Us” link. For more information and to watch an overview of ongoing construction, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org.
 
The improved Jane Byrne Interchange will be complete in 2022.
8/25/2020 10:31 AM (Updated 8/30/2020 2:12 PM)
Lane Closures On I-55 At Weber Road Begin Tuesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that as part of ongoing reconstruction of the Weber Road interchange in Romeoville and Bolingbrook, overnight lane closures, accompanied by 15-minute full expressway stops, will take place on both sides of Interstate 55 starting, weather permitting, Tuesday, Aug. 25, to Friday, Aug. 28.  
 
The closures are necessary to install steel support beams for a new Weber Road bridge that will allow the interchange to be converted into a diverging diamond design. Each night, starting at 9 p.m., both sides of I-55 approaching Weber Road will be reduced to two lanes in each direction. A second lane in both directions will close at 11 p.m. At 12:01 a.m., full traffic stops for no longer than 15 minutes at a time will take place on both sides of the expressway near Weber Road. Exit and entrance ramps will remain open and all lanes reopen by 5 a.m. each morning.
 
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, new LED lighting, improved drainage and a barrier median. The entire project wraps up in early 2022.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
8/21/2020 4:29 PM (Updated 8/22/2020 8:28 AM)
Long-Term Closure Scheduled to Begin Next Week on Elevator Road Bridge Over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Winnebago

The Elevator Road Bridge over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Winnebago County is scheduled to close next week with a posted detour as part of the Illinois Tollway’s ongoing roadway and bridge repair work in the area.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to construction work zones, closures and detours throughout the repairs. All work is weather dependent.

Beginning Tuesday, August 25, and continuing through November, the Elevator Road Bridge will be closed to traffic and a posted detour will be put in place. The detour will route Elevator Road traffic to Love Road, McCurry Road and Willowbrook Road to cross the Tollway. Up to 2,300 vehicles use the Elevator Road Bridge daily.

Work on the Elevator Road Bridge will include reconstructing portions of the bridge deck and beam replacement is scheduled.

All work is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Winnebago County, local communities, as well as local fire and police departments.

In 2020, the Illinois Tollway is repairing roadway pavement and bridges between Rockton Road and the Kishwaukee River Bridge. Bridges scheduled for repairs include: Rockton Road, Elevator Road, Rote Road and Spring Creek Road, as well as ramp bridges going over and to I-90 from Business U.S. Route 20/State Street and northbound I-39/U.S. Route 20.

In most locations, bridge improvements will include pavement patching, bridge deck rehabilitation, bridge joint replacement and repairs on bridge beams, piers and girders. Additional work includes overhead sign structure and barrier wall repairs, drainage and signage improvements and landscaping.

The local crossroad bridges are being repaired to extend the life of the structures and the repairs are being done in coordination with the of the repairs on I-90 between Rockton Road and the Kishwaukee River Bridge. The work is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Maps and construction information about the I-90 Roadway and Bridge Repairs are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com.

8/20/2020 4:03 PM (Updated 9/10/2020 1:45 PM)
Ogle County: I-39 bridge work begins Aug. 19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a lane closure will be installed on I-39, a half-mile south of IL-38 in Ogle County.

The lane closure will be in the southbound right lane beginning at 9 am Wednesday, August 19, and conclude by 1 pm Thursday, August 20. IDOT workers will be performing bridge repairs.
 
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.
8/18/2020 1:24 PM (Updated 8/18/2020 1:25 PM)
Northwest Highway bridge repairs in Barrington

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the Northwest Highway (US-14) bridge over Flint Creek, in Barrington, will require daily lane closures, from Hough Street to Lake Zurich Road, beginning, weather permitting, Sept. 1.

The project, which includes the installation of structural steel underneath the existing concrete deck, is expected to be completed in late November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here for details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
8/14/2020 11:10 AM (Updated 8/14/2020 11:10 AM)
Piatt, Champaign counties: I-72 work begins Aug. 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that construction on I-72 between White Heath (exit 169) and I-57 at Champaign (exits 182A-B) begins Aug. 12.

The Rebuild Illinois project involves 11 miles of pavement patching and resurfacing and will require lane closures, with one lane open in each direction at all times. Work is expected to be complete by the end of November, weather permitting.
 
"This Rebuild Illinois project is another example of the significant investment being made for the future," said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. "Thanks to Gov. Pritzker's support and leadership, Rebuild Illinois is creating economic opportunity across the state by investing in infrastructure while improving safety and quality of life."
 
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.
 
Gov. Pritzker's historic and bipartisan Rebuild Illinois is investing in the state's aging transportation system over six years, creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Rebuild Illinois is not only the largest capital program in state history, but the first one that touches all modes of Illinois transportation: roads and bridges, transit, waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
 
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.
8/11/2020 10:42 AM (Updated 8/11/2020 10:44 AM)
Michigan Avenue resurfacing begins Aug. 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a patching and resurfacing of Michigan Avenue from Balbo Drive to Garfield Boulevard (55th Street), in Chicago, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 17.

The project, which also involves constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, will be carried out in three stages to minimize traffic disruption. The initial stage, Garfield Boulevard to 37th Street, will require daily intermittent lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Left turns will continue to be allowed where normally permitted. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction. 
 
Work on 37th Street to 24th Place is anticipated to begin in mid-October, with Cermak to Balbo scheduled for early spring 2021. The overall project is expected to be completed in summer 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 for details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
8/11/2020 10:13 AM (Updated 8/11/2020 10:13 AM)
Overnight Dan Ryan lane closures begin Monday

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that cleaning and painting of the bridge that carries Garfield Avenue (55th Street) over the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), in Chicago, will require overnight lane closures from 47th Street to 63rd Street beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 10.

In order to complete the project, overnight lane closures will be in place between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. weekdays, 8 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday and 9 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday.
 
The work is expected to be completed by the end of November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Alternative routes are strongly encouraged. 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 for details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com. 
8/7/2020 1:29 PM (Updated 8/11/2020 10:54 AM)
Clinton County: US-50 work begins Aug. 10

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that US-50 from 1 mile east of Crackerneck Road to just miles west of St. Rose Road in Clinton County will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Monday, August 10, weather permitting.  

This work will take place daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Traffic  will be maintained using flaggers. This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs, structure repairs and asphalt resurfacing and is expected to be completed by July 2021.
 
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.
8/6/2020 3:40 PM (Updated 8/6/2020 3:40 PM)
IL-173 resurfacing in Zion begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of IL-173 (Rosecrans Road/Bethlehem Avenue), from Green Bay Road (IL-131) to Sheridan Road (IL-137), in Zion, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 10.

The project, which also includes constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and shoulder paving, is expected to be completed in late November. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com
8/5/2020 2:00 PM (Updated 8/5/2020 2:00 PM)
Des Plaines River Road resurfacing begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Des Plaines River Road (US-45), from Milwaukee Avenue (IL-21/US-45), in Prospect Heights, to Rand Road (US-12), in Des Plaines, passing through Mount Prospect, begins, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 10. 

 
In addition, the project will also patch Milwaukee Avenue from Lake Cook Road to Des Plaines River Road, in Wheeling. To complete the work, there will be permanent lane closures for patching on Milwaukee Avenue and daytime lane closures on Des Plaines River Road. One lane in each direction will remain open and access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.
 
The project, which also includes replacing deteriorated medians and curbs, improving drainage and constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in fall 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 for details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com. 
8/5/2020 1:47 PM (Updated 8/5/2020 1:51 PM)
Long-Term Lane Closure Begins Next Week on LaGrange Road for Mile Long Bridge Reconstruction on The Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

A long-term lane closure is scheduled to begin next week on northbound LaGrange Road at the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in Willow Springs and Justice for bridge construction as part of the Mile Long Bridge Project.

 Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. The closures are necessary to safely accommodate traffic and provide a work zone for the removal and installation of bridge beams over the local roadway and construction of the new Mile Long Bridge.

Beginning the week of August 3 and continuing through November, northbound LaGrange Road will be reduced to two lanes between 87th Street and I-294. Three lanes will remain open for southbound traffic. Delays during morning and evening rush hours are expected.

Additional, temporary lane closures in both directions on LaGrange Road will continue to be scheduled as needed into 2021, including off-peak daily and overnight lane closures for work associated with bridge construction.

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

This work is part of the Illinois Tollway’s project to reconstruct the 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 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 Illinois Department of Transportation as well as numerous businesses located near the Mile Long Bridge.

7/30/2020 6:10 PM (Updated 7/31/2020 11:16 AM)
New light towers for US-14-IL-31 interchange

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that new light towers are scheduled to be installed at the US-14-IL-31 interchange, in Crystal Lake, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Occasional daytime lane and shoulder closures will be required until the project wraps up in May.
 
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.
7/30/2020 4:05 PM (Updated 7/30/2020 4:09 PM)
Kane County: Work on IL-31 begins Aug. 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that improvements to State Street (IL-31) from West Road in Elgin to Strom Drive in West Dundee will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, August 3. 

The project includes patching and resurfacing the 5.6-mile stretch of State Street, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, improving drainage and replacing deteriorated curbs, as well repairs to the State Street bridge over US-20 (Elgin Bypass). 
 
Access to homes and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. The project is expected to be completed in summer 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.
 
For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.
 
7/28/2020 10:31 AM (Updated 7/28/2020 10:31 AM)
IL-31 improvements begin August 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to State Street (IL-31) from West Road, in Elgin, to Strom Drive, in West Dundee, will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, August 3.

 The project includes patching and resurfacing the 5.6-mile stretch of State Street, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, improving drainage and replacing deteriorated curbs, as well repairs to the State Street bridge over US-20 (Elgin Bypass).

 Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. The project is expected to be completed in summer 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.

7/21/2020 4:37 PM (Updated 7/22/2020 11:06 AM)
Work on US-54 in Pittsfield begins this week
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on Jackson and Washington streets (US-54) in Pittsfield begins this week.
 
The project involves resurfacing, upgrading traffic signals and improving sidewalk accessibility from Benton Street at Jackson to Archer Street at Washington. These upgrades will provide a smoother driving surface, increase efficiency at intersections and create safer sidewalks. Lane closures will be necessary — with traffic controlled by flaggers — during the work, which is expected to be complete in late November 2021. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
For IDOT District 6 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict6 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com
7/21/2020 2:46 PM (Updated 7/21/2020 2:47 PM)
IL-47 and Main Street improvements begin Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the intersection of IL-47 and Main Street, in Blackberry Township, will require daily lane closures with lane widths reduced to 11 feet beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 20.

 The project involves reconstructing and widening the existing four-way intersection, adding left turn lanes, installing new traffic signals and curbs. In addition, two bridges, IL-47 and Main Street over Blackberry Creek, will be reconstructed.

 To prepare for the work, temporary pavement will be built along the south side of Main Street and the east side of IL-47 to allow traffic to remain one lane in each direction. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

 The project is expected to be completed in summer 2022.

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

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

7/17/2020 3:16 PM (Updated 7/20/2020 12:04 PM)
Improvements on Dundee Road in Palatine

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that starting this week, improvements on Dundee Road (IL-68) from Rand Road (US-12) to Kennedy Drive (North Frontage Road), in Palatine, will require daily lane closures.

The project includes modernizing traffic signals at Kennedy Drive, Rand and Baldwin roads, patching and resurfacing, constructing new raised medians and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, installing new street lighting and storm sewers, replacing deteriorated curbs and landscaping.
 
Two lanes in each direction will remain open at all times. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction, which is expected to be completed in October 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.
7/14/2020 11:58 AM (Updated 7/14/2020 11:59 AM)
Project to rehab multiple bridges over I-290

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to five bridges that carry traffic over the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) from 25th Avenue, in Bellwood, to Circle Avenue, in Forest Park, passing through Maywood and Broadview, will begin, weather permitting, tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7.

To complete the work, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction just before each bridge. The project, which includes deck and structural steel repairs, will begin on the Fifth and 17th avenues bridges. Work will get underway later this year on the Ninth, 25th and Circle avenues bridges. The entire project is expected to be completed in summer 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.

7/6/2020 7:02 PM (Updated 7/8/2020 4:12 PM)
Lawrence Avenue Improvements Begin This Week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to Lawrence Avenue from Mannheim Road (US-12/45) to Rose Street, in Schiller Park, are scheduled to begin this week.

The first stage of the project will require daily intermittent lane closures on Lawrence Avenue. Beginning the week of July 20 through late November, Lawrence Avenue from Rose Street to 25th Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with lane widths reduced to 9.6 feet. Access to businesses within the work zone will be maintained during construction.
 
The entire project, which includes patching and resurfacing pavement, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, replacing deteriorated curbs, along with installing new storm sewers and improving drainage, is expected to be completed in late November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to 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. 
6/30/2020 2:22 PM (Updated 7/4/2020 8:55 AM)
Perry County: US-51 at Tamaroa to close June 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on US-51 near Tamaroa in Perry County of an upcoming road closure.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, US-51 from W. 2nd N. St. to just south of Shamrock Road in Tamaroa will be closed. This closure is necessary to transport an oversize/overweight load.
 
The road is expected to be open by 2 p.m. Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.
 
No detour will be in place; motorists should seek alternate routes.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.
6/19/2020 12:22 PM (Updated 6/19/2020 12:23 PM)
Rockford: Work on State Street begins June 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction on State Street (BR-20) from Buckley Drive to Shaw Road in Rockford will begin on Monday, June 22.

The work involves pavement repairs marking. Lane closures, including nighttime work, will be used during completion of the project. Work is expected to be completed by the end of November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.
6/19/2020 11:26 AM (Updated 6/19/2020 11:26 AM)
I-39 bridge painting begins June 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that painting of bridges over I-39 between mileposts 9 and 14 in Woodford County begins June 22. 

The work will reduce I-39 to one lane in each direction and is expected to be complete by the end of November. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com. 
 
6/16/2020 1:27 PM (Updated 6/16/2020 1:31 PM)
Palatine Frontage Road Over US-45 To Close Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the eastbound and westbound Palatine Frontage Road bridge ramps over Milwaukee Avenue (US-45) and the Des Plaines River, in Wheeling Township, will close, weather permitting, Wednesday, June 17.

The closure is necessary to rebuild both bridge ramps, which carry traffic to and from Willow Road/Palatine Road. A detour will direct traffic to Wolf Road.

The project, which also includes replacing the bridge deck and walls, adding new curbs, and improving drainage on both ramps, is expected to be completed in December.

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

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

6/15/2020 6:19 PM (Updated 6/16/2020 1:39 PM)
Mannheim Road resurfacing begins June 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of Mannheim Road (US-12/45) from Irving Park Road (IL-19), in Schiller Park, to Lake Street (US-20), in Melrose Park, passing through Franklin Park, Northlake and Stone Park, will require daytime, nighttime and occasional weekend lane closures, beginning, weather permitting, June 15.

At least one lane in each direction will remain open and access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. Improvements include patching and resurfacing the 4-mile stretch of Mannheim Road, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, replacing deteriorated medians and curbs.

The project is expected to be completed in summer 2021

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.

6/4/2020 5:12 PM (Updated 6/9/2020 10:16 AM)
Sangamon County: Bridge work on I-72 begins June 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction along I-72 on the far southwest side of Springfield begins June 1. 

The work involves replacing the decks and approaches of the bridges that carry I-72 over Wabash Avenue (exit 91) and the railroad just east of that interchange. It will be done in stages to keep at least one lane open in each direction at all times, with the open lane at a maximum width of 13 feet, 6 inches. 
 
The project is expected to be complete by Dec. 1, and IDOT's focus on bridge safety and maintenance will provide a smoother ride for motorists. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
For IDOT District 6 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict6.
5/22/2020 11:58 AM (Updated 5/22/2020 11:58 AM)
Jefferson Street bridge in Joliet closing June 1

11/6/20 UPDATE: Jefferson Street bridge in Joliet is estimated to remain closed until late April 2021 due to fabrication of a mechanical component, the main gear shaft, that is needed to move the bridge.

Traffic will continue to detour via Raynor Avenue (US-52), McDonough Street (US-6/52) and Chicago Street (IL-53).

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the Jefferson Street (US-30) bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will close, weather permitting, Monday, June 1.

The closure is necessary to replace mechanical components on the movable bridge. A detour will direct traffic to Raynor Avenue (US-52), McDonough Street (US-6/52) and Chicago Street (IL-53).

The work is expected to be completed in 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.

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.

5/21/2020 2:41 PM (Updated 11/6/2020 1:08 PM)
Washington County: IL-153 Pavement Repairs Begin May 21
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-153 from IL-15 to IL-13 in Coulterville will be intermittently restricted beginning Thursday, May 21, weather permitting.  
Flaggers will be utilized to maintain two-way traffic. This work is required to make pavement repairs and is expected to be completed by late fall.
 
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.
  
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8. 
5/20/2020 1:05 PM (Updated 9/9/2020 10:28 AM)
Richmond: Main Street resurfacing begins May 18

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that resurfacing of Main Street (US-12) from Kenosha Street (IL-173) to Tryon Grove Road/Kuhn Road (US-12) in Richmond will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning May 18, weather permitting. 

The project, which consists of patching and resurfacing the 2-mile stretch Main Street, widening shoulders, constructing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and replacing deteriorated curbs, is expected to be completed in late December.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
 
For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.
 
5/14/2020 4:26 PM (Updated 5/14/2020 4:26 PM)
Main Street in Richmond resurfacing begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that resurfacing of Main Street (US-12) from Kenosha Street (IL-173) to Tryon Grove Road/Kuhn Road (US- 12), in Richmond, will require daily, intermittent lane closures, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 18. 

The project, which consists of patching and resurfacing the 2-mile stretch Main Street, widening shoulders, constructing ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and replacing deteriorated curbs, is expected to be completed in late 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.

5/13/2020 6:31 PM (Updated 5/14/2020 11:53 AM)
MN-65/Third Avenue Bridge to close May 15-18 to prepare for construction

Motorists, transit riders and people walking and bicycling will need to use alternative routes across the river when the MN-65/Third Avenue Bridge temporarily closes to allow construction crews to prepare for upcoming bridge work.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, May 15 through 5 a.m. Monday, May 18, the Third Ave. Bridge will be closed to traffic between First Street South and Second Street Southeast. The sidewalk on the east side of the bridge will remain open to pedestrians during the weekend.
 
When the full closure expires on Monday, May 18, the Third Avenue Bridge will be reduced to a single lane of traffic in each direction through December 2020. Motorists plan ahead and expect delays during peak travel times.
 
A transit-only travel lane down the middle of the bridge will support buses traveling into downtown Minneapolis during the weekday morning commute. During the weekday afternoon commute, this center lane will reverse direction and support buses leaving downtown.
 
Walkers and bicyclists will share the protected sidewalks on the bridge during the partial closure. Sharing the sidewalk may require extra care while passing.
 
Looking ahead, all modes of travel will need to use alternate routes across the river when the Third Avenue Bridge fully closes for reconstruction and preservation work from January 2021 through November 2022. Construction is anticipated to be complete in June 2023.
 
The historic Third Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River near St. Anthony Falls opened in 1918. The bridge is in need of major repairs. The work includes renovating the Third Avenue Bridge while preserving and enhancing its historic and artistic features, improving area safety and accessibility, and upgrading walking and bicycling paths on and approaching the bridge.
 
Visit the MN-65/Third Avenue Bridge project website for more details about the travel impacts during construction: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy65andthirdavebridge. 
 
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.
5/12/2020 12:51 PM (Updated 5/12/2020 1:01 PM)
Long-term Lane Shifts On I-94 Between Maple Grove, Rogers Start May 12

Motorists are advised to prepare for lane and ramp changes on eastbound I-94 between Maple Grove and Rogers and to plan ahead if they want to exit at MN-610, Maple Grove Parkway or Weaver Lake Road. Here’s what to expect: 

Maple Grove to Rogers
 
On the evening of May 12, eastbound lanes between MN-101 in Rogers and the I-94/494/694 interchange in Maple Grove will be separated. Three lanes will be available at all times. Motorists will need to decide which eastbound lane to take before reaching MN-101.  Those who want to exit at MN-610, Maple Grove Parkway or Weaver Lake Road need to get into the right lane past MN-101.
 
Those who want to exit at MN-610, Maple Grove Parkway or Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove need to get into the right lane past MN-101 in Rogers.
 
The left two lanes will be through lanes with no on/off access to local roads until the I-94/494/694 interchange.
 
These lane shifts will be in place through November 2020 while crews rebuild eastbound I-94 between MN-101 and the I-94/494/694 interchange.
 
Traffic impacts in 2020
 
Here are a few things to be aware of as construction begins on Interstate 94: 
For a list of all traffic impacts in the project area visit: mndot.gov/i94-mg-clearwater
 
Elm Creek Rest Area open to truckers only
 
The Elm Creek Rest Area, on I-94 east in Maple Grove, is open to truckers only until further notice. 
5/11/2020 10:22 AM (Updated 5/11/2020 6:49 PM)
Inbound Edens Ramp to Skokie Highway to Close

The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding the public that as part of ongoing improvements to Skokie Highway (US-41), the inbound Edens Expressway (I-94) ramp to Skokie Highway will close, weather permitting, for approximately 10 days, starting Monday, May 11.

The closure is necessary to repair the bridge deck. During that time, a detour will direct traffic to the Dempster Street (IL-58) exit.
 
The repairs are part of a larger improvement project, which consists of patching and resurfacing the 1.9 mile stretch of Skokie Highway, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, replacing deteriorated curbs, repairing the bridge deck and improving drainage, is expected to be completed in November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1.
5/8/2020 2:59 PM (Updated 6/24/2020 12:45 PM)
Adams County: Work on IL-57 begins May 11

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that improvements to a 7.1-mile stretch of IL-57 from Maine Street in Quincy to just south of Marblehead begin May 11. 

The project involves pavement patching and resurfacing, replacement of two bridge decks, and improvements to intersections and pedestrian accommodations. At times during construction, lane closures with width reductions as well as flaggers will be necessary. Every effort will be made to maintain access to homes and businesses during the work, which is expected to be complete in June 2021. 
 
The end result of the project will be a smoother road surface for motorists as well as improved safety for drivers and pedestrians. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
For IDOT District 6 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict6.
5/8/2020 10:13 AM (Updated 5/8/2020 11:20 AM)
Closure of Northwest Highway in Des Plaines

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that Northwest Highway (US-14) between Broadway Street and Western Avenue, in Des Plaines, will close, weather permitting, at 5 a.m. Wednesday, May 13.

The closure is necessary to install sewer pipes, as part of the ongoing construction of a new storm water pump station at the Union Pacific Railroad overpass. A detour will direct motorists to Rand Road (US-12), Golf Road (IL-58) and State Street. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction. Northwest Highway is expected to reopen in mid-July.

The overall project, which consists of removing the existing structure and building a new storm water pump station, is expected to be completed in June 2021.

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

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.

5/7/2020 3:36 PM (Updated 5/8/2020 11:22 AM)
La Salle County: I-80 bridge work at Peru begins April 27

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on I-80 between IL-251 (exit 75) and I-39 (exits 79A-B) begins April 27. 

The work involves replacement of the deck and beams on the bridges that carry I-80 over the Little Vermilion River as well as repairs to the bridges over Raccuglia Drive and East Third Road. All ramps at the IL-351 interchange (exit 77) will remain open during construction, which is expected to be complete in fall 2021. 
 
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 3 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict3
4/24/2020 3:23 PM (Updated 4/27/2020 11:53 AM)
Western Avenue Bridge Rehab Begins April 15

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the rehabilitation of the Western Avenue bridge over the Cal Sag Channel, in Blue Island, will begin, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 15.

To accommodate the work, Western Avenue from Grove Street to Des Plaines Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with lane widths reduced to 9.6 feet. Access to businesses within the work zone will be maintained during construction.
 
The project involves removing and replacing the south approach and structural steel repairs to the north span and truss. Along with deck patching and installing new LED roadway lighting and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps.
 
The work is expected to be completed in December 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.
 
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com. 
4/10/2020 9:46 AM (Updated 4/11/2020 11:04 AM)
Des Plaines River Road resurfacing begins April 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that resurfacing of Des Plaines River Road from Foster Avenue, in Schiller Park, to First Avenue (IL-171), in River Grove, passing through Franklin Park, will require daytime lane closures beginning, weather permitting, April 13.

The project, which consists of resurfacing the 4.4 mile stretch of Des Plaines River Road, constructing new shoulders and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, replacing deteriorated curbs and drainage improvements, is expected to be completed in November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
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. 
4/7/2020 12:39 PM (Updated 4/11/2020 9:41 AM)
UPDATE: New lane configuration on inbound Kennedy at Canfield

4/9 UPDATE: Lane shifts on inbound Kennedy between Canfield and Harlem avenue has been postponed until further notice.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of ongoing improvements to the Kennedy Expressway (I-90), traffic will be shifted to the right shoulder between Canfield Avenue and Harlem Avenue (I-43) beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, April 9.

The lane shifts are necessary to complete the installation of new storm sewers.

Stating at 9 p.m., the left shoulder will be closed and traffic on inbound I-90 between Canfield and Harlem avenues will be shifted to the right. This configuration is expected to remain in place through late 2020.
 
The Kennedy improvements, between Harlem Avenue and Interstate 190, include widening and resurfacing as well as drainage improvements and new noise and retaining walls. A new collector-distributor road will be added at the Cumberland Avenue interchange along the outbound expressway.
 
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.
4/7/2020 12:30 PM (Updated 4/9/2020 8:35 PM)
Intersection Improvements at US-6 and 179th Street
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that improvements to the intersection of US-6 and 179th Street, in Orland Park, will begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 21.
In order to complete the work, the intersection will have daily lanes width reductions from 12 feet to 10 feet, with occasional lane closures.
 
The project, which includes reconstructing and aligning the skewed intersection to meet at a 90-degree angle, installing new traffic signals and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be complete in 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.
4/7/2020 10:23 AM (Updated 4/7/2020 10:40 AM)
I-55 pavement work begins Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that pavement repairs on I-55 between Gardner and Braidwood will begin, Monday, April 6.

The work involves patching, resurfacing of shoulders and the resurfacing of the ramps at the Gardner interchange (exit 227). Lane closures will be required between Gardner and the Red Road interchange (exit 233).

The repairs are part of a larger resurfacing and bridge repair project on I-55 expected to be complete by early fall 2021.

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 3 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict3 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.

4/3/2020 4:50 PM (Updated 4/7/2020 10:50 AM)
IDOT news release: I-74 traffic switch underway
Rebuild of eastbound lanes in Woodford County to last into fall
 
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that traffic on I- 74 between mileposts 109 and 118 in southern Woodford County has switched to the westbound lanes in both directions. 
 
The switch is necessary to accommodate the reconstruction of the eastbound lanes within the work zone and is expected to last into late fall. 
 
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
4/3/2020 11:36 AM (Updated 4/3/2020 12:23 PM)
Construction Scheduled to Begin on New Ramp Connecting Northbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to Northbound I-57

Construction of the new ramp to connect the northbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to northbound I-57 is scheduled to begin in April as work resumes to complete the second phase of the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange Project.                                                                                                                                                                    

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the construction work zone. Work to construct this ramp is expected to last two years.
 
“The Illinois Tollway promotes safety of both drivers and workers as we plan and implement roadway improvements,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We will make every effort to minimize the impact of construction on our customers and ask drivers to please be patient and obey the work zone speed limits.”
 
Weather permitting, beginning the week of April 6, traffic on northbound I-294 will be reduced from four to three lanes so construction work for the new ramp can begin adjacent to northbound I-294. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through the end of the year.
 
On I-57 and 147th Street, lane closures and traffic shifts will also be put in place later this spring and summer to accommodate ramp construction.
 
This work is part of the second phase of the I-294/I-57 Interchange Project, which is building four new ramps to connect southbound I-57 to I-294 and 294 to northbound I-57. As part of this work, the I-57 median will be reconstructed and the I-57 mainline will be widened. This work also includes drainage improvements, erosion and sediment control, retaining wall and bridge construction.
 
Maps and construction information about the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) I-57 Interchange Project is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com in the Projects section.
 
The I-294/I-57 Interchange Project is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 
The new interchange is improving travel by providing customers with completed access between the two interstates. For the first time, the new I-294/I-57 Interchange provides motorists with access between I-294 and I-57, including a new interchange at 147th Street. The complete interchange will reduce congestion on local routes, enhance economic development and improve regional mobility. The all-electronic interstate-to-interstate connection better serves commuters and freight operators while opening access for local communities. 
4/2/2020 11:35 AM (Updated 4/6/2020 7:35 PM)
US-30 Bridge Work in Joliet Starts this Week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that starting this week a bridge deck overlay with joint repairs on US-30 over the CN Railroad tracks between Maple and Walnut streets, in Joliet, will require lane closures and width restrictions.

In order to complete the project, US-30 will be reduced to one lane in each direction with a width restriction of 8 ft. 6 in.
 
The work is expected to be completed, weather permitting, in November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1.
4/2/2020 10:35 AM (Updated 4/22/2020 4:41 PM)
Higgins Road Resurfacing begins April 6
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that resurfacing of Higgins Road (IL-72) from Commonwealth Drive to Glen Lake Road, in Hoffman Estates, passing through South Barrington and Schaumburg, will require daily, intermittent lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 6.
 
In addition, motorists can also expect periodic overnight lane closures at the Sutton Road (IL-59) and Higgins Road intersection. During that time, one lane in each direction will be maintained.
 
The project, which consists of resurfacing the 8-mile stretch of Higgins Road, constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and replacing deteriorated curbs, is expected to be completed in November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
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.
3/31/2020 12:46 PM (Updated 4/1/2020 11:12 AM)
Niles Center Road Rsurfacing begins This Week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that starting this week resurfacing of Niles Center Road from Touhy Avenue to Church Street, in Skokie, will require daily, intermittent lane closures, access to local residences will be maintained.

The project, which consists of resurfacing Niles Center Road and constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. 
3/31/2020 12:42 PM (Updated 3/31/2020 1:14 PM)
Montrose Avenue Brdge Over Kennedy Closing Monday

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the Montrose Avenue bridge over the Kennedy Expressway (I- 90/94) will close, weather permitting, by 5 a.m. Monday, March 30.
 
The closure is necessary to demolish and reconstruct the bridge. A detour will direct traffic to Cicero Avenue (IL-50), Irving Park Road (IL-19) and Pulaski Road.

Motorists should expect overnight lane and ramp closures on the Kennedy and the Edens Expressway approaching Montrose Avenue nightly after 9 p.m. Additionally, the Kennedy express lanes may be closed at times to facilitate bridge work. Throughout construction, access to the Chicago Transit Authority’s Blue Line station at Montrose Avenue will be maintained.

The project, which includes, removing and replacing the existing bridge and approach pavement, upgrading existing lighting and installing lighting under the bridge and over the CTA station, is expected to be completed in 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 remain 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. 

3/27/2020 4:42 PM (Updated 4/6/2020 6:59 PM)
Next Phase of Byrne Improvements begins Friday with Closure of Jackson Boulevard over Kennedy

Progress continues this year with several ramp, mainline Kennedy, Ryan improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding the public that the next major phase of the Jane Byrne Interchange project will begin with the upcoming closure of the Jackson Boulevard bridge over the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94). The bridge project marks the first of several traffic impacts this construction season that will result in safer, smoother travel through the interchange. 
 
“This coming year will see significant progress with the reconstruction of the Jane Byrne Interchange, and we look forward to the many improvements to come,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “We appreciate the public’s continued patience. We ask that they drop their devices, be on the alert for changes in traffic patterns and give their undivided attention going through this and all other work zones.” 
 
To remove the existing bridge over the expressway, Jackson Boulevard between Halsted Street and Des Plaines Avenue will close starting, weather permitting, at 5 a.m. Friday, March 27.
 
A detour will direct vehicular traffic east on Jackson Boulevard, south on Halsted Street, east on Van Buren Street and north on Jefferson Street to reconnect with Jackson Boulevard. 
 
Pedestrians should use the Van Buren Street bridge as an alternate route. Bicyclists will be detoured south on Halsted Street, east on Harrison Street and north on Clinton Street to reconnect with Jackson Boulevard.
 
The Jackson Boulevard entrance ramp to the outbound Kennedy also will close, with a detour directing traffic north on Halsted Street to enter the expressway via Madison Street. The inbound Kennedy exit ramp to Jackson Boulevard will close as well, with motorists directed to exit at Monroe Street and access Jackson Boulevard via Des Plaines Avenue.
 
The new Jackson Boulevard bridge is expected to open in 2022. The structure will have two lanes and a dedicated bike lane, as well as sidewalks on both sides, enhancing connections and improving safety for all transportation users in the surrounding neighborhoods. 
 
For more information and to view a construction overview video, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org.
 
Other significant impacts at the Jane Byrne this year include:
 Additional details, schedules and impacts to traffic will be shared in advance, closer to the individual project start dates.  
 
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
 
Recently, IDOT unveiled a new mobile-friendly website that features a detailed project timeline with an interactive map, photo galleries and the ability to submit questions and comments to the project team via a “Contact Us” link. For more information, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org
 
The improved Jane Byrne Interchange will be complete in 2022.
3/26/2020 10:03 AM (Updated 6/15/2020 8:43 AM)
Greene County: Work on IL-267 begins March 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-267 at Apple Creek, approximately 9 miles north of Greenfield, will be restricted to one lane beginning Monday, March 30. 

Two-way traffic will be maintained by the use of temporary traffic signals. This work is necessary to construct a new bridge deck and is expected to be completed by November. 
 
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.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
3/25/2020 2:16 PM (Updated 3/25/2020 2:21 PM)
Construction Resumes In Janesville Area

As the spring season approaches, Interstate 39/90 construction will begin another season in the Janesville area. This week, crews will resume work on I-39/90 from Kennedy Road, north of the WIS 26 interchange (Exit 171A), to the I-39/90 and US 14 interchange (Exit 171B) in Janesville. This section of work is anticipated to be completed in fall 2021.

Electronic weekly construction updates for this project will begin on Friday (March 13), and continue through the 20202-2021 construction seasons.

What you need to know:

The I-39/90 construction work in Janesville is scheduled to be completed in fall 2021.

In 2022, US 14/Humes Road will be reconstructed to an urban roadway between Deerfield Drive and WIS 26/Milton Avenue (view the US 14 planned improvements). A sidewalk/shared used path will be built on each side as part of the project. Lane and turn restrictions are anticipated during this six-month project, as well as full closure of US 14 from Pontiac Drive to Milton Avenue (view the construction staging). Motorists will be required to use alternate routes.

Forward this email to family, friends and co-workers who travel this area, and encourage them to sign up for project email updates! You can also share the post on the I-39/90 Project Facebook page

3/10/2020 2:41 PM (Updated 6/6/2020 3:30 PM)
IL-117 Prep Work begins March 12
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to prepare IL-117 between Goodfield and Eureka for resurfacing begins March 12.
The work involves tree removal and relocation of utilities and will require intermittent lane closures. The entire project is expected to be complete in November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 
3/10/2020 1:26 PM (Updated 3/17/2020 3:48 PM)
Second Year of I-55 bridge Work in Will County to Begin

Extra safety measures in place for final year of two-year project, backups anticipated   

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a project to replace the bridge decks on I-55 over the BNSF Railroad and Grant Creek, south of Arsenal Road in Will County, resumes, weather permitting, Friday, March 6. Temporary northbound lane closures are scheduled the next two weekends with the permanent work zone anticipated to be in place March 16.

Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, northbound I-55 will be reduced to a single lane between River Road and Arsenal Road. All lanes reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, March 9. The same northbound closures and hours will be in effect, weather permitting, the weekend of Friday, March 13. 
 
The weekend closures are necessary to make temporary pavement repairs so northbound I-55 can accommodate both directions of traffic when work resumes on replacing the southbound I-55 bridge decks. 
 
That will occur on March 16 at 5 a.m., weather permitting, when I-55 will be reduced to a single lane in both directions between River Road and Arsenal Road. Later this construction season, I-55 will remain one lane in each direction but shift to the southbound lanes while the northbound bridge decks are replaced.
 
The entire project is due to wrap up and all lanes reopen in late fall. 
 
Backups and congestion approaching the work zone should be anticipated at all times. Motorists must slow down, put down their phones and devices, avoid all distractions and give their undivided attention to traffic control signs and changing conditions in and around the work zone.
 
Special precautions again will be implemented to enhance safety. Signs will be posted several miles in advance in both directions. Temporary rumble strips also will be installed to alert approaching motorists. The work zone speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph, with Illinois State Police dedicating special patrols in the area at all times to enforce all traffic laws.
 
Additionally, a dynamic merge system, commonly referred to as a zipper merge, will be used this year to help manage congestion and reduce travel times through the work zone. Digital message signs will advise motorists when to move out of the left lane and prepare to enter the work zone.  During uncongested traffic, motorists will be instructed to slow down and move to the right lane well in advance of the work zone.  During more congested periods, drivers will be encouraged to use both lanes, taking turns merging into the open lane at the point the left lane is closed.  
3/5/2020 9:54 AM (Updated 6/15/2020 8:43 AM)
Villa Grove: IL-130 Bridge Replacement Begins In March

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to replace the bridge that carries Sycamore Street (IL-130) over the Embarras River in Villa Grove will begin the week of March 9.

The removal of the current bridge will be done in stages to maintain two-way traffic, which will be controlled by temporary signals. The new bridge will consist of new abutments, piers, girders and concrete driving lanes as well as the addition of a multi-use path.
 
Major construction is expected to be complete by mid-December, with any remaining minor work finished by June 2021.
 
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.  
3/2/2020 9:26 AM (Updated 3/7/2020 8:43 AM)
Work On IL-123 Over I-55 Begins March 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs to the bridge that carries IL-123 over I-55 at Williamsville will begin Monday, March 2.

The work involves bridge deck replacement and will be done in stages to maintain two-way traffic on IL-123 with lane width restrictions. There also will be periodic nighttime lane closures on I-55. All construction is expected to be complete by Nov. 30.
 
The repairs to the bridge are part of IDOT’s Transportation Asset Management Plan and will prolong the life of the structure. As a result, motorists will have a smoother road surface that is free of potholes.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 6 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict6 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.    
2/21/2020 11:24 AM (Updated 2/22/2020 8:57 AM)
East Peoria: Riverfront Drive Ramp To Washington Street Closes Feb. 24

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the ramp from Riverfront Drive to eastbound Washington Street in East Peoria will close Monday, Feb. 24.

The closure is necessary to allow reconstruction of the ramp to accommodate future detour traffic from I-74. All current eastbound Washington Street traffic will be detoured to westbound Washington toward the Bob Michel Bridge (IL-40) and River Road.
 
The ramp is expected to reopen in its original configuration by Thanksgiving, when construction on the Murray Baker Bridge (I-74) is 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.
 
Visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com for updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas.
2/20/2020 11:54 AM (Updated 2/22/2020 8:59 AM)
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)
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.

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