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Project to paint multiple bridges on Belvidere Road

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that cleaning and painting of bridges on Belvidere Road (Illinois 120) over Greenleaf Street and the Canadian Pacific Railroad, in Waukegan and Park City, will start this week.

The work will primarily take place under the bridge and will not impact traffic, however occasional daytime lane closures will be required on Belvidere Road and Greenleaf Street. Work is expected to be complete in early November. 

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

7/6/2020 7:19 PM (Updated 7/6/2020 7:19 PM)
Traffic signal upgrade at Belvidere and Green Bay roads

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a traffic signal upgrade at Green Bay Road (Illinois 131) and Belvidere Road (Illinois 120), in Waukegan, will require daily lane closures, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 13.

The project, which also includes constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be complete in late September.

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

7/6/2020 7:15 PM (Updated 7/6/2020 7:15 PM)
Project to rehab multiple bridges over I-290

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to five bridges that carry traffic over the Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 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 7/6/2020 7:02 PM)
Cahokia: Illinois 3 lane closure set July 7-8

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that all lanes of Illinois 3 from 0.8 miles north of Monsanto Avenue in Sauget to 0.1 miles south of Ruby Street in Cahokia will be intermittently restricted during daytime hours only on Tuesday, July 7, and Wednesday, July 8, weather permitting. 

These lane closures are necessary for inspection of the pavement.
 
Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.

7/6/2020 4:24 PM (Updated 7/6/2020 4:24 PM)
Champaign: Construction starts on U.S. 150 bridge, first step to remake I-57/I-74 interchange as part of Rebuild Illinois

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today a $8.4 million project to replace the U.S. 150 bridge over Interstate 57 begins July 8. The project is one of the first steps to accommodate a new-and-improved Interstate 57/74 interchange, a highlight of Gov. JB Pritzker's Rebuild Illinois capital program.

"The U.S. 150 bridge and the I-57/74 interchange represent a significant investment in the Champaign-Urbana area and one of the biggest for Central Illinois in Rebuild Illinois," said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. "Thanks to Gov. Pritzker's support and leadership, IDOT is committed to creating economic opportunity across the state by investing in infrastructure while improving safety and quality of life."

Starting Wednesday, U.S. 150 over I-57 will be reduced to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals while the new bridge is built. Occasional, overnight lane closures on I-57 will be required as well until the project wraps up in late summer 2021.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changing conditions and signs in the work zone, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Built in 1964, the U.S. 150 bridge has exceeded its anticipated lifecycle and due for replacement. In August, a similar project will begin on the Mattis Avenue bridges at both I-57 and I-74. All of the bridges will be built higher and longer to accommodate the new ramps as part of the rebuilt I-57/I-74 interchange.

The I-57/74 interchange project is due to start in late summer 2021, remaking a critical regional freight juncture that handles almost 40,000 vehicles a day. The new interchange will improve traffic flow and safety by eliminating conflict points and reducing turning movements.

Gov. Pritzker's historic and bipartisan Rebuild Illinois is investing $33.2 billion into 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.

7/6/2020 4:07 PM (Updated 7/6/2020 4:07 PM)
Peoria: IL-6 ramp closures begin July 7

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the ramps to and from Allen Road and Knoxville Avenue (IL-40) on IL-6 in Peoria will close July 7. 

The closures are necessary for paving of IL-6 in the area and will last approximately 60 minutes through July 9. No IL-6 traffic will be allowed on or off at those interchanges during the closures. The same pattern will take place July 14-16. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
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.
7/6/2020 2:17 PM (Updated 7/6/2020 2:17 PM)
Ford County: IL-115 closed for bridge replacement

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-115 between US-24 at Piper City and IL-54 at Roberts is closed. 

The closure is necessary to remove and replace the bridge that carries IL-115 over Spring Creek Tributary in Ford County. A detour utilizing US-24, I-57 and IL-54 will be posted during the work, which is expected to be complete in early August. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
 
For IDOT District 3 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict3.
7/6/2020 1:59 PM (Updated 7/6/2020 2:05 PM)
I-74 shoulder work set July 7

UPDATE 3:09 pm July 6: This work has again been postponed to July 8 and 9.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the shoulders along westbound I-74 at the IL-6 interchange (exit 87B) in Peoria will close July 7. 

The closures are necessary to pour foundations for a new overhead sign structure and will last from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Work to install the sign structure will occur later this summer. 
 
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 
7/6/2020 11:26 AM (Updated 7/6/2020 3:18 PM)
Lane closures scheduled for US-41 in Whiting

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for US- 41 between 121st St and US-20 (Indianapolis Blvd) beginning Monday, July 13.  

One lane will be closed at a time for a paving project. Weather dependent, the project is expected to be completed on Thursday, July 16. 

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.

7/6/2020 9:34 AM (Updated 7/6/2020 9:34 AM)
Higgins Road bridge rehab begins July 9

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the rehabilitation of the Higgins Road (IL-72) bridge over the Fox River, in East and West Dundee, will begin, weather permitting, Thursday, July 9.

To accommodate the work, Higgins Road from Third Street to River Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with lane widths reduced to 10.3 feet. In addition, left turns from Higgins Road onto Water and River streets will not be allowed. A recommended alternate route is Van Buren Street. Access to businesses within the work zone will be maintained during construction.

The project, which involves repairing structural concrete and bridge joints, resurfacing and painting the bridge bearings, is expected to be completed in late August.

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

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.

7/2/2020 6:13 PM (Updated 7/3/2020 11:13 AM)
Longmeadow Parkway West of Sundown Rd to IL-25 Bolz Road Closure

Starting the Wednesday July 8th, Bolz Road will be closed to traffic between Sandbloom Road and the entrance to the stone quarry for 8 to 10 weeks, weather permitting, to allow construction crews to safely and efficiently construct the new Bolz Road roadway realignment and install new water main and storm sewer. Traffic will be routed around Bolz Road using Sandbloom Road, IL-62 and IL-25 as shown below.

 

7/2/2020 6:04 PM (Updated 7/6/2020 10:16 AM)
Lane Closures scheduled for IN-912 over US-12

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for IN-912 over US-12/E Columbus Dr/Airport Rd starting Monday, July 6. 

IN-912 will be restricted to one lane in each direction for a bridge deck overlay project. The project is expected to be completed in early October, 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.
7/2/2020 12:39 PM (Updated 7/4/2020 8:47 AM)
Northwest Highway lane closures begin July 6

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a bridge deck overlay with joint repairs on Northwest Highway (US-14) over Golf Road (IL-58), in Des Plaines, will require lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 6.

In order to complete the project, Northwest Highway from State Street to Broadway Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
 
The project is expected to be completed in September.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
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.
7/2/2020 12:11 PM (Updated 7/2/2020 12:11 PM)
MN-3 in Empire Township, Farmington closing for two months beginning July 7

Motorists will encounter delays and a detour on MN-3 starting Tuesday, July 7 as crews begin constructing a new roundabout at 170th Street in Empire Township.

MN-3 between CR-46/160th Street and 196th Street will close from 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 7 to early September, weather permitting.
 
All businesses and residences will be accessible during the closure. However, motorists should follow the signed detour using County Road 46/160th Street, Pilot Knob Road and Highway 50—or other signed local routes—to bypass these closures.
 
Work along Highway 3 this summer will consist of constructing a roundabout at 170th Street and adding left turn lanes at 197th Street, 200th Street, 202nd Street/Chesterfield Way, and 209th Street.
 
For more information about this project, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy3farmington-empiretwp/index.html.
 
Road work continues to be a critical service. MnDOT is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
 
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511.org or dial 5-1-1. 
7/2/2020 11:12 AM (Updated 7/4/2020 8:50 AM)
Lane closures scheduled for IN-2 at Cougar Rd

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for IN-2 at the intersection with CR-700 E/Cougar Rd beginning Tuesday, July 7. 

Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction, with the left passing lane closed in each direction. Crews will be constructing a median in this location. The lane restrictions will be in place through the beginning of August, 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.
7/1/2020 2:09 PM (Updated 7/1/2020 2:09 PM)
CR-900 N bridge over I-80/94 to be closed starting July 6

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for CR-900 N over I-80/94 beginning Monday, July 6. 

This closure is to perform a bridge deck overlay, rebuild deck ends and replace approaches on the bridge over I-80/94. The road is expected to be closed through the beginning of October, 2020. 
 
This project will require future lane closures on I-80/94, which will be announced prior to the lane closures being put in place. 
 
Drivers should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow CR-500 W, CR-1000 N, CR-375 W and CR-925 N.
7/1/2020 12:02 PM (Updated 7/1/2020 12:03 PM)
IN-149 to be closed between US-20 and US-6

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for IN-149 between Lenburg Rd and Joliet Ave starting Monday, July 6. 

The road will be closed for construction work and is expected to reopen in mid-August, 2020. 
 
Drivers should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow US-20, IN-49 and US-6. 
7/1/2020 11:09 AM (Updated 7/1/2020 11:09 AM)
Midlothian Road to Close for Culvert Replacements

The Lake County Division of Transportation will be closing Midlothian Road between Winchester Road and IL-176 to through traffic starting Wednesday, July 15 at 6 a.m. The road is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, Aug. 11 in the late afternoon. The closure is necessary for two culvert replacements.

The exact duration for each culvert closure is uncertain, however, the first culvert closure will be reopened to local traffic before the second location is closed. Message boards will be used to inform local residents of which closure is in place.

First road closure at culvert: Local traffic will have access from Winchester Road south to Timber Pass and from IL-176 north to Keith Mione Park and Sports Complex, Fremont Public Library and Magnolia Road. The construction zone will be closed to all traffic.

Second road closure at culvert: Local traffic will have access from Winchester Road south to the Keith Mione Park and Sports Complex, Fremont Public Library and Killarney Pass Drive and from Illinois Route 176 north to Wrens Gate. The construction zone will be closed to all traffic.

DETOUR ROUTE: Winchester Road to US-45 to IL-176.
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7/1/2020 8:40 AM (Updated 7/1/2020 11:18 AM)
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)
IL-47 resurfacing begins July 6

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of IL-47 from IL-64, in Lily Lake, to Seavey Road, in Elburn, will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, July 6.

The project, which consists of resurfacing the 8-mile stretch of IL-47 and constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, is expected to be completed in October.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
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 2:17 PM (Updated 6/30/2020 2:23 PM)
Knox County: I-74 bridge replacement begins July 6

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on I-74 in Knox County begins July 6. 

The project involves removal and replacement of the bridges that carry I-74 over French Creek, about 5 miles west of Brimfield, and will reduce I-74 to one lane in each direction. Work 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. 
 
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.
6/30/2020 11:26 AM (Updated 6/30/2020 2:35 PM)
US-20 To Be Closed In East Chicago For Paving

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for US-20 (Indianapolis Blvd) between Chicago Ave and Columbus Dr beginning Monday, July 6 through Thursday, July 9.

Crews will be repaving this section of Indianapolis Blvd in two phases. Indianapolis Blvd will be closed completely for each phase and each phase is expected to last two days.
 
Phase 1 will be from Chicago Ave to 144th St and will begin on Monday. Once completed, this stretch will be reopened and Phase 2 will commence. Phase 2 will be from 144th to Columbus Dr.
 
Drivers should seek an alternate route. This work is weather dependent and subject to schedule changes or delays. 
6/29/2020 9:11 AM (Updated 6/29/2020 3:16 PM)
2020 Kane County Paint Pavement Marking

The annual Kane County Paint Pavement Marking Program work will begin the week of July 13th, weather permitting. The work shall include installation of paint pavement makings onto 225 miles of County highways as indicated on the attached map. County policy is to apply paint pavement markings annually on the majority of the County’s rural highways and the more durable urethane pavement markings onto the high volume County highways. This pavement marking project will improve the visibility of the lane markings for the motoring public. The work is anticipated to be completed by Tuesday, October 20, 2020, weather dependent.

Temporary daily lane closures will be required Monday through Saturday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM to accomplish this work. The paint pavement marking work will start in the north end of the county and working their way south until all necessary lane lines have been restriped, weather dependent. Temporary flagger control of intersections will be required along the entire route in order to accomplish the required work. Please watch for fresh paint, workers, equipment on the roadway and shoulders, anticipate increased travel times and exercise caution while traveling in freshly painted areas.
 
Questions or concerns may be directed to Matt Schumacher at (630) 762-2744.
 
For all Kane County traffic advisories, visit the Traffic Alerts Page of the KDOT website.
6/26/2020 1:11 PM (Updated 6/28/2020 10:37 AM)
Robert Street Bridge in St. Paul to close for six weeks beginning July 11

Beginning Saturday, July 11, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the Robert Street Bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Paul through late August to repair and extend the life of the bridge’s pavement.

Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists should follow detour signs to use the nearby Wabasha Street Bridge during the six-week project. This detour route may be adjusted as needed during construction. Travelers also should plan for possible delays through August.

These bridge repairs are part of MnDOT’s work to improve and plan for the future of Robert Street. Earlier this summer, MnDOT began repairing the pavement on Robert Street between Annapolis Street in the West Side neighborhood and 11th Street in downtown St. Paul. This work involved resurfacing to seal minor cracks and improve the pavement surface and restriping to reduce the number of lanes in certain stretches to improve safety for all users. 

The future of Robert Street

Robert Street serves as a major artery into downtown St. Paul. It’s also a gateway to one of the city’s most diverse business districts in the West Side neighborhood business district and many residential communities.

More significant construction improvements are planned for 2025 or 2026 to further improve this heavily used road. MnDOT will engage with the community later this summer to gather input on various topics, including safety improvements, accessibility and street design features. The department also will review previous community planning work for the area conducted by the West Side Community Organization.

Road work continues to be a critical service. MnDOT is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For more information about this project, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/robertstreet/

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org  

6/26/2020 11:04 AM (Updated 6/28/2020 10:39 AM)
2020 Kane County Pavement Preservation Project

Pavement preservation techniques utilize lower cost maintenance improvements conducted earlier in the life cycle of the asphalt pavement by reducing the water penetration that leads to freeze/thaw damage and prevents oxidation of the asphalt material. Starting the week of July 6th, Kane County will begin the process of applying a pavement preservation technique that involves an asphalt sealer/rejuvenator on the below listed roads that have been resurfaced within the last two years. The process will involve applying the rejuvenator liquid, allowing the liquid to cure, placing sand on the treated roads for traction, and then sweeping up the excess material.

A complete list of the roads to be treated this year are listed below on the map. Work is expected to occur from the south end of the county progressing north until all roads listed have been completed. Construction work hours will be from 9:00am until 3:00pm each day for approximately four to six weeks, weather permitting.
The above-mentioned roads will remain open during treatment, but will be reduced to one lane of travel using flaggers and temporary daily lane closures.
Motorists need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Motorists must watch for construction workers, construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone. Motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work areas. Motorists may want to add additional time to their commutes and consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.

Construction work hours will be from 9:00am until 3:00pm each day for approximately four to six weeks, weather permitting.

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

6/25/2020 6:14 PM (Updated 6/25/2020 9:05 PM)
Overnight I-55 pavement repairs in Will County

Patching project with lane closures to last through November

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that pavement patching will take place on I-55 between Weber Road and just south of I-80, in Will County, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, June 29.

To complete the work, motorists should expect lane closures starting at 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday. Work will begin in the southbound lanes at Weber Road and move to the rest of the expressway over the summer.

At least one lane in each direction will remain open during construction. 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. Illinois State Police will be patrolling the work zone to enforce all traffic laws.

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.

6/25/2020 4:22 PM (Updated 6/26/2020 11:39 AM)
WI-32 storm sewer project set to begin Monday June 29nd

Lane reductions between 7th and 12th Street

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin a project to replace storm sewers on WI-32 between 7th and 12th Street in Kenosha. Work will begin on June 29th and will be complete by early October. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction during the course of the project.
 
Three separate storm sewer outfalls will be removed and updated during this project. The project will also include placement of erosion control items at the outflow locations.
 
For additional information about traffic in the area visit; https://511wi.gov/#:Alerts 
6/25/2020 12:55 PM (Updated 6/28/2020 10:33 AM)
Overnight I-55 lane closures begin June 29

Bridge repair work to last through late November

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to three bridges that carry I-55, over IL-53 (Bolingbrook Drive), in Bolingbrook, over Madison Street and over Joliet Road, in Burr Ridge, will require overnight, lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, June 29.

To complete the work, motorists should expect lane reductions on both sides of I-55 approaching each bridge starting at 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. In addition, occasional lane reductions on IL-53, Madison Street and Joliet Road will occur later this summer.

While repairs to each bridge are concurrent, to minimize the impact to traffic, lane closures will take place at only one location each night. At least one lane in each direction will remain open during construction. While the work is ongoing, the shoulders on the both sides of I-55 approaching each bridge will be closed.

The project, which includes bridge deck patching, shoulder reconstruction, protective shielding and pavement markings, 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.

6/24/2020 8:56 PM (Updated 6/25/2020 11:14 AM)
Extended Ramp Closure Scheduled to Begin Next Week at the Archer Avenue Interchange on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Closure needed for pavement work, detour will be posted

An extended ramp closure with detour on the ramp connecting eastbound Archer Avenue to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is scheduled to begin next week and continue through the end of the year for ramp and roadway pavement work.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the ramp closure and detour. All work is weather dependent. The closure is necessary because there is not enough room on the ramp to safely provide a work zone and accommodate traffic.

“The Illinois Tollway prioritizes the safety of both drivers and workers when planning for roadway construction,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “While roadwork detours are inconvenient for drivers, the closures are necessary to provide a safe work zone for construction workers and completion of the repair work.”

Beginning the week of June 29, the ramp connecting eastbound Archer Avenue to southbound I-294 is scheduled to close with a posted detour. The detour will direct traffic to continue east to Oak Grove Avenue and then route traffic via westbound Archer Avenue to the ramp onto LaGrange Road which provides access to southbound I-294.