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Bridge Joint Installation to Close Lanes on I-94 over US-20

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that the right two lanes of eastbound I-94 will close starting late Sunday evening for installation of a new bridge joint.

The bridge is located over US-20 just east of the Indiana Toll Road and the Lake/Porter county line.
 
Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in the left lane and shoulder, but motorists should expect backups and delays, planning an alternate route if possible.
 
Work is anticipated to be complete in approximately one week.
 
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8/16/2019 9:40 AM (Updated 8/16/2019 11:14 AM)
I-74 Lane Closures Begin Aug. 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane closures on both sides of Interstate 74 near the Illinois River begin Tuesday, Aug. 20.

The closures are necessary for crews to inspect the bridges that carry Interstate 74 over Camp Street, a railroad, a bike path and Farm Creek in East Peoria. There also will be inspections on the westbound I-74 flyover exit ramp over I-74, Farm Creek and exit ramps just east of Murray Baker Bridge. The inspections are planned for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and are expected to be complete by Aug. 21.

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. 

8/16/2019 3:53 PM (Updated 8/17/2019 8:32 AM)
Closure of Hoisington Road begins Aug. 19
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, a road closure will be installed in Winnebago County. The road closure will be on Hoisington Road between Comly Road and US 20, west of Winnebago. 
 
The closure will begin Monday, August 19 starting at 8:00 AM and conclude Tuesday, August 20, by 3:00 PM.

IDOT workers will be performing culvert 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.
8/16/2019 3:32 PM (Updated 8/16/2019 3:32 PM)
Winnebago County: Closure of Hoisington Road Begins Aug. 19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, a road closure will be installed in Winnebago County. The road closure will be on Hoisington Road between Comly Road and US 20, west of Winnebago. 

The closure will begin Monday, August 19 starting at 8:00 AM and conclude Tuesday, August 20, by 3:00 PM.
 
IDOT workers will be performing culvert 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.
 
8/16/2019 3:30 PM (Updated 8/17/2019 8:34 AM)
I-55 lane closures begin Aug. 18
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that southbound Interstate 55 from Illinois 140 near Hamel to Illinois 143 near Edwardsville will be restricted to one lane during the nighttime starting Sunday, August 18, weather permitting.  

The lanes will be restricted between the hours of 7:00 pm and 6:00 am.  The work is expected to be completed by Tuesday, August 20, 2019 and is necessary to repair the pavement marking.
 
Drivers should expect delays and are asked to use alternate routes during this time.  Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
 www.idot.illinois.gov
8/16/2019 3:26 PM (Updated 8/16/2019 3:26 PM)
WEEKEND-LONG LANE, RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR BRIDGE WORK ON VETERANS MEMORIAL TOLLWAY (I-355) AT OGDEN AVENUE

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) will be reduced to two lanes over the weekend and the ramp from Ogden Avenue to southbound I-355 will be closed for repair work on the mainline bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the lane and ramp closures. The closures are necessary safely accommodate traffic and provide a work zone for resurfacing on the ramp. Repairs have been scheduled for the weekend when traffic volumes are lower. All work is weather dependent.

“The Illinois Tollway promotes safety of both drivers and workers as we plan and deliver roadway repairs,” 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 Saturday, August 17, at 6 p.m. one lane in both directions on I-355 between Maple Avenue and Ogden Avenue is scheduled to close, with a second lane in both directions closing at 7 p.m. Lane reductions will also be put in place on the ramp connecting northbound I-355 to eastbound I-88. All lanes will reopen by 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 18.

In addition, the ramp connecting Ogden Avenue to southbound I-355 is scheduled to close to traffic at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 17. No detour will be posted, however drivers will be able to access southbound I-355 via the nearby Maple Avenue Interchange or at the Butterfield Road Interchange. The ramp will reopen by 10 a.m. on Sunday, August 18.

Additional mainline lane closures on I-355 will be required next weekend to complete the repairs including bridge deck patching and expansion joint seal replacement.

The repair work and detours are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, DuPage County and local fire and police departments.

In 2019, the Illinois Tollway has scheduled roadway, bridge and ramp work on I-355 between Army Trail Road and I-55. Work includes repairs to bridges at Boughton Road, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Butterfield Road, Hill Avenue, North Avenue and Crescent Boulevard. Repairs are also scheduled on the ramps at Army Trail Road, North Avenue (Illinois Route 64), Roosevelt Road (Illinois Route 38), Butterfield Road (Illinois Route 56), the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), Ogden Avenue (Illinois Route 34), Maple Avenue, 63rd Street, 75th Street, Boughton Road and I-55. All work is scheduled to be complete in 2019.

The improvements are 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-355 Roadway Resurfacing and Repair work is available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.

Work Zone Safety

Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution, especially when workers are present. The Illinois Tollway reminds motorists that the “Move Over Law” requires motorists to change lanes or to slow down and proceed with caution when passing any vehicle on the side of the road with hazard lights activated. If you see flashing lights ahead, please move over or slow down.

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

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

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

Getting Tollway Construction Information

The Illinois Tollway has a variety of ways customers can get the latest travel information, including:

8/16/2019 2:36 PM (Updated 8/17/2019 8:37 AM)
IL-78 Work In Stark County Begins Aug. 21

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on IL-78 between IL-17 and the Stark/Henry county line will begin Wednesday, Aug. 21.

The project involves pavement resurfacing and repairs and will require daytime lane closures, with traffic controlled by flaggers. Work is expected to be complete by 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.  
8/16/2019 2:30 PM (Updated 8/17/2019 8:39 AM)
Weekend Lane Closures on Skokie Highway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that an ongoing resurfacing project will require lane closures this weekend, weather permitting, on Skokie Highway (US-41) in Highland Park.

The right lanes of both northbound and southbound Skokie Highway will be closed between Chantilly Boulevard (north of Clavey Road) and Lake-Cook Road, in Highland Park, starting at 8 p.m. Friday, August 16.  In addition, the entrance ramp from Clavey Road to northbound Skokie Highway will be closed, as will the entrance and exit ramps on southbound Skokie Highway at Skokie Valley Road. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, weather permitting.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
8/16/2019 9:17 AM (Updated 8/16/2019 11:15 AM)
Randall Road Culvert Extension of Tributary to Mill Creek

Starting the week of August 19, 2019, Kane County will begin work on to extend the existing boxculvert over the tributary to Mill Creek under Randall Road between Mill Street and Fabyan Parkway in Batavia, Illinois. This project will include widening Randall Road to provide full width shoulders on either side of the road. Construction work hours will be from 7:00am until 4:00pm each day for approximately three months, weather permitting.

Randall Road will remain open in both directions during construction, but may be reduced to one lane of travel using flaggers and temporary daily lane closures.
 
Motorists need to be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and be extra alert. Motorists must watch for construction workers, construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone.  Motorists should expect long delays while traveling through the work areas. Motorists may want to addadditional time to their commutes and consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.
 
A reminder – it is illegal for drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction work zone.
 
Questions and concerns may be directed to Patrick VerHalen (630) 208-3138. For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts/Default.aspx.
 
Click this link to find out how Kane County Drivers can “make zero fatalities a reality.”
8/15/2019 11:33 AM (Updated 8/15/2019 11:33 AM)
Multiple I-494 lane, ramp closures in southeast Twin Cities set for Aug. 16-19

Motorists traveling on I-494 in Mendota Heights, Eagan and Inver Grove Heights should plan on major delays for the fourth weekend in a row as both directions of I-494 will have lane and ramp closures beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, weather permitting.

The left lane of eastbound I-494 between I-35E and MN-62/Old MN-110 will close beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 as crews set up the movable barrier in order to pave westbound I-494.

Several ramps between US-52 and I-35E will close beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, including:

Crews will then reduce westbound I-494 to a single lane between US-52 and I-35E by 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

All lanes and ramps are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19.

The closure is needed as crews resurface the road.

Residents who live near this area of I-494 may hear noise as crews work around the clock to remove pavement, set barrier and pave the road.

The lane and ramp closures are part of a larger project on I-494 to repave the road, update drainage and repair seven bridges on an eight mile stretch I-494 between the Minnesota River and Third Avenue in South St. Paul.

During the two-year project, motorists can expect 14 full or partial closures of I-494. Work is scheduled to be completed by fall 2020, weather permitting.

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

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

8/14/2019 8:48 PM (Updated 8/15/2019 11:11 AM)
Right lane closed on Western Ave near Main St

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the right lane of southbound Western Avenue near Main Street is closed due to a water line break.  The closure is expected to last until Monday August 19.  

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.
8/14/2019 11:54 AM (Updated 8/14/2019 11:54 AM)
Clinton County: IL-161 to close Aug. 19 west of Centralia

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the intersection of IL-161 and Noltings Road will close at 6 a.m. Monday, August 19, weather permitting.  

This closure is necessary for reconstruction of the intersection.  A detour utilizing IL-127, US-50 and US-51 will be posted. Work is expected to be complete by December 1.
 
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area.  Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the detour signs, 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.
8/14/2019 11:17 AM (Updated 8/14/2019 11:17 AM)
Repairs to Dundee Road bridge over IL-53

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the bridge carrying IL-68 (Dundee Road) over northbound IL-53, in Arlington Heights, will require permanent and intermittent lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 19.

In order to complete the work, the right lane of eastbound Dundee Road will be closed until the project is complete. There also will be intermittent lane closures on northbound Illinois 53 to allow for access underneath the bridge.

The lane closures on IL-53 will occur during the day and at night, but all lanes of will remain open during peak travel times to minimize the inconvenience to the public.

Overnight on Saturday, Aug. 24, all lanes of northbound IL-53 will be closed for the replacement of the steel beam over traffic lanes. Traffic will be detoured to westbound Dundee Road, westbound Rand Road (US-12) and northbound Hicks Road to reconnect with IL-53.

The project is expected to be complete by early 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.

8/13/2019 2:36 PM (Updated 8/14/2019 11:24 AM)
Culvert repairs on IL-59 in Warrenville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that culvert repairs on IL- 59, just north of Mack Road, in Warrenville, will require lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 19.

In order to complete the project, northbound IL-59 will be reduced to one lane for up to four weeks. Following completion of the work on the northbound lanes, the southbound lanes will be reduced to one lane for another three to four weeks.

The project is expected to be complete by mid-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.

8/13/2019 2:17 PM (Updated 8/14/2019 11:25 AM)
Overnight closures at IL-83, I-290 interchange

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement repairs and patching at IL-83 (Kingery Highway) and I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) will require overnight closures for three nights starting, weather permitting, Wednesday, Aug. 14.

The number of closures will increase as the week progresses:
 
 
 
 
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.
8/13/2019 2:03 PM (Updated 8/13/2019 2:04 PM)
New lane configuration at Cumberland Circle

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of an ongoing reconstruction of the Cumberland Circle at Golf Road (IL-58) and North Wolf Road, in Des Plaines, a new lane configuration will start, weather permitting, Friday, Aug. 16.

Wolf Road and State Street will be opened to the circle and again have access to and from westbound Golf Road. There will continue to be no access to or from eastbound Golf Road. On Aug. 24, eastbound Golf Road will be shifted from the right lane to the left lanes and the circle will be closed at Broadway Street from all directions.
 
The overall project consists of reconstructing the existing traffic circle into a modern roundabout. These improvements will reduce the footprint of the existing circle, provide a larger turn radius for trucks, add splitter islands directing vehicles into their proper lanes and introduce new overhead signage. In addition, the improvements will provide crosswalks on all five legs of the roundabout as well as improved drainage and lighting.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.
8/13/2019 10:16 AM (Updated 8/13/2019 10:16 AM)
MN-95 Drainage Work In North Branch Scheduled Aug. 12-30 - Hwy 95 Road Closure Begins Aug. 22

MN-95 road closure scheduled Aug.-22-29

Motorists should expect a road closure and delays on MN-95/St. Croix Trail as crews do drainage maintenance work near North Branch Sunrise River crossing, weather permitting.

The drainage work will start Monday, Aug. 12 on MN-95 between Keystone Avenue and Lantz Avenue with flaggers to control traffic in the work area. 
 
Then, beginning on Thursday, Aug. 22 through Thursday, Aug 29, MN-95 near the North Branch River crossing will close.  Motorists are advised to use the following posted detours:
 
·         Eastbound: Keystone Avenue, CR-11/375th Street to Oasis Road/CR-9
 
·         Westbound: CR-9/Oasis Road, CR-11/375th Street to Keystone Avenue.
 
Local residents and businesses will have access in the project area throughout the work. Crews expect to complete the work by Friday, Aug. 30. 
 
Motorists are urged to plan ahead and allow more time to reach their destination.
 
For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.
8/12/2019 11:38 AM (Updated 8/12/2019 4:52 PM)
IL-22 bridge closing Aug. 19 in Lake Barrington

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that culvert repairs, pavement patching and guardrail replacements to IL-22 over Flint Creek, in Lake Barrington, will require a full closure starting, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 19.

In order to complete the work, IL-22 will be closed between Harbor Drive and Old Barrington Road. A detour will direct traffic to US-14 and IL-59 (North Hough Road). Signs directing ambulances and other emergency traffic heading specifically for Good Shepherd Hospital will be posted. All other hospital traffic should follow the posted detour.
 
The work is expected to be complete within four weeks.
 
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.
 
 
8/12/2019 11:26 AM (Updated 8/13/2019 10:11 AM)
Resurfacing, patching on south suburban expressways

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement patching and resurfacing on expressways in the south suburbs will require intermittent, overnight lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 12.

The work will be done on the Bishop Ford Freeway ((I-94) between Sibley Boulevard (IL-83) and 159th Street in Dolton and South Holland; the ramps from I-57 to I-80 in Country Club Hills; and I-80 between Briggs Street in Joliet and Ridge Road in Minooka.

The work is expected to be complete by early 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.

8/7/2019 9:46 PM (Updated 8/9/2019 11:11 AM)
McLean County: Work on I-55/74 begins Aug. 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on I-55/74 will begin Monday, Aug. 12.

The work involves repairs to the bridges that carry I-55/74 over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and White Oak Road in Normal and will require lane closures. Two lanes in each direction will be open at all times during the project, which is expected to be complete by the end of October.

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.

8/7/2019 9:41 PM (Updated 8/9/2019 11:10 AM)
Piatt County: Work on IL-48 begins Aug. 12

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction along IL-48 south of Weldon in Piatt County begins Monday, Aug. 12.

The project involves repairs to the bridge that carries IL-48 over an unnamed creek about 4 miles south of Weldon and will require lane closures and width restrictions. Work is expected to be complete by the end of October.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. 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.
8/7/2019 4:20 PM (Updated 8/7/2019 9:30 PM)
Work on IL-78/97 begins Aug. 12
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on IL-78/97 north of Havana begins Monday, Aug. 12.
 
The project involves shoulder and guardrail reconstruction along the northbound lane just north of Dickson Mounds Road (CR-9) as well as erosion mitigation. This will require daytime lane closures with traffic controlled by flaggers. Work is expected to be complete in mid-October.
 
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.
8/7/2019 10:29 AM (Updated 8/7/2019 11:10 AM)
Belvidere Road Resurfacing In Gurnee And Park City

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that resurfacing, curb and gutter repairs to Belvidere Road (IL-120) from east of the Tri-State Tollway (I-94), in Gurnee, to Waukegan Road (IL-43), in Park City, will require daily lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 12.

The Belvidere Road ramps to and from Greenleaf Avenue, Waukegan Road (IL-43) and Skokie Boulevard (US- 41) will be partially or fully closed intermittently during off-peak hours.

The work is expected to be complete by mid-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.   

8/6/2019 4:29 PM (Updated 8/10/2019 8:59 AM)
Milwaukee Avenue intersection work in Libertyville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the installation of traffic signals and sidewalk ramps at Milwaukee Avenue (IL-21) and Green Tree Parkway/Red Top Drive, in Libertyville, will require intermittent, daytime lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 12.

The work is expected to be complete by mid-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.

8/6/2019 4:22 PM (Updated 8/7/2019 11:09 AM)
Close at I-94/I-65 Interchange in Lake County

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that one ramp will reopen and a second is anticipated to close Wednesday night/Thursday morning at the I-94 and I-65 interchange in Lake County.

The ramp connecting westbound I-94 to southbound I-65 should reopen Wednesday night. At that point, crews will move on to close the ramp connecting eastbound I-94 to northbound I-65. That ramp is expected to reopen by the end of August.

All this work is part of a bridge overlay contract in the area.

State road detours must be on state-maintained roads only. The detour for the newly closed ramp will have motorists head southbound at the exit for I-65, but keeping right at the exit for Ridge Road, exiting east on Ridge Road and then immediately exiting north on I-65.

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

8/6/2019 3:10 PM (Updated 8/10/2019 8:52 AM)
Harlem Avenue Bridge Repairs Over Cal-Sag Channel

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the structural steel and deck on the bridge carrying Harlem Avenue (IL-43) over the Cal-Sag Channel, in Palos Heights, will require lane reductions and width restrictions starting, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 12.

In order to complete the work, Harlem Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction with a width restriction of 11 feet.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.  
8/6/2019 1:07 PM (Updated 8/10/2019 9:04 AM)
Resurfacing on California Avenue in Chicago

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the resurfacing and installation of sidewalk ramps on California Avenue from north of 19th Street to south of Cermak Road, in Chicago, will require daily lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 12.

The work is expected to be complete by mid-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.
8/6/2019 1:01 PM (Updated 8/6/2019 1:01 PM)
Macon: Andrews Street to close Aug. 7

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction of the new J-turn intersection at US-51 and Andrews Road in Macon is entering its next phase.

On Aug. 7, Andrews Street will close temporarily as part of the new phase. A detour will be posted.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 7 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict7.
 
8/6/2019 11:26 AM (Updated 8/6/2019 11:27 AM)
Pavement Work On I-74 Begins Aug. 5
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement repairs on I-74 between High Cross Road and Prospect Avenue will begin Monday, Aug. 5.

The work involves milling and resurfacing from High Cross Road to east of Cunningham Avenue in Urbana and microsurfacing from Cunningham Avenue to west of Prospect Avenue in Champaign. Repairs to guardrails also will be performed.

The project is expected to last approximately seven weeks and will require nighttime lane closures between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays, with at least one lane open in each direction at all times.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.
 www.idot.illinois.gov
 
8/2/2019 6:13 PM (Updated 8/5/2019 9:16 AM)
Painting of Staley Road bridge over I-72 begins Aug. 5
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that painting of the bridge that carries Staley Road over I-72 begins Monday, Aug. 5.

The work will require lane closures in both directions, with one lane open in each direction separated by a barrier wall, and is expected to last approximately three to four weeks.

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

 www.idot.illinois.gov

8/2/2019 5:05 PM (Updated 8/5/2019 9:17 AM)
Work on IL-5/92 begins Aug. 5
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on IL-5/92 from Colona Road/Avenue of the Cities to the I-80/88 interchange will begin Monday, August 5.
 
Intermittent lane closures are needed in both the eastbound and westbound lanes for approximately six weeks to complete the repairs.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
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8/2/2019 3:57 PM (Updated 8/5/2019 9:18 AM)
Motorists to see overnight lane closures on I-94 east from Rogers to Maple Grove starting Aug. 4

Motorists using I-94 between MN-101 in Rogers and Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove will see eastbound I-94 reduced to two lanes from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly, Sunday – Thursday nights, beginning Sunday, Aug. 4 through early September.

Crews will add temporary lanes to help traffic flow on I-94 between Maple Grove and Rogers when a larger construction project starts next year. Motorists will see similar lane closures and work on I-94 westbound starting early September.
 
This work is part of a larger project to improve a 39-mile stretch of I-94 between Maple Grove and Clearwater. Improvements across four different work areas along I-94 will be made to add travel lanes, rebuild bridges, improve drainage, and resurface deteriorating pavement. A new interchange on I-94 near Dayton will also be built. When completed, the project will reduce congestion, improve safety, improve freight movement, enhance economic vitality, and provide a smoother ride for users of I-94. Work will take place between 2019 and 2021.
 
For more information, or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project website www.dot.state.mn.use/i94-mg-clearwater
8/2/2019 1:12 PM (Updated 8/2/2019 1:13 PM)
Torrence Avenue bridge repairs over I-80/94

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that deck sealing and joint repairs on the bridge carrying Torrence Avenue (US-6/IL-83) over Interstate 80/94 (Kingery Expressway), in Lansing, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, Aug. 5.

The project will require daily lane closures on Torrence Avenue in each direction and nightly entrance and exit ramp closures on I-80/94. The work is expected to be complete by the end of September.

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

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.

8/1/2019 2:16 PM (Updated 8/2/2019 11:34 AM)
Ramp Closures Scheduled to Begin Next Week at The Waukegan Road Interchange as Part of The Edens Spur Tollway (I-94) Improvement Project

A month-long closure of the ramp carrying southbound Waukegan Road traffic to westbound Edens Spur Tollway (I-94) is scheduled to begin next week at the Waukegan Road Interchange for ramp reconstruction.

Electronic message signs and construction signage are in place in advance to alert drivers.

Weather permitting, overnight Monday, August 5 into Tuesday, August 6, the ramp connecting southbound Waukegan Road to westbound I-94 is scheduled to close to traffic. A detour will be posted directing traffic to use the Lake Cook Road Interchange on I-94. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through the end of August.

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

Reconstruction of the ramp carrying traffic from southbound Waukegan Road to westbound I-94 is part of improvements to the Edens Spur. Four additional overnight closures will be needed in September to complete the improvements at this ramp.

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

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

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

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

8/1/2019 2:11 PM (Updated 8/2/2019 11:33 AM)
IN-331 to close at bridge over Yellow River

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that the IN-331 bridge over the Yellow River in Bremen is closing Monday for a superstructure replacement project.

The bridge is anticipated to reopen in early November.
 
State road detours must be on state-maintained roads only. Northbound drivers on IN-331 will be detoured west on US-6, north on US-31 and east on US-20 Bypass back to IN-331. Southbound drivers on SR 331 will be detoured west on US-20 Bypass, south on US-31 and east on US-6 back to IN-331.
 
Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts at any time via the District’s social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.
8/1/2019 2:06 PM (Updated 8/1/2019 9:45 PM)
Traffic switching late Sunday on I-65 in Lake County

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that traffic is switching late Sunday night on I-65 as part of a concrete restoration project between US-30 and US-231.

Southbound traffic will be switched to the northbound side of the road, where two lanes will flow in each direction.
 
As part of the traffic switch, the southbound ramps at 109th Avenue will be closed as they will be inaccessible with work happening in the southbound lanes. The switch should be complete by Monday morning.
 
The project is anticipated to wrap up by October.
 
State road detours must be on state-maintained roads only. For the southbound 109th Avenue ramps, northbound traffic will be detoured west on US-231, north on IN-53 (Broadway) to 109th. Southbound traffic will be detoured west on US-30 and south on IN-53 (Broadway) to 109th.
 
Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts at any time via the District’s social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.
8/1/2019 1:00 PM (Updated 8/1/2019 1:03 PM)
Adams Street ramp to I-474 to close Aug. 7

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the ramp from northbound Adams Street (US-24) to eastbound I-474 will close Wednesday, Aug. 7.

The closure is part of the ongoing bridge repairs in the area and is expected to last until late October. A detour will be posted.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. 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. 
8/1/2019 11:52 AM (Updated 8/1/2019 11:52 AM)
Havana bridge work begins Aug. 2

Lane closures will begin Aug. 5

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work on the bridge that carries US-136 over the Illinois River at Havana will begin Aug. 2.

The project will reduce the bridge to one lane controlled by flaggers during daylight hours starting Aug. 5, but closures may extend into the evening and nighttime hours. Westbound traffic may see long wait times during the lane closure. Work is expected to be complete by late August.

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

7/31/2019 3:29 PM (Updated 8/1/2019 11:22 AM)
IL- 117 ramps at I-74 to close Aug. 5

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the IL-117 ramps to and from westbound I-74 (exit 112) will close Aug. 5.

The closures are necessary to remove and replace pavement in this area and are expected to last approximately four to six weeks. A detour will be posted.
 
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 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com. 
7/30/2019 11:13 AM (Updated 7/30/2019 11:14 AM)
Pedestrian Improvements Coming to IL-13

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-13 in Marion of ADA and sidewalk improvments.

Beginning August 1, there will be construction on IL-13 that includes ADA improvements, installation of sidewalks and pedestrian crossings on IL-13 from Johnson Street to Railroad Street in Marion. [Work is scheduled to be completed within two months.]
 
Motorists should use extreme caution and be aware of traffic control devices and workers. Please reduce speed through the work zone.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.
7/29/2019 11:11 AM (Updated 7/30/2019 8:56 AM)
Ramp Closures on I-190 at Mannheim Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that milling and resurfacing of the I-190 ramps at Mannheim Road (US-45), in Chicago, will require overnight ramp closures and partial ramp closures during the day beginning, weather permitting, Friday, August 2.

The project initially was scheduled to begin in May, but postponed due to weather.
 
Partial lane closures, which involve closing shoulders and narrowing lanes, will be permitted weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.  Full ramp closures are permitted Sundays through Thursdays between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on the inbound (toward Chicago) ramps and between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. on the outbound (toward O’Hare) ramps. 
 
On Fridays, full ramp closures are permitted from 11:59 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday on inbound ramps and from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday on outbound ramps. On Saturdays, full ramp closures are permitted from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday on inbound ramps and from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday on outbound ramps.
 
The work is expected to be complete by mid-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.
7/26/2019 3:38 PM (Updated 7/29/2019 9:18 AM)
Greenville: Lane closures on IL-127 at I-70 begin July 31

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-127 at I- 70 will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Wednesday, July 31, weather permitting.  

This work will take place daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Traffic flow in each direction will be maintained using flaggers.  
 
This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs and asphalt resurfacing and is expected to be completed by early 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.
7/26/2019 1:44 PM (Updated 7/29/2019 9:17 AM)
Milwaukee Avenue Pavement Repairs in Lake, Cook counties

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement repairs along Milwaukee Avenue (IL-21/US-45) in Cook and Lake counties will require intermittent, daytime lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, July 29.

The initial phase of work will take place between Townline Road (IL-60) in Vernon Hills and Church Street in Libertyville. Subsequent phases will follow on sections between Harts Road in Niles and Glenview Road in Glenview as well as between Washington Street and Skokie Highway (US-41) in Gurnee.

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

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

7/26/2019 1:13 PM (Updated 7/29/2019 9:16 AM)
Work on Broadway Street begins July 29
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Broadway Street (IL-15) in Mount Vernon of upcoming lane reductions.

Beginning Monday, July 29, weather permitting, there will be road work on Broadway that will require lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Work includes patching, milling and resurfacing along Broadway from 25th Street to 44th Street. Motorists 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.
7/25/2019 3:42 PM (Updated 7/26/2019 12:08 PM)
Lake Zurich Road Pavement Patching Next Week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement patching and resurfacing on Lake Zurich Road (IL-22) from IL-83 in Long Grove to North Quentin Road, in Kildeer, will require intermittent daily lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, July 29.

In addition to patching and resurfacing, centerline rumble strips will be added. Traffic signal detector loops, curbs and gutters will be replaced. 
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of October.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.  
7/25/2019 12:39 PM (Updated 7/27/2019 10:14 AM)
Improvements to Irving Park Road in Streamwood

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that improvements to Irving Park Road (IL-19) between Madison Drive and Bartlett Road, in Streamwood, will require lane closures and width restrictions starting, weather permitting, Thursday, Aug. 1.

The project consists of widening the road to two lanes in each direction with left turn lanes, the addition of a bike and walking path, and noise wall and drainage improvements. In order to complete the work, one lane will be maintained in each direction with a width restriction of 11 feet.
 
The work is expected to be complete next summer.
 
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.
7/25/2019 11:51 AM (Updated 7/25/2019 12:16 PM)
Bridge Repairs on Ogden Avenue in La Grange

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the bridge carrying Ogden Avenue (US-34) over the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, in La Grange, will require permanent lane closures and width restrictions starting, weather permitting, Friday, July 26.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Burlington Avenue and Washington Avenue. Access to driveways and side streets in the work zone will be maintained during construction. In addition, lane widths in both directions will be reduced to nine feet.
 
The project consists of repairs to the bridge joints, substructure and concrete.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of October.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
7/24/2019 1:24 PM (Updated 8/4/2019 1:06 PM)
Benton: Work On IL-14 And IL-37 Begins July 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL-14 and IL-37 in Benton of upcoming lane closures.

Beginning Tuesday, July 23, weather permitting, there will be road work that will require lane closures on Illinois 14 from North Court Street in West City to Glen Street in Benton and on Illinois 37 from Bond Street to the Benton Square. Work includes patching, milling and resurfacing. Motorists 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.  
7/22/2019 3:22 PM (Updated 7/27/2019 10:30 AM)
Franklin County: Lane Closures On IL-149 Begin July 23

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Illinois 149 between Zeigler and West Frankfort of upcoming lane closures.

Beginning Tuesday, July 23, weather permitting, there will be road work on Illinois 149 that will require lane closures. Work includes 5.4 miles of milling and resurfacing along Illinoi 149 from Illinois148 in Zeigler to Orient Road. The contractor will also be working on sidewalks in Zeigler. Motorists 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.    
7/22/2019 3:02 PM (Updated 7/27/2019 10:31 AM)
14th Street At Dugdale Street To Close For Roundabout Construction

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing 14th Street at Dugdale Street beginning Monday, August 5 at 5 a.m. The closure will

last approximately 90 days while the existing four-way stop intersection is converted to a roundabout.  When the road reopens, motorists will be driving through the new roundabout. Please follow the signed detour routes. 
 
Detour Routes:
 
Detour Route for Pulaski Drive at IL Route 131/Green Bay Road:
IL Route 131/Green Bay Road south, to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive east, to Lewis Ave. north, to 14th Street.
 
Detour Route for 14th Street and Dugdale Street:
Lewis Ave. south, to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive west, to IL Route 131/Green Bay Road north.
 
Local traffic will have access to residences and businesses, from all directions, within the closure area. For additional information regarding this project please visit: 14thStProject.com.  
7/22/2019 1:15 PM (Updated 7/22/2019 4:00 PM)
Work On IL-78/116 In Farmington Begins July 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction along IL-78/116 between Main Street and Lightfoot Road will begin Monday, July 22.

The work involves road resurfacing, replacing the sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and installation of ornamental lighting. Lane closures will be necessary during the project, which is expected to be complete in December.

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

For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.  

7/19/2019 4:00 PM (Updated 7/22/2019 4:01 PM)
Overnight Lane Closures on I-80 Bridges in Joliet

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that an ongoing repair project on the I-80 bridges over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will require occasional overnight lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, July 22.
 
A single lane closure in either direction of I-80 will be permitted between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on days when closures are necessary.
 
The closures are needed to perform steel repairs and replace bearings on the bridges, with most of the work taking place under both structures. The project is expected to be complete by the fall of 2020.
 
Motorists should watch for changing traffic patterns, expect delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
The I-80 bridges have been identified for replacement under Gov. Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital program, pending the completion of planning studies and final design.

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. 

7/19/2019 2:45 PM (Updated 7/22/2019 9:26 AM)
Clinton County: IL-161 And Shattuc Road To Close July 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the intersection of IL-161 and Shattuc Road will be closed for two weeks beginning at 6 a.m. July 26.

This closure is necessary to reconstruct this intersection. A detour will be posted utilizing IL-127, US-50, and US-51.
Motorists should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the detour signs, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 

7/19/2019 8:12 AM (Updated 7/20/2019 8:26 AM)
IL-78 lane closure set July 25
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces  that weather permitting, work on the bridge carrying IL-78 over the Plum River 4.3 miles south of US 20, will begin on July 25. 
 
A lane closure with signals and barrier wall will be utilized at the structure. Drivers should be prepared to stop. Work is expected to be completed by Oct. 8.

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.
7/18/2019 3:19 PM (Updated 7/19/2019 11:07 AM)
Concrete Pour to Close Capital Avenue Bridge on Monday

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that IN-331 (Capital Avenue) will close Monday at the bridge over the St. Joseph River while crews pour concrete as part of a bridge reconstruction project.

The closure will begin at approximately midnight EST, with the road anticipated to reopen by late afternoon the same day. The road will be closed between State Road 933 (Lincolnway E.) and Jefferson Street.

This is the final planned closure for this two-year project, with the bridge anticipated to fully reopen by late August.

During the closure, northbound drivers on Capital Avenue will be detoured east on IN-933 (Lincolnway E.), north on Bittersweet Road and west on McKinley back to Capital Ave. Southbound drivers on Capital Avenue will be detoured east on McKinley, south on Bittersweet Road and west on IN-933 (Lincolnway E.) back to Capital Avenue.

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

7/18/2019 2:30 PM (Updated 7/19/2019 11:06 AM)
Madison County: IL-255 Lane Closure Set July 24

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-255 between Seminary Road and just north of IL-111 will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction during daylight hours beginning Wednesday, July 24, weather permitting.  

This closures are necessary to construct a new bituminous surface treatment and work is expected to be completed by the end of August.
 
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.  
7/18/2019 11:04 AM (Updated 7/20/2019 8:33 AM)
Westbound US-212 closed at CR-36 near Cologne, detours from Cologne to Norwood Young America

The Minnesota Department of Transportation closed westbound US-212 near Cologne at the west junction of CR-36 due to an emergency drainage repair between Highway 284 in Cologne and MN-5/25 in Norwood Young America.

Motorists should follow the signed detour along MN-284 in Cologne to MN-5 in Waconia to MN-5/25 back to US-212 in Norwood Young America in order to bypass the closure. Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra time.

Westbound US-212 will remain closed until MnDOT crews can assess the damage and make the emergency repairs to the road base and collapsed pipe under US-212.

When a road is closed, it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.

Check www.511mn.org before traveling for information on road conditions, closures and detour routes. For additional updates, ‘like’ MnDOT at www.facebook.com/mndot, and follow @mndotnews on Twitter.

7/17/2019 5:54 PM (Updated 7/18/2019 11:10 AM)
Bond County: I-70 Lane Closures Begin July 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the left lane of westbound I-70 between mileposts 32 and 39 will close July 17.

The closure is necessary to facilitate pavement repairs and is expected to last until the end of August. This work is being completed by IDOT's Greenville Maintenance Yard. 
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.   

7/16/2019 5:15 PM (Updated 7/20/2019 8:35 AM)
IDOT Road Closure Notice: IL-22 Closed At Flint Creek In Lake Barrington

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that culvert repairs, pavement patching and guardrail replacements to IL-22 over Flint Creek, in Lake Barrington, will require a full closure starting, weather permitting, July 22. The work is expected to be complete by the end of August.

A detour will direct traffic to US-14 and IL-59 (North Hough Road). More Information.    
7/16/2019 11:53 AM (Updated 7/20/2019 8:40 AM)
Will County: Lane Closures On Governors Highway Begin July 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs and the installation of a bridge deck overlay on the bridge carrying Governors Highway (IL-50) over Rock Creek will require lane reductions starting, weather permitting, July 22.

In order to complete the project, traffic will initially be reduced to one lane in each direction utilizing the northbound lanes while the southbound lanes are repaired.  Once work on southbound lanes is completed, traffic will be shifted to one lane in each direction utilizing the southbound lanes.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of September.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
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.    
7/15/2019 12:09 PM (Updated 7/15/2019 6:08 PM)
Libertyville: Lane Reductions On Buckley Begin July 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that road repairs and new pavement markings on Buckley road (IL-137) from O'Plaine Road to IL-83 in Libertyville will require intermittent lane reductions starting at O'Plaine Road and proceeding west, beginning Monday, July 15.

The work is expected to be complete by the end of August.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
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.   
7/12/2019 11:41 AM (Updated 7/13/2019 8:46 AM)
Tazewell County: I-474 Ramp To I-74 Closes July 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the ramp from eastbound I- 474 to westbound I-74 will close Monday, July 15.

The closure is necessary to facilitate painting of the overpass, which is expected to be complete by the end of August.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
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7/10/2019 3:34 PM (Updated 7/13/2019 9:24 AM)
Lane Reductions On Governors Highway Bridge Over Rock Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs and the installation of a bridge deck overlay on the bridge carrying Governors Highway (IL-50) over Rock Creek will require lane reductions starting, weather permitting, July 22.

In order to complete the project, traffic will initially be reduced to one lane in each direction utilizing the northbound lanes while the southbound lanes are repaired.  Once work on southbound lanes is completed, traffic will be shifted to one lane in each direction utilizing the southbound lanes.

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

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

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

7/9/2019 2:30 PM (Updated 7/13/2019 9:31 AM)
Lane reductions on Buckley Road in Libertyville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that road repairs and new pavement markings on Buckley road (IL-137) from O’Plaine Road to IL-83, in Libertyville, will require intermittent lane reductions starting at O’Plaine Road and proceeding west, beginning, weather permitting, on Monday, July 15.

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

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

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

7/9/2019 2:19 PM (Updated 7/10/2019 11:22 AM)
Dempster Street resurfacing In Morton Grove And Skokie

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

In order to complete the project, lanes on Dempster Street will be reduced in work zones.
 
The work is expected to be complete by June 2020.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.    
7/9/2019 10:32 AM (Updated 7/13/2019 9:34 AM)
McLean County: Work On Old 51 Set July 9

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction along Old U.S. 51 will begin Tuesday, July 9.

The work involves pavement patching and replacement of guardrails and culverts in an area from 2 miles south of Heyworth to 5 miles north of Heyworth. Intermittent weeklong closures of Old U.S. 51 where structures are being replaced will be required, and motorists must find an alternate route. The project is expected to be complete by mid-October.

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.     

7/8/2019 4:47 PM (Updated 7/13/2019 9:39 AM)
Kennedy Noise Wall Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of the ongoing improvements to the Kennedy Expressway (I-90) between the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and Harlem Avenue (IL-43) noise abatement walls will be installed along the frontage roads of I-90 between Cumberland Avenue (IL-171) and Harlem Avenue (IL-43). 

Starting the week of July 8, weather permitting, Higgins Road (IL-72) between Canfield Avenue and Oriole Avenue will be reduced to one lane westbound.  Eastbound traffic will be detoured on Canfield Avenue, Foster Avenue and Harlem Avenue.  

The project consists of installation of a precast concrete and steel beam noise abatement wall of varying height, with a maximum height of 25 feet, between Cumberland Avenue and Harlem Avenue on the northside of I-90 and from Canfield Avenue to Harlem Avenue on the southside of I-90.  

The installation of the sound walls is expected to be complete by the end of 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. 

7/5/2019 2:39 PM (Updated 7/9/2019 10:48 AM)
Lane Reductions On Waukegan Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that bridge joint repairs and the installation of a bridge deck overlay on the structure carrying Waukegan Road (IL-43) over Belvidere Road (IL-120), in Waukegan and Park City, will require reductions to one lane in each direction starting, weather permitting, Monday, July 8.

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

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

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

7/5/2019 2:21 PM (Updated 7/8/2019 3:37 PM)
Lane Reductions On LaGrange Road Over Cal Sag Channel

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs and the installation of a bridge deck overlay on the bridge carrying LaGrange Road (US-45) over the Calumet Sage Channel, in Palos Township, will require lanes to be reduced to one lane in each direction starting, weather permitting, Monday, July 8.

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

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

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.  

7/5/2019 2:20 PM (Updated 7/8/2019 9:12 AM)
Rochelle: Work on IL-251 begins July 9

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction work on IL-251 from Lakeview Drive to Veterans Parkway in Rochelle will begin on Tuesday, July 9.

Martin & Co. Excavating will be starting the project to patch and resurface the roadway.

Daily lane closures with flaggers will be utilized. Drivers should be prepared to stop for flaggers who will be directing traffic through the work areas. The project is expected to be completed within six weeks.

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

7/3/2019 6:41 PM (Updated 7/4/2019 8:10 AM)
Randolph County: Lane Restrictions on IL-150 Begin July 8

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that IL-150 from Murphysboro Road to Briar Hill Road will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Monday, July 8, weather permitting. 

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

7/3/2019 5:56 PM (Updated 7/6/2019 8:32 AM)
Henry County: IL-82 north IL-17 closing July 8

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction work on the structure carrying IL-82 over the south branch of the Edwards River, located 2.4 miles north of IL-17, will begin on Monday, July 8.

Civil Constructors Inc. will be making improvements to the expansion joints, structural steel and bridge deck surface.

To complete the repairs, IL-82 will be closed to all traffic at the structure and closed to thru traffic at the intersection of IL-82 / IL-17 and IL-82 / N 570th Avenue. A marked detour route will be installed utilizing IL-17 to US-34, US-34 to Bishop Hill Road, Bishop Hill Road to N 570th Avenue, N 570th Avenue to IL-82. The detour route will be in effect for the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed by August 23.

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.

7/3/2019 5:49 PM (Updated 7/4/2019 8:13 AM)
2019 Kane County Crack Sealing Project

Starting the week of July 15th, 2019, routing and crack sealing will begin on the below-listed roads. Construction work hours will be from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm each day for approximately four to six weeks, weather permitting.

The Crack Sealing program is part of the County’s comprehensive road maintenance program to increase the longevity of the roads by sealing road cracks preventing water from penetrating the road
base and reducing the life of the pavement.

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.

A reminder – it is illegal for drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction work zone.

Questions and concerns may be directed to Patrick VerHalen (630) 208-3138. For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts/Default.aspx.

Click this link to find out how Kane County Drivers can “make zero fatalities a reality.”

7/3/2019 3:43 PM (Updated 7/6/2019 8:42 AM)
New RCI At 153rd Avenue And MN-65 In Ham Lake Is Completed, Opened Today

The newly constructed Reduced Conflict Intersection at 153rd Ave N.E. (Anoka CR-61) and MN-65 in Ham Lake opened to traffic just before noon in time for the July 4th holiday weekend. Although the new intersection is now open to traffic, motorists may still encounter temporary short-term lane closures for cleanup work.

Work (and traffic restrictions) continues on new RCIs at 143rd Ave. in Ham Lake and 181st Ave. in East Bethel through early August.   There also will be work on sidewalk and gutter and drainage at the existing RCI at 169th Ave and MN-65 in August.  
 
The second and final year of a project to reduce fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes continues in East Bethel and Ham Lake. Crews are building the last four of six RCIs on MN-65 in Ham Lake and East Bethel. The RCIs being built in 2019 are at: 143rd Avenue, 153rd Avenue, 181st Avenue and Viking Boulevard. RCIs were built last year at 157th Avenue and 187th Avenue.
 
Construction of RCIs and longer left turn lanes will improve safety and mobility on the MN-65 corridor between 85th Avenue in Spring Lake Park and Sims Road in East Bethel.
 
For more information about the MN-65 RCI project, a list of project locations, timelines and detour routes, visit: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy65rci.
 
Additional information about RCIs is available at: mndot.gov/roadwork/rci.   
7/3/2019 3:02 PM (Updated 7/6/2019 8:35 AM)
Montgomery County: I-55 Bridge Painting Begins July 8

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that cleaning and painting of three bridges over I-55 in Montgomery County will begin Monday, July 8.

The bridges are between mileposts 67 and 75 and include CR-3300N north of Farmersville, Morrisonville Avenue south of Farmersville and Waggoner Avenue at Waggoner. The painting will require lane closures on I-55 as well as full closures of the frontage roads at times. Work is expected to be completed by mid-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 6 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict6.   
7/3/2019 1:39 PM (Updated 7/6/2019 8:46 AM)
Jo Daviess County: Work On US-20/IL-84 Begins July 8

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction work on US-20/IL-84 from Mt. Hope Road to Tippett Road, southeast of Galena, will begin on Monday, July 8. Civil Constructors Inc. will be completing the milling and resurfacing project.

Daily lane closures with flaggers will be utilized. Drivers should be prepared to stop for flaggers who will be directing traffic through the work operations. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. No in-roadway work will take place after 3:00 p.m. Friday until 6:00 a.m. Monday. Work is expected to be completed by September 27.
 
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.   
7/3/2019 1:25 PM (Updated 7/6/2019 8:37 AM)
Kickapoo Creek/Farmington intersection to close July 8

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the north leg of the intersection of Kickapoo Creek and Farmington roads as well as the intersection of Farmington and Red Bud Drive will close to all traffic Monday, July 8.

 The closures are necessary as part of the reconstruction of these intersections and the replacement of the Farmington Road bridge over Kickapoo Creek. The intersections are expected to remain closed until late October. Detours will be posted to guide motorists safely around the work zone.

 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.

7/2/2019 2:38 PM (Updated 7/3/2019 11:33 AM)
Taylor Street Exit on Inbound Ike (I-290) Closing Next Week
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Taylor Street exit on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) will be closed, weather permitting, starting at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 1, as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction in downtown Chicago.
 
The ramp will be closed until spring 2020 to reconfigure the exit as well as the outbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94). 
 
A detour will direct motorists to the outbound Dan Ryan and 18th Street interchange to access Taylor Street via the inbound Dan Ryan. Motorists wishing to get to the University of Illinois Chicago campus can also use the recently reopened Racine Avenue exit.
 
Expect delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org.   
6/27/2019 10:15 AM (Updated 6/29/2019 8:30 AM)
Cook County: 159th Street Resurfacing Begins July 1

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on 159th Street (US-6) from 94th Avenue in Orland Park to Ridgeland Avenue in Oak Forest will begin Monday, July 1, weather permitting.

The first week of construction will require rolling closures in both directions for curb, gutter and sidewalk repairs. After July 8, intermittent daytime lane closures will be necessary to begin resurfacing the eastbound lanes. Once the eastbound lanes are completed, work will begin westbound from Ridgeland Avenue to 94th Avenue.
 
The work is expected to be complete by the end of October. Starting in spring 2020, the improvements will be extended from Ridgeland Avenue in Oak Forest east to Pulaski Road in Markham.
 
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.    
6/26/2019 4:21 PM (Updated 6/29/2019 8:33 AM)
Johnson County: US-45 Bridge Construction Begins July 1
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of an upcoming bridge construction project on US-45 just south of IL-146 in Vienna beginning July 1, weather permitting.
 
The project will consists of the removal and replacement of the existing structure carrying US-45 over the Little Cache Creek.
 
Stage construction will be utilized for the project, reducing traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals and a lane width restriction of 12'- 4".
 
Motorists should use extreme caution through the work zone and be aware of speed reductions, width restrictions and traffic control devices.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.   
6/24/2019 11:51 AM (Updated 6/29/2019 8:44 AM)
Construction Scheduled to Begin on Mile Long Bridge Project on Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Advance work is scheduled to begin next week on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Mile Long Bridge as the Illinois Tollway prepares for the start of new bridge construction. To safely accommodate a construction work zone and the same number of lanes for drivers, traffic will be shifted in both directions on the bridge and on the adjacent ramps to prepare for work on the inside median. 

“The Mile Long Bridge carries nearly 150,000 vehicles daily and is a critical piece of the Tollway’s billion Central Tri-State Project,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “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. We ask drivers to be attentive in work zones by watching for changing traffic patterns and using caution, especially when workers are present.”
 
Beginning the week of June 24 temporary, off-peak lane closures in both directions will be scheduled for shoulder work along the Mile Long Bridge in preparation for a traffic shift. In addition, traffic in both directions between Archer Avenue and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal will be shifted to the inside shoulder as temporary pavement is constructed along outside shoulders at LaGrange Road.  
 
When the shoulder work is complete, temporary barrier wall will be put in place to provide a safe work zone for crews to remove the median barrier and prepare the median shoulders for tnext phase of traffic shifts later this fall.