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Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Two-Week Closure Ahead For MN-96 Storm Water Culvert Replacement In Stillwater Township, Work Begins Monday, October 22

Replacement of an aging storm water culvert beneath MN-96 between North and South Twin Lakes in Stillwater Township begins Monday, October 22, 2018. The project includes removal and replacement of the failed culvert to better manage storm water in the area.

As the project begins, motorists will encounter a two-week full closure of the roadway at the project area on the north end of South Twin Lake. During the closure, traffic will follow a signed detour on Manning Avenue North (CR-15), 75th Street N./West Mrytle Street and Stonebridge Trail N./Owens Street N. Drivers should watch for other traffic restrictions throughout the project.

Work will be completed by early November, weather permitting.

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

10/15/2018 1:51 PM (Updated 10/15/2018 3:42 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime closures at IL-83 ramp to 55th Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that drainage and pavement repairs on the southbound Kingery Highway (IL-83) exit to 55th Street, in Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills, will require daytime ramp closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 15.

In order to complete the work, the ramp from southbound Kingery Highway to 55th Street will be closed between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

The work is expected to be complete by Friday, Oct. 19.

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.

10/12/2018 4:21 PM (Updated 10/15/2018 9:13 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Rock Island: US-67 Bridge Washing Begins Oct. 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that routine washing on the US-67 Centennial Bridge over the Mississippi River in Rock Island will begin Monday, Oct. 15.

Lane closures will be necessary to facilitate the washing, with one lane open at all times for both Iowa- and Illinois-bound traffic. Work is anticipated to be completed by Oct. 19.

Please reduce speed and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2

10/12/2018 1:52 PM (Updated 10/13/2018 9:12 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Inbound Kennedy Lane Shift, Closure at Cumberland Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of ongoing improvements to the inbound Kennedy Expressway (I-90), traffic will be shifted to the south side of the roadway and the left lane will be closed at Cumberland Avenue (IL-171), beginning, weather permitting, on Sunday, Oct. 14.

A minimum of three lanes and the exit to northbound Cumberland Avenue will remain open during daytime hours through the work zone.

The overall project consists of widening and resurfacing the inbound expressway between Cumberland and Harlem avenues (IL-43), as well as the installation of new retaining walls, sign structures and storm sewers.

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.

10/12/2018 11:34 AM (Updated 10/12/2018 11:42 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Closure Scheduled to Complete Annie Glidden Road Interchange Reconstruction on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in DeKalb

Two weeks of closures are needed on the ramp connecting the eastbound Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) to Annie Glidden Road to complete interchange reconstruction work, which began this spring. All other ramps will remain open.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to the scheduled closure and detour. All work at the interchange is scheduled to be completed by the end of fall.

Weather permitting, on Monday, October 15, the ramp connecting eastbound I-88 to Annie Glidden Road is scheduled to close for barrier wall repair work. A posted detour will direct traffic to exit at the Peace Road Interchange and use Lincoln Highway (IL-38) to reach Annie Glidden Road.

In addition, traffic on I-88 in this area is reduced from two lanes to one in each direction for a roadway resurfacing project. The shoulders on this segment of I-88 are too narrow to safely accommodate traffic shifts and provide for work zones.

The Illinois Tollway has scheduled work to resurface and rebuild ramps and bridges at six interchanges on I-88 between IL-251 and Orchard Road. At the Annie Glidden Road Interchange, all four ramps connecting I-88 to Annie Glidden Road are scheduled to be rebuilt. Bridge deck repairs are also scheduled on the ramp bridge connecting Annie Glidden Road and eastbound I-88. Lighting improvements are also planned.

Maps and construction information about the I-88 Interchange Improvements is available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.

The improvements on I-88 will extend the life of the roadway and interchanges improving travel in the area and providing convenient access to local communities and support economic opportunities. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Construction is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, City of DeKalb, DeKalb County, Kane County, Ogle County, Dement Township, Malta Township, DeKalb Township, City of Rochelle, Pierce Township, Kaneville Township, Village of Sugar Grove and Cortland Township, as well as local fire and police departments and Northern Illinois University.

10/12/2018 11:30 AM (Updated 10/12/2018 11:41 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime lane closures on US-6 in New Lenox, Homer Glen

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that tree removal, pruning and clearing on US-6 between Haas Road and Will-Cook Road, in New Lenox and Homer Glen, will require occasional daytime lane reductions to one lane beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 15.

The work is expected to be complete by March.

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

10/12/2018 11:28 AM (Updated 10/13/2018 9:14 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   St. Clair County: Intermittent Lane Restrictions On US-50 Begin Oct. 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that US-50 from Rieder Road to IL-4 in St. Clair County will be intermittently restricted to one lane daily between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. beginning Monday, Oct. 15, weather permitting. 

The restrictions are necessary to complete pavement repairs, which are expected to be completed by the end of November. Flaggers will be utilized to maintain two-way traffic at all times. 
 
IDOT advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.  Delays should be expected and the use of alternate routes may be beneficial.  

10/12/2018 11:27 AM (Updated 10/13/2018 9:15 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bensenville: Three Streets To Close For Repairs On Oct. 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement repairs to Brookwood Street, Marshall Road and Spruce Avenue in Bensenville will require full road closures beginning Monday, Oct. 22, weather permitting.

To complete the work, Brookwood Street between IL-83 and Marshall Road, as well as Marshall Road between Brookwood Street and Irving Park Road, will be fully closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, and Tuesday, Oct. 23. Brookwood Street, between IL-83 and Spruce Avenue, as well as Spruce Avenue between Brookwood Street and Irving Park Road, will be fully closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct 24, and Thursday, Oct. 25.

The work is expected to be complete by Friday, Oct. 26.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to posted detour signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

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

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.   

10/12/2018 11:15 AM (Updated 10/13/2018 9:18 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures On Harlem Avenue in Forest View, Lyons

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to Harlem Avenue (IL-43) over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, in Forest View and Lyons, will require lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 15.

The project, consisting of structural steel repairs as well as other collateral work, will require closing the right lane in each direction during the daytime hours.

The work is expected to be complete by Nov. 26.

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.   

10/12/2018 10:38 AM (Updated 10/13/2018 9:19 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Edwardsville: Lane Restrictions Set For IL-157, Governor's Parkway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane restrictions are in place along northbound lanes of IL-157 and along the eastbound lanes of East University Drive and the eastbound lanes of Governor's Parkway in Edwardsville. 

These lane restrictions will be in place from Oct. 11 to June 1, 2019.  These restrictions are required for  construction of bike tunnel improvements, turn lanes, intersection improvements and traffic signal modifications.
 
Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists during these restrictions. IDOT asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone.    

10/11/2018 9:23 AM (Updated 10/13/2018 9:33 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Coles County: IL-121 To Close South Of Mattoon On Oct. 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to improve the Eastern Illinois Railroad crossing on IL-121, 8 miles south of Mattoon, will begin Monday, Oct. 15.

IL-121 will be closed, and a marked detour will be posted. Access to businesses will be maintained during the closure, which is expected to last through Friday, Oct. 19, weather permitting.

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

For IDOT District 7 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict7

10/10/2018 10:17 AM (Updated 10/13/2018 9:34 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Westbound I-94 to I-35W south ramp in Minneapolis closes Oct. 12

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the ramp from westbound Interstate 94 to southbound Interstate 35W in Minneapolis for 10 days beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. The ramp is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22. 

Motorists will be detoured to continue on westbound I-94, to westbound Interstate 394, to southbound Highway 100 and then to eastbound Highway 62. For drivers coming from the East Metro on I-94 and traveling to the south, MnDOT recommends using alternative routes including Interstate 494, Highway 52 and Interstate 35E. 

Crews need the ramp closure to do utility work and repave the ramp. 

Westbound I-94 is expected to return to three lanes between Chicago Avenue and Nicollet Avenue on Wednesday, Oct 17. This stretch of freeway have been reduced to two lanes since mid-June 2018. 

These activities are part of the larger, four-year 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown reconstruction project on Interstate 35W between 43rd Street and downtown Minneapolis. The work includes reconstructing pavement, bridges and ramps on I-35W, adding new access ramps to the Lake Street Business District, building a transit station on the interstate and constructing new managed lanes. Once complete, motorists and residents will have better accessibility, safety and mobility in the area. Work is expected to be completed in fall 2021. To learn more about the project, visit: www.mndot.gov/35w94 

Please plan ahead, know your route and check 511 and the project web site for updates: www.511mn.org 

10/9/2018 10:03 PM (Updated 10/9/2018 10:06 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   I-35W southbound lane closures over the Minnesota River in Bloomington, Burnsville begin Oct. 18

Motorists traveling southbound on Interstate 35W between 106th Street in Bloomington and Cliff Road in Burnsville should plan for alternating lane closures on southbound I-35W beginning Oct. 18.

Motorists will encounter alternating lane closures on southbound I-35W between 106th Street and Cliff Road beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 as crews begin implementing a long term lane closure. Once Complete, southbound I-35W will be reduced from four lanes to three lanes through summer of 2021.

At that same time, crews will close the 106th Street ramp to southbound I-35W through the summer of 2021. Motorists should follow the signed detour using northbound I-35W and 98th Street to access southbound I-35W.

These lane and ramp closures are part of a multiyear project to replace the I-35W Minnesota River Bridge between Burnsville and Bloomington. The work will include reconstructing the I-35W Bridge spanning the Minnesota River and 106th Street, replacing pavement from Cliff Road to 106th Street and constructing a trail between Black Dog Road and Lyndale Avenue.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slowdown in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For more information about this project or to sign up for email updates, visit: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35wbloomington

10/9/2018 3:09 AM (Updated 10/9/2018 3:09 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   MnDOT To Close I-94 West To I-35W South Ramp For 10 Days

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the ramp from westbound I-94 to southbound I-35W in Minneapolis for 10 days beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. The ramp is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22.

Motorists will be detoured to continue on westbound I-94, to westbound I-394, to southbound MN-100 and then to eastbound MN-62. For drivers coming from the East Metro on I-94 and traveling to the south, MnDOT recommends using alternative routes including I-494, Highway 52 and I-35E.

Crews need the ramp closure to do utility work and repave the ramp.

Westbound I-94 is expected to return to three lanes between Chicago Avenue and Nicollet Avenue on Wednesday, Oct 17. This stretch of freeway have been reduced to two lanes since mid-June 2018.

These activities are part of the larger, four-year 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown reconstruction project on I-35W between 43rd Street and downtown Minneapolis. The work includes reconstructing pavement, bridges and ramps on I-35W, adding new access ramps to the Lake Street Business District, building a transit station on the interstate and constructing new managed lanes. Once complete, motorists and residents will have better accessibility, safety and mobility in the area.  Work is expected to be completed in fall 2021. To learn more about the project, visit: www.mndot.gov/35w94

Please plan ahead, know your route and check 511 and the project web site for updates: www.511mn.org.  

10/8/2018 10:51 AM (Updated 10/8/2018 3:22 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Ogden Avenue Lane Closure over Tri-State Tollway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that patching work on Ogden Avenue (US-34) over the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), in Hinsdale, will require lane closures and a 12-foot width restriction beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 8.

Ogden Avenue will be reduced to two lanes in each direction. To expedite the work and complete the project this year, Ogden Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction for several weekends.

Traffic will be able to enter and exit the tollway at all times.

The project is expected to be complete by Nov. 5.

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.

10/5/2018 2:37 PM (Updated 10/8/2018 9:12 AM)

Lake County (IL).png   UPDATE: Portion of Old McHenry Road to Remain Partially Closed for Reconstruction and Intersection Improvements

Due to changes initiated by the contractor, the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be keeping the current detour route in place, instead of closing Old McHenry Road in both directions to through traffic, for the roadwork taking place on Old McHenry Road. The one block section of Old McHenry Road south of Robert Parker Coffin Road will remain limited to one-way southbound traffic only to Archer Road in downtown Long Grove. Downtown Long Grove businesses will remain open and easily accessible during this project.  For more information please visit the project website.

Detour Route: IL-22 to IL-83 to IL-53

Detour Route for Downtown Long Grove:  Local traffic will have access on Old McHenry Road from IL-22 and IL- 53.  Old McHenry Road will only accommodate one-way traffic southbound between Robert Parker Coffin Road and Archer Road.  Northbound Old McHenry Road will be closed to all traffic from Archer Road to Robert Parker Coffin Road. The detour for northbound local traffic on Old McHenry Rd will be Archer Road north to Robert Parker Coffin Road.  

10/5/2018 11:50 AM (Updated 10/6/2018 9:07 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   111th Street Railroad Crossing Repairs In Chicago

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing on 111th Street west of South Ellis Ave., in Chicago, will be closed, weather permitting, at 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 22.

The closure is necessary to reconstruct the crossing. A posted detour will direct traffic to Doty Avenue, Woodlawn Avenue, 103rd Street and Cottage Grove.

The work is expected to be complete by October 27.

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

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

10/4/2018 11:51 AM (Updated 10/6/2018 8:36 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction begins at I-55 and Weber Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the reconstruction of the I-55-Weber Road interchange and other capacity improvements begin on Thursday, Oct. 4. The project in Romeoville and Bolingbrook will improve travel times and cut down on crashes in a high-growth area.

Starting Thursday, weather permitting, Weber Road approaching I-55 will be reduced to one lane in each direction during off-peak hours to prepare the work zone with temporary pavement, traffic signals and lighting. The temporary measures are necessary so Weber Road can remain two lanes in each direction until the project wraps up in late 2021.

The closures will take place this fall and next spring, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with some overnight closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

The larger improvements, scheduled to begin in late spring, consist of adding a third lane to each direction of Weber Road between 135th Street/Romeo Road and 119th Street/Rodeo Road, with modernized traffic signals and a barrier median.

The Weber Road interchange with I-55 will be rebuilt in a diverging diamond design, the second by IDOT in the Chicago area. By essentially routing traffic to the opposite side of the road and eliminating left turns across traffic, the design has helped to cut the number of crashes in half in some locations. To accommodate the new design, a second Weber Road bridge will be built over I-55.

A simulation of how the interchange will work can be viewed on IDOT’s YouTube channel or by clicking here.  

10/3/2018 12:51 PM (Updated 10/6/2018 8:34 AM)

Kane County.jpg   Kirk Road over UPRR Bridge Deck Patching

Bridge repair work is scheduled to begin the week of October 8, 2018 on Kirk Road south of IL-38 in Geneva IL. One lane of both northbound and southbound Kirk Road will be closed
to traffic between Cherry Lane and IL Route 38 in order to safely and efficiently patch portions of the concrete bridge deck over the UP railroad. The anticipated duration for the deck repairs
is approximately 4 weeks, weather permitting. This improvement is intended to extend the life ofthe existing bridge structure.

The improvements will include: 

  • Concrete Pavement Patching
  • Bridge Joint Repairs

All bicyclists and pedestrians are advised to avoid using the area during construction for the safety of
both the workers and the residents.

Questions and concerns may be directed to Ken Mielke at (630) 406-7172.

For all Kane County traffic advisories, visit the Traffic Alerts Page of the KDOT website.  

10/2/2018 10:44 AM (Updated 10/6/2018 9:00 AM)

Lake County (IL).png   Rollins Road to Close for Culvert Replacement

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Rollins Road, from Fairfield Road to Wilson Road to through traffic starting Monday, Oct. 15 at 6 a.m. and will reopen by late afternoon on Monday, Oct. 29. The closure is necessary to replace the Eagle Creek culvert.

Detour Route: Fairfield Road to IL-134 to Wilson Road. Local traffic will have access on Rollins Road from Elm Avenue west to Wilson Road and from Grove Avenue east to Fairfield Road.