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I-35W weekend closure in Minneapolis scheduled April 26-29

 I-35W will close in both directions between I-94 and MN-62 in Minneapolis beginning at 10 p.m., Friday, April 26 to complete underground utility work across I-35W.

 Crews will start closing the on and off ramps for I-35W about one hour before closing the interstate. Motorists will be detoured around the closure using I-94, I-394, MN-100 and MN-62. Southbound I-35W will be open to traffic south of 46th Street. I-35W will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, April 29.

 Crews will be working 24-hours a day during the closure.

 This closure is 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 MnPASS 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 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project, visit: www.mndot.gov/35w94

 There are several projects along the I-35 corridor this year. Please plan ahead, know your route and check the project website and 511 for updates: www.511mn.org

4/23/2019 2:44 PM (Updated 4/24/2019 11:17 AM)
Inspections scheduled on I-80 bridges over Des Plaines River

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that regularly scheduled inspections of the I-80 bridges over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will begin April 29, weather permitting.

Daily lane closures will be required, starting with the westbound bridge until May 6, when inspections begin on the eastbound bridge. Inspections on both bridges are expected to be complete by May 11, weather permitting.

The closures will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Saturdays, if necessary. A minimum of two lanes will remain open while inspections are taking place.

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

The inspections are being done in conjunction with an upcoming yearlong maintenance project on both bridges. Any additional issues discovered during the inspections will be addressed once construction begins in the field later this summer.

The larger project, currently under contract, involves steel repairs and bearing replacements. The process for fabricating new parts as already begun, with work on the bridges expected to start in June or July. The repairs will be taking place under both structures, with any necessary lane closures scheduled at night to avoid disrupting traffic during the daytime hours.

The project will be finished next summer.

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

4/18/2019 3:49 PM (Updated 4/19/2019 11:31 AM)
Construction Resumes at I-55 and Weber Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that construction will resume on the I-55-Weber Road interchange, in Bolingbrook and Romeoville, weather permitting, Thursday, April 11. Motorists traveling through this area should expect delays and plan accordingly.  

Weber Road approaching I-55 will be reduced to one lane in each direction during off-peak hours, with temporary, intermittent lane closures on the exit and entrance ramps.
 
The closures will be permitted to take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with some overnight closures between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Traffic will be allowed to access the ramps at all times.
 
The closures are necessary to install temporary pavement and other site needs so Weber Road can remain two lanes in each direction when construction on the interchange and widening begins in late June. The entire project wraps up in late 2021.
 
The overall improvements, scheduled to begin later this 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 interchange will be rebuilt in a diverging diamond design.
 
Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.   
4/5/2019 2:47 PM (Updated 4/19/2019 9:41 AM)

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