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Westbound I-94/I-694 closed and detoured this weekend in Brooklyn Center

As repairs and resurfacing continue on I-94/I-694 in Brooklyn Center, the westbound lanes of the interstate will be closed and detoured this weekend for pavement resurfacing.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, April 30, the westbound lanes of the interstate will close from MN-100 to Brooklyn Boulevard. At the same time, the loop from Shingle Creek Parkway to the westbound interstate will close along with the ramp from southbound MN-252 to the westbound roadway.

During the closure, the ramp from the westbound I-94/I-694 to Brooklyn Boulevard will close but all other traffic movements will remain open at Brooklyn Boulevard.

 During the weekend closure, motorists will need to follow the signed detours to avoid the closure:

The westbound interstate is expected to reopen around 5 a.m. Monday, May 3.

Additional traffic changes begin next week 

The ramp from Brooklyn Boulevard to eastbound I-94/I-694 and the ramp from westbound I-94/I-694 to Brooklyn Boulevard will reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, May 3. At the same time, construction crews will close the ramp from Brooklyn Boulevard to the westbound interstate and the ramp from the eastbound interstate to Brooklyn Boulevard until 9 p.m. Friday, May 7. 

Repairs and resurfacing on I-94/694 between Brooklyn Boulevard and Dupont Avenue began Monday, April 12, in Brooklyn Center. The project also includes drainage improvements, signal system work and upgrading pedestrian/bicycle crossings throughout the corridor to meet Americans with Disabilities Act Standards. Those improvements include traffic signals, ramp and sidewalk updates.

Weather permitting, all work will be completed by early June.

4/28/2021 6:32 PM (Updated 5/12/2021 9:25 AM)
I-80 work in Joliet begins ***UPDATE***

4/29/21 UPDATE: The I-80 closures are rescheduled for this weekend (April 30 - May 3).

I-80 lane and ramp closures this weekend to accommodate pavement repairs.

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, April 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 3, eastbound I-80, from east of Larkin Avenue (IL-7) to Briggs Street will be reduced to one lane. In addition, the entrance ramp from Chicago Street to eastbound I-80 will be closed. During that time, a detour will direct traffic to Richards Street to access eastbound I-80.

 

4/23/2021 UPDATE

I-80 closures this weekend (April 23-26) have been postponed until further notice.

 

4/9/21 UPDATE:

Closures this weekend (April 9-12) have been postponed due to the weather.  

Closures are still scheduled for the weekend of April 16 and the weekend of April 23.


Overnight lane closures followed by multiple weekend lane, ramp closures

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that bridge deck patching and repairs to I-80 between Chicago Street (US-52/IL-53) and Briggs Street, in Joliet, will require overnight lane closures, followed by multiple weekend lane and ramp closures, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 5. To minimize the impact to traffic, construction will be carried out in several stages.

The work will initially take place over three consecutive nights, weather permitting, starting at 10 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Thursday, April 8. The first stage of the project, installing a temporary concrete barrier wall and rumble strips, will require lane and shoulder closures on both sides of I-80, from Chicago Street to Briggs Street. At least one lane in both directions will remain open at all times. Daytime traffic will not be impacted.

Shoulder closures will continue for approximately four to six weeks to accommodate temporary pavement construction as part of advance work to replace the eastbound I-80 bridges over Hickory Creek, Richards Street, Rowell Avenue/Canadian National Railroad, and westbound over Richards Street.

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, April 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 12, eastbound I-80, from east of Larkin Avenue (IL-7) to Briggs Street will be reduced to one lane. In addition, the entrance ramp from Chicago Street to eastbound I-80 will be closed. During that time, a detour will direct traffic to Richards Street to access eastbound I-80.

The same closures and hours will be in effect, weather permitting, the weekend of Friday, April 16 and, if needed, the weekend of Friday, April 23.

The weekend closures are necessary to make pavement repairs so the interstate can accommodate both directions of traffic when work on replacing the eastbound I-80 bridges begin later this spring.

The eventual replacement of the Des Plaines River bridges and larger improvements to I-80 in Will County are a cornerstone project in Gov. JB Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital program, which will invest $33.2 billion in transportation infrastructure across all modes throughout the state. The estimated $1.2 billion project is included in IDOT’s current multi-year plan.

The project will reconstruct 16 miles of I-80, from Ridge Road in Minooka to US-30 in Joliet and New Lenox, while adding or extending auxiliary lanes to improve safety and reduce congestion, as well as improving interchanges at I-55, IL-7, Center Street, US-52/IL-53, Richards Street and Briggs Street.

4/9/2021 11:46 AM (Updated 4/29/2021 2:11 PM)
Southbound I-35W in Bloomington, Burnsville closing May 14-17

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling southbound on Interstate 35W between Bloomington and Burnsville will encounter a full closure starting Friday, May 14.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, May 14 southbound I-35W will close between I-494 in Bloomington and Highway 13 in Burnsville. The following ramps also will close at 9 p.m.:

    Westbound I-494 to southbound I-35W
    Eastbound I-494 to southbound I-35W
    Southbound I-35W ramps to/from 82nd Street
    Southbound I-35W ramps to/from 90th Street
    Southbound I-35W ramps to/from 94th Street
    Southbound I-35W ramps to/from 98th Street
    Southbound I-35W to 106th Street
    Southbound I-35W ramps to/from Black Dog Road
    Southbound I-35W ramps to/from Cliff Road

 Motorists should follow the signed detour using I-494, Highway 77 and I-35E or find alternate routes to bypass the closure.

The ramp from Penn Avenue to eastbound I-494 also will be closed for the weekend to allow crews the necessary space to close the ramp from eastbound I-494 to southbound I-35W. The posted detour will use American Boulevard West and Lyndale Avenue to eastbound I-494.

All southbound I-35W lanes and ramps are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, May 17.

Northbound I-35W and all associated entrance and exit ramps within the area will remain open.

These road and ramp closure 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.

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

5/12/2021 11:30 AM (Updated 5/12/2021 11:30 AM)
Weekend lane closures on I-55 in Will County

One lane in each direction from I-80 to the Kankakee River - expect delays

The Illinois Department of Transportation is remining the public that a patching and resurfacing of I-55, from north of River Road, in Wilmington, to just north of the I&M Canal, in Channahon, will begin, weather permitting, tomorrow, Friday, May 14. Major travel delays are anticipated. The closure, originally scheduled for last weekend, was postponed due to inclement weather.

The work will initially require two consecutive weekend lane closures. Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, May 14, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 17, I-55 between I-80 and the Kankakee River will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

The same closures and hours will be in effect, weather permitting, the weekend of Friday, May 21.

Beginning May 24, motorists can expect various lane and partial ramp closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 9 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday. At least one lane in each direction will remain open.

Due to the short nature of the closures, no detour will be posted. Alternative routes are encouraged.

The $8.1 million project, which consists of resurfacing the 8.5-mile stretch of I-55, rumble strips and pavement striping, is expected to be completed in November.

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

5/13/2021 11:43 AM (Updated 5/13/2021 12:20 PM)

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