Temporary, overnight closures are scheduled next week on Butterfield Road under the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in Berkley and Hillside for mainline bridge beam placement on the Illinois Tollway’s Central Tri-State Project.
During the week of October 25, one night of intermittent, full closures, each lasting up to 15 minutes, will be scheduled in both directions on Butterfield Road under I-294. The closures will begin at 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. the following morning. If the work cannot be completed during this time, contingency closures will be scheduled as needed through the end of the week.
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight lane closures. The overnight closures are needed to provide a safe work zone for bridge beam installation and minimize the impact on local traffic. Up-to-date closure information will be available on the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.
Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project information, including maps, construction updates and a Virtual Open House, is available on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com in the Projects section.
- Westbound I-80/94, from Illinois 394 to just east of Wentworth Avenue, starting at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 22 to noon, Sunday, Oct. 24
- At least two westbound lanes will remain open at all times.
- Eastbound I-80/94 and ramps will not be impacted.
- Southbound Illinois 394, from just south of Thornton Lansing Road to I-80, starting at 9 p.m. tomorrow to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25
- At least one southbound lane will remain open at all times.
- Interstate 294 ramp to southbound Illinois 394.
- A detour will direct motorists to westbound Interstate 94 (Bishop Ford Freeway), 159th Street and eastbound I-94 to access southbound Illinois 394
Major travel delays are anticipated, alternative routes are encouraged
CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that pavement patching and repairs of Interstate 80/94, from Illinois 394 to just east of Wentworth Avenue, in Lansing, will require lane closures over multiple weekends beginning, weather permitting, tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 1.
Starting at 7 p.m. tomorrow to noon Sunday, Oct. 3, lane closures will take place on westbound I-80/94. Eastbound I-80/94 lane closures will start at 10 p.m. tomorrow to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4. At least two lanes will remain open in each direction at all times and the ramps will not be impacted.
The Indiana Department of Transportation will be closing 109th Ave from Delaware Pkwy to Mississippi St and all of the ramps at the I-65 and 109th Ave interchange beginning Tuesday, June 1.
These closures are to replace the two signalized intersections with roundabouts, known as a "dogbone" interchange, and widen 109th Ave to four lanes. Work will be ongoing through mid-November, 2021.
The official detour for 109th Ave will follow IN-53, US-231, Iowa St, 113th Ave and Mississippi St. Motorists are encouraged to use the US-231 interchange as an alternative for entering/exiting I-65.
Similar dogbone interchanges are located at IN-49 and Vale Park Rd/CR-E 400 N in Porter County and US-20 and IN-2 in LaPorte County.
In conjunction with this project, the City of Crown Point will be widening 109th Ave to the west so that it is four lanes from Broadway/IN-53 to the I-65 interchange. They will also be constructing a roundabout at the intersection of 109th Ave and Iowa St to the east of this interchange project. Questions about these two projects should be directed to the City of Crown Point.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that nighttime work to install bridge beams at Pinecrest Drive over I-74 in East Peoria begins Oct. 5.
The installation will require lane closures in one or both directions of I-74 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for approximately three weeks. Full interstate closures will take place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., with traffic detouring using the exit and entrance ramps at Pinecrest. The ramps from Pinecrest to eastbound I-74 and from westbound I-74 to Pinecrest will remain closed when not being used as detours.
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.
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.
For more information on IDOT projects, click here. 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 and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.