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Travel Time Watch Zones

The following table lists road sections 8 miles or longer on which: the travel times exceed 33% above their historical average or the congestion is heavy. To see a complete list of all travel times, please visit the Travel Time Report.

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Travel Time Watch Zones
Roadway Congestion From To Travel Time (minutes) Average Travel Time (minutes) Distance (miles) Speed (mph)
I-94 Light congestion I-35E I-35W (-0.1 miles) 13 9 8.5 miles 38 mph

Major Incidents

The following table shows major incidents in the Travel Midwest region, those with high severity or durations greater than 90 minutes. You may click on the location to see a map of the event. To see a complete list of all incidents, please visit the Incident Report.

Major Incidents
Location Description Mile Marker Closure Details Status Start Time Estimated End Time Source
EB I-80 at Middle Rd (+0.6 miles) vehicle on fire 301.5 Right lane closed, one lane open Updated 1/20/18 10:08 AM Unknown IowaDOT
NB Governors Hwy at Polk St Accident All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 1/20/18 11:07 AM 1/20/18 1:30 PM IDOT
SB Governors Hwy at Polk St Accident All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 1/20/18 11:07 AM 1/20/18 1:30 PM IDOT

Major Construction

The following table lists major construction events in the Travel Midwest region. The Gateway Traveler Information System defines a construction closure as major if:

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Location Mile Marker Severity Closure Details Time Periods Source Description
SB I-35/80 at Meredith Dr (+0.4 miles) 126.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed 9/16/17 8:57 PM to 7/6/21 6:17 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
SB I-35 at Ashworth Rd (-0.2 miles) 72.4 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 12/28/17 8:48 PM to 10/17/21 7:08 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
SB I-35 at George Mills Civic Pkwy (+0.4 miles) 70.1 Major lane -1, lane, closed; lane -2, lane, closed 1/15/18 7:43 PM to 11/4/21 6:03 PM IowaDOT two right lanes blocked
Ramp from SB WI-181 to NB I-41 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/10/17 12:00 AM to 6/30/18 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: 84th St NB to Bluemound Rd WB to Moorland Rd SB to I-94 WB
NB I-57 from Halsted St (IL-1) to Dan Ryan Expy (I-94) 357.3 to 357.9 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, one lane open 1/20/18 11:59 PM to 1/21/18 8:00 AM IDOT
SB I-65 (Casimir Pulaski Memorial Hwy) from 49th Ave (-0.5 miles) to 49th Ave (-0.5 miles) 257.3 to 257.3 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 9/30/17 8:09 AM to 7/20/21 5:29 AM InDOT road maintenance operations
EB I-74 at Middle Rd (-0.3 miles) 3.5 Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/17/17 8:45 PM to 4/6/21 6:05 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
SB I-75 (Lake Erie Circle Tour) from Dix Hwy to Northline Rd 40.0 to 37.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/1/17 11:00 PM to 11/30/18 11:00 AM MDOT SB I-75 is closed for bridge work.
EB I-80 at I-35 137.8 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 8/21/17 8:12 PM to 6/10/21 5:32 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
EB I-80 at 38th St 88.7 Major lane -1, lane, closed 9/28/17 8:31 PM to 7/18/21 5:51 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80 at 12th Ave (+0.5 miles) 124.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed 7/16/17 7:54 PM to 5/5/21 5:14 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80 at Ireland Ave (+0.5 miles) 237.8 Major lane -1, lane, closed 12/9/17 9:00 PM to 9/29/21 3:52 AM IowaDOT right lane closed
EB I-80 at US-6 (-0.1 miles) 188.9 Major lane -1, lane, closed 9/24/17 8:23 PM to 7/14/21 5:43 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80 at Delta Ave (+0.1 miles) 256.5 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 7/9/17 8:02 PM to 4/28/21 5:22 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
WB I-80 at J Ave (+0.2 miles) 213.0 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 9/30/17 8:00 PM to 7/20/21 7:07 PM IowaDOT left lane closed
WB I-80 at D Ave (-0.7 miles) 207.8 Major lane -1, lane, closed 11/6/17 7:53 PM to 8/26/21 6:13 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-88 (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) from IL-59 (+0.1 miles) to Washington St (+0.4 miles) 123.4 to 126.9 Major Right two lanes closed, one or two lanes open 1/21/18 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM Illinois Tollway Pvmt/Struct Preserv and Repair
WB I-88 (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) from Washington St (-0.4 miles) to IL-59 (-0.1 miles) 126.9 to 123.4 Major Right two lanes closed, one or two lanes open 1/21/18 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM Illinois Tollway Pvmt/Struct Preserv and Repair
EB I-94 at MN-55 233.9 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 5/10/17 8:48 AM to 2/27/21 5:08 AM MnDOT two right lanes blocked
EB I-94 at Prior Ave 237.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/28/17 2:36 PM to 11/17/20 11:56 AM MnDOT closed to traffic
WB I-235 at 63rd St (+0.2 miles) 3.7 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 1/12/18 8:55 PM to 11/1/21 7:15 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
NB I-380 (IA-27) at 120th St (+0.3 miles) 11.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/10/17 8:18 PM to 3/30/21 5:38 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
WB I-494 from US-52 to MN-3 (-0.3 miles) 65.3 to 66.0 Major Right two lanes closed, one lane open 2/12/17 4:54 PM to 12/2/20 2:14 PM MnDOT two right lanes blocked
WB US-6 at 104th St Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 7/16/17 8:53 PM to 5/5/21 6:13 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
EB US-50 from IL-37 to IL-37 Major All lanes closed 6/6/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
EB US-50 from IL-37 to IL-37 Major All lanes closed 6/6/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
WB US-50 from Washington St to IL-37 Major All lanes closed 6/6/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
SEB US-150 from Chambers St to Allens Ave Major All lanes closed 3/1/17 12:00 AM to 11/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
WB US-150 from Allens Ave to Chambers St Major All lanes closed 3/1/17 12:00 AM to 11/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic.
NB IL-1 from Water St to 1110N Major All lanes closed 8/21/17 12:00 AM to 11/1/19 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
NB IL-1 from Water St to 1110N Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/21/17 7:00 AM to 6/30/18 6:00 PM IDOT Detour using U.S. 50 and Business 50
SB IL-1 from 1110N to Water St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/21/17 7:00 AM to 6/30/18 6:00 PM IDOT Detour using U.S. 50 and Business 50
SB IL-1 from 1110N to Water St Major All lanes closed 8/21/17 12:00 AM to 11/1/19 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
EB IL-8 from Knox Road 450 to Knox Highway 22 Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
WB IL-8 from Knox Highway 22 to Knox Road 450 Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
EB IL-15 from Liberty Church Rd to US-51 Major All lanes closed 11/27/17 12:00 AM to 6/1/18 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 16'.
WB IL-15 from Tucker Rd to Liberty Church Rd Major All lanes closed 11/27/17 12:00 AM to 6/1/18 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 16'.
EB IL-16 from Oak St to Locust St Major All lanes closed 11/1/17 12:00 AM to 10/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic. State Street to IL 29
WB IL-16 from Locust St to Oak St Major All lanes closed 11/1/17 12:00 AM to 10/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Closed to all traffic. State Street to IL 29
Ramp from IL-19 to SEB Kennedy Local 44.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/20/18 11:00 PM to 1/21/18 10:00 AM IDOT
NB IL-29 from VFW Rd (-0.2 miles) to VFW Rd Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
SB IL-29 from VFW Rd to VFW Rd (+0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
NB IL-78 from IL-8 (-0.4 miles) to IL-8 (-0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
NB IL-78 from Laura Rd (+0.1 miles) to Maple St Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
SB IL-78 from Maple St to Laura Rd (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
SB IL-78 from IL-8 (+0.2 miles) to IL-8 (+0.4 miles) Major All lanes closed 9/29/14 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle length restricted to 80'.
EB IL-108 from Locust St to 1st St Major All lanes closed 1/8/16 12:00 AM to 12/31/50 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is prohibited.
EB IL-108 from I-55 to I-55 Major All lanes closed 6/19/17 12:00 AM to 8/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 12'.
EB IL-143 from Yellow Slough Rd (+0.2 miles) to NE Rd (-0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
EB IL-143 at Shoal Creek Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT The closure is necessary to replace the existing bridge crossing Shoal Creek. The work is expected to be completed in December 2018. A detour route will be posted utilizing U.S. 40 to Interstate 70 (Highland/Pierron Exit 30) to Illinois 127 (Greenville Exit 45).
WB IL-143 from NE Rd (+0.1 miles) to Yellow Slough Rd (-0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge closed.
WB IL-143 at Shoal Creek Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/16/17 12:00 AM to 12/31/18 11:59 PM IDOT The closure is necessary to replace the existing bridge crossing Shoal Creek. The work is expected to be completed in December 2018. A detour route will be posted utilizing U.S. 40 to Interstate 70 (Highland/Pierron Exit 30) to Illinois 127 (Greenville Exit 45).
NB Cedar Lake Rd from IL-120 to Park Ave (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/5/17 7:00 AM to 9/30/18 3:00 PM Lake County Widening and Rebuilding
SB Cedar Lake Rd from Park Ave (-0.1 miles) to IL-120 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/5/17 7:00 AM to 9/30/18 3:00 PM Lake County Widening and Rebuilding
SB Dan Ryan from 87th St to I-57 / Bishop Ford (I-94) 61.8 to 62.9 Major Left three lanes and left shoulder closed, two lanes open 1/21/18 1:00 AM to 8:00 AM IDOT
NB Dan Ryan from I-57 / Bishop Ford (I-94) to 87th St 62.9 to 61.8 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, three lanes open 1/20/18 11:59 PM to 1/21/18 8:00 AM IDOT
SB Edens from Elston Ave to Wilson Ave 42.6 to 43.2 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, one lane open 1/20/18 11:59 PM to 1/21/18 8:00 AM IDOT
EB Edwards Rd at US-45 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/17/17 8:00 AM to 12/1/18 3:00 PM Lake County
WB Edwards Rd at US-45 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/17/17 8:00 AM to 12/1/18 3:00 PM Lake County
EB Eisenhower / I-290 from Paulina St to Halsted St 28.6 to 29.7 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, one to three lanes open 1/20/18 11:59 PM to 1/21/18 7:00 AM IDOT
EB Eisenhower / I-290 from Paulina St to Halsted St 28.6 to 29.7 Major Left three lanes and left shoulder closed, up to two lanes open 1/21/18 1:00 AM to 7:00 AM IDOT Congress Parkway Open Weave Right to Left at 4AM
Ramp from EB Eisenhower / I-290 to NWB I-90/94 29.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/21/18 1:00 AM to 4:00 AM IDOT Exit 90/94 to Wisconsin Closed Detour Posted
EB Eisenhower / I-290 from Kennedy / Dan Ryan Expy (I-90/94) to Canal St 29.8 to 30.1 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, one or two lanes open 12/20/17 12:00 AM to 6/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
WB Eisenhower / I-290 from Wells St to Kennedy / Dan Ryan Expy (I-90/94) 30.5 to 29.9 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, up to two lanes open 11/7/17 12:00 AM to 4/15/18 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
WB Eisenhower / I-290 from Kennedy / Dan Ryan Expy (I-90/94) to Racine Ave 29.9 to 29.2 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, up to two lanes open 11/7/17 12:00 AM to 4/15/18 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
WB Eisenhower / I-290 from Peoria St to Morgan St 29.6 to 29.5 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, two lanes open 12/14/17 12:00 AM to 6/30/18 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
SEB Kennedy Local from Montrose Ave to Pulaski Rd 43.5 to 44.5 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, two or three lanes open 1/20/18 11:59 PM to 1/21/18 8:00 AM IDOT
SEB Kennedy Local from Montrose Ave to Pulaski Rd 43.5 to 44.5 Major Right three lanes and right shoulder closed, one or two lanes open 1/21/18 1:00 AM to 8:00 AM IDOT
Ramp from SEB Kennedy Local to EB I-290 51.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/20/18 1:00 AM to 11:59 PM IDOT Detour Posted. Long term ramp closure. Ramp closed until 2020
NWB Kennedy Local from Keeler Ave to Edens Expy (I-94) 44.2 to 43.5 Major Right two lanes and right shoulder closed, one to four lanes open 1/20/18 11:59 PM to 1/21/18 8:00 AM IDOT
EB Washington St at Glen Rock Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/28/15 7:00 AM to 4/30/18 6:11 AM Lake County Courthouse Construction
WB Washington St at Glen Rock Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/28/15 7:00 AM to 4/30/18 6:11 AM Lake County Courthouse Construction

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Announcements

The following announcements are specific to the trucking community. To see a complete list of all construction announcements, please visit the Construction Announcements Page.

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   Chicago: Extended Closure On Ramp From The Inbound Kennedy To Inbound Congress Parkway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that an estimated two-year closure will take place on the ramp that carries traffic from the inbound Kennedy Expressway (southbound I-90/94) to eastbound Congress Parkway beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15, weather permitting.

The closure is necessary to complete road and bridge construction, part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project.
 
Beginning Jan. 9, the ramp from the inbound Kennedy to inbound Congress Parkway will be fully closed for approximately two years. A posted detour will direct southbound I-90/94 traffic to continue south and exit at Roosevelt Road. Motorists should go east on Roosevelt Road, north on Jefferson Street, east on Harrison Street and north on Wells Street to access eastbound Congress Parkway.
 
The ramp closure will allow for construction of a new ramp from the inbound Kennedy to inbound Congress, as well construction on the eastbound Congress Parkway bridge over the Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways and the replacement of the Van Buren Street bridge.
 
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.

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12/22/2017 2:50 PM

   Southbound I-75 Detroit To Downriver

COUNTY:
Wayne
COMMUNITIES AFFECTED:
Detroit, Melvindale, River Rouge, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Taylor, Southgate, and Brownstown Township

START DATE:
Weekend of Feb. 4, 2017

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Late 2018

PROJECT DETAILS:
Southbound I-75 will be closed from Detroit to Downriver in less than three weeks. This closure is part of the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) approximately $200 million investment in major repairs over a two-year period.

The detour begins at I-96 in Detroit to Northline Road in 2017; during 2018, the detour will be from I-96 to Sibley Road. Only southbound I-75 will be closed during the two-year period while northbound I-75 will remain open at all times.

The project includes:

  • Removing and replacing all concrete on the I-75 Rouge River bridge, the largest concrete surface in Michigan (approximately 20 football fields).
  • Replacing concrete on the I-75 bridge at Fort Street, south of Springwells Road.
  • Removing the Goddard Street bridge over I-75 and replacing it with two smaller bridges.
  • Repairing 13 other bridges along I-75 through the Downriver communities.
  • Adding intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment. ITS includes a combination of electronic, telecommunication and information technology MDOT uses to improve safety and travel times on the transportation system.

The decision to close one direction of I-75 is based on multiple factors, including:

  • Speed: Rebuilding one side of the bridge at a time without traffic present will result in the project being completed in the shortest amount of time.
  • Cost: The shorter project duration resulting from rebuilding one side of bridge at a time will result in the lowest overall project cost.
  • Safety: If the bridge was constructed in sections with both directions of traffic sharing one side, there wouldn't be adequate room for emergency crews to respond to incidents on the bridge.
  • Mobility: Maintaining limited two-way traffic on one side of freeway would cause back-ups in both directions, as opposed to one direction. 
  • Quality: Rebuilding one side of the bridge at a time will allow construction to proceed without interruption since there will be no need to maintain traffic. The decreased vibrations from nearby traffic will result in the best quality workmanship.
  • Duration: By closing southbound I-75, construction activity will move faster since not as much time and effort will be needed to shift traffic.

Motorists will see signs announcing the closure along I-75 to allow residents, businesses, and drivers plenty of time to prepare alternate routes. Detours and details can be found at the project website, www.75rougeriver.com.

The detour route is southbound I-75 to westbound I-96, then southbound I-275 to southbound I-75 in Monroe. Other alternate routes include I-94, M-85 (Fort Street), Jefferson Avenue, and Dix Highway.

1/31/2017 2:37 PM

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