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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)
EB I-94 Light congestion I-39/I-90 Ridge Rd 16 10 10.0 miles 37 mph
SB US-41 Medium congestion IL-137 Lake Cook Rd 25 16 11.9 miles 28 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
SB I-41 (Zoo Fwy) at Swan Blvd Crash on I-41/US 45 South at Watertown Plank Rd. The 2 left lanes are blocked. Left two lanes closed, one lane open Updated 11/24/20 8:00 AM 11/24/20 8:32 AM WisDOT
EB I-72 at IL-104 (+0.2 miles) Incident with structure damage 67.5 Right lane closed, one lane open Updated 11/20/20 6:04 PM 11/24/20 8:50 AM IDOT
WB I-74 at Heinz Ln (-0.5 miles) Crash - No Injuries 85.0 Various lanes closed Updated 11/24/20 1:32 AM 11/24/20 8:49 AM Illinois State Police
WB I-80 at Cedar Rd (-0.4 miles) Crash - No Injuries 140.0 Various lanes closed Updated 11/24/20 6:26 AM 11/24/20 8:49 AM Illinois State Police
WB I-90/94 (Kennedy Expy) at Addison St Crash - No Injuries 45.1 Various lanes closed Updated 11/24/20 7:07 AM 11/24/20 8:49 AM Illinois State Police
EB IL-5 at IL-84 IL-5 EB ramp lane on the overpass bridge is closed Various lanes closed Updated 10/6/20 2:03 PM 11/30/20 11:23 AM IDOT
NWB Main St at Frank Scott Pkwy Structure fire. All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 11/23/20 7:57 PM 11/24/20 8:12 PM IDOT
SEB Main St at Frank Scott Pkwy Structure fire. All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 11/23/20 7:57 PM 11/24/20 8:12 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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Major Construction
Location Mile Marker Severity Closure Details Time Periods Source Description
NB I-35/80 at Meredith Dr (-0.3 miles) 126.8 Major lane -1, lane, closed 7/15/20 8:00 PM to 5/4/24 5:20 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
NB I-35/80 at IA-141 (+0.3 miles) 127.8 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 6/2/20 8:44 PM to 3/22/24 6:04 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
NB I-35 from 54th Ave (-0.1 miles) to 66th Ave (-0.1 miles) 87.5 to 89.1 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 10/29/20 12:00 AM to 12/4/20 6:00 AM IowaDOT left lane closed
NB I-35 at 1st St (+0.2 miles) 92.8 Major lane -1, lane, closed 8/27/20 8:41 PM to 6/16/24 6:01 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
Ramp from NB I-35W to NB MN-65 16.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/18/18 10:00 PM to 9/30/21 11:59 PM MnDOT exit ramp closed
SB I-35W at MN-36 (+0.1 miles) 22.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/31/20 5:30 PM to 3/20/24 2:50 PM MnDOT closed
Ramp from SB I-35W to EB MN-55 17.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 10/22/19 10:00 PM to 8/12/23 9:26 AM MnDOT exit ramp closed
SB I-35/80 at Beaver Dr (-0.7 miles) 132.5 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 6/7/20 8:56 PM to 3/27/24 6:16 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
SB I-35 at I-80 Major lane -1, lane, closed 12/7/19 8:53 PM to 9/26/23 7:13 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
Ramp from NB I-39 to WB US-20 122.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/8/20 7:00 AM to 8/22/21 11:59 PM IDOT Construction of the ramp, outside lane of US 20, including the shoulder, and the ramp connectors.
Ramp from NB WI-26 to SB I-39 170.8 Major All lanes closed 8/19/20 12:00 AM to 8/29/21 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Traffic to use USH 14 interchange for access to SB IH 39/90. Detour Posted
Ramp from WB WI-59 to NB I-41 0.8 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/24/20 11:30 PM to 11/25/20 5:00 AM WisDOT Maintenance - Detour: Use Alt. Route
Ramp from NB I-41 to WB I-94 0.6 Major All lanes closed 11/24/20 11:30 PM to 11/25/20 5:00 AM WisDOT Maintenance - Detour: Use Alt. Route
Ramp from NB I-41 to WB I-94 0.6 Major All lanes closed 11/24/20 11:30 PM to 11/25/20 5:00 AM WisDOT Maintenance - Detour: Use Alt. Route
NB I-41 from County Road D (+1.4 miles) to Mohawk Rd (-0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/24/20 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM WisDOT Maintenance - Cable guard
Ramp from SB I-41 to WB WI-20 332.7 Major All lanes closed 4/1/20 5:00 AM to 12/4/20 11:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Sth 20-Ns Frwy Ic Arterial Cross St | Cth C To 900' W Of International Dr | STH 20, N S Freeway | RACINE
SB I-43 from County Road D to US-12 32.8 to 27.0 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/24/20 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM WisDOT Maintenance - Crack sealing
EB I-44 at Yarnell Rd (-0.3 miles) 275.1 Major Various lanes closed 2/7/20 12:00 AM to 12/25/20 12:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION on US-50 Eastbound.
WB I-44 at Nebraska Ave (-0.1 miles) 288.6 Major Various lanes closed 7/24/20 12:00 AM to 12/31/20 12:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION on I-44 Westbound.
WB I-44 at Yarnell Rd (-0.1 miles) 275.5 Major Various lanes closed 2/7/20 12:00 AM to 12/25/20 12:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION on US-50 Westbound.
NB I-55 at 3rd St 176.4 Major Various lanes closed 11/9/20 7:00 PM to 11/25/20 5:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE MAINTENANCE on I-55 in Both Directions.
SB I-55 at 3rd St 176.4 Major Various lanes closed 11/9/20 7:00 PM to 11/25/20 5:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE MAINTENANCE on I-55 in Both Directions.
NB I-57 from Campground Rd (-1.5 miles) to Campground Rd (-1.3 miles) 84.8 to 85.0 Major One lane closed, one lane open 7/1/19 12:00 AM to 12/15/20 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 24' 6".
SB I-57 from Campground Rd (+1.3 miles) to Campground Rd (+1.5 miles) 85.1 to 84.8 Major One lane closed, one lane open 7/1/19 12:00 AM to 12/15/20 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 24' 6".
NB I-65 (Casimir Pulaski Memorial Hwy) from 37th Ave to 35th Ave (+0.2 miles) 258.3 to 258.8 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 9/9/20 4:38 PM to 6/29/24 1:58 PM InDOT night time construction work
SB I-65 (Casimir Pulaski Memorial Hwy) from 53rd Ave (+0.3 miles) to 61st Ave (+0.3 miles) 256.0 to 255.0 Major lane -1, lane, closed 12/23/19 1:58 PM to 10/12/23 12:18 PM InDOT road maintenance operations
Ramp from NB I-69 to WB I-94 37.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/24/20 9:00 PM to 11/25/20 5:00 AM MDOT construction; Detour: North I-69 to N Drive to South I-69 to West I-94
EB I-70 at Lake St Louis Blvd (-0.9 miles) 213.1 Major Various lanes closed 5/26/20 7:00 PM to 11/27/20 5:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to RESURFACING PAVEMENT on I-70 in Both Directions.
EB I-70 at Fairgrounds Rd (-0.1 miles) 228.9 Major Various lanes closed 11/9/20 12:00 AM to 11/25/20 12:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION on I-70 Eastbound.
EB I-70 at Fairgrounds Rd (-0.1 miles) 228.9 Major Various lanes closed 11/9/20 8:30 AM to 11/24/20 5:30 PM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION on I-70 Eastbound.
EB I-70 from 200th St (-0.4 miles) to I-57 (-0.1 miles) 80.7 to 91.8 Major One lane closed, one lane open 4/18/19 12:00 AM to 5/26/21 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 15'.
WB I-70 from I-57 (+0.6 miles) to IL-128 (-0.5 miles) 91.4 to 82.6 Major One lane closed, one lane open 4/18/19 12:00 AM to 5/26/21 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 15'.
WB I-70 at Lake St Louis Blvd (+0.9 miles) 213.1 Major Various lanes closed 5/26/20 7:00 PM to 11/27/20 5:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to RESURFACING PAVEMENT on I-70 in Both Directions.
EB I-74 from Lincoln Rd (+0.2 miles) to US-67 4.3 to 4.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/26/19 12:00 AM to 11/30/20 8:00 AM IowaDOT closed
EB I-74 at US-67 4.9 Major lane -1, lane, closed 10/15/20 8:28 PM to 8/4/24 5:48 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
WB I-74 from 2nd Ave to US-67 1.1 to 4.9 Major lane -1, lane, closed 2/6/20 8:53 PM to 11/26/23 6:13 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
Ramp from NB I-75 to EB US-6 179.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/19/17 7:00 AM to 11/30/20 3:00 PM ODOT The exit ramp from I-75 northbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15 (exit 156) closed June 19 for approximately three years.
Ramp from NB I-75 to NB Dort Hwy 108.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/15/20 5:00 AM to 11/25/20 7:00 PM MDOT permit work; Detour: Follow posted detour.
Ramp from SB I-75 to NB Dort Hwy 109.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/15/20 5:00 AM to 11/25/20 7:00 PM MDOT permit work; Detour: Follow posted detour
EB I-80 from Westown Pkwy to IA-28 123.7 to 131.5 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 2/20/20 9:01 AM to 12/10/23 6:21 AM IowaDOT left lane closed
EB I-80 at 120th St (+0.4 miles) 150.3 Major lane -1, lane, closed 11/11/19 9:00 PM to 9/1/23 12:40 AM IowaDOT right lane closed
EB I-80 at 12th Ave (+0.7 miles) 175.2 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/18/20 11:08 AM to 9/7/24 9:28 AM IowaDOT left lane closed
EB I-80 at 12th Ave (+2.3 miles) 125.9 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 7/25/20 8:46 PM to 5/14/24 6:06 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
EB I-80 at D Ave (+2.0 miles) 209.6 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 10/27/19 8:21 PM to 8/16/23 5:41 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
EB I-80 at H Ave (+0.7 miles) 212.4 Major lane -1, lane, closed 10/26/20 7:00 PM to 8/15/24 4:20 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
EB I-80 at M Ave (+1.5 miles) 167.3 Major lane -1, lane, closed 10/29/19 7:08 PM to 8/18/23 4:28 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80 at US-151 (+1.1 miles) 225.8 Major lane -1, lane, closed 10/31/19 7:00 PM to 8/20/23 6:24 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
EB I-80 from Ireland Ave (-0.3 miles) to Ireland Ave (+0.3 miles) 186.2 to 186.8 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 6/24/20 6:45 PM to 4/13/24 4:05 PM IowaDOT left lane closed
EB I-80 from Division St to Wells Ferry Rd (+0.1 miles) 242.8 to 251.7 Major lane -1, lane, closed 10/9/19 10:46 PM to 7/29/23 8:06 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
EB I-80 at US-61 (+0.5 miles) 295.6 Major lane -1, lane, closed 11/11/20 8:58 PM to 8/31/24 7:18 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-80/94 (Borman Expy) from Kennedy Ave (+0.3 miles) to IN-912 (-0.4 miles) 3.7 to 4.5 Major lane -1, lane, closed; lane -2, lane, closed 7/6/20 8:05 PM to 4/25/24 5:25 PM InDOT construction work
EB I-80/94 (Borman Expy) from Colfax St (-0.1 miles) to Colfax St (+0.1 miles) 5.7 to 6.0 Major lane 2, lane, closed 6/12/20 9:57 AM to 4/1/24 7:17 AM InDOT center lane closed
EB I-80/94 (Borman Expy) from IN-53 to Clay St (+0.6 miles) 9.9 to 13.5 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 9/9/20 7:21 PM to 6/29/24 4:41 PM InDOT night time construction work
EB I-80/94 (Borman Expy) from Georgia St (+0.2 miles) to I-65 (-0.4 miles) 10.5 to 11.3 Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/8/20 12:00 AM to 3/27/24 9:20 PM InDOT right lane closed
EB I-80/94 (Borman Expy) from I-65 (-0.4 miles) to Clay St (+0.1 miles) 11.3 to 13.0 Major lane -1, lane, closed 8/21/20 7:58 AM to 6/10/24 5:18 AM InDOT right lane closed
WB I-80/94 (Borman Expy) from Martin Luther King Dr (-0.4 miles) to Martin Luther King Dr 11.2 to 10.8 Major lane 2, lane, closed 6/8/20 12:00 AM to 3/27/24 9:20 PM InDOT center lane closed
WB I-80/94 (Borman Expy) from Colfax St (-0.1 miles) to Colfax St (+0.2 miles) 6.0 to 5.7 Major lane 2, lane, closed 6/12/20 9:53 AM to 4/1/24 7:13 AM InDOT center lane closed
WB I-80/94 (Borman Expy) at IN-912 (+0.7 miles) 4.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed; lane -2, lane, closed 7/9/20 9:49 PM to 4/28/24 7:09 PM InDOT construction work
WB I-80 at US-67 305.5 Major lane -1, lane, closed 1/24/20 8:41 PM to 11/13/23 6:01 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
WB I-80 at Wisconsin Ave (+0.9 miles) 289.7 Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/26/20 8:16 PM to 4/15/24 5:36 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
WB I-80 at 110th Ave (-0.6 miles) 289.2 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 1/6/20 8:27 PM to 10/26/23 6:47 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
WB I-80 at Vermont Ave (+0.6 miles) 273.5 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 1/18/20 7:00 PM to 11/7/23 7:09 PM IowaDOT left lane closed
WB I-80 at Inca Ave (+1.0 miles) 260.1 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 10/31/19 9:00 PM to 8/20/23 10:46 PM IowaDOT left lane closed
WB I-80 at Lower West Branch Rd (+1.0 miles) 251.0 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/11/19 10:00 PM to 9/1/23 4:07 AM IowaDOT left lane closed
WB I-80 at US-6 239.2 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 6/19/20 8:35 PM to 4/8/24 5:55 PM IowaDOT two left lanes blocked
WB I-80 from Jasper Ave (+0.4 miles) to Ireland Ave (+0.3 miles) 237.5 to 236.5 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 7/10/20 7:40 PM to 4/29/24 5:00 PM IowaDOT left lane closed
WB I-80 at H Ave (+0.9 miles) 210.2 Major lane -1, lane, closed 7/2/20 7:33 PM to 4/21/24 4:53 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
WB I-80 at 100th St (+0.6 miles) 188.5 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 8/12/20 6:00 PM to 6/1/24 5:54 PM IowaDOT left lane closed
WB I-80 at 12th Ave (-0.5 miles) 174.4 Major lane -1, lane, closed 3/25/20 2:40 PM to 1/13/24 11:00 AM IowaDOT right lane blocked
WB I-80 at Highway F48 (-0.6 miles) 158.9 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 12/26/19 8:29 PM to 10/15/23 6:49 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
WB I-80 at I-35 (-0.3 miles) 137.7 Major lane -1, lane, closed 8/9/20 8:45 PM to 5/29/24 6:05 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
WB I-80 at I-35 137.1 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 9/10/20 8:37 PM to 6/30/24 5:57 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
NWB I-90 Express/94 Express (Kennedy Reversibles) from Ogden Ave to Montrose Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/24/20 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM IDOT OPEN OUTBOUND AT 10AM
SEB I-90 Express/94 Express (Kennedy Reversibles) from Montrose Ave to Ogden Ave Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/24/20 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM IDOT OPEN OUTBOUND AT 10AM
Ramp from NWB IL-83 to EB I-94 71.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 9/30/20 7:00 AM to 12/15/20 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge deck and structural steel repairs
EB I-94 (Bishop Ford Fwy) from IL-83 to IL-83 71.3 to 71.3 Major Various lanes closed 9/30/20 7:00 AM to 12/15/20 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge deck and structural steel repairs
Ramp from EB I-94 to NB I-69 107.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/24/20 9:00 PM to 11/25/20 5:00 AM MDOT construction; Detour: South I-69 to Michigan Ave to North I-69
Ramp from EB I-96 to NB US-127 106.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/8/20 11:00 PM to 11/24/20 4:00 PM MDOT construction
EB I-235 at 17th St (-0.2 miles) 2.4 Major lane -1, lane, closed 9/24/20 8:40 PM to 7/14/24 6:00 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-235 at 63rd St (-0.2 miles) 3.7 Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/8/20 8:33 PM to 3/28/24 5:53 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
EB I-235 at 35th St (-0.1 miles) 5.8 Major lane -1, lane, closed; lane -2, lane, closed 9/8/20 8:26 PM to 6/28/24 5:46 PM IowaDOT two right lanes blocked
EB I-235 at 12th St 9.1 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 12/15/19 8:35 PM to 10/4/23 6:55 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
EB I-235 at US-69 9.4 Major lane -1, lane, closed 11/6/19 7:49 PM to 8/26/23 6:09 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
EB I-235 at US-69 (+0.3 miles) 9.7 Major lane 2, lane, closed 2/17/20 8:59 PM to 12/7/23 6:19 PM IowaDOT center lane blocked
NB I-255 from IL-15 to I-64 16.5 to 19.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/13/20 12:01 AM to 11/25/20 5:00 PM IDOT
NB I-255 from IL-15 (+0.1 miles) to I-64 16.7 to 19.9 Major All lanes closed 10/31/20 6:00 AM to 11/26/20 5:59 AM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is prohibited.
SB I-255 from I-64 to IL-15 19.8 to 16.5 Major All lanes closed 10/31/20 6:00 AM to 11/26/20 5:59 AM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is prohibited.
SB I-255 from I-64 to IL-15 19.8 to 16.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/13/20 12:01 AM to 11/25/20 5:00 PM IDOT
WB I-280 at Mississippi River 9.6 Major lane -1, lane, closed 2/28/20 8:33 PM to 12/18/23 5:53 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from US-6 (-0.1 miles) to I-57 7.3 to 8.6 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 4/8/20 12:00 AM to 11/30/20 12:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Widening/Reconst
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from US-6 (-0.1 miles) to I-57 7.3 to 8.6 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 4/8/20 12:00 AM to 11/30/20 12:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Widening/Reconst
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from US-6 (-0.1 miles) to I-57 7.3 to 8.6 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 4/8/20 12:00 AM to 11/30/20 12:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Widening/Reconst
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from US-6 (-0.1 miles) to I-57 7.3 to 8.6 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 4/8/20 12:00 AM to 11/30/20 12:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Widening/Reconst
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from US-6 (-0.1 miles) to I-57 7.3 to 8.6 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 4/8/20 12:00 AM to 11/30/20 12:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Widening/Reconst
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from US-6 (-0.1 miles) to I-57 7.3 to 8.6 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 4/8/20 12:00 AM to 11/30/20 12:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Widening/Reconst
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from US-6 (-0.1 miles) to I-57 7.3 to 8.6 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 4/8/20 12:00 AM to 11/30/20 12:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Widening/Reconst
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from US-6 (-0.1 miles) to I-57 7.3 to 8.6 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 4/8/20 12:00 AM to 11/30/20 12:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Widening/Reconst
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from US-6 (-0.1 miles) to I-57 7.3 to 8.6 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 4/8/20 12:00 AM to 11/30/20 12:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Widening/Reconst
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from US-6 (-0.1 miles) to I-57 7.3 to 8.6 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 4/8/20 12:00 AM to 11/30/20 12:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Widening/Reconst
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from US-6 (-0.1 miles) to I-57 7.3 to 8.6 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 4/8/20 12:00 AM to 11/30/20 12:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Widening/Reconst
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from US-6 (-0.1 miles) to I-57 7.3 to 8.6 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 4/8/20 12:00 AM to 11/30/20 12:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Widening/Reconst
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from US-6 (-0.1 miles) to I-57 7.3 to 8.6 Major Right two lanes closed, two lanes open 4/8/20 12:00 AM to 11/30/20 12:00 AM Illinois Tollway Brdg Widening/Reconst
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from Grand Ave to Franklin Ave 35.3 to 37.0 Major Left two lanes closed, two lanes open 11/24/20 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM Illinois Tollway Rdwy/Brdg Widening and Reconst
NB I-380 (IA-27) at US-6 0.8 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/24/20 8:45 PM to 2/12/24 5:11 PM IowaDOT left lane closed
NB I-380 (IA-27) at Highway 965 (+0.1 miles) 7.5 Major lane -1, lane, closed 5/18/20 8:42 PM to 3/7/24 5:02 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
SB I-380 (IA-27) at Highway 965 (-0.2 miles) 7.6 Major lane -1, lane, closed 7/9/20 6:28 PM to 4/28/24 3:48 PM IowaDOT right lane blocked
SB I-380 (IA-27) at Highway 965 (+0.6 miles) 6.8 Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/9/20 8:32 PM to 3/29/24 5:52 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
SB I-494 at Valley Creek Rd 59.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/1/19 4:53 PM to 8/21/23 2:13 PM MnDOT closed
WB US-6 from Ann St to Ann St Major lane -1, lane, closed 11/23/20 8:00 AM to 11/25/20 3:00 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
EB US-12 from Hidden Trl (-0.4 miles) to WI-11 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/24/20 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM WisDOT Maintenance - Asphalt patch repair
SEB US-12 from Olcott Ave to 41.6364400°N, -87.4330000°E Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 10/28/20 8:26 AM to 8/17/24 5:46 AM InDOT left lane closed
WB US-12 from 41.6364400°N, -87.4330000°E to Olcott Ave Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 10/28/20 8:26 AM to 8/17/24 5:46 AM InDOT left lane closed
EB US-20 at Edison Rd (-0.9 miles) Major lane -1, lane, closed 2/20/20 10:15 AM to 12/10/23 7:35 AM InDOT road maintenance operations
EB US-30 from Marsh St to Strongbow Centre Dr Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 6/10/19 12:00 AM to 3/29/23 9:20 PM InDOT road reconstruction
WB US-30 from Strongbow Centre Dr to Marsh St Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 6/10/19 12:00 AM to 3/29/23 9:20 PM InDOT road reconstruction
NB US-41 from 93rd Ave to 77th Ave Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/26/18 6:00 AM to 4/19/22 8:24 PM InDOT right lane closed
SB US-41 from 77th Ave to 93rd Ave Major lane -1, lane, closed 6/26/18 6:00 AM to 4/19/22 8:24 PM InDOT right lane closed
SB US-45 from Speedway Dr to Rawson Ave (-0.2 miles) Major Left two lanes closed, up to one lanes open 11/24/20 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM WisDOT Maintenance - Pavement Repair
NB US-61 at Timber Ridge Dr (+0.1 miles) Major Various lanes closed 4/8/19 12:00 AM to 12/31/20 12:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION on US-61 in Both Directions.
SB US-61 at Timber Ridge Dr (-0.1 miles) Major Various lanes closed 4/8/19 12:00 AM to 12/31/20 12:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION on US-61 in Both Directions.
NB US-65 from 78th Ave to 88th St Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/17/20 2:40 PM to 11/25/20 5:00 PM IowaDOT left lane closed
SB US-65 at Vandalia Rd (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/6/20 6:58 PM to 8/26/24 5:18 PM IowaDOT left lane blocked
Ramp from SB M-10 to EB I-94 2.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/17/20 8:00 PM to 12/15/20 4:00 AM MDOT construction; Detour: Detour use NB I-75 to EB I-94
Ramp from SB M-10 to EB I-94 2.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/2/20 7:00 AM to 12/7/20 4:00 AM MDOT construction; Detour: Detour use NB I-75 to EB I-94
Ramp from NB M-10 to EB I-94 2.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/17/20 8:00 PM to 12/7/20 4:00 AM MDOT construction; Detour: Detour use NB I-75 to EB I-94
SB MN-15 from Great River Rd to CR-120 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/13/20 4:14 PM to 1/1/24 12:34 PM MnDOT closed
EB M-21 from Ann Arbor St to Grand Traverse St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/23/20 6:00 AM to 11/25/20 6:00 AM MDOT permit work; Detour: Follow posted detour.
WB M-21 from Grand Traverse St to Ann Arbor St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/25/20 6:00 AM to 11/26/20 6:00 AM MDOT permit work; Detour: Follow posted detour.
NEB WI-23 from Leone Rd (-1.1 miles) to Leone Rd (-0.9 miles) Major All lanes closed 10/26/20 12:00 AM to 6/13/21 12:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: USH 23 EB to USH 130 NB to USH 14 EB to USH 23 EB
SWB WI-23 from Leone Rd (+0.9 miles) to Leone Rd (+1.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 10/26/20 12:00 AM to 6/13/21 12:00 AM WisDOT Construction - Detour: USH 23 / USH 14 Intersection, East on USH 14 to USH 130 S. USH 130 S to USH 23 S.
NB M-24 (Lapeer Rd) from Drahner Rd to Harriet Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/3/20 6:30 AM to 12/5/20 4:00 PM MDOT construction; Detour: East E. Drahner; north on Oxford Lake Drive, north on Glaspie/Oxford Rd; west on Ray Rd
EB MO-30 at Valley Dell Dr Major Various lanes closed 4/16/20 9:00 AM to 12/1/20 3:00 PM MoDOT Expect delays due to NEW PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION on MO-30 in Both Directions.
EB MO-30 at La Kenny Ln (-0.2 miles) Major Various lanes closed 2/6/20 12:00 AM to 12/1/20 12:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION on MO-30 in Both Directions.
WB MO-30 at Valley Dell Dr (-0.2 miles) Major Various lanes closed 4/16/20 7:30 AM to 12/1/20 3:00 PM MoDOT Expect delays due to NEW PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION on MO-30 in Both Directions.
EB WI-38 at County Road MM (+0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed 7/6/20 12:00 AM to 11/25/20 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: SB STH38 to EB Rapids Drive to SB N. Memorial Drive to State St. (STH 38)
WB WI-38 at Rapids Dr Major All lanes closed 7/6/20 12:00 AM to 11/25/20 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: State Street (STH 38) to NB N. Memorial Drive to WB Rapids Drive to NB STH 38.
SB IL-40 from River Rd (-0.1 miles) to River Rd Major All lanes closed 3/24/20 6:00 AM to 1/1/21 5:59 AM IDOT Closed to all traffic making left turns.
SB IN-53 from US-20 to 11th Ave Major lane -1, lane, closed 7/15/17 12:28 PM to 5/4/21 9:48 AM InDOT construction work
Ramp from SB M-54 to NB I-75 109.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/15/20 5:00 AM to 11/25/20 7:00 PM MDOT permit work; Detour: Follow posted detour
Ramp from SB M-54 to SB I-75 109.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/15/20 5:00 AM to 11/25/20 7:00 PM MDOT permit work; Detour: Follow posted detour
EB MN-62 from 34th Ave (-0.1 miles) to MN-55 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 9/24/19 1:00 AM to 7/13/23 10:20 PM MnDOT left lane closed
NWB IL-83 from I-94 to I-94 Major Various lanes closed 9/30/20 7:00 AM to 12/15/20 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge deck and structural steel repairs
NWB WI-83 at Mamerow's Ln Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/24/20 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily until 11/30/20 WisDOT Permit - NORTHBOUND CLOSURE WITH FLAGGERS THROUGHOUT PROJECT
SEB WI-83 at Mamerow's Ln Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/24/20 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily until 11/30/20 WisDOT Permit - SOUTHBOUND CLOSURE WITH FLAGGERS THROUGHOUT PROJECT
NB WI-100 from I-43 to Layton Ave Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/24/20 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily until 11/30/20 WisDOT Construction - Directional Drilling Across HWY 100 South of Layton Ave then along NB ROW Permit # 40U-164-20
NB WI-100 from Howard Ave to Pallottine Dr Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/24/20 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily until 11/30/20 WisDOT Construction - Directional drilling across HWY 100 in 2 locations and along SB ROW Permit# 40U-25-20
SB WI-100 from Morgan Ave to Howard Ave (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 11/24/20 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily until 11/30/20 WisDOT Construction - Directional drilling across HWY 100 in 2 locations and along SB ROW Permit# 40U-25-20
SB MO-109 at Bald Pate Rd (+0.1 miles) Major Various lanes closed 11/4/20 7:00 AM to 11/30/20 3:00 PM MoDOT Expect delays due to LIGHTING/SIGNAL/SIGN WORK on MO-109 in Both Directions.
NB WI-140 from State Line Rd to State Line Rd Major All lanes closed 3/12/19 6:00 AM to 1/1/22 5:59 AM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle weight restricted to 80 tons.
NB WI-140 from State Line Rd to State Line Rd Major All lanes closed 3/12/19 12:00 AM to 12/31/21 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle weight restricted to 80 tons.
SB WI-140 from State Line Rd to State Line Rd Major All lanes closed 3/12/19 6:00 AM to 1/1/22 5:59 AM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle weight restricted to 80 tons.
SB WI-140 from State Line Rd to State Line Rd Major All lanes closed 3/12/19 12:00 AM to 12/31/21 11:59 PM IDOT The movement of oversize and overweight loads is restricted. Vehicle weight restricted to 80 tons.
EB WI-165 from WI-31 to Old Greenbay Rd Major All lanes closed 8/3/20 12:00 AM to 11/26/20 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 31 north to STH 50. Then east on STH 50 to Roosevelt Road. Then northeast on Roosevelt Road to 22nd Ave. Then again east on STH 50 to STH 32. Then south on STH 32 to STH 165. Then west on STH 165 to Springbrook Rd.
WB WI-165 from Old Greenbay Rd to WI-31 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/24/20 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM daily until 11/26/20 WisDOT Construction - Detour: Springbrook Road east to STH 32. North on STH 32 to STH 50 west. West on STH 50 to Roosevelt Road, Southwest on Roosevelt Road to STH 50 west. West on STH 50 to STH 31. South on STH 32 to STH 165. Then west on STH 165.
SEB MO-A at Parr Rd (+0.5 miles) Major Various lanes closed 4/21/20 7:00 AM to 12/1/20 6:00 PM MoDOT Expect delays due to PAVEMENT REPAIR on Route A in Both Directions.
SWB MO-FF at Haas Rd (-0.2 miles) Major Various lanes closed 11/4/20 7:00 AM to 11/30/20 3:00 PM MoDOT Expect delays due to LIGHTING/SIGNAL/SIGN WORK on Route FF in Both Directions.
SEB MO-W at Mirasol Manor Way Major Various lanes closed 11/4/20 7:00 AM to 11/30/20 3:00 PM MoDOT Expect delays due to LIGHTING/SIGNAL/SIGN WORK on Route W in Both Directions.
EB Monaville Rd at IL-83 Major All lanes closed 11/25/20 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Lake County
WB Monaville Rd at IL-83 Major All lanes closed 11/25/20 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Lake County

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As deer activity increases, drivers need to slow down, be alert

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), State Patrol and partner law enforcement agencies are reminding motorists to be alert for the potential of deer darting across roadways during upcoming weeks. Deer/vehicle crashes typically peak during the October and November “rutting” period when bucks pursue potential mates. 

“The best strategy to protect yourself and minimize the chance of hitting a deer is to buckle up, slow down and watch the road ahead carefully,” said David Pabst, Director of WisDOT’s Bureau of Transportation Safety. “Deer can be seen any time of day, but they’re especially active around dusk and dawn.”
 
Last year in Wisconsin, there were 18,414 reported deer/vehicle crashes that resulted in injuries to 556 motorists and nine fatalities (six were motorcyclists). Counties with higher traffic volumes and deer populations tend to record the most crashes. A county-by-county breakdown indicates Dane County had the most reported deer/vehicle crashes in Wisconsin last year with 859, followed by Waukesha County with 823 and Washington County with 758.
 
To avoid deer crashes and motorist injuries, WisDOT offers the following tips:
The increase in deer activity this time of year also results in more car-killed-deer along Wisconsin roadways. WisDOT works with private vendors, county highway departments and law enforcement to handle deer carcass removal along numbered highways (the state highway system). Counties are responsible for removing deer carcasses along county highways. Municipalities handle deer carcass removal along local roads. To report car-killed-deer:
 
Deer carcasses on the active, traveled portion of a highway represent an urgent safety hazard and should be reported by calling 911;
If the carcass is off the traveled portion of the roadway, contact the appropriate county sheriff’s department using the agency’s non-emergency phone number;
To facilitate the efficient and prompt removal of a deer carcass, provide specific location information such as proximity to a mile post, intersecting highway, exit or mailbox number.
 
Drivers are reminded to move over or slow down when approaching stopped emergency responders, tow trucks and highway maintenance vehicles - including crews removing deer carcasses. More information on the Car-Killed-Deer program can be found on the WisDOT website.
 
10/7/2020 10:14 AM (Updated 10/9/2020 4:49 PM)
New Northbound Mile Long Bridge Scheduled to Open to Traffic Next Week on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

 

Illinois Tollway marking major milestone to keep

Central Tri-State Tollway Project on track for customers
 
The Illinois Tollway is preparing to open the new northbound Mile Long Bridge to traffic next week, marking the halfway point in the construction project to deliver the new bridge and a major milestone for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project.
"The Mile Long Bridge is an extraordinary project, and completion of the new northbound structure stands out due to the hard work and perseverance of the many engineering and construction firms continuing to move forward during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. "The northbound bridge contract is the largest in the Illinois Tollway's history, and we are pleased to deliver this first piece to our customers within budget and on schedule."
 
Construction of the northbound structure started in summer of 2019, and the Tollway will open the new bridge to northbound traffic ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, with work that impacts traffic beginning as early as the evening of Monday, November 23, weather permitting.
 
The Mile Long Bridge Project includes replacement of two side-by-side structures – one to carry northbound traffic and the other to carry southbound traffic – to replace the original bridge built in 1958.
 
The contract to build the new northbound bridge structure began in summer 2019. Work will continue over the winter under a second contract to remove the old northbound structure and construct the new southbound Mile Long Bridge beginning in spring 2021. The entire Mile Long Bridge Project is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2023.
 
The Mile Long Bridge carries traffic over two major railroads, the Des Plaines River, the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal and the Illinois & Michigan Canal and local roads, and over several major distribute on centers. Currently, up to 150,000 vehicles travel across the Mile Long Bridge daily.
 
The construction project includes building two, new side-by-side 4,800-foot-long bridge structures designed to last 100 years and increasing capacity to five lanes in each direction. The inside shoulders in both directions will be built to serve as Flex Lanes for transit, for emergency vehicles and as an alternate lane when warranted.
 
Facts about the new northbound Mile Long Bridge:
 
 
Additional construction information about the Mile Long Bridge Project is available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com. 
11/20/2020 11:38 AM (Updated 11/20/2020 11:38 AM)
Illinois Tollway Reopening Edens Spur (I-94), Completing Improvement Project

Traffic scheduled to shift into final configuration Thursday and Friday

The Illinois Tollway plans to reopen all lanes and restore eastbound and westbound traffic to its permanent configuration this week as completion nears on the Edens Spur Tollway (I-94) Improvement Project.

During the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, all westbound lanes on the Edens Spur Tollway between the Union Pacific Railroad and Edens Expressway are scheduled to reopen to traffic and will be followed by the reopening of the eastbound lanes during the afternoon of Friday, November 20. Up to 57,000 vehicles use the Edens Spur daily.
 
Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. All work is weather dependent.
 
Additional temporary lane and shoulder closures may be scheduled as needed through winter and into spring to complete landscaping and other minor work for the project.
 
The Edens Spur Improvement Project, which began in 2018, removed and replaced all existing mainline asphalt pavement and replaced or repaired mainline bridges. Additional work included replacing the Pfingsten Road Bridge, repairing the Waukegan Road Bridge over the Edens Spur, constructing the barrier separated median with stormwater improvements and upgrading ITS and roadway lighting.
 
Planning and construction of the project was done in coordination with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County and the Villages of Northbrook and Deerfield.
 
In coordination with local communities, replacement of the Pfingsten Road Bridge over the Eden Spur included improvements for pedestrian and bicycle access with a wider sidewalk on the northbound side of the bridge and a new barrier-separated path on the southbound side of the bridge to tie into a future multi-use path. In addition, a new water main was constructed under the Edens Spur at Pfingsten Road to provide a future connection between the Villages of Deerfield and Northbrook.
 
Originally constructed in 1958, the Edens Spur consists of two lanes in each direction with 4-foot wide inside shoulders and 11-foot wide outside shoulders and an open grass median.
 
These repairs are necessary to extend the life of the roadway and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. This work is part of the Tollway’s  program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 
Maps and construction about the Edens Spur Improvement Project are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com
11/18/2020 4:05 PM (Updated 11/18/2020 4:07 PM)
Bridge Removal To Begin On Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) For BNSF Railway Bridge Project

Beginning the week of October 26 and continuing into the winter, lane closures and long-term traffic shifts on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) will be scheduled as needed for ongoing reconstruction of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge between Hinsdale and Western Springs as part of the Central Tri-State Tollway Project.

Working in coordination with BNSF, the Tollway has completed a temporary bridge to provide for uninterrupted commuter rail and freight operations during bridge reconstruction. BNSF and Metra trains are now using this temporary bypass bridge and the Tollway is beginning work to remove the existing bridge and construct the new bridge.
 
“The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring the roadway remains safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of our overall commitment to roadway safety,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We ask drivers to be attentive in work zones by watching for changing traffic patterns and using caution, especially when workers are present.”
 
During the week of October 26, overnight lane closures on I-294 will be scheduled as needed in both directions at the BNSF Bridge for work to prepare removing the existing bridge structures.
 
Beginning in early November, work to remove the bridge structures will begin. These activities will occur during overnight and weekend hours due to allowable Tollway lane closure times and BNSF track outage availability to ensure a safe construction zone for workers, as well as rail and roadway commuters.
 
Steel bridge beam removal will require scheduling of at least three nights of lane closures in each direction on I-294. The overnight closures will include up to three lanes closed at a time with intermittent, full roadway closures after midnight. Lanes will be reopened by 5 a.m. in advance of rush hour each morning.
 
Following removal of the overhead bridge structures, traffic is scheduled to shift to the outside lanes to accommodate removal and reconstruction of the center bridge pier. This work will include intermittent pile driving, with as much of the work scheduled during daytime hours as possible, however night and weekend work may be scheduled based on BNSF track outage availability.
 
Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through the end of the year, with additional lane closures and traffic shifts will be scheduled in both directions in early 2021 as construction activities continue through the winter.
 
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to lane closures and traffic shifts. Up-to-date information regarding specific lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts. All work is weather dependent.
 
The Illinois Tollway is reconstructing the BNSF Railway Bridge, which carries the triple-track railroad over I-294 between Hinsdale and Western Springs, to accommodate the reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway. The existing bridge will be replaced with a longer, wider two-span steel beam structure that will accommodate four tracks and will allow for reconstruction and widening of the Tollway underneath. The new fourth track on the bridge will be used for maintenance purposes by BNSF.
 
The BNSF Railway Bridge Project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Metra, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway and Cook County, along with local municipalities, park districts, as well as police and fire departments.
 
The work is part of the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. Construction information about the BNSF Bridge Project is available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.
10/26/2020 1:04 PM (Updated 10/26/2020 1:04 PM)
I-74 ramps at Goodfield reopen

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the westbound I-74 on- and off-ramps at Goodfield/IL-117 (exit 112) have been reopened.

For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on twitter @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com and www.gettingaroundpeoria.com.
9/23/2020 10:22 AM (Updated 9/23/2020 10:22 AM)
Next Phase of Byrne Improvements begins Friday with Closure of Jackson Boulevard over Kennedy

Progress continues this year with several ramp, mainline Kennedy, Ryan improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding the public that the next major phase of the Jane Byrne Interchange project will begin with the upcoming closure of the Jackson Boulevard bridge over the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94). The bridge project marks the first of several traffic impacts this construction season that will result in safer, smoother travel through the interchange. 
 
“This coming year will see significant progress with the reconstruction of the Jane Byrne Interchange, and we look forward to the many improvements to come,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “We appreciate the public’s continued patience. We ask that they drop their devices, be on the alert for changes in traffic patterns and give their undivided attention going through this and all other work zones.” 
 
To remove the existing bridge over the expressway, Jackson Boulevard between Halsted Street and Des Plaines Avenue will close starting, weather permitting, at 5 a.m. Friday, March 27.
 
A detour will direct vehicular traffic east on Jackson Boulevard, south on Halsted Street, east on Van Buren Street and north on Jefferson Street to reconnect with Jackson Boulevard. 
 
Pedestrians should use the Van Buren Street bridge as an alternate route. Bicyclists will be detoured south on Halsted Street, east on Harrison Street and north on Clinton Street to reconnect with Jackson Boulevard.
 
The Jackson Boulevard entrance ramp to the outbound Kennedy also will close, with a detour directing traffic north on Halsted Street to enter the expressway via Madison Street. The inbound Kennedy exit ramp to Jackson Boulevard will close as well, with motorists directed to exit at Monroe Street and access Jackson Boulevard via Des Plaines Avenue.
 
The new Jackson Boulevard bridge is expected to open in 2022. The structure will have two lanes and a dedicated bike lane, as well as sidewalks on both sides, enhancing connections and improving safety for all transportation users in the surrounding neighborhoods. 
 
For more information and to view a construction overview video, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org.
 
Other significant impacts at the Jane Byrne this year include:
 Additional details, schedules and impacts to traffic will be shared in advance, closer to the individual project start dates.  
 
The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information and to view a live camera feed of the work zone, visit www.circleinterchange.org
 
Recently, IDOT unveiled a new mobile-friendly website that features a detailed project timeline with an interactive map, photo galleries and the ability to submit questions and comments to the project team via a “Contact Us” link. For more information, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org
 
The improved Jane Byrne Interchange will be complete in 2022.
3/26/2020 10:03 AM (Updated 6/15/2020 8:43 AM)
Second Year of I-55 bridge Work in Will County to Begin

Extra safety measures in place for final year of two-year project, backups anticipated   

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a project to replace the bridge decks on I-55 over the BNSF Railroad and Grant Creek, south of Arsenal Road in Will County, resumes, weather permitting, Friday, March 6. Temporary northbound lane closures are scheduled the next two weekends with the permanent work zone anticipated to be in place March 16.

Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, northbound I-55 will be reduced to a single lane between River Road and Arsenal Road. All lanes reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, March 9. The same northbound closures and hours will be in effect, weather permitting, the weekend of Friday, March 13. 
 
The weekend closures are necessary to make temporary pavement repairs so northbound I-55 can accommodate both directions of traffic when work resumes on replacing the southbound I-55 bridge decks. 
 
That will occur on March 16 at 5 a.m., weather permitting, when I-55 will be reduced to a single lane in both directions between River Road and Arsenal Road. Later this construction season, I-55 will remain one lane in each direction but shift to the southbound lanes while the northbound bridge decks are replaced.
 
The entire project is due to wrap up and all lanes reopen in late fall. 
 
Backups and congestion approaching the work zone should be anticipated at all times. Motorists must slow down, put down their phones and devices, avoid all distractions and give their undivided attention to traffic control signs and changing conditions in and around the work zone.
 
Special precautions again will be implemented to enhance safety. Signs will be posted several miles in advance in both directions. Temporary rumble strips also will be installed to alert approaching motorists. The work zone speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph, with Illinois State Police dedicating special patrols in the area at all times to enforce all traffic laws.
 
Additionally, a dynamic merge system, commonly referred to as a zipper merge, will be used this year to help manage congestion and reduce travel times through the work zone. Digital message signs will advise motorists when to move out of the left lane and prepare to enter the work zone.  During uncongested traffic, motorists will be instructed to slow down and move to the right lane well in advance of the work zone.  During more congested periods, drivers will be encouraged to use both lanes, taking turns merging into the open lane at the point the left lane is closed.  
3/5/2020 9:54 AM (Updated 6/15/2020 8:43 AM)

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