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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.

There are no travel time watch zones in the Travel Midwest region.

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
M-43 at Sprague Rd EB and WB M-43 at Sprague Rd has water over the roadway. Various lanes closed Updated 3/28/20 7:16 PM Unknown MDOT
SB IN-51 at I-80 Accident All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 4/4/20 6:26 PM 4/4/20 9:45 PM InDOT
EB MO-AA at Weaver Rd (+0.4 miles) Route AA is CLOSED Eastbound due to flooding. All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 3/20/20 8:48 AM Unknown MoDOT
WB MO-AA at Weaver Rd (-0.4 miles) Route AA is CLOSED Westbound due to flooding. All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 3/20/20 8:48 AM Unknown MoDOT
SWB MO-H at Powers Rd (+0.9 miles) Expect delays on Route H Westbound due to flooding. Various lanes closed Updated 3/29/20 8:57 AM Unknown MoDOT
WB Manchester Rd at Hanley Rd Possible delays due to UTILITY DAMAGE on MO-100 Westbound. Various lanes closed Updated 4/4/20 9:32 AM Unknown MoDOT
NB Old IL-3 from Railroad St to Bodeville Rd Flooding All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 3/23/20 1:59 PM 4/7/20 12:39 PM IDOT
SB Old IL-3 from Bodeville Rd to Railroad St Flooding All lanes and shoulders closed Updated 3/23/20 1:59 PM 4/7/20 12:39 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
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
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 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-41 to NB WI-241 325.2 Major All lanes closed 10/15/18 12:00 AM to 7/1/20 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Permanent Closure, Use alternate route
Ramp from SB I-41 to WB WI-100 322.4 Major All lanes closed 3/16/20 12:00 AM to 6/30/20 11:45 PM WisDOT Permit - Amazon Offsite Development
Ramp from SB I-41 to WB WI-20 332.7 Major All lanes closed 4/1/20 5:00 AM to 4/17/20 10:00 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
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.
EB I-44 at Nebraska Ave 288.5 Major Various lanes closed 2/19/20 12:00 AM to 7/1/20 12:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION on I-44 Eastbound.
WB I-44 at Jefferson Ave (-0.1 miles) 289.0 Major Various lanes closed 2/11/20 7:00 AM to 7/6/20 11:30 PM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION on I-44 Westbound.
WB I-44 at Compton Ave (+0.1 miles) 288.2 Major Various lanes closed 2/19/20 12:00 AM to 7/1/20 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-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".
NB I-57 from IL-17 (-0.2 miles) to North St 311.8 to 314.0 Major One lane closed, one lane open 8/1/19 12:00 AM to 7/17/20 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 15' 9".
SB I-57 from North St to IL-17 (+0.2 miles) 313.8 to 311.6 Major One lane closed, one lane open 8/1/19 12:00 AM to 7/17/20 11:59 PM IDOT Expect lane restrictions for roadway improvement. Vehicle width restricted to 15' 9".
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".
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
EB I-70 at Fairgrounds Rd (+0.1 miles) 229.0 Major Various lanes closed 3/13/20 12:00 AM to 7/10/20 12:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE MAINTENANCE 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 Earth City Expy (+0.5 miles) 231.0 Major Various lanes closed 3/6/20 12:00 AM to 12/1/20 12:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION on I-70 Westbound.
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 7/31/20 8:00 AM IowaDOT closed
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.
NB I-75 at Erie Rd 4.2 to 5.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/3/20 7:00 PM to 4/6/20 4:00 AM MDOT construction; Detour: Traffic will be directed to exit the freeway and reenter utilizing the ramps.
Ramp from NB I-75 to EB M-8 55.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/30/20 7:00 AM to 4/12/20 2:00 PM MDOT maintenance
Ramp from NB I-75 to WB I-696 61.1 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/1/20 8:00 PM to 11/1/20 10:00 PM MDOT construction; Detour: Take WB M-102 (8 Mile Rd) to NB M-10 to WB I-696.
Ramp from NB I-75 to EB I-696 61.1 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/4/20 6:00 AM to 11/1/20 8:00 AM MDOT construction; Detour: Take EB M-102 (8 Mile Rd) to NB M-53 (Van Dyke) to EB I-696.
SB I-75 at Erie Rd 5.0 to 4.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/3/20 7:00 PM to 4/6/20 4:00 AM MDOT construction; Detour: Traffic will be directed to exit the freeway and reenter utilizing the ramps.
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 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 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 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
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 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 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
EB I-94 from Lexington Pkwy (-0.1 miles) to Western Ave (+0.1 miles) 239.4 to 241.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/3/20 10:00 PM to 4/6/20 5:00 AM MnDOT closed
Ramp from EB I-94 to NB US-24 201.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/4/20 6:00 AM to 4/5/20 6:00 PM MDOT maintenance
Ramp from EB I-94 to NB M-10 214.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 5/19/19 4:00 PM to 4/30/20 2:00 PM MDOT construction; Detour: EB I-94 TO NB I-75
Ramp from WB I-94 to SB US-24 201.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/4/20 6:00 AM to 4/5/20 6:00 PM MDOT maintenance
WB I-94 at M-60 135.7 to 135.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/4/20 6:00 PM to 4/5/20 7:00 AM MDOT construction
WB I-94 from Western Ave (-0.1 miles) to Lexington Pkwy (+0.1 miles) 241.1 to 239.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/3/20 10:00 PM to 4/6/20 5:00 AM MnDOT closed
Ramp from EB I-96 to SB M-37 37.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 11/6/19 11:00 PM to 7/1/20 11:00 PM MDOT construction; Detour: Continue east on I-96 to M-21 (Fulton St), then west on M-21 (Fulton St) to M-37 (East Beltline Ave)
Ramp from EB I-96 to EB I-496 93.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/31/20 11:00 PM to 7/30/20 11:00 PM MDOT construction; Detour: I-96 to Lansing Rd
SB I-170 at Nyflot Ave Major Various lanes closed 3/30/20 7:00 PM to 4/30/20 5:00 AM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE MAINTENANCE on I-170 Eastbound.
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 I-64 to I-55 19.9 to 24.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/1/20 12:00 AM to 6/1/20 11:59 PM IDOT http://www.idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/IDOT-Projects/District-8/I-255-Resurface-Project/Project%20Schedule.pdf
SB I-255 from I-55 to I-64 24.4 to 19.8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/1/20 12:00 AM to 6/1/20 11:59 PM IDOT http://www.idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/IDOT-Projects/District-8/I-255-Resurface-Project/Project%20Schedule.pdf
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 22nd St to Grand Ave 29.5 to 35.3 Major Left two lanes closed, three lanes open 4/5/20 1:00 AM to 7:00 AM Illinois Tollway Retaining Wall Const
NB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from 22nd St to Grand Ave 29.5 to 35.3 Major Right two lanes closed, three lanes open 4/4/20 8:00 PM to 4/5/20 1:00 AM Illinois Tollway Retaining Wall Const
SB I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) from Grand Ave to 22nd St 35.3 to 29.5 Major Left two lanes closed, two or three lanes open 4/5/20 1:00 AM to 7:00 AM Illinois Tollway Retaining Wall Const
NB I-380 (IA-27) from Forevergreen Rd (-0.1 miles) to 250th St (-0.5 miles) 2.0 to 3.5 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/2/20 9:00 AM to 4/6/20 2:00 PM IowaDOT left lane closed
NB I-475 from Pierson Rd to Clio Road 10.2 to 14.7 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 8/1/19 6:00 AM to 6/1/20 6:00 PM MDOT construction
NB I-475 from Carpenter Rd to Clio Rd 11.3 to 15.2 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/29/19 8:00 AM to 6/1/20 3:00 PM MDOT construction; Detour: Follow posted detour
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
EB US-6 at 108th St (+0.2 miles) Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 3/16/20 9:00 AM to 4/15/20 3:00 PM IowaDOT left lane closed
EB US-12 from US-35 to Ontario St Major One lane closed, one lane open 2/24/20 7:00 AM to 10/15/20 11:59 PM InDOT lane closed
SEB US-12 Br from Newcomb St to Clay St Major All lanes closed 4/5/20 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily until 4/30/20 WisDOT Construction - Detour: N New comb street to executive drive to N Universal Blvd to N Technology Drive to Innovation Drive to Howard Road to E Bluff Road to STH 59 * Truck Detour starts on USH 12 (@ STH 89) , continue on US 12 to STH 67 (through Little Pr
SEB US-12 from CR-P to Bluff Rd Major All lanes closed 4/4/20 12:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily until 7/31/20 WisDOT Construction - Detour: Newcomb street to E.Main Street to W. Whitewater Street to Janesville Road to STH 89 to STH 59
WB US-12 from Ontario St to Spring St Major One lane closed, one lane open 2/24/20 7:00 AM to 10/15/20 11:59 PM InDOT 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-20 from Miami St (-0.9 miles) to Clover Rd Major One lane closed, one lane open 3/23/20 6:00 AM to 5/1/20 10:59 PM InDOT lane closed
EB US-20 from County Road 20 to County Road 17 (+0.5 miles) Major One lane closed, one lane open 3/16/20 1:00 AM to 10/23/20 10:00 PM InDOT construction work
WB US-20 from U S Hywy 20 (+0.4 miles) to County Road 20 Major One lane closed, one lane open 3/16/20 1:00 AM to 10/23/20 10:00 PM InDOT construction work
Ramp from NB US-24 to EB I-94 202.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/4/20 6:00 AM to 4/5/20 6:00 PM MDOT maintenance
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
NB US-45 at 1st St Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 10/28/19 6:00 AM to 4/10/20 5:00 PM WisDOT Permit - USH 45 NORTHBOUND LEFT LANE 220' SOUTH OF STH 50
NB US-53 from Fitch Coulee Rd to Fuller Coulee Rd Major All lanes closed 4/5/20 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily until 4/24/20 WisDOT Construction - Lane closure for gas main installation.
NB US-61 at Watson Rd (-0.5 miles) Major Various lanes closed 3/30/20 2:00 AM to 4/10/20 7:00 PM MoDOT Expect delays due to BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION on US-61 Northbound.
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 6th Ave (+0.4 miles) to IA-163 Major lane -1, lane, closed 4/2/20 7:00 AM to 5/2/20 4:00 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
SB US-65 from IA-163 to 6th Ave (-0.4 miles) Major lane -1, lane, closed 4/2/20 7:00 AM to 5/2/20 4:00 PM IowaDOT right lane closed
SB US-131 at 100th St 73.3 to 72.5 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/30/20 5:00 PM to 4/7/20 5:00 PM MDOT construction; Detour: Motorists will travel up and over the ramps from/to SB US-131 at 100th St and continue onto SB US-131. Motorists will not have access to 100th St. 100th Street detour: Clyde Park Avenue, 84th Street and Division Avenue.
NB US-218 from 565th St (-0.6 miles) to 565th St (+0.4 miles) Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 3/25/20 4:02 PM to 4/8/20 3:00 PM IowaDOT left lane closed
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 9/26/20 3:00 PM 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 9/26/20 4:00 AM MDOT construction; Detour: Detour use NB I-75 to EB I-94
EB WI-11 from CR-H (-0.7 miles) to CR-H Major All lanes closed 4/1/20 12:00 AM to 8/31/20 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Head south on Wisconn Valley Way to CTH KR. Head east on CTH KR to CTH H. Head north on CTH H to STH 11
EB WI-11 at WI-31 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/5/20 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily until 4/10/20 WisDOT Construction - Durand Avenue, City Of Racine | Sth 31 To Kentucky St | STH 011, Racine County | RACINE
WB WI-11 from Kearney Ave to Drexel Ave Major All lanes closed 3/5/20 12:00 AM to 6/30/20 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Follow signed detour via S. Memorial Drive to Chicory Road to Lathrop Avenue.
WB WI-11 at WI-31 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/5/20 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily until 4/10/20 WisDOT Construction - Durand Avenue, City Of Racine | Sth 31 To Kentucky St | STH 011, Racine County | RACINE
WB WI-11 from West Rd to West Rd (+0.7 miles) Major All lanes closed 4/1/20 12:00 AM to 8/31/20 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: Head south on CTH H tp CTH KR. Head west on CTH KR to Wisconn Valley Way. Head north on Wisconn Valley Way to STH 11
NB MN-13 from Eagle Creek Ave (-0.1 miles) to 160th St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/30/20 5:00 AM to 7/22/20 5:00 PM MnDOT closed
SB MN-13 from Main Ave to Pleasant St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/30/20 5:00 AM to 7/22/20 5:00 PM MnDOT closed
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
NB MN-21 from Sawmill Rd to Mill St Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/16/20 7:00 AM to 10/26/20 11:59 PM MnDOT road closure
SB MN-21 from Mill St to Sawmill Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/16/20 7:00 AM to 10/26/20 11:59 PM MnDOT road closure
NB WI-31 at WI-11 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/5/20 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily until 4/10/20 WisDOT Construction - Durand Avenue, City Of Racine | Sth 31 To Kentucky St | STH 011, Racine County | RACINE
SB WI-31 at WI-11 Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/5/20 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily until 4/10/20 WisDOT Construction - Durand Avenue, City Of Racine | Sth 31 To Kentucky St | STH 011, Racine County | RACINE
SB WI-31 from 38th St to 60th St Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/5/20 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily until 4/9/20 WisDOT Maintenance - Mastic
SB WI-31 from WI-158 to 60th St Major All lanes closed and both shoulders open 4/5/20 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily until 4/9/20 WisDOT Maintenance - Mastic
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
EB WI-60 from Bullen Rd to Del Monte Rd Major All lanes closed 3/16/20 12:00 AM to 9/16/20 12:00 AM WisDOT Permit - Detour: Take I-39/90/94 SB use US 151 ramps to head to I-39/90/94 NB to US 51 NB back to WIS 60.
Ramp from EB M-60 to WB I-94 135.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/4/20 6:00 PM to 4/5/20 7:00 AM MDOT construction
WB WI-60 from Del Monte Rd to Bullen Rd Major All lanes closed 3/16/20 12:00 AM to 9/16/20 12:00 AM WisDOT Permit - Detour: Take US 51 SB to I-39/90/94 NB back to WIS 60.
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-62 from IL-83 to IL-58 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/10/19 12:00 AM to 6/26/20 11:59 PM IDOT Project scope is roadway patching & resurfacing, and ADA sidewalk ramp construction. Concrete sidewalk and curb repairs will be done, then roadway will be milled, patched, and resurfaced. New pavement striping and raised pavement markers will be installed after surfacing. Detour: None needed.
SEB IL-62 from IL-58 to IL-83 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 6/10/19 12:00 AM to 6/26/20 11:59 PM IDOT Project scope is roadway patching & resurfacing, and ADA sidewalk ramp construction. Concrete sidewalk and curb repairs will be done, then roadway will be milled, patched, and resurfaced. New pavement striping and raised pavement markers will be installed after surfacing. Detour: None needed.
NB IL-78 at 1 Mi s/o IL-8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/16/20 7:00 AM to 10/30/20 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge, culvert replacement on tap
SB IL-78 at 1 Mi s/o IL-8 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/16/20 7:00 AM to 10/30/20 11:59 PM IDOT Bridge, culvert replacement on tap
NB WI-89 from Sandy Beach Rd (-0.1 miles) to Woodland Beach Rd Major All lanes closed 3/16/20 7:00 AM to 7/1/20 5:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 89 south to USH 18 east to STH 26 north to IH 94 West to STH 89
SB WI-89 from Woodland Beach Rd to Sandy Beach Rd (+0.1 miles) Major All lanes closed 3/16/20 7:00 AM to 7/1/20 5:00 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: STH 89 north to IH 94 east to STH 26 south to USH 18 west to STH 89
Ramp from WB M-102 to NB I-75 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/28/20 8:00 PM to 11/1/20 10:00 PM MDOT construction; Detour: Take NB M-1 to EB I-696 to NB I-75.
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 M-153 (Ford Road) at Miller Rd. Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/4/20 6:00 AM to 4/5/20 6:00 PM MDOT construction; Detour: Oakman Blvd. to EB US-12 to NB Wyoming Ave. and back to M-153.
WB M-153 (Ford Road) at Miller Road Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/4/20 6:00 AM to 4/5/20 6:00 PM MDOT construction; Detour: SB Wyoming Ave. to WB US-12 to NB Oakman Blvd and back to M-153.
NB WI-181 from Milwaukee Ave to North Ave Major All lanes closed 3/2/20 12:00 AM to 8/29/20 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: NB STH 181 (Glenview Ave) to Bluemound Road; Left on STH 18 (Bluemound Road) to STH 100 (Mayfair Road); Right on STH 100 (Mayfair Road) to North Avenue; Right on North Avenue to NB STH 181 (Wauwatosa Ave)
SB WI-181 from North Ave to Milwaukee Ave Major All lanes closed 3/2/20 12:00 AM to 8/29/20 11:45 PM WisDOT Construction - Detour: SB STH 181 (Wauwatosa Ave) to North Ave; Right on North Ave to STH 100 (Mayfair Road); Left on STH 100 (Mayfair Road) to STH 18 (Blue Mound Road); Left on STH 18 (Blue Mound Road) to STH 181 (Glenview Ave).
SEB MO-V at Hardin Rd Major Various lanes closed 3/25/20 7:00 AM to 4/10/20 4:00 PM MoDOT Expect delays due to NEW PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION on Route V in Both Directions.
EB 14th St from Dugdale Rd to Jackson St Major All lanes closed 8/5/19 9:00 AM to 11/1/20 3:00 PM Lake County Pavement reconstruction with a roundabout at Dugdale,
WB 14th St from Jackson St to Dugdale Rd Major All lanes closed 8/5/19 9:00 AM to 11/1/20 3:00 PM Lake County Pavement reconstruction with a roundabout at Dugdale,
Ramp from NB Dan Ryan Elevated to EB I-290 52.3 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/4/20 11:00 PM to 4/5/20 5:00 AM IDOT
EB Eisenhower / I-290 from Halsted St to Wells St 29.7 to 30.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/4/20 11:59 PM to 4/5/20 5:00 AM IDOT All lanes closed. Detour to 18th St.
EB Eisenhower / I-290 from Kennedy / Dan Ryan Expy (I-90/94) to Wells St 29.8 to 30.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/4/20 11:59 PM to 4/5/20 5:00 AM IDOT Work within CDOT Closure
WB Eisenhower / I-290 from Wells St to Canal St 30.5 to 30.1 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/4/20 11:59 PM to 4/5/20 5:00 AM IDOT All lanes closed. Detour posted.
WB Eisenhower / I-290 from Wells St to Kennedy / Dan Ryan Expy (I-90/94) 30.5 to 29.9 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 4/4/20 11:59 PM to 4/5/20 5:00 AM IDOT Work within CDOT Closure
Ramp from WB Eisenhower / I-290 to NWB I-90 30.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 1/4/20 12:00 AM to 12/30/20 11:59 PM IDOT Detour Posted; Long Term Closure
Ramp from WB Eisenhower / I-290 to SB I-90 30.0 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/15/18 12:00 AM to 9/30/20 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
NB Hart Rd at US-14 Major All lanes closed 3/30/20 6:00 AM to 4/10/20 3:00 PM Lake County
SB Hart Rd at US-14 Major All lanes closed 3/30/20 6:00 AM to 4/10/20 3:00 PM Lake County
NB Hutchins Rd at Stearns School Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/18/20 8:00 AM to 5/22/20 3:00 PM Lake County Hutchins Rd at Mill Creek Bridge Culvert Replacement More information
SB Hutchins Rd at Stearns School Rd Major All lanes and shoulders closed 2/18/20 8:00 AM to 5/22/20 3:00 PM Lake County Hutchins Rd at Mill Creek Bridge Culvert Replacement More information
SEB Kennedy Local from Oriole Ave (IL-72) to Central Ave 80.6 to 83.3 Major Left two lanes and left shoulder closed, one lane open 4/4/20 11:59 PM to 4/5/20 8:00 AM IDOT
Ramp from SEB Kennedy Local to EB I-290 51.4 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 7/1/19 12:00 AM to 6/30/20 11:59 PM IDOT 12'-0" Max Width Detour Posted; Long Term Closure
SEB Kennedy Local from Jackson Blvd to Eisenhower Expy (I-290) 51.5 to 51.6 Major Left two lanes and both shoulders closed, three lanes open 9/5/19 12:00 AM to 6/15/20 11:59 PM IDOT 3 lanes open work zone 45 mph; Long Term Closure
SEB Kennedy Local from Van Buren St to Eisenhower Expy (I-290) 51.6 to 51.6 Major Left two lanes and both shoulders closed, three lanes open 9/5/19 12:00 AM to 5/30/20 11:59 PM IDOT 3 lanes open work zone 45 mph; Long Term Closure
NWB Kennedy Local from Eisenhower Expy (I-290) to Van Buren St 51.7 to 51.6 Major Left two lanes and both shoulders closed, three lanes open 12/2/19 12:00 AM to 4/18/20 11:59 PM IDOT 3 lanes open with weave. 45 mph work zone; Long Term Closure
Ramp from NWB Kennedy Local to Higgins Rd 80.6 Major All lanes and shoulders closed 3/16/20 12:00 AM to 8/2/20 11:59 PM IDOT Long Term Closure
SEB Old McHenry Rd at IL-53 Major All lanes closed 3/19/20 7:00 AM to 7/30/20 3:00 PM Lake County
NWB Old McHenry Rd at IL-53 Major All lanes closed 3/19/20 7:00 AM to 7/30/20 3:00 PM Lake County

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Spring Thaw and Class II road restrictions end Saturday for southern Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is ending Spring Thaw and Class II road restrictions for Zones 4 and 5 on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. The restrictions remain in place for Zones 1, 2 and 3 until meltwater drains sufficiently.

Class II roads include about 1,400 miles of state highways susceptible to damage from heavy trucks during the spring thaw period as frost leaves the ground. More information regarding frozen road declarations, Class II roadways, and roadway postings can be found on WisDOT’s website under.
 
 
County highways, town roads, city and village streets may also be posted or limited to legal load limits or less. Decisions to place or lift weight restrictions on those roads are up to local units of government. More information on overweight permits can be found on the WisDOT website by searching for oversize overweight permits. Haulers with specific questions can contact WisDOT’s Oversize/Overweight Permits Unit at (608) 266-7320. A recorded message with general information on road restrictions is available by calling (608) 266-8417. 
4/3/2020 11:29 AM (Updated 4/3/2020 11:29 AM)
Spring Weight Restrictions Update #7

Effective noon Thursday April 2nd, 2020 weight restrictions will be lifted on all state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border north to the Mackinac Bridge. Frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways north of the Mackinac Bridge.
This spring weight restriction update does not alter or affect the direction given in Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-12 (COVID-19).

Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For Companies located in Canada and New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-335-0023.

On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight. On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be a reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.

Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.

Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.

Detailed weight restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers Please refer to MDOT Truck Operators Map for route designations.

Spring Weight Restrictions:
http://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/APSWB/SWBHome.htm?bulletin=weight

4/2/2020 7:58 AM (Updated 4/2/2020 8:05 AM)
Mile Long Bridge Beam Delivery Continues in April on Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project

Beam deliveries escorted by State Police will impact travel on I-90, I-290, I-355, I-80, I-57 and I-294

Transport and delivery of bridge beams will continue in April for the Illinois Tollway’s new northbound Mile Long Bridge on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and overnight lane closures will be scheduled as needed on I-294 to accommodate beam placement.

About 50 concrete beams from a Wisconsin manufacturing plant and material for 45 steel beams from an Indiana manufacturing plant are expected to be delivered in April. Transport trucks with the concrete beams will be escorted by Illinois State Police, as needed, and will be traveling at a low rate of speed between hours of 4:30 a.m. and noon on weekdays. The steel beams do not require a State Police escort and the times of deliveries will vary. All delivery schedules are weather dependent.
 
During the week of March 30 and continuing through April, steel beams, measuring up to 10 feet tall and up to 130 feet long, will be transported from the Indiana border traveling northbound on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294/I-80) to I-55 north to US-45 south to exit at the job site at West Lawndale Avenue Island on the east side of the bridge.
 
In addition, concrete beams, each measuring nearly 8 feet tall and up to 161 feet long, will continue to be transported from the Wisconsin border.
 
Duing the week of March 30, these beams will be traveling eastbound on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) to I-290, then south to the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), south to I-55, north to I-57 and north on I-294. These beams will be erected from northbound I-294 overnight. To accommodate the beam installation, overnight lane closures will be scheduled for three nights on northbound I-294 between the 83rd Street Toll Plaza and the Mile Long Bridge, with a single lane closure expected to begin at 6 p.m., followed by a double lane closure at 8 p.m. between Archer Avenue and the Mile Long Bridge. All lanes are scheduled reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning on weekdays and by 9 a.m. the following morning on Saturdays.
 
Beginning the week of April 6 and continuing through April, concrete beams will be transported from the Wisconsin border traveling eastbound on I-90 to I-290, then south to I-355, south to I-294, exiting at 75th Street and continuing to the job site on Santa Fe Drive.
 
Delivery of more than 430 concrete beams and steel beams to the construction site near Countryside, Hodgkins, Willow Springs and Justice is more than halfway complete and will continue over the coming months.
 
This work is part of the Illinois Tollway’s project to reconstruct the Mile Long Bridge that 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 distribution centers.
 
The Mile Long Bridge is one of the first major construction segments for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project. Currently, up to 150,000 vehicles travel across the Mile Long Bridge daily. Construction is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2023.
 
The project includes building two, new side-by-side 4,800-foot-long bridge structures to increase capacity from four lanes to five lanes in each direction as part of the reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street. In addition, the inside shoulders on the bridge will be built to serve as Flex Lanes to provide for transit, assist emergency vehicles and serve as an alternate lane to reduce traffic congestion when warranted.
 
The design of the new bridge structures took into consideration the sensitive aquatic ecosystem, navigable waterways and existing railroad and roadway operations underneath the structure. Each of the new structures will have fewer piers to reduce the environmental impact on the waterways and industrial areas below. Each bridge will have 27 spans supported by 26 piers, compared to the existing structures with 106 piers. The spans will be made up of a total of nearly 600 steel or concrete beams of various lengths.
 
The Illinois Tollway is coordinating work on the Mile Long Bridge Project with the Village of Hodgkins, Village of Countryside, Village of Willow Springs, Village of Justice, Cook County, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), IDNR Office of Water Resources and the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission, as well as numerous businesses located near the Mile Long Bridge.
 
The work is part of the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
 
Construction information about the Mile Long Bridge Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Explore Projects section on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com.
 
 
3/30/2020 1:15 PM (Updated 3/30/2020 1:21 PM)
Overnight Ramp Closures Scheduled in April for Utility Relocation Along the Central Tri-State (I-294) Tollway

Overnight closures are scheduled to occur again next week at multiple ramps and local roadways along the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), including I-290, Lake Street (US-20) and North Avenue (IL-64), to accommodate ComEd transmission line relocation for tower construction adjacent to the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and County Line Road. All work is weather dependent.

“As part of the Illinois Tollway’s dedication to safety, we are committed to prioritizing the safety of both drivers and workers during construction,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We understand the inconvenience that this approach to roadwork can cause, so we are always working to find ways when possible to reduce the impact of this disruption to our customers.”
 
Weather permitting, beginning Sunday, April 5, and continuing through April, nightly closures and detours will be scheduled, between midnight and 5 a.m. on Tollway ramps and mainline and between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. on and local roads. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone to safely accommodate relocation of ComEd transmission lines.
 
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures and detours. Up-to-date information regarding additional lane closures will also be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts.
 
Ramp closures for utility relocation will include the following locations. Detour maps are available on the Tollway’s website: 
        For access to North Avenue and Lake Street, a detour will be posted routing traffic via eastbound I-290 to northbound Mannheim Road to reach North Avenue and Lake Street.  
        For access to northbound I-294, a detour will be posted routing traffic via eastbound I-290 and through the Mannheim Road interchange to westbound I-290 to reach northbound I-294. 
In addition to the ramp closures, local road and tollway closures will also be needed, including: 
The closures and detours are being coordinated with the local communities, the Illinois Department of Transportation, DuPage County, Cook County and local fire and police departments. 
3/27/2020 2:11 PM (Updated 3/28/2020 11:35 AM)
Weekend Closure of I-94 between Highway 280 and I-35E Scheduled for April 3-6
I-94 will close Friday, April 3 at 10 p.m. and reopen by Monday, April 6 at 5 a.m.
 
Interstate 94 in Saint Paul will close next weekend between Highway 280 and Interstate 35E for work on Ramsey County’s Dale Street reconstruction project. Both eastbound and westbound I-94 will close at 10 p.m. on Friday, April 3, for removal of the northbound (east) side of the existing Dale Street bridge over I-94.
 
All I-94 ramps at Cretin Avenue/Vandalia Street, Snelling Avenue, Lexington Parkway and Marion Street will also be closed.
 
Eastbound motorists will be detoured on northbound Highway 280 to eastbound Highway 36 to southbound Interstate 35E to I-94.
 
Westbound motorists will be detoured on northbound I-35E to westbound Highway 36 to Southbound Highway 280 to I-94.
 
Motorists should plan ahead for additional travel time and use an alternate route when possible.
 
Both directions of I-94 will reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, April 6.
 
One additional weekend closure of this stretch of I-94 is planned for later this year to allow for removal of the west side of the bridge.
 
Dale Street – including the bridge over I-94 – will remain open. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction.
 
The Dale Street reconstruction project began in mid-March and includes rebuilding and widening the bridge over Interstate 94 – including widening the sidewalks to 16 feet to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. Construction of the new bridge is expected to be complete by late fall 2020.
 
Visit ramseycounty.us/DaleBridge for more information about the project and to subscribe to email and text alerts.
 
Call 511 or visit 511mn.org for updates on state road conditions and follow @mndot for daily traffic updates.
3/27/2020 1:05 PM (Updated 3/27/2020 1:05 PM)
Lane Closures on Ohio Feeder for Bridge Work
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs on the Milwaukee Avenue bridge over the Ohio Street feeder ramp, will begin, weather permitting, April 1.
To accommodate the work, starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 to mid-May, the ramp from the inbound Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to eastbound Ohio Street will be reduced from two to one lane between the mainline Kennedy and Milwaukee Avenue.
 
The Ohio Street feeder ramp will be reduced from three to two lanes at the Milwaukee Avenue bridge. The Kennedy reversible lanes and the Ontario entrance ramp will not be impacted.
 
The closures are necessary to perform substructure bridge repairs and underpass lighting improvements. Work is expected to be completed in July.
 
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.
 
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.
3/27/2020 11:43 AM (Updated 3/31/2020 1:19 PM)
Spring Weight Restriction #6, 2020

Effective 6:00 am Monday, March 30th, 2020 weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state trunk line north of a line on M-66 from the US-31 intersection in the City of Charlevoix, Charlevoix County then south to the intersection of M-32 in the City of East Jordan then east on M-32 to the intersection of US-23 in the City of Alpena, Alpena County.

This spring weight restriction update does not alter or affect the direction given in Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-12 (COVID-19).
 
Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For Companies located in Canada and New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-335-0023.
 
On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight. On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be a reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.
 
Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.
 
Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.
 
Detailed weight restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers Please refer to MDOT Truck Operators Map for route designations.
 
Spring Weight Restrictions: http://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/APSWB/SWBHome.htm?bulletin=weight
3/26/2020 11:13 AM (Updated 3/26/2020 11:15 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 3/26/2020 11:16 AM)
Overweight Permits for Truckers Hauling Groceries Extended - Wisconsin

At the direction of Gov. Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) today announced a two-week extension for overweight permits that allow truckers to supply grocery stores impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the 489 fleet permits already issued, which cover more than 15,000 trucks, no action is required for the automatic extension. The permits had been set to expire March 28.
 
“Truckers across the country are hard at work to keep grocery shelves in stock, and we want to do everything we can to help,” WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said. “The number of these permits in use shows tremendous demand, and I want to thank everyone involved in this effort.”
 
New applications for the permits can be made here: COVID-19 Permit Information and Application Instructions. More information is available at: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/com-drv-vehs/mtr-car-trkr/osowgeneral.aspx.
 
Permits issued by WisDOT authorize the operation of any vehicle combination at a maximum gross weight up to of 88,000 pounds. A permit may only authorize weights not more than 10 percent greater than the gross axle, gross axle combination, or gross vehicle weight limitations under Wis. Stat. §§ 348.15 and 348.16.
 
Permit applications can also be submitted by completing the information below and emailing it to oversize-permits.dmv@dot.wi.gov, faxing it to (608) 264-7751 Attn: COVID-19, or mailing it to Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Highway Maintenance, P.O. Box 7980, Madison WI 53707-7980.
 
WI Oversize permits account #:
US DOT #:
Company name:
 Address/City/State/Zip code:
Phone number:
Email address:
Contact person:
Number of units:
 
View this document online at the WisDOT Newsroom at: wisconsindot.gov/news.
3/26/2020 9:56 AM (Updated 3/26/2020 11:18 AM)
NEWS - Effective March 27, MDOT Will Not Accept Cash Transactions for Eastbound Blue Water Bridge Customers

In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will not be accepting cash payment for any vehicles conducting essential travel via the eastbound Blue Water Bridge (BWB) to Canada. All commercial traffic will need to pay by prepaid commuter account cards or debit/credit forms of payment. MDOT encourages any commercial travelers who wish to apply for the prepaid commercial account to visit www.federalbridge.ca and complete the application. 

The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) suspended all private passenger vehicle cash transactions effective March 18 for their westbound BWB crossing. In order to continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19 disease, MDOT's BWB has added further restrictions on forms of payment and will not accept cash payments for any toll crossing, effective 11:59 p.m. March 26. Reducing person-to-person contact via cash exchange will help reduce exposure to contagion.
 
In accordance with orders from the United States and Canadian federal authorities, temporary travel restrictions on all land ports of entry and ferries between the U.S. and Canada have been in effect since March 20.
 
Border protection agencies from both nations remain committed to supporting safe travel for essential customers and commercial truck traffic. The agencies and bridge administrations will follow all federal guidelines intended to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will suspend normal operations at U.S.-Canada land ports of entry and only process travelers engaged in essential travel. The trade of legitimate goods will not be interrupted. 

           According to the CBP, some cases of essential travel include: 
Detailed information on restrictions to entry into the U.S. is available from CBP here. Official guidance on restrictions to entry into Canada is still forthcoming and expected to be similar. For more information regarding the essential travel definitions or travel restrictions, contact the CBP or CBSA.            
 
For current and up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus, visit http://www.Michigan.gov/Coronavirus or http://www.CDC.gov/Coronavirus
 
Blue Water Bridge continuing work to "flatten the curve" amid nationwide COVID-19 outbreak
 
Why is the Blue Water Bridge (BWB) eliminating all vehicles from cash payment amid the COVID-19 outbreak?
Reducing the exchange of cash may help to protect BWB toll operators as well as the customers they service. Paying with cash and requiring change being handed back to a customer creates additional contact points that are unnecessary as we work to practice social distancing.
 
What can customers do to reduce their risk while exchanging payment at a bridge crossing?
In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, customers are also encouraged to increase their hand washing and avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth. Additionally, we ask commuters to use hand sanitizer prior to providing their card to the toll collector for processing. It is also recommended to regularly clean your payment card to reduce contagion from spreading during exchange of card payment.
 
What can customers do if they reach the toll booth and do not have a credit/debit card?
The move to eliminate cash is a precautionary measure to reduce person-to-person contact and is not intended to completely eliminate essential travel. However, customers who attempt to pay a toll with cash will be prohibited from using the eastbound BWB crossing.
 
Who can customers direct questions to? Questions can be directed to the BWB at 810-984-3131 or visit the BWB website at www.Michigan.gov/BlueWaterBridge.
 
Where can we find more information about the COVID-19 outbreak and managing the spread?
 
For current and up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus, visit http://www.Michigan.gov/Coronavirus or http://www.CDC.gov/Coronavirus
3/26/2020 8:53 AM (Updated 3/28/2020 11:51 AM)
Lane Reductions Scheduled on Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) for Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge Project

Long-term lane closure needed through April for bridge center pier work

Northbound traffic on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between 47th Street and Ogden Avenue near Hinsdale and Western Springs is scheduled to be reduced from four to three lanes beginning this week through April for work to rebuild the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge over the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).
 
“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.”
 
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the closures. Up-to-date information regarding additional lane closures will also be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts. All work is weather dependent.
 
On Wednesday, March 25, on southbound I-294, overnight lane closures will be scheduled to relocate construction equipment to the roadway median for bridge construction. This will include 15-minute, full lane closures between midnight and 5 a.m. on Thursday, March 26.
 
In addition, on northbound I-294, a lane closure will be put in place closing the left lane and reducing traffic from four to three lanes by 5 a.m. on Thursday, March 26. Traffic is scheduled to stay in this configuration through April.
 
Additional lane closures will be scheduled in both directions as needed.
 
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.
 
The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 294 miles of roadways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) and the IL-390 Tollway.  
3/25/2020 12:02 PM (Updated 3/28/2020 12:12 PM)
Weight limits on two roads lifted April 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that road postings restricting vehicular weights will be lifted Wednesday, April 1, on the following roads in Whiteside County: Garden Plain Road and Freeport Road.

For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.
3/24/2020 3:32 PM (Updated 3/26/2020 11:22 AM)
Spring Weight Restrictions Update

Effective 6:00 am Monday, March 23rd, 2020 weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state trunk line north of a line on M-20 from the US-31 interchange in Oceana County east to US-131 in Mecosta County then North on US-131 to M-20 in Big Rapids then east on M-20 to US-10 in Midland County and then east on M-10 to M-25 in Bay City, Bay County and continuing on M-25 for the entire thumb area.

Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For Companies located in Canada and New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-335-0023.

On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight. On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be a reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.

Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.

Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.

Detailed weight restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers Please refer to MDOT Truck Operators Map for route designations.

Spring Weight Restrictions: http://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/APSWB/SWBHome.htm?bulletin=weight

 

 

3/19/2020 8:24 AM (Updated 3/26/2020 11:24 AM)
Spring Weight Restrictions Update

General Spring Weight Restriction Bulletin #4, 2020

Effective 6:00 am Monday, March 16th 2020 weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state trunk line north of a line on M-43 in the City of South Haven east to US-131 in Kalamazoo County then south to I-94 in Kalamazoo County then east to I-69 in Calhoun County, then north to Lansing then continuing east on I-69 to US-127, then north on US-127 to M-20 in Mount Pleasant then east on M-20 to US-10 in Midland County and then east on M-10 to M-25 in Bay City, Bay County and continuing on M-25 for the entire thumb area.

Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For Companies located in Canada and New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-335-0023.

On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight. On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be a reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.

Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.

Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.

Detailed weight restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers Please refer to MDOT Truck Operators Map for route designations.

Spring Weight Restrictions: http://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/APSWB/SWBHome.htm?bulletin=weight

 

3/13/2020 6:56 AM (Updated 3/26/2020 11:25 AM)
Seasonal weight limit restrictions go into effect March 9

Seasonal weight limit restrictions go into effect March 9

Pursuant to Wisconsin statutes, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region is announcing the seasonal posting of weight limits on area state highways. The weight restrictions are 6 tons gross load for single-axle vehicles and 10 tons gross load for tandem-axle vehicles (any two axles under 8 feet apart). The maximum gross weight is 24 tons. School buses and trucks hauling milk, heating fuel and septic materials are exempt from seasonal load limits.

Seasonal weight restrictions will be effective at noon Monday, March 9 on the following highways:

 

 

Seasonal weight restrictions are placed on specific highways during the spring thaw period. The restrictions are added to routes that have poor foundations, with the goal of preventing pavement damage from legal-weight loads. In the event of unpredicted cold weather, the postings in each county may be delayed as conditions require and will become effective at the discretion of the state highway engineer.

3/6/2020 8:00 AM (Updated 3/26/2020 11:27 AM)
Spring Weight Restrictions Update

Spring Weight Restriction Bulletin #3, 2020

Effective 6:00 am Monday, March 9th 2020 weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state trunk line north of a line on M-43 in the City of South Haven east to US-131 in Kalamazoo County then south to I-94 in Kalamazoo County then east to I-69 in Calhoun County, then north to Lansing then continuing east on I-69 to Port Huron in St. Clair County.
 
Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For Companies located in Canada and New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-335-0023.
 
On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight. On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be a reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.
 
Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.
 
Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.
 
Detailed weight restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers Please refer to MDOT Truck Operators Map for route designations.
 
Spring Weight Restrictions:  http://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/APSWB/SWBHome.htm?bulletin=weight
3/5/2020 11:22 AM (Updated 3/5/2020 11:22 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 3/6/2020 11:47 AM)
Spring Weight Restrictions Update

Effective 6:00 am Monday, March 2nd 2020 weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state trunk line highways within an area of Michigan described as follows. Highways north of a line on M-43 in the City of South Haven east to US-131 in Kalamazoo County then south to I-94 in Kalamazoo County then east to I-69 in Calhoun County, then north to Lansing then continuing east on I-69 to Port Huron in St. Clair County. Highways south of a line on M-55 from the US-31 intersection in Manistee County east to M-66 in Missaukee County then north on M-66 to M-55 in Missaukee County then east on M-55 to the intersection of US-23 in City of Tawas, Iosco County. All state trunk lines between these two lines will have weight restrictions imposed and enforced.

Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For Companies located in Canada and New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-335-0023.
 
On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight. On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be a reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.
 
Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.
 
Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.
 
Detailed weight restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers Please refer to MDOT Truck Operators Map for route designations.
 
Spring Weight Restrictions: http://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/APSWB/SWBHome.htm?bulletin=weight
2/27/2020 11:12 AM (Updated 2/27/2020 11:12 AM)
Frozen road law expands Saturday across most of Wisconsin

Law affects log haulers, transport of road salt/sand in Zones 1, 2, 3 and 4

Effective Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., Wisconsin's frozen road law will expand to include regions designated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) as Zone 3 and 4. The expansion Saturday covers the state except for Zone 5 in southeast Wisconsin. The frozen road determination for Zone 5 will be made once conditions warrant.
 
The frozen road law allows heavier loads for trucks carrying logs cut crosswise (not including woodchips), and salt and sand for winter maintenance while cold weather allows. WisDOT and county highway personnel monitor temperature forecasts, along with frost tubes -- liquid-filled devices under pavement -- to help determine when roads are adequately frozen to accommodate heavier loads.
 
The declaration is issued once the ground under highway pavement is frozen to a depth of at least 18 inches, allowing the maximum gross weight for trucks hauling logs or salt and sand for maintaining roads in winter to go up to 98,000 pounds on vehicles with a minimum of five axles (from the normal 80,000 pounds). Special permits for hauling the increased weights are not required in Zone 1, but vehicles must be legally licensed at 80,000 pounds to handle the increased weights. The higher weight limits do not apply to county or local roads unless authorized by the local agency having maintenance authority. Also, higher weights may not be transported on any highways or bridges specifically posted for lower weight limits.
 
The “Motor carrier/trucker” section of the WisDOT website contains comprehensive information impacting commercial motor vehicle operators including weight restriction programs and frozen road declaration. Customers can also check a recorded message on the Frozen Road Hotline at 608/266-8417. Haulers with specific questions can contact WisDOT’s Oversize/Overweight Permits Unit at (608) 266-7320. 
2/6/2020 11:07 AM (Updated 2/6/2020 11:07 AM)
Taylor Street Exit on Inbound Ike (I-290) Closing Next Week
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Taylor Street exit on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) will be closed, weather permitting, starting at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 1, as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction in downtown Chicago.
 
The ramp will be closed until spring 2020 to reconfigure the exit as well as the outbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94). 
 
A detour will direct motorists to the outbound Dan Ryan and 18th Street interchange to access Taylor Street via the inbound Dan Ryan. Motorists wishing to get to the University of Illinois Chicago campus can also use the recently reopened Racine Avenue exit.
 
Expect delays and 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.
 
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.   
6/27/2019 10:15 AM (Updated 6/29/2019 8:30 AM)

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