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Michigan Department of Transportation   BWB Plaza Pavement Repairs Expected Oct. 23-24

COUNTY: St. Clair

HIGHWAY: Blue Water Bridge Plaza

CLOSEST CITY: Port Huron                                  

ESTIMATED DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

PROJECT: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will complete pavement repairs, including milling and resurfacing about 6,700 square yards of pavement.

Project map: http://bit.ly/2wojMeG

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: 
Motorists can expect single and double-lane closures. This work is weather dependent; if there are weather delays, work will occur on Thursday, Oct. 25.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23: crews will repair pavement in the truck lane approaching tolls.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24: crews will repair pavement in the secondary truck inspection lane, and the exit lane to I-94.

This work may cause some delays.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will replace deteriorating pavement and create a smoother driving surface ahead of the winter months.  

10/22/2018 3:46 PM (Updated 10/22/2018 3:46 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Rock Island: Right Lane of Southbound US-67 Centennial Bridge to close Oct. 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the right southbound lane of the US-67 Centennial Bridge will be closed on Friday, Oct. 26, to
complete the repairs on the bridge.

The daytime lane closure is anticipated to be required for one day. Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.  

10/22/2018 2:14 PM (Updated 10/22/2018 3:21 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Sauget: Lane Restrictions on Illinois 3 Begin Oct. 29 (UPDATED)

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Illinois 3 in Sauget will be restricted to one lane in each direction beginning Monday, Oct. 29, weather permitting. 

The restrictions are necessary to repair the pavement. This work is anticipated to be completed by mid-November.
 
IDOT advises the traveling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.  Delays should be expected and the use of alternate routes may be beneficial.  

10/22/2018 2:12 PM (Updated 10/22/2018 3:17 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Fulton County: Illinois 97 to Close for Repairs Oct. 29

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Illinois 97 about 2.5 miles south of Cuba in Fulton County will close Monday, Oct, 29.
 
The closure is necessary for the removal and replacement of a box culvert. A detour will be posted during the project, which is expected to last about a month.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4 for IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter.   

10/22/2018 1:58 PM (Updated 10/22/2018 3:22 PM)

Kane County.jpg   Randall Road Over Ferson Creek Bridge Improvements

Bridge repair work is scheduled to begin the week of October 29, 2018 on Randall Road between Red Haw Lane and Crane Road in St. Charles IL. One lane of Randall Road northbound and southbound over the bridge section will be temporarily closed to traffic for the duration of the repairs in order to safely and efficiently repair portions of the bridge structure over Ferson Creek. The anticipated duration for the deck repairs is approximately 5 weeks, weather permitting. This improvement is intended to extend the life of the existing bridge structure.

The improvements will include:

  • Concrete Pavement Patching
  • Bridge Joint Repairs
  • Concrete Parapet Repairs
  • Guardrail Replacement

All bicyclists and pedestrians are advised to avoid using the area during construction for the safety of both the workers and the residents.

Questions and concerns may be directed to Ken Mielke at (630) 406-7172. For all Kane County traffic advisories, visit the Traffic Alerts Page of the KDOT website.

10/22/2018 11:18 AM (Updated 10/22/2018 3:29 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane restrictions on IL-3 begin Oct. 22
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-3 in Sauget will be restricted to one lane in each direction beginning Monday, Oct. 22, weather permitting.  

The restrictions are necessary to repair the pavement. This work is anticipated to be completed by mid-November.
 
IDOT advises the traveling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.  Delays should be expected and the use of alternate routes may be beneficial.

Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

10/19/2018 7:43 PM (Updated 10/22/2018 9:37 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Long Term Lane Closures Scheduled To Begin Next Week On Waukegan Road As Part Of The Edens Spur Tollway (I-94) Improvemant Project

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin repair work next week on the Waukegan Road Bridge carrying traffic over the Edens Spur Tollway (I-94) in Northbrook as part of the ongoing improvement project.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to scheduled lane closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits. Delays are expected

Beginning the week of October 22, work is scheduled to begin and continue into early December. The bridge will remain open; however, traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction over I-94 to safely accommodate traffic and repair work.

The work is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County and the Village of Northbrook, as well as local municipalities, fire and police departments.

In 2018, the Illinois Tollway is repairing the Edens Spur Tollway from Lake Cook Road to Pfingsten Road and beginning reconstructing the roadway from Pfingsten Road to the Edens Expressway.

The Edens Spur Improvement Project will involve removing and replacing all the existing mainline asphalt pavement and repairs to concrete pavement, including replacing or repairing mainline bridges. Additional work includes 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. All work is scheduled to be complete in 2020.

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. Up to 57,000 vehicles use the Edens Spur daily.

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 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Maps and construction about the Edens Spur Tollway repairs are available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section. 

10/18/2018 3:55 PM (Updated 10/20/2018 8:17 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lyons: Lane Closures On First Avenue Begin Oct. 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to First Avenue (IL-171) over Salt Creek in Lyons will begin Friday, Oct. 26, weather permitting.

The project consists of deck repairs, joint replacements and installation of a concrete overlay that will improve the service life of the bridge as well as traveling conditions for the public.

First Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction until the project is finished in December.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.  

10/18/2018 12:02 PM (Updated 10/20/2018 8:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Peoria: Inspection Of Murray Baker Bridge Begins Oct. 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that daytime lane closures on the Murray Baker Bridge will begin Monday, Oct. 22.
 
The closures are necessary for crews to perform a routine inspection of the bridge that carries I-74 over the Illinois River. The inspection will take place Mondays through Fridays and involve one side of the bridge at a time, starting with the closure of one westbound lane Oct. 22. The inspection will then later switch to the eastbound side, closing one lane in that direction. The process is expected to last two weeks.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4 for IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter.   

10/18/2018 11:55 AM (Updated 10/20/2018 8:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   McLean County: Westbound I-74 Ramps At Carlock To Close Oct. 19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the on- and off-ramps at exit 120 on westbound I-74 will close Friday, Oct. 19.
 
The closures are necessary so that new ramps can be built. Prior to the closures, the eastbound ramps at exit 120 will reopen. Traffic will be detoured to the Mitsubishi Motorway (US- 150) and IL-117 exits. Work is expected to be complete by the end of November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict4 for IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter.

Visit http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com for updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas.  

10/18/2018 11:40 AM (Updated 10/20/2018 8:57 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Whiteside County: Daytime Lane Closures for US-30 Bridge set Oct. 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that daytime lane closures on the US-30 Gateway Bridge over the Mississippi River will begin Monday, Oct. 22.

The closures are necessary for crews to perform bridge washing, which is anticipated to be completed by Friday, Oct. 26, weather permitting.

Motorists should expect delays as the bridge will be reduced to one lane during the completion of the work. Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.

10/18/2018 10:26 AM (Updated 10/18/2018 11:40 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Dekalb: 4th Street, Lincoln Highway Intersection to Close Oct. 26

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the Union
Pacific Railroad crossing at IL-23 (Fourth Street) and IL-38 (Lincoln Highway) in DeKalb will be closed to all traffic on Friday, Oct. 26, weather permitting.

The closure is necessary to allow the Union Pacific Railroad to repair its Main crossing. To provide a detour that will accommodate truck traffic, the following detour routes will be used:

  • Northbound IL-23 traffic will proceed east on Fairview Drive to Peace Road, then north on Peace Road to Barber Greene Road, then west on Barber Greene Road back to IL-23.
  • Southbound IL-23 traffic will proceed east on Barber Greene Road to Peace Road, then south on Peace Road to Fairview Drive, then west on Fairview Drive back to IL-23.
  • Westbound IL-38 traffic will proceed south on Peace Road to Fairview Drive, then west on Fairview Drive to IL-23 (South Fourth Street), then south on IL-23 to Harveststore Drive, then west on Harveststore Drive to South First Street; then north on South First Street to Fairview Drive, then west on Fairview Drive to Annie Glidden Road, thence north on Annie Glidden Road back to IL-38.
  • Eastbound IL-38 traffic will proceed south on Annie Glidden Road to Fairview Drive, then east on Fairview Drive to south First Street, then south on south First Street to Harveststore Drive, then east on Harveststore Drive to IL-23 (south Fourth Street), then north on IL-23 to Fairview Drive, then east on Fairview Drive to Peace Road, then north on Peace Road back to IL-38.

Repairs are expected to last up to four days. Motorists are urged to use caution and expect delays while traveling the detour route. Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 3 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict3.    

10/18/2018 10:20 AM (Updated 10/20/2018 8:58 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Overnights Lane Closures Scheduled on the North Tri-State Tollway (I-94) in Lake County as Part of Bradley Road Bridge Replacement

Temporary, full closures planned for bridge beam placement as part of roadway improvement project

Four nights of temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin this weekend on the North Tri-State Tollway (I-94) for reconstruction of the Bradley Road Bridge in Lake County.

Weather permitting, bridge beam placement will be scheduled during overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate the repairs at the Bradley Road Bridge.

On Saturday, October 20, one westbound lane on I-94 at Bradley Road is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. for bridge beam placement work. A second lane is scheduled to close at 8 p.m. with intermittent, full closures of westbound I-94, each lasting 15 minutes, scheduled to begin at midnight. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Sunday, October 21. A second night of similar closures is scheduled for the westbound lanes overnight Sunday into Monday, October 22.

On Monday, October 22, one eastbound on I-94 lane is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. for bridge beam placement work. A second lane is scheduled to close at 8 p.m. with intermittent, full closures of eastbound I-94, each lasting 15 minutes, scheduled to begin at midnight. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by Tuesday, October 23. On Tuesday, similar closures and full stops are scheduled in both directions overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, October 24.

Bradley Road over I-94 is currently closed because the bridge was too narrow to accommodate traffic while safely completing the reconstruction work. Weather permitting, the Bradley Road Bridge is scheduled to reopen by the end of the year. All work is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2019.

In 2018, the Illinois Tollway is rebuilding the Bradley Road Bridge carrying traffic over I-94 to replace the existing bridge built in the 1950s and provide a new longer and wider bridge to provide two, 12-foot lanes and 8-foot shoulders. Up to 4,500 vehicles use the Bradley Road Bridge daily.

Maps, construction and detour information about the Bradley Road Bridge repairs are available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.

The Bradley Road Bridge reconstruction is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Lake County, as well as local municipalities, school districts, fire and police departments.

These repairs are necessary to extend the life of the bridge and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.   

10/17/2018 7:51 PM (Updated 10/20/2018 9:02 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane closures on First Avenue in Lyons

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to Salt Creek over First Avenue (IL-171), in Lyons, will begin, weather permitting, Friday, Oct. 26.

The project consists of deck repairs, joint replacements and installation of a concrete overlay that will improve the service life of the bridge as well as traveling conditions for the public.

First Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction until the project is finished in December.

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

10/17/2018 7:42 PM (Updated 10/18/2018 11:43 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Northbound Lake Street in Libertyville closed

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the removal and replacement of a Metra retaining wall will require closing northbound Lake Street in Libertyville beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, Oct. 18.

No traffic will be allowed on northbound Lake Street north of Peterson Road until the project’s estimated completion date of no later than Nov. 18.

A detour will direct northbound motorists west on Peterson Road, north on IL-83 east on Belvidere Road (IL-120) to reconnect with Lake Street. Southbound Lake Street will remain open during construction.

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

10/17/2018 7:26 PM (Updated 10/18/2018 11:44 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime Lane Closures On US-20 In McHenry County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the reconstruction and conversion to a roundabout of the intersection of US-20 and Harmony Road, in unincorporated McHenry County, will require daytime, temporary lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, Oct. 23.

The project consists of the relocation of utilities and the installation of temporary pavement on the western side of US-20 and on the west leg of Harmony Road. The temporary pavement will accommodate traffic during the staged construction, expected to begin in Spring 2019.

The work is expected to be complete by Spring 2020.

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

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com

10/17/2018 11:56 AM (Updated 10/20/2018 9:03 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Two-Week Closure Ahead For MN-96 Storm Water Culvert Replacement In Stillwater Township, Work Begins Monday, October 22

Replacement of an aging storm water culvert beneath MN-96 between North and South Twin Lakes in Stillwater Township begins Monday, October 22, 2018. The project includes removal and replacement of the failed culvert to better manage storm water in the area.

As the project begins, motorists will encounter a two-week full closure of the roadway at the project area on the north end of South Twin Lake. During the closure, traffic will follow a signed detour on Manning Avenue North (CR-15), 75th Street N./West Mrytle Street and Stonebridge Trail N./Owens Street N. Drivers should watch for other traffic restrictions throughout the project.

Work will be completed by early November, weather permitting.

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

10/15/2018 1:51 PM (Updated 10/15/2018 3:42 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Inbound Kennedy Lane Shift, Closure at Cumberland Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of ongoing improvements to the inbound Kennedy Expressway (I-90), traffic will be shifted to the south side of the roadway and the left lane will be closed at Cumberland Avenue (IL-171), beginning, weather permitting, on Sunday, Oct. 14.

A minimum of three lanes and the exit to northbound Cumberland Avenue will remain open during daytime hours through the work zone.

The overall project consists of widening and resurfacing the inbound expressway between Cumberland and Harlem avenues (IL-43), as well as the installation of new retaining walls, sign structures and storm sewers.

The work is expected to be complete by the end of November.

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

10/12/2018 11:34 AM (Updated 10/12/2018 11:42 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Ramp Closure Scheduled to Complete Annie Glidden Road Interchange Reconstruction on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in DeKalb

Two weeks of closures are needed on the ramp connecting the eastbound Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) to Annie Glidden Road to complete interchange reconstruction work, which began this spring. All other ramps will remain open.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to the scheduled closure and detour. All work at the interchange is scheduled to be completed by the end of fall.

Weather permitting, on Monday, October 15, the ramp connecting eastbound I-88 to Annie Glidden Road is scheduled to close for barrier wall repair work. A posted detour will direct traffic to exit at the Peace Road Interchange and use Lincoln Highway (IL-38) to reach Annie Glidden Road.

In addition, traffic on I-88 in this area is reduced from two lanes to one in each direction for a roadway resurfacing project. The shoulders on this segment of I-88 are too narrow to safely accommodate traffic shifts and provide for work zones.

The Illinois Tollway has scheduled work to resurface and rebuild ramps and bridges at six interchanges on I-88 between IL-251 and Orchard Road. At the Annie Glidden Road Interchange, all four ramps connecting I-88 to Annie Glidden Road are scheduled to be rebuilt. Bridge deck repairs are also scheduled on the ramp bridge connecting Annie Glidden Road and eastbound I-88. Lighting improvements are also planned.

Maps and construction information about the I-88 Interchange Improvements is available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.

The improvements on I-88 will extend the life of the roadway and interchanges improving travel in the area and providing convenient access to local communities and support economic opportunities. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Construction is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, City of DeKalb, DeKalb County, Kane County, Ogle County, Dement Township, Malta Township, DeKalb Township, City of Rochelle, Pierce Township, Kaneville Township, Village of Sugar Grove and Cortland Township, as well as local fire and police departments and Northern Illinois University.

10/12/2018 11:30 AM (Updated 10/12/2018 11:41 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Daytime lane closures on US-6 in New Lenox, Homer Glen

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that tree removal, pruning and clearing on US-6 between Haas Road and Will-Cook Road, in New Lenox and Homer Glen, will require occasional daytime lane reductions to one lane beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 15.

The work is expected to be complete by March.

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

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com

10/12/2018 11:28 AM (Updated 10/13/2018 9:14 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   St. Clair County: Intermittent Lane Restrictions On US-50 Begin Oct. 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that US-50 from Rieder Road to IL-4 in St. Clair County will be intermittently restricted to one lane daily between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. beginning Monday, Oct. 15, weather permitting. 

The restrictions are necessary to complete pavement repairs, which are expected to be completed by the end of November. Flaggers will be utilized to maintain two-way traffic at all times. 
 
IDOT advises the travelling public to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zones.  Delays should be expected and the use of alternate routes may be beneficial.  

10/12/2018 11:27 AM (Updated 10/13/2018 9:15 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bensenville: Three Streets To Close For Repairs On Oct. 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement repairs to Brookwood Street, Marshall Road and Spruce Avenue in Bensenville will require full road closures beginning Monday, Oct. 22, weather permitting.

To complete the work, Brookwood Street between IL-83 and Marshall Road, as well as Marshall Road between Brookwood Street and Irving Park Road, will be fully closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, and Tuesday, Oct. 23. Brookwood Street, between IL-83 and Spruce Avenue, as well as Spruce Avenue between Brookwood Street and Irving Park Road, will be fully closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct 24, and Thursday, Oct. 25.

The work is expected to be complete by Friday, Oct. 26.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to posted detour signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT's District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

For IDOT District 1 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict1.   

10/12/2018 11:15 AM (Updated 10/13/2018 9:18 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures On Harlem Avenue in Forest View, Lyons

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to Harlem Avenue (IL-43) over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, in Forest View and Lyons, will require lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 15.

The project, consisting of structural steel repairs as well as other collateral work, will require closing the right lane in each direction during the daytime hours.

The work is expected to be complete by Nov. 26.

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

10/12/2018 10:38 AM (Updated 10/13/2018 9:19 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Edwardsville: Lane Restrictions Set For IL-157, Governor's Parkway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane restrictions are in place along northbound lanes of IL-157 and along the eastbound lanes of East University Drive and the eastbound lanes of Governor's Parkway in Edwardsville. 

These lane restrictions will be in place from Oct. 11 to June 1, 2019.  These restrictions are required for  construction of bike tunnel improvements, turn lanes, intersection improvements and traffic signal modifications.
 
Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists during these restrictions. IDOT asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone.    

10/11/2018 9:23 AM (Updated 10/13/2018 9:33 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Westbound I-94 to I-35W south ramp in Minneapolis closes Oct. 12

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the ramp from westbound Interstate 94 to southbound Interstate 35W in Minneapolis for 10 days beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. The ramp is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22. 

Motorists will be detoured to continue on westbound I-94, to westbound Interstate 394, to southbound Highway 100 and then to eastbound Highway 62. For drivers coming from the East Metro on I-94 and traveling to the south, MnDOT recommends using alternative routes including Interstate 494, Highway 52 and Interstate 35E. 

Crews need the ramp closure to do utility work and repave the ramp. 

Westbound I-94 is expected to return to three lanes between Chicago Avenue and Nicollet Avenue on Wednesday, Oct 17. This stretch of freeway have been reduced to two lanes since mid-June 2018. 

These activities are part of the larger, four-year 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown reconstruction project on Interstate 35W between 43rd Street and downtown Minneapolis. The work includes reconstructing pavement, bridges and ramps on I-35W, adding new access ramps to the Lake Street Business District, building a transit station on the interstate and constructing new managed lanes. Once complete, motorists and residents will have better accessibility, safety and mobility in the area. Work is expected to be completed in fall 2021. To learn more about the project, visit: www.mndot.gov/35w94 

Please plan ahead, know your route and check 511 and the project web site for updates: www.511mn.org 

10/9/2018 10:03 PM (Updated 10/9/2018 10:06 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   I-35W southbound lane closures over the Minnesota River in Bloomington, Burnsville begin Oct. 18

Motorists traveling southbound on Interstate 35W between 106th Street in Bloomington and Cliff Road in Burnsville should plan for alternating lane closures on southbound I-35W beginning Oct. 18.

Motorists will encounter alternating lane closures on southbound I-35W between 106th Street and Cliff Road beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 as crews begin implementing a long term lane closure. Once Complete, southbound I-35W will be reduced from four lanes to three lanes through summer of 2021.

At that same time, crews will close the 106th Street ramp to southbound I-35W through the summer of 2021. Motorists should follow the signed detour using northbound I-35W and 98th Street to access southbound I-35W.

These lane and ramp closures are part of a multiyear project to replace the I-35W Minnesota River Bridge between Burnsville and Bloomington. The work will include reconstructing the I-35W Bridge spanning the Minnesota River and 106th Street, replacing pavement from Cliff Road to 106th Street and constructing a trail between Black Dog Road and Lyndale Avenue.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slowdown in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For more information about this project or to sign up for email updates, visit: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35wbloomington

10/9/2018 3:09 AM (Updated 10/9/2018 3:09 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Ogden Avenue Lane Closure over Tri-State Tollway

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that patching work on Ogden Avenue (US-34) over the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), in Hinsdale, will require lane closures and a 12-foot width restriction beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 8.

Ogden Avenue will be reduced to two lanes in each direction. To expedite the work and complete the project this year, Ogden Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction for several weekends.

Traffic will be able to enter and exit the tollway at all times.

The project is expected to be complete by Nov. 5.

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

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

10/5/2018 2:37 PM (Updated 10/8/2018 9:12 AM)

Lake County (IL).png   UPDATE: Portion of Old McHenry Road to Remain Partially Closed for Reconstruction and Intersection Improvements

Due to changes initiated by the contractor, the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be keeping the current detour route in place, instead of closing Old McHenry Road in both directions to through traffic, for the roadwork taking place on Old McHenry Road. The one block section of Old McHenry Road south of Robert Parker Coffin Road will remain limited to one-way southbound traffic only to Archer Road in downtown Long Grove. Downtown Long Grove businesses will remain open and easily accessible during this project.  For more information please visit the project website.

Detour Route: IL-22 to IL-83 to IL-53

Detour Route for Downtown Long Grove:  Local traffic will have access on Old McHenry Road from IL-22 and IL- 53.  Old McHenry Road will only accommodate one-way traffic southbound between Robert Parker Coffin Road and Archer Road.  Northbound Old McHenry Road will be closed to all traffic from Archer Road to Robert Parker Coffin Road. The detour for northbound local traffic on Old McHenry Rd will be Archer Road north to Robert Parker Coffin Road.  

10/5/2018 11:50 AM (Updated 10/6/2018 9:07 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   111th Street Railroad Crossing Repairs In Chicago

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing on 111th Street west of South Ellis Ave., in Chicago, will be closed, weather permitting, at 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 22.

The closure is necessary to reconstruct the crossing. A posted detour will direct traffic to Doty Avenue, Woodlawn Avenue, 103rd Street and Cottage Grove.

The work is expected to be complete by October 27.

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

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.    

10/4/2018 11:51 AM (Updated 10/6/2018 8:36 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction begins at I-55 and Weber Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the reconstruction of the I-55-Weber Road interchange and other capacity improvements begin on Thursday, Oct. 4. The project in Romeoville and Bolingbrook will improve travel times and cut down on crashes in a high-growth area.

Starting Thursday, weather permitting, Weber Road approaching I-55 will be reduced to one lane in each direction during off-peak hours to prepare the work zone with temporary pavement, traffic signals and lighting. The temporary measures are necessary so Weber Road can remain two lanes in each direction until the project wraps up in late 2021.

The closures will take place this fall and next spring, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with some overnight closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

The larger improvements, scheduled to begin in late spring, consist of adding a third lane to each direction of Weber Road between 135th Street/Romeo Road and 119th Street/Rodeo Road, with modernized traffic signals and a barrier median.

The Weber Road interchange with I-55 will be rebuilt in a diverging diamond design, the second by IDOT in the Chicago area. By essentially routing traffic to the opposite side of the road and eliminating left turns across traffic, the design has helped to cut the number of crashes in half in some locations. To accommodate the new design, a second Weber Road bridge will be built over I-55.

A simulation of how the interchange will work can be viewed on IDOT’s YouTube channel or by clicking here.  

10/3/2018 12:51 PM (Updated 10/6/2018 8:34 AM)

Kane County.jpg   Kirk Road over UPRR Bridge Deck Patching

Bridge repair work is scheduled to begin the week of October 8, 2018 on Kirk Road south of IL-38 in Geneva IL. One lane of both northbound and southbound Kirk Road will be closed
to traffic between Cherry Lane and IL Route 38 in order to safely and efficiently patch portions of the concrete bridge deck over the UP railroad. The anticipated duration for the deck repairs
is approximately 4 weeks, weather permitting. This improvement is intended to extend the life ofthe existing bridge structure.

The improvements will include: 

  • Concrete Pavement Patching
  • Bridge Joint Repairs

All bicyclists and pedestrians are advised to avoid using the area during construction for the safety of
both the workers and the residents.

Questions and concerns may be directed to Ken Mielke at (630) 406-7172.

For all Kane County traffic advisories, visit the Traffic Alerts Page of the KDOT website.  

10/2/2018 10:44 AM (Updated 10/6/2018 9:00 AM)

Lake County (IL).png   Rollins Road to Close for Culvert Replacement

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Rollins Road, from Fairfield Road to Wilson Road to through traffic starting Monday, Oct. 15 at 6 a.m. and will reopen by late afternoon on Monday, Oct. 29. The closure is necessary to replace the Eagle Creek culvert.

Detour Route: Fairfield Road to IL-134 to Wilson Road. Local traffic will have access on Rollins Road from Elm Avenue west to Wilson Road and from Grove Avenue east to Fairfield Road.