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Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Ramp from WI-100 to EB I-94 (One month closure in Zoo Interchange)

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Zoo IC team will be closing the ramp to I-94 EB overnight tonight. The closure is expected to last one month and will allow for the temporary surface to be removed and the permanent pavement to be put in place. The current asphalt surface will be removed and reused as a base level for the new concrete pavement.
 
The ramp to I-41/I-894 SB can still be accessed during this closure. Motorists are being reminded that one of the best alternate routes to I-94 EB is from Greenfield Avenue.
 
Detours and additional information is posted on the Zoo IC website;  http://projects.511wi.gov/zoo-interchange-project/

4/7/2017 10:17 AM (Updated 4/8/2017 8:22 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Repair Project on 115th Street over the Bishop Ford

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that closures will take place on the structure that carries 115th Street over the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94), in Chicago, for a bridge repair project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, March 20.

In order to complete the work, 115th Street over the Bishop Ford will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Nightly lane closures also will be required on the Bishop Ford under the 115th Street bridge, as needed.

The scope of the project includes repairs to the bridge and reconstruction of the bridge deck. The project is expected to be complete in Summer 2017.

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.

3/3/2017 10:10 AM (Updated 4/11/2017 11:53 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Ramp Closure for IL-148 to I-57 Southbound in Williamson County

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of an upcoming ramp closure on IL-148 to I-57 southbound.
 
Beginning Monday, May 1, 2017, the IL-148 southbound on ramp will be closed and will be reopened on Monday, May 8, 2017, weather permitting. This closure is necessary to facilitate rehabilitation of the roadway.
 
Due to the high volume of traffic on this section of roadway, major delays can be expected daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Motorists should also be aware that incidents causing delays can occur at any time.
 
This work will consist of removing the existing surface, fracturing (rubblizing) the existing concrete pavement to create the new base and placing new hot mix asphalt pavement and shoulders. Work is expected to last through late May, with all lanes open for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
 
A smart traffic control system will convey real-time traffic delay information to message boards located in advance of the work zone along I-57 and approaches to the interstate. Motorists are urged to pay attention to these messages and seek alternate routes when directed. Local traffic is encouraged to utilize other state routes to avoid this section of roadway if possible. IL-37, paralleling I-57 to the east, has been marked as a detour route for through traffic.

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

4/27/2017 4:26 PM (Updated 4/27/2017 4:26 PM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   Lane restrictions, ramp closures set for final work on MN-610 in Maple Grove

Although MN-610 opened for traffic early last December, motorists will find lane restrictions and ramp closures on the new three-mile stretch of highway between Elm Creek Boulevard and I-94 in Maple Grove. The closures are needed to complete guardrail installation, landscaping and some additional concrete work this spring.

Construction crews restricted MN-610 to a single lane in each direction this morning. The ramps from westbound CR-81 to westbound MN-610 and the ramp from eastbound MN-610 to eastbound CR-81 are also closed. All restrictions and closures will remain in place until late Thursday, June 8.

The final three miles of roadway fills in the gap between Elm Creek Boulevard and I-94 in Maple Grove, allowing travel through the northern Twin Cities suburbs unimpeded between I-35W in Mounds View and I-94 in Maple Grove. MN-610 runs approximately 11 miles between the junction of MN-10 and 47 on the border of Blaine and Coon Rapids and I-94 in Maple Grove.

The expansion of MN-610 in Maple Grove is a Corridors of Commerce initiative to reduce travel times and improve safety. It will also help businesses transport their products more efficiently to meet the needs of our state’s growing economy. The new highway corridor also will help continue economic growth and create jobs within the northwest Twin Cities suburbs.

For more information about the MN-610 project, visit www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/610west/. 

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

4/27/2017 4:14 PM (Updated 4/27/2017 4:14 PM)

Kane County Illinois logo   Southbound Randall Road South of Oak Street to Prairie Street Single Lane Closure by the City of St. Charles

Weather permitting, beginning Tuesday May 2nd and continuing through Thursday May 4th, a single lane closure will be in effect along southbound Randall Road from south of Oak Street to Prairie Street in the
City of St. Charles. The single lane closure of southbound Randall Road is necessary to allow City crews to safely replace underground electric cables and will take place daily between the hours of 9:00 a.m.
and 3:00 p.m.

The above-mentioned road will remain open during construction, but will be reduced to one lane for this work. Motorists should expect delays while traveling through the work zone and may want to add
additional time to their commutes. Motorists must reduce their speed, watch for workers and vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone.
Motorist should expect delays while traveling through the work area and may want to consider the use of alternate routes while this work is completed.

For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts/Default.aspx.

4/27/2017 11:59 AM (Updated 4/27/2017 11:59 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   US-20 Closure in New Carlisle to Restore Railroad Underpass

Crews will close a section on U.S. 20 for thirty days in New Carlisle

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to the closure of US-20, between Marvel Lane and S. Race Street in New Carlisle Monday, May 1 through the beginning of June. Crews will close this section of U.S. 20 for thirty days to repair and restore the road under the railroad viaduct.

During the project, US-20 will be closed to all through traffic at this location. State road detours must be along state-maintained roadways only. Drivers traveling west on US-20 will be detoured south on US-31, west on IN-2 and back to US-20. Drivers traveling east on US-20 will be detoured east on IN-2, north on US-31and back to US-20.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new 

4/27/2017 11:49 AM (Updated 4/27/2017 11:49 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closure Westbound I-55/64 in St. Clair County
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced its plans to close the left lane of westbound I-64/55 between the exit to the Martin Luther King Bridge and 3rd Street in East St. Louis beginning on Monday, May 1, 2017, weather permitting.  This work is necessary to install flood prevention devices and is expected to be completed by mid-May of this year.
 
During the setup of this lane closure, traffic will be reduced to one lane.  After morning rush hour on Monday, May 1, 2017 and Tuesday, May 2, 2017, crews will temporarily close the left two lanes of I-55/64 to set up the traffic control devices.  One lane will remain open throughout each day.  The middle lane is anticipated to be re-opened by 5:00 PM each evening.  This lane closure is expected to continue through mid-May of this year.
 
Extensive delays are expected at this location during weekday morning rush hours and motorists are urged to plan accordingly and utilize alternate routes.  Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists making their way through the work zone.  The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone.
 
Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

4/26/2017 7:25 PM (Updated 4/26/2017 7:25 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction to Begin on IL-78 and US-34 Monday, May 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work near the intersection of IL-78 and US-34 south of Kewanee will begin on Monday, May 1, 2017. Stark Excavating Company will begin work on the project to replace the US-34 bridge over Indian Creek.
 
The first construction work will be on Blackhawk Road from IL-78 to 2550 E. This roadway past the Blackhawk College Campus will be improved so it can be used as a detour route when US-34 is closed for the bridge replacement.
 
Improvements to Blackhawk Road include replacing culverts, widening the intersections for turning vehicles, and resurfacing the roadway. Drivers should be prepared to stop for flaggers who will be directing traffic past the construction work areas. This work is expected to be finished by June 1st.
 
When the improvements to Blackhawk Road are completed, US-34 traffic will be detoured onto IL-78 and Blackhawk Road while US-34 is closed for removal and replacement of the Indian Creek Bridge. US-34 is scheduled to be closed for 60 days or less and the entire project is to be completed by early August.
 
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.

4/26/2017 6:26 PM (Updated 4/27/2017 11:27 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-270 in Pontoon Beach, in Madison County wil have temporary lance closures
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, two left lanes of eastbound and two left lanes of westbound I-270 between I-255 and Sand Road in Pontoon Beach, IL, in Madison County will be closed in 15 minute intervals on Saturday, April 29, 2017 starting at 7:00 A.M. and continuing until 8:00 P.M. The lane closures are necessary to allow Ameren Illinois to remove aerial electric lines. Significant traffic delays are anticipated; motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes.
 
Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists making their way through the work zone. The Department asks that travelers be patient, slow down, and use extra caution near and through this work zone.
 
Additional information is available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.
 

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

4/26/2017 6:23 PM (Updated 4/27/2017 11:29 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure of S. River Road at the UP Railroad Tracks for Crossing Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a full closure will take place on S. River Road (US-45) at the Union Pacific railroad tracks, in Des Plaines, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 26. The closure is necessary to make repairs to the railroad crossing.
 
In order to complete the repairs, US-45 will be fully closed between Rand Road (US-12) and Golf Road (IL-58). A posted detour will direct northbound traffic on S. River Road to go northeast on Elk Boulevard, northwest on Rand Road and east on Golf Road to reconnect with S. River Road. Southbound US-45 traffic will take the reverse route.
 
The full closure will be in place until May 2, weather permitting.
 
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.
 

4/26/2017 6:07 PM (Updated 4/27/2017 11:31 AM)

Kane County Illinois logo   Bliss Road over Blackberry Creek Bridge Replacement Project

On the week of May 1, 2017 (weather pending), road construction and bridge replacement activities will require a traffic pattern change on Bliss Road between May Road and Capitol Drive within the Village of Sugar Grove, Kane County. Traffic will only be able to travel southwest bound from May Road to Capitol Drive through the project area. The detour will be in effect for approximately 5 months. As depicted on the attached map, the northeast bound detour will utilize Illinois Route 47 north to Main Street Road east. Access to Ke-De-Ka Road will be for Local Traffic Only. Throughout most of the bridge replacement project, accesswill be allowed to Bliss Woods Forest Preserve and the Village Bible Church entrance off Bliss Road. There may be minor, daily closures while work is being performed on these entrances. During work on the east side of Bliss Road, temporary access to the Midwest Greyhound Rescue will be provided along Bliss Road from Capitol Drive. Construction work hours will be from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday thru Saturday. The overall bridge replacement project is anticipated to take approximately seven months to complete, weather permitting.

Questions and concerns may be directed to Patrick VerHalen (630) 208-3138. For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts/Default.aspx.

4/26/2017 1:17 PM (Updated 4/26/2017 1:17 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Colfax St from US-14 to Quentin Road, Palatine

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place on Colfax Street between US-14 and Quentin Road, in Palatine, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 1.

In order to complete the work, temporary lane closures with flaggers will take place on Colfax Street from US-14 to Quentin Road. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, patching and replacement of curb and gutter. The overall improvements include new roadway and shoulder.

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

4/26/2017 11:30 AM (Updated 4/26/2017 11:33 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Broadway St from Francisco Ave to Ashland Ave, Blue Island

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Broadway Street between Francisco Avenue and Ashland Avenue, in Blue Island, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 1.

In order to complete the work, Broadway Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction with flaggers between Francisco Avenue and Ashland Avenue while work is taking place. Parking lanes will have temporary restrictions while work is taking place.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching and replacement of curb and gutter. The overall project will improve safety by adding raised reflective pavement markers and sidewalk removal and replacement.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

4/26/2017 11:20 AM (Updated 4/26/2017 11:20 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure of Algonquin Road at the UP Railroad Tracks for Crossing Repairs

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a full closure will take place on Algonquin Road at the Union Pacific railroad tracks, in Des Plaines, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 26. The closure is necessary to make repairs to the railroad crossing.

In order to complete the repairs, Algonquin Road will be fully closed between Mount Prospect Road and S. Wolf Road. A posted detour will direct eastbound traffic on Algonquin Road to go south on Mount Prospect Road, east on Oakton Street and north on S. Wolf Road to reconnect with Algonquin Road. Westbound traffic will take the reverse route.

The full closure will be in place until Saturday, April 29, weather permitting.

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

 

4/26/2017 11:19 AM (Updated 4/26/2017 11:38 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   US-20 in Elizabeth
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction work on US-20 in Elizabeth started today, April 25, 2017. Civil Constructors is the contractor for the project to make repairs to the pavement from the east edge of Elizabeth to the west edge of town. The 0.70 mile improvement is scheduled to be completed by early June.
 
The contractor will be removing and replacing deteriorated sections of the concrete pavement. Traffic will be restricted to one lane during working hours. Flaggers will be directing vehicles past the work areas, so drivers should be prepared to stop when approaching the construction activities.
All lanes will be open each night and all weekend.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at 
4/26/2017 10:28 AM (Updated 4/26/2017 11:43 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Archer Road (IL-171) between 55th Place and 63rd Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will take place on Archer Road (IL-171) from 55th Place to 63rd Street, in Summit, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 24. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along Archer Road.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place in both directions on Archer Road between 55th Place and 63rd Street.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and pavement patching, as well as removal and replacement of curb and gutter. The overall project will improve safety and reconstruct sidewalk and ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

4/24/2017 9:55 AM (Updated 4/24/2017 3:56 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Harlem Ave from 26th Street to I-55

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place on Harlem Avenue from 26th Street to I-55, in Berwyn, Lyons, Riverside, Stickney and Forest View, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 24. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along Harlem Avenue.

In order to complete the work, Harlem Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction with flaggers during construction activities. The closures will take place during the day and reopen by the evening.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and pavement patching, as well as removal and replacement of curb and gutter. New pedestrian ramps will be installed, improving safety along Harlem Avenue.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

4/24/2017 9:46 AM (Updated 4/24/2017 3:56 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions for the week of April 24, 2017

Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
 
BOND COUNTY

  • US-40, 1.7 miles east of Pocahontas at the structure crossing the West Fork Shoal Creek, intermittent lane closures to replace the existing bridge through mid-August 2017. (PAG)

GREENE/CALHOUN COUNTY

  • Joe Page Bridge carrying IL-16/100 across the Illinois River in Hardin restricted to one lane to perform maintenance and paint the existing bridge through the end of September 2017. Temporary signals will be installed to maintain two-way traffic through this area.  (JA/Cox)

JERSEY COUNTY

  • IL-3 from Grafton Hills Road to IL-109 near Grafton one lane restricted to perform widening, box culvert extensions and resurfacing through December 2017. (JA) 
  • David Lane between IL-111 and North Humbert Road closed to all traffic to construct a new asphalt roadway through mid-May 2017. During this closure motorists will not be able to access David Lane from IL-111.  Detour signs will be in place to provide access to the eastern portions of David Lane.  (JA)

MADISON COUNTY

  • I-70 near Highland lane closures in each direction from Prairie Road (mile post 26) to Baumann Road (mile post 33) near Highland, weather permitting, to make repairs to the pavement through fall 2017. (JA) 
  • IL-3/111 (Homer Adams Parkway) at Golf Road, lane restrictions to construct intersection and drainage improvements for the proposed Alton Multimodal Facility through June 2017. (Ops) 
  • IL-4, St. Jacob, structure over the East Fork of Silver Creek approximately 0.7 mile north of US-40, reduced to one-way traffic with width restrictions in place and temporary traffic signals for the remainder of construction through spring 2017. (SEP) 
  • IL-157 (Bluff Road) and Main Street north of IL-162, lane restrictions for intersection and drainage improvements to construct a fourth leg to the intersection until June 1, 2017. (Ops) 
  • SIU Northern Access Road over Cahokia Creek between IL-143 and New Poag Road reduced to one lane for approximately one month. At that time, the northbound and southbound lanes will both be reduced to one lane for the remainder of the project to repair the surfaces of both bridges through fall 2017. (JA)

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

  • I-55 northbound at the I-55/64/70 interchange left lane closure weekdays between the hours of 6:00 AM and 2:30 PM to perform maintenance on flood prevention devices through mid-May 2017. (JTC) 
  • I-55/64 westbound left lane between Third Street and Tudor Avenue in E. St. Louis closed through the end of summer 2017. Two lanes will remain open.  (JTC) 
  • I-64, from the Green Mount Road interchange to the IL-4 interchange, eastbound and westbound daily and nightly lane restrictions to add additional lanes to I-64 and construct a new interchange at Rieder Road through June 2017. All westbound lanes, west of IL-158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM and all westbound lanes, east of IL-158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  All eastbound lanes, west of IL-158, will remain open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM and from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM and all eastbound lanes, east of IL-158, will remain open from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. (SEP) 
  • IL-13 under IL-15, Belleville, closed to all traffic through spring 2017. (SEP) 
  • IL-15 bridges over IL-13, Belleville, one lane closed in each direction of bridges through spring 2017. (SEP) 
  • IL-157 at IL-161/St. Clair Avenue, the bridge carrying IL-157 over IL-161/St. Clair Avenue has one lane in each direction open, including all ramps. Work will continue throughout the winter, and all four lanes will be opened in the spring 2017.  (JGG) 
  • Rieder Road, from US-50 to Wherry Road, closed except to local traffic to reconstruct Rieder Road and construct a new interstate interchange with I-64 through mid-May 2017. (SEP) 
  • Wherry Road between just east of IL-158 and the Scott Air Force Base Cardinal Creek Gate closed to remove and reconstruct a portion of Wherry Road and construct a Wherry Road Connector to the new Rieder Road Interchange on I-64 through mid-May 2017. (SEP)

 WASHINGTON COUNTY  

  • **NEW** IL-127 northbound and southbound from 0.1 miles north of Mockingbird Lane to IL-177 in New Minden intermittently restricted to one lane weekdays between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM to perform pavement maintenance and removal and replacement of existing pavement and shoulders through July 2017. (PAG) 
  • **NEW** I-64 eastbound entrance ramp and eastbound exit ramp at IL-127 closed for approximately 8 days for pavement repairs on the I-64 ramps.  Upon completion of the eastbound ramp work, the westbound exit ramp and westbound entrance ramp will be closed for approximately 8 days.  Detour routes will be posted during these ramp closures.  (PAG) 
  • **NEW** Oakdale Blacktop Road just east of Oakdale to Rice Road restricted to one lane daily between 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM for pavement resurfacing through the end of June 2017. (PAG)
4/24/2017 9:14 AM (Updated 4/24/2017 3:30 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-9 work at the Spoon River in Fulton County
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-9 will be reduced to one lane of traffic at the Spoon River in Fulton County from Tuesday, April 25 to Friday, April 28.
 
The lane reduction is necessary for bridge repair work to be completed. Traffic will be controlled by temporary signals during this time.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
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.
4/24/2017 9:12 AM (Updated 4/24/2017 3:57 PM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Repairs Scheduled To Begin Next Week On Harlem Rd Bridge Over The Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) In Winnebago Co

The Harlem Road Bridge carrying local traffic over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Winnebago County is scheduled to close next week and traffic detoured to accommodate bridge maintenance and repairs. The bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic in May and all repair work is scheduled to be complete this summer.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the closure and posted detour throughout the repair work. Up to 3,900 vehicles use this bridge daily.

Weather permitting, on Tuesday, April 25, a two-week full closure of the Harlem Road Bridge is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. During the bridge closure, posted detours will direct traffic to use Perryville Road, West Lane Road (Illinois Route 173), Belvidere Road and Argyle Road.

 

Bridges repairs scheduled for 2017 are necessary to maintain and extend the life of the bridges and to provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. Maintenance and repairs on the Harlem Road Bridge will include deck repairs, as well as girder and substructure repairs, bridge joint replacement, concrete sealer and guardrail improvements.

Closure of the local crossroad bridge is necessary because the bridge structure is not wide enough to maintain traffic and provide a work zone. In addition to providing a safe work zone for construction workers and drivers, closure of the bridge will allow work to be complete in half the time.

Construction and detours are being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation and Winnebago County, along with local school districts and police and fire departments.

The Harlem Road Bridge is among five local crossroad bridges scheduled to be repaired along I-90 in Winnebago County in 2017. Local crossroad bridges being repaired in 2017 also include Rock Cut State Park Road, Belvidere Road Rockton Road and Spring Creek Road Bridge.

The work is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Construction information about the Local Crossroad Bridge and the I-90 Bridge and Ramp Repairs Projects is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Explore Projects section on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com.

4/21/2017 3:50 PM (Updated 4/24/2017 4:01 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-97/Walnut Bridge Repairs Begin April 24
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces bridge repair work on the structure carrying eastbound IL-97 (Madison Street) over Walnut Street beginning April 24. The work will require closure of two lanes on eastbound Illinois 97.
 
Work is expected to last one to two weeks. Traffic delays should be expected, and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during construction.
 

For IDOT District 6 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict6.

4/19/2017 5:47 PM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:15 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure of 95th Street, west of Ewing Avenue for Railroad Crossing Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and ArcelorMittal South Chicago and Indiana Harbor Railway announced that a full closure will take place on 95th Street (US-12/20) at the railroad tracks, located west of Ewing Avenue, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 24. The closure is necessary to repair a badly deteriorated at-grade railroad crossing.

In order to complete the repairs, 95th Street will be fully closed at the South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway, just west of Ewing Avenue. A posted detour will direct westbound 95th Street traffic to go north on Ewing Avenue (US-41), north on S. Mackinaw Avenue, west on 87th Street, south on S. Commercial Road and south on South Chicago Avenue to meet back with 95th Street. Eastbound 95th Street traffic should take the reverse route.

The full closure will be in place until Monday, May 8, weather permitting.

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.

4/19/2017 10:44 AM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:16 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure of Jackson Street Bridge over Des Plaines River

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a full closure will take place on the Jackson Street bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 24. The closure is necessary for mechanical and electrical repairs to the bridge.

Beginning April 24, the structure that carries Jackson Street over the Des Plaines River will be fully closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic until Monday, May 1. A posted detour will direct westbound Jackson Street traffic to go north on Scott Street (Illinois 53), west on Ruby Street to cross the river and south on Broadway Street to return to Bridge Street (Jackson Street). Eastbound Bridge Street (Jackson Street) traffic should take the reverse route. Marine traffic will not be impacted.

Jackson Street bridge is the fifth of six moveable bridges in Joliet to be repaired. The project to repair all six bridges has been ongoing for the past two years. The overall improvements will result in reliable and safe operation of the bridge, signal gates and traffic signals.

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

4/19/2017 10:07 AM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:16 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   I-74 Lane Closures in Knox County and Peoria County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that motorists will encounter lane closures at various locations on I-74 in Knox and Peoria counties:

  •  One lane will be closed in both directions of I-74 at Lincoln Street (MM 47) in Galesburg until mid-May for a bridge replacement project. Beginning in mid-May and continuing until the end of November, all traffic will use the eastbound lanes - one lane in each direction, separated by barrier wall. The westbound bridge will be replaced this year; the eastbound bridge will be replaced in 2018.
  •  One lane will be closed in both directions of I-74 until the end of November between the Spoon River and IL-78 (MM 61-70) for a resurfacing project. This project also includes guardrail replacement, shoulder widening and drainage work.
  •  Intermittent lane closures in both directions of I-74 will be in effect at the Heinz Lane, Thousand Dollar Road, IL-78, Knox Station Road, and Knox Road bridges until August for a bridge painting project. The lane closures will be in effect at one location at a time.
  •  Intermittent lane closures in both directions of I-74 will be in effect until mid-July between Exit 54 near Knoxville and Exit 88 in Peoria for a guardrail replacement project.
  •  Lane closures in both directions of I-74 will be in place at Exit 51 near Knoxville until mid-July for a bridge construction project. This is a continuation of a project from 2016.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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

4/18/2017 5:41 PM (Updated 4/22/2017 8:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Inspections on I-80 over the Des Plaines River

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that routine bridge inspections will take place on I-80 over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 24.

The bridge inspections will require daily lane closures on the structure that carries I-80 over the Des Plaines River. Closures will begin on the westbound I-80 bridge the week of Monday, April 24. Inspections will switch to the eastbound I-80 bridge on Monday, May 1, and will be completed by Saturday, May 6, weather permitting.

A minimum of two lanes will remain open while inspections are taking place. In order to minimize impacts to traffic, the closures will take place in off-peak travel hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday, when necessary.

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

4/18/2017 5:09 PM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:19 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Reduction for CR-10 Beginning Wednesday, April 19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that traffic will be reduced to one lane with temporary signals on the bridge carrying CR-10 over the Salt Fork River, 2.25 miles south of Oakwood in Vermilion County, beginning Wednesday, April 19.
 
The lane reduction is necessary for bridge repair work, which is expected to be completed by Thursday, May 25, weather permitting.
 
Motorists are reminded to reduce speeds in work zones and be alert for workers and machinery.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.

4/18/2017 4:46 PM (Updated 4/22/2017 8:40 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Wolf Road Closure in Orland Park for Metra Crossing Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that Wolf Road will be fully closed at the Metra railroad crossing between Southwest Highway (IL-6) and 179th Street, in Orland Park, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 19. The closure is necessary to make repairs at the grade crossing.

In order to complete the repairs, Wolf Road will be closed at the Metra railroad crossing from Wednesday, April 19 to Friday, April 28. A posted detour will direct northbound Wolf Road traffic to go west on 179th Street and northeast on Southwest Highway to meet back with Wolf Road. Southbound Wolf Road traffic will take the reverse route.

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.

4/18/2017 4:36 PM (Updated 4/22/2017 8:41 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Construction to start on WI-164 in Waukesha County

On Monday, April 24, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to start a half-mile resurfacing project along WIS 164, from Woodland Lane to County ES (National Avenue), in Waukesha County.

The project will include base patching and mill and overlay, along with replacing curb and gutter, pavement marking and signing. The project will also replace loop detectors, devices that trigger traffic signal operations.

The impacts to traffic are anticipated to be minimal as a result of this project.

  •     No lane closures on I-43 over WIS 164 will take place.
  •     Some overnight closures of the freeway ramps connecting to WIS 164 will be required.
  •     No lane closures will take place on WIS 164 during peak times. During off-peak hours, single lane closures will be necessary, leaving one lane of traffic open in each direction.

The contractor plans on completing the project by late June. Please note that the schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.

More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/wis164/.

4/18/2017 10:24 AM (Updated 4/22/2017 8:42 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Warren Boulevard from Homan Avenue to Kedzie Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place on Warren Boulevard between Homan Avenue and Kedzie Avenue, in Chicago, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 19.

In order to complete the work, lane closures will take place on Warren Boulevard from Homan Avenue to Kedzie Avenue. Driveways and portions of sidewalk also will be closed during construction activities and could affect businesses on Warren Boulevard. Parking will be restricted within the project boundaries while work is taking place.

The scope of the project consists of roadway resurfacing and cleaning the drainage structure. The project’s safety improvements include repair of sidewalk, curb and gutter.

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

4/18/2017 10:16 AM (Updated 4/22/2017 8:42 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on 123rd Street from La Grange Rd to Harlem Ave

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will take place on 123rd Street from La Grange Road to Harlem Avenue, in Palos Park and Palos Heights, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 18. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project on 123rd Street.

In order to complete the work, daily lane closures will take place on 123rd Street between La Grange Road and Harlem Avenue during off-peak hours. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with flaggers during construction activities. 

The scope of the project includes resurfacing and pavement patching, as well as repair of sidewalk, curb and gutter. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes through the 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.

4/17/2017 3:55 PM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:22 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures for Intersection Improvement Project at Ogden Avenue and La Grange Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place at the intersection of Ogden Avenue (US-34) and La Grange Road (US-12/20/45), in La Grange, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 18. The closures are necessary for an intersection improvement project.

Starting Tuesday, Ogden Avenue and La Grange Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction at the intersection during daytime hours, when necessary. Temporary lane closures also will occur on Ogden Avenue from east of La Grange Road to Burlington Avenue.

The scope of the project includes widening the intersection to add a right turn lane from westbound Ogden Avenue to northbound La Grange Road, as well as realigning the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Locust Avenue to install a traffic signal at that location. The project also consists of roadway resurfacing and traffic signal modernization, as well as new curb and gutter, sidewalk, lighting, sewer and drainage structures.

The overall project will be completed in Fall 2017.

Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route, as delays are expected when workers are present. 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.

4/17/2017 3:42 PM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:22 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closure on 1st Avenue, north of North Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on 1st Avenue (IL-171), north of North Avenue (IL-64), in River Grove, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 18. The closures are necessary to replace a box culvert that carries IL-171 over an equestrian path.

In order to complete pre-stage work, northbound 1st Avenue will be reduced to one lane north of North Avenue.

The scope of the project includes replacement of a box culvert, new pavement construction and guardrail replacement. The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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. 

4/17/2017 2:55 PM (Updated 4/21/2017 1:23 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Intermittent Lane Closures on Three South Bend Bridges

Crews will close lanes on the Jackson Rd., Johnson Rd. and Fellow St. bridges for sidewalk work

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to intermittent lane closures on the Jackson Road, Johnson Road and Fellows Street bridges in South Bend, today April 13 through the middle of May. Crews will close lanes to grind and pour new concrete in sections of the sidewalks on all three bridges.

During the work, all three bridges will be open to through traffic, but occasionally reduced to one lane in both directions. Work will only happen during the day and the bridges will be unrestricted to traffic during the evening and overnight hours. Motorists should expect periodic delays and allow extra time for trips through this area during working hours. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

4/13/2017 12:11 PM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:40 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvements at IL-53 and Division Street, part of High-Speed Rail Program

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that closures will take place near the intersection of Front Street (IL-53) and Division Street, in Braidwood, for an intersection improvement project, beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, April 14. The improvements are part of the Chicago-to-St. Louis high-speed rail program.

In order to complete the work, Front Street will be closed between Main Street (IL-113) and Kankakee Street. Division Street also will be closed at the railroad crossing between Front Street and Washington Street. A detour will direct traffic to use Washington Street via the Kankakee Street or Main Street crossings. Washington Street will remain open for the duration of the Front Street closure.

The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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 upgrades are part of the high-speed rail program to accommodate passenger service between Chicago and St. Louis at speeds up to 110 mph, reducing the length of the trip by one hour. The entire corridor is tentatively scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017. Approximately 150 crossings along the route will be improved to include additional safety features.

For details on other upcoming closures and additional information on the high-speed rail program, visit www.idothsr.org.

4/13/2017 11:42 AM (Updated 4/13/2017 11:43 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Construction to start along WI-190 (Capitol Drive) in Waukesha County

CR-F interchange to see closures

Beginning the last week of April, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to mobilize for the reconstruction of WI-90 (Capitol Drive), from Five Fields Road to Wethersfield Road, in Waukesha County. The roadway was originally built in 1966 with improvements to the CR-F interchange taking place in 1992.
 
The intention of the project is to improve pavement conditions, safety and operations, and mobility on Capitol Drive while maintaining east-west traffic during construction. Capitol Drive is expected to remain open to traffic at all times, however some lane closures will be necessary for temporary paving of shoulders and  traffic shifts. No full closures of Capitol Drive are expected.
 
As part of the project, the bridges over CR-F will be replaced and reconstruction of the adjacent interchange will be required. The replacement of the bridges will be constructed in two phases with the westbound bridge being built first, followed by the eastbound bridge. The CR-F roadway is expected to be temporarily closed during the demolition of the existing structures. Due to the expedited schedule of this project, night work for bridge demolition is anticipated.
 
Temporary CR-F Detour:
Motorists are encouraged to follow the signed detour along CR-M, WI-164 and Lisbon Road to get around the temporary CR-F roadway closure.
 
The on-off ramps at CR-F will also be closed throughout the duration of the project. Those looking to access Capitol Drive are encouraged to use WI-164.
 
The contractor, Lunda Construction, plans on completing the project by this winter with minor work taking place in early 2018.
 
More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/190capitol/.

4/12/2017 6:36 PM (Updated 4/17/2017 9:29 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Sauk Trail from Torrence Avenue to US-30

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that intermittent daily lane closures will take place on Sauk Trail from Torrence Avenue to US-30, in Sauk Village, beginning, weather permitting, the week of April 10. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project on Sauk Trail.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on Sauk Trail between Torrence Avenue and US-30.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching, and pavement widening to add left turn lanes at Burnham Avenue. It is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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.

4/12/2017 11:48 AM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:29 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Construction to start along WI-120 in Walworth County

Night work needed as part of project

On Monday, April 24, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to start a roadway resurfacing project along WI-120, from the Illinois State Line to Willow Road, in Walworth County.

The intent of the project is to update roadway conditions by resurfacing WI-20 and to rehabilitate the bridge deck over Nippersink Creek. In addition, spot safety improvements will be made such as updating existing beam guards and installing concrete barrier under the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad bridge located within the project’s corridor.

To safely implement these improvements, the following traffic impacts will take place:

  •     Underneath the railroad bridge, WI-120 will have a single lane open to traffic for approximately 500 feet that is controlled by a temporary signal to allow for two-way traffic
  •     Rolling single lane closures along WI-120 will be implemented during paving operations that will allow for two-way traffic on a single open lane controlled via flaggers.
  •     With the exception of night work for operations on the bridge deck over Nippersink Creek, WI-120 will be open to traffic at all times. During the bridge work, through-traffic along WI-120 will be closed at Willow Road and County B during the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Motorists will be alerted via message boards.

More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/wis120/

4/11/2017 3:15 PM (Updated 4/17/2017 9:26 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   US-30 Restoration in Porter and LaPorte Counties

US 30

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to narrowed travel lanes on US-30, between Industrial Drive (Valparaiso) and US-421 (Wanatah), Monday, April 17 through the beginning of October. Crews will mill away portions of the old roadway and shoulders, then replace it with new asphalt. This project is a $6 million dollar US-30 restoration investment that INDOT has awarded to Walsh & Kelly Inc.

During the project, US-30 will remain open to all through traffic, but traffic will be narrowed to two 11 foot lanes in both directions. Motorists should expect periodic delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.
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4/11/2017 3:11 PM (Updated 4/17/2017 9:24 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   IN-49 Lane Closures in Porter County for Restoration

Crews will remove old asphalt and completely restore IN-49 in this location

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting motorists of lane closures on IN-49, between US-30 and the Indiana Toll Road, near Valparaiso and Chesterton in Porter County, Monday, April 24 through the end of August. Crews will mill away portions of the old roadway, then replace it with new asphalt.

During the project, IN-49 will remain open to all through traffic, but restricted in areas to one lane in both directions. Motorists should expect periodic delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

4/11/2017 12:04 PM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:12 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Bridge Painting Project on Foster Ave Bridge over the North Branch Chicago River

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daytime lane closures will take place on Foster Avenue between Keeler Avenue and Pulaski Road, in Chicago, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 11. The closures are necessary for a bridge painting project on the structure that carries Foster Avenue over the North Branch Chicago River.

In order to complete the work, traffic on the Foster Avenue bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Keeler Avenue and Pulaski Road when construction activities are taking place. The bridge painting project will extend the life span of the bridge.

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

4/11/2017 11:49 AM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:20 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Full Closure of Vincennes Avenue, Lane Closures on Halsted Street for Intersection Improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place at the intersection of Halsted Street (Illinois 1) and Vincennes Avenue, with a full closure of Vincennes Avenue, in Harvey and Phoenix, for an intersection improvement project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, May 1. Daily lane closures are now underway for pre-stage work at the intersection.

Beginning the week of May 1, Vincennes Avenue will be fully closed from Halsted Street to 152nd Street with a posted detour to navigate around the closure. The detour will direct northbound Vincennes traffic west on 159th Street and north on Halsted Street to reconnect with Vincennes Avenue. Halsted Street also will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Access to local businesses will remain open.

The scope of the project includes reconstruction and widening on Halsted Street and resurfacing on Vincennes Avenue. The overall improvements to the intersection include installation of modernized traffic signals and improvements to drainage, sidewalk and curb and gutter.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

4/11/2017 11:23 AM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:22 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   I-94 Lane Closures for Bridge Restoration Project in Portage

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to lane closures on I-94, between mile marker 15.8 (Exit 16) and mile marker 16.3 (See map) Monday, April 17 through the middle of November. Crews will remove and replace the I-94 bridge deck over the Indiana Toll Road and reinforce the concrete columns under State Road 51.

During the project, through traffic will always be maintained on I-94 but will be reduced to two lanes in each directions at times. INDOT urges drivers to remember that this is an active work zone and to slow down prior to entering the construction area. Motorists should expect periodic delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers should pay close attention to the signs in the work zone, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

4/11/2017 11:16 AM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:23 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   I-65 Lane and Ramp Closures for Resurfacing in Gary

Crews to periodically close I-65 lanes and exit ramps through the middle of May

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces evening and overnight lane closures on I-65, between mile marker 260 (I-94) and mile marker 262 (Indiana Toll Road) Monday, April 17 through the middle of May. Crews will also close the ramps at 15th Avenue on Thursday, April 4, weather permitting to remove old asphalt and resurface the ramps.

During the project, through traffic will always be maintained on I-65 but will be reduced to one lane in both directions at times. INDOT urges drivers to remember that this is an active work zone and to slow down prior to entering the construction area. Motorists should expect periodic delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers should pay close attention to the signs in the work zone, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

4/11/2017 11:07 AM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:24 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on IL-59 from Barrington Road to Higgins Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-59 between Barrington Road and Higgins Road, in Barrington, Barrington Hills and South Barrington, beginning, weather permitting, the week of Monday, April 10. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project on IL-59.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on IL-59 from Barrington Road to just north of Higgins Road. IL-59 will be reduced to one lane with flaggers during construction activities. The closures will avoid off-peak traffic times when possible.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing and patching. The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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.

4/11/2017 10:54 AM (Updated 4/15/2017 8:25 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intermittent Lane Closures for US-40

Location - US-40 1.7 miles east of Pocahontas at the structure crossing the West Fork Shoal Creek.
 
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announces that intermittent lane closures will occur on US-40 1.7 miles east of Pocahontas at the structure crossing the West Fork Shoal Creek beginning Wednesday, April 12,2017, weather permitting.  This work is necessary to replace the existing bridge and should be complete by mid-August 2017.
 
Traffic control with flaggers will be set up allowing one lane of traffic through the work zone.  The Department asks that all motorists be patient, slow down and use extreme caution when travelling near and through this work zone.

4/10/2017 7:07 PM (Updated 4/17/2017 9:30 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Harts Road between Milwaukee Avenue and Croname Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place on Hart Road between Milwaukee Avenue and Croname Road, in Niles, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 10. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing project along Hart Road.

In order to complete the work, lane closures will take place on Hart Road from Milwaukee Avenue and Croname Road with flaggers during construction activities. Access to businesses will be maintained for the duration of the project.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching, and the installation of new pavement markings. The overall improvements will enhance safety with sidewalk ramp improvements.

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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

4/10/2017 12:49 PM (Updated 4/10/2017 12:49 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Construction on Southbound I-39 to Westbound I-88

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on the Interstate ramp from Southbound I-39 to Westbound I-88 near Rochelle will begin on Monday, April 10, 2017. William Charles Construction Company is the contractor for the $896,692 project to reconstruct portions of the ramp.

The ramp will be closed during the improvement to allow for removal and replacement of the ramp pavement. Southbound I-39 traffic that wants to go westbound on I-88 should follow the detour signing directing them through the interchange.

Drivers should slow down for the construction zone and be alert for the additional traffic that will be using the inter loop ramps at the interchange for the detour route. The project is scheduled to be completed and the ramp opened by the end of June.

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.

4/10/2017 10:21 AM (Updated 4/17/2017 5:44 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement Project at Butterfield Road and Raddant Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that an intersection improvement project will take place at Butterfield Road (IL-56) and Raddant Road, in Aurora, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 10. The project will require daily lane closures at the intersection.

Beginning Monday, daily lane closures will take place on Butterfield Road at Raddant Road for pre-stage work. Access to driveways and side streets will be maintained at all times.

The scope of the project consists of widening, drainage improvements and new traffic signal installation. The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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

4/10/2017 9:38 AM (Updated 4/10/2017 9:49 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Improvement Project along Milwaukee Avenue from Albion Avenue to Elston Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that daily lane closures will take place along Milwaukee Avenue between Albion Avenue and Elston Avenue, in Chicago, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 10.

In order to complete the work, temporary daytime lane closures will be necessary on Milwaukee Avenue from Albion Avenue to Elston Avenue. The closures will take place during non-peak travel times. Street parking also will be limited in active work areas.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing and pavement patching, as well as repairs to existing curb and drainage structures. The overall improvements will enhance pedestrian safety by adding updated street crossings that are compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.

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.

4/10/2017 9:35 AM (Updated 4/10/2017 4:16 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Nightly Lane Closures on I-94 from I-57 to MLK Drive

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary, nightly lane closures will take place on the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94) between I-57 and Martin Luther King Drive, in Chicago, to complete the remainder of a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 10.

In order to complete the work, nighttime lane closures will be necessary on the Bishop Ford Freeway in both directions between I-57 and Martin Luther King Drive.

The scope of the project consists of resurfacing, pavement patching and replacement of thermoplastic pavement markings. The project was substantially completed in 2016. Remaining work includes installation of permanent pavement marking, raised reflective pavement markers and structure cleaning.

The overall project is expected to be completed in Spring 2017.

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.

4/10/2017 9:32 AM (Updated 4/10/2017 3:31 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project along Wolf Road from Rand Road to Golf Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary lane closures will take place along Wolf Road from Rand Road (US-12) to Golf Road (IL-58), in Des Plaines, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 10.

In order to complete the work, temporary, intermittent lane closures will take place in both directions of Wolf Road between Rand Road and Golf Road, as necessary. The lane closures will take place between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, curb and gutter replacement and placement of new pavement markings. The project is expected to be completed in Spring 2017.

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.

4/7/2017 2:28 PM (Updated 4/10/2017 9:55 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   I-94 Long-term Ramp and Lane Closures in the East Metro

Construction preparation continues with several ramp and lane closures on I-94 between St. Paul and Maplewood starting on April 7, weather permitting.  Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, the northbound Highway 61 ramp to eastbound I-94 will close. This closure will remain in effect through fall 2017.

In addition, the following ramps will also close from 8 p.m. April 7 to May 2017:

  • White Bear Avenue to westbound I-94
  • Burns Avenue to eastbound I-94 (McKnight Road ramp)
  • Hudson Place to westbound I-94
  • Westbound I-94 to Hudson Place
  • Southbound Etna Street to eastbound I-94
  • McKnight Road to westbound I-94

Westbound I-94 to Etna Street is not scheduled to close this week, but will close at a later date yet to be determined.

Motorists will also encounter lane closures in both directions of I-94 between Kellogg Boulevard and the I-694/I-494 interchange:

  • Eastbound I-94 from 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8 will be reduced to a single lane.
  • Westbound I-94 from 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 8 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9 will be reduced to a single lane.

Closure durations and time frames are all approximate and weather dependent.

The I-94 reconstruction and improvement project will provide a smoother, safer, long-lasting road with better pedestrian accessibility and improved drainage capabilities. Performing periodic pavement repairs at the appropriate times can greatly increase a road’s lifespan. The project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years. Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2017.

For more information about the project, visit: www.mndot.gov/i94eastmetro. Follow the project on Twitter @mndotnews for daily traffic updates.

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

4/7/2017 10:22 AM (Updated 4/12/2017 6:46 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   Southbound I-65 Ramp to Eastbound I-465 Closes April 10 for Up to 150 days

Weather permitting, construction contractors plan to close the southbound I-65 ramp to eastbound I-465 on the south side of Indianapolis for up to 150 days starting on Monday, April 10 after 9 p.m.

During the ramp closure, signed detours will direct traffic to Southport Road (Exit 103) to return northbound on I-65 and access eastbound I-465.

Overnight closures of up to two lanes of westbound I-465 and the northbound I-65 ramp to westbound I-465 continue for bridge demolition starting each night at 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. The overnight lane and ramp closures allow crews to remove the I-65 bridges above as part of the $19.6 million project rebuilding six I-65 bridges over I-465 and Lick Creek.

What to expect ahead

Two lanes of southbound I-65 are shifted across the median to share the widened northbound side of the interstate. Opposing directions of traffic are separated by temporary concrete barriers. Traffic is expected to remain in this Phase 1 configuration through mid-summer.

Later this summer, both directions of I-65 traffic will be shifted to share the southbound side of the interstate while construction is completed on the northbound side. Phase 2 will also close the northbound I-65 ramp to westbound I-465 for up to 150 days.

Bridge construction is expected to be substantially complete, with all lanes and ramps open to traffic, before the end of this year. 

Traffic during construction

Traffic lane shifts, median crossovers and ramp closures are necessary to complete the project in phases while maximizing safety and mobility. Northbound I-65 will have three lanes and southbound I-65 will have two lanes throughout construction, except for overnight lane closures.

I-465 underneath the bridges have closed shoulders and overnight lane closures. Specific dates and traffic restrictions will be announced in advance and communicated to motorists using electronic message signs. All interstate lane closures will be scheduled between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The I-65 and I-465 speed limits are reduced to 55 mph through the work zone and further reduced to 45 mph when workers are present and lights are flashing.

Stay informed

For more information about rebuilding six bridges on I-65 near I-465 on the south side of Indianapolis, go to http://www.in.gov/indot/3609.htm

Follow INDOT East Central on Facebook and @INDOTEast on Twitter. Find links to all INDOT social media pages at http://bit.ly/INDOTsocial

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects and services at http://bit.ly/INDOTsubscription

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, , 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.

4/7/2017 7:37 AM (Updated 4/10/2017 9:57 AM)

Minnesota Department of Transportation logo   US-169 Edina-Golden Valley Reduced to 1 Lane Each Direction Monday

Motorists will encounter one lane closed on both northbound and southbound US-169 between Fifth Street-Lincoln Drive and I-394 starting at 5 a.m. Monday, April 10.

The lane reduction is necessary as crews resurface the road on US-169, replace guardrail, lengthen the acceleration/deceleration lanes at Cedar Lake Road, and other road improvements.

The Nine Mile Creek Bridge on US-169 remains closed between the Bren Road/Londonderry and Fifth Street – Lincoln Drive exit as crews continue to rebuild the bridge.

Motorists are advised to follow the signed detours to bypass the bridge closure and lane reduction on US-169:

  • Northbound detour: Eastbound MN-62, Northbound MN-100, Westbound I-394 to US-169
  • Southbound detour: Westbound I-394, Southbound I-494 to US-169

The work is expected to last through October 2017, weather permitting.

For more information, or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

4/5/2017 11:42 AM (Updated 4/10/2017 9:58 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Nightly Lane Closures for Improvements on I-55 between Weber Road and Willow Springs Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary, nighttime lane closures will take place on I-55 between Weber Road and Willow Springs Road, in Bolingbrook, Woodridge, Romeoville, Darien, Burr Ridge and Willowbrook, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 3. The closures are necessary for a resurfacing and patching project.

In order to complete the work, temporary nighttime lane closures will take place at various locations along I-55 between Weber Road and Willow Springs Road.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, roadway patching, bridge deck repairs and drainage improvements. The overall project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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 

4/3/2017 10:13 PM (Updated 4/6/2017 11:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures for Improvement Project along IL-59 from North Avenue to I-90

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on IL-59 from North Avenue (IL-64) to the Jane Adams Tollway (I-90), in Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, Streamwood, West Chicago and Wayne, for an improvement project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 3.

In order to complete the work, IL-59 will be reduced to one lane in each direction while construction activities are taking place. To alleviate traffic congestion, northbound lane closures will be avoided during the morning rush and southbound lane closures will be avoided during the evening rush.

The scope of the project includes pavement patching, replacement of curb and gutter, and left turn lane improvements on northbound IL-59 at West Park Avenue. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

4/3/2017 9:53 PM (Updated 4/8/2017 8:37 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Resurfacing Project on Talcott Road from Sibley Street to Canfield Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane closures will take place on Talcott Road between Sibley Street and Canfield Avenue, in Park Ridge, for a resurfacing project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 3.

In order to complete the work, Talcott Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction when the work is taking place from Sibley Street to Canfield Avenue.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, patching, drainage improvements and replacement of curb and gutter. The overall project will enhance pedestrian safety and reconstruct pedestrian ramps to be complaint with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

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.

4/3/2017 8:51 PM (Updated 4/8/2017 8:38 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Lane Closures Scheduled to Begin on Elmhurst Road Over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

Local road lane closures are scheduled to begin next week as construction resumes at the Elmhurst Road Interchange Project on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) with local roadway improvement work.

The local road lane closures are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate the completion of construction activities. Electronic message signs will be put in place to alert drivers to the lane closures and traffic patterns.

Weather permitting, on Monday, April 3, Elmhurst Road traffic south of the interchange will be reduced to one lane in both directions for pavement removal and replacement. This stage of construction is schedule to continue into mid-May.

In addition during the week of April 3, traffic will also be reduced to one lane in each direction on Oakton Street and Elmhurst Road to complete intersection and local road work. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration until work is completed this summer.

Currently, the ramps carrying traffic to and from the east are open to traffic with the ongoing construction work zone adjacent to Elmhurst Road.

Local road lane closures are being coordinated with the Elk Grove Village, the City of Des Plaines, the Village of Mount Prospect, Cook County and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local police and fire departments.

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to complete the Elmhurst Road Interchange Project in 2017. Prior to opening the new diverging diamond interchange configuration and new ramps to carry traffic to and from the west, work includes completion of pavement on Elmhurst Road, installation of new permanent traffic signals, lighting and pavement markings necessary to safely open the interchange in the configuration. In addition, remaining local road improvements include completion of work at the Oakton intersection and reconstruction of Elmhurst Road pavement south of the interchange.

3/27/2017 11:00 AM (Updated 3/27/2017 3:40 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Intersection Improvement Project at Dundee Road and Buffalo Grove Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that an intersection improvement project is taking place at Dundee Road (IL-68) and Buffalo Grove Road, in Buffalo Grove. The work will require temporary, intermittent lane closures for the duration of the project.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place in both directions on Dundee Road and Buffalo Grove Road. The lane closures will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Access to local businesses will remain open.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, as well as improvements to the sidewalk, traffic signals and drainage at the intersection. The project is expected to be complete in Fall 2017.

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

3/21/2017 10:19 AM (Updated 3/25/2017 9:24 AM)

Indiana Department of Transportation   I-65 Bridge Project to Close Lanes South of Roselawn in Jasper County

Crews to close one northbound and one southbound lane of the bridge over Moffitt Ditch

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to lane closures on I-65, between IN-10 and IN-14, from mile marker 225 to 227, south of Roselawn, Monday, March 20 through the end of September. Crews will close one north and one southbound lane at a time, over the Moffitt Ditch bridge to make repairs and to restore the bridge surface.

During the project, I-65 will be open to all through traffic, but restricted to one north and one southbound lane in the work zone. Motorists should expect periodic delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Taking care of what we have

INDOT has been expanding its investments in maintenance and preservation projects to keep pavement and bridges in good condition for as long as possible, targeting bridges and roadway sections with the right treatments at the right times.

Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts at any time via the District’s social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

3/13/2017 5:36 PM (Updated 3/20/2017 9:55 AM)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation  logo   Work on US-45 in Kenosha County to Begin

Full closure of roadway required, detour through Illinois

On Wednesday, March 15, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin a road improvement project on US-45, from the Illinois/Wisconsin State Line (CR-A2/WG) to WI-50, in Kenosha County. The improvements on this approximately 5.5 mile corridor include:

  • Resurfacing from IL/WI State Line to 86th Street
  • Reconstruction from 86th Street to WI-50
  • Intersection improvements through project limits
    • Realignment of US-45 and South 196th Avenue Intersection
  • Traffic signal replacement at CR-A2/WG and CR-C intersections
    • Addition of Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) detection
  • Sight distance improvement on vertical curves north of 86th Street
  • Bike/pedestrian accommodations added north of 86th Street
    • Expansion of shoulder for bike accommodations
    • Addition of curb and gutter and sidewalk

The initial work will address the southern project limits involving a full closure of US-45 from the IL/WI State Line to just north of CR-C. The northbound detour is as follows (Beginning in Illinois):

  •  From US-45 take IL-173 eastbound to US-41. Go northbound on US-41 merging with I-94, to WI-50. Go west on WI-50 to reconnect with US-45. (Southbound traffic would reverse the above sequence and directions.)

This closure is scheduled to reopen mid-summer at which time the northern project limits will close, from just north of CR-C to WI-50. Also this summer, the intersections at CR-A2/WG and CR-C will each be closed for 14 days with additional detours in effect.

Built in 1946, with its last rehabilitation in 1995, this US-45 corridor is in need of improvement. The contractor, Zignego Company, is planning on completing the $8.9 million project in late fall of 2017. The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.

More information can be found on the project website at: http://projects.511wi.gov/us45ken/.

3/10/2017 11:42 AM (Updated 3/20/2017 9:58 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Restrictions, IL-157 (Bluff Road) North of IL-162

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions may be encountered along IL-157 (Bluff Road), north of IL-162 in Glen Carbon, Illinois. These lane restrictions will be in place from March 6, 2017 to June 1, 2017. These restrictions are required for intersection and drainage improvements at IL-157 and Main Street to construct a fourth leg to the intersection. Work is being completed by Keller Construction, Inc.
 
Traffic delays may be encountered so motorists are encouraged to utilize alternate routes. Traffic control devices will be utilized to assist motorists during these restrictions. The Department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone. Additional information is also available at http://stl-traffic.org.

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

3/2/2017 10:02 AM (Updated 3/2/2017 11:39 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Traffic Shifts Scheduled as Work Resumes on Farnsworth Avenue Bridge Over the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora

Traffic on Farnsworth Avenue over I-88 will be shifted in March 

Bridge construction will resume next week on the Farnsworth Avenue Interchange Project on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora. The project is scheduled to be complete in 2017.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the traffic shifts. The new traffic pattern is necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate traffic.

Weather permitting, beginning Wednesday, March 1, Farnsworth Avenue traffic in both directions will be shifted onto the newly constructed portion of the bridge to allow for the removal and construction of the other half of the bridge.

Two lanes of traffic will remain open in both directions on Farnsworth Avenue during this stage of construction, although periodic off-peak lane closures will be scheduled as needed. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration through summer.

All ramps will remain open during this stage of bridge construction, with traffic on some ramps shifted to provide a work zone. Later in the construction season, ramp access to and from the west will be slightly modified with a detour to accommodate bridge construction.

On I-88, shoulder closures, as well as off-peak lane closures and intermittent full closures, will be needed to accommodate bridge and ramp construction.

The Farnsworth Avenue Bridge remains closed to pedestrian traffic. Signage is in place to direct pedestrians to use Church Road to cross over I-88.

The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the City of Aurora, Aurora Township, DuPage and Kane Counties, local fire and police departments.

Construction information about the Farnsworth Avenue Interchange Project  is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

2/22/2017 12:53 PM (Updated 4/10/2017 7:39 AM)

Michigan Department of Transportation   Southbound I-75 Detroit To Downriver

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

START DATE:
Weekend of Feb. 4, 2017

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Late 2018

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

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

The project includes:

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

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

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

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

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

1/31/2017 2:37 PM (Updated 4/22/2017 8:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Replacement of Torrence Avenue Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that construction will begin in November on a total replacement of the Torrence Avenue bridge over the Grand Calumet River bridge in Chicago. The new bridge is anticipated to be finished and open in Summer 2017.
           
The existing bridge, approximately one mile south of 130th Street, was closed for emergency repairs in May after a routine inspection revealed one of the main truss members had deteriorated and was no longer safe. Subsequent evaluations determined more extensive repairs were required and available funding would be better spent on a long-term solution.

The bridge replacement already was included in IDOT’s FY2016-21 Proposed Highway Improvement Program.

The current detour will remain in place until the project is complete. Northbound traffic is  detoured east on Sibley Boulevard, north on Burnham Avenue, northwest on Brainard Avenue and west on 130th Street to reconnect with Torrence Avenue. Southbound traffic is following the reverse route.

The new structure will replace a streel truss bridge built in 1938. The new bridge will have a more modern style and design, with a multiuse path on the east side of the bridge, as well as standard sidewalk on the west side, to better accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.

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.

Visit www.idot.illinois.gov/projects/Torrence-Over-Grand-Calumet for more information on the project.

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.

10/29/2015 1:46 PM (Updated 3/25/2017 9:18 AM)

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 logo   Keep Us Alive Drive 45

Keep Us Alive Drive 45 is our commitment to keep workers and motorists safe in work zones. Each year, many people are killed in construction zone accidents, both commuters and workers. Please abide the posted speed limit in work zones. When workers are present, it's 45 M.P.H. - It's The Law.

Join us in our pledge to increase awareness and promote safe driving in our work zones by displaying an orange ribbon. Together we can make our roadways a safer place to commute and work. With your help, we can see to it that a construction zone is not an end zone.

8/21/2006 12:00 AM (Updated 1/21/2015 10:29 AM)
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