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Inspections scheduled on I-80 bridges over Des Plaines River

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that regularly scheduled inspections of the I-80 bridges over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will begin April 29, weather permitting.

Daily lane closures will be required, starting with the westbound bridge until May 6, when inspections begin on the eastbound bridge. Inspections on both bridges are expected to be complete by May 11, weather permitting.

The closures will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Saturdays, if necessary. A minimum of two lanes will remain open while inspections are taking place.

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

The inspections are being done in conjunction with an upcoming yearlong maintenance project on both bridges. Any additional issues discovered during the inspections will be addressed once construction begins in the field later this summer.

The larger project, currently under contract, involves steel repairs and bearing replacements. The process for fabricating new parts as already begun, with work on the bridges expected to start in June or July. The repairs will be taking place under both structures, with any necessary lane closures scheduled at night to avoid disrupting traffic during the daytime hours.

The project will be finished next summer.

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

4/18/2019 3:49 PM (Updated 4/19/2019 11:31 AM)
Lane closures on Illinois 38 in Kane County

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that bridge repairs to Illinois 38 over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, between Elburn and Maple Park, will require lane closures beginning, weather permitting, May 1.

 The project consists of structural steel replacement, substructure repairs and the installation of a new bridge deck and approaches. Traffic will be reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal.

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

 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.

4/19/2019 3:37 PM (Updated 4/19/2019 3:37 PM)
Daily lane closures on Irving Park Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement repairs on Irving Park Road (IL-19) between Kingery Highway (IL-83), in Bensenville, to Baker Drive, in Itasca, will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 23.

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

 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.

4/18/2019 5:43 PM (Updated 4/19/2019 11:32 AM)
I-35 Traffic Switch And Long-Term Lane Closures Begin April 22

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 22, motorists traveling on I-35 from just south of the I-35W/I-35E split in Lino Lakes to MN-97 in Columbus will encounter off-peak lane closures and traffic shifts, as crews prepare to resurface the inside lanes of northbound I-35.

Northbound I-35 will be reduced to two lanes from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and southbound I-35 will be reduced to two lanes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be off-peak lane closures on I-35W and I-35E, just south of the split. Northbound I-35W/I-35E from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be reduced to one lane, and southbound I35W/I-35E will be reduced to one lane from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Once the traffic shift is complete by 7 a.m. on Monday, April 29, motorists traveling on northbound I-35E will encounter a new traffic lane configuration. The left lane of northbound I-35E will be shifted to the southbound side of the freeway, south of the I-35W/I-35E split. Motorists exiting to MN-97 will need to stay in the right lane as they approach the construction zone.

Traffic delays and backups in the project area should be expected throughout the construction season. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

The work is part of the I-35 North Metro Split project, which includes resurfacing the existing pavement from the I-35W/I-35E split to MN-8; replacing the MN-97 bridge with a diverging diamond interchange;  replacing the northbound I-35W bridge over I-35E and the westbound MN-8 bridge over I-35. The project will provide a better ride quality, as well as improve safety and traffic flow at the MN-97 interchange. Additional information is available at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35northmetrosplit.

Major construction for the project is expected to continue through fall 2019. Motorists should anticipate long-term lane closures during each year of construction. Check 511 for real-time traffic updates:  www.511mn.org 

4/18/2019 12:55 PM (Updated 4/20/2019 8:43 AM)
MN-243/Osceola Bridge Inspection Scheduled April 22-26

Motorists should expect delays and intermittent slow traffic on MN-243/Osceola Bridge between St. Croix Trail/MN-95 and WI-35 as crews conduct a bridge inspection April 22-26, weather permitting.

Beginning Monday, April 22, motorists will encounter alternating lane closures controlled by flaggers from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily on the MN-243/Osceola Bridge spanning the St. Croix River.

Motorists are urged to plan ahead and allow more time to reach your destination. Crews expect to complete their inspection by 2 p.m., Friday, April 26.

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

4/18/2019 11:32 AM (Updated 4/20/2019 8:46 AM)
IL-31 improvements in Oswego, Montgomery

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that bridge repairs and pavement improvements on IL-31 between Caterpillar Drive and the IL-31 Frontage Road, in Oswego and Montgomery, will begin, weather permitting, May 1.

In order to complete the project, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and shifted to the southbound lanes before switching to the northbound lanes during the second phase of work.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of October.

 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.

4/16/2019 5:59 PM (Updated 4/17/2019 11:32 AM)
Bridge work on First Avenue over Salt Creek

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the bridge carrying First Avenue (IL-171) over Salt Creek, in Lyons, will require lane closures beginning, weather permitting, May 1.

 The project consists of replacement of expansion joints, deck repairs and the installation of a new deck overlay. 

 In order to complete the work, permanent lane closures will take place in both directions, reducing traffic on the bridge to one in each direction.

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

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

4/16/2019 5:24 PM (Updated 4/17/2019 11:34 AM)
Torrence Avenue patching and resurfacing

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that daily lane closures will be required on Torrence Avenue (IL-83) from south of I-80, in Lansing, to Glenwood Dyer Road, in Lynwood, beginning, weather permitting, April 29.

The closures are necessary for pavement patching and resurfacing as well as the installation of new pedestrian crossings.

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

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

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.

4/16/2019 5:19 PM (Updated 4/17/2019 11:35 AM)
Kingery Highway Drainage Work In Willowbrook

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the replacement of storm sewer and drainage structures on Kingery Highway (IL-83), in Willowbrook, will require lane closures between 67th Street and Plainfield Road (Illinois 31), beginning, weather permitting, May 1.

In order to complete the project, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with flaggers present once construction begins.  Access to arterial streets, driveways and businesses will be maintained.

The work is expected to be complete by mid-June.

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. 

4/16/2019 5:18 PM (Updated 4/20/2019 8:34 AM)
Updated--Temporary, Overnight Ramp Closures Rescheduled at I-190 on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Overnight closures on the ramp connecting westbound I-190 to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) have been rescheduled to the week of April 22 for ramp resurfacing work. Detours will be posted.

 Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures and detour. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate repairs. All work is weather dependent.

 Overnight on Tuesday, April 23, the ramp connecting westbound I-190 to southbound I-294 is scheduled to close beginning at midnight and reopen by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24. A posted detour will direct traffic to exit at Mannheim Road, re-enter I-190 headed in the eastbound direction to reach southbound I-294. Similar closures are also scheduled for overnight Wednesday, April 24, and overnight Thursday, April 25.

 

Later this month, additional work will be scheduled on the ramp carrying eastbound I-190/northbound I-294 to the westbound Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90). Traffic on that ramp will be reduced to a single lane for about a month. The ramp will remain open at all times.

Repair work on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Chicago Department of Aviation, the Village of Rosemont and local fire and police departments. The work is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

 Maps, construction and detour information about the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) repairs is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section. 

4/16/2019 3:07 PM (Updated 4/20/2019 8:41 AM)
Construction begins April 17 on MN-21 in New Prague and Jordan

Road repairs and improvements on MN-21 between MN-19 in New Prague and US-169 in Jordan will begin Wednesday, April 17. The work will include construction of turn lanes, improved drainage, and concrete and pavement repairs. Construction activities will take place Mondays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists will encounter lane closures controlled by flaggers when crews are present.

The crews will begin from the south end of the project and work on the northbound lanes first. In addition motorists can expect directional closures of MN-21 in early May.

Weather permitting, the entire project will be completed by early-July 2019.

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

4/16/2019 12:46 PM (Updated 4/16/2019 1:50 PM)
Intersection improvement at IL-173, Wilmot Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a project to improve the intersection of IL-173 (Kenosha Street) and Wilmot Road, in Fox Lake, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, April 22.

In order to complete the improvements, lanes on both roads will be narrowed, with occasional daytime lane closures required.

The project, which consists of adding left turn lanes to each leg of the intersection as well as modernized traffic signals, is expected to be complete by the end of October.

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.

4/16/2019 11:48 AM (Updated 4/16/2019 11:48 AM)
Second and final year of MN-65 Reduced Conflict Intersection construction in East Bethel, Ham Lake begins Thursday, April 18

The second and final year of a project to reduce fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes begins Thursday, April 18, 2019.  Crews are building the last four of six Reduced Conflict Intersections on MN-65 in Ham Lake and East Bethel. The RCIs under construction in 2019 are at: 143rd Avenue, 153rd Avenue, 181st Avenue and Viking Boulevard. Some curb and gutter and sidewalk work also will be completed in the median of the existing RCI at 169th Avenue.

Construction will start at Viking Boulevard in East Bethel next Monday followed by the start of work at 153rd Avenue in Ham Lake in approximately two weeks. Once these intersections are completed, work will begin after the Fourth of July holiday on the final intersections at 181st Avenue and 143rd Avenue. Beginning in mid-August, crews will work at the RCI at 169th Avenue.

The RCI at Viking Boulevard and MN-65 in East Bethel will be the first signalized RCI in Minnesota. Because Viking Boulevard has significantly more traffic than the other intersections, signals will more safely and effectively move people through the intersection.

During work on the new intersections, motorists will encounter traffic restrictions and closures. When the center median is closed, traffic will not be allowed to cross the highway. However, traffic will be able to turn right off MN-65 or turn right from side roads onto MN-65. Side streets that connect to MN-65 will be closed and detoured for a period of time during the project.

Construction of the signalized RCI at Viking Boulevard and Highway 65 will require traffic restrictions and a several day closure of Viking Boulevard this year, tentatively planned for Thursday, May 16 to early Monday, May 20, 2019. While Viking Boulevard is closed, traffic will be detoured during the long weekend closure.

All work on the remaining RCIs will be completed by fall 2019.

Construction of RCIs and longer turn lanes will improve safety and mobility on the MN-65 corridor between 85th Avenue in Spring Lake Park and Sims Road in East Bethel.

For more information of the Highway 65 RCI project, a list of project locations, timelines and detour routes or to sign up for email updates, visit www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy65rci/. Additional information about RCIs is available at www.mndot.gov/roadwork/rci/.   

4/15/2019 4:49 PM (Updated 4/16/2019 10:15 AM)
Repairs to IL-53 bridges over Kirchoff Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the bridges carrying IL-53 over Kirchoff Road, in Rolling Meadows, will begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 16.

 Eastbound Kirchoff Road will be reduced to a single lane until the work is tentative completion date in the first week of May.

 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.

4/11/2019 3:44 PM (Updated 4/12/2019 11:05 AM)
Intersection Improvements Along 159th Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that improvements to four intersections on 159th Street (US-6) in Markham and Oak Forest will begin, weather permitting, Monday, April 15.

The project consists of the following: 

Temporary, daytime lane closures will be necessary at times at each location.

The overall project is expected to be complete in late summer 2020.

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

4/10/2019 6:14 PM (Updated 4/13/2019 8:17 AM)
Bridge Replacement Project Underway on I-94 over Kinnickinnic River

Motorists can expect to encounter occasional lane closures and minor delays along I-94.

On Monday, April 1, 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) began a bridge reconstruction project near the townships of Kinnickinnic & Warren in St. Croix County. This project involves the removal and replacement of four bridges along I-94 that run over 130th Street and the Kinnickinnic River. The new bridges will be widened to accommodate a future six-lane interstate highway.

James Peterson Sons, Inc. is the prime contractor for the project. Ninety percent of the project will be paid with federal transportation funds; the remaining 10 percent will be paid with state transportation funds.

Proposed Traffic Impacts

During construction, single lane closures will be restricted to off-peak traffic periods. Four lanes of traffic will be maintained for most of the project, and temporary median crossovers and bridge structures will be utilized as a form of traffic control.

Full closures of 130th Street will occur throughout the project for critical overhead bridge work (i.e. demolition, girder placement). These closures will only be maintained overnight.

Construction is currently scheduled for completion by early July 2020.

For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s northwest region:

For more information, contact:
Jesse Larson, WisDOT Project Manager
(715) 491-1470 or Jesse.Larson@dot.wi.gov
4/10/2019 12:10 PM (Updated 4/13/2019 8:18 AM)
Bridge Replacement Project Underway on I-94 over Buffalo River
Motorists can expect to encounter occasional lane closures and minor delays along I-94.
 
On Monday, April 8th, 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) began a bridge reconstruction project near the township of Sumner in Trempealeau County. This project involves the removal and replacement of four bridges along I-94 that run over County Highway NN and the Buffalo River. The new bridges will be widened to accommodate a future six-lane highway.
 
Kraemer North America, LLC is the prime contractor for the $10,000,000 project. Eighty percent of the project will be paid with federal transportation funds; the remaining 20 percent will be paid with state transportation funds.
 
Proposed Traffic Impacts
 
During construction, single lane closures will be restricted to off-peak traffic periods. Four lanes of traffic will be maintained for most of the project, and temporary median crossovers and bridge structures will be utilized as a form of traffic control.
 
Full closures of County Highway NN and the Buffalo River State Trail will occur throughout the project for critical overhead bridge work (i.e. demolition, girder placement). These closures will only be maintained overnight.
 
Construction is currently scheduled for completion by early October 2020.
 
For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s northwest region:
For more information, contact:
Jesse Larson, WisDOT Project Manager
(715) 491-1470 or Jesse.Larson@dot.wi.gov
4/10/2019 11:59 AM (Updated 4/13/2019 8:27 AM)
2019 Resurfacing Program

Construction for the Annual County Resurfacing program is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, April 15, 2019, weather permitting. Construction work hours will be from 7:00 am until
5:00 pm Monday thru Friday requiring temporary daily lane closures and flaggers directing traffic for the safety of the workers and the travelling public.
The resurfacing process is part of
our annual maintenance to increase the longevity of County roads. The program will consist of milling and resurfacing, structure adjustments, and curb and gutter replacement work on portions of roads
as listed below. This work is anticipated to take approximately five months to complete, weather permitting. Listed below are the portions of roads to be resurfaced with curb and gutter
replacement noted.

The above-mentioned roads will remain open during construction, but may include temporary daily lane closures and flaggers, primarily from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Kirk and Randall Roads, and
7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Burlington Road. Motorists should expect long delays while traveling through the work areas and should add additional time to their commutes. Motorists are asked to
reduce their speed, watch for construction workers and vehicles entering or leaving the site, obey flaggers and comply with traffic control devices within the work zone. Motorists may want to consider
the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed.

A reminder – it is illegal for drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving through a highway construction work zone.

4/10/2019 11:32 AM (Updated 4/19/2019 9:43 AM)
Construction Begins Monday, April 15 On US-10 In Arden Hills

Construction of a third lane on eastbound US-10 between I-35W and Ramsey CR-96 in Arden Hills will begin Monday, April 15. As work begins, crews will remove trees and brush, and install new watermains and a new storm sewer. Construction activities will take place Mondays through Saturdays and motorists will encounter lane closures during work on the eastbound highway.

The project also includes building a two-lane exit from southbound I-35W to eastbound US-10 and noise walls along Arden Manor and homes on the frontage road. The wall will begin just southeast of Scherer Bros. Lumber and will skip an area in front of the Big Ten Tavern and end at CR-96.

Additionally, Prior Avenue just west of the Big Ten Tavern will be realigned to join US-10 at a right angle and the frontage road along the eastbound roadway will be lengthened to allow traffic to reach CR-96 without traveling on US-10.

Weather permitting, the entire project will be completed by the end of September, 2019.

For more information and to sign up for email updates, please visit the project website at: www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy10ardenhills/index.html. For updated Minnesota road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org

4/8/2019 3:42 PM (Updated 4/10/2019 11:34 AM)
New Lane Configurations On I-290 Over Salt Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ongoing bridge replacement of I-290 over Salt Creek just east of Addison Road will require new lane configurations starting, weather permitting, April 22.

All traffic will be shifted to the westbound bridge. Once the eastbound bridge is complete by August, construction begins on the westbound bridge. At that time, eastbound traffic will be shifted back to the eastbound bridge while westbound traffic will be placed on temporary westbound pavement, separated by barrier walls from the construction zone.

The work is expected to be complete by October.

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.  

4/8/2019 10:37 AM (Updated 4/8/2019 3:20 PM)
Daytime lane closures on Blodgett Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the resurfacing of Blodgett Road between Kelly Road and West Frontage Road, in unincorporated Wilmington Township, will require daytime lane closures controlled by flaggers beginning, weather permitting, April 22

The work is expected to be complete by June.

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.  

4/8/2019 10:29 AM (Updated 4/8/2019 3:21 PM)
Palatine Road resurfacing begins April 8
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing of Palatine Road from Northwest Highway (US-14) in Palatine to Milwaukee Avenue (US-45/IL-21) in Wheeling will begin, April 8, weather permitting.
 
In order to complete the work, Palatine Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction during the daytime hours.
 
The project is expected to be complete by November.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
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.
 www.idot.illinois.gov
 
4/5/2019 6:39 PM (Updated 4/8/2019 9:22 AM)
Work On Rotary Road Over I-39 Begins April 8
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, repair work on the bridge carrying Rotary Road over I-39 will be starting on April 8. Civil Constructors, Inc. will be performing bridge joint repairs. 
 
Work will be completed under complete road closure. There will be no marked detour route. Drivers are encouraged to plan their alternate routes prior to the start date.

This project is estimated to be completed by June 6.
 
Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.

 www.idot.illinois.gov 
4/5/2019 5:37 PM (Updated 4/14/2019 10:49 AM)
Patching on I-57, I-72 to begin April 8
 The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement patching on portions of I-57 and I-72 will begin Monday, April 8.

The project will begin on I-57 near the I-74 interchange in Champaign and then move on to locations near Rantoul, Tuscola and Arcola, and then on I-72 between Mahomet and Champaign. The patching will require lane closures with one lane open in each direction during the project, which is expected to last about two weeks.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

4/5/2019 5:33 PM (Updated 4/8/2019 9:22 AM)
Work on IL-160 begins April 8
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that IL-160 from Fourth Street in Trenton to IL-161 in New Baden will be intermittently restricted to one lane beginning Monday, April 8, weather permitting.  

This work will take place daily between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.  Traffic in each direction will be maintained using flaggers.  This work is necessary to complete pavement repairs, asphalt resurfacing, and sidewalk improvements.  This work is expected to be completed by the end of September.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.
 
For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

4/5/2019 5:30 PM (Updated 4/8/2019 9:23 AM)
Work on US-6 begins April 8
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction  on US-6 over I-80 in Colona will begin Monday,  April 8.
 
Flaggers will be guiding traffic through the construction while the road is widened. US-6 will then be one lane with signals while repairs are made. Work is expected to be completed by the end of August. I-80 traffic will not be affected by this work.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
For IDOT District 2 updates on Twitter, follow us at 
http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict2.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

4/5/2019 4:23 PM (Updated 4/8/2019 9:25 AM)
Work on Cal-Sag bridge begins April 8
The Illinois Department of Transportation announceS that bridge cleaning and painting on Southwest Highway (IL-7) over the Cal-Sag Channel in Palos Heights and Palos Hills will begin Monday, April 8, weather permitting, .
 
In order to complete the work, traffic on the bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
 
The project is expected to be complete by the end of October.
 
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.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

4/5/2019 3:42 PM (Updated 4/8/2019 9:26 AM)
I-24 lane reductions begin April 9
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorist traveling eastbound and westbound I-24 in Massac County of upcoming lane reductions.
 
Beginning April 9, the contractor will begin navigation and aviation obstruction lighting repairs on the bridge carrying I-24 over the Ohio River, weather permitting. This will require nightly closure of the driving lanes in the eastbound and westbound directions from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
 
Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the closure.
 
Motorist should reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution when traveling through this area.
 
For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

 www.idot.illinois.gov

4/5/2019 3:28 PM (Updated 4/8/2019 9:26 AM)
Construction Resumes at I-55 and Weber Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that construction will resume on the I-55-Weber Road interchange, in Bolingbrook and Romeoville, weather permitting, Thursday, April 11. Motorists traveling through this area should expect delays and plan accordingly.  

Weber Road approaching I-55 will be reduced to one lane in each direction during off-peak hours, with temporary, intermittent lane closures on the exit and entrance ramps.
 
The closures will be permitted to take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with some overnight closures between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Traffic will be allowed to access the ramps at all times.
 
The closures are necessary to install temporary pavement and other site needs so Weber Road can remain two lanes in each direction when construction on the interchange and widening begins in late June. The entire project wraps up in late 2021.
 
The overall improvements, scheduled to begin later this spring, consist of adding a third lane to each direction of Weber Road between 135th Street/Romeo Road and 119th Street/Rodeo Road, with modernized traffic signals and a barrier median. The interchange will be rebuilt in a diverging diamond design.
 
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.   
4/5/2019 2:47 PM (Updated 4/19/2019 9:41 AM)
Resurfacing set for US-20 in Porter County

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that a resurfacing project is scheduled to start Monday on US-20 in Porter County, from just west of IN-149 to just east of the interchange with I-94.

During the project, which is expected to last until the end of June, traffic will flow one lane in each direction at all times.

During the first phase, crews will do patching in the outside lane for around two weeks before moving to the inside lane for patching and paving. Then, at the end, they’ll move back to the outside lanes for paving.

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.  

4/5/2019 12:08 PM (Updated 4/6/2019 8:43 AM)
US-12 Resurfacing Project Set To Start Monday

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that a resurfacing project is scheduled to start Monday, April 8, on US-12 in Porter County.

The project will see all lanes resurfaced from approximately one mile west of IN-249 to approximately one mile east of IN-149.

During the first phase, crews will do patching in the outside lane for around two weeks before moving to the inside lane for patching and paving. Then, at the end, they’ll move back to the outside lanes for paving.

The project is expected to wrap up by the end of June.

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.  

4/5/2019 11:58 AM (Updated 4/6/2019 8:44 AM)
Bridge repairs on 167th Street over I-57

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that improvements to the 167th Street bridge over I-57, in Oak Forest and Country Club Hills, will begin, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 10.

This project will be completed in several stages, initially requiring temporary, daytime lane closures on 167th Street and occasional, nighttime lane closures on I-57 throughout April.

Later this month and through late June, 167th Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction over I-57. The eastbound 167th Street ramp to northbound I-57 will be closed, with a detour directing traffic to Crawford Avenue/Pulaski Road to access the interstate via 159th Street (US-6). The southbound I-57 ramp to eastbound 167th Street also will be closed, with a detour directing traffic to the 159th Street exit to access 167th Street via Cicero Avenue (IL-50).

From late June to mid-September, 167th Street will remain one lane in each direction, but the westbound 167th Street ramp to southbound I-57 will be closed, with a detour directing traffic to Cicero Avenue and 159th Street to access the interstate. The northbound I-57 ramp to westbound 167th Street also will be closed, with a detour directing traffic to access the 167th Street exit via the 159th Street interchange.

From mid-September to late October, all lanes and ramps will be open with temporary, intermittent closures at times to wrap up the project.

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.  

4/5/2019 11:24 AM (Updated 4/6/2019 8:45 AM)
I-94 Road Closure In Washington County Rescheduled For April 19-22

The weekend road and ramp closures in Washington County originally scheduled to begin Friday, April 12 (tonight) have been rescheduled for next week,

April 19-22, weather permitting.  The work and closures were rescheduled due to recent weather conditions.

Beginning at 8:00 pm, Friday, April 19, eastbound I-94 at the I-94/494/694 interchange will close to all traffic. Westbound I-94 will remain open.  In addition, the southbound I-694 to eastbound I-94 loop ramp and the eastbound I-94 to northbound I-694 loop ramp will also close.

Motorists will be directed to follow the posted detour of southbound I-494 to the Tamarack exit, then back onto northbound I-494.

Also, by 7 p.m. on that same evening, Friday, April 19, both directions of Tamarack Road between Weir Drive and Bielenberg Drive and the I-494 Tamarack Interchange ramps will be closed to local traffic and detoured to the Valley Creek Road Interchange to accommodate the eastbound I-94 detour.

All lanes and ramps will reopen by 5:00 a.m., Monday, April 22.

The Interstate 94/I-494/I-694 interchange and bridge reconstruction project is being done to provide a smoother, safer, long-lasting road with updated bridges and some mobility improvements. 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 2020.

For more information about the project, visit: www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94-494-694/. Follow the project on Twitter @mndotnews for daily traffic updates.

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

4/3/2019 5:28 PM (Updated 4/19/2019 9:41 AM)
Bridge Closures Scheduled to Begin Next Week on the Veteran Memorial Tollway (I-355) in Glen Ellyn

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to begin repair work next week on local crossroad bridges carrying traffic over the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) including the Hill Avenue and Crescent Boulevard bridges in Glen Ellyn.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the start of construction and closures. When possible, the Tollway will stage construction so bridges can remain open to traffic during repairs. However, the full closure of some bridges is necessary because the local crossroad bridges over I-355 are too narrow to accommodate traffic while safely completing the work.

On Monday, April 8, work is scheduled to begin at the Hill Avenue Bridge. The bridge will close to traffic for one week and a detour will be posted routing traffic to Crescent Boulevard and Park Boulevard.

Once work is complete at Hill Avenue, the Crescent Boulevard Bridge is scheduled to close for a week and a detour will be posted routing traffic to Riford Road and Saint Charles Road.

 

Work on these bridges includes bridge deck patching and expansion joint seal replacement.

The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, DuPage County the Village of Glen Ellyn and local fire and police departments.

In 2019, the Illinois Tollway is completing roadway, bridge and ramp work throughout the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355). All work is scheduled to be complete in summer 2019. The improvements are funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Maps and construction information about the I-355 Roadway Resurfacing and Repair work is available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section. 

4/3/2019 2:23 PM (Updated 4/6/2019 9:00 AM)
Bridge repairs on Cass Street in Joliet

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that improvements to the bridge carrying Cass Street (US-30) over Spring Creek, in Joliet, will require lane closures between Youngs and Henderson avenues beginning, weather permitting, April 22.

The eastbound lanes of Cass Street will be closed initially and traffic shifted to the westbound lanes, where there will be one eastbound and one westbound lane. After work has been completed in the eastbound lanes, the westbound lanes will be closed and traffic shifted to the eastbound lanes to accommodate one eastbound and one westbound lane.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of June.

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.  

4/3/2019 11:31 AM (Updated 4/6/2019 8:59 AM)
Lane Closures on Joliet Moveable Bridges

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the installation of fiber optic cable as part of the construction of a central control office for the moveable bridges over the Des Plaines River in Joliet will require occasional, daytime lane closures beginning, weather permitting, April 15.

The closures will be necessary on Ruby Street (IL-53), Jackson Street, Cass Street (westbound US-30), Jefferson Street (eastbound US-30), McDonough Street (US-6/US-52) and Brandon Road. Traffic will be allowed to cross the bridges at all times.
 
Additionally, occasional, daytime lane closures will be necessary on Chicago Street, Ottawa Street, McDonough Street and Railroad Street (US-6).11
 
The project will allow the bridges to be controlled from a central control office, creating a more efficient system of lifting and lowering the bridges and increasing safety for pedestrians, motorists and marine traffic.
 
Beginning in August, individual bridges will be closed temporarily for completion of the upgrades needed for central control. Announcements will be issued to notify the public of these closures as they occur.
 
The entire project is expected to be complete in late 2020.
 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.   
4/2/2019 1:27 PM (Updated 4/6/2019 9:02 AM)
Dundee Road Closure In Northbrook

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Dundee Road (IL-68) will be closed to non-local traffic from Waukegan Road (IL-43) to Skokie Boulevard, in Northbrook, beginning, weather permitting, April 15.

Additionally, Dundee Road will be closed from Bittersweet Drive to Shermer Road. A detour will be posted directing traffic to eastbound Dundee Road, northbound Waukegan Road, eastbound Lake-Cook Road and southbound Skokie Boulevard. Westbound traffic will take the opposite route. One lane will remain open in each direction on Lee Road, with access maintained from Shermer Road.

The closures are necessary for the ongoing culvert replacement and intersection reconstruction at Dundee and Lee roads.

The work is expected to be complete by late October.

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

4/1/2019 12:45 PM (Updated 4/1/2019 3:29 PM)
IL-31, Miller Road Work In Carpentersville

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that improvements to the intersection of IL-31 (Western Avenue) and Miller Road in Carpentersville will begin today.

The project, which requires daytime lane closures with narrower lanes, consists of adding a new northbound left-turn lane from IL-31 onto Miller Road. Wider shoulders, a bike path and drainage improvements also will be built.

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

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

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. 

4/1/2019 12:35 PM (Updated 4/1/2019 3:23 PM)
Lane Closures Set For US-20 In Michigan City

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that lane closures are going into place Monday, April 1, as part of a road widening/center turn lane project on US-20 in Michigan City.

US-20 will be one lane in each direction between Woodland Avenue and Johnson Road until mid-October as this phase of the project gets started. For a portion of this stretch, westbound traffic will be shifted into the eastbound lanes.

There are other phases to this project happening throughout the summer, including a resurfacing of US-20 between US-421 and Woodland Avenue and from Johnson Road to IN-212. Those portions of the project will start later this year.

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.   

4/1/2019 10:55 AM (Updated 4/1/2019 3:20 PM)
Work on US-24 bridge in Eureka begins April 1
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work on the bridge that carries US-24 over Walnut Creek in Eureka begins Monday, April 1.
 
 The work will require lane closures, with one-way traffic maintained by temporary signals, and is expected to be completed in September.
 
 Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
 
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3/29/2019 3:27 PM (Updated 4/1/2019 9:17 AM)
Dixie Highway culvert repairs

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a project to rebuild a culvert spanning Dixie Highway will begin, weather permitting, April 22.

 The project will require closing Dixie Highway between 171st Street and 175th Street, in Hazel Crest and East Hazel Crest. A detour will direct traffic to 171st Street, Wood Street/Governors Highway and 175th Street.  Motorists will continue to have access to businesses and parking along Cheker Square via Governors Highway.

 The work is expected to be complete by early July.

 Motorist can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area.  Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and sighs in the work zones, obery the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workters 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.

3/29/2019 2:31 PM (Updated 4/1/2019 9:20 AM)
IL-102 bridge replacement near Wilmington

 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a bridge replacement project on IL-102 over Ryan’s Creek, southeast of Wilmington, will begin, weather permitting, April. 22.

 In order to complete the work, a detour will direct traffic to Manteno and Old Chicago roads.

 The project is expected to be complete by the end of September.

 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.

3/29/2019 2:22 PM (Updated 4/1/2019 9:20 AM)
Bridge painting to create lane closures on SR 933 in South Bend

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that IN-933 (Lincolnway E) will have some lane closures beginning Monday, April 1, while overhead bridge painting work happens on IN-23 (Eddy Street).

The lane closures are expected to last until early May, and will come in three phases, lasting approximately one week each:

    Phase 1: The eastbound ramp and right lane will be closed.
    Phase 2: The eastbound and westbound left lanes will be closed.
    Phase 3: The westbound right lane will be closed.

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. 

3/29/2019 11:37 AM (Updated 3/30/2019 8:30 AM)
North Barrington: Work on IL-59, 22 begins April 2

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that culvert repairs and drainage improvements to IL-59 south of Signal Hill Road and just to the east on IL-22 over Chungs Creek/Honey Lake Drain, in North Barrington, will begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, April 2.
 
In order to complete the work, IL-59 will have intermittent, daily lane closures.
 
IL-22 will be reduced to one, narrower lane controlled by temporary traffic signals starting, weather permitting, May 1.
 
The work in both locations is expected to be complete by the end of August.
 
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.   

3/29/2019 11:31 AM (Updated 3/30/2019 8:31 AM)
Overnight Ramp and Lane Closures Scheduled on Tri-State Tollway (I-294) for 159th Street Interchange Work

Temporary, full closures planned for bridge pier removal and bridge beam placement as part of interchange improvement project

Temporary, overnight ramp closures are scheduled this weekend on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at 159th Street in Markham for bridge replacement work. Additional closures on I-294 are scheduled in early April.

Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone to safely accommodate the repairs at the 159th Street Bridge.

On Friday, March 29, two northbound lanes on I-294 are scheduled to close at 8 p.m. Intermittent, full closures of the ramp carrying eastbound 159th Street to northbound I-294, each lasting 15 minutes, are scheduled to begin just after midnight, for bridge pier removal. Ramp closures are scheduled to end by 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30. All lanes on I-294 are scheduled to reopen by 7 a.m.

On Saturday, March 30, two southbound lanes on I-294 are scheduled to close at 8 p.m. Intermittent, full closures of the ramp connecting southbound I-294 to eastbound 159th Street, each lasting 15 minutes,  are scheduled to begin just after midnight. Ramp closures are scheduled to end by 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 31. All lanes on I-294 are scheduled to reopen by 7 a.m.

In early April, overnight weekend lane closures on I-294 are scheduled for bridge beam placement. During those closures, two southbound lanes on I-294 are scheduled to close at 7 p.m. with a third lane closing at midnight. Intermittent, full closures of southbound I-294, each lasting 15 minutes, are scheduled to begin at midnight and be complete by 3:30 a.m. One lane in each direction is scheduled to remain closed through the weekend. A second night of similar closures in the northbound lanes will follow with intermittent, full closures of northbound I-294 scheduled to begin at 11 p.m.

In 2019, the Illinois Tollway is completing improvements at the 159th Street Interchange. Work on this project includes rebuilding the existing 159th Street Bridge and reconstructing four ramps at the 159th Street Interchange: southbound I-294 to eastbound 159th Street, eastbound 159th Street to northbound I-294, northbound I-294 to westbound 159th Street and westbound 159th Street to southbound I-294. Lighting and drainage structures will also be upgraded.

Currently, traffic on 159th Street is shifted and reduced to one lane in each direction and the ramps carrying traffic from westbound 159th Street to southbound I-294 and from northbound I-294 to westbound 159th Street are closed to traffic. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration into summer 2019.

The 159th Street Bridge Project will extend the life of the interchange, increase traffic capacity and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. More than 13,000 vehicles use this interchange daily.

Maps, construction and detour information about the 159th Street Bridge Project is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Projects section.

The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County and local fire and police departments.  

3/28/2019 11:08 AM (Updated 3/30/2019 8:34 AM)
La Grange Road resurfacing in La Grange Park, Countryside

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the resurfacing of La Grange Road (US-12/20/45) between 31st Street, in La Grange Park, and Joliet Road, in Countryside, will require daytime lane closures beginning, weather permitting, April 8.

In order to complete the work, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with left turns being maintained between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All lanes will remain open at all other times.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of September

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

3/27/2019 1:22 PM (Updated 3/30/2019 8:36 AM)
Dundee Road lane closures for patching

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that patching work on Dundee Road IL-68) between Kennicott Avenue, in Arlington Heights, and First Street, in Wheeling, will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 8.

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

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

3/27/2019 1:11 PM (Updated 3/30/2019 8:38 AM)
IL-47 Interchange Project Scheduled to Begin Next Week on Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

Interchange scheduled to be complete by end of 2019 will provide full access for Sugar Grove

The Illinois Tollway’s IL-47 Interchange Project on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Sugar Grove is scheduled to begin next week. The project is providing a new, full-access interchange and repairing the IL-47 Bridge carrying traffic over I-88 to complete an existing partial interchange that currently only provides access to and from the west.

Improvements to the IL-47 Interchange will open up access between the Tollway and IL-47, a regional north-south transportation route extending from Wisconsin into Central Illinois. Work is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year. Approximately 3,000 vehicles currently use this interchange daily.

Beginning the week of April 1, advance work is scheduled to begin on I-88 and on IL-47 to prepare for new ramp construction and existing ramp reconfiguration. On I-88, shoulder closures and temporary lane closures will be scheduled for striping and rumble strip removal. On IL-47 between Finley Road and Seavey Road, traffic is scheduled to be reduced to a single lane in both directions for the removal of the concrete median.

Once the initial work is complete, permanent lane shifts on I-88 are scheduled to begin and IL-47 will be reduced to one lane in each direction with permanent lane shifts for the duration of the project.

The IL-47 Interchange Project will build three new ramps to accommodate travel to and from the east and improve access to westbound I-88 and also reconstruct the two existing ramps carrying traffic to and from westbound I-88. The project also includes rehabilitation of the existing IL-47 Bridge carrying traffic over I-88, including a bridge surface overlay, removal of the existing median and reconfiguration of the traffic pattern to improve travel. Additional work also includes roadway lighting and drainage improvements.

The project is funded in part by Illinois Tollway’s 15-year capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. Consistent with the Tollway’s Interchange and Roadway Cost-Sharing Policy requiring local communities to cover the remaining cost of interchange improvements, the local share will be split: IDOT will contribute approximately 25 percent and the remainder will be funded by Marengo and McHenry County.

To cover the Tollway’s share of the project and ongoing maintenance costs, the IL-47 Interchange will be an all-electronic interchange with cashless toll plazas for vehicles with I-PASS located on the ramps carrying traffic to and from the east. Cars with I-PASS will pay 55 cents. Trucks tolls will range from $1.95 to $5.00 during daytime hours, with overnight discounts offered. Those without I-PASS can pay their tolls online at the cash rate within the seven-day grace period. Grace period toll payments are double the I-PASS rates.

The IL-47 Interchange Project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Kane County, Blackberry Township, the Village of Sugar Grove, as well as local fire and police departments.

Maps, construction and detour information about the IL-47 Interchange Project is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com via the Interactive Tollway Map and under “Projects Overview” in the Explore Projects section.