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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)
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)
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)

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