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Illinois - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Alexander; Edwards; Franklin; Gallatin; Hamilton; Jackson; Jefferson; Johnson; Perry; Saline; Union; Wabash; Wayne; White; Williamson

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of southern Illinois and southwest Indiana, including
the following areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Edwards,
Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson,
Perry IL, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne IL, White, and
Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike, Posey,
Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick.
* Through Tuesday evening
* Scattered thunderstorms will produce localized heavy rainfall
through Tuesday.
* Significant flash flooding could occur in those areas hit hard
with heavy rainfall Sunday.
6/17/2019 9:09 PM (Updated 6/18/2019 2:39 AM)
Illinois - Flash Flood Watch

Counties: Clark; Clay; Crawford; Cumberland; Effingham; Jasper; Lawrence; Richland

...LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN OVERNIGHT...
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT TUESDAY...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of east central Illinois and southeast Illinois,
including the following counties. In east central Illinois,
Clark and Cumberland. In southeast Illinois, Clay, Crawford,
Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland.
* Until 7 AM CDT Tuesday.
* Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop after midnight,
and some of them will have locally heavy rainfall.
* Already saturated ground will create rapid runoff conditions,
which may result in the development of flash flooding.
6/17/2019 9:24 PM (Updated 6/18/2019 2:39 AM)
I-35W weekend closure in Minneapolis scheduled for June 21-24

 The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close I-35W in both directions between I-94 and the intersection of MN-280 in Minneapolis, beginning at 10 p.m., Friday, June 21 through 5 a.m. Monday, June 24.

 
Crews will begin closing the exit and entrance ramps on I-35W beginning at 8 p.m. starting with the southbound ramps first then switching to the northbound ramps. 
 
Access from University Avenue to southbound I-35W will remain open. Motorists will be detoured around the closure from the south using I-94 to MN-280 to I-35W and from the north MN-280 to I-94 to I-35W.
 
Crews will be removing the Fifth Street pedestrian bridge over I-35W to construct a new pedestrian bridge that will be completed in late August 2019.
 
To learn more about the I-35W/Fifth Street pedestrian bridge replacement project, visit: www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wandfifthstbridge
 
There are several projects along the I-35W corridor this year. Please plan ahead, know your route and check the project website and 511 for updates: www.511mn.org
6/17/2019 2:10 PM (Updated 6/17/2019 2:23 PM)
Overnight ramp, lane closures on Kennedy Expressway at Lawrence Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the retaining wall at the Lawrence Avenue exit and entrance ramps to the eastbound Kennedy Expressway (I-90), in Chicago, will require overnight lane and ramp closures starting, weather permitting, June 17.

In order to complete the project, lane and ramp closures will take place on the eastbound Kennedy Expressway at Lawrence Avenue from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Fridays and 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturdays.

The work is expected to be complete by mid-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.

6/6/2019 10:44 AM (Updated 6/10/2019 11:13 AM)
Overnight Kennedy Lane Closures

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the cleaning and painting of three railroad bridges over the Kennedy Expressway (I-90) between Milwaukee Avenue and Cicero Avenue, in Chicago, will require intermittent, overnight lane closures beginning, weather permitting, April 1. 

The closures will be in place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. while the work is being done.
 
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.  
3/22/2019 3:35 PM (Updated 6/10/2019 11:12 AM)
New Lane Configuration on I-55 at Weber Road
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Weber Road interchange, I-55 traffic will be shifted to the right, weather permitting, starting in the southbound lanes the evening of Tuesday, June 11, and in the northbound lanes the evening of Wednesday, June 12.
 
The change will occur overnight both nights between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists on I-55 can expect delays, changing lane configurations and intermittent full stops.
 
The lane shifts are necessary to construct a center pier for a new Weber Road bridge that will allow the interchange to be converted into a diverging diamond design. Exit and entrance ramps will remain open during this stage of the work, which will be in place until early December.
 
The overall project involves 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 entire project wraps up in 2021.
 
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.
6/7/2019 11:22 AM (Updated 6/12/2019 11:46 AM)
Lane Closures and Shifts on I-55 South of Arsenal Road

6/13 UPDATE: Due to delays in the delivery of equipment, the closure of a northbound lane on I-55 will not take place Monday. It is now scheduled to occur in early July, with I-55 still being reduced to one lane in each direction in early August. Work on the project site still will begin on Monday, however. Motorists are advised that the area will be an active work zone and should proceed accordingly.  

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that replacement of the bridge decks and other improvements to I-55 over the BNSF Railroad and Grant Creek south of Arsenal Road in Will County will begin June 17.
 
In order to complete the project, northbound I-55 initially will be reduced to a single lane to accommodate the widening of the shoulders.
 
After the shoulders are widened, the southbound bridge will be closed and I-55 reduced to one lane in each direction on the northbound lanes. The revised configuration is expected to be in place from August until late November, when I-55 returns to two lanes in each direction.
 
Work will resume next spring with the closure of the northbound bridge and traffic crossing over to the southbound lanes to again accommodate one lane in each direction.
 
There will not be a detour, but I-80 and IL-47 is the recommended alternative route. Digital message boards will be in place to display real-time traffic information.
 
The entire project is expected to be complete by fall 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.  Illinois State Police will be patrolling this work zone to enforce posted speed limits.

6/11/2019 4:53 PM (Updated 6/14/2019 9:30 AM)
Overnight lane closures on Eisenhower Expressway
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that cleaning and painting of the Metra bridge over the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) near Irving Park Road (IL-19), in Itasca, will require overnight lane closures starting this evening.
 
In order to complete the project, lane closures will be in place between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. while the work is being done.
 
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.
6/11/2019 2:23 PM (Updated 6/12/2019 12:00 PM)
Rescheduled I-80 bridge inspection next week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the rescheduled routine inspection of the westbound I-80 bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will require daily lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, May 28. The inspection was originally scheduled the week of May 6, but postponed due to weather.

Daily lane closures will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. A minimum of two lanes will remain open while inspections are taking place.

The bridge inspection is expected to be completed Thursday, May 30, 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.

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

5/1/2019 1:49 PM (Updated 5/22/2019 2:41 PM)

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