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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2011

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Josh Kauffman (IDOT) 217.558.0517
Guy Tridgell (IDOT) 312.814.4693

IDOT Announces Construction Lane Closures on Labor Day Weekend

Road Work Will Be Suspended to Ease Holiday Weekend Congestion, Improve Traffic Flow and Safety

SPRINGFIELD - With thousands of motorists expected to travel on state roadways over the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that road work will be suspended where possible for the weekend to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow. The advance notice of lane closures for the holiday weekend is designed to aid motorists’ travel plans and improve safety.

“With heavy traffic expected as usual during the holiday weekend, IDOT is providing a list of closures in advance to help motorists plan their trips,” said Acting Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider. “With less construction and heavy equipment in use this weekend, traffic congestion can be reduced, and safety and traffic flow will continue to improve.”

Starting at 3 p.m. Friday, September 2, IDOT will suspend all non-emergency road work and open up all lanes where possible through midnight on Monday, September 5. Some construction zones will continue to have lane closures in effect, due to the nature of some projects.
IDOT is urging motorists to slow down, obey posted speed limits and drive with caution through work zones. Holiday travelers are reminded that work zone speed limits are still in effect wherever they are posted, even where no construction workers are present.
Following are locations where permanent lane closures remain in place:

IDOT Highway District 1:

Cook County

159th St. (U.S. 6) from I-294 to east of IL 1 (Halsted St.), for reconstruction with 159th St. Roadway closed from Park Ave. to Center St.; detour posted using IL 1 (Halsted) to Sibley Blvd. and Dixie Highway.

Congress Parkway Bridge; bridge reconstruction; eastbound two lanes open; westbound one lane open.

US 12/20/45 over S & S and I & M Canals; bridge deck overlay; northbound two lanes open and southbound one lane open.

IL 72 over I-90; bridge deck overlay; one lane open to traffic.

U.S. 14 over 1-294 Creek; bridge deck overlay; one lane open in each direction

U.S. 14 over N. Branch Chicago River; bridge deck overlay; one lane open in each direction.

Willow Road over I-94; bridge deck overlay; one lane open in each direction.

IL 72 over Des Plaines River; bridge deck overlay; one lane open in each direction.

IL 53/I-290 from IL 72 to U.S. 12; bridge repair/resurfacing; two of three lanes open in each direction.

North Oak Avenue from West Bartlett Ave. to U.S. 20/West Bartlett Rd. from IL 59 to Western Ave.; resurfacing, storm sewer, restoration; one lane open southbound; posted detour.

Wright Blvd. between Irving Park Rd. and Wise Rd. (Wright Blvd. crosses beneath the Elgin O’Hare Exp.); roadway reconstruction/storm sewers, traffic signal/retaining wall; one lane open northbound with posted detour.

Bridge carrying 79th Street over the Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Company and Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company in Bridgeview; one lane open in each direction.

IL Rte. 56 from east of Winfield Road to Naperville Road in Wheaton and from west of IL Rte. 59 to east of Winfield Road in Warrenville; one lane in all four directions at the intersections of IL 56 and Naperville Road and at IL 56 & IL 59.

US 12/45 over the SOO Line RR and Franklin Ave. in Franklin Park; two of three lanes open in each direction.

Elston Ave. over Edens Expy. in Chicago; one lane open in each direction.

U.S. 20 – Shales Parkway to Weld St. in Elgin; one lane open in each direction.

IL 62 over Salt Creek in Rolling Meadows; one lane open in each direction.

IL 68 over IL 53 Expy. in Palatine; one lane open in each direction.

IL 59 at U.S. 20 in Bartlett; left turn lanes closed – detour route in place.

IL 68 over Wheeling Ditch in Wheeling; one lane open in each direction.


Will County

Lily Cache Lane, from Schmidt to Fernwood Road; reconstruction; one lane open in each direction

Cedar Road over Jackson Creek; bridge replacement restricts traffic. Road closed to bridge work with detour posted.


DuPage County

Schick Road from Lorraine Circle to Gary Ave.; DuPage/Bloomingdale/Resurfacing project, sidewalk and pavement striping; one lane open in each direction.

75th St. & Washington St.; reconstruction & bridge work; one lane open in each direction

Garfield St. (55th to Chicago Ave.); reconstruction; southbound lanes open; detour signs are posted.

Jefferson Avenue over the DuPage River; road closed due to bridge work; detour signs are posted.

I-290 from Thorndale Ave. to I-88; resurfacing and bridge work.

22nd Street: widening to add additional lanes - two lanes open in each direction. Visit the web site for more information, http://www.dot.il.gov/22ndStreet/index.html

Bloomington Road over I-290; bridge repair; road closed and has a posted detour.

Wesley St. and Manchester Road over the Union Pacific RR; bridge replacement.

Illinois Prairie Path Bridge; road closed; detour posted.

Schick Road from Lorraine Circle to Gary Ave.; resurfacing, sidewalk and pavement striping; one lane open in each direction.

Villa Avenue from Madison St. to sanitary sewers in Villa Park; detour posted. One way southbound.

Bridge over Ferson Creek and Randall Rd. in St. Charles Township; road closed. Detour posted.

Washington Street eastbound in West Chicago; one way eastbound. Detour posted.

U.S. 20 at York Rd/ I-290 in Elmhurst; one lane open in each direction.

IL 53 – Army Trail Rd. to Elgin O’Hare Expressway in Addison & Itasca; one lane open in each direction.


Kane County

Indian Trail Road (Church to Farnsworth); reconstruction; one lane open in each direction

South Municipal Dr. and Galena Blvd.; reconstruction; one lane open in each direction.

Keslinger St.; twin precast concrete box culvert over Welch Creek; road open with one lane open in each direction.

U.S. 20 – Shales Parkway to Weld St. in Elgin; one lane open in each direction.


Lake County

IL 22 at US 45/IL 21; intersection reconstruction with traffic signals; one lane open in each direction with left turn lanes at the intersection.

US 45 from Petersen Road to IL 120; turning two-lane highway into four lanes with traffic signals; one lane open in each direction with left turn lanes at signalized intersections.

IL 47 from Reed Road at Kruetzer; roadway reconstruction with new traffic signals; one lane open in each direction with left turn lanes at signalized intersections.

IL 83 from Petite Lake Road to Wisconsin State Line; widening, including drainage work and new signals; one lane open in each direction.

Cemetery Rd. from Washington St. to the Tri-State Parkway; reconstructing Cemetery Rd.; one lane open in each direction.

McHenry County

Bridge over a branch of Nippersink Creek, Alden Road; is being reconstructed from IL 173 to Il 173; one lane open with a bridge signal.


IDOT Highway District 2:

Henry County

IL 82 4.5 miles south of IL 92. Replacement of the Green River bridge north of Geneseo one lane open and controlled by temporary traffic signals.

Jodaviess County

IL 78 south of Stockton is closed at the Plum River while flood damage repairs to the structure are being completed.

IL 84 approximately one mile south of Hanover. Replacement of the bridge over a tributary of the Apple River, one lane open and controlled by temporary traffic signals.

Lee County

I-39 from Rochelle to north of Mendota. One lane in each direction as the bridges and roadway are rehabilitated.

Ogle County

IL 2 from Oregon to Byron is closed for reconstruction as the pavement is being removed and replaced. IL 2 traffic is detoured on River Road.

IL 251 over the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Railroad lines in Rochelle is closed to make structure repairs. Traffic is detoured around the bridge on IL 38 and Jack Dame Road.

Rock Island County

I-280 from IL 92 to Airport Road at Milan; one lane open in each direction with traffic using the westbound lanes as the bridges on the eastbound lanes are being removed and replaced.

I-74 ramps at Seventh Avenue in Moline are closed while the bridges over 19th Street are being replaced. Traffic is detoured on 19th Street to the interchange at The Avenue Of The Cities.

Whiteside County

I-88 west of Rock Falls, one lane open in each direction as the overhead bridges are being painted at Matznick Road and at Yorktown Road.

U.S. 30 near the west edge of Morrison, one lane open and controlled by temporary traffic signals just east of the Rock Creek bridge, pavement is being removed and replaced.

IL 40 two miles north of Sterling. Replacement of the bridge over Elkhorn Creek, one lane open and controlled by temporary traffic signals.

Winnebago County

IL 251 at the Spring Creek Road interchange in Rockford. Two lanes open in each direction, replacement of the IL 251 bridges over Spring Creek Road.

IDOT Highway District 3

Bureau County

Interstate 80, MP 61 to 70, one lane open in each direction, bridge replacements.

Illinois 89, just south of LaMoille, one lane open, bridge replacement, traffic is controlled by signals.

U.S. 34, just south of LaMoille, road closed for bridge replacement, detour posted.

Ford County

Illinois 116, from Illinois 115 to I-57, road closed for bridge replacements, detour posted.

Illinois 115, 4 miles north of Piper City, one lane closed for bridge replacement, traffic controlled by signals.

Iroquois County

US 45, 4 miles east of Ashkum, one lane closed for bridge replacement, traffic controlled by signals.

Illinois 116, 3 miles west of Ashkum, one lane closed for bridge replacement, traffic controlled by signals.

Illinois 1, just south of Milford, one lane closed for bridge repairs, traffic controlled by signals.

LaSalle County

Illinois 178 over Interstate 80 (Utica Exit, Exit #81), one lane closed in each direction for bridge replacement.

Illinois 71 / 351, through Oglesby, road closed for culvert replacements, detour posted.

Illinois 23, just north of Streator, one lane open in each direction, bridge repairs.

Livingston County

Interstate 55, MP 218, one lane open each direction, bridge replacement.
US 24, just west of Illinois 47, one lane open, bridge replacement, traffic controlled by signals.

Illinois 23, 3 miles west of Cornell, one lane open, bridge replacement, traffic controlled by signals.

IDOT Highway District 4

Tazewell County

IL 9 0.5 miles west of Mackinaw, one lane will be controlled by signals due to bridge construction.

Warren County

U.S. 67, approximately two miles north of Monmouth, will have one lane controlled by signals due to bridge construction.

Henderson County

IL 164, approximately two miles east of Oquawka, will have lane controlled by signals due to bridge construction.

IL 94/IL 116, approximately two miles north of Stronghurst, will have one lane controlled by signals due to bridge construction

McDonough

IL 9, at the west edge of Blandinsville, will have one lane controlled by signals, box culvert construction.

IL 61, south of Colmar, will have one lane controlled by signals, bridge reconstruction.

Fulton

IL 9/IL 78 in Canton will have two lanes open, intersection reconstruction.

IL 9 near the McDonough County line, two locations will have one lane controlled by signals, box culvert replacement and retaining wall construction.

Woodford

IL 251, one mile north of US 24 (El Paso), is closed due to bridge construction. There is a marked detour route that includes U.S. 24, I-39 and IL 116.

Knox

I-74 from CH 9 to the E. Main Street interchange will one lane open for traffic in each direction.

Peoria

U.S. 24 will have one lane open in each direction for bridge work 2.3 miles east of Mapleton.

U.S. 24 over Kickapoo Creek in Bartonville will have two lanes open in each direction, bridge repairs.

I-474 over the Illinois River will have one lane open in each direction, construction of median cross-overs.

IDOT Highway District 5

McLean County


Interstate 55 bridge replacements over Interstate 74 (eastbound) and Interstate 55 Business (southbound) southwest of Bloomington; bridge replacement. Barrier wall is in place.

Interstate 55 from FAI-39 to Veterans Parkway Interchange northeast of Normal; additional lanes project with no restrictions at this point in time. Barrier wall is in place.

Illinois 54 horizontal realignment of a curve one mile south of Bellflower. Road is closed with a marked route detour in place.

Piatt County

U.S. 150 bridge replacement at the south branch of Salt Creek one mile east of Farmer City. Stage construction are utilizing traffic signals is in place.

Champaign County

Champaign County Highway 50 (Lake of the Woods Road) over I-74. Traffic signals are being utilized.

Dewitt County

Illinois 54 culvert replacement at Coon Creek 2 miles northeast of Clinton. A temporary runaround and traffic signals are being utilized.

IDOT Highway District 6

Adams County


IL 104 over Grindstone Creek, 2 miles west of Beverly Road, near Kingston. Bridge reconstruction; one lane is controlled by traffic signals.

Cass- Mason County

IL 78 over Wolf Lake located north of Chandlerville at Cass and Mason County Line. Bridge reconstruction; one lane controlled by traffic signals.

Hancock County

IL 9 over LaHarpe Creek, two miles east of LaHarpe. Bridge reconstruction, one lane controlled by traffic signals.

IL 96 over Railroad Creek at the south limits of Hamilton. Bridge reconstruction; one lane controlled by traffic signals.

IL 96 over Riley Creek located south of Nauvoo. Bridge reconstruction; reduces one lane controlled by traffic signals.

Macoupin County

IL 111 over Otter Creek, just south of Hettick. Bridge reconstruction; one lane controlled by traffic signals.

IL 108 over Hodges Creek located 2.6 miles east of Greene County line. Bridge reconstruction; one lane controlled by traffic signals.

Interstate 55 southbound over Wolf Road (MM 43), 1 mile south of IL 138 exit. Bridge rehabilitation; one southbound lane open.

Interstate 55 northbound over Wolf Road (MM 43), 1 mile south of IL 138 exit. Bridge rehabilitation; one northbound lane open.

Pike County

IL 106 over Hadley Creek in Kinderhook. Bridge rehabilitation; one lane controlled by traffic signals.

Sangamon County

Interstate 55 West Frontage Road (Palm Road) over the Illinois Central Railroad north of Glenarm. Road closed for bridge reconstruction.

Schuyler County

IL 101 over LaMoine River located 0.3 miles east Brooklyn. Bridge reconstruction; one lane controlled by traffic signals.

Scott County

IL 106 over Sandy Creek located 2 miles southeast Winchester. Bridge reconstruction; one lane controlled by traffic signals.

IDOT Highway District 7

Clark County


US Route 40 west of Marshall; bridge replacement; stage construction with barrier wall and traffic signals in place.

Illinois Route 49 at the Casey Interchange; bridge rehabilitation; two-way traffic moved to one side of the bridge.

Clay County

Old US Route 50 east of Flora; bridge replacement; road closure.

Coles County

Oakland/Ashmore Road north of Ashmore; bridge rehabilitation; stage construction with barrier wall and traffic signals in place.

Effingham County

Interstate 57/70 southwest of Effingham; major road and bridge reconstruction; stage construction with barrier wall.

Interstate 57/70 at Fayette Avenue in Effingham; interchange reconstruction; stage construction with barrier wall.

Fayette County

US Route 40 east of Vandalia; bridge replacement; stage construction with barrier wall and traffic signals in place.

Illinois Route 185 at Farina; bridge replacements; stage construction with barrier wall and traffic signals in place.

Macon County

US Route 51 in downtown Decatur(northbound); bridge rehabilitation; stage construction with barrier wall in place.

US Route 51 Bypass southwest of Decatur; bridge rehabilitations; stage construction with barrier wall in place.

Shelby County

Illinois Route 128 southeast of Cowden; bridge rehabilitation; stage construction with barrier wall and traffic signals in place.

Wabash County

Illinois Route 1 southwest of Mt. Carmel; bridge replacement; road closure with a marked detour in place.

Wayne County

Illinois Route 15 north of Wayne City; bridge rehabilitation; stage construction with barrier wall and traffic signals in place.

IDOT Highway District 8

Bond County


I-70 eastbound and westbound will have a lane closed in both directions for approach pavement replacements, just west of the IL 127 exit at Greenville.

Clinton County

IL 161 eastbound will have a lane closed on the east limits of the City of Centralia for pavement replacement.

Madison County

I-55 north and southbound at UPRR by Livingston will have a lane closed in both directions for deck rehabilitation.

I-55 northbound from Fruit Road to I-55/70/270 will have a lane closure for roadway reconstruction.

IL 162 over I-55/70 at Troy. IL 162 will have one lane open in each direction.

St. Clair County

I-64 will have a lane closure both eastbound and westbound from 18th Street to 37th Street in East St. Louis to replace the bridge over Metro-Link in East St. Louis.

I-64 will have ramp restrictions westbound and one lane closed eastbound at IL-159 in Fairview Heights for bridge repairs and constructing a new ramp.

Exchange Avenue will be closed to traffic from 7th Street to 9th Street in East St. Louis to replace the bridge carrying Exchange Avenue over I-55/70. Both the exit and entrance ramps for I-55/70 will also be closed due to the bridge replacement.

15th Street will be closed to traffic from just south of St. Clair Avenue to Baugh Avenue in East St. Louis to replace the bridge carrying 15th Street over I-64. St. Clair Avenue will have a lane closed from east of 10th Street to 18th Street, and Baugh Avenue will have a lane closed from 18th Street to just west of 15th Street in East St. Louis to rebuild the 15th Street bridge over I-64.

Packers Avenue will be closed from St. Clair Avenue/IL 3 to Exchange Avenue in E. St. Louis to allow construction of Relocated I-70 from 1st Street to Industrial Avenue in E. St. Louis and Fairmont City.

Greene County

Eldred-Hillview Road, approximately 4 miles north of IL 108. Bridge project, one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals.

IL 267 over Bear Creek located 3.5 miles north of Greenfield utilizing stage construction/temporary traffic signals.

IDOT Highway District 9

Franklin-Williamson Counties


Illinois Route 37, located .5 miles south of west Frankfort, one lane will be closed for bridge construction with temporary signals in place.

Alexander-Mississippi County

Interstate 57, located at mile marker 3, bridge rehabilitation will need to reduce traffic to one lane both north and southbound.

Old Illinois Route 3, located 0.1 mile east of IL Route 3, has bridge construction that will close roadway.

U.S. Route 60/U.S. 62 at the Mississippi River has bridge construction that will require road to be closed.

Pulaski County

Interstate 57, located at mile marker 5, bridge rehabilitation, one lane open both north and southbound.

Old U.S. Route 51, located in Ullin will need to close one lane for bridge construction. Temporary signals are in place.

White County

U.S. Route 45, located one mile south of Springerton Road, will close one lane for bridge construction with temporary signals in place.

Jackson County

Illinois Route 151, located 4 miles north of Illinois Route 3, will need to close one lane for bridge construction. Temporary signals are in place.

Pope County

Illinois Route 34 at Herod will have one lane controlled by signals for box culvert work.

Illinois Route 146, located 3 miles north of Golconda, will have one lane traffic controlled by signals for bridge work over Simmons Creek.

Perry County

Illinois Route 13, located 1.7 miles east of Randolph County Line, has one lane of box culvert construction with temporary signals in place.

Hamilton County

Illinois Route 242, located 5 miles north of McLeansboro, has one lane of bridge construction with temporary signals in place.

Jefferson County

Interstate 57/64, located at I-64 eastbound lane and I-57 southbound lane, will have traffic reduced to one lane prior to the I-57/I-64 merge to north of Mt. Vernon.

 

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