IDOT Suspends Non-Emergency Road Work to Improve Traffic Flow for Independence Day

Agency Details Lane Closures to Aid Motorists’ Travel Plans

SPRINGFIELD, IL – With thousands of motorists traveling on state roadways over the Independence Day holiday weekend, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended where possible to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow. IDOT is also providing advance notice of lane closures that will be in place for the holiday week to aid motorists’ travel plans and boost safety.

Starting at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 3, IDOT will suspend all non-emergency roadwork throughout the holiday period and open up all lanes where possible through midnight Sunday, July 6. Some construction zones will have lane closures in effect, depending on the 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.

IDOT Highway District 1:

COOK COUNTY

Harrison Str. closed between Halsted and Des Plaines. (Bridge over I-90/94) detours are posted.  Halsted str. Bridge reduced to two lanes between Van Buren St. and Harrison St. (bridge over I-290)

North Ave over Salt Creek; traffic reduced to 2 lanes in each direction.

Cumberland Avenue over I-90; traffic reduced to 2 lanes in each direction.

Willow Road from IL 43 (Waukegan Road) to I-94, there will be one lane in each direction open to through traffic.  That includes the traffic on IL 43 (Waukegan Road) at Willow Road.

Morgan St. closed between Van Buren St. and Harrison St. (bridge over I-290).  Also there are lane closures EB on (at 1-290) Congress at Halsted and WB from Canal to Halsted.

Permanent closure on North Ave @ Des Plaines River Bridge(Thatcher Ave) – Westbound lane 3, traffic will be reduced to two lanes westbound approximately 0.3 of a mile westbound.

Cambridge Dr. over W Branch DuPage River is closed, detour is posted.

Syracuse Ln over the W Branch DuPage River is closed, detour is posted.

Cornell Ave from IL 64 to Armitage Ave in Melrose Park is one way northbound, detour is posted.

L 83 from Kedzie to Western/Dixie Highway, going east & westbound, one lane open in each direction; and Western to Kedzie going north & southbound, one lane open in each direction.  (Posen, IL)

US 30/IL 56 over IL 47 will have one lane open in each direction.

Cornell Ave, from IL 64 to Armitage in Melrose Park is one way northbound.

US 20(Lake St.) from Oak Ave. to Park Ave. in Bartlett and Streamwood.  Both eastbound lanes will remain open.  Only one westbound lane will remain open during stage one.

County Line Road over I-55 bridge rehabilitation and ramps, SB bridge will be closed and traffic crossover to NB bridge with one lane NB, and one lane SB; with one NB ramp lane partially closed with barricades on one side. Approach with caution.

The SB Bishop Ford ramp to Stony Island/103rd St is closed until Sept. 15, 2014 and a detour to 111th street is set-up. This is part of contract 60J12, I-94 (Bishop Ford Expy) at Stony Island Interchange project.

IL 83 over the S&S and I&M Canals have (2 lanes closed) one lane only NB for through traffic.

West Lake Avenue at Greenwood Road in Glenview.  West Lake Avenue and Greenwood Road will be closed to through traffic.  There is a posted detour to follow.

Arlington Park Commuter Drive from Rohwling Road to Metra Station in Rolling Meadows.  Eastbound Commuter Drive is closed to traffic.  There is a posted detour for eastbound traffic to follow.  Westbound Commuter Drive remains open to traffic.

US 20(Lake St.) from Oak Ave. to Park Ave. in Bartlett and Streamwood.  Both eastbound lanes will remain open.  Only one west bound lane will remain open during stage one.

Bridge rehabilitation and ramp construction on I-94/90 (Kennedy Expressway) at Ohio Street) located at the Ohio Street Interchange in Cook County. Ramp partially closed with            barricades on one side – enter with caution.

Intersection Improvement at Western and US 30 in Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields in Cook County. Traffic will be reduced from 3 lanes to 2 lanes on US 30 and from 2 lanes to one lane on Western. The right turn lane is closed in both directions on Western.

DUPAGE COUNTY

IL 53 – Roadway reconstruction from Army Trail Rd to Elgin O’Hare Expressway in Addison & Itasca.  One lane open in each direction for NB & SB Rte. 53 at the Lake St. intersection.  EB and WB Lake St at IL 53, 2 lanes open in each direction.  Outside of the Lake St. intersection all lanes open.

IL route 38 has permanent closures leaving one lane in each direction from Kirk Road to east of Kress Road in Geneva and West Chicago.  (Kane and DuPage Counties)

IL 59, between Diehl Road and New York/North Aurora Road there will be two lanes open in each direction utilizing the median as one of the lanes.  There will only be a single lane of traffic open in each direction under the BNSF RR.

IL Route 19/Irving Park Rd. will be closed at the Canadian Pacific Railroad, just east of York Rd. in Bensenville to allow for the erection of structural steel for the new railroad bridge that will carry Canadian Pacific Railroad over IL Route 19/Irving Park Rd.

To clarify the closure and detour routes as follows:

IL Route 19/Irving Park Road will be closed to all through traffic between US Route 12/45/Mannheim Rd. and York Rd. IL Route 19/Irving Park Rd. will be open for local traffic only between US Route 12/45/Mannheim Rd and South Access Rd. (to O’Hare Airport).

Eastbound IL Route 19 traffic will be detoured to go north on York Rd./Elmhurst Rd., then east on IL Route 72/Touhy Ave., then east on IL Route 72/ Higgins Rd. then south on US Route 12/45/Mannheim Rd.

Westbound IL Route 19 traffic will be detoured go north on US Route 12/45/Mannheim Rd., then west on IL Route 72/Higgins Rd., then west on IL Route 72/Touhy Ave. then south on Elmhurst Rd./York Rd.

Maple St over Spring Brook Creek in Itasca is closed.

KANE COUNTY

EB and WB Indian Trail road over the Fox river is closed to traffic between IL 31 and IL 25, in the city of Aurora. Detour routes are posted.

US 20 over McLean Blvd – traffic change on Interchange reconstruction in Elgin; two lanes open in each direction.

Maple Avenue from Washington St. to L.W. Besinger Drive will have one lane open eastbound only.

US 30/IL 56 over IL 47; traffic reduced to one lane in each direction.

LAKE COUNTY

IL Rte. 131 (Green Bay Road) and Wadsworth Road is in stage 1 detour configuration, with one lane open in each direction.

Grass Lake Road, about one mile west of US Rte. 45 is in stage 1 detour configuration with one lane open only for both EB and WB traffic

Rollings Road, about ½ mile west of US Rte. 45 is in stage 1 detour configuration, with one lane open in each direction.

US Rte. 12/Rte. 59 is reduced to one lane in each direction over IL Rte. 176 in Wauconda through July 2014.

Washington Street from Lakewood Terrace to Ravine Drive, in Round Lake, Round Lake Park, & Hainsville – with one lane open.

Hart Road & Sunset Drive, Village of Round Lake, is in Stage 1 detour configuration, with one lane open in each direction.

McHENRY COUNTY

IL 31 at IL 176 and at Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, Nunde Township and unincorporated McHenry County, one lane open in each direction.

Il 31 at IL 120 (North Leg), in McHenry, McHenry County. New lane configuration, one lane open in each direction on IL Rte. 120.

Johnsburg Road from west of Chapel Hill Road to East of Chapel Hill Road, Johnsburg, McHenry County. One lane open westbound on Johnsburg Road. Follow posted detour.

Intersection Improvement at Western and US 30 in Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields in Cook County. Traffic will be reduced from 3 lanes to 2 lanes on US 30 and from 2 lanes to one lane on Western. The right turn lane is closed in both directions on Western.

Prospect St from US 20 to IL 176 in Marengo, McHenry County, one lane open northbound.

WILL COUNTY

Weber Road at Renwick Road – one lane open in each direction.

Division Street over the J & M Canal in Lockport.  Bridge out – detour posted.

Northbound and Southbound I-55 from Bluff Rd to Arsenal Rd for bridge repair in Will County – one lane closed in each direction.  Alternate route is posted.

IDOT Highway District 2:

CARROLL COUNTY

US 52/IL 64 three miles east of Mt Carroll is restricted to one lane for the replacement of two bridges and a culvert. Temporary traffic signals have been installed to control traffic flow at each of the three structures.

HENRY COUNTY

US 6 is closed from Green River Road east of I-80 to Edwards Road. Eleven culverts and one bridge are being removed and replaced. Traffic is detoured on I-80 to IL 82 at Geneseo.

JODAVIESS COUNTY

IL 84 over the Apple River in Hanover is restricted to one lane and controlled by traffic signals while the bridge is replaced.

Canyon Road west of IL 78 is closed for replacement of two culverts. Traffic is using local roads around the two work areas.

ROCK ISLAND

I-74/280 near the east edge of Coal Valley. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction as the bridges over Coal Creek are replaced.

IL 192 is closed west of Andalusia at the Big Branch Creek bridge south of Loud Thunder Road. Traffic is being detoured on County roads while the structure is removed and replaced.

STEPHENSON COUNTY

US 20 over the Pecatonica River east of IL 75 northeast of Freeport. Westbound US 20 is restricted to one lane as the bridge deck is being repaired and expansion joints are replaced.

WHITESIDE COUNTY

IL 172 is closed two miles north of Tampico for removal and replacement of a bridge over a drainage ditch. Traffic is detoured on IL 40 and IL 92 south of Tampico.

I-88 at the Albany Road interchange north of Erie. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction as the bridge over I-88 is painted.

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

US 20 just east of IL 2 at the south edge of Rockford. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction as the bridges over the Rock River are replaced.

IL 2 from Harrison Avenue to Cedar Street in downtown Rockford. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction as the roadway is removed and replaced two lanes at a time.

IDOT Highway District 3:

BUREAU COUNTY

I-80, MP 44, Bridge Replacements.  One lane closed in each direction.

GRUNDY COUNTY

Minooka Road Bridge CLOSED over I-80, Bridge Replacement. NO DETOUR POSTED.

IROQUOIS COUNTY

I-57, MP 278, Bridge Painting.  One lane closed in each direction.

I-57, MP 297, Bridge Deck Replacement.  One lane closed in each direction.

KANKAKEE COUNTY

I-57, MP 300, Bridge Replacement.  One lane closed in each direction.

I-57, MP 310, Bridge Replacement.  One lane closed in each direction.

LASALLE COUNTY

Ill 71, just north of Norway, Bridge Replacement.  One lane open, Controlled by signals.

Ill 170, CLOSED from Grand Ridge / Mazon Road to north of Ransom. Culvert replacements, DETOUR POSTED.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY

I-55, MP 198, Bridge Repairs. One lane closed, Northbound only.

IDOT Highway District 4:

No maintenance closures are scheduled for the Independence Day weekend.  However, we do have some possible flooding issues.

FULTON COUNTY

US 24 west of Little America will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by temporary signals for bridge work over Big Sister, and Little Sister Creeks.

Rt. 9 Spoon River (Currently down to one lane – Probable closure and detour to Rt. 95) due to flooding.

HENDERSON COUNTY

Rt. 164 at Gladstone (Probable closure and detour due to flooding. This might also include closure of Rt. 34. When 34 closed last time the detour went up 67 to the Quad Cities).

Carmen Road (Probable closure and detour) due to flooding.

Oquawka Rest Area (Probable closure) due to flooding.

KNOX COUNTY

IL 97, at the Spoon River (near Maquon) is down to one lane, controlled by temporary signals for bridge work.

MERCER COUNTY

Keithsburg Road (Simple closure – No detour available) due to flooding.

PUTNAM COUNTY

IL 71 in Granville will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by temporary signals for culvert work.

TAZEWELL COUNTY

Near Morton, the eastbound I-74 ramp to southbound I-155 will be reduced to one lane.

Eastbound IL 116, north of IL 26 will be reduced to one lane for bridge reconstruction. Traffic will utilize a crossover.

IL 9, 2.5 miles west of Mackinaw will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by temporary signals. This is for bridge reconstruction.

IDOT Highway District 5:

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

Champaign County Highway 50 (Lake of the Woods Road) over I-74.  County Highway 50 is closed and a marked detour is being utilized.

MCLEAN COUNTY

Business 55 / Veterans Parkway over Interstate 74 southwest of Bloomington. North and southbound passing lanes are closed with barrier in place. A marked traffic pattern is in use.

PIATT COUNTY

IL 10 over Goose Creek just east of Deland. IL 10 will be down to one lane delineated by barrier wall. Traffic signals will be in use to direct traffic.

VERMILION COUNTY

US 150 (Main Street) over the North Fork Vermilion River next to Elsworth Park in Danville. US 150 will narrow down to one lane in each direction with barrier wall in place (normally two lanes in each direction).

IDOT Highway District 6:

CASS COUNTY

IL 100/US 67 over the Illinois River located at Beardstown.  Bridge deck patching reduces traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals.

CHRISTIAN COUNTY

IL 48 over Bear Creek located 1 mile southwest of Palmer.  Bridge reconstruction reduces traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals.

LOGAN COUNTY

Interstate 55 over abandoned railroad located 1.1 miles north of Lincoln (MM 131); bridge reconstruction reduces northbound and southbound lanes to one lane.

Interstate 55 over Business Loop 55 and Union Pacific Railroad located 1.9 miles northeast of Lincoln (MM 133); bridge reconstruction reduces northbound and southbound lanes to one lane.

Interstate 55 over abandoned railroad and over Race Street located south of Atlanta (MM 139 to MM 140); bridge reconstruction reduces northbound and southbound lanes to one lane.

Business Loop 55 over Salt Creek located at the south edge of Lincoln; bridge reconstruction closes the road to traffic.

IL 10 over Sugar Creek located 3 miles east of New Holland. Bridge rehabilitation reduces traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals.

SANGAMON COUNTY

Interstate 72 over Long Point Slough located one mile east of Illiopolis (MM 123); bridge rehabilitation reduces eastbound and westbound lanes to one lane.

IDOT Highway District 7:

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Interstate 70 just west of Greenup; bridge removal and rehabilitation; stage construction with one lane open in each direction utilizing median crossovers and concrete barrier in place.

EFFINGHAM COUNTY

Interstate 57 southbound at Edgewood; bridge rehabilitation; stage construction with one lane open and concrete barrier in place.

Interstate 57/70 around Effingham; major road reconstruction; stage construction with two lanes open in each direction on 57/70 and one lane open on 57 and on 70, concrete barriers in place.

EFFINGHAM/FAYETTE COUNTIES

Illinois Route 128 just north of US Route 40; pavement and drainage upgrades; stage construction with one lane open, traffic signals and concrete barrier in place.

WABASH COUNTY

Old Illinois Route 1 north of Mt. Carmel; bridge replacement; road closure with no marked detour.

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

WAYNE COUNTY

Illinois Route 15 east of Fairfield; bridge rehabilitation; stage construction with one lane open, traffic signals and concrete barrier in place.

IDOT Highway District 8:

Clinton County

IL Route 127 structure over the Kaskaskia River will be closed 2.5 miles south of Carlyle. The road closure is required to replace the structure over the Kaskaskia River and is expected to be completed by October 2014. A marked detour route utilizing Slant Road and IL Route 161 will be in place.

JERSEY COUNTY

IL 16 over Phil’s Creek and IL 16 over Phil’s Creek East Branch west of IL 111 will be reduced to one lane to perform bridge repairs through the fall, 2014.

IL 100 over Otter Creek south of the junction with IL 16 will be reduced to one lane to perform bridge repairs through the fall, 2014.

MADISON COUNTY

I-255 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Horseshoe Lake Road and I-270 for bridge rehabilitation and resurfacing.

IL-159 Collinsville will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Johnson Street and Mounds Avenue for pavement reconstruction.

IL 143, Pierron, bridge over Sugar Creek, reduced to one lane to perform bridge replacement through fall 2014.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

I-64 from 18th Street to IL 111, East St. Louis, there will be one lane closed in both the eastbound and westbound directions. Closure needed to perform pavement resurfacing and staged bridge work.

IL 13 under IL 15 near Belleville will be closed. Closure needed to construct new structures.

The IL 15 bridges over IL 13 near Belleville will have one lane closed in each direction of bridges. This lane restriction is needed to construct the new Eastbound IL 15 structure.

IL 13, 1 mile NW of Marissa, will be reduced to one lane.

IDOT Highway District 9:

JACKSON COUNTY

IL 13, east edge of Murphysboro. Bridge construction. Traffic reduced to one lane eastbound and westbound utilizing crossovers.

Old US 51, just north of Cedar Creek Road. Road closed for drainage structure replacement.

MASSAC COUNTY

Old 45. US 45 over I-24 east of Metropolis. Bridge construction. Traffic reduced to one lane in eastbound and westbound directions.

POPE COUNTY

IL 146, four miles east of IL 145. One lane bridge construction. Temporary signals in place.

WHITE COUNTY

IL 1, two miles north of Carmi. One lane bridge construction. Temporary signals in place.

IL 1, three miles south of Carmi. One lane bridge construction. Temporary signals in place.

IL 1, two miles south of Crossville. One lane bridge construction. Temporary signals in place.