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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2011

IDOT Announces Construction Lane Closures over 4th of July Weekend
Suspension of Road Work Aimed to Ease Congestion, Improve Traffic Flow and Safety

SPRINGFIELD - With thousands of motorists expected to travel on state roadways over the 4th of July holiday weekend, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that road work will be suspended where possible for the weekend to reduce potential 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.

“Independence Day is often celebrated with friends and family usually traveling long distances to connect,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig. “With heavy traffic expected over the holiday weekend, IDOT is providing a list of closures in advance to help motorists plan their trips.  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, July 1, IDOT will suspend all non-emergency road work and open up all lanes where possible until midnight Monday, July 4.  Some construction zones throughout the state 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.

Following are locations where permanent lane closures remain in place:

 
IDOT Highway District 1:


Cook County

Intersection of Glenview & Greenwood- intersection reconstruction – staged traffic control – one lane open in each direction.

I-57 at 111th-bridge reconstruction – shoulder closures on I-57.  111th St. closed at I-57; traffic detoured to 112th Place.

US 12/45 over the SOO Line Railroad and Franklin Ave. -  bridge construction –two of 3 lanes open in each direction.

Palatine Road at Plum Grove Road – reconstruction – Palatine Road; one way traffic westbound-US 14 Plum Grove Road.

Bluff Avenue from 47th St. to Cossitt Ave-reconstruction – road closed, detour signs are posted.

175th St. at Harlem Avenue – reconstruction – road closed; detour signs are posted.

79th Street over CSX RR – bridge deck overlay; northbound and southbound has one lane open in each direction.

159th St. (US 6) from I-294 to east of IL 1 (Halsted St., for reconstruction with 159th St. closed from Park Ave. to Center St.; detour posted using IL 1 (Halsted St.) Sibley Blvd. and Dixie Highway.  One lane closed on 159th St. from I-294 to Park Ave. and from Center St. to east of Halsted.  One lane is closed in each direction on Dixie Highway, Wood St., Park Ave. & IL 1 (Halsted St. at 159th St.)

Southwest Highway over the B&O RR (southwest of Ridgeland Ave.)-bridge and intersection reconstruction with one lane closed in each direction of Southwest Highway & Ridgeland Ave..

Roosevelt Road/Harlem to Austin – reconstruction – staged traffic control – one lane open in each direction.

East Frontage Road over Salt Creek Bridge rehabilitation – one lane open in each direction.

Whitehall Avenue over Addison Creek and Prater - bridge removal and replacement – road closed, please follow detour.

Elston Avenue over the Edens Expressway – interchange reconstruction – one lane is open in each direction.

I-94 (Bishop Ford Expressway) at Cottage Grove Ave.  – bridge replacement – Cottage Grove is closed to traffic, detour is posted. 

Congress Parkway Bridge reconstruction, eastbound two lanes open and westbound one lane open.  See web site for updates:
http://www.dot.il.gov/congresspkwy/index.html

IL 68 (Dundee Road)-water main relocation and bridge reconstruction – one lane open in each direction.

Il 83 at Greenleaf – roadway reconstruction, one lane open in each direction.

IL 83 at Pratt Roadway – reconstruction, one lane open in each direction. 

Will County

Lily Cache Lane (Veteran’s Parkway to Creekside Dr.) – pavement reconstruction – one lane open in each direction.

West River Road over an unnamed tributary to the Kankakee River - box culvert replacement, road closed, detour posted.

IL 59 from I-55 to IL 126-major reconstruction – 2 lane highway with day time lane closures from I-55 to IL 126 in Shorewood and Plainfield. 

88th Avenue over Forked Creek -bridge reconstruction – road closed and posted detour in place.

DuPage County

US 20 at York Road/I-290 – interchange reconstruction – one lane open in each direction.

Washington St.,- pavement patching – one-way traffic westbound on IL 59 to Il 38.

Villa Ave. from Madison to St. Charles-reconstruction – road closed to through traffic.

Short St. over east branch of DuPage River – bridge reconstruction, road closed, posted detour.

22nd Street from IL 83 to IL 56 – roadway reconstruction with new traffic signals – two lanes open in each direction.

IL 56 and IL 59 – intersection one lane open in each direction.

Kane County

IL 47 from Reed Road at Kreutzer. Kane/McHenry Roadway reconstruction with new traffic signals. One lane open in each direction with left turn lanes at signalized intersections.  (also in McHenry and Lake Counties)

IL 31 and Oak Road bridge deck replacement – one lane open in each direction.

Lake County

US 45 from IL 120 to Washington St., roadway reconstruction and widening – one lane open in each direction with left two lanes at signalized intersections.

IL 83 at IL 132 – intersection improvement – one lane open in each direction with left turn lane at the intersection.

IL 173 over the Des Plaines River – beam replacement – signal at bridge will allow one lane of traffic at a time.

IL 173 over the boat channels-1.8 mile and 2.5 miles west of IL 59 – bridge replacement bridge superstructure replacement.  – signals at bridges allow one lane of traffic at a time.

IL 47 from Reed Road at Kreutzer – roadway reconstruction with new traffic signals – one lane in each direction wit left turn lanes at signalized intersections-(also in Kane and McHenry Counties).

IL 83 from Petite Lake Road to Wisconsin State Line-widening including drainage with new signals – one lane open in each direction.

I-94 North South Freeway Project – from Russell Road to Illinois/Wisconsin State Line-(project continues into Wisconsin 250’ which WI is conducting). Reconstruction of I-94 – 2 lanes closed in each direction; I-94 East (southbound) exit ramp to Russel Road closed.

IL 22 roadway reconstruction, widening and traffic signals; one lane open in each direction.

 


McHenry County

Union Road over South Branch of Kishwaukee River – bridge replacement – road closed starting 5/23/2011.

IL 47 from Reed Road at Kreutzer.Kane/McHenry Roadway-reconstruction with new traffic signals. One lane open in each direction with left turn lanes at signalized intersections (also in Kane and Lake Counties).

Dunham Road over North Branch of Kishwaukee River-bridge replacement-road closed to traffic.

Lawrence Road over Lawrence Creek – bridge construction – one lane closed with use of bridge traffic signals.

Dunhamm Road over Rush Creek – bridge construction, road closed to through traffic.


IDOT Highway District 2


Henry County

IL 82, 4.5 miles south of IL 92. Replacement of the Green River Bridge north of Geneseo restricts traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals.


JoDaviess County

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


Lee County

I-39 from Rochelle to north of Mendota. One lane open 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 has one lane open in each direction; 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

US 30 near the west edge of Morrison will have one lane open with traffic controls and temporary traffic signals in place 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 will continue to allow one lane open with traffic controls and temporary traffic signals in place.


Winnebago County

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


IDOT Highway District 3


Bureau County

 Interstate 80, MP 55, eastbound only, one lane closed for bridge painting.

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

Illinois 89, just south of LaMoille, one lane closed for bridge replacement, traffic control signals in place.

US 6, 2 miles east of Interstate 180, one lane closed for bridge repairs, traffic signals in place.

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


Ford County

 Interstate 57, MP 262, one lane closed in each direction for bridge repairs.

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 controls in place.

Illinois 54, just north of Gibson City, one lane closed for bridge repairs, traffic control signals in place.


Grundy County

US 6, 3 miles east of Seneca, road closed for bridge replacement, detour posted.


Iroquois County

US 45, 4 miles east of Ashkum, one lane closed for bridge replacement, traffic control signals in place.
 
Illinois 116, 3 miles west of Ashkum, one lane closed for bridge replacement, traffic control signals in place.
 
Illinois 1, just south of Milford, one lane closed for bridge repairs, traffic control signals in place.


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.


Livingston County

 Interstate 55, MP 218, one lane closed each direction for bridge replacement.

US 24, just west of Illinois 47, one lane closed for bridge replacement, traffic control signals in place.

Illinois 23, 3 miles west of Cornell, one lane closed for bridge replacement, traffic control signals in place.

IDOT Highway District 4


Tazewell County

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

IL 29 between Rusche and Poplar St in Creve Coeur will be reduced to one lane in each direction due to widening and curb work that has been affected by the weather.


Warren County
 
US 67, approx 2 miles north of Monmouth will have one lane open and controlled by signals due to bridge construction.


Henderson County

IL 164, approx 2 miles east of Oquawka will have one lane open and controlled by signals due to bridge construction.

IL 94/IL 116, approx 2 miles north of Stronghurst will have one lane open and controlled by signals due to bridge construction.

McDonough County


IL 9 at the west edge of Blandinsville will have one lane open and controlled by signals due to box culvert construction.


Woodford County

IL 251 1 mile north of US 24 (El Paso) is closed due to bridge construction.  There is a marked detour route that includes US 24, I-39 and IL 116.


Knox County

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


Peoria County

US 24 will have one lane open in each direction, bridge work scheduled for 2.3 miles east of Mapleton.


IDOT Highway District 5


McLean County

Interstate 55 bridge replacements over Interstate 74 (eastbound) and Interstate 55 Business (southbound) southwest of Bloomington; one lane open for traffic.  Barrier wall is in place.

Interstate 55 from FAI-39 to Veterans Parkway Interchange northeast of Normal; additional lanes project without restrictions at this time.  Barrier wall is in place.

Illinois 165 bridge replacement at Money Creek 2.9 miles north of Illinois 9; one lane open and controlled by traffic signals.  Barrier wall is in place.

Illinois 54, horizontal realignment of a curve 1 mile south of Bellflower.  Road is closed with a marked route detour in place.


Edgar County

US 150, bridge deck repairs at Sugar Creek-1 mile east of Paris and over the Twin Lakes in Paris.  Stage construction utilizing traffic signals.


Vermilion  County

County Highway 10, bridge replacement at a stream 0.8 miles north of Illinois 9 at East Lynn.  Road is closed.


IDOT Highway District 6


Adams County

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


Hancock County

IL 9 over LaHarpe Creek, 2 miles east of LaHarpe.  Bridge reconstruction, one lane open and controlled by traffic signals.

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

IL 96 over Riley Creek located south of Nauvoo.  Bridge reconstruction, one lane open and controlled by traffic signals.


Macoupin County

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

IL 108 over Hodges Creek located 2.6 miles east of Greene County line.  Bridge reconstruction, one lane open and 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 for traffic.

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


Pike County

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


Sangamon County

Interstate 72 eastbound over Interstate 55 near the 6th Street interchange at Springfield.  Bridge reconstruction, one eastbound lane open for traffic.

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 open and controlled by traffic signals.

IL 99 from Camden to IL 101.  Road closed for slope stabilization and bridge repairs.


Scott County

IL 106 over Sandy Creek located 2 miles from southeast Winchester.  Bridge reconstruction, one lane open and 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.


Clay County

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


Cumberland County

Illinois Route 130 north of Greenup, bridge replacement, stage construction with barrier wall and traffic signals in place.

Effingham County

Interstate 57/70 southwest of Effingham, road and bridge reconstruction, stage construction in place with barrier wall.

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

Interstate 57 near Edgewood(northbound only), road and bridge reconstruction, stage construction in place 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 replacement, stage construction with barrier wall and traffic signals in place.

Macon County

US Route 51 over I-72 at Forsyth, interchange bridge replacement, stage construction with barrier wall in place.

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.

IDOT Highway District 8


Madison County

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

I-55 northbound from Fruit Road to I55/70/270 will have a lane closure for roadway reconstruction.

IL 162 over I-55/70 at Troy.  One lane in each direction on IL 162 will be open.


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.   

I-64 will have minor ramp width restrictions both eastbound and westbound at IL 159 in Fairview Heights for bridge repairs and to construct a new ramp.

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

15th Street will be closed from St. Clair Avenue to Baugh Avenue in East St. Louis to replace the bridge carrying 15th Street over I-64.  St. Clair Avenue will also have a lane closed from east of 10th Street to 18th Street; 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.


Monroe County

IL 158 over IL 3 at Columbia, replacement of the bridge, one lane will be open and controlled by temporary traffic signals.


Randolph County

IL Rte. 4 over Plum Creek located north of Sparta.  One lane will be open and controlled by temporary traffic signals in order to replace the bridge.


Greene County

Eldred-Hillview Road, approximately 4 miles north of IL 108, bridge project; one lane will be open and 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

 IL 37, .5 mile south of West Frankfort, one lane bridge construction,
 temporary signals in place.

I-57, .5 mile north of West Franklin, one lane open in each direction, concrete barrier wall in place.


Alexander County

 I-57, Mile Marker 3, bridge rehab. One northbound and southbound lane is open.

Old IL 3 0.1 mile east of IL 3, bridge construction, road closed.


Pulaski County

 I-57, Mile Marker 5, bridge rehab. One northbound and southbound lane is open.

Old US 51 Ullin, one lane bridge construction, temporary signals in place; one mile north of Villa Ridge, road closed due to bridge construction.


Perry County

  IL 154, 3.4 miles west of US 51, one lane box culvert construction,
 temporary signals in place.


Hamilton County

 IL 242, 5 miles south of Wayne County Line, one lane box culvert construction,
 temporary signals in place.



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