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IDOT Thanksgiving Holiday Road Closures

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: November 27, 2013
  • city: IDOT Thanksgiving Holiday Road Closures

IDOT Suspends Non-Emergency Roadwork to Improve
              Traffic Flow during Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

              Agency Details Lane Closures to Aid Motorists’ Travel
              Plans

              SPRINGFIELD - With thousands of motorists expected to
              travel on state roadways during the Thanksgiving
              holiday, the Illinois Department of Transportation
              (IDOT) announced today that non-emergency roadwork
              will be suspended, where possible, to reduce
              congestion and improve traffic flow. IDOT also
              provided advance notice of lane closures that will be
              in place for the holiday weekend to aid motorists’
              travel plans and boost safety.
              “With the heavy traffic anticipated for the holiday
              weekend, IDOT will suspend all non-emergency road
              work on state roadways, where possible, to improve
              traffic flow and help ensure a smooth commute,” said
              Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider.
              “Motorists are encouraged to buckle up in every
              seating position, obey the posted speed limit and
              drive sober.”

Starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, IDOT will
              suspend all non-emergency roadwork for the holiday
              and open up all lanes where possible through midnight
              Sunday, Dec. 1. 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.
              The following are locations where permanent lane
              closures remain in place:
              IDOT Highway District 1:
                                    -more-
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              COOK COUNTY

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

              Il 58 at New Wilke Road in Rolling Meadows has one
              lane open in each direction with a left turn lanes at
              signalized intersections.

              Walnut Lane in Schaumburg is northbound only between
              IL 58 and Bode.

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

              Central Ave and I-55 one lane in each direction on
              Central.  Exit Ramp from NB I-55 to Central and
              Entrance Ramp to SB I-55 are CLOSED. Expect delays.

              Morgan St. closed between Van Buren St. and Harrison
              St. (bridge over I-290).

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

              I-94 (Bishop Ford Freeway) at Stony Island, ramp from
              northbound Stony Island & 103rd St. to westbound I-94
              and southbound I-57 closed. Please follow posted
              detour.

              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.

              DUPAGE COUNTY

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

              IL Route 38 has a permanent closure with 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 North Aurora Road will
              be stage one for the winter – two lanes will be open
              in each direction utilizing the median as one lane.

              KANE COUNTY

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

              IL 31 at IL 72 in West Dundee – Widening & New TS –
              one lane EB IL 72 & SB IL 31.
                                    -more-


              Maple Avenue, from Washington St to L.W. Besinger
              Drive will have one lane open eastbound only, in the
              Village of Carpentersville.

              LAKE COUNTY

              IL 21 from south of IL 120 to south of IL 137; one
              lane of traffic in each direction on IL 21 and one
              lane of traffic in each direction on IL 137 at the
              intersection with IL 21.

              Permanent closures on I-94 from IL 173 to the
              Wisconsin State Line; three lanes will be open
              throughout the whole project. The IL 173 Bridge over
              I-94 will be reduced to one lane in each direction
              for the entire project.

              Atkinson Road, from IL Route 137 to IL Route 120 will
              open new lanes to traffic on 11/22/13.

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

              Grass Lake Road, about one mile west of US Route 45
              is in stage 1 detour configuration, with one lane
              open in each direction

              Rollings Road, about ½ mile west of US Route 45 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.

              Algonquin Bypass project, IL 31 from south Junction
              to north junction has 1 lane open in each direction.

              Algonquin Road (IL 62) will remain one lane open in
              each direction from Meyer Drive to IL 31.

              WILL COUNTY

              US 59 at Andrew Rd & Pasquinelli Dr. in Plainfield
              (southbound & northbound only) has one lane and one
              left turn lane that is open to traffic.
              I-55 over the Des Plaines River near Channahon (South
              of I-80) – one lane closed in each direction.  Expect
              long delays.  Please use alternate route if possible.
              Weber Road at Renwick Road – one lane open in each
              direction.

              US-52/US 6 (Jefferson St.) bridge over the Des
              Plaines River in Joliet.  Detour posted.
                                    -more-


              US 52 over Jackson Creek from Manhattan Rd to Baker
              Street will be closed to one lane one way traffic
              signalized by temporary traffic signals.

              IDOT Highway District 2:

              WINNEBAGO COUNTY

              IL 2(South Main Street) from north of Beltline Road
              to US 20 in southwest Rockford. Restricted to one
              lane open in each direction as the pavement is
              removed and replaced.

              IDOT Highway District 3:

              DeKALB COUNTY:

              US 30, just east of Shabonna, one lane closed for
              bridge repairs, traffic controlled by signals.

              LIVINGSTON COUNTY

              Illinois 116, east edge of Pontiac, one lane closed
              for bridge repairs, traffic controlled by signals.

              IDOT Highway District 4:

              FULTON

              IL 116 is reduced to one lane of traffic and
              controlled by temporary signals approximately 2 miles
              east of the IL 97 & IL 116 junction.

              TAZEWELL

              Eastbound and westbound Interstate 474 will be
              reduced to one lane west of Interstate 74 near
              Morton.

              Near Morton, eastbound and westbound Interstate 74
              will have one lane dedicated to through traffic and
              one lane dedicated to ramp traffic east of the Morton
              Avenue overpass.

              Near Morton, westbound Interstate 74 will be reduced
              from three lanes to two west of the Interstate 155
              interchange and the ramp from northbound I-155 to
              westbound I-74 will be required to yield to oncoming
              traffic at the merger.

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

              IDOT Highway District 5:
                                    -more-

              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

              Interstate 39 southbound from Interstate 55 to north
              of Township Road 157A. One of the two lanes of travel
              will be closed for this rubblization project.

              IDOT Highway District 6:

              No closures.

              IDOT Highway District 7:

              CLAY COUNTY

              US Route 50 east of Flora; bridge rehabilitation;
              stage construction with one lane open and concrete
              barriers in place.

              MACON COUNTY

              Illinois Route 121 in Mt. Zion; bridge
              rehabilitation; stage construction with one lane
              open.

              RICHLAND COUNTY

              Illinois Route 130 near Parkersburg; bridge
              rehabilitation; stage construction with one lane
              open, concrete barriers and traffic signals in place.

              IDOT Highway District 8:

              RANDOLPH COUNTY

              150/IL 4, Steeleville, bridge over Cox Creek is
              reduced to one lane of traffic. This lane restriction
              is needed to perform bridge repairs.

              ST. CLAIR COUNTY

              The right lane of southbound IL 203 will be closed to
              allow construction associated with the New
              Mississippi River Bridge.

              Both northbound and southbound I-255 over I-64 will
              be reduced to 2 lanes in each direction for bridge
              rehabilitation.
                                    -more-


              IL 15/IL158, Belleville, the westbound on-ramp from
              IL 158 onto IL 15 will be closed. Closure needed for
              roundabout construction.

              IL 15/IL158, Belleville, the westbound IL 15 exit
              ramp onto IL 158 will be closed. Closure needed for
              roundabout construction.

              IL 13 west of IL 158 will be closed to all traffic.
              Closure needed for roundabout construction.

              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 15, Fayetteville, bridge over Kaskaskia River is
              reduced to one lane of traffic through the summer of
              2014. This restriction is needed to perform bridge
              repairs.

              IDOT Highway District 9:

              FRANKLIN COUNTY

              IL 37, one mile north of IL 149 West, one lane bridge
              work, temporary signals in place.

              JACKSON COUNTY

              IL 13 at the east edge of Murphysboro, lane shifts
              with media crossover for bridge replacement.

              MASSAC COUNTY

              I-24 at the Ohio River Bridge, one lane traffic
              eastbound and westbound across bridge for joint
              repairs.

              SALINE COUNTY

              IL 13, eight miles east of Harrisburg, one lane
              traffic controlled by signals for mine crossing.

              WHITE COUNTY

              IL 1, two miles north of Carmi, one lane bridge
              construct5ion, temporary signals in place.

              IL 1, three miles south of Carmi, one lane bridge
              construction, temporary signals in place.

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