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Fri September 3, 2010

Complete list of holiday lane closures

DeKalb, IL – Construction Lane Closures Suspended Where Possible for Labor Day Holiday

SPRINGFIELD - With thousands of people expected to be on the move on state highways over the Labor Day weekend, the Illinois Department of Transportation is suspending road work where possible to reduce potential traffic congestion.

Starting at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, IDOT will suspend all non-emergency road work and open up all lanes where possible until midnight, Monday, Sept. 6. However, due to the nature of some projects, there will be construction zones throughout the state that will continue to have lane closures in effect.
IDOT is urging motorists to slow down and drive with caution through these work zones. Holiday travelers are reminded that work zone speed limits are still in effect wherever they are posted. IDOT and the Illinois State Police also remind drivers to buckle up every time and be aware that law enforcement will be out in force to crack down on impaired drivers and safety belt violators.
Permanent lane closures remain in place at the following locations:
Cook County
Structure carrying 111th Street over northbound and southbound I-57; bridge replacement restricts traffic; shoulder closures on I-57. 111th St. closed at I-57 and traffic detoured to 112th Pl.

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 posed using IL 1 (Halsted) to Sibley Blvd. and Dixie Highway. Along with one lane closed on 159th St. from I-294 to Park Ave. and from Center St. to east of Halsted. Also, one lane closed in each direction of Dixie Highway, Wood St., Park Ave. & IL 1 (Halsted) at 159th St.

Kedzie Ave. over Cal Sag Channel (North of 135th St.); bridge replacement restricts traffic; one lane closed in each direction. Motorists should expect delays.

Dixie Highway over Butterfield Creek (south of Flossmoor Road) bridge reconstruction; Dixie Highway closed south of Flossmoor Road; detour posted at 183rd St., IL 1 (Halteed St.) and Joe Orr Road.

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

Flossmoor Road over I-57 for bridge deck repair with one lane closed on Eastbound and westbound US 30 0.1 mile east of State St. Expect delays.

US 6 (159th st.) doing bridge deck repair; one lane closed on eastbound & westbound US 6 (159th St.) 1 mile east of Halsted St. Expect delays.

US 30 east of State St.; bridge deck repair; one lane closed on eastbound & westbound US 30 0.1 east of State St.

26th St. and I-55 Frontage Rd. over the Franklin Connector; bridge work at 26th St., one lane open in each direction.

I-290 from I-88 to I-90/94; bridge work and resurfacing.

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

Willow Springs Road over the Des Plaines River and I&M Canal; bridge and roadway reconstruction; one lane open in each direction.

US 34 (Ogden Ave.) over IL 53; bridge deck replacement will leave one lane open in each direction.

US 34 (Ogden Ave.) DuPage River; bridge deck replacement will leave one lane open in each direction.

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

IL 50 (Cicero Avenue) over the Belt Railway Company; bridge deck repairs with one lane open in each direction.

IL 43 (Harlem Ave.) Sanitary & Ship Canal; bridge deck overlay with one lane open in SB direction.

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

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

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

Willow Road over I-094; 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 US 12; bridge repair/resurfacing; two of 3 lanes open in each direction.

North Oak Avenue from West Bartlett Ave. to US 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 NB with posted detour.

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.

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. Motorists should expect delays.

I-57 Manhattan-Monee Road entrance and exit ramps; major reconstruction; no lane closures expected on I-57 north and southbound, however, the right and left shoulders will be closed and lanes are reduced on Manhattan-Monee Rd., & NB i-57 at Manhattan-Monee Road & on SB exit to Manhattan-Monee Rd. Narrow ramps, motorists need to take caution.

IL 394 and IL 1 at Goodenow Road with Bridge and intersection reconstruction; one lane closed in each direction of Southwest Highway.

I-55 over the Kankakee River Bridge deck repair with one lane closed on northbound I-55 between Lorenzo Road and North River Road. Expect delays and be prepared to stop.

I-57 northbound and southbound) over an abandoned railroad located 12.8 miles south of U.S. Route 30 with one lane closed on nb and sb I-57 0.1 mile north of Peotone-Wilmington Rd. Expect delays and be prepared to stop.

IL 113 over Horsecreek for Bridge Deck Repair with one lane open with traffic signals 1.5 mile east of West River Road

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 only; 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. See Webiste for updates.

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.


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.

IL 56 over the Blackberry Creek; bridge deck replacement; 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.


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 2 lane highway into 4 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 Pkway; 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.

Virginia Rd. from IL 31 to James R. Rakow Rd. East of Cary; pavement reconstruction, storm sewers, culverts; only southbound traffic allowed on Virginia Rd.; detour posted.

BOONE COUNTY
US Business 20 at McKinley Avenue in Belvidere will be restricted to one lane in each direction due to roadway widening to add turn lanes at the intersection.

HENRY COUNTY
I-74 north of Woodhull is restricted to one lane in each direction while the bridges over Opheim Road and TR-379 are replaced one half at a time.

IL 82 approximately three miles south of IL 92. Replacement of the culvert at Elks Branch Creek north of Geneseo restricts traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals.

IL 82 approximately one mile north of Geneseo. Replacement of the bridge over the Hennepin Canal restricts traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals.

JODAVIESS COUNTY
US 20 will be restricted to one lane in each direction east of East Dubuque while the eastbound lanes are replaced west of Sand Hill Road.

US 20 near Camillus Drive at the east edge of East Dubuque will be restricted to one lane in each direction while a box culvert under US 20 is replaced one half at a time.

IL 78 south of Warren. Replacement of two culverts near Meyer Road and Chelsea Road restricts traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals.

LEE COUNTY
I-39 is restricted to one lane in each direction near US 30 as the shoulders have been removed and are being replaced as part of a 19 mile reconstruction project.

Westbound IL 2 near the Sauk Valley College entrance between Dixon and Sterling. Traffic is restricted to one lane as two bridges are being replaced one half at a time.

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY
I-74 eastbound from the Mississippi River to IL 5; traffic is restricted to one lane as four bridges are being replaced one half at a time.

I-80 over the Mississippi River is restricted to one lane in each direction due to the emergency repairs needed to the outside lanes of the bridge. Repairs will be completed by October.

I-80 from the Mississippi River to I-88 is restricted to one lane in each direction using the westbound lanes as the eastbound lanes have been removed and new pavement is being constructed.

US 67 bridge over the north channel of the Rock River between Milan and Rock Island: traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction as the bridge expansion joints are replaced.


WHITESIDE COUNTY

US 30 near the west edge of Morrison. Replacement of the bridge over Rock Creek restricts traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals.


WINNEBAGO COUNTY

IL 2 at Airport Road at the south edge of Rockford. Replacement of the bridge over Fuller Creek restricts traffic to one lane in each direction as the structure is replaced one half at a time.

IL 70 at the south edge of Durand. Replacement of the bridge over Otter Creek restricts traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals.

IL 75 from IL 70 south of Durand to Dakota is closed to through traffic. Grade changes at the IL 70/75 intersection and replacement of 12 structures in the 9 mile section have the road closed and traffic detoured on parallel County highways.


IDOT Highway District 3


BUREAU COUNTY
Interstate 80, bridge replacements from MP 61 to MP 70; one lane open each direction.

FORD COUNTY
Illinois 115 near Kempton, ROAD CLOSED for replacement of two structures, Detour is posted.

IROQUOIS COUNTY
US 45, north of US 24, culvert replacement; one lane open, controlled by signals.
KANKAKEE COUNTY
Patching, widening and resurfacing on Armour Road between Illinois 50 and US 45/52; one lane open in each direction.
LASALLE COUNTY
Illinois 71, four culvert replacements between Norway and Newark; one lane open at each structure, controlled by signals.
Illinois 23 / US 52 near Harding, bridge replacement; one lane open, controlled by signals.
Illinois 251 under US 6, ROAD CLOSED for bridge beam repairs and replacement; detour is posted.
LIVINGSTON COUNTY
Illinois 17, two bridge replacements between Reddick and Dwight; one lane open at each structure, controlled by signals.
PEORIA COUNTY
IL Rte 8 (Pottstown) over Big Hollow creek. Bridge replacement reduces traffic to one lane in each direction.

Airport Rd at IL 116 in Peoria. Bridge and pavement replacement reduces traffic to one lane in each direction.

KNOX COUNTY
US 34 over I-74. Replacement of both bridges reduces traffic to one lane in each direction.

HENDERSON COUNTY
IL Rte 94 over Middle Creek (N. of Stronghurst). Bridge closed, all traffic detoured on IL 116 through Media.

IL Rte 96 over Thompson Creek (Dallas City). Bridge closed, local traffic detoured through town, and truck traffic detoured to IL 94. Note - Also affects Hancock County.

TAZEWELL COUNTY
IL Route 8 in East Peoria (Sunnyland) will be under stage construction with one lane in each direction.

US 150 (Meadows Avenue) in East Peoria will be under stage construction with one lane in each direction for bridge reconstruction.

FULTON COUNTY
IL 116 over the Spoon River (London Mills) will be under stage construction with one lane in each direction for bridge repairs.

US 24 between Summum and Astoria will be under stage construction with one lane in each direction for box culvert replacement.


WOODFORD COUNTY

IL 26 at the south edge of Spring Bay and 3 miles south. Bridge replacement reduces traffic to one lane controlled by signals.


MARSHALL COUNTY

IL 17 five miles west of Sparland. Bridge rehabilitation reduces traffic to one lane controlled by signals.


MCDONOUGH/FULTON COUNTIES

IL 9 at the McDonough/Fulton County line. Bridge replacement reduces traffic to one lane controlled by signals.


IDOT Highway District 5


McLEAN COUNTY

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

US 136 2.1 miles west of US 51; bridge replacement with a runaround detour in place.

US 136 7 miles west of US 51; bridge replacement with a runaround detour in place.

I-55 bridge painting at US 136 northbound and southbound; barrier wall is in place.

DEWITT COUNTY

IL 10 at a creek 2 miles east of the Logan County Line; bridge replacement restricts traffic. Barrier wall is in place along with temporary traffic signals.

IL 54 3 miles northeast of Farmer City; bridge replacement restricts traffic. Barrier wall is in place along with temporary traffic signals.

PIATT COUNTY
US 150 over the Norfolk Southern railroad in Mansfield; bridge replacement restricts traffic; US 150 is closed but a marked route detour is in place.

I-72 from the Macon County line to White Heath Road, northeast of White Heath; barrier wall is in place.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY
IL 47 at the Sangamon River southwest of Mahomet; bridge replacement restricts traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals and barrier wall.

US 136 east of Fisher; bridge replacement restricts traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals and barrier wall.

I-74 under County Highway 24, 0.5 miles north of Mayview; County Highway 24 is closed and a marked route detour is in place.

I-74 under County Highway 20, 1 mile northwest of Mayview; County Highway 20 is closed and a marked route detour is in place.

I-57 at the Pesotum Rest Area; rest area is closed due to parking lot repairs (north bound) and sanitary sewer repairs (south bound).

DOUGLAS COUNTY
I-57 under IL 133 at Arcola; barrier wall has been placed on IL 133 and one lane traffic exists in each direction.

US 36 east of Atwood; bridge replacement restricts traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals and barrier wall.

ADAMS COUNTY
Interstate 172 over Burton Creek and Mill Creek (MM 9), located 5 miles south of Quincy. Bridge reconstruction reduces two northbound lanes to one lane.

Interstate 172 over Burton Creek and Mill Creek (MM 9), located 5 miles south of Quincy. Bridge reconstruction reduces two southbound lanes to one lane.

CASS - MASON COUNTY
IL 78 over Wolf Lake, north of Chandlerville at Cass and Mason County Line. Bridge reconstruction reduces traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals.

LOGAN COUNTY
IL 10 over Deer Creek, 5.4 miles east of Lincoln. Bridge reconstruction reduces traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals.

MACOUPIN COUNTY
IL 16 approximately 1.25 miles west of Shipman. Concrete Box Culvert replacement reduces traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals.

MENARD COUNTY
IL 97 over Sangamon River Bridge and the Sangamon River Overflow, located between Kilbourne and Oakford. Bridge reconstruction reduces traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals.

SANGAMON COUNTY
Interstate 72 over Clear Creek (MM 116), located 12 miles east of Springfield. Bridge reconstruction reduces two westbound lanes to one lane.

Interstate 72 over Clear Creek (MM 116), located 12 miles east of Springfield. Bridge reconstruction reduces two eastbound lanes to one lane.

SCHUYLER COUNTY
US 67 over Crane Creek, located 2.5 miles southeast of Rushville. Bridge reconstruction reduces traffic to one lane controlled by traffic signals.

COLES COUNTY
Illinois 16 in downtown Mattoon; bridge replacement over CN Railroad; road closure with marked detour.

CLAY COUNTY
Kin-Lou Road west of Louisville; bridge replacement over CN Railroad; road closure with no marked detour.

CRAWFORD COUNTY
Trimble Road at the northeast edge of Robinson; culvert replacement; road closure with no marked detour.

EFFINGHAM COUNTY
Illinois 128 southwest of Beecher City; bridge replacement; stage construction with barrier wall and traffic signals in place.

LAWRENCE COUNTY
ILL 33 southeast of US 50; bridge rehabilitation; stage construction with barrier wall and traffic signals in place.

WAYNE COUNTY
Illinois 15 east of Fairfield; bridge replacement; stage construction with barrier wall and traffic signals in place.

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

MADISON COUNTY
IL 3 over Piasa Creek at the Madison/Jersey county line. The project restricts traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals

IL162 over I-55/70 in Troy. This project restricts traffic on IL 162 to one lane in each direction.

ST CLAIR COUNTY
St. Clair Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 18th Street to 22nd Street in E. St. Louis for constructing a roundabout, pavement widening and resurfacing.

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

I-255 will have a lane closure both northbound and southbound from south of Collinsville Road to east of I-64 near Caseyville for bridge deck repairs.

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

CLINTON COUNTY
US 50 over Sugar Creek east of Trenton; joint replacement restricts traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals.

IL 160 over US 50 at Trenton; joint replacement and new surface restricts traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals.

MARION COUNTY
US 51 over North Fork of the Kaskaskia south of Vernon, Replacement of the bridge restricts traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals.

MONROE COUNTY
IL 158 over IL 3 at Columbia; replacement of the bridge restricts traffic to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals.

RANDOLPH COUNTY
IL 3 over the Kaskaskia River located 0.3 miles south of Evansville; repairs to the bridge will restrict traffic on IL Rte. 3 to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals.

PERRY COUNTY
IL 152, 1.5 miles east of IL 127; one lane bridge construction, temporary signals in place.

ALEXANDER COUNTY
I-57, mile marker 1, bridge rehab; traffic reduced to one lane NB & SB.

JACKSON COUNTY
IL 13, 2 miles east of Murphysboro, bridge replacement, traffic reduced to one lane EB & WB utilizing cross-over.

WHITE COUNTY
IL 141, 4.5 miles east of IL 1; one lane bridge construction, temporary signals in place.

JEFFERSON COUNTY
IL 142, 9.7 miles SE of IL 37; one lane box culvert construction, temporary signals in place.

FRANKLIN COUNTY
IL 34, 1.8 miles east of IL 37; one lane bridge construction, temporary signals in place

IL 14, 0.4 mile west of Hamilton County; one lane bridge maintenance, temporary signals in place.

PULASKI COUNTY
I-57, 0.2 miles north of Old US 51; both northbound and southbound lanes reduced to one lane. (Possible re-opening prior to holiday.)

HARDIN COUNTY
IL 1, 3.3 miles south of Gallatin County; traffic reduced to one lane, traffic controlled by temporary signals. (Possible re-open prior to holiday.)