Work zone areas will be opened for
normal traffic patterns during the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec.
24, and will remain open until midnight Sunday, Dec. 28.
These normal traffic patterns will
also be in place beginning Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 31, and
until midnight Sunday, Jan. 4.
However, a number of work zones
will continue to have lane closures. Motorists are advised to
slow down and be alert in those work zones and are reminded that
work zone speed limits are still in effect. Motorists are
advised to check IDOT's traveler website,
for road construction information. Interstate road information
is also available at 1 (800) 452 IDOT -- 1 (800) 452-4368.
Projects across the state that will
continue to have lane closures are:
Illinois Route 104 over Fishhook
Creek, three miles west of the Pike County line: bridge
reconstruction. One-lane traffic controlled by signals.
Dempster Street over North Shore
Channel and at McCormick Boulevard: bridge replacement and
lighting. One lane in each direction.
U.S. Route 30 from Interstate
394-Calumet Expressway to Sauk Trail: reconstruction, widening,
intersection improvement, adding lanes. One lane open in each
Ashland Avenue between Norfolk
Southern Railroad crossing, north of 59th Street: lower roadway,
reconstruct pavement. One lane open in each direction.
Illinois Route 64-North Avenue from
Interstate 355 to Villa Road: adding lanes, signal timing,
intersection improvements. Two lanes open in each direction.
U.S. Route 20 westbound (Lake
Street) over Illinois Route 64 (North Avenue) and at Railroad
Avenue: bridge rehabilitation, retaining wall and intersection
reconstruction. Lake Street is closed and detour posted.
Illinois Route 34 east of
Thompsonville: bridge replacement. One-lane detour, with traffic
controlled by signals.
Illinois Route 13 over Market
Street in Old Shawneetown: bridge replacement. One lane open,
with traffic controlled by signals.
Illinois Route 34 near Herod, 2.1
and six miles south: bridge repair. One lane open, with traffic
controlled by signals.
Illinois Route 4 one mile north of
Oraville: bridge replacement. One-lane detour open, with traffic
controlled by signals.
Illinois Route 25 over Chicago and
Eastern Railroad, Batavia, and between Wilson Street and
Illinois Route 56: bridge replacement. One-lane road controlled
by temporary traffic signals.
Illinois Route 72 from Illinois
Route 68 to Illinois Route 25: pavement reconstruction. One lane
open in each direction.
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Illinois Route 21 (Milwaukee
Avenue) Washington Street to south of Illinois Route 120 and
over Interstate 94: adding lanes, bridge reconstruction. One
lane in each direction. The ramps at Illinois Route 21 and
Illinois Route 120 are closed. Traffic is reduced to one lane in
each direction from Washington Street to south of Illinois Route
Illinois Route 140 west of Illinois
Route 111 in Bethalto: pavement removal and replacement. One
lane open each direction and one bidirectional lane open.
Illinois Route 160 over Buckeye
Branch, approximately 3.1 miles south of Highland. One-lane,
two-way traffic maintained by traffic signals.
Airline Drive from one-half mile
west of Illinois Route 111 to one-half mile east of Illinois
Route 111 in Bethalto is closed. A detour route is signed to
direct the traveling public.
Illinois Route 160 (Poplar Street)
will be closed to through traffic one block south of the
intersection with U.S. Route 40 in Highland. A detour route is
signed to direct the traveling public.
Illinois Route 120 from Martin Road
to Illinois Route 31: pavement reconstruction and surface
maintenance. One lane open in each direction, with middle turn
Illinois Route 147, at Robbs:
bridge replacement. One lane open, with traffic controlled by
U.S. Route 6 from the Illinois and
Michigan Canal to the I-55 Expressway: complete reconstruction.
One lane open in each direction, with turn lanes open at Tryon
Street, Reed Street, Bluff Road and Roberts Avenue.
Illinois Route 394 from Elmscourt
Road to Bernes Road: box culvert replacement on northbound
lanes. One lane in each direction.
Celebrate safely, Illinois!
The holidays are a time for
celebration and gathering together with family and friends.
At the same time, tragically, it is
during the holiday and winter season that accidents and
fatalities most often occur on Illinois roadways. As we enter
this festive season, the Illinois Department of Transportation
urges you to please remember to celebrate safely.
For your safety and the safety of
your loved ones:
Drive safely -- arrive safely.
safe and joyous holiday season.
Department of Transportation news release]