Road Construction for Thanksgiving Week

By Jeff Muniz

July 15, 2010 Updated Nov 23, 2009 at 12:26 AM CDT

Those who are traveling this Thanksgiving should not find the roads full of orange construction barrels.

That's because I-DOT is suspending lane closures where possible starting at three Wednesday afternoon through Sunday.

Still, drivers should expect state police and local law enforcement to be out in full force over the holiday weekend.

That means buckle up, watch your speed and always have a designated driver if you're going out drinking.

The night before Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous nights of the year for alcohol-related fatal crashes.

Please Drive Carefully and have a safe Thanksgiving.

IDOT Reports These Roads Will Still Have Lane Reductions:

KNOX COUNTY
• Galesburg--US 34 over I-74. Bridge replacement,
traffic reduced to one lane in each direction.

FULTON COUNTY
• London Mills--IL 116. Box culvert replacement,
traffic reduced to one lane in each direction
controlled by temporary traffic signals.

PEORIA COUNTY
• Laura--IL 78. Pavement replacement, traffic
reduced to one lane in each direction controlled by
temporary traffic signals.

• Mossville--IL 29. Bridge replacement, traffic
reduced to one lane in each direction controlled by
temporary traffic signals.
• Peoria--Airport Road at IL 116. Bridge and
pavement replacement, traffic reduced to one lane in
each direction.

TAZEWELL COUNTY
• Peoria/Sunnyland--IL Route 8. Construction,
traffic reduced to one lane in each direction.

McLEAN COUNTY
• Bloomington--I-74, 1 mile east of US 51. Bridge
rehabilitation, traffic reduced to one lane in each
direction with barrier wall in place.
• Bloomington--US 150, 3 miles north of IL 9. Bridge
joint repair, traffic reduced to one lane in each
direction with barrier wall in place.
• Bloomington--I-74, 8 miles east of US 51. Bridge
replacement, restricts I-74 westbound to one lane
with barrier wall in place.
• Bloomington--I-74, north I-55 to east of US 51 at
Bloomington. Bridge repair restricts traffic to one
lane in each direction with barrier wall in place.
• Bloomington--I-55, 1 mile east of US 51. Bridge
rehabilitation, traffic reduced to one lane in each
direction with barrier wall in place.

COOK COUNTY
• Barrington Hills-- IL 68 between Healy Road.
Culvert replacement, traffic reduced to one lane with
traffic signals.
• Calumet Park & Chicago--I-57 at 103rd, 112th, 115th
(Chicago) & 125th (Calumet Park). Bridge
reconstruction, shoulder closures on I-57 & staged
construction on bridges.
• Chicago--26th Street and I-55 Frontage Road over
the Franklin Connector. Bridge construction, 31st
Street road closed with detour posted.
• Chicago--I-90 at Central. Bridge construction,
traffic reduced to one lane in each direction.
• Chicago--31st Street from Cicero Avenue to Kostner
Avenue. Resurfacing & Bridge construction, one lane
open in each direction.
• Chicago--I-90/94 from Hubbard's Cave to I-290.
Reconstruction, simultaneous closing and
reconstruction of Jackson Boulevard Ramp, Adams
Street Ramp, and Monroe Ramp located on the eastbound
side of the Kennedy Expressway; The Monroe Exit ramp
located on the westbound side will permanently close
at this time; Traffic to the Loop will be detoured to
Madison Street and other adjacent open ramps within
this corridor.
• Glenview--IL 21 from Willow Road to Sanders.
Reconstruction & Bridge work, traffic reduced to one
lane in each direction.
• Glenwood--Main Street between North Main and State
Street. Reconstruction, traffic reduced to one lane
in each direction.
• Harvey--159th Street from Lexington to Fisk.
Reconstruction, 159th Street closed between Park
Avenue & IL Route 1 (Halsted Street); Traffic detour
using Dixie Highway, Sibley Boulevard, and IL 1
(Halsted).
• Harvey/Markham--159th Street from Tri-State Tollway
(I-294) to IL Route 1 (Halsted Street).
Reconstruction, traffic reduced to one lane in each
direction.
• Niles--IL Route 21 (Milwaukee Avenue) from Albion
Avenue to Neva Avenue and on Milwaukee Avenue from
Harts Road to Neva Avenue, in Village of Niles.
Widening and resurfacing with landscaping, permanent
lane closures, one lane open in each direction.

DUPAGE COUNTY
• Downers Grove--Prairie Avenue from Forest Avenue to
Fairview Avenue. Reconstruction, westbound traffic
only, eastbound lanes closed with detour posted.
• Itasca--Thorndale Avenue over Salt Creek. Bridge
work, traffic reduced to one lane open in each
direction.
• Naperville--75th Street & Washington Street.
Reconstruction & Bridge work, traffic reduced to one
lane in each direction.
• Westmont--Blackhawk Drive from US 34 to Chicago.
Reconstruction, traffic open to local traffic only
with detour posted.

KANE COUNTY
• Aurora--Wood Street over the Burlington National
Railroad. Reconstruction & Bridge work, one lane
open in each direction.

LAKE COUNTY
• Lincolnshire--US 45/IL 21 at IL 22.
Reconstruction, one lane open in each direction on US
45 with left turn lanes at intersection.
• Libertyville/Grayslake--US 45 from IL 137 to IL
120. Reconstruction and widening, one lane open in
each direction on US 45 with left turn lanes at
intersections.
• Gurnee--US 41 from Skokie Highway over IL 132
roadway. Bridge & Interchange reconstruction, one
lane open in each direction on US 41 over IL 132 and
on IL 132 under US 41.

MCHENRY COUNTY
• Marengo--IL 23 over Kishwaukee River. Bridge
construction, IL 23 closed to any through traffic
from IL 13 in Harvard to IL 176 with detour posted.

WILL COUNTY
• Monee--I-57 Manhattan-Monee Road entrance and exit
ramps. Reconstruction, no lane closures on I-57
North and South; Right and left shoulders will be
closed and lanes are reduced on Manhattan-Monee Road
and northbound I-57 at Manhattan Road & on southbound
exit to Manhattan-Monee Road.

JODAVIESS COUNTY
• Stockton--IL 78. Replacement of a large culvert
just north of the Carroll County line, traffic
reduced to one lane controlled by temporary traffic
signals.

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY
• Rapids City--I-80 over the Mississippi River.
Emergency repairs for outside lanes of the bridge,
one lane open in each direction.
• Andalusia--IL 92. Replacement of a large culvert
near 120th Street, traffic reduced to one lane
controlled by temporary traffic signals.

DOUGLAS COUNTY
• Tuscola--US 36, 2 miles east of I-57. Bridge
replacement, traffic reduced to one lane in each
direction with barrier wall in place.

MACOUPIN COUNTY
• Carlinville--IL 108 over Macoupin Creek. Bridge
reconstruction, traffic reduced to one lane
controlled by temporary traffic signals.

SANGAMON COUNTY
• Springfield--I-55 at Sixth Street Interchange.
Bridge reconstruction, traffic reduced to one lane.

HAMILTON COUNTY
• Broughton--IL 142. Bridge construction, traffic
reduced to one lane controlled by temporary traffic
signals.
• Wayne City--IL 242. Bridge construction, traffic
reduced to one lane controlled by temporary traffic
signals.

HARDIN COUNTY
• Rosiclare--IL 34/146. Bridge construction, traffic
reduced to one lane controlled by temporary traffic
signals.

JACKSON COUNTY
• Carbondale--IL 13 (Main Street). Lane restriction,
traffic reduced from three lanes to two lanes for
culvert construction.
• Carbondale--IL 13 (Main Street) westbound. Lane
restriction, traffic reduced from two lanes to one
lane for bridge rehabilitation.

SALINE COUNTY
• Harrisburg--IL 34. Bridge construction, traffic
reduced to one lane controlled by temporary traffic
signals.