Tuesday, February 26, 2013
All temporary lane closures have been canceled from 9 a.m. today through 7 a.m. Thursday.
The Illinois Tollway is preparing to mobilize its full fleet of 182 snowplows in response to sleet and snow that has already started and is expected to continue overnight into Wednesday around the Chicagoland area, according to a press release. “Our Snow Operations team is monitoring this storm closely and is prepared to manage snowfall throughout the day,” Kristi Lafleur, executive director, Illinois Tollway, said in a statement. “We ask our customers to be patient, drive safely and give our snowplows the room they need to clear the roads, especially during this evening’s rush hour.” Northern Illinois is expected to get 3 to 6 inches of snow from noon until 9 p.m. Some areas could see totals greater than 6 inches should thundersnow …
Monday, November 12, 2012
A survey is being taken to get public input on whether drivers would like to see the median as an extra lane of traffic and whether they'd be willing to pay for the convenience.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is considering a "managed lane" of traffic on Interstate 55 -- possibly with a fee charged -- to help reduce congestion and create a more predictable commute to and from Chicago. IDOT's Managed Lane Project is studying the addition of a lane of traffic on I-55 in each direction that would begin at Interstate 355 and end at Interstate 90/94, aka the Dan Ryan Expressway. Although the proposed route would start at Bolingbrook, it would affect all commuters who pick up I-55 before that point, including drivers from Joliet, Romeoville, Plainfield, Shorewood and Channahon. The first step is a survey on IDOT's Web site seeking such information as how frequently the survey taker uses I-55 is to commute to …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Traffic signals at intersections could be out for up to 30 minutes.
Editor's Note: From an Oswego Police Department release Starting today, September 19, 2012 at approximately 7:00 a.m., there will be upgrade work being performed on numerous traffic signals along the Route 34 corridor throughout the Village. During this operation, traffic signals will be non-operational for up to 30 minutes while the upgrades are completed. There will be stops placed at the intersections to assist with traffic safety and flow during the upgrade Work. in addition, the Oswego Police Department will also monitor the operation to ensure that the intersections are safe. Please plan alternate routes if possible to assist in making your travels through the Village more efficient and enjoyable. The affected intersections are …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Avoid trouble spots along Chicago-area interstates during your 4th of July travels.
Provided by the Illinois Toll Highway Authority. The Tollway is restricting construction activity and suspending all temporary construction lane closures from noon on Tuesday, July 3, through 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 5. Some work may continue behind barriers to keep work on schedule, but this work will not impact traffic. Major construction areas where drivers should plan for slower traffic during the holiday include: Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) A 45 mph speed limit is in effect 24/7 in all construction zones regardless ofwhether workers are present. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. For more information:
Thursday, January 12, 2012
An Illinois Department of Transportation website allows motorists to see which roads are clear of ice and snow and which aren't. A new Patch feature lets drivers look at live traffic via MapQuest.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the entire Chicago area and is forecasting four to eight inches of snowfall for Montgomery Thursday. The temperature is also expected to drop, with highs in the lower 30s. The advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. Friday, with snow continuing into Friday morning. Accumulation will make the Thursday afternoon commute difficult. Strong winds of up to 35 mph Thursday night will cause drifting snow, and the wind chill could drop to near zero degrees. The Illinois Department of Transportation has launched a new Getting Around Illinois website, which is designed to give area motorists a glimpse into snowy or icy road conditions around the state. You can also look at live traffic …