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TRAFFIC ALERTS

July 18, 2024

WB I-80 Lane and Ramp Closures

 

Heads up! Overnight lane and ramp closures are scheduled to take place on westbound I-80 between Richards St and U.S. 30 tonight, weather permitting. The closures are necessary to facilitate a work zone stage change.

 

Thursday, July 18

 

👉9 PM - WB I-80 reduced to one lane between U.S. 30 and Richards St; WB I-80 ramps at Briggs St will be closed

👉5 AM – All lanes and ramps will reopen with a new traffic pattern in place

 

In the new configuration, there will continue to be two lanes in each direction with all ramps open.

 

The new configuration allows ongoing work on the mainline lanes and is anticipated to last through the end of the year.

March 28, 2024

I-80 mainline construction, new traffic patterns begin April 1

Beginning Monday, April 1, weather permitting, I-80 mainline work will begin. The new phase will rebuild and widen nearly 12 miles, as part of the overall $1.3 billion reconstruction of the interstate through Will County, a project made possible by Gov. JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.

 

A work zone has been established between Ridge Road and Wheeler Avenue with traffic shifted to allow reconstruction of the interstate. 

 

Two lanes in each direction of I-80 will continue to remain during the project, but the public should anticipate narrowed lanes and closed shoulders throughout the entire 12-mile work zone.

 

Expect delays and allow extra time for trips. Be prepared for slow and stopped traffic. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes and off-peak trips should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

December 11, 2023

River Road bridge over I-80 closed through Fall 2024

The River Road bridge over I-80 closed on Monday, December 11. The $6.3 million project will replace the existing bridge with a new wider structure. The project is anticipated to be completed in fall 2024.

 

A posted detour will direct motorists to Mound (215th Street), County Line and Shepley roads. Motorists should also expect occasional overnight lane closures on I-80 at the bridge during this time. View detour map.

June 9, 2023

Briggs Street over I-80 reduced to one lane through late 2024

Beginning Monday, June 19, weather permitting, construction will begin on the bridge carrying Briggs Street over I-80 in Joliet. The project is part of advance work leading to the $1.2 billion reconstruction of I-80 through Will County.

Briggs Street will remain one lane in each direction, with lane widths reduced to 11 feet and no shoulders over the bridge. Motorists should also expect shoulder and occasional overnight lane closures on I-80 at the bridge during that time. 

The project, which involves replacing the existing bridge with a new structure to accommodate the widening of I-80, is anticipated to be completed in late 2024.

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