IDOT 5-year plan includes big improvements on I-80, I-55 in Will County

IDOT 5-year plan includes big improvements on I-80, I-55 in Will County

By BOB OKON | HeraldNews.com

Photo of I-80 bridge in Joliet, Illinois

Shaw Media File Photo Traffic flows along the Interstate 80 bridge over he Des Plaines River, which is scheduled for replaced.

The Illinois Department of Transportation on Tuesday released a $21.3 billion five-year highway improvement plan with five major projects in Will County.

The plan includes $3.2 billion in spending for fiscal year 2021, but IDOT warned that funding could be curtailed because of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

The multi-year plan includes long-sought projects, including replacement of the Interstate 80 bridges over the Des Plaines River and new Interstate 55 interchanges in the Plainfield and Romeoville areas.

John Greuling, president and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development, said he was disappointed that IDOT isn’t farther along on engineering on some projects but added there is a lot to look forward to, including the I-80 improvements.

“We could see a new bridge and a rebuilt I-80 from Ridge Road in Minooka to Route 30 in New Lenox by 2026,” Greuling said.

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IDOT 5-year plan includes big improvements on I-80, I-55 in Will County

The Illinois Department of Transportation on Tuesday released a $21.3 billion five-year highway improvement plan with five major projects in Will County. The plan includes $3.2 billion in spending for fiscal year 2021, but IDOT warned that funding could be curtailed because of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

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Highway Projects Everywhere

Will County sees bonanza of infrastructure improvements

The state highway improvement plan for the next five years has something big in store for every part of Will County.

The Interstate 80 project that has captured the most attention promises improved bridges, new interchanges and other improvements through Joliet to the western end of the county.

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Pritzker signed the capital bill and kicked off his day in East St. Louis, then continued on to the Lincoln Depot State Historic Site in Springfield and held another event in the afternoon within sight of the infamous Interstate 80 bridge across the Des Plaines River, set to be replaced as part of $1.2 billion in the plan earmarked for multiple bridge replacements and road upgrades in Joliet and Will County.

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Overnight lane closures on I-80 bridges in Joliet

Overnight lane closures on I-80 bridges in Joliet

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that an ongoing repair project on the Interstate 80 bridges over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will require occasional overnight lane closures starting, weather permitting, Monday, July 22.

A single lane closure in either direction of I-80 will be permitted between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on days when closures are necessary.

The closures are needed to perform steel repairs and replace bearings on the bridges, with most of the work taking place under both structures. The project is expected to be complete by the fall of 2020.

Motorists should watch for changing traffic patterns, expect delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

The I-80 bridges have been identified for replacement under Gov. Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital program, pending the completion of planning studies and final design.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

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IDOT 5-year plan includes big improvements on I-80, I-55 in Will County

The Illinois Department of Transportation on Tuesday released a $21.3 billion five-year highway improvement plan with five major projects in Will County. The plan includes $3.2 billion in spending for fiscal year 2021, but IDOT warned that funding could be curtailed because of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

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Overnight lane closures on I-80 bridges in Joliet

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State inspects I80 bridges again

State inspects I80 bridges again

Governor has proposed funding for aging infrastructure’s replacement

Inspectors this week are completing an annual examination of the Interstate 80 bridges that state officials say is done to assure they are safe to drive on, despite the need for repairs.

BY BOB OKON
BOKON@SHAWMEDIA.COM

Inspectors this week are completing an annual examination of the Interstate 80 bridges that state officials say is done to assure they are safe to drive on, despite the need for repairs. The bridges – one eastbound and one westbound – over the Des Plaines River have been described as a poster child for the state’s infrastructure problems, and their replacement is a priority in Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s $41.5 million “Rebuild Illinois” plan. The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to replace the bridges, but does not yet have the funding.

Bridge inspection reports from spring 2018 deem them, in a structural evaluation of both the eastbound and westbound bridges, as “intolerable,” while listing the westbound bridge as “high priority for replacement” and the eastbound bridge as “high priority for correction.” “When these terms show up, it doesn’t necessarily mean the bridge is unsafe,” said Carl Puzey, bureau chief for bridges and structures at IDOT, adding “it’s understandable these terms get attention.”

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Des Plaines Bridges News

IDOT 5-year plan includes big improvements on I-80, I-55 in Will County

The Illinois Department of Transportation on Tuesday released a $21.3 billion five-year highway improvement plan with five major projects in Will County. The plan includes $3.2 billion in spending for fiscal year 2021, but IDOT warned that funding could be curtailed because of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

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Overnight lane closures on I-80 bridges in Joliet

Overnight lane closures on I-80 bridges in Joliet CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that an ongoing repair project on the Interstate 80 bridges over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will require occasional overnight lane closures starting,...

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State inspects I80 bridges again

Governor has proposed funding for aging infrastructure’s replacement

Inspectors this week are completing an annual examination of the Interstate 80 bridges that state officials say is done to assure they are safe to drive on, despite the need for repairs.

read more

The worn steel city

Joliet, Ill., was at one time a true blue-collar city. Steel fabrication echoed through the streets of this river dwelling … a constant buzz was in the air.

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I-80 Bridge Inspection Over Des Plaines River In Joliet Canceled Due To Weather

I-80 Bridge Inspection Over Des Plaines River In Joliet Canceled Due To Weather

By Monica DeSantis | Apr 30, 2019

 

Due to the rainy weather the daily inspections for today, April 30th have been canceled.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that regularly scheduled inspections of the Interstate 80 bridges over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will begin April 29, weather permitting.

Daily lane closures will be required, starting with the westbound bridge until May 6, when inspections begin on the eastbound bridge. Inspections on both bridges are expected to be complete by May 11, weather permitting.

The closures will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Saturdays, if necessary. A minimum of two lanes will remain open while inspections are taking place.

Read the full article at
wjol.com

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IDOT 5-year plan includes big improvements on I-80, I-55 in Will County

The Illinois Department of Transportation on Tuesday released a $21.3 billion five-year highway improvement plan with five major projects in Will County. The plan includes $3.2 billion in spending for fiscal year 2021, but IDOT warned that funding could be curtailed because of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

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Overnight lane closures on I-80 bridges in Joliet

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State inspects I80 bridges again

Governor has proposed funding for aging infrastructure’s replacement

Inspectors this week are completing an annual examination of the Interstate 80 bridges that state officials say is done to assure they are safe to drive on, despite the need for repairs.

read more

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Joliet, Ill., was at one time a true blue-collar city. Steel fabrication echoed through the streets of this river dwelling … a constant buzz was in the air.

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Inspections Scheduled On I-80 Bridges Over Des Plaines River

Inspections Scheduled On I-80 Bridges Over Des Plaines River

By Monica DeSantis | Apr 19, 2019

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that regularly scheduled inspections of the Interstate 80 bridges over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will begin April 29, weather permitting.

Daily lane closures will be required, starting with the westbound bridge until May 6, when inspections begin on the eastbound bridge. Inspections on both bridges are expected to be complete by May 11, weather permitting.

The closures will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Saturdays, if necessary. A minimum of two lanes will remain open while inspections are taking place.

Read the full article at
wjol.com

 

 

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IDOT 5-year plan includes big improvements on I-80, I-55 in Will County

The Illinois Department of Transportation on Tuesday released a $21.3 billion five-year highway improvement plan with five major projects in Will County. The plan includes $3.2 billion in spending for fiscal year 2021, but IDOT warned that funding could be curtailed because of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

read more

Overnight lane closures on I-80 bridges in Joliet

Overnight lane closures on I-80 bridges in Joliet CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that an ongoing repair project on the Interstate 80 bridges over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will require occasional overnight lane closures starting,...

read more

State inspects I80 bridges again

Governor has proposed funding for aging infrastructure’s replacement

Inspectors this week are completing an annual examination of the Interstate 80 bridges that state officials say is done to assure they are safe to drive on, despite the need for repairs.

read more

The worn steel city

Joliet, Ill., was at one time a true blue-collar city. Steel fabrication echoed through the streets of this river dwelling … a constant buzz was in the air.

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State to begin inspecting I-80 bridges soon: IDOT

State to begin inspecting I-80 bridges soon: IDOT

By Shaw Media
The Herald News
April 19, 2019

I-80 Des Plaines River Bridge

Shaw Media Photo

 

Regularly scheduled inspections of the Interstate 80 bridges over the Des Plaines River will begin Monday, April 29 in Joliet, ahead of larger repairs.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced in a news release Thursday that state workers would begin the inspections April 29, weather permitting.

Daily lane closures will be required, starting with the westbound bridge until May 6, when inspections begin on the eastbound bridge. Inspections on both bridges are expected to be complete by May 11. The closures will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Saturdays, if necessary.

The inspections are being done in conjunction with an upcoming yearlong maintenance project on both bridges. Any additional issues will be addressed once construction begins this summer.

The larger project, which is under contract, involves steel repairs and bearing replacements. The process for building new parts has already begun, with work on the bridges expected to start in June or July.

The repairs will be taking place under both structures, with any necessary lane closures scheduled at night to avoid disrupting traffic during the daytime hours. The project will be finished next summer.

The twin I-80 bridges garnered attention earlier this year, when a CBS Chicago news story cited an IDOT inspection report from April 2018, which listed the westbound bridge superstructure as in “critical condition – may require closure.”

In unrelated work, IDOT will close the south sidewalk over the Jackson Street Bridge starting Monday. The sidewalk will remain closed for a couple of months. One sidewalk will remain open throughout the project.

 

Des Plaines Bridges News

IDOT 5-year plan includes big improvements on I-80, I-55 in Will County

The Illinois Department of Transportation on Tuesday released a $21.3 billion five-year highway improvement plan with five major projects in Will County. The plan includes $3.2 billion in spending for fiscal year 2021, but IDOT warned that funding could be curtailed because of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

read more

Overnight lane closures on I-80 bridges in Joliet

Overnight lane closures on I-80 bridges in Joliet CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that an ongoing repair project on the Interstate 80 bridges over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, will require occasional overnight lane closures starting,...

read more

State inspects I80 bridges again

Governor has proposed funding for aging infrastructure’s replacement

Inspectors this week are completing an annual examination of the Interstate 80 bridges that state officials say is done to assure they are safe to drive on, despite the need for repairs.

read more

The worn steel city

Joliet, Ill., was at one time a true blue-collar city. Steel fabrication echoed through the streets of this river dwelling … a constant buzz was in the air.

read more