Posts Tagged ‘Madison County’

IDOT announced that starting July 30, there will be overnight restrictions on 270 between Route 3 and Troy, weather permitting.  One lane will be closed between 19:00 to 05:00 in random locations between MM 3 to MM 16 for the purpose of pavement repairs.  (They really need to resurface the entire mainline, not do band aids.)

Expect reduced speed limits (in Illinois you know they can have them up 24/7/365), heavier than normal police enforcement by the state cops, and delays that could go up to 30 minutes or even longer.  We already have an admin that makes regular use of this area during the overnight hours and as such expect the social media accounts to be occasionally monitored until midnight.  The admins do not want to hear about such and such happening while we were sleeping nonsense as there was plenty of that back in June during the overnight construction in North County.

UPDATE 09:45 7/28/17 – IDOT has confirmed via press release that there WILL be weekend closures related to this project but that weekend has not been announced.  When that weekend has been announced it will be posted within 24 hours.

The admins are aware that the third Saturday in September is the date the infamous Ride of the Century will take place – that event takes place during the afternoon hours.  A separate post will come a few days before that event.

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Starting on May 3 and lasting into June, there will be off peak mainline lane closures on 270 from the river bridge to 55/70.

Lane closures will happen Monday-Friday

  • 06:00 to 15:00 for eastbound
  • 09:00 to 17:00 for westbound

Reflective markers in the pavement is expected to be replaced on the mainline lanes.  Expect the speed limits to be reduced and a heavier than normal influence of Illinois State Police traffic patrols during the lane closures.  The lane closures will be weather permitting.