||August 29, 2014
||Chicago, Des Plaines, Rosemont and Schiller Park.
This site has been created to provide one location where the public
can get details about the US Route 12/45 Widening and Reconstruction
project scope and the construction staging and schedule. The
information is intended to help you understand what we will be doing
and when the work is anticipated to take place.
As the Department works to make this section of roadway safer for
the future, we want to make sure users, residents and local business
owners have up to date information on the progress of the project.
If you have any questions about the project that have not been
answered with the information on this site please use the “Contact
Us” section and a response will be sent to you.
|UPDATE- January 13, 2014
The Illinois Department of Transportation will be
closing the ramps between Mannheim Road and Balmoral
Avenue on January 13, 2014.
These ramps are east of
Mannheim Road, to and from the Village of Rosemont. The
ramp is tentatively scheduled to open mid-July 2014.
The signed detour route will be as follows:
Balmoral Avenue to NB Mannheim Road
Traffic will be detoured at Balmoral Avenue and Des
Plaines River Road. Detour route is south on Des Plaines
River Road to westbound Lawrence Avenue to Mannheim
NB Mannheim Road to EB Balmoral Avenue
Traffic will be detoured at Lawrence Avenue and Mannheim
Road. Detour route is east on Lawrence Avenue to
northbound Des Plaines River Road to Balmoral Avenue.
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WORK ZONE SAFETY
Did you know that work zone fatalities are down 29.6 percent compared to 2003? Aggressive law enforcement and awareness campaigns in addition to significant improvements to work zone safety traffic control has reduced Illinois work zone fatalities from 44, including 5 workers, in 2003 to 30, including 3 workers, killed in 2010.
So, Give ‘em a brake…slow down for their sake
IDOT appreciates your patience and understanding as we work to
improve the roadways in your community.
IDOT CONSTRUCTION ZONES
website provides up to date information on all current active
construction contracts, including those funded through the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, after contract execution.
IDOT DBE PROGRAM
If you are a small business and are interested in work on road
construction projects with IDOT,
click here for
information on IDOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.
If you have a specific project-related question, please submit your
question by visiting IDOT’s website
and complete the email form to receive a prompt response.