I-39/90 Expansion Project

Illinois state line to Madison, Dane and Rock Counties

Weekly Construction Update: Oct. 23-27

Posted: Oct. 20, 2017

All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

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NOTE: Next week Monday through Friday (8 p.m. to 5 a.m.) and Friday to Saturday (10 p.m. to 7 a.m.), nightly single lane closures are planned on I-39/90 northbound and southbound in the following work zones, unless noted otherwise. Minor delays may occur during these lane closures.

Two lanes remain open to traffic on I-39/90 (in each direction) during daytime hours.

Temporary widening on I-39/90 southbound, Madison to Edgerton
County AB to East Church Road, north of US 51 interchange
County MN, Drotning Road, County W and County B underpasses

  • View temporary widening activities.
    • Excavation, stone placement and culvert extensions underway along I-39/90 shoulders. Be alert for shoulder closures in this area.
    • Asphalt paving operations to continue next week. Be alert for lane shifts onto the new asphalt within these limits.
    • Lane shifts onto new asphalt from County AB to Williams Drive bridge. Median widening and County MN bridge work ongoing through this area.
    • Pier and abutment construction underway for the County MN bridge. Girders to be set on Thursday (Oct. 19).
    • Parapet walls to be poured for I-39/90 bridge widenings over Drotning Road and County W.
    • Deck poured for the County B bridge and parapet walls to be constructed late next week.
    • Lane shifts to the median on I-39/90 southbound between Church Street and County B with barrier wall located at the County B, County W, and Drotning Road overpasses.
  • County MN under I-39/90 is CLOSED until late October 2017. Alternate routes are required; follow the posted detour.
  • Drotning Road under I-39/90 is CLOSED until late October 2017. Alternate local routes are required.
  • County W under I-39/90 is OPEN to traffic. Be alert for crews and equipment in the area.
  • County B under I-39/90 is CLOSED until late October 2017. Alternate routes are required; follow the posted detour.

I-39/90 and County N interchange (Exit 147), north of Stoughton

  • Nighttime ramp closures to and from I-39/90 southbound at the County N interchange.
    • 10 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 24) to 3 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 25)
    • Alternate routes are required.
  • Effective Wednesday morning (Oct. 25), I-39/90 southbound traffic to be shifted onto new concrete pavement near interchange. Be alert for lane shifts!
  • View County N interchange operations:
    • Flagging operations will occur periodically on County N near the Interstate. Drive with caution through this area.
    • All permanent County N ramps to and from I-39/90 are open. Be alert for ramp location changes, including from I-39/90 southbound ramp to County N!
    • Traffic shifts on County N, between Koshkonong Road and I-39/90, including through the southern roundabout. One lane remains open in each direction; be alert for these lane shifts!
    • Remember to yield to traffic on your left before entering the partial roundabouts.
    • Work underway along I-39/90 southbound near County N. Crews also to continue to work on County N south of the interchange.
  • County N is CLOSED to all traffic, between the Interstate 39/90 northbound ramps and Rinden Road, near the township of Pleasant Springs.
    • Alternate local routes are required. Signed detour route: I-39/90, US 12/18 and County N.
    • This section of highway is anticipated to reopen in late November 2017.
  • The County N and Rinden Road intersection is OPEN.

I-39/90 northbound expansion (Dane/Rock County line to E. Church Road) and US 51 interchange, east of Stoughton

  • Nightly ramp closures to and from I-39/90 northbound at the WIS 73/US 51 interchange (Exit 160).
    • 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Monday through Friday (Oct. 23-27)
    • 10 p.m. – 7 a.m. Friday to Saturday (Oct. 27-28)
    • Alternate routes are required.
  • View construction operations:
    • Approach slabs to be completed next week for all I-39/90 northbound bridges over the local roadways (Lake Drive Road, Saunders Creek, US 51 ramps and East Church Road).
    • Concrete paving underway with these limits. Asphalt paving to continue in some locations next week.
    • Final restoration work is ongoing throughout the project area.
    • In early November, I-39/90 northbound traffic to return to original side in these limits – weather-permitting.
  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto southbound side of Interstate, between the Dane/Rock County line and East Church Road, north of the US 51 interchange (Stoughton Exit 156).
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall. Be alert for crossovers in this area, and please stay in your lane!
    • Reduced speed limit of 65 mph on I-39/90 northbound in this area.
    • I-39/90 northbound ramp to US 51 (Stoughton Exit 156) is open.
      • US 51 ramp to I-39/90 northbound ramp CLOSED until mid-November 2017. Alternate routes required during this ramp closure.
      • Signed detour route: Travel south to the WIS 73/US 51 interchange (Exit 160) to travel north on the Interstate.
    • The southbound Interstate on and off ramps at Stoughton Exit 156 remain open during construction with periodic nighttime ramp closures.
  • Local roads under I-39/90 to be CLOSED until mid-November 2017.
    • Lake Drive Road under Interstate 39/90 near Edgerton, and East Church Road under I-39/90, near the town of Christiana.
    • Lake Drive Road construction under I-39/90 is ongoing. Emergency access through the work zone to be limited during these activities.
    • Emergency access to be provided to police, fire and EMS.

I-39/90 and WIS 59 interchange and Rock River bridges, near Edgerton and Newville

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto northbound side and bridge over the Rock River. Be alert for crossovers in this area, and please stay in your lane!
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction on I-39/90, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Reduced speed limit of 65 mph on I-39/90 northbound in this area.
    • Southbound Interstate access to the WIS 59 interchange (Exit 163) use temporary off/on ramp connections.
  • Interstate and Rock River bridge operations: Download the Rock River Bridge, Boater Navigation Guide!
    • Navigational buoys are placed in river under I-39/90. Boaters should slow down (this area is no wake), and be alert for construction crews and work taking place.
    • Grading operations are ongoing on the old I-39/90 southbound lanes near the Rock River.
    • Demolition of the old I-39/90 southbound bridge over the Rock River is underway. This work will continue for several weeks before crews construct the new southbound bridge over the river.
  • Ellendale Road under I-39/90 along the Rock River will be CLOSED during daytime hours next week (October 23-27). Alternate local routes are required.
    • Dates and times to be provided in advance on message boards on the roadway. The road will remain open during nighttime hours and weekends.
    • The closures and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.
    • Flagging operations will occur periodically on Ellendale Road as crews unload trucks and reach material stored along the road.
  • WIS 59 interchange activities:
    • Landscaping and restoration efforts underway at the WIS 59 interchange (weather permitting). Be alert for crews and equipment in the interchange area.
  • Access remains open to area businesses and neighborhoods. Please continue to patronize area businesses in the project area!

I-39/90 expansion (WIS 11/Avalon Road interchange to US 14/Humes Road interchange) in Janesville

  • View I-39/90 construction activities.
    • Concrete paving complete for the future Interstate crossover just south of the US 14 interchange. Barrier wall installed along I-39/90 southbound in this area.
    • Crews are also constructing the temporary I-39/90 northbound ramp to WIS 11/Racine Street. Crossover and temporary ramp to used next year during future traffic stages.
    • Construction work finished on the temporary ramp crossover for the WIS 11/Avalon Road ramp to I-39/90 northbound. Culvert extensions to occur in this area.
    • Shift of I-39/90 northbound traffic onto southbound side, between WIS 11/Racine Street and US 14 interchange, currently scheduled for October 26 – weather-permitting. More information to be provided next week.
  • Traffic switch of I-39/90 northbound traffic onto southbound side, between WIS 11/Racine Street and US 14 interchange, currently scheduled for Thursday morning (Oct. 26) – weather-permitting. Back up date is Friday morning (Oct. 27).
    • All ramps at the WIS 11/Racine Street and US 14 interchanges to remain open.
    • Be alert for crossovers in this area, and please stay in your lane!
  • Traffic shifted on I-39/90 southbound from the US 14 (Humes Road) interchange to the WIS 11/Avalon Road interchange in Janesville. Please be alert and stay in your lane!

I-39/90 expansion (Hart Road bridge over I-39/90 to WIS 11/Avalon Road interchange), north of Beloit

  • View I-39/90 construction operations within these limits.
    • Nighttime asphalt paving to complete temporary widening and crossovers for future traffic stages within these limits.
    • Temporary barrier wall to be placed in the median of I-39/90.
  • Traffic shift on I-39/90 northbound near the Hart Road overpass, just south of the County S/Shopiere Road interchange.