I-39/90 Expansion Project

Illinois state line to Madison, Dane and Rock counties

Weekly Construction Update: July 6-10

Posted: July 2, 2020

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All lane restrictions, road and ramp closures, and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Two lanes remain open to traffic on I-39/90 (in each direction) during daytime hours and weekends. Access remains open to area businesses in the project area. Please continue to patronize the area businesses!

NOTE: Next week Monday through Friday, nightly single lane closures (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.) 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.

NOTE: Only CLOSED roads are listed below; if a road is not listed, the road is OPEN.

MADISON

I-39/90 and US 12/18 (Beltline) interchange area
Femrite Drive underpass
Anticipated construction completion: Fall 2021

  • I-39/90 traffic located on existing lanes through the Beltline interchange (Exit 142 A-B).
  • One lane CLOSED on westbound US 12/18 from Millpond Road to the I-39/90 southbound loop ramp.
    • The lane closure will continue throughout the 2020 construction season.
  • LONG-TERM CLOSURES: Starting Monday, July 13, the two Beltline interchange loop ramps will be CLOSED until early-to-mid-October 2020.
    • I-39/90 southbound exit loop ramp (Exit 142B) to eastbound US 12/18.
    • Westbound US 12/18 loop ramp (Exit 267A) to I-39/90 southbound.
    • Drivers should follow the signed detour route.
  • I-39/90 and Beltline interchange construction operations:
    • Work continues on the new northbound I-39/90 bridge over Femrite Drive.
    • Construction to continue on the new northbound I-39/90 bridge over the northbound I-39/90 ramp to westbound US 12/18.
    • Construction to continue on the new I-39/90 northbound bridge over westbound US 12/18.
    • Construction to continue on the new I-39/90 northbound bridge over eastbound US 12/18.
    • Retaining wall work continues at the new bridge locations within the Beltline interchange.
    • Grading operations to continue within the core of the Beltline interchange.

County AB to US 12/18 (Beltline) interchange
Siggelkow Road underpass
Anticipated construction completion: November 2020

  • Eastbound Beltline ramp traffic to I-39/90 southbound is located on the new concrete pavement and connect with Interstate traffic south of County AB.
    • Please be alert for lane shifts through this area, and traffic merging after County AB.
  • I-39/90 northbound inside lane near County AB will be CLOSED for shoulder work and installation of a crossover.
    • 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday (July 6).
  • County AB over I-39/90 near McFarland will be CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday (July 6-7).
    • Alternate local routes are required.
    • Crews will complete the polymer overlay on the structure.
  • Siggelkow Road under I-39/90 near McFarland is scheduled to be CLOSED starting Wednesday, July 8 until early October 2020 (weather-permitting).
    • Alternate local routes will be required.
  • I-39/90 construction activities include:
    • Traffic switch to shift southbound traffic onto the new I-39/90 southbound lanes.
    • Installation of a crossover to for bi-directional traffic switch on the new I-39/90 southbound lanes.
    • Storm sewer installation near the new crossover.
    • Installation of temporary pavement markings.
    • Paving asphalt shoulder for the Interstate northbound crossover.

JANESVILLE

Kennedy Road to Rock River bridges, Janesville to Edgerton
Townline Road, County M and Newville Road underpasses
Anticipated construction completion: November 2020

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto the southbound side from the Rock River bridges to Kennedy Road, north of the WIS 26 interchange (Exit 171A).
    • Nighttime single lane closures will occur periodically throughout the week.
    • Access remains OPEN to the Janesville rest area
  • County M, under I-39/90, is CLOSED Monday (July 6) through Friday (July 10) 
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • I-39/90 construction operations between Janesville and Edgerton.
    • Removal of the temporary construction access ramps along the side roads.
    • Grading operations in preparation for pouring the new northbound Interstate lanes.
    • Reconstruction of County M.
    • Topsoil restoration work.

WIS 26/Milton Avenue and US 14/Humes Road interchanges, Janesville
Anticipated construction completion: Fall 2021

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto the southbound side from Kennedy Road to the US 14 interchange (Exit 171B).
  • LONG-TERM CLOSURES: The following ramps are CLOSED until late July 2020. Alternate routes will be required.
    • I-39/90 northbound ramp to WIS 26/Milton Avenue (Exit 171A)
      Beloit to Janesville/Milton/Fort Atkinson

      • Drivers with destinations in Janesville, or traveling to Milton/Fort Atkinson, must use Exit 171B.
      • The WIS 11/Racine Street interchange (Exit 175) will also remain open.
    • US 14/Humes Road ramp to I-39/90 northbound
      Janesville to Madison

      • The WIS 26 ramp to the northbound Interstate will remain OPEN.
    • Download the Janesville ramp closure map.
  • Daily lane closures on Deerfield Drive, between Mercy Health and the Ryan Road connection, in Janesville.
    • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (July 6-10)
    • One lane will remain open each way. Be alert for crews and equipment near the travel lanes.
  • I-39/90 construction activities at the WIS 26/Milton Avenue and US 14/Humes Road interchanges.
    • Crews will continue grading work and stone placement for the new US 14/Humes Road interchange ramps.
    • Continue slope restoration and placement of rip rap in areas where grading is complete.
    • Mainline paving to continue for the new I-39/90 northbound lanes.
    • Asphalt shoulder installation for the new northbound Interstate lanes.
    • Continue installation of the modular block retaining wall under the pedestrian overpass at WIS 26/Milton Avenue.
    • Installation of right of way fencing.
    • Installation of the temporary ramp traffic signals at US 14/Humes Road interchanges with I-39/90 (Exit 171 B).
    • Placement of temporary centerline barrier block on the new I-39/90 northbound lanes in preparation for a traffic switch at the end of July.
    • Pouring sidewalks and curb ramps on Deerfield Drive.
    • Installation of pavement markings for the upcoming northbound traffic switch.
    • Pouring the collector-distributor lane barrier wall and overhead sign structures.

Polymer overlays for I-39/90 bridges
Ruger Avenue, East Milwaukee Street, Mount Zion Avenue, Palmer Drive.

  • Nightly lane closures on I-39/90 northbound between Ruger Avenue and Mount Zion Avenue in Janesville.
    • 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday (July 6-9).
    • Be alert for slowdowns in this area.
  • Watch for lane shifts near the bridges, including crews and equipment near the travel lanes.
  • Learn about the polymer overlay process.

BELOIT

I-39/90 expansion and I-43 reconstruction (Illinois state line to Hart Road; County X/Hart Road to Freeman Parkway), Beloit
Anticipated construction completion: Fall 2021

  • All I-39/90 traffic is shifted onto the existing southbound lanes from Colley Road to Hart Road.
    • Access remains OPEN to the Beloit rest area and local businesses.
  • I-43 traffic is located on the new WIS 81 lanes between I-39/90 and Gateway Blvd.
    • One lane remains OPEN each way. Watch for lane shifts and crossovers.
    • Be alert for construction equipment as bridge construction is taking place within the interchange area.
  • Loop ramps are CLOSED at the I-39/90 and I-43/WIS 81 interchange in Beloit.
    • I-39/90 traffic must use Exit 185 to access I-43 or WIS 81/Milwaukee Road (view the navigation map).
    • Ramps and crossroad traffic are controlled by traffic signals.
    • Drivers on I-43 should be attentive for reduced speeds heading into Beloit and the traffic switch on Wednesday.
  • I-43/WIS 81 northbound is CLOSED at I-39/90 (between the interchange ramps) for bridge girder setting.
    • 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday (July 7).
    • Alternate routes are required such as I-39/90 southbound to IL 75 and north on I-39/90.
  • I-39/90 and I-43 construction operations near Beloit:
    • Structure construction for the new flyover bridges at the I-39/90 and I-43 interchange will continue.
    • Crews will continue erecting steel girders for the flyover bridges.
    • I-39/90 northbound lanes reconstruction continues from Colley Road to Hart Road.
    • Paving continues for the new I-39/90 northbound and southbound lanes.