Tuesday, February 26, 2013
All temporary lane closures have been canceled from 9 a.m. today through 7 a.m. Thursday.
The Illinois Tollway is preparing to mobilize its full fleet of 182 snowplows in response to sleet and snow that has already started and is expected to continue overnight into Wednesday around the Chicagoland area, according to a press release. “Our Snow Operations team is monitoring this storm closely and is prepared to manage snowfall throughout the day,” Kristi Lafleur, executive director, Illinois Tollway, said in a statement. “We ask our customers to be patient, drive safely and give our snowplows the room they need to clear the roads, especially during this evening’s rush hour.” Northern Illinois is expected to get 3 to 6 inches of snow from noon until 9 p.m. Some areas could see totals greater than 6 inches should thundersnow …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Construction activities have been restricted to prevent impact on traffic; temporary lane closures have also been suspended.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Information provided by the Illinois Tollway. The Illinois Tollway is expecting approximately 7 million vehicles will travel the Tollway system this Memorial Day holiday from Friday, May 25, through Tuesday, May 29, and is reminding customers to drive safely when traveling in construction work zones throughout the Illinois Tollway system. Check out Wilmette and Kenilworth traffic on Patch's commute page before you head out on the road. The Tollway expects the heaviest travel on Friday, May 25, when nearly 1.6 million vehicles are projected to be on the road. On an average day, about 1.4 million vehicles use the Tollway. The Tollway is restricting construction activity and suspending all temporary construction lane closures over the …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Today's storm is expected to drop five to seven inches of snow on Wilmette.
Updated Friday 5 p.m. Parking is prohibited on both sides of the street from now until 24 hours after the snow stops to allow for plowing operations. Residents are advised to park in their driveways or garage. Wilmette Police Department Commander of Special Operations Patrick Collins said several car accidents were reported throughout the day though he did not have details. No roads were closed as a result of accidents. Crews from public works are working on plowing and salting Wilmette's main streets and business and commuter walking routes according to the village's Web site. Once these are clear they will begin working on side streets. The Union Pacific/North Line Metra is still experiencing heavy delays. Trains are operating between 17…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tollway mobilizing full fleet to prep for storm
Updated Friday 9:10 p.m. The Illinois Tollway has helped 159 motorists so far today, according to a press release. Its trucks will continue to plow overnight to deal with the heavy snowfall. "Once the main roadways are clear, work will begin to remove remaining snow from roadway shoulders, ramps and toll plazas across the 286-mile system," the release said. Updated Friday 3:35 p.m. The Tollway has helped 28 motorists so far in today's storm, according to a press release. Employees have changed tires and batteries, given out fuel and called for tow trucks. Thursday evening: In anticipation of Friday's four to seven inches of predicted snow, the Illinois Tollway is readying its full fleet of 183 snowplows to clear the roads. The National …