WB Palatine Road Shut Down at Schoenbeck Rd due to Water Main Break Near Windsor Dr, Arlington Heights

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IDOT shut down westbound Palatine Road at Schoenbeck Road just before noon Thursday September 5, 2019 because of a water main break just east of Windsor Drive in Arlington Heights. A water main break occurred near the curb lane of the westbound frontage lanes. There was heavy flow and minor flooding at Windsor Drive and Palatine Road. As of 2:15 p.m. all lanes of westbound Palatine Road were closed and there was no advanced warning or alert to motorists in express lanes or frontage lanes that westbound Palatine Road was shut down.

Construction crews are wrapping up resurfacing work on Palatine Road but were not active in the immediate area.

Roadway open according to Google Map Traffic

Some motorists on westbound Palatine Road made a left turn in front of eastbound express lane traffic to go south on Schoenbeck Road, but many motorists decided not to take the risk of crossing in front of eastbound express trucks and passenger vehicles. Many were exceeding the express lane speed and well over the construction zone speed. Also, many motorists were honking at motorists that were taking extra care before turning in front of the express traffic.



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