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Illinois Tollway logo   Temporary Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled on I-290 This Week For Beam Installation on Devon Avenue Bridge

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Temporary, overnight lane closures on westbound I-290 are scheduled this week for beam installation on the Devon Avenue Bridge carrying traffic over I-290 in Itasca. Traffic on Devon Avenue is currently reduced from two lanes to one in each direction to accommodate construction of the bridge as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project.

Weather permitting, beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, one westbound lane on I-290 will close, followed by closure of a second lane at 9 p.m. and a third lane at 11 p.m. to prepare for beam installation over the westbound side of the roadway. In addition, brief, intermittent full closures of the westbound lanes are scheduled between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Thursday, September 24. The ramp carrying traffic from eastbound Illinois Route 390 to westbound I-290 will also close at midnight. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. ahead of the morning rush hour.

Similar closures at the same times are scheduled on Thursday, September 24, in the westbound lanes, and on Saturday, September 27, in the eastbound lanes. All lanes will reopen each following morning by 5 a.m. 

Reconstruction of the Devon Avenue Bridge is being coordinated with Cook County, the Illinois Department of Transportation and the village of Itasca, along with local school districts and police and fire departments.

Work includes construction of a new four-lane bridge, which is needed to accommodate the new I-290 Interchange at Illinois Route 390. The bridge is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. Up to 25,200 vehicles a day use the Devon Avenue Bridge.

As part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project, the Illinois Tollway is completely rebuilding the I-290 Interchange at Illinois Route 390, formerly known as the Elgin O’Hare Expressway. The Illinois Tollway began construction this past spring on the high-speed flyover ramp bridge and ramps connecting westbound I-290 to Illinois Route 390 and eastbound I-290 to westbound Illinois Route 390.

The Illinois Route 390/I-290 Interchange Project is estimated at approximately $440 million and will include 17 ramps and 15 new bridges in the interchange area between Meacham/Medinah Road and Prospect Avenue and will create direct access with free-flow traffic movements to and from Illinois Route 390 in all directions. This piece of the project will relieve congestion on and around Thorndale Avenue, Rohlwing Road, Park Boulevard and Prospect Avenue and reduce travel times by up to 35 percent. The new interchange will be complete in 2017.

Maps and construction project information about the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project are available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

The $3.4 billion Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project is included in the Tollway's 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Moving the Future.

9/22/2014 5:41 PM (Updated 9/22/2014 5:41 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Major Traffic Stage Change on IL-59 in Naperville/Aurora

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)  - Traffic on IL-59 at the BNSF railroad viaduct, which is 1,000 feet south of North Aurora Road, will be reduced from two lanes to one lane in each direction.

The project consists of 1.57 miles of roadway reconstruction, resurfacing, retaining walls, noise abatement walls, lighting, traffic signals and other work on IL-59 from New York Street to N. Aurora Road in Naperville and Aurora. The anticipated completion date for this project is September 30, 2015.

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, be on the alert for workers and equipment, expect delays and be prepared to stop.

4/15/2014 1:44 PM (Updated 7/30/2014 2:54 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Martin Luther King (MLK) Bridge - East St. Louis

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that a lane restriction will be encountered on the Martin Luther King Bridge, on September 24, 2014.  The lane restriction is needed to complete the bridge inspection.

Weather permitting, on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, the MLK Bridge will be closed in the westbound direction, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The eastbound lanes will remain open during this work.

The Department appreciates the patience of the motoring public during these restrictions.  Please be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout work zones.

For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.

9/22/2014 5:37 PM (Updated 9/22/2014 10:20 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pavement Repairs, Lane Closures in Elgin Wednesday

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement repairs on Bluff City Boulevard, between Gifford Road and U.S. 20, in Elgin, are scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Wednesday, Sept 24.

The improvements consist of intermittent pavement repairs, such as pavement patching, milling, and resurfacing. The project could require reducing the roadway to a single lane of traffic with flaggers present during the daytime hours where construction is taking place.

The anticipated completion date for this project is Oct.24.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

9/22/2014 5:33 PM (Updated 9/22/2014 5:33 PM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Pavement Repairs, Lane Closures in Dolton

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a pavement repair project on 142nd Street/Main Street between Indiana and Dolton avenues in Dolton is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Sept 26.

The improvements consist of intermittent pavement repairs, such as pavement patching, milling, and resurfacing, with curb, sidewalk and sewer upgrades.  The project could require reducing the roadway to a single lane of traffic with flaggers present during the daytime hours where construction is taking place.

The anticipated completion date for this project is Nov. 26.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

9/19/2014 5:09 PM (Updated 9/22/2014 9:54 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   South Cook County Traffic Signal Upgrades Begin Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that 52 traffic signal modernization projects at various locations in south Cook County are scheduled to begin, weather permitting, Monday, Sept. 22.

Traffic signals will be installed at intersections throughout the southern portion of the county. Other work will include changing signal heads to modernized LED signals, installing battery backup systems in the event of power failures, adding pedestrian signal heads, replacing some traffic signal posts and modernizing the controllers. The projects could require reducing some roads to a single lane of traffic, with flaggers present during the daytime hours where construction is taking place.

The anticipated completion date for this project is July 15, 2015.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

9/19/2014 3:36 PM (Updated 9/22/2014 9:54 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-134 Resurfacing in Lake County Begins Next Week

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a resurfacing project on various locations of Illinois 134 between U.S 12 and Illinois 120 in Lake County will begin, weather permitting, on Monday, Sept. 22.

In order to complete the work, motorists can expect daily lane closures with flaggers at various locations once construction begins. The anticipated completion date for this project is May 15, 2015.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

9/19/2014 3:19 PM (Updated 9/22/2014 9:55 AM)

Illinois Tollway logo   Temporary Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Next Week for Beam Installation on Bartlett Road Bridge

Bridge being reconstructed for I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project

Temporary, overnight lane closures on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) are scheduled next week for beam installation on the Bartlett Road Bridge carrying traffic over I-90 in Hoffman Estates. The bridge is currently closed for reconstruction to make way for the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project.

Weather permitting, beginning at 8 p.m. on Monday, September 22, one lane in each direction on I-90 will close, followed by closure of a second westbound lane at 10 p.m. to prepare for beam installation over the westbound side of the roadway. In addition, brief, intermittent full closures of the westbound lanes are scheduled between 11:30 p.m. on Monday, September 22, and 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 23. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. ahead of the morning rush hour.

Similar closures at the same times are scheduled on Tuesday, September 23, for beam installation over the eastbound side of I-90. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, September 24.

Reconstruction of the Bartlett Road Bridge is being coordinated with Cook County, the Illinois Department of Transportation and the village of Hoffman Estates, along with local school districts and police and fire departments.

Work includes construction of a new concrete bridge with one lane and a shoulder in both directions. The project will also accommodate a future bicycle and pedestrian path on the northbound side of the bridge. The new bridge is scheduled to reopen this fall.

The Bartlett Road Bridge is among 11 local crossroad bridges scheduled to be reconstructed along I-90 this year to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. On the eastern segment of I-90, work is also underway on Higgins Road. On the western segment of I-90, bridges to be removed and reconstructed in 2014 include Town Hall Road, Pearl Street, Johnson Road, Shattuck Road, County Line Road, Harmony-Riley Road, Harmony Road, Hennig Road and Tyrrell Road.

Maps and construction project information about the I-90 local crossroad bridge projects are available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

9/19/2014 2:34 PM (Updated 9/22/2014 9:52 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   IL-137 Resurfacing in Grayslake

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a resurfacing project on Illinois 137 (Buckley Road) between U.S. 45 and Illinois 83 (Ivanhoe Road) in Grayslake will begin, weather permitting, on Monday, Sept. 22.

In order to complete the work, motorists can expect daily lane closures with flaggers at various locations once construction begins. The anticipated completion date for this project is Oct. 17.

Motorists should expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

 

9/19/2014 1:44 PM (Updated 9/22/2014 9:55 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Ramp Closures Scheduled on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at I-290 and Roosevelt Road Interchanges

Ogden Avenue Interchange work scheduled later this month

The Illinois Tollway is scheduled to continue ramp repairs on the interchanges that connect the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-290, Roosevelt Road and Ogden Avenue. Weather permitting, ramp closures with detours are needed at all three interchanges this month to complete the repairs and electronic message signs and detour signage will be put in place to alert drivers.

I-290 Interchange

This week, a weekend-long closure is scheduled on the ramp carrying eastbound I-290 traffic to southbound I-294 for shoulder repairs and electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers.

Beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 19, the ramp will be closed and a detour will be put in place. The detour will route eastbound I-290 traffic to the Mannheim Road exit and direct drivers to immediately reenter I-290 westbound and then onto southbound I-294. The ramp is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, September 22, in advance of the morning commute.



Work is also planned over the next two consecutive weekends on the ramp carrying northbound I-294 traffic to eastbound I-290. The ramp will remain open during construction, however, traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one. The first weekend of work is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 19. The work will be completed by 5 a.m. on Monday, September 22, in advance of the morning commute. A similar closure is planned for the following weekend from Friday night, September 26, through Monday morning, September 29.

Roosevelt Road Interchange


This weekend, a closure is scheduled on the ramp carrying eastbound Roosevelt Road traffic to southbound I-294 and electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. Beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 19, the ramp will close and a detour will be put in place directing traffic from eastbound Roosevelt Road to Wolf Road and then south to Ogden Avenue before merging onto southbound I-294. The ramp is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, September 22, in advance of the morning commute.



Ogden Avenue Interchange

Two ramps at the Ogden Avenue Interchange are scheduled to close for ramp work this month. Beginning September 22, a two-week closure with a posted detour is scheduled for reconstruction of the ramp carrying southbound I-294 to westbound Ogden Avenue. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers and a detour will be put in place directing southbound I-294 traffic to eastbound Ogden Avenue, then immediately reentering I-294 heading northbound to reach westbound Ogden Avenue.

In addition, a weekend closure is scheduled for the ramp carrying westbound Ogden Avenue traffic to southbound I-294. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers and a detour will be put in place directing traffic south on York Road and Garfield Avenue, then east on 55th Street, south on County Line Road and east on I-55 to reach southbound I-294.