The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that an estimated two-year closure will take place on the ramp that carries traffic from the inbound Kennedy Expressway (southbound I-90/94) to eastbound Congress Parkway beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15, weather permitting.
The closure is necessary to complete road and bridge construction, part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project.
Beginning Jan. 9, the ramp from the inbound Kennedy to inbound Congress Parkway will be fully closed for approximately two years. A posted detour will direct southbound I-90/94 traffic to continue south and exit at Roosevelt Road. Motorists should go east on Roosevelt Road, north on Jefferson Street, east on Harrison Street and north on Wells Street to access eastbound Congress Parkway.
The ramp closure will allow for construction of a new ramp from the inbound Kennedy to inbound Congress, as well construction on the eastbound Congress Parkway bridge over the Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways and the replacement of the Van Buren Street bridge.
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.
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The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that restrictions
the allowable gross vehicular weights will go into effect on the following roads in Henry County, effective Feb. 1:
|Fish Hatchery/Grange Road ---------
|Osco Road --------------------------------
|Midland Road ----------------------------
As weather permits, the postings will be lifted in the vicinity of May 1.
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Bridge work is part of the I-88 Reconstruction Project scheduled for 2018-2019
The Illinois Tollway will begin advance work this week to prepare for the reconstruction of the east end of the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) between York Road and I-290, including building an additional lane on the westbound side. The two-year project also includes reconstruction and widening of the York Road Bridge, repair and widening of the I-88 bridges over Roosevelt Road, improvements on the ramps connecting I-88 and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and noisewall construction adjacent to residential areas.
Beginning the week of December 18, work is scheduled to begin to prepare for removal of the York Road Bridge carrying traffic over the I-88 in Oak Brook. Electronic message signs and construction signs will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closures.
One lane in both directions on York Road will be closed to allow for the removal of the raised median and for the construction of median crossovers. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration through the end of the year.
To accommodate reconstruction and widening on I-88, the Illinois Tollway is removing the existing York Road Bridge and replacing it with a new bridge featuring a reinforced concrete deck on precast concrete beams. The existing four-span, four-lane bridge will be replaced with a two-span, five-lane bridge to coordinate with future local improvements planned for York Road.
Reconstruction of the York Road Bridge is scheduled to begin in February. All traffic will be shifted into the southbound lanes, for the removal and reconstruction of the northbound lanes. Once this work is complete, all traffic will be shifted onto the new bridge and work to remove and reconstruct the southbound lanes will begin. The bridge is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2018.
In February, work is also scheduled to begin to widen and repair bridges carrying Roosevelt Road over I-88. The existing bridges will be widened to accommodate construction of an additional westbound lane on I-88 and to provide a shoulder for the eastbound lanes. The work also will include repairs to the existing bridge deck, beams and piers. Construction will require lane reductions on Roosevelt Road and is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2018.
Work to improve the east end of I-88 between York Road and I-290 is scheduled to begin in 2018 with work to reconstruct and widen westbound I-88 to provide four lanes of new roadway and reconstruction of the eastbound lanes scheduled for 2019. In addition, to accommodate the roadway improvements, the ramps connecting eastbound I-88 to northbound I-294 and southbound I-294 to westbound I-88 will be reconfigured to match up with the newly widened pavement.
As part of this project, the Illinois Tollway will upgrade roadway lighting as well as install new noisewall on the eastbound side of I-88 between York Road and Roosevelt Road and on the westbound side of I-88 between I-294 and Roosevelt Road.
The I-88 Reconstruction Project will extend the life of the roadway, increase traffic capacity and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. More than 130,000 vehicles use this stretch of I-88 daily and more than 15,200 vehicles use the York Road Bridge daily.
The project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Village of Oak Brook, the City of Elmhurst, Village of Hillside, York Township and DuPage County, as well as local fire and police departments. The project is funded by the Tollway's Move Illinois Program.
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to the traffic patterns and work zone activity that can be expected during the winter months for the I-65 widening project area.
It’s also important to remember that during winter months, the speed limit will remain at the reduced 55 MPH. 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 and use caution while driving through winter weather.
The traffic patterns and work zone activity that can be expected during the winter months are listed below.
I-65 from US-231 to just south of US-30
- I-65 Mainline – Any work in this area of the project that occurs in the winter would be minimal and not involve reconfiguring the existing traffic pattern.
I-65 just south of IN-2 to US-231
- I-65 Mainline – Traffic will be shifted slightly towards the inside shoulder both northbound and southbound to accommodate an 8-foot outside shoulder during the winter months. This shift will create a 4-foot inside shoulder in each direction, with northbound and southbound traffic being divided by a guardrail or barrier wall for increased safety.
- US-231 – Traffic will remain one lane in each direction at the I-65 interchange through the winter, with eastbound traffic shifted back onto the east side of the road. A median will divide the two lanes of traffic and the elimination of bi-directional westbound traffic will allow for safer travel during winter weather conditions.
- IN-2 – Traffic will remain one lane in each direction at the I-65 interchange through the winter.
Kankakee River Bridges
- During the week of November 29, southbound traffic will shift from the right side of the bridge to the left side.
- Northbound I-65 traffic will remain unaffected until the 2018 construction season commences.
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