The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a portion of Busse Highway, where the road meets Touhy Avenue in the City of Park Ridge, will be closed for construction.
In order to complete the work, the following detours will occur:
- Southeastern-bound traffic on Busse Highway will detour east onto Elm Street, continuing southeast to Northwest Highway and then west onto Touhy Avenue.
- Northwestern-bound traffic on Busse Highway will detour east on to Touhy Avenue, continuing northwest to Northwest Highway and then south onto Greenwood Avenue and southeast onto Busse Highway.
Eastbound and westbound travel on Touhy Avenue will be reduced to single lanes, and motorists will not have the ability to turn at Busse Highway.
The project will remove and replace the pedestrian walkway at the Metra bridge, and is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 31.
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.