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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Final Beam Installation for Byrne Flyover

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that closures on the ramps from the inbound Dan Ryan and Kennedy expressways (I-90/94) to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) will take place for one day on Sunday, August 7, weather permitting. The closures are necessary to install the final beams that will support the bridge deck of the new flyover ramp linking the inbound Dan Ryan to the outbound Eisenhower, part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, August 7, the following closures will take place:

  • The ramp from the inbound Kennedy Expressway (southbound I-90/94) to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (westbound I-290) will be closed from Jackson Street to Halsted Street until 10 a.m. Sunday. A posted detour will direct traffic to continue on the outbound Dan Ryan (southbound I-90/94) and take the Taylor Street exit to Roosevelt Road. Motorists should travel west on Roosevelt Road, north on Ashland Avenue and west on Van Buren Street to use the Van Buren entrance ramp to the westbound Eisenhower.
  • The ramp from the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (northbound I-90/94) to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (westbound I-290) will be closed until 8 a.m. Sunday. A posted detour will direct traffic to exit at Roosevelt Road, travel west on Roosevelt Road, north on Ashland and west on Van Buren Street to use the Van Buren entrance ramp to the westbound Eisenhower.

The new flyover bridge will replace the existing single-lane, winding ramp with a new two-lane ramp and bridge that begins just south of Roosevelt Road and arches over Harrison Street, the rest of the Jane Byrne Interchange and Halsted Street before connecting to the outbound Eisenhower near Morgan Street. From ramp to ramp, the entire structure will be about one mile in length. 

When it is complete in Winter 2016/2017, the flyover will improve efficiency, traffic flow and safety for the approximately 400,000 motorists that drive through the Jane Byrne Interchange each day.

Please visit www.circleinterchange.org for complete project details and closure information, including a streaming high-resolution view of the work zone.

7/27/2016 4:52 PM (Updated 7/28/2016 11:23 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Lane Closures on I-57 in Williamson County
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of upcoming lane closures on I-57 in Williamson County.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, July 11, southbound I-57 will be reduced to one lane, from Marion to just north of IL-148 (MM 54-46). Lane closures are necessary to facilitate rehabilitation of the roadway.

Due to the high volume of traffic on this section of roadway, major delays can be expected daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Motorists should also be aware that incidents causing delays can occur at any time.
 
This work will consist of removing the existing surface, fracturing (rubblizing) the existing concrete pavement to create the new base and placing new hot mix asphalt pavement and shoulders. Work is expected to last through mid-November, with all lanes open for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

A smart traffic control system will convey real-time traffic delay information to message boards located in advance of the work zone along I-57 and approaches to the interstate. Motorists are urged to pay attention to these messages and seek alternate routes when directed. Local traffic is encouraged to utilize other state routes to avoid this section of roadway if possible. IL-37, paralleling I-57 to the east, has been marked as a detour route for through traffic.

For IDOT District 9 updates on Twitter, follow us at http://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict9.

7/7/2016 6:23 PM (Updated 7/14/2016 4:14 PM)
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