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Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled This Weekend for Beam Removal at IL-25 on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled this weekend on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) for bridge beam removal on the Illinois Route 25 Bridge carrying traffic over I-90 in Elgin. The bridge remains open with traffic reduced to one lane in each direction for construction as part of the Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project.

Weather permitting, beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 19, one lane in both directions on I-90 will close between the Fox River Bridge and Illinois Route 25 for beam removal on the southbound side of the bridge, followed by closure of a second lane at 10 p.m. with intermittent full closures of the eastbound lanes scheduled between 11:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. and intermittent full closures of the westbound lanes scheduled between 2 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. on Saturday, December 20.

Similar overnight closures are scheduled on Saturday, December 20, with all lanes reopening by 5 a.m. on Sunday, December 21.

Construction is being coordinated with Kane and Cook counties, the city of Elgin and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local municipalities and police and fire departments. Up to 9,000 vehicles use the existing interchange daily.

Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project

The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is reconstructing the Illinois Route 25 Bridge over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), as well as the four ramps that make up the interchange, and includes improvements to Illinois Route 25 and construction of a Park & Ride facility by Pace. The project cost is estimated at $72 million with work scheduled to be complete in 2016.

The project will reconstruct the Illinois Route 25 Bridge and the ramp bridge carrying the westbound entrance and exit movements over I-90, rebuild the eastbound and westbound entrance and exit ramps and reconstruct the existing ramp toll plazas to provide one I-PASS Only lane and a lane with an automatic coin machine. The ramps will be reconstructed and realigned to accommodate the wider I-90 roadway and improve traffic flow.

The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The Illinois Route 25 Bridge and ramps were constructed as part of the original Tollway system in the 1950s.



 

12/17/2014 11:35 AM (Updated 12/17/2014 11:35 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Expressway Lane, Ramp Closures for Harrison Street Bridge Project, Jane Byrne Interchange Reconstruction

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that starting tonight and throughout the remainder of the week, overnight lane and ramp closures will take place, weather permitting, to install beams for the new West Harrison Street Bridge over the Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94). The work is part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange Improvement Project.

At 11:59 p.m. Tuesday night, the two left lanes of the outbound Dan Ryan will be closed until 5 a.m. Wednesday. The outbound Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan also will be closed during this time.

  • Between 1 and 5 a.m. Wednesday, there will be full closures of the outbound Dan Ryan for no longer than 15 minutes at a time. There also will be full closures of the inbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan for no longer than 15 minutes at a time during this same timeframe.

The same closures will be repeated on Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

  • Between 11:59 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday, the outbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan will be closed. Between 1 and 5 a.m. Friday, the inbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan will be closed as well.
  • Between 1 and 5 a.m. Saturday, the outbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan and the inbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan will be closed.
  • Between 11:59 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, the outbound Eisenhower ramp to the outbound Dan Ryan will be closed.

Detours for the ramp closures will be posted. Tonight and Wednesday night, traffic will be directed to the outbound Eisenhower to access the outbound Dan Ryan via the Ashland Avenue exit and entrance ramps and the inbound Eisenhower. For the overnight closures Thursday, Friday and Saturday, traffic will be directed to the outbound Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94) to access the outbound Dan Ryan via the Augusta Boulevard exit and entrance ramps. 

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.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 at http://goo.gl/upgvZu. Additional information on the Jane Byrne Interchange project can be found at www.circleinterchange.org.

12/17/2014 10:04 AM (Updated 12/17/2014 10:04 AM)

Illinois Department of Transportation logo   Busse Highway closed at Touhy Avenue

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.

11/6/2014 3:44 PM (Updated 11/21/2014 5:47 PM)
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