New Lane Configuration on I-55 at Weber Road
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Weber Road interchange, I-55 traffic will be shifted to the right, weather permitting, starting in the southbound lanes the evening of Tuesday, June 11, and in the northbound lanes the evening of Wednesday, June 12.
The change will occur overnight both nights between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists on I-55 can expect delays, changing lane configurations and intermittent full stops.
The lane shifts are necessary to construct a center pier for a new Weber Road bridge that will allow the interchange to be converted into a diverging diamond design. Exit and entrance ramps will remain open during this stage of the work, which will be in place until early December.
The overall project involves adding a third lane to each direction of Weber Road between 135th Street/Romeo Road and 119th Street/Rodeo Road, with modernized traffic signals and a barrier median. The entire project wraps up in 2021.
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.
6/7/2019 11:22 AM
(Updated 10/30/2019 8:59 AM)
New Traffic Pattern Scheduled This Weekend on Ramps at Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)/Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Interchange
Traffic shifts are scheduled to be put in place this weekend for work to reconstruct the two ramps connecting the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) to the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to complete reconstruction work on the ramps connecting eastbound I-88 to southbound I-294 and northbound I-294 to westbound I-88.
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the traffic shifts and new traffic pattern. All work is weather dependen
“The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring the roadway remains safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of our overall commitment to roadway safety,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We ask drivers to be attentive in work zones by watching for changing traffic patterns and using caution, especially when workers are present.”
Overnight Friday, October 25, one lane on the ramp connecting eastbound I-88 to southbound I-294 is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. to prepare for the traffic shift. One eastbound lane on I-88 just before the ramp will also close at 7 p.m. When the lanes reopens, traffic on the ramp will be shifted to the right with a work zone on the left.
In addition, a full closures of the eastbound I-88 exit ramp to York Road is scheduled to begin just before midnight on Friday, October 25 and continue until 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, for resurfacing work. No detour will be posted, but drivers can access York Road via the Ogden Avenue Interchange on I-294.
Overnight Saturday, October 26, one lane on the ramp connecting northbound I-294 to westbound I-88 is scheduled to close to prepare for the traffic shift. When the lane reopens, traffic on the ramp will be shifted to the right with a workzone on the left.
Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration through November.
Ramp improvements will include pavement reconstruction, bridge rehabilitation, construction of noisewalls, guardrail and cable median work, as well as drainage, landscaping, roadway lighting and signage work. The work is scheduled to be complete this year.
Pavement reconstruction and bridge rehabilitation will improve the overall driving experience and extend the life of the ramps. More than 23,730 vehicles use the ramp connecting eastbound I-88 to southbound I-294 and more than 24,920 vehicles use the ramp connecting northbound I-294 to westbound I-88.
Construction is being coordinated with the Village of Oak Brook, as well as local fire and police departments. The improvements are funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, rogram, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
Maps and construction information about the I-88 Roadway Reconstruction Project is available on the Tollway’s website at Illinoistollway.com
via the Interactive Tollway map and in the Projects section.
10/25/2019 11:05 AM
(Updated 10/30/2019 11:31 AM)