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Overnight Ramp and Lane Closures, Traffic Shifts Scheduled in February, March on Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and I-290 for ComEd Work

Ongoing ramp closures with detours and overnight lane closures continuing for ComEd transmission line work


Overnight ramp and lane closures are scheduled to begin next week and continue into March on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at the I-290 Interchange to provide a work zone to safely accommodate work related to the relocation of ComEd transmission lines for Illinois Tollway construction. Delays are expected.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures and detours. All work is weather dependent. Up-to-date information regarding lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts.

Drivers can anticipate ongoing overnight ramp and lane closures continuing through 2021 on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), as well as I-290 and some local roads, as ComEd continues to relocate transmission lines for Illinois Tollway’s reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway. The Illinois Tollway and Illinois Department of Transportation are working to schedule this work during overnight hours to reduce the impact on daily commuters.

“As part of the Illinois Tollway’s dedication to safety, we are committed to prioritizing the safety of both drivers and workers during construction,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez. “We understand the inconvenience that this approach to roadwork can cause, so we are always working to find ways when possible to reduce the impact of this disruption to our customers.”

Overnight Sunday, February 28 into Monday, March 1, lane closures, including intermittent 15-minute full roadway closures in both directions are scheduled on I-294 and I-290 near North Avenue, where both interstates run parallel to one another, for the removal of a ComEd utility wire that crosses both roadways.

On I-294, two northbound lanes are scheduled to close at 10 p.m., with a third lane closure at midnight, and two southbound lanes are scheduled to close at 11 p.m. with a third lane closing at 1 a.m. On I-290, two lanes in both directions are scheduled to close at 11 p.m. with a third lane in both directions closing at midnight. On both I-294 and I-290, intermittent 15-minute full closures will begin after 1:00 a.m.

In addition, temporary closure of the ramp connecting northbound I-290 to Lake Street and the ramp connecting North Avenue to southbound I-290 will be needed during the full roadway closures.

All lanes and ramps on both I-294 and I-290 are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, March 1. If this work cannot be completed during this time, similar closures will be scheduled during the week of March 1.

Additional scheduled overnight lane and ramp closures in March include:


All work and schedules are weather dependent and additional overnight closures will be scheduled during March, as needed.

Construction updates, project information, maps and detour information for work that is part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com .

Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, as well as local fire and police departments.

The Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is reconstructing and widening the roadway between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street to provide congestion relief, update old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand and address regional needs. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.

2/24/2021 11:57 AM (Updated 2/24/2021 11:58 AM)
Inbound Dan Ryan to Ida B. Wells closure

2/5/21 ****UPDATE: The inbound Ryan to the inbound Ida B. Wells ramp will remain closed, weather permitting, until late February/early March due to additional needed work and inclement weather.

A detour continues to direct inbound Ryan motorists to use the Roosevelt Road exit ramp to access Ida B. Wells via Roosevelt Road and State Street

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction, the ramp from the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) to inbound Ida B. Wells Drive will close for approximately one week starting, weather permitting, at 1 a.m. Thursday, Jan.14.

The closure is necessary to remove a temporary pier column to accommodate construction of a new inbound collector-distributor road. The new design will improve safety, efficiency and reduce conflict points by relocating the left-hand entrance ramps at Jackson and Adams streets, along with separating the exit ramps to Washington Boulevard, Lake, Madison and Randolph streets from mainline traffic.  
 
A detour will direct inbound Ryan motorists to use the Roosevelt Road exit ramp to access Ida B. Wells via Roosevelt Road and State Street. 
 
Motorists should expect significant delays and 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 limit and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
 
The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods.
 
For more information, visit www.janebyrneinterchange.org. The mobile-friendly website features a detailed project timeline with an interactive map, photo galleries, a live camera feed of the work zone, and the ability to submit questions and comments to the project team via a “Contact Us” link.
 
The improved Jane Byrne Interchange will be complete in 2022.  
1/6/2021 11:10 AM (Updated 2/5/2021 12:09 PM)

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