The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that Cicero Avenue (IL-50/83) over the Cal Sag Channel will be fully closed between 127th Street and 135th Street, in Crestwood, for a bridge repair project, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 16. The repairs also will require a closure on the Illinois Tollway’s exit ramp from the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to southbound Cicero Avenue.
In order to complete the work, the structure that carries Cicero Avenue over the Cal Sag Channel will be fully closed until mid-December 2017. A posted detour will direct southbound Cicero Avenue traffic to go west on 127th Street and southeast on Cal Sag Road to meet back with Cicero Avenue. Northbound Cicero Avenue traffic will take the reverse route.
The Tollway’s exit ramp from southbound I-294 to southbound Cicero Avenue also will be closed. Southbound I-294 traffic should take the Cicero Avenue/127th Street exit ramp and keep right to access 127th Street and northbound Cicero Avenue.
The scope of the project consists of structural steel repairs on the bridge that carries IL-50/83 over the Cal Sag Channel. The repairs will improve safety and extend the lifespan of the bridge.
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.