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Ongoing Overnight Ramp Closures Scheduled on I-290 as Part of the I-290/I-88 Interchange Project at I-294

ONGOING OVERNIGHT RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED ON I-290  AS PART OF THE I-290/I-88 INTERCHANGE PROJECT AT I-294 

Four weeks of nightly lane and ramp closures, including full stops, to accommodate bridge beam work 

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Intermittent, overnight ramp closures with detours and lane closures are scheduled to begin this weekend and will continue through February on I-290, to accommodate bridge beam placement as part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project. 
 
Electronic message and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers on I-290 and I-294 to the construction work zones, closures and detours. The closures will be scheduled during overnight hours to reduce the impact on traffic and to provide a safe work zone for construction. Up-to-date information regarding lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts. All work is weather dependent. 
 
Beginning on Sunday, January 22, on I-290 between St. Charles Road and I-294 one eastbound lane is scheduled to close at 8 p.m. and westbound traffic between St. Charles Road and Wolf Road is schedule to be reduced to a single lane at 11:30 p.m., followed by intermittent closures, each lasting 15-minute, beginning at 1 a.m. 
 
In addition, full closures and detours of the ramps connecting northbound I-294 and eastbound I-88 to westbound I-290 are scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. During the closures, a detour will be posted routing traffic onto eastbound I-290 to Mannheim Road and then through the interchange to access westbound I-290. 
 
All lanes on I-290 and the ramps are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, January 23.
 
Overnight closures and detours on I-290 and the ramps at the I-290/I-88 Interchange at I-294 are scheduled to continue through February. 
 
Beginning Monday, January 23, six nights of overrnight closures will be scheduled for work on westbound I-290. On eastbound I-290 between St. Charles Road and I-294 a single lane closure will be put in place nightly at 8 p.m. On westbound I-290 between St. Charles Road and Wolf Road traffic will be reduced to a single lane nightly beginning at 11:30 p.m. with intermittent, full closures scheduled to begin at 1 a.m. In addition, nightly intermittent full closures and detours of the ramps connecting northbound I-294 and eastbound I-88 to westbound I-290 will be scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. All lanes and ramps will be scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning. 
 
Following completion of work on westbound I-290, nightly lane closures are scheduled to continue into February for work on eastbound I-290, including intermittent full closure and detour of the ramp connecting eastbound I-290 to southbound I-294. During the closures, a detour will be posted routing traffic onto eastbound I-290 to Mannheim Road and through the interchange to access westbound I-290 to southbound I-294. 
 
Information including maps, construction updates 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, Village of Berkeley, City of Elmhurst, Village of Hillside, City of Northlake and Village of Oak Brook, as well as local fire and police departments. 
 
Work in 2023 at the I-290/I-88 Interchange at I-294 includes ongoing reconstruction of bridges over Roosevelt Road, I-88, Butterfield Road, the Canadian National Railroad, I-290 and Electric Avenue and work to build a temporary ramp from southbound I-294 to eastbound I-290 and westbound I-88. 
 
The reconfiguration and reconstruction of the I-290/I-88 Interchange is estimated at $700-$800 million and will reduce congestion, improve safety and address operational issues, as well as infrastructure conditions as part of the Illinois Tollway’s $4 billion Central Tri-State Project. Work started in 2020 and is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2026.
1/20/2023 2:28 PM (Updated 1/20/2023 3:17 PM)
Lane reduction set for Fayette Street
Building repair in downtown Peoria begins Jan. 16  
 
PEORIA – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Fayette Street at Madison Avenue in Peoria will be reduced to two lanes beginning Jan. 16.  
 
The right lane, parking lane and adjacent sidewalk will be closed through Jan. 30 to accommodate repairs to a building on Fayette. 
1/13/2023 2:42 PM (Updated 1/13/2023 2:42 PM)
GRAND AVENUE LANE CLOSURES AND DETOURS SCHEDULED UNDER THE TRI-STATE TOLLWAY (I-294) NEAR FRANKLIN PARK
Overnight closures needed to safely accommodate I-294 bridge beam removal
 
DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Overnight roadway closures and detours are scheduled next week on Grand Avenue underneath the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in Franklin Park to accommodate bridge beam removal for reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway.
 
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. Full roadway closures and detours are necessary to safely provide a work zone and accommodate traffic as the Tollway rebuilds the I-294 bridge carrying traffic over Grand Avenue. Up-to-date closure information will be posted on the Tollway website in the Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.
 
On Thursday, January 19, beginning at 7 p.m. and continuing until 6 a.m. Friday, January 20, lane closures in both directions are scheduled on Grand Avenue between Northwest Avenue and County Line Road, with detours scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Similar closures are scheduled to occur on Friday, January 20, into Saturday, January 21.
 
Detours for both eastbound and westbound Grand Avenue traffic will be posted during the overnight roadway closures:
On northbound I-294 at Grand Avenue, nightly single lane closures will be scheduled to move construction equipment in advance of and following bridge beam removal, as well as throughout the bridge beam removal work.
 
If bridge beam removal work cannot be completed during this time, additional nights of closures and detours will be scheduled overnight Monday, January 23, and Tuesday, January 24.
 
Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County, DuPage County, the City of Elmhurst, the City of Northlake and the Village of Franklin Park, as well as local fire and police departments.
 
Reconstruction and widening work on the Central Tri-State Tollway between Balmoral Avenue and St. Charles Road began in June 2018 and is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2024. Work in this northern section of the Central Tri-State includes repairing, resurfacing and widening I-294 between Balmoral Avenue and St. Charles Road along with improvements to medians, bridges and ramps, as well as reconstructing the inside shoulders to include Flex Lanes.
 
Work in this section also includes construction of the new I-490/I-294 Interchange with two new ramp bridges that will provide access for the new I-490 Tollway and a new southbound exit ramp from I-294 to County Line Road between Grand Avenue and North Avenue. Improvements as part of this project also include guardrail, drainage, lighting and signage installation, as well as landscaping improvements.
 
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.
 
The $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is reconstructing and widening the roadway between Balmoral Avenue and 95thStreet 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, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.
 
Work Zone Safety
 
Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution, especially when workers are present. On I-294, a 45 mph work zone speed limit is in effect throughout the construction season.
 
The Illinois Tollway reminds motorists that the “Move Over Law” requires motorists to change lanes or to slow down and proceed with caution when passing any vehicle on the side of the road with hazard lights activated. If you see flashing lights ahead, please move over or slow down.
 
Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for drivers speeding in work zones or failure to comply with the Move Over Law. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $250 with up to a $25,000 fine and a 14-year jail sentence for hitting a roadway worker. Penalties for failure to slow down or move over for a vehicle on the shoulder with flashing lights includes up to a $10,000 fine, 2-year suspension of driving privileges and jail time, in extreme cases.
 
About Move Illinois
 
The Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, is improving mobility, relieving congestion, reducing pollution, creating as many as 152,000 jobs and linking economies throughout the region. The first 11 years of Move Illinois are on schedule and within budget, delivering the rebuilt and widened Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a state-of-the-art 21st century corridor and opening a new interchange connecting the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-57. Progress continues on projects addressing the remaining needs of the existing Tollway system, delivering the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project and reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).
 
About the Illinois Tollway
 
The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 294 miles of roadways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) and the Illinois Route 390 Tollway.
1/12/2023 4:33 PM (Updated 1/13/2023 12:01 PM)
Wood Street/Ashland Avenue work begins tomorrow

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that preliminary work to prepare for a water main replacement project will require intermittent daytime lane closures in both directions of Wood Street/Ashland Avenue, from 138th Street, in Riverdale, to 159th Street, in Harvey, passing through Dixmoor, beginning, weather permitting, tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 6.

 The preliminary work, which consists of installing temporary traffic signals at various intersections along Wood Street/Ashland Avenue, between 138th and 159th streets, as well as removing any trees that conflict with future proposed construction, is anticipated to take approximately two to four weeks, weather permitting, to complete. 

 The $41.7 million project will begin later this year and will ultimately replace over 3 miles of water main, the roadway and various intersections will be reconstructed, and the drainage system improved. The project also includes rehabilitation of the bridge over the Little Calumet River and a new multi-use path on the west side of Wood Street, between 144th and 149th streets. 

 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.

 Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 2,500 miles of highway and nearly 10 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Three of Rebuild Illinois included approximately $8.6 billion of improvements statewide on 4,422 miles of highway, 412 bridges, and 621 additional safety improvements.

 For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

1/5/2023 4:44 PM (Updated 1/5/2023 4:44 PM)
Winter Work to Continue on Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project South Segment Between 95th Street And I-55

Traffic between 95th Street and LaGrange Road scheduled to return to regular configuration; with traffic between LaGrange Road and I-55 reduced and shifted for winter construction  

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Work to shift traffic is scheduled to begin this week on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between 95th Street and LaGrange Road to return traffic to its normal configuration for winter and allow for continuation of construction as weather allows. 
 
Overnight lane closures, with traffic reduced to a single lane at times, will be needed to complete the traffic shifts. 
 
Work to shift traffic is scheduled for Thursday night, December 15, on southbound I-294 between LaGrange Road and 88th/Cork Avenue and on Friday night, December 16, on southbound I-294 between the 83rd Street Toll Plaza and 95th Street and also on northbound I-294 between the 83rd Street Toll Plaza and LaGrange Road. 
 
Overnight lane closures will continue to be scheduled as needed and as weather allows to complete the traffic shifts. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the nightly closures and new traffic patterns. Up-to-date information regarding lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alert
 
By the end of the month, the Tollway anticipates completing the traffic shifts with up to five lanes of traffic in both directions on I-294 between 95th Street and LaGrange Road. Shoulder closures will remain in place to provide for a median work zone between the 82nd/83rd Street Toll Plazas and 95th Street and an outside shoulder work zone between the 82nd/83rd Street Toll Plazas and LaGrange Road. 
 
Between LaGrange Road and I-55, traffic is already shifted with traffic reduced to three lanes and shifted onto the southbound side of the roadway into a counterflow configuration. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration as work continues into the winter. 
 
Road reconstruction, bridge work and noisewall work are scheduled to continue over the winter through the entire southern segment of the Central Tri-State Project between I-55 and 95th Street.
 
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, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, Village of Bridgeview, City of Hickory Hills, Village of Justice, as well as local fire and police departments. 
 
In 2022, the Illinois Tollway is continuing work on southern section of the Central Tri-State Project between 95th Street and I-55, which includes rebuilding and widening the roadway to five lanes in both directions, including construction of new I-294 bridges over I-55, Flagg Creek, 87th Street and Roberts Road, as well as reconstructing shoulders including adding Flex Lanes. This mainline work is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2023.
 
The $4 billion 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, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.
12/15/2022 11:30 AM (Updated 12/15/2022 11:31 AM)
WORK BEGINS ON THE CENTRAL TRI-STATE TOLLWAY (I-294) MAINLINE BETWEEN I-55 AND CERMAK ROAD
Winter construction to continue as weather permits 

DOWNERS GROVE, IL– The Illinois Tollway is beginning mainline work in the central section of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project with winter construction between I-55 and Cermak Road to prepare for roadway reconstruction and widening to begin in the spring.
 
Four lanes of traffic will remain open in each direction with a work zone in the center median area until spring 2023. During the winter, construction will include work to remove the median and construct temporary pavement, as well as roadway lighting and signage work as weather allows.
 
Work will be scheduled during overnight and during off-peak daytime hours to minimize the impact on drivers. Whenever possible, the Tollway uses traffic shifts and shoulders to keep as many lanes open during peak hours as were available before construction.
 
Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to changes in traffic patterns. Up-to-date closure information will be posted on the Tollway website in the Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.
 
Mainline construction between St. Charles Road and I-55 is currently scheduled for 2023 through 2026. The Tollway will rebuild the roadway with widening up to six lanes in both directions in some areas, deliver new SmartRoad infrastructure, as well as deliver reconstructed shoulders including adding Flex Lanes.
 
Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, Village of Oak Brook, Proviso Township, Village of Hinsdale, Village of Western Springs, Village of Indian Head Park, Village of Burr Ridge as well as local fire and police departments.
 
Construction updates, project information, maps and detour information for work that is part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com.
 
The $4 billion 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, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.
 
Work Zone Safety
 
Construction zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution, especially when workers are present. On I-294, a 45 mph work zone speed limit is in effect throughout the construction season.
 
The Illinois Tollway reminds motorists that the “Move Over Law” requires motorists to change lanes or to slow down and proceed with caution when passing any vehicle on the side of the road with hazard lights activated. If you see flashing lights ahead, please move over or slow down.
 
Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for drivers speeding in work zones or failure to comply with the Move Over Law. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $250 with up to a $25,000 fine and a 14-year jail sentence for hitting a roadway worker. Penalties for failure to slow down or move over for a vehicle on the shoulder with flashing lights includes up to a $10,000 fine, 2-year suspension of driving privileges and jail time, in extreme cases.
 
About Move Illinois
 
The Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, is improving mobility, relieving congestion, reducing pollution, creating as many as 152,000 jobs and linking economies throughout the region. The first 10 years of Move Illinois are on schedule and within budget, delivering the rebuilt and widened Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a state-of-the-art 21st century corridor and opening a new interchange connecting the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-57. Progress continues on projects addressing the remaining needs of the existing Tollway system, delivering the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project and planning for emerging projects, including reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).
 
About the Illinois Tollway
 
The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 294 miles of roadways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) and the Illinois Route 390 Tollway.
12/12/2022 2:46 PM (Updated 12/12/2022 3:21 PM)
Overnight Closures Scheduled on Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and Plainfield Road for Bridge Reconstruction Work

Lane closures and full stops needed to safely accommodate bridge beam placement for new Plainfield Road Bridge over I-294 and Flagg Creek

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin next week on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between I-55 and the Hinsdale Oasis, on the ramp carrying traffic from I-55 to northbound I-294 and on Plainfield Road for bridge beam placement as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the local crossroad bridge over I-294 and Flagg Creek.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers to lane closures, full traffic stops and work zone speed limits. This work is scheduled during overnight hours to provide a safe work zone and reduce the disruption to daily drivers. Up-to-date information regarding closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.
 
On Monday, November 7, traffic on Plainfield Road is scheduled to be reduced to one lane between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., as needed, to place beams for the Plainfield Road Bridge over Flagg Creek. Flaggers will be used to maintain bi-directional traffic.
 
In addition, during the week of November 7, on northbound I-294 lane closures are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. with traffic reduced to a single lane by 11 p.m. to place beams for the Plainfield Road Bridge over I-294. The ramp carrying I-55 traffic to northbound I-294 is also scheduled to be reduced to one lane at 8 p.m., followed by intermittent, full closures, each lasting 15 minutes, beginning at midnight.
 
On Plainfield Road beginning at 10 p.m. traffic is scheduled to be reduced to a single lane with flaggers used to maintain bi-directional traffic.
 
All lanes on northbound I-294, the ramp and Plainfield Road are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.
 
Once the northbound work is complete, closures are scheduled to begin on southbound I-294 with the first lane closing at 8 p.m. and traffic reduced to a single lane by 11 p.m. Intermittent, full closures, each lasting 15 minutes, are scheduled to begin at midnight. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. the following morning.
On Plainfield Road, traffic will once again be scheduled to be reduced to a single lane beginning at 10 p.m. with flaggers used to maintain bi-directional traffic. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.
 
The Plainfield Road Bridge will remain open to traffic throughout construction, with one lane in both directions available for up to 14,200 vehicles using the bridge daily. Reconstruction of the Plainfield Road Bridge is scheduled to be complete in 2023.
 
The existing local road bridge carrying Plainfield Road traffic over the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is being removed and rebuilt with a new, longer and higher bridge structure to accommodate the reconstruction and widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway. In addition, Cook County is currently conducting a study for the improvements of Plainfield Road, and the new bridge will be built to ensure compatibility with future plans.
 
The new Plainfield Road Bridge structure will provide for one lane of traffic and wide shoulders in each direction. To provide for local pedestrian and bicycle access, a protected sidewalk will be included on the north side of the bridge and a new a protected bicycle/multi-use path and sidewalk will be built on the south side.
 
Additional work on this project includes restoration of retaining and noisewalls, sewer construction, utility work, lighting, landscaping and drainage improvements.
 
This project is being coordinated with Cook County, Village of Burr Ridge, Village of Indian Head Park and Village of Western Springs, as well as local fire and police departments.
 
The $4 billion 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, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.
 
Information about the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is available on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com in the Projects section.