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Outbound Ryan ramp to outbound Stevenson ***10.8.22 UPDATE***
10/8/22: UPDATE

Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94) ramp, to the outbound Stevenson Expressway (Interstate 55)

9/30/22: UPDATE

Temporary repairs of the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94) ramp, to the outbound Stevenson Expressway (Interstate 55) is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 3. The repairs will allow one (left lane) of the ramp’s two lanes to reopen to traffic. This work is anticipated to be completed by Sunday, Oct. 9.
 
The initial assessment of the ramp indicates that the steel beams under the right lane of the ramp has extensive damage, which will require a more in-depth inspection and comprehensive repairs. This process is initially estimated to take approximately six to eight months to complete.
 
A detour will direct motorists to exit I-55 (inbound), exit to Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and reenter I-55 outbound.
 
Motorists can expects delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area, be prepared for slow and stopped traffic, and if feasible consider taking alternate routes.
 
9/29/22: UPDATE
 
Inspection/evaluation of the ramp for necessary repairs continues. This process may take some time. Motorists can expects delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area, be prepared for slow and stopped traffic, and if feasible consider taking alternate routes.
 
9/29/22:
 
CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today an emergency closure of the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (interstate 90/94) ramp to the outbound Stevenson Expressway (Interstate 55) as a result of fire damage earlier this morning. 
 
The department is inspecting the damage and evaluating the necessary repairs. Additional information, including the scope of the repairs and the duration of any long-term closures, will be provided once the inspections are complete.
 
A detour will direct motorists to exit I-55 (inbound), exit to Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and reenter I-55 outbound.
 
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.
10/10/2022 10:10 AM (Updated 1/20/2023 3:17 PM)
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)
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.