09/14/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/14/2017 10:26
Bruce Rauner, Governor
Randall S. Blankenhorn, Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:
September 14, 2017 Gianna Urgo 312.814.4693
Guy Tridgell 312.793.4199
CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that lane and ramp closures will take place this weekend on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (eastbound Interstate 290), in Chicago, as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange Project, beginning, weather permitting, Friday, Sept. 15.
The closures are necessary to place beams for the new ramp that will carry traffic from the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (northbound Interstate 90/94) to eastbound Congress Parkway. The new ramp will arch over the existing ramp from the inbound Eisenhower to the outbound Kennedy Expressway (northbound Interstate 90/94).
In order to complete the work, the following closures will take place on the inbound Eisenhower:
Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, three lanes will be closed on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway between Racine Avenue and Halsted Street. The lanes will reopen by 2 a.m. Saturday.
Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the ramp from the inbound Eisenhower to the outbound Kennedy Expressway will be closed until 4 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18. A posted detour will direct traffic to take the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94), exit at 18th Street to reenter the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway.
Starting at midnight Sunday, Sept. 17, three lanes will be closed on the inbound Eisenhower between Racine Avenue and Halsted Street. All lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18.
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.
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