Commuters: Overnight work continues on I-90 interchanges

From Illinois Tollway

DOWNERS GROVE – Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin next week on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) for construction of the new Illinois Route 25 Bridges over the roadway.

The bridge and interchange remain open during construction and are part of the Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project in Elgin scheduled to be complete in 2016.

Weather permitting, overnight work is scheduled to begin the week of April 20, to install 12 bridge beams for the new Illinois Route 25 Bridge carrying southbound traffic over I-90. Beam installation is scheduled during overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic.

Overnight lane closures will also be scheduled the week of April 27, for bridge beam removal on the ramp bridge carrying westbound traffic to and from I-90. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures.

Overnight lane closures on I-90 are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. with a second lane closing at 10 p.m. for bridge beam installation throughout the week of April 20. Intermittent, full closures of the roadway, lasting no longer than 15 minutes, will be scheduled between midnight and 4:30 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. each day, ahead of the morning rush hour.

During the week of April 27, two nights of overnight lane closures on I-90 will be scheduled following the same schedule for beam removal on the ramp bridge, including intermittent, full closures of the roadway, lasting no longer than 15 minutes, between midnight and 4:30 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m., ahead of the morning rush hour.

Construction information about the Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

A 35 mph work zone speed limit is in effect 24/7 in the construction zone on Illinois Route 25 and ramps. The work zone speed limit on I-90 is 45 mph in both directions between the Elgin Toll Plaza and the Kennedy Expressway, whether or not workers are present. Drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution at all times.

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