Overnight lane closures on I-90

From the Illinois Tollway

DOWNERS GROVE – Temporary, overnight lane closures on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) at Garden Prairie Road and Anthony Road are scheduled to begin tonight and continue next week for removal of the bridges carrying traffic over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90). Reconstruction of the local crossroad bridges is part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project and is scheduled to be complete this year.

Roadway closures for bridge removal is scheduled to be done during overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures.

Weather permitting, tonight overnight lane closures are scheduled in both directions on I-90 at Garden Prairie Road in Boone County.  Similar overnight lane closures are scheduled on Thursday, May 21.

The overnight lane closures on I-90 at Garden Prairie Road will begin after 8 p.m., closing two lanes in each direction on I-90. In addition, temporary, full closures of the roadway, each lasting no longer than 15 minutes, are scheduled to begin after midnight, with all lanes reopening by 5 a.m. the following morning, ahead of rush hour.

In addition, weather permitting, beginning the week of May 26, overnight lane closures will be scheduled in both directions on I-90 at Anthony Road in McHenry County. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the overnight closures.

Overnight lane closures on I-90 at Anthony Road will begin after 8 p.m., closing two lanes in each direction on I-90. Temporary, full closures of the roadway, each lasting no longer than 15 minutes, are scheduled to begin after midnight, with all lanes scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning, ahead of rush hour.

The Garden Prairie Road Bridge in Boone County and the Anthony Road Bridge in McHenry County are currently closed for reconstruction and are scheduled to reopen this fall.

The bridges, which were both originally built in the 1950s, will be reconstructed to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. The new bridges will be reconstructed to include one lane in both directions and shoulders. Up to 180 vehicles use Garden Prairie Road on a daily basis. Up to 50 vehicles use Anthony Road on a daily basis.

Reconstruction of the Garden Prairie Road and Anthony Road Bridges is being coordinated with Boone and McHenry counties, Riley Township and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local school districts and police and fire departments.

The bridges are among five local crossroad bridges scheduled to be reconstructed along I-90 this year to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway. Local crossroad bridges being removed and reconstructed in 2015 also include the Higgins Road Bridge (Illinois Route 72) in Gilberts, with work continuing on the Tyrrell Road Bridge and the Higgins Road Bridge (Illinois Route 72) in Hoffman Estates.

Maps and construction project information about the I-90 local crossroad bridge projects are available in the “Projects by Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

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