Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled this weekend on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) for bridge beam removal on the Illinois Route 25 Bridge carrying traffic over I-90 in Elgin. The bridge remains open with traffic reduced to one lane in each direction for construction as part of the Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project.
Weather permitting, beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, one lane in both directions on I-90 will close between the Fox River Bridge and Illinois Route 25 for beam removal on the southbound side of the bridge, followed by closure of a second lane at 10 p.m. with intermittent full closures of the eastbound lanes scheduled between 11:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. and intermittent full closures of the westbound lanes scheduled between 2 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20.
Similar overnight closures are scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 20, with all lanes reopening by 5 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21.
Construction is being coordinated with Kane and Cook counties, the city of Elgin and the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with local municipalities and police and fire departments. Up to 9,000 vehicles use the existing interchange daily.
CREDIT: Illinois Tollway
Also on the week of Dec. 15, between the Kennedy Expressway and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), overnight lane closures are scheduled to shift traffic in both directions with three eastbound lanes open and westbound traffic reduced to two lanes.
Construction will continue until early February to complete work and restore traffic to three westbound lanes.
The week of Dec. 15, at the Higgins Road Bridge, weather permitting, overnight lane closures on I-90 are scheduled to begin after 7 p.m. to shift traffic in both directions to the left to continue bridge work over the winter.
Between I-294 and Illinois Route 53, between Roselle Road and Barrington Road and between Illinois Route 59 and Illinois Route 25 three lanes of traffic in both directions are shifted to the left with a work zone on the right for the 2014 construction season.
Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project
The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is reconstructing the Illinois Route 25 Bridge over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), as well as the four ramps that make up the interchange, and includes improvements to Illinois Route 25 and construction of a Park & Ride facility by Pace. The project cost is estimated at $72 million with work scheduled to be complete in 2016.
The project will reconstruct the Illinois Route 25 Bridge and the ramp bridge carrying the westbound entrance and exit movements over I-90, rebuild the eastbound and westbound entrance and exit ramps and reconstruct the existing ramp toll plazas to provide one I-PASS Only lane and a lane with an automatic coin machine. The ramps will be reconstructed and realigned to accommodate the wider I-90 roadway and improve traffic flow.
The Illinois Route 25 Interchange Project is funded by the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. The Illinois Route 25 Bridge and ramps were constructed as part of the original Tollway system in the 1950s.
SOURCE: Illinois Tollway press release