Heads up if you have plans to drive into Chicago this weekend or next.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a weekend closure on eastbound I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) for Peoria Street Bridge work will begin, weather permitting, at 11 p.m. on both Friday, Feb. 20, and Friday, Feb. 27.
In order to complete the work, the left lane of eastbound I-290 will be closed between Ashland Avenue to Halsted Street. These closures are intended for the Peoria Street Bridge’s Pier 1 demolition, and the installation of caissons for new pier construction of the Bridge. Temporary soil retention along the CTA will also be installed.
Click the link to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1.
Traffic updates are available online at www.travelmidwest.com.
SOURCE: Illinois Department of Transportation press release