Heads up to Kane County drivers to use the Eisenhower Expressway.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a new lane configuration is in effect for the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction.
In the new configuration, one lane is closed on the inbound Eisenhower from Ogden Avenue to Halsted Street, reducing lanes from four to three, with traffic shifted to the south.
The left and center lanes can access inbound Ida B. Wells Drive, with the ramp to the outbound Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94) accessible from the center lane. The right lane will access the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94).
The new configuration will last for the remainder of this year to complete construction of the new inbound pavement between Racine Avenue and Halsted Street.
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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