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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Tollway Expansion Construction Update! UPDATED 11/2/18

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TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 11/2/18:


There will be lane closures in both directions on Irving Park Road under I-294 for protective shield work. These temporary daytime closures will be in place from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on 11/5 - 11/11, weather permitting.



TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 10/31/18:


Traffic in both directions on Irving Park Road is scheduled to be reduced to a single lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Sunday, November 4, for bridge work.

The work on I-294 is progressing. Some full stops are anticipated overnight on I-294 from the O’Hare Oasis to the O’Hare Interchange for aerial cable work. Weather and conditions permitting, overnight on 10/31 into 11/1 there will be full, trooper assisted closures scheduled in fifteen minute increments on I-294 in both directions from 1:15 AM to 2:30 AM.


The three full fifteen-minute closures are scheduled for 1:15 AM, 1:45 AM and 2:15 AM.


I also want to mention the following lane closures will be occurring overnight on 10/31, weather permitting, for aerial cable work:


8:00 PM - 10:00 PM: 1 left lane closed in each direction

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM: 2 left lanes closed in each direction

1:00 AM - 4:00 AM: 3 left lanes closed in each direction


These will be on I-294 from O’Hare Oasis to the O’Hare Interchange (milepost 40.2).


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 10/25/18:


Some overnight lane closures are occurring on I-294 from Irving Park Road to Balmoral Avenue.


On the night of Thursday, October 25th, weather permitting, the following lane closures will be in place:

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM: 1 left lane closed in each direction

11:00 PM - 1:00 AM: 2 left lanes closed in each direction

1:00 AM - 4:00 AM:   3 left lanes closed in each direction


There will also be closures on the ramp from Balmoral Avenue to SB I-294 from 8:00 PM -11:00 PM.


Also scheduled for early morning on 10/26 are trooper assisted full stops occurring this week to provide a safe work zone for aerial cable work:

On I-294, fifteen minute full closures in both directions are scheduled for 1:00 AM and 1:30 AM.

On Balmoral On-Ramp, fifteen minute full closures are scheduled for 2:00 AM, 2:30 AM, 3:00 AM and 3:30 AM.



TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 10/23/18:

Work on I-294 is progressing. We would like to let you know of some full stops that are anticipated overnight on local Irving Park Road due to bridge work on the Central Tri-State. Contractors will be working on removing bridge beams, weather and conditions permitting. Local Irving Park Road will have right lane closures in both directions from 10 PM on the night of Tuesday 10/23 into 5 AM on Wednesday 10/24, weather permitting. There will be two trooper assisted full stops where traffic will not be able to get through at 3:00 AM - 3:15 AM and at 3:30 AM - 3:45 AM on that night.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 9/24/18:

The I-294 (from the Oasis to Balmoral) traffic switch is tentatively scheduled for this week, weather and conditions permitting. For the section north of Irving Park to Balmoral Avenue, the southbound traffic shift is scheduled for the night of September 26, and the northbound traffic shift from Balmoral Avenue to Irving Park is scheduled for the night of September 27. The traffic switch for the section south of Irving Park is tentatively scheduled for the following week.

Please note that this traffic shift will be split into two 2-lane configurations. There will be local lane access in the right two lanes, and express lanes in the left two lanes. The work zone will be closed off by a barrier zone in between the lanes in both directions. Signage will alert motorists to the new traffic pattern.

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