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Tollway Expansion Construction News! UPDATED 6/24/19

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TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 6/24/19:

Weather permitting, off peak temporary lane closures are expected tomorrow night (June 25th) northbound from the O'Hare Oasis to Irving Park Road. Fiber optic work will be taking place and it is anticipated one left lane will be closed from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., three right lanes will remain open. Two left lanes will close from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and two right lanes will remain open.

Also, the traffic plan currently in place for the median work taking place southbound at the Irving Park Plaza (33) is anticipated to continue through late August, 2019. The left shoulder cash departure and right ORT shoulders are closed, all cash lanes and ORT lanes are open.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 6/21/19:

Weather permitting, a temporary off peak lane closure is anticipated tonight northbound from Lawrence Avenue to the O'Hare Oasis. One right lane will be closed from 8:00 p.m. to 5 a.m. and three left lanes will remain open.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 6/17/19:

The construction work that was scheduled for the evening of Friday, June 14th was delayed and is now rescheduled to take place this evening, Monday, June 17th, weather permitting. The temporary, off peak lane closures will be as follows:

Southbound 294 from Lawrence to Balmoral Avenue (M.P. 39.5 - 40) and on the Balmoral Avenue ramp pavement marking removal and striping are anticipated. The right lane from Lawrence to Balmoral Avenue will be closed from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m., the three left lanes will remain open. The right side of the Balmoral Avenue ramp to 294 will be closed from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., the left side will remain open. The left side will close from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and the right side will remain open.

Southbound 294 from Wolf Road to Mannheim Road (M.P. 36.50 - 37.50) pavement repair is anticipated. The right lane will be closed from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., three left lanes will remain open. Two right lanes will be closed from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and the two left lanes will remain open. Northbound 294 from Wolf Road to Mannheim Road, the right lane will be closed from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the three right lanes will be open. From 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., the two right lanes will be closed and the two left lanes will remain open.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 6/14/19:

This evening, weather permitting, temporary, off peak lane closures will take place on southbound 294 from Lawrence Avenue to Balmoral Avenue and on the Balmoral Avenue ramp for pavement marking removal and striping. The right lane from Lawrence Avenue to Balmoral Avenue will be closed from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m., the three left lanes will remain open. The right side of the Balmoral Avenue ramp to I-294 will be closed from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., the left side will remain open. The left side will close from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and the right side will remain open.

Southbound from Wolf Road to Mannheim Road (M.P. 36.50 - 37.50), temporary, off peak lane closures are scheduled for pavement repair. The right lane will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., three left lanes will remain open. Two right lanes will be closed from 12:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and the two left lanes will remain open. Northbound from Wolf Road to Mannheim Road, the right lane will be closed from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and the three right lanes will be open. From 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., the two right lanes will be closed and the two left lanes will remain open.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 6/13/19:

Weather and conditions permitting, the following off peak, temporary lane closures and fifteen minute full stops are scheduled tonight, 6/13/19  for aerial cable work and pothole repair:

Northbound from Wolf Road to O'Hare Interchange (M.P. 36.50 to 40.15), one left lane will be closed from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., three right lanes will remain open. Two left lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. - 1:30 a.m., two right lanes will remain open. Three left lanes will be closed 1:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m., one right lane will remain open and two left lanes will be closed 3:00 a.m. - 5 a.m., while two right lanes will remain open. Two full fifteen minute closures with state trooper assistance are anticipated at M.P. 37.85 at 2:30 a.m. and M.P. 38.6 at 3:00 a.m.

Southbound from Wolf Road to O'Hare Interchange (M.P. 36.50 to 40.15), one left lane will be closed from 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., three right lanes will remain open. Two left lanes will be closed from 11 p.m. - 1:30 a.m., two right lanes will remain open. Three left lanes will be closed 1:30 a.m. - 4:00 a.m., one right lane will remain open. Two left lanes will be closed from 3:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m., while two right lanes will remain open. Two full fifteen minute closures with state trooper assistance are anticipated at M.P. 38.1 at 1:30 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.

TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 6/11/19:

Weather permitting, temporary, off peak lane closures are anticipated tonight 6/11/2019 on southbound 294 from Balmoral Avenue to Irving Park Road for sign truss work. The right lane will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the three left lanes will remain open. From 11:00 p.m. to 5 a.m., the two right lanes will be closed and the two left lanes will remain open.

Also at I-294, traffic on Irving Park Road is scheduled to be reduced to a single lane in both directions from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily through Friday, June 14, for bridge work.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 6/6/19:

Weather permitting, temporary, off peak rolling lane closures are anticipated tonight in both directions from the O'Hare Interchange to the O'Hare Oasis for aerial cable work. As part of the work, full fifteen minutes stops with state trooper assistance is also anticipated southbound on the mainline at Balmoral Avenue and Irving Park Road from midnight through 3:15 a.m.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 6/4/19:

Weather permitting, temporary, off peak lane closures with trooper assisted, 15 minute full stops are anticipated tonight at the entrance ramp (Ramp B) from westbound Irving Park Road to northbound 294 for light pole work. The right side of the ramp will be closed from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., the left side will remain open. The fifteen minute full stops will take place from 12:00 a.m. until 3:00 a.m.

Weather permitting, the temporary, off peak lane closures that took place last night on southbound 294 will continue tonight.

• SB Irving Park Road (Ramp A)/Collector Distributor Road to WB Irving Park Road), left side of ramp will be closed from 8:00 p.m. – 6 a.m., right side of ramp will remain open

• Plaza 33 (at Irving Park Road), the left cash departure lane and right ORT lane will be closed from 8:00 pm. – 6:00 a.m., the right cash departure lane, three left ORT, IPO and all cash lanes will remain open

• From the O'Hare Oasis to Plaza 33, the right auxiliary lane will be closed from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., all mainline lanes will remain open


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 6/3/19:

This evening, weather permitting, temporary, off peak lane closures will take place on southbound 294:

• SB Irving Park Road Ramp A/Collector Distributor Road (Ramp A SB 1-294 to WB Irving Park Road), left side of ramp will be closed from 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., right side of ramp will remain open

• Plaza 33 (at Irving Park Road), the left cash departure lane and right ORT lane will be closed from 8:00 pm. – 6:00 a.m., the right cash departure lane, three left ORT, IPO and all cash lanes will remain open

• From the O'Hare Oasis to Plaza 33, the right auxiliary lane will be closed from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., all mainline lanes will remain open

• One right lane will be closed from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for barrier wall installation from the O'Hare Oasis to the O'Hare Interchange, three left lanes will remain open

Also, temporary, off peak lane closures are anticipated tonight, weather permitting, on northbound 294 from Lawrence to the O'Hare Interchange for barrier wall relocation. One left lane will be closed, three right lanes will remain open from 7:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 5/30/19:

This evening, weather permitting, temporary, off peak lane closures will continue on southbound 294:

• SB Irving Park Road Ramp A/Collector Distributor Road (Ramp A SB 1-294 to WB Irving Park Road), left side of ramp will be closed from 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., right side of ramp will remain open

• Plaza 33 (at Irving Park Road), the left cash departure lane and right ORT lane will be closed from 8:00 pm. – 6:00 a.m., right cash departure lanes and 3 left ORT lanes will remain open

• From the O'Hare Oasis to Plaza 33, the right auxiliary lane will be closed from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., all mainline lanes will remain open

Also, it is anticipated temporary, off peak lane closures will take place tonight, weather permitting, for barrier wall installation on Irving Park Road. The right lane in both directions will be closed from 7:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 5/28/19:

This evening, weather permitting, temporary, off peak lane closures are scheduled on southbound I-294 for barrier wall and shoulder removal:

     • Irving Park Road Ramp A/Collector Distributor Road (Ramp A SB 1-294 to WB Irving Park Road), left side of ramp will be closed from 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., right side of ramp will remain open

     • Plaza 33 (at Irving Park Road), the left cash departure lane and right ORT lane will be closed from 8:00 pm. – 6:00 a.m., right cash departure lanes and 3 left ORT lanes will remain open

     • From the O'Hare Oasis to Plaza 33, the right auxiliary lane will be closed from 8:00 p.m. to 6 a.m., all mainline lanes will remain open

The work at the Irving Park Road bridge continues this week with daily rolling lane closures in place eastbound and westbound from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 5/21/19:

Weather permitting, the following closures are scheduled for northbound I-294 from Lawrence Avenue to the O'Hare Oasis (Milepost 37.85-39.0):

• Right lane closure from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for barrier wall installation, Tuesday, May 21st

• Pavement reconstruction has begun and will take place until mid-August. The shoulders are closed and all lanes have shifted to the left (to the inside).


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 5/20/19:

Weather permitting, traffic is tentatively scheduled to shift left on northbound 294 from the O'Hare Oasis to Lawrence Avenue tonight from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. The right lane will close and three left lanes will remain open. This traffic shift will remain in place until the fall. It is anticipated barrier wall installation will occur concurrently tonight with the traffic shift. As you may be aware, this shift was scheduled to take place over the weekend, however, due to the weather it was canceled.

Tuesday, May 21st, bridge work is anticipated on the eastbound and westbound Irving Park Road bridge. Rolling lane closures will begin at 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Also, there will be off peak lane closures on Irving Park Road eastbound and westbound from 9:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. for light pole work.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 5/17/19:

Weather permitting, a traffic shift is anticipated on northbound 294 from the O'Hare Oasis to Lawrence Avenue, all traffic will shift left until the Fall 2019. The shift will occur over the weekend of 05/17/19 - 05/19/19.

At I-294, westbound traffic on Central Road is scheduled to be reduced to a single lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 20, daily through Friday, May 24, for bridge work.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 5/15/19:

Weather permitting, sign truss removal work will continue tonight between Irving Park Road and Canadian Pacific Railroad (M.P. 38.3 - M.P. 39.2) on southbound I-294. Off peak, overnight rolling lane closures are scheduled from 8:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. Also, the right cash departure lane at Irving Park Toll Plaza will be closed from 12:30 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. but the left cash departure lane will remain open. Four full fifteen minute stops are anticipated at M.P. 38.5 from midnight until 2:00 a.m. All cash and all Open Road Tolling Lanes at Plaza 33 will be closed during those four stops.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 5/13/19:

Monday, May 13, sign truss removal work will take place on the Irving Park Road Ramp A/Collector Distributor Road (SB 294 to WB Irving Park Road). From 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM the right side of the ramp will be closed and the left shoulder of the cash departure lane. All Cash ORT and IPO lanes are open. Full fifteen minute stops are anticipated on the ramp/collector distributor lanes from midnight until 2:00 AM

Tuesday, May 14, sign truss removal work and pavement striping will take place between Irving Park Road to CP RR (M.P. 38.3 to M.P. 39.2). Overnight rolling lane closures are scheduled from 8:00 PM – 4:00 AM and full fifteen minute stops are anticipated at M.P. 38.5 from midnight until 2:00 AM.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 5/9/19:

Weather permitting, pot holing is anticipated tonight northbound and southbound I-294 which will include temporary, off peak lane closures. The work is scheduled to take place between Irving Park Road and the O'Hare Oasis with closures in place from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

On Friday, May 10th, temporary, off peak lane closures are anticipated for equipment moving southbound on I-294. The work is scheduled to take place between the O'Hare Oasis to Balmoral Avenue from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 5/8/19:

Weather permitting, traffic is scheduled to shift to the right on the ramps connecting Irving Park Road to 294, beginning at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8th. This shift is to prepare the ramps for a long-term traffic shift for mainline improvements. The ramp shifts are necessary to safely accommodate traffic and workers during roadway construction. Similar shifts are also scheduled on the ramps connecting I-294 to the O’Hare Oasis. Once the preliminary work is complete, the traffic on all four ramps will shift to the left side through the end of the year.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 5/6/19:

Weather permitting, on Tuesday, May 7th from 9 AM to 3 PM, it is anticipated the left lanes will be closed on the Balmoral Avenue ramp (northbound) and the Irving Park Road ramp (southbound).


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 5/2/19:

On Thursday, May 2nd weather permitting, there will be an off-peak right lane closure on northbound and southbound I-294 from Milepost 37.0 - 38.5 (Mannheim to Irving Park Road). The work is anticipated to take place from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

On Friday, May 3rd, the right lane on the northbound Balmoral Avenue ramp will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for sign installation and repair.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 5/1/19:

The daily lane closure in place on the Lawrence Avenue bridge has been extended, weather permitting, until the second week of May. This is being continued to provide a safe work zone for the bridge painting currently taking place.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 4/29/19:

Weather permitting, the following closures are anticipated for tonight, Monday, April 29th: On northbound I-294, weather permitting, rolling overnight lane closures are anticipated from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for pavement repair from the O'Hare Oasis to Balmoral Avenue.

Tuesday, April 30th: weather permitting, rolling overnight closures are anticipated from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. northbound and 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. southbound from the O'Hare Oasis to Balmoral Avenue.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 4/25/19:

Weather permitting, the following closures are anticipated for tonight, April 25th:

On southbound I-294, the right cash approach lane will be closed at the Irving Park Plaza from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. for sign truss work and installation. The left cash approach lane, all ORT and cash lanes will be open. The right auxiliary from Balmoral Avenue to the Irving Park Toll Plaza will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 4 a.m., all other lanes will be open. Trooper assisted, full 15 minute stops will take place at the approach side of the plaza from 12:30 a.m. until 3:15 a.m.

On northbound I-294, Friday April 26th, weather permitting, an overnight lane closure is anticipated from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. from Irving Park Road to Balmoral Avenue.

TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 4/22/19:

The following closures that are anticipated tonight Tonight, April 22, 2019, weather permitting, between the O'Hare Interchange and Lawrence Avenue:
Off-peak, rolling overnight lane closures on SB-294 from MP 40.9 to 39.0 from 8 pm to 4 am. with Open Road Tolling lanes closed from 12:30 am to 4 am. All cash lanes will be open at Plaza 33 (Irving Park Road) during this time.

On Tuesday April 23, 2019 the following lane closures are anticipated between I-90 and Lawrence Avenue, weather permitting:
o Off-peak overnight right lane closures on SB I-294 from MP 40.9 (I-90) to 40.2 (O’Hare Interchange) from 8 pm to 4 am
o Left lane closures on EB/WB I-190 to SB I-294 Ramp from 8 pm to 4 am
o Trooper assisted 15-minute full stops on SB I-294 and the Balmoral Avenue ramp from 12:30 am to 3:30 am
o Right auxiliary lane closures on SB I-294 from MP 39.0 to MP 40.2 from 8 pm to 4 am

Also on Tuesday, April 23, 2019
o The inside left turn lane on the Balmoral Avenue ramp from NB I-294 is anticipated to be closed from 9 am to 3 pm on Tuesday, April 23.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 4/16/19:

The Tollway has let the Village know that, weather permitting, the following closures are anticipated for sign truss work southbound on I-294, between I-90 and Lawrence Avenue:

o Off-peak overnight right lane closures on SB I-294 from MP 40.9 (I-90) to 40.2 (O’Hare Interchange) from 8 pm to 4 am

o Left lane closures on EB/WB I-190 to SB I-294 Ramp from 8 pm to 4 am

o Trooper assisted 15-minute full stops on SB I-294 and the Balmoral Avenue ramp from 12:30 am to 3:30 am

o Right auxiliary lane closures on SB I-294 from MP 39.0 to MP 40.2 from 8 pm to 4 am

These closures have been postponed from the week of April 15th due to weather - the will now occur the week of April 22nd - further details to follow soon.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 4/12/19:

The Tollway has let the Village know that, weather permitting, the right lane will continue to be closed in both directions on Lawrence Avenue from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. from 4/12 to 4/29. This will be in order to provide a safe work zone for bridge painting that needs to occur. Also, weather permitting, the left lane will be closed in both directions on Irving Park Road from 4/15 to 4/19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for bridge work that needs to occur.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 4/8/19:

  • Weather permitting, the southbound Irving Park Ramps will have rolling, partial closures from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9th , for sign repair and installation. Closures on the ramp will alternate between the right and left sides throughout the day.
  • On the evening of Tuesday, April 9th from 8:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m., weather permitting, there will be temporary, rolling overnight closures for pavement marking removal and striping work. This will take place on southbound I-294 from Lawrence Avenue to Balmoral Avenue and on the entrance ramp from Balmoral Avenue to SB I-294.
  • Also on Tuesday evening, weather permitting, traffic will shift on to the left side of the southbound Balmoral Avenue ramp, with a long term closure on the right side of the ramp for drainage and moment slab work. This work is tentatively scheduled to begin mid-week, and is tentatively scheduled to be completed by early May.

TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 4/1/19:

The Tollway has let the Village know of the following work scheduled on I-294 this week (4/1 through 4/5) from I-90 to the O’Hare Oasis.

Weather and conditions permitting, the following closures are scheduled for this week:

  • Anticipated Tuesday night SB closures for signage work:
    • Off-peak overnight right lane closures on SB I-294 from MP 40.2 (O’Hare Interchange) to MP 40.9 (I-90) from 8 pm to 4 am
    • Trooper assisted 15-minute full stops on SB I-294 from 12:30 am to 3:30 am
    • Right lane closures on EB/WB I-190 to SB I-294 Ramp from 8 pm to 4 am
    • Right auxiliary lane closures and right lane closures on SB I-294 from MP 39.7 to MP 40.2 from 8 pm to 4 am
    • Right lane closure on local WB Balmoral Avenue Bridge from 8 pm to 5 am
  • Anticipated Wednesday night NB closures for signage work:
    • Off-peak overnight right closures on NB I-294 from MP 38 (O’Hare Oasis) to MP 39.5 (Balmoral Ave) from 8 pm to 5 am
    • Trooper assisted 15-minute full stops on NB I-294 from 12:30 to 3:30 am

Weather permitting, on Thursday, April 4th  from 8 pm to 4 am, the contractor has scheduled off-peak lane closures and trooper assisted 15-minute full stops on SB I-294 for sign truss work. Closures to accommodate this work are anticipated as follows:

  • Off-peak overnight right lane closures on SB I-294 from MP 39 (Lawrence Ave) to MP 40.9 (I-90) from 8 pm to 4 am
  • Trooper assisted 15-minute full stops on SB I-294 from 12:30 am to 3:30 am
  • Right lane closures on EB/WB I-190 to SB I-294 Ramp from 8 pm to 4 am
  • Right auxiliary lane closures and right lane closures on SB I-294 from MP 39.0 to MP 40.2 from 8 pm to 4 am

Please be alert, patient, and cautious while in work zones as construction workers and/or public safety personnel may be present.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 3/29/19:

The Tollway has notified the Village that the work on Lawrence Avenue that was begin this week will continue next week, into mid-April. 

Weather permitting, the right lane will be closed in both directions during the day on the Lawrence Avenue bridge in order to provide a safe work zone for electrical work and painting of the bridge. The closures are currently scheduled for week days only, and MOT will be picked up each evening.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 3/27/19:

There will be an emergency closure for this evening (Wednesday 3/27) for electrical work on I-294 from the Bensenville Bridge to Irving Park Road. One left lane in both directions will be closed overnight to work on lighting. From 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM, the SB closure will switch from one left lane to one right lane. All lanes will reopen at 5:00 AM.

The right lane of Lawrence Avenue will be closed in both directions from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM from Wednesday 3/27 through Friday 3/29. This will be in order to provide a safe work zone for electrical work that needs to occur.

Also tomorrow evening (Thursday 3/28) there will be left lane closures on SB I-294 for sign truss work and inspection. Two left lanes will be closed from 12:00 AM to 5:00 AM, weather and conditions permitting.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 3/14/19:

Temporary, overnight lane closures are scheduled to begin this weekend on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at the O’Hare Oasis for removal of the bridge beams on the over-the-road pavilion structure.

Bridge beam removal will be scheduled during overnight hours to minimize the impact on traffic. Electronic message signs will be put in place in advance to alert drivers. The temporary closures are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate bridge beam removal.

Weather permitting, on Sunday, March 17, at 8:00 p.m. one southbound lane on I-294 is scheduled to close, followed by closure of a second lane at 10:00 p.m. and a third at midnight. Intermittent, full closures of southbound I-294, each lasting 15 minutes, will be allowed between 12:30 AM and 4 AM for bridge beam removal. All lanes on I-294 are scheduled to reopen by 5:00 a.m. on Monday, March 18. A second night of southbound closures is scheduled for Monday into Tuesday, March 19, to complete removal of beams over the southbound lanes of I-294.

In addition, once southbound bridge beam removal is complete, two nights of closures in the northbound lanes of I-294 are anticipated overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, March 20, and again overnight Wednesday into Thursday, March 21, to complete removal of all the bridge beams. All work is weather dependent.

The O’Hare Oasis fuel stations and convenience stores operated by 7-Eleven remain open to provide services for both northbound and southbound travelers along I-294. During removal of bridge beams, the ramp will be open for fuel station access, except when overnight, full traffic stops are in place.

Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, Village of Schiller Park, Village of Rosemont and Village of Franklin Park, as well as local fire and police departments.

Removing the O’Hare Oasis will allow a fifth lane to be added in each direction between Balmoral Avenue and Wolf Road in Franklin Park, as part of the Tollway’s Central Tri-State Tollway Project. 

Following removal of the over-the-road pavilion, the O’Hare Oasis parking lots will be restored. The work is scheduled to be complete in 2019.

The $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is being rebuilt from Balmoral Avenue to 95th Street to provide congestion relief, update old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand and address regional needs. In 2018, the Illinois Tollway work began to repair, resurface and widen I-294 to five lanes as well as reconstructing barrier walls, medians and shoulders in the northern section of the project between Balmoral Avenue and Wolf Road in Franklin Park.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 3/11/19:

On I-294, northbound traffic between Irving Park Road and the O’Hare Oasis is scheduled to be reduced to a single lane tonight, March 11, with the first lane closing at 7 p.m. In addition, full roadway closures, each lasting 15 minutes, are scheduled between 12:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 2/27/19:

Demolition of four (4) Tollway owned homes in Schiller Park is scheduled to begin this week (weather permitting). Please let the Village know at (847) 678-2550 if you have any questions or concerns about this project as the Village would be happy to talk to the Tollway to address any concerns that our residents may have.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 2/21/19:

The Tollway has let the Village know about work occurring at the O’Hare Oasis:

  • Bridge deck removal will begin tonight (2/21) which will include temporary, off peak lane closures. The Tollway anticipates that this work may generate intermittent noise. It will continue the following week as well, weather permitting.
  • Concurrently, the demolition of the west building is scheduled to begin next week on Wednesday, February 27th which will generate lane closures during the day.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 2/15/19:

There is an update about the work occurring at the O’Hare Oasis (weather permitting). Windows removal is taking place within the structure and the Tollway anticipates completing window removal this weekend (February 15-17). We do expect work to continue in the evenings and also continue to see temporary, off-peak lane closures. The Tollway will keep the Village up to date on the schedule as more information becomes available. 


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 2/11/19:

Over-the-Road Demolition of the Oasis Structure is expected to begin this evening - Monday, February 11th, weather permitting. Work hours are 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM. Work includes parapet removal and bar joist removal and west side structural demolition. We ask that residents try to be patient while this necessary work is completed. However please let the Village know of any complaints or concerns about this work as we are in contact with the Tollway and can let them know about any issues that are reported.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 1/14/19:

Roof removal on the over-the-road pavilion structure at the O’Hare Oasis on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is scheduled to begin this week. The O’Hare Oasis fuel stations and convenience stores operated by 7-Eleven remain open to provide services for both northbound and southbound travelers along I-294. 

Beginning this week, workers are scheduled to begin disassembling the roof and removing sections of it from inside the building. Traffic is shifted to safely accommodate this work. As the roof is removed, workers will also begin the process of removing the windows. The pavilion will be wrapped in a thick mesh curtain wall, which will prevent any debris from landing on the roadway below while the windows are removed inward through the interior of the structure. 

On I-294, temporary overnight closures will be needed for the removal of the pavilion windows. Once removal of the over-the-road portion of the building is complete, work will continue into the spring to take down the remaining portions of the building and the bridge structure. Overnight lane closures, including temporary full closures on I-294, will be scheduled as needed.

Following removal of the over-the-road pavilion, the O’Hare Oasis parking lots will be restored. The work is scheduled to be complete in 2019.

A full press release can be viewed by clicking here.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 1/9/19:

The Tollway has submitted a memo on soundwalls in the Village for your review. Please click here to view the short memo which contains information about new soundwalls in two locations and replacement soundwalls in other locations. There is a wealth of information about the Central Tri-State Tollway reconstruction project on the Tollway website (including a very detailed sound study and other relevant materials such as construction alerts) - please click here to go to their project website.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 12/13/18:

The Tollway has let the Village know that they have 15 minute trooper assisted full stops scheduled on SB Irving Park Rd Ramp to Irving Park Plaza 33 for the evening of 12/17. There are 8 full stops scheduled from 12 am to 4 am, and each stop will last 15 minutes. Their contractor will be working on removing the temporary light poles.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 12/12/18:

There will be temporary lane closures on Irving Park Road on Thursday 12/13 to stripe the pavement. Temporary closures in each direction will last from 9 AM to 3 PM, weather permitting.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 11/28/18:

Surveyors for the Illinois Tollway will be out on Monday, December 3rd to stake properties within the Village that are impacted by the Central Tri-State project.


TOLLWAY CONSTRUCTION NEWS -- UPDATED 11/21/18:

The Village would like to provide you with an update on the project on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) from O’Hare Oasis to Balmoral Avenue, which includes reconstruction of the inside shoulders and center barrier wall.

The Tollway is wrapping up a large portion of the work in this section of I-294, and they are now in winter configuration. You’ll continue to see some barrels and barrier wall in work zones on the shoulder as they start to slow work for the winter, but all lanes are open to traffic, and both Irving Park Road ramps to northbound I-294 are now open.

There will continue to be off-peak temporary lane closures throughout December to continue work, and construction in this area will resume in spring 2019.

All lanes on local Lawrence Avenue will remain open through the holiday. The Tollway anticipates that the barrels will be reinstalled the following week to complete the remaining work on the local road.


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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