Nov. 9-10, 16-17: Road closures due to I-294/I-57 beam installation
BEAM INSTALLATION OVER THE TRI-STATE TOLLWAY (I-294) SCHEDULED TO BEGIN THIS WEEKEND FOR I-294/I-57 INTERCHANGE PROJECT Work will require overnight lane reductions, brief traffic stops over two consecutive weekends DOWNERS GROVE, IL – As part of the ongoing work on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange Project, overnight lane reductions and intermittent full closures on I-294 are scheduled for two consecutive weekends beginning this weekend for beam installation work over the Tollway. Delays are expected. The closures are needed for placement of 12 beams over I-294 as the Tollway constructs the new ramp connecting northbound I-57 to the northbound I-294. Cranes will lift six, 40,000-pound steel beams into place each weekend. Beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, traffic in both directions will be reduced to two lanes. At 9 p.m., traffic will be reduced to one lane. Full closures of 15-minute durations will begin after 11 p.m. The closures will continue until 8 a.m. on Sunday, November 10, and three lanes of traffic will be restored by 10 a.m. Similar closures are scheduled overnight on Sunday, November 10, as well as Monday, November 11, with intermittent full closures beginning at 11 p.m. on Sunday night and ending at 4 a.m. on Monday morning, and then beginning again at midnight on Monday night and ending by 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Traffic will be restored to three lanes by 5 a.m. both days in time for the morning rush hour. On the second weekend, work is only scheduled over the northbound lanes and is scheduled to take two nights. Beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, northbound traffic will be reduced to two lanes. At 9 p.m. traffic will be reduced to one lane, and at 11 p.m., full closures of 15-minute durations will begin. The full closures will continue until 8 a.m. on Sunday, November 17, and traffic will be restored to three lanes by 10 a.m. Similar closures are scheduled for Sunday evening with the intermittent closures ending by 4 a.m. and traffic restored to three lanes by 5 a.m. on Monday, November 17.
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