(HOFFMAN ESTATES) Lane closures and traffic shifts start Thursday night on the Jane Addams Tollway in Hoffman Estates as work to widen the roadway continues.
The closures will allow crews to place barrier walls and restripe pavement for an upcoming traffic shift that will accommodate work on the Higgins Road Bridge, the Illinois Tollway said.
Starting at 8 p.m., one westbound lane of I-90 will close, followed by a second lane at 10 p.m., the tollway said. Lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Friday for the morning rush, and the same closures will happen again Friday night into Saturday morning.
Starting Saturday, westbound traffic on the tollway will be shifted to the left through November. All three lanes of traffic will remain open in both directions, as will entrance and exit ramps to Route 59 and Barrington Road, the tollway said.
The shift will allow crews to complete bridge removal and construct retaining walls, and start placing steel beams to support the new westbound Higgins Road Bridge, the tollway said.
The new lane configuration will stay in place into November, the tollway said. When work is complete, a similar shift will be put in place eastbound.
Traffic on Higgins Road will stay open during construction because both lanes of traffic will share the eastbound bridge.
The bridge is one of 11 that will be reconstructed as part of the $2.5 billion project, which will build a new wider roadway on the Jane Addams, the tollway said. Nearly one million travelers daily use the road linking Rockford, O’Hare Airport and downtown Chicago, tollway officials said.