Paving work to close ramp to Tri-State near Markham

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(MARKHAM) A ramp to the southbound Tri-State Tollway in south suburban Markham will be closed for three nights this week for pavement repairs.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday, the ramp from westbound 159th Street to the southbound tollway (I-294) will be closed as crews remove pavement, install new asphalt and put in new striping, the Illinois Tollway said.

The ramp will reopen by 4 a.m. the next morning. The same closure will take place two more days this week, with work wrapping up by Saturday morning, the tollway said.

The full closure is necessary because the ramp is not wide enough to accommodate a work zone alongside traffic, the tollway said.

Electronic signs will alert drivers to the closure, but no detour will be posted, the tollway said. More than 550 vehicles use the ramp every day.

The ramp work is part of the tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program.

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