Paving work to close ramp to Tri-State near Markham

SHARE Paving work to close ramp to Tri-State near Markham

(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.

The Latest
The Ramblers dominated their first game on the Chicago Elite Classic stage, beating St. Louis Vashon (2-2) 64-24. The Ramblers held Vashon scoreless in the second quarter and their suffocating defense held Vashon to 17.5% shooting.
Authorities were called to the Hilton Suites in Oakbrook Terrace on Saturday, where shots were reportedly fired. One person was found dead and a suspect arrested.
The Hawks’ 4-1 defeat Sunday concluded a three-game road trip in which they didn’t score a single goal when Connor Bedard wasn’t on the ice.
Firefighters were called to the historic home at 45th and South Michigan Avenue twice on Sunday to put down a fire. The cause is under investigation. No one was hurt.
After 22 games of struggles — tallying only six points, including zero even-strength goals — Reichel sat out Sunday against the Wild. “He needs to...come back with a little bit of fire,” coach Luke Richardson said.