Closures on Jane Addams begin Thursday for Meacham Road bridge work

SHARE Closures on Jane Addams begin Thursday for Meacham Road bridge work
SHARE Closures on Jane Addams begin Thursday for Meacham Road bridge work

Overnight lane closures start Thursday as crews work on a new Meacham Road bridge over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway in northwest suburban Schaumburg.

At 8 p.m., one lane in each direction will close on the tollway (I-90) near Meacham Road, according to transit officials. A second lane will close at 10 p.m. and a third lane will close at 11 p.m.

Full closures of the tollway will happen for 15 minutes at a time, intermittently from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., according to the Illinois Tollway. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Friday for the morning rush.

The closures will allow crews to assemble cranes for the bridge project. Workers will then begin installing beams for the bridge on Saturday and continuing for five more days.

Drivers will again see overnight lane closures during that time, but all lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning, officials said. One lane in each direction on Meacham Road will also be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. during the project.

The project will feature a new bridge and two new ramps to access I-90 when it is complete in 2016, the tollway said. Up to 36,000 vehicles use this section of Meacham Road daily.

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