Weeklong lane closures on I-88 for Illinois 59 exit ramp interchange work

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Exit ramps to Illinois 59 in Naperville on the Reagan Memorial Tollway will be closed from Friday night until Sept. 21 for preparation of the new diverging diamond interchange at this location.

The westbound ramp to Illinois 59 will be closed at 8 p.m. Friday and will reopen at 5 a.m. Sept. 21. Westbound traffic will be detoured to the Winfield Road interchange to access Illinois 59 via Butterfield Road, according a statement from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The eastbound ramp to Illinois 59 will close at 8 p.m. Friday and will reopen at 5 a.m. Sept. 21. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to the Eola Road interchange to access Illinois 59 via Butterfield Road, according to the statement.

There will also be limited access from Illinois 59 to the tollway entrance ramps while the exit ramps are closed.

Northbound Illinois 59 entrance ramp to the westbound tollway will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to Butterfield Road, Eola Road and Bilter Road to access the westbound ramp at the Eola Road interchange, according to the statement.

Southbound Illinois 59 to the eastbound entrance ramp will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to Butterfield Road and Winfield Road to access the eastbound ramp at the Winfield Road interchange, according to the statement.

Illinois 59 will be restricted to two lanes in each direction over the tollway until the widening and reconstruction project is finished in late September.

The new interchange between the Reagan Memorial Tollway and Illinois 59, part of the ongoing widening and reconstruction of Illinois 59 through Aurora and Naperville, will be open when the closures are removed.

The new configuration will provide improved safety features, additional roadway capacity, reduced crash potential and improved roadway geometrics to further enhance safety, facilitate traffic flow and relieve congestion, according to the statement.

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