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2 lanes of outbound Kennedy closed this weekend

“Ongoing concrete patching” will shut down two lanes of the outbound Kennedy I-90/94 this weekend, Illinois Department of Transportation officials said Thursday.

The closures, from Randolph to Montrose, will begin with one one right outbound lane at 10 pm Friday and increase to two right outbound lanes by midnight.

Reversible lanes will remain open outbound.

All lanes will reopen by 5 am Monday.

Even more closures are ahead. Work resumes Sep 21 with two lane closures and Sep. 28 with three lane closures.

Here’s the IDOT news release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:

August 22, 2013

Jae Miller: 312.814.4693

IDOT: Lane Closures on I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) for Patching Project This Weekend August 23-26

Chicago– The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that as part of an on-going concrete patching project, lane closures on I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) will take place this weekend beginning Friday, August 23, 2013.

The project will take place in the NWB (outbound) side of I-90/94 with lane closures between Randolph Street to the I-90/94 split (Montrose). The reversible lanes will remain open outbound.

The work will require the closing of the two right lanes, beginning with a single lane closure at 10 p.m. Friday and a two lane closure at midnight.

FUTURE SCHEDULED CLOSURES (Weather Permitting): (As of 8/22/13)

Stage IV SEB I-90/94 Lanes 1 & 2 9/21

Stage V SEB I-90/94 Lanes 3, 4 & 5 9/28

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, be on the alert for workers and equipment, expect delays and be prepared to stop.

Find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1 at www.dot.state.il.us. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.

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