Headaches are ahead for weekend drivers of the outbound I-90/94 Kennedy.
Two lanes of the outbound Kennedy will be closed this weekend due to concrete patching work, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced in a news release Thursday evening.
Outbound Lanes 1 and 2 will be shut from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, although the reversible lanes will be kept in the outbound position during that time.
The two lanes of closures will run all the way from Jackson Boulevard on the south to Kostner Avenue on the north, said IDOT spokeswoman Jae Miller.
More Kennedy closures are planned almost every Saturday between now and Sep. 14, when three lanes of inbound traffic will be shut down, according to the IDOT release.
Here is the IDOT news release explaining the Kennedy closures:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 8, 2013
IDOT CONTACT: Jae Miller: 312.814.4693
IDOT: Lane Closures on I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) for Patching Project
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 Saturday, August 10, 2013.
The project will require lanes 1 and 2 outbound (northwest bound) of I-90/94 to close for patching from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Reversible lanes will remain outbound through weekend due to reduction in outbound local lanes. Jackson and Madison ramps to NWB/OB I- 90/94 will be closed.
As part of the project, work will be performed on the following dates:
FUTURE SCHEDULED CLOSURES (Weather Permitting):
Stage II NWB I-90/94 Lanes 1 & 2 8/10
Stage III NWB I-90/94 Lanes 3 & 4 8/24
Stage IV SEB I-90/94 Lanes 1 & 2 9/7
Stage V SEB I-90/94 Lanes 3, 4 & 5 9/14
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 .