3 months of Bridge Closures over Jane Addams I-90 start Aug. 19

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Drivers Alert:  Eight local crossroad bridges over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) will be reconstructed over three months, starting Aug. 19. Signs will direct drivers to detours. See map and portions of Illinois Tollway news release below.

Illinois Tollway; August 8, 2013                                                         

EIGHT LOCAL CROSSROAD BRIDGES SCHEDULED TO CLOSE IN AUGUST 

FOR JANE ADDAMS MEMORIAL TOLLWAY (I-90) CONSTRUCTION

Posted detours will reroute traffic during bridge demolition, reconstruction

DOWNERS GROVE, IL –Eight local crossroad bridges over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) are scheduled to close beginning the week of August 19 for demolition and reconstruction as part of the Illinois Tollway’s $2.2 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. The closures are expected to be in place for three months and will have minimal impact on I-90 traffic.

In 2013, the Illinois Tollway is reconstructing the Mill Road, Irene Road, Stone Quarry Road, Genoa Road, Getty Road, Brier Hill Road, Sandwald Road and Powers Road bridges. Detour routes will be posted and electronic message signs will be put in place to alert drivers to the bridge closure dates. Construction project and detour information is also available in the “Projects By Roadway” section in the Construction/Planning section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com.

Full closure of these local crossroad bridges is necessary because the roadways over I-90 are too narrow to accommodate traffic while completing the work. All eight bridges, which were originally built in the 1950s, will be lengthened to accommodate the new, wider I-90 roadway.

The locations and detours for each bridge closure are as follows:

Winnebago County

  •   Mill Road: The detour will direct traffic to use U.S. Route 20, Perryville Road and Newburg Road in both directions to route around the Mill Road closure. More than 7,000 vehicles use this stretch of local roadway daily.

Boone County

  • · Irene Road: The detour will direct traffic to use U.S. Route 20, Townhall Road and Graham Road in both directions to route around the Irene Road closure. About 850 vehicles use this stretch of local roadway daily.
  • · Stone Quarry Road: The detour will direct traffic to use U.S. Route 20, Townhall Road and Graham Road in both directions to route around the Stone Quarry Road closure. About 1,200 vehicles use this stretch of local roadway daily.
  • · Genoa Road: The detour will direct traffic to use U.S. Route 20, Crystal Parkway, Tripp Road and Cohoon Road in both directions to route around the Genoa Road closure. About 4,100 vehicles use this stretch of local roadway daily.

McHenry County

  • · Getty Road: The detour will direct traffic to use Harmony Road, Hampshire Road, Melms Road and County Line Road in both directions to route around the Getty Road closure. About 150 vehicles use this stretch of local roadway daily.
  • · Brier Hill Road: The detour will direct traffic to use Harmony Road and U.S. Route 20 in both directions to route around the Brier Hill Road closure. About 650 vehicles use this stretch of local roadway daily.

Kane County

  • · Sandwald Road: The detour will direct traffic to use Jim Dhamer Road, Illinois Route 47 and Big Timber Road in both directions to route around the Sandwald Road closure. About 450 vehicles use this stretch of local roadway daily.
  • · Powers Road: The detour will direct traffic to use Big Timber Road, Illinois Route 72, Higgins Road, Tyrrell Road and Freeman Road in both directions to route around the Powers Road closure. About 600 vehicles use this stretch of local roadway daily.


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