Information provided by the Illinois Tollway
The ramp from eastbound Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) to westbound Interstate 290 on the south end of Elmhurst is scheduled to close overnight this week for pavement resurfacing.
Ramp closures are scheduled from 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, until 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, and from 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, until 5 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2. The detour will route traffic east on I-88 to I-290, where drivers will be directed to exit at Mannheim Road north, then re-enter via the westbound I-290 entrance ramp.
Closure of the ramp is necessary to complete pavement resurfacing because the ramp is not wide enough to accommodate a work zone while maintaining traffic. The work is being done during overnight hours to minimize the impact to commuter traffic.
The work is being completed as part of the $112.6 million Central Tri-State Tollway Resurfacing Project.
Work Zone Safety
A 45 mph speed limit is in effect 24 hours a day in all construction zones, whether or not workers are present. Drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution at all times. Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for drivers speeding in work zones. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. Posted signs advise drivers of a $10,000 fine and 14-year jail sentence for hitting a roadway worker.
Tollway Construction Information
The Tollway offers a variety of ways for drivers to get the latest information:
- Construction/planning, for details by road
- Call (800) TOLL-FYI for daily lane closure information
- Real-time travel times
- Up-to-the-minute traffic by roadway