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Overnight closures for Roberts Road and 87th Street

Overnight road closures on Roberts Road and 87th Street with posted detours are scheduled to begin this weekend to accommodate mainline bridge removal work for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project.

The overnight closures of the local roads are necessary to safely accommodate the removal of the I-294 mainline bridge deck and beams over Roberts Road and 87th Street. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be in place in advance to alert drivers to each of the overnight closures and detours. Up-to-date closure information will be posted on the Tollway website in the Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather dependent.

On 87th Street under I-294, up to three nights of full roadway closures are scheduled to begin on Saturday, October 16. The closures will begin at 9 p.m. each night with the roadway reopening by 5 a.m. the following morning. During the roadway closures, a posted detour will route traffic to 88th Avenue/Cork Avenue, 95th Street and Harlem Avenue to access 87th Street.

If the work cannot be completed during this time, contingency closures will be scheduled as needed through the end of the month.

To accommodate bridge replacement work, traffic is currently reduced in both directions on Roberts Road and 87th Street. Traffic will remain in this configuration through 2022 for bridge work. Traffic on I-294 between the 83rd Street Toll Plaza and 95th Street is currently shifted with two northbound lanes traveling in counterflow lanes on the southbound side of I-294.

Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, Village of Bridgeview, Village of Burr Ridge, City of Countryside, City of Hickory Hills, Village of Hodgkins, Village of Indian Head Park, Village of Justice, as well as local fire and police departments.

In 2021, the Illinois Tollway is continuing work on southern section of the Central Tri-State Project between I-55 and 95th Street, which includes rebuilding and widening the roadway to five lanes in both directions, including construction of new I-294 bridges over I-55, Flagg Creek, 87th Street and Roberts Road, as well as reconstructing shoulders including adding Flex Lanes. This work is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2023.

Construction updates, project information, maps and detour information for work that is part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project are available in the Projects section on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com

The $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project is reconstructing and widening the roadway between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street to provide congestion relief, update old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand and address regional needs. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily.

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