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LaGrange Road ramps to Tri-State Tollway to be closed next week

The ramp connecting southbound LaGrange Road to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is scheduled to close for two nights next week for utility and pavement work.

Overnight Monday, November 15, ramp and lane closures are needed to accommodate overhead cable work as part of Archer Avenue Interchange improvements related to the reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway.

Beginning at 8 p.m., the ramp connecting southbound LaGrange Road to southbound I-294 is scheduled to close and a detour will be posted directing traffic to eastbound Archer Avenue to Oak Grove Avenue and then to westbound Archer Avenue and onto the LaGrange Road ramp to access southbound I-294.

On southbound I-294, lane closures are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. with traffic reduced to a single lane by 11 p.m. and intermittent full roadway closures, each lasting 15 minutes, scheduled to begin at 12:30 a.m.

All lanes and the ramp are scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16.

Overnight Tuesday, November 16, beginning at 10 p.m. the ramps connecting southbound LaGrange Road to southbound I-294 and to eastbound Archer Avenue (Illinois Route 171) are scheduled to close for pavement work. No detours will be posted. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, November 17.

Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, Village of Justice and Village of Willow Springs as well as local fire and police departments.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to the ramp closure and detour. The closure is necessary because there is not enough room on the ramp to safely provide a work zone and accommodate traffic. Up-to-date information regarding lane closures will be available in the Illinois Tollway’s Daily Construction Alerts. All work is weather dependent.

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