Inside the Tollway
Drivers on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) are getting a front-row view of the construction of a new interchange that will provide more travel options by linking I-90 to the new I-490 Tollway being built along the western edge of O’Hare International Airport.
Crews working above I-90 near Des Plaines are pouring concrete as they build the new bridges that will connect the road to I-490.
Earlier this year, workers installed steel beams across I-90 to support part of the interchange, which will consist of four ramps, including a ramp bridge connecting westbound I-90 to I-490.
The interchange will provide full access between the two Tollways and a new multi-span bridge will be built to carry I-490 over the Touhy Avenue Reservoir south of I-90.
The new I-490 Tollway is being built to carry north-south traffic around the edge of O’Hare Airport and provide western access to the airport.
The new Tollway, coupled with the Illinois Route 390 Tollway completed in 2017, will connect businesses and local communities with one of the nation’s busiest airports, freight transportation hubs, distribution centers and several interstate highways, including I-90 and I-294.
While construction work will be visible to drivers near the interchange, the Tollway reminds customers to keep their eyes on the road and focus on driving safely. Read more about safe driving here.
Read more about the project here.
See what the interchange looks like now here.
Read a news release here.