Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

Deerpath Road Bridge Project

In 2021, the Illinois Tollway is scheduled to remove and replace the Deerpath Road Bridge over the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) to extend the life of the local crossroad bridge carrying traffic over the Tollway.

A full closure of the bridge and detour will be required for the duration of the project. Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021.

 

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DEERPATH ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE DETOUR

Deerpath Road Bridge Closure Detour Map
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Construction Update (11/23/21)

The new Deerpath Road Bridge over the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) in Aurora is now open to traffic.

Customer Impacts

Prior to and during construction, electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to scheduled lane closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits.

Closure of the Deerpath Road Bridge with a posted detour will be scheduled in 2021 as part of the construction project. The full closure of the existing bridge will be necessary because the existing bridge structure is too narrow to accommodate traffic while safely providing a work zone to complete the removal and reconstruction of the bridge.

Purpose

The bridge replacement is necessary to extend the life of the local crossroad bridge and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers.

This project is being coordinated with the City of Aurora, Aurora Township, Sugar Grove Township, and Kane County, as well as local fire and police departments.

This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Sustainability

The Tollway is committed to building green and minimizing the environmental impact of construction by reducing, recycling and reusing materials. In addition to reducing the cost of this work, reuse of these materials reduces the need for virgin asphalt materials and reduces energy consumption, greenhouse gases and the volume of material that would otherwise be sent to landfills.

Work Zone Safety

The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that both the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and Deerpath Road remain safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of the agency’s overall commitment to roadway safety.

Work zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution, especially when workers are present.

Visit the Tollway's Safety page.