Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

Local Crossroad Bridge Projects

Project Overview

The Illinois Tollway is repairing 17 local crossroad bridges carrying traffic over the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), between Illinois Route 251 near Rochelle and Illinois Route 56 near Sugar Grove.  

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Local Crossroad Bridge Impacts

KESLINGER ROAD
(April - July 2018)

Keslinger Road Bridge Map

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SOMONAUK ROAD
(April - July 2018)

Somonauk Road Bridge Map

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BLISS ROAD
(April - July 2018)

Bliss Road Bridge Map

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WATSON ROAD
(May - July 2018)

Watson Road Bridge Map

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WOODLAWN ROAD
(May - July 2018)

Woodlawn Road Bridge Map

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Construction Update (6-20-18)

The Keslinger Road Bridge in Kane County is closed to traffic through July. No detour will be posted.

The Main Street Bridge  in Elburn will be reduced to a single lane over I-88 during the day through July. The bridge will remain open, however, traffic in both directions will be controlled by flaggers on a daily basis during construction.

The Somonauk and Bliss Road Bridges are reduced to a single lane over I-88, with traffic in both directions controlled by traffic signals during construction. Traffic will remain in this configuration through July.

Work is complete at the Woodlawn Road and Watson Road bridges and both bridges have reopened.

Customer Impacts

Long-term closures for most of the local crossroad bridges is necessary because the bridge structures are not wide enough to maintain traffic and provide a work zone. In addition to providing a safe work zone for construction workers, closure of the bridges will allow work to be complete in half the time. At Shabbona Road, Somonauk Road, County Line Road, Main Street (Kane County) and Bliss Road, bridges will remain open during construction with traffic reduced to a single lane across the bridge with bi-directional traffic maintained using flaggers or a temporary traffic signal on either end of the bridges. 

Purpose

The local crossroad bridges are being rehabilitated to extend the life of the structures. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future

Building Green

The Tollway is committed to “Building Green” and minimizing the environmental impact of construction by reducing, recycling and reusing materials. 

Work Zone Safety

The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and local roads 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. 

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