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 - August 2018)

Keslinger Road Bridge Map

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MULFORD ROAD
(July - August 2018)

Mulford Road Bridge Map

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HINCKLEY ROAD
(July - September 2018)

Hinckley Road Bridge Map

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SOMONAUK ROAD
(August - Sept 2018)

Somonauk Road Bridge Map

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MAIN STREET (ROCHELLE)
(August - Sept 2018)

Main Street (Rochelle) Bridge Detour Map

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UNIVERSITY ROAD
(August - Sept 2018)

University Road Bridge Closure Detour Map

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WILLRETT ROAD
(August - Sept 2018)

Willrett Road Bridge Closure Detour Map

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Construction Update (8-13-18)

Work is underway on five local bridges over I-88:

  • Mulford Road Bridge in Ogle County is closed to traffic for through August. No detour will be posted.
  • Willrett Road Bridge in DeKalb County is closed till September. No detour will be posted.
  • University Road Bridge in DeKalb County is closed till September. A detour is posted routing traffic to Keslinger Road, Shabbona Road and Malta Road.
  • Work has resumed at the Somonauk Road Bridge and is scheduled to continue through September. The bridge will remain open; however, all traffic will be limited to a single lane over I-88 with traffic in both directions controlled by temporary traffic signals on a daily basis during construction.
  • The Keslinger Road Bridge in DeKalb County is closed to traffic through August. No detour will be posted.

In late August, work is scheduled to begin on the Main Street Bridge in Rochelle.

  • At the Main Street Bridge, a full closure is scheduled to last for a month. A detour will be posted routing traffic to Steward Road, Caron Road and Steam Plant Road.

Work is complete at the Locust Road, Woodlawn Road, Tower Road, Shabbona Road, Watson Road, Dauberman and Bliss Road bridges, as well as Main Street Bridge in Elburn.

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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