Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

Reconstruction Project

Project Overview

The Illinois Tollway is rebuilding and widening the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), between I-290 and York Road in Oak Brook. The two-year project also includes rebuilding and widening the York Road Bridge, repairing and widening of the I-88 bridges over Roosevelt Road, improvements on the ramps connecting I-88 and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and noisewall construction adjacent to residential areas.

In 2019, work includes the reconstruction of the eastbound lanes, as well as installation of new noisewall and lighting upgrades. Repair work is also scheduled to continue on the bridges carrying I-88 over Roosevelt Road. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019.

In addition, repair work is scheduled to begin this year on two additional ramps at the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Interchange.

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Construction Update (12/4/19)

Between I-290 and York Road, shoulders in both directions will remain closed through the end of the year for landscaping and roadway signage work. All lanes have been returned to their permanent configuration. 

Ramp Work
On the ramps connecting northbound I-294 to westbound I-88 and eastbound I-88 to southbound I-294, off -peak closures will be scheduled as needed to complete work. 

Please check the Daily Construction Alert for up-to-date closure information.

Customer Impacts

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to new traffic patterns.

On I-88, traffic shifts, including a counterflow, will be required in 2019.

Access to Mannheim Road from eastbound I-88 will also be reduced during construction.


Pavement reconstruction will provide customers increased traffic capacity, improve the overall driving experience, and extend the life of the roadway.

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) remains safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of the agency’s overall commitment to roadway safety.

A 45 mph work zone speed limit will be in effect on I-88 throughout the reconstruction project.  A 35 mph work zone speed limit will be in effect on York Road.

Visit the Tollway's Work Zone Safety page.