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.

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Construction Update (12/14/18)

I-88
All eastbound traffic on I-88, between I-290 and York Road, is shifted to the right. Work to return eastbound traffic to its pre-construction configuration for the winter is scheduled for the week of December 17.

Over the winter, a portion of the westbound I-88 shoulder in the workzone will remain closed for median barrier wall work.

In addition, the eastbound shoulder on the Roosevelt Road Bridge will remain closed for ongoing bridge work. Traffic will remain in this configuration until the spring of 2019, when work will begin to reconstruct the eastbound side of I-88.

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

 

York Road
Work on the York Road Bridge over I-88 is scheduled to be complete by mid-December. All traffic is currently traveling on the northbound side of the bridge, providing for one lane of traffic in both directions on York Road over I-88.

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 lane, will be required throughout 2018. Ramp work will require overnight lane closures, as well as a three-week ramp closure and detour of the ramp connecting eastbound I-88 to northbound I-294.

On the York Road Bridge, all traffic will be moved first into the southbound lanes for the removal of the northbound bridge and roadway construction. When that work is complete, all traffic will be moved onto the northbound side of the road and work will begin in the southbound lanes. 

Purpose

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.