I-88 Rebuilding and Widening
Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)
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.
Construction Update (6/13/19)
Between I-290 and York Road all westbound traffic is shifted to the right. On eastbound I-88, two eastbound lanes are directed onto the westbound side of the roadway with two additional eastbound lanes shifted to the right.
Customers traveling in the eastbound counterflow lanes are restricted in where they can exit with no access to the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) or westbound I-290. Counterflow lane traffic in the left lane must exit to eastbound I-290 or Mannheim Road. Traffic in the right lane will be able to exit to Mannheim Road.
In addition, traffic in the two eastbound lanes shifted to the right do not have access to eastbound I-290 or Mannheim Road. Once past York Road, those lanes must exit to northbound I-294 or westbound I-290.
All westbound traffic shifted to the right and at least two lanes of traffic are available to customers.
Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through June.
In addition, the eastbound shoulder on the Roosevelt Road Bridge is closed for ongoing bridge work.
On the ramps connecting eastbound I-88 to southbound I-294 and northbound I-294 to westbound I-88, traffic is shifted to the right to allow for a workzone on the left.
Overnight Thursday, June 13, one lane of traffic on both ramps is scheduled to be shifted to the left onto temporary pavement to allow for a work zone on the right. Overnight Friday, June 14, a second lane will be reopened on each ramp to provide two lanes for traffic. Additional traffic shifts will be needed later this year to complete the work.
Please check the Daily Construction Alert for up-to-date closure information.
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.
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.