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.
Construction Update (10/10/18)
On I-88, between I-290 and York Road, all eastbound traffic is shifted to the right.
Westbound traffic is in a split configuration with two lanes to the right beginning at the ramp from I-294 southbound and one lane of traffic traveling on the eastbound side of I-88 with a workzone in between.
In addition, westbound traffic between Roosevelt Road and I-290 is shifted to the left and eastbound traffic is shifted to the right.
Nightly lane closures will be scheduled as needed. In addition, during the week of October 8, 15-minute full closures are scheduled overnight for bridge beam placement.
Please check the Daily Construction Alert for up-to-date closure information.
On York Road over I-88, all traffic is shifted into the northbound side and traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration through the summer.
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.
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.