Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

Roadway, Bridge and Ramp Repairs

In 2024, the Illinois Tollway work on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) will include pavement repairs between U.S. Route 30 and Illinois Route 56, crossroad bridge repairs at Tower Road and Peace Road, mainline bridge repairs at Illinois Route 53 and ramp repair work at the DeKalb Oasis. Additional work includes barrier and retaining wall repairs, median repairs, drainage and electrical improvements and landscaping.

This work is scheduled to begin in the spring and be complete in 2025.

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Roadway and Local Crossroad Bridge Repairs Map

I-88 Roadway and Local Crossroad Bridge Repairs Map
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Construction Update (6/12/24)

On Peace Road, traffic is shifted and reduced to a single lane in each direction on the bridge. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through summer.

Customer Impacts

Whenever possible, the Tollway uses traffic shifts and shoulders to keep as many lanes open during peak hours as were available before construction.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance to alert drivers to scheduled lane closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits.

During the work on I-88 over Illinois Route 53, a detour of the ramp connecting westbound I-88 to Illinois Route 53 will be scheduled for one weekend.

Additionally, during the ramp repairs at the DeKalb Oasis, several overnight ramp closures will be needed to complete the work and there will be no westbound I-88 access to the Oasis during this time.

Purpose

These repairs are necessary to extend the life of the roadway and bridges and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. This work is part of the Tollway’s 16-year, $15 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

Construction is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, DeKalb County, Kane County, Lee County, Ogle County, Whiteside County, and the City of DeKalb, as well as local government and highway departments and local fire and police departments.

Sustainability

The Tollway is committed to building green and minimizing the environmental impact of construction by reducing, recycling and reusing materials. In addition to reducing the cost of this work, reuse of these materials reduces the need for virgin asphalt materials and reduces energy consumption, greenhouse gases and the volume of material that would otherwise be sent to landfills.

Work Zone Safety

The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) 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.

Visit the Tollway's Roadway Safety page.