Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

Roadway Resurfacing and Bridge Repairs

The Illinois Tollway has scheduled maintenance and repair work on roadway, bridges and ramps on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88).

In 2020, work will include roadway pavement repairs between the Aurora Toll Plaza and Illinois Route 59 in DuPage and Kane Counties and also between Burkett Road and Red Brick Road in Lee County.

In addition, the existing I-88 bridge over the Illinois Prairie Path will be removed and replaced. This will necessitate closing the path underneath for several months. A detour will be posted.

All work is scheduled for completion in 2021.

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Roadway Repairs
Burkett Road to Red Brick Road

Dixon Roadway Repairs
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Roadway, Bridge & Ramp Repairs
Aurora Toll Plaza to Illinois Route 59

Aurora-Naperville Roadway Repairs
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Traffic Shifts
Aurora Toll Plaza to Illinois Route 59

Aurora-Naperville Roadway Repairs
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Construction Update (7/2/20)

Between the Aurora Toll Plaza and Illinois Route 59, shoulders are closed and traffic is shifted in both directions through June. This includes two eastbound lanes on I-88 at the Illinios Prairie Path that have been moved onto the westbound side of the roadway to accommodate the construction work zone for the mainline bridge over the path. The third eastbound lane is shifted to the left on the inside shoulder of the eastbound side. Three lanes of westbound traffic remain shifted to the right. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through August.

Illinois Prairie Path
The Illinois Prairie Path underneath I-88 between Eola Road and Illinois Route 59 near Aurora has been closed to pedestrian and bicycle traffic through summer. A detour has been posted directing pedestrian and bicycle traffic to use an existing barrier-protected sidewalk along Eola Road to cross I-88.

Local Roads
Local lane closures on Diehl Road will be needed during daytime hours to access the Prairie Path worksite.

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

Customer Impacts

Lane closures and traffic shifts are necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate construction.

During the reconstruction of the bridge over the Illinois Prairie Path, the path underneath will be closed to pedestrian and bicycle traffic for several months during the spring and summer of 2020. A detour will be posted.

Purpose

Pavement repairs will provide customers a smoother surface, improving the overall driving experience, and extend the life of the roadway. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future

Sustainability

The Illinois Tollway is committed to building green and minimizing the environmental impact of construction by reducing, recycling, and reusing materials. Reusing materials reduces the volume of material that otherwise would 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. 

A 45 mph work zone speed limit will be in effect on I-88 throughout the repair project. Work zone speed limits will also be in place on ramps and local crossroad bridges.

Visit the Tollway's Work Zone Safety page.