Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Local Crossroad Bridge Projects

The Illinois Tollway is repairing nine local crossroad bridges carrying traffic over the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), between Cermak Road in Westchester and 5th Avenue in Countryside. 

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EB I-290 to SB I-294 Ramp Closure Detour

EB I-294 to SB I-294

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Construction Update (12/3/18)

Repair work on all bridges is complete.

Customer Impacts

Bridges will remain open during construction with traffic reduced and shifted to accommodate a work zone.  At 5th Avenue, traffic will be reduced to a single lane across the bridge with bi-directional traffic maintained using a temporary traffic signal on either end of the bridges. 

A Regional Solution

The Central Tri-State Tollway is being reconstructed to increase capacity, reduce congestion and improve travel reliability. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than 220,000 vehicles use this portion of the Tri-State Tollway daily.

A detailed planning and refinement process is underway to complete a design concept for rebuilding the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294). This process includes outreach efforts with customers, communities, businesses and partners to identify regional improvements and continue to refine the design details. As the Tollway moves forward with this planning process, updates on important issue areas and key project elements will continue to be posted to this page.

Visit the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) outreach page.

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 Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and local roads 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 Work Zone Safety page.