Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

87th Street and Roberts Road Bridge Project

As part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project, the Illinois Tollway reconstructed the I-294 mainline bridges over 87th Street and Roberts Road, which intersect below.

The project, located in Hickory Hills, included construction of two new bridge structures – large enough to span both roadways and the intersection below.

Work on the bridges began in 2021 and was complete by the end of 2023. 

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Customer Impacts

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

Shoulder closures and traffic shifts will be used to provide room for a work zone and safely accommodate traffic. Whenever possible, the Tollway uses traffic shifts and shoulders to keep as many lanes open during peak hours as were available before construction.


The 87th Street and Roberts Road Bridge Project is part of the work on the southern section of the Central Tri-State Project between I-55 and 95th Street, which includes rebuilding and widening the roadway to five lanes in both directions, including construction of new I-294 bridges over I-55, Flagg Creek, 87th Street and Roberts Road, as well as reconstructing shoulders including adding Flex Lanes. This mainline work was completed in 2023.

Local Coordination

Construction in this area was coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, Village of Bridgeview, City of Hickory Hills, Village of Justice, as well as local fire and police departments.

Work Zone Safety

The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and local roads 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. On I-294, a 45 mph work zone speed limit is in effect throughout the construction season.

Visit the Tollway's Work Zone Safety page.