Edens Spur (I-94) Rebuilding and Repairs
Edens Spur (I-94)
Edens Spur (I-94) Improvement Project
The Illinois Tollway is repairing the Edens Spur from Lake Cook Road to Pfingsten Road and will reconstruct the roadway from Pfingsten Road to the Edens Expressway.
Repair work is schedule to begin spring 2018 and be complete summer of 2018. Reconstruction is scheduled to begin summer of 2018 and be complete by the end of 2020.
Construction Update (8/13/18)
Edens Spur traffic is reduced to a single lane in both directions between Pfingsten Road and Skokie Boulevard for work to prepare for a long-term traffic shift. The outside shoulder will remain open during this stage of work, which is scheduled to last through late August.
Once this work is done, all traffic will be shifted onto the westbound side of the roadway with one lane of traffic in both directions to accommodate reconstruction of the eastbound side. Traffic is expected to stay in this configuration through the end of the year.
Please check the Daily Construction Alert for up-to-date closure information.
Lane closures and traffic shifts are necessary to provide a work zone for construction and safely accommodate traffic.
Reconstruction work will require traffic to be reduced to one lane in both directions for the duration of the work.
Pfingsten Road will be closed to traffic in 2019 for approximately four months while the existing bridge over the Edens Spur is replaced. A detour will be posted.
The Waukegan Road ramps to the Edens Spur will also be closed for approximately two months during that ramp reconstruction. A detour will be posted.
The Edens Spur was constructed in 1958 with two lanes in each direction between the Tri-State Tollway and the Edens Expressway. These roadway repairs and reconstruction are needed to extend the life of the existing roadway and provide a smooth driving surface, as well as safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers. This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
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 Edens Spur 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 in areas with construction on the Edens Spur Tollway.
Visit the Tollway's Work Zone Safety page.