Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Mile Long Bridge Repairs

Project Overview

The Illinois Tollway has scheduled ongoing repairs on the Mile Long Bridge on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Work is planned on an as-needed basis through 2021, when the bridge is scheduled for reconstruction as part of the Central Tri-State Project.

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Construction Update (2-8-19)

Northbound traffic on the Mile Long Bridge is scheduled to be reduced to a single lane for pavement repairs overnight on Saturday, February 16, with the first lane closing at 6 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 7 a.m. on Sunday, February 17.

Lane closures will be scheduled as needed for repair work throughout the year.

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

Customer Impacts

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

Off-peak lane closures will be needed to complete bridge repairs.

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 Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) 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 is in effect in areas with construction on the Central Tri-State Tollway.

Visit the Tollway's Work Zone Safety page.