Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355)

Bridge and Ramp Repairs

In 2023, the Illinois Tollway maintenance work on the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) will include bridge repair work at I-88 and over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway. In addition, toll plaza improvements are scheduled at five locations, as well as roadway camera and ramp queue detection installation between I-55 and Butterfield Road.

The work is scheduled to begin in the spring and be complete in 2024.

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I-355/I-88 Interchange Map

I-355/I-88 Interchange Map
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Construction Update (2/19/24)

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

Customer Impacts

Whenever possible, the Tollway uses traffic shifts and shoulders to keep as many lanes open during peak hours as were available before construction.

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

Long-term ramp detours will be needed at Ogden Avenue and Maple Avenue, as well as reduced capacity on the ramps connecting I-355 to I-88 in order to complete the work.

 

Purpose

These repairs are necessary to extend the life of the roadway and bridges and provide 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 project is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, Cook County, DuPage County, as well as local fire and police departments.

Sustainability

The Tollway is committed to building green and minimizing the environmental impact of construction by reducing, recycling and reusing materials. In addition to reducing the cost of this work, reuse of these materials reduces the need for virgin asphalt materials and reduces energy consumption, greenhouse gases and the volume of material that would otherwise be sent to landfills.

Work Zone Safety

The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) remains 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.