Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355)

Roadway, Bridge and Ramp Repairs

Project Overview

The Illinois Tollway has scheduled roadway, bridge and ramp work on the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) between I-80 and Army Trail Road. In addition, roadway lighting, signage and guardrail improvements are scheduled, as well as retaining wall and noisewall work. 

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Traffic Shifts

Traffic Shifts

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Construction Update (8/13/18)

Roadway
Between Army Trail Road and I-55, traffic is shifted and overnight lane closures are scheduled for pavement and shoulder work.

Between Army Trail Road and Illinois Route 53, traffic is shifted into a split configuration. The shift will provide a work zone in the middle with two lanes on the right and one express lane on the left. Traffic traveling in the express lane will not have access to exits between Illinois Route 53 and Army Trail Road, including Roosevelt Road, North Avenue and Army Trail Road, as well as cash lanes at the Army Trail Toll Plaza. Trucks are prohibited from using this lane.

In addition, between Internationale Parkway and Butterfield Road portions of the roadway in both directions are are scheduled to be reduced periodically to a single lane overnight.

 

 

Ramps
At I-88, one lane is closed on the ramp carrying eastbound I-88 to northbound I-355. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration through October.

Shoulders and some lanes are closed on ramps at the Army Trail Road, North Avenue, Rooselvelt Road, Butterfield Road, Finley Road, Ogden Avenue, Maple Avenue, 63rd Street, Boughton Road, I-55 and I-80 Interchanges.

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

Off-system
Northbound Finley Road is scheduled to be reduced to a single lane at I-355 beginning on Thursday, August 16, for bridge work. The local lane closure is expected to remain in place through October.

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.

On I-355, traffic will be shifted to provide room for a work zone. Traffic will intermittently be driving on rough surfaces throughout the duration of construction.

Ramp closure and detours will be needed at U.S. Route 6, 63rd Street/Hobson Road, Maple Avenue, Butterfield Road, Roosevelt Road, North Avenue and Army Trail Road.

Purpose

These roadway, bridge and ramp repairs are necessary to extend the life of the roadway and bridges and provide safe and convenient travel for Tollway customers.

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 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. 

Variable work zone speed limits from 45 to 55 mph will be in effect in areas with construction on I-355.

Visit the Tollway's Work Zone Safety page.