Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355)

Roadway Widening

The Illinois Tollway is widening a 2-mile segment of the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) between Butterfield Road (Illinois Route 56) and Roosevelt Road (Illinois Route 38) to improve travel and provide congestion relief. The work will also include repairs to the existing roadway and bridges.  

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Hill Avenue Detour Map

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Crescent Boulevard Detour Map

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Construction Update (4/15/19)

Hill Avenue Bridge is closed to traffic through Friday, April 19. A detour is posted routing traffic to Crescent Boulevard and Park Boulevard.

Once work is complete at Hill Avenue, the Crescent Boulevard Bridge is scheduled to close for a week and a detour will be posted routing traffic to Riford Road and Saint Charles Road.

At I-55, traffic is shifted on the ramps connecting southbound I-355 to I-55 and on the ramp connecting northbound I-355 to northbound I-55 for repair work. Traffic is scheduled to stay in this configuration into May.

In addition, off-peak closures will be scheduled as needed. Please check the Daily Construction Alert for up-to-date closure information.

Customer Impacts

Three lanes of traffic will be maintained on I-355 during construction. However, some off-peak closures will be needed to complete the work.

In addition, I-355 bridge work will impact local road traffic. 


The widening of I-355 in this area will improve continuity of travel. The improvements will improve mobility and help reduce travel times.

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.

A 45 mph work zone speed limit will be in effect in areas with construction on the Veterans Memorial Tollway.  

Visit the Tollway's Work Zone Safety page.