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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Traffic Shifts

Traffic Shifts

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Construction Update (8/13/18)

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 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.

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. 

Purpose

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.