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Ramp closures, detours scheduled for Illinois’ Central Tri-State Tollway

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Ramp closures, detours scheduled for Illinois’ Central Tri-State Tollway
Temporary, overnight closures and detours are scheduled this week on the ramps connecting Ogden Avenue and the Tri‐State Tollway (Interstate‐294) for bridge work as part of the Ogden Avenue Interchange Project.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Temporary overnight closures and detours are scheduled this week on the ramps connecting Ogden Avenue and the Tri‐State Tollway (Interstate‐294) for bridge work as part of the Ogden Avenue Interchange Project.

Electronic message signs and construction signage will be used to alert drivers to closures and detours. Up-to-date closure and detour information will be posted on the Tollway website and in the Daily Construction Alert. All work is weather-dependent.

On Thursday, May 19, the ramp connecting westbound Ogden Avenue to southbound I-294 and the ramp connecting southbound I-294 to eastbound Ogden Avenue are scheduled to close at 9 p.m. Detours will be posted. Both ramps are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Friday, May 20.

On Friday, May 20, the ramp connecting eastbound Ogden Avenue to northbound I-294 and the ramp connecting northbound I-294 to westbound Ogden Avenue are scheduled to close at 8 p.m. Detours will be posted. Both ramps are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Saturday, May 21.

The full ramp closures are necessary to install protective shielding under the Ogden Avenue Bridge over I-294 to allow bridge repair work to begin. In addition, an overnight, single lane closure, is scheduled on Ogden Avenue on both nights.

The ramp detours are:

  • For westbound Ogden Avenue to southbound I-294: Traffic will be routed to southbound Illinois Route 83 and northbound I-55 to access southbound I-294.
  • For southbound I-294 to eastbound Ogden Avenue: Traffic will be routed to northbound Joliet Road and northbound U.S. Route 45 to access eastbound Ogden Avenue.
  • For eastbound Ogden Avenue to northbound I-294: Traffic will be routed to northbound Wolf Road and westbound Cermak Road to access northbound I-294.
  • For northbound I-294 to westbound Ogden Avenue: Traffic will be routed to eastbound Ogden Avenue, northbound Wolf Road, westbound 31st Street and southbound Illinois Route 83 to access westbound Ogden Avenue.

If work cannot be completed during this time, backup closures will be scheduled during the week of May 23.

Construction in this area is being coordinated with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Village of Hinsdale, Village of Oak Brook, Village of Western Springs, Cook County Department of Transportation, DuPage County Division of Transportation, Forest Preserves of Cook County, Oak Brook Park District, as well as local fire and police departments.

Information about the Ogden Avenue Interchange Project including maps and construction updates is available on the Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com in the Projects section.

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