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Year Two of Kennedy Rehabilitation Begins, Reversible Express Lanes to Close March 11

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the rehabilitation of the Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94) from the Edens Expressway (Interstate 94) junction to Ohio Street will resume, weather permitting, Monday, March 11, an earlier start to the project made possible by warmer temperatures this spring. The use of alternative routes and public transportation is once again strongly encouraged, starting with some overnight lane closures anticipated next week while the work zone is put into place for the upcoming construction season. A complete schedule for lane closures is below.


Monday:


Starting at 9 p.m., the inbound Kennedy and Edens will gradually be reduced to one lane from just before the Edens junction to Irving Park Road (Illinois 19).

At the same time, the reversible express lanes will fully close. They are anticipated to reopen in late fall. The following intermittent ramp closures also will take place.


  • Inbound Edens: Wilson Avenue

  • Inbound Kennedy: Montrose Avenue and Irving Park Road


Tuesday:


Starting at 9 p.m., the outbound Kennedy will be reduced to two lanes between North (Illinois 64) and Fullerton avenues. At the same time, outbound Kennedy intermittent ramp closures between North and Fullerton avenues also will take place.


Wednesday:


Starting at 9 p.m., the inbound Kennedy will gradually be reduced to one lane from Milwaukee Avenue to Lake Street. At the same time, the outbound Kennedy between Madison Street and Milwaukee Avenue also will be reduced to one lane.


Thursday:


Starting at 9 p.m., the outbound Kennedy will gradually be reduced to one lane between North and Fullerton avenues. At the same time, intermittent outbound Kennedy ramp closures between North and Fullerton avenues will also take place. This is the second phase of the project with improvements to the express lanes scheduled to be completed this fall. Last year, the inbound lanes were completed and outbound lanes will be worked on next year.


This phase impacts express lanes from the Edens junction to Ohio Street.



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