I-90 construction resumes, delays possible in NW suburbs - FOX 35 News Orlando

I-90 construction resumes, delays possible in NW suburbs

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Starting Monday, drivers on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway could face some heavy traffic in the northwest suburbs as crews resume work on the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project for 2014.

On March 10, eastbound I-90 traffic will be shifted to the right in sections between northwest suburban Elgin and Rockford, while crews install barrier walls and continue median work, including shoulder construction and drainage work, according to a statement from the Illinois Tollway Authority.

All eastbound entrance and exit ramps will remain open during the construction, the agency reports.

The work is in preparation for the 2014 roadway construction, as all traffic will eventually be shifted to the eastbound side of the Tollway, the statement said.

Starting in the spring and scheduled for completion at the end of the year, the ITA aims to rebuild and widen the westbound lanes of I-90, the agency reports. Work on the eastbound lanes was completed in 2013.

The construction is part of the $2.2 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project, which kicked-off spring 2013.

A portion of the Tollway between Randall Road in Elgin and I-39 in Rockford will be rebuilt to provide wider shoulders and a third lane in each direction, according to the ITA. Construction on I-90 between Chicago and Elgin is scheduled for 2014 through 2016.

A 45-mph speed limit will be enforced in the area of construction at all times, whether workers are present or not, the statement said. The minimum penalty for speeding in a construction zone is $375.

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