Southbound I-90/94 lane changes at Jane Byrne
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction, a stage change along southbound I-90/94 will begin, weather permitting, Sunday, Nov. 7.
To facilitate the stage change, starting at 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, lane closures are scheduled to take place along southbound I-90/94 between Chicago Avenue and Harrison Street, with occasional full stops for no longer than 15 minutes at a time beginning at 1 a.m. All lanes fully reopen by 10 a.m. Sunday, when the new traffic pattern will be in place.
In the new configuration, there will continue to be five southbound lanes and exits remain the same. The right lane stays as an exit lane to Monroe Street. The exit to Ida B. Wells Drive/westbound I-290, and Taylor Street remains the same. The three southbound through lanes will split after Washington Boulevard. The left two southbound lanes will continue in their current configuration, while the third southbound lane will shift slightly to the right onto new pavement and will merge back into traffic just before Harrison Street.
The new configuration will allow center lanes to be built between Washington Boulevard and Polk Street as part of construction on the mainline lanes of I-90/94 and will remain in place through early December.
Motorists should expect significant delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.