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 is scheduled to take place along southbound I-90/94 beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, May 12. 

Starting at 10 p.m. Thursday, May 12, crews will begin to remove the current split-lane configuration on southbound I-90/94 near Van Buren Street. By 5 a.m. Friday, May 13, the new lane pattern will be in place. In the new configuration, there will continue to be five southbound lanes and exits will 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 shift slightly to the left just after Van Buren Street. The ramp from eastbound I-290 to the southbound I-90/94 will continue to be one lane and will shift slight to the right before joining the interstate.

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The new configuration will allow southbound center lanes to be built from just south of Van Buren Street to just south of Roosevelt Road as part of ongoing construction on the mainline lanes of I-90/94 and will remain in place through late summer. 

As ongoing work continues, 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.

The overall reconstruction project at the Jane Byrne Interchange will improve safety and traffic flow for the more than 400,000 motorists who use it each day, while also enhancing mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the surrounding neighborhoods.