Taylor Street entrance ramp closes, I-55 ramp returns to two lanes

!UPDATE!

    • The ramp from Taylor Street to northbound I-90/94 is still scheduled to close beginning, weather permitting, at 10 p.m. on Sunday, October 10.
    • The current northbound I-90/94 split-lane configuration near 14th Street will be removed by 5 a.m. on Monday, October 11.
    • Due to needed overhead sign structure work, the I-55 ramp to northbound I-90/94 will not return to two lanes until, weather permitting, 9 a.m. Sunday, October 17.

    Additionally, the overnight lane closures along northbound I-90/94 between 31st and Lake streets, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday nights are still scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. each night. All lanes fully reopen by 6 a.m. Sunday to accommodate the Marathon, and 5 a.m. Monday when the new traffic patter will be in place.

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The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction, the ramp from Taylor Street to the northbound I-90/94 will close starting, weather permitting, at 10 p.m. Sunday, October 10. 

The closure is necessary to construct a new collector-distributor lane and is anticipated to reopen in early December. A detour will direct Taylor Street traffic to Jefferson and Madison streets to access the expressway via Madison Street. View detour map.

Additionally, the ramp from inbound I-55 to northbound I-90/94 returns to two lanes, and the current northbound split-lane configuration near 14th Street will be removed. View map here.

To prepare for the next stage of mainline construction, overnight lane closures along northbound I-90/94 between 31st and Lake streets are scheduled over two consecutive nights, starting at 10 p.m., weather permitting, Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10. At least one northbound lane will remain open at all times. All lanes will fully reopen by 9 a.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday when the new traffic pattern will be in place. 

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.