IDOT Plans Overnight Lane Closures On Dan Ryan Expressway

In preparation of the reconstruction of the Metra Bridge over the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), the Illinois Department of Transportation will have overnight lane closures from midnight to 6 AM Monday and Tuesday night and next week.

These closures will include the full closures of the express lanes between midnight and 5 a.m. inbound and midnight and 6 a.m. outbound between 43rd and 67th Streets.

Those same lane closures will take place again next week starting Monday night, April 1st for four nights until early Friday morning, April 5th.

Drivers will be restricted to using local lanes only during the closures.

Starting Wednesday, April 3, drivers will face reduced lane widths and lane shifts throughout the construction zone through mid summer according to IDOT.

Lane reductions will also be put in place on ramps to and from the Chicago Skyway (I-90). The outbound ramp from the Dan Ryan to the Skyway will be reduced from two lanes to just a single lane. Inbound, the ramp from the Skyway to the Dan Ryan express lanes will be closed with access only to the Ryan’s local lanes until mid summer 2013.

IDOT says to expect delays, watch for signs, obey the work zone speed limit and be slow down for construction workers.

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