IDOT Traffic Advisory: Lanes Opening, Labor Day Break on Kingery Expressway

CHICAGO, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is announcing an updated schedule of Kingery Expressway (I-80/94) openings and construction as the Labor Day holiday approaches. As work progresses throughout the Kingery corridor, IDOT’s Road Doctors have planned the following schedule (weather permitting):

— Today, August 30 IDOT will begin to open new lanes. By Thursday,
September 1st, all eastbound I-80/94 traffic will be on new pavement
from Illinois Route 394 to Burnham Avenue. After the switch to the
new pavement, traffic from eastbound I-80 and eastbound I-94 will be
able to exit to northbound and southbound Torrence Avenue.

— At 3:00 PM on Friday, September 2 the Road Doctors will take a break
for the Labor Day holiday. There will be no lane closures during the
holiday weekend. Work will resume Tuesday, September 6 at 12:01 AM.

— On Tuesday, September 6, the exit ramp from northbound Illinois Route
394 to eastbound I-80/94 will close for reconstruction for
approximately two months.

— The posted detour will direct traffic to continue northbound on
Illinois Route 394 to the westbound Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94).
Traffic will then exit at westbound 159th Street, loop around and
reenter I-94 eastbound and follow the detour signs to the exit ramp
to eastbound I-80/94.

This work is part of the $430 million Kingery Expressway reconstruction project. Work began in 2003 and will continue through 2006. The completed project will include additional traffic lanes and reconfigured interchanges at Torrence Ave. and at the Bishop Ford Expressway/ Illinois Route 394 junction. For more information, please call 1-877-411-IDOT or visit .

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